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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The springs are H&R with a drop of 20mm so should bring it down nicely, once you have the expense of your engine out the way the TPC-DSC should be on the list of upgrades just makes the car so much more compliant they pop up now and again for £750mark second hand.
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1986 3.3 Turbo
1986 944 2.5 (later fitted with a 2.7 after wife went scuba diving in a flood and popped a piston through the block)
 
  
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, few other things on the list though, I also like the look of the KW variant 3 coilovers but we shall see which direction the car takes!
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started with a bit of prep on the aeorkit wing this weekend which got rubbed down with a fine pad and hoping to get the lid done this week as well with the intention of getting the wing ,lower valance and side skirts dropped off at the painters.

I also trial fitted the tailpipes and bumpers which look fine needs a bit of fettling on the drivers side which is sticking out slightly more.

I also made a start on fitting the lowering springs on the front got the undertray, droplink and brake pipes removed then had intended loosening the top nut off however as you can see by the picture it is offset so couldn't get the reversable podger in that I had use on the back ( it wasn't deep enough either)

so have ordered a crows foot spanner to hopefully get in, then drop the strut enough to slip the spring out hopefully it doesn't mention it on other guides I have seen but I am going to loosen the ARB to turn it slightly to give a bit more room and change the bushes while I`m at it.
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Progress gazc2

That front strut nut does look awkward. Will be interested to hear if the crowsfoot sorts it .

Regards the exhaust, I like shiny! will be interested to hear how it sounds at some point aka a video clip?

Keep the updates coming Smile
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the exhaust tips have been welded up ready to fit however that will be next weeks job, the front springs came out fairly easily however getting the top nut of was a bit of a pain the crowfoot done the job but you end up covering the slot in the top washer so you cant get a screwdriver on to stop it spinning I ended up putting a rubber strapped oil filter remover on the shock piston to stop it turning worked fine if a little awkward amazing the amount of crud that gets trapped in the shock carrier and associated front arms the carriers are begining to show their age so rubbed down and treated with bilt hammer gel,bilt hammer heavy zinc primer and top coat of matt paint.

The various parts of the front suspension also showing their age and will be replaced the bearings in particular were pretty poor.

so waiting for the postie to arrive before putting it back together Thumb
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see some progress on this. Are you replacing the top mounts? with OEM ones?
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tips back from the welders and fitted

https://youtu.be/91ft0BgPXko

Happy boy 😁
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1986 3.3 Turbo
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shocks and lowering springs now back together with the right amount of washers ! also pulled the side skirts off these will be going to the painters with the rest of the aerokit.
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good progress GazC2. What remains on your jobs list?
My worklist keeps shrinking then growing Laughing

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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean Very Happy although your project is a tad more involved than mine as soon as you remove one thing something else catches your eye also been struggling for time lately so not progressing much so still on the list.

After removing the sills the clips that the screws go through are really rusty (will pop some pics up this weekend) so they are now on the parts list hopefully don't break the paint trying to get them off.

The front pair of support bars (silver) will be blasted and powder coated as will the pair on the back which are black don't like looking in the rear wheel arch and seeing the end of the bar all rusty.

I have 5 litres of transmission fluid to do the front/rear diff and gearbox so that job is next on the list I have still to purchase the liquid gold from opc for the 4wd controller (£60 a litre I believe)

Then its strip the front end to change rads/ac condensors and drier which I am slowly accumulating the parts so far I have drivers side Rad, center Rad and Drier I will be interested to see how good the fitting are on the pipes after seeing Pauls work in his thread on his 997.

Replace both Horns.

Full set of Michelin 4s,still got to purchase the rears and a new set of TPMS

Fit rear Aero spoiler,side skirts and Aero front splitter re-fit lower skirt on rear bumper

Fit cruise control

Get Geo done, code out spoiler and code in Cruise

MOT

Enjoy next spring/summer hopefully Very Happy

bearing in mind I started this because the horn wasn`t working
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1989 3.2 targa
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1986 3.3 Turbo
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gazc2 wrote:
I know what you mean Very Happy although your project is a tad more involved than mine as soon as you remove one thing something else catches your eye also been struggling for time lately so not progressing much so still on the list.

After removing the sills the clips that the screws go through are really rusty (will pop some pics up this weekend) so they are now on the parts list hopefully don't break the paint trying to get them off.

The front pair of support bars (silver) will be blasted and powder coated as will the pair on the back which are black don't like looking in the rear wheel arch and seeing the end of the bar all rusty.

I have 5 litres of transmission fluid to do the front/rear diff and gearbox so that job is next on the list I have still to purchase the liquid gold from opc for the 4wd controller (£60 a litre I believe)

Then its strip the front end to change rads/ac condensors and drier which I am slowly accumulating the parts so far I have drivers side Rad, center Rad and Drier I will be interested to see how good the fitting are on the pipes after seeing Pauls work in his thread on his 997.

Replace both Horns.

Full set of Michelin 4s,still got to purchase the rears and a new set of TPMS

Fit rear Aero spoiler,side skirts and Aero front splitter re-fit lower skirt on rear bumper

Fit cruise control

Get Geo done, code out spoiler and code in Cruise

MOT

Enjoy next spring/summer hopefully Very Happy

bearing in mind I started this because the horn wasn`t working


That little lot makes me feel a lot better about my own jobs list Thumb
Did you replace the top mounts or reuse the originals?

Indeed, definately a long list of jobs grows from a small one... I certainly feel your pain on that one!
Just wish I had a heated garage. It seems to have got rather cold at nights now... ah well; waiting on a new expansion tank delivered tomorrow then refitting the engine... again lol
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In regards the mounts I reused the originals I could see no sign of deteriation on the rubber inserts it was just surface rust on the metal so they got a refurb they are not overly expensive £70 a piece and also pretty easy to change if required.
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darkhorse
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gazc2 wrote:
In regards the mounts I reused the originals I could see no sign of deteriation on the rubber inserts it was just surface rust on the metal so they got a refurb they are not overly expensive £70 a piece and also pretty easy to change if required.


I wish I was so thrifty Very Happy
Would have saved myself a packet!. Makes sense though, they look in decent enough fettle. Just depends how soft the rubber has gone under load I guess but if they werent noisy then makes sense.
I checked my expansion tank for cracking before I refitted the motor and saw a few micro cracks (2)appearing in the usual place, even though the tank looked pristine colour wise (like new). Thought I might as well replace it now lol to save future work even though they were not full thickness, one of them didnt look far off
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the clips that the sill covers screw on to they all look as rusty as this one I don't like the idea of rusty parts direct to the bodywork so will replace these both sides.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to grab an hour in the garage this afternoon and got the front diff oil changed , as always try the filler plug first and it was bloody tight and took a breaker bar to crack it off, as other have mentioned that have done this the diff oil was clean as a whistle so all good and re-filled with 0.9 litre of nice new oil good for another 10 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So managed to get the gearbox oil changed out today which like the front was really clean when it came out, I had ordered up a couple of replacement crush washers however there were none fitted when I removed the plugs both of which came out easily.I did fit the new crush washers.

Now after reading the trials of Grey996 and the unfortunate removal of the wrong plug just to be clear the filler plug is on the passenger side of the gearbox example pic below.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crush washers and o rings?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No "O" rings pictures look a bit like o rings but its actually the thread on the plug Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removed the Turbo badge from My lid as this will be getting used on the Aero lid as these lovely bits of plastic are an eye watering £179 Surprised
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