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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/20 08:08:31 (permalink)
Hi All
        Thanks for your replies.. Good to see a few of the stalwarts are still about .. I think we are all in the same boat - we all have no time and that puts a dampener on good intentions !!
 
Well I got a key cut from the door barrel and the lads in the shop made the profile of the boot the same as a gesture ! I threw caution to the wind and checked the levels and went for it. She fired up straight away but alas was on 3 cylinders. Checked around the leads and stuff no problems. I ran her again and pulled the leads in turn to find that it was #1. Im hoping that its not sommit like a headgasket.... !
 
There was a local show here in Co.Galway that I had intended to go to but no point if the car isn't running good. And now the lists
 
Necessary
               Get her running properly - Belts and waterpump - Replace the oil and filter - New air filter - New tyres - Drain and flush the cooling system - replace the brake fluid - new brake discs - full body exam for corrosion - full pipework exam for perishes and splits and replace as necessary - NCT and Tax
 
Nice to do
               New mats .. !!
 
Its funny how the brain works - Your memory will fade but just walking up to the old girl and taking the cover off the memories came flooding back.. Silverstone in 2008 where my avatar was taken with Johns Beaky and Pauls first red 944. The PCGB tour in 2009 of Region 27 . Cirencester in 2011 and the 944 crew all getting well lubricated in the students bar at the Agricultural College. These are only snippets of all the happy times in the car
 
For this now I need a deadline - http://www.rpm-motorsport.com/tours/donegal.php
 
There is a few local shows as well
 
What a terrible video...!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJo-1lvTv5I&t=4s
 
I have a bit of work ahead and as you all say it will be strange driving her again !! bring it on I say !!

Donal
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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/20 09:57:43 (permalink)
With these resurfacing cars and a 40 year anniversary of production pending, maybe we should start planning an outing for 2022? A few of us went to Germany for the 20 years, and it might encourage a few more out!
Tony
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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/20 10:02:08 (permalink)
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Hi All
        Thanks for your replies.. Good to see a few of the stalwarts are still about .. I think we are all in the same boat - we all have no time and that puts a dampener on good intentions !!
 
Well I got a key cut from the door barrel and the lads in the shop made the profile of the boot the same as a gesture ! I threw caution to the wind and checked the levels and went for it. She fired up straight away but alas was on 3 cylinders. Checked around the leads and stuff no problems. I ran her again and pulled the leads in turn to find that it was #1. Im hoping that its not sommit like a headgasket.... !
 
There was a local show here in Co.Galway that I had intended to go to but no point if the car isn't running good. And now the lists
 
Necessary
               Get her running properly - Belts and waterpump - Replace the oil and filter - New air filter - New tyres - Drain and flush the cooling system - replace the brake fluid - new brake discs - full body exam for corrosion - full pipework exam for perishes and splits and replace as necessary - NCT and Tax
 
Nice to do
               New mats .. !!
 
Its funny how the brain works - Your memory will fade but just walking up to the old girl and taking the cover off the memories came flooding back.. Silverstone in 2008 where my avatar was taken with Johns Beaky and Pauls first red 944. The PCGB tour in 2009 of Region 27 . Cirencester in 2011 and the 944 crew all getting well lubricated in the students bar at the Agricultural College. These are only snippets of all the happy times in the car
 
For this now I need a deadline - http://www.rpm-motorsport.com/tours/donegal.php
 
There is a few local shows as well
 
What a terrible video...!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJo-1lvTv5I&t=4s
 
I have a bit of work ahead and as you all say it will be strange driving her again !! bring it on I say !!


 
Might be worth a wiggle on the injector leads - strangely while it was parked my coupe developed a faulty one - quick fix was a wiggle near the plug - It is not uncommon for them to beak down in use,
Tony 

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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/21 06:27:23 (permalink)
Thanks for that Tony - I must try that !!
 
Just before she was parked up I had a new dizzy cap, rotor arm, leads and plugs fitted to her. I am somewhat surprised to have her run badly like this but
 
Strange as it may seem but I have a notion that on the cold start she is on 4 cylinders for about 3 seconds then she falls off the cylinder as she goes to idle around 900 rpm. When she is warm she is constantly off the cylinder.
 
That would tie in Tony come to think of it as she would squirt extra fuel on a cold start for a few seconds and then lose the cylinder after the cold start cycle was ended - Or am I totally barking up the wrong tree ?
 
I will try your trick Tony this afternoon as I have 1/2 hour to spare
 
As for a trip out - Id love to .... !

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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/21 21:16:56 (permalink)
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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/21 22:17:28 (permalink)
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Me here? with my reputation?
 
How you doing Frenchy?
 
I didn't know you had two 944s..... goddamn greed that is
 
Mind you I've been trawling classifieds now and again and considering it.... must resist...

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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/22 13:56:59 (permalink)
944Turbo
With these resurfacing cars and a 40 year anniversary of production pending, maybe we should start planning an outing for 2022? A few of us went to Germany for the 20 years, and it might encourage a few more out!
Tony


 
Wow I can't believe it's nearly 20 years since our awesome tour to Stuttgart via the Nurburgring!!!! Maybe if we went again I would be allowed on the Factory Tour this time as my pesky kids are all grown up now and don't require me sitting in Reception looking after them




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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/26 13:30:14 (permalink)
Peter Empson
Best of luck!
I'm in a similar situation, trying to get mine back on the road after many years, but hopefully another couple of months and it will be out and about again - it's going to feel really weird driving it again.




I’m looking forward to seeing this Pedro. 😁

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Re: Its Been a While !! 2019/05/28 01:48:20 (permalink)
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With these resurfacing cars and a 40 year anniversary of production pending, maybe we should start planning an outing for 2022? A few of us went to Germany for the 20 years, and it might encourage a few more out!
Tony


Wow I can't believe it's nearly 20 years since our awesome tour to Stuttgart via the Nurburgring!!!! Maybe if we went again I would be allowed on the Factory Tour this time as my pesky kids are all grown up now and don't require me sitting in Reception looking after them







 
Really doesn't seem that long ago - though the ring video I took was on Hi-8 and copied to VHS! and we look a little bit younger!

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