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Old 11-27-2018, 05:18 PM
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The failing paint on my 993 started the ball rolling on a refresh project: why not take care of the stuff I knew it needs before sending it out for a respray?



The priority here is to avoid shipwright's disease and fix what needs fixing while staying away from the madness of while you're in there-itis. The last time I did this, my '72 'cuda 340 was in parts for more than a decade and a running work in progress for another 5-6 years. Ain't nobody got time for that.

The trans has been problematic since I got the car, so it's going off to Brian Copan. Could pull the trans and leave the engine in, but it needs valve cover gaskets, caps+rotors+dizzy belt+wires, and timing chain cover seals for sure, so it seems best to drop it:



So far I've managed to avoid removing all the suspension in favor of cleaning in place, but there really should be a 12-step process.



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The failing paint on my 993 started the ball rolling on a refresh project: why not take care of the stuff I knew it needs before sending it out for a respray?



The priority here is to avoid shipwright's disease and fix what needs fixing while staying away from the madness of while you're in there-itis. The last time I did this, my '72 'cuda 340 was in parts for more than a decade and a running work in progress for another 5-6 years. Ain't nobody got time for that.

The trans has been problematic since I got the car, so it's going off to Brian Copan. Could pull the trans and leave the engine in, but it needs valve cover gaskets, caps+rotors+dizzy belt+wires, and timing chain cover seals for sure, so it seems best to drop it:



So far I've managed to avoid removing all the suspension in favor of cleaning in place, but there really should be a 12-step process.



Isn't powder coating great?


3 weeks from now he will be pulling the motor
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I've done this job. I pulled only the tranny. Reinstall was no fun, but I got it done .... and then realized I had the wrong shift coupler that made the shifter feel welded in place when I got all it all back together. Turns out the one I bought on eBay was listed by the part number on the box, which was for a C2, which I had. But the actual part in the box was for a C4/S. Cost $700 to have that error tracked down and corrected by a pro. What a nightmare. And I did plugs and wires and dist. rebuild the hard way - with engine in the car. Man, that was a job.
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3 weeks from now he will be pulling the motor
Oh yes. Yes he will. That's my Christmas break project.

But not the suspension. A man's got to know his limitations.
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Oh come on, go full rothaus on it!
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Oh come on, go full rothaus on it!
I did just order a gallon of Oil Eater based on rothaus's SC suspension thread.
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I can stop any time I want. Really.

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How do you clean with the hose in the garage without making a gigantic mess?
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The cleaning work is all just as Rothaus says - spray the oil eater, scrape and scrub. Repeat. Water mess is kept down with low pressure and big plastic bins underneath.
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Ed,
Looking forward to watching your progress. I drove a 993 transmission out to Copans' shop many years ago. Great people to work with and a very impressive shop.




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