Notices
928 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: 928 Specialists

Official 1982 "Great White" revival thread!

 
Old 08-05-2015, 06:35 AM
  #46  
Callum_GT
User
 
Callum_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Camberley, UK
Posts: 62
Default

Originally Posted by vetter59 View Post
Nice save Ron!, White is right!
oh so true
Callum_GT is offline  
Old 10-04-2015, 12:12 PM
  #47  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Been out of sync for a few months...working 80 hrs a week is tough. Had a little break, and spent a day tracing everything I could possibly trace...had that same looping as when I bought it, vroom, vroom, vroom,vroom, for about a minute....then smooth out and idle perfectly. Give it some gas, it shudders, and shuts off. Starts right back up, idles fine. Give it half pedal and hold, and it loops again, but at high rpm, let off the pedal, and perfect idle.

I have gone through and repaired the entire vacuum system, the entire fuel system, and all ne'er hood electrics....

In my frustration, I thought, maybe...the PO wired the plugs wrong, so I traced all those out...dang it, all good....

So I am staring at the distributor cap, and it hits me...THE DISTRIBUTOR!

I loosened the adjustment bolt and went clockwise...spit and sputter...went counter clockwise, and omg...idled stronger....adjusted idle screw and distributor, until I am running at app 800 RPM. Takes throttle, runs great, with exception of a small backfire at higher Rpms.
The distributor is almost at full adjustment. I have determined that either the timing was set wrong by one of the PO's and that is why it was parked, or it has jumped time, and that's why it sat.
Next up...going to do the TB and WP.

Stay tuned
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 10-05-2015, 10:13 AM
  #48  
Crumpler
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Crumpler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 1,460
Default

Excellent detective work Ron!

Hey, are you guys doing okay in regard to the epic rainfall?
Crumpler is offline  
Old 10-05-2015, 02:54 PM
  #49  
The Forgotten On
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Thousand Oaks California
Posts: 3,208
Default

Originally Posted by AirtekHVAC View Post
.
The distributor is almost at full adjustment.

Stay tuned
It sounds to me they took the distributor off and then put it in 1 tooth off. Great work on tracking it down.
The Forgotten On is offline  
Old 10-07-2015, 11:02 PM
  #50  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Thank you both. It took some time, but in the end, it seemed so obvious! I thought about the distributor being removed, but I think tb skip might be more likely...I have many receipts from the original owner, and none for tb. It was parked when the PO bought it, and had the running issues at that time...my guess is, it was driven daily until the belt skipped, he took it in, it was too expensive, and he gave up and parked it....my theory anyway.

No problems in Charlotte area with the rain, just tired of it...the big damage was 2 hrs south of me.
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:49 AM
  #51  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Small victories....got the front ball cup installed....gave up after 8 hours last weekend. Took it only 30 mins to pop into place today. Reinstalled the exhaust heat shield. Now to check the timing and the plugs. Probably change the oil too. I do believe it has jumped time tho....

We will see....
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 10-26-2015, 02:18 PM
  #52  
nc_growler
User
 
nc_growler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 744
Default

Isn't that strange? Take a break and a new look and things are suddenly easier? Congrats on getting that back on!
nc_growler is offline  
Old 10-26-2015, 09:58 PM
  #53  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Yea...thanks. I just had that feeling that it would go in the second go around....
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 10-27-2015, 12:08 AM
  #54  
MainePorsche
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MainePorsche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Country
Posts: 5,654
Default

Originally Posted by nc_growler View Post
Isn't that strange? Take a break and a new look and things are suddenly easier? Congrats on getting that back on!
Yes, solid thoughtful work.
MainePorsche is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 03:55 PM
  #55  
AdPock
Rennlist Editor
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 123
Default Front Page News!

Great thread! Thought the front page crowd should hear about it too...
https://rennlist.com/articles/want-d...d-thread-help/
AdPock is offline  
Old 11-28-2015, 08:42 PM
  #56  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

I have been at work non stop for months it seems.....finally got to play with the 82 a little bit. Got her running. I am positive she has jumped time, or has been timed incorrectly. The best I can get out of her is about 28 deg btdc...the book calls for 23 deg btdc...I definitely need to do TB and WP....but still had some fun today!

AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 11-30-2015, 02:07 PM
  #57  
medipedicman
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
medipedicman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 1,590
Default

I am glad that you got some time out in the shop. Those parts bills are a little easier to swallow with all of that extra work, lol.
medipedicman is offline  
Old 11-30-2015, 08:23 PM
  #58  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Yea, so far I have had most parts....to this point anyway. WP and tb are next.....probably gonna go the China route, just for the heck of it.

I am hoping to drive this one to SITM.....even though she needs paint and interior work, mechanicals should be complete by then.
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 12-02-2015, 10:37 PM
  #59  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Ok, playing a bit, set engine to tdc on #1, removed the distributor cap, and saw that the rotor was pointing dead on #1....unbolted the distributor, pulled it out, and rotated it 1 gear/ tooth before #1. Reinserted, snugged it down dead center of adjustment. Put everything back together, (both vacuum lines disconnected from distributor and plugged). Cranked her and she started up, would idle about 200 rpm, and cut off. Opened up the idle screw, and she fired righ up, app 2000 rpm. Got assistance from my youngest, and she held it at 3000 for me, while I set it dead on 23deg using the timing light. Once she let go of the throttle, I adjusted the idle screw down until she was app 800 rpm. Cut her off, removed the timing light, hooked the vacuum advance lines back up, and cranked her, she fired and cut right off. I disconnected and plugged the vacuum advance lines, and she started right up, running fine with a slight miss.

What gives? Why are the vacuum advance lines hooked up causing this grief? Any ideas?
AirtekHVAC is offline  
Old 03-13-2016, 07:38 PM
  #60  
AirtekHVAC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AirtekHVAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 2,885
Default

Well, got some time in the shop yesterday, re-routed the vacuum lines again, pretty sure they are in the right spot this time. Still won't run with vacuum advance hooked up. Idles perfect and revs just fine with it plugged. Took her out for a drive, and still dies when I give her a bunch of pedal. I'll start a thread...

I was able to install the short shift kit I got from Ed. It's so easy. I now have this kit on both of the 928s.
Attached Images  
AirtekHVAC is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Official 1982 "Great White" revival thread!


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: