avant wreck and CGT update

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 16:23:39 PDT 2014

I got a cam gear (thank you Tom Saltino!) and the Avant runs.

I installed a new fuel pump (thanks David Giannandrea) which got the ball
rolling, but ultimately I had to remove the gas tank and flush it. Coupe GT
is now running.

Finally on a less upbeat note, today the back window of my V8 5spd was
broken out. A beef marrow bone, sans any evidence of marrow was found on the
rear deck. This bone is strikingly similar to the ones we give our dogs in
the back yard. All I can think is a squirrel or a crow carried up into our
front-yard tree, under which the 5spd is parked, and dropped it. Super


-----Original Message-----
From: Judd Evans [mailto:judd at compute.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 7:24 PM
To: Ed Kellock
Subject: Re: avant wreck pix

I've had to argue with my insurance re the value of my 91 Avant.
Fortunately I've had the same local agent for years and he went to bat for
me, so instead of a "$1160 total" they paid $4300 for repairs. I don't like
typing, but you can call me at 303-674-8974 mornings or evenings MST, and
I'll explain the procedure. Good luck, Judd Evans Evergreen, Co.

Judd at compute.com

> On Feb 28, 2014, at 11:39 AM, Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got the car home on Wednesday and tore apart all the damage last 
> night. The alternator mount is broken and the cam gear is cracked but 
> still in place and the timing belt is still on. The airbox and bypass 
> valve are smashed and the turbo inlet hose has a small rip. I think 
> the MAF might be damaged also. Also the aux rad and intercooler are 
> toast, though the metal crossover pipe might be okay.
> I need a cam gear for sure. I have an old bypass valve. I want to get 
> the intake bake together enough to confirm that it still runs.
> I took a bunch of pix of the ehgine and frame areas. I'm not sure if 
> its fixable much less feasibly so.
> The ins co offered me $1295 based on 2 91 sedans and a 92. So my work 
> begins. I need to document value with non-eBay ads.
> View Album, http://s157.photobucket.com/user/ekellock/library/Avant
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