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  1. So "what tail" ended up as "Gary's tale" which of course is much more interesting. I do not have the mechanical skills to be of much help but happy to get a bbq sorted while you guys sweat it out over and under his car. As for the tail, got more info. It's on a 1974 911 cis with 60,000 km. It was kept in dry garage in middle east and hadn't run for 40 years till it was recently recommissioned and sold. Given its location I assume tail was factory fitted.
  2. Anyone know which generation this tail is from and if its genuine Porsche?
  3. Always had a soft spot for modified 356, lovely car.
  4. I actually prefer the look of E21 to E30 and prices aren't silly either. Then there is a variety of Jap offerings such as RX7, MR2, 300ZX ...
  5. An early one I hope as something like a Maserati 4CL would be a better hand fit than modern F1 cars.
  6. For me he was such an integral part of 80's, hope they play the chain at his funeral RIP
  7. RPM might be a decent alternative as they are not far from you. I did buy a 964 from them back in 2014 and was happy with everything, their inspection report was spot on. Have been in touch on & off since and looked at a couple of other cars, always getting an honest opinion.
  8. Think it's mostly given to NHS staff and associated healthcare professionals. I assume the government has a much larger supply of OAZ than Pfizer so that could be contributing factor along with the cost and delivery (Pfizer has to be stored at -70c).
  9. Apparently some prisons are running at 150% capacity and given the current state of play expect to see even shorter terms, early releases and more suspended sentencing.
  10. Apparently they have switched underwriters from chubbs to axa and according to them new policies have more bells and whistles. They used to be good but feel that they have slipped up a bit so will need to shop around upon my next renewal. A bit of an interesting read .... https://www.ft.com/content/2b8b2f0b-f5a3-4117-80ea-50f26783d934
  11. I was given a window of opportunity 10 to 13 weeks after my 1st jab. Mrs just had her invite in the post today so she booked next Tuesday, a bit surprised as they only announced 55+ a few days ago and she has just turned 50.
  12. I had my first dose over a month ago, only side effect to Pfizer was upper arm ache for a couple of days which I hear is pretty common. A friend of mine who is a pulmonologist at a London hospital got Covid a few days after getting her Pfizer vaccine, obviously too soon for the vaccine to kick in yet so was a bit unlucky. Anyway it's just another layer of protection and not a ticket to freedom.
  13. Couldn't be bothered to read through all the sites/articles etc to figure out what happening hope someone will write a short unbiased summary or link to such an article or even PM me.
  14. I am not a member of DDK, anyone have his contact details?
  15. +2 for @jevvy he helped me out with stuff that had the "specialists" baffled when bringing one of mine back on road. Great eye for details too.
  16. If it gets to 8k then it would cost 160 quid per hp which is on par with our 911 and the family would still have to get out and push it up hills.
  17. Never seen black seats with red piping in a non red car let alone a slate grey one. Perhaps a good idea to take the car to a known 911 restoration expert to check it out for originality and if all is good then it must be a mix up in documentation.
  18. I found LW clutch easy to live with on my 964 but then I think the remap helped which is not an option on your SC. At the end of the day you are going to have a fully restored car Ian, do you think you might regret not doing the engine bay cosmetics while you are in there?
  19. Missed the boat but very drool worthy https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/3887613/the-only-porsche-powerboat-left-in-the-world-cost-3million-to-develop-and-could-be-yours-for-175000/
  20. Indeed it is the torque that kills the box, mine is in he process of being rebuilt for my 3.2 - its going to be expensive. I believe a properly rebuilt 915 by a known specialist in states will be around $10,000 if not more.
  21. I have an 89 3.2 as well a 73T with S calipers & 3.2 engine. My 89 is pretty standard but have fitted a flat lid and taken off the AC in order to shed a bit of weight. The 73T is pretty sorted cosmetically but does need some suspension work as Torsion bars & dampers are not standard and no ARB. As things stand my fav all time 911 to drive is my 89 (I have owned several standard and upgraded 964's as well as 991). 73T does look cooler though and I might enjoy driving it as much as my 89 once I fine tune the suspension but I prefer to keep things period correct and not go beyond 73RS spec (will replace the engine with a 2.7RS rep too) so expect the 89 to keep its spot.
  22. I have a soft spot for 356 of the 6 cyl variety, yours looks lovely.
  23. I have a few nice bikes and bits and bobs (including NOS deltas) but perhaps best not to post pics on this thread as I don't want to derail ... seems there are a few other guys into cycling so perhaps someone should start a thread to ease the pain of lock down 2. Gorgeous bikes BTW.
  24. I struggle with that too Ian. I think part of the problem is our height which means that in my case my leg is at a more acute angle to the pedals making it harder to maneuver, big feet (size 12 here) doesn't help either. Wearing the right shoes helps a bit, I prefer softer shoes with a small foot print (ala converse shoes). Another issue for some folk could be ankle mobility (lots of ankle mobility exercises on tube & IG). Anyway my mentality is that I just need more practice than others to get it right, wish I had a manual as daily for more practice time.
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