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Matt Biggs

Matt Biggs has written 45 posts for #Project924

Engine Work Part 4 – Repair

Putting the new bits on. Having stripped the engine down, the problem parts removed, it was time for the fun part, putting the new bits on and getting the engine back together. With the top dead centre located and the flywheel lock in place I was able to get on and remove pretty much everything … Continue reading

Porsching Around

Some bank holiday shenanigans… Having not been sleeping brilliantly, of late, I decided to get an early start and make the most of the first May bank holiday. With the 924 S on the road by 7:00am the roads were beautifully quiet, and the weather wasn’t too shabby either. This actually looks faster than it … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 3 – Problems

That’s problems with the work, not the engine as such. I accept my 924 S for what it is, a cheap project, bit of fun, but a good car underneath. Well, it was once. I had also hoped that people working on the car had exercised the appropriate care and attention that it deserves. But, … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 2 – Strip Down

With the engine out it was time to get my hands dirty. Taking the engine out of the car, that was something I expected to take a little while. What I hadn’t allowed a lot of time far was removing all of the gubbins, yes, that’s an official Porsche technical term. Anyway, there were a few … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 1 – Removal

It was my moment to enter the big time. Mechanically speaking. Taking the engine out would be by far my biggest job to date. Why was I undertaking this? Well, following an inspection by JMG Porsche there was a long list of things wrong with the car, mostly oil leaking out all over the place. … Continue reading

Snow time: 924 S Winter Tyre Test

Time for the Avon Ice Touring STs to step up! So, a state of national emergency hit in the UK, we had some snow. This caused pain and misery for some, me, I saw an opportunity. I had some winter tyres to test for GT Porsche magazine, for the fleet car. But, with D294’s engine … Continue reading

My other 924 S, while shopping for parts!

Rather than write this again, here is a blog post from [the excellent] PetrolBlog about my 924 S habit, for anyone that doesn’t know, I bought another one!

Good Vibrations

The biggest change I could make to the car is… Changing the engine mounts. Mine were apparently shot, according to the guys at JMG Porsche. I had suspected there was something amiss in that department due to the excessive vibration at idle – so much so that the bonnet knocked against the top of the … Continue reading

It’s not pink, it’s Indian Red!

Well, okay, the car mostly looks a whitey pink… When I got the car the paint was in a slightly worse, bloomed, condition than I was expecting, and there were more dents and dings than I wanted. I wasn’t sure which to attend to first, the paint discolouration or the dings. Chatting with @FailCar who … Continue reading

Moment of Truth

Would there me any sharp intakes of breath? So, I had done my own assessment of the car, detailed in the appropriately titled, 924 S Road Test Assessment. Time had come to take it to the professionals for a true picture of what needed doing. Just to note; I had this done back in August, it … Continue reading

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