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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

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

“Petrol”-head No More

Or how to enjoy fume free driving… I have a slight problem with the 924 S and a smell of petrol in the cabin. I bought a spare fuel tank to swap out for the one in the car and hopefully fix the problem, both are detailed in ‘Great Balls of Fire‘ and ‘The fuel … Continue reading

The fuel tank conundrum!

A 924 tank is a 924 tank, right? Not quite. Not even close. It seems that trying to match the fuel tanks on a 924 is like trying to find a bone marrow donor. Correction, like a layperson trying to find a marrow donor! But why would you need a donor tank? Well, the tanks … Continue reading

Great Balls of Fire

Well, not yet, but if I don’t do something soon… Those of you that have been with me from the start will know that I have had some fuel tank problem… the one in the car was rusty and leaked. I bought a replacement and it was wrong. I had another tank from a 924 … Continue reading

924S Road Test Assessment

With the honeymoon period over, how I feel now… After 1,000 miles (without breakdown) I decided it would be appropriate to write a short review of #Project924, mostly so I have something to refer back to. So, just to recap, this is a 1986 model Porsche 924S with the detuned 150bhp 2.5l engine from the … Continue reading

Time peace

In life it seems to be the little things that bother me the most… There are longer term #Project924 objectives, sorting the bodywork, engine and interior, all of which will no doubt need a lot of attention, and I am happy to accept that these will take some time. The little niggles, things that I am sure … Continue reading

I can hear! I can see!

Why is it always the simple jobs that take the longest? The refurbed alternator was back in the car and charging beautifully, with commuting and a few joy rides, that week I passed the 100 mile [without breakdown] mark. I have been taking things gently as the car has been standing for 5 years and I feel needs the engine running in … Continue reading

Breakdown: stop the charge…

Having waited and waited some more I’d been delighted when I got the 924S back… For my first journey I took it work and then to buy some new tyres. Driving back to the office, post tyre fitting, I stopped in a queue at traffic lights and, as I pulled away, I noticed the battery light flicker. … Continue reading

Celebrated with some new boots

A phone call I’d been waiting nearly a year for Well, I finally got the call I thought was never going to come, Simon at Hillcrest to say my car was ready! Success for this stage of the project had rested with the fuel tank. The tank supplied on the car had rusted while standing for all those years, … Continue reading

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