zondag 8 augustus 2010

Welcome, older brother

Although the guy that sold me the 240 promised it was "98% complete", a lot of pieces were missing. Door handles, lights, and various bits and pieces. I came across this wreck on the internet, and it still has everything mine is missing. It came pretty cheap because it's in a pretty dreadful state.
I'm still in doubt whether to put the left hand drive steering wheel and all the rest into the project car. Apparently it can be done, and since the engine bay is as good as empty, it should be possible. But that's for (much much) later.

In the boot there was about half an engine's worth of stuff including the chrome cam shaft covers, a starter motor, generator, water pump (stuck) etc... plus a clutch that's almost as good as new... just what I need. I only hope the larger clutch will fit.

The interior...

Some more progress on the engine

In order to test the engine I had to put the clutch housing on, because that's where the starter motor goes. I repaired the fuel pump as well - it just had some dirty contacts. The radiator is leaky, I'll try to get it repaired.

At first the starter motor didn't run but that was because of the thin starter cables I used. When using 10mm² cables it turns the engine but there's no sign of starting yet. Because of the holidays I haven't had much time to look into it further.