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I realize the only difference in the 911 and the 912 are the motor and some very minor differences and the cost to restore either car is about the same. The poor man is a personal reference to myself. I wish I had 20 grand to have my car brought back to original. I will do my best to make this the nicest car I can. Again I mean no disrespect to 912's.
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Jerry, no offense taken. It was referred to as the "poor man's Porsche" back in the early 60's when it was actually true. If any thing, some of it is reversed since some 912 parts are very difficult to find and very pricey. As I said in the first post - the important thing is another 912 running around with a proud and happy owner. You do what you can and enjoy the hell out of it.
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Taking a break from body work today . I had purchased a 69 911t long block and been collecting parts for the past 6 months. I figured it was time to turn over the motor and decided to see how everything looks. I still need a fan and flywheel but here is what I have.




I have the oil tank, I need to research how to cut it in. If any one has a picture and measurements they would post I would appreciate it.

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Hi there your doing a nice job replacing the rust for metal and not a wad of bondo..

I looked at your pictures and Oh yes bring back memories of the rust I had on a 65 car from Texas and then Ohio.. it's rust free car mate... and it's been recently restored..!!

here is the rust free car

this is the finished bit





Also rusted out badly here, so made new metal for this.



your doing a great job looking at what you have done keep it up.... shame about the 911 motor... I agree more power but I think you should have a run with the 912 motor for a while set up right they are a great motor..

Nice to see metal going in...
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Thanks for the nice comments. The motor that came with the car is a type 1 vw with probably 80 HP. I never had the original motor and the price for a 912 motor I could get a 911 with more HP. I may run the car with the vw motor first to get the kinks worked out and then do the swap. I am trying to take my time an have fun. I have learned so much and I know I have just scratch the surface.

Thanks for checking out my car
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Back at it. I added metal the front fender rear mount that ties to the rocker on both sides. I prep ed the fender wells and under the front and pedal hump. undercoated and zero rust.





my next project is to rebuild the master cylinder. install new brake lines and install front end so I can get the wheels under it.
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Don't bother with the Master Cylinder just binit and buy a new one..

From memory the price of a rebuild kit V a new one is very little..

not worth the effort..
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Sorry already did it really its was pretty simple. Rebuild kit wasn't to much 25 maybe and I had fun doing it. Front calipers are done also not as easy. Here are some pics






I still need to finish the brake lines and the caliper kits for the back should be here today. Plus the other 10,000 things I need to do to finish. Maybe one of these days it will be done. I'll keep plugging away at it.

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I am doing a restoration right now that is almost identical to yours, and I am at about the same stage. Floors, pedal area, etc. all look about like mine did. I have one suggestion/comment, (other than nice work) Have you considered going from a single to a dual circuit master cylinder? I am doing the swap, and it isn't too difficult. Something to maybe think about.
Keep up the outstanding work.
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Yes I have considered the 68 upgrade but my goal is to use as many original parts as possible to get the car on the road. My plans for this car is very basic easy driving. I realize I will need to upgrade some items once I get the bigger motor in the car like rear sway bar, upgrade the brakes and shocks. My budget only allows for must haves right now. Thanks for your comments and good luck with your car I would like to see pictures if you would post some.

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Don't bother with the Master Cylinder just binit and buy a new one..

From memory the price of a rebuild kit V a new one is very little..

not worth the effort..
if your planning on fitting the 911 engine it would make sense in upgrading the 912 master cylinder to a dual circuit 19mm ate.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=911-355-012-02-M4&catalog_description=%
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I have a little progress to report. Before I can finish the floor pan I needed to weld and trim the rear and repair a little rust damage on passenger side.





I also cut out for the oil tank it was little tricky to line up I only have one hole to patch.


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Hi guys just a little update. I have been working on the back of the car sorry for being so general but you'll get my point.

Clean and paint rear brake back plate and hub

Before




after




finished up the last few rust repair at the back seats







I got to be honest I am sick of rust. I still have a lot of work to do I am trying to stay motivated by moving around on little projects. I can see how it takes 5yrs to finish these cars. I work on this car every chance I get and I still have a lot to do. Some day she'll be done then I will have to sale it to get a new project.
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Jerry

I felt compelled to post and offer my praise for the work you are doing here. I have spent the last 18 months doing very similar to a 70 911 , although this was being done by restoration specialist here in UK. It just went on and on and all the rust was eradicated, yet, having had this done and having spent a small fortune I have now decided to sell the car but have found a lovely little 69 912.

Well done anyway and will keep watching.

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Hey Paul

where by the sea are you? I am by the sea but South..

welcome to 912's check out www.912register.co.uk and us 912 hard core hind out there..

Nice to see another 912 from the UK

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hi Mark

I think you may bought some repro seats form me in the past and collected at chris turner....is that you ?

I am in Hove , nr brighton. New to the the 12 but enjoying alot so far......its an ex DDK car , Miles5 and popcorn......69 lwb blut orange LHD (worth more!!!)......I am doing a few mods in next few weeks and then enjoying it.......my 70 911 will be finished in 2-3 weeks but will be going straight to germany if all goes well to PS Automobile.....Having done the resto its too clean and too valuble to sit around. I only do a thousand miles a year and really noticed when the 911 was gone how little I do use it......its practically a brand new car now !


I have been to 912 register but not many posts there I can see (unlike DDK!)

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Arr Paul yes I know of the car it's a nice one..

Yes your seats thanks for those they totaly changed the car both in comfort and look. Trouble is I have put on weight and need to slim down to be able to keep fitting into the seats.. I am sure these seats have added to my track times. As much as a 911 can go past me I do equal them in the corners. Partly because I have no fear and also because my back side is very firmly planted in those seats and I can;t feel any G forces when i go round the corners.. Several 911 owners have commented when following me on track days the last one was the best comment a Very Wet Goodwood, one 911 said we just followed you and the cornering was perfect we thought we would just keep up in the corners but soon felt the back end telling us different just they wait till I have my 2.0ltr Twin spark 4 pot in there... Doh!!! I have let the cat out the bag of future plans






Welcome to 912hood.. and thanks for putting me in touch with Chris Turner, we get on really well and I think he is great.. An asset to the clubs. But Don't tell him I think he is all right it will got to his head
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Hi Mark

those seats look great - shuld have held on t them !

chris is a great guy and really knows his stuff too...

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if your planning on fitting the 911 engine it would make sense in upgrading the 912 master cylinder to a dual circuit 19mm ate.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=911-355-012-02-M4&catalog_description=%

My car already has and I have Vented 911T brake set up on it anyway..
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Well back at it. I took a break form the car for a few weeks to build a patrol box for my son boy scout troop. In the mean time I started collecting some more parts .

Rubber brake lines
brake reservoir
Spring plate bushings
Front sway bar bushings
Drop link bushings
And other misc screws to finish up the front end.
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