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docwyte
docwyte UltimaDork
6/12/24 9:47 a.m.

Pretty much all of my car was Texas Performance stuff.  With the exception of their motor mounts, everything worked well.  They redesigned the motor mounts 3 times while I had my car and I can't fault their support, they always sent me their latest design when the old stuff failed.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/12/24 10:10 a.m.
golfduke said:

Just a word to the wise-  Renegade Hybrids has a pretty well-deserved reputation of selling poorly-made, ill-fitting parts with terrible customer service...  I know it's probably too late, but there are multiple horror stories, some even on this board... myself included.  I'll give them a pass on my experience because it was 10+ years ago, but I know there are others...

Thanks.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/13/24 11:08 p.m.

 

 

That was fast.  It has a powered antenna switch cable so I'm hoping the antenna goes up.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/15/24 5:50 p.m.

How do you clean wheels?

 

 

Also, unlike the story we got from the seller, they are in fact replicas.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/15/24 8:43 p.m.

Had trouble breaking the caliper bolts loose, so we uh.. just dropped all of it out including the struts 

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/23/24 11:46 a.m.

Today Todd ordered the ls3 (ls376/525) crate motor and engine control unit.

 

So, we are uh, moving along.

 

Good times.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/23/24 9:21 p.m.

I buy radios and he buys motors, seems fair, right?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/24/24 10:03 a.m.
EricM said:

Today Todd ordered the ls3 (ls376/525) crate motor and engine control unit.

That's a stout package!

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/25/24 6:44 p.m.

 

The ECU and some sensors and stuff showed up

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/25/24 6:46 p.m.

 

Also Todd bought a higher milage 1988 Turbo transmission with an LSD.  We will refresh it and put 5th out of our transmission in it.

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/25/24 7:00 p.m.

Also not pictured are 1987 spindles.

 

 

Also made an offer on some brembo used brakeset.

EricM
EricM UltraDork
6/29/24 3:38 p.m.

The 1987 spindles arrived

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/3/24 7:55 p.m.

More parts are showing up.  Get ready for packing peanuts pictures.

 

Radiator:

 

 

Oil pan, gasket, and bolts labeled "944 LS oil pan"

 

Bell housing:

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/4/24 10:52 p.m.

I made progress on the rear window scraping off the old tint.

 

Razer blade in a scraper handle works best. I've used spray glass cleaner and am down to just the stubborn glue spots.

 

Is there anyway to remove the defroster strips? 

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/5/24 3:07 p.m.

Progress is made one baby step at a time.  

 

During lunch today I got the Exhaust hangers and heat shields out.  I also got the shifter out.  there was no C clip on the shifter connector, lol.

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/5/24 6:54 p.m.

More baby steps

 

 

I got the passenger side Axel/CV stuff out, it was all 13mm bolts.   I haven't gotten the driver side out yet as the part of the CV joint that attaches to the hub is Torx head, and they are all stripped. 

 

 

 

We also go most of the brake stuff pulled off.

 

docwyte
docwyte UltimaDork
7/6/24 3:35 p.m.

Are you doing manual brakes or hydro boost?

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/6/24 6:28 p.m.
docwyte said:

Are you doing manual brakes or hydro boost?

Hydro boost

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/6/24 6:29 p.m.

Another baby step, got the shift linkage out.

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/6/24 6:30 p.m.

And then a pretty big step, I got the transaxel out, by my self, lol.

 

 

The one with the LSD will also get a new coupler, this one is pretty ratty.

 

There is no provision for a third, top mount for the transaxle.  We might be able to do some cutting from above to get to the cross member that appears to be wielded in place on the chassis.  If we can get to it from the top side, we might be able to drill the holes necessary for the third top mount.

 

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/6/24 6:42 p.m.

50 year old tools for the win!  I used a set of "EZ outs" from back in the day to get the stripped torx head bolts off the last cv joint. axelshaft.

 

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/6/24 6:47 p.m.

I needed a 17mm Alen head (hex) to get the drain plugs out of the transaxle, I didn't have one, but Autozone did.  When I got there I saw that for just a $1 more I could get 3 large Alen hex head sockets, all sizes I didn't have.

 

Good times.

 

 

And of all the crap that has literally come out of this car, the gear oil looked to be brand new.  Maybe it was the last thing that could be serviced without a fight.

 

docwyte
docwyte UltimaDork
7/7/24 9:55 a.m.

In reply to EricM :

From a ford mustang or a bmw?  If from the mustang, get the adapter from Texas performance so you can run the stock 944 master cylinder.  Otherwise the brake bias will be WAY wrong

EricM
EricM UltraDork
7/7/24 10:55 a.m.
docwyte said:

In reply to EricM :

From a ford mustang or a bmw?  If from the mustang, get the adapter from Texas performance so you can run the stock 944 master cylinder.  Otherwise the brake bias will be WAY wrong

Thanks!

Crenshaw
Crenshaw New Reader
7/7/24 11:15 a.m.

You've probably figured this out by now, but those axle bolts (and a bunch of other random hardware on a 944) are "triple square" or "cheesehead", not torx, and are obviously very easily stripped, especially if someone tries to remove them using a torx socket....

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