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  1. Hmmm, "I HAVE PURCHASED A 3.2 ENGINE COMPLETE WITH 915 GEARBOX THAT REQUIRES FITTING", a 915 box will not fit an '87 Chassis without a lot of work. It would have been a G50 with hydraulic clutch operation. Mark
  2. You are not wrong Ian. Pic amalgamated from 83 PET indicating seat back structural differences. Mark
  3. First off, confirm it is engine oil rather than gbox oil. Very easy to tell by smell! Mark
  4. A Sportmatic wide body is an unusual combination. Are you sure you would be happy with a Sportmatic? Not for everyone and different character to a manual. I would be looking for documented evidence of work ( with pictures) and evidence of original delivery spec. There is no radio aerial, but a radio installed, indicating replacement front wing with later variant. Mark
  5. Same here, with the caveat - as long as they are used. If either of mine are left for a month or two over winter they creak a bit for the first 25 miles, OK after that. Mark
  6. SilverWT

    Boot Lid Woes!

    This, it sounds as if the cable is now a bit tight stopping the latch lever fully engaging with the male pin. A word of caution, tie a length of string to the lever and feed it past the engine seal rubber and down under the car. If you get the adjustment wrong when the lid is on you may need the string to give the release lever an extra yank to get it open. Mark
  7. It's an SC thing only, the 3.2 does not have this electronic witchcraft! Mark
  8. Normal failure mode is disintegration, the plastic goes as soft as cheese! True, but only delaying the inevitable. With a new cog you can reset it on the move no problem. Mark
  9. What do you mean by grate? The mesh under the opening grille is not original. It should have two fine mesh sections (left and right side) with a louvered panel underneath it held on by small captive bolts and nuts etc.. It is difficult to tell from your pictures if the actual tail is a standard one. It looks very wavy, but that maybe paint build up. Standard they are made from a hard resin type plastic, aftermarket are usually fibre glass. Look at the broken ends closely to see if you can see any fibres. Either way it can be mended with a suitable resin and filled. However, it will be a fiddly job for a Body Shop and take some time, so maybe not cost effective. Mark
  10. Only wide bodied cars ever had them (or needed them) as std, those are aftermarket stick-ons. Mark
  11. Nearly as good as a 915 Mark
  12. The twin plug arrangement you have is "normal" for a twin plug setup on a Porsche air cooled engine. The factory used it in race engines from an early stage and tuners would use it to prevent detonation with higher compression ratios (the shape of the combustion chamber/piston dome can inhibit the flame front from igniting the whole fuel charge and so a plug on each side of the dome is needed). Porsche even use it on all standard production air cooled 3.6 engines (i.e. in the 964 and 993). If RUF used higher compression pistons and/or higher boost in the conversion then the twin plug setup would have been a needed part of the upgrade package. Interesting sounding car, keep the updates coming. Mark
  13. If you are jacking the downhill end of the car in the centre, i.e. both wheels off the ground at the same time, it will remain stable. Just need to make sure there is no possibility of rolling downhill. I've done it many times without issue. I would not jack up just one wheel, possibly end up with unstable angles. Mark
  14. This it what it used to be from Clackets; Regroup at Clacket Lane services, also acts as a second meeting point for those not able to get to Greenwich on time. 4:30 leave Clackets Left at J6 onto A22 Keep on A22 all the way to the Polegate Roundabout Turn left at the roundabout onto the Polegate Bypass Continue straight at the roundabout onto the Westham Bypass (A27) Right at the roundabout to Pevensy Continue to Pevensy Bay and park in the beach car park Have some Fish & Chips Head to Eastbourne on the A259 Up to Beach Head Park up for a Sunset photo A259 to Newhaven Head North on the A26 At the A27 turn left Turn right onto A26 to Lewis Do a double tunnel run through the Cuilfail Tunnel Head back down the A26 Right onto A27 to Brighton Left to Brighton Marina for a final stop for coffee at McDonalds Head home
  15. Rebuilt yes, more difficult and expensive than a std 3.2. In the brake department - SSE = 930 = 917 = a bit rare Talk to Type911 https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/9886 https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/3796 https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/3799 Mark
  16. Noooooooo, none original and no place on anything other than a wide body car, IMHO of course. Mark
  17. I was planning on coming, not sure if Greenwich or Clackets yet. Mark
  18. Rotate the fuses in their sprung holders as a first step. This should be a regular maintenance task! Mark
  19. Hmm, while I agree with the various comments above, I would expect a professional to get closer than the pictures indicate. Is it Zinnmetallic? I've painted various panels and patches on both my 3.2 and SC at home and while not a perfect match it's not bad. No messing with undercoat tones, paint just mixed to code and different paint systems, e.g. the flat lid on the SC IMHO the spraying method, i.e. how the metallic particles lay, has a more significant effect than slight tone differences. Mark
  20. Phil, I know the date is in an older post, but new viewers may not find it, or muddle it with other suggested dates. May I suggest a new post with date, day, time, location clearly in bold letters. Mark PS, I'm in
  21. Not me this time, Jonny Hart had problems with new rear T bars going soft. I can add some experience though. My 3.2 has second hand 26mm turbo rear T bars which it has run for about 7 years of hard use (including track) without issue. If second hand bars are blemish free i.e. no scratches at all in the paint on the shafts there is a good bet they will last. They are handed though (marked with a "L" or "R" on the end face) and putting them on the wrong side will be a problem. Mark
  22. Yes it's hollow, but you would be a fair distance away from the linkage where your red cross is. This would make it more difficult to reach/align the switch with the shaft. If I was to do it again, I would take the same approach as last time and make a "bung" to fit in the hole that carries the switch. Mark
  23. Won't work, to get all the gears the linkage has to be adjusted to do just that, not to a preferred position. I would suggest extending the gear lever itself. Mark
  24. Even 10:00 is way too early. You will get much less traffic later on, even the traffic around Greenwich and the A2 was only moderate around 15:00 and we are dropping that bit. Mark
  25. Don't bother, it's there! If it was not, the engine would stall as soon as you take the oil filler cap off. The restrictor keeps the engine from stalling so you can check the oil level with the engine running. The dip in revs you describe is normal with the restrictor in place. Mark
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