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Been a while updating this thread. Lot has happened in the last year, and the annual service visit to Chris @ FLM is sadly no longer an option.

However I do seem to have acquired a half share in a classic restoration business and a part time job as it's commercial director along the way - it happens to look after a few classic 911s - so under the watchful eye of the technical director I had to service my own car this year!

A minor service turned into a rear brake overhaul as the dust seals were past it, so off for a refurb and new discs, pads and rear solid lines when they returned. 

The left side driveshaft boot had seen better days so the shaft came off and was fully stripped down and built back up again. I removed the shock for access and found that the top hats in the rose joint at the bottom of the KWs had been poorly specified in ali, and as a consequence had worn away to nothing. We machined some new ones up in stainless steel from an engineering drawing I did all by myself!

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Everything else pretty much up to snuff, fresh VR1 and a new belt, Porsche do like making classic service parts in some funky colours!

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Some new boots fitted today (Yokohama AD08RS). Not really fair to compare 6-year old S02s to new tyres, but obviously there's more grip but also more "give" in the chassis and brakes overall. Need more miles before I can hussle the car as you could with the Bridgestones, but on first impressions they also ride harsher than the older tyres.

In other news, tartan heated seat covers finally installed. And a new badge.

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Traditionally Yokohamas have had very stiff sidewalls, which might explain the ride harshness you noted.

I'm interested to hear whether the car tramlines more as a result.

Many years ago I had a new company car delivered with Yokohamas and it was an evil thing that tracked tramlines with an almost religious fervour. A different (and much improved) car when I changed to a different tyre. They couldn't wear out fast enough - I even considered vandalising them.

 

Seat covers look fab - where did you get them from?

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1 hour ago, Chris_911 said:

Seat covers look fab - where did you get them from?

Hi Chris, I sourced the fabric from a dress maker in Scotland (of course) and I had our trimmer make them up over the standard Recaro foams. Finished with scotchguard for the inevitable in-car spillages that occur from time to time..

Wool floor mats from cocomats - I think for the time, cost and fit next time I will just get the trimmer to make those.

Next step is to get the dashtop, window tops and seat retrimmed in leather, I can't decide whether yellow double stitching on the seats is too much. What do you think?

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24 minutes ago, Chris_911 said:

I think I'd pass on the yellow double stitching - they look great as they are.

Yup I think you're right. But swapping vynal for the soft Muirhead leather - I don't think I can't pass that up..... Next winter's project.

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