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HIGHWAYMAN: Bringing the Devore 928 back from the dead

 
Old 01-04-2017, 05:09 PM
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Bob and I were close friends and co developed many of the parts together. If you read the Highwayman story you will see me as well.
I'm in OC so let me know if I can help.
I am the current owner of Mark's old race car that was a relative to this car. I got it as a rolling chassis and got it back on track. Raced it a few times (2nd place it two sprint races) and tracked it a fair bit. Not nearly enough to warrant the $$$ spent. Now I'm ready to sell that car. You can see it in my "garage" pics. Many here are at least tangentially familiar with the car.

I look forward to following the resurrection of this DeVore car!
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:35 PM
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Awesome!! The picture looks like it has the same Kevlar flares as my car. Is there just the one picture? I am not too familiar with how to use this site. Looks great, can you tell me more about your car -what motor, etc. Please post a pic!
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:57 PM
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I will try and get back on tonight and post some more or find the thread about the car. It was Mark's first big race car and does indeed share your front fender flares. It was built on an '80 Euro S chassis and currently has a very tired Euro S motor installed. The roll cage is amazing and since I am in a wheelchair we made it even more amazing by making it open and close with the drivers door!! YES!

Has a '90 4 speed auto trans installed, but Mark ran it with a manual of course. Mark also had a big stroker motor in the car and it was FAST!! VERY FAST! Less so with me! I'm not nearly the driver Mark is, nor do I have the HP he was running.

Currently on the 16 X 12" mags with slicks. Also 18" X 11" wheels for rain tires. Lots of custom suspension stuff like on your car. S4 brakes with remote vacuum power assist.

Really cool car. It just needs a new home where it can go out to the track regularly...or if your local constibulary are easy going it could be street legal. It has blinkers, wiper, horn and lights (even a light for the license plate! ;-)

I was diagnosed with Meniers disease quite a few years ago and laid off right after that so I have not had wellness or funds to actually hit the track. ((

Love my 928's!

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Nice car man, I hope you get to drive her soon!!!!
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:09 AM
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Nice car man, I hope you get to drive her soon!!!!
Nope, I'm done driving that one...she needs a new home... $13,000. I wish I could keep her, but the cards are just not with me for that. Hope someone here who LOVES 928's will adopt her!
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Default Rotors and spacers

Caught a break in the rain today, enough time to throw on the rear rotors as well as the correct spacers. I also used new rotor set screws.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:59 PM
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Default Refinishing calipers

If you guys recall from last time, the rear calipers had their seals and dust boots replaced. I then bought the S4 rears from Mark, and did the same thing to those.

The cores were nasty, however, and I am a stickler for having everything look as new. For starters, Roger Penske once said; "life is too short to be a goddamned slob"

Ok, I made that last part up. But what Penske did that was interesting is he was the first race team to tile the floor in his pit area. He actually had tiles laid down and had all the mechanics in clean uniforms. Cars were spotless. You could eat off the tools.

I was at my alignment guy the other day. One guy brought in his chump car Miata. Complete turd, filthy, dirt and dust everywhere.

I get it, chump car has a budget maximum. But cleaning a car is free, right? Not looking like a slob is free as well, right?

I digress.

Which is why the calipers are going to be refinished properly. Because when the car stops moving, it becomes a static art display.

Now there are some people who are going to get upset with my methods. Sorry blowhards, it's worked for me for probably 20 sets of calipers. Do it at your own risk.

Why refinish at this stage? Some important reasons:

1. Seals and dust boots are now new, very little chance of contaminants reaching the inside of the caliper.

2. If you refinish BEFORE you reseal, you will spill brake fluid from inside the caliper and it will ruin your caliper paint.

HOW I DO IT.

-Take your caliper, put the old bleed screws in and place the screw caps on.

- Take a spare bleed screw, and screw it into the feed port on the side of the caliper. Put on the rubber cap.

- take DUCT TAPE and mask the piston area. You don't so much care about refinishing this because a) no one sees it and b) it will get filled with brake dust within the first 20 miles. See a.

Next, place the caliper in your handy blast cabinet. Limit the pressure to 100 PSI, and avoid spraying by the piston area. If you do overshoot it's not a big deal; this is why we use duct tape. Blast media will not cut through it on a glancing blow.

Now you have your bare caliper, ready for paint.

No scrubbing, no sanding - you will never be able to strip a caliper of its paint manually and your paint job will look like **** - promise!

Next, paint!
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Default A thanks to MSDS Headers -

Word of this "DeVore Build" 928 has gotten out!

Marty from MSDS called me a couple days ago and offered to provide Adam a free set of merged collector headers for his project. I will be Jet-Hot coating them for Adam, and they will be a great addition to the project.

I will post new pictures one they come back from coating. Pics below are the headers as they arrive uncoated to me.

Our thanks to MSDS for their continued support of the 928! Thanks, Marty!
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We will be putting one of our stainless steel Header-X's behind the headers, like this:

The rest of the exhaust system is up to Adam - looking a his work on this post, you know it will be slick!
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woooohooo! I really want to thank MSDS for their insane generosity in donating these headers, totally unasked by us.

I also want to thank Carl and 928 Motorsports for making this happen secretly - nice surprise!!! Thank you both!!!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:10 PM
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woooohooo! I really want to thank MSDS for their insane generosity in donating these headers, totally unasked by us.

I also want to thank Carl and 928 Motorsports for making this happen secretly - nice surprise!!! Thank you both!!!
You are most welcome to a set of our latest Gen-2 merge collector 928 exhaust headers. Looking forward to a future Rennsport Reunion event where our 2 powerful Porsche v8s can meet !í
​​​​​​​Marty / msdsinc.com
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Nice!
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Maltese Falcon View Post
You are most welcome to a set of our latest Gen-2 merge collector 928 exhaust headers. Looking forward to a future Rennsport Reunion event where our 2 powerful Porsche v8s can meet !í
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Can't wait Marty!!!!
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Got a lot done today.

First off, painted the brake caliper. I went with yellow because Maverick started this random 'paint every other thing yellow' thing on the car, so whatever. Came out nice.

Between coats, I tackled the front wheel bearing. If you have ever done this job on a 911 - it's just like that. You have an inner and outer bearing, with a seal on the inside.

After the hub is dissasembled and cleaned, you punch out the old bearing races with a drift. Then, you press in the new bearing races.

Pack the inside bearing with grease, then put it in, and placing a new oil seal on the hub side.

From there, put in the outer bearing (packing with grease of course), and tighten the whole assembly.

A word about this; the retaining nut isn't very tight here. Just tight enough so when it's correct, you can slightly deflect the washer it sits under with the tip of a screw driver. Tighten the **** out of this and you will be repeating this job soon!

Do yourself a favor and put some Curil T around the edges of the dust cap before you hammer it in. It will save you leaks in the future.

Next, I reassembled the front right suspension, substituting the new shock wile retaining Devore's 1000 pound springs. Torqued everything to spec, all looks good. Greased the fancy bushings as well.

Lastly, I sandblasted the brake rotor. It was like new, just covered in surface rust. I then painted the rotor and hat with silver engine paint. The first drive will strip this paint off all pad surfaces, but leave it on the hat and edge of the rotor so it doesn't rust.

Looks great!!!! And I can personally vouch for every bolt.
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Make sure you re-torque all bolts/nuts where you have paint as an 'interlayer', after the first heat cycle, and then check again later ... or remove the paint on those interface contact areas. The paint gets hot and softens during extreme heat events, like with your brake rotor/hat and wheel/hat interfaces, which loosens the clamping force. Not so much an issue on road cars ... can be a big issue on race cars due to extreme temps. Think of the potential total paint layer thicknesses which can soften.
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