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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-02-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By dicklague
RUN IT TO THE STARTER! I like to put an electro...

RUN IT TO THE STARTER! I like to put an electro capacitor in th circuit too.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-01-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By dicklague
how about hot rodding the 4 cylinder engine? It...

how about hot rodding the 4 cylinder engine? It is a type II Vw basically and there is a big VW hop up market out there.

One of the best is CB Performance and I have had quite a bit of experience...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-01-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By dicklague
WRONG! A 1969 vehicle is smog exempt in CA. I...

WRONG! A 1969 vehicle is smog exempt in CA. I have had my 1973 registred in CA for 21 years and never been to a smog station.

1975 and older no smog test.

From the CA DMV web site: ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-13-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,800
Posted By dicklague
are they rims or wheels? Really I kinda...

are they rims or wheels?

Really I kinda feel rims are snap on sheet metal trim rims, not wheels.

I am not trying to be argumentative, I am just curious because to me they are not synonyms,...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-11-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,181
Posted By dicklague
I installed an electronic blinker relay in my...

I installed an electronic blinker relay in my 911. I am using LED lights and needed an electonic blinker. It is actually adjustable with a shaft adjustment for rate. Only glitch is that the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-09-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By dicklague
I had North Hollywood Speedometer redo my tach...

I had North Hollywood Speedometer redo my tach and speedo. Tach has redline straight up. Speedo has the 0 t0 80 on the left side.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-06-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By dicklague
GATESHIFT very worthwhile

I had TRE redo my 915 12 years ago and we put in an internal gateshift when they were first on the market. It might have been the 1st one Dave installed.

VERY worth while. 12 years later the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By dicklague
The gateshift was the best investment I made in...

The gateshift was the best investment I made in my 915 when I had it rebuilt. The shifting is very precise, so much so I had to upgrade my shifting mechanism.

12 years later it is still going...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-04-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By dicklague
Great answer.

Great answer.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-04-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By dicklague
YES You research this and it becomes a fun DIY...

YES You research this and it becomes a fun DIY project.

Many of us have been through this.

I used an oem short shifter kit and a WEVO coupler and a set of new plastic bushungs. AND research.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-04-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By dicklague
Miatas are not all bad!!! I have 2 Miata...

Miatas are not all bad!!!

I have 2 Miata batteries in my '73 911.....they work well.

I grease the terminalsbefore install and own a battery terminal puller.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-29-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By dicklague
I have been following this thread and I am still...

I have been following this thread and I am still scratching my head on the original premise.

I have a 1973 911 2.7 MFI with a very tight and up to date 915 rebuilt by TRE a few years ago. New...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-29-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dicklague
Good advice. I will check that on my install. ...

Good advice. I will check that on my install.

I know I don't have to change the oil for install. this time I just need to do both as the oil change is over due.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,419
Posted By dicklague
replacement wire is cheap

replacement wire is cheap
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dicklague
It does look electrical. You can even hear it...

It does look electrical. You can even hear it banging around it is pretty violent. Caused by the wiper intermittently contacting the resistor coils.

Yes, I do know how to check the oil, I have...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,222
Posted By dicklague
I am not a PDR expert, but I did get a set of...

I am not a PDR expert, but I did get a set of eBay tools and used them to take out some dings in a 2000 Stick shift Saab 9-5 wagon that we are restoring. It is a rust free car, but had lots of dings...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dicklague
Cory Good for you. I am glad my experience can...

Cory
Good for you. I am glad my experience can help.

I was really surprised that the information was so scattered. It is a basic circuit. It took time to find the range of OHMs for a good...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By dicklague
keep good batteries in them and use a good...

keep good batteries in them and use a good computerized battery tender on them.

Also get a 12V Automotive Car Battery Tester Digital Vehicle Analyzer on eBay for $35usd or so keep track of your...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dicklague
Oil level gauge troubleshooting

The oil level gauge on my 1973 has been funky lately. It will sit up at MAX up at the top and then when I hit 3-4000 RPM it will start fluttering violently.....then settle down again at idle. I...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By dicklague
My original 3 pin Bosch is in a box properly...

My original 3 pin Bosch is in a box properly labeled and sealed as a precious relic in the 911 parts cabinet.

I have been running an excellent CDI unit, not a MSD or the one discussed here. Been...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-28-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By dicklague
love it! L/D is just waiting in the weeds to...

love it! L/D is just waiting in the weeds to strike and tell you 50 year old electronics are fine and can't be improved upon.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-12-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By dicklague
Corey We used to use CNC on our VW stuff. ...

Corey

We used to use CNC on our VW stuff. And you are right they seem to be no longer around.

I know Empi and Wilwood make slave cylinders. these pull on the clutch rod and are cylindrical. ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-11-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By dicklague
I would have an extra set of points. I don't...

I would have an extra set of points.

I don't trust the old Bosch CDI, so I would take something like and MSD Streetfire [$175.00].

but it guess you have to know how to wire it too.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By dicklague
I have had the opposite service from AAA over the...

I have had the opposite service from AAA over the last 40 years and I used extended tow service for years.

I won't let you trash AAA without a challenge. They are not perfect but they have bailed...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-10-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By dicklague
Great summary. I have the WEVO shiftgate, wevo...

Great summary. I have the WEVO shiftgate, wevo coupler and OEM short shift kit.........love this combination.
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