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1963 Etype FHC – Cross Hatch Aluminum Interior Pieces – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 I discussed the arduous efforts I made to fabricate aluminum interior pieces from scratch. Now I can show you how it all came together. I am quite pleased with the results. It is a well known problem with the Etype that if you don’t get things right, it is … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Aluminum Dash Panels

The links to the full articles are here (part 1), here (part 2), and here (part 3).

Joe Curto – A Visit

I suspect that just about anybody that has owned a car with SU (Skinners Union) carburators knows of Joe Curto. As far as I am concerned, he is a living legend when it comes to knowledge and service for SU carburators. I have spoken to him on the phone many times over the years and … Continue reading

1963 Etype FHC – Things I Learned While Installing the Engine

Recently I installed the engine in my 1963 Etype FHC project. A lot of preparation went into planning this “milestone” event, as discussed in the article here. Also, I had done a “test run” last year, when I installed a spare short block and Moss box transmission into the car to get weight on the … Continue reading

1963 Etype FHC – Engine Prep for Installation

Over the last few months, my work on the 63 FHC has concentrated on upholstery. And there was a serious disruption when I decided to pull the engine on my Porsche Cayman for a rebuild. But one advanatage of being retired is you generally get to use your time as you see fit! An inordinate … Continue reading

1963 Etype FHC – Cross Hatch Aluminum Interior Pieces – Part 2

In a previous article here, I discussed my efforts to fabricate new cross hatch aluminum interior pieces, specifically the center console or “ski slope” piece. Part 2 is going to address the remaining pieces, i.e. the gauge panel, the radio/ash tray panel, and the shifter surround. As a short recap, I had sourced new cross … Continue reading

Porsche M97 Engine Oiling System Explained

My article on the Oiling System of a Porsche 944 engine has been very popular on my website. I suspect that occurs mainly because folks have a problem with their 944 oil pressure and via a Google search they find their way to my article. You may have reached this article because you are experiencing … Continue reading

1963 FHC – Cross Hatch Aluminum Interior Pieces – Part 1

One interesting factoid about my generation of car is that there are 4 interior pieces that are aluminum and have what is known as a “cross hatch” pattern embossed into them. In contrast, the early cars had a “dot pattern”. The applicable pieces are the center console (sometimes referred to as the “ski slope), the … Continue reading

1963 FHC – Brake Lines, Cantrails, & Prep for Engine Installation

I haven’t posted an article about the 1963 FHC in a while. There are several reasons for that. I’ve spent an inordinate time struggling with making new cross hatch pattern aluminum panels for the center console and dash. I think I am over the hump on that and will be posting an article soon. I … Continue reading

Porsche Cayman – Full Engine Rebuild – Machine Shop Selection

As previously discussed in articles here, here, and here, I am performing a full engine rebuild on my 2007 Cayman S with the M97 engine. Based on my inspection of the dis-assembled engine components, the most pressing item that would require the services of a machine shop was the ovality of the piston bores, with … Continue reading

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