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I think during my week long Christmas break this year, i'm going to do the double motor mount swap, change the rearend fluid to synthetic, figure out my wiper sprayer problems, and also why the passenger side window now refuses to go down (probably a switch). I'll get the propane heater going in the garage and try not to lay directly on the cold concrete. I also have to rebuild my son's dirtbike motor......fun fun !

There is no way I could just quit doing stuff like this and sit on the couch !
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Those truck balls are nasty looking,they should be illegal. Your right guys,we can't stop doing what we love. As we get older we move a little slower but we can never stop. So many things to do & not enough time in the day. This week I'm gonna send my head & intake to Lindsey racing for a level II port & polish,turbo valves & springs,widefire 0 ring cause I plan to run nitrous. Extrude honed intake. The 274 webcam with good maf & ram air should help the motor breath. Short block is also going to shop soon. I'm gonna start on hood. First a fiberglass mold off the original hood. Then the fiberglass hood.
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you go guys. hoping to get back to my 951 project next week.

keep posting.
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Nice work Ray,

I'll be redoing my 944 SP2 race car over the Winter,new dash,rewiring the whole car and a good revamping of my switches and gauges ... sure wish i had your talent ... lol

Oh, and a bit of "legal" engine work

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Right on. Looking at my exhaust thinking I should say something about it. It's very loud and all top end power. Will work nicely with the motor I'm building. I'm putting an electric dump before the first bend. See how it performs at the track open and closed. Also have some fun with the kids in their rice rockets and blow by them with nitrous on and exhaust dump open. He he he
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Thanks,We all have talent and skills. A lot of it is the right tools and a little experience with them.
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Love to see some pics of 944 SP2 racer
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I'll find some recent pics for you ...
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Here you go,it's the only olive green 944 i've ever seen and it
sure gets a lot of attention ...
Going to make the dash,gauges/switch pod more user friendly over the Winter !

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Oh ya,right on Phil. The car looks awesome. Always loved the look of a full on race car. Must be a lot fun when you take it out on the track. Wicked color.
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My car is not to far off from becoming a full on racer. I wanted to build a racer that's legal for the road so I can drive to the track on track days and drive home. Also take for spin around the country roads and disturb all the farm animals.
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Cold weather slows me down. Finished up with lexan. Belt driven windows slide up down really nice. Rolled car out so the front is facing out. More room to drop motor back in. Going to drop suspension,front and rear. New bushings,ball joints,tie rods,etc. New brakes.





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Looking really good, I like the belt drive window idea.....very simple and light weight.
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keep it up. I just started my clutch job this week. should drop the trans today.
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Right on,the leather belt windows was used on the early 911R that Porsche built. I beleive they only built very few of these. They weighed under 1800 pnds and had a power to weight ratio of under 8 pnds per hp.
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Dog says "Can we go inside yet?"

The cold weather slows everything down here too. Nice cold snap headed this way.. was single digits last night actually. Negatives in the forecast...
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Raymond,

was going to PM, but suspected others may be interested too.

I have determined the wiring to my instrument cluster has some problem as the TACH does not work, all other gauges do work. tried another cluster that had a known working TACH. and have found a thread about trobleshooting the TACH.

but after seeing your dash, starting me to think of doing a custom gauge cluster.

can you post some info on the gauges you used (look like VDO), and how you did the wiring? and rough cost of all the gauges?

what I am thinking is cutting a plate to replace just the gauge cluster, and leave the center air vents as I am planning to rebuild the AC.

already have a boost and AFR gauges on the A pillar. thinking of a center mounted TACH like my 911 and Speedo, along with Fuel, Oil pressure, amps, and engine temp on the dash. then oil and trans temps on the console. trying to figure out what all gauges you have installed.

maybe should have never seen your tread. making me think of stuff I had not planned/budgeted for. but it will be MY car for a while so want to be happy with the results.
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Dog says when can we go for a ride.Happy new year everyone! My gauges are Auto Meter Sportcomp. They can get very expensive. Off the top of my head i've spent almost $1500 on gauges. I use an auto meter gps sender for speedo and an electric programmable fuel level gauge. I believe the later 944 ohms resistance is between 2-70 ohms. Wiring up the gauges is'nt very hard. Find a 12 volt ignition wire for electric gauges. For the lights I tapped into wires from the dimmer switch. My tach goes to msd box. I'll be glad to help in any way I can. Cheers
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very tempted. they just look so right for a track oriented car.

well... dropping the transaxle today, and may make it to pulling the clutch.
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