It's alive again
Nice meeting you too!
Well, the plans were to just drive it and fix stuff/install all the new parts I have stockpiled along the way. However, we too it out and put around 30km on it before the transmission started slipping terribly, so looks like it may be out of commission for a few more weeks. I may just do all the work I was planning on doing gradually throughout the year while it's down.
Well, It's back on the road, put about 200 miles on it this weekend. I ended up draining the semi-synthetic fluid I put in the transmission and re filled it with the cheapest ATF I could find and replaced a blown out bushing on the shift linkage at the transmission, and it's now shifting better than it ever has.
Anyways, some pictures! First wash of the year after getting it back together
Draining the transmission
Out on the highway
Some random pictures
Mine and the girlfriends cars
Last edited by Zman86; 05-14-2012 at 09:21 AM.
Been working on the car alot lately, cleaned up the trunk and have been just doing misc maintenance things. My girlfriends got me going to shows now, and a few weeks ago I took first in my class! *
Anyways, some recent pictures, more to come!
Got sick of all the burnt out bulbs and loose glass in the instrument cluster, so I took it apart, replaced all the bulbs, cleaned and secured the glass, replaced the non functioning clock with a good one and bypassed the dimmer rheostat since it was failing. Also carpeted the trunk, cleaned up all the wiring for the air ride, re-mounted the tank and compressor and picked up a tire for the spare, and replaced the broken window switch trim panel.
And the newest addition to the fleet
Last edited by Zman86; 07-12-2012 at 12:48 PM.
SS RE-5 up front and RE-6 out back. The skidplate has yet to make it on, my brand new oilpan is pretty dinged up. I should stop being lazy. Thanks for the compliments!
A couple pics of the future wheels
The cat approves
From this past weekend at Berlin Klassik, met someone with a 240D on bags, was great seeing another one!
Last edited by Zman86; 09-17-2012 at 08:51 PM.
For some reason i really like the way it looks with the hubcaps off.
Apparently you like classic automobiles, and you seem to be living by the advice my dad once bestowed upon me. His words were, "Son, if you're going to drive an old car, you need two old cars."
He's got a '72 Volvo 1800 and a '74 2002.
I also own a Volvo, a 2 owner '93 240 wagon with 685,000km on it. Original owners had it from 93-2011, second owner bought it as a winter beater and put 15k on it, and now i have it. Been working on it the last few weeks getting it ready for the road, as of next Monday my girlfriend will be using it as her daily. The plan is to try and take it to a million...
They're indestructable cars, especially the real Volvos...prior to Ford buying them.
My college commuter car was a 1996 Volvo 850..5 cylinder non-turbo with a manual trans. It had something like 250k easily on it when i sold it. Super reliable and every power option still worked on it. I love those cars.
A turbo 240 would be a pretty fun little car, i've always thought.
Took a 900km round trip up north yesterday to pull everything out of a '76 240D for a four speed manual conversion. Don't know when it will be taking place since funds are tight at the moment, but hopefully next spring/summer
Girlfriend and the cars owner counterbalancing the tractor while trying to lift the car up. Ended up pushing it in the shop with our Volvo and took the tranny out on a lift.
Everything back home