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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By dw1
... when a co-worker sees a 3.5 inch diskette and...

... when a co-worker sees a 3.5 inch diskette and has the same reaction you do when you see a punch card.

(actually happened to me this Friday past)
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-23-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,269
Posted By dw1
Great photos - Thanks! I'm actually quite...

Great photos - Thanks!

I'm actually quite surprised how relatively shallow the draft is on a vessel of this displacement tonnage.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,849
Posted By dw1
Remember the episode of "The Grand Tour" entitled...

Remember the episode of "The Grand Tour" entitled "From (censored) to (censored)"?

That episode included the following towns in Germany & Austria:...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By dw1
I guess I'm showing my age... A few years ago, I...

I guess I'm showing my age... A few years ago, I would have been fixated on the hot rod, but now I am more interested in the car in front. Looks like a 190SL, or maybe even a 300SL roadster.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By dw1
I work for a medial device manufacturer and we...

I work for a medial device manufacturer and we use food service safe greases on our injection molds.

There are several brands, but CRC seems to have a readily available variety, including:...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By dw1
I don't understand this because an optical (IR)...

I don't understand this because an optical (IR) pyrometer is a type of device, not two different ones.

To answer the original question, yes an optical pyrometer is very worthwhile tool for...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-10-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,182
Posted By dw1
According to the Car and Driver magazine review...

According to the Car and Driver magazine review of the US-spec 911SC in the Aug 1980 issue: 130 mph.

Maximum speed in each gear:
1 - 37 mph
2 - 65 mph
3 - 94 mph
4 - 118 mph
5 - 130 mph

By...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By dw1
Close, but this one doesn't have the two-tone...

Close, but this one doesn't have the two-tone color on the sides that the Belaro cars have, and the solid color make the fins look slightly less ridiculous. Perhaps.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-29-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By dw1
Tough crowd, but some amusing comments. From...

Tough crowd, but some amusing comments.

From this august organization, I expected no less.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-29-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By dw1
In any profession dominated historically by men,...

In any profession dominated historically by men, the women in it would have to be much better than the average man, just to be taken seriously. I've definitely seen this in engineering disciplines,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-28-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By dw1
Question Anyone know this car?

Yes, it is not a Porsche - far from it.

However this community is extremely knowledgeable and someone may know this car or at lease knows where there are more photos.

It is, imho, a very...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-23-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16,409
Views: 3,435,991
Posted By dw1
RSBob - The gold on your wheels is...

RSBob -

The gold on your wheels is just......perfect.

What color is that? Anodized or painted?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,556
Posted By dw1
I strongly agree. The last time I bought...

I strongly agree. The last time I bought something from Sears, I ordered it on-line and picked it up at the brick-and-mortar store.

It struck me then that the best bet for Sears was for them to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-14-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,556
Posted By dw1
Very sad. Not surprising, just very, very sad....

Very sad. Not surprising, just very, very sad. When they did the deal with Kmart, the writing was on the wall.

Like others here I have fond childhood memories of the Christmas Wishbook arriving at...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,447
Posted By dw1
I have a modest wristwatch and pocketwatch...

I have a modest wristwatch and pocketwatch collection, and do some of my own work on them, but I have yet to get one with a Valjoux 7751 movement.

I am currently working on an interesting one - a...
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-03-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By dw1
And here is how they look cleaned up, mounted,...

And here is how they look cleaned up, mounted, and with new rubber.

Btw, F:215/45-17, R:255/40-17. I went a bit narrower on the front in an effort to avoid rubbing with the large offset of these...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-09-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By dw1
Thanks for the inputs. I feel a bit gormless for...

Thanks for the inputs. I feel a bit gormless for not considering camber as an option.

And thanks Darrin & Draco for the input on different widths for the "same" numerical size. The "very used"...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By dw1
Question wide front tire rubbing fix - opinions?

I recently mounted 17's on my '87 3.2 (standard fender flares) using 7.5 inch wide fronts (23 offset) and 9 in wide rears (15 offset).

The current (very used) tyres are 225/45-17 front and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-07-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,225
Posted By dw1
Excellent concept & execution. My only concern...

Excellent concept & execution. My only concern is that the "open pipe" (premuffler only) will be too loud. I've been in a 3.2 running only a premuffler is it was a problem at higher RPMs & highway...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-23-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By dw1
New Velocity TV commercial - black 911 targa

I just saw this one today...a TV advert on and for the Velocity Channel prominently featuring what I believe to be a '84-'86 black 3.2 targa.

I've looked for a link and haven't been able to find...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By dw1
It sounds like you went to one of the major chain...

It sounds like you went to one of the major chain tire stores, one that has corporate-mandated policies.

Better to find an independent garage that has some experience and expertise with older...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-08-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By dw1
I agree the answer is no, but there were a few...

I agree the answer is no, but there were a few 1990s 911 variants that were close, e.g. the 205/50R17 & 255/40R17 combination.

https://tiresize.com/tires/Porsche/911/

The size you are asking...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By dw1
Based on the '87-'89 parts catalog, the muffler...

Based on the '87-'89 parts catalog, the muffler heat shield is a turbo-only item.

My '87 3.2 doesn't have one, and when I purchased the car (from the original owner) it sure looked like there were...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-30-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 215,490
Posted By dw1
Bill, The cup 1's look very nice on your car. ...

Bill,
The cup 1's look very nice on your car. I'm wondering what size tyres you are running and whether you had to roll the fenders. I just got a set of the cup 1 replicas with the correct offset...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-02-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By dw1
I'll post a photo in a day or so - I ran out of...

I'll post a photo in a day or so - I ran out of time this evening.
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