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  1. 1987 930 RUF 3.4 official conversion. A few days ago my car was difficult to start from cold, after leaving the car overnight in heavy rain The normal instant firing up took 6-7 attempts to get running. After giving it some throttle the revs settled down and the car ran fine. Once warm, the car started "on the button". 3 days later it was also equally hard to start then ran ok. I took it for a 20 minute run and it was fine. 25 minute meeting then it started immediately. Driving home, after about 2 miles, while going uphill, the car started to stutter. It wouldn't rev beyond 2,000 rpm but I could keep the car from stalling if I stayed around 1,500 rpm. It seemed to be misfiring with some smoke from the exhaust. My wife was sure that we were going to break down, and it became 'slightly tense' in the car for a few miles until everything seemed to rectify itself and we had full power until we got back home. I took the intercooler off so that I could check the vacuum hoses properly. They all seemed fine. I cleaned the contacts on the big rectangular yellow relay in the engine compartment, and reseated this. Then I cleaned and reseated the fuel pump relays in the front compartment and cleaned the contacts on the fuel pump fuse. The car now cold starts fine and stays running without issue. I haven't been brave enough to take the car for a drive yet, but I wonder what you guys think might have been happening to the car? Many thanks Robert
  2. 🤔 Hi, Around 30 years ago I owned a silver 1974 911s. The registration number when I purchased it was 240 GTR. It had been fitted with a whale tail and Ansa exhaust. I lived in Wales at the time and sold it after a couple of years of ownership to a Londoner, who said he was a barrister. A couple of days ago I was surfing the net and was amazed to see a silver 911 with the 240 GTR plate . If anyone can put me in touch with the current owner or advise me of anywhere it will be competing this year, I will be most grateful. Many thanks Derek
  3. I thought I would start a new thread as I'm starting some bodywork and thought it would keep everything together. I bought my Targa about 3 years ago, it came with 1 weeks MOT so I was expecting the worst! After putting it in for an MOT it failed on headlight alignment! I was a bit amazed to say the least! After making some mechanical repairs I've had a couple of years fun but this year there were a couple of obvious holes in the sill and floorpan so didn't bother with the MOT and decided to have a poke round!
  4. Here at HQ, we have a little moment at the end of the day where we (aka JG, me and the other youngling) can all share a fact of the day. Dad's usually come from Mumsnet, but it got us thinking - what are your favourite IB facts? The best ones will be shared on the IB Instagram, so they better be good!
  5. Wooden gear knob as fitted to my 930 Turbo in a former life! £30 plus p&p.
  6. There are constant questions on what the IB market is doing and what is a fair price for different models. There is never a correct answer because a car is worth what someone is willing to pay and you'll always get some low and high priced cars distorting the picture. The easiest way to track the market is to build up a picture of asking prices over time. This doesn't mean they will sell for that but it helps give an indication. Hopefully this will be of use to anyone looking to buy/sell an IB. I'm going to suggest capturing: Year/Model/Colour/Mileage/Any major details e.g. engine rebuild/Prviate v Trade/Price and a link to the add (which will be useful when live). If people highlight new cars as they come on (we may get some duplication) then it'll be a great place for everyone to search and track IB's and their prices. Thursday 15th August 1989 3.2 Carrera Cpe (Black) 111k miles - PRIVATE £19,911 (was £17,911) - http://www.pistonhea...pe-1989/1609569 1988 3.2 Carrera Cpe(Velvet Red) - 11.8k miles mint - TRADE (£69,995) - http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-pre-89/porsche-911-930-3-2-sport-coupe-1-owner-for-24-years/1609333 1988 3.2 Carrera Cpe (Green) 170k miles - PRIVATE (£14,900) - http://www.pistonhea...a-sport/1558740 1988 3.2 Carrera Cpe (Black) 112k miles inc engine PRIVATE - £12,995 - (NOW SOLD) - http://www.pistonhea...pe-1988/1612803 1984 3.2 Carrera Cpe (Blue) 72k - PRIVATE £15,750 - http://www.pistonhea...rt-1984/1594719 1982 3.0 SC Cpe (Gold) 200k - TRADE £12,995 - http://www.pistonhea...c-coupe/1620920 1980 3.0 SC Cpe (Silver) 116k - TRADE £18,495 - http://www.pistonhea...e-911sc/1399294
  7. Hi all, In the same way you can buy insurance to cover your insurance excess does anyone know of something similar for track day insurance? My track day excess is 10% of the agreed valuation and I was thinking it would be great to cover that. Many thanks.
  8. I don't think we have one do we? It can be yours, or someone else's; it doesn't matter. Here's mine to kick-off:
  9. Hi, expecting a GT3 exhaust system any day now from TT and trying to find a new rear valance that I can cut out for the center outlets. Hard to find any without cutouts in the end or ends. Any suggestions from you guys, prefer metal of course but...
  10. Does anyone know if there is anywhere to get these door jamb stickers from please. After car re spray I would like to replace them Keith
  11. Hi all, I'm enquiring about a pair of doors from a 78 SC. Can anyone tell me how much is reasonable for these? Door cards are not great but otherwise they are fully dressed with windows, winders, chrome trim and latches. Many thanks.
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    Okay today found a could car radios at the car oot and a quite a few other Porsche bits. Is the Toronto the right one for an 1981sc as I think the guy had a 1985 911 I got quite a few bits from him car toys books Matt's light.. what' the going rate for it? Not that I'm going to sell it but be interested to see what it' worth. I got the other one at another jumble sometime ago.. But I'll prob put the Toronto in the car
  13. For Sale pair of 50mm H&R wheel spacers with all nuts required. Purchased new a couple of years ago and have been on my 1987 930. Car has now been put back to stock so spacers no longer required. £100 Cash on collection, Billericay Essex
  14. Hi guys my name is Rob Annett and I live in northern New South Wales in Australia. I am new to your site and have also just joined Porsche Club GB. i currently own a few Porsche’s but not an impact bumper car but I hope to change that. my reason for joining Porsche club GB and joining your forum is that my wife and I are travelling to the UK in April next year to road trip around UK and the continent for three months and we plan to do our trip in a g series targa. I am heading over to UK at the end of October to purchase the car (all going well🤞)and will store it with a friend awaiting our return in April 2020 as you can imagine it’s proving quite a task to figure out the pros and cons of buying a thirty ish year old car from the other side of the world so I figured what better way to do it than to ask Porsche guys for any help they would be kind enough to offer. I would be very grateful if anyone could help in recommending Porsche specialist dealers, Pre purchase inspection specialists, insurance company that will cover a non resident driving the car in UK and Europe (I do have a British passport though as I was born in N Ireland) registration and any other help I can get. i have also had a look at your for sale section so if anyone is selling a rhd targa I would be very interested in having a look I am a long time Porsche nut and past president of Porsche Club NSW here in Australia looking forward to any help you guys can give. thanks heaps Rob Annett
  15. Having to clear out a lock-up now that my 3.2 is gone. Have some items, most of which I picked up here to return to the IB stream. Stuff is in Bray in Ireland for collection. 3.2 seats door cards and rear seat backs purchased from JSM1965. They're navy leather with material centres, with electrics. Great condition. Comes with door cards and rear backs (the only bit that's not in great nick is the rear back) Delighted with them, but sold the car so never got to use them. Happy to get what I paid back. £600 ish, 17'' 964 Turbo twist reps with conti sport tyres (tyres are still legal but are near enough to wear markers) 3 of the wheels are perfect, one has minor curb rash. All pictured. £500 ono. 1 9'' Maxilite fuchs rep rear. I kerbed the bejaysus out of it when bought another. Could do with it being removed to hide my shame. £ Many thanks Hammers
  16. Just been reading about the new Taycan in the PP October issue. apart from in my opinion looking pretty grim, how on earth do they think they’re kidding by calling the flagship model the Turbo S
  17. I just came back from a week's holiday in my 3.2, starting with the trip down to the Goodwood Revival, we then headed to Dorset, then Dartmouth and Dartmoor. On the way back to the North we took in the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala, coming back up the A49 last night I even got to show a modern 911 kettle cabriolet a clean pair of heels, great fun! The weather was ridiculously good for September, and there lies my problem... I have checked out a bunch of threads where these cars have issues hot starting, unfortunately with a variety of causes, and a lot where no definite culprit ever seems to be found. I'm sure mine is definitely a mixture thing, all week the car has run perfectly, started from cold easily, and last night when the temperature dropped as we came back to the frozen north, she started fine once safely in the garage (several times) in the cooler air, despite being hot from idling outside after the journey, while we unloaded. When the sun is out and the air is hot, however, she spins and spins with not a cough, until finally bursting into life after what seems like an age. Luckily I have a new battery, more than anything its embarrassing as people suck air through their teeth like a builder doing an estimate and give a look that says 'nice car, mate, shame it doesn't go!' It did this the other week when I went to a car show at Capesthorne hall, when it was similarly a mad hot day. I suspect that the fuel is vaporisng in the lines or rails, or the mixture isn't right when the air is hot, however they can't 'all do that' as it tends to be hotter in Germany in the summer, if there were non starting 911s everywhere Porsche would have soon fixed the issue. I posted in someone else's starting problem thread while away, but got no feedback. There obviously is an issue, however whatever I do now or replace the problem is it might not be hot enough to act up again until next spring! Any suggestions as to what I should check in the meantime would be gratefully received. Plugs and tappets etc have been done recently, by the way.
  18. The aircon on my 1985 911 Carrera 2 hasn't worked properly for ages. When I asked a local specialist to recharge it he told me that it was originally filled with R12 gas. It is apparently illegal to use this now and the fittings for recharging it are different. I have been told if I get adaptors on e-bay they can charge it with the later gas 134 Although this has now been superseded you can still use it The Porsche manual says if you have lost gas you should replace the drier unit. The questions are Will the system work OK with 134 gas ? Where are the charging points ? Do I need to change the drier HELP !!!
  19. I purchased the current copy 911 pw as I saw in Porsche post it had an article on the 930 le, being an le owner I like to collect articles on the le. The article shows a car which is clearly not an le, states and shows a front spoiler same as the se, it is not! states does not have the rear wing air ducts, the le does! does it have the le plaque inside, what about the crested wheel centres, the only thing that I can see is the same as the le is the sports exhaust which is the same as the se, the point I am making is how can these so called experts get things so incorrect, I am going to ask for my money back, and the next time I see Clive advise him to invest in journalists who get it right before putting it in print, it is the last time I purchase this mag, rant over regards kev
  20. Now SOLD! Many thanks for the enquiries. I bought this car in June 2006 and have used it intermittently during the following 13 years, as I have spent at least 7 of those years working away from home. It’s never been used as a daily driver and has generally not been used in winter or on wet days. It has always been garaged and at one stage was put into storage when we were between houses. Gearbox I suffered a gearbox failure shortly after buying the car in 2006. So, it went to Matt at Autowerke in Norwich for repair. It was too far gone for repair, so Matt sourced a used replacement, reconditioned the necessary parts and installed it. The invoice indicates that this was done at 80,783 miles. Body work The good news is that on this car the sills, kidney bowls and B posts have been fixed. I took it to Sportwagen in Essex in 2010 and they cut everything away on both sides, replaced it with good metal, replaced the kidney bowls and put it all back together. As they were doing so, they took photos and kept a record of the time spent on the various parts of the work. This is all available for you to see. The sill covers are not fitted to the car. I removed these before it went to for the sill/B post work and when the car came back I liked the way it looked. So, I have not replaced them. This also has the added advantage of removing one more place where road dirt and moisture can gather. The covers are with the car, as are the rubber trims that go with them. Have look at the pics. The rear wheels have spacers fitted. This brings them out a little wider to fill the wheel arches a bit more. The targa top was recovered with mohair in 2012. The car is up for £32,000. Further details and more pictures are available here.
  21. Forgive me, but posed this question before, but need some more answers. 1 Will a healthy stock 3.2 rev to 7500 regularly? 2 If not, will the stock rods with ARP bolts go to 7500 reliably? 3 Are the stock pistons ok to 7500? If not, who makes a good piston with stock diameter and pockets for (say) S cams? 4 Is the crank ok to 7500, or special balancing? Hope you or some can help me. Here is the car, some of you will know it well. Thanks, Graham.
  22. Just had my first annual oil change on the SC (used Mobile 1) and I turned North London into something out of the Blitz! I've never seen so much smoke coming out of the exhaust - ever!! I hope it might be a spill on the manifold/exhaust and that a good blast up the dual carriage-way this weekend will clear it But I've got a sneaky feeling that doesn't sound right - esp if it's coming out the exhaust Any advice?
  23. I joined this forum to ask you British guys a few question. I live in Miami and have a 77 911 that I have driven for over thirty years all the time and do a lot of my own repairs. I have been watching “free tv” specifically Car SOS and Wheeler Dealers. Some of the cars they fix would be crushed in the states because of the cost of the rust repair and lack of skills. The “specialist” skills I see on these shows are incredible by state side standard particularly panel beaters. There are a lot of rusty air cooled 911 in Miami to be had cheap. I figure with special crates I could ship four cars over and back in a 40 foot container for $1500 per car. my questions: What is the hourly rate for body work in England? Stateside it’s about 100- 125 pounds/ hour What does a good whole car paint job cost here say with PPG paint? Not sure I posted this in the correct section of this forum so let me know please. Miami Ryce (thanks Robinwild for the new tag) My car
  24. Mahle barrell and piston set 3.2 carrera brand new 10.3.1 euro spec £2200 originally purchased for my rebuild no longer required
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