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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C2.1GTS.2 - Thanks for sourcing the bumper shields, worth bearing in mind but will try and find some second hand ones, sourced a second hand passenger side for £30.00 already. Also found a driveshaft for £40.00 and the mounts are cheap new from Porsche.

Alfaian - I have used 9apart for head valves and they are very reasonable, will speak to them on monday for parts.

MaxA - Ramus are taking photos of the rebuild and installation for the project, they are aware the thread is online.

Harv - Thanks for the help but don't know if it will fit and I believe Mark has sourced me one and to be honest I know where your coming from getting all 6 liners done but just gone off the recommendation of Mark and had the 2nd bank done.

silvermilnec / Phil 997 Thanks for the comments, Hopefully this time next week it will be all in and running.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All sounds positive Dan .

Have you had any quotes on the insurance yet? Maybe an older relative could go as main driver with you as additional driver Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't done a quote in a while but last time I did a quote it was quite high. I am now 27 and have 9 years no claims. A lot of people have recommended Adrian Flux.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't. When I first bought mine they wanted over £700.

I've been with aviva then two years with Tesco both under £300 and now with Axa as they were the cheapest at £302. All the others wanted over £350 this year for some reason.

I'm an old git though at 50 Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought i'd put up some progress pics.

When Mark at Ramus was about to start building the engine back up he noticed some of the rods had turned blue due to heat. So manage to locate another three rods.





Heres some pics of the engine being built.









I got a call last thursday to say the engines been fitted in the car and that it started and ran well.




It has brought up error lights now its running. After being plugged up on a diagnostics it came up that it needs two new lamba sensors and valve lift actuator sensor. Also the rear anti roll bar seemed to be missing so managed to get a second hand one cheap.

Mark had a look around the car to see if theres anything that might fail the mot. All of the tyres were really cracked and some with very low tread. Managed to get 4 part worn michelin pilotsports n rated part at a decent price. When the tyres were being changed it was noticed that the rear springs were cracked.



Being m030 springs due to the sports supension these had to be backordered from germany.





Hopefully all the sensors and bits will be delivered and fitted by the end of the week. Then it can be taken for a test drive.

Have picked up a few goodies as well.



Got a new cayman wheel. Been looking for ages for one in sea blue.

This what it should look like once fitted.



Managed to get some good nick second hand rear led lights aswell. Gonna get front drls soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame photobucket have changed the way they work , I cant see the pics any more , Floor I wondered who grabbed that sea blue wheel of Ebay Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know whats happening with photobucket at the moment. If anyone wants to see some pics send me your email and i'll send some across.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dan4s997 wrote:
I dont know whats happening with photobucket at the moment. If anyone wants to see some pics send me your email and i'll send some across.


It seems they want nearly $400 per year to be able to use your photos on other third party forums/websites.

It's discussed here.

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=179202
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



So does that not appear anymore?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toffeeman wrote:
dan4s997 wrote:
I dont know whats happening with photobucket at the moment. If anyone wants to see some pics send me your email and i'll send some across.


It seems they want nearly $400 per year to be able to use your photos on other third party forums/websites.

It's discussed here.

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=179202


Err, or as discussed here Confused http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=121736 frustrated
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
toffeeman wrote:
dan4s997 wrote:
I dont know whats happening with photobucket at the moment. If anyone wants to see some pics send me your email and i'll send some across.


It seems they want nearly $400 per year to be able to use your photos on other third party forums/websites.

It's discussed here.

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=179202


Err, or as discussed here Confused http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=121736 frustrated


Ah, not been in there yet. Tend to stick to the 997 section for research.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive made a imgur account now so i'll try again.

Im gonna redo the progress thread from the beginning so people can hopefully see some photos.

Hi,

I've always wanted a 911 and after selling my beloved e46 m3 coupe i decided to take the plunge. Originally i wanted a Carrera 2 S as Carrera 4 S's looked well out my price range but after a months of searching i came across a ultra cheap midnight blue 2006 Carrera 4 S project a few months back which had a great spec including aero kit, lsd, short shift, sports seats, gen 1 turbo wheels, sports exhaust etc. As the car has suffered engine failure my first plan is obviously to get the car on the road. After that im thinking of getting gen 2 turbo wheels, drls, rear led light, black pcm and change the steering wheel.



I really want to do a progress thread as ive have already invested alot of time in the car and want to show you guys where iam with it

i brought the car as a rolling shell which was a finance re procession with no paper work. I knew i was taking a huge risk. Did all the checks on the car and they all came back fine with no outstanding finance or previous accident damage.





After receiving the log book i managed to trace the original owner on facebook and after numerous attempts to contact him he got back to me with the story of the car. The car had suffered full engine failure and the engine was taken out to source a replacement. After missing a payment on the finance the car was seized. But the best news was that he still had the engine, gear box, service history, pretty much everything to make a complete car. After a 200 mile round trip and a van full to the brim i came back with everything.



I decided to take the engine to Ramus porsche in west bromwich who stripped it down for me. He said it was the worst engine failure hes ever seen. They said the engine had thrown four rods, smashed the crankcase, smashed four pistons, bent the crankshaft, destroyed the carrier and damaged most of the valves on the head.









Since i brought the car ive been looking for 3.8 engines and they seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo so decided to search for individual parts. I was going to get new heads but there fetching over £1000 for a pair so decided to repair the ones ive got. I took the heads to bilston cylinder head repairs in the west midlands who said they can repair them and i would need 16 new valves reground and seated. After nearly having a cardac arrest after seeing how much the stealers wanted i looked for some second hand. 9apart managed to sort 12 used ones out at £10 each and managed to get the other four for around £20 each from car parts for less. Considering porsche wanted around £35 pound per valve i thought this was pretty good. After months of searching i managed to found a bloke breaking a 3.8s. So went down to swindon to see him. Came away with a crankshaft, carrier complete with four rods, four pistons, flywheel, secondary air pump, oil cooler and crank cases. Pretty much everything mark at ramus porsche said i needed. I've found someone that has some second hand rods. Im not sure as there from a different engines if they'll all need balancing or if i get three rods off this bloke and but them all on the one side if they'll be balanced. The other issue ive got is the crank case has one scored bore so it will need to be lined and there is a repair one corner of the crank case. Lucky mark at ramus has located me another crank case that requires no welding and just needs bank 2 relining.

I dont really want to spend money on mods until the cars complete but saw this oem gt3 front lip and couldnt resist.



The car is hpi clear and nothing outstanding. Its in good condition overall. The front bumper will need respraying as its caught a few times getting on the recovery truck. Its got a few scratches but nothing thats really deep so hopefully a machine polish will sort it out. No dents very straight. There was loads of creases and marks on the interor where all the parts were resting on the passenger seat and rear seats when i got it. Had to use a heat gun at distance and slowly stretch out the creases. Then used some leather restorer. Its come out loads better.

Cylinder head valves have arrived.

Quick update. Ramus have sourced two rods and two pistons in good nick. Ordered a secondary air pump pipe which was damaged previously. Dropped the valves off at the head rebuild place and hopefully have everything back next week and all parts required to start the build. At long last im getting there.

Heads all done. Valves reseated and its been skimmed. They were done at bilston cylinder repairs and theyve done a cracking job.





Got a call from Mark at Ramus to say the engine is being rebuilt as we speak and to drop the car off at the garage. So yesterday i got the car recovery trucked down there. I have deceided whilst everythings off to fit a new clutch and low temp thermostat. Also realised when i was down there i'am missing a few parts. I need both bumper heat shields. One mount for the heat shield, a passenger side drivershaft and engine trays. Drop me a message if anyone has any bits.



Managed to sourced a second hand passenger side for £30.00 already. Also found a driveshaft for £40.00 and the mounts are cheap new from Porsche.

When Mark at Ramus was about to start building the engine back up he noticed some of the rods had turned blue due to heat. So manage to locate another three rods.



Heres some pics of the engine being built.











I got a call last thursday to say the engines been fitted in the car and that it started and ran well.



It has brought up error lights now its running. After being plugged up on a diagnostics it came up that it needs two new lamba sensors and valve lift actuator sensor. Also the rear anti roll bar seemed to be missing so managed to get a second hand one cheap.

Mark had a look around the car to see if theres anything that might fail the mot. All of the tyres were really cracked and some with very low tread. Managed to get 4 part worn michelin pilotsports n rated part at a decent price. When the tyres were being changed it was noticed that the rear springs were cracked.



Being m030 springs due to the sports supension these had to be backordered from germany. The took a while to get delviered but they finally arrived.







Hopefully all the sensors and bits will be delivered and fitted by the end of the week. Then it can be taken for a test drive.

Have picked up a few goodies as well.



Got a new cayman wheel. Been looking for ages for one in sea blue.

This what it should look like once fitted. Gonna strip down the pcm and get it sprayed satin black. Also after doing some research i found out there was away to fit a aux cable to my pcm. I don't know if this has been brought up before on here. You have to unplug the cable coming in from the cd changer. Then you buy a special cable that plugs in to the port with aux cable on the end. I have brought a bluetooth adapter for it aswell. Obviously doing this you will lose the function of the cd changer but this doesnt bother me. Ive been searching for the cable all year and the only place i could find it was in america and they wouldnt ship. About 2 weeks ago a similar cable came up on on ebay form a uk seller. As im taking my pcm out anyway and consider it only cost £4 im gonna give it a try and see if it works.



Managed to get some good nick second hand rear led lights aswell. Gonna get front drls soon.



Had a phone call from mark at ramus on friday. The car has passed the mot now and is driving well. Gonna try and pick it up next week some time. After 7 months its almost finished.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow how brace you been! Great thread congratulations thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done for sticking with it! Will be interested to hear your review of Ramus once you get the car back. I'm based in the West Midlands so it's always good to know there are decent specialists nearby.
I bet you can't wait to collect now!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys! Ramus have been fantastic. Mark has a great knowledge of porsches and there engines. There very honest. Would definitely recommend.
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Congrats

Great thread

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This is amazing. I wish I had the balls to do something like this, it must be so rewarding once you get to take it out.
I know money is an ugly subject and all that, but I would love to get a rough final cost.
Hope you get to enjoy it soon. Keep the pics coming.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom_nieto wrote:
Well done for sticking with it! Will be interested to hear your review of Ramus once you get the car back. I'm based in the West Midlands so it's always good to know there are decent specialists nearby.
I bet you can't wait to collect now!


I have known Ram for almost 30 years and he has always been great to deal with and a good guy to boot. Mark was a gold standard technician for a local OPC so between them you have a vast amount of knowledge and skill at your disposal and I don't think you will find a better indy in the midlands region.
 
  
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