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Yup, 912. You know more than me on this stuff for sure Matt but most of the 911 and 912 parts are the same until you get to the motor right? That hub part number listed as both 911 and 912 by d911

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I reckon Porsche know what they did better than me and D9!

The 912 is listed above that one on PET, does your VIN fit?

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20 minutes ago, Type911 said:

I reckon Porsche know what they did better than me and D9!

The 912 is listed above that one on PET, does your VIN fit?

Will check in a bit. Do you do front caliper pin, clip and clip kits Matt? 
 

Rear calipers blasted and painted with a first coat of aluminised high temp paint. Seals to replace, bleed nipples etc then ready to go back on 

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Bit more on the brakes. The pistons were proper stuck in. Thought I had the seals but they were too big. New ordered. D43DEBC4-E06A-4200-B8B9-A7D6D628DDC9.thumb.jpeg.09a970ce5e8f71a115d231f993186250.jpegB41A6E2F-EB90-4166-8121-CAE264EAF0A5.thumb.jpeg.a520a985fad1d867d8c99d3f5b149e9b.jpeg61290EDC-6501-44A1-80E3-320A4B73871D.thumb.jpeg.0366f39e1e320ad2fb8b50f1f92d9aa1.jpegE58168FB-2274-4B40-A73E-0661E6BEE3F9.thumb.jpeg.fcbcef3d0eba4fedcc149db5d0a7b76b.jpeg

Wheels went off for a refurb. Look not bad. Bit pitted but fits in with the theme of ratty but loved. 

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Have only just looked at this thread; car looks very "sweet".  Love the green and light interior combo, agree nice to keep a bit of "characterful patina".

Will watch with interest!

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Couple of little jobs yesterday. Front brake caliper cosmetic refurb and engine sound pad install. Calipers look pretty good and seals and pistons seem perfect.

 
 

 

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Got the engine tinware back in this week (required a partial engine drop), carbs, bypass filter and coil on, fan belt etc and thought I’d give her a first turnover. Turned fine but no fuel getting through and it dropped quite a bit of oil. 🙈

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A bit of investigation on the oil front and the oil cooler inside the fan shroud was the culprit. The oil cooler is soft mounted on the later 912’s. Apparently the earlier pre 68 cars suffered from cracked cases because of vibration of the oil cooler on the case so Porsche worked out a way of soft mounting the cooler and still sealing it. (Sorry if I’m teaching grandma to suck eggs but it’s new to me). The elaborate arrangement is as below 

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I had the little sleeve missing off the mounting stud (6) so it kind of squished one of the o rings. Mistake 1. I also had a pair of old oil seals with the car. They looked good. Kind of moulded to fit in the mounting plate recess. I used these. Mistake 2.
I ordered new seals a while back which looked like plain white silicone tubes. A bit taller. Looks like they’re the right ones. Ordered a new metal bush from opc but won’t be here for a week (wish I had a lathe sometimes, 10 mins right, it’s tiny - 9.0mm OD, 6.5mm ID, 7.4mm long - ahh well, plenty to get on with). Hopefully, using the new seals and bush will seal the cooler up properly. It’s a faff to disassemble to get at the base of the cooler. 
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Fuel issue. My 68 originally had a mechanical fuel pump. Looks like this is often removed and blanked off and an electric fuel pump fitted. Fitted to the front circular cross member with a U bolt clamp. This looked a bit dodgy on on my car with a bit of foam and not quite tight enough. I’ll get a new better clamp I think and refit more securely. It looks like power is not getting to the pump. The cable was disconnected so I’m guessing someone was tampering or had issues. Hands up, not good at electrics. Looks like the fuel pump is grounded to the body of the pump and I need a fused power supply to run it. It looks like the wiring in there is run through a relay. Guess I’ll need to chase it back and make sure power is getting to the pump. 09A23298-93E8-43B4-AADC-ED014D1B54AB.thumb.jpeg.eda0a333a704b531396d524b45de0c34.jpeg

So a busy week on Isabella and a bit of progress. Good fun right. Hoping she’ll fire soon. 

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Haith, what a great little lock down project to be getting on with 👍

Think a 912 will perfectly compliment your other cars

I owned for a very brief time quite a rare 912, it was a RHD, one year only 1969 LWB, sold it on to someone braver than myself

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7 hours ago, World Citizen said:

Haith, what a great little lock down project to be getting on with 👍

Think a 912 will perfectly compliment your other cars

I owned for a very brief time quite a rare 912, it was a RHD, one year only 1969 LWB, sold it on to someone braver than myself

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Thanks Stephen. It really is good fun. Think she’ll fit right in. Something totally different. My wife has taken a shine and fancies driving her. I’m under instruction to get her running by spring. 
Blinking heck, that red 69 looks like she needed a fair bit of tlc. Mine is ratty and tatty but seems to be quite solid really. 

5 hours ago, Phill said:

You painted those air cleaners didn't you? 😁

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Little job ticked off today, media blast the handbrake lever which was pretty grotty (forgot to take before pics 🙈) and hand clean the shift lever. Mask off a few delicate bits and etch prime then paint. Look a whole lot better. A bit of grease and reassembly, they’ll be ready to refit.

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