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Old November 24th 2010, 14:46
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From memory it was 700mm or so, but it was the shortest one the parts place had in the 5 rib design. Just cut your original one to measure the length you want...
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Old November 25th 2010, 13:24
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rubber support

Additional support made up to support the muffler end of the exhaust. I managed to scrounge enough stainless bar to make a bracket on the exhaust and made up the support using a mini style exhaust rubber mount.



Hi, nice work. May I suggest using a high temp spring in place of your rubber absorber, it will last much longer.
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Old November 26th 2010, 10:18
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It's a proper exhaust mounting rubber, if there are issues I'll make up a mini shield for it. I was originally thinking of solid mounting it...
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Old November 28th 2010, 16:37
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A while back I realised that the dowel alignment holes in the adapter plate were machined incorrectly and the supplier refused to fix it so I either had to buy a new one or sort it out myself! Previously I had filed out the holes to get the adapter plate to bolt on but it was not concentric to the crank centerline. I decided to cut the old holes out, then weld in new thick sections in the correct place. Here's one of the new sections before cutting into the plate.


There are two alignment holes, one on each side, so I turned up the MIG and welded the new sections after making sure the plate was aligned correctly, this was done by using a depth gauge all around the trans locating ring up to the flywheel diameter and repeatedly tweaking things until it was all perfectly aligned. While I was at it, I also welded on a small plate on the upper left corner to cover up an opening.


All cleaned up and repainted before fitting to the nice and clean engine!


Stock 911 clutch all fitted up, the release arm needs to be attached to the release bearing before you mate the engine and trans, the pivot bar is then slid through it's centre through bosses in the bellhousing.


All together again for the last time before it goes into the car! I also made up a new clutch hose to mate to the slave cylinder.


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Old November 28th 2010, 23:39
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That is a serious "lump" going in there! Looking good man!
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Old December 1st 2010, 21:23
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Sooo nice to be at this point!!!

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Old December 2nd 2010, 13:55
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It's back in the car now, hopefully I'll make some decent progress at the weekend and post more pics then!
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Old December 5th 2010, 16:14
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Making up an access panel for the offside rear inner wheel arch


Engine and trans in! You can also see the inspection panel in place..


I welded up an adapter for the clutch slave pipe. It was an M14x1.50 thread and 8mm pipe which I thought was very big, I've decided to use normal brake pipe size so had to adapt down to M10x1.0 and used a spare brake flexi pipe I had.. It is all kinked over a bit to get extra clearance to the exhaust downpipe. If it turns out to be too restrictive I can easily go up a size later on.


New turbo coolant pipe hardline was made up and bolted on to the top of the bulkhead to neaten things up a bit.


The thermostat bypass will be used as the heater supply in my installation so I made up this adapter to go down to the smaller pipe size.


It's just a long list of time consuming little jobs from now on! Gutted to hear that Le Bug Show at Spa Francorchamps isn't going to be on next year as that was going to be the debut, I guess I'll have to find something else...
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Old December 5th 2010, 18:01
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I welded up an adapter for the clutch slave pipe. It was an M14x1.50 thread and 8mm pipe which I thought was very big, I've decided to use normal brake pipe size so had to adapt down to M10x1.0 and used a spare brake flexi pipe I had.. It is all kinked over a bit to get extra clearance to the exhaust downpipe. If it turns out to be too restrictive I can easily go up a size later on.

Gutted to hear that Le Bug Show at Spa Francorchamps isn't going to be on next year as that was going to be the debut, I guess I'll have to find something else...
I also used brake line lines for the hydraulic clutch and it works just fine

Maybe EBI4 this year then?
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Old December 6th 2010, 06:48
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Fantastic work really starting to come together now.
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Old December 6th 2010, 14:40
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I also used brake line lines for the hydraulic clutch and it works just fine

Maybe EBI4 this year then?
That's really good to hear Wally, thanks! Johan on keversite also used brakeline and says it works but he hasn't properly driven his car yet..

I did see the EBI4 date and am thinking about it. I have a new motivator as we sold our house this afternoon, there's a lot to sort out and plan for finally getting a double garage!
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Old December 6th 2010, 15:22
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Congrats on the house sale! Especially these days!
Yeah, you have options now and a double door garage is perfect for what we like to do, I should know
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Old December 23rd 2010, 16:18
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Time for an update! There's been a lot done and most is in the details now it's coming together. We are due to move mid January so I'll finally have a double garage so I want to assemble as much to the car as possible to make it easier to move...

A hell of a lot of pipework has been completed and the chargecooler repainted and fitted.


Radiators in and piped up, you can just about make out a steel pipe I made which incorporates a bleed point at the top which connects to the header tank at the back via the original fuel line.


I welded on a heater return pipe and also connected up the fuel lines


Brake reservoir (911) fitted under bonnet and supply lines pipes down to the master cylinders. The system is now all bled and seems to work OK with no leaks...


New false floor...


I modified one of the front bumper brackets to take a removable towing eye.


All body trim now fitted, you can just about make out mesh in the radiator opening, I'll sort out the airdam later..


Just to give an idea of how the intake looks.


I painted the rear light housings satin black which I think gives the lights a slightly darker look without looking aftermarket..
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^^^ looking good Rik, she's going to be a fun ride!

Will she be done in time for VolksWorld show?
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Old December 27th 2010, 05:52
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Possible but I doubt it, with house move, new garage to sort out and trimmer to arrange after all the electrics to do from scratch..
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