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Updated on Jun 14, 2012
CorsePerVita's 1982 Porsche 911
New Exhaust Clip (Page 4) and pictures added June, 2012
Pictures of the car when I got it are on the next pages.
As my 944 had been sold, this car was bought as my daily driver to take the place of the 944. The car needed work but has been given a lot of improvements and many things fixed. The car runs like a top and has been a fantastic car.
The car is a 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa. Since I was a little kid I wanted a 911. I saw this car at a dealer that had been sitting for a while. It needed a lot of work, but I had become quite accustom to my 914 and working on it and wanted a challenge. I took this car regardless of it's needing a lot and decided I would make it my daily. It's not the fastest car in the world. It isn't the quickest car in the world. It isn't the most beautiful car in the world. But I've made it mine and enjoyed the hell out of it.
The pictures below are the most up to date pictures as of December, 2011. The engine was removed for a complete engine out maintenance. While I had it out I replaced all of the vacuum lines, did a full tune up and replaced injector and runner seals. The fan assembly was powdercoated and the engine was cleaned up. The heater system was also fixed, a new clutch installed along with many other goodies. The A/C system as with many other older 911s was no longer any good as previous owners had not taken care of it, I removed it for the purposes of simplicity and weight which also added a lot of room to work on the car.
I got the car in 2010 and had about 170k on it, the car has almost 185k on the clock now. It's been a great little car. The 914 got me addicted to the air cooled Porsches. While I enjoy the simplicity of the 914 engine, the 911 is fun to work on, fun to drive and has it's own personality in comparison to the other cars I have.
The car came with a horribly installed tape deck installed by a previous owner. In the glove box was 2 tapes. Grateful dead and Barry White. Obviously with the radio barely working, this had to change. I went with JL speakers in the front and some Polk 4x6 speakers in the back to upgrade the stock system and installed a Kenwood MP245 deck. While these are not super loud speakers, nor a super classy deck, the exhaust of the car, the road noise of a targa makes it so that it's really not necessary to do either. I also enjoy the way the car sounds anyway and don't listen to music a ton as it is, but when I do it's nice to hear my music and not the fuzz of 20+ year old speakers and Barry White.
Onto the pictures...
Here is the car as of 2011 next to my 914 at one of our local show'n'shine shows.
This is the engine bay as of 2010.
Now, in 2011, this is what the engine bay looks like. The difference is quite noticeable.
Here is a picture of the engine out maintenance after the engine was cleaned up, tuned up and everything was fixed.
This is the wiring I had to deal with from the previous owners. Yes, those wires are twisted together. Auto enthusiasts, please don't be one of these people. Do it right, do it once, be done with it.
My wiring for the new sterio is on the left. Soldered, heat shrink, wires bound together in proper groups, on the left. (you can see the wires on the right from the PO, and yes, they were replaced, this is just a comparison of improvements, the PO also had some butt connectors... better than nothing I guess.)
Nothing as satisfying as a clean installation.
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Nice ride! In the exhaust video, did they change the diameter of the pipe or what?? I know with this 3.5" exhaust on mine, the exhaust note is a lot lower. Great job!!
The bypass kit is a 2.75" diameter setup. It literally bypassed the muffler and turns the system into a straight through basically. The stock 911 mufflers are huge, heavy and restrictive. You'll probably want to re-tune the mixture though. Mine still runs a hair on the rich side once it's warmed up but it's not horrible.
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