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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
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Chris just pondering, were you a technical advisor, in a former, life to the A Team?


Floor

Still the same life, you should see the Chieftain tank I made out of old bottle tops.


Thumb joking aside mate, what you're sharing to a wide audience must be inspiring to a great many. worship


Just shows what can be done with a bit of thought and obviously a welder. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is back together and even the frozen rear wheel bearing went in easily, I had rigged a tool (of sorts) to press the bearing back into place but when I was putting it in position I gave it a couple of little taps to line it up ready for pressing and because it was frozen I just kept tapping and it went in easy so I did away with the tool and used the hammer all the way until it seated. There is no more sideways movement with the wheel fitted and hopefully the knocking on hard right handers has gone away?

I also fitted the new drop links and coolant hoses and have bled the system again with new coolant, (it only had tap water in it for Oulton). I'm on the scout for an upcoming track day, preferably a dry one.

A pic of the drop link fitted.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done that man Thumb

If you find a decent trackday, I`ll come and join you matey thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I'll put the feelers out, I know I mentioned Anglesey with a bit of a hoon the day before/after last year, I would like to still do something like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good to me thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done a little bit more tinkering with the '44. Since I have had it the fuel gauge has always been incorrect, it would show when full and down to 3/4 of a tank but never budged lover than this, the reserve light would still come on when I was low on fuel but to make sure I didn't run out I would fill up and set the trip meter to Zero knowing that 300 miles would get me about until I need to fill up again.

The fuel gauge never went lower than this



I had previously swapped the fuel tank sender out for a known good one, I also cleaned up the earth points and back of the clock binnacle circuit board as both are supposed to be cures but neither worked. I have had my eye on dash pods but they are always silly money but a month or so ago I found one that was reasonably cheap from an S2.

So the other day I stripped the back off them both and attempted to swap over just the fuel gauge so I could keep the correct mileage, it was actually a very simple job to do and now I have a perfectly correct fuel gauge.

Just undo all the screws around the outside and then the two nuts on the oval plastic parts to release the gauge.








I've got the 996 in the garage for a new water pump and a few other little jobs so I have been taking the S out a lot more and you do forget how much fun it is and it still make me LOL when driving.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous of you driving around in your 944 Sad

Hoping to get mine on the road for the summer!

I had my instrument panel out a few years back as we did a group buy on the tipec forum for the LED light kit from the US. That was before there was a huge availability of aftermarket LEDs and components for the modding scene.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted slightly stronger bulbs (and tin foiled) for my bottom bulbs to help light up the dials a little better but I have left the others as standard so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mini update as I managed to tick an item off the bucket list which was to take the 944 out on a few laps around the Nurburgring.

I was hanging around with a few guys from the DN that was happening on Monday/Tuesday but got out on the TF laps on Monday evening.

Car ran quite well but did feel a little restricted at the top end around 5500 revs, I found my air filter was collapsing slightly at the throttle opening which may have restricted air flow, I haven't had chance to check this out since I got home but I'm hoping this is the case? I will run a perforated sleeve inside the filter to stop this happening again.

I spend most of the day at the main viewing areas so took a couple of snaps on my way around.





And when leaving the italian restaurant I had to take another snap.



It was after I had done some TF laps and after getting back to the hotel I found 24 pictures already uploaded of the car from various locations.

I chose two of may favorites and really like the one where its lifting both N/S wheels off the ground.



Since I saw this picture I have bought a set of 968 ARBs to eliminate roll without compromising the ride quality.

And obviously the standard picture at Karussell.



I have done the two above pictures to death on social media Embarassed

I was quite happy with a 10:30 lap considering I once did a few laps in just under 10 minutes in my 344bhp Audi S4. The 944 definitely has more in it and if I can get it running better and with less roll, I feel an under 10 minute lap achievable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool photos mate, car is looking great thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pictures Mr. Green

Love the cornering picture with the wheels slightly off the ground! - car is looking great thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly Very Happy

I can't tell if the front is totally off and that is shadow or not but either way its very close.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to the bottom of why it felt so restricted, my cold air induction pipe was trying to eat the filter element.



I removed it and found the restriction, Pacman (© PeterS ) was hiding inside.
No dirty minds please Grin



So its now cured with a chicken wire skeleton to stop this happening again..



I think on the drive over, the last Autobahn section I was doing around 125mph for quite a while, although it didn't seem restricted at the time it was as soon as I got on the Ring the day after it felt sluggish and i hadn't driven it in anger since the drive over. I suppose all that air it was consuming on the Autobahn must have started to pull the filter in?

As soon as my ARB's arrive and are fitted I'll be seeking a return.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the engine all sorted now Chris?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is the engine all sorted now Chris?


It seems to be, I didn't get much track time at Oulton due to the rain but having been driving it since then it seems to run perfect, not getting warm and pulls quite well, (when it doesn't have foam in its throat), I have missed a few track days but want to do a few before the season is over ( in the warmer months)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must sort out a place for the Zuffenhaus event September 5th.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You must sort out a place for the Zuffenhaus event September 5th.


I must, hopefully I remember tomorrow. wack
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the Zuffenhausen trackday now sorted I have been gathering a few parts that I want to fit before the day.

The 968 ARB's arrived, I was offered for them to be powder coated before they were sent for an extra cost, which I declined as I can get this done cheaply locally, but when they arrived they were in quite decent condition with only a little surface rust where the bushes touch. I cleaned these bits up and enamel painted them both. I'm fine with that as they don't get seen and now look clean.



The 944S ARB's are Front 21.5mm and rear, 14mm, the 968 bars are, front 26.8mm and 16mm rear so there is quite a difference in the front thickness not so much on the rear, although I can adjust the rear with the rose jointed drop links I have if need be.

The rear poly bushes have arrived but I can't get them over the flat ends of the ARB so I'm wondering if heating them up in very hot water or cutting them to wrap around the ARB would be best?



Also the exhaust tip I bought a couple of years ago, because my original one was very rusty and I had to cut it off, had been looking shabby recently, it had also started to come loose so I took it off rather than wait for it to fall off. It was just a cheap ebay jobbie but had served it purpose.



So today I went over the Custom Chrome and got them to make me a new one up to fit my current pipe in stainless and I'm very please with it for £45. Just need to make sure i have a secure way of fitting, I'm hoping to weld it on.

I like shiny new parts.





I just need to make sure I get these fitted over the next two weeks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice update Smile

The rear OEM ARB bushes are cut across the centre of the flat section so they can be opened and closed over the ARB. I doubt that would cause any problems as the clamps are pretty tight and put quite a bit of pressure on those bits of the ARB bush.
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