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patrick911

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    1973 911 2.4T, 1976 911 2.7S

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  1. Things are moving again. We sealed the front trunk and painted it grand-prix white and yesterday I was finally able to spend some time on the car again myself; It had been months with work and other things getting in the way.And whilst we're waiting for a timeslot in the painters' busy schedule, we've started with building up the car where possible.First item on the list was the wiring harness and earth cable that have to go through the tunnel.I remember getting so frustrated when taking the donor car apart that I cut the old harness, thinking for a build like this I wanted brand new connections, and not worrying about 40+ year old wires.But, getting the wiring through and in the right spot was a huge pain. Cost us the whole day just to get those cables through and fitted and do the front wiring correctly.Anyway, super glad that is in now and kudos to Kroon who supplied the cables; the length, colors used and connectors are all fantastic. You can almost see where the connectors have to go just by the length of the individual parts: Amazing stuff.I know they're not cheap, but at moments like this it does pay off as you get what you pay for.Having said that, there are a few things I still need to fix. With the changed battery location I'll have to drill a hole to lead the earth cable from the interior into the smugglers box, and the standard wiring loom has two battery cables that also need re-directing.Then there's the two Mercedes/Bosch fuel pumps left and right that need a power connection, Just like I need to ensure the external & internal cut-offs interrupt everything, including the fuel pumps. Next are brake lines, roll-bars, hand-brake and the (dual cylinder) pedal box, which I first will have to paint and put together as it got scratched a few months bavk to do the dry-fitting.
  2. Time for an update: we managed to find the correct paint colors for the Martini stripes & logos, which was a bit of a pain. I couldn't find anyone who could tell me the correct colors used on the RSRs in 1973, and looking at restored and non-restored cars, it really looks as if none is exactly the same. A bit of trial and error then, but I think we landed on a good selection that is close to the original, for what that is worth... We also finished the work on the hood, where we finished the openable caps over the dry-breaks, and 'glassed' the balsa wood strips in place exactly as the original had. We now just have to give it a light amber paint finish to make it look old, but other than that we're pretty much ready for paint. Yay!!
  3. Inside the car all is painted white now. We only need the inner door edges to be black and then it's time for the outside of the car. It's hard to see from pictures, but those panel-gaps for the doors are 👌
  4. Top of page 3 is almost 2 years ago. Things have surely moved much slower than I anticipated. Anyway, we're still painting the insides of doors, bumpers & ducktail, painting sills & door-jambs, and finishing the hood with the balsa strips and fuel-covers before that car can - hopefully before the end of this month - be painted silver on the outside.
  5. Good thing then that they're worth more second hand than new eh?
  6. Hi all, In various Porsche magazines I've ran into this Stomski Racing advertisement of their 'Paradigm Shifter' and then specifically their 'stealth edition', which is fancy advertisement speak for a modified shifter that from the outside looks just like your standard 915 shifter. I know a lot of people have moved to WEVO kits to make the shifting experience better, but this really looks like a great alternative, especially for my project RSR replica, where I want to have it look original, but would love to have a better shift. Anyway, anyone here that has bought one or has driven a car with this? Any experiences?
  7. looks like Jonny hasn't been here for the last 18 months.
  8. Hi Raven, thanks for checking; always good to see a project is followed. Progress is slow; too slow for my liking but the shop only has Jason and his apprentice, the latter recently sick for a week or two, plus there's other cars that are under time pressure and got prioritised. My car has now been there for 2 years so I'm getting a bit frustrated with the lack of progress, but then again, he is doing a brilliant job. Anyway, works happening on painting the other bits; doors, ducktail etc, and the ducktail required a bit of repair work. I'm still expecting to have the car fully painted before the end of January though. Only other update is that I have received my interior carpet. The RSRs and RSH (homologation RS versions) received different carpets back in 1973 in order to keep the weight down. So there's no insulation matting on the floor, nor any of that sprayed on 'wurth' protection stuff, so its dimensions are slightly different. They also had rubber mats in front on top of the carpet as it was soo thin, it wouldn't last long with feet moving during driving. I ordered it in Germany (CarTex Sitzklinik) and the guy told me that the RSR/RSH carpet originally also didn't have the nice stitched edges. I trusted him on his word, as he did seem to know an awful lot about this stuff, but all of the RSRs I've seen have the nice edges. He said he makes them like that as well in most cases as it looks so much neater and all the restorers want it to look nice. I've since seen from a few period pictures he's actually right, so there's yet another thing Maxted-Page missed when restoring their $10M Martini RSR. And I also managed to find a solution for that Porsche 917/910 tacho that I wanted to replicate. I've been offered two real ones, but they are asking $10K+ for them so that was never going to happen. And that's not all, they were mechanical so the adjustment on the gearbox would've added to that as well. When searching online, I found a guy here locally in Melbourne that after a little convincing wanted to take this on. It'll be an electronic tacho, which helps, but it will also mean that the actual revs will be displayed correctly; think that's pretty neat. And to highlight again how small this world really is, the guy has been involved in the restoration of the real R6 Martini car. My carpet: example of RSR carpet (with stitched edges) in a car:
  9. I read somewhere that the reserve was lowered from $3M to $2.75M but that it still didn't sell. Fantastic car though, even with P. Escobar having been a previous owner.
  10. Saw your car last week Craig when I was there 'helping' on my car. It's looking really good! Finally coming along well now.
  11. Dash and other areas in the interior covered with black, including messy overspray.... just the way the factory guys did it back in the day. Or actually, i think Jason (Chequered Flag) has done it quite a bit neater than they did it back then in Zuffenhausen
  12. I ordered the RSR carpet from a company in Germany, so eventually that will make it's way over here (it's already 2 weeks in Frankfurt - apparently DHL is not flying on Australia that often). I got Andrew from Pictongraphics.com.au to make me the sponsor decals, because "IsayDingDong" didn't have the right sizes and their fonts and graphics were off too. Not sure if he's here on the forum or not, but Andrew did a fantasic job on this. So whereas the Martini logos and stripes will all be painted on, there's proof in period pictures that Porsche used stickers for their sponsor logos and for the actual number on the doors and hood, probably because these would or could change between races. We know that even at the Targa Florio the Bilstein sticker was replaced with a bigger Shell sticker between practice and the actual race. Other than that, the interior is now covered in grandprix white too, and the dashboard and other satin black accents (around the rollbar mounts, seat mounts, etc) will be done next week. It's almost a pity that the carpet & rubber mats will cover all of this.
  13. A few more, now the engine bay is done too
  14. Finally some paint on it! The underside covered in a lovely coat of grandprix white. Next up is the engine bay and rest of the car. As you may know, these works-RSRs were all delivered from werk-1 in white, and covered with the silver & Martini striping only on the outside. The underside, engine-bay etc, all remained white.
  15. Nice. I was immediately wondering if you were going to do the rain channels when I started reading the topic. Glad you do -makes it really look so much better and closer to a RUF. Good luck with the project and thanks for sharing progress!

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