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We're now just a few days from roadworthy, if all goes well and parts arrive on time. Final hit list of what is being/has been done:

- brakes at all four corners including calipers and some lines
- front wheel bearings
- tires
- fuel tank drained
- fuel pump
- oil change
- trans fluid change
- front ride height adjustment to Euro height (rear has been done)
- a few relays and fuses which had failed while sitting
- TLC from Dave, who is apparently a Porsche whisperer and got it running great while replacing exactly 0 engine parts

Planning for a Saturday pickup. It will have been a few days over 2 months since we retrieved the car, and I can't wait to get it back on the road.

There will be more to do this winter, but for now it'll be great to have it cruising around to really get to know it.





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Can't wait till you get the car back and get to enjoy it!
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So it's finally back and picked up from ButziGear after Dave broke his back working on it for a few months. Well over budget* and by no means done* but it is driveable and I'll cruise around in it for a bit to determine any additional needs.

I'll post the full hit list of what was done tomorrow, but it needed a lot.

Biggest remaining need is a trans rebuild, unfortunately, but this was not entirely unforeseen. It has all 5 gears and reverse, but every one (except reverse) is difficult to find and there's a significant whine. Once the 993 is sold, hopefully soon, it'll go under the knife again for that and a few other, less major but still necessary repairs.

The change to Euro ride height was MASSIVE aesthetically. After seeing the car the same way for 13 years I can't get over the difference.

But, it looks great and it's been amazing to have this part of my dad back again.

*neither of these are in any way Dave's fault, he did a phenomenal job and bent over backwards on this project. On a limited budget, he did an amazing job fighting age and neglect, the latter of which was far worse than we expected. Sneak peek example: the f@cking master cylinder corroded through and had a pinhole leak.

And now, obligatory photo dump from this afternoon:






^ is the entire frunk on these cars a gas tank? FFS that receipt was a gut punch.






^ most pretentious picture I've ever taken? Very possibly. No regrets.




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Is the entire frunk a gas tank...lol yes it is. 20 something gallons. But there good on gas 25-30mpg so you can go far.
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Reading through this thread again... wow was I optimistic about what it would need to get back on the road. As promised, the final hit list is (to the best of my memory):

- fuel pump relay
- fuel pump and related ancillaries
- battery
- oil service
- trans fluid change
- new tires all around
- tie rods
- repack wheel bearings
- pads and rotors all around
- replace front calipers
- rebuild rear calipers
- replace a few brake hard lines
- replace master cylinder
- new air filter
- clean MAF
- thorough cleaning inside and out
- a few fuses and relays to restore power to the car
- reset front ride height
- alignment

And that gets us to functional. The ignition module is absurdly expensive so it got put on the back burner, but it is definitely annoying so it's towards the top of the to-do list. Trans linkage rebuild is right up there also.
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