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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-23-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Thanks very much Derek. That helps a lot. My...

Thanks very much Derek.
That helps a lot.
My say, it't the first time I have come across an error in the PET.
No bad considering I have spent a small fortune with PC and Pelican via its pages....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-23-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Went down the same road a few years ago....and...

Went down the same road a few years ago....and the car is still not finished! I live in a dry climate but would be very wary of not giving the underside a proper protective coat that can handle...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-23-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Here is the link to the part on Pelican. ...

Here is the link to the part on Pelican.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/911E/POR_911E_FULINT_pg3.htm
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-23-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Matthew Barnes
MFI Gaskets - Part # Problem

Hopefully someone can help me out.

I have rebuilt my MFI set-up.
New gaskets from Porsche and Pelican.

The gasket that sits between the throttle bodies and the stack is listed in the PET as...
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-20-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Must be the deal of the month. Long live...

Must be the deal of the month.
Long live Pelican.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-05-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
The visors have gone through a few iterations. ...

The visors have gone through a few iterations.

I tried to use Balsa, green acetate (ala Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and most recently, metal mesh.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-05-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Thanks Ian. Now that's interesting. That's a...

Thanks Ian.
Now that's interesting. That's a lot of HP to lose.
Explains why the likes of the early McClaren etc had no covers on the stacks.
I think you are right - might be best to stick with...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-05-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Thanks Gordon. To be honest, when you're up...

Thanks Gordon.

To be honest, when you're up to your ass in Alligators, the only course of action is to drain the swamp! The bending of tin is an art form. I wish I had a bit more patience and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-05-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Thanks so much. The door panels give me great...

Thanks so much. The door panels give me great satisfaction. I am a little disappointed though, that Singer did not credit me as a designer when they did their Lightweight Dynamic Study car interior....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-30-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Good question. She did all the talking and I...

Good question.
She did all the talking and I did all the listening!
Short-term sacrifice means long-term gain: a bespoke 2 car workshop at some point in the future.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
This last weekend I managed to barter a completed...

This last weekend I managed to barter a completed compost heap and re-installed cupboards for a few hours with the custard slinger.

The results are not bad.
Not as 'wow' to me (considered I am...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Spent a few years trying to figure out the fuel...

Spent a few years trying to figure out the fuel filler approach.
Ruined a decent gas tank, and almost ruined a fender in the pursuit thereof.
Despite the deep, dark valleys, I have emerged...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
A few other odd jobs. Pedal cluster. A...

A few other odd jobs.
Pedal cluster.
A Frankenstein.

Working with a very simple principle of industrial operation: colour coding.
Green for go.
Red for stop.
Yellow for change.
And everybody...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
The shrinking sits below the edge of the housing....

The shrinking sits below the edge of the housing.
Looks pretty cool.

But a few challenges....(obvs)

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/IMG_84521593449945.jpg...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Cold here right now. I say 'cold' knowing it is...

Cold here right now.
I say 'cold' knowing it is a relative term, especially for you Northern Hemisphere folk.
But still, working at the table in front of a fire is much more civilised than...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-25-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Have moved house, so not much progress. A few...

Have moved house, so not much progress.
A few vital jobs, I told the wife, that I need to do to be able to create the space to fix windows, doors, counters etc...
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Thanks RDM. A little ability and lots of time...

Thanks RDM.
A little ability and lots of time can be a good recipe!
Also the pictures are low-res :)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Matthew Barnes
I have a set of manuals. Any particular...

I have a set of manuals.
Any particular section: front / rear / side?
Let me know and I'll take some high res photos.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Lots of interior plans and plotting... Glove...

Lots of interior plans and plotting...

Glove box.
Prototype 1.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/IMG_81631590173146.jpg

Prototype 2 to get the profile of the dash.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Last bits off to plating. I managed to get hold...

Last bits off to plating.
I managed to get hold of some of the bigger bits: oem silencer, alu clutch assembly still with stickers, over length wheel studs, spare mfi relays.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
It feels like I'm heading out of the woods. A...

It feels like I'm heading out of the woods.
A long way to go, but it looks like a car!

I keep getting distracted by little corners of interest.
I can't help myself.....the story of my life...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
RHD is about an inch too high, and the LHD about...

RHD is about an inch too high, and the LHD about the opposite.
Not sure how much effect the front roll-bar not being attached on one side will have?
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
I'll do my best. Thanks Flojo. ...

I'll do my best.
Thanks Flojo.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/IMG_80751590171496.jpg

Finally got the engine off the stand (6 years later) and into the back of the car.
My guesswork...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
Seat rails. Next job. ...

Seat rails.
Next job.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/IMG_80481590168377.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/IMG_80491590168377.jpg...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 43,218
Posted By Matthew Barnes
The two kidney real grille frame. Still needs...

The two kidney real grille frame.
Still needs some fine filing and finishing but it has worked out okay.


Getting the glass onto the seals and the seals into the frames gave me a proper...
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