Went out to run to the store this evening and..... click. click. click. Solenoid engages, but the motor will not turn over. Whacked the starter with a hammer a few times - nothing. Starter finally gave up the ghost. This has been creeping up for a few weeks. Every once in a while it'll happen, but give it a thump and it'll turn over. Not tonight I'm afraid. I broke out the jack at 2032 and was putting the tools away at 2052. Whopping 20 minutes to change the starter. I love old cars sometimes. On the topic of starters for these redblocks, I've been using the smaller 740/940 Bosch starter. They are permanent magnet with a gear reduction. It has threaded ears that makes them a snap to change (not that it's a common occurrence however). They are just more compact and weigh less. I conveniently had a spare, but I think that I'll have my old one remanufactured locally so I have another ready spare.
A Site for the Volvo 240