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Old 04-04-2018, 10:41 AM   #1751
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Love this color so much. Pretty awesome that they brought back plum purple.


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I adored the color when I got interested in classics. Now I’m burnt out on them due to being 10X as many plum crazy purple cars than actual production.

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If that's the case, tell him to go with the Boss strips too. Could have them done just with vinyl. Easy to take off later.
He might consider that. We’re suppose to take the car to his building and I’ll see if he might make some custom Boss 302 Mach 1 decal stripe.

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you know you are a car guy when a picture of a seat detail makes you say "Wow"

thx for that shot
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #1753
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I’m pleased to inform everyone that my buddy has his baby back in his possession. This is the GT that I attempted to purchase 2 years ago. Anyway I personally did the service and inspection. She had a hard 2 years but she’s back in good hands. We’ll get back to her former glory in no time.


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Current project that’s nearly done.
Sorry I haven’t been updating the thread. A lot of things have been happening.


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It’s out of an 80 911 SC Targa. Currently have close to 150 hours in it, including cleaning and painting. It’s the Champagne colored 911 in the background.


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150 hours!?!
I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of THAT repair invoice!


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150 hours!?!

I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of THAT repair invoice!





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Complete engine rebuild. The good part is it isn’t the Turbo engine.


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Do you guys split the cases and do the rebuilds in house? Or do you send the engines out to get rebuilt?

There was a 71 911 with turbo flares, fresh paint, and an early 3.0 turbo engine that needed to be rebuilt, for sale nearby a while back, which required complete reassembly affer a respray. It had most of the parts to build a pretty cool Outlaw Porsche Widowmaker.
I started looking into what it would cost to finish the car, and build the engine to 500ish hp, and well, let's just say that the parts cost significantly more than Mustang parts!
Maybe someday I'll get caught up with the current projects, and be able to seriously consider building a 911. I've always loved the air-cooled Porsche.
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Do you guys split the cases and do the rebuilds in house? Or do you send the engines out to get rebuilt?



There was a 71 911 with turbo flares, fresh paint, and an early 3.0 turbo engine that needed to be rebuilt, for sale nearby a while back, which required complete reassembly affer a respray. It had most of the parts to build a pretty cool Outlaw Porsche Widowmaker.

I started looking into what it would cost to finish the car, and build the engine to 500ish hp, and well, let's just say that the parts cost significantly more than Mustang parts!

Maybe someday I'll get caught up with the current projects, and be able to seriously consider building a 911. I've always loved the air-cooled Porsche.


Yes, long block was sent to get checked at the machine shop that has my Mach engine. Other than that, tear down and assembly happened in house. My boss is very good with these air cooled Porsche engines.
It’s all factory specs but we did upgrade the timing system while we were in there.


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Recon, 150 hours = 6 1/4 days which I'm sure you know, and your still not done. Did this make you tired? I hope not. Just some trivia for ya.

And that's working on it 24 hours straight for that 6+ days too!
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Recon, 150 hours = 6 1/4 days which I'm sure you know, and your still not done. Did this make you tired? I hope not. Just some trivia for ya.

And that's working on it 24 hours straight for that 6+ days too!


I assisted with some parts of the tear down and rebuild, but my boss handled the majority of it, he also oversaw the work when I helped.
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Only photo I have halfway through the build.


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Reminds me of a Lycombing (sp) airplane engine.
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Or a Continental or Franklin for that matter.
Sorta... None of those aircraft engines are overhead cam.

Ironically, Porsche did in fact build a certified general aviation engine for a short time. And Mooney Aircraft actually built an airplane around this engine. It was called the Mooney-Porsche, I believe.
None of the planes were flown for many hours, but I don't recall there being anything horribly wrong with either the Mooney airframe, or the Porsche engine.
Porsche quickly discovered that the aviation market is very difficult to make any money in. And there is a great deal of liability involved with selling airplane engines to the general public. So they essentially "orphaned" the engine almost immediately after producing the engines for Mooney to use, and they stopped distribution of any spare parts. One of the parts in the engine needs to be replaced on a fairly regular basis for it to comply with a FAA airworthiness directive. Since Porsche, or anyone else, was not willing to produce and supply any FAA certified replacement parts for the engine, as soon as the time was up for that part, it caused the Mooney-Porsche to be grounded with absolutely no way to ever get it certified to fly again. It couldn't even be re-powered by one of the "big three" aircraft manufacturers engines.
As you can imagine, the irate owners filed lawsuits against both Mooney and Porsche seeking compensation. It was a debacle for both companies.
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^^^ Nice piece of history trivia Stray, thank you.
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that motor picture made me feel kinda tingly........
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I don't recall ever seeing a full-on, in-depth, Mark Worman-style description of the Challenger since the restoration was completed...
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