1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Clutch Kit

The clutch kit I ordered arrived today. I decided it was worth an extra $100 to get the “super” kit. This upgrade includes an aluminum pressure plate for less rotating mass compared to cast iron, and greater clamping force on the clutch disk.  I don't want the clutch slipping due to the extra torque the electric motor will produce.

I also ordered a few extra items: wiper blades, fuses, and sway bar brackets and bushings.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Cleaning

A friend was kind enough to lend me his steam cleaner. With some degreaser, a wire brush, and steam I cleaned the engine bay and transmission.   Here are some before and after pictures.

At some point you say to yourself, "The transmission is clean enough."

The input shaft of the transmission leaks.  I have a set of new seals for the transmission.

The brown staining is not due to rust.  It is adhesive from the missing sound deadening mat.  I will order some paint to improve the appearance. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gas Tank

Gas tank, fuel pump, and gas filler tube – these are parts that are not needed on an electric car. The gas tank is located in the front luggage compartment. 
The round contour in the lower left corner of the tank is designed to fit the collapsible spare tire.

Clockwise from the top: Gas tank, skid plate, fuel pump, tank ventilation junction box, filler neck and gas cap, and AC condenser blower.
 I will need to make a panel to close up the opening left by the removal of the gas tank.  The 20 gallon (75 liters) vessel takes up a fair volume of space. I’m hoping to mount 20 of the 56 batteries in this space.

Future mounting location of the charging plug.