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Ian Comerford

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About Ian Comerford

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    IB Glitterati

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  • Location
    Harston, Leics
  • Interests
    Mountain Biking, Classic cars, Skiing

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    1979 911 SC
  • Daily Driver
    BMW E92 M3, Audi A3 cabriolet
  • Lottery Car
    Ferrari 250 SWB
  • Most-played albums in your iPod/CD Changer
    Pete Tong and the Ibitha Classics, Lungs, X&Y, Out There, Rattle & Hum, Renaissance, Blue Lines,
  • Favourite Food
  • Drink?
    Red Wine (Merlot), Gin & Tonic
  • Drive of your life
    The drive home from buying my 911 in 1998

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  1. I’m not sure that battery conditioners can recover a battery once it goes below a certain level, you may need a proper charger
  2. If you have an alarm or a radio with memory etc then you have a drain. Big question is what size is the drain? Best thing is to leave the car on a battery conditioner if possible. Other option is to disconnect the neg lead on the battery but then your alarm will have no power
  3. http://www.speedhunters.com/2019/06/behind-the-scenes-of-luftgekuhlt-6/
  4. Thanks Lewis. I will compare your detail with that for my 79 SC and then share with Chris. It would be good to arrive at a single source of the truth....
  5. Aren’t saying though that we don’t need tunnel pipes as they are steel ? Or are they plastic on the 3.2 only?
  6. I was having an email discussion with Chris at FLM on this and sent what turned out to be the wrong illustration from PET. He passed the test by noticing this and responded as below. Is the 3.2 the same in that the tunnel lines are steel? If so it sim0lifies th8ngs a little as we only need the engine bay and fuel pump end pipes. Ian, I you look carefully at your PET drawing (201-10) you will see that it covers the Turbo Model and I would agree that these are flexible lines. If you look at 201-05 this drawing states an SC Model and the lines appear to be steel and the 180 degree swivel nut fittings isn’t used on Item 4 on this alternative drawing. Sadly it appears to be a complete ‘bugger’s muddle’. We currently have 1 x 1978 car and 1 x 79 car in the unit and have discovered the following: The 78 Car – which may be a Carrera 3 but fitted with an SC Motor has the flexible lines in the engine bay as per 201-10. The lines we have appear in good condition but the car had been stored for many years. The 1979 car has steel lines in the engine bay but the short flexible line Item 4 on 201-05 is different in appearance and has the 180 degree swivel nut fitting. I am not too sure that there is a great deal of consistency and when we drop back to 2.7 litre cars it may be even worse. If it is the engine bay pipes that are worst affected it must be a combination of chemistry and temperature and I will try to learn if ‘percolation’ rates are influenced by temperature. As percolation is possibly a diffusion type reaction it is probably governed by an Arrenhius Equation which will be exponential with respect to temperature. The hose with the lowest percolation is an ‘R14’ type but hose with this designation only seems to have a pressure rating of around 3.5 bar which I don’t think is adequate. Interesting set of challenges J Regards Chris
  7. Saw those, they do look a bit similar to some we’ve recently seen on here.....
  8. I think that’s what I meant in saying he’s sort of German, oops does that mean he might not be very good?
  9. Traffic can’t be horrific, Gordon’s their traffic planner and he’s sort of German so it must be efficient.....😀
  10. For the 3.2 is it just the engine bay ones you are interested in? If so can I get second dibs on them Shirish and I will take them to Chris at FLM as a pattern? Thank you Ian
  11. Well, generally, until they meet gold ones of course
  12. Agreed Alex, hence my comment about don’t hold your breath. But you never know....
  13. Agreed, it works well in red and the contrast with the carbon roof is more obvious
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