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Old 02-15-2012, 05:58 PM
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Default i did it.... 600 miles on a single tank of gas....

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i just drove my car 624 miles from Jacksonville, Florida to just a few miles south of Quantico, Virginia on a tank of gas....

car took 19.8 gallons (yeah, cutting it close there)... that's 31.5 mpg going between 65 and 70.

but i cheated...

spent much of the time driving in the soft air about 80~100 feet behind several 18 wheelers.
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Originally Posted by odurandina View Post
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i just drove my car from Jacksonville, Florida to just a few miles south of Quantico, Virginia on a tank of gas....

car took 19.8 gallons (yeah, cutting it close there)... that's 31.5 going between 65 and 70.

but i cheated...

spent much of the time driving in the soft air about 80~100 feet behind several 18 wheelers.
wow... i thought i've been cutting it close with 16 gallons... the best ive gotten with new plugs, wires, injectors, fuel pump, air, oil, and fuel filter and fresh oil was 22mpg... oh and a new O2 sensor...
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624 miles.... and yes, it was sputtering as i pulled in. i think i was out.
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I'm impressed. The best I've done mpg-wise is 29. That was the day I bought the car, driving home from Nashville.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:09 PM
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I am finishing up my engine swap to a fresher 968 motor, new clutch, upgrading suspension to kW v3, changing lower control arms, elephant racing sport caster blocks, elephant racing polybronze spring plate bushings, changing front wheel bearings, and rebuilding and repainting front calipers. Have had it up on jack stands for six weeks.....

Then I will get back behind the wheel as a d/d and take it to a Nasa event at Sebring or Homestead and have some fun. Torque tube rebuild by Black Sea Research and transmission rebuild to follow....
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Just dropped my car with my mechanic. I'm traveling for the next 2 weeks, so I thought I get some things done.

New Motor mounts, fix P/S leak, fix oil leak (oil cooler), and 2 new knock sensors.

It sure would be nice to have a little more spare time or a little more money. As it stands I don't have time to do much work myself, and it hurts my wallet a lot when I get work done.
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my lastest solution is just to live in sin and let stuff go.... just topped 40 k miles on the belts.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dougs968 View Post
From what I gather, the hatch glass is scarce and very expensive.
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Hmmm.... I'm toying with replacing my rear hatch glass with a lexan piece, so I may have one for sale soon...
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Originally Posted by odurandina View Post
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i just drove my car 624 miles from Jacksonville, Florida to just a few miles south of Quantico, Virginia on a tank of gas....

car took 19.8 gallons (yeah, cutting it close there)... that's 31.5 mpg going between 65 and 70.

but i cheated...

spent much of the time driving in the soft air about 80~100 feet behind several 18 wheelers.
With these car's, the range is so long that your bladder will give in before the gas tank does.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Let's see....
Turbo:
Replace timing belt, bs belts
Replace coolant
Replace coolant tank
Replace brake fluid
Replace brake fluid reservoir
Bleed brakes and clutch
Remove transmission so I can lube the clutch components, reinstall after done
Replace M030 setup with Bilsteins (hopefully)
Replace 1 bad lifter
Oil change

Cabriolet:
Change timing and bs belts
Replace brake calipers
Recondition brake rotor hats
Replace front M474 suspension with factory new struts (with H&R lowering springs)
Replace brand new rear koni sports shocks with factory shocks
Install 17 inch Cup2 wheels and see if the ride softens up a bit
Recondition/replace dash (have a perfect blk/blk but need blk/marble gray)
Recondition/Replace center armrest
Recondition/Replace handbrake
Fix small tear in cubby
Reinstall power top (made the dumb mistake of releasing the clutch based on all the hype about bow failure)
Replace modded airbox with factory airbox


I am hoping this will keep me busy for most of the yr.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:43 PM
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so you'll be saving the Koni's for snide968guy (odurandina) to purchase ?


also just had a thought.... if i was blessed with enough garage space, and i was only going on short, single-day trips... maybe i might enjoy a 968 Cab and keep the car with no top at all....
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I should add, this will be done over the summer and not in one day .
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Default Installed a new steering wheel...

I installed a vintage Nardi Personal Fitti E3 wheel this morning. I did not realize how much changing out the wheel would improve the feel of the car! I am very happy with this.

The hub is an Italian made Isotta unit (polished aluminum billet) with a Momo>Nardi adapter. Everything bolted up in about one hour with no problems. All I have left is to order the horn contact. I could not find a 3 ohm resistor (to fool the airbag controller) locally, but a 2.2 worked fine.
Hopefully, by the end of the month I will have a Works Bell flappy paddle shift kit on the way from the UK. The Vendor is out of stock right now...

By next weekend, I should have the following ready to be put on the car:

Lloyd floor and trunk mats
Lindsey Racing stainless fuel lines
Lindsey Racing stainless braided plug wire
Rennline fire extinguisher and mount kit
Rennline stainless glove box repair kit
New coil, spark plug, cap and rotor, etc.

Later this year I plan refurb the brakes (rebuild/refinish calipers, new pads and rotors, stainless lines. )



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Old 02-19-2012, 09:35 PM
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Not a bad steering wheel, what's the badge, is that a Fillipaldi helmet?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:09 PM
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Yes, it's a helmet / 70's F1 car design with a Fittipaldi signature. Not sure about the exact age of this wheel; it came off of a 930.
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