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Old Thu, Oct-25-2012, 06:00:55 PM   #81
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Old Mon, Oct-29-2012, 02:26:44 PM   #82
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Made progress on the 'lack of heat' in the car today.

Through the suggestions of some of the guys on pelican, I was able to track my problem down to the auto heat controller. Yeah, very scary - this 80s car has an attempt at "auto" heat.

There is a rod that connects the auto heat motor to the lever that controls the rear heat exchangers - and of course it has plastic ends. One of the ends broke... thus no heat and the exchangers are always stuck in the open position.

Here are some of my pictures from the discovery and a diagram from another website that I've been referencing.









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Old Mon, Oct-29-2012, 02:28:50 PM   #83
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Crappy picture but it's brand new.
Thanks for the offer... think I'm gonna past though. Might just go with a simply blank frame. Says porsche in a million other places don't want to over do it.
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Old Wed, Oct-31-2012, 04:28:48 AM   #84
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Well this thread pales in comparison to white hot's 996 thread...

but progress was made today. (feels like I'm more or less trying to polish a turd, vs upgrade it lol). FINALLY (yes finally) got the new keys cut. You would not believe the pain it is to get an older porsche steel key cut. I have 5 locksmiths (and home depot) turn me down to cut the keys because they are steel.

Found a great place today that did it!

Lots of new parts soon to be on order (vice tearing things apart constantly!).



This is where I spent my time while Sandy was getting nasty outside


Installing aftermarket speakers from the previous owner... they're all messed up. I'm trying to fix. He's already made the door panel swiss cheese with holes from trying to mount the aftermarket speakers. Looking for speaker adapters to make them work properly.

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Coming along nicely. Trying to get heat from an air cooled engine = trying to get cold air during summer =
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Some of the progress the past couple days.

-Removed more of the interior carpeting and rear seats
-Removed and painfully traced out an old aftermarket alarm system
-Cleaned up audio wiring - including soldering all the connections and then heat shrinking
-Installed new headunit (old one looked ghetto and it barely functioned)
-Steam cleaned all the carpets and felt from the front trunk - front mats are destroyed but the rest of the carpets look new again.


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The new headunit (not the greatest - but its better than the current unit and honestly its hard to hear quality audio in an old 911 anyway...)


Previous headunit. Looks horrible. And volume button hardly worked.


Removed... carefully to not mess up the fragile dash piece


Discovering a 2-ch amplifier under the passenger side footwell... hmmm ok didn't know that was there.


Then I found an old alarm system - hmmm - there were a handful of random wires to this thing


You're coming out little buddy


Trace a wire all the way up to the front bumper where the siren was rustly mounted.


Mostly out...


Beginning to sort out wires that needed to stay with a beer and soldering iron.


New unit in - looks great - and sounds great. I'm happy.





Steam cleaning the carpets - 28 years of filth - front carpets (more specifically the mats) are in rough shape - but everything else cleaned up well.


Comparison of back to mats (top - after, bottom - before)





Pictures don't show it well but the front trunk felt looks a lot better after cleaning


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^ nope not that one.

Interiors hate me. Freakin' nuts and clips and crap. Have a co-worker good at sewing... going to remove the bottom leather and have her re-stitch it. Then I'm going to re-dye black and put back together.

Passenger side is in great shape.



For the money you will put into the seats just find a set of good used ones that are in better condition. That applies to most if not all Porsche rebuilds.
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Porsche has some great classic blues..this ( not my car in the photo ) is my current blue 911 Albert Blue.
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For the money you will put into the seats just find a set of good used ones that are in better condition. That applies to most if not all Porsche rebuilds.
Seats are in not that bad of shape. only the driver's side bottom cushion needs to be re-stitched. Which will cost me almost nothing. There are zero tears or major cracks in the leather. Aside from that I'm going to clean them up and then re-condition. I'm not looking to drop $500 on a used set of chairs or even more for a new set. Thanks though

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Porsche has some great classic blues..this ( not my car in the photo ) is my current blue 911 Albert Blue.
Probably changing directions on the color of the car from what I posted earlier in this thread.
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You are a bit ahead of me on your build.. shame to strip off a brand new paint job... but half assed never counts for me.. PO spends 6 grand and leaves trunk blue.. The Samba web site is a good place to find the bits and pieces that you may need.
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