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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winner - thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice!

Get yourself a new brake pipe/bridge piece cover from a car that hasn't had a CD player or factory fit amp too, so that the knock outs aren't cut out.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying to find one on eBay - I found the trim part for the right hand side (as you look at the bay), but not the one that goes from side to side, yet anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll take a while. I have one in my car as it has neither the CD changer nor the amp. But you can't have it! Razz
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found one, with (if the pictures are to be believed) the knock-out sections still in place. £12.95 including postage.

Part 99655113701 if anyone is interested.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a result .. the missing parts bugged me , i had a search to see what we had but couldn,t find anything in our junk loft im afraid .
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find. I got a replacement for my Boxster when I took out the CD changer on it. Poverty spec 2.5s with no HiFi and no changer is perfect, I think Douglas Valley supplied the part..
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shot down to see my parents yesterday, C55 is in the garage so 911 was used - I may not have taken the most direct route:



Although for some reason I got there significantly faster than the Google estimate (including stopping for a coffee en-route).

It's nice to have another fast car to compare the 911 with - the C55 has ~380 bhp - as it points out just how good the 996 is. The drive yesterday, in the rain, was just tremendous fun - even getting stuck behind a 4x4 simply meant another opportunity to make a nice clean over-take had presented itself.

The new shifter is a really nice, tactile and efficient part of the car, I was laughing at how much enjoyment blipping the throttle whilst slotting the lever into second ahead of a corner was bringing.

On the stereo front I bought one of these:



It's a bluetooth transmitter/receiver (use the selector switch on the side to determine which) that plugs into the AUX socket of the stereo via an extension cable - the unit lives in the cubby behind the handbrake. It works perfectly, and with the phone held by my adapted coffee holder to the right of the steering wheel you can select what album you want very easily (and legally).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 272 is an epic road for blasting down! Good route...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice getting out for a blast isn’t it.

That little unit is interesting, I’ll look into that.

I’m going with a Megamounts windscreen one for mine later on. Mainly to see my maps and things whilst on my trip, whatever car that may be in.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering your car is nothing to do with me .. that part actually makes me happy !

It bugged me every time i looked at it .... and i looked at it a lot .

Might be interesting fitting it though .. the amp bracket kinda sits on top of the rear lip on it .
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






I think it's a small change that makes a big difference, £12.95 well spent.

This was (slightly more than) twice as much:




One on the left, as you look at it, was bust - one on the right was still hanging on. Until, that is, I mercilessly attacked it with a chisel.



This is where the Bluetooth receiver lives, I need to add some switched power but an interim solution will be a small power bank in the cubby.



Eight of these:



And the top is off and you have all the access you need:



Post chisel:



Initially I scribed the holes on the console, removed the bracket and then drilled the first one - however, that wasn't as accurate as I'd have liked, for the second one I just held the bracket in place and used it to locate the drill which worked much better.



Hugely stronger:



Hopefully good for another 21 years!



This post bought to you by my new (Christmas present from my parents) torque-drivers.


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