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Nice car!
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:49 AM
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Congrats nice looking car!
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:14 AM
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Congrats, enjoy. I am just about to get my 83 SC back on the road and when I do I am also hoping to run as a part daily.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:17 AM
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If you're in Toronto, Jay Lloyds is the local air-cooled authority in those parts. He runs a shop called Klassix. Good dude.
Awesome - thanks shooo32! This is great to know, I'll definitely check Jay out. Right now a lot of people have recommended Brent over at Hunters Sports - looks like there are a few good guys in town which is reassuring! Thanks for the reco!!
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+1 Do little projects like refurbishing the fog lights for a while. You can buy new glass if originals are sandblasted.

There are plenty of non performance upgrades. The metal door straps are a weak point. Door open a little, big gust of wind and the door strap will break away and the door will try to fold over onto the front fender.

Your car is faster than you (assuming) or many of us here can drive now. Down the road, I would put money into tightening the tired (if so) suspension and good rubber. Much larger fun factor for the dollar then a $2,500 exhaust system.
All such great advice Bob! Thanks mate! - I used to race sports bikes so learnt my lesson years ago about never letting a machine drive you. I have all the time in the world and I am fortunate that there is a Porsche driving school locally to us here in Toronto! - for now I will enjoy the car, get here looked over and make plan based on what the need are first I'm hoping we can the body sorted first with some updates shocks, rubber and brakes before worrying about that 3.0 rubbing around on the back!
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Congrats.
You picked the best year and the best color.
Beauty! Snap!!!
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It's very easy, Matt.

Ahhh yes... but when you have a "aircooled-sympathetic-accountant"!!
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my better half calls my black 79 SC and my black 86 - 3.6 "the evil twins". I think that is unfair just because they are black.

Anyway, enjoy that great looking Black SC-excellent choice.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:47 PM
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Thanks everyone for the fantastic welcome! Keys are in hand and the car is parked in my studio where I can see her as I write this!
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If that's your only key, project one should be getting a spare made. Just make sure your local hardware store knows the key blank is aluminum...
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If that's your only key, project one should be getting a spare made. Just make sure your local hardware store knows the key blank is aluminum...
I literally just posted about this! Thanks!! So I can get one cut from what you are saying which is great news.. Project #1 starts tomorrow! (sounds about as simple as this is ever going to get!!! lol)
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I would recommend going to a dedicated locksmith, preferably one that has cut Porsche keys before.
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new key is worth 20 HP ( $12,500) and counting
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Congrats and good luck with it. Yes enjoy it for awhile before you start throwing money at it. Check to see if it has the aftermarket headlight relays. They are on the right side of the fuse box. Also if fuses were added to ignition wiring under dash. Both easy jobs to do. Nothing wrong with black
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Beautiful car! You should be driving, not writing.

Listen to these guys. Leave the engine alone. Focus on suspension and tires. And on small things.

Join PCA, and attend autocross events. Better to learn the limitations there than on public roads. Public roads have features that race tracks lack. Oncoming traffic. Poles, trees, curbs, etc. Kids, dogs.
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Congrats and welcome!
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:12 PM
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Congrats! Fellow black SC owner
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:13 PM
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Well done. Great car.

Haha, you reminded me of the day I got my 1979 SC. I was so excited I couldn't sleep so I got out of bed in the middle of the night and sat in the car out on the street. A beautiful feeling. My neighbour, a retired spy, noticed me and thought it was very odd. I didn't think he would understand so I told him I'd left my wallet in the car LOL.
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Leave it alone and drive it this season as you have decided. Too new and way too many things that you could do to it. Especially with the evil Pelican and all those parts a few taps away
Project list that is prioritized based on what you learn driving the thing all summer is a good way to go IMHO.
Start a spread sheet to track your projects, including cost. That said, never total the cost column!!!!!
Got a twin in the garage that needs exercise on this low 60's sunny day. Perfect.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:16 AM
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The 79' is a great year. I had one and lost it to Katrina. Really miss that car.
Have fun on your ride.
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