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8bucksagallon

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    California for now

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  • Current 911
    1983 sc with 3.8 & 964 cab (Mrs)
  • Daily Driver
    various American stuff
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    Shelby Daytona Coupe

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  1. Into the UK. If vehicle is British made (used to be European made bit with Brexit not sure if this still applies) Value of vehicle as declared and shipping costs, + VAT at prevailing rate. If vehicle is over 25 yrs old and "of historical interest" (everything seems to be!) VAT at 5%, no duty. If vehicle coming manufactured outside EU, then vehicle value+Shipping + 10% Duty, and VAT on the top of all of it. Please note that there are many exceptions if you are a returning resident, UK is two vehicles assuming you have owned them for more than 12 months. Into Ita
  2. @Richard Bernau Richard, I really like these discussions as well, particularly with people that have done it. Interesting your comments about purity, I am on the same kick, believe it or not, and trying my hardest with this thing, despite what it sounds like. Interestingly, I have just bought and E46 M3, already modified to CSL spec, but manual, its lovely, and might possibly be my trans European, get there missile. It just does everything, only done a few Cali miles on it but I am really enamoured with it. T is at the builder now so should be sand blasted over the weekend, at which poi
  3. @SilverWT@SilverWT Good points all, thank you. Your correct about knowing what it weighs and the solution is a good one. After a discussion today, I think I am going to buy a drive train from a 3.2, decent exhaust, chip it and that should get me 230/250 in a light package, with plenty of potential if I do need more power later.(cams/ITB's, etc) Weight reduction, @Richard Bernau and @johndglynn raised some interesting, and valid points about weight and balance, so I am going to heed those good words which sort of confirmed my thoughts. So car to be, Seam welded, steel panels, bumpers not sure,
  4. I second the recommendation for Classicline Insurance. Due to my residency and time in/out of the UK, it limits my options. Lee down there was excellent, and quoted my for some of my modified, more esoteric junk without a hiccup.
  5. @SilverWT Good points all, thank you. Your correct about knowing what it weighs and the solution is a good one. After a discussion today, I think I am going to buy a drive train from a 3.2, decent exhaust, chip it and that should get me 230/250 in a light package, with plenty of potential if I do need more power later.(cams/ITB's, etc) Weight reduction, @Richard Bernau and @johndglynn raised some interesting, and valid points about weight and balance, so I am going to heed those good words which sort of confirmed my thoughts. So car to be, Seam welded, steel panels, bumpers not sure, Torsion b
  6. @johndglynn I agree with the project car comment wholeheartedly, I always have a couple on the go, and then get them, sort them, and then they seem to languish at the back of the shed! I think this will be a restoration, with some seam welding and decent modern (TB) suspension my interior chap can do mild to wild, but knows I prefer mild, so think I will stick with standard, but put some nicer touch points in it. I suppose the confusing part about all this is what does this thing actually weigh? There seems to be no consensus in any publication, and when there is an 80KG difference on a 1000KG
  7. @16vjay. Yup, I have one of the 30/40 RHD 289 cars built there (TD) in the '60's. Lovely thing, and restored about 20 yrs ago by Brian Angliss. Have also had an Aluminium CSX 4000 car, fantastic iteration of a 427 sc, with alloy FE and 650 at the wheels, lovely but too powerful. I now have nice pair (brace?) 289 and an Angliss built 427 rep, not a MK4, stunning build quality. The current Brooklands cars are lovely but spendy, glad I bought all mine a few yrs ago!
  8. @Richard Bernau Again, thanks for your input. Actually I am from the 289/427 Cobra school of thought, and one of the few who has owned both "real" ones (whatever that means in Cobra circles!) and several continuation, and replicas, the aim in that club seems to be as much power as can be bought. I don't, they have a sweet spot , and 650 at the wheels is somewhat above it! Your comments about use, absolutely a road/tourer, it will never see a track, not my thing. Car is to be used for exploring new roads. The 3.8 was because the feedback I have been getting was from ( is suspect) people without
  9. @Richard Bernau Thanks for your interest. Its the original 2.2, or 2.4 (not sure at the moment) on carbs. Not run for 20 yrs, but was ok when parked, and does turn over. On the basis of weight alone, I was looking to build something that was well balanced (Weight wise) and with as much power as would ever be needed, not looking to overpower it, ive had those kind of cars before. but looking at the raw number on a 2.7 they are 200+/-BHP, and that might be ok if I can get it light enough. As a STD car, it might not have the go I am looking for. My porsche experience is low I confess, but my curr
  10. @johndglynn I am coming slowly around to that way of thinking, and doing a restoration, with just a few tweaks to enhance rather than change the car. I have built many cars over the years and modified cars seldom seem to fulfil the dream. The only reason for the varioram is to build the current motor with "enough" power makes no sense financially. the plan is fit the varioram and inhibit the original and store it for sale with the car if the time comes. Appreciate your comments. The body kit can be yours!
  11. So, fellow IB'rs, The deal has been struck and the **** is winging its way to Poland for my goto guy to resto/mod the T. This has now prompted some thoughts as to the best way to do things, so I would like to hear from those among us that have already done it. I want the car to be a fast, useable car, as well balanced as the rear engine configuration allows, to this end, how to lighten it? My thoughts are, to move the CG as far forward as practicable, so steel panels up front, with as much CF/alloy at the rear as possible. ( I have not found CF rear wings in "T" configuration.Anyone?) Lexan w
  12. Wow, just wow, what a thing. Never heard of, or seen one of these before. Lovely. Best of luck with the resto, cannot wait to see it in all its glory!
  13. Thanks all for your words of wisdom, and encouragement with this. Will be sad to see existing S/C missile go, but as above, both these cars are already registered in Italia, so, other than building it/them, It is one less thing to think about, and as the"T" is such a mess, its going to be nice to do a really bespoke build, rather than fiddling around the edges. @ALEX P, 901 box, I've finally found the specs for this and it really does seem to be a contender for "lowest engine power capacity 'box ever made"! doesn't seem viable for the motor that's in it! Not to worry though, 915 and a dog leg
  14. @Chris T Agreed on your evaluation. (Un?!) fortunately I do many miles in my old nails every year. Admittedly here in SoCal the weather allows it, but the "T" being a real car will get used in every weather condition so will be year round so the miles will be a serious consideration, however if it lasts 50000 miles that's 4/5 yrs so depending on costs.........
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