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Jadz928 12-31-2011 07:38 PM

78 Euro #579 OB Blog
 
Just wanted to let you know about another project. Recently picked up a '78 Euro 5speed, RoW #579.

It's a very nice, original OB, virgin Euro in need of a little TLC.

This is a project car for Kevin Lacy (KLVA) and myself. The plan is to give this car a proper rehabilitation. Focus will be on safety and reliability.

We spent the last month going to thru the fuel system, front to back. Kevin focussed on fuel delivery, and I focussed on the CIS.
He R&R'd the tank, sender, FP, accum, and filter.
I R&R'd the fuel distributor, WUR, and injectors.

I'm happy to say we now have a good running, driving 928!

We were both thrilled to find a super-smooth transmission as well.

The appeal of this car for me was the early build number for RoW, and the fact it's what I call a virgin Euro. It's had no federalization done, to include it still has the KPH speedo! Got all the paperwork for a properly federalized car too.
Also, the interior is really fantastic! No cracks on the dash or pod. Quarter panels are perfect. The carpet is in great shape too.

As you can see, we're pretty excited about this one! :)

The plan is to drive this car and Kevin's Minerva Blue '79 down to SITM next spring.

Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on progress over the next year. :thumbup:

http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_1.jpg

First drive.
http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_2.jpg

http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_3.jpg

http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_4.jpg

928er 12-31-2011 07:55 PM

this thread

Bilal928S4 12-31-2011 08:11 PM

Is useless

bronto 12-31-2011 08:21 PM

"hello, my name is Jim Doerr and I am a 928-aholic"

:D

Spun 12-31-2011 08:32 PM

without

danglerb 12-31-2011 08:54 PM

A credit card?

pcar928fan 12-31-2011 09:00 PM

PICTURES!!!! Get them up here Jim!!!!

Jadz928 12-31-2011 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by danglerb (Post 9145342)
A credit card?

That's funny! Yea, I had pics in the first post, but I'm not used to this Kodak photosharing thing. Been fixed.

http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_5.jpg

Glenn M 01-01-2012 01:11 AM

That's a sweet looking car!
Happy New Year!

pcar928fan 01-01-2012 02:40 AM

If only it had a Rogerbox in it I'd be all over that! Incidentally I have sent many, many emails to that guy in PA w/ the early silver OB Euro #295, but have not heard from him since Sept or something like that...

tilac999 01-01-2012 09:48 AM

That is a really, really nice, Euro OB. Nice catch Jim.

BRB-83-911SC 01-01-2012 12:09 PM

Very nice Jim & Kevin! Love it!

linderpat 01-01-2012 04:05 PM

Awesome Jim. Great job. Maybe we'll have the Blumaxx at SITM next summer too - a little OB bonding and love!
Got your message - Happy New Years to you too! We'll catch up later in the week.:bigbye:

Jadz928 01-01-2012 05:35 PM

Yea, we're pretty excited about this car.
Don't get me wrong, we took a big risk to pick up a non-running 928, sight unseen! The understanding was the fuel system was FUBAR, which it was :rolleyes: .... but ya never know what else is hiding beneath. So it was a BIG relief when it started up.

#579 is a good baseline OB. It needs some of the typicals, mostly mechanical/electrical. It was very well taken car of by the 2nd owner up until 1994. From then on, the PO didn't do much to it, and drove it only 10K.

I really want to thank Kevin for all that he has done to get us to this point, to include picking up this car from Nashville over his Thanksgiving holiday, keeping the car at his house, and having a nice garage to work in.... with great music as well!

We really busted our butts to get this car running, and learned alot along the way. Very satisfied with the initial outcome. Still have a ways to go, but a good a start as any.


Originally Posted by tilac999 (Post 9145886)
That is a really, really nice, Euro OB. Nice catch Jim.


Originally Posted by BRB-83-911SC (Post 9146097)
Very nice Jim & Kevin! Love it!


Originally Posted by Glenn M (Post 9145676)
That's a sweet looking car!
Happy New Year!

Thanks for the support, fellas! :thumbsup:


Originally Posted by bronto (Post 9145272)
"hello, my name is Jim Doerr and I am a 928-aholic"
:D

Hi! :bigbye:


Originally Posted by linderpat (Post 9146584)
Awesome Jim. Great job. Maybe we'll have the Blumaxx at SITM next summer too - a little OB bonding and love!
Got your message - Happy New Years to you too! We'll catch up later in the week.:bigbye:

Thanks buddy! SITM 2012... you got it. OB fun run down the BRP. :D


Originally Posted by pcar928fan (Post 9145744)
...Incidentally I have sent many, many emails to that guy in PA w/ the early silver OB Euro #295, but have not heard from him since Sept or something like that...

Maybe he got sick of you calling telling him his car wasn't worth what he was asking. :p

http://members.rennlist.org/jadz928/78_Euro_579_6.jpg

KLVA 01-01-2012 05:41 PM

Sharks in the Mountains 2012
 

Originally Posted by linderpat (Post 9146584)
Awesome Jim. Great job. Maybe we'll have the Blumaxx at SITM next summer too - a little OB bonding and love!
Got your message - Happy New Years to you too! We'll catch up later in the week.:bigbye:

Ed, That would be awesome......and Happy New Year to all....K


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