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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohitos wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
Fortunately the Illuminati as a breed seem to have largely died out on here


We're always watching Nick, always watching Judge



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick, they're easily spotted in the wild. Usually Colini stick in hand tutting away when a 993 rolls past with the incorrect bulbs in the indicators. But as you've seen, can be very very sneaky. Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The forum has seen many regular contributors including the extremist zealots, come and go over the years. Many threads contained endless posts of people congratulating each other for buying a 993 or asking who it’s was that passed them on the M42 at 6.14pm the previous Sunday.

Despite proclaiming their undying devotion most of these posters exited ownership. Few are those that remain.

Over the years there have been threads about every tedious subject you could imagine. And many you couldn’t. The N rated tyre debate, which oil should I use, OPC vs independent, is dildotronic really a crap gear box and the great 993 chassis leg scare. Then numerous threads about depreciation, followed by appreciation and subsequent cases of residual terror being diagnosed.

The illuminati are here to offer gentle, yet profound advice to those owners who remain dedicated to the cause. Many answers are perennial- install a Becker the Continental indicates a lack of moral fortitude Divest yourself of blue interior trim, it’s sinful and not to be tolerated. If you seek to cut off your rear wiper know that installing a bung on the rear screen marks you as a non believer and a tightwad. Such a step requires the fitment of an RS rear screen coupled with discrete removal of the rear wiper switch from the console.

Simple easy to observe steps. As you were.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, I missed the extremist zealots Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well said Highway.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you seek to cut off your rear wiper know that installing a bung on the rear screen marks you as a non believer and a tightwad. Such a step requires the fitment of an RS rear screen coupled with discrete removal of the rear wiper switch from the console.

As soon as I have enough "spare" Money in the Bank, the RS Screen will go in.. Cool

But.. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The air-cooled illuminati. Helping you get it right since (broadly) 2007.

Don’t fear us. Embrace us. For we know the right path.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, anyone who owns or has owned a classic 911 is illuminated.. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologise if I'm being a bit dim, but I am new to this air cooled world. My question is this: are the Illuminati simply those who think that 993's and previous cars should be kept exactly as they left the factory? Or have I missed some nuance and it's more complex than that?
I'm finding it tricky to separate the banter from the reality, that's all. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You think this is banter nooo




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Be careful the last person to try to establish what he needed to do to become illuminati was Zingari, he ended up being the only person to sell a 993 for a loss and you can still find some of the feathers and tar on him Judge
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought selling your 993 is a cardinal sin for Illuminati and thus prohibits you from membership of that secretive cult...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

highway wrote:
The illuminati are here to offer gentle, yet profound advice to those owners who remain dedicated to the cause. Many answers are perennial- install a Becker


Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Highway. Your sad devotion to that ancient Becker has not helped you conjure up the stolen 80's mix tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Modders' hidden rear wiper— [grasps his throat as if he is being choked]

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
I are the Illuminati simply those who think that 993's and previous cars should be kept exactly as they left the factory?


Yes that is correct, I think they only interested in 993
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Nick, they're easily spotted in the wild. Usually Colini stick in hand tutting away when a 993 rolls past with the incorrect bulbs in the indicators. But as you've seen, can be very very sneaky. Grin


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I love it! Thats fantastic..
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an owner of many aircooled 911's from back when they were relatively affordable they are the real deal and worth every penny that they command.
I have had much fun in my watercooled 911's but apart from my GT3 they were a pale imitation.
It's such a pity that so few are driven regularly as I can't think of any other super fast car from that era that you can just get in and drive for mile after mile in any conditions. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's part of the appeal / problem with the 993, mine can sit there for a year but when I want to drive it I just tax online, connect the battery and get in and drive with 0 consideration that it may not run like it's been driven regularly. There is no other classic supercar you can do that with.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The illuminati mindset is far broader than you may think. It’s all quite simple. Modifications are fine but must be unnoticeable from standard. For example, replacing the woeful standard speakers with improved items in the stock locations is fine. But dropping in branded 6x9 speakers on the rear shelf, or fitting new door speakers under anything other than OEM covers is frowned upon.

Anything period, however ghastly, available specifically for a 993 is acceptable. Aero kits take a bow. Tequipment handbrake sleeve is great. Gearknob with alloy insert FROM A 996- not so much.

If you change the steering wheel it can be Atiwe or the 996 item (was available as an option) Any non airbag Momo items are best avoided.

Wheels ideally 993 period correct. Fuchs replicas acceptable. If you are tampering with the exhaust tips please don’t tell yourself that a pair of under rear body Exocets look the part. They don’t. Slash cut, not rolled edge.

All head units need to be period. Nothing with a disco front panel. Becker look better than oem and thus are the connoisseurs choice. Porsche’s own classic satnav doesn’t look quite right. Keep telling yourself that plastic clip on your air vent is great as it secures your phone and allows you to use Navigation. For sure it’s convenient. But so are trousers with elasticated waist bands. It looks awful. Find another way.

Using the car often and hard is to be applauded. Low miles are coveted but there’s no condemnation for mucho usage. Just don’t rock up parking next to illuminati owned vehicles with your scuttle bubbling like a footballers jacuzzi, without expecting to be pulled up and questioned. Similarly owning for ownerships sake is fine as well. A broad church.

Liberal application of stickers in an attempt to replicate the expensive, desirable and oem, carbon fibre interior is, at best, misguided. No place for carbonique inside a 993.

Above all, enjoy in good humour. Remember, no matter how much money or time you invest in your car, it will never be better than Dom Morton’s.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amen
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I miss the colourful posts of James Hunt Grin . Are any of the 'Illuminati" attending Goodwood next week?
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Look for Fat Elvis with 993 in sequins on the back of the jumpsuit!
 
  
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