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Brian Bailey  



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Location: Alberta

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:23 am    Post subject: Scrap or sell? Reply with quote

I have had some good years driving this 1978 924. It was bought at an auction, basically headed for the scrap yard. I did some work- head gasket, electrics, amateur body work with economy catalyzed paint, shocks, brakes, cheap tires, some interior repairs...
Presently it suffers from:
Coolant leak
Oil consumption more than 1 ltr/1000 km
Dead heater fan
Cracked windshield
Some rust
Oil leak at front bearing
Clutch a little jittery
Determined turn signal issues
Water to the interior in rainy conditions
Odo U/S
No radio
Engine seems fine, although haven't done a compression test in maybe 20,000 km but tired
I think it's time to let it go. The question- Get it off the road or look for a buyer who might enjoy her?
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morghen  



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Location: Romania

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a tired old car, if you're going to try to sell it as a whole you may need to wait a bit as the market is slow.

Or you can park it and start doing those jobs yourself one by one.
If you want to replace the clutch you're taking the engine off, if you're taking the engine off you can always fix the coolant leak, throw a set of new rings at it and replace the main seal.
Heater fan is a 30 min job to replace...the rest are even smaller stuff.

If you dont overdo it...you can be done in a couple of weeks and probably spend 500-1k on it...and it will live again to make you smile.
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chuck21401  



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

morghen wrote:

Heater fan is a 30 min job to replace...the rest are even smaller stuff.



Don't you need to remove the dash to get to the heater fan?
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morghen  



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took mine out for a greasing a few days ago...took a few minutes and it came out trough the engine bay.
I dont remember the early fan procedure...you may be right for that one.
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anthonimartini  



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the early fan is a absolute bitch of a job. really just an example of dumb engineering that with just a bit of foresight could have been made extremely easy by changing very little in the design.
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