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New to me 1980 SC - sat 22 years

have a 914 now that is a driving, have a 911 also but is a big project and only a roller, so super excited as now I have something that is almost ready to drive!!

-needs some small items and TLC but at least I can drive while I am fixing her up, just in time for summer
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-original Moca Brown, will repaint someday
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Welcome and congratulations! What is the current status of the car? Do you know any of its story?
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Welcome to the 80 club.

Looks like you found an original !
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Here is an 911 SC reference source I found useful,
Simon's Porsche 911 SC Site
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Congratulations on the new project! What are your plans for it?
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Wow- brings back memories to when i purchased my GR SC Targa in 2007. definitely is rewarding to drive and fix as you go. just curious- what color is your engine fan shroud- red or black? mine came red- i was told they are black on the US 80 sc's... i think the PO painted mine red. any how nice ride!

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Welcome and congratulations! What is the current status of the car? Do you know any of its story?
-not a lot, sat since 1996, previous owner passed and it just sat, pretty unmolested and very solid

-mainly cosmetic and electrical items

-biggest negative is paint job

-2nd biggest is seals on windshield and rear glass, have seals on order (Porsche brand of course, read too many horror stories on here)

-have to get new tires as even though they are in great shape, they have 1995 year code
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Here is an 911 SC reference source I found useful,
Simon's Porsche 911 SC Site
very cool site, thanks
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Congratulations on the new project! What are your plans for it?
spent a good amount with you guys this week for some basics, going to get it back to road worthy after sitting for 22 years

-it runs well

-will drive it and use it as my model to rebuild my 1979 SC roller I bought

-have seals on glass, turn indicator fried (will replace and do relay kit for headlights), some small electrical, and redo interior to start
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Wow- brings back memories to when i purchased my GR SC Targa in 2007. definitely is rewarding to drive and fix as you go. just curious- what color is your engine fan shroud- red or black? mine came red- i was told they are black on the US 80 sc's... i think the PO painted mine red. any how nice ride!

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mine is red, not sure if it was painted, interesting about black being US, wonder if this ROW car? can;t you look up by VIN and know?

anyone please chime in if the know about this

car does have MPH speedo, but of course that doesn't mean anything
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mine is red, not sure if it was painted, interesting about black being US, wonder if this ROW car? can;t you look up by VIN and know?



anyone please chime in if the know about this



car does have MPH speedo, but of course that doesn't mean anything


Thanks-

yeah I believe that’s correct. Someone told me they came black from factory- but every US Sc I’ve seen is red.


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Wow! Great find!
A nice unmolested all original time capsule! Make sure to post pics along thew way..!
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Wow! Great find!
A nice unmolested all original time capsule! Make sure to post pics along thew way..!
thanks Marc, will do, big day planned for tomorrow

missing parts for battery hold down, anyone have a picture or diagram of that area, I only see one part on Pelican for sale
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The battery hold-down is pretty simple. Just a small bracket, a bolt, and a washer. The battery area should have two threaded holes for the bracket, corresponding to different size batteries.

I am pretty sure all US 911SCs had red fan shrouds. Black came in 1984 with the switch to 3.2L. I think this was true for RoW cars as well.

For a 1980 country of origin, look at the sixth digit of the VIN. If it is a 4, it is a US car. RoW have a 3. US cars should have engine type 930/07.

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thanks Mark, will look
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-2nd biggest is seals on windshield and rear glass, have seals on order (Porsche brand of course, read too many horror stories on here)
I'm doing window seals and trim restoration now, here.
SC Windshield / targa window seal replacement and trim refinishing

My engine shroud is red; I think they all were.

I look forward to keeping up with your progress!
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The battery hold-down is pretty simple. Just a small bracket, a bolt, and a washer. The battery area should have two threaded holes for the bracket, corresponding to different size batteries.

I am pretty sure all US 911SCs had red fan shrouds. Black came in 1984 with the switch to 3.2L. I think this was true for RoW cars as well.

For a 1980 country of origin, look at the sixth digit of the VIN. If it is a 4, it is a US car. RoW have a 3. US cars should have engine type 930/07.

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well you are correct, I looked, not the problem I have though, wrong battery, there is no lower lip on the front edge so I need a new battery, even though this battery is new, just the wrong one
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If you look at the Optima install threads, you'll see where people buy a plastic cutting board, cut it to the size of the battery bracket, and bolt their nonstandard battery to the cutting board. Cheaper than a new battery.

Example: Mounting an Optima battery
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Row cars will have zzz in the vin.
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