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aren't they aluminum rockers?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:00 PM
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Correct..
Exclusive Motorwerks was The authorized RUF distributor in the during the 80's.. & Ultrasmith (in NY) did amazing and carefully executed sound systems.. they also did the remote Escort radar detector installs. had one in one of my cars.

Judging by what you describe regarding the single motor set-up on your slant nose conversion, the parts may have been sourced through Alan Johnson Racing as they offered conversions using factory parts..

Note that niether your valnce nor your exhaust appear to be Ruf items.. any interior or engine shots?

Nice looking car btw!

Paul
The paper work I have show that it is a Ruf Exhaust and Ruf metal fenders but I have no way of knowing if it is correct. I do not have engine shots....yet...but here is the interior:




Most of the money went into making it look like a RUF BTR.
The engine is a stock 3.3 with a Euro Fuel System and a Ruf variable boost. It has a .6 bar spring that gets you to .9 bar when you crank it in. Stock 4 speed and Intercooler. I was disappointed that they did not do the intercooler with a Ruf unit. I get not doing the transmission or motor because of the $$$ involved.

It has 48k miles and has been driven around 5k mile since 1997 so I have had it in the shop for 2 months sorting through the fuel injection system. I also had it serviced while the motor was out. We found a "Rodent Nest" in the engine compartment in front of the air cleaner assembly but we found no apparent damage to wiring...yet!

The electrical mods that Ultra-Smith did are a nightmare to sort out. No wiring diagrams and it is just a mess.

My futur plans after I recover from this work, is to go with headers, new exhaust, a high flow turbo and bigger IC. The standard bolt on stuff. Maybe some day I will get the 5 speed, probably a short bell housing G50.
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onboost,

if they were going to go to the trouble of welding on the extension why not add the plug so it could be used? In fact why go to the extra trouble of welding and filling the hole? I believe you if you've seen them that way but makes no sense to me.....I'll look for them from now on....Perhaps they were done that way at customer request based on aesthetics or even done after purchase?

I base most of my data on the '87-'89 M505 cars and I know it's risky extrapolating back to the prior years since things seemed to be a lot more fluid before '87.
Kilo, those were my thoughts exactly. The only answer I could come up with is aesthetics.

I looked at several which had the extension, was looking while car was on lift, then noticed the hole in the rocker was covered. And was kind like WTF? Hmm, now that I think about it, I've had it both ways as well!
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The paper work I have show that it is a Ruf Exhaust and Ruf metal fenders but I have no way of knowing if it is correct. I do not have engine shots....yet...but here is the interior:

The electrical mods that Ultra-Smith did are a nightmare to sort out. No wiring diagrams and it is just a mess.

My futur plans after I recover from this work, is to go with headers, new exhaust, a high flow turbo and bigger IC. The standard bolt on stuff. Maybe some day I will get the 5 speed, probably a short bell housing G50.
Thanks for posting pics.. and yes, I see a couple of the Autosmith touches w/ the gauge/clock mounted on the door panel, the colored matched center dash, and I believe a radar detector between the gauges? Can't tell from the angle.

I'm surprised to hear that their work was a mess.. maybe someone else has been in there? I say that because I've handled a couple of P-cars that had electronics done by Autosmith, and owned one myself that had some of their electronics added and all were very nicely done. I think they're still in business in NY, maybe they can help.

Regarding your exhaust, most Ruf turbo exhaust had an oval shape to them. If you look at the muffler while the engines out or its on the lift, you'll probably see where the right side outlet was welded on. From the pics it appears to be stock turbo outlets on both sides... the muffler has probably been modified internally.. this was a popular mod in the 80's. Also, if its a Ruf.. you'll find the name stamped on there somewhere.

No great loss not having the Ruf IC as there are more efficient units available. Hey, there's a Ruf 5 spd for sale here on Pelican

Have fun and enjoy it!
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