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Gavin (CliffToCoast)

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    a few porsches 7 a defender

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  1. What's the engine build/specs? Carsales ad doesn't mention anything but it sounds fairly meaty.....
  2. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    Rampless car trailer

    I love the idea of lightness (which makes the tilta appealing) and it was the combination of weight, dual axle and the particulars of the storage site that made the nevco go. If it had been a single axle (or 500kg lighter) I'd still have it. Being able to manhandle the trailer when necessary wasn't a criteria when I purchased but quickly became one a year later when storage site changed. Ideally there would be a trailer that is inexpensive, lightweight and strong enough to last a long time. It's good to know you've had positive experiences with the tilta - they seem like pretty good value to me.
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    I wish :)

    Wonderful - thanks for the information.
  4. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    I wish :)

    Hijack apology - where is the go to place in tas for Porsche servicing/work?
  5. Fantastic - thanks for that bit of info. Opens up a few more options. I'd rather buy local but you could wait a long time if you're after a particular spec...
  6. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    Rampless car trailer

    In terms of both price and quality I reckon you've got nevco, futura, tilta, Bailie.....somewhat in that order of price & quality. I sold a dual axle nevco a while back as it was just too big, heavy & cumbersome for me to handle (dual axle all the kit close to 1.5t from memory) but it was a beautiful bit of kit & looked like it would last forever with true low loading capabilities (talk to some cup car or time attack guys about what works for low clearance). I'm now looking for a replacement and considering the same criteria that everyone else has. For a forever proposition and true low load I reckon nevco's (I'm leaning towards a single axle & lighter spec this time around) the go but whether it represents value is a personal perspective. Tilta, futura etc are all at different spec points and price points so it really comes down to what your criteria is. Fortunately for us there's a trailer at each level. There is currently a dual axle tilta on my105.com for 5 - 7k from memory.....plus a stack of other trailers. There's also a nevco on my105.com that would probably be a 11 - 12 purchase.
  7. I'm hoping I'm wrong on this - I was under the impression that you could not import a car, for any purpose, if the same model had been sold here by the dealer network. So if I wanted to bring in a Cayman R, to put in my yard as art....or to track once a week (ie no consideration of rego) I didn't think it possible, due to the same car being sold here at some point. I'd love to be corrected on this......as I'm currently looking for a track only car & the prices os seem appealing. Current case: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/porsche/auction-1733622050.htm?rsqid=f670a8224a424de1a4c69ee4acdb1261
  8. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    Removing caked on brake residue

    I think there are three options (with the general philosophy to be as gentle as possible while still removing the dirt): Mechanical abrasion Water or media blasting Chemical treatments I've used a combination of chemical products and high pressure spray in the past with great results. There are a bunch of aggressive chemical cleaners (no doubt terrible in a waterways/environmental sense) that do quite a good job of removing brake dust/pad material. I've found the P21S brand to be good without being as aggressive as some of the others so for years of caked on material you'd probably have to do multiple applications. Detailparadise.com.au is a great forum for getting info on cleaning products.
  9. I'd be happy to take the oil coolers if they're still available (pm sent).
  10. Exactly what I was thinking
  11. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    Porsche for the tall man

    Can confirm a 928 has a stack of leg room.
  12. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    Restoring the only 928 to compete at Lemans

    Great story - must admit I understand his thoughts on 'it was different to a 911'. I love seeing a 911 at the track but it's also kind of nice to look around & not see another 928 in pit lane or the sheds. Not sensible perhaps but very enjoyable nonetheless.
  13. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    auto Cayman track car

    Just flicked you a pm mate.
  14. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    auto Cayman track car

    yes - I agree. Well balanced, easy theatre with wing & decals, flat six right behind your head.
  15. Gavin (CliffToCoast)

    auto Cayman track car

    Just had a bit of a chat with someone from pcnsw who is currently running a tipper - response is that the tipper is fine so long as you are braking as well as shifting down & not just banging it down super hard & letting the box do all the work due to overexcitement while driving. 6 months of running at this point including Bathurst. He managed to blow the box by banging it down too hard (however vehicle is a wovr and unknown heritage). Car happily drove home from wakefield in 3rd gear only so that's kind of admirable. Full rebuild (& beefed up) around 5k. Not running any additional coolers and fine on all available circuits in nsw. Baffle kits available & deep sump from LN Engineering if concerned about pick up. Again, won't matter as much at Wakefield as pickup is on the outside of the vehicle (mostly) at that location but it's likely worth doing anyway. After chatting with developers of box (zf) while on hols os their response wass that they designed the box to be driven hard - no need to be delicate (that's 3rd hand info by the time it got to me). I agree that PDK will be better however most of our clients will be in the 'stick it in D' category so I'm not sure if it matters....food for thought. Seems like a goer at this point unless I hear some horror stories.