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Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By WFBowen
David The only thing I can suggest for...

David
The only thing I can suggest for installing the trim is plenty of soapy water and getting the rubber as warm as possible. Then get one end started and using prying tools work your way around...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By WFBowen
Iíve had good results putting it on before...

Iíve had good results putting it on before installing the glass. Also, Iíve read that some newer versions of the rear seal are junk - even the so-called OEM ones.
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By WFBowen
Do you have the aluminum trim pieces installed...

Do you have the aluminum trim pieces installed correctly into the rubber seal?
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 01-21-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By WFBowen
yes.

yes.
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 01-07-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By WFBowen
Andrew: Any chance you could post some pics of...

Andrew:
Any chance you could post some pics of your rockers on cyl #1?
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 01-06-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By WFBowen
Andrew: In the TDC scenario you posted, are...

Andrew:
In the TDC scenario you posted, are both rocker arms even with each other (i.e. both are at the same angle relative to vertical?) If not, try the following and just for this test, disregard...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 12-22-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By WFBowen
My first guess would be an exhaust leak. I’d...

My first guess would be an exhaust leak. I’d check the muffler for rust-through, then the copper seals at the muffler to pipe connections, then the downpipe to cyl. head seals.
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 12-15-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By WFBowen
Welcome Kevin. The early 912's (68 and back)...

Welcome Kevin.
The early 912's (68 and back) IMO represent the true original design of the 900 series cars. As you know, by now they're aging rapidly and since their values have jumped in recent...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 11-02-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By WFBowen
David, I don’t recall any 911’s using a rain...

David,
I don’t recall any 911’s using a rain tray. As mentioned above you can get some shorter standoffs to gain some clearance.
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-29-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By WFBowen
David: This is only my opinion, but here goes: ...

David:
This is only my opinion, but here goes:
1. The Mann & Hummel air cleaners were fitted to the very early cars, then the design was changed. It might well be that these early cars didn't have...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-23-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By WFBowen
David: The slots I mentioned were the mounting...

David:
The slots I mentioned were the mounting holes along the sides of the interior roof (as pointed to in the photo.)
I've read where some folks do, infact, have bows that are too long. As you...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By WFBowen
David Are you certain you have the correct...

David
Are you certain you have the correct bows? Does your car have the small receiver slots? I remember that the bows bend when installed and are under considerable tension. The only other pieces...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-20-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By WFBowen
David Can you post a photo of the springs you...

David
Can you post a photo of the springs you mention?
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-14-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By WFBowen
Itís always hard to determine accurate color on...

Itís always hard to determine accurate color on internet photos, but your first photo shows a weathered area on the hub mounting opening that looks like oxidized magnesium. Also your wheel lugnuts...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-14-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By WFBowen
Might well be Minilite Sport wheels. See this...

Might well be Minilite Sport wheels. See this thread, especially the post concerning the flat or ball socket lugnut seating differences.
Bill...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-13-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By WFBowen
Mark Are you certain you’re timing off of #1...

Mark
Are you certain you’re timing off of #1 cyl?
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-08-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,015
Posted By WFBowen
Randy Great thread. I’m especially impressed...

Randy
Great thread. I’m especially impressed with your torsion bar tube repair bushing, as well as the quick-adjust bars. Problem solving at its best.
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-05-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,971
Posted By WFBowen
1968 912 models all had a 5-speed as an option....

1968 912 models all had a 5-speed as an option. As for your shifter bushings, youíre okay as its one size fits all.
Bill...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 10-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By WFBowen
Check all of your wiring, especially your...

Check all of your wiring, especially your grounds. I’m no electrical expert, but i’d replace your voltage regulator.
Good luck
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 08-19-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By WFBowen
And... see numbers 28 and 39 below. ...

And... see numbers 28 and 39 below.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/EC62B686_F378_4532_93E8_E547E389097F1566259392.jpg
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 08-19-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By WFBowen
These are factory originals off my 68. There...

These are factory originals off my 68. There were 2 supports used - the early 911/912 type with the round rubber isolators and the 912 specific type which used the rubber blocks. Each type takes a...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 07-27-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,801
Posted By WFBowen
Google 901.341.663.00 & you’ll find several...

Google 901.341.663.00 & you’ll find several sources, or enter that part # in Ebay search for a few more.
Bill
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 07-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By WFBowen
I had a late 356 with painted wheels using color...

I had a late 356 with painted wheels using color code RAL 9006 which is a european code for a light neutral silver that's very close to Porsche factory wheel paint color. You can get some small...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 06-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,048
Posted By WFBowen
Try sliding the seat all the way back, remove...

Try sliding the seat all the way back, remove front bolts.
Then slide forward & remove rears. If you have hex heads & cant get a socket on it, try a 1/4 inch drive socket which have thinner walls. ...
Forum: Porsche 912 Technical Forum 06-27-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By WFBowen
Dave Can you post a pic of the engine & hose? ...

Dave
Can you post a pic of the engine & hose?
Bill
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