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  1. @Bean the pictures speak a thousand words, I meant to ask if someone had any tail shafts/transmission laying around. Just re-reading your post I realized I missed where you mentioned pretty much exactly what I asked would be the best route, my bad. @TimV so this is a dash out, steering column dismantled, climate removed type of job eh? Sounds like the wagon has to almost be stripped to its bare bones....
  2. @TimV @Bean This is awesome! I am definitely still interested in getting this project going, whatever documents, calculations and emotional support you can provide while I attempt to get through this would be great! The STX had a set of brand new ABS rotors slapped on it before it sat in the lot for a few years, along with a new clutch, slave and master, so I'm hoping I can get the rotors turned or blasted as I remember Bean suggesting if that's the route I end up going. So what would make this simpler? using the entire front suspension and subframe from the STX, figure out a trans mount in the rear and determine the length of extension/shortening of the tail shaft or possibly modifying the U joint to compensate? I see Tim mentioning that there were 2 lengths for the wagon tail shafts, it would be a blessing to have any dimensional data, schematic references and such. I've got a million questions, but now have a little better understand of what I'm getting into. The STX has to be stripped regardless, and the wagon has no drivetrain, so I'd say a 1/4 of the work is done. I've rebuilt and modified ECU harnesses on mostly Japenese cars, but a lot of sensors, switches are interchangeable, and I've got the theoretical/hands on knowledge from Avionics, coming from a technical background I think if I've got the support from you guys, and the confidence from Tim that he enjoyed the Auto PRV in the wagon, that the 5 SPD PRV wagon would be an enjoyable car. My first 'winter' car/daily was our 89 SW8 in navy blue, just like Tims old car, (do you still have it? What happened?) while the 89 5 SPD turbo Sedan hibernated in the garage, theres Peugeot in my blood, and I've kept these cars for too long to just give up on them, but still need all the motivation I can get!
  3. Hi guys, So Ive got an 89 Wagon (originally Automatic-Turbo) rolling shell (no engine or trans), and an 87 5 speed (manual) STX (V6 PRV) that is ugly and rusty... What I would like to do is swap the PRV 5 speed combo from the STX into the 89 wagon. Is it even possible? What tail-shaft would be best suited? (Ive been trying to find the Diff Ratio chart i thought i saw on the forum many moons ago) Some of the info Ive gathered so far, the PRV motor sits too far back when using the original N9TEA subframe and would require modifications to the firewall. I would like to swap this setup in with as little fabrication as required. (hopefully, otherwise I will likely dismantle both of the cars and keep what i have space for) Reading through some previous posts from 2014, I found that this swap has been done, but required modifying the front control arms when using the STX subframe and also a custom/modified tail shaft. If I understand correctly, (haven't been under either car recently) the auto wagon, (or any 505 wagon?) has a U-joint at the tail of the trans, whereas the STX (or any sedan) does not require the Ujoint. What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated..
  4. I finally got some time to get this thing started! This car has been stored in a heated garage for the last 13 years that Ive owned it (it always started with half a crank!!), unfortunately as many of you know, it got stolen. And I haven't attempted to start it since. Now, to get it started........After trying to turn the ignition cylinder, I realized the key would not go in all the way, the thieves had damaged the drop pin in the cylinder (steering lock pin). Without taking it all apart and rebuilding the whole cylinder, I decided I have a few spares laying around, and I was just going to slot the key in the front section to allow some room for the drop pin, sure enough it worked like a charm!!! I could finally turn the key! I put a fresh battery in there and gave it a whirl, it cranked like it always had, with that weird but comforting, almost sounds french on its own, starter (anyone that has ever had a Peugeot could hear one cranking from miles away), unfortunately it didn't start, did a little testing and realized there was NO IGNITION! Cleaned off a few of the terminals that looked to be getting a little corrosion on the coil itself, no luck. Didn't really bring any tools with me either other that a 13 mm for the battery and the hold down. A few days went by, I talked to my pops, he says Ignition Control Module, now to find one of these things in the hundreds of peugeot parts that have yet to be organized would be impossible. Luckily a great friend (part of the 505 community) realized that I would need some spares after I got the car back (from the thieves) and offered an turbo wagon a couple of weeks back. I saw the car and said to him and myself, I'd like to bring this wagon back to life (had no motor) and picked up the wagon with the help of a friend with the use of a trailer and drove it 100 km up north to a friends place to be stored for a future project. And guess what!! It had a fairly new red bosch coil and the correct ICM!! Drove up there and took the pieces off last night, got back an hour later to my car, installed the ICM and I could finally hear the N9TEA purr again, what a relief!!! Although I hear some knocking in the bottom end (been like this since I got it 12 years back) it was alive again! And I get to drive it home!! SO overall, the Yellow PUG is alive and wouldn't have been possible without the help of this community!!!! Thanks guys!! now just a little more time to turn this thing into an asphalt grating tool (with the help of your knowledge of course!) Cheers, Riyaz
  5. Looking forward to hearing some feedback on this one!
  6. Ever been to Toronto?! I am hoping to setup a meet in Toronto next year, Ive got a few fellow Peugeot enthusiasts/friends in the region with some neat cars! Lets get together!
  7. love it! Ive got an identical STX 5 speed, with the same amount of paint fading, but with a little more rust! (same blue)
  8. could you reply as to how much you wanted for the car or how much you sold it for?
  9. Not sure how else to put it but the insurance wants to give me next to nothing for my 89', I need information people! From my searches there's hardly any turbo's left at all!!!! I need to show them that it does have value! I am in search for the List of production numbers of these cars, I remember seeing it years ago, cant seem to find it now. Does anyone have Steffen Mollers information? Im hoping I can contact him and see if he has at least a copy or something of that sort that states what he sold is auto for?! Thanks in advance
  10. Oh, the theifs werent smart enough to start it up, they attempted to turn the ignition barrel, but got stuck trying to get past the 'drop pin' if you wanna call it, I havent attempted to get it started as yet, letting insurance give me their thoughts before I get at it, at this point Im just glad its back! Yeah, matching the paint will be tough, but thats the least of my concerns at this point, I just want to drive it!
  11. What thread pitch are you using for the Arp studs?
  12. Hey guys, so insurance has assessed the damage close to 2800$ (cdn), if anyone has access to any numbers, bills of sale/appraisals, or any sort of information that might aid in getting my insurance company not to write it off, it'd be a great help!
  13. We found it!! It was found by a friend of a friend on Facebook!!! Can you believe that? Facebook is a great tool to aid in vehicle recovery, god forbid it happens to anyone else! I had a few friends post a "BOLO" message with a couple of pics of the car and finally yesterday evening someone came forward with an image of the car in a home parking lot. A few items were stolen such as my complete head set, my front grille, they removed the lock out of the trunk, my stereo, they damaged the ignition cylinder, (key wont go in all the way) I am hoping I can notch the key to bypass the little drop lock and get it in to turn the barrel and start it up at the least until I change the cylinder. Other than that they damaged the b-pillar (I believe that's the term, between the the 2 doors) trying to pry open the door to unlock it, which they did successfully, and also stole a few small misc things from the glove box. Thank you all for your help, without these strong automotive communities online, this would never have been this easy!! Now for another full restoration!! The yellow 89 lives on!!!
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