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Started putting in new Stereo today. I put come Polk audio's MM461p in the doors. Took the old stereo out. It took me a while to figure out some of the wiring. It's an early car so most diagrams I found didn't really match up. Found a thread here that told me what the wires were. Found out the Ground was not hooked up, as was the 12v constant. They both were cut off and and wrapped in electrical tape along with the 12v switched. I'm not replacing the rear speakers right now, and I'm not sure where to put a sub as I really want it out of the way. Had to run to Wally World to get some connectors. Gonna finish it up tonight. I bought a Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X797 to put in. I'm sure the Polks will sound good, but I also know they will probably be limited. I'm leaving the original fader in place for now. Anybody put 6x9's in the rear?
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:38 AM
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Lighten the car stage 2!

Gutted doors of windows, regulators, motors, power locks, speakers, door cards, and everything else. Painted it all white.

The AC system s quivering in fear now...

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Today I moved this:


Out of this for the first time in a month:


To install this:


And yes, I know my tire is flat...
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I finally got my car working!!! Hallelujah! After watching it collect dust for 3 months, it was so nice to drive it!
Replaced the ignition switch, tumbler, starter relay, ignition coil, alternator, battery. Took out the whole headlight assembly and cleaned it up, painted it and put it back in. Cleaned up and painted some of the engine bay under the headlights. Now I just need to
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I just changed the coolant temp sensor and im amazed at the difference it made.

Mine was brittle and falling apart but now it idles waaaay better.

I also ordered parts for the waterpump/timing belt job.
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Inflated my spare tire - the small one - just to see if it still held air - it did. Had a little trouble getting it back small again - rolled it and pressed it back into storage shape - not to bad.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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Adjusted the parking brake for the first time in, well, forever. Driver's side spot-on, passenger side wildly out of adjustment, turnbuckle adjustment on the handle out but likely never adjusted since it left the factory and not too bad.

Comes on now at the second click and 4 clicks will hold it very firmly indeed. Just like the good book (factory manual) says it's supposed to.
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Today I installed my new wheels



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Are they painted silver? It looks really good.
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Yeah, they're painted. I need to refurbish my center caps badly. They stick out like a sore thumb.
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I think I discovered that the PO used compressed air to clean the sunroof drains. The passenger side's front drain empties (it turns out) into the passenger compartment with a few extra drops for the relays behind the vent.

Now I have to figure out how to replace it. Suggestions are always welcome
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I had my 944 tech'd for a DE weekend next week on Thursday and proved that I had indeed fixed the leak along the passenger side of the windshield. It rained much of the morning as I drove to the shop and back. My interior stayed dry.

This morning I lead a group of 14 Porsches including a 944T and a 968 cab on a drive through the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to breakfast in Lake Geneva. A nice mix of twisties and hills followed by good coffee, food and conversation.
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I think I managed to fix my leak as well. My friend's two year old patch job in the battery tray, done with epoxy, worked loose in one spot, so I grabbed an extra tube of polyurethane window sealant that we used on our house years ago and went all around the edges of the patch. It's stayed dry so far!

I have to open up the speedometer again, though, because I didn't have any superglue and the odometer lasted 24 miles before the gear moved out of sync again. Urg.

I still need to find time to replace my radiator. And now that I have a truck to drive, I can leave the Porsche at the shop for a proper inspection. After a road trip north of Seattle in mid-October.
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Gave her a bath, put in some cheap comfy seat covers to protect my candy ass now winter's coming, and, so I'm ready for next summer, gutted a couple of spare sunroofs, painted inside panels and started putting together a pile of bits so's I can do a manual sunroof conversion. I gave up on the electric one ages ago...
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I'm giving up on the electric one now, I think one of the plastic gears just stripped. I ordered a set of manual latches. They'll go on my daily driver and next spring when I start working again on my 944 LS1 project, I'll get a set for it as well.
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Finished installing the kenwood receiver. I hid the bluetooth mic behind the dash speaker grill. Called the wife and she said it sounded fine! Hooked it up to pandora and iheart radio over my phone, that was too simple. Sounded much better, but really needs some better speakers in the rear. Things left to do:
1) finish my 15x7&8 fuchs. I've got the anodizing off, paint remover in hand for the center. I'm gonna polish the rims and petals and paint the rest of the center black.
2) order some floor mats from our host.
3) fix the antenna - doesn't go up or down, stopped mid way. Probably will get the new mast from here also.
4) get an alignment. I think there's too much camber in the rear.
5) change the plugs, wires, oil.
6) fix the heater blower
7) do a real clean up: need to buff out some scratches and wax it...
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I should polish and wax my car once more before the winter, next time it stops pouring rain for long enough. Stupid rain...

Ha, I just remembered that I haven't had the radio antenna on my 924S for years. I never really listen to the radio, just music on my iPhone. Doesn't stop me from being a little annoyed that the antenna isn't there. To be a perfectionist or a...person who doesn't spend money and time on things that don't need to be done...that is the question.
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Yeah, they're painted. I need to refurbish my center caps badly. They stick out like a sore thumb.
Man, those wheels. They look amazing! What wheels are they? I don't think I've seen twists like that before.
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When I painted my car I was lazy and didn't tape off the engine compartment so today I started cleaning over spray and detailing the engine bay.
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Took my dash cap off and sold it for $50!
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