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On that tach. if you haven't already considered it, you might consider re-clocking the numbers to put max the rev's near 12:00 position which is racer style. Of course you'd have to move the inner parts also or maybe just the needle, no idea if that's easy or gauge specialist time.. All that might be a bit unwanted. The orange is very nice.
Thanks. I did look at rotating the dial around a bit, but Iv never had a problem seeing the numbers anyway. When Lady Wrench gets back to looking at it, we will probably change the colours on the edge slightly, and add the logo, but I am open to suggestions.
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You could sell it to the Wheeler Dealer guys then buy it back after they are finished like 914 guy did
What would be the fun in that? I wouldn't get to lose my temper or change my mind...?

Thanks for the heads-up on the retrosound, Ill look into other units.
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I'm thinking, what with the "RocketWrench" name and all, maybe Mrs. Wrench would consider putting a 'flight helmet' on the 'o' in the word "Rocket", a la Rocket J. Squirrel from Rocky and Bullwinkle!

https://www.google.ca/search?q=rocket+j+squirrel&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=675&tbm=isch&imgil=_KmQBWqpMDM3NM%253A%253BsWvKhCso4yOy5M%253Bh ttp%25253A%25252F%25252Frockyandbullwinkle.wikia.c om%25252Fwiki%25252FRocky&source=iu&pf=m&fir=_KmQBWqpMDM3NM%253A%252CsWvKhCso4yOy5M%252C_&usg=__aYLYNypwL152H710OA6B7lZ5sX8%3D#imgrc=_KmQBWq pMDM3NM%3A&usg=__aYLYNypwL152H710OA6B7lZ5sX8%3D

Perhaps she could also make one of the letters in "wrench" into a wrench?

Does she take artistic direction well? Or just put up with them politely like my artistic co-pilot?
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Perhaps she could also make one of the letters in "wrench" into a wrench?

Does she take artistic direction well? Or just put up with them politely like my artistic co-pilot?
Not particularly.... it's a process.....
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Sorry for the delay, Iv been overseas for the past few weeks, and when I got back she was looking a bit naked.....

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The old A/C holes have been plugged...
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Nice progress, are you keeping it the original colour?
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Here is the repair job they did near where the windscreen was letting in water.



Andrew at C&G Coachworks had not originally planned on taking all the paint off, but as they were rubbing it off it started flaking, so they had little choice.
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Nice progress, are you keeping it the original colour?
No, its switching to Oak Green. Its a period Porsche colour and its more in keeping with leafy Cambridgeshire...
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Its all nearly ready for paint, and when thats done its the talk of the electronics guys to get in and put some LEDs and a new stereo system in (TBC....!)

I also went to see the trim guys and they could not get an exact match for the leather of the seats, with a vinyl for the door cards, so it will now all be leather...

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I decided against recovering the dash in black leather-like vinyl, and instead opted for this:

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Excellent progress. I didn't think I would like the new rev counter dial, but I quite like it. Nicely done, Mrs Wrench !
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Excellent progress. I didn't think I would like the new rev counter dial, but I quite like it. Nicely done, Mrs Wrench !
Thanks DanielDudley! RpcketWrench suggested I joined the forum and now I can see how he looks for support to coax me into 'completing' his logo... Please note he is now probably changing the name!
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I was in Los Angeles two weeks ago and chatted and chatted to Russ and Glenn at Singer about their cars. They were both very generous with their time. In discussion I was talking about the audio packages they have, which is a version of a Becker Mexico, a bit like this:



Their's is integrated into the dash, as they seem to be jolly expensive. At the moment I have a Becker Europa, which is original from the 1960s, which as discussed looks great but sounds terrible:



So unless someone can think of a way of improving the sound, which is tricky as it is a mono feed, that will have to go. I also mentioned the RetroSound type things, but so far everyone else I have discussed these with say they are poor quality junk.

The final thing I have looked at recently is a brand called Caliber, but these look similar to RetroSound....




If anyone has other suggestions, or can send me a link to a previous forum discussion on radios, I'd be grateful....!

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Try speaking to chromelondon - they specialise in refurbing old radios to work with modern stuff. Not cheap but I understand they are good
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To much crome on these for my taste. I like the Becker Indianapolis in my PORSCHE.
http://main11er.de/index.php/meine-autos/964-bj-91-c4/projekte-am-964/projekt-becker-radio
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Try speaking to chromelondon - they specialise in refurbing old radios to work with modern stuff. Not cheap but I understand they are good
My Becker is from Mike Seer at Chrome, and I'll give him a call in the week and hopefully he will have some advice on improving the sound.
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To much crome on these for my taste. I like the Becker Indianapolis in my PORSCHE.
Projekt Becker Radio
That looks cool, but a bit too 90s for mine I think...

I am also thinking of fitting one of these:




Does anyone have any experience of these to comment on their quality or sound improvement?
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