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Old 02-13-2016, 06:02 PM
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Hi, thanks, yes I'll post more photos when I've found the correct wheels.
Meantime I've been having fun; the car stuck in second gear yesterday. Found out (mainly due to threads on this forum) that it was likely the bushing in the front shifter ball cup. So I've done a temporary fix with hose clamps (jubilee clips) in the hope it'll get me to the nearest expert!
Gotta love classic cars...
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:08 PM
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Nice find and in remarkably good condition. Congrats on the purchase, welcome to the 928 forum, and enjoy the car!
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:11 PM
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Thanks Jarrod. Your car looks incredible!
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Old 02-13-2016, 11:05 PM
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Thanks Jarrod. Your car looks incredible!
Thank you, sir!
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:24 PM
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Just replaced the old battery (a type 41 with only 525 CCA) with a new Bosch Premium Performance Size 49 (850 CCA). It's transformed the car from being VERY slow to crank to firing immediately into life. Pep Boys $150 with $30 mail-in rebate.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:20 PM
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While waiting for the new ball cup bushing to enable me to fix the transmission I thought I'd attend to some cosmetics, since I can't drive it yet. I found some wheels this week and set about 'brushing' the bare aluminium with scotch pads and then having new rubber fitted, getting the car back to the more original look.

The paint on the side strips is cracking a little and so I thought I'd have a look what's underneath them to see if I could simply peel them off or if there'd be any unsightly holes in the body and doors. Turns out I was lucky. The P.O who had the car painted obviously just had his man stick them on with adhesive tape and not drill into the body.




A few hours later...




Back to the clean lines.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:31 PM
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Wow! You got the phone dials on already too! Sweet! More pics!
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:40 PM
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Before and after!

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:16 PM
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The car looks absolutely great! You really lucked out with those rub-strips.

Love the new rims and tires.

What type of tire did you go with?

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Brian, yes I know I was lucky with stick on strips. The tires are Goodyear Eagles in the correct size, 225 50 16. The front seems to be sitting high but I understand I need to drive a while for it to settle...? Opinions seem to range from 10 to 100 miles before I have the car aligned...anyone?
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:44 PM
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The front seems to be sitting high but I understand I need to drive a while for it to settle...? Opinions seem to range from 10 to 100 miles before I have the car aligned...anyone?
Yes. Somewhere in there. Bumpy roads make it settle faster.

Basically drive it until it is back to normal.

Best practice is to measure it before you lift it, and then drive it until it settles back to where it was.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:33 AM
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Wow - that looks great! Moving along well! Nice work. Car try some spacers to bump out the rear track as well - looks more aggressive but I like the stock "tucked in" look as well on the early cars. Depends on my mood on a particular day...
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:57 AM
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Love the car. We are all looking forward to your continued progress and updates. The early 928's set the standard that still survives today and getting one is on my bucket list.
Congratulations!
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:27 PM
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the 78-79 cars tend to set higher in the front since the were not adjustable ....
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:36 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm into the 'stock look' so no spacers etc for me. I know the car needs aligning since the old tires were unevenly worn but it can wait 100 miles or so. I'll post better pics when I get her on the road. Cheers all
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