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Thread: MY 1970 911E Restoration Project

  1. #111
    Next I connected the fuel lines from the injection pump to the filter console and ran the fuel pump to check for fuel leaks. I fixed a few small drips up front at the pump to tank connections and one major geyser at the inlet to the injection pump. Next up I cranked the engine over with the plugs out and the coil wire disconnected to make sure I had oil pressure, checked for fuel leaks downstream of the injection pump and checked for any oil leaks. I had some one small leak in an injector line that needed tightening, good oil pressure and no visible oil leaks. Ready to start.
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  2. #112
    Before the first start, I realized that the Tach in the car was a '72 unit that does not require the ballast resistor to condition the signal. Since the first run-in would be at constant 2000 RPM for 20 min, I wanted to ensure I had a good Tach that would work with the ballast resistor that was already installed on the engine relay panel and verified to work properly. Luckily, I found a correct '70E Tach in my stash and swapped it into the car. Since the lead wire to the cold start was not connected, I used some starting fluid sprayed into the injection stacks to help the start. With my wife working the key, and me at the rear with fire extinguisher ready, we fire it up. To my great joy, it started right up and after adjusting the hand throttle, ran smoothy with no noise or leaks for 20 min.

    My only problem was that the battery was not charging showing only 12.5 V and the charge light on with the engine running. Since the alternator was rebuilt and the voltage regulator was an old unit that had not been tested, I checked the field wire from the regulator to the alternator and found no power. I had another regulator on in my stash. I swapped that in and now had 14.5 volts at the battery and the charge light off.

    I did an oil and filter change and now ready to move on.
    Last edited by tom1394racing; 01-23-2021 at 09:19 AM.
    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  3. #113
    Now it was time to move the car off the lift and see if it moved properly under it own power. I needed to move it to my center bay where I can do some finishing touches and get ready for the first drive. I had already adjusted the shifter linkage to make sure I could get all 5 gears and had tested, with the engine running, that the transmission shifted into all 5 gears and the clutch functioned properly. Since I had not yet installed the driver's seat I used a small flat top cooler as a temporary seat. I backed out of the bay with the lift and into my middle bay with no issues. Next up will be the driver's seat installation and a suspension alignment to get it ready to drive.
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  4. #114
    A few more pics.....
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  5. #115
    Looking Great !!!
    1971 911S Coupe - Gemini Blue
    1974 914 2.0 - Yellow
    1997 993 C4S Coupe - Silver

  6. #116
    Very Nice Tom

  7. #117
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Central Florida
    Excellent, Tom! Beautiful work-congratulations on the successful start.

    Central Florida
    Member # 1968

  8. #118
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Congrats on the first start, very nice work
    Light Yellow -74

  9. #119
    Congratulations Tom! It really looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it driving around the local roads.

  10. #120
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Northern FL
    Fantastic work Tom and attention to detail. The work on the pan is really special given most were creosoted before being shipped and covered the original finish. I hope you enjoy showing it. Congratulations!
    Jim Lonsdale
    Member #80
    60 356 Coupe (First Car $400!)
    61 356 Coupe (Gone)
    62 356 Cabriolet (Gone)
    69 911 S
    70 914-6 (Gone)
    70 911S (Gone)

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