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turboswede MegaDork
2/21/15 8:17 p.m.

Well, its been way too long, but its up and running once more. Hopefully for good this time. It didn't help that I caused the headgasket issue. Also I lost my job briefly so that made it difficult to spend money on car parts or once I was employed, find time to work on the car again, etc.

So here's the damned hose that failed:

Of course this prompted me to replace all of the coolant hoses under the hood, because that is exactly what they expected me to do....

Reassembly time, figured I should dress things up a little with some red paint:

Here it is running:


Of course as soon as I go to drive it around the block? The steering rack puked all over the place. Lovely. Back to the garage!

Don't have any pics of the rack rebuild, but I replaced the tie-rod ends and front wheel bearings while I was at it.

Of course one tie-rod end had to fight me:

Replaced the worn out UY turbo transaxle with an 89 944 S2 transaxle (better gearing, same top speed.)

Replaced the cap, rotor and plugs because I might as well:

So that should be it, right? New HG, FOES parts, Rebuilt rack, new lines, tie-rod ends, and transaxle. Yeah, no.

Oil cooler line started leaking, so that mean I should pull the oil cooler housing off and replace that gasket. berkeley.

And here it is running again:


and I'm done. The car will get a few minor things fixed up and its being put up for sale. If you're interested, hit me up with a message here. I'll eventually post a link to CL/eBay where it will be put for sale.

Javelin MegaDork
2/21/15 9:56 p.m.

For sale you say? Hmmm...

turboswede MegaDork
2/21/15 10:14 p.m.

In reply to Javelin:

Yup! I'd love for it to go to a good home and I think you'd enjoy it (well you did when you drove it briefly) especially with the better gearing from the S2 box. PM me and we can talk more.

turboswede MegaDork
5/11/15 10:20 p.m.

Officially for sale:


Petrolburner HalfDork
5/11/15 10:37 p.m.

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