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  1. Beaky

    One for Doc

    Just took her for a quick spin and fuel up ready for tomorrow. Its as you look back at her as the garage door slowly descends, you think, "I just love what happened!"...............need an excuse to drive her again...............
  2. Beaky

    One for Doc

    We may be getting old and unable to exploit them like we used too (life becomes increasing precious with age, so maybe hold back a tad!) and prices still remain strong but by heck they still get the adrenaline pumping. Still icon and much admired, so long as I have the time to enjoy my IB amongst the daily trawl of life, I'll keep mine a while longer.
  3. Look lovely, welcome to the club, enjoy 😎
  4. What year, gen 1 or 2, believe 1's are much more susceptible to the dreaded BS, I'd just walk away, there's plenty of 997's for sale.
  5. Another going to this PCGB event? maybe a good last run out before winter sets in. I've got tickets for parking in the hanger We’re excited to be returning to Bicester
  6. Is a Zinger Burger better than a Tower burger.....................just asking!
  7. Beaky

    911 for sale

    I say old boy, lovely car you have there...........
  8. OK Ok it's not a Porsche but after 12 months ownership what do I have to report. Firstly, I share the car with my sister, she was looking for a comfortable Auto box drop down sports car and knowing how she looks after cars, NOT, decided to go 50:50 with her. I just happened to spot a very low miler (30K) SLK 350 relatively nearby and a deal was done. Right, It's no Boxster, not by a long shot particularly on the twisty bits, but has a decent turn of speed and is a comfortable long distance cruiser, can munch many a mile. With heated seats, airscarf and all the usual toys for its era, very easy to drive, so ideal her the sis. A Z4 could have been a contender, but perhaps too much of a drivers car for the sis, Audi TT not for me, , MX5/S2000 not in Auto. An AMG would have been too aggressive for her, (they do make a lovely sound), so the SLK it was. So all round not a bad car for the purpose it was bought for.
  9. Me too, it’s inconspicuous and reception works well
  10. Beaky

    996 or 997?

    Silly question, but for about £18k you can get a blindingly good Cayman, I know it’s not a 911 but they are really good Porsche vehicles and perhaps a little more manageable. Get them to test drive one
  11. No Sticking with Valvoline 20w-50 VR1. It's the choice of several respected air cooled engine builders, and since I do around 5k> miles in a year and change oil and filter annually from what I have read etc, the use of mineral oils will see no deterioration in the oils performance over 12 months. Additionally it has the the right level of protection for our type of engine (flat tappets).
  12. Good luck, fingers crossed and we all can’t wait to see 😜
  13. If you look at my build thread from about page 4 there several inputs from our learned friends about running in procedures.
  14. I was advised similar all on mineral oil to protect the flat tappets. From memory did 3k first 250miles slowly building to 5k at 500 miles, lots of acceleration/deceleration. Then oil change and next 500 miles to 5k.
  15. Beaky

    996 or 997?

    Nick Jeffries who’s the events Director at PCGB is potentially selling his 996 4S. As far as I’m aware it’s been very well maintained and well known in the PCGB and 996 circles. Look him up on Facebook where he’s posted the potential sell.
  16. 37 years young, two kids, two mortgages, 5 years before I got the 911, had Saab 93 Aero, Honda CRV.
  17. Beaky

    One for Doc

    I can see increased demand for these Cayman R's, anyone in the market better be quick
  18. Beaky

    One for Doc

    PDK is very good and with the flappy paddles can be nearly as fun as a manual, just less leg work. Question:, with new Porsche's having so much power picking the wrong gear (downshift from 5 to 1), or unsettling it mid corner can cause considerable damage/end up in the wall, is the PDK also a safer option. I'd pick a PDK Cayman R over a manual, I get all the manual enjoy out of my IB.
  19. Beaky

    One for Doc

    Or a grand tourer..... https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2019-11-23/cars/ref-4-1989-mercedes-benz-560-sec-by-lorinser/
  20. Beaky

    One for Doc

    I like this https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/cayman/porsche-cayman-r-pdk-987-gen-ii-porsche-warranty/9732115
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