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mean in green

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  • Location
    East Midlands UK
  • Interests
    Thrashing motorbikes (on and off road). Wheelying - it's what bikes where make for. Improving my driving skills. Ponder often on the theory of driving. Whilst driving.

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    SCs, in 70s and 80s flavours
  • Daily Driver
  • Lottery Car
    917. Oh, and make it road legal.
  • Day Job?
    Organising stuff: transport, gigs and expos mainly. Get everything and everyone there, make it happen, bring it all home afterwards.
  • Favourite Food
    Singapore rice with (lots of) prawns.
  • Drink?
    White Russian. It's not a dodgy website...
  • Drive of your life
    A487 Aberystwyth to Fishguard, summer sun dissolving into the Irish sea out over Cardigan bay, me on a ZX7-R, my mate on his ZXR-750. Both riding beyond our limits...

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  1. If you get really stuck Ian and unable to drive the car to Chris’ let me know - I might be able to trailer it for you.
  2. 2. Sounds like the handbrake has fallen out of adjustment somehow Phil. Reads like another strip, inspect, reset mission. There isn’t much rotation on the toothed adjusters between binding and nothing at all, hopefully a small adjustment there will make the difference. 5. Maybe worth seeing if the noise continues whilst rolling in gear / out of gear / clutch in / clutch out? Might help to remove the transmission from your possible suspects.
  3. Sounds like an entertaining drive, and well done for not following the American trend to fit the biggest wheels possible. Are you currently on standard SC suspension? See what other opinion is but if you are a modest increase in well matched torsion bar sizes and fitting late Carrera / Turbo roll bars would bring a noticeable improvement. If your move to Italy is a permanent one perhaps wait until you get there, as the country is not famed for perfect tarmac.
  4. I read this morning that Hiscox have sold RH Insurance to A-Plan, who will continue to underwrite through ERS.
  5. Key ring of the 70s Carrera font?
  6. What about a custom horn push button to fit aftermarket 'wheels, with the design in relief rather than a sticker? Design suggestions: either the Porsche crest or a fuchs image.
  7. I did it recently, and used two different types Phil - a ring spanner to start undoing it, which only goes so far before clearance issues prevent you using it further then an open ended one to back the bolt out. Takes a while as you don't get to turn the bolt much each time!
  8. Don't base your decision only on the quotes, read the other signs that are there: what's the standard of work coming out / how booked up are they / what paint brands are they using / are they really interested and talking sense or not? Might sound daft but I always look at the state of the office too. You are not trying to find the impossible, but there is a lot you can do not to find yourself thousands of pounds lighter with a car that has been poorly painted.
  9. If it does it again you can sometimes overcome a non-starter by rocking it to and fro in gear (easy by yourself with door open and putting your back up against the latch panel). By all means investigate the yellow solenoid wire, but start with the immobiliser.
  10. Had forgotten about Barry! Thanks for the suggestions, will try a “gentle“ corrosive and see how I get on.
  11. I know you can’t use strong caustic based cleaners on bare non-anodised ally, but does anyone have any recommendations for something industrial strength spray on / scrub or wash off that is any good? It’s a trailer with two long runs of punch plate. I could scuff it all with a wire wheel but it seems like it would be a thankless task because of the undulations.
  12. Must admit I can't ever remember seeing one either, and didn't know such a thing existed. They're ageing well!
  13. They became an MOT requirement for cars early 80s onwards. I bought a new pair of genuine wings a couple of years ago - the ones with the holes for the repeaters were cheaper than those without. I guess for the period correct look it's easier for some just to weld them up rather than pay an extra £150 a side for the non-repeater style (or just fit them anyway...).
  14. Most (all?) head units have an antenna wire ("ANT") in their connections specifically for it.
  15. mean in green

    Bumper tubes

    Don’t talk to me about that lot...

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