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> CptTripps' Restoration 2 - Back on track!, 90% done, 90% to go.
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post Sep 5 2013, 06:57 AM
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Got the RIGHT calipers in today. They're quite dirty, so I'll get them soda-blasted and headed off to get powder-coated this weekend. I have a set of trailing-arms that I'm going to stiffen, and send off as well. Need to work out the e-brake from a 911 first though. That'll take some fabrication first. I'll wait to powder-coat those until after I have all of that done.

Car should be headed to Cleveland later today, and I'm TOLD I'll have it by the 13th. :woot:


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post Sep 5 2013, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE(CptTripps @ Aug 31 2013, 02:44 PM) *

Parts fairy showed up today...with a great delivery from the ATL.

Steel Flairs
Rear Chassis Stiffening Kit
GT Rockers

...still don't have the car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

Rear stiffening kit does not do a lot for you. I hate to say. Order a Log kit for 914ltd. It adds some weight to the car, but is makes it super stiff. runs the entire log. Then add a brace to the rear suspension arms. Thats about as good as it gets unless you also run up the inner log.

I still added a roll bar and a petty bar, but the car is super stiff with out the bars. I have the GT stiffening kit in also, so don't feel to bad about it.

BTW, thanks for the tip on the Solstice mirrors, I saw them on the Anklebitter and always thought cool. Never knew they where so cheap.

And where did you get the caps from? I have a set of 18' Cayman S wheels I need caps for.
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post Sep 6 2013, 06:40 AM
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I have the long kit coming as well. Ordered that from Pelican along with a host of other goodies. The GT kit is a "just in case" and didn't add all that much weight, so I figured I'd go for it. The suspension brace isn't a bad idea though. Maybe I'm making it TOO stiff for a road car...

The center caps were on eBay. I think $30 shipped. These fit perfectly, and the Porsche crest is surprisingly nice. (And removable, so if you ever think you need some chrome creasts, those are cheap!

Wait till you all see what I have planned for side-marker lights!
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post Sep 7 2013, 12:21 PM
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The 75 V-8 conversion is on its way. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Sep 7 2013, 05:49 PM
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Thanks Jerry!!!

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post Sep 8 2013, 07:39 AM
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I spent the morning with my son Oliver, cleaning the calipers to send off to Powder-Coat tomorrow. Not entirely sure about the seals and how I should handle them. I'm not all that adept at seal/piston removal, and don't think this is the time to learn. They bake at 400-deg, and the calipers should be able to handle WAY more than that, so as long as they're not getting coated, I should be ok. If they come back cracked, I'll replace them then.


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post Sep 8 2013, 08:33 AM
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post Sep 8 2013, 10:10 AM
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Ha!

She was at the gym working out, and I had it all cleaned up before she got home. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Sep 9 2013, 06:22 PM
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Dropped the Calipers off today for Power-Coat. They took the remaining pieces, and pistons/seals out for me. Media blasted, and are Powder-Coating tomorrow morning.

...and then the spacers I ordered showed up.

2X2" and 2X1"...$100 for all 4 shipped!


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post Sep 9 2013, 07:39 PM
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Flush them when you get them back.
Then flush them again.
Then flush them again.

Media gets everywhere and likes to hang around in passages. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Sep 10 2013, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE(McMark @ Sep 9 2013, 09:39 PM) *

Flush them when you get them back.
Then flush them again.
Then flush them again.

Media gets everywhere and likes to hang around in passages. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


Flush like a stubborn turd...got it!

In better news...I just got a call from the driver doing my transport. Looks like I'll have a car tonight! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
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post Sep 10 2013, 09:29 AM
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Sheeesh that's fast. Mine took a month but that was back in 2002.
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post Sep 10 2013, 11:56 AM
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Wow! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) that is fast.
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post Sep 10 2013, 12:09 PM
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When he called this morning, I was expecting the purpose to schedule a time for Thu or Fri to meet. I was floored when he said "tonight, around 9:00pm"

Now, I just need to find a ride out to the drop-off point about that time so I can drive it back!

I'm getting excited...been a while since I've been behind the wheel!
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post Sep 10 2013, 10:32 PM
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And...I'm back in the game!

Car arrived 2 days ahead of plan. That (for once) sucks, because I didn't have the garage cleaned out yet!

I'll dig in tomorrow and see what I'm dealing with. Overall, I'm pretty pleased. I know I'm getting a lot of flack for this, but the V8 isn't for me. I think the subie is where it's at. 20min of searching for gears and having the cabin heat up like a sweat-tent is enough reason for me. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Rotors came in today too. I hope I can have the breaks swapped out this weekend.


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post Sep 11 2013, 10:59 AM
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Got the calipers back from powder-coating. They look SICK!

Going to see if I can get the suspension and breaks swapped out tomorrow night. I think I should have everything I need.


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post Sep 11 2013, 12:03 PM
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post Sep 11 2013, 12:26 PM
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Glad to see the car made it there safely (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Looks like you are having fun driving it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif) I thought it was a nice ride (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif) like the V8.
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post Sep 12 2013, 01:46 PM
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Got the calipers sorted last night. Started rebuilding them, and realized I was missing one seal. Doh! Called the PC place and they have it. :whew:

Also realized I put the wrong adapters on the wrong calipers too. So that'll get fixed tonight.

Stencils just came in too! Got a guy on eBay to sell me 8 for $6.00. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)


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