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PeterS
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:29 am    Post subject: My blue C2 thread. New beginnings. Reply with quote

After an extensive engine rebuild (see here: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=75669&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 )and a lot of fun blasting around Southern Europe with 911UK pals in 2013, I took my car to the Goodwood track day. A lot of fun chasing GT3's, but realised that the car needs a few improvements and taking to the next level.

Home and business things have meant the car has had to take a back seat, but I've been stockpiling bits from OPC, eBay and everywhere, ready to start again with it.

The box of bits is almost complete, so it's time to crack on with it, ready for the 2014 tour.

It's also going to having new suspension, just making the final choice between fully adjustable damping Bilsteins, and the cheaper ones. At the moment the car is on the original shocks, with lowered springs, so I am running out of suspension, and my car is handling like a go-kart. Even the cheaper Bilsteins will be a massive improvement, and is likely to be my route.

At some point it's going to need some paint too, and I was toying with a colour change, but common sense has prevailed and it's staying in its original baltic blue.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray - it's that time of year again Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rottenbend wrote:
Hooray - it's that time of year again Cool

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No pressure, then! I'll try not to disappoint.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the colour suits the car well enough, although it is nice to have the option to colour change at this point in time. If you decide to change it'll be a never ending task and you'll end up doing a Red Baron job on it.

What work are you tackling yourself and what are you getting done?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will get Martin Brown to fit the suspension and set up the ego, the rest of it I will be doing myself, except the bodywork repairs.

For that, I'll be doing all the stripping, for them to prep and paint.

Depending on how things go, and what progress I make, I may not get it painted until after Vienna.

I don't want Chimp pebble-dashing it.

Still looking for some 4 pot rear calipers.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterS wrote:
and set up the ego, the rest of it I will be doing myself, except the bodywork repairs.



Sounds like you've got a big ego already if you're DIY Question

Hopefully it will be finished in 2014 Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about bloody time Pete!
I had almost given up nagging you.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try gert at carnewal for your suspensoin i saved 400 quid on british prices delived to my door bilstein B6 AND h&R springs greens or reds what ever your chose
 



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see things back on track Pete thumbsup
"Our" red one is in for a new clutch and major service next Saturday.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pete,

I'm looking forward to reading your new thread.

If you go for Bilsteins you may want to protect them with something once you get them installed, they don't take kindly to even the smallest amount of salt. I had to clean mine up and WaxOil them after a trip to Redtek last March.

Cheers,
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PeterS
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice to see things back on track Pete thumbsup
"Our" red one is in for a new clutch and major service next Saturday.


I'm sorry, I shouldn't have sold it to you if it needed a new clutch and service so soon.

Do you want your money back?

That car is ace, I shouldn't have sold it.

Paul wrote:

Bilsteins rust faster than a 70's Fiat


Thanks for the "heads up". That's not very good. I'll look deeper into it. Maybe Koni is the answer
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterS wrote:
Do you want your money back?

You've got two hopes Pete Laughing Surely it must be worth £30k by now the way prices are going
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still at the buying parts stage, another trip to OPC Sutton Coldield and came back with these packages and a massive hole in my pocket.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for Gert at Carnewal, great deal and so knowledgeable.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet i know which colour you "would" paint it if you decided to change the colour .. same as me no doubt it would be Red to remind myself of the Red Rocket Grin you are not the only one Pete . Lets see if you can finish before Chief does .
Are you going for new wheels as well + Pete i cant remember seeing any photos of your finished engine and a comparison to the red cars engine . k
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete , was going to colour change mine over next winter but also have decided to keep mine Baltic blue as after reading chiefs thread and his level of OCD and me going the same route with a colour change & then having to strip & dip the shell I would not see the 64 for the next five years with my work rate at the moment & not seeing the kids grow up!!
Going to drive it and enjoy it as it's not to shabby in its currant state Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete.

Don't worry I think the rest of your car is safe, it looks as though they were in the process of stripping it down so you're gonna need more boxes
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things have been a bit busy with my B and B and I haven't updated this much.

Car now has Bilstein PS10s and a million new bits, rebuilt calipers, and handles a treat after Chris Franklin at Centre Gravity worked his magic.

I will try and dig out some pics of the work and post them up.

However, the news is....

It's booked in for bare metal respray starting January.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete

Are you stripping it yourself or letting someone else do the tricky stuff?
 
  
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