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Whistling Kettle: 924 Turbo

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1 hour ago, Ian Comerford said:

How does it go now Les?

Goes really well Ian , picks up its skirt and its off...

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13 hours ago, Ian Comerford said:

How does it go now Les?

Ha ha yes its a little flying machine once the revs get to the high 2000's. Below that its quite lazy and happy to pootle around but once it hits the sweet spot at about 2800 it completely changes character and the noise from engine and exhaust becomes quite aggressive. Its a really old school machine that feels quite raw. But when I think what else people were running around in when I was in the first year of senior school, this must have been an amazing car. The SC is of course the faster car (oh that zingy engine) with bags more grip but then the 924 only has 6x15's all round. The handling is great though so fun in twisty roads at legal speeds.

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No much progress other than little snagging type jobs. Fixed an air leak at the throttle body, replaced the rear hatch struts, fixed the hand brake light, replaced the gear knob / gaiter, replaced the front disks and nipped up the wheel bearing a bit to solve a wobbly wheel under braking.

Biggest change was to pull the old comfort seats and give the carpet a good clean and fit these.

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Smells much nicer inside now and the seats are mega comfy and smarten up the interior which i will leave as is with the right level of original patina without looking shabby. Going to see if I can get the re-spray and wheel refurbishment sorted in the summer at which point my work here will be done. 😎

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Those seats look great in there Les.

Don't forget to ditch the Jaguar rear plate too.

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Need to get a better look at this Les at some point, looks very tidy

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They do look good in there Les. Nice 👍

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13 hours ago, Lesworth said:

No much progress other than little snagging type jobs. Fixed an air leak at the throttle body, replaced the rear hatch struts, fixed the hand brake light, replaced the gear knob / gaiter, replaced the front disks and nipped up the wheel bearing a bit to solve a wobbly wheel under braking.

Biggest change was to pull the old comfort seats and give the carpet a good clean and fit these.

image3.thumb.jpeg.52c514e94edae3243c3801dabc8013b9.jpeg

seats1.thumb.jpeg.3039af59b03432235028c8ed47187606.jpeg

seats2.thumb.jpeg.ceeb1e5a4d75d7c1e96c0b3d99648252.jpeg

Smells much nicer inside now and the seats are mega comfy and smarten up the interior which i will leave as is with the right level of original patina without looking shabby. Going to see if I can get the re-spray and wheel refurbishment sorted in the summer at which point my work here will be done. 😎

What a great looking car Les, wish I had room for one of these, love the seats, are they a new buy or did you get your old ones recovered?

Just sent some wheels off for a diamond cutting refurb to Lepsons, great customer service so far, will let you know how they turn out

 

Edited by World Citizen

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He stole the seats off an unsuspecting elderly gentleman........................

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Get some white paint on those front wings, even if it's a basic DIY job.  White is quite forgiving.

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1 hour ago, Lesworth said:

I purchased the seats from a splendid young man from Beckenham.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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On 2/2/2019 at 7:44 PM, Nige said:

Get some white paint on those front wings, even if it's a basic DIY job.  White is quite forgiving.

Think it might be going in for the whole shebang later this year.

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1 hour ago, Lesworth said:

Think it might be going in for the whole shebang later this year.

Staying white though I hope?!

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2 minutes ago, Wingnonut said:

Staying white though I hope?!

Yes, will be completely stock, including the side rubbing strip which is missing and 'PORSCHE' script across the rear under the lights.

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Les - looking very nice indeed. The P-O-R-S-C-H-E lettering script below the tail lights is a bit of faff to space and get level but very satisfying when done.

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On 2/1/2019 at 10:11 PM, World Citizen said:

Just sent some wheels off for a diamond cutting refurb to Lepsons, great customer service so far, will let you know how they turn out

Reporting back!

I can't fault the service and quality of work from Lepson's, best customer service I've probably experienced of all the work I've ever had done on my cars

The ladies in the office kept me fully informed and highlighted their concerns with regards the conditions of the wheels, when they were inspected they were done on time, to a very reasonable cost, they sorted out collection/delivery and the quality of work is stunning

 

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17 hours ago, World Citizen said:

Reporting back!

I can't fault the service and quality of work from Lepson's, best customer service I've probably experienced of all the work I've ever had done on my cars

The ladies in the office kept me fully informed and highlighted their concerns with regards the conditions of the wheels, when they were inspected they were done on time, to a very reasonable cost, they sorted out collection/delivery and the quality of work is stunning

 

Good to know - thank you. I have heard only good things about Lepsons.

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