Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 10 votes, 4.90 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Well, guess what I've done

Here is the result of my work:



After anodizing:

__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-06-2012, 12:12 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #81 (permalink)
Max Sluiter
 
Flieger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 19,573
Garage
Nice.
__________________
911S
1971 chassis, 2.7RS spec MFI engine, suspension mods, lightened

Suspension by Rebel Racing, Serviced by TLG Auto, Brakes by PMB Performance
http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_911_fahrer/
Old 09-06-2012, 06:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #82 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
After some issues with the colouring the arms here the finished sway bars. Because I hardanodized them for better durability against stone chips etc... the coloring was a bit difficult, harder means smaller pores means worse coloring. But as you can see I solved the problem:



__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-22-2012, 07:51 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #83 (permalink)
Swapper and Ruiner
 
not_hans_stuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 578
looks like we're going down the same road with the suspension there. Nice closeup pics. I had thought about changing the color of the anodizing but I decided to leave it in the colors it came in.

Excellent work. Keep it up!

Hal
__________________
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/paint-bodywork-discussion-forum/502929-diy-iroc-rsr-conversion.html

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/649179-rsr-ls-conversion.html
Old 09-22-2012, 09:55 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #84 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Hi Hal (9000?)

Thanx for the kind words, your built is very nice as well!
__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-23-2012, 07:26 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #85 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Today I re-assembled the whiper unit to see how it fits together. I drilled (who wonders) a lot and made one linkage out of aluminum and machined then to save some more weight. Small links are nickel plated and all bearings are drilled too (hollow now)





__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-23-2012, 11:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #86 (permalink)
 
Now Available for Ordering:   101 Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000  [more info]
Turbofrog
 
smurfbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,370
Some pics of your 'factory' would be nice. I can't believe how nice your parts turn out after some dipping or baths of acids.
__________________
************************************************** *******************************
79 930: HX40S#16, MS3pro+ID1000+044+E85, Ignition: 123/TUNE/MSD6A, True split BB, 2*turbosmart38
Old 09-23-2012, 08:05 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #87 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Well there isn't any factory, just what I posted earlier here:



This pic shows the anodizing process. There are several steps to do. It is very important to flush parts excessive to avoid contaminations of each bath by each other.

Flushing I do in the bathroom (yes, I am not married), two steps: Douching with lot of water, then soaking in distilled water. This I have to make between each step, which are as follow:

-If parts are anodized already: dipping in 10% sodium hydroxid until the old coatt is off. Takes between 1 to 5min. This step can also be used for satin the surface if wanted. Otherwise skip this step

-If there is staining by alloying components, the dipp into 15% nitric acid for a few seconds.

-Next bath is a special cleaning fluid for aluminium, which has to be heated up to 65C. 10Min.

-Now it's time for the anodizing process. 60min. into 15% acid sulfur (max. 20C, has to be cooled if needed due heating by process) with a selected amperage. The colder the acid, the smaller the pores = harder

-If coloring is wanted, dipping again in the nitric acid to improve color absorbtion.

-5 to 20Min (depends on colour and wished saturation) in 50C dye lot.

-60Min in boiling distilled water (min. 96C during the time) I use a pressure cooker to minimize fluid loss due the cooking. This step is what gives the hardness as the pores sealing by absorbing hydrogen. This will be done in the kitchen

Now the process is finished and you have some nice parts

To get even better results, I use some additives but this is minimal and not needed for the beginning.

All steps with dangerous goods I do on the balcony (acrid fumes)

Hope this gives you an idea of the process
__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-23-2012, 11:38 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #88 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 7,194
Very nice work Roland!
It's interesting looking at your pictures of modified and lightened parts. The windsheild wiper mechanism is impressive. Too bad it's hard to see once installed but you can always pull out your clock or boost gauge to admire it.

Thanks for explaining the anodizing process too.
I've heard anodizing aluminum is a controlled oxidation process in chemical baths but never heard or read about the actual steps involved or if other metals can be anodized. I guess only aluminum can be anodized because it's the only metal I've heard of that way. The anodizing kit you have looks like good quality stuff too.
Old 09-24-2012, 05:28 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #89 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
JFairman

Thank you. You're almost right. Titan and magnesium can be anodized too...

Actually the kit contains the unique chemicals for cleaning aluminium, hardanodizing, coloring and sealing plus a good manual.

All the other things like sodium hydroxid etc are easy to buy. Further you need a proper power supply, Titan wire and a few bolts etc, some PP bins and a lot of distilled water, in my case 1.5-2.5 litre for each bath (plus 5l for each run)

Here I bought the starter kit and get a lot of information, very nice guy:

Electronic Thingks - Welcome

You can even download a simpe manual there, which contains almost everything like the one you get with Kit
__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 09-24-2012, 05:42 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #90 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
On the way to save some weight, I worked on the mirrors.

I removed the motors with gears:



There is a mechanism which fix the position when mirror set. It has a plate spring which I set under tension with a screw to get the same pressure like the motor housing did before:



Mechanism assembled again:



Frame drilled and painted (can you believe):



And here is the endresult:

__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 10-26-2012, 12:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #91 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Had meeting today with body/paint shop to discuss how to go on. So I took some pics of the car. It is now plastic blasted and not painted. the color is only to avoid rust while in work:









__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list

Last edited by proffighter; 11-09-2012 at 08:37 AM..
Old 11-09-2012, 08:35 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #92 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
After I reassembled the wiper mechanism I noticed, that there is more potential, so I made the bearing tubes and the nuts out of aluminum. Of course anodizing was part of this job. Weight saving 50g each including nuts (I know, big effort for small amount, but I like it)

__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 11-17-2012, 11:23 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #93 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
More things done. I drilled a bit and cut-off some material from my homemade coil/fuse/relay bracket. then I only use aluminum screws and tubtara nuts to save some more weight



__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 11-22-2012, 12:30 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #94 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Further I made clamps for the brake fluid reservoirs from aluminum band and anodized them black. First ones were steel and really ugly...





__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 11-22-2012, 12:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #95 (permalink)
Registered User
 
totle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Norway / Miami
Posts: 1,294
Garage
Incredible work there Roland.
You are really stripping it down :-)
I can imagine you are looking forward to put those shiny parts back in the car.

Going for the original color?
__________________
Trond R.
1979 930: Garret GT35r turbo, EFI, carerra intake, Link EMS, custom GT2 cams, 98mm JE P/C, 964 crank (stroker), custom valves & ported (XtremeCylinderHeads) etc..etc..
1972 914-6 GT replica project
1986 944 Turbo
Old 11-22-2012, 12:43 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #96 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Trond

Thanx for compliment!

Well, I have to use the time until the tub comes back somehow

Yes, it will be the same color. It's not a original one BTW, it's VW L5Y Nebioblue

As you may remember, on the first pics in this thread, some show the rear end, which is quit deformed due some minor impacts on the track (not me, former owner). Car was on the Celette and measurements are fine, but looks awful.

BUT a guy I know a little hat an accident with his very beautiful AAA looking 930, hit from the side, total damaged, not rebuildable, but rear area is fine, so I will buy the body and cut-off usefull parts to fit on my car. Easier and cheaper then buy all the stuff piece by piece. The idea is to replace the last foot or so in one piece. Body shop knows how to do...
__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 11-22-2012, 03:47 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #97 (permalink)
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Just saw, that I maybe did not wrote clear. I made the clamps completly on my own.

Was easier than it looks:

Just cut a strip of aluminum, drill some holes, milling the slots on a big column drill, fit some tubtaras (love them ), bend around a bottle of beer or so and finally anodizing, which I can do almost while sleeping

Some of you may recognize the tiny little pieces beside the clamps. Those are the nuts to mount the Cup-mirrors on the door. Made them out of high strength aluminum 7075
__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list

Last edited by proffighter; 11-22-2012 at 03:59 PM..
Old 11-22-2012, 03:54 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #98 (permalink)
 
Now available:  101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster!
Registered User
 
proffighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,179
Garage
Worked on my gas heater today, drilled a bit made the backing plates out of aluminum, drilled and anodized of course (should I better only name if I do not anodize...?) and replaced all screws with aluminum ones



__________________
Roland

930 Turbo '81 Too many modifications to list
Old 11-26-2012, 10:53 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #99 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: canada/soon back to B.C/Alberta
Posts: 2,049
Roland,

I have been following your tread, very impressive work your doing. Your car is going to be beautiful once all assemble and painted.

I am assuming that your using a gas heater because you no longer have heater boxes on your exhaust ?

Does the gas heater give constant warm air or can you regulate it like a normal heating system? Thanks
__________________
1995 993 sunroof coupe (gone) - 1967 911 coupe (gone) -
1973 914 ( going) - 1972 911 coupe (3.6L Vram RSR) project-
1960 Triumph TR3 Rally special - 1953 willys CJ3A -
BMW R75/7
Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #100 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:19 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2017 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.