G’day everyone. New to the community.
I recently purchased a 1976 244 GL Volvo that’s sat idle for 12 months. She wouldn’t start, but immediately did with a jump start. Battery was dead, so I replaced it.
Ran smoothly for 4 days (travelled about 150km) but today she broken down after being on the road for about 80 minutes. Was running smoothly for the first hour (incredibly smooth to be honest) but started to get spluttery under 2000rpm when accelerating. Seemed to idle OK - the spluttering was only on acceleration.
When at a standstill, I stalled her up before taking off (trying to get the rpm up) but same spluttering. It gradually got worse over 5 minutes of semi stop-start traffic and worse until she spluttered to a stop.
Wouldn’t start, but did fire up fine after sitting for half an hour. Drove for another 10 minutes and she conked out again. There was a distinct fuel smell so I’m leaning towards it being fuel-pump / line related, but I’m no mechanic. It’s 40 degrees celcius today, but the temp gauge was reading normal temps. Any ideas?