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    87 Carrera Sport Targa
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  1. Think Siy must mean this:- https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/brooklands-members/member-events/classic-car-show-retrojumble
  2. Definitely look at those seats. The bolster should be quite firm to hold you in place. Here is my '87 Sport seat, this is the before picture as the leather is being restored (but keep the patina) and piping replaced. Even with 34years of bums the bolster aren't soft or lumpy. In my resto, I'm going for a more luxury feel rather than stripped out, So I'm making full leather gaiters for the gearstick and handbrake. With a nice wooded gearshift nob from https://builtbybasil.com/product-category/hardwood-gear-knobs/
  3. 30 years ago Racing incidents were handled slightly differently. 😅 1987 Belgian Grand Prix After losing out to Ayrton Senna at the start, Nigel Mansell was keen to retake the lead as soon as possible and went for a move around the outside of the Fagnes chicane. Neither driver would give in and inevitably, the two collided. Senna was out on the spot while Mansell was forced to retire from the damage later in the race. At that point, Mansell stormed down to the Lotus pits to chat with Senna and make his feelings known. He described what happened years later: Senna’s view was that he’d done nothing wrong, brilliantly saying: Apparently a few punches were thrown, and that was that. The race itself was won by Alain Prost, who drew level with Jackie Stewart on 27 wins, leaving him needing just one more to break the all-time record. Stefan Johansson finished second and Andrea de Cesaris third for Brabham.
  4. My little webby is the same colour as the car in the picture, Metallic Marine Blue. As it's quite dark I think it works on the Fuchs.
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    This one? Did you get some ££ knocked off to get those seats done properly? 😱 Hope everything works out well.
  6. Off the car as Nige says. You'll need to pull the bushing out through the bottom of the mount. Make a wooden frame and use a bit of threaded rod with a 20mm washer to pull the bushing out. Use plenty of silicon lube on the bushing so that it doesn't stick. (sorry I'm crap at art.)
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    Ignore them, Coupe owners enclosed in their tin boxes, they're just jealous. 😁. Don't poopoo the heater, Nothing like going for a drive on crisp sunny winters day, roof off and heater on full, bliss.
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    Don't just look at outer bodywork. 911s of that age have no wheel arch liners so mud/water get right up inside the wings. If possible get any vehicle you are looking at on a lift. Check out the kidney bowls under the rear wings, get your hand in and give them a good feel, any give in them, walk away, same on the sills. Similar at the front look up at where the outer wing joins the inner wings give a good poke around for signs of rust. Lots of after market underseal could mean its trying to conceal the rot. There's a thread on here about a good looking car with some very poor repairs (not mine). And my Targa is currently in the shop having sills and other bad repairs fixed.
  9. Has it already got the auxiliary fan on the oil cooler? If not that might be more useful as it would keep the airflow moving at slow speeds/stationary?
  10. Did you get the seal aswell? Probably worth getting a couple of new "speednuts" at a pound a piece. https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/7324 https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/3090
  11. You will need new cotter pins and nuts when you drive them out. Matt@Type911 stocks them. A decent ball joint fork splits the ball joint from the strut with a good blow from a lump hammer.
  12. A decision need to be made. The wheels need to be freshened up and do I decide to have them matched to the body colour? I've seen similar and I think they look good. What do other people think?
  13. A quick update. A few weeks ago I dropped into autobody technic to have a quick chat about what needs to be done. The car is still on the main floor, surrounded by GT3s waiting for space in the renovation area. Front wings are off and the rear wings stripped. Inner wings aren't too terrible but there were some additional issues. The first is as I expected. The front boot floor with suspension mounts will need to be replaced. These means all the suspension will need to come out, thankfully it had all been replaced the day before it went in the shop and because I guessed this would case I didn't even bother torquing up the bolts. Luckily they already have jig to ensure that everything lines up true. The second was a bit unexpected. We thought the NS rear wing just needed a repair panel, but with the paint stripped back we could see some repair work and filler, the metal has been stretched and could be too thin to accept the repair panel (Forgot to take pictures). A quick call to OPC and the rear NS wing isn't a completely stupid price so it was decided that since the rear screen is already coming out for the respray we may as well replace the whole wing.
  14. Looked like it had some modified body work. It was waiting at at the Lights in Twyford. I passed in the other direction, didn't get a chance to look at model or reg.
  15. Hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. Day one from Edinburgh to Inverness, I wouldn't take the A9 unless you like busy A road/dual carriageways, with lots of HGV's. Don't get me wrong the scenery is amazing especially through the mountains after Blair Atholl, and a nice Distillery at Dalwhinnie. But it is a road to get from A-B as fast as possible. As Sidewaysfun said the Old Military road is much better.
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