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I scrubbed parts that I'm transferring from my seized motor to my replacement. Am going for clean, not refinished, but got generally good results.

Then I spilled a goodly amount of old engine oil and had to clean it up before I had a superfund situation. It was nasty and I was highly irritated with myself.

Realized the original/dead engine has the tubular headers but my replacement came with cast items; this was new to me so I looked up the differences. While the tubular look nicer to my eye and weigh less, it appears the collected wisdom is that the cast set will cause me less trouble in the future.

Took pleasant road trip with my wife up around Northampton and Amherst, Massachusetts and stopped to look at Westfield ADB, aka Barnes Airport where a Mass ANG squadron flies F15's which I often see over my home, 40 or so miles away. No F15's flying today but saw their gate guard A10 and two other planes on static display, an F86 Sabre and an F84 Thunderstreak, albeit the other side of the big Keep Out fence. Also saw one 944 moldering in a gas station but didn't stop to examine ... also exercised self-discipline to not stop and look at a Vanagon .... and later, an 88" Land Rover SIIA. If I brought home all the project vehicles I'd like to save, I'd be ... single, lonely, demented, broke, a hoarder.

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Removed rear bumper to inspect/clean/repair...

Wow, I'm getting bored - gotta find another project car!

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With this crazy hot weather has come some stalling -- especially while idling at busy intersections. So it seemed like a good time to replace the fuel filter and while I am in there, the pump too. After seeing the original location for the FF (I'm used to early 928s) and deciding it was kinda nutty, I used a replacement gas hose I had (from LR) along with a 928 fuel line to move it next to the pump. Whom ever changes the FF next should appreciate it.





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Patrick, that is what I found myself thinking with my SC: after the last big round of work I did (I think it was winter 17-18, suspension rebuild and installing a set of used SSI header/heat exchangers) the stuff I was doing was kinda petty - which I'm not applying to you and your efforts. I knew I should leave well enough alone and not further improve things that were already good; at that point I wasn't adding much value.

That said, I was not on the lookout for for a major project, but apparently the red 924S was looking for me.

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John,
I would love to get my hands on a 928 although my wife has been hinting for a cayman or even another older F-car. Although, I think installing a new dashboard may be in the near future which will keep me busy for a while.
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Today I was trying to find out if my surging idle was due to a leak in the break booster diaphragm, breaks seemed fine. I noticed a blue hose connected to the line from my thermal valve to my vacuum valve & must have pressed on it because my idle changed. I pinched it off & my surging idle stoped. The car died, now my 83 944 won’t start & I have no idea what’s going on. Great day...lol
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Yesterday I learned that the best way for me to check TDC (cylinder 1) for a timing belt job is not from the side but from the front of the car. This might be a result of being tall, but it was good to be able to turn the crank and see the indicators (camshaft gear, flywheel) line up as they're supposed to without having to move around the car.
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At over 230k miles with a too many oil leaks, time for a rebuild. Yes, we pulled the motor from the top.

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Installed my motor after fresh rebuilt. Also installed a Mocal thermostat
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Igeaux, I'll be watching with interest (and hoping you start a thread). By any chance does the 413 in your screen-name connote a Western Massachusetts location?

Slant, that's a cool but funny looking 924/944 engine

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Swapped out the 8x16 968 rims for the Club Sports. Also installed front spacers so the rims would not be to tucked in. Still needs a good cleaning. Just waiting for my paint guy to have the space and employees to clean her up.
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John,
No the 413 is reference to a squadron I was in while on active duty with the Air Force. I'll get some more pictures going. Engine is almost completely apart and my son and I are starting to clean things up and have some parts back from getting powder coated.
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No the 413 is reference to a squadron I was in while on active duty with the Air Force. I'll get some more pictures going. Engine is almost completely apart and my son and I are starting to clean things up and have some parts back from getting powder coated.
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I just googled the 413 .... Flight Test Squadron? If yes, fascinating! My late Dad worked in aerospace ... I'm that guy who looks up at every passing plane, chopper, etc.

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Popped out the oil galley plugs on the block to finish cleaning it before the rebuild.
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Installed tow eyes today...
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Did you need longer bolts for that? Might be worth looking into for my '84
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Yes... The original lower shock bolts are 12mm X 1.5mm pitch X 70mm. The tow eyes do no not sit flush with the lower shock mount so a few flat washers are needed which necessitates using a 90mm bolt. Also, the eye holes are designed for the later 944 models, which used a 14mm bolt, so I had a local machine shop make a couple of custom spacers to take up the 2mm slack.

I also ordered a tow "V" strap today...
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Installed new rear sway bar links...
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Well, after 19 years of ownership I finally did the clutch master and slave cylinders on my '84 944. I have to say it was fairly straightforward and required next to no effort to bleed - I did it myself by letting fluid drain through the system, closing it off, pumping the clutch a few times, and filling the reservoir. I took it for a test drive and it feels just as it did before, only not leaky!
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Custom tow strap (yolk) arrived today!

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