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Old 11-02-2014, 08:40 AM
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Curious about the process - would love to have seen first-hand how its done. Did it involve welding any tabs/shackles to the chassis to pull on? Or bolt them on?

Will the chassis require any strengthening/welding after finishing on the rack?
I was expecting that kind of stuff too, but no. It all about applying clamps here and there as-is and just pulling on the existing frame pieces, but as Brian was explaining to me, he wanted to re-create the accident "in reverse". As you can see the frame rail under the passenger side took all the energy and buckled badly under the passenger seat. He pulled from the front of the car with about 4500lbs of tension, then got under the car and beat the frame rail with a hammer from the side. With every blow, the right front corner of the car would walk out a millimeter or two. And I'm not joking when I said you could literally hear the pitch change in each blow from high to low as the metal "de-stressed".

When we started, the passenger wheel base was a full inch shorter the driver side. At the end it was dead nuts on!

It was the most fun I've had fixing a car in a long time.
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Was that Abby's?
Yes! And before that it was Constantine's, and before that it was some guy's in Texas.

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whats the new engine spec and history?
I believe the motor is stock as far as displacement. But I do know the crank has been drilled. Not sure what else was done. I have all the records, but have not had time to go through them yet.
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Originally Posted by mark kibort View Post
whats the new engine spec and history?
It's a stock S3 engine from a car I owned with the only mod being that the crank was cross drilled by Taylor Machine. The rebuild in 2010 was still all stock.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:06 AM
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Yes! And before that it was Constantine's, and before that it was some guy's in Texas.
I have all the records, but have not had time to go through them yet.
Hi Andrew,

Congrats on the new Toy! Me thinks you have a "Red Fetish"..LOL

Prior owner was Tim Westby, I worked extensively with Tim as he originally built it up from stock. I have copies of all of those records if you don't have them and want them.

Pretty sure I have a few pics of it from back in the day too, will see if I can dig them up for you.

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Andrew thats awesome, you always do great work, thanks for keeping the faith with this one
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Originally Posted by Abby Normal View Post
It's a stock S3 engine from a car I owned with the only mod being that the crank was cross drilled by Taylor Machine. The rebuild in 2010 was still all stock.
Thanks for setting the record straight. BTW, did you ever run the accusump? It wasn't included with the car and I'm curious if I should get it or go get a new one.

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Hi Andrew,

Congrats on the new Toy! Me thinks you have a "Red Fetish"..LOL

Prior owner was Tim Westby, I worked extensively with Tim as he originally built it up from stock. I have copies of all of those records if you don't have them and want them.

Pretty sure I have a few pics of it from back in the day too, will see if I can dig them up for you.

Cheers,

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Hi DR! Great to hear from you. I have all the records, including the original window sticker - but the are at the office and I couldn't remember his name. I saw many receipts form you you!

As for the red thing... they just keep coming at me. I have always wanted a black one. Unfortunately, the hood and right front fender are being replaced, and they will need paint. Not sure if I will keep the red theme or not. I've always dreamed of a 928 with Gulf racing colors.

Best to Thor and Jeanie.


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Andrew thats awesome, you always do great work, thanks for keeping the faith with this one
That means a lot coming from you Stan. I'm not nearly as **** and many of the folks here, but I do my part to keep them running.

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Great thread and very relieved this 928 will live again!

Thank you AO for purchasing the car and keeping it from becoming parts and pieces.

Another fun fact is this 928 was the test car for our very first Super Clamp and was the reason for initially purchasing it from Tim Westby as an automatic equipped track car.

Can't wait to see it back on the road/track.

By the way that's me behind the wheel at Sebring and I was also present during the picture session at the Daytona Rennsport Reunion when Abby and I asked permission to park the 928 racer next to a 935 Coca-Cola racer which was the inspiration for the Coca-Cola theme.
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Boy, talk about 928 provenance..
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:05 PM
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Went over to the shop today to start buttoning things up and see if we could get it to fire up.

I wasn't expecting it, but they had the new fender and hood installed! WOW! Looks amazing!

We tried to get it to fire, but it just wouldn't catch. We could small gas and it tried to catch multiple times. The battery was pretty weak and we didn't get very good cranking. My guess is the plugs must be fouled. Rather than take a risk of damaging things, I called it a day. I'll get at it next Saturday with some help and we will change out the plugs, and install a freshly charged battery.







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Still looks great!

Congratulations for getting it to this stage.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:51 PM
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AO, glad to see you posted pic's and progress, I was having a hard time holding back
The plan is to start her up next weekend
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by davek9 View Post
AO, glad to see you posted pic's and progress, I was having a hard time holding back
The plan is to start her up next week end
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Damn right bitches!

BTW, do you have a spare 86 brain? I think I could pull the ones from the 85Euro, just in case.
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Did Stan wreck his car!

Not many hoods and fenders that color...unless it's the shop lighting.
Good work and quick as well. The car not starting is a minor thing for you...looks like you have the tough stuff well sorted, fitment looks great!
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:33 AM
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The doner car was a 85/86 with some kind of pearl white color. I think the shop lighting yellows it a bit more than it actually is, but it is "creamy" for sure. I was surprised to see that color... Probably was a stunning car at one point. Now it's a parts car.

Yeah... the fitment is great! Brian, the master, did an awesome job. And whatever you think it cost to get it this far, you're WAY over estimating. I am a very happy camper. The cage cost more than what I have into this car so far.

The mechanical stuff should be easy from this point forward (I hope). The good news is that the car seems to be nice a dry (no leaks). So if we can get it to fire up, we should be in business. I was joking with a guys at the shop that if had gotten it to fire up, we could take it for a spin on slicks, in the rain, in 38* weather... Sounds fun, right?

One observation so far: The drive-side seat is VERY comfortable. I haven't tried the passenger seat yet. Getting in isn't too hard. Getting out... well let's just say I'm not graceful yet. I'll figure it out someday though. LOL!
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Damn right bitches!

BTW, do you have a spare 86 brain? I think I could pull the ones from the 85Euro, just in case.
Yes, I have a stock un opened and tested pair and MAF.
we could also stop by the "shark tank" and grab the noid lights and FP rail guage on our way to John's shop.
This will be fun
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The buckled section don't need additional bracing/support?
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