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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tha caliper bodies are basically the same size as the 996 GT3 mk2 ones I have on my turbo. They are as big as will fit in an 18" wheel.
'Look at the brakes on that 911, they look too big' Said nobody, ever Grin

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an hour long tour of MC's project today and its all very impressive seeing firsthand what has been done so far and what the plans are for it, there is still a long way to go though but it will look very very good once completed.

I especially like the brake set up and it is a pity you will never see that suspension set up once the car is on the deck.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely that depends on whether he gets a bit carried away with his hole-saw?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Surely that depends on whether he gets a bit carried away with his hole-saw?


That was the scariest thing I have done in a long time. The sense of relief when it all worked out great was just superb. The only body parts available from Porsche are a 'front end'. Pretty much everything else I have done is easily reversible.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking clearance of the brakes with the wheels on. I previously tried 5mm spacers before they were on the car and it looked tight, this is the first time I have had the callipers and wheels properly bolted on to the car to check them. This is now running 7mm spacers. There is decent clearance all the way around, more than on my turbo.









A custom pipe is required to go the brake bracket on the back of the hub. This connects to new HEL lines. As the line was fitted to the car it didn’t fall naturally in to place so had to have a 90 degree twist applied on both sides to get it to line up properly which I’m not 100% happy about. It does have decent movement on to fully look both ways though. Thoughts?





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I had an hour long tour of MC's project today and its all very impressive seeing firsthand what has been done so far and what the plans are for it, there is still a long way to go though but it will look very very good once completed.

I especially like the brake set up and it is a pity you will never see that suspension set up once the car is on the deck.


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The worksmanship looks incredible. I thought Richie’s work could t be topped but this is up there with it. A real pleasure to follow. Great work Martin thumbsup
 
  
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Thanks for the kind words New997Buyer.

The centre radiator is being controlled based on the return temperature of the coolant from the radiators. So it will only be turned on when the other two radiators can't cope by themselves. This done with a temperature sensor in the main line just before the thermostat. Shown here fitted to the old hose, alongside a new hose.



And here in a trial fit on the engine without clips.


This is then wired up to the lead which runs along the back of the engine bay up to the fuse box.





This goes through the grommet on the right hand side with the PSE actuation wire.



These will get taped up more neatly when the engine is out.

I'm going to run with the old hose for now and then swap to the new one when the engine is out. This will give me a chance to confirm correct operation and that the sensor positioning is all fine before I cut the new hose.

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As the roof is coming off, the roof rails need to be removed. Lift these up from the front edge and carefully lift along the length to pull out the clips.



There are clips under here which are wedged in place. These can be unwedged using a pair of pliers to release them.






Near the front and the back are the rails on to which the roof transport system bolts. It isn't obvious how these fit, but with a pointer from ELA in the right direction there are nuts underneath which have an internal 6mm hex. Undo the nut, then remove the sealant along the inside edge to remove them.





That is then everything off the roof. On the inside of the strip are plastic clips which can be removed with a pointed tool to lever them out.






The roof is now ready for when the bodyshop drill out the spot welds to remove it.

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The trim around the rear windows has been removed by drilling out the rivets. For most of them I have just taken the tops off for now, I'll remove the rest when I think I can get enough magnets and other stuff pushed in behind them to catch the majority of the heads. I doubt I will get them all. Hopefully any I don't catch will make it down to the sill where they can be removed. There is not a lot of clearance for some of the rivets so a right angle drill attachment was required.





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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the sealant removed from around the front and rear screen apertures with a sharp knife.





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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re brake pipes .. if they dont rub or foul the shock then thats fine .. it may not look pretty but as long as there is no chance of the pipes rubbing through then thats fine .

Early cars and we rotate the caliper to do just this .
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Thanks for the confirmation. I still want them straight though! So I have decided I will remove the brackets and add another set of notches at the correct point for each pipe.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three of the four brake pipes are twisted more than I like. So I indid them, lined them up at the angle I want and marked the brackets ready to modify.







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After 10 minutes with a triangular file they are fixed.



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This thread is amazing...absolutely class worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm experimenting with video too....


Open Youtube Page


Unfortunately I don't know how to properly embed them here yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The letters and numbers after the = in the URL go in between [youtube] and....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Chris says above. And there are always 11 of them. And once it’s completed, as the one above has been, it’ll look like this:



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