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245L 1975, letís start dancing!

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Old Feb 25th, 2020, 21:06   #1
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Default 245L 1975, letís start dancing!

Hi folks, my red 240 never gives me problem and I had to find a project car to get busy
Here is the project car in need of full restoration. Ití going to take a while but I am sure it will worth the effort and the money in the end.
One owner from new. 1975, B20 engine 1 strongberg carb.


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Old Feb 25th, 2020, 23:18   #2
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Very cool! A very rare car - looking forward to updates.

Doesnít look in too bad shape from the photos...

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Old Feb 26th, 2020, 06:50   #3
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That is a very nice car.
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I didn't know that the B20 was fitted to European cars; I was under the impression that the B20 OHV unit was North-America only while the SOHC B21 slant-4 was the European-market engine.

Any chance of some under-bonnet shots please?
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I didn't know that the B20 was fitted to European cars; I was under the impression that the B20 OHV unit was North-America only while the SOHC B21 slant-4 was the European-market engine.

Any chance of some under-bonnet shots please?
Apparently in 1975 some 240ís were fitted with B20ís in Europe. North America only received B21ís in 1975.
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Hi folks, work in progress and more photos.
Car sat over the last 10 Years in a garage. The owner looked after the car very well during his ownership. Not too many miles, 230.000.
Help, suggestions, ideas of upgrades are welcome.
At the moment I can only think of 2 Hella additional lights and roof rack (metal+wooden as per original accessories list).
Interior is in mint condition, photos coming soon...
Priority now is to open the engine. Looks nice, clean and dry at the moment.
Next is to work on the body, no dents anywhere. No rust. Any particular rust issue with this first serie?



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Check the tailgate - the bottom rots and the panels you can't see behind the bumper are also prone to rust but a generous coating of rust-killer/prevention will stave it off. The tailgate wiring looms are vulnerable but there are plenty of threads covering fixes and replacement on the forum.

The carb is a pre-emissions one so you can adjust it easily. Interestingly, it should have an SU HIF-6 carb rather than the Stromberg; for the correct carb a "BCJ" needle is recommended. The Stromberg should have a "B1 ED" though that's for a B21A. If you can source the SU I'd be tempted to fit that, not least because it's common to lots of BMC/BL cars as well.

Look for an early, yellow-orange cover Haynes manual - ISBN 085696591X - as this has a section covering the B20 engine.

I'm not sure about the legality of the front indicator lenses; you could either fit orange bulbs into the holders or source UK-spec lenses if they prove to be a Con-and-Use issue. The car's MoT-exempt so putting it in for an MoT is purely voluntary.

Auxiliary lamps - Hella did a conversion grille with a set of driving lamps back in the late 1970s for the early cars but I suspect there aren't any available anywhere. (At which point someone on here will announce that "[I] have one".)

The headlmaps are standard 7" round lamps so sourcing RHD ones again shouldn't be a problem.

Look at "Othen's" Royal Barge thread for inspiration and keep on with the refurb.
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Superb. Yes, ensure you re-register it as a historic vehicle and you're MOT free.

Looking forward to the updates on this one,
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Looks like youíve bagged a gooden there. Have fun and looking forward to more updates.
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Thanks Loki and Dastardly. Had a look at the rust point you were suggesting.
Surprisingly there is no rust at all. The owner wax oiled the car every Year and kept it clean from salt and dirt. I ll take his words for real considering no rust showing.
About the carb I need to find more info because outside the Uk b20 is not unusual to work with stromberg carb.
Car is LHD and needs to be re-registered in the UK. Hopefully I ll do it before the e end of the Year.
Front indicators I donít think they are original. I like more the white/orange indicator and I think it is the original setup.


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