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  • 940 winders have the same spline as 240, but are longer in the section that the shaft fits into. So I am pretty sure that 240 ones won’t actually engage the splines with the door trim attached.
  • 4x steel wheels sold, 3x still available.
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/171474#Comment_171474 Two 6mm bolts on the inside of each rear quarter panel (behind the rear wheel arch). Two 10mm bolts with loose nuts on each side mounting strut (accessed from underneath). One 6mm nut on …
  • Confirming that it is a coupe with sunroof?
  • First round of this year’s Cheap Car today. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/583/ZYVYRXG065HU.jpeg Did hardly anything to the car. Decided to use up the tyres we had, partly because I bought a new (well, 233km old) dirt bike during the week. We fo…
  • https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/185/4AVQMF0CF143.jpeg Towbar. $30 including bolts.
  • No, sorry. The rally car was a tan cloth interior. Seats are in good nick and can be had for $0 if they help you?
  • A 15” wheel with a 60 profile tyre compared to a14” with a 75/78 profile tyre, behaves exactly as you would expect: slightly more precise turn in, better steering feel, slightly less absorbency on bumps. For me, it is a no brainer - the 15 is the …
  • Thanks again RR and BBNBBB. Definitely want the beehive valve springs and possibly injectors. Happy to trade for the auto box?? Do you have a spare T6 head? Any thoughts on the early vs late 960 cams?
  • Well hello sailor! https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/271/VTCE419LMTSD.jpeg Sits like a 4WD now... https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/994/PTLXRFBTSIFA.jpeg Kind of a bit torn about this car - non sunroof, non-Nivomat 960 is the best spec, but do I care en…
  • 240 diff is slightly narrower than a 140/164 diff. Can't remember the measurement though, sorry.
  • New aluminium 3/8" fuel line will be going inside the cabin. Hadn't worked out where the filter would go, haven't worked out if a surge tank is needed.
  • Should work. Both are basically Dana 30 diffs. There's a change in the crownwheel offset that applies to Dana diffs but not in Volvo diffs (IIRC). Axle splines are the same (27-spline). Also be aware that later 240s have a slightly larger diff (1031…
  • Wants fast(ish) car, starts with an automatic Civic. Something tells me that you are going to fit right in here...
  • Not much to look at, but the business end of the rollcage has been bent up. Some parts were easy (like the dead straight windscreen bar) others were more difficult, like getting the front legs down past the dash mounts. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/upl…
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/171244#Comment_171244 Ah, rubber! I assumed it was some sort of steel rivet because it had been painted over (and the paint hasn't flaked off). This sounds much simpler!
  • Rain stuffed my original plans for today. Rally car (to be) on the trailer meant empty garage... https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/015/GP0ZMHL6RUFM.jpeg I have two 960s that I have no affection for. I chose this one as the donor motor supplier becaus…
  • Rear bumper rattled when I removed it. Pulled the skin off the support and shook out 1.2kg of rocks and dirt! https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/711/V8N5822AEU22.jpeg https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/235/U5BET60FISHU.jpeg I haven’t been too concerned …
  • Very rough trial fit of the driver’s seat. I was happy that the Mirage’s seat was about 120mm from the door. This is more like 200mm! But it will have to move back outward by at least 50mm to get the pedal position right. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/…
  • https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/238/G0BXQRSWPTIM.jpeg https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/926/0GZBKYCJF1UB.jpeg Got the motor and box out, in between real life (The Girl having a friend over, picking up The Boy’s new XR80, etc). Had to take the headligh…
  • Bonnet pins. Still flinch when drilling into a nice straight bonnet, but less and less each time. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/479/3ZYOV4XOC2F4.jpeg https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/383/QUON2V7C3G9S.jpeg Because the inner bonnet frame is so far…
  • Today’s progress. Nothing particularly big or interesting, but I am trying hard to make some progress every day. The lack of crap in the engine bay is making me happy. Hope to leave as much of it out as possible when it is time for reassembly. This…
  • The rally car made it home yesterday. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/953/45IO8U8W5ARZ.jpeg Which meant that the 120i wreck needed to give up its place in the shed. And the 120 is bent enough that the back door really doesn’t seal. https://cdn.oz…