[V8] Picking up my new to me 92 V8 this weekend UPDATE
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 3 14:19:19 PDT 2008
I thought your wife wanted that car, Ron. It's no real biggie to replace the fuel tank. If a dullard like me can do it (200q20v several years ago), you should be able to do it easily.
Ron Wainwright <ron_01056 at yahoo.com> wrote: So the car is in my driveway. What a wacky trip I had!
Ok so a little update on what I'll be doing to the
While I was going through the car a bit I found
somethings I wanted to tighty up a bit. There was a
small coolant leak comming from the rad to rez hose.
So while messing with it the top nipple on the rad
fell off 8-0! So I had to pull the rad out cause I
couldn't get the plastic threads from the nipple out
through that little hole,
so I pulled the rad to get a better look. I was able
to get the piece out & replace the nipple with one of
the spairs I had. Bolted everything back up, filled
with coolant & all was fine.
So next was to check why there was a puddle under
were the mid muffler was (mid muffler delete). I
crawled under there & peeled back the heatshield to
find my hand soaked...in what I found to be GAS. So I
looked up there & found the gas tank was rusted @ the
seam & had sprung a leak :-( So,
any plans to keep this car have been forgotten. Which
is fine with me cause I really would rather the motor
for my 5sp instead of keeping it...or selling it.
I'll be going through the car with a fine tooth comb
to make sure everything is working as it
should....then I'll be parting it out. I'm obviousley
keeping the motor.
The car runs a 3.6 ECU & wireing harness, along with
a 3.6 TCU & trans wireing harness. Those things were
swapped in order to run the ABT chip that Scott P
sells. So the wireing harness's will be sold.
There are a lot of new parts on this car that I don't
need. All so something of note.....the driveshaft is
brand new. That will be sold as well cause the Auto VS
5sp DS's are different. & I'll prolly be running a
Single Piece drive shaft in any event.
But more to come on whats good on the car...& whats
--- Ron Wainwright wrote:
> Actually it is....LOL. I'm bout ready to leave Mass
> get to DC. Then from DC to Atlanta will have me
> @ 8:15AM...so yup I'm on the Midnight train to
> & LOL kick my ass.......she would!
> & funny thing about Bruce is after I plunked down
> $2,000 for the car Bruce got in touch with me a week
> after & told me he had a 4.2 available. But when I
> plunked down the $$$ he didn't have any.
> But I'll have 1,000 miles of driveing to descide
> whats going to happen with the 92. It would be a
> to part the car just for the motor. But I need my
> running again. I only got to drive the car for a few
> thousand miles before the smoke started to appear
> again out the rear pipes. It's just not rite for me
> have dropped over $4,000 on rehabbing my 5sp for it
> be on four jackstands in my driveway :-(
> --- diemarthadie at aol.com wrote:
> > So is it a midnight train to Georgia?
> > I gotta say, based on the photo's and nothing
> > if I was your wife (which, granted, would be a
> > little disturbing...) I'd kick your ass if you
> > parted that car out :)
> > Find a wreck in a yard and do the enginectomy to
> > instead.? Bruce probably has a 4.2 you can do :)
> > John
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ron Wainwright <ron_01056 at yahoo.com>
> > To: v8 at audifans.com
> > Sent: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 6:21 pm
> > Subject: [V8] Picking up my new to me 92 V8 this
> > weekend
> > Takeing the train down to Georgia. I'm
> > by Willoubey's place & have to head out to see
> > Bruce @ GAC. Dave C you comming down? This
> > is slatted to be parted so I can use the motor in
> > my 5sp. But the wife seen pics of it the other
> > & wants it for her DD....woooooops. So I'm not
> > whats up now. But I never do anyway :-) So if
> > the wife is going to want this car I'll need to
> > comeup with another option for a motor for my 5sp.
> > have another line on a ABH motor....but maybe I
> > should just do an ABZ mit VEMS. But we'll
> > see.......... Well here are some pics
> > http://forums.audiworld.com/v8/msgs/132422.phtml
> > Ron
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