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Old 04-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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Like your "back seat" thread (well done, Ed!) I enjoy the banter and replies they invite. Mit Wasser should change his name to "Mit Comodie", he is a seasoned prankster. See more of his April 1 handiwork here:

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Old 04-01-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default new graphic for the rear bumper

Re: Subie Version / Body snatchers.

William A. - clearly you totally get the idea on this ''new build''. Here is the new graphic for the rear bumper........

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Default Torque Verification's / documentation

Image one is a formatted version of @Rob Edward's spreadsheet noting every significant bolt on a 928. Rob has listed the location, bolt size and the area specific torque value. This has been extremely helpful is fighting sometimers disease (aka CRS), when you have tightened the bolt but can't remember 10 minutes later if you did. I worked in one specific area at a time doing the torquing. and paint dotted as soon as the bolt / nut was torqued. The Foamcore board makes it easy to transport around the chassis. The zoom in section in image two is the secondary red dot corresponding when each bolt is complete. The board will remain with the vehicle's documentation. Thank you Rob Edwards.




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Old 04-08-2019, 01:35 AM
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Default up and running

The past week has been focused on the fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, vacuum line routings and a modest amount of trouble shooting. The result is a very smooth running engine. Rob came over today and we set the timing, then rest the idle speed. So far no leaks. Took it for 5-6 short test drives on Saturday. Sunday was 25 miler up to the BMW restoration shop. The transmission is sublime. Silky smooth, nice synchro engagement and the mild chirping of the LSD at low speed. Its awesome to have it back on the road. Some minor wire dressing and label remain.



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Old 04-08-2019, 12:45 PM
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outstanding Mit! What a build.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:47 PM
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I stopped by Paul's for a test drive yesterday, and was struck by Paul's garage floor. Usually when I finish a project the EPA has to come in and direct a Hazmat team to perform the cleanup. In Paul's case, not a frickin' drop of juice on the floor. Inconceivable.


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Old 04-08-2019, 01:54 PM
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nice job hiding that NOS
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:43 AM
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Ed,
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I appreciate your chiming in.....

We have big plans for Phase III coming up.

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Old 04-09-2019, 09:34 AM
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Incredible job you're doing Mit. Your project is an inspiration, like Minerva's or Cobalt GT's legendary threads!

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Old 04-10-2019, 02:28 AM
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Default New: 3D printed Shifter Console Bezels / Kit / Soon

The first week after purchasing 01117 Rob Edwards drove the car and noted, among other items, it still had the original shifter bezel. He noted they were a '78 model year only and that they rarely survived. I could see why with shifter linkage getting worn bushings and causing the shift lever to crash into the bezel. Rob offered to scan the bezel and we were off on a journey to recreate the bezel with 3D printing. What an education. Its been a long road in finding the right modeling software, materials and the most appropriate printer. We are nearly there now, and want to offer 1978 owners the ability to reinstall a correct bezel and shifter boot. Here goes.......









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I am very car interior illiterate.
Would you have a set of instructions for installation?

I am in for a couple of sets.
Thank you to you, Rob, and Mark for doing this for the community.
Can't wait!
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:50 PM
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Hello Hoi,
First item, Thank you for the above words of encouragement. Minerva was my inspiration and the 'gateway' drug that started the crack cocaine spending on 01117.

Regarding the shifter boot. Absolutely, this is not a difficult install. The most difficult part is pulling the shift **** off the shift lever.

We can put together some installation instructions and include them in the shipment.

You are officially customer no. 1 for this product. Thank you.
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Outstanding work! Any new updates?
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Default Phase III Postponed to finalized Phase II

Phase II was the drivetrain and suspension and all that mechanical work is now finished. Phase III has been slightly postponed to continue the sorting out of all functional electronics on the dash and making the HVAC system fully functional.

We decided to wait on Phase III for a bit longer to continue the restoration work on instrument panel, dash and center console. This will become much clearer when Phase III starts. The gauges, cruise control module, clock, all all currently out for repair, restoration etc.

A good dash board core was sourced and crack repair work was competed on the few small cracks. The finish is SEM vinyl satin black. A perfect instrument binnacle was sourced from Ebay and the original center console only needed a massive cleaning and vinyl dye.

After having done BMW 3.0 CS dash restorations I was extremely pleased with ease or removal on the cluster and dash. This is enough harness length to extract the binnacle, well engineered fasteners that are accessible. An the stalk controls module is light years ahead of the competition. A pleasure to work on.

The goal is to have everything functioning correctly (A/C, blinkers, all gauge warning lamps, vacuum locks, etc) before we begin Phase III. Here are a few progress photos





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How'd you get the pod off over the grommet around the ignition switch?
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