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    itsujack reacted to JWM in Does your P car earn an income?   
    I answered an ad on Gumtree.
    All I have to do is pick up a hessian sack, take it on a nice drive through the twisties along the coast and drop it off at a lookout when it’s high tide.
    I dunno why he wants it done in a Porsche, always a bit of a squeeze in the frunk, but “Tiny” is a nice bloke and he always pays in cash. 
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    itsujack got a reaction from firstone in Emory 356   
    I know how I feel... I so wanted to love this having seen it in progress a year ago and never having seen a 356 hotrod that I like, but I just don't. It's 90% there, but as with many things the last 10% is the hardest to nail.
    Performance is for sure exceptional, but the exterior detailing lacks the coherence of the base car (the headlight detail gives Fat Car by Erwin Wurm vibes, geometries of the mouth and flush mesh within it do not appear anywhere else on it, size of the lower lip, etc...). Look at what Singer did with the DLS for a good example of how to scale a hotrod and turn a Porsche up to 11.
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    itsujack reacted to turboT in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    https://www.designboom.com/design/porsche-north-hollywood-luftgekuhlt-6-05-21-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3qjy5jC2OATBek6-JxPG_kUmeAFD3iVEN2W4MBO9HZJPEy1Cke_EWbDcs
     
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    itsujack reacted to poli84 in 911 not going electric   
    Not quite, but very soon you will be able to.
    Chargefox is currently setting up ultra fast stations to allow travel from Adelaide to Brisbane and are rolling out 21 Ultra Fast charge stations. They currently have 1 in Euroa, Barnawartha  and Toombul. The Ultra-fast stations can provide 400km of charge in just 15 minutes. Pair that with the offerings from Audi (e-tron) and the M-B (EQC) and the Taycan, which are all launching later this year/next year,  you soon will be able to drive from Melb to Sydney with 2 x 15 minute stops. I know that's not the same as 1 x 10 min fuel stop but the technology as well as the infrastructure are getting there (a double stop on that boring driving is not the end of the world, more opportunities for a country pie and a coffee that's too hot served in a mug). 
    Don't get me wrong, I have no intentions of ever giving up my 964 and I only hope to add more classic cars to my garage in the future, but as a daily driver and the family car, I love the idea of an EV. Eliminate 'range anxiety' which is being done by company's such as Chargefox who have government and OEM funding as well as the next wave of EV's we are seeing from the big players, and they offer a different driving experience which is really enjoyable once you actually give them a go. 

     

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    itsujack reacted to turboT in 912 US barnfind OTLW project   
    Given the guys 4 weeks to go through my list. Then hopefully on a boat 
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    itsujack got a reaction from JWM in 911 Speedster is coming!   
    Yep that's where the smart money went 😉
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    itsujack reacted to mhh in 911 Speedster is coming!   
    https://www.caradvice.com.au/755545/2019-porsche-911-speedster-review/
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    itsujack reacted to JWM in 911 Speedster is coming!   
    The more I see it, the more I really like it, but the best thing is it makes you think a GT3 Touring is a real bargain and would be a financially sensible decision... 😂
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    itsujack reacted to turboT in 912 US barnfind OTLW project   
    Just got back to OZ, but I wish I was still in LA.
    POLO was bloody amazing. That engine + all the other Benton components which I have now confirmed as:
    Koni shocks and struts SC front Calipers Carmen Ghia - Rear Calipers Weltmeister Short Shifter Weltmeister front and rear sway bars and strut bar Around 800 mile test drive over a day and a half all over LA and surrounding hills/deserts. Last day got to see Dean one last time and drop the car back off to Benton for a couple of cosmetic changes largely getting some 73 interiors changes.
    Cant wait to get her back









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    itsujack got a reaction from PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Yep, I just think you need to be super clear up front.
    In all my cases when I have been the buyer the deposit is a "Holding Deposit, Fully Refundable if upon inspection the buyer is not happy to proceed with sale". I only have experience with deposits for interstate sales. The deposit secures the vehicle for a period of time sufficient for you to jump on a plane, hire a car/cab and inspect with your own eyes. With this commitment of flying interstate the buyer has every intention of proceeding unless there are surprises on inspection. For me it's usually no more than a couple of days and ensures that the car is not sold to someone else whilst in a taxi on the way to the sellers house. Ask me how I learnt this little lesson...
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    itsujack got a reaction from Troubleshooter in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Yep, I just think you need to be super clear up front.
    In all my cases when I have been the buyer the deposit is a "Holding Deposit, Fully Refundable if upon inspection the buyer is not happy to proceed with sale". I only have experience with deposits for interstate sales. The deposit secures the vehicle for a period of time sufficient for you to jump on a plane, hire a car/cab and inspect with your own eyes. With this commitment of flying interstate the buyer has every intention of proceeding unless there are surprises on inspection. For me it's usually no more than a couple of days and ensures that the car is not sold to someone else whilst in a taxi on the way to the sellers house. Ask me how I learnt this little lesson...
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    itsujack reacted to edgy in Advise for moving from GT86 to 986 Boxster?   
    If you wanted outright speed, you wouldn't look at Boxster... but I am not telling you anything you don't already know.
    FYI the early cars are 2.5L, the later (MY 2000+) are 2.7L (in base) its perfectly fine power... they have a nice linear power band/torque being a 6 pot, if anything I'd say you're not keeping the RPM up as much as you do in the 86.. its a momentum car, whatever engine is in it... and trust me, I have seen some well driven ones keep good pace in supersprints. 
    As always its gotta have a good service history, being a cheap Porsche now, too many cheapskates have owned and neglected them, there is a saying "buy the owner" most will attest to this, and when you know you have a good owner, you just know. 
    But good note on the tyres, I always look for cars that have correct or good brand tyres on them... non matched who flung dungs on the front, with bob jane outarounders on the back is usually a big red flag. 
    Definitely make a personal inspection if the car is local, then follow it up with a PPI if you are going to go for it! 
     
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    itsujack got a reaction from edgy in Advise for moving from GT86 to 986 Boxster?   
    All the cools kids are doing it apparently 😉
    Bottomline; good ones have reached there lowest prices, they'll likely stay there a long time before/if they start going back up, but doubtful they'll go much lower. Buy now and enjoy!
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    itsujack got a reaction from Tips in Advise for moving from GT86 to 986 Boxster?   
    All the cools kids are doing it apparently 😉
    Bottomline; good ones have reached there lowest prices, they'll likely stay there a long time before/if they start going back up, but doubtful they'll go much lower. Buy now and enjoy!
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    itsujack got a reaction from Tips in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Yep, I just think you need to be super clear up front.
    In all my cases when I have been the buyer the deposit is a "Holding Deposit, Fully Refundable if upon inspection the buyer is not happy to proceed with sale". I only have experience with deposits for interstate sales. The deposit secures the vehicle for a period of time sufficient for you to jump on a plane, hire a car/cab and inspect with your own eyes. With this commitment of flying interstate the buyer has every intention of proceeding unless there are surprises on inspection. For me it's usually no more than a couple of days and ensures that the car is not sold to someone else whilst in a taxi on the way to the sellers house. Ask me how I learnt this little lesson...
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    itsujack got a reaction from PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Walk away.
    In my experience all deposits are fully refundable if upon inspection the vehicle is not as described by the seller which appears to be the case here (title discrepancies etc).
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    itsujack reacted to JWM in A long distance relationship - My 996 adventure   
    The only thing that I didn't particularly like about this car was that the rear numberplate holes had been drilled to suit a SA plate, not my NSW slimline one, and the factory bracket for mounting the plate on the font really made it stick out a long way, and looked weird straight and upright against the curved and downward slowing nose...
    So, I ordered a set of brackets and covers from https://www.lakinplates.com.au that I'm sure a lot of people are aware of. I remember he shut down for a while due to health reasons but happily Philip is well again and has resumed making these.
    A couple of shots from last night when I got around to attaching them to the car, as you can see, a really nice fit, so I highly recommend them. I also got a set of the Kinpin covers for front and rear as well.
     



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    itsujack got a reaction from AL911 in A long distance relationship - My 996 adventure   
    Congratulations, car looks great! Love a road trip. I picked up my new fried eggs a couple of weeks ago and did a road trip back to Sydney.  There's a few 996 and 986 Gen 1's about now, maybe we can get everyone in on the Hughsey's drive on 11th May? @edgy @AL911 @TE911
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    itsujack reacted to sleazius in Over Charging !   
    There is a significant amount of BS in that first email - and I'm not a fan of electric cars, far from it.
    One thing that is absolutely true, there is no possible way we can charge all these cars with our current grid. Given that network upgrades are the number one cost when it comes to increasing prices, guess what is going to happen to the price of electricity.
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    itsujack reacted to turboT in 912 US barnfind OTLW project   
    POLO getting the shine on ready for LUFT6


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    itsujack got a reaction from TE911 in A long distance relationship - My 996 adventure   
    Yep!
     
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    itsujack got a reaction from TE911 in A long distance relationship - My 996 adventure   
    Congratulations, car looks great! Love a road trip. I picked up my new fried eggs a couple of weeks ago and did a road trip back to Sydney.  There's a few 996 and 986 Gen 1's about now, maybe we can get everyone in on the Hughsey's drive on 11th May? @edgy @AL911 @TE911
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    itsujack reacted to turboT in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    Sunday trip
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+NoMad+Hotel+Los+Angeles,+South+Olive+Street,+Central+LA,+Los+Angeles,+CA,+USA/Cedar+Springs,+CA,+USA/Crestline,+CA,+USA/Palm+Springs,+CA,+USA/@34.1103938,-117.9620932,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m26!4m25!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c7b501a0d6e9:0x285a53468afc7a09!2m2!1d-118.2554772!2d34.0469902!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c31e64b96bafc3:0xc0a37f6f497b745a!2m2!1d-117.8850634!2d34.3505556!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c350973cdb6623:0xd89ead22f2da360c!2m2!1d-117.2855993!2d34.2419509!1m5!1m1!1s0x80db1ad4ffdbe5b3:0xa1e56987c2ed797c!2m2!1d-116.5452921!2d33.8302961!3e0
     
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    itsujack reacted to turboT in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    staying in some dodgy hotel in Anaheim on Friday so that I can make Benton + be there early in the morning to hook up with John and a few clients to roll into Luft Saturday. Saturday night ended up Down town again - at the NOMAD. Plan is to hit the ACH early Sunday morning and then head out to at some point Palm Springs . Essentially put 1000 kms on the 912 in a weekend and make sure it doesn't blow up/break down.
    cant wait..
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    itsujack got a reaction from Simonk in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     

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