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Couldn't leave it alone

...had to try this, or never sleep again. Concrete Degreaser. Says right on it, "Concrete Only" 5 to 8 hours or overnight. It works like a charm on concrete for any dark stains.

I left it on 5 hours, got nervous. I'll leave it alone now.



Spread on with a throw away brush


After polishing with Meguires metal polish, I can live with this
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you are a madman Ken!
Guilty. I gave it a facial.
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That took some nerve, but it turned out great! What brand of concrete degreaser did you use?
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Good ole Merican ingenuity.
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That took some nerve, but it turned out great! What brand of concrete degreaser did you use?
Goof-Off, from Home Depot paint dept. I have also used Pull-it-Out, on concrete. They both work the same on concrete.

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Good ole Merican ingenuity.
...or good ole Merican idiocy. I think I'm damn lucky it did not ruin the shroud. It might have, if I left it on any longer. Right now, I'm buffing out the white lines with a dremel. After a couple hours last night, I figure it will take about 1000 hours to do the whole thing.
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Fan housing strap timing decal

I saved the original decal, but a repro or NOS would be nice.



What is the purpose of the strap? To keep the housing round with high heat?


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Thanks, Shaun. Ordered one.
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What is the purpose of the strap? To keep the housing round with high heat?

Ken, the fan housing strap simply keeps the housing aligned and in place, locked to the engine block.
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Thanks, Gary,

You got me thinking about how and then I dug up this pic. Oh yeah, now I remember...

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Progress...

...measured in glacial speeds, as instructed to the builder.

Regarding the spring plates, they gave me some silicone lubricant that they use, instructions and encouragement to try the longer bolt thing if I cannot get them close enough manually.

The peripheral engine parts are finished. The MFI has been rebuilt, all new internals. The crank, cam and distributor passed inspection. I had recently changed to electronic ignition.




The case, just the case...





Six of these beauties lined up







Carrera spring tensioners, SC valve covers, rebuilt MFI, rebuilt re-plated throttle bodies, injection lines, linkage, fan and fan housing, rebuilt tranny, rebuilt suspension
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Wheels

I decided to get them refurbished by Greg Dunn, total impulse buy. I ran across him by accident, took it as a sign from God to get my wheels done by Dunn.

Here are the before pics.











What about these heat exchangers? I painted them with VHT aluminum, 7 or 8 coats. I was wondering how this stuff will hold up and maybe I should get them ceramic coated, while they're out. Plus the aluminum finish is really bright. It doesn't look right. What about a grey matte finish?




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I love this thread.
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I think the finish on the exchangers look good. Where they go I wouldn’t worry about them being too bright. Did you blast them before paint? Project is amazing. You are more patient than most.

Good stuff.

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Ken, the VHT will burn off of those, regardless of the prep you did to them, very quickly. I painted a muffler for an old school, Massey Ferguson tractor with VHT header paint (the highest temp they have), cured it following their directions, and the paint lasted about 3 operations of the tractor before it started to crumple and lift, and the muffler now looks like absolute shiit. I should have had it ceramic coated (did that with all the exhaust plumbing on my 1987 Turbo about 10 years ago and the coating still looks great).
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Ken, the VHT will burn off of those, regardless of the prep you did to them, very quickly. I painted a muffler for an old school, Massey Ferguson tractor with VHT header paint (the highest temp they have), cured it following their directions, and the paint lasted about 3 operations of the tractor before it started to crumple and lift, and the muffler now looks like absolute shiit. I should have had it ceramic coated (did that with all the exhaust plumbing on my 1987 Turbo about 10 years ago and the coating still looks great).
Agree 100%, if you want them to look good and stay looking good (and have the benefit of lees heat radiating from them) get them cermaic coated..
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Thanks for all your comments.

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I love this thread.
Thanks for the encouragement. This is a fantastic forum. I'm lucky I found it.

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I think the finish on the exchangers look good. Where they go I wouldn’t worry about them being too bright. Did you blast them before paint? Project is amazing. You are more patient than most.

Good stuff.

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I've always been on the fence, with the painting vs coating. I just fell off.

Forced patience of capitulation to forces I have no control over. Not really a virtue, but patience in general is a good thing.

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Ken, the VHT will burn off of those, regardless of the prep you did to them, very quickly. I painted a muffler for an old school, Massey Ferguson tractor with VHT header paint (the highest temp they have), cured it following their directions, and the paint lasted about 3 operations of the tractor before it started to crumple and lift, and the muffler now looks like absolute shiit. I should have had it ceramic coated (did that with all the exhaust plumbing on my 1987 Turbo about 10 years ago and the coating still looks great).
That's what I've been thnking since I did them. They were bead blasted, VHT header paint and they look great, for about a minute.

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Agree 100%, if you want them to look good and stay looking good (and have the benefit of lees heat radiating from them) get them cermaic coated..
That's all I needed to hear. One call to find this guy, Pristine Powder Coating is located in Denver, Colorado

OK then, exchangers and muffler ceramic coated to match.

I have a mental block about tackling the spring plates. I can only curse at them as I pass by the box of parts, but I did get the long bolts and special lube from Storz. I'm ready, able and un-willing.


24.5 degrees before trailing arm is attached.
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Muffler

Son of a biscuit. I googled "Porsche heat exchangers", images, decided to use aluminum finish and came to the realization that if I do the exchangers I should also do the muffler. Rawknees' Massey Ferguson tractor's muffler comes to mind. Imagine the half-assed horror show of coated exchangers and painted muffler.

One thing is never one thing, it's always multiple things to do one thing. I'm getting used to it.




I see that door trim piece needing recovering. My friend Bill knows where to get the material.
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