Posts Tagged ‘porsche 911’

Tardis exhaust

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

we always say that just about anything is possible when it comes to building exhausts. that is assuming you’ve got enough space to fit in big enough boxes. The owner of this Porsche wanted to keep it pretty quiet but also had a limit to his budget, so fancy designs or even large silencer boxes were out of the question. the problem is that with the engine hanging right out of the back there isn’t much room to play with. that’s a problem if the exhaust needs to be quiet as less noise means more exhaust boxes. In the end we twisted the pipework around a couple of standard pattern boxes and slipped in a decibel insert to keep the reverberation down.

Poorly Porker

Monday, November 29th, 2010

This 911 is actually a 1971 model with a 1973 2.7 RS engine and the full fat hi-carb body kit added. It’s a wonderful car, when it’s not trying to set fire to itself. There were several wiring problems which took a fair amount of chasing down, especially as none of the wiring diagrams seemed to match the car. With a couple of new switches in and several bad connections resolved all seems well. With winter here though the car will now go into storage until the road salts don’t threaten it.

New look for Navara

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This is a lovely example of finding a new look. Using a Porsche 911 tip which features a double slash (slash cut back and to the right) and building this side exit exhaust out of 2.25″ stainless steel with only one straight thru box in gives the pick up a lovely subtle whistle from the turbo and an extra bit of style that sets it out from the norm. 



Classic cool

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

June 2009- An early 70’s Porsche 911 came in with starting problems. It had an old KKK mechanical fuel injection system on it so no point plugging the scanner in on this one! Turned out to have a small solenoid that literally dribbled fuel into the inlet manifold as you crank it over. We reconnected a broken wire and away it went. Stone age design and simplicity itself but it works.
Also in was a 60’s Mustang, proper old school american muscle. Just needed waxoyl and a few niggles sorting out. Nothing major but a lovely car and a perfect example at that.