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yupididit
yupididit Dork
7/12/17 12:47 a.m.

Not bad. I meant to email you about a potential project that I ended up passing on.

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
7/12/17 12:58 a.m.

In reply to yupididit:

Let me know if it's a good one! I'm still looking for a 6.9 off and on, but no real rush. I have my hands full right now anyway, but if the right car comes along I doubt I'll be able to resist.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
7/12/17 1:06 a.m.

Ill keep my eyes open for a 6.9 for you!

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
7/14/17 1:45 p.m.

Okay so now I have a little over 500 miles on the coilover swap and really like it. The soft to hard setting are 1-33 and I'm currently sitting at 20 all the way around. Also, after a few tweaks here is the current ride height....more pictures with a clean car coming after the weekend.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
7/14/17 3:04 p.m.

That looks nice, but a different set of wheels would really set that thing off!

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
7/14/17 3:22 p.m.

I have another set that would probably look better on it, but I need to have them refinished.

Next on the list is the exhaust!

Grizz
Grizz UberDork
7/14/17 3:34 p.m.

Obvious wheel suggestion

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/13/17 7:48 a.m.

You've been neglecting us, Jeff!

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
10/13/17 10:14 a.m.

Haha well the CL has been a great commuter,  so nothing really to report.  The coilover conversion is working great too,  so that's a viable option to replace the hydraulics on these aging cars.  

I'll probably hit 200k by the end of the year and am trying to decide if I want to keep the CL and S or sell one of them.  I should sell one,  but then he struggle is which one because I like them both for different reasons.  The coupe is a much better looking car,  but the S has 60k less miles, already has an exhaust (sounds awesome),  and is more usable being a 4 door.

Right now the only outstanding issue I have on the CL is a popping in the pass side front.  I really need to address it,  but just haven't had the time with all the other projects.  

On the S I still need to rebuild the driver's side turbo.  I've had other projects hogging the lift,  so just haven't been able to address it either.  Maybe that will be my winter project.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/13/17 10:21 p.m.

I might still be interested in the S depending on how things go the next few months. 

NorseDave
NorseDave New Reader
10/14/17 11:36 a.m.

Based partly on this thread and partly on the two 200k+ MB's sitting in my driveway, I've put one of these v12tt beasts on my wish list.  A month or so ago there was a ~'07 S65 on local CL.  Had 120k I think.   600+ hp / 700+ tq stock.  List price was $180k, and the single owner had another $50k in receipts!  Asking price was $17k.  What could go wrong...

yupididit
yupididit SuperDork
12/6/17 8:37 p.m.

Rebuild those turbos yet? 

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
12/7/17 11:32 a.m.
yupididit said:

Rebuild those turbos yet? 

Unfortunately not.  I'm bogged down with other projects.  I WANT to get to it because I miss driving it,  but with the CL600 running so well it's not really a priority.  I guess if the CL had a catastrophic failure tomorrow I'd get it in the shop and get on it.  As it is right now I'm not sure when I'll get to it.....maybe spring!

yupididit
yupididit SuperDork
12/7/17 1:42 p.m.

Let me lowball you for it as-is LMAO. Or trade you my XJR, whenever I bring it back from Cali LoL! 

Pick up anything new or interesting?

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
12/7/17 5:56 p.m.

I bought a nice 85 CJ-7 Jeep,  but it won’t be here until January since it’s coming from a buddy in NC.  I also picked up a rough 67 Jeepster Commando that I have no idea what I’ll do with,  but I traded something even more useless for it even,  so I look at it as a win!  I didn’t just all of the sudden get hot for Jeeps...really a coincidence these deals happened basically in the same week.  

 

The CJ-7 will replace my 72 FJ-40 since I never really took to the FJ and the Jeep is a little bit nicer.  I’ll probably sell the FJ after Christmas.

That’s pretty much it recently.  A low ball offer on the Benz might work depending on the day of the week and my mood.  Sometimes I get overwhelmed and decide to sell and other times you can’t pry them away from me lol.  My job is also going to get busier next year,  so I’m trying to prepare for that and move out some projects before my travel ramps up around March.  

yupididit
yupididit SuperDork
12/7/17 9:14 p.m.

Okay I'll give you a call in March cheeky

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
12/7/17 9:39 p.m.
yupididit said:

Okay I'll give you a call in March cheeky

Lol!  I see you got a Miata project.  I actually had a Miata project for a few months recently,  but it went to a buddy in one of my selling moods.  Did you ever wrap up the sc work and mods on the Jag?

yupididit
yupididit SuperDork
12/8/17 7:01 a.m.

In reply to Cotton :

Yes, I did but it's storage in California. I didn't get to get the exhaust done though. The miata kinda just happened lol. 

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