Porsche 911 1968 restoration project summary Jan 2011.wmv
Still no bodyshell back from the paintshop (I'm chasing them every 2 weeks at present), so here I take stock of where I am and how much the project has cost me (and likely to cost overall). Building a 911 as a full 'make as new' restoration brings with it eye watering costs - and that's another reason why it's been fortunate I've taken 2 years so far and will probably take another year to complete.
On this clip I also talk about the fuel tank restoration. Run time here is just under 17 minutes.
Porsche 911 1968 rear suspension Part 2.wmv
Here is the second part of my full ride height reset on the 68 911. This is
a long trial and error job that can drive you mad! It's important to
understand how the suspension works and what the effect of any adjustment
can have. It's also important to control the variables - set the tyre
pressures and disconnect the shocks etc. After this there is still the
corner weighting and then camber and toe to be set. But that's another
Apologies for the crude editing. I'm doing this with Windows Live Movie
Maker and it's very basic compared to my previous editor.
N Fulljames cam timing.wmv
In Part 3 of this final Nick Fulljames master class, Nick shows how to do
the camshaft timing on the flat-6 engine. He finishes the build of the
'long' motor by bleeding the chain tensioners. At the end of this session
the engine is basically complete, less the ancillaries like the cooling
fan, distributor, oil fittings etc.
N Fulljames Camshafts & lifters.wmv
This is part 1 (of 3) of the valvetrain build sequence, which includes the
cam timing. In Part 1 (run time 21 minutes) Nick Fulljames talks us through
the assembly of the S cams into the cylinder heads and prepping the rockers
or lifters for assembly.
N Fulljames cam sprockets and tensioners.wmv
In Part 2 (of 3) of the valve train build, Nick Fulljames continues his
assembly of my 68 Porsche 911 engine. This clip has a run time of 21
minutes as we go through the complicated procedure to align the camshaft
sprockets with the chains and bleed the tensioners. The next clip after
this will cover installation of the lifters and the cam timing.
911 restoration bodyshell paint stripping
I'm making good progress with stripping the paint back to the metal using
the grit blaster for the detail areas and polyabrasive discs for the open
metal panels. This is the worst part of the restoration, but preparation is
the key to an eventual good finish.
I forgot to say in the video that when I recycle the grit, I use a fine
kitchen sieve to strain the rubbish and large debris objects from the grit.
Porsche 911 chain tensioner story
My 1968 engine came with sealed camshaft chain tensioners. These tensioners
were designed by Porsche engine expert Hans Mezger and introduced for the
1968 model year. Here's their interesting story.
PCA Spotlight- '73 911T Restoration Raffle Car - May 2011 Update
We're just a few months away to handing over the keys to this freshly
factory restored classic to a lucky PCA member. The official Raffle entry
form and rules are available at www.pca.org, in the May issue of Panorama,
and contained in a direct mail piece which has been sent to members.
President Manny Alban had an opportunity to visit Porsche Classic recently
and see in person how much our beloved '73 has transformed since the 2010
Only 7300 entries are available, so submit your raffle entries in soon! The
'73 will be on display at the 2011 Porsche Parade and Porsche Classic will
be in attendance to assist PCA in the presentation of the car to Parade
goers and finally to the winning member!
911 bodyshell & suspension.wmv
I've completed what I want to do on the stripped bodyshell underside,
wheelwells and cabin. The outer panels will be painted by a pro paint shop.
Here we discuss what I've done on the underside and introduce the work I'll
be doing to the suspension, steering and braking system