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I'd LOVE to see some sort of DVD compannion with video clips. Also, it'd be great to have a newbie video "walkaround" of a 930 engine, so those of us that are completely new and ignorant can become familiar with what's going on.

That and dropping the engine, etc.

Sometimes a video is worth a million words!

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A coffee table book! Thats what I was trying to say. The Porsche's of Pelican Parts. It could be an annual. We could all wait eagerly for it every year like we do for the new SI swimsuit addition
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Simple - A suspension restoration book, with sections for regular, mild, and then wild upgrades.

You have to admit that these cars need refreshing after 20 years or so.
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:09 PM
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Re: 101 MORE Projects for your Porsche 911...

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Originally posted by Wayne at Pelican Parts
Thoughts?

-Wayne
Maybe wrap this into a theme of "101 Modifications for Your Porsche," and possibly rank them in importance of longevity and enhancement of the 911 experience. An example would be #1 - turbo tie rods; #2 - corner balance; #3 Carrera tensioners; etc all the way to full race engine, suspension, transmission and body modifications. A lot of this information is right on the board. Hell, you could even cut and paste the book.

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How about engine reseal. Basic tranny overhaul, changing 5th to an airport gear
Installing an lsd
Fuel cell install
Wheel fitment tables
Bolt on brake upgrades versus adapter brake upgrades covering MC swaps
Engine swaps based on degree of difficulty and benefit
LED light install
3rd brake light for 911
Upgrading/replacing pedal box
Modifying heater system...I am in the process of this
Logical and overlooked lightening that does not cost an arm and a leg, I.E. smaller/lighter bolts and washers to hold fenders and bumpers on, lighter hardware to hang doors, lighter wiring harness (rather involved actually), alu rear bumper mounts...etc etc etc
Basic suspension setups overview, brief explanation of toe, camber, ackerman angles, bump, droop, rebound, compression, what they affect and so on.
Proper install of rollbar/cage and harnesses
Fire extinguisher system overview and install options
More later perhaps.
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Go for Extreme Projects/Jack's car.

Not necessarily a How to guide but more a how to project manage.
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- 915 issues not addressed in Workshop Manual.
- adjusting pot on various elec speedos.
- steering box rebuild + upgrade
- AC removal and its vent conversion.
- Tensioner piston shimming.
- valve stem seal r&r
- dash lights fuse install
- Manual door lock to beeper operation
- backdate 1/4 window install to post '77
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Don't get bogged down with the 101 title. Just call it . . .

More Projects for . . . Than the next would could be Even More etc etc.

Some subjects (+ many above)

Suspension - from keeping it stock to extreme modding - include an indepth "how to home align"
Heating - Indepth Auto & manual heat - including "how to backdate"
Detailed Wheel/fitment charts as somebody mentioned
Maybe something about the G50 since their is no info anywhere

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I REALLY NEED "25 Projects for your 930"



Please!

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Wayne,

I agree with Chris M, a well done transmission book would be timeless. There could be three basic sections; 901, 911, 914 and showing the heritage form 904 and 906. The second would be 915. Finally have a section on 930. This makes sense as all three shares the same synchronizing technique and progressively gets more robust. Porsche probably won’t change the parts much in the future.

There is certainly enough on all three to warrant a very detailed How-To aspect with much on upgrades, what-fits-what, gearing, and tools.

The most important is that all these are being actively rebuilt. They are of the age where almost every one will need some service or repair. Once some of the mystery is dispelled, these are very easy to work on. What are needed are good step-by-step instructions and great images as to what to look for – the experienced eye on paper.

I’ll be glad to contribute for free.

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Tranny book. Please!
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Lots of great ideas here, but in particular I agree with Zeke and IMCARTHER: Don't limit yourself wit the title.

I'd like to see
Electromotive Crankfire install
Brake upgrades
911 Dieting
A/C upgrades
Wevo shift coupler
Carpet install (Not RS style)
and of course a detailed transmission section / rebuild book.
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I would love to see another book......but I would also like to see a video or DVD about removing and reinstalling a 911 engine and other projects. The visual cues to that project would be great.

I do like the 101 more projects idea.....but are there 101 more?

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Go in depth on four or five of the major swaps.

discuss mfi on larger engines and what has to be done

efi on early engines and what has to be done

g-50 into early car

6 speed into early car

detail a complete backdate of a later car

show heim joint suspension and coil overs

the art of widening wheels and what sizes have been succesfully used (from here on the board no less)

info on ST replica since RS has been covered

Put a water pumper 3.6 in an early car
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Pictures, pictures, pictures. The factory shop manual, as well as Haynes have many low grade pictures. 101 projects had great companion pictures to the articles. IMHO this is what is needed in many cases. Look at this board, the pictures are a necessary part of explaining many details.

Companion CD/DVD with more pictures.

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"101 Projects to quickly make enough money to afford to do the 101 Extreme Projects shown in the other book"

That said I really would like to see...

Trans Rebuild
LSD
Fuel Cell installation
Performance suspension

etc. etc. etc.

I really like the idea of the "Extreme" Book
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How about a title "Installation Is Not Exactly the Reverse of Disassembly" where you get into some of the "tricks" you learned from experience that make some of the more difficult tasks easier.

Let me use the rebuild on my 944's front end as an example. Haynes doesn't describe how to reinstall the bushings into the A-Arm. After thinking about it for several days, I found that with a lot of silicone lube spray, 2 pieces of 2x4, a bench vise, and patience, the bushings pressed into their seats.

Reading a book that provides a solution would have saved me several days of cursing at inanimate objects.
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Curiosly missing from your first book -" replacing your ignition wires."

A no brainer with V8s, at least a half brainer w a 911 due to all of the routing etc. you could explin why $150 worth of afternmarket wires work as well as $400 worth of Berus form your Mechanic.

Still a need for a few of the projects with just one of the little mechanic symbols.

It's a nice day here- I might just try to figure out the " how to wash your car" project.
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