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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By chrismorse
A few more things...

Compression looks good.
Is there any rust, bubbling of paint, around windshield, bottom of doors, battery area, front pan, floors?? Check carefully, this could entail costly repairs/deal killer....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-03-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By chrismorse
Not yet...

My rennshifter is sitting atop my tool box, waiting on a tranny overhaul and footwell rust repairs.
It has been fairly quiet.

(Looking forward to the install).
Chris
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-01-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By chrismorse
Details?..

Hi Jay,
I and likely a lot of others are contemplating the switch from carbs/CIS to PMO and would be interested in your successful journey.
Nearly all of us have worked to get things right.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-31-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By chrismorse
If you are going to keep the car, or track it. EFI

If you are going to keep it and do daily drives, or more than an occasional Saturday blast, I'd go for the EFI.
IIRC, Bruce Anderson said your mileage going from CIS to Webbers could be something...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By chrismorse
Almost where I'm going...

Hi Al,
Does the 2.7 have the 32 mm intake ports?
Will you be opening them up, or changing the exhaust ports?
Is the street fire tuneable or will that be handled by the MS2 box?
What HP range do...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-28-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By chrismorse
Lsd +

I dream of SC power, (my 74 has 150).

But, I'm still going with one of GT's LSD units when the transaxle comes out this winter.
:-)
Chris
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-20-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By chrismorse
Wevo

When I inherited my dad's 74 coupe, the right rear bar mount was gone, from the looks of the remnant, it had fatigued. I am guessing that the left mount was also fatigued, but not yet yet broken, so...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-19-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By chrismorse
Pre purchase inspection critical

A 36 year old car can need just about anything.
To avoid huge repair bills, you need to know what condition the car is in, before you buy the car.
Before the PPI, (pre purchase inspection), get...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By chrismorse
"Sport hardness" an option & listen to the professionals.

I'm going with 21/28 t bars, Carreras sways, bilstein hds& sport hardness strut & trailing arm bushings,ER rubber a arm & spring plate.
74 2.7 mostly fast street with a few DE.
Rough humble...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By chrismorse
+1

BOB,

How elegantly put, you silver toungued devil.
I'm 70 and yes, I hobble getting out of the car after 4 hours in the saddle.

BUT, Monday I'm expecting a pair of champagne, perforated,...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-26-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By chrismorse
Add Stomsky coupler to list of candidates

Forgot about their PSC.
I know comparing a high edd replacement to a worn out stock coupler is pointless, but am looking for some real world experience new bushings to aftermarket coupler?

Is...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-25-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By chrismorse
Is this the 914 bushing

Thanks Walt,
Is this referred to as the 914 bushing?
Is there any functional improvement going to the Wevo or Rennshift coupler, if so, how significant is it over the new round bushings?.

...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-18-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By chrismorse
Hi Geronimo, What engine do you have? Does...

Hi Geronimo,

What engine do you have? Does the car see any, some or a lot of DE or auto-X?

I am about to have my 915 gone through by CMS.
Some of the more popular upgrades are the Wevo...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-16-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By chrismorse
It Depends...

Most of us all do our own wrenching and love being involved.
Take the time and do some study, search the threads for detailed-rebuilds, like CraigD's Elephant suspension rebuild, take notes.
Talk...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-14-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By chrismorse
New stock is good, but how much better are the aftermarket upgrades?.

Thanks Mike for the link. My old boss, one of the early volkswagen importers used to see me wrenching on my 914 hot rod and say, "Stock is Best".

With the eye watering costs of a missed...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-13-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By chrismorse
Ti?

I have never built a Porsche 6, but have done a few other engines and the only thing that is likely added during an overhaul would be Ti valve spring retainers.

IIRC a VERY experienced builder...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By chrismorse
Shift coupler upgrades??

I am going to have my 915 gone through and am looking for advice on the best shift coupler. I am going with the Renshift, rather than the Wevo, because it seems a more complete, adjustable assembly....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-28-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By chrismorse
Specs??

What is the mounting bolt spacing ?? 3 or 3.5 inches?

Manufacturer?

What is the throat width?

Piston diameter(s)?

It looks like cast iron, or is it aluminum?? Weight??
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-28-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By chrismorse
A lot to be said for "stock".

Stock lines, clamps, thermostat, cooler, mounts and stone guard, fan FIT, with very little work and really get the job done.
I sourced a used set of hard lines from Elephant at a great price, new...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By chrismorse
It Depends.....

If you are interested in getting into the car, have a space and are willing to spend a fair amount of time getting comfortable with the wrenching, DIY.
How is your tool collection??? Do you want to...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 06-12-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By chrismorse
It Depends...

Fuel octane ratings vary. here in kalifoania, 92 is about it and that is with alcohol. We cannot buy "pure" gas unless we swear a blood oath, in writing, that such criminal fuel will NEVER be used on...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By chrismorse
wouldn't a dropped plug show rich??

If the mixture isn't completely burned, wouldn't the o2 sensor show rich??

Do the ECU's have the equivalent of a "check engine light" that would store a code??

When I worked in a dealership at...
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-09-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By chrismorse
Hi Tony, Try posting your WTB in the 911 used...

Hi Tony,
Try posting your WTB in the 911 used parts classified forum. I am looking forward to getting mine painted and installed
�� Chris
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By chrismorse
Make a call or two...

Give a shop or two a call to get an idea of the likely range of costs you might be looking at. JWE, Patrick motor sports and CMS come to mind.
You will be in a better negotiating position.
The...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-21-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By chrismorse
Money well spent-good upgrade.

You can go with new or used adj factory plates, SwaayAway or Elephant, (best).
Chris
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