1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Enclosing the Engine Compartment

After seeing the accumulation of road debris that collected in the engine compartment over the last nine months, I realized I have to make an effort to seal up the compartment. I purchased a sheet of 1/8” (3 mm) ABS plastic. I used cardboard to make a template, and then used a jig saw to cut the proper shape. A fine tooth blade and a slow blade speed worked best. Higher speed melted the plastic and caused the cut to reseal.

 I left a gap around the transmission bell housing to allow the motor to move under load.  I'm also constructing a panel to enclose the floor of the engine compartment.

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