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 Post subject: Re: What did you do to your 924/944/968 today?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:20 pm 
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I will be classed as greedy when the welder bloke finally turns up so that I can get the rear (now all powder coated) torsion bar, bushes
and bits installed.
I am 1" away from getting my own Tig welder.

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Lovely toy indeed

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As a complete newbie to classic car ownership i replaced the sun visor clips on my 1986 944 lux …. A small start on my new adventure !
Oh and then i proceeded to wash and wax .
Pic’s will be in my future posts as soon a si get used to Forum contributions !!


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Mark1967 wrote:
As a complete newbie to classic car ownership i went down the slippery slope of sorting on my 1986 944 lux ….


FTFY

Welder bloke came and went finally.
Started putting the back end back together. Lining up the torsion carrier into the chassis mounts has been 'fun'.
Long time spent getting very little done.

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Keeps you out of trouble Rob

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Waylander wrote:
Keeps you out of trouble Rob


it does but I am gagging for some fun driving it.
Torsion carrier is in.
Had a heart stopping moment when I realised that the single M10 bolts holding the top chassis mounts (944 331 076 00, now replaced with https://partworks.de/en-briefware-ausland-support-bearing-for-porsche-924-944-968-rear-axle-top-starr-l-r.html?listtype=search&searchparam=1261)were still in... and given the mare that removing all the old bolts at the back was a barrel of laughs, I thought 'here we go' but the fact that I had drenched everything in de-blocker for some considerable time meant they actually came out easily. Yes, you heard it: easily. Phew.

Rear trailing arm (bananas) insertion is proving tight. Very tight. Given there's no variation on the bush width across 9xx models, i'll just have to persevere. Trolley jack, sweat, crow bar, profanities, power flex lube...

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Just think of all the money you have saved by not needing to go to the gym, meanwhile the search continues for a 840ci

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Waylander wrote:
...meanwhile the search continues for a 840ci


Eeek.

I could think of a heap of preferable beemers:

E30 M3
E30 2.7 Alpina
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535T

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oooh looky:

https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/08/06/daka ... mw-e30-m3/

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You seen the price of a real M3 E30, way out of my price range, and I want something comfortable and cruise along not a lunatic thrash me car, I’m getting old

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Waylander wrote:
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You seen the price of a real M3 E30, way out of my price range, and I want something comfortable and cruise along not a lunatic thrash me car, I’m getting old


Yep, Evo ii - IRO £75k. Incredible.
And meanwhile, 944 prices are pretty deflated despite OEM spares going up and up.

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So it wasn’t today or even yesterday but on the bank holiday Monday, I got some decent garage time and figured out how to reassemble the refurbished steering rack & then got it reinstalled on the car. Got to replace one jubilee clip and one banjo bolt and that will be that job ticked off the list.
That was the good news. The bad is that the brake line that runs to the rear of the car is severely corroded and will need to be replaced as there is zero chance of it getting through the MOT with the line as it is :roll:


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Yay! A post on the TIPEC forum.

That'll clear some accumulation of Tumbleweed. How did you get in the door!?

Good to 'see' you H. Does that mean you're close to getting an MOT?

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Hi Rob,
Sadly, I am some way from an MOT. I have a lot to do and am uncertain of the best order in which to do it. I also need a couple of things to fall into place which is proving rather easier to write than to actually get to happen :roll:
I’ll drop you a PM too.


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