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About McLooper

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  • Location
    The ‘garden of Ireland’ aka County Wicklow
  • Interests
    Stage Rallying, Night Nav Rallies, Historic Retro Rallies, early 911’s, Track Days

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    911 SC 3.2 SS Turbo brakes Quaife LSD
  • Daily Driver
    various trucks and jeeps
  • Lottery Car
    911 SC RS
  • Day Job?
    Interfering with Trees
  • Favourite Food
    Spuds!!
  • Drink?
    Guinness
  • Drive of your life
    Scotland NC500 ......5 days of sunshine on the best roads

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  1. Hi Busybee I was in the middle of sending you a pm............and the thought occurred............that maybe there was something else on that weekend......(apart from wedding anniversary on 25th!!)........ Having checked the ‘Motorsports’ wall planner (hidden under the non-Motorsports wall planner) ........I’m booked in for the ‘Deja vu Ireland West’ event that weekend!!! So......I am sorry but I won’t be able to make it this time, however, I think an air cooled track day is a great idea.......and you can definitely put me down for the next one!! Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  2. Wow!! thanks to everyone for all the info and feedback. Just survived the first day back after 'lockdown'................nightmare!! Having signed off last night, saying that I had decided to get a fibreglass duct.....................I've decided to hold off on that idea, until I try a couple of plastic ducts for size. So...I've ordered 2 different ducts from Merlin Motorsports..........one is made of ABS plastic and I'd value Peter's input on the issues with bonding to that material. The second duct is made of high density polyethylene. I will post photos of the ducts in-situ. I am using the small side scoop and a notch in the underside of the bumper, along with aluminium sheet to force all air through the Carrera oil cooler...I'll try to attache a photo or two. With the extra 'horses' and Pirelli Trofeo tyres..............and my inability to drive properly / learn sense...........I was roasting the standard brakes, so I decided to put the '78 onwards Turbo brakes on.........I know......complete overkill madness...........but!! Went to the Oulton Park RS day in 2019 with the brand new setup, including the 964 / 993 scoops (running Porsche supplied 964 Textar pads..............and was delighted with the brakes, however, it was slightly damp and became wetter in the afternoon. There was some fade and the pedal did begin to travel, so I decided to swap the pads to Ferodo DS2500's for this years Oulton Park RS day.................it was a scorcher of a day from early until late........and the brakes got a proper workout in the dry conditions...............so much so, that there was considerable fade and the pedal was heading for the floor. During lockdown, I have since installed the Tarrett ducted backing plate, the hub block off plate and will use the Carbone Lorraine RC5+ pads for the next track day.........whenever that is. I was going to use the under A arm scoops from Tarrett to connect to the ducted backing plates................but then the 'lockdown' was extended.............and I decided to fit an original C3 Whale Tail........... which needed to be balanced with the front valance rubber lip.............. which meant swapping the original SC valance without any holes............for a Carrera valance with all the holes...................and that's how I've got to this point!!
  3. Thanks Peter, I had seen your PP write up before..............and that was part of the inspiration for this project! Am I correct in saying that you made the ducts yourself? Thanks Busybee............that's some good looking car you've got!! Because I want to retain the standard valance and look of the car (as per photo attached at start of post), I want to minimise the visual impact of the ducts..................while still achieving improved cooling to the front brakes. Therefore, I thought that an 'offset' tapered duct painted the same colour as the valance would be an easy thing to source!! The foglight ope is not exactly rectangular and it is slightly curved on the lower outside corner. None of the plastic ducts available will fit without some sort of alterations...............which would be fine..........except for the fact that fibreglass doesn't bond to plastic (recent discovery for me)!! So I've decided to get the 'yellow bird' fibreglass ducts from Club Autosports and to make good the edges.............I'll update with photos as I go .............and hopefully........if it doesn't look too bad...........I'll include a photo of the installed painted ducts. I made several cardboard templates of all of the different ducts (both flange and internal dimensions) and after offering them all up to the foglight ope...............I've decided on the one in the attached photo. Many thanks again for all the help. Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  4. Thanks for all the suggestions and Type 911 for going to the bother of measuring the ducts .........late on a Saturday evening!! I’ve left all my notes and templates in the office and will check if the dimensions will work first thing in the morning. One or my searches linked to Richard in Club Autosports and he has sent dimensions for a glassfibre ‘yellow bird’ duct ...........and I’ve mocked up a template to offer up to the valance in the morning. So I’ll know more then and report back. Many thanks again Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  5. Thanks guys, I really appreciate the replies. I"ve studied the FloJo link and his ducts are smaller than the fog light ope in the valance. He started with a valance with no holes and cut the ope to suit the duct.......which is maybe where I should have started!! I had seen the photo of the red valance (attached above) and assumed that it would be easy to get ducts the correct size.........wrong!! Some boy that FloJo! I"d be very interested in finding the dimensions of the Type 911 ducts......are they on the website? I had it in my head, that I could 'make good' any difference in size using fibreglass............that was until I realised that fibreglass does not really bond to plastic!! Anyway, I'm stuck with the used Carrera valance that's been bought for the project.............so that the front rubber lip spoiler can be mounted, in tandem with the new C3 Whale Tail. I wanted to keep the existing valance (with no foglight opes and no holes for mounting the rubber) in original condition, in the event that I wanted to revert back to the non-spoiler look....... of flat lid and plain valance. Thanks Again Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  6. Hi All, Has anyone deleted the fog lights on a 3.2 Carrera with the standard valance and installed 'air ducts' for either oil or brake cooling? I'm having trouble finding ducts that are suitable, so if anyone has managed to source ducts that are the right size................I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know either the manufacturer and / or the supplier. Preferably an offset intake with a 2.5" outlet..........but after spending hours looking............anything close would do! The fog light ope is 7.25" x 4". If I have managed to attach photo.......................then that's what I'm trying to achieve!! Many Thanks Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  7. Comes from a misspent youth ...........trying to keep the speed up in ‘under powered bangers’ !!!
  8. Hi 74 Carrera Many thanks for your message and apologies for delay with reply. It’s a bit like buses...........there’s none and then they all come together!! Since I posted the wanted ad, I sourced a damaged all fibreglass lid with good rubber and have ordered a new metal frame in order to transplant and rebuild as per original spec. I have also just agreed to buy an original lid in need of repair that also has a NOS rubber. One of the first responses to this thread, posted a link to a lid with a second grille and I have also been offered a lid with a second grille (not currently advertised). Then you kindly responded with your lid!!! I know that another Impact Bumpers member (I think it is CarreraCat......not sure if I have that correct) contacted the man that has sold me the original lid.........and that he is looking for an original lid with the second grille. So I’m it sure what the rules are, but I was going to advise CarreraCat to contact you. Again, many thanks for your offer, but I think (hope!) I’m sorted and also very lucky to have found 2 of what I’m looking for!! That may all change when the paint is stripped and it all crumbles to pieces!! So, I have no problem with Bobafett doing a deal with you. I’ll post photos of the restoration work and hopefully the concours finished lids!! Keep Her Lit 🚙💨
  9. Thanks Gary, sure looks good on your car!!
  10. Hi Shaun, I’m looking for a C3 rear lid ........I’ve put an ad in the wanted classifieds and I think I sent you a message directly............ but new to Impact Bumpers and may not have sent correctly!!!
  11. Thanks for comments and link to the early Turbo whale tail.........unfortunately it has the extra grille, which I really don’t want. If nothing good turns up, I have just landed a replica fiberglass version with a good rubber.............the fiberglass needs a lot of work and ideally a metal frame transplant, to do it properly!! Won’t be perfect, but shouldn’t be noticeable at speed.......... while it’s eliminating the negative lift!!!!
  12. Original Porsche Whale Tail wanted. Will buy complete unit with rubber lip or spoiler and rubber separately. Originally fitted to the following models: Porsche 911 - 75 -77 Carrera Whale Tail Spoiler, also early 930 Turbo 75 - 77 OR Weissach 911SC '80 Porsche part #911.512.010.07 OR #930.512.010.01 with the rubber part # 911.512.019.00.
  13. If the red valance with fog light apertures is still available, I'd be interested. How much?

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