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1970 Porsche 911T Targa

Getting Your Bearings

Classic Velocity

Although the Targa has been out once or twice during the past year, it has been sidelined a bit due to an issue at the passenger front wheel that resulted in a thumping sensation once things warmed up. It felt like a high speed wheel balance issue, but it persisted even when you slowed down. All was well upon inspection, so it was tough to pin down. It would be fine once stopped for a short while. Switching wheels did not help, so I finally removed the wheel and changed the inner wheel bearing and race. A lengthy run so far seems to validate that the issue is fixed. Just in time for Targa top removal weather....

 

 

While I was there, I decided to flush the aging brake fluid and bleed all four brakes. The power bleeder came in handy since I had no assistant. Brakes did not feel bad before, but I have a firmer pedal afterwards.