Aug 25, 2010 update to the Porsche 911 Carrera project car

21 Bucks Well Spent

The Porsche recently got more attention in the form of new shifter bushings.
The upper bushings are the originals, and the holes had become oval-shaped. The new ones (the lower set) are much crisper. These are two of the four pieces that we replaced.

Huge impacts don’t always have to be paired with huge bills. Last night we replaced our Porsche’s shifter bushings. After 26 years they were showing their age; they’re common wear items on these cars.

The complete replacement process took us about 5 hours—that includes getting distracted and eating some pizza—but the parts bill was fair. The full set of shifter bushings cost us only $21. The shift action is now much, much better.

While we were in there, we also replaced the inner and outer shift coupler boots. These two rubber boots provide a seal between the transmission input shaft and the interior of the car. One was simply missing, and the other was tired. Both parts added about $32 to the tally.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/25/10 10:49 a.m.

Huge impacts don't always have to be paired with huge bills. Last night we replaced our Porsche's shifter bushings. After 26 years they were showing their age; they're common wear items on these cars.

The complete replacement process took us about 5 hours--that includes getting distracted and eating some pizza--but the parts bill was fair. The full set of shifter bushings cost us only $21. The shift action is now much, much better.

While we were in there, we also replaced the inner and outer shift coupler boots. These two rubber boots provide a seal between the transmission input shaft and the interior of the car. One was simply missing, and the other was tired. Both parts added about $32 to the tally.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/25/10 11:38 p.m.

Thanks!

ArizonaGT
ArizonaGT New Reader
8/26/10 3:21 p.m.

Check out those boxes under the hood...must be a crate engine in there!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/26/10 3:57 p.m.

Wait a minute. Isn't the engine in the back?

ArizonaGT
ArizonaGT New Reader
8/26/10 5:16 p.m.

That's crazy talk.

audifan
audifan Reader
8/28/10 7:09 a.m.

engine in the back! that must be one of them dang FFF-EEE-RRR-NNN cars mutters the redneck as he spits out his chewing tobacco whilst shuffling back to his jalopy

ArizonaGT
ArizonaGT New Reader
8/29/10 5:20 p.m.

hurf durf

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/30/10 11:01 a.m.

You guys are silly.

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