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Old 01-03-2016, 06:03 PM
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What about using this car as a possible candidate for making a track car?

Of course, that's IF the underbody confirms as being straight (or straightenable).

The interior and (for the most part) the exterior aren't really critical on a track car.

If the engine, transmission, and chassis are still good, wouldn't that be the main thing?

Of course, you would need to find a buyer looking for a track car...

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Old 01-03-2016, 06:17 PM
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...Also, I just thought of this, I sent roger Tyson some pictures of the under carriage frame rails because I was concerned as to their state. Both rails have some damage, to which Roger stated was common. However, now I'm concerned that all the misalignment issues I've noticed with the fenders and the damage to the rails may be related.

So, because I'm a perfectionist, I wouldn't be able to feel comfortable with the vehicle, after what I've found, until I've dismantled her and put her back together myself. Not opposed to that. Just need to know that the body can be put right for a reasonable amount. A reasonable amount still below what it would cost me to source another 85-86 project.

Sorry - I've rambled!
Those aren't frame rails. They aren't structural. They are the channels that the seat track sit in.

Because they look like structural components, fools (like your "Monkeys") will use them as jacking points.

And then they get crushed. It's not anything more than cosmetic, although it does indicate "Stupid PO Behavior", somewhat similar to a missing jump post cap & cover.

To be honest, the more you ramble, the less practical saving this car sounds. Not that it couldn't be done, but the cost involved and the end result simply don't sound like a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:37 PM
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if you ever play Texas Holdem the best strategy is to fold a bad starting hand and wait for a better hand on the next deal. Keep investing and soon you are pot committed and find it difficult to fold.... or get away from a "project". Stan's advise is well founded and based on much experience and many cars he has owned and repaired. Get it running and hopefully driving with as little money spent as possible and try not to get emotionally attached to the car..... Thousands of 928s have been junked and parted out BECAUSE they were not worth fixing. One more makes no real difference.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:41 PM
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I went out and looked at the underside of my sunroof 928 that I am gong to chop shortly. Guess what? Mine also has the same gobby looking welds that the Monkeys supposedly put into Al's top. I will venture to suggest that everyone with a sunroof 928 has these same welds. Based on that I think we should all take The Deputy's warning to heart.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:22 AM
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:46 AM
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Wow, you're sure putting my internet provider through its paces (DSL)...I think I could actually see the wires on the telephone poles glowing as it tried to load all of these pictures...lol.

Those ports on the radiator are for an automatic trans cooler lines, should be two, upper and lower...but your car is a stick...so unused.

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Old 01-04-2016, 07:26 PM
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engine oil cooler in the radiator.... 86.5 has it !
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:55 PM
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That's on the driver's side though, right?

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engine oil cooler in the radiator.... 86.5 has it !
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:07 PM
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correct....the left side on a LHD car.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:09 AM
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Thanks for that. With regard to the gaps, I can say that I wasn't as detailed as describe upon initial inspection of the car. I did a quick look and all seemed good, except for the rear lid not closing.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:31 AM
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Sitting in car...

Right (trans cooler connections)............................................................ ........................Left (oil cooler lines)


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Old 01-05-2016, 05:13 PM
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You really need to look at the Right side Cam Gear, that is where the tracking being off will show.

Although looking at the Left one shown, it looks to me like the belt is wobbling on the gear from where the belt is and the belt marks on the gear.

All that work you are doing is great, wondering why your waiting on pulling the engine?
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by davek9 View Post
You really need to look at the Right side Cam Gear, that is where the tracking being off will show.

Although looking at the Left one shown, it looks to me like the belt is wobbling on the gear from where the belt is and the belt marks on the gear.

All that work you are doing is great, wondering why your waiting on pulling the engine?
Good day! I was going to try to get the engine started before pulling it.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:05 AM
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Al: I thought you were being too hard on the monkeys til I saw the "Made in China" relay.

Just kidding. OMG. Too painful to watch -- I think I got something in my eye.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:05 PM
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Quick update. I came across a '86 automatic VIN WP0JB0927GS861404. Picked it up for a decent price. So, I believe I'll be parting out the '86.5 manual. Thanks for all the help.
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