Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 4-Classified Ads > Porsche Marketplace Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 3.00 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
gearhead
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Loverland, CO
Posts: 13,208
I like Snoopy.
__________________
1974 911 Restorod
1974 914 Bumble Bee
1975 911S Tom's Targa
2008 Cayman S Mule
Old 02-05-2018, 08:36 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #41 (permalink)
Turbo Powered Snow Blower
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,814
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYNick View Post
OMG this, this, a thousand times this!

I had my brother (a pretty much non car guy) drive my 997 once. He owns an old Alfa.
He told me it was like flying an F16 versus a Sopwith Camel.
I was going to say; It's going to be like trading in your Turbo for a Dump Truck.
__________________
Derrick
Old 02-05-2018, 09:07 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #42 (permalink)
gearhead
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Loverland, CO
Posts: 13,208
Definitely a dump truck.
__________________
1974 911 Restorod
1974 914 Bumble Bee
1975 911S Tom's Targa
2008 Cayman S Mule
Old 02-05-2018, 10:26 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #43 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Monson View Post
People drive with the studs broken all the time, sometimes not realizing it has happened. Doing them requires a full top end rebuild. I personally wouldn't spend $8-10k pre-emptively.

The biggest problem with people new to the 915 is they baby it, making shifts at 2500-3000 rpm. It's a sportscar. It needs to be shifted up around or above 4000rpm. So many newbs go on a test drive and come back complaining because they were driving it like a granny.

2nd does take what we often call a 2 stage shift. You start to pull it in gently and can feel it start to engage and pulled onto the synchro. At that point you finish the pull and click it in.
Okay thanks, is it just top end damage by driving around with them?

Thanks for the advice on the 915.. I'll take that into account when shifting. Better to use as much of the range as possible? What about during town/slow driving? Any tips?
Old 02-05-2018, 01:25 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #44 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1979-930 View Post
I was going to say; It's going to be like trading in your Turbo for a Dump Truck.

I haven't, I don't like building peoples hopes up by taking their pride and joy for a test drive when I have no intention on driving it..

I realise it'll be a different animal to the Turbo, which has amazing performance. It just lacks much character on the roads.

I have a 1970s Datsun 240z so I'm aware of how the cars of the past drive, so I guess I'm hoping I'll still enjoy it!
Old 02-05-2018, 01:28 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #45 (permalink)
gearhead
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Loverland, CO
Posts: 13,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAF Jay View Post
Okay thanks, is it just top end damage by driving around with them?

Thanks for the advice on the 915.. I'll take that into account when shifting. Better to use as much of the range as possible? What about during town/slow driving? Any tips?
Oftentimes when a stud breaks, it doesn't leak at first, or doesn't leak a ton. When I say people are driving around with them broken it's because they don't realize it. If you know it's broken, it is advised to fix it sooner rather than later.

I personally have never understood why around town people hurry to shift to the highest gear possible. I just leave it in gear in 2nd or 3rd a lot of the time. The engine is perfectly happy at or above 3000rpm. If it's a 25mph or 35mph speed limit I am generally in 2nd.
__________________
1974 911 Restorod
1974 914 Bumble Bee
1975 911S Tom's Targa
2008 Cayman S Mule
Old 02-05-2018, 02:33 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #46 (permalink)
Turbo Powered Snow Blower
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,814
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAF Jay View Post

I have a 1970s Datsun 240z so I'm aware of how the cars of the past drive, so I guess I'm hoping I'll still enjoy it!

^^^ In that case you're going to like the SC.

I worked with a girl at Black Angus in my teens. She had a 1972 240Z that was on blocks in her driveway. Prior boyfriend took it apart and couldn't finish the job. I redid the brakes, ala pick-n-pull, detailed it and got it back on the road for her. Cool car to drive. That work landed me a 21 year old college girlfriend at 16. . Let say I missed a lot of my junior year of high school after that.
__________________
Derrick

Last edited by 1979-930; 02-05-2018 at 02:39 PM.. Reason: Matt's always posting in front of me.
Old 02-05-2018, 02:38 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #47 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Outside of NYC, inside it during the work week
Posts: 1,300
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1979-930 View Post
^^^ In that case you're going to like the SC.

I worked with a girl at Black Angus in my teens. She had a 1972 240Z that was on blocks in her driveway. Prior boyfriend took it apart and couldn't finish the job. I redid the brakes, ala pick-n-pull, detailed it and got it back on the road for her. Cool car to drive. That work landed me a 21 year old college girlfriend at 16. . Let say I missed a lot of my junior year of high school after that.
WooHoo
post PICS
Old 02-05-2018, 02:45 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #48 (permalink)
Turbo Powered Snow Blower
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,814
Garage
^^^ Ha, that was 29 years ago. That's was when your cell phone came in a briefcase.
__________________
Derrick
Old 02-05-2018, 03:41 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #49 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 46
So I've spoken with the guy, he's had to take a few weeks out due to a family circumstance, but he's got the car in the local specialist as the exhaust was blowing and the speedo wasn't working.

He's having a new stainless exhaust put in, and the speedo refurbished.

I phoned the garage and they confirmed the car was in good condition and mechanically sounded lovely - although they said for a proper inspection I'd need to do their PPI (about $400).

I've been promised some pictures tomorrow, so I'll try get them up asap!
Old 02-08-2018, 10:14 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #50 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 46
Some more pictures, hopefully you guys can see some more detail?

https://imgur.com/gallery/7SKuz

A few of the notable ones if you didn't want to open the gallery





Old 02-17-2018, 05:09 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #51 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:28 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2017 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.