I specialize in TLC.
So while I am building my Pelican Parts order....
Anyone know which turbo badge this should have in 86? I know there is an early and late script but I feel like I have seen the proper late script in both black and aluminum silver. My instinct is to go with the black.
There are some variations of the simple turbo badge, the cross on the "T" got thicker at some point despite the part number staying the same. They are discussed at great length in this thread on Ferrari Chat, http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/por...0-78s-too.html
Last edited by patrickvr6; 01-02-2014 at 07:22 PM.
Perfect, thanks Pat.
Thanks Brendan, I will take that as a compliment.
TLC wise it just needs a through re-detail (the last shop went to town with the "armor all"). Badge needs to changed obviously. Car has thin paint in places where someone who had no business with a polisher buffed through, may be able to do some airbrushing (i farm out all the heavy duty paint correction work). Some areas where paint work was done show paint lines, I think a careful cut or wetsand will fix this to the point of only me knowing. The radio is way too new/disco for me. I have a stockpile of vintage Alpines it will probably get. Needs turn signal lens seals. Good all around rubber clean and treat. And obviously its ride height is on the list to be addressed. Im going to drop in some airride and then thinking some 19' rotiforms....i kid i kid.
All this is up in the air pending the PPI...but I cant seem to stop myself from making a mental punch list (habit of project managers i guess).
Oh it has the same spot of surface rust on the body where the engine lid closes (right side lower corner) that I have seen on nearly every single 930. I am going to replace the lid springs and adjust the closing tolerance after model brushing some por15 on the spot. Super annoying, anyone know why this happens?
Everyone's got an opinion and honestly while I may not agree with Obin's delivery I understand and value the viewpoint. At the end of the day I went on the internet and asked for help.
And to be crystal clear, Obin is a great resource.
(engages flamesuit)Just think whats going to happen when people find out the previous owner hasn't been member of the PCA for xxxxxxyrs. The horror. No problem with PCA members mind you but it seems to me that some people tend to use it as a badge of legitimacy. Its not like there is a test to become a member or there are random car inspections. Its harder to get a Good House Keeping Seal of Approval. (flamesuit disengage)
Heres the notes from the PPI
No accident damage
O2 sensor unplugged - John says its not a big deal and he prefers to run them this way
Hood secondary latch needs adjustment
Left footwell fan squeaking
Moisture in front and rear turn signal housings
Dome light not working
Driver side seat switch intermittent
CA Smog equipment removed - win
Exhaust leak from header drivers side - John recommended a removal and truing the flange surface or replacement (currently a B&B system)
Silver ignition coil - John recommended replacement with black as the silver are failure prone "bad ju ju"
Leak on the turbo return line near the tank - looks like about 150 bucks to replace
Seepage from cam tower passenger side - recommend clean and observe
Seepage on rear of case - recommend clean and observe
Seepage front of transaxle - recommend clean and observe
Frt brakes 80%
Rear brakes 20%
Clutch has 1000miles or less on it
Rear struts and frt pass strut new
Comp test was 130-135psi across the board
John also recommended a tune up and valve adjustment since we dont know when it was last done and the plugs are the stock units and a little cold for our environment.
It seems like a pretty clean bill of health to me.
OH, and the best part, car has a LSD.
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Maintenance wise Ill be in around 1500 out of the gate to get a good tuneup, oil line and some misc. Though there are no emergency fixes.
Paint and body are good, in the upper spectrum of driver quality. There some meat on the bone for me to improve upon and its good enough as is that I will enjoy seeing it in the garage everyday and even better wont mind putting some long miles on.
Im going to pull the trigger. My head is totally spinning thinking that there will be a 911 Turbo in my garage. If your not supposed to meet your heroes, what about owning one?
I feel good about it. I am sure there are probably demons lurking somewhere but thats what the car slush fund is for.
I just want to get and be done with the process.
And we will have to get coffee next time I am up at the boat in Bellingham.
Hmm didn't read the whole thread but I have no prob with the 930s. I've owned mine 6 years and haven't really done much other than oil changes, brake fluid purges and setting the valves. Oh, well the ignition module quit on me, but other than that it's been a good car. Black is the ticket on this car! I may be selling this one in a year or two, I'm not sure just yet.
I'd suggest going over to Pelican Parts to gather info on this specific car. Good luck.
Last edited by Gear_Cruncher; 01-07-2014 at 10:37 AM.
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16volt - Congrats! It's hard to imagine a better situation than having John Walker do PPI and finding a very manageable list. Sounds like a good car, I hope it treats you well.
82Turbo930 - Those tires look like Yokohama AVS Intermediates! Are they really old, or is that tread pattern on a different tire now?
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