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Matt Biggs

Matt Biggs has written 44 posts for #Project924

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

More than just a few bolts!

You just undo a few bolts, someone told me… I wish it was that straightforward to drop the rear axle on the 924 S. Alas, being a transaxle it wasn’t quite that simple. Why would one want to drop the axle? To fit my shiny refurbed petrol tank, naturally. So, simple job then; drop the … Continue reading

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