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Old 10-12-2007, 07:09 AM
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Wayne - I don't know if you're interested in originality, but if you wanted to fix the original speakers you can get replacement rubber diaphrams that go between the speaker cone and the frame. I repaired some Heybrook speakers that I bought over from the UK for my home audio system. I know it's only an old speaker, but thought you might want to know.
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Wayne,

Those pics REALLY bring me down memory lane. Particularly the interior photos. It is a great thing this specimen came into the perfect hands for revival and care AND it is very nice of you to take the time to share it with us. In my book there is no restitution worth considered but bone original. Anything else would be 'rice'.
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The "sloppy-stuff" that you are finding are the same type of crap that I've found with my car. I spend double to triple to time fixing this type of crap each time I go to fix something that I think is a minor issue. I'm very sorry that you're having to deal with it on a running 959.

Really makes me wonder about the 959's PO. Was he an idiot or just cheap to let those things happen to that car. I can deal with it on my bastard 911, but I'm stunned that you're dealing with it on this beauty.

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Many owners -- even those with extremely expensive or rare examples -- fail to put a long-run price tag on inattentiveness.

Wayne, I hope I'm not diverting this thread, but out of curiousity, what's in a 959's toolkit and what does it look like?

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The Blog idea is a good one. I dont want to make any more work for you Wayne and it sounds like we're all grateful for the front row seat but maybe a blog would be easier all around?
I will probably create a tech article in our tech articles section with links to all of the threads. I will also title all of the threads with Project 959 in the subject so a simple search on title will reveal all of them...

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does this mean that Pelican will start handling more RoW parts? 964RS and 993RS parts specificially?
We can order anything you're looking for...

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Old 10-12-2007, 01:03 PM
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Wayne, thanks for sharing - this is a real treat. I'm looking forward to the daily updates!!
It's probably going to be semi-weekly. Remember, I have other projects, and this business thing to run, and 3 kids all 3 yrs and under...

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Must be nice to have a warehouse of parts in case you need something quick (though as Wayne pointed out, how many are really interchangable?)

Thanks for keeping our interest peaked.
I did grab a few things off of the shelf for the car yesterday!

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Wayne, thanks tons for sharing your toys and enthusiasm with us.
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Wayne - I don't know if you're interested in originality, but if you wanted to fix the original speakers you can get replacement rubber diaphrams that go between the speaker cone and the frame. I repaired some Heybrook speakers that I bought over from the UK for my home audio system. I know it's only an old speaker, but thought you might want to know.
I'm going to replace it with a newer one. I'll hold onto the old ones (as I do with everything I replace) in case they are needed in the future. It only takes about 3 minutes to swap in and out a new speaker, and it's the same size, same plugs, so no cutting or modifications - that's the creed, right?

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The "sloppy-stuff" that you are finding are the same type of crap that I've found with my car. I spend double to triple to time fixing this type of crap each time I go to fix something that I think is a minor issue. I'm very sorry that you're having to deal with it on a running 959.

Really makes me wonder about the 959's PO. Was he an idiot or just cheap to let those things happen to that car. I can deal with it on my bastard 911, but I'm stunned that you're dealing with it on this beauty.

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Tony Callas was surprised to find these things with this car, as he just does not tolerate this crap at his shop. These "problems" may have occurred with the previous shop that handled the car, or even one in Germany - who knows. It's hard to assign blame, we'll just fix it and put it right.

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Wayne, I hope I'm not diverting this thread, but out of curiousity, what's in a 959's toolkit and what does it look like?

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Great question, I will see if I can take some shots tonight. It's VERY unusual...

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put some shrink tubing over each window switch spade connector- those should be insulated all the way over the first few mm of each wire
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Wayne,

If you posted this in a previous thread, I apologize. How many miles are on this car? It is astounding to see how someone (owner and/or repair techs) neglected a $1/4 M dollar+ car. I have seen someone flogging an F-40 Ferrari at the track, bouncing off the rev limiter and such, and while that is somewhat stressful to watch, this is just plain disrespect.

Anyway, that is an absolutely amazing car, and let say that I think you made a VERY smart purchase....an extremly sound and tight car cosmetically and mechanically, with a bunch of "nuisance" type problems. Sure, some of these "nuisances" may be expensive to fix, but at least you are working with a platform that has integrity.

I am surprised that you are cutting a few corners on your repairs, i.e. 911 hood shocks and Pioneer replacement speakers. Certainly those choices will perform no less than originals and cost a fraction of the amount, but I would have a hard time not putting the factory replacements on a car of that significance. In any case, that car is in great hands, and we are lucky to be able to witness first-hand all of the developments and adventures.

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I am surprised that you are cutting a few corners on your repairs, i.e. 911 hood shocks and Pioneer replacement speakers. Certainly those choices will perform no less than originals and cost a fraction of the amount, but I would have a hard time not putting the factory replacements on a car of that significance. In any case, that car is in great hands, and we are lucky to be able to witness first-hand all of the developments and adventures.

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I would hardly call that cutting corners. The original hood shocks that have probably been on a shelf in Germany for the past 20 years would hardly be good to put on this car. As it is, the standard replacement 911 shocks are troublesome and inferior to the Miele heavy duty ones that we sell. Likewise, speaker technology from 20 years ago is far inferior to today's technology. I believe in keeping things stock with small upgrades here and there to update and improve the car's performance and reliability. The installation of the moisture barriers are an excellent example of this - it's what *should* be done to protect the door panels from future moisture intrusion.

I am keeping all of the older parts just in case someone wishes to use them in the future...

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