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DaddyGlenn 09-24-2010 10:26 AM

Pittsburgh Pelicans
Here is a thread specifically for Pelicans in the SW Pennsylvania area.

We can use this thread to keep in touch, ask for a hand or plan get-togethers.

If this sounds good to you, subscribe.

ohbugger 09-24-2010 11:08 AM

Good idea... subscribed.

BernieP 09-24-2010 01:02 PM

Count me in.


gregwils 09-25-2010 11:56 AM

Great idea Glenn! I am in the North Hills, not far from Ross Park Mall. Happy to lend a hand or meet for coffee.

landrover88 09-25-2010 03:53 PM

sw pelicans

I am in Altoona PA


Panzer909 09-25-2010 04:39 PM

Pittsburgh over here. More specifically, Mt. Washington. Be well, fellas.

mdmiller911 09-26-2010 07:09 AM

Great Idea Glenn!

Mike from Oakmont

magnuskgc 09-26-2010 09:00 AM

NJ here! Southern NJ not like those "Jersey Shore" people!

47silver 09-26-2010 11:42 AM

west of pittsburgh here

DaddyGlenn 09-27-2010 03:46 PM

Anybody know a junk yard around here that handles Porsches? I need to source some body parts for rust repair.

mdmiller911 09-27-2010 04:40 PM

junk yards
I think there is a VW yard around Greensburg that has some Porsche stuff. I'll be willing to bet its 944/924/928 though.

magnuskgc 09-28-2010 01:56 AM

As much as I hate to give this guy any business because of how bad he screwed me.. Check He is in Scranton.
Just make sure you get EVERYTHING you are promised.


Anybody know a junk yard around here that handles Porsches? I need to source some body parts for rust repair.

47silver 09-28-2010 04:58 AM

i have had good luck posting for wanted on the parts classified here.

I bought fenders and am getting doors...from here.

gregwils 09-29-2010 09:45 AM

You may want to call Greater Pittsburgh Collision Works. They're a body shop over near the airport and have done tech sessions in conjunction with the local PCA chapter. Another option would be to call Pete's Euro Techniques also near the airport, Pete is a great guy and freely shares info. Last, John Rayish (Porsche Specialties) in Bridgeville (412) 221-1855. They may be able to point you to someone local.

Different direction, try It's an on-line system that the junkyard's use to inventory parts. It showed Flowers in Smithton, PA (about 20 miles from you) has a front right - I've been to that one, and front left is over in Malvern, OH about 75 miles - never been there.

Good luck. Looks like a substantial winter project. I'm busy with a house addition, but would be happy to offer some help.

mdmiller911 09-29-2010 04:19 PM

Pete is a GREAT guy. Always willing to help. I didn't get that feeling when I met John Raysich.....

DaddyGlenn 09-30-2010 08:43 AM

Thanks Guys!!

Here's another idea - What specialty tools do you have that you might make available for loan/rent and what tasks/projects have you done that you could serve as the "voice of experience" to someone trying it for the first time?

Me? Tools I have:

a home made engine dolly (double thickness plywood on casters)
engine stand with engine yoke
tie rod tool
rear suspension adjusting wrench (real thin)
large allen wrench for Transmission drain plug
long allen wrench used for adjusting CIS

Tasks I have done:

engine/transmission removal
clutch adjustment
replace flywheel and clutch
remove and replace clutch throwout arm
front wheel bearings
installed turbo tie rods
installed A/C
rebuild brake calipers
adjust parking brake
adjust heater cables
replace throttle bushings
replace clutch cable
replace shift bushings
remove windshield
Alternator replacement
MDS ignition install
distributor rebuild

All of this on my '78SC

Glad to help, if I can.

landrover88 09-30-2010 12:50 PM

pa pelicans
Well Glenn

Very impressive.

I have few tools but live less than a hundred feet from Auto Zone.

PaPa Johns is 300 feet Dunkin Donuts is 200 feet.

I have a large garage and grill and lots of beverage.


gregwils 09-30-2010 01:14 PM

Dave has me beat.

1" Breaker Bar and Socket for rear axle nut
Camshaft locking tool for Carrera (not 46 mm crowfoot)
Hydraulic Press
Yoke and stand
plus a few misc

Motor Rebuild (1)
Brakes/Caliper Rebuild
Wheel bearings F&R
plus a bunch of small stuff

Tasks this winter:
ER Front Rubber Bushings,
Struts and Strut Mounts
Front T-bars,
Fuel lines - tank to pump to filter

landrover88 09-30-2010 07:27 PM

Oh Glenn

I live just 4 miles from the Slinky Factory.

700ltr 10-05-2010 05:50 PM


Morgantown, WV here.
Consider myself a 944/951 expert. Replaced, turbo, head gasket, clutch, interior, etc, etc.

Anyone going to the ARPCA Sunday Brunch at Nemacolin this weekend??

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