Nov 24, 2010 update to the Porsche 911 Carrera project car

Porsches, Planes and Some Prevention

We started the morning at a PCA event, sharing the lot with some neat cars: 964 turbo to the left, 911 turbo and 944S cab to the right.
Aero Dynamics saw another full house. That's a Porsche tractor toward the back-left corner of this shot.
Lou Verdiales hosted another tech seminar and answered questions.
Yes, a real Speedster and a real DP turbo.
We also got to watch Lou work on a customer's car.
And then the planes rolled in. A dozen or so military-issue aircraft stopped by the fly-in for lunch. They happened to park right next to the shop.
This photo has nothing to do with cars, but seeing the planes up close was pretty cool.
We wrapped up the day by installing a JWest Engineering headlight relay kit.

And remember our burned-out high-beam switch? Apparently that’s a common problem with the 911, as all of the electricity is routed through the switch.

The Porsche got some much-needed attention lately. Deadlines and travel have kept us away from the car.

First, we spent Sunday morning down at Aero Dynamics, a shop that services both planes and Porsches. They’re located in the Spruce Creek Fly-In, a residential fly-in community in Port Orange, Florida, just south of Daytona Beach.

The shop periodically hosts open houses for our local PCA region, and the meets tend to turn into car shows/tech seminars. They also serve a nice breakfast, while their hangar provides shade and/or rain protection. Lou Verdiales and his family are excellent hosts.

And remember our burned-out high-beam switch? Apparently that’s a common problem with the 911, as all of the electricity is routed through the switch. Eventually the switch can no longer cope.

The fix is a wiring redo: reconfigure the circuit so the electricity goes from the battery straight to the fuse box. All of that juice is no longer sent through the somewhat wimpy high-beam switch.

You can fab your own kit or opt for one that’s ready to go. We took the easy route, choosing the JWest Engineering relay kit. It retails for $25. Installation wasn’t too difficult—crimp a few wires, make a few connections, and make everything fit. Done.

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3/15/11 7:19 p.m.

Been a while ... any updates?

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