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Johnny Graham

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  1. Reporting back as promised. OK, on my SC it has worked great. Needed to drive onto two planks of wood to get clearance. It is placed just against the flat floor, with some strips of foam and extra foam rubber at the back where it sits against the seam. Mounting it just aft of the rear ARB mount is perfect for pivoting it if needed, with a resting state on the front wheels. Its the perfect size for my garage and storage space. Its SSI O'clock, finally! [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51076487092_0da86dacf6_z.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51076495572_927637889b_z.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51075702518_64ae9223d3_z.jpg[/img]
  2. OK, thanks anyway. Yes I didn't recognise the rear point on your pic, didn't know 3.2's were different.. I'll have a go and report back!
  3. Hi folks, sorry to jump in. I have one of these portable tilting types of lifts, I got a deal on one marketed by Sealey. I don't have space for anything bigger/higher, but because it tilts and doesnt cover much of the underside access is really good. It is great for welding my E30 wagon but I am yet to lift my 911SC and 964 on it. Can Mr Wingnonut or other offer any advice on where best to place the ramps against the 911 car body - this pic is a good start but any more detail for lifting the front and rear without damaging the shell? I finally have all the bits I need for SSIs so itching to get cracking 🙂
  4. Hi Jevvy please can I reserve the blower motor assuming they are universal for SC, I think they are. I'd be interested in the seat backs and to combine postage - in the Flickr pics there are marks on the front and back of them, on the top shoulder on the front of the LHS one, and on the carpeting on the back of the RHS one. I can't tell if they are just dust or permanent marks - I want to reach through the internet and see if they'll brush off with my hand LOL..will they? Cheers, Johnny
  5. Hi, good condition but not tickin. £50 + £5 p+p. Cheers
  6. That's a bit mysterious..maybe a later engine fitted and crash repaired.. but also I wonder if the factory supplied a NOS narrow bodyshell that they perhaps had surplus when it was built, as it was only a police contract? Potentially makes it a rare bird, even amongst 911 police cars!
  7. I had success removing pistons using the grease gun method on my 356 - if you are lucky, removing the nozzle from the grease gun leaves a male thread that screws into the bleed nipple port in the caliper. Then just squeeze in the grease, and watch the piston move up and out - it is all very controlled, and only slightly messy! Better than launching a piston across the garage at 100mph also..
  8. I'd love to restore this! Just needing more time and money..(whats new?) Interesting though.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-PORSCHE-911SC-3-0-TARGA-EX-POLICE-RIJKSPOLITIE-1-OF-100-BARN-FIND/232351882640?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44293%26meid%3D29f1f0c9a5f1484bb8008d1cee030bcb%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D272691798538
  9. I have the same problem as Northy, but with Oak Green Metallic. This is a tricky colour as it changes in different lights and angles, and Porsche supposedly made two versions in late 70's and 90's respectively coded 265 for 78-80 and L22 for later cars. My painter says that the codes are likely the same colour, (his system links them as the same colour) and that the actual shade that we get will vary between paint manufacturers. TBH I think he is wrong and suspect these are two different colours, period, but he's the one who is time served. I had the bonnet painted (needed painting anyway) and his colour is a mile off as you can see! It is taken through plate glass and with an SLR - but the pic really shows the difference. Has anyone painted their car Oak Green Met, what code/supplier did you use? Its hard to match the car because it is sunburned original 1979 paint. IMG_4183
  10. Hi Stuart, great stuff, I knew I would find someone on here who is hard enough . I am away in Tiree until wednesday, will PM you to swap addresses.
  11. For my SC. The 'box is a bit whiney, and with the blue pillows in the trans mounts it sounds a bit like a race car with straight cut gears!..which is quite fun but not in keeping with the relaxed Targa vibe so much. Just in case anyone wants to swap to blues..cheers.
  12. I did this recently to register my car, and the answer is there is no way around - you have to either pay Porsche Customer Services or join PCGB. At least PCGB gets you 10% off OPC parts, and maybe something off your insurance. It probably adds a teeny bit to the value of the car if you're selling too. As a warning COAs have a reputation for being incorrect/a bit random for the older cars..
  13. The car drives fine on the Kumhos btw, plenty of feel and I can still get the tail moving in the dry. Solid grip in the wet. Looks right, too, I think: me and my sister Vicki with her pastel blue 'T' :-)
  14. OK, in the end I went for the bigger Porsche recommended sizes. I prioritised originality and comfort, plus a nod to the gentler nature of a targa..and, I commute over the Tay Bridge everyday, expansion joint-tastic. So, this is the new 65 section tyre next to the 45 section, unbelievably on the same size rim…OMFG! Thanks for the help..
  15. I don't think that number was meant to be taken literally..just a number to fill the box..like the cars advertised as having '0 miles'. Its POA really, isnt it? Tell you what though, bugger the CS, I'd love to get my paws on that white '7 GT2 they have for sale..not being terrifyingly rich is a real pain sometimes :-(
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