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Everything posted by ColinK

  1. Ditto Paul. Sadly might not be till mid-'21ish.... Stay safe and healthy.
  2. There will be lots of opinions but ultimately it's that balance of time/money/scope creep. For my personal journey....... I was fortunate enough to come across an a4 setup for my tii. I spread out the costs of having it rebuilt by Wes Ingram and then having him install it. Coupled with a dogleg it is a wonderful car to drive and always brings a smile. With a custom exhaust from Midnight Motorsports the intake/exhaust sounds are a sheer delight. I've kept the original setup w/ plastic runners for no reason other than being sentimental. I've not yet dyno'd the car but maybe i'll see 150-160ish (has a 292 cam) but that really isn't important to me. No, the car is not 100% original but keeps in being period correct - I'm more than happy with the car (it does bring me joy) and don't ever plan on selling after owning it for nearly 43 years. If i had a clean slate.... Option 1: find another clean/straight '02 and S14, Option 2: find another clean/straight '02 and hotrod a m10 (non-turbo but that's me) Option 3: find a clean straight 70/71 911s good luck
  3. Wes Ingram's link works differently - it a linkage to the enrichment lever
  4. Hi Dave, i'm interested in the tank also, photos please. I'm in Seattle also. Colin
  5. Another tip I learned is from Wes Ingram is to take a 10 mm combo wrench, gently heat it and then put a 90 bend in to get to the locking nut.
  6. ColinK

    Cruise Around Mt Rainier

    James, I'll meet you guys down at the Walmart but will likely peel off somewhere after Elbe as I've got some things to take care of. Thanks for putting this together. ColinK
  7. After 4 years of non-use I would start with a brake fluid flush, including bleeding the clutch slave cylinder. But......It sounds like it is time to rebuild the pedal box. Suppliers like Blunt, Ireland and others have kits. Archives will have tips on flushing and pedal box rebuild (not a fun job). Scope creep would include looking at replacing the brake and clutch lines. Good luck
  8. Ping LarsAlpina. I was able to purchase a new set of trumpets back in late 2018. He may also still have the rubber 'gummis' if you have the Alpina airbox. Mine had a nice patina and no cracks but after the rebuild/plating (and new injector lines from Carl Nelson) i wanted a complete refresh. Cheers and good luck. ColinK
  9. i think the Alpina airbox hides too much of the ITBs and stacks and slightly mutes the sounds. I've gone with foam socks.
  10. Congrats on 51 years or original ownership! I hope you and the car enjoy your new winter digs. ColinK
  11. I'm always interested in a drive/get together. That said, I think the boat launch at Alki is closed (or was it just the beaches). Hopefully we can do a get together in May/June, probably the best place to post will be in the PNW section. Cheers
  12. I installed one years ago. First thing i noticed was that the car fired up much quicker on cold starts. FYI, i installed a Streetfire, made my MSD but not as much juice. I'm also running Petronix and a Flamethrower coil.
  13. Amazing restro James! Beautiful car. ColinK
  14. FYI, my old kaput unit is a 003. i guess my memory is fading but I thought it was labeled "West Germany". The currently installed one is the same part number but states "Made in Malaysia"
  15. Search for 'Hemholtz', there's a couple of old threads: Stock is your best bet.
  16. Can't wait to see it in person!
  17. Paul, i'm in for one also. Thanks for your work on this. ColinK
  18. Make sure it is a GL-5 GL-5 for diff. GL-4 for tranny. Like Egon said, 'Don't cross the streams".
  19. Garage space. A single car garage has helped kept me grounded. I even turned down my dad's '68 911 (original owner). My brother has it in his garage so it's still in the family.
  20. I have both. I started with the 390 on 195 tires. When i refreshed the suspension not surprisingly steering effort was easier. Then I went to the 360 and it was more effort when parking. Recently refreshed my tires and moved down to 185s. Overall the car feels more responsive and the steering is (somewhat) lighter. Cosmetically, I think the 360 is too small, the 390 too large but I'm not buying another steering wheel (for now).
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