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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2015/08/16 20:09:18 (permalink)


Got a Set of Cookie Cutters, not to bad condition but will need a referb, bottom image before an afternoon of wet and drying, and hand polishing.
Above ready for machine polishing.
 
 

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2015/11/20 16:32:01 (permalink)
Thought I would take the car out of the garage, give it a once over and then off to the MOT station to get her ready for the spring (plan ahead :) But I noticed bubbling on the rear quarters of the car, not good.  So Will be stripping her back over the weekend to see the damage underneath :( I hope its just some moisture getting under the paint and not tin worm trying to get out.

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2015/11/22 12:50:05 (permalink)

As its quite cold thought I wouldn't take the bumper off yet , but just rub the area back and have a look see, take the bumper off when its a bit warmer :).  Not too bad underneath no major rot or areas of concern. All good metal :) I'm guessing from the re-sprays its had over the years some moisture is getting through.

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2015/11/22 14:53:57 (permalink)

The other side was / is in a little poorer condition, but still no rot through.  Cleaned both sides back to metal, crusted and then quick primer coat just for now.  Will leave now for a couple of weeks so see if anything else comes through.  if not will take off bumper and start prepping for filling /priming and painting :) 

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/01 16:34:09 (permalink)

 
 
While the rain stayed off, decided to remove the rear bumper and get her ready for a mini overall.
 
Oh and a Happy New Year to you all !  :)
 

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/01 22:51:34 (permalink)
Hi Marc
I've just come across your thread for the first time and read it from start to finish with much interest - please keep it going!
A while back you asked about ignition contact breaker replacement - did you ever do it? I used to have a 1973 Lotus that I wanted to improve but keep in period so I fitted the Lumenition kit. It certainly started more easily and I could convince myself it revved a little higher, but of course no more fiddling about with feeler gauges!
Happy New Year!
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/02 11:46:43 (permalink)
Hi Paul
Yes I did try the electronic ignition contactless breaker system, I fiddled for quite a bit, but couldn't get the car to fire?  I'm sure I was doing something wrong, or maybe the coil couldn't cope with the system. So stripped it out and went be stock. I might have another go in the future, as I like the idea, and I'm sure it will help to keep the engine running smoothly. :-) 

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/02 14:46:14 (permalink)
Just thought I would start to price up all the stuff/ parts needed = So far 305.00 pounds and counting :) Not too bad, but I'm sure the price will continue to grow over the next couple of weeks

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/02 15:02:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Gasman 2016/02/21 00:12:52

 
 
The Right Hand side is quite a bit corroded, not to the point of cutting away material and replacing with new, but will need a lot of attention to the lower of the inner rear wing.  The supports have also rotted away at the bottom.  I think the best thin to do is cut them off, and either weld or bolt new supports to the body? I can't find replacement part for these yet!

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/10 12:40:11 (permalink)

 
 
Had to drill out the bottom bolts which fix the rear valance to the bumper, they had welded themselves together. Started my order list :) Need to give the garden a clean as well, after looking at the picture taken, my slabs are a disgrace :( 

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/01/31 18:04:11 (permalink)

More cleaning, and a good wash and wax. Ordered most the parts now, took the rear bumper support tube off on the right hand side/ well it fell off :)  Hopefully drop the bumper and the valence off at media blaster in a couple of weeks, and then start to test fit everything back.  Hopefully the weather will start to pick up soon.

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/02/19 12:28:01 (permalink)

 
Bolts holding the bumper tube (snapped off).  Ground back, thought I had a really good idea, drill out the old bolts and then tap into the support rail ! This could then be just bolted onto directly.  Well that was the plan,  (So I thought) I brought a really good tap and tie set?  Yeah until the carrier and the tap snapped, leaving me bloody fingered and fed up :(   What's worst I now can't find the receipt to take back, so I'm just leaving for today and get back fresh tomorrow :) (some days things just want to fight you)
 
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/02/20 17:32:35 (permalink)

Drilled, tapped and cleaned off/ quick lick of paint.  Hopefully tomorrow will test fit all the brackets and the bumper support tubing.

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/02/21 14:56:31 (permalink)

New Parts :) / Fresh paint- is there anything better ?
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/03/05 08:16:57 (permalink)
Nice work - I find working through bits one at a time is rewarding as well. You dont see too many 2.7s like ours these days - i am looking forward to getting to some shows this year - do let me know if you are going to any and we could put them together :)
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/07/24 10:22:54 (permalink)
so my 'little red' has been sat in the garage all on its own for the last few months with on work being carried out on it, but hopefully as I'm now on holiday from work I can get back to sorting out the back end and getting her back on the road.  Although since then I have been quite reckless and brought another 924 project as well :)
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/08/10 19:02:08 (permalink)
Hi al could any one advise me on my late grandfathers 1974 2.7 Carrera RS he has had it for 20years in that time only done 8000 miles was part restored 12 years ago it has full history 6 owners from new my dilemma is I all reddy own a Orange Cayman and a guards red 944s I haven't really got room for any more I could sell one of mine to keep this or try and sell the RS does any one know of current prices or would it be worth keeping thanks for any advice Mark.  
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/08/10 20:58:30 (permalink)
Actual valuation depends on condition, assuming it is sound and a runner these are well into 6 figures now.
 
Not sure these were ever RS, just Carrera 2.7, although the engine passes the test, assuming it is the correct one fitted as it left the factory.
More information needed to establish what the car actually is and it's condition.
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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/08/22 14:55:01 (permalink)
Hi Tanya
 
Regarding your Grandfathers 2.7 Carrera RS,  prices are on the up for these cars at the moment, but when  it comes to price its all about condition and originality, if it was me I would keep them all and try and make room, even if you have to store the RS for a while.  I would take the RS to get a valuation as it could be quite high- you can then make a educated decision on what to do next. Post some pictures I would love to have a look see :)
 
My car -
I have been still working on the rear, I have now filler primed and class papered back blending together with the paintwork.  Will need to final glass (2500 grit) before final primer and top coat then lacquer. 
I have also stripped the rear bumper, filled and primed that as well.  Even though the bumper is aluminium, I noticed that at the edges had delaminated and became quite weak in areas so needed to fill them before it got any deeper into the bumper.
 

 
I'm hoping to colour match the back and top coat soon :)

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Re: RE: Diary of a 2.7/ 911 2016/08/22 20:00:04 (permalink)
Hi the car is in superb condition I was out in it on Sunday a trip to Whitby for fish and chips it got a huge amount of attention I see they have one at Leeds Porsche Centre there price is £1.1 million a hell of a lot of money for a car if you send me your email address I will send you some pics Mark   
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