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  2. Don't know if this helps, but hey ... it won't hurt ...
  3. oh man, I am impressed!!! that is very cool.. hope to see it on another sunday morning run.
  4. I agree Tomo, I'm not sure yours would be a fake, RTP. Certainly looks more defined than the photo of the 901 I have there. not a bad replica if it is one.
  5. Too true to be in the funnies section...It snowed last night...8:00 am: I made a snowman.8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.8:15 - So, I made a snow woman.8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead.8:22 - The transgender man..women...person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts.8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.8:28 - I was being called a racist because the snow couple is white.8:31 - The middle eastern gent across the road demanded the snow woman be covered up .8:40 - The Police arrived saying someone had been offended.8:42 - The feminist neighbour complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needed to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role.8:43 - The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.8:45 - TV news crew from CBC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist.9:00 - I was on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobe sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.9:10 - I was asked if I have any accomplices. My children were taken by social services.9:29 - Far left protesters offended by everything marched down the street demanding for me to be arrested.By noon it all meltedMoral:There is no moral to this story. It is what we have become, all because of snowflakes
  6. Thanks Nick, really appreciate the comments. thankyou
  7. Great service to offer and I take my hat off to you for doing so ... it's always good to see someone giving back to "the community" to offer what many can't achieve ...
  8. I tell everyone who doesnt need a phone line at home to go with a 4G wireless modem setup. I did it ages ago and have had flawless internet. NBN became a political football that got trashed once the libs pulled the pin on the FTTH rollout. Unfortunately for those of us that are in HFC areas we will suffer the most. Once our area goes 5G then it will make the NBN a third rate solution.
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  10. Was actually searching on these a few weeks ago re spec etc. very cool car and would love the orange highlights and light bar Anyone know how much premium on these 2nd hand vs equivalent year/km S model ? any data on how many Were AU delivered
  11. Good Looking car! Those wheels surprise... as in I may not have chose them off the shelf, but they work very well on the car. I have a penchant for lowered cars, and your Turbo looks perfect with this lowered stance.
  12. I've been devouring every video as soon as they're live. Absolute gem of a channel, hope he continues.
  13. For anyone who loves to watch a man who knows his stuff and see a master at work these videos are for you. Iain Tyrrell has my dream job. Enjoy
  14. Some people seem to think everything is a scam and everyone is a crook, I suspect it's because they themselves are, and assume everyone else is! 😂 I've bought a few low km cars and it's so obvious when the condition supports it or not...but for the sceptical, I saw in your Carsales ad you have the books and service history - If that's been at BMW, and you don't already have them all, perhaps a call to them to ask for print outs of the actual service invoices (which would have kms on them) would add some weight to the authenticity for people?
  15. There was one for sale in Brisbane 6 months ago, don't know the owners details but if you enquire through Porsche Club QLD you might get a lead.
  16. It does have the same number as Niko's 901 Emblem 90155921020
  17. hi Phil The requirement for a rebuild varies a lot so it is a little difficult to answer the question definitively. I've realised we have a wide spectrum of owners that range from extremely hands on and excessively maintained, to those that own the cars and don't really know much mechanically and tend to treat their car like an old Toyota; never service and just keep driving. So the cars tend to be in varying states of condition. But the common issues that would require some form of rebuild would be - broken headstuds - burnt valve seats - worn valve seals - excessive oil consumption - excessive oil burning - oil leaks - low oil pressure For me, rebuilding an engine is a total rebuild; split cases, check all tolerances, new main and rod bearings, rod sizing checked, wrist pin bushings replaced etc. Usually a top end only, is just having the heads refurbished, check cylinders and pistons for being within spec, and replacing rings. Might replace headstuds too. (if you don't have proof of headstuds being replaced at some time, then always replace them) But a 'top end' only is not always a wise choice. and here are a couple of examples below. Recently, I completed just a 'top end' rebuild for a 3.2 at the request of the owner, due to 3 broken headstuds. Now, my preference was to split the case and inspect but he assured me that oil pressure was adequate, and that he actually had receipts for a FULL rebuild by a well known shop only approx 20kms ago (but it was about 15 years or so). Why did the headstuds break? Well, when they rebuilt it back then, they did not replace the dilavar exhaust studs.. maybe it wasn't the done thing back then.. I removed all studs and replaced with steel. Upon dissassembly, we found 3 cylinders to have excessive scoring and the nikasil plating had been compromised, so all cylinders were replated and honed. Yes, the cost went up, but now, the owner has a car with refurbished heads, good compression, and frankly a bit of a rocket. I'm really happy with how that car performs. Another engine was targeted for just a 'top end' rebuild. This engine was very leaky... top and bottom.. so the owner just wanted the top end disassembled, checked and then reassembled Upon disassembly, I found 1 broken headstud that the owner was not aware of, and I saw enough evidence to persuade the owner to let me split the case. He had no history for any rebuild work done before to that engine. When I split the case, 1 of the crankshaft bearing shells fell out and was worn down to the copper.. it was trashed. Likely in a previous owners care, back when these cars were not cared for. We were lucky in that the crankshaft needed just a polish and was still straight with no cracks etc. The case however, needed a LOT of fettling to bring the bores back to within spec. This allowed the used of stock size bearings (not the $2500 oversized ones from porsche) and the engine was rebuilt back to stock. We also found the rockers and cams to have mild pitting and 1 of the cylinders to have some delamination of the nikasil. I always keep owners well informed of where I am in the process, and if something crops up that wasn't expected, then I am straight on the phone and send photos and /or video. When I rebuild fully, I have all the parts ultrasonically cleaned. Depending on budget, my preference is to have cylinders, heads and cam towers vapour blasted and for rocker covers and timing chain covers to be powder coated. Engine tins are sandblasted and powder coated too. So basically, you end up with a brand new looking and performing engine. Process takes a few weeks to complete and I only like to work on one engine at a time. Hope this information helps.
  18. Thanks. After seeing your photos, I suspect mine is a fake. It obviously has never been installed on a vehicle and the studs are just a press fit - no clips.
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  20. Beautiful.! Good work, can't wait to see it. Was it Turbo all the way, or did a GT3 get some consideration too.? Just curious as to the thought process / mindset or than smitten.!
  21. I will see you and raise you https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/truck-dodge-international-kb7-rat-rod-hot-rod-unfinished-project/254420699954?hash=item3b3ca7cb32:g:TqkAAOSwTO9dy2aW
  22. Not sure if this helps at all. First badge is the rear off a 901 model. It was damaged on one of the studs as you can see, but that badge is original, I think. Haven't got a photo of the front of that 901 badge unfortunately The second and third photos are from my 2009 Cayman. very different than the earlier ones buy the looks, assuming mine was an original badge of course.
  23. So, the interesting thing I'm encountering is scepticism. People for some reason don't believe the ks on my car are genuine despite the condition and service history!
  24. Yeah, it’s going to be a long wait. Ceva enclosed 👍. Their website will get plenty of hits and I will post some updates here. I had suggested flying over and driving back but don’t have the time to spare. And being self-employed, I’m better off working and paying for transport than the lost revenue.
  25. Can anyone tell me how to tell if a Porsche badge is real or not? I picked up one at a garage sale - it looks real but these days the fakes look pretty real.
  26. Thanks.....I am not after any cylinders. Just interested in learning more as I have heard about people replacing Nikasil with cast iron due to the cost saving.
  27. For sale is a set of Mahle 2,2S pistons and cylinders (nikasil) that are NOS. $3,500 AUD plus postage. Would cost well over $5k to get these out of the US or Europe .... Can send pics for those who are interested.
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