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Old 01-06-2018, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ramcram View Post
Hi Carl,
Where did you get the new grommet for the battery cable into the battery boxc
I've been looking without success.
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Hi Mike,

Sorry for the extremely late reply, life has been hectic and I haven't had time to be on the list very often. I can't remember if I reused the stock grommet or if it is a Daystar grommet. I have used the Daystar grommets in a few places and it is available online from JEGS, Summit Racing etc.
Tomorrow I will go out to the garage and check in the daylight.

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:59 PM
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Mike,
I used the stock grommet for the battery cable into the battery box, just cleaned it up and cut it to accommodate the larger gauge battery cable.

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Old 01-11-2018, 11:17 PM
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Mike,
I used the stock grommet for the battery cable into the battery box, just cleaned it up and cut it to accommodate the larger gauge battery cable.

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Carl
I have only half of mine left and it has the part # 944.612.441.00 and made by SCT, with the Porsche trade mark.
This part doesn't seem to exist?
I think it has a 35mm hole in thee battery box. I too have a thicker battery cable.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:55 PM
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The stock grommet will probably still be attached to a used battery cable if you check with 928 International or similar. I can't remember if the Daystar grommet diameter was suitable, but that is probably what i would have ended up using if my stock one wasn't in great shape. Link
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:26 PM
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While waiting for other tasks to be finished, and for technology to catch up to my shopping list, I put the car up one some Race Ramps to allow easier access to the transmission and torque tube area.

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looks sweet!!
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:19 PM
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GTS Quarters with no wing and an S4 bumper cover is just a really clean look. Looks AWESOME~!
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:23 PM
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"While waiting for other tasks to be finished, and for technology to catch up to my shopping list, I put the car up one some Race Ramps to allow easier access to the transmission and torque tube area. Cheers! Carl"

Remind me please...what trans do you plan on running...C5, C6, or ? T
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 77tony View Post
"While waiting for other tasks to be finished, and for technology to catch up to my shopping list, I put the car up one some Race Ramps to allow easier access to the transmission and torque tube area. Cheers! Carl"

Remind me please...what trans do you plan on running...C5, C6, or ? T
One that makes the car go forward and backwards...Don't you have some light fixtures to hang over the new kitchen island Mr? Too early to tell for sure until all four parts have been printed.
Right now it is a 6L80E

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I really like the 6L80E in my DD and I do long for it in my S4.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:07 PM
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? Last posting more than three months ago.

Hope everything is OK?

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:39 PM
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I have finally gotten started on my quest to "rebuild" my car from scratch. Sure, I guess I am a glutton for punishment, but for me, a lot of the fun of owning a 928 is to work on it.

So, I thought I would start posting the progress pictures here and share the progress with the 928 community. This is my third 928, having owned a 1980 928, a 1986.5 928S, and this latest addition, an empty 1990 GT shell. Yup, empty shell. The plan was to restore the 86.5 but after completely stripping it down, I found too much frame damage to be financially justifiable for a rebuild. So with the help of Mark Benton of The Nine Source, I found a GT frame in great condition and will use that as a base for my "new" car. By the way, many thanks to Mark for the great service and honest business practice.

In a sense it will be a "hybrid car" since it will use a lot of the components from the 86.5 in a GT shell, but I am not building it for anyone but myself. It will get a sunroof delete and as you can see in the picture, the main panel has already been removed. That part was fairly painless. Now comes the fun part of drilling out all those spot welds

Paint will be House of Kolor, jet black with either an ice pearl or read pearl effect. If anyone has any good pictures to share of 928 specific black metallics, I might consider something along that route instead.

Suspension will be Bilstein's with Hypercoil springs (400/250 fron/rear). Dave Robert's front and rear sway bars (first batch several years ago) and most likely front sway bar reinforcements.

Brakes will be GTS front calipers/rotors and hopefully something bigger than the stock S4 brakes in the rear with my current 33bar bias valve.

Wheels will be 18" Fikse FM10's with 255's in front and 295's in the rear.

All fuel lines and brake lines will be brand new, most likely from Classic Tube. Was thinking of stainless steel, but I hear some people talking about fatigue issues with that setup, so will probably go OEM material.

Interior will be all black leather with grey carpet, Paul and Hans' window switch panel, and when available, the "Carputer" system.

Engine power....well, we shall see about that one, but around 430 for starters sounds good to me

Any suggestions and comments (good and bad) are greatly appreciated. I will do the prep and priming myself, but not adventurous enough for the color coat.

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Good luck with the build ! I had the same drew until the car was stolen from me
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:14 PM
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Hope everything is OK?

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Everything is great, thanks for asking MN. Finishing my 5th lap around the world, work has been hectic but will be back on the project this spring.

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Old 12-22-2018, 11:39 AM
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Longtime forum member here and owned Porsche's for over 20 years from turbos to GT3, been modifying my cars as well. I have to give it to you, this is one of the most impressive builds I have ever seen. The level of detail is absolutely amazing. I am a visionary with everything in life business, house, but this is so over my head I just cannot process what this would take and the fact you are doing this by yourself is even more impressive. Hats off to you! Are you an engineer by trade?
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Duane in Miami View Post
Longtime forum member here and owned Porsche's for over 20 years from turbos to GT3, been modifying my cars as well. I have to give it to you, this is one of the most impressive builds I have ever seen. The level of detail is absolutely amazing. I am a visionary with everything in life business, house, but this is so over my head I just cannot process what this would take and the fact you are doing this by yourself is even more impressive. Hats off to you! Are you an engineer by trade?
Hi Duane and thanks for the kind words. I am definitely not an engineer, but I love to tinker, build and improve things. If you enjoy some interesting builds, here are some amazing projects currently underway on Rennlist:

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...ome-early.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...b-project.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...-75-litre.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...z06-build.html

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
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