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Old 09-06-2021, 10:03 PM
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It has been years since I wound up with a new to me diesel Volvo but in the last two months, I have been surprised to have two of them land in my lap. Didn't really think there were any more surviving examples still left out there.

Both are in need of plenty of help. One is a 1980 265, NA D24 M46, and the other is a 1983 764 GLE, D24T M46.

The '80 has a leaking water pump and I am hoping that's all, other than the obvious cosmetic issues. Fingers crossed the headgasket is OK after the WP went out. The cosmetics are rough but serviceable. Bad paint but chrome is in good shape and interior is not the worst.

The '83 runs well and has had a 1985 or 1986 engine swapped in at some point, since it has the later style IP throttle spool bracket, altitude compensation, and EGR. But the car is a roach, much worse even than the '80 green wagon. There is not much left to save of the interior and body. It came from the East Idaho desert. Been repainted at least once, badly, and baked by the sun inside and out. However the metal at least is straight and not rusted. And unbelievably, the air conditioning is ice cold.

Not sure what to do with these. Demolition derby? That might be what they deserve. I may take the TD motor from the 760 and put it in the 265 this winter, especially if the D24 in the wagon seems like it has been hurt by the cooling system failure.

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Old 09-07-2021, 10:10 AM
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Those rims!

But yes, depending the body/interior roughness factor, demolition derby could be fun (Volvo I think should be able to last a while there), then partout.
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Yeah the 10-spoke wheels were a bonus. The silver car came with a full set in decent shape -- need refinishing but they are straight. The green wagon didn't have them, that is my winter tires from my other 760 that I bolted on there, but it did come with nearly new good quality 14" tires on its stock steel rims, exactly the tire size I needed for my daily driver VW so I recycled the tires to that. So those two things made each car worth the effort!

And the 265 came with a full set of timing belt service tools too -- much more of an attraction than the car itself was. Those are available for loan if anyone needs them.
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Old 09-08-2021, 09:42 AM
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If you do get to the parting out stage, put me in line for an m46!
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