and now back to our regularly scheduled show….

Wow….hey….you’re still waiting for updates? Ok, my bad, kinda been busy, well not superbusy but still busy-ish. So after getting the car running and the clutch issues solved I made a list of stuff to fix:

* Put plastic on the door insides to weatherseal them.
* Mount the doorcards
* Hook up the carbon canister
* Windshield wipers
* Rolling road tuning
* Alignment
* Center console of some kind
* Mount a better throttle return spring
* Mount the front trunk seal
* Sideskirts on
* Rear apron on
* Rear bumper
* Registration lights rear and registration sign rear
* Outer rear view mirrors
* Inner rear view mirror
* Heater system
* Engine lid raintray
* Underfloor air deflectors

Easy peasy….

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Buy some different length and strength springs.

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Find out which one works best and mount it to the master throttle roller and the other end to a modified screw that goes thru the engine sheet metal.

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I didnt like the old rear suspension tie down mounts I made so I hade some new ones cut. Much better.

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Doors sealed with plastic and the doorcards in place, I will need new window cranks tho.

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..and the right side too.

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I’ve done a few short testdrives around the block and it seems to work fine, breaks work, needs some shifter adjustment still and..

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..the steering felt kinda vague after driving a km or so.

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Back into the garage and I had quite a wiggle between the suspension strut and the balljoint, how? all these parts are new! Well…it turns out that new parts dont help if they’re not the right parts. I had the ’74 914 balljoints with the 911 struts. The early struts I have apparently used another version of the balljoint tho so I bought a pair of those and the wiggle was all gone. I’ve also had the HE’s down and done a valve adjustment and a whole bunch of other stuff like tightening up a front wheel bearing and small stuff like that you find after driving it for the first time.

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Oh yeah, I’ve got a new mechanical pet living in my garage, he lives on rejected car parts and dino oil.

Ok so how are we doing on that list? in this very moment 2016-05-06 18:00 it looks like this:

* Put plastic on the door insides to weatherseal them.
* Mount the doorcards
* Hook up the carbon canister
* Windshield wipers
* Rolling road tuning
* Alignment
* Center console of some kind
* Mount a better throttle return spring
* Mount the front trunk seal
* Sideskirts on
* Rear apron on
* Rear bumper
* Registration lights rear and registration sign rear
* Outer rear view mirrors
* Inner rear view mirror
* Heater system
* Engine lid raintray
* Underfloor air deflectors

2 Comments

  1. Lucas van Genderen

    Cool update Mat! I love the detailed task list approach ?. Great looking car ?

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Thanks Lucas! 🙂

      Reply

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