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Old 03-10-2012, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by pcar928fan View Post
Good work Jim! Those bolts look NASTY! I wonder what #295 will have in store for you?!
Depends on how deep you want me to go, James.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default inst. cluster R&R

I was happy with the outcome of the gage cluster R&R.

The thing that always bothered my was the greasy paint Porsche used for the bezel. The plastic substrate outgasses and leaves these "moldy-looking" pock marks.
Between re-painting the bezel, polishing the lens, and a few other touch-ups, it looks almost like new again.









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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14 PM
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Nice job, looks great!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:41 AM
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Nice job, looks great!
Thanks Glenn!
I know you are a busy guy, but I'd sure like to get ya down for some wrenchin' sometime soon. Would be great to catch up!

PS. Saw the Wheeler Dealer episode on your Stag. Pretty cool car!
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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^^^^^
I LOVED that Blue Stag at the place where the picked up parts for their car! That was a great episode! I'd love to have a TR8 convertible w/ a TR8 coupe auto trans installed (since I have to have an auto), I would love to have a Stag too!
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:04 AM
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Default progress update

We got back into the car yesterday, after a break to get other projects done.

New rear cam seals thanks to Kevin, and some misc. buttoning up of the interior.

Coolest thing was finding a piece of tape under the glove box marked PROD. NR. 644. More on that in the Early production volume calculations - 1977-78 thread.



Getting ready today to reinstall the interior, after some final cleaning.









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Old 05-20-2012, 11:11 AM
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Fantastic.

A couple questions: What is the button under the Klima, above the radio block off plate? What would go in the hole to the right of the clock? Interested because I don't know much about the early cars.

That paint on the underpanel is nice, just right sheen.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:30 AM
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Jim, those pieces look beautiful. Should be getting #622 back later today or tomorrow after work. My rear cam seals were shot too, all injector seals were crumbly, and 3 out of 8 intake tube gaskets were sucked in. I can't wait to see how much of a difference these, the De-carbonizing, and the intake refresh will make. Also did TB, Pan gasket, and plugs/wires/cap/rotor. So excited. How bout some more pics!!?

Tilac, the button under the HVAC panel is a reset for the warning light panel which has warnings to the left and right of the button. the thing to the right of the clock is the seat belt warning light/buzzer that buzzes at the perfect time when you start rolling just to scare the crap out of you..
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 PM
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Gotcha, thanks. Love the early OB's clean lines and simplicity, very pure. Crazy about the Pascha too.
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Great work Jim!!! I can't wait for #295 to get to you so you can perform a bit of your magic on that car!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:44 PM
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Had a good Father's Day wrenching in the garage. Got the front-side interior buttoned up.

The center console is a real bugger to get back together!
I think the best approach is the assemble everything to the backside first. Much easier to plug in on the backside, as opposed to unscrewing all the different modules (HVAC, central warning, etc.).

CE panel back in action, with no smoke... so I guess I got that going for me.



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Old 06-17-2012, 10:35 PM
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Looks great Jim!
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Extremely nice, good work!
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WOW!!! Looking great Jim. Love the attention to detail.
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Beautiful. Love the OB dash and wheel, etc.
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