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OzJustin

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About OzJustin

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    1989 Porsche 944 S2

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  1. OzJustin

    1994 968

    I’m just bitter that so many of the front engine cars end up in Melbourne! 😛
  2. OzJustin

    1994 968

    Congrats on your purchase and upgrades. The only part I'm sad about is that the car left Brisbane for Melbourne!
  3. Keep the posts coming. I love reading about these restorations!
  4. Does the 'pump prime' make any noticeable difference to starting performance? @brian in buddina Let me know if you decide to go for a solid state relay. I (and maybe others) would be keen to split postage with you. Alternatively, I have a spare new DME relay I could sell you.
  5. Keep us posted on the rebuild/refresh. Great to see another front engine car being restored! 😃
  6. Good one Tingy My understanding is that the factory spec bulb is actually a 3w so no issue with what I installed (mine were underrated before). People seem to have problems if installing 4-5w bulbs.
  7. Happy to help. It’s a straight-forward job.
  8. I can attest to this. As Rob may recall mine disintegrated during some work. I’ve moved my plug/wiring as far forward away from the exhaust manifold as possible. Perhaps some heat sleeving would be beneficial.
  9. Quick update to this thread. I ended up going with the Clarks Garage suggestion (al foil and masking tape). It stuck down surprisingly well so only time will tell if it lasts long term. In terms of performance, the al foil made a massive difference to brightness. I could barely see my dash gauges at night before the refurb (not surprising given the heavily worn silver paint on the prisms). Now I can see all my gauges perfectly at night and the dimming control is quite effective. Final point - I discovered I only had 2w bulbs installed when I removed the cluster. I upgraded to 3w Narva bulbs (below the 3.7w max recommended by Clarks Garage) and feel no need to pursue brighter LEDs. The warm white bulbs are a better match for the rest of the stock dash bulbs too. Highly recommended refurb!
  10. Good idea Brian. I tried a sign shop today but they didn’t have anything suitable. Ended up getting some chrome spray paint similar to what would have been on the cluster when new. Will see how it turns out.
  11. Yeah I wasn’t too keen to go with tape for that reason. Not sure how others are doing it. Clarks Garage seem to be suggesting al foil stuck down with masking tape. http://www.clarks-garage.com/shop-manual/elect-08.htm
  12. Digging up this thread as I’m in the middle of refurbishing my dash cluster. What silver paint or aluminium foil tape is everyone using for the three prisms that reflect the light onto the dash? i have aluminium foil tape for foil insulation but it is only single sided so will be upside down/not shiny if sticking to the back of the prisms.. I wonder if kitchen al foil stuck down with electrical tape would hold?
  13. @Motosport Fantastic example! All the right options and looks like it’s been lovingly cared for. That engine bay is super clean! You should be very proud. 😊
  14. Nissan Quest alternator swap...

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