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Old 03-29-2016, 10:58 PM
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Default Red Car Runs, Perfectly!!!

The saga of the red car (86.5), from buying a non runner in New Brunswick Canada auctioned on BAT last August, to getting it to California, finding the problem of why it wouldn't run to making it run and then to break it again.
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Rich Andrade fixed the MAF and the LH which was the reason it wouldn't run. Then when doing an intake refresh, the powder coater left a bunch of silicone media which found it's way into the engine and that was the beginning of a new motor.
Greg Brown happened to have a recently purchased a late 5.0 block and went at it. Greg and his son Kyle replaced, cleaned re-plated everything possible, including, clutch, motor mounts, sway bar mounts and the list goes on. At the end of the day what do I have? A perfectly running 928. I always felt that if Porsche made a new 928 I would buy it so I should be careful what I say and wish for.

My maiden voyage, was back to my old digs in Newport Beach then followed by driving up to the Bay Area on 101 on a beautiful spring day.
Big shout out to Josh ( Lady Bug ) for stopping by Greg's shop and leaving a bottle of really good red wine. Just how cool is that?

I stopped at the Firestone Brewery ( food only, ha ha) in Paso Robles, only to see scores of people taking pictures of themselves next a shiny 928 with a new motor...only if they new the story and how it got there.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:04 PM
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What a great ending Van. Congratulations!
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It was awesome seeing he beast in person. And hearing it start up after the build. And josh is great at brining booze when needed.
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Happy story. Beyoootiful color. Good wine is not booze.
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Well, I was generalizing.... He brings me craft beers...
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congrats Van! cant wait to see it. Cars and coffee Apr 3rd- Blackhawk !
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Van: Glad to hear it's back on the road, much improved. And Cars and coffee, April 3, sounds good, Mark.
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Glad to hear the long nightmare is over, Van. Enjoy!!
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Great to hear about this car. I watched it closely on BAT
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Everybody loves a Happy Ending! Congrats and safe travels.
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Getting that car back after such a roller coaster ride warrants a long drive, and a Prost! Congrats Van!
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Van,

Glad the car is back on the road and running well. I didn't get a chance to see the car before you did your prior "upgrades", but I hope I get so see the new improved version.

I don't know if you heard, but Bill and I are planning to run the Big Bend Open Road Race next month. I had to make some mods also, I hope that's ok with you...



I don't have the connections you have for getting these things made professionally. I'll have to work on getting some contacts in China.

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Great to see the positive update after all this time- I admired your game-ness in going after it originally, sorting out the logistics. And then felt awful as the power that be took exception and things went south. The odds were truly vindictive, but good to see you prevailed (and then some with replating and all). Beautiful car, great story!
Be a good one for Flussig, if that is still up and running.
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Yeah congrats. This is not the first time I read about bad results from powdercoating the intake. Be afraid -- be very afraid!
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Glad to hear that the nightmare is over and the original dream begins.

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