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  1. Please say hi to Matt. He mentioned eventually doing a geo setup for me some time back including some lowering of suspension. That's phase 2b for me. Taking the car out for a run today before the sun goes in - can't wait
  2. I think that move is happening December/January time...shouldn't be a problem for me..I think he'll have more space also
  3. Thank you...When I got the car from the US I originally got some work done (brakes, electrics, US --> UK spec realignment) by a local very experience mechanic that was recommended. He knew his stuff (for mother cars) but wasn't experience on air cooled 911s of this era. He struggled to identify/source parts and some of the work he did had to be redone. Not really his fault but Matt really knows his stuff ..have a nice weekend. Richard
  4. Hi Just wanted to say many thanks to the group for the advice kindly given and for answering my questions.. One of the things I struggled with my recently imported CA,USA 77 911s was finding a quality, experienced and reliable mechanic/garage who understood these cars (I simply currently don't have the skills nor the facilities to work on my car). I can honestly say that I was so happy to receive a recommendation from a fellow forum user (see thread in June) to contact Matthew Skeete who runs Classic Carrera Cars in Ottershaw near Woking. He has now worked on my car extensively. I trust him. He is extremely knowledgeable on air cooled 911's and he understands my (limited) budget and timelines. He has worked on most of the underbody areas - the brakes, gearbox, suspension, clutch, electrics, engine out-major service and engine health test, new gaskets and so on - so "basic" ? things to get her to a place where I now trust her, she is safe and now I can regularly drive her. I now have a good roadmap in terms of where I want to get the car to. Thank you Matt. I'm very happy with the quality of your work and your pragmatic honest approach. I'd like to add that I have not been asked to provide this recommendation. It is sincere and well deserved Richard
  5. Hi Just wanted to say many thanks to the group for the advice kindly given and for answering my questions.. One of the things I struggled with my recently imported CA,USA 77 911s was finding a quality, experienced and reliable mechanic/garage who understood these cars (I simply currently don't have the skills nor the facilities to work on my car). I can honestly say that I was so happy to receive a recommendation from a fellow forum user (see thread) to contact Matthew Skeete who runs Classic Carrera Cars in Ottershaw. He has now worked on my car extensively. I trust him. He is extremely knowledgeable on air cooled 911's and he understands my (limited) budget and timelines. He has worked on most of the under body areas - the brakes, gearbox, suspension, clutch, electrics, engine out, major service and tested, new gaskets and so on - so "basic" ? things to get her to a place where I now trust her, she is safe and now I can regularly drive her. I now have a good roadmap in terms of where I want to get the car to. Thank you Matt. I'm very happy with the quality of your work and your pragmatic honest approach. I'd like to add that I have not been asked to provide this recommendation. It is sincere and well deserved Richard
  6. Hi - I'm looking at buying a replacement Targa roof (frame and covering) from EBay..Basically I'm considering re-instating my 77 Cabriolet (converted in the 80's from a Targa to a cab) back to its original Targa config. (I have most of the parts including the glass and the Targa Loop - question - can the Targa roof collapsible frame be repaired/refurbished if its damaged? If so does anyone know of any companies that can do this. Many thanks as always..Richard
  7. Thank you for this link. I hadn’t seen it before. Colour looks nice thanks again
  8. Hi yes.i understand. I’ve never seen that color in real life. I’ve had a good look on the www but hard to gauge as quality of most pics is iffy. Was just seeing if any members had that color and config to see some of their pics maybe in different lighting conditions. I’ll see what turns up. Many thanks for reply. Glad u like that colour :)
  9. Hi, I'm considering putting my '77 Targa 911s back to her original colour of 443 - Copper Brown Metallic (from yellow). Does anyone have decent pics of this colour/config? I ask as I'm "on the fence" regarding a colour change and I am told that this colour changes a lot depending on differing lighting conditions. Thanks. Richard
  10. Hi..Can anyone recommend a knowledgeable (specialist) and reasonable (prices) mechanic/garage (who has availability) to help me with general issues (electrics/engine work if necessary etc) on my mid-70's 911? Many thanks guys
  11. Hi. I’m seeing emulsified oil in the oil filler neck. The oil on the dipstick appears clean. The car has been idle for some time. I’m only now starting to run her more often and she’s running well I believe . Any advise ? Is this a blocked oil breather hose ? Please see attached pics. Thx guys
  12. Thank you Nige..good to know...I'll ignore the bit about "catastrophic failure" and ££££'s repair bill in the 101 911 projects book and on the Pelican parts website forum which freaked me out...I appreciate your feedback..thank you
  13. Thank you so much Leicestershire for prompt reply. I will check this weekend
  14. Hi. How can I see (without taking the engine apart) if I have the 911 Carrera Chain Tensioner Installed on the engine of my recently purchase 2.7 1977 IB? I am reading that this update is very important/critical ? Any thoughts ? Thanks guys much appreciated Richard
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