February 1, 2008

Just received a shipment of spark plug retainers. All the twin plug engines from Porsche had these special metal with rubber end straps. They go on the valve cover stud and retain the spark plug end so vibration won't let them come off. We made extra shifting shafts and now they are finished (satin black) and ready for assembly.

The two bottom ones are for 090 and 068.

Almost have all the $10,000. parts made for the pedal assemblies.

We're really proud of these. They are exact duplicates of the 904 headlight ring. All you 904 guys need to see if you have them, cuz if you don't, I have three sets for sale. We need the other three sets because none of our cars had original rings. These are perfect.

We had one of these cable mounts from 090, but each car takes two, so we made extras. This part gets glued onto the floor with cabosil and 1/2 oz mat surround. Later, we will show this being done. All the other parts are the quarter turn fasteners. The aluminum ones on the left are for the front hood, the steel ones in the middle (which will be plated) are used for the battery cover and the rear deck hatch cover (license plate door). If you can't find them, you gotta make them. These are made exactly to the specification of original.

068's hood was finished and fit and has the first layer of primer (top side), but I couldn't prime the inside until I made the flange for the gas cap opening. This is where it gets really technical...a painter's pail cup is the mold - three layers of mat and cloth...

and so on...

a flange! After it's trimmed, it will be identical to original. Before paint, the mat surface can't be sanded with sand paper, so scotch brite is used, not to reduce the glass texture. I have talked about this before.

A little bodywork around the opening, and into the booth this morning. I painted the hood hinges at the same time.

This is only black primer. The final coat will be sprayed after the final coat on the top side (Porsche silver).

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