If you follow us on Facebook and Youtube, by now you’re familiar with our 911 SC project for the Porsche Canadian Classic Competition. Below is a quick state of the union to let you know what we are up to and give you some more inside info that you won’t see in the videos.
Pulling the Motor
This part was not as bad as one might think. Aside from some nasty oil line fittings and varnish smelling gasoline, the drop only took about 5 hours. We started by pulling the fuel system off the intake and disconnecting all the throttle and shifter linkages from the motor and transaxle. Once it was all free and clear, we drained the fluids, snugged up the jig and let the motor glide out of the crusty old bay of the 911.
A Backwards Detail
Usually, you would wait to detail a car until the very end of the project when it’s mostly assembled and ready to drive and
Odds and Ends
The old SC had some
Off to the Paint Shop
On a gloomy day at the beginning of March, our service manager Brandon towed in our auto groups massive 3 axle gooseneck trailer to haul the car away. We towed it over to Richmond Auto Body here in Langley to have the small rust patches repaired, some dents pulled, and everything sprayed with a fresh coat of single stage paint. At the time of this blog, the car is masked up and being prepped for sanding and primer. We had Rob Boznik (shop foreman) and Brad Helmer (Porsche Technician) run over to the body shop to strip all the moldings, fenders, rockers and seals off the car to make way for the cleanup and paint prep. Some nasty undercoat and rusty bolts put up a bit of a fight but it was nothing the guys couldn’t break loose.
Time to Crack the Case
With the motor relaxing on a cart in the back room and the car in pieces at the body shop, it was time to start pulling everything off the engine and prep it for a rebuild. Brad and Rob pulled all the accessories off the top end and the following few days Brad began to pull the timing covers, exhaust, valve covers
Getting Down to the Wire
As of now, we have 79 days to get everything back together and get the car running and ready for our Porsche Rally event on June 22nd. It’s definitely getting down to crunch time. The car will be back from the body shop by April 12th. Next, the chassis will be gone through and refreshed with new bushings, suspension, and brakes. While that’s being completed, the engine will be fully torn down and then another order of parts will go out to begin
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Date Posted: April 9, 2019