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1 hour ago, Philbee said:

Very nice. So where’s the pic? Don’t be shy....

Im feeling a bit silly, ive replaced the paint and the "carrera" script plust ive removed the 930 tail.

Well the orriginal car has no script and a tail. Granted its a different tail.  

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5 minutes ago, Spectre said:

Im feeling a bit silly, ive replaced the paint and the "carrera" script plust ive removed the 930 tail.

Well the orriginal car has no script and a tail. Granted its a different tail.  

What? you heathen! 

How dare you personalise your car....! That’s outrageous.... There goes the COA from Stuttgart.  You’re not going Porsche Heaven...

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12 minutes ago, Philbee said:

What? you heathen! 

How dare you personalise your car....! That’s outrageous.... There goes the COA from Stuttgart.  You’re not going Porsche Heaven...

The tail, no tail is a complex debate.  Somewhat akin to a pork chops colour choice.  Dont get me started on the subject of head light squirting..... 

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The other day I replaced the standard blades either side of my PCM in my 997 with the OEM Porsche leather part. Much, much better... 

 

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15 hours ago, Spectre said:

Received an email from PCV.  The original owner of my car wants to have chat.

Gave her a call. What a lovely lady.  A special person.  She emailed a photo of the car from 1977 or 78.

Nice! Had something similar happen purely by chance at last year's Seaworks PCV event where I was helping guide cars onto the pier with another couple. Conversation flowed to our Porsches and after a little discussion they concluded that mine was under their custodianship 3 owners prior! I now have a better knowledge of its time here in Melbourne a number of years ago and a few great photos of it lapping Phillip Island!

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On 05/02/2019 at 17:24, Philbee said:

Very nice. So where’s the pic? Don’t be shy....

Here we go, thought it best to check with the original owner before posting.  Circa 1978

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Basically as i purchased 17 years ago

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As it now.  No tail, added script, fatter fuchs.  

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3 hours ago, Spectre said:

Here we go, thought it best to check with the original owner before posting.  Circa 1978

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Basically as i purchased 17 years ago

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As it now.  No tail, added script, fatter fuchs.  

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The polyurethane tail is a hard thing to love.  Removed mine, but kept it for originality.

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Installed RS engine mounts into the 993.

Standard Vs RS

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Not so easy to get out from under the aircon lines

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Small bolt breaks while torqueing up at 40Nm.  Bolt extraction set fails.  Fortunately the distal end of the bolt protrudes enough to get a grip with a small vice grip.  We have to remove the aircon compressor for access and slowly turn the bolt 90 degrees at a time.  Lucky Porter's garage is fully stocked with tools.

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Replacement bolts purchased and we are all good.

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Re: RS Engine mounts

@D-banger... very keen to hear if you notice a difference to your car, Doug. I’ve been toying with this upgrade for awhile but got conflicting feedback which held me back.

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1 hour ago, D-banger said:

Installed RS engine mounts into the 993.

Nice work lads 

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12 minutes ago, Philbee said:

Re: RS Engine mounts

@D-banger... very keen to hear if you notice a difference to your car, Doug. I’ve been toying with this upgrade for awhile but got conflicting feedback which held me back.

It is not an expensive upgrade, relatively.

I will let you know after the next mountain drive.

11 minutes ago, Fraz said:

Nice work lads 

It was a bit nerve racking when the bolt broke, but lucky Steve has all the gear.

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42 minutes ago, Philbee said:

Re: RS Engine mounts

@D-banger... very keen to hear if you notice a difference to your car, Doug. I’ve been toying with this upgrade for awhile but got conflicting feedback which held me back.

Hey Phil,

What was the conflicting feedback?

Having only driven a few 993s previous to mine, I found the RS mounts to add a lot to the driving experience. A much more solid feel to the car (although there are many other factors to my set up also)

Keen to hear your feedback @D-banger

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11 hours ago, KG said:

Hey Phil,

What was the conflicting feedback?

The more solid, firmer mounts make the ride a bit harsh for road.

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31 minutes ago, Philbee said:

The more solid, firmer mounts make the ride a bit harsh for road.

But doesn't that add to the theater of the car? The car is not a daily driver...is it?

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20 minutes ago, P-Kay said:

But doesn't that add to the theater of the car? The car is not a daily driver...is it?

No it’s not but when a professional advises, I listened I guess.. maybe naively. You have a point and if not expensive I might go ahead and try it... (I’ve heard a few good things too)

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5 minutes ago, Philbee said:

(I’ve heard a few good things too)

That's the spirit brother!! Tighter handling - here we come :) 

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4 minutes ago, P-Kay said:

That's the spirit brother!! Tighter handling - here we come :) 

Always appreciate some motivational talk, thanks @P-Kay !  Car is going in next week for a muffler update, so might just add this to the agenda!!

Ok... @P-Kay, @KG, @D-banger...anyone else, I’ve started checking out 993  RS engine mounts on the usual parts sites... Q: what aftermarket or OEM brand is the one you have or recommend? The price seems to vary quite a bit.  suggestions welcome...

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1 hour ago, Philbee said:

The more solid, firmer mounts make the ride a bit harsh for road.

semi solid mounts on a G series chassis is in no way comparable to RS mounts on a 993, the advice you were given is correct, and should be listened to, RS mounts on a 993 is not an unpleasant experience.

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3 hours ago, StevepGT3 said:

semi solid mounts on a G series chassis is in no way comparable to RS mounts on a 993, the advice you were given is correct, and should be listened to, RS mounts on a 993 is not an unpleasant experience.

Thanks Steve, yes that’s what I was told way back.... so I called another independent authority just now and they confirmed same - 993 RS mounts for my car too much. But there are more intermediate ones not as harsh as 993 RS ones for my G car that might be more palatable.... 😋

Also, the 993 engine can be mounted in 2 ways in a G car - using G mount points or adapted to 993 points - apparently. So, need to confirm this on my car before proceeding.

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Fabricated a fire extinguisher mount for 993 after an inspection of existing looked like it was about to fall out and turn into a potential missile.

First attempt (background) /prototype :rolleyes: and final version (left)

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Painted and lightened into an RS version :ph34r:

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Fitted in time for 1300km test

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1 hour ago, flamingporsche said:

More stickers (& horsepower) added today 

 

Wow, never seen a boxster with that color before!! Nice sticker too!

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