911 2.2S Engine Rebuild – Part 10.5: Part 11 Coming Soon – Honest!

Wed 29th Oct 2013

Throttle Bodies Missing In Action

Where are my throttle bodies?
Where are my throttle bodies?

Sorry folks – I had hoped to be reporting back on the results from dyno testing today but Steve at Jaz has still not managed to retrieve the throttle bodies. It looks like the engineer working on them is missing presumed on half-term holidays.

The good news from Steve is that the fan is sorted and ready for him to pick up en route to BS Motorsport for the dyno test. He’ll fit it before plugging the engine into their test cell.

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911 2.2S Engine Rebuild – Part 10: Almost Complete

Fri 25th Oct 2013

Waiting for fan, throttle bodies & other bits and pieces
Waiting for fan, throttle bodies & other bits and pieces

Work prevented me from getting across to Jaz earlier but It was clear upon arrival that Dave had been a busy man. The engine was looking almost complete with heat exchangers, cam covers, timing chain covers, MFI fuel metering pump, engine tin ware, modified shroud etc. all attached. The quality of finish on each individual compent just takes your breath away.

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Question: When is an Aston not an Aston?

Aston Martin Spridget
Aston Martin Spridget

 

Answer: When it’s a Spridget!

My old mate and fellow petrolhead Pete who works out in Oman sent me a link to to a really funny advert on Dubizzle – a Dubai based website. The ad was for a “Very special classic car –  1969 Aston Martin”.

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but trying to make a 69 Spridget (MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite) look like an Aston Martin is stretching imitation to its limits.

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911 2.2S Engine Rebuild – Part 9: Bottom End Built

Tue 15th Oct 2013

Much more than a collection of bits now!
Much more than a collection of bits now!

A tantalising text arrived on Monday from Claire at Jaz including photos of the engine coming together. The invitation to visit Jaz to check on progress the following day was barely necessary.

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Recommended 911 Specialists

Body work repairs nearing completion at Sportwagen
Body work repairs nearing completion at Sportwagen

Here are some details of the specialists who’ve worked on my 911 or who’ve provided replacement parts.

I strongly recommend them to them anyone needing high quality work carried out on their Porsche by real experts or anyone needing difficult to find period parts.

Engine rebuild at Jaz Porsche
Engine rebuild at Jaz Porsche

 

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911 2.2S Engine Rebuild – Part 7: Gentlemen Start (Rebuilding) Your Engines

Magnesium crank case + new 3.2 Carrera oil pump
Magnesium crank case + new 3.2 Carrera oil pump

Fri 4th Oct 2013

I dragged my friend and neighbour Stan along to Jaz Porsche at Wembley see what I hoped would be a reasonably complete, built-up bottom end .

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