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 Post subject: Re: 924S Purchased
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:50 pm 
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Nige wrote:
That does look and sound like a very good example. Even I would hesitate to modify such a nice late model


I would have to agree, it was only the fact that mine is a Cat C and the paint is awful that made my decision easier.


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 Post subject: Re: 924S Purchased
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:38 am 
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That makes perfect sense if that's the case. Whilst sympathetically recommisioning my own I ended up buying a bulk of parts and a full car (as you do) which happened to be an 85 S but was crappy paint, dented, rusted in places and stripped and put back together so not original by any means. Therefore a more free reign to move away from standard.

To help with sensible mods this one has been restored with metal work and paint and has a few choice upgrades: First off weight loss - removed front and rear seats (heavy but can be stored for refitment later) and replaced with 2 lightweight sparco recliners. All sound deadening removed and replaced with lightweight fire resistant foam (doesn't make that much difference to noise surprisingly). Then thicker front anti roll bar (944 Turbo) and rear ARB fitted. Sports exhaust (Dansk) and performance air filter in the standard air box (not a cone filter, tried that - didn't work). Then retsoring all suspension and brakes to factory spec. Car goes well and handles much flatter than my original 88 car now. If you have last edition of 924 owners mag then part 1 of this resto is in there.

This means that if needed I can retsore the car to original spec (save for the welded in roll cage to be fair)

Anyway good luck with whichever way you go as I believe we shouldn't get too hung up on originality, 'personalising' 911s seems to be the norm now so why not our 924's as well ??? oh... and we do need more pics to feast on!.
Apologies for long post
Daz


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 Post subject: Re: 924S Purchased
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:04 pm 
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Quite acceptable Daz, and my apologies to the OP for highjacking the thread !

I've taken the seats out and put a bucket in there. Looking for a small red 'navigators' seat now as usually it's just me in the car but not always.

How did you get the sound deadening out ? Heat or dry ice ? I'm not looking forward to that.

I have added a 26.8mm ARB on the front (968 I think ?) with purple bushes, car came with 17.5mm on the back already.

Added a K&N for the breathing, and the previous owner had added a larger piped-back box which is pretty noisy tbh.

Just got to get bodywork, paint and a home made dash now (more weight saving, heater matrix is coming out too), then maybe I can start enjoying her :grin:


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 Post subject: Re: 924S Purchased
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:35 am 
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Sounds good. That will be very light once all that lot is out.

Sound deadening was a pain. Took my lad and I several hours. We pulled the top layer loose and used plastic scrapers to get as much of the ‘fluff’ and sticky base of as poss then used a bottle of ‘sticky stuff remover’ to remove as much residue as we could. Wasn’t perfect as we weren’t painting the inside but we did get most of it out. Surprising how heavy it all is when out.


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