My 1973.5 911

January 10, 2007

Mileage - 146,648

The car is and has been running excellent, but there are some areas that I need to address.  So here's my list as of today in no particular order.

1.  Driver's side window winder mechanism broken.

2.  Address rust in front pan.

3.  Fix dent in bumper.

4.  new pads, rotors, brake hoses.

5.  shifter bushings.

6.  refinish wheels

There are some other small items that need addressing or that I've forgotten about, hence the list, but I need to price out the items that need fixing and then prioritize them.  Obviously things like the replacement of the old cassette radio and speakers are low priority while the body and brakes are higher up the list. 

 

February 12, 2007

Mileage - the same

I haven't done a damn thing.  I really need to fix the window, it's cold out there.

 

February 17th, 2008

News and photos coming very shortly. 

 

June 26, 2008

Well, obviously I lied.  The Sepia car has been undergoing surgery, or at least has been unavailable since the end of last year.  I will post some pictures shortly... no really, but the bottom line is that I'd like to get the names of those German "engineers" who thought it would be a good idea to put batteries in the inner fenders (yes, both of them).  Hmm, old batteries never leak, and that acid never corrodes things, does it?  Nah, couldn't happen!  That acid wouldn't drop down and land on the inner fender & front pan seam now would it?  Nah, wouldn't happen.  Well, it did, so the front end is undergoing some refreshing so that the front suspension doesn't come apart.  It's taking quite a bit longer than planned, which I should have expected, but if someone would repop inner fenders then the whole job would have been a ton easier. 

August 29, 2008 

You must be kidding right?  It's been so long that I don't know other than it's not been driven under it's own power since sometime in December of last year.  The bottom line is that just about a third of the front of the car was chopped off due to cancer.  The car had severe rust along the front pan and inner fender seam.  The front pan and ancillary parts were ordered, but it took forever to find a decent set of inner fender sections to weld into place.  I will admit to almost having heart failure when I saw the car at it's worst, but things are moving along nicely now and it may... may... be only a few more weeks.  The repaired sections look like new and the rust was all done away with.  There are a few mechanical tidbits to deal with and they will be handled at the same time (new rotors & pads, tie rods and ball joints, and a few bushings here and there.

 Here are some photos of the progress. 
       
       
       

 

November 19, 2008
Mileage 147, 095

Well, the car is out of the shop and fixed.  There are a few things that still need to be looked at, such as a small fuel leak, but the car looks good, and drives very nicely.  It's been a long time since I've been able to enjoy the car and I will need to drive the car to see what still needs to be addressed. 

Here's what was fixed though: 

1.  Rust - vanquished
2.  New front sway bar
3.  New calipers, rotors and pads
4.  New 205/60/15 BF Goodrich g-Force Sport radials

After I get a few more small details fixed I should be good to go for a while.  The muffler might have a loose baffle and the heat exchangers are a bit rusty, but these things will have to wait for a while to save up some additional resources. 

 

January 25, 2009
Mileage - don't feel like getting up and checking

The 911 has been back and forth to the shop to get a few things fixed and it still isn't quite right.  I've got a fuel leak that I think is due to an overflow line that is either leaking or not there.  I've got to educate myself on this issue a bit more, but it need to happen.  The car runs great though and looks good.