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how she sits now with the front spacers that wedge between the spring coils. The back is less than a half inch too low and the front is a half inch too high IMO without measuring.
Period gold BBS wheels look great with moss green paint, and great save Gunar. I know you'll be keeping this car a long, long time with a story like this. Beautiful PORSCHE, i'd walk over a new Panamera with my work boots on to get a closer look. Great story for Hemming's Sport and Exotic!
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It's a cold Saturday morning here in New York and I spent the last hour or so reading this post. I sold my 928 about 5 years ago and now I have some sellers remorse. Amazing job on this car. You really should pat yourself on the back.
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Haven't heard from Gunar in awhile, I wonder how he and his save is doing?
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He posted on Christmas day, above.

Funny, there's another earlier post where he wished us Merry Christmas... two years ago!
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Haven't heard from Gunar in awhile, I wonder how he and his save is doing?
Hey guys,
Things are humming right along here in Winston-Salem. I had a few years of unemployment from 2009-2011 and thats when I stumbled on MPDano's (Leo's) rebuild thread on his forum and got the fix up a cheap 928 bug. I always loved 928's since I was such a big fan of Tom Cruise and how cool the car was in Risky Business. Luckily I ended up with good bones of a 82 Euro 928 S that I exercised my compulsive, addictive personality and energy on till completion. Could not have done it without these forums and the giving of knowledge of the people that frequent them. After I was done I turned my energies to opening my own pharmacy and have been mostly working on building the business up. The pharmacy is doing great and I have realized a dream of owning my own business. The car is doing great and I do a little something to it from time to time. The last several months it has gained some beautiful champagne 1989 930 sport seats and a booming stereo system like I had in my first cars. I still would rather listen to that engine. I love to drive the car and would feel comfortable going on a long road trip in it. The list of things to be addressed in the future are:
-Cold natured and dies a few times on first start up(maybe cold start pressure adjustment would fix if I get out the gauges)
-Dent in rt front fender. The car dies sometimes when I turn on the headlights. One time I was slowly going around a curve and decided to test them. Car died and when I switched the key off to restart I locked up the steering wheel and slid off the road and hit a reflector pole. This was a couple of weeks after new paint. I think I need a new headlight relay for the lights on car dies problem, but it only happens every now and then.
-fix a few vacuum leaks/diaphragms behind the dash that won't let hot air stop. I already replaced the heater valve.
-still fouling the #6 plug with oil. Car does not smoke at all or miss but this plug always shows partial fouling so I keep replacing it with my many spares. Probably a valve spring problem as the springs were not replaced when I had the heads refreshed.
-ac is there but haven't tried to diagnose or fix.
-still need to color buff and sand the paint to smooth it since the repaint and shrinkage. I have 3 coats of clear to work with.
-take sunroof apart and clean everything like Leo did.
-rear brakes
-brake lines
-may need to do wheel bearings and rear axels in the future. Good now
-torque tube bearings
-throw out bearing?
-cracks in dash
-new floor mats
-new front tires since I finally have alignment right
-replace fuel vent hose
-fix speedometer odometer( I have restored another pod to put in to use/test while I work on the original Euro one again.

How's that for an update? Landseer- I would like to come up to Virginia some weekend and meet you and Jadz and see your projects. Gunar
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Rob Budd dash cover replacement process

I bought a vinyl dash cover from Rob Budd to re-skin my 31 rear old cracked dash. I chose vinyl over leather for low maintenance reasons. I did not want to be having to rub leather conditioner on the dash and get it all over the windshield. I have all the cracks filled using Bondo. I have taken my sweet time and everything is moving along nicely. I smeared way too much Bondo on than I needed and it took me forever to sand it smooth. That stuff is hard as a diamond and the perfect thing to use (just not so much). I will update the pictures as I enter the home stretch. Gunar

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Hey guys,

-fix a few vacuum leaks/diaphragms behind the dash that won't let hot air stop. I already replaced the heater valve. Gunar
There is another diaphragm you may want to check out based on your description of the problem. It is under the hood, forward of the steering wheel. You need to remove the airbox to access it. I suffered the same "always on heat" from the defrost vents a few years back on my 83. While that diaphragm did not have any leaks I was able to zip tie it closed and the steady stream of heat that I had suffered through disappeared. Thanks to Charley B in California for that tip.
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Thanks for posting your efforts on recovering your dash. I have to do the same on mine and it sure makes the process easier when you have pictures of someone else doing the same thing.
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I upgraded. M4 convertible manual trans. More to come

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I am doing a big interior refresh. More images to come when I get everything back from Rob Budd. Here are my efforts over the years. I will probably be selling the newer sport seats cause Iím having the old ones recovered.





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For MP Dano I finally got a rebuilt correct WUR like you said to do a long time ago and now it starts beautifully. Correct to model in spec parts are very important with CIS
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For MP Dano I finally got a rebuilt correct WUR like you said to do a long time ago and now it starts beautifully. Correct to model in spec parts are very important with CIS
Glad to see your still at it. Been awhile since I touched a 928. I just start my CIS every now and then, and removing what mice n rats leave behind, lol.
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Read through this thread and an excellent save. The whole CIS part was of special interest. I've got a 931 project that is close to running well but not quite there. A rebuilt WUV and fuel distributor would certainly help. Then there's paint and body work, etc. etc.

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Great job Gunter!
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Read through this thread and an excellent save. The whole CIS part was of special interest. I've got a 931 project that is close to running well but not quite there. A rebuilt WUV and fuel distributor would certainly help. Then there's paint and body work, etc. etc.

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Great job Gunter!
One thing Iíve learned is to make sure they are the correct part number. This will save you a lot of trouble. For the rebuilt units I can recommend Colin at k-jet specialist in Australia
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