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  1. If it's been done before I've not seen it. I have a habit of seeing if commonly avalible Motorsport parts are anywhere near fitting to save some cash. A quick measure showed that an escort rack has a nearly identical joint-joint width to the Porsche, it's general layout's the same and a heavy duty rally 2.4 turn quick-rack new with track-rods is cheaper than a 'quick-rack kit' (that requires a good or referbed rack to built it into) for the Porsche. A bit of welding and turning later and the escort one fits. The slight difference in length of the escort rack will actually give less bump steer. Brackets on the crossmember: Assembled with rack and track-rod extension/adaptors: And test fitted:
  2. Laurel for sure. Way more interesting, and although you say it's the less sensible option, it'll probably be more trouble free than the Audi. Plus, you won't have to buy new wheel immediately Now I'm on a computer (not my phone) I'll add a little more detail to what's going on with the 924 in case anyone's reading. Basically, since I decided I wasn't happy with the noises the engine's been making I've stripped it down a fair bit and found loads wrong with it. God knows how it was working. Anyway, the front suspension's been cut up to move the mounting points upwards a load, as well as adapting it to take a mk2 escort steering rack for some cheep quick-rack fitting. I still need to make the replacement wishbones. Since getting it down to the unit I've been able to start tackling stuff on the shell, (I couldn't really work on it much on the drive, so had been pottering at suspension/engine stuff that I could unbolt and take into the garage to work on.) There was evidence of a load of filler in the rear quarter, which I've removed to find a very wobbly but solid panel. I'm hoping to get someone to cut that section out of a car they're breaking so I can replace it, as I'll never get it straight. The bottom of the passenger-side a-post was rotten and had been previously repaired badly, which I've cut out and put new metal in. I need to do the same on the drivers-side, but thankfully it's a smaller area and hasn't got a crap repair in the way. I've bought a pair of new sills, as the passenger-side one's clearly been replaced, and with the quality of the work I've found so-far I don't trust it to have been done well at all! So they need to go on at some point. The main bit I've been tackling's been the battery tray area of the scuttle, which had clogged it's drain and gone rotten at some point, along with all the seams around it. Thankfully that's most of the way back together now. I'll grab some photos when I'm at the unit next. The plan's essentially to get it solid, finish the front suspension, do something as-yet unknown but hopefully clever to the rear suspension, throw in a cage, dash and pair of seats and I guess put an engine of some sort in there at some point. I'm going to need to get a lot of time down at the unit as I'm hoping to do a track-day in it with my house-mate in the spring
  3. Haha, I genuinely hadn't noticed the pager number! I really am unsure what the plan is with it in a lot of respects. It's getting made into a track orientated car though, stripped interior, cage etc. I'm definitely remaking most of the suspension and steering stuff. It's lost most of its wiring loom and I'm in the middle of repairing some poor previous rust repairs. Im really on the fence with what to do about the engine. On the one hand, I want to have some fun with a standard, underpowered engine getting to know the cars handling and improve my driving. On the otherhand, my standard engine's broken, and it'll probably be cheaper to swap in something more modern while its apart.
  4. It's been a while since I've posted in here besides the odd comment on what you guys are doing. The Porsche hasn't really been the 'rolling project' I'd hoped it would be and has now been off the road for over a year. On the bright side, I've finally found a place in some shared workshop space, so can crack on and hopefully get it going again for spring. There's not much in the way of firm plans, but it'll be far from standard when it hits the road. Torn apart:
  5. Paul. That BMW you've linked to is basically the same as Prawns, e39s are great and miles ahead of 46s in terms of build quality from the few I've worked on. I'm not sure if you'd be interested, but my 5 series is likely to be for sale in the autumn. Once the Porsche is back on the road I'll be looking to get a shonkier daily driver. I want something I don't have to worry about cosmetically damaging, and I could do with freeing up some cash for a trip, so I'll be downgrading to something that's more of a shed. (probably a cheep V70 d5) I need to do a bit of an update on the happenings with my Porsche sometime, but it'll have to wait until I'm home with access to photos.
  6. Sorry to hear that Jardo. All the best to everyone involved! I'm afraid I'm going to bail on this too. I'm a bit stretched for cash this month, and without anything fun to drive (ok, the BMW could be a laugh, but it's a 1750kg barge, it's not exactly suited to sprints.) it's hard to justify the cost of driving up just for the social side of things. If anyone heading up from the southwest wanted a passenger let me know and I'll happily jump in with a camera though.
  7. Yeah. I've got a decent trolley jack I'll throw in. I'll be in a 5 series touring, so I'll chuck in any tools I think might be handy and act as pit crew due to my lack of car Im willing to abuse. I'm happy to act as the camera car for rolling shots too if needed.
  8. Wow, this crept up quickly! I definitely won't be in the Porsche, so I'll come along in the 525d. A little boring, and I won't want to abuse it too much, but I'll sling a load of tools in the boot and come along for the social side anyway. I'll still do a few laps, but if anyone wanted to split the day with me and go halves I'd be keen to do that, if not I'm still happy to have my full slot.
  9. I know exactly what you're talking about, and it's bugging me that I can't find them either. I'd call them a 'saddle' and so does this american company, but I can't seem to find anything UK based selling them at all. (Edit: I know they're not push in ones, but they'd do the same job combined with a square ended threaded fitting.)
  10. Whenever I get stuff laser cut through work for my own projects these guys often seem to be the cheapest of our suppliers for small/thin/fiddly bits. They should be able to give you a quote from .dwg or .dxf files. (maybe other file types too, but I've never needed to know.) (I've no idea what they're like to deal with as an individual though, but they're good with small jobs for a large company. Hopefully they're decent!)
  11. I'll skip the food too, I'm a vegetable, so I'm plenty used to having to bring my own food due to my own awkwardness. Thanks for the thought/effort though! Glad to have a date to try and get the Porsche sorted for. If not, at least the daily will be a little less out of place. Either way I'll have defected to Tarty's rwd camp for this year.
  12. 1. dann27077070770950505 - Blue 3 wheeled Clio of hopes and dreams 2. Tarty - Posh hairdresser 3. Mark W - Silver hairdresser (Tarty's slag from TFTD1) 4. Mike (+1, if needed) - Red hairdresser 5. Tobybear (Clio) 6. Alistair Hamilton - Dan2700243542735 wannabe, but with full compliment of wheels 7. Haz - Silver Clio of dreams 8. Kyle livesey - Too many wheel drive turbo hairdresser 9. Maurici (works for Bentley and owns Tarty Adam's old car) - Silver hairdresser with gash body kit 10. Alex (TNE) - Der Friseur (German hairdresser) 11. Nick_Leeds from Cliosport (silver clio of dreams mk2) 12. Richard (sfboy) - hairdresser with a roof 13. Toby bears Dad (newer gay clio) 14. Jimmeh - Supercharged Hairdresser 15. Robin - Maybe a fake Porsche, probably a 525d Cop car
  13. I MIGHT actually have one, or 4. If they're the same as in a longitudinal Passat engine then I've got a stripped block in my mums shed. I need to go over there in the next few days so I'll have a dig around. Don't rely on it too much though, it was many years ago I stripped it and if they've already been removed and are loose then god knows where they'll be by now! I've used those Superseal connectors a few times and found them fine too. Not quite the quality of the factory VAG ones, but certainly not bad.
  14. Yeah, that's normal, especially if it uses dual filament bulbs like H4s.
  15. I can do any of those dates I believe. Although the longer I've got the more chance I've got of having the Porsche back on the road. I'm sure it'd still be fun in the BMW though. (I haven't voted as I don't want to just give a random date a bias. Maybe we could add a 'I don't mind' option to the poll?)