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  1. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wavell-heights/cars-vans-utes/1955-porsche-550-spyder-replica/1186843243 What's it worth?
  2. It took a while but I now have a set of those zero clearance turbos with the new wheel. Bit of a waste at 1 bar but thinking closer to x2 stock and circa 1.3 bar to get the best out of them.
  3. smit2100

    WTB - 997S manual

    Seems a lot of autos being advertised currently (996tt) but perhaps a lot of far away princesses. What's wrong with this one. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2001-Porsche-911-Turbo-996-Auto-AWD-MY01/SSE-AD-4887412?pageSource=details&id=SSE-AD-4887412
  4. smit2100

    WTB - 997S manual

    The tip is last centuries lower tech and ain't no dct or pdk with factory paddle shifter and rev matching, but apparently very good in its day and learns from your right foot tendencies. Is their a reason why like for like condition the manuals are at a circa 20k plus premium currenly Just a view but something very satisfying and engaging about driving a tweaked 996 turbo particularly doing second and third gear pulls when you are dictating the rpms with your left side of your body ( I,m a lefty) as opposed to a button on a steering wheel ( or non factory makeshift paffleshifters if your into tweaking) and glancing at the boost gauge go past the stock 0.7bar of boost and being thrown back in your seat. 20k of sheer driving pleasure right their for me. Probably not relevant for many but also what mod on the tip allows you to bypass third gear on a downshift. PS I do have a older school slightly weaked NA bmw m3 with a bit of this centuries tech and that car is similiar to the 996 turbo as its all about 2nd and 3rd gear, BUT on the down shift with paddle shifters and not the upshift .(not convinced can be replicated in a manual in that model.) Both are very highly addictive in those two gears but completely different cars to drive. But if your into autos certainly appears to be a bit of stock currently to look at that don't appear to be moving that quickly for five figures. For me the 996 turbo is about the engagement of driving a manual and best bang for buck p car that responds to tweaking for not a big outlay.. These cars are getting older so need to allow a bit extra in the kitty to replace aging rubber and plastic bits and that goes for ones that appear to be in good condition. Eg how many say engine and tranny mounts and boost valves and hoses and , plastic tanks recently replaced with factory genuine parts.
  5. smit2100

    WTB - 997S manual

    Hmm 997s or a 996tt. Just remember that if you go for a drive in Fraz's it is very very well tweeked. Just need to make sure their slightly messed with and give an auto a wide berth. Exhaust and a tune as a minimum. The extra circa 50hp is nice but it's all about the extra boost hit, throttle response and engine note over a stock one.
  6. +1. I walked into a perth p car workshop during the week and asked the owner hows business after seeing not a stacker or lift unused and cars out the front. How many were watercooled? He said with prices increasing in recent times in the AC market, seeing a fair few aircooled cars coming out of the woodwork and owners are spending money sprucing them. Are they doing that to sell in a soft market? Speaking of soft markets. 80k for a UK 996 turbo auto with 109k.
  7. smit2100

    964 RS Engine Mounts

    That's pretty good. I got the following from Sonnen ex delivery for 370USD . There is also a diagram to show the order and placements of the washers an seats 43 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) 1 set #2 SonP5 96437504381 Sonnen 2.00 146.59 ` Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Top Bolt SonP4 90008211801 Sonnen 2.00 2.78 44 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Hex Bolt 8X60 SonP4 90037815901 Sonnen 4.00 0.60 45 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Washers #4 SonP4 99902513402 Sonnen 4.00 1.40 46 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Seats SonP4 90130531100 Sonnen 4.00 4.85 47 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Washers SonP4 99902507401 Sonnen 4.00 7.27 45 Porsche 996 GT3RS (aka 964 RS semi engine mounts) Nuts SonP4 99908421501 Sonnen 2.00 1.50
  8. The new standard for dirtless, rustless and dustless barn finds. The patina is factory finish duco and the restowork could be done toollessly by bare hand if you are handy and patient.
  9. Typo perhaps. Eg gt2 money https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-2002/OAG-AD-16346736?utm_campaign=search-alert&utm_source=notification-centre&utm_medium=email. Ps read the fine print but.
  10. Not silver, but go drive the tweaked 996tt first.
  11. Not boost junkies perhaps. Heck of a lot of cash been put into that car with very good bolton parts as I see it. The 996 turbo is so tunable for easy increases in power and torque and sure these mezgers are bullet proof at stock power and torque levels but Tlhey arent that bullet proof when you go beyond a certain level in the tweaking department. eg epoxied cooling lines into the motor aint ideal and with a little outlay on bolton's and in the hands of the wrong tuner the stock rods have been known to bend at power / torque levels at only circa 500 plus hp. Also do your homework. That's crap calling out out the drivetrain all went at 130k I posted two comments months ago on that car when it came up for sale Eg I read the invoices line by line and the dates on the invoices eg gearbox had an issue well before when the engine done if you actually take the time to read the invoices . The gearboxes arent that bullet proof either eg 2nd gear synchro under load from factory like other twin turbo cars can be an issue with low kms. On paper a great car for the cash if a rebuilt motor doesn't scare you. But for me I would be all over who tuned it. Eg my experience with blown engine / drive trains / turbos on twin turbo euros is too much torque at low rpms with with tune not conservative enough to match the lack of thought on impact of bolton's and piss poor preventative maintenance coupled with IO error eg lazy gear changing in high gear and stomping on it or not warming up and cooling down turbos and then smashing it. Eg factory rods and clutches on some euro Mark's seem to get out of shape at circa 500hp / to numbers PS if your a boost junky and not interested in keeping it stock. If you have to drop the drive train for any reason ( research how many hours to drop and bolt back a 996 turbo drive train in at $150 plus an hr) it's an absolute no brainer to go above 500 hp eg upgraded clutch, turbos tune intercoolers and everything else that goes with that and preventative maintenance items and if you are upgrading injectors, then you look and rods and cooling pipes. Dollars add up quick. Eg can spend more dollars on rubber hoses and boost valves than getting an ims sorted just on partsm If tuned well and checks out, and your into driving ( even if the boost gauge never saw the additional circa 1 bar of boost available beyond 0.2 bar a lot car for the money) take that all day every day over a low kilometer 4s or x51 if your into driving and not worried about resale for very little incremental cost. So do you think autohaus are crap at wrenching perhaps and they and the owner that paid the invoices have nfi what they were going eg that built motor and the matching Bolton parts is far more capable of handling anything up to and beyond 500 plus hp / 500 ft tq than a low km stock motor with the right tuning. If you brought it you don't have to be smashing out 1.3 bar on the boost gauge. Eg very enjoyable driving in vacuum or minimal boost like a na if well setup and looked after. But unlike a pristine x51 or 4s there is no way that they can match that shove in the seat that one would get from an occasional right foot boost hit seeing over 1 bar on the boost gauge. Focus on where that car sits right now as opposed to where it was at vs the price. Ps some of us with 996 to think stock 996 tts are rubbish to drive compared to a tweaked one and the mezger is far from bullet proof when you start tweaking and mucking around with turbos
  12. Can the 993 turbo match the 996 turbo in the mod department. eg circa 60 extra hp for 6k. Or is tweaking a 993 turbo sacrosanct.
  13. Consumable indeed but if owners are cheaping out on tyres eg ps2 or p zeros what else may have been cheapened out on.
  14. Where do I get one of those 2001 factory original double din digital head unit. . Just a view l, but reckon you gain a lot into a car owner / the car from its tyres.