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Old 09-16-2015, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Edwards View Post
Not sure whether the difference was an early vs. late '78 thing, or a US/ROW thing, or a manual/automatic A/C thing.
'Re the center vent **** - generally, it's an AC vs. non-AC thing. But I've seen odd combinations.

Small vs. large louvers changed somewhere around mid-78 (approx Jan 1978).


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What MB fuel injector are you recommending?
Pretty sure it's these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-r10...84eeda&vxp=mtr

Roger has them or will get them. If my PN isn't right, he's got the right ones.
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I am the lucky steward of this early gem in the rough. It is definitely rough, there might be some of this involved!
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I have long wanted an early car since before my long history with both an S4 and GTS

Fuel tank came out today, challenge to find why we had no fuel pressure, and now it may be that the fuel distributor is the next issue.

New challenge for me, will be in need of guidance and input from you fine folks!
Congratulations!! When I saw this thread I immediately contacted Mark where he said it was already spoken for. I would love to have an OB with cork interior and I love that blue color! Best of luck getting it back up to speed!
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Mark - alternative Mercedes injector 0437502047 - shorter than the original but works perfectly and cheaper of course.
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Glad to see this one is being saved. Kudos for getting it running so quickly.
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Damn, that sounds smooth, too....
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Congrats! Great team effort!
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Very cool! Those OB's are quickly growing on me
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Originally Posted by William A View Post
I am the lucky steward of this early gem in the rough. It is definitely rough, there might be some of this involved!
https://rennlist.com/forums/graemlins/banghead.gif

I have long wanted an early car since before my long history with both an S4 and GTS

Fuel tank came out today, challenge to find why we had no fuel pressure, and now it may be that the fuel distributor is the next issue.

New challenge for me, will be in need of guidance and input from you fine folks!
Congrats, William! I'm thrilled to see a beautiful survivor like this one go to a great home like yours. I've assigned this car's entry in the 928 Registry to you - if you would be so kind, please edit the entry as your restoration progresses.

http://928oc.org/registry-main/regis...8-928-u-s-0097

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Originally Posted by ROG100 View Post
Mark - alternative Mercedes injector 0437502047 - shorter than the original but works perfectly and cheaper of course.
Thanks Rog
For now it seems to be running very good but if we need to go that route I will look into these
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Originally Posted by EMan 928 View Post
Very cool! Those OB's are quickly growing on me
I'll trade you straight up Eric
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by JWise View Post
Congrats, William! I'm thrilled to see a beautiful survivor like this one go to a great home like yours. I've assigned this car's entry in the 928 Registry to you - if you would be so kind, please edit the entry as your restoration progresses.

http://928oc.org/registry-main/regis...8-928-u-s-0097

Thanks, Jarrod, very kind words. The last year looking for a new 928 has been a very long one, but worth the wait. Love this OB and will update the entry as things progress.

I am looking at the wheel finish and wondering if you guys know the proper way to restore to original. I looks like it is unfinished out of the casting, but can't tell is that is just the finish wearing off or how they were.

As always, input appreciated!
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Post a good pic of one (or more) of the wheels.

IIRC, the phone dials were originally painted. Semi-gloss, almost a matte finish.
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Given the corrosion delta between the inner rim and the wheel face, I'd say they were painted.

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