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    1. Member 16volt's Avatar
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      01-02-2014 06:54 PM #101
      I specialize in TLC.

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      01-02-2014 06:58 PM #102
      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.

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      01-02-2014 07:03 PM #103
      Agreed. I creeped on your E24 albums, and I'd say your TLC is boderline OCD, but for an old German car, that's a good thing.
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      01-02-2014 07:06 PM #104
      What looks so bad about the car? I didn't see much in the pics Patrick posted that would indicate lots of TLC???
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      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      01-02-2014 07:19 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      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.
      The early cars were badged as Turbo Carreras. After '77 Carrera was dropped and they just used the turbo badge. All the badges are typically black but they are anodized aluminum and some fade to silver or a gunmetal color after some time in the elements. In the early years (before '79) I think you could specify the color of the trim so you may see some cars with silver colored badges from the factory. An '86 should be flat 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
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      01-02-2014 07:32 PM #106
      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).

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      01-02-2014 07:35 PM #107
      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?

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      01-02-2014 10:15 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      its obins standard response to every porsche thread.

      i think bill gates himself could come in here and he'd get the same answer - "you probably cant afford to keep it up properly, you should just buy a boxster"
      God. I'm glad someone else notices this.

      Congrats to the OP. If I listened to the armchair quarterbacks in the M3 forum, I'd have no right owning an E36 M3 (A freaking E36! How much simpler does it get??!)

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      01-02-2014 10:42 PM #109
      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)

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      01-03-2014 03:56 PM #110
      Woot, PPI on Monday!

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      01-03-2014 04:04 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Woot, PPI on Monday!
      Do you by chance have John Walker's Workshop doing the PPI? They know these cars really well.

      http://www.johnwalkersworkshop.com/

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      01-03-2014 04:10 PM #112
      Matter of fact I am, I drive past his shop on my way home every day.

    14. 01-03-2014 04:20 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Woot, PPI on Monday!
      w00t indeed! Looks like it could be a winner. Good luck!

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      01-03-2014 04:40 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Matter of fact I am, I drive past his shop on my way home every day.
      Awesome. Can't wait to hear about it.
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      01-03-2014 10:26 PM #115
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      Awesome. Can't wait to hear about it.
      Same!

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      01-06-2014 11:24 PM #116
      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
      Leakdown 5%,4%,7%,5%,8%,4%

      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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      01-07-2014 12:07 AM #117
      Clean enough for you that you pulled the trigger?
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      01-07-2014 12:09 AM #118
      So is it a done deal?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic
      SoS - please shoot a message when Brendan & His Retarded Sycophants has another gig. I’ll be there, front row.

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      01-07-2014 12:29 AM #119
      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?

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      01-07-2014 12:38 AM #120
      If it's anything like walking downstairs and seeing an E9 every morning, it'll be great.

      Congrats man. She looks awesome.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic
      SoS - please shoot a message when Brendan & His Retarded Sycophants has another gig. I’ll be there, front row.

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      01-07-2014 12:48 AM #121
      With this and sixer in the garage I may work from home...forever.

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      01-07-2014 02:15 AM #122
      Wow that sounds like a really good PPI
      congrats

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      01-07-2014 09:50 AM #123
      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.

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      01-07-2014 10:30 AM #124
      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.





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      01-07-2014 10:34 AM #125
      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.

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