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Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum Today, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By ficke
Keep the S cams, I personally like them some...

Keep the S cams, I personally like them some prefer a little milder like the "Solex" but with the bump in displacement I would certainly stay with the S Grind.

I do not have any personally...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum Today, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By ficke
No machining of case for 2.2 2.7 heads are...

No machining of case for 2.2
2.7 heads are common and cheap and will fit and as mentioned have big valves and better combustion chamber than the 2.0 heads.

Cam box will fit.

For pistons shoot...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
If it was not for people like Sugarwood I would...

If it was not for people like Sugarwood I would have to still work for a living.
Here's to the people who see the world in black and white and move goal post to fit their version of reality.
They...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum Yesterday, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By ficke
I think going the 2.7 route with your 67S is a...

I think going the 2.7 route with your 67S is a bad idea for many reasons.
Yes, modifying the case by boring it for bigger cylinders will lower the value of a valuable case. I believe a sand cast...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 117,475
Posted By ficke
Matt, your right about Bruce and a few other guys...

Matt, your right about Bruce and a few other guys who are still alive I will not name, many of them got stuck in the past.
I got into a discussion on line with a respected 911 engine rebuilder...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 117,475
Posted By ficke
I guess what your missing is context. The 2.7...

I guess what your missing is context.
The 2.7 followed very reliable engines with comparatively no emission harming control stuff on them. 2.7L is at the design limits of the case with less blades...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-19-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 117,475
Posted By ficke
Pmax is regurgitating info. Never personal...

Pmax is regurgitating info. Never personal experience with his responses. Pmax never says " the 2.7 I owned " or "the 2.7's I have been into failed for these reasons"

I would not say Bruce...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-18-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,285
Posted By ficke
Engine components vary rarely add much to a cars...

Engine components vary rarely add much to a cars value, that is why parting out cars with valuable components, like race cars, has a much better yield than selling as a whole car.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-18-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
Agreed. People who are reporting capital gains...

Agreed.
People who are reporting capital gains are on the high profile sales. I doubt sub 200K falls in that category and most 911's certainly do.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
That is the question with all repainted cars,...

That is the question with all repainted cars, That is why there is a premium for original paint cars.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-12-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
Seems like fair price for a mid year targa with...

Seems like fair price for a mid year targa with needs.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-12-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,169
Posted By ficke
I have driven a few cars with motorcycle engines,...

I have driven a few cars with motorcycle engines, less but similar to a F1 engine in that they were high rpm, no torque engines. They were stupid, almost undrivable in any form of day to day idea....
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-11-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
:) lol!

:) lol!
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-10-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
I also agree. I am sure many others as well as...

I also agree.
I am sure many others as well as the engineering was what the 959 was know for and what Porsche was trying to show case with the car, not their styling department.

Many times I...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-06-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By ficke
No truer words spoken. What is your end...

No truer words spoken.

What is your end game? is it having a air cooled 911 to drive? or is it the process of rebuilding a air cooled 911 and then having it to drive?

If you want a Porsche to...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-05-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,285
Posted By ficke
The vin# does have an impact so does matching...

The vin# does have an impact so does matching engine and transmission #'s to perceived value. but in the real use of something it has none.
It is a interesting topic.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,285
Posted By ficke
Nice car.

Nice car.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,285
Posted By ficke
In a custom build, what does it matter if it...

In a custom build, what does it matter if it started life as a 912 or a 911? It is a custom built hot rod using a altogether different drive train than the original. So instead of not using a 4...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-03-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By ficke
Yes Matt I do. It is a friends car. It needed...

Yes Matt I do.
It is a friends car. It needed nick nack things fixed and he would not do it, he was getting divorced and did not want to spend any more money. I bought it from him and started...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-03-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By ficke
Short sighted ideas controlled by fear. "Smart...

Short sighted ideas controlled by fear.
"Smart money true collectors"? 'Sports car market' magazine is not written by stupid people who are not real collectors. to name one source that disagrees...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 10-02-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
Ronnie is what trolling should be, fun, makes you...

Ronnie is what trolling should be, fun, makes you think, I like that kind of trolling.
Now after saying that. I might get a invitation for some bizarre sex act with him and his sheep, and it is...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 09-20-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By ficke
It is an S tub # but then it needs a lot of work...

It is an S tub # but then it needs a lot of work and parts to make and S car out of.
As for a hot rod, S# means nothing and it is missing a engine, but it is a sorted no rust tub.
It will be hard...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 09-20-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By ficke
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,255
Posted By ficke
Sounds fun, I am driving up in the 356.

Sounds fun, I am driving up in the 356.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 09-19-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,438
Posted By ficke
[QUOTE=sugarwood;10187152] "but if you have...

[QUOTE=sugarwood;10187152] "but if you have watched prices, there has been a clear and consistent downtrend for the last 10-15 years." I do not know where you are getting your data points but it is...
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