The Porsche 964 and 993 Chain Link Issue

We have decades of experience of building both standard and highly modified air cooled Porsche engines. Very often, it’s the attention to detail that makes the difference between a successful, reliable engine build and one which can give trouble down the line.

This PDF created by director Colin Belton highlights an issue relating to the vital timing chain split link.

When fitting a replacement split chain to a 964 or 993 engine, you must ensure that you use the correct retaining clip on the ends of the split link joint.

You can download the full PDF guide here.


9m93 GT2 Opportunity For Sale

Here at Ninemeister, whilst we are not Porsche dealers in any conventional sense, on rare occasions we do have 9m Cars for sale. Furthermore, on even rarer occasions there presents an opportunity to purchase an ongoing 9m project at the most significant stage of the build. This 9m93GT2 Project is one such opportunity.

For good reason the 993GT2 is regarded as an icon. It is after all the fastest, most powerful air-cooled 911 to have ever rolled off the Porsche production line at Weissach.

Aficionados and collectors concur, driving values of factory cars well into seven figures to the point where the GT2 has become the stuff of legends. So whilst the majority of Porsche enthusiasts now dream about owning a GT2, for one lucky owner this 9m build could well be that unique opportunity to realise their dream.

All 9m Car builds are created with the finest attention to detail, this 9m93GT2 is no exception. With the massively time consuming process of crafting this authentic Porsche 993 GT2 factory specification body now complete, the truly fun part of specifying the finished car awaiting whoever commissions the build. Paint colour, interior trim, seats, engine performance, exhaust tone, chassis dynamics, wheels & tyres are just some of the options open to choice. We’ve suggested possible specifications below, however in reality there is almost no limit to what you may wish to do with this project although one thing is definitely for sure. When finished, it will be perfect.

Dare to Dream

Bodywork

  • 9m constructed GT2 Evo bodyshell (converted from 993 Carrera 4)
  • Sunroof delete (full factory roof skin)
  • 9mRS chassis reinforcement package
  • Seam welding
  • Airbag delete
  • Paint and Trim
  • Electrophoretic coated shell
  • 9m 16 stage prepare and paint process
  • Colour to be decided

Interior

Choice of two finishes, or a bespoke interior to your specification.
RS Lightweight

  • Vinyl or alcantara headlining
  • New Porsche carpet set
  • Rear seat delete
  • 9mRS Carbon seats
  • RS door panels
  • Full leather/alcantara re-rim (any available colour)
  • 993RS steering wheel
  • Manual windows, mirrors
  • RS gearshift
  • Refurnished instruments

Touring

  • Leather, vinyl or alcantara headlining
  • New Porsche carpet set
  • 993 hardback sports seats
  • 993 door panels
  • Full leather/alcantara re-rim (any available colour)
  • 993RS steering wheel
  • Electric windows, mirrors
  • RS gearshift
  • Refurnished instruments
  • Porsche Classic HiFi, 9m speaker package (optional)

Chassis

  • 9m X-sport adjustable suspension package
  • 993GT2 mono-ball top mounts
  • 993GT2 front suspension uprights & steering arms
  • RS wishbone & rear link bushes
  • 9m GT2 Evo stiff axle kit
  • 993GT2 calipers & 4 channel ABS braking system
  • 9mRS engine & gearbox mounts

Wheels and Tyres

  • 9m93GT2 Speedline 9×18 front,
  • 12×18 rear (optional)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 225/40 front, 295/30 rear

Engine and Transmission

  • 9m fully rebuilt 3.6 Twin Turbo engine, 450+hp
  • Bosch Motronic engine management – custom tune
  • 9m/Kline Inconel exhaust system
  • 9m Evo Intercooler
  • 9mRS lightweight flywheel package
  • GT2 6 speed G50 2wd transmission
  • 9m Wavetrac limited slip differential (ZF optional)
  • GT2 hollow drive shafts

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Porsche Club GB Night at Ninemeister

The evening of the 8th of May saw the Ninemeister team staying behind after hours to welcome some important guests. The local area of Porsche Club GB were calling by to take a look at some of the latest projects in the Ninemeister build shop and also talk about some of the newer servicing updates in the main workshop.

It was a great chance to talk Porsches of all ages, show how some of the latest Hunter wheel alignment systems work and also let the Ninemeister team talk cars too.

Because unlike many people who work within the automotive industry, our team are as passionate about cars after work as they are when working on customers cars. We thought it would be a cool idea to let the crew show their own personal projects too.

So alongside the Porsches and Porsche projects, there were such diverse cars as a brand new Caterham, a German classic BMW E46 M6, a Japanese classic Nissan Skyline R32. Oh, and a chopper bike…

Inside the showroom was a unique display. A chance to see the progress of a 9m custom project build. From bare shell, through primer, to deep gloss paintwork, then finally the finished car. It takes more than 1,000 man hours to create a 9m car and it’s very rare to see a complete chronological time line of the build process.

And for anyone who may have needed any extra incentive, there was a delicious hog roast on hand, with all proceeds going to the North West Air Ambulance.

We would call that a good nights work and recreation.