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911heaven 10-19-2019 02:49 AM

How much, how hard? Standard BTR motor to BTR III
 
For any of Y'all with Ruf knowledge, I've been brainstorming about how to possibly get a BTR motor converted to a Motoronic, twin injector BTR III without going directly to Ruf with the question. I'm just afraid to ask due to the eye watering price I believe they will give me. Certainly I don't have the cash for that at the moment. I want it to be original Ruf parts like my previous BTR III motor which I foolishly let go of 20 years ago.

The upside on HP is 408 vs 374. It may not be worth it in any regard considering the cost that could go with it. The effort may lead me nowhere. Finding the parts would be the hard part used. The chip I would have to go to Ruf for, unless someone had one used. I still have my original Ruf BTR III ecu but it is damaged and unusable. I could ask Ruf to replace it, but I don't have anything else left from the original. I would need fuel rails, injectors 12, engine harness, sensors, fuel pumps (plural), and to be honest, I'm not sure what else! Intake manifold?

Thanks to anyone with any insights or advice. I'm trying to get my car back to original state, as it was when I first got it. I'm not thinking of other build options.

bernie

speednme1 10-19-2019 06:11 AM

Best place to go is Ruf if you don’t want to use anything else. Make the call. You would need the Motronic and Harness. Then have a shop twin plug it for you. Discuss it with Ruf in Germany you may get surprised at their cost for doing the work. It may be comparable to a Porsche specialist in your area.

911heaven 10-19-2019 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by speednme1 (Post 10628471)
Best place to go is Ruf if you donít want to use anything else. Make the call. You would need the Motronic and Harness. Then have a shop twin plug it for you. Discuss it with Ruf in Germany you may get surprised at their cost for doing the work. It may be comparable to a Porsche specialist in your area.

Funny you answered first! Incidentally, I just PMed you half an hour ago.

Well, point taken, but if I can avoid it for the moment I will. I'll explain. In my area, Ruf wants me to use their dealer in Kyoto. When I didn't have a motor at all and on the phone numerous times with Ruf Germany in Feb./March, they said about 35000 Euro, but I'd have to take my car to Ishida. It's only about an hour from here. I finally went to meet the Ishida brothers for the first time in late March when I got this answer from Manual Mayer, straight from the mouth of head of the workshop Mr. Ruf, not Aloise, I just can't drag up his first name at this moment on memory.

When I finally sat down with the Ishida brothers and told them what Ruf Germany told me, it all stopped in a heartbeat. Now I remember, his name is Marcel. Anyway, the brothers are two of a kind. One is an ambassador for the company who is fluent in English, the other won't utter a word in English. He's the Shacho or boss. So it was like good cop, bad cop if you will. The boss just shook his head, said it's too cheap at 35000 Euro. So they called Marcel Monday week, came back to me with a better price!

60.000 to 80,000 Euro and perhaps more since some BTR parts are out of production! My heart just fell through the floor when I got that phone call. They even said finding a crankshaft for a BTR motor would be like 10K or a million yen. Of course I didn't believe that bullsh-t!

Regardless, I found a motor in Europe, or perhaps it found me. Either way, it's still in Europe, so there is possibly a way to engage Ruf Germany and have little or nothing to do with the dealer here hopefully. I told Manual on the phone after this event -- I'm not Japanese, I'm an American living in Japan and I'm not going to give up on my car! He replied -- Yes, don't give up!

bernie

Bigtoe32067 10-19-2019 12:14 PM

Put a parts wanted ad on here and rennlist.
You may be suprised at what some people have laying around and wanting to get rid of.
If on the other hand no one answers your ad you’re not out anything but some time.
Good luck
Tony

911heaven 10-20-2019 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigtoe32067 (Post 10628812)
Put a parts wanted ad on here and rennlist.
You may be suprised at what some people have laying around and wanting to get rid of.
If on the other hand no one answers your ad youíre not out anything but some time.
Good luck
Tony

Thank you Tony! Sounds like a good plan. I need to join Rennlist. I think I was on there many many years ago briefly. Can't remember user name etc.

regards,

Matt Monson 10-21-2019 05:48 AM

For some people it’s not done until it’s over done. I’m not that guy. I would just rebuild it as “stock” and enjoy the car.

911heaven 10-21-2019 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10630456)
For some people itís not done until itís over done. Iím not that guy. I would just rebuild it as ďstockĒ and enjoy the car.

I believe you are right on Matt. So many times on other cars I went overboard trying to make it best. It takes more time, sometimes it takes too much time, never gets finished! Life is short they say. That's not as funny as it sounds, rather it's quite true! Just last week I stopped in to see an ol' friend who has a Porsche repair shop. I always keep him abreast on what's up, what I'm doing or planning to do. He joked with me saying -- your going to be an old geyser by the time you finish this one out! I'll by 57 on 11/3. He's about right, and joke well taken. He was around 20 years ago and knows my history with this car.

Stock you say? Original was BTR III twin plug. the engine I'm getting is stock BTR, difference of 34 Horsepower. I would be happy with less HP, just thinking original BTR III might raise the value a bit when it comes time to sell. One day I will have to even if I enjoy building it and/or driving it. Moreover, the 6 speed R 50-50 BTR/CTR might whine, saying where's my twin plug motronic mate? You've abandoned me!

hard call,

bernie

Rawknees'Turbo 10-21-2019 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10630554)
. . .
hard call,

bernie

No it isn't, Burnz! Thirty four horsepower is 34 horsepower - go ballz out BTR III or just go home!

:D

911heaven 10-22-2019 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Rawknees'Turbo (Post 10631564)
No it isn't, Burnz! Thirty four horsepower is 34 horsepower - go ballz out BTR III or just go home!

:D

Thanx Ron for the needed encouragement! I did need that! I will try and get there albeit slowly so as not to make too many mistakes. An extra 34 hp might be good since my car is a cab, and a little heavier (isn't it?). I always liked a good challenge out on the highway when ever I could find it, provided I had the ponies?! Would love to scorch some asses in a cab with the top down when the day comes, if it does. I'm on it!

bernie

onboost 10-22-2019 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10628400)
For any of Y'all with Ruf knowledge, I've been brainstorming about how to possibly get a BTR motor converted to a Motoronic, twin injector BTR III without going directly to Ruf with the question. I'm just afraid to ask due to the eye watering price I believe they will give me. Certainly I don't have the cash for that at the moment. I want it to be original Ruf parts like my previous BTR III motor which I foolishly let go of 20 years ago.

The upside on HP is 408 vs 374. It may not be worth it in any regard considering the cost that could go with it. The effort may lead me nowhere. Finding the parts would be the hard part used. The chip I would have to go to Ruf for, unless someone had one used. I still have my original Ruf BTR III ecu but it is damaged and unusable. I could ask Ruf to replace it, but I don't have anything else left from the original. I would need fuel rails, injectors 12, engine harness, sensors, fuel pumps (plural), and to be honest, I'm not sure what else! Intake manifold?

Thanks to anyone with any insights or advice. I'm trying to get my car back to original state, as it was when I first got it. I'm not thinking of other build options.

bernie

So you're right.. most of the parts that you're wanting are old news/old skool so if you could get RUF to manufacture any of what you're wanting.. yes the cost will be eye-watering to say the least. The likely hood of you finding those pieces or event the BTRIII motor pretty much fall into the same category.

On the other hand, some of those components aren't exactly rocket-science. The dual injector manifold can be made.. just as RUF did by machining and welding in an extra set of injector bosses, the harness for this shouldn't be difficult to make either.. as far as the ECU.. you could play with that Motronic and see what you get as there are a number of folks around that can burn custom chips to meet your needs although working with someone with a dyno would be wise. On the other hand you can purchase any number of stand-alone ecu's and do your thing.. The RUF stuff is neat but now very costly old technology!

911heaven 10-23-2019 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by onboost (Post 10631653)
So you're right.. most of the parts that you're wanting are old news/old skool so if you could get RUF to manufacture any of what you're wanting.. yes the cost will be eye-watering to say the least. The likely hood of you finding those pieces or event the BTRIII motor pretty much fall into the same category.

On the other hand, some of those components aren't exactly rocket-science. The dual injector manifold can be made.. just as RUF did by machining and welding in an extra set of injector bosses, the harness for this shouldn't be difficult to make either.. as far as the ECU.. you could play with that Motronic and see what you get as there are a number of folks around that can burn custom chips to meet your needs although working with someone with a dyno would be wise. On the other hand you can purchase any number of stand-alone ecu's and do your thing.. The RUF stuff is neat but now very costly old technology!

Thank you onboost for more ideas and great insights! I've read your post many times over so that it would sink in. I'd hoped to keep the car vintage, but it may be the wrong path. Old technology may be holding me up, newer tech on the engine management might be cheaper, better and faster.

I will call Ruf one day soon to double check on a price. Even if they did it, they might install something newer on technology who knows. One other person on the engine forum here suggested going with a more modern system. Even so, if I did that, the motor would still be vintage even if the management system wasn't right?

Much appreciated!

spuggy 10-27-2019 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10628588)
Regardless, I found a motor in Europe, or perhaps it found me. Either way, it's still in Europe, so there is possibly a way to engage Ruf Germany and have little or nothing to do with the dealer here hopefully. I told Manual on the phone after this event -- I'm not Japanese, I'm an American living in Japan and I'm not going to give up on my car! He replied -- Yes, don't give up!

This does seem like the obvious way to go, if Ruf will play and importing the motor to Japan after conversion won't cause you any issues.

Otherwise, technology has moved on - for example, modern injectors have better atomization & flow rates that make dual injector setups unnecessary, while still giving perfectly acceptable idle, coil-on-plug delivers more power at the spark, modern stand-alones are far more capable than period Motronic etc.

So I guess it comes down to how much/whether you want the extra power and how much originality matters versus tasteful modernizations/updates that work better...

911heaven 10-28-2019 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spuggy (Post 10637661)
This does seem like the obvious way to go, if Ruf will play and importing the motor to Japan after conversion won't cause you any issues.

Otherwise, technology has moved on - for example, modern injectors have better atomization & flow rates that make dual injector setups unnecessary, while still giving perfectly acceptable idle, coil-on-plug delivers more power at the spark, modern stand-alones are far more capable than period Motronic etc.

So I guess it comes down to how much/whether you want the extra power and how much originality matters versus tasteful modernizations/updates that work better...

Thank you spuggy for great insights! What I keep getting is that newer tech is better, more convenient and perhaps cheaper too? The reason I'm leaning old skool Ruf tech is only about vintage and possible salability in the future, when that time comes. I'll try to stick with this course even at less performance until I may give up due to difficulty.

I have to thank you too for your good advice months ago on my tech forum thread about chassis loom. I still need to work that one out too as per vintage. You had a lot of good things to say even then. First priority is to work out the engine though. This is the issue at hand, and the most vital for sure.

regards,
bernie

BLACK3.2 10-30-2019 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10630456)
For some people itís not done until itís over done. Iím not that guy. I would just rebuild it as ďstockĒ and enjoy the car.

This all the way. You have a piece of automotive history. It was built with no expense spared in its time. You risk wrecking that now. Enjoy it for what it is, including its limitations. Remember poetry is only possible with limitations.

Matt Monson 10-30-2019 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BLACK3.2 (Post 10641063)
This all the way. You have a piece of automotive history. It was built with no expense spared in its time. You risk wrecking that now. Enjoy it for what it is, including its limitations. Remember poetry is only possible with limitations.

Pmax would accuse us of caveman syndrome. I just see it as respect for our cars’ history. There’s a difference between molesting a random 930 and reworking a Ruf. If building hot rods is one’s thing then sell the ruf and buy a project to finish.

spuggy 10-30-2019 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10641075)
Thereís a difference between molesting a random 930 and reworking a Ruf. If building hot rods is oneís thing then sell the ruf and buy a project to finish.

I couldn't agree more. A large attraction of my mongrel hot-rod with 250K miles on the tub was zero remorse at making it what I want because most of the work had already been done. Even so, I don't modify original parts... And thanks to tatty old paint, I park it anywhere without batting an eye, which I see as another bonus...

On the one hand, "it's your car, do what you want" and "you're not an unpaid museum curator" are perfectly valid POVs.

On the other hand, a real Ruf is pretty special - and a large part of the value would have to be originality or "correctness".

OP clearly doesn't want to needlessly waste money - but bills obviously don't scare him either. I think there are several options that would preserve the provenance:
  • Ruf go through the BTR motor he's been offered.
  • Ruf make the BTR motor into a BTR III
  • Ruf go through & update the BTR with updated tech - a BTR IV, if you will.

Another way might be to take the 1st or 2nd option against future resale purposes - and also build up a 964 or 993-based EFI/ITB/BB turbo mule for whazzing around in. That'd scratch the HP itch and also keep the original option on the table.

I'd be curious to know exactly how much Ruf under-state the output of the BTR III, actually. Everyone knows the numbers they gave for the CTR were *cough* conservative *cough* :D

juanbenae 10-30-2019 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10641075)
Pmax would accuse us of caveman syndrome. If building hot rods is oneís thing then sell the ruf and buy a project to finish.


http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1572497154.jpg


sean would not know cool if it was ran up his ass.....

Rawknees'Turbo 10-30-2019 11:18 PM

^^^

Tobs, now all that bisch needs to complete the coolness is a huge intercooler up top (plus turbocharger, custom plenum for your carbs, etc.). Boosting that bisch should be your next project, bisch!!!

On the subject of car molestation, I see it differently than some of you guyz above. If a high performance machine was a living creature, it wouldn't give two shiits about being historically correct, but instead would yearn to be modded and improved upon with the best running gear possible (modern electronics, fuel systems, ignition systems, turbochargers, etc.); wouldn't matter if the machine was new, vintage (aka - old), or special (such as a Ruf), it would want to be stroked and poked into the most ferocious thing it could be. So therefor, an owner that chooses to take that road is showing the machine the ultimate respect.

911heaven 10-31-2019 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10641075)
Pmax would accuse us of caveman syndrome. I just see it as respect for our carsí history. Thereís a difference between molesting a random 930 and reworking a Ruf. If building hot rods is oneís thing then sell the ruf and buy a project to finish.

This idea may have been misunderstood, or I wasn't clear. I don't know for sure. To clarify, and conversely, what I would like to do, if it were possible, my plan is go back to BTR III twin injector motronic system which is what I dismantled from the car 20 years ago. I don't have it anymore, foolishly let that engine go and all to do with it (still have the 6 speed R 50-50 transmission). So it's not veering away from stock Ruf on this car, rather trying to come back to it i.e. BTR III. The motor I'm acquiring isn't BTR III, rather standard BTR and single injector, non-motronic @ 374 hp. It is authentic BTR 3.4, Ruf stamped case. Even the engine no. is 63K (89), which my former engine had. That 63K is written on my title, so it fits very nicely. It isn't BTR III motronic however.

Still I'm quite intrigued and thankful for all the input here by everyone who is posting or has posted. There are great nuggets, helpful direction in all of these posts, so a big thanks to all! I still need to do some follow up on advice I've already been given. Takes time to do that with work schedule and time zones. I'll try to get there eventually, go slow too so as not to make many mistakes. Guys on the engine forum have also chimed in on my similar thread there, thanks to advice from M2 that I should list there.

bernie

911heaven 11-01-2019 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spuggy (Post 10641144)
I couldn't agree more. A large attraction of my mongrel hot-rod with 250K miles on the tub was zero remorse at making it what I want because most of the work had already been done. Even so, I don't modify original parts... And thanks to tatty old paint, I park it anywhere without batting an eye, which I see as another bonus...

On the one hand, "it's your car, do what you want" and "you're not an unpaid museum curator" are perfectly valid POVs.

On the other hand, a real Ruf is pretty special - and a large part of the value would have to be originality or "correctness".

OP clearly doesn't want to needlessly waste money - but bills obviously don't scare him either. I think there are several options that would preserve the provenance:
  • Ruf go through the BTR motor he's been offered.
  • Ruf make the BTR motor into a BTR III
  • Ruf go through & update the BTR with updated tech - a BTR IV, if you will.

Another way might be to take the 1st or 2nd option against future resale purposes - and also build up a 964 or 993-based EFI/ITB/BB turbo mule for whazzing around in. That'd scratch the HP itch and also keep the original option on the table.

I'd be curious to know exactly how much Ruf under-state the output of the BTR III, actually. Everyone knows the numbers they gave for the CTR were *cough* conservative *cough* :D


Say spuggy, I was so inspired by your intuitive/informative post that I busted a move! Last night I called Ruf and was fortunate enough to speak with Mr.Ruf (Marcel -- head of the workshop). He was very cordial and gave me the invitation to ship the motor (while in Europe) to them for a BTR Iii upgrade. He also said they would test it on the dyno.


I may need now to think how to raise money for this! No prices were discussed, yet I did let him know I got this car 20 years ago by coincidence. I let him know that I'm not like most/all of their wealthy customers. See what you got me into here? I'm scared sh-tless what numbers will come back if/when I ship the motor to them. Probably the best idea though, as you and some others on engine forum said.

Thank you for the advice! I may come back and curse you after I get the bill! Just kidding I hope.

bernie

Matt Monson 11-01-2019 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10641853)
This idea may have been misunderstood, or I wasn't clear. I don't know for sure. To clarify, and conversely, what I would like to do, if it were possible, my plan is go back to BTR III twin injector motronic system which is what I dismantled from the car 20 years ago. I don't have it anymore, foolishly let that engine go and all to do with it (still have the 6 speed R 50-50 transmission). So it's not veering away from stock Ruf on this car, rather trying to come back to it i.e. BTR III. The motor I'm acquiring isn't BTR III, rather standard BTR and single injector, non-motronic @ 374 hp. It is authentic BTR 3.4, Ruf stamped case. Even the engine no. is 63K (89), which my former engine had. That 63K is written on my title, so it fits very nicely. It isn't BTR III motronic however.

Still I'm quite intrigued and thankful for all the input here by everyone who is posting or has posted. There are great nuggets, helpful direction in all of these posts, so a big thanks to all! I still need to do some follow up on advice I've already been given. Takes time to do that with work schedule and time zones. I'll try to get there eventually, go slow too so as not to make many mistakes. Guys on the engine forum have also chimed in on my similar thread there, thanks to advice from M2 that I should list there.

bernie

Totally missed this. I didnít realize the newly found engine was the wrong spec that changes it for me. Beg, borrow and steal to get Ruf to convert it for you.

911heaven 11-02-2019 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10643477)
Totally missed this. I didnít realize the newly found engine was the wrong spec that changes it for me. Beg, borrow and steal to get Ruf to convert it for you.

This is probably out of the question, but how much can I borrow from you Matt, say 1 year MAX on pay back with a little interest? I thought so! I 'll do my best, maybe I need to get busy and sell something for sure. I have always appreciated your advice, and you have been with me on this car for how many years now? 6 or 7? 5 or 6?

Best,

bernie

911heaven 11-02-2019 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10641778)
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1572497154.jpg


sean would not know cool if it was ran up his ass.....

Now Toby, I did ask for pics of all the boyz mobiles, and didn't git that many. Got some so not complaining at all. If the rest of your car looks like this, pristine and clean, despite what the Raw man says about anything, I think it's masterpiece 911 art! I love it. I can visualize the passion, and that's why I'd love to take it for a spin, of course with you watching my every move behind the wheel.

spuggy 11-02-2019 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10642914)
Say spuggy, I was so inspired by your intuitive/informative post that I busted a move!
...
Thank you for the advice! I may come back and curse you after I get the bill! Just kidding I hope.

Bernie, great that you've decided on a direction that'll give good results and are moving on it! Often the hardest part.

I find it helps to pay as many invoices separately as possible - and then carefully avoid adding them up. Not even in your head....

Good luck!

juanbenae 11-03-2019 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10643922)
Now Toby, I did ask for pics of all the boyz mobiles, and didn't git that many. Got some so not complaining at all. If the rest of your car looks like this, pristine and clean, despite what the Raw man says about anything, I think it's masterpiece 911 art! I love it. I can visualize the passion, and that's why I'd love to take it for a spin, of course with you watching my every move behind the wheel.


it's far from that clean these days im afraid..... been way too busy with stuff the last year and a half to do much of anything on the car including driving it. in fact by mid next summer if I have not driven it a bunch with what remains of this fall and next spring I have been tossing around the idea of selling it. im enjoying the jeep much more up here these days, and may need to find a more versatile sports car for these parts. something like a WRX or the like that if need be I can actually back it out of the garage with snow on the ground.

Matt Monson 11-03-2019 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10645032)
it's far from that clean these days im afraid..... been way too busy with stuff the last year and a half to do much of anything on the car including driving it. in fact by mid next summer if I have not driven it a bunch with what remains of this fall and next spring I have been tossing around the idea of selling it. im enjoying the jeep much more up here these days, and may need to find a more versatile sports car for these parts. something like a WRX or the like that if need be I can actually back it out of the garage with snow on the ground.

Put a diff in that old 911 and that concern goes away.

911heaven 11-04-2019 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10645032)
it's far from that clean these days im afraid..... been way too busy with stuff the last year and a half to do much of anything on the car including driving it. in fact by mid next summer if I have not driven it a bunch with what remains of this fall and next spring I have been tossing around the idea of selling it. im enjoying the jeep much more up here these days, and may need to find a more versatile sports car for these parts. something like a WRX or the like that if need be I can actually back it out of the garage with snow on the ground.

Maybe what M2 says makes sense. I hope so! Selling is ok 2, yet when Spring comes around you may be lonely for 911 hobby. Just heard Joni Mitchell song on the radio -- big yellow taxi. The theme is you don't know what you got til it's gone. Fair enough! I'll flip that around for you, and then you make your own choice.

22 years ago I brought back a third world girl from Italy. She was Dominican. I thought this souvenier would work out, but 6 years later she copped most of my money on a clean sweep and left back to NYC! So you might never know what you got til it's gone. Thank God I had only amassed 40k by then. Still, I would say, you never know what you got til it's gone. I can honestly say, I haven't been happier since!!

bernie

pmax 11-05-2019 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10641075)
Pmax would accuse us of caveman syndrome. I just see it as respect for our cars’ history. There’s a difference between molesting a random 930 and reworking a Ruf. If building hot rods is one’s thing then sell the ruf and buy a project to finish.

Let's see, backdating to an ancient and obsolete engine tech just because ... that's caveman syndrome.

Sell the BTR and buy any old 930 and have at it...

As for Tobs and his pretty engine in a RUF thread, haha, please, consider the subject matter :D

Matt Monson 11-05-2019 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmax (Post 10647405)
Let's see, backdating to an ancient and obsolete engine tech just because ... that's caveman syndrome.

Sell the BTR and buy any old 930 and have at it...

As for Tobs and his pretty engine in a RUF thread, haha, please, consider the subject matter :D

You really should read the whole thread before commenting.

pmax 11-05-2019 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10647486)
You really should read the whole thread before commenting.

I read Bernie's OP, then saw yours and Tobs' pretty pic.

That's more than enough for me.

juanbenae 11-05-2019 05:13 PM

actually drove the domino some today. haircut with dennis in downtown twain harte, an afternoon visit to the bamboo orchid for my regular order prepared by sweet, sweet Yum Li before I headed off to my PO Box to key the slot and collect paper correspondence..

the drive, it was nice. all the roads here are twisty and only saw one signaled intersection.. funny thing is a few hundred miles in up here the car much to my my surprise is running leaner here than at sea level! what says you pmax? is it a WUR, a ADD, fuel pressure resistance, a something or other voltage related issue? ohm that's right! I have cool carbs to fiddle with sans yir CIS silliness...

i find it rich that ol sean is *****ing about content here in the thread he bumped for no other reason than he's alone again until raw punches in for his shift here....

Rawknees'Turbo 11-05-2019 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10647823)
. . . until raw punches in for his shift here....

Donkey punch?!?! :eek:

Matt Monson 11-05-2019 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10647823)
actually drove the domino some today. haircut with dennis in downtown twain harte, an afternoon visit to the bamboo orchid for my regular order prepared by sweet, sweet Yum Li before I headed off to my PO Box to key the slot and collect paper correspondence..

the drive, it was nice. all the roads here are twisty and only saw one signaled intersection.. funny thing is a few hundred miles in up here the car much to my my surprise is running leaner here than at sea level! what says you pmax? is it a WUR, a ADD, fuel pressure resistance, a something or other voltage related issue? ohm that's right! I have cool carbs to fiddle with sans yir CIS silliness...

i find it rich that ol sean is *****ing about content here in the thread he bumped for no other reason than he's alone again until raw punches in for his shift here....

Itís the cold temps more than the elevation Iím guessing.

juanbenae 11-06-2019 07:20 AM

actually unseasonably warm here (so the weather man is saying, im new to the area) in the low 70's mid day and only in the low 50's at night. need some rain so I can get to my burn piles.

Matt Monson 11-06-2019 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by 911heaven (Post 10643914)
This is probably out of the question, but how much can I borrow from you Matt, say 1 year MAX on pay back with a little interest? I thought so! I 'll do my best, maybe I need to get busy and sell something for sure. I have always appreciated your advice, and you have been with me on this car for how many years now? 6 or 7? 5 or 6?

Best,

bernie

Sell the sporto.

Matt Monson 11-06-2019 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by juanbenae (Post 10648280)
actually unseasonably warm here (so the weather man is saying, im new to the area) in the low 70's mid day and only in the low 50's at night. need some rain so I can get to my burn piles.

hmm. We just spent a week here with lower average temps than anchorage. I thought the Sierra foothills were getting some of the same.

911heaven 11-07-2019 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Monson (Post 10648362)
Sell the sporto.

I've considered that, but my first choice is the 69 Z28. The Sporto needs a little more time to acquire the domestic documents/approval by local DMV for domestic registration. I can export it now on title but not register it here or sell at auction (yet). If I wait it out, as a dealer car here it's the best bet. The Z is doing nothing for me, costing me 40 dollars a month to store plus rego and insurance. Problem is it needs a rear main seal. When cold on start up it drops about a quart. After warm up no leak. I can't sell it like that. Moreover, I need to get back home to oversee that I feel. I've heard a new seal can be threaded in without too much work or expense. I'm so out of touch on muscle cars. Any thoughts on that?


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