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14 Aug 2013 18:51 #15633 by mm928
So summer is winding down, back to school, last minute vacations etc.

What went on the past 2-3 months with your Shark? Breakdowns, upgrades, good vacations etc.....

For me it usually starts with SITM as far as fun goes. This year it started with an engine pull first!

1 - Engine pull and general and top end refresh, motor mounts etc., nothing internal. Very pleased with it, runs better and shift points are awesome!
2 - New Bilsteins and S4 springs. They feel great, but will find out how much during Frenzy next month! Thanks Kevin!
3 - Driver's door motor ist kaput! Replacement on the way
4 - While I am waiting for the motor, I am going to try and get the replacement lower door seal on. Wish my fingers good luck.

UPDATE! - new motor is in!, but now it will only go up... ! shhheessshh ( I think I messd up a connector putting the new window switch in)
Lower door seal is in! - believe it or not, I had a much harder time getting the window motor out and in than I did doing the seal. If you follow the You tube post from Roger on the seal install it works! Looks great afterwards. If you do it this way you can leave the glass in, but you need to remove the door panel and inside rubber seal. Then your fingers will fit into the gap. Put tape on your fingers....trust me.

Then in Oct. it is the Porsche Corral at the VIR ALMS race....

Pretty busy car-wise. I will be ready to enjoy it this fall with some great driving weather.

How about your summer?

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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14 Aug 2013 19:43 #15637 by dlbass93
Moving about two hours away Saturday, so this is the end of the Summer for my 928. It has been torn apart as far as it is going to go for a while, and reassembly has began. Engine is almost all back together after TB/WP/Intake/Fuel-lin refresh. Fuel tank is down, needs new pumps and lines. Brakes need rebuilding, and clutch needs replacing.

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15 Aug 2013 22:03 #15651 by 928mac
Good luck guys

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18 Aug 2013 19:16 #15668 by smtcapecod
I once again deviated from my 'this car is so factory I'm DEFINITELY not going to mess with it" mantra....wheels tires stereo chips exhaust powder coating fuel lines vac lines 'oh my...'....

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22 Aug 2013 16:44 #15688 by Hold On
No problems at all. Drove it whenever and where ever. Great car. Makes me grin !!

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25 Aug 2013 08:03 #15708 by AirtekHVAC
Well, due to my job (a/c guy) my projects always get neglected during the summer...

Summer #2 that she is still not roadworthy.....bought her in May of 2012 with goal to drive by summers end....in June mothballed her with a decision to build a new home and move into a tiny rental shack (did get a great workshop out of the deal tho')...moved into new place in january 2013, march of 2013, had falling out with partners and lost my company...(long, bitter story)... Went through a phase of depression, found a new, pretty good job, but took a fat pay-cut, which has killed my resto budget. started to bounce back....got her running, took her to SITM on a trailer...met old friends, and made some new...got re-motivated, and now have a good jump on getting her on the road....still a long way but headed in the right direction....I truly feel that this car and the 928 community gas gotten me through a dark period in my life...

A lot of people say I am saving this car...she is actually saving me !

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26 Aug 2013 01:27 #15720 by 928mac
This summer has passed by quicker then what I thought it would. Last week of August.
6 weeks to snow and blowing cold soon to follow that. I efin hate it now at this age.
I have done very little to my car and actually other then the Oil pump gear and belt shredding scare and repair, I just put new rear tires on it this year.

Just wait I did fix the sunroof and buffed the roof but there is so much that I should do to get it running better.
It seems I just drive it on nice days, the evening is my Fav time.

it seems my life is not heading the direction i thought it would and that the free time I planed to have is always filled with running the wife around or helping bail the kids out of what ever mess they get them selves into.

Still planning to quit work in a year and a half and move south

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26 Aug 2013 17:11 #15730 by AirtekHVAC
Come on down to the Carolina's!

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01 Sep 2013 19:01 #15792 by Normy1
My shift coupler episode happened at the beginning of the summer. Then the female unit/ultimate home appliance parked a Lincoln MKZ hybrid next to it a few weeks ago.

The 928 doesn't know what to think about its new American neighbor.

Other than that, the car is running good. I should shut up now; Tomorrow two pistons will fall out of the bottom of the engine if I don't~

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06 Sep 2013 19:20 #15865 by mm928
Time to stop anything major, now that everything (almost) works and BEAUTIFUL fall weather in the Va and NC is upon us.....just ready to drive these fun roads around here into Nov-Dec, then plan spring projects when it crappy outside!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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09 Sep 2013 12:58 #15887 by wallyp
Right plastic end tank blew off of the radiator - not enough tabs left to hold it on. I had to make a series of small C-shaped steel clamps to hold the replacement tank on the core. So far, so good...

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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10 Sep 2013 16:55 #15895 by mm928
Got a pic when you get time Wally? That sounds interesting

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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10 Sep 2013 18:45 #15896 by 928mac
Kind of like the VW exhaust clamps I suspect

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11 Sep 2013 07:38 #15906 by wallyp
No, I didn't take any photos, and you can't see the repairs now...

A simple description might be:
Get a strip of mild steel with a width that matches the indentations in the plastic tank where the broken tabs were. Cut pieces long enough to bend into a "C" shape that fits tightly onto the tank side, and over the edge of the end plate on the radiator core. After all of the replacement clamps are in place, use JB Weld or similar high-quality epoxy to cover the clamps to prevent them from slipping off.

So far, so good...

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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15 Sep 2013 20:13 #15946 by mm928
I see - Got a nice visual pic now...don't we all love JB weld??? :)

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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