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johndglynn

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    Northamptonshire

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  • Current 911
    1976 Carrera 3.0 in Continental Orange
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    Classic Car/Motorcycle Valuations Consultant

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  1. You could drop @jevvy a message - although you need to be a supporting member to send messages. He's not far away (Reading) and knows these cars inside out. Great friend and bone fide enthusiast.
  2. I agree with RB - 200 bhp in 1050 kilos is about perfect. Jack O has 270 bhp in his black car and on street tyres around Willow he will match a 450bhp GT3 Cup on R tyres to within a second or so. I don't want to work an old car that hard. 2.4 is a sweet spot in early cars IMHO - I would leave it on Webers with nice cams and some SSIs. It all depends where you're going to drive it and where it sits versus the "usability envelopes" of your other cars. As someone who is well and truly marinaded in the pros and cons of owning several projects, each needing 100+ hours, and trying to keep a lid
  3. Well it always included both - the idea of the early sports purpose cars was one car to do both - drive there/race/drive home. The big change is no one really drives their 911s to race/rally events these days - if they even race now - due to asset values and cost to maintain and all that.
  4. You can do that, or fit a shorter final drive. Plenty of choice out there and cheaper than a 3.2 SS build.
  5. Not sure about that. I quite like Harry's Farm - learned loads from watching it through Lockdown 1 but not watched much lately.
  6. This is 95% of motoring magazine journalism and a big part of why I jacked it in. I agree with the '86 being a sweet spot - subjective of course. There are sweeter ones for me. It is all about what you have to spend and what takes your fancy. There is so much choice in IB - N/A vs forced induction, MFI vs CIS vs Motronic/915 vs G50/2.7 vs 3.0 vs 3.2 is such a rich palette for those who want to stay standard and have the resources to mix their ideal shades. I like a blend of lighter weight, some attention to gears, changes to driving position, nicer shift and wider wheels. Any c
  7. You might be surprised at the Eire market and there are UK buyers who would happily to buy in Euros and store outside the UK while seeing how things pan out. Your buyer may not even be in the UK either way. I second/third offering it as standard, original door panels and lights etc. I bought and collected a nice IB for a client in Dublin last November and it has picked up good interest here. Not sure that £100k is realistic in this market even at under 70k miles but definitely no mods to sell.
  8. If you haven't checked your geometry in a while then it might be worth resetting the whole thing anyway. I think it is easier to get the arms off and do a few "while you're in there"s. Heat and cold are definitely the way to go. I use a small electric cooking hob to heat bearing carriers and the freezer is a great friend of mine.
  9. You will sell all of that stuff. You just need to list it in the proper forum. £15 to join and list here is less than the ebay 10%. That said, the eBay 10% is worth it. You get to keep 90% - better than 0%.
  10. So this is a T originally in Dark Green Metallic? You are not just going to build it back to original? Original is nice - all too easy to make a mess of longhood hot rods or have it look like a backdate. Speaking as someone who has probably driven more longhood hot rods than most... Obviously I get why people want to modify but if you can't consistently apply better engineering to the project than it left the factory with (and write down the true costs of these things before you embark on the project), then expect slightly disappointing results. This is why I ended up passing my 1971
  11. Mega - for a second I thought it was the truck and got super excited...
  12. Ah, the pre-HD days. Loving your work Jevvy. I think a lot of catching it is pretty intuitive but you have to be in the right frame of mind. I did a job for a PR lady friend at Bedfordshire County Council once, writing a brochure for adventure/high-octane experiences around the county. They took me on a day with a bunch of journos. It was like Monster truck stuff, rallycross, indoor skydiving, wakeboarding etc. We ended up at Bedford Autodrome where we did a half-day session in four types of cars. I had been to Bedford on car launches a few times and knew full well that it was all co
  13. Yes boys - this is how to do it. Should go well now. There are a few more mods one can do to perk things up (see Club GTI) but this is the number one.
  14. Also check the bakelite ignition switch itself. That is fairly notorious for falling to bits after reasonable mileage.
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