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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,055
Posted By ChrisBennet
An engine dyno lets you break in a motor. An...

An engine dyno lets you break in a motor. An engine test stand doesn't (you need a load). You really only have a small window of time to break in the motor.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-13-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By ChrisBennet
Custom race seat brackets

I don't have a picture with the seats attached. I have Cobra Pro-fit something-or-others. They are a Kevlar molded style race seat that sits very low and has mounting holes on the side.

The design...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-13-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,056
Posted By ChrisBennet
What's cheap about those clamps? They look...

What's cheap about those clamps? They look similar to the Norma brand which I thought were pretty decent. TORRO® | NORMA Group (http://www.normagroup.com/norma/en/NORMA-TORRO/?open&ccm=020030)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By ChrisBennet
I avoided the whole mess by making custom side...

I avoided the whole mess by making custom side mount brackets seat mounts that hang *under* the factory brackets. The bottom of the race seat is roughly even with the factory brackets.
They even...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-06-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,364
Posted By ChrisBennet
I agree with Scott but.. Since every corner...

I agree with Scott but..

Since every corner is different, I can understand how someone could be oblivious to left/right handling differences. What is undeniable to anyone who has threshold braked,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-26-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,381
Posted By ChrisBennet
My brother and I like to refer to the unbroken...

My brother and I like to refer to the unbroken birds as “the ones we release to the wild for breeding purposes.”
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-26-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,381
Posted By ChrisBennet
Once, when I was shooting skeet, a fellow named...

Once, when I was shooting skeet, a fellow named Roger was trying to help me. He started to say “Chris, if you want to shoot consistently..” but I cut him off and said “I *already* shoot consistently...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-25-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By ChrisBennet
It isn't obvious, but if you treat the holes like...

It isn't obvious, but if you treat the holes like short "slots" you can get finer adjustment than just putting the pin in the hole and torquing it down. Getting the cams timed th same side to side is...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-21-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By ChrisBennet
A friend of mine made me a piston stop that...

A friend of mine made me a piston stop that threads into the spark plug hole to verify TDC.
I clop a digital angle finder on the flywheel (its magnetic) and turn the crank slowly until the piston...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-29-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ChrisBennet
I think the short style are motorcycle valve...

I think the short style are motorcycle valve stems. Not sure if they fit auto rim but if you google “motorcycle valve stems” you’ll find similar looking products.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-16-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,240
Posted By ChrisBennet
Concerning the original poster's 2.7L; I would...

Concerning the original poster's 2.7L; I would send it to Ollies or Competition Engineering and have it *resized*, not line bored. A resized case will take the original size bearings instead of...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-01-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By ChrisBennet
TimeSert it. Not a big fan of helicoils. The kit...

TimeSert it. Not a big fan of helicoils. The kit is expensive so see if you can borrow it from one of your buddies.

Tip: When installing the motor+transmission, loosen the 4 nuts on the...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 10-06-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By ChrisBennet
Rather than a custom idler/sprocket, why not just...

Rather than a custom idler/sprocket, why not just a use a thicker cylinder base gasket and leave everything else alone? (Like you do for align bored cases.) What am I missing?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-03-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By ChrisBennet
I never replace those O-rings just for that...

I never replace those O-rings just for that reason. I've never seen an old one leak.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-01-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,233
Posted By ChrisBennet
Horse w/no Name, Make the effort, take a picture!...

Horse w/no Name, Make the effort, take a picture! Edit it with Paint or something to add a little arrow. If you are asking people to do something for you, making an effort shows that you care about...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 09-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By ChrisBennet
There is another reason to skip the "T" style...

There is another reason to skip the "T" style engine stands: they are hard to mount a catch pan on top of the legs. With "heavy duty" 2 leg style, you can place a couple of boards across the legs and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-25-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By ChrisBennet
I played around with something like this a decade...

I played around with something like this a decade of so ago using a sensitive digital manometer. I was trying to measure the pressure difference/drop across the stock fender radiator. In my...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-23-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ChrisBennet
That is what mine looks like.

That is what mine looks like.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-19-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ChrisBennet
I don't have a smell with the cat but I dont...

I don't have a smell with the cat but I dont really recall having any with a gutted cat either. Perhaps there is something else at work here like an overly rich mixture?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-19-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By ChrisBennet
Your photo is not visible. All photobucket images...

Your photo is not visible. All photobucket images are replaced by an image that says something like "please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting.".
You can upload images to pelican.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-16-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By ChrisBennet
Hi Bill, A balky 2nd gear is extremely common....

Hi Bill,
A balky 2nd gear is extremely common. The 2nd gear synchro seems to be the 1st to show wear in these transmissions.
BTW: I'll be in Casco bay on Monday. (Mere Point)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-08-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,844
Posted By ChrisBennet
I think everyone else really appreciates that you...

I think everyone else really appreciates that you took the time to share your considerable experience. We used to have a member who went by the handle "lorenb" who sounded *exactly* like "Dave" and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-03-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By ChrisBennet
To add to what the others said: With the small...

To add to what the others said:
With the small and large arms removed from clutch shaft that sticks out the bottom, grab the shaft with your hand [1] and twist/rotate it back and forth. It should...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-31-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ChrisBennet
I see Pelican sells a Fabspeed "sport race" cat...

I see Pelican sells a Fabspeed "sport race" cat converter.
Porsche 911 (1974-1989) - Performance Exhaust Upgrades - Page 3 (http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/911M/POR_911M_EXHPRF_pg3.htm)...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-28-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By ChrisBennet
That's beautiful dude! After all that work, it...

That's beautiful dude!
After all that work, it must be nerve racking to use a hammer anywhere near the grill for the final steps!
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