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Old 02-18-2017, 11:50 AM   #31
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When you get a chance, would love to see some more pictures of that Turbo install. I have an 85 similar to yours and I'm curious as to what kind of power that set up is putting down?
Me Too! I may have to wait until I get her back home and get those photos.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:34 PM   #32
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New development. Budget says their car hauler will only support a 1988 or a 93 gts are the only models their hauler will carry. I have used the uhaul trailers and carried many different years. Obviously this should be incorrect. If an 88 or 93 will go on wouldn't an 85? They said I could bring it back tomorrow if it won't work?
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:26 PM   #33
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You have to be kidding HAHAHAHA if it will carry one it will carry any or am i on the wrong mark?
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:32 PM   #34
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It will carry it. Not to worry. Used one to haul a 79 home a few weeks ago.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #35
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New development. Budget says their car hauler will only support a 1988 or a 93 gts are the only models their hauler will carry. I have used the uhaul trailers and carried many different years. Obviously this should be incorrect. If an 88 or 93 will go on wouldn't an 85? They said I could bring it back tomorrow if it won't work?
That does not make sense. What was their reasoning? I have used U-haul carriers before. Imagine theirs are similar. Is it a roll on trailer or two-wheel dolly?

I always used the roll-on twin axle trailer.
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:32 PM   #36
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They say the go through exacting tests to so if it wasn't an option in the drop down on Thier site it won't be covered if something happens. I told them I doubted budget could ever find every model year of every car.
i got the one like the U-Hauls I have used in the past it has an acrylic and stowable ramps. I think I'll be good just wanted to see if my logic was sound and if anyone had used a budget car hauler to haul one
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They say the go through exacting tests to so if it wasn't an option in the drop down on Thier site it won't be covered if something happens. I told them I doubted budget could ever find every model year of every car.
i got the one like the U-Hauls I have used in the past it has an acrylic and stowable ramps. I think I'll be good just wanted to see if my logic was sound and if anyone had used a budget car hauler to haul one
I have never used a budget, only U-Haul.

Only thing I can think is that the chin spoiler could be a problem, but when I had my 87 towed we dropped a 2x4 to bring the front up a bit as it was pulled up the ramp on a tow. Maybe bring some 2x4's. Front spoiler was going to drag on ramp if wheels were not bumped up a little as it was pulled up the ramp.

Could be an issue maybe not. Better prepared than not.

Of course you are out of town, but sure you can get some shorty 2x4 from Lowe's or Home Depot.

Maybe have several of them, (even if that is the issue). Different issue with a car hauler, but angle going to the pull-out ramps could be a problem, still doesn't explain the gaps in years that they explained.
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I have never used a budget, only U-Haul.

Only thing I can think is that the chin spoiler could be a problem, but when I had my 87 towed we dropped a 2x4 to bring the front up a bit as it was pulled up the ramp on a tow. Maybe bring some 2x4's. Front spoiler was going to drag on ramp if wheels were not bumped up a little as it was pulled up the ramp.

Could be an issue maybe not. Better prepared than not.

Of course you are out of town, but sure you can get some shorty 2x4 from Lowe's or Home Depot.

Maybe have several of them, (even if that is the issue). Different issue with a car hauler, but angle going to the pull-out ramps could be a problem, still doesn't explain the gaps in years that they explained.
Good idea. the place we are staying is under renovation, so 2x4 shouldn't be that hard to acquire.
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Anytime I rent a trailer I put down an 87 Honda.

Floor jack the nose up to relax the suspension.

If that still doesn't work, with trailer attached to truck, jack up the nose of the trailer to change the approach angle.

My replica Cobra just clears a U-Haul trailer with the tongue raised up.
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Good idea. the place we are staying is under renovation, so 2x4 shouldn't be that hard to acquire.
Cool. Hope it helps. If readily available acquire extra since I read that only 16+ footers tow with Budget. You have a little extra space.

Hope you enjoy some good food down in Austin. Wish I could help but have to board a ship at midnight. Long story.

Safe travels.
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Wow, beautiful car! Great catch.
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Good luck with your new machine,
you had a good guy fixin her
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Supposed to get the car at 10:00 AM tomorrow fingers crossed.

Just met Dennis and His family. He invited us out for some BBQ at Coopers. (Great by the way!) Very hospitable, wonderful evening with another 928 enthusiast and family. Made us feel right at home. The cars are special and I think some of that is because of the type of folks that buy the cars and keep them running.

Thank Dennis!! If you or David are in RVA let us know!

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Good luck with the car today.

I had to use a few 2X4's to get mine on the UHaul trailer so the front spoiler wouldn't scrape. Rear tie down was a challenge so I didn't bend any suspension parts

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Went to get the car today, there is an issue with the car running rich and staying running. Mark diagnosed it as a temp II and had one on order. Mark will install it tomorrow and hopefully the car will run as expected with its new turbo. I'll post photos of the exhaust and turbo once I get it home.
Here are some new photos from today that my wife took. First time I have seen the car in person. I'm really pleased. Rare car lucky to be the owner. Pearl white, No sun roof, 5 spd. The rub strips were made and taped on so no rub strips woohooo!













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