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Don't have passengers often?
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It looks like it would touch your legs, but it doesnt. You can even moves the seat without any issues. Put it on your to-buy list Gawernater, we dont want your pretty car burning up.
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*knock on wood*
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+1 on using the OEM Bosch plugs.

Put on some some more Rennline goodies, not shown are the Rennline steel lug nuts:





i want one......

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Between the terribly cracked hoses on the prior page and the fire extinguisher on this page, I /really/ am going to go replace all my fuel lines O_O
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A couple of years ago i had a friend knock this together for me. worked well, seat has full range of motion. I'm going to move the extinguisher to another spot though.





The other weekend I did a hatch swap. my mate kept the 968 rear spoiler when he sold the car to me. I told him he should have kept the whole hatch for the mounting points but he thought he could just make it work on his 952 hatch- nup!

my hatch went on the 968, 968 hatch went on mine, drove to mates work, 968 hatch off until it gets tinted for my mates 952, then his 952 hatch onto my car. so now i have a tinted rear hatch and a high stop light. I put the 968 gas struts on too which seem to be a bit stronger than mine. He didnt tell me he had a loose rear wiper motor. the pins that hold it into the frame were a makeshift fix and didn't fit properly. the thing rattled so much that yesterday I swapped in the one from my old hatch on the parts car. huge improvement.

i was quite annoyed because just before the hatch swap I had replaced my pin bushings with greenwaters ones.


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This weekend -

Throttle body reseal (kit)
AOS O ring replacement
Reverse flushed fuel injectors (me blowing into the tube , son giving it the 12v pulse)

& a damn good cleanup of 27 years accumulated grunge!

There really are a lot of hoses under that manifold , no wonder they hid it under there, I'd be embarrassed if I had designed it like that.

The car does run a bit better and it's always nice to tick off some long term time consuming jobs. A good way to spend a cold , windy wet day. Unlike some lucky others , I have to work outside. In the evening by moonlight I went and cut some firewood to warm up...
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chased a short in the left parking,side markers.turned out to be shorted wire to the engine compartment light.
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I also did a bit of injector back flushing.


Used one of those plant sprayer pumps to provide pressure, connected to the injector by a piece of surgical hose and some ty-straps. The 8 millisecond pulse is generated by a circuit involving 555 timers (as you can see it's still on a protoboard). And finally the voltage is supplied by an old computer power supply that I dug out of an electronics recycling bin a while ago. (after some fiddling, it now puts out 5v at 15A, 12v at 13A, and 3.3v at 12A)


I actually did get a bit of debris out of the injector screens.

Injector Cleaning
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Lol very busy today,first a car show then a gathering. First pics are at the car show where my buddy (yellow shirt) sold his 70 OEM Sting Ray (green cab got $32K for it ) sitting beside it is a frame up restoration being done by a friend of ours of the same (70 Sting Ray).Also present was a 70 Row 911 with a Cobra Repro as neighbour on one side & the other a frame up resto 1956 Ford Crown Victoria just bougth for $46K in PEI, car is being trailered way up to Sudbury Ont.Gathering less cars but still fun my favorite was this red 1931 350 Chevy, lol not much sensors on that one.



Hope you guys did enjoy.
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Very cool
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Changed spark plugs, filled engine with oil, and filled cooling system.

I also bought these!

They are the 15". I currently have 16" phonedials installed.
If I understand correctly 215/60 all around? Despite the front being 7" and back being 8" wide.
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Correct, that's what Porsche put on originally.
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215-60 is what I have on mine. Street Performance tires in this size are getting harder to find.
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Wrong time of year for this, its the beginning of August (another 3 weeks and the snow will be flying!) and my steering rack is lying on the garage floor. Messy, sticky, greasy yuk job, but at least I caught it before it totally @#$%ed my bushings and things. Clarke's writeup was great as always (thank you), the only thing I didn't do was remove the sway bar, I just removed where it mounts to the brackets and a good right-hand swack with a hammer popped the ball-joints loose. Tomorrow the old one gets cleaned and mailed, the new one will be offered up to the car.

Wish me luck...
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Great, thanks. I'll have to get some tires soon.

Today I fiddled with the exhaust system. Could not get it to fit right.

The PO hacked up some sort of brutal exhaust. A bent resonator where the cat should be, and a garbage can sized muffler (if you can even call it that) in the back.
The welds are quite painful indeed. The whole system looks like it was put together from spare chunks of pipe, that zig-zag their way all the way down the car.
I got an exhaust from a parts car a few month ago. From the manifold back. All I need is a new muffler, and tip. Any suggestions? Is the Bosal cat back any good?
How about just a muffler recommendation? Anyways.... The new (to me and my car) pipe, did not quite fit. The flange aft of the cat was hitting the heat shield underneath the toque tube, so I did some slight bending.
It does not have the original cat, so I assume it was fitted for the original car, whose motor mounts were probably in different shape than mine. That's the only thing I can think of..... WOW, that's a load of rambling... I need sleep...
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swapped passenger door switch with one from my parts car. my drivers side one had fallen apart ages ago and i replaced that with a new one and my passenger one looked fine but it was shorting. now my interior lights work and my car alarm senses the doors are all closed and the alarm courtesy light works.

replaced my passengers carpet in the foot well where the bonnet release is. if you dont know the RHD cars still have the catch on the left.

at the same time, i fixed the bonnet catch housing with more pieces from my parts car. my alarm installer broke the piece that covers the hinge for the handle.

Also topped up oil, coolant, power steering, cleaned interior, etc.
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I got an exhaust from a parts car a few month ago. From the manifold back. All I need is a new muffler, and tip. Any suggestions? Is the Bosal cat back any good?
How about just a muffler recommendation?
The Bosal cat back at Auto Parts, Auto Part - Buy Auto Parts Online should do the job & won't break your piggy bank.Unless you can find an OEM muffler in good shape.I believe (autopartsways )will ship at no cost for all parts over $100.00.
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I got an exhaust from a parts car a few month ago. From the manifold back. All I need is a new muffler, and tip. Any suggestions? Is the Bosal cat back any good?
How about just a muffler recommendation?
The Bosal cat back at Auto Parts, Auto Part - Buy Auto Parts Online should do the job & won't break your piggy bank.Unless you can find an OEM muffler in good shape.I believe (autopartsways )will ship at no cost for all parts over $100.00.
We exiles in Canuckastan (a reference to the dearth of online options) can purchase exhaust options here: HottExhaust-Magnaflow Exhaust Solutions "Shipping to Canada is Free after all, we have maintained our own warehouse in Canada (Woodbridge, Ontario) since 1992."
I replaced my catalytic converter in my '87 (with bung) for $77 Cdn.

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Based on your suggestion Ernie, I have used "auto parts way" before. Thanks, great site. They have decent prices, and common items are readily available. Most us sellers, will not ship to Canada. And if they do, the shipping costs an arm and a leg. I get a lot of stuff from pelican, and get it shipped in the states. It's only a 20 minute drive to the border.

I'll also be checking out that magnaflow site, maybe I can find a stainless muffler/tip combo that will work. The oval OEM style tips aren't easy to find.
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