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Old 03-18-2021, 02:45 PM   #1
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Heres my 139k mile 1984 242 turbo. Spent years searching for a blue one. I had always wanted one, but they are just not common on the east coast anymore, having all rotted away probably 20+ years ago. My grandma drove two into the ground herself. I bought this sight unseen on eBay 3 years ago as an east coast survivor. Recently I dove into keeping Kjet happy with a new WUR, injectors, and seals. Then promptly spent a month trying to get a snapped injector bolt out of the head.

Ive got some BBS wheels currently being refurbed, poly bushings waiting to go in, and just waiting on some BNE suspension parts.

Spending this summer restoring parts under the hood as well as further refreshing suspension. Aiming for a better paint job in the fall.

Beyond the basic stage 0, the car currently has the following mods:
Cherry turbo strut brace
GT Braces
Yoshifab chassis brace
Yoshifab oil drain
25mm sways front and rear
Bilstein HD's and no-name lowering springs
740 turbo in tank fuel pump
IPD turbo cam
STS adjustable cam gear
Bosch fog lights
Heckblende rear panel
Louvers

I've also got an Instagram for the car for those who might be interested in more regular updates on the POS. @MstrJosh





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Old 03-18-2021, 05:09 PM   #2
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That is a great looking coupe! The paint looks great to me from the photos at least
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:02 PM   #3
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That is a great looking coupe! The paint looks great to me from the photos at least
Thanks! Paint is decent but itís cheapness shows when youíre looking at it up close. It was done back in 2012 but the only spot thatís failing is a fingernail sized peel on the trunk.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:35 PM   #4
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Looks great! Good luck with the project.
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Old 03-18-2021, 11:09 PM   #5
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Love this :D I have a set of bbs wheels I need to get refurbed too! thinking those louvres may need to happen on my 242 too!
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:41 PM   #6
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Well.. the wheels are back! The shop did a great job on straightening out the lips and refinishing the black powder coat. I actually hadn't considered that my lug nuts wouldn't fit, and that the studs may be too short.. duh! New lug nuts on, but not quite enough turns to inspire enough confidence to drive. So the extended studs are on their way.

Included a bonus pic of the engine bay too. Replaced all the accessory belts as some started to squeak, she's as quiet as a mouse again.





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Old 04-11-2021, 09:05 AM   #7
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Looking great! I am especially jealous of your wheels.
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