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Hello all,

Further to my introduction that I have posted below and now added some photos.IMG_5893.thumb.jpg.f0fa552839b4ca1d00d57e7ec1760652.jpgIMG_5888.thumb.jpg.45d6b3db64b42dc08d6d39c42a60dde4.jpgIMG_5889.thumb.jpg.653f8723c2e16430e458693fe0a234b3.jpgIMG_5891.thumb.jpg.355f013245651ac26ef020ac7a4b8058.jpg

About 3 weeks ago I purchased a basket case. In  other words I basically bought it in a basket. It is a 77 guards red 911 original Australian delivered car and rust free. It was stripped and began being back dated 10 years ago by the previous owner who unfortunately passed away 3 years ago. His family didn't know what to do with the car until they recently decided it was too big a task for them to complete. The previous owner was going down a 73 rsr replica path and was building to targa and hill climb.

I bought it as a shell on a trolley that has had the long nose panel work done on the front. It has been seem welded, has had stainless oil cooler lines placed through the tunnel and adjustable mounts placed in the rear therefore the rear seat wells removed. Patrick racing oil tank mounted, a full cage fitted. The cage had not been signed off with CAMS and because it was done almost 10 years ago was now not compliant. I have now had the cage updated and signed off.

I got a lot of new parts with the car that have never been fitted. As mentioned this was being built basically as a race car but I am going down a more weekend club day car path. 

Some of the items include a 3.2 litre engine with Nickies cylinders, JE pistons, Xtreme racing heads, Doherty racing cams. 50mm PMO carbs among an array of other things all new in boxes. For the brakes I got Tilton pedal box and associated parts, and Brembo Grand Turismo brake kits for all corners along with custom made 17" Fuchs wheels x 8 and x 10. Front end is Smart racing ERP, swab bar and bump steer kit and for the rear Smart racing sway bar etc. It also came with FOX racing coil-overs for all corners. There is an array of other items, like twin spark distributor, lexen windows, Giken superlock diff, Fuel safe racing cell, Wevo engine mounts etc etc etc. Although all of it is still in a million pieces. 

The plan is; the engine is being assembled currently, the gearbox will be started soon, the cage has been done, the car finishes its sand blast next week. It will then get painted everywhere except the outer so assembly can start. Currently confirming leather and the interior will start also. 

I am being very ambitious and wanting it done by Christmas. Wish me luck. In will attempt to add some photos. Maybe to another post.

I will more that likely need some parts as some stage so any help will be appreciated.

Jason.

And today we sand blasted and delivered home.IMG_6310.thumb.jpg.9da2165e6267a3e0005cb97b28b01a49.jpgIMG_6315.thumb.jpg.b73c09a98b42ebbcc5a913bb8aa557b6.jpgIMG_6316.thumb.jpg.68133ce5a0e5a223e6077fe2575848a3.jpgIMG_6317.thumb.jpg.f53918f679b52f2d29fa773d19c0a420.jpgIMG_6333.thumb.jpg.706f7f01923edea04348e4f47b92520e.jpgIMG_6328.thumb.jpg.48c55c44051a27522f3274d8c2a365fc.jpg

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1 hour ago, Spotta said:

Hello all,

Further to my introduction that I have posted below and now added some photos.IMG_5888.thumb.jpg.45d6b3db64b42dc08d6d39c42a60dde4.jpg

About 3 weeks ago I purchased a basket case. In  other words I basically bought it in a basket. It is a 77 guards red 911 original Australian delivered car and rust free. It was stripped and began being back dated 10 years ago by the previous owner who unfortunately passed away 3 years ago. His family didn't know what to do with the car until they recently decided it was too big a task for them to complete. The previous owner was going down a 73 rsr replica path and was building to targa and hill climb.

I bought it as a shell on a trolley that has had the long nose panel work done on the front. It has been seem welded, has had stainless oil cooler lines placed through the tunnel and adjustable mounts placed in the rear therefore the rear seat wells removed. Patrick racing oil tank mounted, a full cage fitted. The cage had not been signed off with CAMS and because it was done almost 10 years ago was now not compliant. I have now had the cage updated and signed off.

I got a lot of new parts with the car that have never been fitted. As mentioned this was being built basically as a race car but I am going down a more weekend club day car path. 

Some of the items include a 3.2 litre engine with Nickies cylinders, JE pistons, Xtreme racing heads, Doherty racing cams. 50mm PMO carbs among an array of other things all new in boxes. For the brakes I got Tilton pedal box and associated parts, and Brembo Grand Turismo brake kits for all corners along with custom made 17" Fuchs wheels x 8 and x 10. Front end is Smart racing ERP, swab bar and bump steer kit and for the rear Smart racing sway bar etc. It also came with FOX racing coil-overs for all corners. There is an array of other items, like twin spark distributor, lexen windows, Giken superlock diff, Fuel safe racing cell, Wevo engine mounts etc etc etc. Although all of it is still in a million pieces. 

The plan is; the engine is being assembled currently, the gearbox will be started soon, the cage has been done, the car finishes its sand blast next week. It will then get painted everywhere except the outer so assembly can start. Currently confirming leather and the interior will start also. 

I am being very ambitious and wanting it done by Christmas. Wish me luck. In will attempt to add some photos. Maybe to another post.

I will more that likely need some parts as some stage so any help will be appreciated.

Jason.

 

Jason, is that Scott's car in the background of this photo, or your car???   And was the 77 in Tassie or a mainland import?

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48 minutes ago, Spotta said:

Hello,

It is Scott's and yes the car was local. 

So you're up north then 🙂  Hadn't heard about the basket case, must keep my ear closer to the ground   😜  David R doing the engine or the guy up near connector park?  Looking forward to checking it out when its finished - mightn't be too long the way you're pushing on with it 🙂 

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Yes I am in Launceston, where are you located? And sorry but I didn't catch your name. Ringer is helping a bit but Lupo is doing the engine. You are welcome to come and have a look at any stage. 

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42 minutes ago, Spotta said:

Yes I am in Launceston, where are you located? And sorry but I didn't catch your name. Ringer is helping a bit but Lupo is doing the engine. You are welcome to come and have a look at any stage. 

Yep, in Lonnie too, Peter's the name 🙂 Didn't know Robert played with Porsche engines, but no doubt he will do a great job as he's renowned for his race engines.  Ringers looks after my GT3 and wife's 981 🙂

 

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Jason,  Northern PCT run on Sunday, finishing at the motor museum approx 10.30 to join in the Eurosports Cars & Coffee.  Come on down and catch up with some of the guys and gals.  I'm going straight to museum, be there about 9.30 or so, but leaving early as we're off to Cradle.

cheers

Peter

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So we have the car in primer now and have put some KBS rust seal on the on the front inner guards and the Frunk followed by Blacktop Chassis coater in satin black. Next step will be to get the inner floor and outer floor painted so some assembly can begin. Everyday is like Christmas when the mail man comes at the moment. Coilover springs for the FOX shocks arrived along with Tilton reservoir, the ARP engine stud kit, new wheel bearings and some other odds and ends. IMG_6353.thumb.jpg.b17ff182994e0dbe49a6beca69535a39.jpgIMG_6355.thumb.jpg.12ee9929f18ef41c6c0c9e94b149b2be.jpgIMG_6364.thumb.jpg.d56ab77df9946218d6168752a2d20b5d.jpgIMG_6367.thumb.jpg.0b5981e27e18c16bf830fa2837932175.jpgIMG_6368.thumb.jpg.5bd85d30850a34f52d0eaf2663337631.jpg

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10 minutes ago, michel said:

That’s a seriously good basket case’ you have acquired 

 

Agreed, the more I get in to it the luckier I am. The shell is immaculate. 

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13 hours ago, Spotta said:

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Some shiny bits going in this weekend.

Jeez mate, you're not hanging around.  Your Christmas date may well be achievable I think!!

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8 hours ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Jeez mate, you're not hanging around.  Your Christmas date may well be achievable I think!!

That's the plan mate. But this is all the easy stuff at the moment.

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Another productive weekend. Fuel cell and oil tank final fitment, just waiting for hosing and fittings to be delivered. Oil cooler first fitment. Lots of front suspension and brake work done. 

 

Next will be some final fitment in the front end, some more paint on the cage etc, fuel lines and oil lines, pedal box and reservoir fitment with some brake lines. 

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Ok, so it has been a couple of weeks since an update due to a lot of kids Soccer. The latest is, more painting has been done. Engine compartment, inside of cab and roll-cage. Don't ever volunteer to paint a roll cage, its hard. Tilton pedal box has been fitted for the final time along with master cylinders. Tilton reservoir has been mounted and braided lines are beginning to be made. Peterson oil tank is in and being plumbed. Steering column is back in and Smart racing quick release with Prototipo steering wheel on, although there is something special on its way to be fitted to this. 

Next jobs are, rear suspension and brake fit up, fuel lines, clutch line and brake lines. Hydraulic e brake, and brake bias valve. Then electrical.

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So some more slow progress this weekend. Spring plates were fitted along with coilovers and rear sway bar. All went together beautifully and looks amazing. Did some more speedflow fuel and brake hosing. Put in some more Dynamat lite and starting to think about other items inside the cab. Also beginning to fit up some panels.

Next week hopefully I will have a steering rack and rear trailing arms so we can almost make this thing a roller. Fuel pumps, filters and reg's etc will be here so may get them fitted up and more plumbing done. Wiring shouldn't be far away. A massive job with a couple of fancy pieces to be fitted there. 

 

Anyone got any thoughts if running Alcantara and basket weave leather together is a no no??

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1 hour ago, Spotta said:

So some more slow progress this weekend.

I can handle slow @Spotta

Just hurry up and get it done by Christmas, so I can get you to build me one for Easter   :Innocent:

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So another weekend and a little more progress. Front hubs came back off and fitted Elephant racing studs and nuts. Steering rack and turbo tie rods went on. Fuel lines plumbed up from front to back. Brakes lines have started getting made and emergency brake fitment as well as brake bias control. Do not ever volunteer to make brake lines, and if you do don't use stainless. Rear control arms fitted with elephant racing spherical bushes. Just waiting on new rear wheel bearings to finish back end fit up.

Next week will be to get it on all 4 wheels and on the ground. Finish plumbing brake lines and bleed brakes. Fit fuel filters, fuel pumps and fuel pressure regs.  Hopefully some electrical arrives soon so I can get it wired up. 

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57 minutes ago, Spotta said:

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So another weekend and a little more progress. Front hubs came back off and fitted Elephant racing studs and nuts. Steering rack and turbo tie rods went on. Fuel lines plumbed up from front to back. Brakes lines have started getting made and emergency brake fitment as well as brake bias control. Do not ever volunteer to make brake lines, and if you do don't use stainless. Rear control arms fitted with elephant racing spherical bushes. Just waiting on new rear wheel bearings to finish back end fit up.

Next week will be to get it on all 4 wheels and on the ground. Finish plumbing brake lines and bleed brakes. Fit fuel filters, fuel pumps and fuel pressure regs.  Hopefully some electrical arrives soon so I can get it wired up. 

Looking great Jason.  I found out which car it is, had great bones to start with, I think Rob, if he was still with us, would be very happy with what you're doing with it 🙂 .

Can you PM your phone no, or I'll see if cousin Mike has it, and perhaps make plans to check it out next weekend???

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Thanks Greeny, yes I am happy with the way it is coming along. The homework is crazy, and you always have to be thinking a month ahead of yourself so what you need is in your hands when you need. 

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