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Old 08-31-2019, 06:03 PM   #5221
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That is a fine looking automobile sir.
thanks muchly. finally got to race it after a season of engine problems and it is running great. need a bit of time to tune the suspension to my hack driving style (and 6 year old tires) and it will be perfect (for a 50-year old car with lucas electrics and a tractor engine). fun driving a front-engine car after learning to track on a boxster; fact is, while mid-engine is 'perfectly balanced' and all that, a front-engined car is pretty darned predictable with less tendency to point the wrong way when you make a mistake. having fun, and got some alfas to catch up with now ...
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:25 AM   #5222
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A few pics of what I call a Boxster S GT3




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Old 09-04-2019, 08:54 AM   #5223
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Finally found the time to wire and install my OEM manual radiator fan switch and garage door opener. I still need to hookup the night illumination but it will have to wait because I want to replace some other wiring at the same time. (I cringe when I look at photos of the wiring I did 12 years ago.) Some very basic info, all the fan switch does is ground pin 85 from the high speed fan relays. I had a basic on/off switch for the last few months, but wanted everything to look original. Because OEM switches are momentary switches I used a latching relay, this also allows the switch LED to illuminate once the fan switch has been triggered.

Because I only have one garage door both sides of the switch are wired together and the wires are soldiered to my garage door opener circuit board. I have very limited soldering experience, and this took me longer than I care to admit.

I did lose the "PORSCHE" decal I had on my old batwing, I think I may get an arctic silver "986" decal for this new batwing. I have more info about the wiring for the fan relay mod on my website, and I will create a DIY when I have time.

Thanks to everyone on this forum that helped me figure out the wiring for this project!






EDIT: Found some time, DIY Guide is up: DIY: Manual Radiator Fan Switch w/ an OEM Switch
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:03 AM   #5224
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Finally found the time to wire and install my OEM manual radiator fan switch and garage door opener. I still need to hookup the night illumination but it will have to wait because I want to replace some other wiring at the same time. (I cringe when I look at photos of the wiring I did 12 years ago.) Some very basic info, all the fan switch does is ground pin 85 from the high speed fan relays. I had a basic on/off switch for the last few months, but wanted everything to look original. Because OEM switches are momentary switches I used a latching relay, this also allows the switch LED to illuminate once the fan switch has been triggered.

Because I only have one garage door both sides of the switch are wired together and the wires are soldiered to my garage door opener circuit board. I have very limited soldering experience, and this took me longer than I care to admit.

I did lose the "PORSCHE" decal I had on my old batwing, I think I may get an arctic silver "986" decal for this new batwing. I have more info about the wiring for the fan relay mod on my website, and I will create a DIY when I have time.

Thanks to everyone on this forum that helped me figure out the wiring for this project!



I haven't seen one of those before; very cool! I also like the idea of a "986" decal.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:31 AM   #5225
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That is a fine looking automobile sir.
Nice Triumph GT6. Was my first car coming out of high school.

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Old 09-07-2019, 02:33 PM   #5226
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Got the new GT3 style bumper on the car finally. Whew. Created a DIY for it as well. Check it out if you're interested in doing something like this:

https://youtu.be/lyVFm4E8A1A
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:03 PM   #5227
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Wired up the Alpine head unit with a new amp. Wired up a enclosed pioneer sub behind the passenger seat and ran wire's to add the rear speakers ( already ordered). Totally bypassed the stock amp but built a harness from a old amp so no cutting wires. Pain to route everything but boy does it sound better. Had already upgraded to the Alpine ILX-650 and door and dash speakers.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:29 PM   #5228
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Chabged a passenger side (right side) door lock due to non-operating window switch when openin the door - same time swapped broken light bulbs on both doors interior lights. Thanks to Pelican and other forum members for the great info of the change details.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:28 AM   #5229
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After losing an ill fitting aftermarket side vent at speed I decided to go with a more dependable option. Don't really care for the 03 vent style so I did a little altering to an older style side vent.

Picked up a set of these on Ebay $29 a side. If you don't see your color ask. 2 days after I bought the white ones the same seller posted a mint set of red ones.


Removed collar and cut off slats:



Added mesh to collar and painted the vent red. Dont have to worry about fit anymore.





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Old 09-08-2019, 05:46 AM   #5230
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Looks great. Might have to do that this winter.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:30 AM   #5231
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I decided to pull the plugs and roll the engine over. Pretty certain I found the cylinder with the issue. Definitely going for the swap at this point!
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:57 AM   #5232
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I decided to pull the plugs and roll the engine over. Pretty certain I found the cylinder with the issue. Definitely going for the swap at this point!
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After losing an ill fitting aftermarket side vent at speed I decided to go with a more dependable option. Don't really care for the 03 vent style so I did a little altering to an older style side vent.

Picked up a set of these on Ebay $29 a side. If you don't see your color ask. 2 days after I bought the white ones the same seller posted a mint set of red ones.


Removed collar and cut off slats:



Added mesh to collar and painted the vent red. Dont have to worry about fit anymore.





2003 air intake has the best air flow to the engine.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:37 AM   #5234
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It had prior damage and then I added to the problem.

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Hardtop Hardware Kit Installation

At $104 it hurt for the hex head bolts and spin locks.

The parts were well made and the instruction video from them were very helpful.
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2003 air intake has the best air flow to the engine.
Ya the hole is slightly larger, more squared off. Has fins tho. 😉
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:44 PM   #5237
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2003 air intake has the best air flow to the engine.
Has this been proven with a aero wind tunnel test? I have my vents set up with the mesh but was thinking of picking up a 03/04 set
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:13 AM   #5238
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Painted buddies 987 S...

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Old 09-13-2019, 08:25 AM   #5239
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Nice Triumph GT6. Was my first car coming out of high school.

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thanks. some video from the last race (not much of my car, unfortunately - red #11). a few shots of a spyder (kit) 906 (kit) and a couple of early 911 race cars. felt good to pass the 911 in my triumph - does that make me a forum traitor?

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In late July, my wife attended the ARPCA driver education course. I didn't participate, because we couldn't both run DE and share the same car. So, since the car was "technically" for her, I can wait until next year.

We got the prints today! Here are shots of the prints:



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