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Griffter
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject: What happened to Jethro’s 911? Reply with quote

I used to read evo but I’d don’t any more. I don’t use Twitter.

But I was reading an (actual paper) magazine the other day and there was a passing reference to Jethro’s Bovingdon’s 911 making “funny engine noises” (then it said something about his Renault Clio).

I googled a bit but couldn’t find anything after May 2018, since when he seems to have stopped writing/tweeting/blogging about the car.

I always used to turn to his “our cars” column first when I read evo and I think it’s fair to say he had a hand in influencing the generally favourable reconsideration of the 996.

Does he still have it?
Does he still write about it?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's on Intsagram and I think its in for a full brand new engine so he still has it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting - that’s a steel liner Autofarm engine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Porsche are building him a 3.4 X51 spec!!!!!! Dread to think how much it would cost us to have that done Very Happy. Dream spec though!!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iOlly wrote:
I think Porsche are building him a 3.4 X51 spec!!!!!! Dread to think how much it would cost us to have that done Very Happy. Dream spec though!!!!


I'll be amazed if they can put together a 3.4 x51 for a 996, the dual scavenge pumps are NLA and the last version they produced was fit for a boxster / cayman, not a 911.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's gone a bit quiet and taking forever, I guess we'll see in due course Very Happy. He wanted X51 and to keep 3.4 because he likes the way they drive and deliver their torque but wanted it more reliable on track (think this is rebuild no.3 for the car).
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZPQjLFzCw/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet

Insta post with more details. Dropped off at Porsche Centre Swindon
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think/realise OPC's where in to building customer engines to bespoke specs - I thought they just fit replacement engines.

He'd be much better off going to Autofarm/Hartech for a bespoke job that meets his desires.

Must be getting a good deal through Porsche Swindon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's getting the work done by Porsche Classic, not the 'regular' OPC network

https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comment:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I’ll have to ask my kids how to work Instagram!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an interesting comment, particularly given that the x51 produces more torque than the non-x51 and generates the peak power at lower rpm.

3.4
Power: 300 PS @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 258 lbft @ 4,600 rpm
Rev limit: 7,300 rpm

3.4 X51
Power: 320 PS @ 6,600 rpm (corresponding to 252 lbft)
Torque: 266 lbft @ 4,750-5,500 rpm
Rev limit: 7,400 rpm

So probably not massively dissimilar to what you would expect from an increase in capacity.....

Irrespective of who is doing the work, unless they have some secret stock of NLA parts they will be up against it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 3.7 X51-ish build produced cira 289 ft/lbs at 4900. - Hopefully a little more when it breaks in.

Unless they have a crate X51 engine available, as already mentioned, I know for a fact that the X51 scavenge pumps are non-existent, unless you want one that runs backwards, and this item is vital to provide more track oiling reliability.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crash7 wrote:
My 3.7 X51-ish build produced cira 289 ft/lbs at 4900. - Hopefully a little more when it breaks in.

Unless they have a crate X51 engine available, as already mentioned, I know for a fact that the X51 scavenge pumps are non-existent, unless you want one that runs backwards, and this item is vital to provide more track oiling reliability.


Exactly that. Unless of course somebody were to come up with a good alternative option for the pump Question

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anything a 3.7 will provide slightly more and at slightly higher RPM.

My 3.7 dynoed at 330 bhp at 6742RPM and 300 lbft at 4993 RPM on Hartech's dyno with no internal mods other than the enlargement.
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