The cups are a good idea but I like labeled baggies, you can number them in order and hang them on the wall so you can see them. Keeps the flat areas clear which you know you can never have enough of , some shops use stacked trays on trolleys
Jim, I’ve used a lot of baggies too! Fortunately, like the Etype SPC, the Porsche PET (Porsche ErsatzTeile = Porsche Spare Parts ) document also does a pretty good job of showing things in an exploded diagram fashion. That will be helpful going back.
Actually, over the last two days, I have been back on the Etype. After tearing down the Flat 6, it was evident that machining work is required. It will be the subject of a future article but let’s just say there are very few qualified candidates in the US to so this work. I have selected one and paid my 50% deposit to “get in line” for what looks like a mid April opening. Of course, that will slip but better than some of the full rebuild shops, which are booked months if not years out. Anyway, this gives me a hiatis on the Porsche so back to the Jag. And that worked out because some key items for it arrived in the last few weeks. I read an article by a top restoration shop. In effect, they liked to keep 8-10 cars in rotation, as this kept their staff fully occupied in spite of the inherent delays that come up with any individual project. And one guy can plausibly bill to multiple cars at the same time! No, just kidding. I think? BTW I’m leaving shortly to attend my yearly JCNA Judges Training.
Good for you Harvey makes you very knowledgeable your very committed. When I joined this group I thought I new everything ,now I think I know nothing . Good to know people like you ,I can come off the ski hill and just ask
I would use baggies and put them in a box ,when the box is full reverse the process but you start routing around and cleaning pretty soon it’s an Easter egg hunt, I figure if I number them and hang them on a wall it might work better Then move a few times . It can take a long time to find parts you squirrel away
Cheers enjoy your training
Robin, it is an interesting design which I frankly don’t fullly understand yet. It is their Variocam Plus, which changes the timing on the input cam do obtain a flatter torque curve over the rpm range. I am also curious and will try and find out how it works.
Hay Mister Barnes, I am working on a 4.2 Liter engine for my e type FHC 1966.
Can you tell me why the cams have changes and the space between the cam followers and cams are bigger then before?
The cams are diabolo and shorter, one milimeter, so the cap is two times bigger.
Strange from Coventry.
IMS bearing failure does not affect EVERY Porsche flat six, but enough it is a valid concern because when it DOES happen, it can trash the entire engine. Doing the replacement is really not THAT big a deal, and given the purchase price, and value, of a well-maintained car, the ~$2500 price tag is not outrageous. It costs at least that, or more, to replace the cutch, or transmission, or several other components, that can also fail at about the same age. A pre-emptive repair is cheap insurance.
I daily drive a 2002 996 Targa. Bought it with 55K miles and the IMS bearing replaced. Now have over 110K miles will very little maintenance required. Clutch is still ok, but most likely will go ahead an schedule a replacement including IMS. These are fantastic driving cars, just need to be careful when purchasing one. JS