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Old 07-26-2015, 11:40 AM
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Default Resurrection of the 81

This Thread is dedicated to the revival (hopefully) of the non-runner, rusty&corroded D24 I recently found.

It will take a long time, there`s a lot to check& do...

It`s definitely not a pretty beauty but that is exactly what makes it much more interesting: being more of a challenge...

I`m planning to share the projects (issues) and organizing my questions (and pictures) here.

(The three-speed tranny and the shell went to the junkyard.)

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Old 07-26-2015, 08:45 PM
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Default some of my first shots of the green block

Very rough condition... I`m thinking now, most likely it won`t be a runner ever again. So far, a visual Inspection only; but already seeing Multiple problems to solve (if possible at all).

...to be continued tomorrow..
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:50 AM
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What was it out of? I notice the right side of the oil pan is very shallow compared to a D24 from a volvo. If you cannot salvage the engine as a whole, you may have a lot of decent parts still. I figure internal inspections would be the most tell tale... once you pull the head and the pan, you should know right away if it is savable. The outside only says so much.

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Old 07-27-2015, 03:34 PM
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Default Investigating the d24:)

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What was it out of? I notice the right side of the oil pan is very shallow compared to a D24 from a volvo. If you cannot salvage the engine as a whole, you may have a lot of decent parts still.
Spencer; An accident-victim 1981 Volvo car is the sad donor. I am slowly collecting information about its shady history. As those `secrets` resurface, my project gets interesting for real.
About the oil pan, idk, will have to compare them but I think it is the factory setup (i have pictures taken from bizarre angles).


And finally; yes, many good parts are still present!
It wasn`t me who trashed the rest of the vehicle (i would have kept more of the crucial things {if they were still usable..?...} )


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internal inspections would be the most tell tale... once you pull the head and the pan, you should know right away if it is savable. The outside only says so much.
Absolutely true about that. I spent some time with the initial cleaning of the motor and got disappointed by the end so I decided to postpone the thing ( f.ck, i saw way too much carnage already...such a shame)
The engine turns over btw. I can`t wait for the freaking weekend for further inspection, maybe a possible tear down of the accessories and possibly the head with the pan. Till then it`s soaking in wd40 all over.
Multiple spots indicate that terrible awfulness, long-term neglection then unskilled tinkering have been going on.
I have now the strange feeling that after seeing the head I will close the book.

What do you guys use as the best engine stand for these engines? the ones i have are pieces of crap. Thanks for reading. Wish me `luck`.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:08 PM
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What do you guys use as the best engine stand for these engines?
I used this one: http://m.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-c...and-69520.html

Never had any issues with it. I had to pick up longer bolts and two nuts, but no big deal. I mounted mine by the starter bolt holes and two other bell housing bolts on the opposite side.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:20 PM
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I used this one...Never had any issues with it.
I looked at the same stand. Cool,thx. I attached picts of the pan...
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:09 AM
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Pretty sure that's a regular 240 pan. Dipstick goes in the pan as the block is missing the hole.

4 wheels is preferable to 3
I think I've had 2 of the harbor freight ones that lost a rear wheel
I have a couple, and my fave has a little bigger wheels, and can roll over a pea on the floor. It doesn't seem to really have any labeling though.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:34 AM
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I attached picts of the pan...
For some reason the angles looked odd to me.. Are the 240 and 760 pans angled different? Or maybe D24 to D24T are angled different? Or maybe it's just an illusion/ my memory failing.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:05 PM
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In a 240, the D24 leans a lot. Bellhousings and pans are not the same.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:22 AM
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This explains it. I used to have a 240 several years back, but now have the 760. I didn't realize they had different pans.

Thanks for helping me keep my sanity!

So how goes the internal D24 inspection? I'm curious to see what shape the head is in.

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