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  • Birthday 06/21/1971

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    Contact me via e-mail at rabin@505turbo.com

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  1. I should add that the locost likely won't be a car I can license (at first anyway), so the 505 wagon will also serve as the hauler. Will mostly focus on local autocross, but there will be tracks I want to travel too for sure. Rabin
  2. Oh man - That just makes me sick that I missed that 504 Coupe for $5K! Ah well - wasn't the right time, and not a car you want to buy sight unseen. Well done on your car for $1500! Looks in fantastic shape with decent maintenance from the pics. Definitely had some care and attention. Nice thing about the 505 wagon rig is it's still quite light, and with 225 tires it should fairly light contact patch so I'm hoping it will be decent in the sand. Would LOVE to do a Baja California trip at some point, and if I had to do my own land anchor I'd carry a shovel and use the spare sideways dug into a hole - supposed to work decent for extractions. Most of the overlanding I want to do will be mountain trails and such. Don't really have any interest it getting really far off the beaten path, so will still to known trail runs where having clearance is the big advantage. In high school we used to do bush parties (Northern Saskatchewan), and it'd be funny to see all these trucks at the site and them my 504 beside them. Most people walked in, but I always drove right with the trucks with no issues. Car had great clearance, and it was light so it never dug in anywhere. Rabin
  3. Haha - The reverse sequence of the pictures screwed me up! At first glance I thought the final destination was the last few pics and the collection was yours! lol Totally forgot about the auction that had the same cars... Any idea what the 504 Coupe and Cab went for? Dangel clone I'm building is just going to be 2wd with LSD diff. I'm doing a 3-4" lift for the tires to fit, so it'll just have clearance and good tires. Will do a sheet metal bumper w/winch just in case I go somewhere I shouldn't have! In my youth I was a bush mechanic and saw how capable a 2wd truck with clearance was. I won't rock crawl - but trails can pretty narly and it should be fine. V70R with the 6sp auto and the Haldex 3 is a joy. Moving the suspension accelerometers from the strut to the body helped immensely! Took 90% of the ride harshness away, and going to a less aggressive DWS06 245/45-17 all but eliminated the rear side-hop issue over sharp bumps. Love the car - but I'm hoping to daily Peugeots again, so I'll be putting mine up for sale soon once it's fully sorted. Rabin
  4. That rear heat / ac sounded like a good idea so I googled some van solutions... Really compact units that are only 6" wide, 13" tall, and about as long... We don't get too much of the extreme temps in summer, so will have to see how the stock AC system handles heat after it's redone. It's rare when it goes over 30C here. Rabin
  5. OK now this makes sense! I just needed to take a little trip down memory lane (past posts) and all was revealed! It's been a while and I'd honestly hadn't associated the username with that build from 2011/12! 3 kids now too - I've got 2 girls myself, and they both LOVE camping which is the big driver to get the wagons sorted. Dangel for overlanding, the SW8 for trips to the lake and such over summer. Man you've dived in deep with the Peugeot's, and I love the current collection! Even the V10 Toureg is cool... My wife's daily is a 2008 535xi Touring M-Sport, and I'm driving a 2006 Volvo V70R GT. Lovely cars, but my heart is still Peugeot! I keep toying with the idea of engine swapping my 89' 505 Turbo sedan, but I'm hell bent on just getting a mildly modded N9TE together with modern turbo and electronics to see what it can do. ~300HP will be plenty, and the locost can be my all out track weapon. As for your 505 wagon: Chris Con....something... That rear heater/AC set up looks so familiar as well... Brian Holm might be able to confirm. Rabin.
  6. Pics of the splindle swap and the HRE's? This wasn't car that was going to get Corvette drivetrain years ago was it? Rabin
  7. That sadly isn't my garage - that's my buddy Mike who's kindly hosting two of my 505 wagons (silver Turbo SW8 shown, and the 86 505 TD wagon build project I started so many years ago...) Projects: V8 Locost build - 302 5sp super 7 '89 505 Turbo 5sp sedan - my halo car that will get: 5x120 hubs and BMW based big brake set up, Dani head, and upgraded turbo. Had VEMS but need to get it back from Nick Cota for engine management. 505 TD 4sp auto wagon - 2WD Dangel clone build. Basically want to lift the wagon and fit some 225/75-15 tires on it and do some overlanding. 505 SW8 Turbo wagon (shown) - Will get: SDS efi standalone w/ AEM Tru Boost and AEM WB02 controllers, 465cc Bosch green giant injectors, T3/T4 hybrid turbo. '86 505 TD 5sp sedan - parts car at this point - Possibly for an 89 505 Turbo wagon that Hugh has that has a bad motor. (Diesel 5sp wagon would be cool too) Mostly need a reality check, but I can't give any up for the time being, but the locost went to the top of the list as I've wanted one for years and couldn't turn it down. Rabin
  8. Couldn't agree more btw! Mine needs a head replacement, and will get a few more goodies as well once sorted and running well. Just need to find the time! Rabin
  9. Holy moly - That collection rivals Jim Schicks'! VERY envious of the 504 Coupè and Cabriolet. The red wagon looks familiar - if it's the one I'm thinking of it had a built N9TE in it. Rabin
  10. Pretty hard to get brake fluid on that line from a mechanical failure perspective - more likely it was spilled onto it. If the tank seals are leaking then soaking it in warm water will soften both the plastic and the rubber seals holding the tank. Rabin
  11. Do you have a one piece replacement? And yes - should only affect cruise. Rabin
  12. 80 ft*lbs is plenty for a M12 lug nut. Id suggest chasing all the lugs with a M12x1.25 tap, and cleaning all the studs with the same die if you can. Would then advise to use a little anti-seize on threads. It you don't have a tap & die set then use a wire brush and brake clean to get them clean. As for torque specs - a good place to start if you don know proper torque is to look up the rating by fastener size. I personally rely on feel as Ive broken more bolts with a torque than using what my Dad referred to as "mechanic feel" or mechanic tight" - you basically get a feel for it being tight. Rabin
  13. Check inside the car - Brake fluid leak is usually the clutch master leaking inside the car where the clutch rod goes in. Rabin
  14. Nope. Is it an image or an album? Rabin
  15. Hi Ronny, Apologies - My Mother in-law has been in palliative care the last few weeks and she passes away this weekend. Once the family stuff settles down, I'll be back in town and get pics loaded up. Rabin
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