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Old 08-13-2018, 12:02 PM   #4481
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Schnell Short Shifter

I installed the Schnell Short Shifter this weekend. I am really happy with the precision and feel. I understand it’s not for everybody but I could not be happier. Huge improvement over stock.

Install only took about an hour and a half. I only wish I did this sooner.

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:05 PM   #4482
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Did new brakes up front , just pads in rear and new red stitched suede shift knob





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Old 08-13-2018, 12:42 PM   #4483
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Looks good, the shifter & rotors, but ya gotta give those calipers some love!
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:49 PM   #4484
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Well, my 01 base with a replacement engine (last winter's project,) a new to me 03 top with glass, new tires, and so on hasn't moved more than 5 feet since April. When it was last coolish in Tucson. Why, you might ask? Well my carpeting was in shreds and when I bought the top, I got a good set of carpeting, too. I'm glad it's in, I don't want to ever do that again.

Had problem with the hand brake cable--got it fixed. Had to unscrew the throttle pedal to get the carpet down. The G-D screw is impossible to get back in. I've been off and on struggling with it. Finally, today I went to ACE and got a piece of 5mm all thread and a nut. Cut the all thread down to the proper length and made sure the threads were okay. Screwed it into the threaded hole under where the pedal sits, put the pedal on over the all thread and put the nut on. Finally! Since May.

Tomorrow I'll put the new brake switch in (for the brake lites.) And then start putting the interior back together. Whew! It's cooler than it was, but the rain has done away with the dry heat. 97 degrees, 40 to 60% humidity. It ain't pretty.

I hate summer!

Since I got it about a year ago, I've replaced the seats, the steering wheel, the stereo, the regulators for the windows, the top (twice,) the tires, the engine, rebuilt the rear axles, replaced the heavy exhaust with a cheap one from Amazon, replaced the carpeting, replaced the door for the console, the ash tray (nasty) is now just a cubby hole, where the disk storage was is now a cubby hole, where the "cup" holder was is now a delete plate. Engine got the LN oil filter kit, and the front of the engine got an underdrive pulley. And a rms. The engine was a factory reman and has a later, non serviceable IMS bearing.

Still need to get it up in the air and replace the coil-caps and try to find an oil leak. Bleed the brakes, find out why the worn brakes lite is lit.

I wish I'd spent more money and bought a better car.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:52 PM   #4485
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Looks good, the shifter & rotors, but ya gotta give those calipers some love!



Just took that in middle of everything Cleaned up each corner before putting wheels on and cleaned inside the wheels as well!


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Old 08-13-2018, 06:52 PM   #4486
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Wise words indeed.

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Old 08-13-2018, 10:02 PM   #4487
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Just took that in middle of everything Cleaned up each corner before putting wheels on and cleaned inside the wheels as well!


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Cool, now your callipers feel right at home with those sweet rotors.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:10 PM   #4488
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New leather on lower interior doors!

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Old 08-15-2018, 04:34 AM   #4489
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New leather on lower interior doors!

Nice. What did you use to adhere this?
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:37 PM   #4490
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Fitted, made custom grills, painted and installed my FVD ‘turbo look’ side vent panels. Really like the look, fit is ok, but these are nowhere near as robust as the OEM pieces. No matter, I love’m. In addition to stopping things from being sucked (or crammed) into the vent intakes, the grills really make these work from an appearance standpoint.

Next up, refreshing my cracked/worn leather driver seat side and shoulder bolster.








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Old 08-17-2018, 04:31 PM   #4491
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Baby's got a new pair of shoes

Upgraded to a set of 987-era 18 inchers in lieu of the OEM 17 inch wheels, as many other folks have also done.

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Old 08-18-2018, 03:25 PM   #4492
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Fitted the new LED Climate Control display. Thanks to Youtube


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I put the 'sports bra' on THIS and drove 6 hours to Shreveport, LA.



It's fun to do a piece of the Talimena Scenic Byway on the way down and back.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/talimena-scenic-drive/
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:02 PM   #4494
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Bringing a well abused boxster to life. Did a front caliper rebuild a couple weeks ago and full fluid flush after a bit of a scare. Solved the braking issue.

Now I'm chasing down CEL codes. Smells like it's a running rich on startup. So probably O2 sensors or MAF maybe? Wish I had a durametric.

Lots of fun to drive regardless.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:38 PM   #4495
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2nd oil change since LN IMS installed last 101k ODO

Nice and Clean filter after around 6k miles run since 2016 LN IMS installed. Original dual IMS was solid when removed.

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Old 08-27-2018, 01:43 PM   #4496
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Michelin PS4S installed.

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Old 08-28-2018, 05:33 PM   #4498
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Fitted, made custom grills, painted and installed my FVD ‘turbo look’ side vent panels. ...

Looks great Fred. What mesh did you use for the vents? I'd like to try some of that on my front radiator grills.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:13 PM   #4499
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The mesh looks identical to the Lowes gutter screen that I used for my front radiator inlets. I bought 3 sections and only needed two. Dirt cheap.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:32 PM   #4500
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A WIX filter, yes. They are excellent filters! At NAPA

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