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« Reply #300 on: March 01, 2013, 09:45:31 PM »
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Part 2 has some nice winding back roads.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFb2xhBLdXQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFb2xhBLdXQ</a>
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« Reply #301 on: March 01, 2013, 09:56:34 PM »
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Boring traffic

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTod9isWl1Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTod9isWl1Q</a>
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« Reply #302 on: March 23, 2013, 12:15:22 PM »
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I never posted the smoke out?  dunno

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su5HfLXCzu4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su5HfLXCzu4</a>

So much wrong in that video.

Not turning the engine off when smoke started pouring out of the rear.
Continuing to drive with the oil light on
Never looking at my gauges / lights, instead looking in the rear view.

No worries though, the ending is great.
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« Reply #303 on: March 23, 2013, 12:22:25 PM »
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That happened the day before we were leaving for So Cal for the 356 weekend / Air Mighty  photo shoot. We still made the trip, with the car, and made the shoot.
We just didn't drive it anywhere....

















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« Reply #304 on: March 23, 2013, 12:30:02 PM »
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While waiting on the rest of the crew today I thought I should take a look and sort a plan to fix it.



Turns out the oil filter unscrewed itself (I doubt anyone would have forgotten to tighten it  oops )

The filter / exhaust run in such a way it couldn't come all the way off or fully unscrewed.
Soooooooooooooooo...
Loosen the exhaust, fully remove filter, check / clean filter (System One re-usable), re-install filter, add 7 quarts of oil, turn over engine for a good 90 seconds, turn on key, fires up!

No knocks.
No leaks

Tighten up the exhaust and call it done!

Sounds like an easy fix, but really, finding the problem was the hard part.

Now the plan is to drive it carefully until after 10/19/2013.
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« Reply #305 on: March 24, 2013, 07:00:56 AM »
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Great to hear and good plan.  thewave
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« Reply #306 on: March 24, 2013, 07:19:29 AM »
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Even your emoticons are exercising Mike.  Lol.   biggrin
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« Reply #307 on: March 27, 2013, 04:48:44 AM »
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From Mr. Fox

Please do not share, these are probably going in the mag.









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« Reply #308 on: March 27, 2013, 02:24:04 PM »
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Very nice
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« Reply #309 on: March 27, 2013, 02:55:51 PM »
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Sweet tripod
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« Reply #310 on: April 01, 2013, 08:40:32 PM »
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Curb Appeal is featured on the new Vintage Warehouse shorts as well....

Get them here - http://www.vintagewarehouse.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=700


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« Reply #311 on: May 20, 2013, 09:21:02 AM »
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I got a couple sneak pics this morning of the issue.



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« Reply #312 on: May 20, 2013, 12:28:48 PM »
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Lookin Good Cant wait to get a copy.  thumbs up
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« Reply #313 on: July 29, 2013, 10:50:25 PM »
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Mike convinced me Saturday that it would be better to find out if there were any problems (knocking under load, etc.) with the engine sooner than later, so we took it for a +/- hour long drive.



The only issue we had was my (still) inability to keep my foot out of it, and the header to head nuts came loose in a couple spots on the final stretch home. I tightened them up, and good as new.

Now it's *really* getting parked until 10/18/2013
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« Reply #314 on: September 10, 2013, 10:00:57 AM »
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Gorgeous Pre A bro
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« Reply #315 on: September 10, 2013, 10:15:20 AM »
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Thanks.
Here's some shots from the feature in AirMighty. I assume they are OK to post now that it's out.







Any of that look familiar?

The first three were in the parking lot of the flea market out by you, the others were taken a few miles East of there out in the sticks.

Really the pictures make it look nicer than it is.
Driver quality polished up a bit.
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« Reply #316 on: September 10, 2013, 10:16:58 AM »
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Everyone has seen the one with Jeff's trailer and the girl, but here it is again....

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« Reply #317 on: September 10, 2013, 10:54:50 AM »
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It was a good day.....  biggrin
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« Reply #318 on: September 10, 2013, 05:20:57 PM »
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Everyone has seen the one with Jeff's trailer and the girl, but here it is again....


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« Reply #319 on: October 30, 2013, 04:50:51 PM »
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Wedding get-a-way complete.





Time for a tear down w/ some upgrades then it'll be daily driver status, finally!
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« Reply #320 on: October 30, 2013, 08:24:06 PM »
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« Reply #321 on: November 11, 2013, 09:08:22 AM »
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Looks great Amy! I heard it was her wedding gift?  biggrin
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« Reply #322 on: November 24, 2013, 11:15:25 PM »
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Thanks.
Here's some shots from the feature in AirMighty. I assume they are OK to post now that it's out.

Any of that look familiar?

The first three were in the parking lot of the flea market out by you, the others were taken a few miles East of there out in the sticks.

Really the pictures make it look nicer than it is.
Driver quality polished up a bit.
Yew that flea market is at Hwy138 and T ave in So Palmdale. Also by the hills of Lake Los Angeles are very common to me too. Very cool to have your photo shoot in my back yard. I need to to get a copy of the mag now.
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« Reply #323 on: November 24, 2013, 11:18:24 PM »
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Wedding get-a-way complete.

Priceless
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« Reply #324 on: September 06, 2014, 07:21:37 PM »
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Updates?
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« Reply #325 on: September 06, 2014, 10:05:26 PM »
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Updates?

A lot going on, but no progress really.

Since day one my Pro Street trans had made some "noise" and I knew it had to come out. I didn't want to mess with it until after my wedding (almost a year ago now) With a baby due (in less than a month now) I figured I should probably get my projects done before I didn't have time to do so.

I decided to pull the current engine and trans a month or so ago.









I sent the trans to be repaired and have the R&P along with he 4th switched out to match my Salesflap because it does so well cruising on the freeway.

While the 200+ hp engine was "cool" it turns out what I really wanted was a more "stock" engine I could hop in a go for long leisurely drives in with no hassles. I planned on buying another 1720cc Porsche engine but not having a core was not cost effective. So I toyed with the idea of using a more streetable 2276cc I had in my shop. I even went so far as to dress the engine to make sure the exhaust, shroud, etc. would fit and work.

It did....



Then I had a customer see it and want it for his bus project, so I *think* it's going away to him.

Back to square one.
Maybe I'd drop the compression in the 200hp engine, get rid of the SuperFlo heads and run these "regular" Street Eliminator heads instead...



Not sure that would really help out my situation though....

In the middle of all that I found a Thing with a well built engine, using quality parts for CHEAP.
I killed 2 birds with one stone there. Found a nice streetable engine for my 356, and found a birthday present (the Thing) for my wife.

I still need to sort out if the 2276cc is going in my customers bus. If so, I will do a full "redo" on a new shroud for the 356. I also need to build a replacement engine for the Thing so Amy can drive it. I promised her I wouldn't have it non-running for more than a couple days to do an engine swap / detail. I plan on keeping that promise.

Meanwhile I had another deal come up that I couldn't pass up on, but it's taken up a lot of my time.

So for now, my 356 is sitting in the corner, no engine, no trans, waiting......



Once I get the trans back I'll make it a roller.

Once I have some free time to build Amy a replacement engine for her Thing I'll pull the current engine out and install it.

See, a lot of action, but no progress....



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« Reply #326 on: September 09, 2014, 08:03:08 PM »
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That's definitely an update! Hope to see it up and running again soon. Can I use any pics out this thread?
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« Reply #327 on: September 09, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
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This thread, sure.

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« Reply #328 on: July 01, 2015, 12:37:07 PM »
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Things have been a bit crazy since my last post. Engines have been going into all sorts of cars, every which way you can think of.
I have a few 2276's on hand and the BIG 200hp engine that was in the 356, but I've decided (for the time being) to go back to what I started out with.

So with that in mind, I picked up a new "core" Porsche engine last weekend.













It's a good base, but I plan on running IDA's still, so it'll be coming apart for a complete rebuild, bump in size, and possibly a few other tricks I'm finding out about on some 356 Outlaw sites.






Props to my Dad and Steve (racerx45) for making the trip with me on Sunday. And BIG props to Jeff (themacnut) for bailing me out  with low interest 1 day loan. That's a story for another day...
Thanks to Mike (stictlyvwn) for helping me get it unloaded today.

Anyway that's all I have for now.
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« Reply #329 on: July 06, 2015, 02:32:25 PM »
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