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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to fit some alpine speakers to the car to improve the sound. They started off like this.




I cut the tabs off, then cut the surrounds off the old speakers and filed out the hole until it fitted. I'll glue them with penetrating superglue and then some sealant.





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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brake pipe brackets have been refitted and I am not satisfied with how the pipes fit. All tightened up, pretty much ready for some fluid.










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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had he’ll brake lines fitted to my Impreza. I was never happy with the fit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="MisterCorn"]The brake pipe brackets have been refitted and I am not satisfied with how the pipes fit. All tightened up, pretty much ready for some fluid.


Did you meant NOW happy? is the NOT happy a typo?
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Ghianightmare"]
MisterCorn wrote:
The brake pipe brackets have been refitted and I am not satisfied with how the pipes fit. All tightened up, pretty much ready for some fluid.


Did you meant NOW happy? is the NOT happy a typo?


Ooops, yes. Should be NOW happy. I wasn't happy before, now they are great.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only just finished reading the CLR thread over a couple of evenings.

Looks like I'm about to lose a couple more.... worship thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More detailed info on the speaker upgrade for anybody interested.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC - I just wanted to give a big thumbs up to the thread. Threads like this is why this place is so good. So thanks for the time taken to upload and update us all on everything you're doing. Very inspiring work, and making me more motivated to crack on with upgrading my own C2.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to get a good look at my own car last night so I can now get a clearer picture of what you are doing and why. It looks like I’m going to have to take into mine for a full strip down at the front and centre. It’s not bad but it’s been plastered in wax oil, so that’ll have to come off. I’d say the sills won’t be in great shape when the skirts come off but I’d sort of expect that.
Looks like the brake pipes are all shot.

I do have one question and you, mc seem to be a good man to ask
My splash guards at the front, joining the bumper to the wheel arch liner seem to have been purposely cut, Just below the radiators. Had anyone else had this? Is it for air flow from the rads.

Sorry to hijack btw. This is one thread I’m going to have to go through again when the time comes to get properly stuck in
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps the wheelwell liner has been cut for increased air flow like this:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/107-BODY-Modifying_Your_Wheelwell_Liners/107-BODY-Modifying_Your_Wheelwell_Liners.htm
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp1ke wrote:
perhaps the wheelwell liner has been cut for increased air flow like this:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/107-BODY-Modifying_Your_Wheelwell_Liners/107-BODY-Modifying_Your_Wheelwell_Liners.htm


I’m guessing so but it’s a bit rough. I’ve sourced some more so I’ll get them for the stock pile
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect that is what it is for, you can easily for the much larger brake ducts from a turbo or GT3 for peanuts from Porsche, so I probably wouldn't bother.

More work on removing the sound proofing material from the rear shelf today. The awkward piece is done apart from a bit of cleaning up, one more piece to do.



I'm running out of jobs at the moment, the ARBs are due in from the US which will keep me busy for a while as I need to fit them and make up front drop links, I have a little bit of wiring to do, but otherwise I'm working on some electronic jiggery pokery to fix the issue I mentioned previously about the analogue temperature gauge not being scaled correctly, and to give me oil temperature on the dashboard, along with a few other tweaks/upgrades for the instruments.



The bodyshop can't get the car in for the next month, so I'll be turning my attention to retrimming the interior.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oil temp on the dash sounds like a very good idea! Circuit boards are beyond me though Surprised
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rdodger wrote:
Oil temp on the dash sounds like a very good idea! Circuit boards are beyond me though Surprised


Not to worry, when it is finished I will be able to have them produced for anybody who wants one. Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC,

Do you know, based on the fact you have your dash apart, if there is and calibration adjustment on the oil pressure gauge?

I need to replace my sender as it reads 1 with the engine off, and while searching on YouTube I found a video where a specialist in the USA, connected the pressure sender on a Boxster (with the engine running) to 2 other 911s (all reverses up to each other) and all 3 gauges showed different readings. The point they were proving was that the Boxters oil pressure was fine, the sender was fine, and that it was the gauges that were inaccurate. While I’m sure that my sender is definitely causing a problem, I was wondering how the gauges could become inaccurate.

I’ll try dig up the link when I’m back at my desk

Any thoughts?
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Jamie Summers
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting work on the gauges.......

My 987.1 Cayman has had a lot of work done re gauges, and I would guess (stand to be corrected) that the amount of information being picked up by sensors around the car should be broadly similar to the 996.....

The previous owner fitted a Scangauge, which takes its readings direct from the OBD II port and provides a huge amount of data (much of it uninteresting, but some very useful). The difference between the "true" reading of the water temp vs the dash gauge is fascinating. As commented elsewhere in this thread, the dash gauge is artificially "damped" so that it sits merrily at 80c or a bit above, when the actual water temp on the Scangauge is reading well over 110c !!!!

The car has had an Autofarm 3.7l capacity increase, and they were sufficiently concerned about the elevated operating temperatures on M96/97 oiling issues to fit an external oil temp / pressure gauge fixed to the A-pillar in true ricer style.

It's not an elegant solution, but it is practical. However if there was a neat way to diver this data to the dash display, then that would be very welcome.

RPM, who have done some of the more recent work on the car are keen to build a bespoke oil temp/pressure gauge which would fit in the bezel for the somewhat redundant Sportchrono clock on the dash-top. Clearly that won't be much use for a 996, but perhaps something more OE could be constructed ?

I'm surprised how little of this important information is provided to the driver (the 987.1 doesn't even have any sort of oil pressure gauge in the dash) , and how dumbed-down it is in these cars.........
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awful lot neater/more OEM/less ricer to make the water temp gauge do double duty, so it can display either water or oil temp depending on what the driver wants to see. Really could have been how Porsche designed it from the outset.
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no tweakers for the other gauges, but my test set is from a boxster so no oil pressure. When finished I will be able to externally view/log oil pressure and temperature readings via CAN or RS232, I can get a sensor characterised if I can't find the spec.

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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been away for a week or so, so not much progress. I have however got around to adjusting the handbrake. It is fitted with a temporary old handbrake so that my newly trimmed one doesn't get all dirty. This is how it is adjusted.


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I am also temporarily fitting the drivers seat so that somebody can sit in the car to steer and brake when it is pushed to the bodyshop.





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