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I am thinking of painting mine also. Did you take any of it apart? Or just clean, sand, prime, and paint.
I have it off the head, but don't plan on changing the front cam seal.
The head and cam tower were off my son's old engine, the block was from a spare engine. We did the front seals but not the front cam seal, along with the rear main seal.

The block I cleaned with Brake Clean, then pressure washed; the head and cam tower, I mostly used wire brushes on a drill.

To paint the cam tower, I first had to get the old paint off - the letters were painted black. I used my drill and wire brushes, and I also used abrasive paint remover pads on my drill. That got about 95% of the paint off. The final bit I removed with a die grinder - which gave it the striations - which I kinda like.

To paint it, I masked off the top of the cam tower, then used an Exacto knife to cut out the letters (leaving the letters masked). I then primed it with an etching primer, then used VHT High Temp engine paint.

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Thanks mike, I will most likely do the same.

At the moment I am soaking the cam gear bolt with Kroil. Man is that thing tight!
I changed my mind about the front cam seal. Might as well replace it also, this is the perfect time. Cam being off the head and all.
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Replaced the broken plastic links on my door locks... then claybarred and waxed
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Nice car.

Particularly the phone dials. Don't think I've ever seen a set chromed. Very sexy!
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Nice car.

Particularly the phone dials. Don't think I've ever seen a set chromed. Very sexy!
... OEM wheels done by Robert Woods Wheels some 20+ years ago. Dont even know if they are still around. They did a fantastic job.
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Replaced frozen front left (and normal right front) struts with Sachs/Boge struts. They're not hi-perf struts, I know, but in Florida, it's straight and flat and there's really no reason to get exotic about this.
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Upgraded the 944 headlights (Narva Super 100 globes ) with new wiring and 2 relays. 3 partial evening's works including soldering the last bits in the cold, dark & drizzle. Lots of wildlife on our dirt roads at night at the moment and that front valance is quite low! Good to go now and the critters will be lasered if not tasered.
A good project ; getting the wire lengths right is the slightly tricky bit - those pop up lights are real crushers.
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Flushed radiator, new coolant, new thermo fan switch, straightened fins on radiator and a/c compressor, replaced radiator mounts, and bled the damn thing, several times.

edit: and replaced 2 radiator hoses.
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I took the 944 to a "Ding Day" sponsored by the local PCA region. Fascinating watching the paintless dent repair process. Very easy to see on the black Boxster before mine, harder on mine as it is white. Saw some noticable dents become little to nothing. I just had small ones others had more notable dents. Sorry no pics.

Tomorrow I am off to Cars and Coffee in Lake Mills where I saw a 959 last May.
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This is more of a "What I Tried To Do To My Car Today

After all this time, I finally decided to have my glass tinted. After almost 2 hours the "tint tech" gave up. The rear hatch tint just wouldn't conform. I'm going to have to remedy this as I"m driving it more and more and don't want the Florida sun to further dry out and fade the interior.
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Today I flushed and reverse flushed the fuel injectors and cleaned the fuel rail.


Hopefully soon I can get her off life support from the Land Rover.
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After all this time, I finally decided to have my glass tinted. After almost 2 hours the "tint tech" gave up. The rear hatch tint just wouldn't conform. I'm going to have to remedy this as I"m driving it more and more and don't want the Florida sun to further dry out and fade the interior.
A lot of shops here won't even touch the rear window on my 944. I had one local guy (formula one certified and highly recommended) do the quarter panels, and when he started on the rear he couldn't remember how he got it to work. A second try after a few hours he got it done perfectly.
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Today I flushed and reverse flushed the fuel injectors and cleaned the fuel rail.
I plan on doing that pretty soon.


Today I painted these guys!
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After all this time, I finally decided to have my glass tinted. After almost 2 hours the "tint tech" gave up. The rear hatch tint just wouldn't conform. I'm going to have to remedy this as I"m driving it more and more and don't want the Florida sun to further dry out and fade the interior.
Keep looking for good tint shops. I got lucky and found a really good shop the first time around. He said he ended up tinting the hatch about 4 times before he got it right. Just give him a nice tip for his troubles and everyone's happy.
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For my birthday I gave myself a" bumper tuck".........on the 924S.
It worked out pretty nice...when I get a picture or two , I'll share.
The rear I moved in 2 1/16 inches, the front I moved in 1 3/16 inches...
I've been wanting to do this for a while...
real "euro bumpers" are real pricey..this project cost me nothing but time....
Thanks to all the folks that discussed this project in other threads...gave me all the info I needed.
Thanks again...
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