On the intial install, I found out that pretty much all our cables were too short for where I wanted to mount the traqmate and chase cam units, so we needed longer cables.  Found out the video cable is nothing more than a standard S video cable, so that was easy.  The data cable, nothing more than an ethernet cable.  Also easy.  Now the install looks a little better. With the weather being very nice today, the owner came by …

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Took some time today to install the GT3 steering wheel, shifter, and traqmate today since the weather is crappy. A lot of people have trouble getting the airbag out of the 997 steering wheel for some reason.  It is actually very easy.  The factory manual tells you to turn the wheel 90 degrees, stick a T30 long torx in the hole at the bottom of the steering wheel (well, 90 degrees from bottom with the wheel turned) to release the …

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997TT running

This afternoon I got  the car reassembled and fired up.  Need to heat cycle the turbos a few times.  Tooled it around the block to make sure everything was operating as it should.  Unfortunately, a front moved in and the temps dropped with the snow rolling in, so it will give me some time to button up the interior.  Still need to knock out the clutch and do the alignment which I am hoping to get done next week if …

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Over the last couple of days I have been plugging away on the car as I have had time.  An hour here and hour there, and things are starting to come together. A pile of parts. New Denso double platinum plugs installed. Old plastic intake tubes need to come out. And are replaced with larger silicone tubes. Old intake plenum. Bigger intake plenum which will be coupled to a gt3 throttle body. I got the new turbos bolted on before …

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Well, even though it will double up on work a little since the motons are not here yet, I decided to knock out the front control arm bushings and out tie rod assemblies tonight after work. Lower control arm out of the car. New bushings installed. New outer tie rod assemblies from GMG. And everything back together. And look what showed up the other day 🙂 This stuff actually showed up the other day, and install has started until we …

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Headed out for a house call this afternoon for a good friend of mine.  The garage was full at DWR, so I packed up the tools and headed north, lol. First on the agenda was a set of Wevo engine mounts. Up next was an oil change.  Motul 5w-40 🙂  Fantastic oil. After the oil change, we swapped in pagid yellows at all 4 corners and bled the brakes with Motul. The centerlocks had really tightened themselves in there good, …

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Got the radiator back yesterday, and installed tonight.  Also resealed the fuel injectors as a couple were leaking.  After a couple of heat cycles, everything appears to be kosher.  Still need to put the belly pan back on, and figure out some clips for the overflow hose on the radiator (must have been removed by the radiator shop accidentally). Also got confirmation that our 997TT parts will be here on Tuesday 🙂

Along with the 928 work, today i finished pulling the driver’s side turbo and the ecu so we could get them sent in.  Nothing too exciting.  The brey krause mounts and alcantara/carbon fiber shift knob showed up as well 🙂  Also made a house call to replace a broken odometer and door contact switch in a 993TT.  For some reason it feels like I didn’t get much accomplished today……..but…..this afternoon was very nice, so working with the door open was …

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Well today some of the gaskets and seals showed up for the 928, so I got those swapped out.  Getting to the oil fill tube gasket requires removal of the thermostat housing.  It is a really tight fit and one of the bolts is a real pain to get to.  I got the gaskets all replaced, and noticed a couple of the injector seals are leaking, so I pulled the fuel rails in preparation to replace all the injector seals.  …

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Well things turn a big turn today.  Modifying cars is always a really slippery slope.  Once you start, it is hard to stop.  Well, not only were we headed down that slippery slope, today we fell off the cliff at the bottom. New additions: • EVOMS Upgraded VTG Turbochargers w/ Billet Compressor Wheels • EVOMSit ECU Chip Switch – Utilizes “On The Fly Switching” with 2 X EPROMS * • EVOMSit EVT750 ClubSport RACE ECU Calibration – 7000 RPM Rev …

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