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ANYONE DOING ANYTHING EXCITING ON THEIR CAR ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love this paint, looks amazing in many light conditions





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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great Morghen.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, i like it too
Driving this thing, trying to iron out the issues it has so i can make it a reliable turn key go anywhere 924.
Has some cooling issues, removed the thermostat, flushed the system twice but still no heat in the cabin and runs a bit hot.
No coolant/oil mixing or high pressure in the cooling system so HG is probably fine.
But that coolant pipe going from the front of the head to the back may be clogged as the part that feeds the cabin heater is always barely warm...never hot.
Going to try to clean that tomorrow.
i have a cool muffler for it but first i need to get it running properly.
Cooling issue first, starter motor also needs a refresh.




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So nice! Is that Garnet Red or the metallic version? My eyesight ain't what it used to be...lol!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metallic version yes.


Up until 12 last night to get the car ready for today.
Head now cleaned for deposits, new guides, new seals, flow improved by light port work.
Cometic MLS headgasket and all that.
No re-surface on the head or block as they were both very straight and smooth.
Drove the car to work today, so far so good, i'll see how it behaves when i go back home in 33deg traffic.

I cant really tell if the supposed flow improvement of the head is manifesting in more power or not...the car is zippy and feels very eager to go.
I guess it spins the wheels in the corners a tad easier but that may also be because of a few degrees lower ambient temps...i'll get it on the dyno after i swap the WUR with a freshly rebuilt and calibrated one.

Honestly i cant wait for the added torque and noise of the supercharger.
This is turning into a wonderful driving experience machine.

So far i'm happy as it looks good inside and out, sounds good and drives good...hoping the supercharger will do its thing to bring that extra bit of fun.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you got it all together and that its nice to drive. You work so fast, i have waited almost a month for the cometic :/ but it should be here now. Then the big puzzle starts to get it together again. I certainly will reskim the head.

did you find a good way to clean the block surface ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like working on the 924 but what i really like is a working 924..

I'm fast because i dont care much about clean things and fresh paint...as you can see there is still mice nest material under the intake support bracket
Also, i have the capability to reject "while there" opportunities.

So while many would have taken the whole engine out, painted the block, maybe do fresh rings and a clutch job..bla bla...i didnt even evict the mice

I cleaned both the head and block with razor blades then very fine sandpaper and finally degreasing spray.
For what i'm doing with the car this is even overkill. I did the same for the red 924 which held years of 1.1bar and a few thousands of kilometers..engine still ran like a champ when i crashed it.
I had the gasket from when i did the red 924...so quite some years ago...ordered with the first batch of cometic MLS for the 924s by Dan.

Just had one of those "damn time flies" moments...i ordered this headgasket more than 10 years ago !
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

morghen wrote:
I like working on the 924 but what i really like is a working 924..

I'm fast because i dont care much about clean things and fresh paint...as you can see there is still mice nest material under the intake support bracket
Also, i have the capability to reject "while there" opportunities.

So while many would have taken the whole engine out, painted the block, maybe do fresh rings and a clutch job..bla bla...i didnt even evict the mice

I cleaned both the head and block with razor blades then very fine sandpaper and finally degreasing spray.
For what i'm doing with the car this is even overkill. I did the same for the red 924 which held years of 1.1bar and a few thousands of kilometers..engine still ran like a champ when i crashed it.
I had the gasket from when i did the red 924...so quite some years ago...ordered with the first batch of cometic MLS for the 924s by Dan.

Just had one of those "damn time flies" moments...i ordered this headgasket more than 10 years ago !


Ha! I read this with great amusement, thank you for reminding us that certain priorities, (like function and being able to drive the damn car instead of tying it up for years doing minute detail work), should always take precedence and that it's okay not to be perfect or too anal about appearances and such.
I must admit that after years of doing customer restorations I'm afraid my own cars will never "enjoy" that concours status. I haven't got the slightest inclination or bit of motivation to agonize over having a garage queen...and I don't feel the least amount of guilt, LOL! As they say, form follows function !
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropped rear suspension and torque tube out of the silver '82. Tank sender repaired, tank cleaned and new hoses all around. About to go back in
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heavy job, dont wanna be doing that too often
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

morghen wrote:
Heavy job, dont wanna be doing that too often


Pretty lucky right now to have three guys on it at once.
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