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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attended the annual South Wales Historic & bonnets up meet at Clytha Arms near Raglan this evening.
A nice turn out of sports, race and rally cars of all ages and a really friendly sociable bunch Thumb
As I was the only Porsche I did my best to represent the brand.









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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere on tinternet that from 996 on the tool kit includes a wheel fitting alignment tool. I looked for mine and could not find it or the space for it in the tool kit holder so came to the conclusion that as the car never came with either a jack or wheel brace it was unlikely to come with the alignment tool either Question
Anyway it seemed like a good idea to source one as the wheels and tyres must be quite heavy and anything that makes life easier and saves your back can't be a bad thing.
A quick search and managed to find one for £6.99 so placed the order and it arrived today.
A simple thing but very effective Mechanic


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
I read somewhere on tinternet that from 996 on the tool kit includes a wheel fitting alignment tool. I looked for mine and could not find it or the space for it in the tool kit holder so came to the conclusion that as the car never came with either a jack or wheel brace it was unlikely to come with the alignment tool either Question
Anyway it seemed like a good idea to source one as the wheels and tyres must be quite heavy and anything that makes life easier and saves your back can't be a bad thing.
A quick search and managed to find one for £6.99 so placed the order and it arrived today.
A simple thing but very effective Mechanic



Much easier if you use two of them! Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give it a try as I can easily order another if I need one. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collecting more tools. Smile
My polyurethane low level jacking pads came today
which I'm sure you are all aware of.
Although simple these will have some use so a useful addition to my tool kit.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In order to get the car where I want it I've spent most of the day giving the under arches a damn good clean.
It's fair to say they were black with road grime as to be expected but now the hard work is done they will be easy to maintain from here.
All the plastics have also received a good coat of protection and everything is looking a lot better.
As the wheels were off they also have had a deep clean and a few costs of wax.
While a lot will think I'm mad it's also given me the chance to have a good look at everything so time well spent IMO.

The fun bit comes tomorrow as I'll be out for a drive Driving






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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How the hell did you get your arches looking like that? I removed my wheels last week and it was pretty grim behind there, even after scrubbing! Look forward to hearing about the magic spray that you used Dont know
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I don'[t think they come that clean from the factory new Floor Floor mine look like a coal miners bum Floor
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I don'[t think they come that clean from the factory new Floor Floor mine look like a coal miners bum Floor


Not too familiar with coal miners rear ends myself, but my arches are something I have had a little go at cleaning but don't think they would ever come up that well! Good job looks great Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Phil 997 wrote:
I don'[t think they come that clean from the factory new Floor Floor mine look like a coal miners bum Floor


Not too familiar with coal miners rear ends myself, but my arches are something I have had a little go at cleaning but don't think they would ever come up that well! Good job looks great Thumb


Floor Floor Floor and again reminded of "poorboys black hole" when first googled with porn filter off. Grin
I will need to look at my arches in more detail as they really are crusty hard to believe they could ever look like KJDs
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol cheers guys.

It's really nothing more that R222 Autowash formally P21 Autowash and a lot of elbow grease.

R222 Autowash is brilliant you can use it in anything and it's really good on wheels. I've used it on a number of car with great success.
Just spray on let soak agitate rinse of and repeat if necessary.
Obviously the more elbow grease you put in the better the result.

I've not finished yet as I play to do the whole underside of the car bit by bit as time permits.

I spent all day yesterday on though going but worth it I feel.

Had a good run out in the car today 250 mile round trip to the Uxbridge Auto Show.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Lol cheers guys.

It's really nothing more than R222 Autowash formally P21 Autowash and a lot of elbow grease.

R222 Autowash is brilliant you can use it in anything and it's really good on wheels. I've used it on a number of car with great success.
Just spray on let soak agitate rinse of and repeat if necessary.
Obviously the more elbow grease you put in the better the result.

I've not finished yet as I play to do the whole underside of the car bit by bit as time permits.

I spent all day yesterday on though going but worth it I feel.

Had a good run out in the car today 250 mile round trip to the Uxbridge Auto Show.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on the look out for a quality indoor car cover and decided I'd opt for the Porsche one so called in OPC Portsmouth today to collect the one I ordered earlier in the week.

I must say the quality is outstanding really pleased with it and they were happy to give me a 10% discount.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
I've been on the look out for a quality indoor car cover and decided I'd opt for the Porsche one so called in OPC Portsmouth today to collect the one I ordered earlier in the week.

I must say the quality is outstanding really pleased with it and they were happy to give me a 10% discount.



Kev, Portsmouth is a hell of a long way from Monmouthshire to pick up a cover Grin I would have wanted at least 11% discount after that journey Thumb Bandit
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
KJD wrote:
I've been on the look out for a quality indoor car cover and decided I'd opt for the Porsche one so called in OPC Portsmouth today to collect the one I ordered earlier in the week.

I must say the quality is outstanding really pleased with it and they were happy to give me a 10% discount.



Kev, Portsmouth is a hell of a long way from Monmouthshire to pick up a cover Grin I would have wanted at least 11% discount after that journey Thumb Bandit


It's all quite logical really lol.

I'm down here in Hayling Island a fair bit so as I knew I was here this weekend I preordered for collection on my way through
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It's the only opc I've ever been in and fair play it's a smart gaff with some stunning cars and prices to match.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plus you got a free sports bag that says im not happy pi$$ing you of parking my 911 outside the gym i want aditional bragging rights inside too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really do like the sport design wheels but cleaning them especially the inside of the rears is a pain so another item has been added to the care care kit.

Ordered an Adams wheel wollie which came today, looks really good quality and should easily reach all areas of the wheels.

http://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/store/p43/Adam%27s_NEW_Wheel_Woolie%21.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
plus you got a free sports bag that says im not happy pi$$ing you of parking my 911 outside the gym i want aditional bragging rights inside too Very Happy


Floor Floor Floor Floor Oh yes, Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
KJD wrote:
I've been on the look out for a quality indoor car cover and decided I'd opt for the Porsche one so called in OPC Portsmouth today to collect the one I ordered earlier in the week.

I must say the quality is outstanding really pleased with it and they were happy to give me a 10% discount.



Kev, Portsmouth is a hell of a long way from Monmouthshire to pick up a cover Grin I would have wanted at least 11% discount after that journey Thumb Bandit


It's all quite logical really lol.

I'm down here in Hayling Island a fair bit so as I knew I was here this weekend I preordered for collection on my way through
Grin

It's the only opc I've ever been in and fair play it's a smart gaff with some stunning cars and prices to match.


Now It make sense Kev, and try saying after a few drinks

Adams wheel wollie which came today Floor Floor Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeforez, great idea the sports bag or a nice little overnighter Thumb

Yes Phill, you do need to make sure your teeth are fermly in position .



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