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Old 06-29-2018, 09:01 PM
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Looks like a good foundation, and classic colors. In for the results.
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
Thanks George, its a lot of work but this should be a nice car when its done


My 1985 Gran Prix white. No rubs strips and RH wheels.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:07 PM
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Beautiful car,

Love the color and no-rub rails, but no jump post cover? No air filter or airbox? - To the scrap yard!






Enjoy!

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:30 PM
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Got some progress pictures, replaced the outer lower and top window door seals.
some pictures of the new shocks the freshened brakes and new CV boots.
The CVs were bear of a job I had to put ice cubes on one of the halfshaft tubes before the puller could get the CV off , it got hot sitting in the sun.
The right cam cover is off and the old oil block off pins are out the new parts went in with 574 loctite on the cap.
Finally able to get some shine in the engine bay


new window seals


old worn seals


one of four new CV boots and fresh SS brake lines


LR new shocks and detailed rotors and new pads


RR the other side


Old nasty covers


the cams/ tensioners look good, replaced the 3 oil block off pins


finally some shine to the engine bay

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Old 07-04-2018, 01:19 AM
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the oil pins had old rubber holding them in.
the fans were not working properly so I was off on a goose chase.
Only to find a relay that was not the correct part in the X relay position, DOH...


old oil block off pins


taking the final stage controller apart to add heat sink paste and inspect for corrosion


board looks good new paste installed
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:33 AM
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Wow those boards get hot. That looks really discolored compared to the green it probably once was. Good thing the traces don't care.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:36 AM
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Stan, thanks for posting pics. Of particular interest. we hear about these items a lot.
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Stan, making quick progress, looking good!
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:24 AM
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Nice!
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Well some progress is being made and a few surprises are showing up.

I was going to be pulling the intake off and swapping in a fresh intake and cam covers,

but all of that changed when I pulled the cooling hose off and found a water filled cooling system that was also holding a lot of rust.

So upon closer inspection of the HGs it was evident that the HGs were weeping out the side of the block/ head interface,
plus all of the rust the system had was not a good thing,

I pulled off the water pump to find it was a rebuilt part,
the cam gears and oil pump gear are worn,
on and on and on, so like the saying goes ,
their is no such thing as a cheap Porsche.



nasty old HG this system was sitting filled with water for atleast a year or more.


the HG fell to pieces as I pulled it off, all of the fire rings look to be in good condition


the head has some minor pitting so far
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That's not as bad as I was expecting from what you were telling me yesterday. Glad ya dug in to it.
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Awesome work Stan. Thanks for taking the time to post pics.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:14 PM
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Well got the left head off today,
the HG was in great shape compared to the right side.
The right head looks like its gonna need to be welded and possibly one or two spots on the left head


left side HG was in good shape compared to the right side possibly due to the HCV port letting coolant leak out and air to come in


left head looks pretty good


Right head with the damaged areas circled


Had to get into the engine bay to loosen the head bolts they are a bear to remove for the first turn


more action in the engine bay
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Looking good, Stan!


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Stan, why didn't you pull the engine once you noticed the heads where leaking?

Also, I have a pair of 88 heads with 105k on the shelf that just need to be cleaned. Came out of a running engine.
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