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On the rare occasion it’s sunny outside and
I’ve little else to do, I try to spend time sorting
out a few aesthetic parts. This has included
a full set of refurbished alloy wheels with
new, matching tyres. This has been a real
transformation to both looks and handling,
Well
as
previously
the moment
I was
hasliving
come,on
I am
thejust
edge
moving
with
forward
two
mismatched
to my grid
budget
position
tyres on the
the rear.
fast
Oulton
The
refurbished
Park circuit.
wheels
Theshowed
car felt up
good
myon
drum
the
warm upsolap,
the brakes
andsilver.
tyres had
bitthe
of
brakes,
I painted
those
Oneaof
heat repeaters
in them and I
wasatassome
comfortable
side
fell out
point, soasa aset6
of
original
amber
have
replaced
the clear
point
harness
andones
racing
seat
can make
you.
set. I was thinking of getting another clear
set,
a setthat
of clear
indicators
on the
front,
The and
nerves
had been
missing
all of
the
weekend
much
like so
Brandon’s
far hadcar
just
in stated
this issue,
to arrive.
howeverI
Iam
decided
now initunknown
would be territory.
cheaper toThe
embrace
one thing
the
that Iambers!
80’s
have notPerhaps
done in all
myofgreatest
the preparation
bargain
for this
has
beenmoment
a set of was
herringbone
doing a racing
tweed start.
seats
DOH!
in
perfect
Too
condition
late to worry
from a about
1978 car.
thatThese
now
though, the
replaced
my1 worn
minutepinstripe
board comes
seats,out
which
aboutI
managed
sellthe
someone
restoring
10 secondstolater
30 second
board istheir
out
(Oulton
VW
Camper,
park time
leaving
I have
me just
withrealised is
some extra
in
another
cash
even.
timeComing
dimension,
fromI abet
low
Jenson
mileage
doesn’t
car,
the foam is very plush, I never appreciated

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what I was missing! On a visual level, the
tweed pattern ties in nicely with the black &
white details on the car. Unfortunately, not
all of my attempts at making the car more
presentable have been successful. I took on
the challenge of repainting the mirrors. After
haveprimer,
the
to put up
I applied
with this)
too 10
much
more
paint
seconds
so it ran.
and
Ithe
started
5 second
again,
board
only is
forout.
it toI then
raisestart
the revs,
raining.
the
three red lights
Eventually,
as the
on the
finalgantry
coat come
of lacquer
on and....
was
they go the
drying,
outcat
and I
sat on
amthem!
off. Having wasted so
much
paint and time, I ended up lacquering
 
What with
a feeling,
hitting
them
my own
tears.the accelerator and
keeping it down for as long as possible before
catching
This
year the
I’verest
taken
of the car
pack
tointo
France,
the mayhem
Holland,
that is the &first
Germany
Belgium.
corner. The
Mostcar
recently,
to the left
I was
of
driving
frombut
Edinburgh,
only
for the
me is justback
in front
I’m making
ground he
chops off
clutch
pedal
thetofront
go toofthe
mefloor
and in
I  go
Carlisle.
right,
lookingout
Calling
in the
the breakdown
rear mirrorpatrol
I see afor
white
the first
car
tryingI explained
time
to go to the
a CF
right
postcode
of me was
and I
Cardiff.
chop
theirpatrol
The
nose and
mandefend
made my
it clear
position.
he had
Down
no
into the left
intention
of hander
towing and
me it’s
thattwo
far.abreast
Opening
but
everyone
the
bonnetgets
revealed
through,
thehard
clutch
now
cable
on was
the
accelerator
intact,
and waiting
soon desperate
for 6300 revs
thoughts
in each
began
gear
to run through my head. Luckily, it was the

actual clutch pedal which had snapped. We
removed it from the car, had it welded at a
garage and put it all back together before I set
off down the M6 with the minimum of gear
changes. It took just 2 hours from phoning up
to being on my way again. Sadly, this dashed
to change,
any
hopes the
of taking
light comes
the scenic
on androute
you change
home,
upIto
fourth,
pedal patrol
hard down,
left hander
as
knew
an angry
man would
come
coming
up if
and slight
to gosnapped
in thenagain
hard
and
get me
my clutchlift
pedal
down
to remote
come into
Shell Oil’s corner. Keep
on
some
A road!
left, brake hard and as late as  you can, down
This
month
to third,
turnmy
in car
late will
lookresume
for youGT
exitduties,
point
out ofathe
with
tripside
planned
window,
to push
France,
the Switzerland,
throttle keep
tight to the&kerb
Germany
Luxembourg.
on the exit and
Since
runbuying
out to the
left and
car
withmore
113kthrottle,
on the clock,
changeitup
now
to fourth.
stands
Nasty
at
133k.
chicane
I’m sure
next.it’sKeep
goodright,
for many
third,more
turn
in left
yet
andaiming
plan toforupgrade
the tyres,
parts
touch
as they
of brake,
need
right, left over
replacing.
I’d the
loverumble
to have
curbs
a 924
and
Turbo
nail the
or
another
Porsche,
having
shared
throttle. transaxle
On the crest
of thebut
hill
change
into
4thmany
so
at 6300rpm.Now
adventures, I’m
going
quite
down
fond
hill
of and
my
keeping
little
oldup
car.
with
Besides,
the carifinI front
was to
and
sellpulling
it, I’d
spend
my life
trying
to find my first car, a
away from
those
behind.
slightly tired yet faithful 924 with a poorly
fitting turbo bonnet. Felix

TwoFour  Issue 6 • www.porsche924.co.uk

TwoFour  Issue 6 • www.porsche924.co.uk

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