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    Get out of the water!!

    After decades of wantonly coveting one and senselessly trying to explain to anyone foolish enough to listen that they were in fact, magnificent despite their reputation for treating wallets the same way O.J. treated Nicole, a serendipitous set of circumstances have converged to make it happen. The Klink family FINALLY has a Frog Eyed Land Shark!

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    No good pictures yet... '91, Auto trans. (shut up, at least it's a 722.3!), Auto locking diff. 49K. legit documented miles. $15K. worth of fettling by a local 928 Guru over the last couple of years. All of the major known perps have been rounded up during the dragnet.

    The black interior has obviously not been in the sun too much, and that is a good thing because the plastics in these things revert to their constituent molecules with a quickness upon any contact with light, and the replacement cost is higher than Baba Ram Dass.

    It does all of the good things that one of these do, and is currently doing none of the bad things that they also do. I'm absolutely overjoyed and the Klinkette is starting to come around a little

    I can take another off the Bucket List. Right this minute, it's good to be me
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Very nice, congrats! I love 928's, especially S4/GT models. Looks like its in fantastic shape, its definitely good to be you

    White on black is my preferred color combo too, I'm very jealous right now.
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    Re: Get out of the water!!



    Congrats (I think!)......








    and another gift for Klink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPjLTDtn2sw

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Very nice acquisition Klink! Can't wait to see more pictures.

    My wife want to know if your 500E is now for sale?

    Woops, she heard me post this. In reality, she wants the Porsche.

    I guess it is I that want to know if your 500E will be for sale.
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trae View Post
    My wife want to know if your 500E is now for sale?

    Woops, she heard me post this. In reality, she wants the Porsche!

    I guess it is I that want to know if your 500E will be for sale.
    No chance, Captain! Been there, done that, regretted it to no end Selling a good E5E is at least one mistake that I know I will not willfully repeat...
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Congratulations! If it's a Porsche it's got to be good. IIRC it was 93 or 94 that F1 used these as their medical car. The only model other than the Panamera I haven't tried. Maybe you could help me with that...

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Very nice. I look at 928's on CL just about every day. I like them too.

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Very nice, congrats! I love 928's, especially S4/GT models. Looks like its in fantastic shape, its definitely good to be you

    White on black is my preferred color combo too, I'm very jealous right now.
    +2! Enjoy!

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Very nice car, Colonel! I've wondered if the engine in the 928 is similar to the M119--or does it stop at just being German and having 32 valves?
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Congratz, very nice.
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by emerydc8 View Post
    Very nice car, Colonel! I've wondered if the engine in the 928 is similar to the M119--or does it stop at just being German and having 32 valves?
    I'll get back to you on that. Some similarities, and some differences. The general character is similar. There are some particularly different construction details.
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Nice buy! That's also on my short list of cars to have. Enjoy!

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Nice car, Klink! While I have always admired the 928, I have never had one - I have always had 911s. I imagine that the 928 is more like the 500e than the air cooled 911. In good running order, it must be a great road car. It is still so modern many years later.

    Aren't they enjoying some appreciation like most older Porsches? The air-cooled market is insane, and forturnately I have been the beneficiary of that crazy market a couple of times.

    I look forward to more pictures! Have fun!
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Congratulations! The 928 is also on the short list of cars that I want to own (though my "short" list seems to get longer and longer). I'm very much looking forward to a detailed comparison of the driving experiences between the E500 and the 928.

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 036 View Post
    Congratz, very nice.
    The lights being illuminated on the 500 makes for a great photo, but it would be miserable driving that porsche with them pointed straight at your rear view mirror!
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    So you finally got a tow rig to haul around your 036, eh? Very cool! Will your trailer have bundt wheels too?

    Quote Originally Posted by emerydc8 View Post
    Very nice car, Colonel! I've wondered if the engine in the 928 is similar to the M119--or does it stop at just being German and having 32 valves?
    From what I've seen, on paper it's quite similar... almost the same displacement, DOHC, 32-valve, Alusil block, twin distributors (I think?), EZK ignition (variation of our EZL), earlier Bosch LH batch-fire injection (not sequential), and makes nearly identical HP per liter. But they have quite different construction internally (example: belt drive cams, I think, with a mini-chain connecting the cam pair). I'm sure Klink will post loads more info that will be more accurate than my wild speculations.


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    Nice car. I used to own a 84 Euro S. You definitely want to look into a rear muffler bypass. They make a huge difference in sound. These guys are very nice to deal with for parts and advice:

    http://www.928gt.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqRlltIz36A


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Sauce View Post
    The lights being illuminated on the 500 makes for a great photo, but it would be miserable driving that porsche with them pointed straight at your rear view mirror!
    They drove just couple of meters to make this pic
    Just remind myself....

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    PS.
    Newest Top Gear Patagonia Special- 928, Lotus V8 and Mustang Mach1.

    http://topgeartvseries.blogspot.de/s...label/Specials
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 036 View Post
    PS.
    Newest Top Gear Patagonia Special- 928, Lotus V8 and Mustang Mach1.

    http://topgeartvseries.blogspot.de/s...label/Specials

    I enjoy watching these kinds of top gear episodes but it always kills me when they kill such cool cars. Except for the mustang. I didn't cry so much over that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melville View Post
    I enjoy watching these kinds of top gear episodes but it always kills me when they kill such cool cars. Except for the mustang. I didn't cry so much over that one.
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Pictures? Updates? More info please!

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by emerydc8 View Post
    Very nice car, Colonel! I've wondered if the engine in the 928 is similar to the M119--or does it stop at just being German and having 32 valves?
    Quite different.

    Cams are driven by a LONG timing belt

    Starter is UNDER the intake manifold, like the Cadillac Northstar 4.6/32 valve

    But it sounds like nothing else, 928 even with stock exhaust is music to the ears.

    And the Colonel was lucky to get an auto 722.3

    Clutch replacement is not fun on the manual gear box, I did a few.

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    At some point in time, perhaps with the advent of the four cam / 4 valve motors, the starter location was mercifully changed. On my '91, it is on the absolute bottom of the motor. One could almost wish it out or in! The uncanny thing about it to me, is that it sounds exactly like an M100 when it's cranking. It has made me wonder if it uses the unsupported open drive gear design starter like an M100...
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Maybe I'm thinking of some other import, it was 15 years ago, I can't find anything about starter
    location except at the bottom location.

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    I 've still got my timing belt wrench.

    You need sharktuner!!@@ the only advantage over a 500e.

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post

    No good pictures yet... '91, Auto trans. (shut up, at least it's a 722.3!), Auto locking diff. 49K. legit documented miles. $15K. worth of fettling by a local 928 Guru over the last couple of years. All of the major known perps have been rounded up during the dragnet.

    The black interior has obviously not been in the sun too much, and that is a good thing because the plastics in these things revert to their constituent molecules with a quickness upon any contact with light, and the replacement cost is higher than Baba Ram Dass.
    I love these too. I didn't know you bought one! Two years on --- are you still infatuated with it? My neighbor up the street has a 928 S4 -- he passed and left it to his son. Black on Black. A beauty. Is your interior still in reasonable shape?

    If you ever want to redo the interior --- I highly recommend Paul Champagne. You may already know him but he is legendary among the Land Shark crowd --- and ONLY the Land Shark crowd. (meaning the rest of the P-crowd is unaware of him) He's out of Corpus Christi. He redesigns the leather covers of the seats and the dashboard of the land shark to keep the original aesthetically but in a such a way that increases robustness and resistance to warpage by a lot.

    I had him do a set of his landshark seats for own car (an aircooled model.) Talk about an area of extreme focus --- interior restoration primarily focusing on a low volume sports car last built 23 years ago! But it is his passion and it shows through in his craft.

    Here BTW is an example of his work - http://www.designpaulchampagne.com/seatGrayScript.html All the fancy stuff that porsche used to do like Pascha fabric or posrscporscheporshe script in the fabric, Paul just takes in one step further and just etches those patterns into the leather directly.

    Also --- how's the ICE in the 928? Hopefully it odes not have a crazy aftermarket tuner in there?
    Tip --- you can get a Porsche C(D/R) 210-220. It is nearly period correct. Pic below - You an hook up a CD Changer Emulator and thenhave beautiful sounding bluetooth music / Pandora must from your phone. The latest bluetooth techniques makes music sound really nice if your source material is nice --- mine are all lossless recording in my iphone6.

    Don't forget if you go this route, you need to send your unit to Jim Corenman, also a shark owner, up in Friday Harbor WA who will modify the LCD polarization angle for you so that you can adequately read the display. Great work.

    If you Purchased a CR-210 with a built in tape deck and a CD changer in the trunk you can also go full retro --- I was able to build (and can share plans with you) do build a 9P9T switch unit to switch the CR-210 between a CD changer and a CD emulator running iPod cable/bluetooth.....

    I'd love to hear more updates on the LandShark...
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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Not a peep out of Klink about it since his announcement about his purchase.
    He is probably so busy w/ Mercedes work that he hasn't driven it yet.

    I think he must have found a pedestal for it.
    OOOOR.........He sold it before it broke and didn't tell us. Ha!

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    All good everyone, and yes, I still love it. More to come later, but the short version is that my life has been topsy-turvy for the last couple of years and both the 500E and 928 have received only just enough attention to keep them from deterioratng in any way, but no "fun" stuff, so nothing to report yet, but thanks to everyone for the kind words and advice, especially Jlaa!
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Re: Get out of the water!!

    Guys check this video .. A very touching story.. Klink after this video you should love more that Baby.... Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLc7GvmS_A

    Think on your sins...

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