A buddy of mine bought a '85 in garnet red from Belgium. The car was imported from cali but never registered in Belgium.
This was the day we picked it up. The white '77 in the back is my project car. After a while my friend realised that to get the car to where he wanted, it was going to be too expensive for him so he sold it to me.
It was a nice base car. No rust, ran fine, paint could do with a refresh and the interior was just plain nasty. So first order of business was to get it repainted. Shaved the front and rear bumper, added a whail tail and found a genuine Ruf valence.
The only real issue left was the oil consumption. About 1l every 500miles. The suspect were the values guides as the engine did 180k without any work to it. Did a leak test to see if anything else might be an issues. The nr 6 cilinder had a leak at the exhaust value. Tore the engine down and the problem was pretty evident.
The following got done:
- piston rings
- intake and exhaust values
- values guides
- values seats
- Catcam sport cams
- General cleanup
- powerdercoated tin
- new vac lines
- lots of misc stuff
Put her on the dyne and the result are not bad. Exhaust is still stock with a cat replacement.
Also installed the gearbox that I had made for the '77. 7/31 ring and pinion. Longer first. 3,4 and 5 shorter. And an LSD. The car is a hoot to drive now. I'll probably get the 915 from the '85 rebuild with just the 7/31 ring and pinion and an LSD.
Next up is finishing the interior and new wheels.