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05-29-2019, 03:23 AM
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Posted By mel_t_vin

Phil, your '76 started out as that red car...with...

Phil, your '76 started out as that red car...with aftermarket valance, misaligned rear bumper, incorrect tail, and a race-inspired interior?
05-29-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By mel_t_vin

Larry, do you have any sound bites of your car...

Larry, do you have any sound bites of your car running/driving with the Supercup muffler?
05-29-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By mel_t_vin

What result was observed with the DT50 15w-50...

What result was observed with the DT50 15w-50 under this particular test case?
05-29-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By mel_t_vin

You should not have to take the dash apart. At...

You should not have to take the dash apart. At most, you may want to remove your glove box...but even that may not be necessary.

Slide your seat back, lay on the floor, take a flashlight, and...
05-04-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By mel_t_vin

Take a look at the connections and the wiring...

Take a look at the connections and the wiring going to the two 50mm diameter ceramic fan resistors.

On the early cars, they were mounted in the engine compartment, under the plastic shroud, near...
04-27-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By mel_t_vin

Where you do live? From the way you write, you...

Where you do live? From the way you write, you could be in Europe.

What is the ambient temperature range of your local climate? 10W-40 is not viscous enough for these motors. If the temperature...
04-26-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By mel_t_vin

What year is your 944? If not mistaken, seats...

What year is your 944? If not mistaken, seats from '74+ 911s, '89+ 964s, and '95+ 993s bolt directly into '85.5+ 944s, rails and all. But do not believe that is the case with seats from '99+ 996s,...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-23-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By mel_t_vin

A relatively low number of miles for a 10 year...

A relatively low number of miles for a 10 year old car. The folks over in the 997 forum would probably appreciate a few interior/exterior photos...
04-23-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By mel_t_vin

Hmmm...appears I left that little tidbit out. ...

Hmmm...appears I left that little tidbit out. Thanks, Mike.
04-22-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By mel_t_vin

You need to provide some more detailed...

You need to provide some more detailed information.

How long have you had your car? How long has it had this issue? What maintenance, if any, was performed on the car prior to these episodes? ...
04-22-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By mel_t_vin

Nice...now it looks like an '86 M637 Clubsport...

Nice...now it looks like an '86 M637 Clubsport that was fitted with 8s and 9s. Happy motoring...
04-22-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By mel_t_vin

Jay, do you have all the hard parts [hubs,...

Jay, do you have all the hard parts [hubs, spindles, calipers, arms] you need for this conversion?
04-15-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By mel_t_vin

No need for you to swap your '86 trailing arms or...

No need for you to swap your '86 trailing arms or spring plates...early offset and late offset trailing arms are the same.

In the rear...the difference between early and late offset is all in the...
04-14-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By mel_t_vin

Swepco 201 is the wrong type of gear oil for our...

Swepco 201 is the wrong type of gear oil for our G16 boxes...the BW internals/syncros function much better with a synthetic lubricant.

While 201 is the Gold Standard for 901, 911, 914, and 930...
04-14-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By mel_t_vin

LS...not for your open differential. LS...

LS...not for your open differential. LS signifies the oil contains a limited slip additive.

For your open diff, if you go the Mobil route, you will want Mobil Delvac 75w-90 or Mobil 1 75w-90. ...
04-13-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By mel_t_vin

Any competitors looking for some rebuildable spares/cores?

From an '86 951:

- front control arms [early offset]
- front cross member
- rear control arms
- torsion carrier
- torque tube
- dampers, front/rear
- doors w/glass
04-13-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By mel_t_vin

With those offsets, they will be replica Cup...

With those offsets, they will be replica Cup 1s...and much heavier than the factory Fuchs. As a result of the additional unsprung weight, vehicle handling [accelerating, braking, damping, steering]...
04-13-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By mel_t_vin

Tapped the manifold line running to the...

Tapped the manifold line running to the KLR...thanks, have heard others tap that line, as well.
04-10-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,301
Posted By mel_t_vin

If not mistaken, factory fitment for 16" Cup...

If not mistaken, factory fitment for 16" Cup wheels on the 968 was 7 et55 and 8 et55.
04-07-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By mel_t_vin

My bad. Can it be done? Sure...but not without...

My bad. Can it be done? Sure...but not without some chassis/suspension modifications. You will undoubtedly have to effect both #1 and #2 on your car.

Another option...source a set of SC/Carrera...
04-07-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By mel_t_vin

M158...Reno SQR 46 M404...Stabilizers, Front...

M158...Reno SQR 46
M404...Stabilizers, Front and Rear
M418...Side Protection Moldings
M431...4-spoke Steering Wheel, Leather, 363 mm
M454...Automatic Speed Control
M474...Sport Dampers, Front...
04-05-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By mel_t_vin

Are you referring to classic 5-paddle Fuchs...

Are you referring to classic 5-paddle Fuchs typically fitted to 911s and the '86 944 turbo?

If so, those factory Fuchs will cause interference issues because of their early offset [23.3]. Your '87...
04-05-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By mel_t_vin

Exactly...early offset wheels [et 23.3] mounted...

Exactly...early offset wheels [et 23.3] mounted to a late offset wheel [et 55] chassis usually does not work out very well.

Solution [for the OP]...source a set of wheels with 25-30 mm more...
04-05-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By mel_t_vin

Parking lamps ON [one side], with ignition OFF...

Parking lamps ON [one side], with ignition OFF [key out], depending on turn signal position [left or right ON] is stock [European] feature.

Method behind the madness...mark your car's location for...
04-05-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By mel_t_vin

Good discussion. Interesting...have...

Good discussion.

Interesting...have typically used R(m) = 0.65 for stock ride height. Ergo...R(w) = 0.65^2 = 0.4225. I suppose R(m) could be effected by ride height.
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