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Old 02/04/2013, 02:06 PM   #61
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What are the dark discolorations on the bottom of the driver's door?

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Mud and snow. So the first info is coming in on the car. Lots of pics. Many are close-ups so not great pics. Here is the first and real confusing thing though. Vin is missing. Take a look at the pic. Thoughts?
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Old 02/04/2013, 02:13 PM   #62
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Mud and snow. So the first info is going in on the car. Lots of pics. Many are close-ups so not great pics. Here is the first and real confusing thing though. Vin is missing. Take a look at the pic. Thoughts?
Inititial word back on the car is very clean. Very grimy and interior was not treated very well. Driver seat needs repair in a couple of places. No dash cracks, one spot of rust near shock mount. Need to give it a better look. Than VIN thing is really odd though. Gonna look for a build sheet. Where are they usually located?
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Old 02/04/2013, 02:33 PM   #63
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Chances of finding a build sheet are very slim. Usually in the back of one of the front seats, or rolled up around the underdash wiring loom. The VIN I would bet is there. San Jose cars had the vin stamped futher outboard, thus being covered by the fender, dispite the cutout. Remove the fender and you will find it. Also check on the Passenger side in the same location. Should be there as well. You can look upward from the wheel well and usually see the inverted dents from the VIN stamp.

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Old 02/04/2013, 02:38 PM   #64
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Chances of finding a build sheet are very slim. Usually in the back of one of the front seats, or rolled up around the underdash wiring loom. The VIN I would bet is there. San Jose cars had the vin stamped futher outboard, thus being covered by the fender, dispite the cutout. Remove the fender and you will find it. Also check on the Passenger side in the same location. Should be there as well. You can look upward from the wheel well and usually see the inverted dents from the VIN stamp.
Ah..that's helpful. I'll ask Paul to take a look. Thanks! More pics later tonight.

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Old 02/04/2013, 06:29 PM   #65
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Mud and snow. So the first info is coming in on the car. Lots of pics. Many are close-ups so not great pics. Here is the first and real confusing thing though. Vin is missing. Take a look at the pic. Thoughts?
The legal VIN plate is on the passenger windsheild base. As Mike said the consealed VINs are under the fenders. Marty

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Old 02/04/2013, 06:59 PM   #66
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Brake cooling?

So here is something else I didn't expect. I'm attaching a copy of the Marti report and a couple of pics. The Marti report shows "extra cooling". Does this refer to the side brake cooling ducts which I thought were not active on the GT/CS?. As you can see in the two pics there appears to be cooling vents in the wheel well and the pic of the side-vents looks like they may be real. Thoughts?
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Old 02/04/2013, 07:04 PM   #67
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Old 02/04/2013, 07:25 PM   #68
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My guess is that the "extra cooling" option would be a larger radiator than normal. The scoops appear to be missing the mesh inserts.

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Old 02/04/2013, 07:38 PM   #69
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My guess is that the "extra cooling" option would be a larger radiator than normal. The scoops appear to be missing the mesh inserts.
But is the tubing at the from of the rear wheel well normal?
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Old 02/04/2013, 08:27 PM   #70
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Hood Scoop/Forced Air induction

As mentioned the car is still very filthy but thought I would post a couple more pics. Here are some under hood shots showing the dealer installed forced air induction. An oddity but somehow sort of cool that this recluse and his mother would have this added at the dealer. Notice what looks like the Cobra logo on the underside of the hood scoop.
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Old 02/04/2013, 10:17 PM   #71
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i was totally kidding bout the lime gold thing lol i would leave it too, i dont mind the color actually
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Old 02/04/2013, 10:21 PM   #72
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...Yeu fergot yer mud flaps, gun rack and CB whip!...>
Unbelievable! Mine had the four mud flaps, rear bumper mounted CB antenna and I kept a Beretta right beside the drivers' bucket and the tranny hump. Shaazam!

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Old 02/05/2013, 09:47 AM   #73
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But is the tubing at the from of the rear wheel well normal?
I don't have a clue about that. It's not aimed at the brakes anyways, so I doubt it would do much brake cooling.

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Old 02/05/2013, 10:07 AM   #74
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Yes i think she did,because i asked him the same thing it seemed they had some odd things done to this car.I called Tim once about the scoop we were excited at first thought it was a big block i believe it was a 302-J code.The son never seemed to do anything to the car,even wash it. LOL. I always got a chuckle seeing the Bug screen on the front.I did check the Vin # at one time,and looked the car over it seemed all orig.I believe you got a good car for the money.Going to miss seeing it in town.Hope this helped a little.

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Hey Nate, do you recall noticing or asking them anything about the brake ducts? They look like they were made functional on this car. There are no screens on the ducts and if you look at the pic of the inner wheel well that I posted, it looks like there is ventilation tubing. I haven't been able to look at the car myself yet. My mechanic has not yet responded to me about that pic but it sure looks like someone did something. Did they mention that they had the dealer do anything with the brake ducts?

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Old 02/05/2013, 10:21 AM   #75
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Totally love the ram air on the 302 and brake cooling ducts! The previous owners really had a pench for the unusual and dealer options.

Love the bug grill by the way!

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