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 Post subject: New member - rebuilding my 1982 turbo
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Model: 924 turbo
Thanks for letting me join. I bought my 931 in 1989 and I was blown away by the handling and the turbo lag just made the drive even more fun. While I was working in the US in the mid 90s my brother used the car but it gradually deteriorated. I got her back in 99 on returning back to the UK but she was never the same so she sat in the garage for 20 years. Wow.

Two years ago I gave her to a rebuild company in Blackpool but they went belly up so now I have a rolling shell in the garage and several shelves of bits. :cry: In the meantime the gearbox has been rebuilt and the next job for me is to rebuild the engine. She needs a head rebuild (that will go to a specialist) and I will rebuild the engine but I'm looking for a crankshaft (any suggestions?). The engine was rebuilt in 92 and had a crank regrind then so now I need an unmolested crankshaft. I did buy a donor car late last year but it's in such bad condition I doubt I will be able to use any of it.

Don't expect this to be a quick project - I expect to take a couple of years doing this part time. Later this week I will pick up the engine (in bits) from the rebuild shop so wish me luck. I will post photos at each stage.

RonF


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 Post subject: Re: New member - rebuilding my 1982 turbo
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:46 pm 
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Welcome, sounds like a good project. I may be entirely wrong, but thought the 2 litre crank was the same for all models?

Might be a good idea to try and source replacement engine parts first. Pistons/valves/guides and shells are not always readily available and may determine the rebuild route you take.

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 Post subject: Re: New member - rebuilding my 1982 turbo
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Location: Bourne
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Welcome Ron. Always good to have another Turbo owner on the forum :beer:

Stan is right that it can be very difficult to get some engine parts. For example, new inlet and exhaust valves are currently impossible to get hold of unless you want to pay an arm and a leg.

Do you have any pictures of your car?

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