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HomeTech Articles > Engine Compartment Detailing

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Engine Compartment Detailing:
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Re-assembling the components was not difficult it was just tough trying not to scratch the shroud .

Remember to install the strap BEFORE getting the shroud in place and the alternator bolted  up ! I thought I was going to have to take everything apart to get the strap on, but it did go on with a little patience.

I located the bolt for the strap over to the far right side so that it would be smooth across the top. I panicked at this point because I had not installed the fan so that I wouldn't damage it and it didn't look as though it would clear the motor mount.

With towels laid out and very careful maneuvering I was able to get it on the shaft and bolted down . Assembly of the rest of the components was easy and went very quickly.

Installation of the new Magnecore wires was a breeze and everything fit perfect.

I installed new ducting to the headers (thanks Roy !) and put wire looms on all of the wires .

The finished project ! Well worth the time and effort.

Details are everything ! I had these PORSCHE stickers made at the local sign shop and they accent the engine perfectly.

The Finished Engine
This project is a true do it yourself labor of love because the total cost for this complete job (except for the Magnebraid wires I got for Xmas) was the cost of  six cans of  hi-temp paint and a few brushes - maybe $30 !!

Comments and Suggestions:
darcher Comments: This is really really pretty but I just used carburetor cleaner and a scotch brite on my cast alloy parts on my wofe's '85 Carrera and left them all natural when I swapped out an alternator.I cleaned the shroud w/ bathroom cleaner and white terry cloth pieces on either a paint stirrer or a dowel stick to get into tight places. A few corners even got swabbed out w/ q-tips. The plastic and rubber parts including the ignition wires got wiped down w/ Armor-all. It isn't as pretty as the article above but it's showroom stock and looks good. Plain but good. Maybe next summer...
March 4, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
Gene Comments: What can I do to restore the original appearance to cast aluminum parts, such as most of the fantasticly designed exposed engine parts on my 968. Water spotted. What about greying parts, like engine parts on my 944?
October 9, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If they are aluminum, you can polish them. But it will be time consuming. Use an aluminum polish and elbow grease. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
911 peu Comments: excellent job, both the article and the detailing job. plkease come to Tahoe and do my '74 911 targa. I will take you skiing !
April 20, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
scottyrock Comments: I removed my value cover,I need to remove oil and paint , so that i can repaint or spray it. What should i use and do you carry it.I need your expertise.THANK
January 22, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not a huge fan of any paint on the valve covers. They are either magnesium or aluminum, and they won't corrode if left alone and unpainted. The factory didn't paint them, and I typically follow the factory when it comes to issues like these. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  

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