Good to see that you've stuck with it. None of my plans came to fruition this winter though I'm afraid, as I was too busy sorting two bikes and my house.
All I've really done is refurb the D90's and wear my elbow out putting half the Brazilian Rainforest's production of Carnauba wax on it.
Never mind at least I can just jump into it and enjoy it as Porsche intended for another summer I suppose, and because I don't drive it over winter I always get that new car feeling whenever the cover comes off and it's out of the workshop for the summer :-)
I cannot wait to finish the tuning bits, because it has been a right ball ache. The turbo hitting bottom of the inlet, making new water feeds, pipe work (which has to be changed again to fit the cooler....) yeh, its alaways 50% more pi55ing about than expected. It is not quite done as I am saving for some more bits, but it is fast. Lag lag, lag....WHEELSPIN.
You can see how tight the front housing to t/body is here-
I am sure you will get around to yours soon, at least you did the wheel refurb!
Love yours too Felix, maybe we need a shoot when I get my new wheels.
I have decided to push a little more for the 80s racer look, first thing (aside from BBS) that springs to mind is the door mirrors. They are massive. I did consider the Cup manual ones, or Vitaloni classics but then I was given these which were fitted to a 934, but apparently not original for it. Same as these-
Same as all the works 934/935/924s had, basically a Vitaloni Sebring but with a metal mounting. I will need both doors welded and painted, but these will tie in well with my next plan.
Those mirrors will look good with wheels to match I think. Have you thought about GTS lights? Would lose a lot of weight and could look good on a black car. Should be able to heat some acrylic up over the standard metal light cover and make a decent enough one, there's a guide online somewhere.
I did see the wheels on Ebay a while back, I probably would have bought them if they were the wide ones and not for a narrow car. I have never been keen on the fixed lights Felix, it looks very Nissan to me. I accept it would suit it if it had a race look. I fitted the mirrors few weeks ago,
After that I lost interest and Ebay'd the Audis and the Z4, and left this annoying thing in a garage in hope regain enthusiasm for cars at some point.
What I really want to do now is go travelling and do some real life stuff.
Sometimes you need to get away from always fixing cars to regain focus, enthusiasm and of course, mojo for the project . Taking a break from the cars in addition can work. As Steve has said above travelling works for me as well, even if it is a for a short while .
Some people think they would like to own it, but they are wrong! It is the worst money pit, cursed piece of curse word ever. As SOON as you finally scrape together the cash to address 1 issue - it gives you the next. Its no joke or EMO exaggeration that for the last 2 years I have just been trying to sort it so its good enough to sell it. Aa tidy piece of gump its probably worth 4k - i'm not doing that, it would buy me nothing of interest and id lose too much, but minty and all decent about 7k - still a loss to me but at least that would buy me another un-cursed car. It makes no money sense to break it either. I'm kinda locked in..
Now I have done lots of work its at a stage where it needs lots of work.... tbh by now it should be perfect.
At least you stuck with and have yet to chicken out!
I decided that I had enough of it all for now (partially down to an iffy experience with an specialist with the fumes still left with the car, as well as simply running around to keep the cars going amongst other things!) and sold the lot.
I may come back to something a bit more exciting one day. I see that these days you have found a balance that seems to strike you right . I take it that the 944 is closer to how you want it now that you are on the larger turbo and non leaky steering?
Its closer to how I want it, the engine will do for now in its current guise, I like the fact it still has an 80s looking engine bay with no modern parts, even though its churning out the power.
I think its quite timeless under here, including the pic quality..
The suspension has all the parts on my wish list, MO30 Konis, mo30 torsion bars, 30mm front roll bar and 20mm rear with Porsche bushes, the rear brakes are fine but the fronts will go big soon, I would like 928 s4 callipers and 993 discs.
I am part way through making a new speed sensor, it was nice to look under the rear not see any work needed. I could see a dry gearbox and shocks and the fuel/brake lines look perfect. I cannot see any rust the shell and all the bushes look decent. The CV boots were changed a couple of years ago, and the rear beam was painted when fitted.
I forgot to post the Turbo after CR Turbos rebuilt it-
Speedo works. When that needle moved it was the best thing I have ever seen. ever. It works. OMG. I used a flywheel reference sensor as a pickup and made the bracket/plug. I may even post a picture. I will get some new rear brake pads tomorrow, then I can refit the rear wheels - then get the front on stands to fix the niggles at the other end. Did I mention the speedo works now?
Anyone want to see my list? no? OK. *Things to get done before Worthersee* (will edit as jobs are done)
1)Speedo sensor/bracket (done) 2)Gearbox oil (done) 3)Find/fit rear Konis (done) 4)Front and rear brake pads (maybe big front brakes later) 5)Fix exhaust blow on waste gate - file flanges 6)Make 3" exhaust system and down pipe 7)Buy/Fit an oil cooler 8)Edit- fit Promax injectors as they are the only people who stock them. (done) 9) Tidy engine once run down is complete. 10) Depending on £, wheel refurb and some paint.