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Old 01-17-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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Probably time to start documenting this.

In our last episode, I stripped my 1990 245 of the fun parts, and sent it to the crusher:



Fast forward a few years, lots of life changes, including a move to a new house in a new state. A new house, with a two car garage.



A running, driving, 1992 245 M47 with terminal rot was for sale up the road from my house for TB money.



And I found a 1993 245 that wasn't totally roached.



It was a pretty good deal by east coast standards. Pretty much stock, adult owned, and spent over half its life in Alabama according to the CarFax.

However, the dash was out because the PO tried to undertake a blower motor / heater core replacement, but lost his motivation halfway through. So, I'll need to sort that out. Annoying, but I did it on my 1990.

I have all of the parts shown in the first picture, plus (almost?) a complete +T setup. Need to itemize that at some point.

Biggest problem right now is an uninsulated garage in Vermont winter. Insulation, drywall, lights, and a garage heater are in the plans, but I'm not sure how much will happen in the next 2 - 3 months.

Either way, I'm happy to have a project again. This car is not my daily, and will likely just be a fun weekend / nice weather car. Current plans are the JVAB coilovers, 13c/90+ +t, m47.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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Congrats on the move and house. Now you know what you'll be doing for the next FEW YEARS. You'll find there aren't enough weekends in the month.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thanks! Yeah, projects are never over until you get rid of the car, right? I'd at least like to get the car on the road and have the parts car stripped and gone by this summer. We'll see what happens.

To quote Shelley, "look upon the works of the previous owner and despair!"


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Old 01-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #4
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Those seat covers are NSFW>
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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Trying to decide what engine I'm going to use, between this and the 1992 parts car. This one has a chance of having the squirters installed, so as long as it looks healthy...

Compression test results:

Cylinder 1



Cylinder 2



Cylinder 3



Cylinder 4



Now, I can plan on pulling both engines and trans, swapping the M47 to this motor and doing the +T work while on the stand. The 1992 B230F will stick around in case I want to do a real performance build.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:17 PM   #6
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So, instead of the 13C I already had, I jumped at a good deal on a 15G in great shape. It has the conical flange which will match up to the downpipe I have.

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I also picked up a B cam which will be an improvement over the M cam currently in the car

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Old 10-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #8
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A few weekends back, I pulled the engine, trans, shifter, pedal box, driveshaft, and assorted other parts from the blue '92. I'm lucky to live near a few neighbors that love nothing more than pulling engines on a beautiful fall Sunday

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Old 10-18-2019, 03:23 PM   #9
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Today the rusty blue '92 shell went to the crusher. The interior has been stripped and all parts worth saving have been pulled. Godspeed.

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Old 10-18-2019, 03:36 PM   #10
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I bet your garage is getting smaller. That pic with guys and the engine, funny. You'd think you just pulled a marlin out of the ocean.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:43 PM   #11
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Between car parts and kids toys....

And yes, we were going for either trophy marlin or twelve point buck. Glad the overall vibe came through.
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