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I understand the math, but I think you'd be making a mistake.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:53 AM
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Given the condition of the existing vinyl/leatherette, I could just reupholster the pinstriped centers and be good for a long time.

My thinking is that if I unload them for $2500, I can buy new seats for ~1600 and that leaves me $900 for EFI/fuel parts. I'm trying to get this hog on the road before next spring.

Then there's the weight thing. Early sports aren't heavy...but they aren't featherweight either. I'm not ready to buy proper racing buckets as that's a bit too far for a 95% street car, no matter how hard I drive it. The BFTs are markedly lighter and cheaper (less valuable) than my early sports. That's more win than lose as far as I'm concerned. Plus the BFTs should hold my full-size American frame in place better than the sports.
Agreed.

These early examples are the heavyweights among the factory sport seats.

Unload them for good money given the excellent condition. They don't quite belong in your build.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:00 PM
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I'm thinking of selling these heavy monsters and buying some Rally ST seats from BF Torino.


Does anyone have a compelling argument against this idea? Please note I am known to take long road trips, stand 73" tall, and have a waist of 34-36" depending on pizza intake for the week.

Also, what are fully manual, early sport seats worth? They should be recovered, but there's no reason not to jump in them and go right now.

Those desirable and comfortable sport seats are in decent shape and are original to the car. I suggest completing the car and taking some trips with the seats to determine if you like them before deciding to part with such great sport seats. I looked long and hard to find the same 74-80 sport seats for my middie. Would be tough to find such desirable replacements.
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I put up the seats for sale. If I get my asking price, they go.
If I only get lowball offers, they stay.
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Tell your friends and help me get this car on the road.
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Those early Recaro are actually a keeper, so rare in good condition.
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Those early Recaro are actually a keeper, so rare in good condition.
They don't really jive with my build.
And if they're as rare and valuable as I keep being told, they're worth more to me converted to cash and reinvested into the car.
Fancy seats in a car that doesn't drive are useless to me.
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Definitely leatherette/ vinyl. Bummer that
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They don't really jive with my build.
And if they're as rare and valuable as I keep being told, they're worth more to me converted to cash and reinvested into the car.
Fancy seats in a car that doesn't drive are useless to me.
Exactly how I would feel. Get some lighter seats in there. I'm super impressed with my Recaro SE's supposedly they came out of a BMW 2002 lol
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Exactly how I would feel. Get some lighter seats in there. I'm super impressed with my Recaro SE's supposedly they came out of a BMW 2002 lol
I was looking at those years ago but the headrests look really out of place in a classic porsche.
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Right now it's the BF Torino Rally ST or Cobra Nogaro. (thanks for that, Kevin. ya wanker)
Obvs, I'm not tied to new seats when used will do just fine. But none of that is super important until the sportys find a new home.
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I was looking at those years ago but the headrests look really out of place in a classic porsche.
At first, I wasn't sold on them. I now love them but want to recover with a better look and fit. An incredibly comfortable touring seat. I can drive from Virginia to Florida in these and feel great.

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I made the final 5.
I need your votes. And don’t leave out my boy Duane.

So vote #3 and #5. There’s some excellent builds, but these are the two I’m partial to.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-topic-discussions/1030986-diy-build-contest-final-5-vote-here.html
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Awesome project !

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Awesome project !

Thank you!
I'm doing my best.
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So I made a tool and got the heads broken down the rest of the way. I was hoping to find guides in serviceable condition and then do a thorough cleaning, reassemble, and slap them on the engine.
Alas, the 'You're going to have to everything the hard way' Porsche gods LOL'd mightily and I found worn guides. The intakes are probably ok, but the exhausty-boiz are definitely not going to cut it.

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So I've sent an email to Craig Garrett and I'll be talking to the local machine shop that's 5 minutes from the house. Guides and a valve job are now in my future much sooner than hoped for.

If you haven't yet, go vote for me in the DIY Build Thread finals. (I'm #3)
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Awesome! I just had the valve guides done and some valvework, and my head decked on my Audi I5 head, it was actually not that bad. $5-600ish. Granted, I'm sure they charge more for individual jugs just due to the increased time fixturing them, but hopefully it's not too bad.
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Awesome! I just had the valve guides done and some valvework, and my head decked on my Audi I5 head, it was actually not that bad. $5-600ish. Granted, I'm sure they charge more for individual jugs just due to the increased time fixturing them, but hopefully it's not too bad.
As soon as I hear something, I'll let everyone know.
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Chris, contact Home Page they do great work and are some of the best machine shop guys for Aircooled Porsche's and their price list is online
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Chris, contact Home Page they do great work and are some of the best machine shop guys for Aircooled Porsche's and their price list is online
Thanks, B. I looked over their menu. I'm going to wait and see what Craig says before I make a decision though. He's way closer...as you well know.
But if Craig comes in close to Ollie's, it looks like I'm going to be in for ~$1000 for sure. That's better than the $1500 I was expecting.

I've still got those sports ready to go if you're ready to pull the trigger. I'll throw them in the 4Runner and head north early saturday if you want...
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Good afternoon, team.

What can anyone tell me about crosshairs in 911 headlights? It was a thing for mk1 & mk2 VWs, but I've seen them popping up on 911s recently and I'm not sure if it's just fashion, or if there's a function.

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