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  1. 19 points
    James P

    New 996 C2

    So i picked up a very early 996 C2 manual coupe recently it's a 97 build & about the 1200th built 996 of the line with zero mods Been cleaning it up & doing some maintenance on it all by my self in my garage (i enjoy it), new water pump & low temp thermostat, new disks & pads all round, new rear 295 Continental tyres, new windscreen, new front M030 suspension struts, new turbo engine mounts, new engine oil & gearbox oil, new filters etc.. done to factory spec. Best part about this C2 is the options list, its a no frills drivers car 014 Sports options package incl. 030 220 375 376 030 Sports suspension -10mm lower 220 LSD Limited Slip Differential 222 Traction control ASR Antriebs Schlupf Regelung 224 Traction control ABD Automatic Braking Differential 234 Internal production code related to tyres (change of tyre manufacturer) 375 2-way electrical sports seat, left 376 2-way electrical sports seat, right 408 18" 993 Turbo Technology hollow spoke wheels 448 Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest 983 Leather front seats
  2. 16 points
    Niko

    ANZAC DAY

    To all serving and ex service men and women on our forum. Have a special day, hopefully catch up with your mates and share some memories and laughs. Thank you all for your service for our great country. lest we forget.
  3. 13 points
    A couple of months back I purchased a 1999 Jade Ocean Porsche 911 after making a phone call offer while waiting for the wife at a shop (lesson to wife, don’t leave me + phone + gumtree alone) for what was probably the cheapest price ever for a running drivable 911. To prove it was a bargain I flew from Perth to Brisbane and then drive it to Melbourne in 2 days. It was rock solid the whole way. Before being that stupid the car did have a PPI which showed up it needed some work on the sunroof (did I mention it was a kinda green 996.1 cab auto 911… lucky I am not looking to part with it anytime soon), brakes were worn, CV boots shot, indicator stalk issues, some missing rubbers in the engine bay, noisy solenoid on the fuel cap and a few other minor things. Got a quote to fix and nearly fell over but an awesome bargaining tool as I knew I could just about rebuild the car from ground up (just don’t like cracking open engines…). The drive home showed it was mechanically rock solid as noted in the PPI, it had a replacement engine (now a none matching car, resale value huh?) but that was a bonus as it had an upgraded IMS bearing (maybe increased value on that one…). My wife is not a fan of the colour but I have grown to like it, so for now it gets to stay unwrapped. But when my pelican part order came in with Jelly Beans my wife looked at the car and those and said “you have purchased a Jelly Belly!”… so the car is now called Jelly Bean. This thread aims to document what happens when someone who was boxster shopping buys a 911 for the same price instead! I am very DIY happy having designed and built a Lotus 7 replica a few years back and armed with a pretty good garage but even better a friend with a workshop. First job: Rear disks and pads all around, following the 101 projects guide all pretty easy once you find the anti-theft socket thing. Some air filters and the rubber things that were missing: Indicator stalk didn’t set off the airbag or the warning light so win! No photos… woops! Didn’t do the 4 stalk upgrade as picked up a 986 one for a good price. Installed an android double din head unit so I had blue tooth, sat nav, and can add cameras later (the reverse camera is actually in the dash as I don’t feel like running the wires the length of the car!). Someone had already played with the wiring so some fun was had but enough trial and error with wiring diagrams got it sorted and rocking the usb and Bluetooth tunes! CV boot replacement… the instructions are wrong on pelican parts. Auto = fat box = undo suspension to get clearance you need = totally crap job. Softop issues, not got around to solving these yet as I leave the hardtop on anyway. The PPI said it was stiff to move. Something happened between the PPI and me trying it out as it didn’t work at all. Manually opening it turned up that the issue is the clam not moving, everything else works fine. Clam wise the motor runs but it won’t move and the LHS hinge is broken. Since I can manually drive the clam with the allen key tool I am hopeful the drive screws are fine and its just striped the connection shaft. Hinge wise tossing up trying to weld it and see what happens as worst case it breaks again best it fixes it for cheap. Don’t think I will find one at the wreckers for cheap. Also found someone butchered the rear plastic parts over the pop up roll bars… that will need to be replaced. Some photos of it getting torn down, the top up (really good condition it turns out) and broken things: Future projects: · Baby seat… why not buy a 911 when a baby is due in a few months? Cab +baby seat = passengers face on the windscreen J. · Solenoid for fuel cap · Oil and filter change · Gearbox oil and filter change · Reverse camera and a forward facing dash cam · Exhaust mod (expected more noise from the flat 6) · DIY Hardtop hoist in the garage
  4. 13 points
    Blk911sc

    911Sc 1978

    Hi everyone I am new to the forum and just bought a 911sc, has lots of mods and work done by nine auto. More work to come, I have done a lot myself already. I am actually after a ducktail if anyone could suggest the best place to source one from. I am based in Melbourne Cheers Steve! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 12 points
    SimonN

    1985 3.2 Carrera

    I would suggest that a comment or discussion on the merits of conversions isn't appropriate on a specific "for sale" thread. Seriously, how can that be anything other than shitting all over the thread? There are other far more appropriate places on the forum for that comment.
  6. 11 points
    Skippy

    New 996 C2

    Hey James! I bought my 1998 C2 'Amber lights' Manual with zero mods too in early February this year. Only had to be patient and waited 6 months for an early amber lights one. I was looking for a white one like yours to pop up for sale however I do love the Arena Red metallic colour on mine too. My C2 had many Ks on the clock (about 225k) with a second engine in it. Bought it from an older guy who used to travel every weekend to his winery down in Margaret River. The drive is beautiful and very tight. Eventually the legend of the 996 engine 'header cracking issues' so well written about showed up in mine. Perhaps it was always there and just needed a rebuild soon. I am thankful I got in quick and managed to buy mine for well below market value so the sting of the rebuild is not as painful and even with the rebuild engine costs, new heat exchange, oil separator, and water pump, it still owes me less than the cheapest 996 C2 Manual is being advertised for on Carsales... touch wood it'll be the end of major expenses for this year. Other minor expenses were $550 for a year correct direct replacement steering wheel from Germany, and a right hand air con vent ($100), both second hand. Besides the long drives in the hills of Perth, the best satisfaction for me personally is when I used a clothes steamer with a microfibre towel to clean the Savannah Beige leather seats after a professional detailer came in but did not do a good job. I don't think the leather had been cleaned ever before and it being a lighter colour, dirt and a shiny layer of film were on the front seat. Supple, clean and matt is how it looked right after I finished. A leather conditioner finished the job well. For me this was the best bang for buck result. After some research, I have just ordered a set of Fister Mufflers as I want a growl reminiscent of the older 911s but not loud and annoying like a sup'd up Subaru. Apparently the Fisters don't assist with producing additional power like my second option the Fabspeed Maxflow. I am after an enhancement to my drive and not motivated by adding extra HP as mine is a daily driver which sees no track work.
  7. 11 points
    KG

    luftgekuhlt anyone going?

    Just a great weekend all round. The Luft was unreal. Air cooled overload! The venue was a timber yard which they used to populate Porsches throughout the storage racks and saw mills. Very cool effect. Here are a few pics, way too many cars to snap. RUF These 2 cars were something different. A lot of detail.. Singer This was just a tiny sample of what was on display. I've already flown back up the coast, the magic is over...back to work, but inspired. Overall. I can highly recommend this weekend for any future attendees. Lots of special events that compliment this car enthused/obsessed city. Good to catch up with other PFAers. It's pretty awesome that this forum reaches out this far and lets us connect. Can wait to get back home and drive mine!
  8. 9 points
    Uncle

    911 Turbo Hotrod V3.6ltr

    So I serviced the Lamborghini. And then I sold it. I know own this.
  9. 9 points
    turboT

    luftgekuhlt anyone going?

    more snaps for the day
  10. 8 points
    The air cooled cars have had such an amazing run over the past 5-8 years that I can't see big value increases in the short-medium term. I'd be reasonably confident that a good quality air cooled Porsche will hold its value, but I wouldn't buy one to try and make a buck . . . that game has already happened.
  11. 8 points
    Dalai

    Where did you drive your Porsche today?

    Mid week triple treat * 2. Reefton Spur, Eildon-Jamieson Rd and Mt Buller - overnight on the mountain then return the same way with a quick side trip to Lake Mountain on the return. Everyone local knows and enjoys the Reefton Spur, but I decided to link up a few more twisty roads and make it an overnighter. So 30 minutes cruise from Marysville is the start of the Eildon Jamieson road ~50km of challenging tarmac turns. Many signed and unsigned 30 - 35km/hr corners interspersed with flowing corners and straights. Midweek meant very little traffic. Fair amount of leaf litter in places due to the limited traffic, but none causing issues on four wheels. Mt Buller was a little disappointing with the 60km/hr limit and many sections of loose gravel left over from repair patches in preparation from the Winter traffic so when I repeat the drive I will stay around Jamieson and squeeze in an extra lap or two of the Eildon Jamieson road instead. Totals for the drive: Distance - 720km Wildlife - 3 Wallabies sighted outbound mid afternoon on the Eildon Jamieson rd all avoided. Mobile Speed cameras - 2 sighted. Merrijig outbound and Eildon Jamieson rd west of Taponga River on a straighter section on the return (looked like the same Holden wagon) both spotted nice and early so also avoided. Favourite section of road is still Marysville to Lake Mountain with its fast flowing corners. Had a clear run up the hill yesterday!
  12. 8 points
    wfg18

    Carrera S 991.2 wheel swap & Spacers

    Well, deal done - I'm now the owner of a new 992.2 S. Get it next week....Should look good next to the 79. I think we should arrange a drive in the not to distant future...
  13. 8 points
    The hunt is over!! Deposit has been paid! Pick up this weekend! More details once it's in my hot little hands... but found something that I'm pretty happy with! I have to send a massive shout out / thank you to @symsy for all the advice along the way! What everybody has said above is 100% correct - the best cars and deals are not advertised. Photos to come soon.
  14. 8 points
    Thank you everyone for all the help I was given in this thread! Sorry I took a while to respond... I have been preoccupied with driving. Sometimes driving purposefully to a destination. Sometimes driving with no destination in mind. Sometimes driving along completely unnecessary detours to reach my destination. But always driving with a stupidly large grin on my face. I am not good at linking pictures directly to the forums... so I gave up and made my first ever instagram post (its like a free image hosting service really...). It is not a fancy shot, it's just sitting outside my driveway. I am not a photographer... but I still think the car looks beautiful no matter how bad my camera skills are. PS I woke up in the middle of the night last night... and I went down to the garage and just sat in the car for a bit. Like a lunatic.
  15. 8 points
    LeeM

    luftgekuhlt anyone going?

    BASTARDS!!!!🖕🖕🖕🖕
  16. 8 points
    turboT

    912 US barnfind OTLW project

    mmm...progress. Got to visit my POLO build today
  17. 7 points
    The last time I was told "the horse has bolted" was when I decided not to buy a 993 GT2 for GBP120,000. Buying a car just as an investment is only for the super rich who have a diverse portfolio. For the rest of us, buy the car you want and if it goes up. lucky you.
  18. 7 points
    SimonN

    1985 3.2 Carrera

    I guess this is why i was dreading selling my car because of shit like this. Yes, it restricts the price, which is why i am up front about everything on the car and why it isn't priced at $130k. The car isn't for everybody, but if like me, you want a 3.2 that drives as good as any and looks the same as the others but don't want to or can't afford to pay $130k+, there are options and this is one of them. I will agree with the last statement. Due diligence is needed on any old P Car because you can find horror stories in any Porsche. I have seen Oz delivered cars that are total nightmares, UK cars that are rust buckets and lhd converted cars that are not roadworthy. But I have also seen just as many really good examples of each of those and the generalisations that many make are nothing more than a mix of ignorance and scaremongering. As for my car, some people know that I am pretty fussy about how my cars drive. Many know PR Technology and even have pre-purchase inspections done there. I bought the car from them because they said the car is spot on which i could also see and tell from driving it and I can assure people that this car will pass any due diligence.
  19. 7 points
    Ozvino

    ANZAC DAY

    And a special call out to you @Niko - a life time spent protecting us, from Vietnam through your Police career
  20. 7 points
    Fishcop

    FS 68 911L (US Delivered)

    Car has sold. Thanks to everyone who enquired. Cheers John
  21. 7 points
    generalsmirnov

    luftgekuhlt anyone going?

    Good to see a few of you here! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. 7 points
    Beau

    INTRODUCTION THREAD

    Hi all, new member here with my first P-Car (...although this has been in the planning for almost a decade now...)! Just clocked up the first 1000km in my 2015 981 Cayman GTS, absolutely loving this car and looking forward to some serious driving now that I have satisfied my detailing OCD with paint correction, paint protection and PPF installation. Also hoping to meet some more Perth Porsche people soon! B.
  23. 7 points
    blue_ixxi

    INTRODUCTION THREAD

    Hi All, After ~2 years of non-stop searching, finally bought a 1978 911 SC earlier this year. The car belonged to a member of this forum QuozL and credit to him for building and maintaining a car that I instantly fell in love with. I am based in Sydney and very excited to finally own a 911! Look forward to connecting with all of you on all things Porsches. )
  24. 7 points
    KG

    luftgekuhlt anyone going?

    LA was alive with Porsche activity this morning. Lots of great looking air cooled cars spotted around. Made it to West Hollywood Verve Café (There were 2 of them?) Bunch of guys had brought their rally inspired (and raced) 911s From here, headed up to Angeles Crest Highway. Ran into the 911 Aircooled crew (YouTube Vloggers) Cool bunch of guys with some nice rides. Took off from there and thoroughly enjoys finding the limits of the GTS. A very precise machine! Met up with the same guys throughout the day. Perfect weather and general atmosphere. Everyone out on this run was a complete enthusiast and lots of respect for all types and breed of vehicles. Added bonus, I managed to balance out my driving arm tan due to driving on the opposite side. A lot of guys (and girls) have made the trip from all states around the US with the cars. The main Luft event tomorrow is going to be alive....
  25. 7 points
    Project is back today, came up a treat. Great to deal with a professional paint and panel shop without the P tax.
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