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rob_p
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement.

Re the wheels - no bright colours I am afraid... I like to try and keep it a bit subtle (15 years ago maybe!!)

Decals ordered today - matt black with the inverted Porsche logo for the boot lid and carrera script down the side...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for luminous orange wheels! Very Happy

Ducktail looks good. Wasn't sure when it was white but looks oem now.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all.
Quick update - rear Porsche decal now installed (it's slightly wonky so I think I need to get another and try again) and the rear high level brake light has now been removed (thanks to Isysman for the required part).
I really like the decal - finishes off the ducktail really nicely I think.
Starting to look a bit retro.... thumbsup




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, you have done a nice job of making the car your own without going OTT.
and that ducktail has worked out well. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like that, defo need the Fuchs Smile

How much does that piece to remove the brake light go for? Might try a photoshop of that on my 997..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
Like that, defo need the Fuchs Smile

How much does that piece to remove the brake light go for? Might try a photoshop of that on my 997..


blanking panel is about £174 plus vat see below link

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod130331/Blanking-Panel-for-3rd-brake-light-for-Porsche-997-Models/

and some alloys that would give a nice modern 18" take on the fuchs style

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt72_427_2320_-cma81-cmo121/Porsche/Cayman-987C---981C/18--Fuchs-Wheels/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
Like that, defo need the Fuchs Smile

How much does that piece to remove the brake light go for? Might try a photoshop of that on my 997..


Rob bought my old one from my Turbo.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mel on here has a 997 with the duck tail and fuch wheels so might be worth a look at a few of his pics to see if you think they all suit Thumb

Can't remember his username though Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments again guys.

Managed to find some time over the long weekend to fit some stainless exhaust manifolds. There was a thread in here a while ago which prompted the link. These are the Toyo sports ones from eBay for £117. To confirm - they do fit a standard carrera....!
Fortunately (ish) as my car was in at hartech for the full engine rebuild last year the normally dreaded manifold bolts were easy peasy... Thumb

Old vs new


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I jacked the rear up for the centre of the cross member and put axle stands at each end of the cross member - worked very well

The hardest part was splitting the manifolds from the cats - the bolts were badly corroded and access is also v tight.
I bought the axle stands from halfords in a set with a trolley jack and a crawler board for £50 - the crawler board is fantastic for this kind of job.
Money well spent! (Albeit the jack is not low profile so a bit limited for this car).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed a very small oil patch on the ground recently - looks like it is coming from here - right in the middle of the picture.
Anyone care to comment on the source of the leak and solution?

The drive shaft looks to be the obvious culprit - is it a seal that needs to be replaced?
Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good overall Rob, I'd not have that logo on the lid personally as it looks better without IMO. Have you thought about adding the dark triangular patch thing on the panel in front of the rear wheels. It gives a turbo look.

Soryy can't help re oil leak. Hope it is something simple and easy to rectify.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob - think I have a pair of new Porsche 'sharks fins' that were due to go on my 3.2, but never fitted.
Let me know if you're interested.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest purchase - on the way to me....



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think they'll look great!
What size?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are 18s (same as now) - 8.5 inch front and 10inch rear.
I should be able to swap tyres from existing wheels.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the wheels Rob, look forward to some pics when you have them fitted!

Would be interested to know what the difference in sound is with the new headers?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Love the wheels Rob, look forward to some pics when you have them fitted!

Would be interested to know what the difference in sound is with the new headers?


None I have noticed tbh. Then again I already have a gundo hack and cold air induction kit so I wasn't expecting any (or be able to hear it!).
The manifolds look pretty much the same so would you expect a difference in sound?
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_p wrote:
DucatiRob wrote:
Love the wheels Rob, look forward to some pics when you have them fitted!

Would be interested to know what the difference in sound is with the new headers?


None I have noticed tbh. Then again I already have a gundo hack and cold air induction kit so I wasn't expecting any (or be able to hear it!).
The manifolds look pretty much the same so would you expect a difference in sound?


Rob as you had the 3.6 manifolds they apparently crackle and pop more than the 3.8 manifolds ,so you might not notice a huge difference through the merge collector whereas the difference would be more noticeable on the 3.8 ie more crackles and pops.
But as the stainless is thinner than the stock you would expect it to be as little louder / deeper note. But as you say with a gundo and induction you may not notice it .
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Wheels look great , looking forward with update of them fitted thumbsup
 
  
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