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Old 09-14-2015, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerry Feather View Post
Hi Mark. Is this the one from CO?
No
That one is a 1990 GT which is on its way as of today
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LT Texan View Post
Looks completely unmolested.

What a find.
Very much so
Lots of early unique features
Metal gas cap
Chrome door locks
Under car cross brace
3 piece cat converter
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:13 AM
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Nice! More pictures Mark! Engine bay, interior shots.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:07 PM
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What a cool old car- other than the radio, the ungo box, and the K&N air filter, it is _really_ original.

Some nice detail shots:






Minerva Blue:



Every time I see a Stant radiator cap, I wonder, 'why?'













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Old 09-15-2015, 02:17 PM
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Are you sure that car wasn't supposed to be delivered to Jim Doerr? Looks like something right up his alley ...
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:15 PM
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Neat car!
Thx for photo-doc'ing it, Rob.
My guess is it's already sold... Wish it was me, but was not.
Way to go with saving this one, Mark! I applaud you.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:35 PM
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Jim, holler if there are any pics that would be instructive for you to see.
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Originally Posted by Mark Anderson View Post
Metal gas cap
Chrome door locks
Interesting. #277 is the same, I figured the anodizing had rubbed off the door lock and it was some aftermarket gas cap.


Originally Posted by Rob Edwards View Post
Jim, holler if there are any pics that would be instructive for you to see.
How about these:
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Under car cross brace
3 piece cat converter
Curious if #277 is the same - it's originally a California car.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
Interesting. #277 is the same, I figured the anodizing had rubbed off the door lock and it was some aftermarket gas cap.
IIRC the very early models had chrome door lock surrounds.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:46 PM
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When did they change the center vent (most early ones I've seen have the dial right next to the vent). This one looks like the normal 79 version?
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Edwards View Post
What a cool old car- other than the radio, the ungo box, and the K&N air filter
In reality, all 928s are cool old cars.

I bought an '88 in California that had an UNGO system. While driving it back to Texas across the desert, one of the many UNGO boxes decided to jump out onto my feet. It felt like a giant spider because of all the wires and glancing down to see what it was at 100+, it looked like a giant spider.

I damn near came out of the sunroof

Next exit, that particular UNGO box was the first one of many to be removed from the car.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:30 PM
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My '81 Z-28 had an Ungo Box alarm. As I recall, they were one of the better ones back in the day.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:33 PM
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Thanks Rob!

I just peaked under 277 - has the same CAT and cross brace

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IIRC the very early models had chrome door lock surrounds.
Never knew that...one less thing I have to fix!!!
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:34 PM
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99.9% sure that center vent was replaced at one point, it's just sort of slapped in there- doesn't look like it fits. I'm sure Mark's got a correct one there somewhere.
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