Hi, everyone. I'm Warren from the Western New York area. I have a beaten and battered '90 240 project car named Pussy. Looking forward to sharing information and all that, with other Volvo drivers. Also drive an '01 Ford Focus ZX3, known as Betty.
Welcome to VolvoForum Warren . We hope to be as big as CorvetteForum someday and with your help and the continued participation of the other forum members we will continue to grow.
My first family Volvo was a dark green 1975 240 four door sedan with a stick. It ran good and it was the car that my daughter learned to drive in. I hope you are able to get your 240 back into good condition and we hope you can get some encouragement and helpful tips from other VolvoForum members. Check out the resource pages posted by S70 Driver. There may be some information useful to you there.
Hey, David, how's it goin'? Thanks for the welcome. She's got a long way to go, but since the first day of ownership, I've replaced brakes at all 4 corners, (rotors and calipers) Pulled the tow bar(don't ask), I mean front anti roll bar and installed a thicker iPd one. Got a new rack, sitting on the living room floor waiting for warmer temps, outside.
If you mean the '89 maroon 740 wagon with the LT1 Corvette motor the answer is yes. A friend of mine here in town put a GM V8 in an old wagon too, but it wasn't anywhere near as fancy as the VolVette. That guy has over 20 grand in his car. My friend owned a local muffler shop and put in a full roll cage made out of muffler pipe. It was more show than go, but it really looked neat, sounded great and would burn the tires all the way down the road!
What are your plans for your 240? Are you going to make a hotrod out of it?
The current goal is to pass NYS inspection. The brakes are just about finished. Need to look into why the E-brakes aren't working, something I thought I'd already taken care of. Need to get the horn working and mess around with the passenger side windshield wiper, too.
The next goal is suspension work. 259,000mi. has hammered the current bits.
After that, 300HP via +T.
If I'm still interested, I'd like to turn her into something like this:
With a nearly 20 year old car, there's always something to do!
That is a wild looking Mercedes Warren! With nearly 300,000 miles on the clock of your 240, there will be a lot of little things it needs. Is the motor in good enough shape for a turbo? With 300hp it would run like a scalded dog,
Not sure, David. I changed the oil and filter and that's it. Been working, mostly, on brakes, so far. Suspension is up next. I can leave her sit, for weeks, in this cold, dead New England winter and she'll fire right up and purr like a kitten, albeit a spazzy kitten, due to dead motor mounts.
"Spazzy kitten", meaning the engine moving side to side, in a jittery motion, due to tired old motor mounts. No compression test, as of yet. It's been mostly chassis work. Although, in hindsight, I probably could have been doing small jobs like that. It's just so darn cold out.