December 20, 2007
lines from 090 were a little bit on the tired side. We blueprint
lengths for the oil lines that will be used in the 6-cylinder
on the right shows the brake line bracket.
holds both copper coated steel brake lines from the reservoirs
to the master cylinders.
is using his cute little forming tool and a wooden hammer
to shape the little guys.
enough for all three 904's.
bend here, a little tap there, and ready for the plater. We
found these brackets painted, plated, and rusted, so we do
one of the above every time we do a 904.
the front cover for the 6-cylinder engine that we will use.
The later 904's, with 6-cylinder engines, used the Carrera
6 type magnesium center mount. We are not going to weld a
center mount in Tom's car because Tom has the original engine
that connects to the outboard mounts. We left these mounts
in the car, so we have to make a special beam that attaches
to the front cover to hold the engine in the front. Here is
all the parts to the rebuilt wiper assembly to be installed.
bolted it all together now and it's being installed in the
now making new reservoir lines for the master cylinder. We
can still buy the same master cylinder, so if you remember
the pictures of the old rusty one, this is the same style
install these lines on the bench because doing it in the car
is nearly impossible.
look at these fittings (photo on left) and you say, "How
long will it take me to make these look like new?". Kevin
says, "about a day". And at Gunnar Racing, that's
9 hours. What's 9 times 100? It all adds up.
the wiper mechanism is installed in the car and a picture
of the same lines Andy was making for all the 904's.
tank has been cleaned, sanded, and polished. It looks really
good, but there was some pitting from the elements over the
years. Unless we sand the tank through the spot welds, the
small pitting will have to become "patina". Remember,
"patina" is a good word these days.
a mock up engine to get the measurements for making the engine
beam. The beam will be hand made to a perfect set of tolerances.
The tolerance is level from left to right, and forward to
see the beam is just about finished.
a digital level to figure out the tilt of the engine. The
photo on the right shows the original deck trunk cover to
090. If you can remember that far back, this car was white
when we got it. Jeff Kline raced this car for Rudy Klein (Porche
Foreign Auto Wrecking - the first Porsche wrecking yard in
America). Jeff raced at the SCCA National Runoffs. Here are
the original stickers from Road Atlanta and the SCCA.
able to remove these stickers in one piece, so Dave, our sticker
guy can remake them.
the car is now painted silver, Tom might want these stickers
on. At least we will have them made new.
am stripping the paint off the cover layer by layer.
it's white with a base of gray primer, which was applied on
the red is applied on gray primer, which is painted on neutral
gel coat...the original base.
the part is completely stripped, the cracks are repaired and
it's ready for gray primer.
cracks aren't repaired, they will show their ugly face someday
later in the car's life. All cracks must go.
a week of fingerprintless sanding, I finally get to apply
the final silver paint. I have to wait until after Christmas
to paint 068's wheels, because my fingers can't take any more
sanding around kidney holes & rivets.
headers for the 904-6 Carrera 6 and 910. Here the headers
have been heat coated and pre-fit.
on the right are about 30 pounds of plating for the two 904's.
Seems that we always think that we're finished with the plating
until we look one more time. In these baggies, are door latches,
oil line fittings, etc. etc.
cover has now been primed twice and I am starting to restore
the rear window frame, which will take a day.
for both cars, and new 5.50-15 Dunlops mounted.
one on just to show Tom that we're trying to get him outta
here, even though we won't deliver the car on his birthday,
which is Saturday. "Happy Birthday Tom. I hope I look
as good as you when I'm 65", Kevin.
Merry Christmas to Everyone!!
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