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I am persistent... and have gotten used to doing most of the work on my own. had to be creative with trans jack, cherry picker, and engine support brace, little tweaks at a time.

what I learned the first time a couple years ago is to look carefully at the alignment between the TT and BH faces. need to get them almost perfectly parallel.

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i thought it was impossible to re-align the motor by yourself so i know how difficult that was.
glad you did not tell me that before I tried. but this was not my first rodeo...

got the MM bolted down and today will finish lifting the assembly up and bolt crossmember to the frame.
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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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continue connecting stuff, nothing worth taking pics of.

my friend finally got his front fenders replaced and replaced the plug wires, cap, rotor, and coil. fired up immediately and purred like a kitten. took a drive and no miss or sputter at high rpm. next up a paint job.
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86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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think I have all of the hoses/wires connected that go under the intake manifold. go back over everything next time before I put on the intake.

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84 928S, Ruby Red linen/brown interior - preferred DD
87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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Looking great! Itís going to be satisfying to finally fire it up.
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yesterday got the exhaust down pipe bolted up and got the WG in, what a PITA. only need to reconnect the dump pipe to the exhaust.

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84 928S, Ruby Red linen/brown interior - preferred DD
87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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more progress. got the dump pipe connected but need to put some muffler tape around the connection and put the band clamp back on.

got the oil in the AC compressor and buttoned up those connections. put a little tape around the hose to get a tight fit in the low side. pour in a little oil and turn the compressor by hand and it sucked the oil in nicely. no mess.

today get the radiator fans and the starter back in, then go back over everything underneath and then work on the new front splitter.




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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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more progress. got the rad fans in, the AC and alt belts, clutch slave, and went over everything under the car. them moved on to going over everything on top and set the intake to check hoses/wires before bolting down.

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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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got everything underneath buttoned up. now have layed out all the plumbing and identified all the connections on top. now to go back and button up this stuff.

and got the car dropped back down, now to put back up on the quickjacks to flush brakes.

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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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got everything done and in the process of adding fluids and today drain the old gas before proceeding.

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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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Looks awesome Bob!
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ITS ALIVE !!!!!

got the car running yesterday.

I was VERY LUCKY when firing it up that I discovered a problem with the fuel injector's connector to the #1 cyl. at first the car did not fire up. connected a test light to the #1 cyl spark plug to verify spark. after reconnecting the plug wire the car fired up. so when testing the spark had to move that injector wire to do so. then while it was running I took a wrench to open the coolant vent screw to bleed out the air and the car died. I had slightly moved the wire on the connector to that injector when opening that vent screw. wiggle wire and it runs, wiggle wire and it dies. need to get another connector to splice in. I suspect it is shorting inside the connector and killing the injector circuit. I cannot imaging how long it would have taken me to figure it out otherwise.

will not be driving until I get that fixed. but what a great feeling after over a year of work.

when it fired up the guys in the other section of the shop started cheering.
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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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that is awesome! very good to see a successful project.
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Congratulations! I had mine off the road for a year for an engine out reseal and I was so relieved when it started and ran. And 8 months later it still starts and runs! But now I’ve jinxed it.
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it's alive ... again....

when I initially got the LR wiring harness connected it did not start. in frustration decided to step away for a couple days and get some other stuff done.

yesterday I immediately found I had one wire connected to the wrong pin. fixed and it fired up.

today will clean up all the wiring and get the DME/KLR back where they belong and drive it.

about the time I got my car running I heard this get started. that little 6 cyl sonds sweet. JD had been working on this 60 healy 3000 for a few weeks. they were 'test driving' it all afternoon with the owners permission.

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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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will this ever end?????

after cleaning up all the wiring and putting the DME/KLR back in place the car would not start.

I had gone around and tie wrapped the injector harness to the fuel rail. so reseated all the connectors and it fired up. drove it around for a bit and running great. lowered the manual boost controller back to stock boost but still have to keep it on a short leash, it just wants to RUN.

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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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changed out the breakin oil, continue to drive but still taking it easy.

running great.
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87 924S resurrect and gut and another track car...
86 944 turbo my new DE/track car.
78 930 clone project car.
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Bob, one suggestion if I may.

Get some of that orange fireproof silicone tubing to cover up those fuel lines.

You got SS ones, and the exhaust heat is only going to conduct more into the lines with the SS braiding you have.

Even the stock lines had some fire resistant foam over them to protect from the heat.
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thanks but that is not steel braid, but some fire resistant fiberglass or something. got them from Lindsey Racing.
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Still can't hurt. These engines get HOT.


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1987 944S - Restored salvage title, ready to live again
I can fix your late 944 Cruise Control module - PM for details

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