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  1. Spoke to Strasse today and have gone for the same oil but a slightly heavier weight at 10w/50. Its the Millers nanotechnology nt+ - not cheap but what price a rebuild !
  2. Hi guys I purchased a 76 911s about 6 months ago and have managed to get her out a few times and she does run very well. I contacted the previous owner who had the engine rebuilt about 2k ago - I had understood the oil had been changed post rebuild but it seems he now says not so an oil change beckons. Strasse who rebuild the engine have 5w40 Millers synthetic in it which they stand by as its Porsche A40 approved. The whole of the rest of the world says use something like Valvoline mineral 20w/50 Having posted on faceache earlier I am suitably confused. I will speak to Strasse a
  3. Interesting will have a look -most helpful. Cheers
  4. Yeah I had the connectors off but all back in place and the fact that it works sometimes is just beyond weird, both windows affected Rgds
  5. So I had the drivers side door apart to fix the door check strap and have put it all back together very carefully but my electric windows now work for only part of any journey ! Is there a reason why that might be - I would have thought they would either work or not. I parked after a run at the weekend after they wouldn't co-operate and pulled the key turned the ignition and hey presto they are fine again. Is there some kind of weird relay related issue going on ? Thks
  6. So I got it out with a piece of coat hanger with a hook by lassooing it via the drain hole below the door. Helps to jack the car up slightly. I got a bit disheartened last night when I found a thread suggesting it was door off time. Having put it all back together with the old mechanism it still seems very stiff - given the mechanism is old surely it shouldn't be so stiff ? Do I attack the detents with a grinder ?
  7. Thks yes it's the equivalent to your laser profiled part which has disappeared into the door. I bought the rennline repair plates but given the strength of the new door mechanism I wonder whether in the long run it might do more harm than good as it is very stiff.
  8. So having put the new strap in last weekend and found it was very stiff I tried to adjust it today to no avail in fact I ended up with a click which wasn't ideal. I tried to remove the new strap to either adjust the detents or replace with my original strap. That didn't go well and despite knowing the dangers I have lost the nearest to the cabin plate in the doorspace -ffs much gnashing of teeth. It's cold today and a fish with a coat hanger hasn't yielded a success. I have borrowed a couple of small energiseable magnets but they don't seem to be strong enough to move it from outsid
  9. Story goes that the producers wanted to reduce the amount of spannering coverage and he took the hump. They then brought in the very annoying Ant Anstead. I understand that in the next series Mike will team up with the ex F1 mechanic who was on the recent dream car trading up series. I quite liked him but Ed is still missed although the format had probably run its course
  10. Guys just completed the Rennline strengthening repair this morning and the door is now super stiff. Is is normal to take a while to loosen up ? I have used the lube but only after the mechanism was in the car as I knew it was going to be tricky to get the threads started and i didn't want to have to fight the lube too ! Any thoughts ?
  11. Guys is it possible in my 77my to hang the caliper up to avoid bleeding the brakes ? -i don't really want go open thatbox at the moment? Have the front wheels off for the first time and there isn't much room there. Does the flexible to solid connector unclip to give me a bit more movement? Thks
  12. Its about rarity with 105's - very few 1300's have survived as they all got turned into twin spark, wide body Gta/m replicas so I guess that drives prices. I have a very early 1750 Mk1 flat front (possibly the third oldest in the UK) but I doubt its worth more than £35-40k I met a guy a few years ago with a Fulvia who said an early 1750 would be the only thing he would swap for his ! - they are fwd after all! The Alfas are fantastic little things and when set up well can cover the ground really quickly. Had a few cracking tracks days at Goodworth back in the pre-plague era !
  13. Hi - my anodised fuchs replicas just arrived - I am bit perplexed with the choice and price of wheel centres though. Which ones go with the anodised look as all the original fuchs ones seem to be chrome finish ? I have a '77 2,7s Targa Thks
  14. This explains why I am not catching any this year - you guys have already caught them all - we had a plague last year of field mice but now seem under control again.
  15. Many thanks should be ok for tools-i have a mate with a Pandora's box of stuff. I was looking for a 6mm × 200mm auger the other week and he pulled one from his toolbox no problem. Couldn't find one anywhere !
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