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About Richot1989

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    IB Glitterati

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  • Location
    Penn, Bucks
  • Interests
    Classic cars, Clay shooting, Golf, and staying alive to drive my cars!!

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    1989 911 3.2 Carrera Sport Cab
  • Daily Driver
    320E Merc, also: Aston Martin (1934), Jaguar XK120 (1950), Jaguar E Type (1965)
  • Lottery Car
    Ex LeMans C Type Jag or DBR1 Aston
  • Day Job?
    Retired but now don't have enough time to do everything!!!
  • Favourite Food
    'Proper' Asian food, fish & chips
  • Drink?
    Real ale, red wine, rum(dark)& coke
  • Drive of your life
    Any clear country road in one of the old cars

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  1. Can't beat driving a lovely 911 Cab in some of the glorious weather we have had (but not at the moment!) this year.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  2. Good result๐Ÿ‘ Shows the value of this forum with members willing to share their experience and advice๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  3. Looks great --- from ground level and below!!๐Ÿ‘
  4. Yes, a very sad day indeed but what an Alladin's cave!!
  5. Very good, runnersp๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
  6. I'm in awe.๐Ÿ‘ I daren't show Mrs WC's craftsmanship to the wife! No need for Mrs WC to go to the gym!!
  7. Ok LesW, living in the Chilterns, we have quite a few steep hils around so will give the recommendation a good try. Thanks again, Richard
  8. Hi Guys, Many thanks for all your comments, experience and advice. Just need to put a lot of miles on it (looking forward to that!!) and see how it improves. Cheers, Richard
  9. Again, Thanks guys. Yes, spirited driving from now on then (just like before the top-end rebuild) and will also check out for possible 'exhaust valve' leakage! SWT, not sure which oil they put in - will ask the question. (and NO, I'm not going to ask which grade/brand is best!!!!!!!) Thanks again๐Ÿ‘
  10. Thanks guys - I'll try SilverWT's technique. - I thought I had read about it last year but for some reason, couldn't find your thread. Cheers, Richard
  11. Hi Guys, Thanks for your prompt replies. As recommended, I haven't exceeded 4k rpm yet and I have driven it gently, mainly on the flat - no steep inclines - up or down. Oil level (hot & on tickover) is correct. Perhaps it will settle down with more mileage (and spirited driving!) allowing everything to bed in. It only smokes on start up if the car has been left for several days - occasionally not at all but most times, its quite a cloud ( invoking quite a negative comment from her in doors!). I haven't noticed it smoking on acceleration or deceleration, and it doesn't smoke on tickover. I just am disappointed seeing this cloud of smoke have spent a few pennies having the work done. Are there any restrictors which reduce oil drainage back into the engine when its switched off? Thanks
  12. The speedo on my '89 3.2 has always given a highly optimistic reading - around 10 - 20%. EG at an indicated 40mph, I'm only actually doing 32mph. You would think that this is helpful in not getting a speeding ticket! But it can be a problem when I drive one of my other cars that don't have over optimistic speedos!! I know that it's highly unlikely, but there any adjustment that can be made within the speedo unit to reduce its over optimism????
  13. My '89 3.2 recently had a top end overhaul (at 55k). Valves, guides, rings etc., were replaced. I've done 300+ careful miles since (advised not to exceed 5krpm for the first 500 miles). However, if the car hasn't been used for several days, it gives quite a puff of smoke on startup. Should I expect this after a top-end rebuild? Your expert thoughts please.
  14. Found the rocker switch - its below the oil pressure/engine temp gauge. So thanks for your help in jogging my memory!!๐Ÿ‘

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