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 Post subject: Yet another new owner !
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Evening all.

Just purchased my first porsche via the wonderful Bay of E :smile:

I bought a 1986 924s, Guards red with an awful paint job but mechanically and bodily sound. Lowered 30mm, plastic fuel tank, all belts and waterpump done a year ago, new brakes front and rear. Used to be owned by a vicar, has been in two magazine articles, was a Cat C due to a rear-ender but minimal damage to correct.

I'm a bit of a road trip nut, so I'll probably be taking her to the Nurburgring for my 16th year running (if the track beast isn't finished by August), which this year includes a jaunt to the Austrian and Slovenian Alps and the Dolomites (providing they are Covid-19 free by then).

Looking forward to picking your brains and buying your parts and modifications.

Whilst we're there, I guess I'll start with a strange one : I'll be stripping the car for track use, has anyone taken out the sunroof and swapped it with something much lighter, ie: an alu plate, dibond or lexan ?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:37 am 
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hi Mart160+ and welcome. hope you're going to post some pics of this 24 driven by a vicar & rear ended.. :angelic: but let's not go there........

where in the country are you?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:48 am 
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Location: Bournville - Land of Chocolate
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Welcome :smile:

Club Autosport sell lightweight sunroof panels:
https://clubautosport.co.uk/product/924 ... ent-panel/
(They also sell complete roof skins)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 am 
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Mart160plus wrote:
I'll start with a strange one : I'll be stripping the car for track use, has anyone taken out the sunroof and swapped it with something much lighter, ie: an alu plate, dibond or lexan ?


If weight loss is your goal, lots of other things to check on versus a GRP/Ally sunroof delete. The stock one doesn't weigh a huge amount.....its already GRP panel. Plus its nice to crack it open or remove it in the Summer. Its also said that the sunroof shells are stiffer than the non due to the added roof frame.

If you buy GRP panels from Clubautosport, be prepared for lots of GRP fettling. The fits are not usually bolt on.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:34 am 
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Fairly certain that car has been on here, recognised the sellers name (sibates) I believe. tried a quick search but no joy.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 pm 
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Thanks all.

Lightness is indeed my goal in whatever format, so I'll be after some bucket seats, harnesses, maybe a half cage, we'll see :mrgreen:

If the standard panel is GRP I will probably keep it in place. I know the current owner has never tried opening it though :shock:

Good spot on the pic, that is indeed the car Simon has sold me. He picked the car up off Copart for £600ish (somewhere I've been looking for some time), and then tracked down the vicar as previous owner, who had a raft full of paperwork and history.

There are two entries into car magazines I believe, plus the images and report from the crash, and even the picture of the man who rear ended the vicar :shock: :* :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:02 pm 
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Hmm.

A great day collecting my first porsche, even in two inches of snow.

90 mins later and I'm calling for a breakdown truck. :???:

That 90 minutes was a lovely drive through the Peak District though.

Can just conked out when cruising through Mansfield, fortunately I managed to roll onto a garage forecourt. Basically the car would fire, idle momentarily, then conk out. Touching the accelerator had the same effect of killing the engine. Whilst awaiting the tow truck I had a good research on google. Vacuum pipes (car has been standing a bit), TPS, DME, a host of other issues people have had in the same position.

When I got home though, 2 hours later, she fired up straight away, no problems. The two hours on truck did two things : a) reduce the exposure to water; b) cool the engine down, so I guess it's got to be linked to one of those things.

Previous owner has just texted to say he used to take the DME relay out when he left the car (for security) so I should make sure that's seated properly....

Anyway, when we went to roll the car back to manoeuvre it on the esso forecourt, I took the handbrake off, we pushed it back 5 yards, then it stopped dead, like the handbrake had come back on again ? Did it again when we got home (which I then overcame by driving in reverse). Is there a known handbrake problem that would give these symptoms ?

TIA :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: Yet another new owner !
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:30 pm 
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Next time it does the same, pull the wire from one of the injectors and see if it starts and runs ok (albeit only running on 3 cylinders).
Failing Fuel Pressure Regulator can give the symptoms you have and the above is a test for it

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 Post subject: Re: Yet another new owner !
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:41 pm 
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Awesome, thank you sir.


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