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    1984 Carrera

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  1. I recently undertook this on my 3.2 tank- refurb inside & out. Still needs to be painted but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. I used KBS Aqua Kleen & Metal Ready (may have names confused with POR15 products) for a thorough clean and prep then their Gold Standard Tank Sealer to coat the inside of the tank. Some will say you can't do this because of the swirl pot in there but so far so good. I reckon it'll last a loooong time. I used a water based sealer with a cheap schutz gun to patch the body sealer around the seam on the outside of the tank and with a bit of practice you can blend in the texture with the factory finish. Obviously good prep and etching is a good idea. I didn't want or need to strip the whole outside of the tank. I'll be pulling it out in the new year to paint it & may finish it with a durable clear so I can forget it once & for all. The inside looks amazing and that tank sealer is a top product.
  2. Copied & adapted from posts on other sites I decided to have a go at repairing my crushed oil lines. Both lines were damaged and one particularly badly. In a nutshell, it's best if you remove your lines. A tool like this serves to seal off the ends so you can pressurize the line to 70~90PSI while you spot heat the damaged ares very carefully with a torch. I used a MAPP torch and had no trouble getting the lines to cherry red quite quickly. I admit to being quite nervous! Anyway, SUCCESS!!! Even the badly creased damage came out almost round. I did get one pin hole on the most damaged section but successfully repaired that with silver solder. I now have free flowing lines! So you'll need a compressor, a few clamps, a spare air line connector to screw into the large black cap that screws onto the braided hose, and a torch. The rest is yours for the cost of postage to you. First in....
  3. Thanks. Engine apart from what I mentioned is stock. Motronic has a 911Chips by Steve Wong. I have 3 iterations left for this chip but the AFR's are pretty good.
  4. Me too Pete! I get the better end of the bargain driving up the hill! Dying to see your build. By the way, the 993 Bischoff HE's and the 2/1 M&K worked out a treat. It's a bit loud at idle but no droning or resonating at all and almost unnoticeable at cruising speeds. Car seems stronger everywhere. Had it dynoed before leaving Sydney and the graph claims it's making 178RWP, about 8 more than it did with the standard exhaust. Their calculation of crank HP is 237. Overall I'm extremely happy with how it turned out, both mechanically and aesthetically. A couple of shitty pics... My girlfriend has just the soundtrack for that task. I may have to put it on repeat....
  5. Car has been registered under the historic scheme. I did have a good go at the gear shift linkage bushings even though I thought mine were not too bad. Holy crap! the shift rod bushing was nearly gone and what was left was the consistency of cottage cheese. I also replaced the ball cup bushing. It feels like a brand new car again and no play in the gear shift. Funny but there are a few bushings throughout the car that appear to be made of the same material and all were perished to the same level: -steering column bushing -throttle linkage bushings on transmission -gear shift linkage bushings. There's probably more throughout the car but I haven't found them yet. Maybe the pedal cluster?
  6. I did it myself, except for pressing in the trailing arm bushes. It's pretty straight forward and I had time on my side to have parts stripped/blasted then re-electroplated/painted/coated. It's a good opportunity to get acquainted with the suspension on these cars.
  7. A project that started about 6 years ago interrupted by various bike projects and meandering in all sorts of directions is nearing completion. The original plan was to go all out, ITB's, cams etc. etc. In the meantime, the value of these cars has gone silly, so this car being an original Aus delivered car, me 2nd owner 100,000k I decided to keep it pretty much stock with a few reversible enhancements. Leak down test and compression show a very healthy engine. So it basically got a detail, refresh, 35 year nip & tuck. I'm hoping to get it in the car tonight & fire it up by the weekend. EXCITED!!!
  8. I'm in the process or a semi-restoration. I used to do track days and ran the car with upgraded sway bars, lowered, Koni adjustable rear shocks, stock torsion bars, turbo tie rod ends, bump steer kit and strut brace. It handles great but still a bit low for the street and I need to be careful. I've decided not to put the car on the track anymore so I'm keeping the upgrades and replacing trailing arm & spring plate bushes, spring plate covers, and rear sway bar drop links. I'm not touching the front at this stage. It should be running again in a few weeks.
  9. Mike if you haven't put it back in the car yet could you do me a favour? I just rebuilt mine and reassembled but not sure I've got the orientation of the solenoid right before I repaint it. Any chance you could post a couple of pics of it for me?
  10. I just realized it won't work for me. I want t keep the rear valance stock. I hope to have it running again in the next 2-3 weeks so we'll see about the note.

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