1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Final Pieces – Replacing the Wiper Motor and Repairing the Rear Cover of the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on the classic 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo.

The first job was to fit the new replacement wiper motor under the scuttle panel. The team carefully undid and removed the mechanism and then pulled the old motor out of the car to check against the new piece. With the piece verified, the team could then work in reverse getting the new motor hooked up and in the car.

Then, the team turned their attention to the rear boot cover. This piece retracts and rolls up normally, but it had developed a bind which caused it to not roll back into the cartridge. Our technician Jon carefully took apart the piece to free it and then carefully reloaded the cover into the cartridge and put it back into the car where when tested worked correctly multiple times over without hesitation.

Stopping Power – Freeing the Brakes and Replacing the Handbrake Shoe on the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

The restoration workshop at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on freeing and fixing the brakes on the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo.

The car had a concern of the front nearside brake binding on while driving. The team stripped back the calliper and freed it loose. From there, the team inspected the rest of the brakes and began work on the handbrake of the classic Porsche.

Upon inspection, the team found the handbrake shoes were in need of replacement so a new set was ordered and fitted then adjusted to spec.

All Present and Correct – Fixing the Front Spot Lights and Heater Valve on the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on sorting out a few electrical issues with the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo.

The team first began with wiring in the front spot lights. This involved an in-depth pin grip and continuity testing through both the dash and bay harness to find why the front spot lights weren’t working correctly. After some wiring repairs and securing the necessary wiring from the lights to the switch, all worked perfectly and allowed the team to move onto the larger job at hand.

One of the concerns for the car was the heater valve and its controls working incorrectly. For this, our technician Jon removed the entire heater valve from the car in order to inspect it for any faults and its operation. The valve itself worked but on the interior panel, the controller for the heater had fallen into the dash itself from behind. Once this had been carefully pulled through from the dash, the team discovered it had seized and was in need of repair.

After this had been carried out, the team retested and got the heater system working just as it should.

This Just In – 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

The restoration workshops at Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ have welcomed this amazing 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo for our restoration teams to carry out some work on the classic sports car.

The car’s main reason for coming in is for an engine rebuild. The engine will be carefully inspected and assessed by the team and put together their report on the overall health and condition of the engine.

Along with that, the team have been asked to look into the fuel system, brakes, coolant system, intakes and suspension.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on this fantastic 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo.