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After a long search, I found an EGT. It is a 1996 Toreadore Red EGT. Yes, you read that right, a 1996. I found it on eBay. It was located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. I got it for $1730.00. It is not the color I really wanted, but it will due. It was one of the cleanest EGT's I have ever seen. Now I need to get serious about the engine swap.


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sweet! Keep us informed on that swap! for those that don't know Tom has one of the only GTR engines I've known about. Yes it is a true GTR. Took him a year was it to find one? It has been waiting for the right replacement car for a couple years now. If there is anything me or my business can do let me know. I'd love to be involved some way.
 

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Impressive. Does the GTR engine utilize the stock factory VAF? Those 96 models have the less restrictive air meter and should respond even better to forced induction, than a 91-95 GTR/GTX swap. This would be one engine swap to keep a close eye on. I sense beautiful things in the future!
 

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Since I am one of only 2 96 EGTers, I will rely on what Denis has done. His is working great. He runs both the stock ECU and a Haltech E6K. One to control the tranny and the other to control the engine.


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There are a few quirks I have to fix. Besides that, the car is clean. That is what I wanted. I really wanted a Cayman Green EGT with a Power Moonroof, but I have never seen one worth having. Body was usually too bad to consider. Too many people pawn off thier cars as "Very clean and ready to drive" actually ment, "I prefer not to tell you the truth, but you better get a tow truck to get it home". Or even my favorite, "this car is awesome, I love it. I took really good care of it. You will be happy with it. Sorry my digital camera doesn't take pictures very well" actually ment "All 4 corners are smashed, fenders are rusted out, and the interior is bad. I borrowed someone old camera phone because it is easy to make the car look good that way". I am happy.

The car stinks inside though. Reminds me of that Sinefeld episode where Jerry's car had a smell in the interior. I plan on getting the interior shampoo'd, carpets cleaned, etc. Hopefully that will get rid of the smell.


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Congrats, Cayman.. she's a beaut!

I hear you on the ads thing.
I'm looking into a motorcycle right now. I just got an e-mail back from the seller. I'd asked if it had any blemishes..

seller said:
The upper cowl has two small scratches at the corner, before someone takes delivery of the bike I need to put a front tire on it, the edges are worn.
:roll: We'll see...

"two small scratches" sounds like:
"She's been laid down for about 300ft after I fell off going 153mph.. I just rode on the tank though.. YEEE HAWWWW! Don't worry I was wearing soft treaded boots.. didn't put a scratch on top side :wink: "

"the edges are worn" sounds like:
"a few chunks were taken out when I got broncoed after a particularly nasty slide at the track where I was running her full-out all day long on street tires and old oil"

well.. I hope not.. I really want this bike.. :?
 

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After a 3 year search, I finally found it. It was absolutly perfect timing. The auction ended monday night. I emailed the seller saying that I would not be paying Maryland sales tax because I was taking the car out of state. I also told him I would need a temporary tag to drive the car home. Tuesday morning, I left for Norfolk, Va to x-ray a Naval FFG. On Tuesday, I got a phone call from the seller saying everything is a go. I call him wednesday to tell him I was picking the car up late wednesday/early thursday. Thursday morning I buy the car and drive it home. I mean, perfect timing. I just made a little detour into Baltimore, then just west of Baltimore. The dealer was just 6 miles off the interstate. Get this, on the desk there was a list of cars the dealer had. According to the list, they had $2700.00 invested in the car. They were trying to sell it for $4995.00. I think I made out pretty good.


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Caymen said:
...and power looks.
Pics?

yAnd I'm curious as to how the door locks work on a 2dr. MY 1995 Service Manual only shows how they work on a 4dr. I'm hoping to someday find a donor car with 2dr power door locks with the actuators in both doors and buttons.
 

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Here are how they work. You lock the drivers side door and both doors lock. You unlock the drivers door and they both unlock. Do the same with the passenger door and nothing happens. Only the passenger door works. There are no Lock/Unlock buttons. I actually like the way it works.


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