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My new 87 Testarossa

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by gmonsen, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. gmonsen

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    We did the drone video, but I won't have the edited version for a few days.

    (The interior photos are on the last post on the previous page, Scott...)
     
  2. soshry

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    Thanks for the additional photos, great to see such a nice car!
     
  3. soshry

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    video is fantastic thanks for sharing
     
  4. turbo-joe

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    very nice looking car and great video :)
    would be great if at the end of the vidoe we could hear the exhaust sound
     
  5. gmonsen

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    Thanks Scott and Romano. And, I will do some driving and also do some video of just the car revving with the exhaust open and closed. Maybe this weekend.
     
  6. gmonsen

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    #107 gmonsen, Jun 5, 2017
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    I would love for it to stop raining so I could drive the car. Here's a picture I had made that's a light painting. Think it's pretty nice.
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  7. gmonsen

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  8. raysur

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    I love the video of the tuner taking your car out. He had to clearly state you wanted him to do it. :D

    I expected your car to be much louder with the headers. How much bigger are the primaries?

    Your interior is spot on. Beautiful. It is so hard to find a black and tan interior. I wish more Testarossas were built this way.

    You put together a sweet Testarossa. Enjoy it!
     
  9. gmonsen

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    Thanks, Jeff. Having had a 512tr before, I knew pretty much just what I wanted and took the time to make some changes to what was a very nice car to start with. The interior came out quite nicely and I wish you could hear the stereo, which I finally listened to on an hour long cruise on route 78 here.

    The Capristo exhaust has 3 settings. Closed, open when back-pressure reaches a certain point, or open all the time. When it's fully open, it's loud, but not boy-racer loud, I suppose. The primary header pipes are 1 3/4 inch diameter collecting into 3 inch pipe via a Burns style collector. When it next stops raining, I'll do a few videos and will stock a go pro on the tail.
     
  10. MGJBLKTR

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    Great build. I'm sure the EFI make the car that much more enjoyable.
     
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  11. rpissm

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    Cool video but why that melancholy Moby song? The lyrics dont match the car.


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  12. blkdiablo33

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    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful car and tasteful mods. enjoy in good health
     
  13. gmonsen

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    It does. It pulls a lot better and is actually smoother than before. As a result I switched to Motec ECU's on two other cars.

    Thanks much. I love it and have been enjoying it this summer, although there has been a lot of rain this year right on the weekends in eastern PA.
     
  14. Oengus

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    Love it...great job!
     
  15. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Reviving this ; see the car is now back for sale after 2 years ish of ownership. Looks like a sweet build. Do u have the car consigned or traded it in?


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  16. MOSS

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    What a nice car! Best of the best


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  18. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Thanks! I found a member who is meeting with him this weekend so I will know more then.


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  19. DBritz409

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    This car is in the showroom of the dealership i work for in Atlanta. Not sure if anyone has any way to get in touch with gmonsen but would love to ask him some more questions about this car. It is gorgeous.
     
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  20. MGJBLKTR

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    I looked at this car yesterday, it is beautiful. The work on it is top notch.
     
  21. xplodee

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    He's local to me and friend of a friend. I'm trying to get a contact number in case someone here get's serious about the car.
     
  22. MOSS

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    How much did the headers cost you and can they be done again?
     
  23. Zeff

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    Did this car ever sell? If so how much?
     
  24. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I believe th shop was to do the clutch on it so it will be perfect.
     
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