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Old 06-01-2011, 06:55 PM
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i was thinking about a general thread about our unrealized car plans. maybe tell us what you'd like to do or are planning to do with your car. all topics including going wayyyyy off topic, etc—welcome....

i'm hoping to finish (including paint to match) on my new front bumper project. i'll return full-time to finishing it in about 2 weeks..... i want to complete chevy swap late summer/early fall..... i want to install 993 hid headlamps (the hid lamp structure is fairly large, making this not an easy 'one' for someone with almost no autobody experience).... i'd like to paint the car with a new color. colors i like; Chevrolet; Jetstream Blue, Lamborghini/Chevrolet; Monterrey Blue, BMW; Boston Green, Porsche; Aventurine Green, Amazon Green, Cobalt Blue..... next year, maybe return to the interior with some leather work.

anyway, i wanna hear your stories, anything that you feel like talking about,
any unusual cars/wrecks on craigslist, ebay, etc.... post 'em.

if you care to contribute, please keep it friendly or kindly stay out.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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get it back on the road, paint it, and finally, finally, get the supercharger running. in that order.

also, weight savings stuff...
- make fg hood (maybe to do before paint...)
- remove unnecessary bits and bolts etc
- custom ac bracket w/ relocated, smaller alternator
- maybe start on an aluminum torque tube project ala mr. 95ONE
- kokeln-esque rear suspension + coilovers (more of a pipedream but it could be done...)
- perhaps a custom SS exhaust...

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Turbo a NA.

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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Just gonna water the 951 until it grows into a 993 Turbo. The 928 is going under the knife for a top and front end motor refresh.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:30 PM
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As a (minor) project, my 944 is done and the money will be spent elsewhere. Unless, of course, I trip over a steal on a complete euro front bumper. I'd also love to get a 931 nose panel but I don't ever see that happening. Otherwise, it's just maintenance stuff.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:17 PM
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Do maintenance. Race it (Rose Cup and Rennsport Reunion, if I can get in). Maybe sell it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by LUCKYJACKASS View Post
Just gonna water the 951 until it grows into a 993 Turbo.
no, no, you need to take all the water OUT to make it into a 993!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:20 PM
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Sell it and stick to Japanese cars with high revving engines and no torque because they seem to like me more then German sportscars
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:03 PM
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Before driving to Rennsport reunion, finish building the new engine, new turbo and MAF.
Possibly before driving to Rennsport reunion, install 968 handles, mirrors and hatch, repaint the whole car.
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repaint, redo interior, new suspension, wheels and sticky tires, and sort out my trans issue

all this before next march when i'll be taking the car to texas with my friend (who has a blown 2010 camaro he just finished building) for the huge supra meet...looking forward to being the slowest down the quarter mile!

oh and i'm planning on doing an ls1 pcm/ignition swap onto the lt1 motor to make it more easily tuned, and when i'm in texas the same guy (from hennessey!) that tuned my friends camaro will hopefully tune my motor
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Get it finished and on the road.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:08 PM
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Purchased my car late in the Winter...So far fixed the hatch cover...replaced the hatch with a proper 944 hatch (car had a 924 hatch) fixed the clock..Waiting for seat and dash covers to come in...that will be it for the year I think...Next summer..fix the nicks and dents and possably redo the wheels..Then if nothing goes wrong keep enjoying driving my 951!
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clutch.....collecting parts but very shortly will have all i need.
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Who knows....
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:32 PM
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In the next few weeks:

Head gasket
Head work (valve guides, clean up, decked, etc)
Front engine reseal
All new coolant hoses
New coolant expansion tank
New OEM motor mounts
Wheel bearing repack
New OEM sway bar bushings
Venturi delete
New steering rack/manual conversion
A/C Delete
New Michelin PS2s
Tial 38mm W/G

To buy this week:
Vitesse Stage 1 Turbo/MAF
Lindsey steam vent kit
Lindsey catch can
Steering rack Delrin bushing

This winter:
New rear/hatch carpet
Stereo install

Funny how a $2500 951 can turn into much more.

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Maybe next year, or the year after that, or the year after that, or........
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