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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Will It Run ? 50 Year Old Porsche 911 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it did run and rather well considering it is a DOG in terms of just about everything other than the basic performance of the engine and gearbox, and if you have taken time to understand the reality of the way corrosion by visiting http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=48783 you will well understand that his pointing out SURFACE corrosion issues is no where near understanding the likely issues lying in wait...? That he thinks buying a welder and learning to weld may be the answer to the sort of complexity in trying to build strength back into a corroded shell, seems to hint at a degree of naivety..?

I really do wish him all the best with his intended rebuild and hope he does indeed provide a series of vids of the REALITY involved in such processes, in the hope it will assist others in assessing the real worth of getting involved with such projects and the pitfalls that lie in wait....Having watched him fumble through the initial start up process, I suspect his skills are somewhat limited... In terms of INVESTMENT I don`t fancy his chances of adding value in excess of his restoration costs.. as I suspect the air cooled Porsche market is overheated and none more so that the early pre impact bumper models....?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you chance a drive after seeing that Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It popped up on my Youtube and I only got a couple of minutes in before I put something else on. So I wasn't sure if it did run but I got bored so didn't care, I do now though, thanks Luddite.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched this Ratarossa video a few days ago and quite enjoyed it, in fact I`ve seen quite a few of his youtube videos and mostly enjoyed them Grin
He does some quite good stuff, but not always in the correct way first time round, but that is part of learning right Question
I reckon he will do a decent restoration on the 911T, but probably not up to some of our standards Judge
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have now watched a number of his videos on YouTube and quite enjoyed them.

The worrying thing about the Porsche was that he was driving it on the road but due to its age it didn't need an MOT yet the condition was far from sound from what we could see.

Anyone know what he does for a living? Is it just YouTube revenue or does he buy and sell Ferraris? Seems to have had his fair share of exotica over the years, and probably some of mine...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also been watching his channel for a while. I like the approach he has, trying to own exotica on a shoe-string (lets me dream - without having to face the ugly reality of money-pits).

As said above, I think that this isnt the project to learn to weld on.....it looks to be a mammoth project. He has only scratched the surface. I also think his idea of a 'rolling restoration' is flawed - it needs completely stripping, taking back to bare-metal, then repairing the corrosion, then rebuilding it.... Having said all of that, I will definitely watch with interest!
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