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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-10-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,064
Posted By DonNewton
Back to the original question: 1. SCs (most...

Back to the original question:
1. SCs (most air cooled German cars) will have a bit of smoke at start-up. They didn't earn the name "Puff the Magic Dragon" because everyone is crazy for 60s...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-25-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By DonNewton
Full disclosure: Paint estimate on an older...

Full disclosure: Paint estimate on an older Audi, horizontal surfaces only (CA sun rips the paint off cars. . .), no real disassembly required. If his estimate for that was ~15K, I can only imagine...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-24-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By DonNewton
Just from personal experience: Amato's is STUPID...

Just from personal experience: Amato's is STUPID expensive. If throwing ~$15K at a paint job is OK with you, the line forms on the right. Otherwise, go somewhere else.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-17-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By DonNewton
So glad I'm not the only one here that feels the...

So glad I'm not the only one here that feels the same. I did all the pre-test preemptive "stuff", oil change, filters, plugs, timing and drove the p*** out of it on the way to the test station, but...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By DonNewton
CA Smog Test, Ad Nauseam

I don't know why I feel so relieved by today's results, just glad my '83 is still running well.http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/2019_911_Smog_Test_Excerpt1576192708.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,929
Posted By DonNewton
This is why I'm looking to relocate in a...

This is why I'm looking to relocate in a car-friendly, gun-friendly, freedom-friendly state. Military retirement tax exclusion would be really cool as well.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,005
Posted By DonNewton
"With shipping and supplied parts (new...

"With shipping and supplied parts (new alternator, M&K exhaust) my total engine build was $38,206.00."

I'd sell the f'n car. That's what an air-cooled rebuild costs now? I guess I've owned my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By DonNewton
Now, that's funny, I don't care who you are. . .

Now, that's funny, I don't care who you are. . .
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,149
Posted By DonNewton
Don Davis! Really? Man, it's good to see...

Don Davis! Really? Man, it's good to see something from you. How's things? PM works great.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By DonNewton
"De Oppresso Liber" So good to see guys from Ft...

"De Oppresso Liber" So good to see guys from Ft Bragg on here.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,237
Posted By DonNewton
I've been using AutoCad and Revit to design...

I've been using AutoCad and Revit to design houses and "thought" I was proficient. You guys are nuts! This is some great work!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-17-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,028
Posted By DonNewton
CIS doesn't lend itself to a tremendous number of...

CIS doesn't lend itself to a tremendous number of modifications. Select cam lift/duration, 3.2 P/Cs, different exhaust and that's just about it. A stock 3.2 with Motronic ignition/injection system...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,028
Posted By DonNewton
I've owned my '83 SC since '83, yes, original...

I've owned my '83 SC since '83, yes, original owner. I have over 135K on the clock and except for head studs popping when I came home from Desert Storm, my SC has run like a German tank. I can tell...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-13-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By DonNewton
Absolutely no one has mentioned that PETA has...

Absolutely no one has mentioned that PETA has initiated a campaign to stop the senseless slaughter of poor little vinyls. Once they're gone, they ain't ever coming back.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By DonNewton
Had this issue on my '83. Replaced the ground...

Had this issue on my '83. Replaced the ground strap about 14 years ago and haven't had a problem since. Just throwing it out there.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By DonNewton
Bought mine in 1983 (MY 83) and still have it. ...

Bought mine in 1983 (MY 83) and still have it. Everytime I think I "need" a new(er) 911, I drive it. Solves that case of the wants.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-11-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,790
Posted By DonNewton
It's a good thing you're near Gillespie Field. ...

It's a good thing you're near Gillespie Field. The take off roll won't be that long. Seriously, that things going to fly. . .
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-28-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By DonNewton
Still available?

Still available?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-26-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,923
Posted By DonNewton
If Pelican Parts is like all other organizations...

If Pelican Parts is like all other organizations that afford the masses the opportunity to comment on their sites, there were a series of rules we all had to agree to (often blindly, without reading)...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-13-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DonNewton
There are two types: the SC has three body...

There are two types: the SC has three body mounting clips that are backed with an aluminum (guess) backing plate and the later version with the rubber circular mount. Mine had the clips.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-12-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DonNewton
Update: When I placed my order (yesterday,...

Update: When I placed my order (yesterday, January 11), the delivery date for the mirror was January 17. The mirror was delivered TODAY, January 12. Our host has outdone themselves yet again. I...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-12-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DonNewton
In retrospect, my mirror leaping to its death is...

In retrospect, my mirror leaping to its death is nothing. Hope everything is good now; you know the passage of time, etc.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-12-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DonNewton
The mirror glass (with the three tabs for...

The mirror glass (with the three tabs for mounting in the adjustment "housing" (which preclude you from going down to the local glass shop. . .) are $114.00 from our host. Initially thought I'd just...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By DonNewton
Has this happened to you?

Pulled my SC out of the garage this morning so the plumber could work on my tankless W/H without dropping anything on it and the driver's side mirror glass fell out of the mirror housing and cracked...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By DonNewton
Sure. Even though he defies gravity: ...

Sure. Even though he defies gravity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSH9ryRzHQ4
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