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Scrape it. Shape it. Paint it.

Be careful what you bid for… It’s safe to say #Project924 isn’t in the best nick, something I realised pretty early on. With every   panel dented I accepted most were going to need to be filled. A couple however could be removed, the badge panel and the front bumper. Not only were these damaged but … 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

Don’t start! Won’t start.

It happened for the second time today… For a while now the car has been running really well. Excepting that “really well” is a relative term. Once I got over the non-runner bump in this project the car has never failed to start. Apparently even when the garage were taking the fuel tank in and … Continue reading

A new hippo’s head!

I think I may have just fixed oil leak number 1! Of course I don’t know the total number of leaks, I just know what every now and then I find a little deposit of oil under the car. Sometimes not. It was something that I had been expecting when I bought the car, partly … 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

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