The Huan Project – Working on the 911
Yeah ok – I’m Beren and Huan, my Prosche 911, is my traveling companion…or at least he’s willing while Luthien is involved. 🙂 Since
this car thing was her idea I figure that makes it an appropriate name. I’m going to have a series of blog posts and DIY type things as I start to work on my Porsche 911. There’s a bunch of things I plan to do myself and a bunch of things I’ll get a wrench to do. Then of course there are a bunch of things that I don’t know about yet.
What needs to be done?
I’ve already done a few things like replacing all belts, replacing the brake slave and hoses, fixing a switch on the fog lights, and tightening up the wheel bearings. I fixed up the shifting setup and I also replaced all the CV joint boots. That’s a pretty good start.
Here’s my current laundry list of things in order of priority:
- Targa top – this bumped up to top of the list after the last rainstorm. Currently the car cannot be left out even in a mild rain. Not good.
- Catalytic converter – need this to become street legal. I’ve got the unit and will get it installed along with a Bosch O2 sensor ASAP. Would also like to get a matching Fabspeed muffler – looks wicked cool.
- Front ride height: The ride is very cool and low, but too low. Tires are getting cut by the fenders. I think I will have the fenders rolled. This will require quite a bit of work to hammer and mold them. Then the fenders will need to be painted – pretty expensive, but I think its worth it. I can’t get he car’s inspection approved without fixing this and the only other choice is raising the car back to factory height – lame and more expensive.
- G50 Linkage: The linkage tends to clunk around. I’ll need to see why and tighten it up. My guess is the PO had a short shifter in and threw the original back in just prior to sale.
- Oil lines: Slight leaks all over the place – I’ve got my eye on a set of lines, thermostat, and a new oil cooler from Elephant Racing. Nothing urgent, but no doubt the entire set of lines need to be replaced.
- Center console work – the center console needs to be replaced. I’m considering making a complete mold and kit for the parts. We’ll see how this works out.
- Suspension: Would like to replace the torsion bars and other suspension components.
Well – that’s the short list. There are many more things that I would like to do and I’ll use this post as the master post for the work I do. There’s definitely a bunch of things I want to do if I can find the time:
- Rebuild the engine: This would be really fun, but also a 6 month project.
- I’m starting to like the linen interior, but it still needs a lot of work. I’d like to completely replace it with new.
- Complete paint job. I admit I’m a paint snob and having a world class concours finish would be great.
- Brakes: would like to rebuild these as well and perhaps upgrade them, but not sure this is that important.
Ok – well – off to the Targa Top!
Fenders rolled and cat installed – street legal!
The roll job included welding so that the backs would not gather water and rust out.