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    Re: My new old 993

    Iris blue the must get colour of 1996indecision

    Its great talking about older 911s, Porsche's change of direction has left some of us a little behind, or is that in front smiley


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    Re: My new old 993

    TB993tt:

    Iris blue the must get colour of 1996indecision

    Its great talking about older 911s, Porsche's change of direction has left some of us a little behind, or is that in front smiley

    Thank you for the great writeup, very much enjoyed reading it.  I guess my 993 is a beetle compared to your 993 TT.  I have no plans to tune my 993 except I have a spare X51 engine that at one point I might install. I lost the RS train , should have bought one when the prices were still on earth. 

    As for Porsche changing direction, well that is the reality. Porsche still makes great (best?) products, but for the use I have (no unrestricted highways, more and more speed limited driving) the older 911s  provide , to me, more satisfaction and (subjective) fun even at moderate/slower speeds.


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    I prefer to Drive rather than Ride along so I am excited to hear you have so much fun shifting.  My car shifts very quickly and overall the shove in the rear is what matters.  It must feel great to beat a PDK with a manual.  Really points out how much power you have (and how much more shove you get from the Mezger!)

    Cheers!


    Re: My new old 993

    TB993tt:

    Iris blue the must get colour of 1996indecision

    +1 kiss


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    Re: My new old 993

    TB993tt,
    You do know that you now officially HAVE to post shitloads of high-res, wallpaper-worthy pictures of your 993tt, don't you?

    In other words:

     

    smiley


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    Re: My new old 993

    Joost:

    TB993tt,
    You do know that you now officially HAVE to post shitloads of high-res, wallpaper-worthy pictures of your 993tt, don't you?

    Yes, that is the rule and it must be followed! Smiley


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    Re: My new old 993

    m4ever:

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    Early morning morning drive (very early to avoid traffic, bycicles, cops etc)

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    So beautiful Smiley

    Congrats Smiley


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    Re: My new old 993

    No Hi res yet but a good action shot from last weekend


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    Re: My new old 993

    Great shot!!

    What is the body package?  I didn't notice the front closely enough previously.  Is it some type of EVO package?  I thought it was a GT2 kit, but looks like I was wrong.  You've got the "taco shell" feature, but all in one piece.

    I like it.  Maybe the best I've seen.

    Also, you've done a heck of a lot to improve aero and reduce drag.  Do you ever run without the wipers?  I've seen some guys remove one, and change the stopping point to center on the remaining one as a compromise.  Just a thought.

    Sure love your car!!

     


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    Brilliant, what a car!!!


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    My 993 is back from a 125 hours "inspection" indecision

    Some photos, more of a light restoration than a service.  Although the car has an extensive history file in order to keep it in top shape many parts need to be replaced (hoses, fuel lines, brake lines), the list is very extensive .  The brakes were overhauled , discs and pads changed and the calipers dismounted , cleaned and repainted . Same for the front radiators we dismounted them and cleaned carefully .  Being 19 years old those tasks are necessary and very time consuming . In addition the 993 has certain areas that are rust prone (beneath the front and rear windshield , rear trailing arms, rear bumper holders, inside the front fenders . We checked that too and luckily is all fine.

    With regard sto the engine we (I mean they) did a compression test on the engine and no issue there, runs and sounds really great (I have  techart silencers and a 100 cell sport cat). There we changed all the belts, sparks, oil and fuel filters, engine supports.

    Some random photos in order to illustrate the work done.

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    Some more photos, enjoy!:

    front radiator being cleaned

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    engine bay 

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    And after 125 hours , ready for pickup !

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    ... and now good for another 19 years before the next major service ! blush


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    Gnil:

    ... and now good for another 19 years before the next major service ! blush

    Gnil - I hope so, the car was running fine even before this extensive maintenance  but I want it to be perfect since I plan to keep it (hopefully) for long time. Besides the car is rising in value and this justifies it too (although it is not the primary reason)  .  However ....I will now focus on putting together my 1969 911 2.0 S and  that will be a long and expensive journey.


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    M4Ever,
    Thanks for the story and pictures mate! I don't know what it is with 993's, but every time I see one, I get a little bit weak in the knees :-)
    Looking forward to reading about the 2.0s restauration project. Could you make a nice thread out of that as well with some regular updates? I think it is the kind of content that Rennteam could really use (look at the reactions to Iain's thread for example), and for me personally, I love to follow those threads as well, especially on a slow Friday afternoon... indecision

    Thanks again!
    -Joost-


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    Re: My new old 993

    Lovely! kiss Thanks for sharing. This has got to be one of the most beautiful 993s! wink


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    Nice job - out of interest, did you do anything with the interior?


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    Your car looks really nice after this extensive maintenance/restoration. Well done! Smiley

    I'm just like Joost on this one. l love the shape of the 993. I guess it's because I grew up as a teenager with that car in my mind.  


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    Joost:

    M4Ever,
    Thanks for the story and pictures mate! I don't know what it is with 993's, but every time I see one, I get a little bit weak in the knees :-)
    Looking forward to reading about the 2.0s restauration project. Could you make a nice thread out of that as well with some regular updates? I think it is the kind of content that Rennteam could really use (look at the reactions to Iain's thread for example), and for me personally, I love to follow those threads as well, especially on a slow Friday afternoon... indecision

    Thanks again!
    -Joost-

    HI Joost, thank you very much. Those are timeless cars I know your feeling. I wished to have one when they came out in 1994 (I was 24 then and obviously could not afford to buy one but as the famous Porsche ad says there is a moment you wish one and there is the moment you own one and some 20-30 years in between).  My 911 S restoration project will be a serious challenge. The focus in the next months will be the preparation of the restoration project because my plan is to save where possible the original parts of the car. I estimate that will take about 2 years to complete it. The shop that will do the project is specialized in 2.7 RS restorations (actually it is the one in the 993 photos) and I think the car will be in good hands. Sure I will post the progress - but  the start it is still some months away .


    Re: My new old 993

    bluelines:

    Lovely! kiss Thanks for sharing. This has got to be one of the most beautiful 993s! wink

    That is too kind of youSmiley   Thank you !


    Re: My new old 993

    bridggar:

    Nice job - out of interest, did you do anything with the interior?

    Thank you Bridggar - here is an interior photo. The interior was in good condition therefore it did not require too much attention , we just cleaned the leather.

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    amazon:

    Your car looks really nice after this extensive maintenance/restoration. Well done! Smiley

    I'm just like Joost on this one. l love the shape of the 993. I guess it's because I grew up as a teenager with that car in my mind.  

    Thank you  very much, I love the 993 too. It is not fast by modern standards but  I very much enjoy the drives at any speed and ultimately this is what brings fun to me. 


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    m4ever:
    bridggar:

    Nice job - out of interest, did you do anything with the interior?

    Thank you Bridggar - here is an interior photo. The interior was in good condition therefore it did not require too much attention , we just cleaned the leather.

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    Classic 911 cockpit. Smiley Your 993 looks so stunning in Riviera Blue- congratulations on your project! Did you have to do much to restore/maintain the paint at all?


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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

    BTW I' m also from 1970 :-)

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    Re: My new old 993

    Love this car, one of the best looking Porsche models made, so sexy, congrats this is a real keeper.


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    993 had always touched me deeply!!  what a car!! and soo good to see someone takes a very good care of this car!! 

     


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    Thank you all for the very kind words ! Very glad you enjoy it too.  To me this 911 is like a member of the family and deserves the utmost care.

    @Pilot : The paint was not restored at all , except the rear bumper, which was resprayed  years ago ,the paint is entirely original . However few corrections and rust prevention have been done such as this one on the front fenders in correspondence of the headlights(picture before and after)

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    Took few photos while my 993 was in the workshop  - This in the foreground is a 1970 911 2.2 T Targa in Pastel Blau which is in the process of being restored . Amazing to see how this old beauties are brought back to life . 

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    Re: My new old 993

    davew (cincy):

    Great shot!!

    What is the body package?  I didn't notice the front closely enough previously.  Is it some type of EVO package?  I thought it was a GT2 kit, but looks like I was wrong.  You've got the "taco shell" feature, but all in one piece.

    I like it.  Maybe the best I've seen.

    Also, you've done a heck of a lot to improve aero and reduce drag.  Do you ever run without the wipers?  I've seen some guys remove one, and change the stopping point to center on the remaining one as a compromise.  Just a thought.

    Sure love your car!!

     

    I just saw this - M4ever, hope I'm not hijacking your thread, I reckon this is "THE 993" thread on RT Smiley

    The front spoiler is standard turbo with an FVD special front spoiler at the bottom, this spoiler is properly bolted on with about 12 stainless nuts/bolts/washers so it can withstand very high speed air flow. The GT2 wheel arch kit is FVD again and it was produced by Fokker (sp) who FVD commissioned to make these back in the day for 993 turbo fitment and also to narrow bodied 993RSs, Porsche MS actually purchased some kits from FVD. 

    Where the "rivets" (actually they are a kind of bolt) are the indentation is slightly different to factory GT2 arches and looks more modern and of course the arches are properly blended with the rockers unlike factory GT2. 

    I actually bought a set of factory magnesium GT2 speedlines in 9" and 11" and the arches were fitted "around these wheels to give the ultra flush look. The mags were stolen from my garage a few years back but I wasn't too upset since I had cracked a couple of them over the years so they weren't the most encouraging wheel to have on the car ! The wheels on now are BBS E88s aluminium centres at exact GT2 sizes and offsets, they have been painted and anodised as they come from BBS with zero protection which makes them pretty horrible for road use.

    The drag reduction is interesting, I was about to pull the trigger on going for a sloped windscreen conversion similar to this one

    Some pals talked me out of it so I just had a new non sunroof roof fitted (the sunroof used to lift and separate at over 180mph) and rain gutters removed with special flush  DP rear Merkalon screen, you can see this well in this shot.

    Whilst the new roof was being installed my talented body guy was tasked with doing a Ruf style IRC, can you spot the non standard pillar in this pic.

    Here is what it looked like underneath.

    So the car is a total contradiction as a runway racer since low drag fixation should be order of the day but the wings and arches just look so mean that they have to stay on and fortuitously the car hits the rev limiter at 202mph quite easily on the runway so the drag can't be all that bad.Smiley


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    TB - Thanks for the thorough reply.

    Both of you have very special cars, and respect from all of us here for the care and investment you put into them.

    This is a fantastic thread.


     
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