January 11, 2008
tanks are polished and ready for final cleaning & installation
and the gas tank straps are now painted.
hood has got the base coat of silver...
oil caps...oil caps finished.
to buy an oil cap that is currently used to get the seal.
Here's a picture of a cap I bought on ebay that had a make
shift handle that I cut off. I can patch the holes and use
the cap in other applications...i.e. 908.
seal is in 090's cap. I still have to make a few more front
fender headlight protectors (covers). Now 090's are finished.
comes apart and is full of 1971 gear oil. Needless to say,
it was sludge at best.
is in "like new shape" inside, but really gooey.
parts on the outside will be re-coated. I will use new seals
and gaskets and reassemble.
is a saying in Porsche World..."if it ain't broke, don't
fix it"...because the parts are so hard to come by.
this gearbox is similar to the early 911 901 type transmission,
so most of the seals and gaskets work the same. You can see
the sludge and the stains inside the differential housing.
has been media blasted once before, so the bright aluminum
finish is missing. By this time in the life of the transmission,
the outside patina would be non-original looking anyway. We
will media blast to clean it, because the steam cleaner wouldn't
touch the stains.
blasting, the transmission will go into our carb cleaner tank,
which will seal the surface and give it a slight tint. This
will make the transmission look more original. We purchased
the lightened flywheel from Patrick Motorsports in Arizona.
They do a real nice job converting the 2 liter type flywheel
to more of a specification like the Carrera 6.
to re-engineer the throttle linkage. More stuff that I keep
forgetting about, while doing the conversion from a 4 to a
6. A new, not-rebuilt Valeo alternator is installed. Nothing
worse than having a new rebuilt car and having some dumb electrical
problem because of a rebuilt part. If we can buy new, we do.
of the engine linkage, which is a conversion from a 911.
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