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15-06-2012, 01:41 AM
As some of you know last October I sold my R32 rally car and purchased a classic old 911 that we like to call Blau Frau or when we're angry at it the Blue shyte :P


Full Gallery HERE with Specifications (http://forums.pelicanparts.com/dto_garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vehicle_id=13808)

So being I can't leave well enough alone and since the end of January the car has been away with Michael at Promotive here in Brisbane getting a few things upgraded / modified.

The list is long and there is still a lot to go later on but the main things we have done so far are

Installing an adjustable Tilton pedal box (I'm a short arse and wasn't happy with the pedal position)
Changing the clutch from cable operated to hydraulic
Upgrading all the brake lines to braided
Completely altering and refitting the rollbar to better fit the car and follow the B pillar angle of the car
Brand New Porsche Silver Knit carpet in RS style (looks stunning pics to follow)
Refurbished the Braid BZ Wheel from black to RSR style (see below)
General Maintenance and tuning and investigation of future mods / engine tweaks.
Powder Coating Black all the silver Rennline aftermarket parts.

Anyway I got some images tonight of the almost finished refurbished wheels from Michael at Promotive, they should arrive at Michael's next week from Melbourne and they are just doing some final finishing to them.

They are in RSR style and as you can see they went from black originally to bead blasted to RSR style. From the pics I have seen I am stoked with the work and can't wait to get them back on the car even if it has taken them since the end of January :eek:

Before being sent away


Bead Blasted



Starting the Refinishing



Almost Done




Once I get the car back and Michael and I have a chance to photograph and document everything that was done so far I'll continue the thread with updated images and info if anyone is interested.

Cheers Al

15-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Holy crap those 2 tone fuchs's look the business!
When will we get to see this thing out at Happy Laps or in action?

15-06-2012, 02:10 PM
I'm not going to be rallying it, it was a bare shell rebuild in 2000 so its in too nice a condition to hammer it at Targa. The odd track day or hill climb at Mt Cotton is on the cards though.

Cheers Al

15-06-2012, 02:22 PM
I'm not going to be rallying it, it was a bare shell rebuild in 2000 so its in too nice a condition to hammer it at Targa. The odd track day or hill climb at Mt Cotton is on the cards though.

Cheers Al

Happy Laps then :P
We do them every month and it isn't too hard on the car as it isn't timed or flat out either, but spirited enough to have fun.

15-06-2012, 07:20 PM

18-06-2012, 04:16 PM
nice mate, very nice indeed

19-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Totally love it.

19-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Thanks guys, wheels are on the way back from refinishing in Melbourne, new pedal box and carpet is in so should have it back by the latest early next week. We'll take some hi res images of all the work done the,

Cheers Al

01-07-2012, 07:11 PM
A bit of an update now I have it back

Finally got it out for a wash and a drive after 6 months of upgrades.

Only a couple of crappy phone pictures for now sorry :(

Michael is going to take a series of images with his high end DLSR gear over the weekend if we can tee up a time to get together so I'll post some better exposed ones of the interior work as well but most of his mastery done to it is under the skin.

About 12k into it here so far with a long way to go until I'm happy.





Cheers Al

01-07-2012, 07:12 PM
A few of the changes / upgrades, I'm sure to miss a lot of them but I'll try and drag out the invoices at some stage.

All the silver anodised Rennline parts powder coated black, I'll try and get photos of each one (I hate bling)

Custom made drivers side perforated floor board behind the pedals

Tilton pedal box fully adjustable bias (still to choose mounting point for adjuster) and also custom fabricated mounting plate by Michael with multiple mounting position forward and back for the pedals (I'm a short arse and hated sitting so close to the wheel to get full travel on the stock pedals but didn't want to affect the sitting position of any of my friends who might drive it with me on track days and the like. It is a quick and easy job to adjust the location of the pedals for the perfect seating position for any driver)

Clutch changed from cable operated to hydraulically operated. Done as part of the pedal upgrade. All the lines for brake and clutch are braided Kevlar from the pedals to master cylinder.

Removal of vacuum brake booster done as part of the pedal box upgrade. the pedal feel is so good now and the pedal is so firm. You can really modulate the braking now and this is one of my favourite upgrades.

Roll bar removed and completely re-fabricated re-welded and then powder coated. The cross bar was on the wrong side, the whole roll bar was forward of the B pillar so Michael reconfigured it to match the angle of the B pillar and moved the cross bar to the correct side for RHD car. All beautifully tig welded before powder coating and refitting.

Brake lines all replaced and upgraded to full braided

Wheels sent to Classic Road and Track in Melbourne for refinishing in RSR style. This took 6 months of work and they have polished lips and are Anodised on the outer rings. The silver petals and black centres are painted with the silver petals in the rough RSR finish to match the anodising. We were going to fully Anodise them but they are two piece wheels and the centres are a slightly different material so the best solution was to paint the centres.

Full interior re-trim in OEM Porsche silver-knit carpet in Porsche RSR style. Carpet sourced from Germany and supplied by Classic and British in Sydney. All the patterns for the carpet were custom made and the full custom install with the roll bar in situ was done by F&H trimmers in Coorparoo. Steve is from the old school of doing things and is pedantic in making sure it was as close to the factory style as possible

A general overall service of the engine, gearbox and drive train was undertaken by Michael at Promotive, things like pads, oils, rotors, plugs, leads, globes, tyres anything and everything was replaced with new.

Michael also oversaw the whole of the project from start to finish for me and I can't recommend him more highly. He is pedantic about everything being done to the highest standard possible and his fabrication and engineering skills are second to none and I am very grateful to have him looking after my car. In his spare time he builds competition full carbon monocoque planes and put a jet engine in his two seater petrol powered chopper for the fun of it so looking after my car is a dawdle for him :laugh:

I'm sure there is a lot I have missed and I'll keep updating the thread in the coming months as we get pictures of everything and move onto the next stage which will now be a full respray with the new IROC front and rear bumpers including new headers and dual rear exhaust like the IROC cars had and relocating the oil cooler to the front bumper area

Cheers Al

01-07-2012, 07:47 PM
I am sincerely happy to see this come along so much. And that you are not cutting any corners along the way. I'd love to be doing the same!

01-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Thing of beauty Al.
Coming along great. :D

01-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Thanks guys

T5 Damo
09-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Looks great mate. Michael at promotive is excellent. Love his workshop and his helicopter. Michael overhauled my 944Turbo brakes for me at a unreal price. Come do happy laps. I did it for the first time at lakeside yesterday with the Porsche club in my 66 beetle. Its got a big engine and keeps up with 911's like yours easily. The GT3's not so much.

09-07-2012, 05:42 PM
I'll echo the "join in happy laps" call.
I am organising the next one at lakeside in August so let me know if you want in.

09-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Thanks guys, I've got recce for Targa Adelaide at the end of this month and then the event the end of August followed by Targa High Country recce and rally to come which I'll be doing in the silly seat but I'll see if I can fit in a day in between somewhere. Still a long way to go until I'm finished with the cars mods / upgrades.

Cheers Al

09-07-2012, 07:32 PM
I was a bit slow the other day mate. Was over at Graeme's, should popped over and checked out the mods first hand ! :)

09-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Drop in any time mate,

12-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Some more images of the work undertaken so far.

The pedal box, and Momo Prototipo wheel with quick release mount custom made by Michael at Promotive.


The custom adjustable Tilton Pedal box and custom made backing plate. The pedal box is adjustable in reach with two positions, mine and the stock position further forward if someone taller wants a drive.


Rollbar reconfigured to match angle of B pillar and powder coated the same as the IROC cars were & shift linkage panel cover powder coated. All Interior trimming by F&H Motor Trimmers using Porsche Silverknit carpet in RS style


Some of the trimming work by F&H showing the seat belt covers he custom made and covered in leather


New master cylinders mounted to powder coated blower motor cover. Also powder coated strut tower brace, smugglers box cover and powder coated odyssey battery mount.


Close up of master cylinders and beautiful new braided lines. All lines were changed out for braided. The clutch was changed from cable operated to hydraulically operated as well.


Odyssey battery mount powder coated.


The beautifully refurbished wheels from Melbourne Classic Road and Track


Engine bay clean up and a few tweaks to the engine by Promotive ;-)


Great shot of the arse end.


The paint is in fairly good condition but the whole car will be resprayed once the front and rear IROC bumpers and whale tail are fitted.


Here you can see how the rollbar runs in line with the B pillar as the original IROC cars did.


Denny Hulme's 74 911 RSR IROC (International Race of Champions) It was a racing series in the off season to F1, Indycar, Nascar and Can Am Sports car racing that Roger Penske started using equal 911 IROC's for the first two seasons before they changed to Camaro's. Drivers included Denny Hulme, Emmerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Allison, Mark Donohue and many others.

We are trying to emulate this car in performance and look when my car is finished, though without the sponsor logos.


Current exterior shot of my car. If you compare it to the previous Denny Hulme IROC image you will see I need to replace the front and rear bumpers with the light weight non impact ones and I will use the whale tail for track days and keep the duck tail for the street. We will have a quick release system for the deck lids so they are easy to change out.


Originally the first 12 cars came from the factory to Penske with the ducktail but they found it had too little downforce so changed to the whale tail.

I will also have the car completely resprayed in the current original Arrow blue and get rid of the rocker sills as well as replace the Carrera decal with Porsche decal.

Before that we will be replacing the brake rotors and callipers and sending the shocks out to Murray Coote for a tickle as well as adding a through the body sway bar and changing the torsion bars for something more suitable.

Finally we'll drop the engine and trans and give them a good performance upgrade and replace the complete wiring loom with one of Michaels custom light weight looms he makes.

More to come as things progress, there is a full gallery of the latest images available on my Imgur feed HERE (http://imgur.com/a/szBu6)

Cheers Al

12-09-2012, 09:16 PM
Holy sheet. Looks incredible! Totally in love!

What size are the rear tyres?

What kind of weight will it end up being? And what kind of power figures?

Seriously, I love your car. Would love to see it in the flesh one day. The pedal box did funny things to my insides. :)

13-09-2012, 01:01 AM
Looks fantastic, Al. You must be stoked with the results!!

13-09-2012, 04:59 AM
Holy sheet. Looks incredible! Totally in love!

What size are the rear tyres?

What kind of weight will it end up being? And what kind of power figures?

Seriously, I love your car. Would love to see it in the flesh one day. The pedal box did funny things to my insides. :)

Thanks, still a long way to go but its getting there.

Wheel Sizes are 15 X 8 front & 15 X 10 rear

Tyres are Michelin TB 15 tyres 270 X 45 X 15 Front and 295 X 40 X 15 Rear. They are the only ones who still make a 15" in the right sizes

Currently around 1160kg, still a light weight wiring loom to go in yet and the heavy front and rear impact bumpers will be changed out to the lightweight IROC racing ones as well as a lot of other things being deleted so hopefully just north of 1000kg when we are done.

No current dyno figures, we haven't had it out of the car yet to put it on Michaels engine dyno. When we are finished with the engine and trans work I would hope it will be north of 300hp and 3.2 litres instead of the 3.0 currently, which with the right gearing and the LSD will be more than enough fun.

Looks fantastic, Al. You must be stoked with the results!!

Thanks Geoff, really happy with the work so far but still a long way until it is finished.

Cheers Al

13-09-2012, 08:27 AM
Damn Al looks awesome as ever.


13-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Thanks Matt :-)

18-09-2012, 05:24 PM
What an enjoying read. Al, I love how methodical and well thought out you are with your upgrades & modifications. You are amazing in the detail level you put into your car and its no wonder why it has come up as nicely as it has. Thank you for making possibly one of the best threads ever.

PM sent :)

18-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the kind words Robbie but I have nothing on alex_g and the beautiful work he has done on his car in his swallow tail project thread (http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/forums/f13/swallow-tail-project-has-begun-77.html)

19-09-2012, 04:53 PM
alex_g MK1 Swallow tail project is on another level :)

Gti Dave
06-05-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice blue toy you got there Quozl. Enjoy.

11-05-2013, 12:17 AM
one of the best!! i have a 74 targa im restoring, i just love the early lines and i must say yours is fantastic.. great looking car and mods...


11-05-2013, 02:48 AM
Nice blue toy you got there Quozl. Enjoy.

Thanks Dave....

one of the best!! i have a 74 targa im restoring, i just love the early lines and i must say yours is fantastic.. great looking car and mods...


Thanks Steff post some photos of the project would love to see them.

Cheers Al

19-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Subscribed to thread:headbanger:

Dream off one day getting a old school 911 with some singer threatment :D

06-01-2015, 09:28 AM
This looks awesome. Subbed.

Would love to see this in real life. Also most of the pictures are down. Anyway for me to browse through them?

06-01-2015, 12:23 PM
Haven't updated this thread in forever. Sorry about the links to the pics, the full gallery can be seen on my IMGUR page

HERE (http://imgur.com/a/szBu6)

We've finihsed stage two of the build now with a complete suspension out upgrade & rebuild as well and an upgrade of the brakes and a few other bits and bobs all detailed in the gallery on Imgur.

Cheers Al

10-01-2015, 10:22 PM
Looks great, thanks for sharing.

11-01-2015, 03:15 PM
Awesome looking machine! Always have loved the earlier 911's.
Dream machine!

11-01-2015, 04:02 PM
Al, just a beautiful example. This is in my eyes is an absolutely beautiful 911. Do you get out to meets often? I'd love to see it.

22-01-2015, 12:14 PM
oh fancy meeting you here :D

05-03-2015, 02:22 PM
Awesome progress mate! Absolutely love what yore doing.