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Yup - should have given you credit Mr. Knees. Got ALL of the ideas for improving my AC from the illustrious Mr. Raw Knees. In fact I knight thee .......Sir Frosty Breath.

As you also advised removed that duct that I thought was fine and found a moajor defect in the side of it. Had some spare OEM that I used while I wait for my new ducts.

Thank you

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1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Queen, I wonder if we're talking about the same duct? I'm referring to the orange one in this pic (yours would not be orange, if it is original).

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BTW, it sure looks cool, and I know that others have given you a hard time about it, butt to just yank yer chain a little more, you wouldn't make it more than a couple of miles down the road, day or night, here in TexAss, without getting pulled over for those red headlight lenses.
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oh...no, I didn't remove that one. I did blast the AC while checking by feel all that I could get to and tightened/replaced any that felt drafty. Found a few leaks but that one didn't feel problematic. When my new ducting comes, and it is a little cooler, I will replace all of it.

What did you do about the hard plastic connections? It seems that since they are rigid that they would be prone to leak - for example behind the vents - seems that those are just pressed together?
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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LOL, well, we aren't in Texass. When I do get pulled over, I am sure they will make me remove my dark window tint as well. Too bad because I think my red frogger eyes look super cute.
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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I may have not done anything about the plastic ducts - you've given me something to check out now!

I did make sure that all of the space around the opening where the flexible ducts pass through the bulkhead, and into the cabin, was filled tightly with sponge-rubber weatherstripping (the black kind that is very squishy). Difficult to get to those places, but very important to minimize the amount of outside air that enters the cabin (only a concern to those of us who live in super hot and humid climates ).
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Yup...did that today. Stuffed foam all along bulkhead entry areas and used narrow duct tape to seal around each one. Then I blasted the AC and insulated everywhere that got cool to the touch in the trunk. Helped to have tiny hands. .
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Another thing I did was to remove the small, flexible duct that runs from each footwell blower to the left and right side dash vents, and then cap the openings off with aluminum tape. The reason I did this is I do not need any heat at those locations, and I wanted to make sure that I didn't lose any a/c air to those small ducts.

Not all years of 911s have that feature, but I think yours does.
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What did you do about the hard plastic connections? It seems that since they are rigid that they would be prone to leak - for example behind the vents - seems that those are just pressed together?
Queenie, I just remembered that I wrapped all those seams with aluminum tape (didn't actually "remember", but just went in the garage and looked ).
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Thanks Raw - yes, my footwell blowers connect to a common duct with the AC. I wasn't able to get to the seams behind the vents without tearing out the whole trunk anterior. What is the best way to approach those connections? Thanks for your advise Sir Cold
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Well today wasn't very productive compared to yesterday. Had to work some and then presto chango....rushed home to change clothes/shoes.



Cleaned a bunch of items in my trunk including a deep clean of the blower housing etc. Man are these little attachers hard to get back on...is there a tool or trick to this? When you see the amount of grime that comes out of the squirrel cage and ducts you will want to replace it all. But a little soak in soapy water did the trick.



Replaced the foam gaskets on everything. Just used some extra CCF I had laying around.





And put a switch in to turn off my trunk light since I have it open often

Will post a photo tomorrow and let you know who I got the idea from. It is a beautiful solution.
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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ok I stole Kevin's (canadakev) idea and mounted the switch in my Rennline cover plate

Love it...simple and elegant solution

If you are a newcomer like me, here are the exact instructions for putting in a switch
(please dont be insulted by the simplicity)

I used an on off type switch from amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G821G6A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s05?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I first inserted the switch into my rennine cover and locked it in


then I cut the black wire leading to the trunk light (there should be a brown and a black)

Inserted the switch into the black line - I soldered and shrink wrapped each solder

viola

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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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And then I re-fabricated straps for my cover. I liked the carbines, but they were rattley and I could hear them when driving. I used my Fortuny and applied snaps.

Got too dark so I will photo tomorrow. Looks pretty sweet.
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Here is my battery kill pull.
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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And my new improved air cover holders
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Brrrrrrrrr
snowed here today (yep) - ok you real snow lovers would call this sleet.


I am so glad I fixed my footwell blowers. They really helped warm the car to and from work today.

So the touches I still want to do to the 3.2 are as follows:
1. I want to incorporate the red into the dash - I am thinking of having the tach face covered in the fabric somehow...
2. I want to inset the center of the seats with fabric - either dark red leather basket weave OR take the fortune fabric, basket weave it, and use that..


Open for suggestions!
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Queen, how about sandwiching the fabric between the existing tach face and a plexiglass panel with the increments on the plexi. Lighting is another problem possibly Polish plexi edges and side lighting will glow plexi face.


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Queen, how about sandwiching the fabric between the existing tach face and a plexiglass panel with the increments on the plexi. Lighting is another problem possibly Polish plexi edges and side lighting will glow plexi face.


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I like! Do you know a source that will mark plexi with the numbers or know of a process?
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1966 912R Coupe Stone Grey outlaw -"'Tilda"
1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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