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ELA
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin and all the rest of the 911uk members. Probably best if I say a few words.
Although my car is currently in pieces, (have found a slight design flaw in the trick LSD recently fitted; not to worry though as in the process of redesign as we speak), I feel I owe a massive thank you to all those that have participated in this thread and offered your words of encouragement, brilliant ideas or simply pushed me on to get the bloody thing finished (still not managed this yet Grin ).

Getting to this point has involved all the emotions including some I wasn't aware I had. But I am happy to be in the final throws of this project now, with a car that truly and fundamentally is all I could ever wish for and more. I am very lucky to have had the support from everyone here and there have been some real hero's. Even had a very kind IT whizz from here knock up the logo for me completely out of the blue. Our very own Alex Yates was able to come in at the final hour to help out with a few issues (namely sending me over some emergency rations of Warburtons Crumpets)...

A special mention has to be said for SlippyDiff. We have spent many an hour on the phone together, with me sending designs or scribbles/silly ideas and he has always been there with his words of wisdom. He even came up with the name 'CLR'. Absolutely instrumental it getting this car to where it is today. Thank you Henry worship

Steve Rance of PH has also been a true gent in offering his support and ideas and many others. Come to think of it EGTE even offered to send me back the wheels I had sold to him, just to enable me move the project forward worship Things like this make all the effort worth it. There are so many other examples like this, so once again a massive thank you to you all Smile

Now Colin mentions he has read the article; I really hope it delivers the true character and feel for the car. I don't have a copy yet so I wait in nervous excitement. If anyone else has read/seen the article I'd appreciate your honest thoughts Thumb Whether they be critical or not, I consider all opinion as part of the process to create new ideas and improve the design.

This is by no means the end. The testing phase and fine tuning is a massive part of the development. I then have the approval stage and still have a few other bits and pieces I'm still considering.

Where this leads going forward I really don't know just now. I would first like some time to enjoy the car and try and learn how to drive it. It is now so far detached from where it all started, it is almost like learning to walk again. Hopefully, in the not to distant future, there will be one or to other independent reviews which, if anything, will give me some feedback and ideas on how to improve the design/set-up if required.


Dicso, thanks for the info about the pics Wink Looks like I'll have to find an alternative way to upload pictures Sad
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arry
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richie - photobucket had ruined this thread by hiding your pictures unless you pay for storage Sad you're no doubt still seeing them in cache but they're gone for me.

Stupid PB Sad
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ELA
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arry I'm the same mate, can't see anything and I'm not going to pretend to know what you mean by cache. I'm certainly not interested in the idea of having to stump up $400 a year to add a few pics though. Trouble is getting them all linked here and knowing which ones they were, is now almost impossible. I'm open to any suggestions in how to overcome this problem though from one of the clever computer guys on here Wink
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kingston
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Host them on facebook
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard,
Have just read Jeremy's article and you have nothing to fear; he rates your car very highly indeed.

As do we Thumb . Keep on inspiring!
 
  
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ELA
Suzuka


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EGTE wrote:
Richard,
Have just read Jeremy's article and you have nothing to fear; he rates your car very highly indeed.

As do we Thumb . Keep on inspiring!


Thanks Russ Thumb

My Mrs is currently in the UK and returns on Monday. I have put it to her, in no uncertain terms, that immigration will refuse her re-entry if she fails to bring a copy of the magazine with her Grin

Some good news is that a redesign of the LSD is now done, so I'm hoping next week to get the car back. I have not seen the car since Beaulieu so it will be great to finally be able to crack on again.

A video review or two will follow shortly. It will not be the finished article as there are still a few key areas that I am resolving and I need time for all the fine-tuning, but it should however, give a pretty clear indication as to what all this crazy nonsense has done to my poor car.


Kingston: I tried giving your method a go but it didn't work. How would I for instance turn this into a picture here?:

https://www.facebook.com/CarreraLightweightRacing/photos/a.1017566741626721.1073741827.1017558814960847/1564871110229612/?type=3&theater
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on the cover feature Rich! Very well deserved.

I spotted it on here last night so went for an early morning blast to my nearest town for a copy this morning. Looks like a good write up although I'm saving it for Monday when I'm waiting while my wife's car is serviced.

Glad you're nearing the end of the main project anyway. I'm sure it will always be evolving but at least the headaches and stress should be over eh. Thumb





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alex yates
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingston wrote:
Host them on facebook


Doesn't work. You can onlu link jpg urls. Facebook don't create them as that.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I'm having the same problem. Tried to post a pic of front cover above. Dont know


Edit!

Yep they want $399 per year now. Jokers.

So that's ruined everyone's previous photos in threads.

Screw you Photobucket! You're dead to me. Grin
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update for any of you having bother. Post image seems good.

I'm also on Imgur but can't manage to get third party links. If anyone knows how, I'm all ears.

Of course this still means hours are now to be spent redoing all old photos in threads like these. Or do we wait and hope photobucket back down??

Anyway sorry for derail Rich, but it may be of interest to yourself. Thumb


Also, I've read the feature now. Pretty good account of things and plenty of good pics.
I don't care much for the writer but there's nothing wrong with that feature. Wink

Hopefully you're getting a few hours more sleep per night these days Richard. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richie the feature is superb. It's a wonderful window into the work you've done and the potential you have. Well done, you truly deserve it. I owe you a beer or two either in Dinslaken or before thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try and pick up a copy. Thumb
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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to track down a copy this lunchtime. It will be the first Porsche magazine I've ever bought, and the first car magazine for about ten years. That's how much this project means.
 
  
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ELA
Suzuka


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin996RSR wrote:
I'm going to track down a copy this lunchtime. It will be the first Porsche magazine I've ever bought, and the first car magazine for about ten years. That's how much this project means.


I really hope it doesn't disappoint you Martin!

N997B, the last 2 events we were at together, we didn't manage to get a chance for a proper catch up. Next time I'm holding you to your offer Drinkers

Marky, agreed the author has a very serious and focused attitude to life in general and he never lets his guard down, ever! This does indeed rile many on PH. He is however a gentleman in real life and knowledgeable. The trouble lies in his desire for certain characteristics and technology in cars. He will not budge, so much so in fact, that he refuses to do any new release motoring journo stuff nowadays, as in principle, he doesn't like what is currently being manufactured. Fair play, he sticks to his guns with no deviation, so at least you know where you stand. Maybe this was beneficial for me; that a car such as mine really floats his boat Wink

He is a good writer though and knows how to drive. For me this was critical. The trouble is he was limited to 2500 words (even for a cover car feature). For this reason he has to chop about 50% of the article out, there is no spec-list for example, as this would have taken up a whole page alone. He could really only touch on a few of the keys issues of the project.
Steve 'the editor', also adds a few words on the first page for another view; so I was very honored that he made the journey specially just to see the car himself.

Alex, I've heard some WH.Smith's have sold out already so if you struggle to find one I managed to order a copy here
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jinjaninja
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really posted on here since the tragic loss of my C4S but I dip in and out to see what's happening in the 996 world.

Went to Mallorca last weekend and luckily WHSmith in Gatwick had a copy which I read cover to cover by the pool. Luxury!

It's a great article, Richard, and I applaud you for getting the project through to the end. It was fascinating to follow the build on here and then see the finished motor in print.
I was hoping to embark on some minor weight reduction for the C4S but having the whole front corner taken off proved to be a step too far!

I hope this does prove to be the beginning of a great new business venture.
All the best, Rob
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ELA
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still not got the car back guys so as a gap filler, I just popped down into the garage for 2 mins to make a little video:

Open Youtube Page


Now just a few points:
As photobucket has an issue at present, I thought I'd try something else. Being on camera/in pics, ain't my thing but for the purposes of describing this issue, video format may help. Also it is raw footage, no p155ing about editing or adding funky music; as basically, I don't know how to. So camera drops and poor focus... are all included FOC Grin

Video basically highlights a known M96 gearbox issue that starts anywhere from 60-90K miles normally. A whine that progressively gets worse. It is an expensive fix as the complete gearbox needs to be overhauled and there are very few capable of doing it with the Getrag transmission (70T hydraulic press required and some specialised tools). Mike at Sport & Classic in the UK is your man here.
In the case of my gearbox, it was the differential pinion bearing that was making the noise (The main output shaft inside the gearbox that transmits drive to the differential crown wheel). It would be good practice to replace both this and the main bearing during overhaul + the 2x diff bearings. Each of the large bearing are around £400, so it is not a cheap fix.
Hope this video helps provide a little insight into this problem Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jinjaninja wrote:
Not really posted on here since the tragic loss of my C4S but I dip in and out to see what's happening in the 996 world.

Went to Mallorca last weekend and luckily WHSmith in Gatwick had a copy which I read cover to cover by the pool. Luxury!

It's a great article, Richard, and I applaud you for getting the project through to the end. It was fascinating to follow the build on here and then see the finished motor in print.
I was hoping to embark on some minor weight reduction for the C4S but having the whole front corner taken off proved to be a step too far!

I hope this does prove to be the beginning of a great new business venture.
All the best, Rob


Hi Rob, I hope you had a lovely time away in P.D.M Wink
I'm sorry to hear of your 996 adventure being cut short and thanks for the kind words about the project. Hopefully I'll get the car back soon so that the project can continue; in the meantime though, I'll have to make do driving the GT3RS thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Useful tip Richie. Similar to the IMSB but bigger really thumbsup

Oh and loved the camera drops. Nothing wrong with authentic Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up this threads issue of 911 and Porsche World today to read on the train, it'll get pride of place in the Morning Reading Room.

Cracking job, and one I suspect that is not yet over - looking forward to seeing how it develops next.
 
  
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