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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-16-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,526
Posted By RichardNew
"First we have the cosmetic coatings. The only...

"First we have the cosmetic coatings. The only thing they do is make your exhaust header look look shiny. These low-tech coatings are nice looking but they do very little to insulate the exhaust or...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 05-30-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By RichardNew
I like a lighter flywheel for exiting the...

I like a lighter flywheel for exiting the corner.Think Exit Speed.

Richard Newton
Aluminum Flywheels (http://www.mcleodracing.com/index.php/flywheels/aluminum-flywheels/aluminum-flywheel-pns.html)
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 05-29-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By RichardNew
I ike to start low and ran work up to 32 psi -...

I ike to start low and ran work up to 32 psi - slowly. I love 32 psi hot
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-17-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By RichardNew
It's not at all uncommon. Tray a search. ...

It's not at all uncommon. Tray a search.

Richard Newton
Misc Tech Stuff (http://cartechstuff.blogspot.com/?view=flipcard)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-15-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By RichardNew
Project cars get passed from one owner to the...

Project cars get passed from one owner to the next and never get done.

I would do component restoration. Do the engine compartment one year. Then drive it. Do the suspension he 3rd year and drive...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-13-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,657
Posted By RichardNew
At this point I would just take the car to John...

At this point I would just take the car to John Walker in Seattle. Tell him how you intend to drive the car and let him do the the set-up on it. That will be the best money you're ever spent.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-11-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By RichardNew
You're playing with fire here. You're going to be...

You're playing with fire here. You're going to be replacing an extremely, and highly, engineered system with a home-brew system.

Richard Newton
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-07-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,930
Posted By RichardNew
I used the black chromate on some steel lug nuts...

I used the black chromate on some steel lug nuts a few years back. They looked beautiful for a while.

Lug nuts do get a lot of abuse though.

Richard Newton
Useless Tech Stuff...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-06-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By RichardNew
At one time Holbert had a whole parking lot full...

At one time Holbert had a whole parking lot full of 959's. He then took them to a warehouse in upper Bucks County to hide them. The EPA was not amused.

Richard Newton
Useless Tech Stuff...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-06-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By RichardNew
Michael - I believe you're totally correct. When...

Michael - I believe you're totally correct. When I was in the business we took car of all the minor stuff in house.

You're also correct in that no one ever asks about insurance.

This is more...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-06-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By RichardNew
Matching numbers can mean a lot of things to...

Matching numbers can mean a lot of things to different people.

It often includes things such as coils, fuel pumps and anything else that has a number on it.
...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 05-04-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By RichardNew
It will always be there. It will always lower the...

It will always be there. It will always lower the value.

Every dealer now runs a Carfax before they take a car on trade. Your only hope will be to sell it to someone who doesn't use Carfax.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-04-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By RichardNew
Go with the OEM stuff. It's a street car and...

Go with the OEM stuff. It's a street car and Porsche knew what they were doing. The idea that a couple of people in a garage can improve on Porsche engineering is sort of silly.

I know this...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-04-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By RichardNew
Sorry about the link. Let's try this one. ...

Sorry about the link. Let's try this one.

Insurance (http://cartechstuff.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-shop-burned-down.html)
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-03-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By RichardNew
Shop Insurance

If the shop burns down with your car in it who's going to make you whole?

Three basic questions we never ask:

Who is responsible for damage, or theft, while my car is being restored?

What...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-02-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,592
Posted By RichardNew
My experience with aftermarket fiberglass parts...

My experience with aftermarket fiberglass parts is that they all need work. $250 is simply the entry fee.

Richard Newton
Useless Tech Stuff (http://cartechstuff.blogspot.com/?view=flipcard)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-28-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By RichardNew
I would raise the back as a first step. You also...

I would raise the back as a first step. You also want a 1-deg. slope.

Go back and read the Bruce Anderson material here....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-25-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By RichardNew
Stay with the stock bushings. The aftermarket...

Stay with the stock bushings. The aftermarket bushings are really not an improvement and they may be a downgrade.

Richard Newton
Some Almost Useless Tech Stuff...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-24-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By RichardNew
Th mysteries of air flow. Porting is still an...

Th mysteries of air flow. Porting is still an art. You need to talk to a really good Porsche race shop. Preferably one with a flow bench.

Bigger usually helps at the top end. And kills the torque...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 04-24-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By RichardNew
Back up for a minute. Do you have any idea how...

Back up for a minute. Do you have any idea how hot your brakes actually are?

Before you start reinventing things check the temps on both your rotors and your calipers.

Brake Temps 101...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 04-24-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,574
Posted By RichardNew
The price range for vintage 911 race cars is...

The price range for vintage 911 race cars is huge. And, it's all about provenance.

At the high end we have cars with a LeMans history. At the low end we have the SVRA 911 with no race history.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-21-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By RichardNew
If you find a shop to clean the tank don't let...

If you find a shop to clean the tank don't let them line the tank with anything.

We used to do it in the old days but some of the new gasoline formulations eat into the material and cause big...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-20-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,159
Posted By RichardNew
You want to cheat the start as much as possible....

You want to cheat the start as much as possible. Stop as far back from the lights as possible. The starter will make you move closer but not all that much. I've been able to get into 2nd gear just...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-20-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By RichardNew
4-speeds are truly rare. Mine is in a '73 and...

4-speeds are truly rare. Mine is in a '73 and carries a 915/40 designation.

Richard Newton
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-16-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By RichardNew
You might think twice about using race pads for...

You might think twice about using race pads for autocrossing. Normally you dont enough heat into th pads for them to be effective.

"The original brake pads that came with your production car...
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