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Old 01-24-2017, 02:05 PM
v8volvo v8volvo is offline
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Default 1984 760 TD restoration

I bought this '84 760 three years ago, non-running due to a leaking injection pump shaft seal. As happens sometimes, life got in the way of starting to work on it for quite a while, so it sat in storage until last November.

On Thanksgiving weekend, with a couple days of free time, I opened the hood and got started on it. The car had 57,000 miles and had spent much of the last decade sitting. The tabs had expired in 2009. The original owner had it until sometime in 2013; the guy I bought it from had purchased it from that owner's estate. It was garaged and in beautiful shape.

I was in contact with a former Volvo dealer employee who had access to a NOS brand new D24T injection pump that I bought and sent to a fuel shop to be checked out. It got fresh seals, compatible with the ULSD fuel that was introduced long after the pump had been built, and tested healthy. I installed the new pump on the engine, changed some dead glow plugs, changed the long-sitting oil, and removed the injectors to add some fresh oil to each cylinder prior to attempting to start it.

With minimal effort, the engine lit right off and ran great! Under its own power, it drove right out of the garage where it had been sitting since 2014. The rest of the car proved to be as solid as it looked too. I have owned around a dozen 700 or 900 series cars, but was still impressed by how different this one was to drive, in terms of silence and refinement. Closest I have seen to what they presumably were like when they were new, expensive top-of-the-line rigs.

Gave it new timing belts and various other service shortly after getting it on the road, and it has been a smooth and comfortable daily driver. Currently still straightening out a few small faults around the car but I hope to bring it to the XXX show next month.














Short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAN...ature=youtu.be
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:37 PM
NJTy180 NJTy180 is offline
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beautiful car, awesome find. going to check out the videos now.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:04 PM
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Very nice. My '85 740 only has 57,000 miles as well but it sat out in the New Mexico desert for about 20 years so the interior is quite rough. Had to go through a lot under the hood too but it runs like a champ now and I'm happy to be getting about 25.5 miles per gallon city driving. It is my daily driver.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:55 PM
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It's like you keep hiding cards up your sleeve! Where do you keep finding these???

Are those original wheels?

What is the condition of the underhood wiring?

Where was the car first sold? My first 744/D24T was originally sold to Jim Neigbors (Gomer Pyle!) in Palm Springs.

What is the car behind it in the first photo?
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:00 PM
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Oh boy, that's a daily driver right there! D24T/ZF is my favorite combo, and it's silver with black interior.. I'm really jealous. Does it have the extra range tank too?
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12mm pump heads, ARP stud kits and GTD nozzles available! http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1646
NA intake manifolds and 240 turbo pans for sale.
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Shipments done on fridays!

1982 242 D24+T/M46- Super pumped! Build thread:
http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1545
1984 764 D24T/ZF build thread: http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1734
Diesel parts cars: 82 244,83 244, 84 244, 84 245, 85 745
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:59 PM
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Default 57k turbodiesel in good hands

That car is treasure. How can it be a daily driver!?
Here`s more questions:
Is the Volvo upper radiator hose still available?! How about the hose that runs across the valve cover?
Did it get a new waterpump? Where can it be bought?
I love that injection pump. May I ask who performed the refurb on it? $?
Thank you. Congrats on the new td!

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Old 05-03-2019, 06:09 AM
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Beautiful car! Currently I am looking into re-purchasing my first car. A 1984, 760 GLE. The rings no longer seal, hasn't run in 15+ yrs. I will be looking for advise and parts as I find someone to build it up, hopefully in the near future. Keep posting, we love to learn! Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:10 AM
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I just noticed that I have not updated the build on this car..
So here is what it currently looks like.
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12mm pump heads, ARP stud kits and GTD nozzles available! http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1646
NA intake manifolds and 240 turbo pans for sale.
Need d24 or d24t parts? PM me!
Shipments done on fridays!

1982 242 D24+T/M46- Super pumped! Build thread:
http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1545
1984 764 D24T/ZF build thread: http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1734
Diesel parts cars: 82 244,83 244, 84 244, 84 245, 85 745
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:18 AM
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I installed a freshly rebuilt engine, 1mm overbore with NURAL pistons, new AMC head (ported and polished) king main and rod bearings, ARP head studs, new holset hx30w turbo, modded NA intake that’s been powder coated silver, modded valve cover for -10 AN fitting that’s also powder coated silver, 3” intercooler and piping, 3” exhaust and a remote mount oil filter setup.

It also got a new engine harness :-)
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12mm pump heads, ARP stud kits and GTD nozzles available! http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1646
NA intake manifolds and 240 turbo pans for sale.
Need d24 or d24t parts? PM me!
Shipments done on fridays!

1982 242 D24+T/M46- Super pumped! Build thread:
http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1545
1984 764 D24T/ZF build thread: http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1734
Diesel parts cars: 82 244,83 244, 84 244, 84 245, 85 745
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:29 AM
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A picture of the engine build, all pistons are in and head gasket is on, have a few ARP head studs in for alining the head gasket while installing the new AMC head.
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12mm pump heads, ARP stud kits and GTD nozzles available! http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1646
NA intake manifolds and 240 turbo pans for sale.
Need d24 or d24t parts? PM me!
Shipments done on fridays!

1982 242 D24+T/M46- Super pumped! Build thread:
http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1545
1984 764 D24T/ZF build thread: http://www.d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1734
Diesel parts cars: 82 244,83 244, 84 244, 84 245, 85 745
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