Still collecting parts everytime I see them pop up on the internet, so now I think I have 3 pairs of door trims in my shed, waiting for a time I can give them a good clean and select the best ones to use in my car. Have missed out on a few good turbos, so when the right one pops up I'll grab it straight away.
Anyway, like most boys I spend every night watching all the usual suspects for cars on sale - gumtree, ebay, facebook, grays, pickles, manheim fowles etc.
Picked up this 911 cabriolet a few weeks ago - have always wanted one!
like most old cars, needs a bit of work but nothing major. Some of the problems so far...
- The alternator charges at 14V for the first half hour of driving, then reduces down to 12.5V, so I plan to change the alternator regulator and ground cables to the alternator and starter (a common problem to 996 and 997 porsches).
- The passenger seat reclining electric mechanism doesn't work well - so will need to pull the seat out, get to the electrics and see if there's any corrosion or missing gear teeth, fix and replace.
- Maintenance - need to locate and clean every drain in the car, otherwise clogged drains lead to flooded electrics which is a nightmare to replace - prevention is better than the cure!
- A full detail and seal of the paint, wheels, interior etc
And in the short time I've had, I've fallen in love with it... so I'm looking for another P car as a daily driver now,. Think I've found one, but will update if I grab it for the right price!