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    Tips reacted to Seventy911 in Newb with recently acquired 1970 911t   
    Thanks Coastr.
    I am getting lots of mixed input as to whether or not I need an engineering inspection / local compliance plate. Will only be club registered so I'm hoping that some Melbourne based folks can help me with recommendations please: 
    • Where did you go to get roadworthy certificate? (personal experience with this type of car only please)

    • Did you need and engineering report for an imported vehicle for club rego? (as above)
    • Did you need to replace seatbelts with locally made seatbelts? Can you reuse the original hardware but have new webbing and assembly through someone who can provide ADR compliance.
    I understand the answers to these questions can be so much about who you go to rather than hard rules. Appreciate your help!
    road test under permit on weekend pic for gratuitousness :)
    thanks
    Pete
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    Tips reacted to grantmr in Free Type-7 stickers from Porsche   
    https://www.porsche.com/international/type7/
    Saw it on their Instagram, get em while they're hot.
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    Tips reacted to Uncle in Show us your Motorcyle(s)   
    In a classic case of scope creep what stated out as a mate and I doing the Simpson on dirtbikes supported by a pair of mates in a 4x4 has now become the same mate and I riding from Steep point W.A (Furthest point west in Au) to Byron bay (Furthest point East in Au) via the Simpson unsupported all the way.
    Whilst the GSA would do most to the trip with ease it’s not going to cut it in the Simpson. So its going up on Bikesales to be replaced by a lighter bike. That being a KTM690 Enduro R. Seeing as my mate already has one it means we can share tools and I can steal good bits off his bike whilst he is asleep.
    I’m used to packing ultra light so on this trip we are going absolute minimalist in order to be able to carry more fuel and water. Leave date is looking like August 14th . I’d like to go sooner but we have given ourselves more time to prep and on a trip like this prep is king.
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    Tips reacted to Mike D'Silva in Aircooled Engine Assembly   
    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. 
     
     
     
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    Tips reacted to npvpositive in Selling a Porsche on consignment?   
    7% - 10% seems to be the going rate for consignment.  Painful.  Then again, considering how miserable selling a car can be, it might be money well spent!

     
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    Tips got a reaction from itsujack in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    The lead up communication with locals on the ground and focus on what was required At each stop I believe made this one of the best organised community support projects I have been involved in. Unfortunately I could only do the first day and would have lived to see the joy the convoy would have brought to the locals I’m sure was priceless. The comments and smiles on the locals faces during the stops at Wingello and Braidwood was a great indicator that we had nailed the type of support they needed.
    to put  it in perspective, 20 plus cars pull up outside your little corner store, and then it’s like DJ’s on Boxing Day with people buying anything and everything. I’m sure they have never been this busy in the general store on a Saturday morning. Great work Tom, made a real difference this weekend.
     
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    Tips reacted to flamingporsche in Dream car incoming   
    Many moons ago I had a VL Commodore. As a pimply 18 year old it was my pride and joy. And as a car-mad teen I loved cruising and the odd track day at QR and Mt Cotton skid pan. I was a keen follower of an online Aussie car magazine that I can’t recall the name of, which also had a forum component. The Brisbane/Gold Coast members were pretty active having social drives and being an ‘all-comers’ type event there was a vast array of cars from fast 4s to grumbling v8s. And then a sleek, curvaceous 996 turbo arrived on the scene. Following that machine around on a number of occasions I was smitten by the looks, sound and performance of that silver beast. 
    https://images.app.goo.gl/nUDyq8kd3rcEBP618
    Many years later, and after enjoying many different brands and a couple of other Pcars along the way, the stars have aligned and I sold my 987 so that I could begin the search for my dream 911. After a couple of false starts, I have bought a very tidy, low mileage 996 turbo.
    All I have to do now is wait for another month 😫for her to be delivered from the faraway lands of WA. 
    So excited!!! I keep logging onto the Ceva car tracker hoping for an update. Collection this Friday is the beginning of the slow journey east. 
     


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    Tips got a reaction from Port 911 in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    The lead up communication with locals on the ground and focus on what was required At each stop I believe made this one of the best organised community support projects I have been involved in. Unfortunately I could only do the first day and would have lived to see the joy the convoy would have brought to the locals I’m sure was priceless. The comments and smiles on the locals faces during the stops at Wingello and Braidwood was a great indicator that we had nailed the type of support they needed.
    to put  it in perspective, 20 plus cars pull up outside your little corner store, and then it’s like DJ’s on Boxing Day with people buying anything and everything. I’m sure they have never been this busy in the general store on a Saturday morning. Great work Tom, made a real difference this weekend.
     
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    Tips got a reaction from turboT in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    The lead up communication with locals on the ground and focus on what was required At each stop I believe made this one of the best organised community support projects I have been involved in. Unfortunately I could only do the first day and would have lived to see the joy the convoy would have brought to the locals I’m sure was priceless. The comments and smiles on the locals faces during the stops at Wingello and Braidwood was a great indicator that we had nailed the type of support they needed.
    to put  it in perspective, 20 plus cars pull up outside your little corner store, and then it’s like DJ’s on Boxing Day with people buying anything and everything. I’m sure they have never been this busy in the general store on a Saturday morning. Great work Tom, made a real difference this weekend.
     
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    Tips reacted to itsujack in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    I'll echo Tom's words above. Having been on a couple of supply runs already with the Pajero I expected to be giving again this past weekend, however instead I got so much more out of it than I expected. A real opportunity to properly meet and talk to the people who went through this horrible event and continue to deal with the aftermath was both challenging and inspiring. Would be great to have more join us on the next one, so if you're thinking about it definitely contact Tom.
    A little gravel driving with TC off in the GT3 wasn't bad either 😉
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    Tips reacted to Lucky Phil in The next shape Macan   
    Anyone who makes this statement needs to act immediately.  I would have been on the phone to the dealer within 2 minutes if my wife did this.  
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    Tips got a reaction from Dreamr in Steering wheel identifcation   
    @Dreamr very much in the same shape as the early pre AMG steering wheels used for MB’s particularly on SEC’s of that era. I have not seen a wood version most were leather.
    if you were looking to sell the major Benz forum is Ozbenz Aust or MB world as it’s potentially worth an international listing to get a good price.
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    Tips reacted to LeeM in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
    Onsite fitting a kitchen today with a pommy backpacker carpenter bloke I work with now n then, and I noticed his socks 😂
     
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    Tips reacted to turboT in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    16 porsches signed up
    22 total vehicles
    34 people (6 kids included)
    initiatives to date
    We are taking with us and have pre-ordered for pick up along the route approximately $4000 worth of food and other requested item by the Cobargo Relief Centre We have organised approximately $6000 worth of free animal feed to be picked up by customers from Braidwood Rural as they wish We will be buying needed tools from Braidwood Rural to be donated back into this community and Cobargo 30 people will be making it to Cobargo and back, spending as they go , and have pre-booked accommodation within local businesses  6 donated Kayaks will be transported to the Scouts of Cobargo 4 camping kits (tents, sleeping bags, mats, cooking equipment, and accessories) will be bought and donated to 4 Cobargo Scouts that lost everything in the Fires On Saturday Night we 'shout the locals' at the Cobargo Hotel. All food and drink is on us. $5000 has been set aside. More if needed. 2 bands have been booked and so far estimates of 120 people expected The road to Edan has just opened. Communities further south than Cobargo have received no relief to date as they have been cut off. We will be collating unused items at Cobargo and taking it onto Edan  to date close to $20k has been raised on our Go Fund Me page - 'fire relief run'  to buy equipment for future runs A very motivated team on there way soon to help out some fellow humans  
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    Tips reacted to Turbo997 in New to the forum? Start here...   
    Hi all. New member. First Porsche.
    Just looking to gleam some knowledge as previously forums really were invaluable for my old M5’s.
    My car is a 997.1 Turbo manual in blue I’ve owned it only a few months now. Love the damn thing already. 
    stock car besides an air filter. 

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    Tips reacted to JWM in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    Good on everyone getting involved and for you organising @turboT... I would have been really keen to do this but have a little one's birthday this weekend, with some family coming from interstate for it, etc. Have made a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-run just now instead.
    Hope it all goes well.
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    Tips reacted to sleazius in NBN - so what's the story? What's your experience been?   
    Unless you’re in a rural area (or the outskirts of Sydney as it turns out), or have FTTP, NBN was always going to be redundant at some point in the not too distant future.
    Politics and tech almost always ends in a fail. Should have just built the NBN to service rural areas as a loss making entity, and left the cities to their own devices. 
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    Tips got a reaction from johnno in NBN - so what's the story? What's your experience been?   
    Pains me to admit my Mrs is a GM at NBN, we don’t mention that at BBQ’s 🙄
    we recently had to move to nbn from adsl, we know all the bad stories and we’re expecting the worst, as I can assure you the nbn management don’t have their heads in the sand. Even had a bet with the Mrs for an expensive meal that they wouldn’t get it done in one visit, she wouldn’t take it up...
    If anyone asks she recommends Aussie Broadband from a speed and plan cost and we had great service due to having A couple of issues that we managed in an AU based call centre😁. We had the NBN tech out twice as he stuffed it the first time, even with the mrs guiding him through it and double checking his work. Unfortunately it’s all done by 3rd party contractors and price based so they are poorly trained and told to get jobs done in x minutes. So they rush the install and then it’s a ping pong between nbn and ISP on who needs to rectify what. I don’t know how many times the mrs has helped friends with escalation and who to push being ISP or Nbn to get stuff sorted.
    i would always suggest with any install you get the nbn tech to test and u also test before they leave the premises if u can
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    Tips reacted to MFX in Home Built Z   
    It has been a great project and a fantastic car and I wish I could keep them all, but it is time for my Datsun 240z, 'The 680g' to move on and I think it has found    
    P.S. It sold for quite a bit more than I paid for my 996
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    Tips reacted to deano in my brain hurts: Macan,GLC, or Velar?   
    so we had test drive number 2 of the GLC300, and tried out the air suspension option.
    Both demo cars were out already and a brand spanker was pulled out of the storage paddock., only 2 kms on the clock, not even cleaned at all, with trade plates slung on.
    Guesses where this is going?
    Test drive went ok, we still have an issue with the brake pedal and small feet, but the 'Hey Mercedes (or 'hey Ladies''  as in Youtube test) put the car up again  in the standings.
    Less than 1 km from dropping the car off, we get ran up the Ar$e by a guy in  Kia Carnival who was taking his 5 kids to basketball. I dont know the speed he hit at, but we were fully stationary and the impact was suprisingly hard. Having to call the dealer and say can you come across the road, someones just ran up the back of your car was an interesting call to make.
    This ended the morning with a trip to the doctor, we didnt get to check the Volvo, and the whole car thing is going on the backburner for a little while.
     
     
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    Tips reacted to prigg in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    Great idea doing this run! Just wondering if the Sydney guys are returning back to Sydney on the Sunday afternoon? I'm just keen to watch you go past my place between Bomaderry and Berry. I can't join as my 69 is in pieces. I own Meroo Kennels and Cattery. Amazing that a few weeks ago I had many cancellations due to the fires, and now I've had cancellations this weekend due to the pouring rain  Interesting weather!
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    Tips reacted to turboT in FIRE RELIEF RUN   
    we are about a week to go before we leave. lots of amazing initiatives already underway and glad a few PFAers are joining us on the run
    Exeter breakfast location booked in lunch at Braidwood Royal Hotel were we also visit Braidwood Rural (rural farm suppliers) where we are financing free animal feed donations to locals  - farm animals and rescued animals By 6 we aim to be at Cobargo where we have booked out the Cobargo Hotel and are shouting the locals. All food/drink is on us Saturday night Sun morning we help prepare breakfast and buy coffees for the locals at the Cobargo Relief centre that regularly serves up to 175 people a day longerterm initiatives underway design/build short term shipping container accommodation also  always after more contributions so please visit the gofundme page - 'fire relief run'
    also still room for some more runners
     
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    Tips reacted to WGA in For sale: 997.2 GT3 RS   
    A couple of comments.
    That’s a high price especially considering the kms. i would want know what country the car originates from. Originally a Singapore car or some other country?
    It has ceramic brakes so with 80,000 kms on the clock, I would want to have the discs measured to see how much life is left in them because a new set of rotors will cost you $20k+
    Besides all this, you will not be able to bring into OZ under the personal import scheme if you have not owned the car for 12 moths overseas and driven it 6,000kms. And even then, if it qualifies, you will have to pay 10% duty, 10% GST and 33% LCT on top of the $370K which means once landed, the car will owe you at least $470k making it completely unviable as a resale into the OZ market.  
    CTS recently had a 16,000km car for sale for $350K and it probably sold for much less so the starting price on the Singapore car is OTT.
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    Tips got a reaction from edgy in my brain hurts: Macan,GLC, or Velar?   
    I had a macan S petrol for three years and it's now with another a forum member. I loved it and still do. 
    mrs drives a GLC43 we bought new 2 years ago. Refined well spec'ed value for money vs macan and lots of punch. But the tire skip shits me. Just ticked over 10k and canvas showing through the front tires vs rears 40% worn.😡
    Totally agree with @edgyI would go for a good used/demo turbo  macan.
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    Tips reacted to wilson59 in Ducati 750 Sport   
    9er the sport has been sold which I should have made an edit to the ad . Maybe a 900SS Black and Gold might be for you

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