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944 turbo torque tube rebuild

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I’ve been working on my 944 turbo for awhile 

it’s currently having a major major service belts pumps, rebuilt head ,  the whole enchilada and while there decided to rebuild the torque tube 

bought the Black Sea Super Bearings x 4

Great bit  of kit. Seriously over engineered but they work and Constantine who makes and supplies these is a great guy with near instant email or phone call assistance - note hes in the states 

 

read and read all the threads . Lots of hair pulling and teeth gnashing going on in them.

 

So I decided to use a pergola and a winch and a few other bits n bobs to make a press of sorts. KY was also invaluable 

Once sorted was easy and painless 

Better IMO than using the threaded rod method 

TT is all together now with 4 new super bearings . In the morning I’ll put in the drive shaft 

And then go back to Sydney and help the mechanic reinstall it along with the renewed rear end 

 

I’ll post a few pics 

 

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Good work ; no doubt I'll have to dive in one day on a 944 or 928...

I presume you have checked the clutch? Once the rest is buttoned up it would be a nightmare to have to go back in!

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1 hour ago, tazzieman said:

Good work ; no doubt I'll have to dive in one day on a 944 or 928...

I presume you have checked the clutch? Once the rest is buttoned up it would be a nightmare to have to go back in!

 

Oh yes forgot 

 

new flywheel , new clutch etc , refurbed clutch forK,,, the list it kept  going and growing 

 Also new koni yellows and other doo dads 

decided to reskin the dash - anyone got a Sydney recommendation ?

 

 

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This is starting to sound like @Jason E's car...🤣

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7 minutes ago, Rob said:

This is starting to sound like @Jason E's car...🤣

Funny man 

 

it’s a case of while you are there 

 

and once you pull the rear end to do clutch ... then realise fly heel... why stop there 

Makes sense 

 

then I was looking at induction,  injectors etc , pulled them off for a tidy .. then decided to look at the head. pulled it and voila gasket ok .. but soon to go .. when? 5 kms - 5000 kms? 

Doing gasket might as well refresh head . So rebuild it is 

.....looking forward to a drive up north to see @symsy .for a bit of feral car hunting and leisure suit white loafer tyre kicking . hopefully in about a months time 

 

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Fuch........I'm having flashbacks...........sweating...........shivering..........spending....................spending.

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22 minutes ago, Jason E said:

Fuch........I'm having flashbacks...........sweating...........shivering..........spending....................spending.

ill be leaving the factory gold teles on it..and will be selling the turbo Fuchs 

oh thinking of a shifter upgrade. worth doing?

 

once I'm certain of a drive time, I will see if anyone from Canberra area and north want to tag a long for a blat up to northern Nsw  and beyond

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38 minutes ago, michel said:

oh thinking of a shifter upgrade. worth doing?

ill be leaving the factory gold teles on it..and will be selling the turbo Fuchs 

I purchased & fitted the only944 shift linkages/ short shifter/ shifter/ shifter plate & dampners - made a noticeable difference in my humble opinion.  

I really like the teledials - I think they are massively under rated but why on earth are you selling the Fuchs?  They are the business...........

Make sure you tie in your northern jaunt with the Byron Bay Coffee & Cars, it's a cracker.

Which flavour of 944 are you restoring?  Is it the white turbo you had a while back?

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3 hours ago, Jason E said:

I purchased & fitted the only944 shift linkages/ short shifter/ shifter/ shifter plate & dampners - made a noticeable difference in my humble opinion.  

I really like the teledials - I think they are massively under rated but why on earth are you selling the Fuchs?  They are the business...........

Make sure you tie in your northern jaunt with the Byron Bay Coffee & Cars, it's a cracker.

Which flavour of 944 are you restoring?  Is it the white turbo you had a while back?

Yes sir , the white one .. hopefully pearly white once I’m done . 

 

though more  than hapoy to let  it get bug splattered and besmirched on its journey nth

good thought on the cars n coffee  will have to look at the calendar 

I’ll post a run date once mobile 

I like Fuchs and nay keep em, but teles rok specially gold uns

 

 

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8 hours ago, michel said:

 

once I'm certain of a drive time, I will see if anyone from Canberra area and north want to tag a long for a blat up to northern Nsw  and beyond

I’ll post a run date once mobile 

Michel

Sounds like a good excuse for a FEP Society get together! Looking forward to seeing 'my' car.

Brian

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Michel,

Great to be hands on for these jobs, puts the car appreciation on another level - enjoy the drive.

While on the topic I have a used 944 S2 gearbox and torque tube if anyone is wanting.

Cheers, Mark.

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9 minutes ago, 9fan said:

Michel,

Great to be hands on for these jobs, puts the car appreciation on another level - enjoy the drive.

While on the topic I have a used 944 S2 gearbox and torque tube if anyone is wanting.

Cheers, Mark.

Have passed your message on to a friend Mark re your gearbox.

Cheers

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I want Brahe upgrades 

for the 944

 

rhen i put the 944 brakes on the Carrera GT REP I bought 

 

anyone holding brakes ??

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I think the Willwood's are supposed to be a great, virtually bolt on upgrade.

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The famed woodsman's axe by the sound of it all!

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1 hour ago, tazzieman said:

The famed woodsman's axe by the sound of it all!

One hand clapping 

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