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Old 09-25-2018, 07:23 PM
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Recently there was a thread about this crankshaft damage: https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...the-crank.html



It got me thinking about the many hacked "repairs" "maintenance" and "fixes" I've seen over the years on 928s. Im sure it pales in comparison to horrors routinely uncovered by the pro shops and dismantlers. I dedicate this thread as the "Hall of Shame" Here's a few from recent weeks around here, feel free to share your discoveries.

How does a timing belt roller get shaped like this? Yes that's a flat spot on the top.


What's that arrow for on the fuel filter?



Did you know Radio Shack had AC switches?


May as well mount the panel upside down too...



This tube of stuff from discount auto will fix that cracked gas tank....or not.




..... why?



Its a lot of work to change out a carpet set.. save time by gluing the new carpet over the original carpet.



Haven't seen these spring spacers since I ordered some from a JC Whitney catalog for my 67 Firebird in 1981.





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1978 had a rag in the oil pan when I opened her up.

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https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...l#post14509857

Warning, what has been seen, cannot be unseen.
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Can this include stuff you have done to your own car?...Asking for a friend.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:57 PM
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The 1978 car I was given by a scrapper friend of mine had a number of "interesting" maintenance decisions that I have found, and this is in just the couple of weeks that I've had it.

The radiator appears to have been from a later year model, and was flipped to line the oil cooler hoses up with the fittings on the end tank. This had the side effect of putting the vent hose on the bottom, and the drain on top. (I fixed this by unscrewing the vent and drain, and swapping their locations.)
The thermostat housing and radiator vent hose ports were both outfitted with short lengths of hose, with a bolt plugging them.
The radiator fan shroud is entirely missing... The car was parked for overheating. I can't imagine that the prior items could have caused that, nope...

The ignition switch, and tumbler assembly are not connected. For some reason the switch was removed from the lock assembly, and taped to the wiring harness on the left side of the column, and requires a screw-driver to turn it.
I just found that the fuel filter/strainer is missing from the fuel tank. I'm not sure what happened, there, but suspect someone may have just left it off after finding that the 36mm early strainer was NLA?

One that bugs me, and that I'm going to have to fix once I get the car running again, the left rear wheel is a 15" phone dial, but the other three are 16" phone dials. Why, who knows?


I'm sure that I'll find more as I continue working on this car...
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That roller on my car had the beginnings of a flat spot - once that roller (between the belt runs from pump->right cam->tensioner, not under constant load) siezes, belt flaps start to polish a flat on it.
jp 83 Euro S AT 57k
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Originally Posted by Hey_Allen View Post
One that bugs me, and that I'm going to have to fix once I get the car running again, the left rear wheel is a 15" phone dial, but the other three are 16" phone dials. Why, who knows?


I'm sure that I'll find more as I continue working on this car...
Because the 16" phone dials are rather costly, and the 15's are pretty cheap. When the orig wheel was damaged, they repl with the far cheaper version.
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A lot of inspiration here!
My car had a plugged hot water hose to compensate for a faulty valve. I boufht it in summer so did not test the interior heating.
The timing of the toothed belt was off by several teeth on one camshaft. It must have been hard to get the belt on correctly. It was recently replaced.
On one of the rear brake calipers a new hole was drilled to get the pin in. Needless to say the pin went in at an angle.
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Bent fuel line…

Noticed this after replating it.
Wasn't leaking before (don't know how!), but was after reinstallation.
Old and new.


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Some a-hole who worked on my car in the past snapped two water pump bolts and two valve cover bolts and proceeded to glue the bolt heads back on with silicone making it appear as though the bolts were ok. This was a done by a workshop mind you.
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Originally Posted by DeWolf View Post
Some a-hole who worked on my car in the past snapped two water pump bolts and two valve cover bolts and proceeded to glue the bolt heads back on with silicone making it appear as though the bolts were ok. This was a done by a workshop mind you.
I just found two water pump bolts like this... universal stupidity spans the oceans i guess
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Doesn't everyone know that a proper bolt head repair is made using JB weld and never silicone. Hacks!
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Originally Posted by Gage View Post
Doesn't everyone know that a proper bolt head repair is made using JB weld and never silicone. Hacks!
...as long as you use JB bolt formula.
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When I did the top end refresh of my 85, I discovered that somebody decided that using epoxy as a thread locker on the stripped cam cover bolts.

I had to use threaded inserts on three bolts. On a fourth, i attempted to drill out a broken bolt, only to discover that it was a broken bolt remover (you know, hardened steel). The neighbors are *still* talking about the day I lost my mind...
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Here's a little improv with the intake sleeves on my 86.5. Rather than spend $6 each for the Porsche parts, they used fuel filler hose, really heavy duty and stiff,perhaps marine grade.
Imagine how difficult that all was to fit up.
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