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Stopped by Freddie's shop on the way home from LA

I stopped by Freddie's shop on the way home from LA. Did the toy and lit show plus the swap meet. On a whim I emailed Freddie and asked if could stop by. I prefaced by saying that I was a DIY guy that likes to see how the artists do it. You learn some thing new everyday.

He graciously accepted. He was out for the day with company in town. But he had Daniel give me the tour and describe the different projects that were going on. Very impressive. Multiple stages of different projects. He had two early cars just being finished. Whoa.

Nice part was. I saw what I was hoping to see. One car that had come back from being dipped. And another that was prepped and waiting to be dipped. That's what I think I'll do next time.

His fabricator/welder was bringing an old race to life. Sorry, forgot his name. Impressive metal work. Felt like an intruder in a doctors office so I didn't shoot too many pictures.




This is where the tour started. Whoa.



Left side of the shop. I would assume it would be called the assembly side.



Right side. Where the grinding and welding gets done.



Storefront. Very tidy place. Thanks for the spur of the moment hospitality.
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Freddy and his crew put out some amazing stuff. Thanks for the photos.
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Was wondering if you saw or if he has made any progress on the Rektor.
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Wasn't mentioned. What is the Rektor?
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Yes I saw Rektor. I hadn't seen the other thread. I spend most my internet time on 914 World.
After seeing the sketches it all makes since. Interesting collaboration, Freddie and Rothsport.

I stopped and talked to Jeff yesterday. Rerouting the wires on the 3.2 on my 911. I needed some new ideas. I have a new plan. I mentioned that I'd stopped and toured Freddie's shop. So we talked about the engine that will be built.
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Cary do you care to share your ideas about the rerouting of the wires on the 3.2. I'm restoring a 70T with the exception of a 3.2. Before the restoration began I did some wiring for the 3.2 and installed it than drove it for about a month than I stripped the car down. I'm still going to retain the original engine/trans in case I ever sell it someone can take it back to original. Just want a few modern conveniences with some added power. I'm working on the body now but getting help here and 962porsche is giving some great leadership.
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My 911 is a 74 3.0 RS clone. So its kind of minimalistic. I've just finished removing the seat rails. Built some new ones that lowered the seat about 2 inches. So things are tight under the seat.
After talking to Jeff I removed the altitude compensator. Then slid the ECU over about an inch to center it right in the middle. Jeff did mention that I may need to add some length to the harness from the ECU to the fuse box. This will allow for a much more sanitary harness dress.
The other problem being is the harness is 30 years old. If I was in your position I would look at getting it recovered. Mine is really stiff. Hard to position where I wanted it to go. I did use my heat gun to soften it a bit.

Here's where I ended the day.



With no backseat and a harness bar it may get positioned against the foot well after the RS carpet kit gets installed.

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I'll have to dig mine out of the tub I have it in and check it out. I moved mine over to the passenger side which worked quite well. Still spending as much time as I can trying to fine tune the body work. It appears that Freddie does some nice work.
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I did get a chance to finally meet Freddie face to face. He stopped by my new place of employment, Rothsport, to pick up a car.
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