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checked my VIN, looks like US car
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:53 PM
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update:
1) all turn signals and brake lights working now, found multiple ground, fuse and "junk" wiring issues
2) the passenger rear light has the brake and reverse light switched, found some funky wiring on driver rear so I'm sure there is more issues to be found when I pull the passenger side
3) still no passenger headlight, banking on the column switch fixing that or I will investigate that next after it is changed out (got box from PP with that and some other items today)
4) muffler flange looks to be cracked, only one muffler clamp on the car, I think the stress of hanging may have attributed to the crack
5) radio not working
6) has UNGO Box mounted in the glovebox, need to disconnect it before it dies one day and leaves me stranded, might leave in there just for looks
.. should get more time next week on it
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Ungo box.. classic. I couldnt remember if that was an alarm or a stereo thing.. but I remember seeing plenty of them back in the 80s.. lol..
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ok now she doesn't run, posted a new thread for help, pulled the Ungo but still doesn't run
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ok so ran it around town all summer, tires are like new but are very old, never went above 45 or so yet, never took it out on the highway

-got it running decent but not all correct, think I have some vacuum leaks

-so taking the plunge, going drop the engine this weekend so I can fix vacuum and oil leaks (minimal but I want to fix), then paint it back to the original color

-I will post my agenda and plan (for those interested, but some I will have questions on and need some help) and some pictures this weekend
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Bold move!

We're behind you all the way.
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While the motor is out
Look hard at your clutch plate, flywheel surface and the rear main seal for leakage.
Check for wear in your shift coupling.
Check condition of CV joints and rubber bellows.
BTW; the hose from the oil tank is 40 yrs old.
Say the headstud prayer first, if valve covers are coming off.
Welcome to the 1980 club, I'm in the bastard part of the tree due to my 3.6L conversion
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Welcome - I also had a 914 2.0 when I purchased my targa, fun cars. I love the SC, the wife loved ( past tense, I sold it) the 914. Good luck with yours.
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While the motor is out
Look hard at your clutch plate, flywheel surface and the rear main seal for leakage.
Check for wear in your shift coupling.
Check condition of CV joints and rubber bellows.
BTW; the hose from the oil tank is 40 yrs old.
Say the headstud prayer first, if valve covers are coming off.
Welcome to the 1980 club, I'm in the bastard part of the tree due to my 3.6L conversion
thank you for the advice, exactly what I am looking for from you and the other experts on the Pelican, best group of knowledge on the planet!!

-if I find broken studs or just want to change, do I have to pull the cam towers and cylinders to change head studs?
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The plan

-if it has RED comments after the line item then I’m need help and hoping for help/comments/suggestions/knowledge from out unbelievable pool of geniuses
-if it has GREEN comments after line items I have a plan in process/answer
-as I come across more items I will update this list below
-not sure if this is the correct way to do this on the forum or if I should do separate posts for each item?

OVERALL:
1) Painting the car, back to original #451 MOCA BROWN
2) Engine, pulling out to replace all rubber pieces, new fuel lines, reseal, check if I have Divilar head studs still
3) Transmission, shifted little dodgy in 1st and second, want to send out for repair
4) New tires on restored BBS RS rims
5) Redo the interior
6) Replace rubber brake lines

BODY:
1) Very bad respray on the car when I bought it (seller was very honest about the entire car, so I knew this), paint peels right off – need to strip it to be sure I get proper adhesion – sand the panels or use stripper?
2) Of course doing glass out paint
3) Sending out my Targa Top for restoration – recommendations?
4) Going to polish my Targa bar cover
5) Clean flapper boxes (I think they are in excellent shape but need to remove to verify)
6) Replace firewall insulation
7) Easy to access my horn while fender is off, find out why it doesn’t work
8) Replace body seals – read posts on targa body side seal nightmare, any updated/new suggestions?
9) Maybe add 3rd brake light before paint – posts I read link doesn’t work for the part, anyone know where I get a good light?

ENGINE:
1) Check for Divilar head studs, replace if necessary
2) Replace lines, vacuum and fuel
3) Have injectors cleaned/tested, new o-rings – recommendation on where?
4) Replace gaskets and seals
5) Upgrade to turbo valve covers
6) Thinking of backdating exhaust system
7) Thinking of backdating the heat system – any issue or is it truly and improvement?
8) Set valve clearances
9) Clean up shroud, engine and items
10) Send out fan and housing for refinish
11) Replace tunnel fuel lines
12) Replace motor mounts
13) If I have to pull of heads and towers for Divilar stud issue, might send out cams to change profile

INTERIOR:
1) Get seats and door panels recovered
2) New carpet – anyone ever use Pelican set?
3) Anyone think I should use any dyna-mat/boom-mat?
4) Send out clock for repair
5) Install new bushing in the upper steering column
6) Add air conditioning

TRANSMISSION:
1) Send out to have 1st and 2nd looked at/fixed – any recommendations?
2) Replace clutch components as necessary
3) Replace transmission mounts
4) Replace shifter mechanism bushings
5) How do I know if my throw out bearings should be replaced or should I just do it? What about pilot bearing?
6) Replace clutch cable

WHEELS:
1) Have a set of 16” BBS RS, 7” and 8” – will they fit as is?
2) Will powder coat the barrels black
3) Will strip and polish the lips – what can I recoat with after polishing?
4) Refinish the inners, hopefully power coat
5) Have center caps that are in very nice shape, only polish the hex
6) Reassemble and add new tires
7) I've read posts about needing BBS lug nuts, is this correct?
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notice big patch of paint just peeled off with galvanization showing underneath


other areas show the red/orange (not guards red for sure) peeled off with the Moca Brown showing underneath
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got the motor out, 1st time for me, went pretty well

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Looks great! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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IMHO, since it has been poorly repainted at one time, you have no idea what was done underneath so I would definitely use a stripper and get down to the metal. Its messy, but it's much better and faster than sanding!
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IMHO, since it has been poorly repainted at one time, you have no idea what was done underneath so I would definitely use a stripper and get down to the metal. Its messy, but it's much better and faster than sanding!
And not only that, it will leave the galvanizing in place.

Nice job on the engine drop!

Regarding 3rd brake light, I had one off eBay, but without a housing it floods the back of the interior with red light. I've bought the 3rd brake light with housing out of an E46 sedan- it looks to be about the right angle (which can be modified) and will go at the top of the window where I can't see it from the driver's seat.

You have a long way to go before you get there, though....
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Regarding 3rd brake light, I had one off eBay, but without a housing it floods the back of the interior with red light. I've bought the 3rd brake light with housing out of an E46 sedan- it looks to be about the right angle (which can be modified) and will go at the top of the window where I can't see it from the driver's seat.
what about just an interior grade one that I fit on the parcel shelf inside the targa rear window?
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Cant you just use the pedestal type from later 911s? A quick google search pulled up this one, but there are plenty of options out there..

Porsche 911 Cabriolet Third Brake Light No Spoiler 91163107100 SS 91163107101
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Cant you just use the pedestal type from later 911s? A quick google search pulled up this one, but there are plenty of options out there..

Porsche 911 Cabriolet Third Brake Light No Spoiler 91163107100 SS 91163107101
that looks like a good plan, will search for these then
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-if I find broken studs or just want to change, do I have to pull the cam towers and cylinders to change head studs?
Yes
Two basic approaches exist for the broken head stud scenario, rebuild top end only, the bottom ends are very durable -or- get a 3.6L Metzger motor
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Two basic approaches exist for the broken head stud scenario, rebuild top end only, the bottom ends are very durable -or- get a 3.6L Metzger motor
figured that was my future on the studs

-have to stay on my plan or start a go fund me page for 3.6l
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