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brad911
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car!
Congrats!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the very beginning of my quest, my top pick is black on marble grey. After seeing the tan interior in person, I've to say it's a great color combo and I like it alot.

British racing green with tan interior is classic in my book. I think I've seen a 964 re-painted with this combo.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodes wrote:
Really nice spec!! I have Schwartz Black with Marble Grey and have always thought about re-trimming to black carpets and tan seats...... those photos haven’t helped!!!


Thanks Jodes. Black with marble grey was my top pick at first. I still think marble grey is Porsche's classic interior color. It looks awesome with a black or dark color car given the contrast. I just looked at some of the marble grey interior pictures on the Net, they still got my nipples hardened. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car and great interior/exterior combo, really suits the car
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, a very nice 993er wish you a good journey all the time
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...........ohh, Hong Kong is a very beautiful city and driving a Porsche is a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diddi wrote:
...........ohh, Hong Kong is a very beautiful city and driving a Porsche is a lot of fun.


Yes Diddi, it’s a beautiful city but tons of traffic like central London all over. We can only find open roads on early Sunday mornings. Have you been to Hong Kong or you used to live here?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With recent non-stop rainy weather here in Hong Kong, I had only driven the 993 once since taken over the ownership. It was the time when I brought her home. Although it was only a brief 20 mile drive, I experienced heavy traffic and some open tarmac. The car is tight, but not as smooth as I anticipated. I knew the previous owner put her in storage for quite some time, so I didn’t push her real hard. Like my usual practice on purchasing a used vehicle, I would change all fluids and get inspection on all critical systems before the real “drive”. Hence, I immediately made an appointment with my local Indy and dropped her off. I finally got her back yesterday. Here’s a list of things that has freshen her up.

- Change engine oil with Porsche Classic Motoroil 10W-60
- Change brake fluid, clutch fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid
- Replace oil filter, air filter
- Inspect and adjust all belt tension
- Inspect engine electrical
- Inspect and clean brake system
- Inspect A/C system and cooling fans
- Revert crappy short shift back to all original Porsche linkages and plastic bush
- Replace clutch master cylinder
- Replace double relay blower
- Replace distributor cap and rotor
- Replace oil pressure sensor



It feels like a completely new car. The engine and transmission collaborate extremely smooth. It revs freely at all power range. The unique sound of the aircool engine has put some big smile on my face. 

I am not a real mechanical person, but I told my Indy that I had some simple DIY projects to build up my confidence level. He gave me few other suggestions with helpful tips and proper encouragement. 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken,

I was in 1991 a few times in HKG there was still Kai Tak and I with Lufthansa! Very beautiful city and a little adventure if you wanted !

The Dizzy Caps /Rotors are exchanged - keep an eye on the belt and the bearings - before there's any trouble !!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Question: In the first image “image_17.jpg”, is it normal to have the handbrake lever tilted so far towards the driver seat? I might need to get this sorted although it doesn’t really affect the functionality of it.


My handbrake does this. I wasn’t sure if it was as per design or simply from time/use that is had been ‘pulled’ that direction!?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diddi wrote:
Hi Ken,

I was in 1991 a few times in HKG there was still Kai Tak and I with Lufthansa! Very beautiful city and a little adventure if you wanted !

The Dizzy Caps /Rotors are exchanged - keep an eye on the belt and the bearings - before there's any trouble !!

Grüsse, Diddi


I read on the other thread that you’ve refreshed the dizzy cap, rotors, casing and bearings for a fellow member. It was a superb job! worship My Indy checked the belt and reported back with a photo that it is still in good conditions, but he didn’t mention anything about the bearings. I’ll have a chat with him and get it check next time I’m there. Thank you very much for your kind reminder. Thumb

Talking about Kai Tak airport, I visited a shopping arcade few days ago. There was a gallery which showed some photos of the old airport. Here are some which may bring back some of your memories about Hong Kong. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H0ME wrote:
speedracer wrote:
Question: In the first image “image_17.jpg”, is it normal to have the handbrake lever tilted so far towards the driver seat? I might need to get this sorted although it doesn’t really affect the functionality of it.


My handbrake does this. I wasn’t sure if it was as per design or simply from time/use that is had been ‘pulled’ that direction!?


Interesting. I’ll check out other 993s during the next car and coffee meet. I forgot to bring this up to my Indy during the recent service. He just readjusted the hand brake cable for me. I guess it doesn’t really hurt since I haven’t noticed any deficiencies on its function.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Handbrake may need a spot weld.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Handbrake may need a spot weld.


So are you saying they should be dead straight down the line and not taper off to the driver? Been looking for photos...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H0ME wrote:
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Handbrake may need a spot weld.


So are you saying they should be dead straight down the line and not taper off to the driver? Been looking for photos...


Mines slightly off, its simply has to be the end result of being yanked a squllion times with a slight onus to the right. Works fine.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Croydon wrote:
H0ME wrote:
tyinsky wrote:
Handbrake may need a spot weld.


So are you saying they should be dead straight down the line and not taper off to the driver? Been looking for photos...


Mines slightly off, its simply has to be the end result of being yanked a squllion times with a slight onus to the right. Works fine.


Yes overtime the handbrake will bend toward the drivers side as people yank it up and towards themselves. I noticed this with mine whilst I had interior apart I bent it straight again in the vice, easy to do but you need to disassemble it so a time consuming job. I'll be careful to only pull the lever directly upwards.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any play side to side with the lever? If there is, the side nearest the driver will have broken from the original bracket fixing. tiny spot weld will fix it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Is there any play side to side with the lever? If there is, the side nearest the driver will have broken from the original bracket fixing. tiny spot weld will fix it.



I will check that. Thanks for the advise tyinsky! Thumb
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