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7 hours ago, Merv said:

And a magnet?😀

Oops...thought I mentioned that 😁

3 hours ago, OZ930 said:

Leave the rose coloured glasses at home 😍

Correct 👍

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Well just an update. Flew to Qld inspected and driven and bought. Car does have the 3ltr and box felt nice and tight. Went over all researched areas with magnet and paid particular attention to floor pans, sills, front guards, door pillar bases targa roof seal area etc. It is not a show car by any means. Paint is cracked in places, chips, etc but it looks to be an honest car. Drove very nicely and after some negotiation we settled on what I think was a fair price. Just a question for someone new to Porsche, I read someone commented to tell if the box is a G50 to look at the car in reverse? What does this mean? Is there a certain way to check the box is a G50?

Looking forward to getting it down here to Sydney and getting started on the small things.

One thing of note was that the car was advertised as a 76 however body numbers indicate a November 75. Looking forward to learning more about Porsche as I get into it. Thanks

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Sorry all just another note am looking for a service manual and/or owners book for this model. Does anyone on the forum have soft copies available at all.? Appreciate any tips at all. I am in Sydney's south  and will look to join a Porsche group here as well. Cant wait to get this car into the national park for a spirited cornering drive.

Thanks

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Well done Steve. The gearbox history is shown here. https://www.total911.com/manual-gearbox-a-porsche-911-history/

Basically the 915 has Reverse on the right side of the knob and down and the G50 box to the left side and up. The G50 is a larger gearbox in size and weight also. Having just replaced the support bushings in my car, I love the G50 and change gear frequently just for the fun of it.

Anyway,  post some pics when you can and ask as many questions as you like as the folk here are very helpful.  

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Ahh, so it is definitely not a G50 box. Reverse is right and down so I assume the 915 box is the original box for this car? Noticed also that car grinds if coming to a stop engaging neutral and straight to reverse.

Similar to another car I have which need to select neutral, clutch out then in and engage reverse. I have always assumed synchros is why.

Will get some pics up from the website and when the car arrives early next week. I am really looking forward to getting into this car and the brand. I have always loved the early Porsche's.

Thanks for your help.

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Congrats @SteveB1 welcome to the P club.  I also have a 3lt behind a 915 box.  Just delivers more of that analogue drive sensation, enjoy and hopefully see u at one of the Sydney coffee events. 
get on the AH newsletter they run a large porsche one quarterly, eastern classic last Sunday of each month and Vaucluse car club have there’s on Sunday the 3rd Nov. All on insta and fb. Unfortunate on your deliver timing as eastern and AH coffee runs are on this weekend.

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Some small issues but cant wait to get into it.

thank you everyone for your support and I look forward to picking your minds more as I learn more about this beautiful model.

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1 hour ago, Tips said:

Congrats @SteveB1 welcome to the P club.  I also have a 3lt behind a 915 box.  Just delivers more of that analogue drive sensation, enjoy and hopefully see u at one of the Sydney coffee events. 
get on the AH newsletter they run a large porsche one quarterly, eastern classic last Sunday of each month and Vaucluse car club have there’s on Sunday the 3rd Nov. All on insta and fb. Unfortunate on your deliver timing as eastern and AH coffee runs are on this weekend.

I am a member of Vintage Sports car Club and usually try and go to St ives for Coffee and cars but I live south so looking to run through national park in the next couple of weeks to put in a decent drive. Also looking at the machines and macciatos at harbord diggers.

What is the AH Newsletter ?

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3 hours ago, SteveB1 said:

What is the AH Newsletter ?

Autohaus Hamilton the Porsche specialist in Chatswood. One of the few in Sydney good for advice, spares and repairs.

Car looks great. I love a white Targa😍👌.
I’m Northside but could be tempted on an early morning run in November in the national park. Put a post up under SMT when ur ready.

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