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Old 12-15-2018, 08:58 AM
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Wow, that is going to be the coolest car in the high school parking lot...
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Looking great guys - I hope we can make an exception and get the black witch AND the the blue _______? Up at SITM this summer!

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Old 12-15-2018, 12:38 PM
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Love that big project with your son. We got our porsche late in the timeframe and have just been doing what is needed to make it run reliably. He is 1 month from license and it is on the road, but nothing like what you have done. outstanding.

Make sure those amps are not covered up and the carpet is not tight to them, They need to breath, the fins are for cooling and if you push them covered they can get hot enough to melt carpet, etc... Specially given you are in FL with high ambient temps already.
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by elgy View Post
Wow, that is going to be the coolest car in the high school parking lot...
Thanks!

He's at a Catholic High School... Some of the parents are literally putting their kids in 40-50K Pickups, Jeeps, BMWs, etc...

My son KNOWS he's going to have the most valuable car on campus


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Looking great guys - I hope we can make an exception and get the black witch AND the the blue _______? Up at SITM this summer!

-scott

Hey Scott! Thank you. SITM is a bit questionable as he gets out of school that Friday morning.

I have the Black Witch (1988 928), the Blue ???? (1987 924S) and the White (1990 928) signed up for Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance Cars and Coffee plus Werks Reunion in March. Hopefully that give us plenty of break-in time to consider bringing a car or two to SITM.

Originally Posted by lamrith View Post
Love that big project with your son. We got our porsche late in the timeframe and have just been doing what is needed to make it run reliably. He is 1 month from license and it is on the road, but nothing like what you have done. outstanding.

Make sure those amps are not covered up and the carpet is not tight to them, They need to breath, the fins are for cooling and if you push them covered they can get hot enough to melt carpet, etc... Specially given you are in FL with high ambient temps already.

Thanks. This project evolved. My oldest son, now 19, is starting to understand he missed an opportunity to do this when I got the car for him 5-6 years ago.

With that said, both boys (19 and 15) are excited about the car getting on the road!

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Update - We were able to do the following today:

- Timing and Balance Belts installed
- Front Covers on
- Engine pretty tightened up. Just needs clutch and rear bell housing.
- New O2 sensor, New Engine compartment fuel lines, Fuel rail broken down for paint
- Uninstalled the aftermarket firewall brace. It was a PITA for us and we easilly lost 16+ hours messing with it.
- Reinstalled clutch master, Painted Brake Booster
- Installed glass into mirrors on doors


A few more things planned for tomorrow!
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:06 AM
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It's been a productive few days this week. We accomplished the following:

- Used Timesert to fix a bolt which broke off in the block during tear down. I had to drill out the broken bolt for the driver side engine support but now all is well. Timeserts are the bomb!
- Mounted Parallel Flow Condenser (12x21) and will run new lines to condenser early next week
- Re-Installed the rebuilt AC hard lines.... WOW! What a PITA
- Installed new heater core ... some evil engineer for porsche came up with that design
- Tightened/Straightened up all wiring in Engine Compartment, fixed a few with bad ends
- Reinstalled Windshield Washer Reservoir (Some how broke multiple parts of the pump and lines so new pump and few misc parts ordered)

Trying to get to the Rear Fuel Lines, Pump and Filter today and Clutch/Bellhousing install tomorrow. Closing in on time to reinstall the engine
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Sorry for the lack of posts.... life kind of happens!

Here are some pictures to show progression to today, my son Collin's 16th Birthday. He celebrated by showing the car off at Werks Reunion in Amelia Island.









We did it! Made it to Werks Reunion and the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Cars and Coffee.










We still have a short list of things to fix. The blinkers aren't working nor is the horn. We added two 10" aftermarket fans in place of the stock fans due to fitment on the aftermarket radiator.

There's a hum in the stereo so we'll fix that ground and we have a single piece of window seal that doesn't cooperate

More posts to come but besides being the milestone of the owner's 16th Birthday it is also a major milestone to have shown the car.

Stay tuned....
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Congrats and Happy Birthday Collin!!
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:49 PM
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Thanks, lamrith ! Found some pics of the car from Saturday's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Cars & Coffee.

Promotional photos for a hat supplier.



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Trey, are those 6" wide wheels in the front?
If so, how did you get them over the wheel hub cap?

I have the same wheels, but the centerbore of mine is too small to get them over the cap, I have to use a 7mm wheel spacer which push the 205 tires just a bit too far out.

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:20 AM
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Hey chrsvo - they are standard 968 wheels so I think they are 6" up front. Have not had to do anything special to put them on. If we take one of the wheels off again soon, and I remember, we'll take a picture.
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Congrats... great project and result.
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Congrats Collin and Trey!

Great work!
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:26 PM
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Thanks, elgy and drscottsmith ! Now to call the insurance co. to add him to my Car Insurance
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Originally Posted by jej3 View Post
Thanks, elgy and drscottsmith ! Now to call the insurance co. to add him to my Car Insurance
Sit down before you call, trust me, it is going to hurt, I know it did for us. Old, worth little or not, it is a porsche and a "sports car" per insurance companies.
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