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What other things to do when your engine is out?

Hi all,

So I'm thinking I'll have to pull the motor and have some level of rebuild performed. Have not yet worked out to what level ( $,$$,$$$,$$$$).

Regardless of how much cash goes it the motor the bottom line is I'll have a car I cant drive so I'm thinking Id use that time wisely. I'm obviously going to replace the 35 year old sound mat in the engine bay, fit new mounts and clean up the area but I'm looking for other suggestions. So far my list is,

Re-build the brakes
Re-build the steering rack
Re-build the pedal Assy
Brace the strut towers

What else do you guys have? By the way I've already gone over the inside of the car and replaced the brake lines and suspension bushing/shocks/Tie Rods
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#1 - Cleaning
#2 - ditch or renew sound deadening
#3 - renew engine mounts (if necessary

What car/911 model is it btw? That helps to point out possible specific to-dos
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seal up engine tin, new rubber seal around engine bay.
new deck lid shocks
grease CV joints
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Fuel lines!!! It's so much easier to do with the motor out.

Also, I pulled the oil tank/lines/coolers on my SC and you should have seen the 40 year old sludge that came out. After a paint job and new gasket, the tank looks like a million bucks.
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Fuel lines!!! It's so much easier to do with the motor out.

Also, I pulled the oil tank/lines/coolers on my SC and you should have seen the 40 year old sludge that came out. After a paint job and new gasket, the tank looks like a million bucks.
Amen to this. Fuel lines. Get it done.
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Fuel lines. Agreed.
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Attend to the heater boxes. Much easier with engine out.
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How are your shocks? The top nuts on the rear shocks are much, much easier to remove with the engine out.
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One thing to check/replace if worn are the trailing arm inner bushings.
They almost never get looked at being where they are located right next to the transaxle. They are almost impossible (can be done but a beyoch to do) to replace with the engine/trans in the car. Did mine recently on my '80SC when engine/trans was out. Check them out given that you have a 35yr old car, bet they are worn by now and worn bushings can have a negative effect on alignment.
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One thing to check/replace if worn are the trailing arm inner bushings.
They almost never get looked at being where they are located right next to the transaxle. They are almost impossible (can be done but a beyoch to do) to replace with the engine/trans in the car. Did mine recently on my '80SC when engine/trans was out. Check them out given that you have a 35yr old car, bet they are worn by now and worn bushings can have a negative effect on alignment.
Rear wheel brakes,flex lines,wheel bearings, spring plate bushings.

Take a good look at the engine wiring harness, my 74harness was cracked and brittle.

Clutch cable, throttle cable, tunel fuel lines.

Have an electrical shop service the starter and alternator.

Man, is it easy to spend other people's money.

Upgrade to 85 carrera oil cooler, backdate exhaust...

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Preventative maintenance mantra: Clean to inspect, inspect to repair, repair to improve.

Change the gear oil in your tranny. Replace fuel filter. Flush brake systems to replace old fluid.
Think about a new clutch cable.
Remove the pedal cluster backing plate and clean the accumulation of stuff in the lowest point of the cars interior.
Alternator and fuel pump rebuild and replace
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Have all the tins blasted and painted or powder coated.
Have all of the shiny stuff included hose clamps stripped down and cleaned up and re-plated. (Don't replace the clamps with new unless you can get the exact original type.)
Have the fan and housing redone like factory.
Clean your shroud and if it looks like crap replace it. (Don't paint it because it will look like crap again in a few years in my experience.)
Take a good look at your exhaust and consider having it coated. Of course replace the muffler and HE gaskets with new.
When you tend to the heater flapper boxes, take them out and have them prepped and plated and then paint them in whatever color they are / should be. Be sure to use good penetrating oil on the nuts and consider heating them up to avoid having to replace the studs you broke.

That's all for now.
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