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My third 924 is a 931 restore thread
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Johann  



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with getting her running again. I see many parallels between our projects!
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Han Solo  



Joined: 11 Jul 2015
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Location: Lebanon TN

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johann wrote:
Good luck with getting her running again. I see many parallels between our projects!


Thanks Johann. I read your 931 thread and that's a very sweet car you have. I can only hope to get mines looking as well!
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BBC1964  



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any updates on this?
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Han Solo  



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC1964 wrote:
any updates on this?


No real updates at this time. I've been spending all my time and cash on the 924S autocross project. I do periodically start the 931 and let it run for a 1/2 hour or so. The longer I go between starts, the harder it is to start. That will be the case until I have the WUV and fuel distributor rebuilt. Hopefully I'll be back on the 931 by summer time.
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Han Solo  



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:38 am    Post subject: Time to get back on this one Reply with quote

I just read through my thread and that's a great way to refresh what's been done to this 931. It will be two years since I purchased it next month. I've done a lot of work to it but there's still SO MUCH MORE that needs to be done.

Yesterday I did the monthly start (with ether of course) and actually took it down the road to slosh the fluids around, do some hard braking and make sure the electrics are still working. No changes so that's good.

I think I've decided the best plan of action to get this project moving forward is a engine re-build. I looked back and the compression numbers when I got it weren't good. I think that's a big part of the reason cold start is so difficult.

I also looked through the Porsche work book on procedures and much of that process is going to be out of my skill set. Anyone here know of a shop that specializes in these engines? That may be a fall project but best start exploring options now.
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Han Solo  



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Things change Reply with quote

A lot has happened since my last post on this thread. Divorce, preparing the house for sale and buying an '85 928S. The divorce wasn't my idea but I'm using it as a vehicle to sell my current residence and build a garage apartment for all my projects. That will be 44' x 88' with living space. Plenty of room to work on and store cars. The 928S happened because it was a great deal. Although a non-runner, it didn't take a lot of time or money to get it cleaned up and running. The 924S race car is resting in the trailer waiting on race tires for next season.

So the 931 is still in the garage and no progress to report. Last time I tried to start the starter was just clicking even with a fully charged battery. I suspect the battery to starter cable is not passing enough current any longer. I might attempt a bypass cable this weekend. I need to run it to keep the fuel system gunk free. If it's not the cable, then I'll need have the starter re-built.
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Han Solo  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got this one started again. Turned out to be a failing starter and a bad battery. Had the starter rebuilt and used a gel battery out of a race car. I'll keep periodically starting until I move. Perhaps I'll even be able to drive this one to my garage apartment when it's done.
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Stunter  



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read through this thread because the Color mismatch question was linked in IDEOLA's thread of his list of cars. I just purchased an '81 931 from a friend of mine with color code U7U7 which was the metallic black code before '82. Mine is also physically a charcoal grey metallic. The car was my friend's dad's car and he says they did have it painted, but had it painted same as before. He says they didn't repaint the inside of the hatch or under hood though, and those are also charcoal, not black.

Does your car have the Option sticker in the hatch area? I noticed in the other thread, that the option sticker you posted was out of the manual. Mine is missing on hatch, and didn't have the manual. So I guess it could have been re-painted more than once.
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