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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:37 am    Post subject: The Silver Bullet-Resto Project Reply with quote

So after the 964 went and the997TT arrived I was on the look out for something to dabble with over the dark winter nights the 911 boat has long sailed so started looking at the front engine brigade having started my Porsche journey with a 944 many moons ago.

so enter the silver bullet a 1986 924s with 60,000 miles having been in the same lady owners hands since 1989 comes with all original manuals/keys sunroof bag and toolkit all present bodywork is in great condition the bonnet and roof have ***** laquer however no big deal has been sitting for over 8 years and sailed through its MOT

so will write up more later on however away out to wash off some of the patina !
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subscribed, what's the plans for it, just get it up to scratch?
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yip going to concentrate on the mechanicals then the interior and lastly the bodywork.

so myself and number one son took her for a blast this morning which highlighted a few area`s to stsrt with

Noisy wheel bearing at the front
suspension has more travel than Audreys tongue
short shift kit is a must
Brakes are very good

So got it up in the trolley jack suspension.bushes/discs all look 30 years old so will all be replaced gave the arch a clean all looks tickety boo.

It has the original teledials which never been a fan off and are fitted with heavily treaded goodyear eagle NCT from 2004 !

Now those guys from the 964 crowd will know I have previously mentioned that D90`s are the work of the devil so a bit of back peddling here as I am on the look out for a set to fit to the silver bullet Very Happy (any cheap dusty sets lying in the back of a garage gratefully accepted)

That's a starter for 10
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great Gaz, I had a 1986 S for my first Porsche and it always put a smile on my face! Has it got power steering? Mine didn't, it was fine on the move but parking I had to lift my arse of the seat to move the wheel!!
Only thing that ever went wrong with it was the ECU died so I'd recommend carrying a spare.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You little tinker puh
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know Ian I`m not sure I remember when Aud blew up my 944 the first engine we tried to fit didn't have a take off for the power steering Sad so we pulled it out and fitted the 2.7 that they sent as a replacement I believe power steering was an option on the S. pretty much the same as your early 944 so we can keep each other right Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The struts on the 944 I just renovated looked just like yours do and I used Spax adjustable inserts with modified and powder coated struts which were a decent price and I'm actually really happy with the ride from them.
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris

I had a read through your thread cracking job , a few of your issues struck a chord a heavy vibration at tickover ( goes away once you get some revs on ) so will need to check the engine mounts, nice job on the struts although not sure I have the skills for that although surprised how good the struts look after a blast/coat so may go down that route and fit new inserts.

Oh and Ian its got power steering Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 944 has the shakes on cold idle, I improved it by speeding up the revs. I've fitted two new engine mounts but it made no difference 😁.
I've been reliably informed its often a balance belt issue?
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what to set it at Ian the rev counters bust Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha Floor
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knew you'd go FWD Gaz, some bargains out there!

Looks good in silver and looks like it'll keep you busy too.

Enjoy thumbsup

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great example to work on - looking forward to watching your progress on this one!
 
  
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely, I really fancy one of these!
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can already see the 944/924 prices creeping up so my advice would be don't hang about if you fancy one. so have started ordering various parts belts.discs filters etc so have decided the plan of attack will be drop front suspension hubs etc replace all bushes with poly blast/paint/powdercoat as required plus new wheel bearings.rebuild the calipers and paint although the brakes are very good as they stand.

Not sure what the best plan is for front shocks looks like you have to do a bit of jiggery to fit new inserts rather than compete as a strut will know better once I get it all whipped out and a new set of springs.

the engine has a couple of oil leaks to address plus belts to do so I have decided to whip the engine out while the front ends off,

don't expect rapid progress as work/travel is in the way the next few moths so about the same pace as captain slow Chief with his 914 Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So spent the weekend giving the interior a shampoo and set, came out not to bad at all just need a nice set of velour mats to finish it of ( any recommendations autostyle etc ?) Now the passenger seat has a couple of small tears that pretty sure a smart repairer will deal with the drivers seat however is completely foobarred and think I will need to hunt down a replacement the S has black pinstripe cloth rather than velour so will also need to source some of that.

Intend to get one of the leather dash covers and gearstick gaitor from the company on Ebay that Ian got for his 964 also going to re-trim the steering wheel which should make the interior a nice place to be.

now while browsing the opc restoration completion I came across this little baby now I think the old viper/signal green has been done to death however it does look very nice mmmm Scratch Chin Scratch Chin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gaz, I haven't seen cloth like that befor, looks nice though, bet you have to get it from Germany?
You thinking of a colour change??
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Struggling to get the cloth Ian, Tartan Plaid could be on the cards paintwork is well down the priority list at the moment.

Here you go Paul as discussed spends more time in here than I would like Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So got stuck in to some of the oily bits all came apart without too much grief the pass side wheel bearing was shot as I expected which has also damaged the stub slightly ( get another one ?) pretty sure the drivers side bearing has been changed no boot or bump stop on the drivers shock.

Speedo cable is in the Passenger side hub not sure how this comes out will have a read tonight

slight wear to the end of the arb where the bush was shot think I will build this back up with some ready metal clean up and paint. Not sure whether to blast and coat the wishbone arms or replace with new as they are relatively cheap

Caliper refurb first job on the list
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy at Werk924 can get most of the interior fabrics very reasonably - especially when compared to what Southbound Trimmers charge!
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