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Experiences about 76-77 911 Carrera 3.0

I am quite new in this porsche forum i have just been reading this forum for couple of moths and i think this is a great forum. So i am asking experiences about the 76-77 911 Carrera 3.0's especially about the engine i have 148 t km's on meter about 92 t miles so how tough is the engine and the car. The car has originally bought from the famous german dealer MAX MORITZ in 77 also maintained in that same shop until 100 tkm's 62 t miles when they have made a bigger maintenace after that there in no markings about maintenance in the usersmanual. The car is almost original only the front seats have wrong fabric. It had been in same family for 15 year and driven only in summer in germany were i imported the car to Finland about 4 months a go. And here is also a picture about the car when it arrived to Finland we still had some snow in that time of year.
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Beautiful car, I have a 77' just like it, same whale tale, 16 X 7' and 8' which seems to be what you have as well. Mine is orange. The car has been very reliable. I have had problems with the Fuel Pump Relay and Ignition Points. I plan on replacing the points with a crane ignition. I know there are at least 3 more people on this list with carrera 3.0s.
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Thanks IMONBOOST!
I have only driven the car about 1000 km's when i drove it to ship in germany after i bought it and it worked well. After that it has been waiting registeration in garage becouse the finnish car tax system and i am getting the car on the road for next summer. So many painfull months of waiting to go.

If you have some good pictures about your car, i would like to see those! I have also more pictures about mine!
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This is the only picture I have at the moment, it is in race trim with momo wheels in this pic,
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Thanks Noah!, mine is #893 and motor #6671140 but i don't know is that late '77 or not it has been taken to use in february '77. Mine is not at least smoking yet, but checking those valve guard is a good thing to do. Did you had these big rubbers in your rear bumper, becouse GeorgK's '76 has smaller ones?
and they look much better than these big one's!
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The C3 is a great car I've owned mine for 26 yrs. Its been a very reliable, fun friend. Porsche used the poor valve guide material right up thru at least the last 993s, if you are burning oil r&r asap. As was pointed out you should have the small bumper pads as pictured below


The tail appears to be one of the correct f/g tails from the period, the turbo had an extra cooling slot near the aft edge of the wing which the C3 version did not have. But you should have the script as pictured here

The RS emblem was not there oem. It looks like you may have a gem there, enjoy!
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The Carrera 3.0L engine case is *very* highly sought after? Why? Because it used the cylinder spacing of the 3.0L with the smaller crankshaft of the 2.7L. It was also made out of aluminum, so it's basically bulletproof.

With this case (same one used on the 1976-77 Turbos), you can make some interesting engine combinations not possible with any other case...

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Agreed Wayne, I sold mine in 3 hrs, 115,000mi 3 broken head studs, worn valve guides, worn fi, worn dist. $3500 no quibbles.
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How about #1433.

A few modifications.
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great car!

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Question Question about Bill V.'s picture of his car...

Bill,

What bumper do you have on your car in the above picture. Looks very nice! What does the "RS" represent...the engine modifications?

What is the story about the all rubber whale tails? My car came w/ one too. Are they Porsche or aftermarket?

Also, I notice some of these cars have the antenna on the rt. and some on the lft.

Were the European side marker lights optional (side lights in front of door, but behind wheel)?

Please enlighten me.

Thanks.

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UK Carrea 3.0

Hail the Carrea 3.0!

I look after the PCGB register for Carrea 3.0s. There are about 40 on the books, six of which were together at the annual PCGB show a few weeks back. I personally am aware of another ten or so in the UK, varying from atidy Targa to a couple of classic race cars. Most are now S-spec by some definitionion, some with the tails shown in pictures above, and some later ones with all rubber SC tails.

Glad to see so much interest is being shown in this model and I hope to post pictures of my car when finally finished - no doubt at the end of the summer!

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The bumpers are Ruf, the tail is Porsche oem optional from the mid/late 70s til the early 80s, the RS is my little vanity as the car has been modified w big brakes, big wheels/tires, 915/67 and a 964 engine. I tried to model the car after the Carrera 3.0RS and SC/RS as much as possible w some consideration for esthetics(I lke the Ruf bumpers more than any of the factory versions.

Antenna is on the left, no side marker lights at all. I picked the car up like that in Stuttgart in '76
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that silver car you have there was restored quite nicely! Is that your shop? excellent photos of the restore.

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Hi Kemo

I wish that it was my garage! I actually had someone restore my car for me. I helped with most of the strip down and trim assembly to save costs. My restoration costs are over 15K which is about $21K

The guy that did the work has restored a lot of 911's including a 2.2S which won the National concours, plus lots of other smaller events. The guy that owns this 2.2S has spent over 50K on the car ($70K) but this includes many new parts bought from porsche, I remember the external oil cooler under the front wing for this car was about 600 ($850)

It took me 12 months to find someone good enough to do the car as I wanted it doing properly because I intended to keep the car. The trouble is I like to drive and I have ended up with a bit of a garage queen really and as yet still waiting for my first stone chip.

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Thanks for all of you for your comments and hints so far! Here's the rest of the pictures that i have from my car, part of these pictures have been taken in germany when i was picking it up and the rest of those are just after it arrived to Finland. So the car is in that condition that it was when i bought it.

My Porsche picture page

Nothing fancy just the pictures and also couple of from my previous Porsche.
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Hi JaniM

I noticed that your brake fluid reservoir is in a different place than mine. My car has no brake servo and the reservoir is behind the fuse box.

I know a servo was added for the SC model, does yours have one? just curious!

You have the original blue boxed air compressor too!

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Chiming in...

Not too many C3's around these (Pelican) parts, so it's nice to see a gathering AND learn some new facts, to boot. Here's mine:



FYI - A black '77 C3 just sold on Ebay for US$16,900.
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Andy, curious about the power brakes. I thought all of the '77 Carrera 3.0s had them.

JaniM, the tail on your car is a turbo tail, the Carrera 3.0s didn't have the cooling slot. Nice car in great shape!

'77, love the Ice Green also

My neighbor has a pumpkin orange one that he never drives anymore.
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