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Something added by a previous owner.... Trace the wires and see where they go.

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Old 12-26-2015, 09:30 AM
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We need to stop using the derogatory term "Cookie Cutters" I herby ban the term "Cookie Cutters" and from henceforth they shall be known as ATS wheels!

I actually like them as much as I bag on them. They definitely do fit the stock look rather well and to the uninitiated, they look like "Euro racing wheels" -at least that's what one non Porsche enthusiast referred to them as.
I find the term "Cookie Cutters" as more an endearment rather than derogatory as far as I can tell, so I would not be put off by the terminology. Even referring to them as "cookies" has warm and affectionate connotations as well.

Now, when you mention "fuchs", that's whole different story...


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Nice car - I have it's twin. Just removed the air injectors - not much fun, ended up with three heli-coils . I also have the Bursch ???? manifolds - have been trying to find out some info on them. Couldn't find gaskets in our hosts catalogue. Are these manifolds a quality item - sure like the fact that you can remove the heat exchangers by two flanges.
Kevin,

My distribution pipe was damaged and someone attempted a repair. One more reason to remove that clunky setup. I've also seen that with all that stuff it only affects the system by reducing that portion of the emissions by 1% or less. I read that Turbo cars may want to keep the injectors fwiw. As someone else put it "Dilution is the solution to pollution"



I looked around regarding emissions, if anyone has Clark County, Nevada experience with emissions, I'd love to get the low down. The official site doesn't seem to reveal much on the way of inspection. I guess what I want to know is can I remove the air pump and distribution/injectors. A PO removed the thermo reactors so I don't have that original part.

I fear that they look up the VIN, find that original equip is reactors/air pump, look for it, see it's gone and ....then what? i have to find thermo reactors, install them and register?

I may register as classic car which will limit my mileage to 5k/year and be emissions exempt. But then again, might be nice to have no restriction. The emissions are handled by licensed third party places, for my modern cars, they hook up a sniffer and run the computer. But on first time registration, I believe I do have to go to the inspection.

As for the Bursch headers, you may be able to find a gasket at their official site. The new ones look NICE!
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I wouldn't worry about the missing thermo reactors because, even here in California where they are really strict, they don't seem to notice. Just leave the air pump and all the plumbing alone and you should be fine. Besides, the air injection doesn't hurt performance at all. It just makes the air out the tailpipe smell cleaner.


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Greetings. Hope you all had a great weekend.

The 75 was trailered up this weekend finally -and much to my surprise we got it running! My plan was to replace the tunnel fuel lines.
I would have been very happy with doing just that, but after inspecting the fuel lines, they appeared to be in excellent shape. We decided to try to get it running.

After cleaning off the oil and picking up a new battery, we installed said battery and checked the fuel pump. Dead.



Easy to remove and then we installed the new Piedmont universal pump from Pelican.



We checked spark, spark was good but no fuel with new pump.

We hooked up my shop vac to the sending unit whole and put it on "blow" and created enough pressure to prime the fuel pump. After that we heard the pump strain and the lines fill up. Then the accumulator started leaking like mad.

Popped on the new accumulator I had bought ahead of time and and changed the oil.

After that it started right up!

A few weeks ago I picked up some 7" wide cookies off craigslist. They were in pretty rough shape.

Plan was to polish them to a high chrome like finish. I used aircraft stripper as it is aluminum safe.





I got one pretty well cleaned up and then just decided it wasn't worth the effort and mess for now because I have small children and i didn't want that nasty chemical tracked into the house. I dropped them off at my local powder coater and just did them up in satin black.



I did the Dunlop Direzza's 205/50 from tirerack. They have a $50.00 rebate right now so it was good deal. I opted for such a low profile because I was paranoid about rubbing with 7" wide on the Narrow body. They fit great and no rubbing. I know the look isn't for everyone (especially blacked out) but I kept my original cookies which I will polish up and mount with taller tires for those conservative days.

We got the tires mounted and took it for a drive. BTW thejack pad Pelican sells is awesome. Perfect for super low cars.




Made it back to autozone to pick up some polish and rags for the paint.



She smoked like heck until all the old oil burned off but now it's fine.



Polish time! Paint is mostly great!



Thanks to all the pelicans and our host for such an awesome resource. Months of browsing and reading and we got a car running in just 5 hours that had been sitting for 10 years!

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Did three more projects.

1. New "squeegee" rubber seals on the side door windows. - This job was a major pain due to the difficulty of sliding the new rubber seal into the slot. The chrome strip on the top of the door pops up and off completely allowing you access to the seal. There are actually 3 pieces. The felt backed squeegee strip, a thin cloth or paper moisture barrier that rides between the clips and the trim and a small rubber seal for the front glass. The front piece is glued on so I would recommend having 3m seal adhesive for the front piece as it will likely fall off when trying to put the new larger piece in.
I used soapy water to try to ease the new piece in as per another thread on here but that didn't seem to help. After slow methodical pushing and pulling i got them both in. ow my hands.

2. Radio delete. This was a fun one. You can buy the official Porsche delete panel from our host. That's one pricey piece of plastic. :-/ PO had installed a Sears radio from ...the early 80's? The install job was hurried. Remember to disconnect the battery when doing this.









3. Front impact bumper rubber strip. Mine had stretched and popped



so I found a guy parting out a targa and bought his strip for $40.00

It cleaned up nicely with a little Mother's Black cleaner

old one on the bottom



Some tips on that. Don't cheap out on the plastic.
I bought all new retaining clips of course, but i had a handful of the plastic male clips from the bumper side.
I bought 4 new and used 3 old ones. Dumb. They did work fine, but the old ones are worn so that they are a little looser in the slot on the plastic rail.
Nothing major, but lesson learned.

The bumper still fastened properly despite my attempted thriftiness. I lined up both sides, eyeballed the clips and then worked my way down. Another mistake was not securing both screws first. I secured the drivers side first then worked my way across. This means the other side screw is harder to get in and the rubber must be awkwardly stretched while you try to insert the screw. It's especially hard when you're 6'6" working in a tiny garage on a bumper that's 10 inches off the ground.

Next up, electrical makeover. I'll attempt to set the dwell timing and install new points, plugs, rotor and cap. I'm a total newb so this should be interesting.

Anyone recommend a timing light? I was just going to autozone it.

Wires look good, can't find a receipt to know how old they are. For now I'll leave them be.

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Oh yeah have to post this...Obligitory first gas up pic! My hips are taller than the roofline. Tall guy in a little car



And a short video

A video posted by Duane Wik (@duanewik) on


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Fantastic! Any old timing light should work. Make sure you check the advance at 6000 RPM. It's an interesting experience. One of those stickers in the engine compartment gives you the specs.
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Now begins the sorting.

Currently experiencing cold start issues and then surging idle. The hand throttle does not appear to affect idle whatsoever.
Also an occasional nasty ticking noise, but goes away.

Ticking noise video

Later that night...no noise?

Let's hear your armchair diagnostics.

To do:
a. Replace fan belt and air pump belt.
1. check hand throttle cable
2. replace plugs, cap, rotor, points, set timing, dwell
3. Valve adjustment - can anyone recommend a las Vegas Porsche specialist? Might have them do the timing and valve adjustment
4. Check for vacuum leaks, buy a CIS pressure gauge/set
5. send tony my wur and have him rebuild it? / rebuild it myself

also I found a set of NOS vitaloni baby tornados. The mirrors grew on me a bit. I was going to refinish mine but the passenger side mirror had been hit and the mounting base was destroyed.







The Lord love eBay...



Installed, try to get a full shot later Tight garage..whatya want? :-D

A photo posted by Duane Wik (@duanewik) on




Also polished up the gas tank cap. Free up that 1970's lead guzzoline airborne particles.





Lastly, got a moving permit... :-D BUT my signals aren't working. Hazard's flash, but no signals. I'll check the spade connector under the dash. PO had a rats nest going with poor ignition kill switch and radio. Also the turn signal switch is really worn out. Might have to source a replacement.

Have a great weekend.
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Great job!! She looks good
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Now begins the sorting.

Currently experiencing cold start issues and then surging idle. The hand throttle does not appear to affect idle whatsoever.
Also an occasional nasty ticking noise, but goes away.


Let's hear your armchair diagnostics.

To do:
a. Replace fan belt and air pump belt, with all the associated junk, save for possible future smog.
1. check hand throttle cable
2. replace plugs, cap, rotor, points, set timing, dwell
3. Valve adjustment - can anyone recommend a las Vegas Porsche specialist? Might have them do the timing and valve adjustment
4. Check for vacuum leaks, buy a CIS pressure gauge/set
5. send tony my wur and have him rebuild it? / rebuild it myself
a. New fan belt good, ditch the airpump belt
1) Hand throttle plastic bit under the shifter in the trunk is probably broken
2) Plugs, cap, rotor, set timing good, get a Pertronix and forget the dwell, easy peasy.
3) Valve adjust is very simple, and easy to do yourself, get a manual get dirty.
4) Excellent idea, plenty of threads to get you up to speed!
5) Send it out, experience(his) will be your friend.
Enjoy your middie, the sorting process is part of the fun, savor it.
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Well what I thought would be an easy project is turning into a bit of a challenge.

I needed to buy an impact wrench anyway right? :-)

So my car came with the alternator pulley spanner...



Yet my pulley has no holes

Oh yeah, 11 blade fan on a 75. They swapped it out...so this must be a late model pulley? But wait, no..



Pelican parts sells the right tool...yet it says its for 74 and older

Is my fan pulley and fan off a 74 maybe? EDIT ...looks like my pulley is the original pulley for a 75 CA so maybe my tool kit was off another car?

The nut is 22mm
The pulley is 96mm

I might upgrade to this one if I kill the air pump.


Anyway can't get the nut off without a pulley wrench. And even worse it looks like someone bent the pulley as it wobbles.

I'm hoping the pulley is fine and maybe just a washer is crushed or something. I'll find out later today if I can get the nut off with a new impact wrench. Let's hope my puny air compressor can drive it.

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Well what I thought would be an easy project is turning into a bit of a challenge.

I needed to buy an impact wrench anyway right? :-)

So my car came with the alternator pulley spanner...



Yet my pulley has no holes

Oh yeah, 11 blade fan on a 75. They swapped it out...so this must be a late model pulley? But wait, no..



Pelican parts sells the right tool...yet it says its for 74 and older

Is my fan pulley and fan off a 74 maybe? EDIT ...looks like my pulley is the original pulley for a 75 CA so maybe my tool kit was off another car?

The nut is 22mm
The pulley is 96mm

I might upgrade to this one if I kill the air pump.


Anyway can't get the nut off without a pulley wrench. And even worse it looks like someone bent the pulley as it wobbles.

I'm hoping the pulley is fine and maybe just a washer is crushed or something. I'll find out later today if I can get the nut off with a new impact wrench. Let's hope my puny air compressor can drive it.
This pulley is cheaper unless you want the bling. The spanner wrench you have would be the wrong one though.
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Here is a picture of the spanner for that pulley.

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Thanks Chris! Yes indeed. For future searchers the part through our host is PEL-TOL-P208 Pulley Wrench, 911 1965-74.

Notice it says 65-74. It's lonely to be a 75 cali car. :-) Glen at PP did confirm that there are only two pulley wrench styles so there you have it.

Picked up the 34 dollar impact wrench from Home Depot. It made short work of my pulley nut. No wrench needed. But I need the pulley wrench for my roadside emergency kit and to reassemble properly.

Once I got the nut off, I unveiled a buggered up setup. A total of 7 shims, 3 stock and 4 smaller radius shims

Removing the smaller shims revealed two grooves cut into the shaft.

So while I wait for a single pulley and shims, I decided to remove the smog pump and spider lines / injectors. Many say it can't be done with the exhaust on the car. Those people are quitters! I have minimal tools and experience and I was able to remove everything..well except one thing which I will get to...

First the pump. My grandma could remove that. Pity I just put a new filter in it...



Left with the top bracket and hose, two more easy pieces off.



As you know probably know, the bottom main support bracket is difficult to remove due to the check valve leading to the spider and injectors. No problemo says I, i'll just remove the spider (i've heard it's a biotch) but i'm up for a challenge.

Get it up. One day I'll own four jack stands...one day.


First one came off relatively easy. I used a tiny crescent wrench to hole the injector nut and a 13mm wrench to loosen the air line nut. You don't want to accidentally tighten the injector into the mag case. That would turn your world to uh..you know.



That wasn't bad - 5 more to go!

wait a minute....oh oh



Long story short, 5 took me 10 minutes and this one ^ took me 40. At one point I resoaked with PB and took a break. The main issue is just having enough space to put two wrenches in there (while working with very limited tool selection).

I did get it off



Wow these are long!



I have purchased the plugs already from our host.

Question. If I want to remove the EGR valve:
1. how do I plug the muffler hole? left from the EGR tube delete.
2. how do I plug the vacuum lines and egr line into the ..uh distributor or airbox, honestly i don't know where it goes.

Now to the part I can't get loose. Check valve at the engine tin



I spent 20 minutes trying to get it off. It appears i MAY have to drop the muffler to be able to get a wrench on the two nuts. I want to keep the system together (ie I could just cut the spider line). Have you seen what a new spider line costs? It's like 700 dollars!

In a perfect world a 30mm crows foot wrench with extension and I'd have it out. It's hard not to bugger it up because the bottom nut is fixed to the air spider line. The top nut has very limited clearance and is accessible from underneath. You can pull it through the tin partially but there is even less room in the engine bay. The fitting that sits in the tin is metal. don't really want to cut that out either.

BTW on the top air pump bracket, I'll probably put soft metal spacers for now until one day when I drop the engine and put proper studs in there.

I'll see if I can get my dad to fab me some spacers for the bracket delete. These need to be in place to keep the chain cover from leaking. They should also be soft metal and have washers to prevent tightening and digging into the soft mag case.

Unrelated but a few days ago I installed the headlight relay kit. Piece of cake. Really awesome part from Pelican. Great instructions. The line from my washer fluid fill was covering the mounting hole. I popped it off as it was hard as a rock and...i was hit with old gas smell. Another case of "wrong hole"
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Looks like it's coming along, nice to be an inspiration you have great taste.

Keep up the good work

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Love the lowered white 911 with the blacked out 7x15 cookie cutters.

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Metrod - Yep! Love your car...and now mine!



I need to lower mine a bit.

Well since someone else bumped me, I'll add what I did today. I hope it's mildly entertaining for someone.

Great news everyone. You can rest easy... I won that battle against the smog pump and spider air lines. It didn't want to come out, but I had to show it who was boss. It was almost as if I heard a thousand EPA bureaucrats cry out and then suddenly were silenced.

Wanna see something beautiful?

Air nozzles



Plugs for nozzles



My neck hurts

Plugs in


Does anyone have the torque spec for air injector on a 2.7?

Now I can remove that air pump bracket...

A special box...for all of Porsche's mistakes...

While I was "in there" i noticed the vacuum line to the distributor was broken. Simple fix, but I probably wouldn't have found it for some time.

Then it was time to remove the studs. They came out easy. I might try to source them locally. The bottom shorty one looks like it might be the right length for the top.


Watch as I double nut onto a stud


Thought I saw pelly had a kit for this..but I can't find it... (replacement studs)

Next up, I'm replacing the plugs. Shouldn't surprise me that they are all different gaps...I'm setting them to .028 as per my haynes manual. I took off one valve cover and they used sealant. I've heard that's a no no. So just straight gasket on there right?

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If you're going to do an EGR delete without dropping the motor, I recommend the following:

- Disconnect the EGR filter and riser pipe to the EGR valve.

- I used a ~1/2-20UNC set screw (I think - it's been a while) to plug the muffler port to the EGR filter.

- Make a new gasket for the EGR valve without any center holes in it. Place between the EGR valve and bracket. This will seal off the EGR valve.

- Remove the vac lines to/from the EGR valve and plug the vac ports on the throttle body.


It's very difficult to get to the EGR inlet pipe connection on the CIS airbox without dropping the motor.
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Thats a hot looking middy. Well done!
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