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Thank you very much. It was hard initially to modify a factory Six, but I got over it. I have modified my car so unless you really know these cars you would not know it was modified. I would bet even when I open the engine lid 95% of people will not know the 3.6 did not come stock. I am still stock bodied and will keep my 2-in 1-out Dansk muffler to keep the illusion real.
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The work is really quite incredible. Mine came with the 3.2, I pushed it up to 3.4 when I had a problem with the webbers being to small and over rich at high RPMs washed too much oil off the bore. Put injectors on and then motor went nasty noise and shiny bits in filter. The car came with the original number matching 2 litre not sure what is inside it and the 902 original box.
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You are lucky to have your matching numbers engine. Mine was separated from my car during the 2nd owner's time, around 1980. I am the 3rd owner and bought her in February of 2010. My car was built in May of 1971.
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More progress; almost done. We will powder coat it all in satin black and then cover the exterior of the shroud in Perlon.
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Here is a picture comparing the new oil cooler with the smaller old oil cooler - it is probably 25% bigger.
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Starting the process of moving the oil cooler thermostat to the engine compartment- where it really belongs, and getting ready to make the new oil cooler lines.
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OK, nothing very exciting to see but we relocated the Mocal thermostat for the oil cooler to the engine compartment and have figured out the oil line routing and fittings we need and I ordered them.

We also located the fuel pump for the 3.6 under the engine shelf on the passenger side close to the firewall, leaving room for the line to remain relaxed. Now we have to hope the engine will not interfere with it.

The next time we work on the car, maybe Wednesday, I will take the 3.6 and transaxle with me and we can check clearances and get started on the engine tins.
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Old 04-15-2024, 10:59 AM
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Yeah... well I now know we should have located the fuel pump under the gas tank in the front of the car. These pumps push a lot better than they pull. So, we will take care of that.
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OK, had a fun day working on the car yesterday. We relocated the fuel pump to under the gas tank and then moved the fuel filter from the engine compartment (where it lived with the 3.2) to under the engine shelf where we had originally mounted the fuel pump. That will help un-clutter the engine compartment a bit.

We also cleaned the engine with some Brake Clean- not really any oil on it but thought it was a good idea. Then Greg tackled the replacement of the engine wire harness. The 3.6 came from the factory with a wiring harness that ended up being problematic with the wire insulation becoming brittle and falling off, leaving exposed wiring. Porsche had a service campaign for this and I bought the complete engine replacement harness from Porsche for about $100. Best deal ever on a Porsche part. The new harness went in pretty easily and connected right up as we hoped.

When we pulled the fan assembly and alternator off the engine I was very happy to see that the engine was spotless- no rats nests, nuts, etc. Blew it out and only dust came out- and not much of that. That was a nice additional confirmation the engine had indeed been stored properly.

Then we installed the power steering cam shaft block off plates from Patrick Motorsports. Very simple parts, but very nicely made and fit perfectly.

Then we installed the Clewett Serpentine Belt kit- man was that worth the money. It looks beautiful and really will make any fan belt changes down the road a snap.

Next up on the list is to get the oil lines made and then the engine tins. Stay tuned.
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Had to clearance my stock 6 front engine mount a little bit. We added in the top strap and the strap running vertically to tie it all together. Probably overkill, but what the heck. Now we just have to lightly clean up the welds and send it off to powder coat with some assorted other parts for the engine.
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