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LMR
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think my iPhone understands Porsches...... PC
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The temperature in the potting shed is hovering above freezing, so some progress is being made.

I started on the driveshafts this evening. as you can see, the boots were past their best.....



I would love to have taken more photos, but it is a dirty old job. But I did strip the CV joint, cleaned it in paraffin, and reassembled and regreased.

In its component parts



New boot



And new bolts / nuts for refitting tomorrow

 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Phil, looks like the freeze spray or as we reckoned with the Potting Shed heating up spray did the trick! I'll pop over later after removing my wheel studs. Or if it doesn't go to plan, I'll be over for commiseration coffee frustrated
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil,

Great thread. been scaring myself stupid this week reading resto jobs on 911UK.

Are you not stripping the driveshafts? I feel uneasy putting new CV boots over heavily corroded drive shafts.

J
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James

As you will see from my thread, I have stripped the inner joints. I was intending on doing the same with the outer joint, I have even bought the tool to strip the joint from the shaft, but they appear pretty new. The rusty bit you can see is not the joint, it is a piece between the CV joint and the rubber boot. It is a pretty thick piece of metal, the jointing face and the inside are perfect. Therefore no point in replacing them. If there was any sign of weakness, they would have been in the bin.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more progress this weekend. First off, torquing up the driveshaft inner joints.



with plenty of extension bars to avoid being right under the car.



Whilst under the car, I thought I would tidy up the bumper mounting brackets



Just before I refitted the engine tins, I noticed some damage to the sheathing on the wiring loom.



Glad I spotted it. I have repaired with self amalgam wiring loom tape - I think I have forgotten to take a photo
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today has been reassembly. As I stripped down, the engine tins etc looked like this





After lots of hours, it now looks like this



A bit of a difference! I wish I had a better camera, it looks so much better in the flesh Smile

Engine tin side view





Still a long way to go, but the feeling of progress is very satisfying.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all

I am at that funny point of this resto, where the finishing bits seem to be taking ages. I covered fitting the sunroof seals a little while ago. Putting the sunroof back in is a fairly simple exercise. But after operating it, it was staying very low at the back.



I tried various things, but in the end trimmed the seal to remove the excessive overlap, and now have a perfectly fitted sunroof Smile



I also refitted the catalytic converter today.



And it would have been rude not to start it up.... It was joyous to here it run again Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work.

What's left to do? When will she be back on the road?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete

Target date was 6th March, as that was the sixth anniversary of ownership, but clearly that has passed. I am waiting for a few bits and piece to turn up / be finished. I will then have a week off work with a view to final assembly and MOT. In all honesty, I don't think it will ever be finished, it will continue to evolve.....!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, another day at the potting shed - I do wish the weather would warm up....

When stripping the car, the headlamp bowls were thankfully rust free, but clearly could do with a tidy up.



What I did find was the tab where the retaining bolt goes through had stripped its thread. So I bought some weld on nuts and put them in. The shot below is post welding but before tidying up



This week, Mark got busy with the spray gun and I now have this Smile



The connector to the headlamp has seen better days........



So I bought these



And fitted up



And because I have a touch of OCD, I have bought new drain bung......



That was it for today, headlamps are going back in tomorrow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick midweek update. I had a meeting finish earlier than expected this afternoon, and together with some parts arriving in the post, I had a quick session in the potting shed.

After cleaning out the threads with a tap, I waxoyled the headlamp bowls



And after fitting the new seals, popped in the headlamps.



I will pop the surrounds on tomorrow, and hopefully fit these

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More sterling work our Phil. Not long now until the next project arrives???
Baby blue and all that.......
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chief

Next one was due to arrive in Rotterdam next week and then be shipped to Southampton a few days later.

I had an email yesterday - apparently it is delayed a further 3 weeks...... I joked a few months ago that I was hoping it would arrive before I go it Le Mans. Turns out my joke might have been a prophecy...

For the rest of you who have no idea what Chief and I are talking about, all will be revealed soonish.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A busy evening at the potting shed

I started by fitting the surrounds to the headlamps. The old ones were ruined - I ran the car for a couple of years without them they were so bad, so brand new ones, which as you would expect, are lovely Very Happy



I them moved on to fit the wing mirrors. When removing the mirrors a couple of the terminals came away, do I bought new ones and fitted them - couple of photos below.







Fitting the mirrors is a fiddly business. I put on new seals, which chief covered previously. They take a lot of patience frustrated

I got there in the end.



Final job of the evening was to fit the head shields around the rear lights. The ones I removed were probably reusable, but would have needed a lot of tape to repair, so I bit the bullet and increased the smile on my OPC parts manager's face!

Old and new



Plenty of waxoyl applied before fitting



And fitted



I will be having a weekend without much fiddling in the potting shed. Restoration show at NEC tomorrow, classic car meeting on Sunday.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soon Phil, soon.......
What, when and where is the classic car meet?
I'll be at the NEC show on Saturday.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Classic meet is at Stratford Armouries

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have taken advantage of the bank holiday to get a few jobs done.

New (and powder coated) wing support brackets and nice shiny fittings added



Seats re dyed - photo was before they were buffed up



I have thought long and hard about getting the seats recovered. The piping (obscured by the masking tape) isn't brilliant, but I quite like the lived in look

Now the door mirror are on and everything working, I thoughts some rustproofing was appropriate, so out with this. As ever, it was rather cold in the workshop - I had to heat up the Dinatrol to get it to spray.....



And generously applied leaves them looking like this



Chief popped in yesterday, he reckons it adds a couple of kilos to each door! I have been around and made sure the drain holes are clear. New door membranes trial fitted



These are now in place but I haven't taken a photo

Next job is to replace the old speakers........



......with some nice, shiny new ones

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No stone left unturned, nice work Thumb

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul, I try my best!
 
  
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