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Old 06-13-2018, 11:49 AM
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Let me introduce you to "The Black Witch". The name was not arrived at lightly and all the reverance in the world exists for the fine work being done by skpyle on his car, "The Red Witch", which you can read about here...

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The Black Witch is named by my wife, a non-RL'r who growing up would call cars that needed heavy TLC, "Witchy Cars". This car, a 1988 Black on Black, 5 speed S4 was acquired this past weekend in Orlando. The car has 179K miles and, except for a few months of ownership by the gentleman I purchased from (who had no resources to keep the car), has had 1 owner for its 30 years since passing through the port of Charleston, SC and through the sales office of Brumos Atlanta.

Equally awesome is the owner of the car did whatever maintenance was needed, whenever it was needed. I know because there are 30 years of receipts on the car. Actually it is more like 26 years of receipts as the owner did little with the car the last few years but during his tenure as owner spent between $65-80K on maintenance.

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This looks a lot different than my recent Intake Refresh! It will be fun getting past the dirt



And so the collection expands!



The working list is....

Fix Drivers Seat (not adjustable stuck in position)
Fix 12V Drain
Electrical System Maintenance (Clean Grounds, New rear ground cable [check], Deoxit the Central Panel)
Fuel Lines
All new fluids
Wash the car (check) and Polish to see what we have (in process)
Address Driver Door speakers not working
Address Warps in Door Panels/Rear Panels
Re-Tint the car (maybe) after Tint is stripped
Fix AC
....and the 5,000 other things I'll end up wanting to do!
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It had to be fate as the car's ad hit CL in Orlando on Friday and by Saturday the owner's phone was ringing itself off the hook....

On Saturday, an interested party actually looked over the car, went on a test drive, made a deal on the car and went to retrieve the money from his car. WELL, the neighborhood was sketchy AND someone STOLE thousands in cash from the guy's car while he wasn't there.

So the car was available, my wife suggested we go look at it and if we liked it, stay in a hotel and trailer it home first thing Monday. She PUSHED me to go look at it and said "You only live once!.... glad I married her last year.

Now, we can't decide on who is more excited about the car.... me, my 15 year old son or my wife!

Good Times.
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...Hood/hatch shocks...

Congrats on the find, it looks like a good one!
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Nice pickup Trey!

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Nice grab. Miles are less a factor with that wonderful history!
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nice score, battery drain could be a stuck seat switch pull the seat fuse,or disconnect the battery
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Outstanding, Trey!!!
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Congratulations Trey, you can't go wrong with a Black on Black 5-Speed!!

It makes it even sweeter that the WHOLE Family is excited about the new addition, that has to feel great!

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Trey, don’t do it, it’s a trap....just park it with the keys in it....I’ll be over this weekend to take it away from you and save your family!!!!

ok, ok, keep it....

love it bro! Good score!
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Originally Posted by jej3 View Post
...someone STOLE thousands in cash from the guy's car while he wasn't there.
Oh, that sucks. I can't imagine toddling around with a lot of cash on me.
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Seats could well be the switches. They have a tendency to go bad. Replacements are available, but not super cheap.

They can be taken apart and fixed.

Thread I used here:

https://rennlist.com/forums/964-foru...lace-them.html

Battery drain can be a lot of things. Do you know how much?
There are ways to hook an ammeter to find out.

Then you just start pulling fuses until the drain stops.
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Congrats, shes a keeper. (Ditto on the car)
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Nice ride and great name. I see a trend forming. We need more witches in other colors.
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Originally Posted by bureau13 View Post
...Hood/hatch shocks...

Congrats on the find, it looks like a good one!
Thanks, Jeff!

Originally Posted by drscottsmith View Post
Nice pickup Trey!

-scott

The sale almost didn't happen after I scared the heck out of the guy selling it on our test drive, Scott

Originally Posted by linderpat View Post
Nice grab. Miles are less a factor with that wonderful history!
Absolutely, Ed! My wife turned WHITE as a ghost when she started reading the receipts The gent who owned the car didn't have any misgivings about multi-thousand dollar service invoices.


Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
nice score, battery drain could be a stuck seat switch pull the seat fuse,or disconnect the battery
Thank you, Stan. I'm fairly sure that is exactly what it is. Battery is disconnected in the interim.

Originally Posted by skpyle View Post
Outstanding, Trey!!!
Thanks, Seth. We need to get the witches together sometime

Originally Posted by DR View Post
Congratulations Trey, you can't go wrong with a Black on Black 5-Speed!!



It makes it even sweeter that the WHOLE Family is excited about the new addition, that has to feel great!



Cheers,



Dave

Thank you, Dave! Well, after burning the midnight oil doing paint correction, I remembered how much work black paint CAN be

That's okay. I'm sure the other excited family members will enjoy the glossy improvement!

In all sincerity, I would NOT be in the 928 Hobby if it wasn't for you and Jeannie, your company and your wonderful SITM event.

At a time when I needed a strong bond with my kids, back in 2011, working on the 928 and getting it ready for SITM, made it happen!


Originally Posted by AirtekHVAC View Post
Trey, don’t do it, it’s a trap....just park it with the keys in it....I’ll be over this weekend to take it away from you and save your family!!!!



ok, ok, keep it....



love it bro! Good score!
Ha Ron! Thanks. Your wife might run over you with that Audi of hers if you show up with another one

Originally Posted by Shawn Stanford View Post
Oh, that sucks. I can't imagine toddling around with a lot of cash on me.
Shawn - it was the strangest story but totally believable once I was there. The seller was real sketchy and ONLY wanted cash.... I honestly don't think he had a bank account.

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Seats could well be the switches. They have a tendency to go bad. ...There are ways to hook an ammeter to find out.

Then you just start pulling fuses until the drain stops.

Awesome. Thanks for the input and the link!


Originally Posted by Adamant1971 View Post
Congrats, shes a keeper. (Ditto on the car)
Thank you, Adam!


Originally Posted by GT6ixer View Post
Nice ride and great name. I see a trend forming. We need more witches in other colors.
You might be right, Nate. I'm going to get the tag tomorrow and it appears W1TCHY is available

I'm very much in the honeymoon phase and my son and I have to get his 1987 924S running by end of year. The thread on his car is here....




https://rennlist.com/forums/924-931-...-the-blue.html

Due to the Blue Bomber, The Black Witch may improve incrementally through the Summer as it is looking like a HOT Summer here in Florida.
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A few more pics after significant effort correcting some of the paint defects....



Still some scratches that will need an even heavier duty cutting compound, I've ordered Meguiar's Heavy Cut Cleaner from Amazon....



Some scratches (like below) are likely beyond my skills (but I'll try to make them look better!)



And there will be a visit to the dent doctor for this one....



I think we'll pull the rear bumper cover and determine what needs to happen with the below dent.




In the meantime, I've also got Nivea on the seats and it will stay there until I get back home on Saturday afternoon.



The interior is a bit fried.



I'm pretty sure I will delete the rear spoiler. This unsightly bump makes me want to take it off....



The Black Witch will become her glorious self, eventually!
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