Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Engine Ejection

Posted by Brian on Sunday, September 20, 2009,
Yesterday, Graham and I tackled the engine bay again, and managed to almost fully prep the engine for its removal. Starting with the A/C condenser, and its piping, then the fully exhaust system from the bottom of the manifold, then the alternator, A/C compressor, motor starter, and finally the ECU, we steadily removed just about everything that we don't need anymore. We took out almost 200lbs of equipment, and the engine has yet to come out. This is great weight savings for us, as we hadn't a...
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Rad Removal

Posted by Brian on Monday, September 14, 2009,
So, the engine bay has come under attack. I have removed the front bumper (surprisingly heavy) and the cooling system is starting to come out. The massive radiator fans are out, all of the coolant, the coolant reservoir, air intake, and a bunch of hoses. Probably about 40lbs of stuff that doesn't have to go back in again is now sitting on a shelf in my garage. And, if we splurge on a new bumper, another 20lbs could be saved as well. There's actually a lot more weight in the engine bay than I ...
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Garage Gurus

Posted by Brian Kirk on Wednesday, September 2, 2009,
So the 944 has now moved into its new home in my neighbour's garage. After a few hours of moving stuff out of the garage, donating some of it to the Salvation Army, and storing the rest of it more efficiently, there is now plently of room for the Porsche, and elbow room around it. Admittedly it's not perfect. The head-space is a little low, especially around the entrance. The door is a mere 5'-5" high maybe, and there are a few beams throughout the space at this height as well. Luckily we wil...
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