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Old 09-26-2016, 04:46 AM
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:57 PM
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290 parts! Like building a Rolex watch ....
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:47 PM
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:14 PM
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Did u put it together?
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Is that spark I see? What's the timing?
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:31 PM
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Yes, I put it together from a kit bought from the Deutsche Museum in Munich. Rather bizarrely it wasn't in stock at the Porsche Museum.

It has a timing setting and a distributor feed off the cam that should fire the cylinders in the same order as a real engine. I haven't checked the order to see if it's correct. The spark is simulated by lights.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:23 AM
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B pillar covers look like an easy job, it's just padded vinyl over a metal sheet. The existing covers have tears that I tried to repair and was going to recolour, but in the end replacement with OEM quality Black Vinyl makes a lot more sense.
Ah, I chickened out and didn't recover the B-pillars. Even though I had the leather to re-cover the B-pillars, I lost patience at this stage of the project and had a pro come over and re-dye the vinyl B-pillar covers in-situ. It looks very good.

On balance if I ever get the motivation to take apart the interior again, perhaps I will fit the leather b-pillar covers that I have.

Did this end up being as easy as it looks? I can imagine two things going wrong --
a) B-pillar covers need padding in the rear, which might be hard to get looking smooth.
b) the metal substrate might bend/warp while removing the old cover...

Did any of this happen to you?
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Jlaa
Ah, I chickened out and didn't recover the B-pillars. Even though I had the leather to re-cover the B-pillars, I lost patience at this stage of the project and had a pro come over and re-dye the vinyl B-pillar covers in-situ. It looks very good.

On balance if I ever get the motivation to take apart the interior again, perhaps I will fit the leather b-pillar covers that I have.

Did this end up being as easy as it looks? I can imagine two things going wrong --
a) B-pillar covers need padding in the rear, which might be hard to get looking smooth.
b) the metal substrate might bend/warp while removing the old cover...

Did any of this happen to you?
Thanks
I am on a month long European holiday/vacation so I asked Lakewell to hold off sending my interior parts until I got back to New Zealand. In other words I haven't yet installed the B pillar covers.

They look simple enough, just vinyl with foam backing. In fact that was the problem with repairing what I had. When they rip, they expose the foam backing so filling the resultant hole is difficult. I want those parts to be perfect as I think they will stand out next to perfect seats if I don't go new.

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:08 PM
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Arrived back in New Zealand after 3 weeks in Europe. Still jet lagged so not doing anything requiring mental agility so I checked parts that arrived while I was away.

First up was the correct front badge. Attached is a pic (from the left) of the original, the replacement, and a new 996 one. You can clearly see the 996 version is incorrect. In addition the 996 version is flat whereas the correct 901 part is slightly curved.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:12 PM
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New vinyl covered door panels from Lakewell. I think these are a relative bargain at EUR 260 for a pair.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:15 PM
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New rear quarter covers, rear parcel shelf and B pillar vinyl. A bit more work, but these should pop.
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A solid state DME with pump prime. I will put this in the White car
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:50 AM
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As indicated earlier, I have had difficulty sourcing an original leather four spoke non air bag wheel for a reasonable price. In the end I got lucky and bought a wheel off a '88 928 and it is to all intents the same wheel (same part number, just one is 01VERL and the other 02VERL). The only thing missing is the horn contact ring, which I believe is a shared VW/Porsche part number 113-415-660-A.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:22 PM
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I arrived back from work travel determined to focus on getting the car mobile. That meant tackling the rear shocks and springs.

Removal was relatively easy. Take out the air filter on one side and heater fan on the other, undo the three top nuts on each shock tower and the bottom bolts, then remove carefully.

The springs were not under compression and the top bolt was easy to undo. Nothing like the fronts.

The most obvious wear was on the bump stops, but these are likely original shocks deserving of retirement after 237,000km
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:29 PM
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I reused all but the shocks, springs and bump stops. Good for another 25 years
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