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    1988 3.2 Carrera
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  1. Les - looking very nice indeed. The P-O-R-S-C-H-E lettering script below the tail lights is a bit of faff to space and get level but very satisfying when done.
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    Restoration Costs in England

    They fall into the "they are not an IB" category 😁
  3. Bilt Hamber are very good - maybe call them, very helpful team there. Fertan Rust Converter is also excellent and leaves an inert "primed" surface which can then be waxed.
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    Restoration Costs in England

    Can I hear "Rule Britannia" in the background? Ryce - you're not alone, nobody knows but we mustn't complain as the "the British people have spoken".
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    Wanted; cylinder head temp sensor for 3.2

    Single wire will work fine, the second wire added to the new ones is for better earth. The original single wire ones earth via threads to the head. But you all know this I'm sure!
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    Con Rods

    A pleasure and nice to meet you Charles!
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    August date for your diary. Boxengasse

    Had you down as a Mary Poppins man Nige.
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    3.2 clock

    As Shaggy would say "ZOINKS"!!!!
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    Porsche 911 Sc coupe 1978

    I have found that too Nige, I do put a bit alloy wheel protector wax on them a couple of time a year though. The PO had diamond cut the anodising off (😠) and then lacquered them which of course then peels and traps water against the aluminium...not good. I stripped the lacquer off, polished and then dulled it down with the above mentioned wax - not as good as anodising by any stretch but better than peeling top coats etc
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    New red knobs!

    I wouldn't paint them, try some toothpaste on a rag - you just need remove a tiny amount of surface layer to get at the "good" plastic underneath.
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    3.2 clock

    The bezel holds the unit together by lapping over a lip formed on the rear casing. To remove the bevel you need very carefully pry the bezel off of this lip from the rear of the unit with a small flat head screwdriver. The bezel will become slightly deformed at the rear as a result but this is not noticeable from the front - just go carefully. Once the bezel comes free you can get at the innards. Once apart you have the opportunity to paint the inside face of the casing white to improve illumination. Put it back together by carefully pressing the bezel back over the lip.
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    Con Rods

    Hi Charles, I have a spare conrod - PM me and we'll sort something out. Kind Regards Nathan
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    911 Strut brace

    I had to google it - no idea initially....
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    911 Strut brace

    Monders, I think Chris was offering to help out David (GimmeShelter) out by picking the strut up from Mike. All this will be explained on the next episode!