The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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  2. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    ps: I got my camera mount and wind noise issues solved, but I think I’m going to give up n my iPhone4 as a camera. Too wobbly. I did a 5 minute “Fall Color” video last week but I can’t get it to load to Youtube. It gets 80% complete and shoots craps.

    Until I get a GoPro, I’m going to give my 5se a shot. Supposed to have a better camera.
  3. SlowernOlder

    SlowernOlder Been here awhile

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    A friend is in Flagstaff and he sent me these, supposed to be 200 there this weekend.

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  4. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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  5. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Look how small they are in the space for a modern car. Champagne yellow C coupe, one of my favorites.

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  6. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    How DO you resolve wind noise issue?
  7. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Windscreen.

    I get my Motul from the US Uni filter distributor. Whenever they ship me oil, they use scrap filter material for packing. I took a bit of it and wrapped it around the bottom of the phone (where the mic is) before I clipped it into the RAM mount.

    Here’s what a real one looks like:

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    I was a little concerned that my little fabbed one was going to be too thin to work, but it worked fine the other day so I’m going to make a little better permanent one to try next.
  8. Newfie Rider

    Newfie Rider Concentrate Sammy please! LOL Supporter

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    Traded a restored Seca 650 Turbo on a 1980 944. Beauty car (poor mans Porsche), but the weight ratio was close to 50/50. Really fun around turns power sliding in and out...

    (Internet pic) Mine was just like the one below.

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  9. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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  10. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    For some reason, that yellow C gets the synapses firing. I'll have to think on it, but someone I know had one just like it.

    Got it! Remember my story about riding in the convert with the top down in January and the gas heater melting my gym shoe? Campaign Yellow. Another memory: someone had re-apolsteried it with some brown Naugahyde with a faux alligator kind of grain to it.
  11. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Damn. Although the Beck is finally road trip worthy, I just disabled it because my slacker son decided to ride to Zion this weekend (left this AM) instead of going to work so I could go pick up some exhaust springs to finish my cookie cutter project.

    And sadly, Flag is just beyond "day ride" reach for the Monster. (I could take Alfie with me in the Beck.)
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  12. waybill

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    That setup is very cool looking but this is what you really want although probably unobtainium nowdays. Slide valve mechanical fuel injection came on late '74 and '75 RSR's, the last normally aspirated race cars before Motronic DME came along. The engine revved so fast the flywheel had trouble coping and were notorious for coming loose. They sounded almost like an old F1 engine when you revved them. If you ever see one ask the owner to start it, it's impressive.

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  13. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    :photog

    I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one.

    FWIW, I'm 99% certain that on all my mods, the screws are orienting F/R, the nuts are all "label up," and the washers are all "sharp edge down." I say 99% because I may have missed 1 or two. :lol3
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  14. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Probably great for fuel economy as well.










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    PS: Those look like 917 velocity stacks, with the "just blast gasoline down here" ports plugged.
  15. waybill

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    Fuel economy was not it's forte, I think it was 3mpg and race fuel was 5 bucks a gallon, it was worth it though..

    Your probably right about the stacks, always wondered what those plugs were for : )
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  16. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    I have a picture of one of those.

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  17. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Hardware goes in the lathe and gets labels and markings removed and a nice finish....unless going for restoration.
  18. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Looks like the 917 stacks had flanges at the top for the air filter housing. There's another model that uses those same stacks without the flanges. Did your 910 have them?

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  19. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    How do you know you've got a 8.8 where an 8.8 is spec'd? :lol3

    Mine get a good wire brushing and/or a new zinc chromate bath.

    We really need help. Professional help. :lol3
  20. SlowernOlder

    SlowernOlder Been here awhile

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    No cure...