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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-26-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By rswannabe
Tony at Autobahn did my seats.

Tony at Autobahn did my seats.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-26-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By rswannabe
Corgi, You might consider some Coco matts in...

Corgi,

You might consider some Coco matts in black and silver. I think they go well with the houndstooth and give a mild retro feel.
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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-24-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By rswannabe
I had a similar set of soft back sport seats with...

I had a similar set of soft back sport seats with houndstooth made up as well, but with 993 stiching pattern for my ‘96. Love’em! Yours look great.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-12-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,990
Posted By rswannabe
In my opinion it does help. That is an upgrade I...

In my opinion it does help. That is an upgrade I made to my 993 to make the stock 3.6 feel a bit more spritely. It does not make the car faster per se, but rather is makes it feel more responsive. ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-12-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,990
Posted By rswannabe
In regards to making a later engine feel like an...

In regards to making a later engine feel like an earlier one, I disagree that it is not doable. It just takes a bit more work. I have a lot of hours driving 2.2S MFI, 2.7 CIS, 2.8 SS carbed, 3.2...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-11-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,990
Posted By rswannabe
I'll second this. The factory called for more...

I'll second this. The factory called for more caster in the later cars which contributes significantly to the heavier steering feel. The lower caster setting will help a later car have that light...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-10-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By rswannabe
As Al said, he has had good experience with mega...

As Al said, he has had good experience with mega squirt on similar builds, so I did not have concerns with going that route. I decided to go this way partially for the experience. I have other cars...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By rswannabe
I am in complete agreement with Al on this. I...

I am in complete agreement with Al on this. I went and upgraded all the systems on this car in advance of installing the bigger motor. Suspension consists of 22 and 28 t bars with custom valved...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By rswannabe
Happy to be of assistance. Just did this with my...

Happy to be of assistance. Just did this with my ‘74 project into which I’m putting an ‘84 Euro 915 with cooler and lsd.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-15-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By rswannabe
Early 930 flanges are the same larger diameter as...

Early 930 flanges are the same larger diameter as your early ones and have the fine splines so they will bolt onto your late 915 transmission. They are 6 bolt. You can drill out two of the holes to...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-15-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 828
Posted By rswannabe
If I were rebuilding the 3.0 SC motor, I'd do it...

If I were rebuilding the 3.0 SC motor, I'd do it as a 3.2 short stroke, twin plug with 10.5:1 compression and run a Mod S/GE40/DC40 cam at the minimum. Carbs are good, but EFI with individual...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
For brakes I decided to go with black 993...

For brakes I decided to go with black 993 calipers over 930 rotors paired with an unboosted 23mm master cylinder. I have this combination on another one of my cars and the braking is phenomenal!
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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-12-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
Next project was pulling out the stock poly fuel...

Next project was pulling out the stock poly fuel lines and replacing them with new 6AN (3/8") steel fuel line through the tunnel. The '74 came with the "white" poly fuel lines that were now brown. ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-12-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
Thanks All! Busta, you'll definitely see the car...

Thanks All! Busta, you'll definitely see the car soon.

The car's rear sway bar mounts were the standard stamped units that are not particularly strong, but they were in good shape and I planned...
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-09-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By rswannabe
Is this speedo still available?

Is this speedo still available?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-09-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
While finishing up the front oil cooler, I have...

While finishing up the front oil cooler, I have also been getting the front suspension back together. The A arms, cross member, and assorted pieces were all powder coated. I used new Elephant...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-09-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
I did not want to leave the front oil cooler...

I did not want to leave the front oil cooler exposed to all the rocks and road debris that might be thrown at it, so I sourced some screen material and bonded it to the inside of the valance with the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-19-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By rswannabe
Interested if others pass.

Interested if others pass.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-17-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
I cut some 1/8" aluminum flat stock to shape to...

I cut some 1/8" aluminum flat stock to shape to work as block off plates/ducts. Here they are rough fit.

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-13-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
The rivets have it securely in place, the 4200 is...

The rivets have it securely in place, the 4200 is just to seal it from water intrusion.

Tonight I cut the cooler opening in the valance. Here is the opening area market out in tape.
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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
The vision for this car is to be a fast and fun...

The vision for this car is to be a fast and fun street hotrod that will be a capable track car, but not too hard core. To that end I ordered up all new Elephant rubber bushings and rubber/sport...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
When I bought the car, I flew from Seattle down...

When I bought the car, I flew from Seattle down to Oakland where the seller met me at the airport. I inspected the car, we concluded the deal, I dropped the seller at the BART station, and then...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By rswannabe
'74 widebody hot rod build

Time to start a thread for my new build. The car is a '74 911 sunroof coupe, black on black (currently). The car lived most of its live in inland northern California. It was previously flared with...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-26-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,308
Posted By rswannabe
I have those same headers on my 3.8. Great flow...

I have those same headers on my 3.8. Great flow and pretty good quality, but not a great fit to the muffler. I had to use a ratchet strap to squeeze them together to get it to bolt up to the muffler.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 03-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By rswannabe
Hi, there. Iím in the process of launching...

Hi, there. Iím in the process of launching Classic Auto Rentals based out of Seattle. Starting fleet is:

1952 MG TD with Honda S2000 drivetrain
1964 Shelby Cobra (ERA 289 FIA rep)
1974 911...
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