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    1. Thanks, You guys are confirming the thoughts...

      Thanks,

      You guys are confirming the thoughts I already had. However... I do have one concern.

      I'm a little concerned that the values are going to hit a bubble and start coming down. Granted,...
    2. Calling all Old School Porsche enthusiasts... Or collector car aficionados.

      I posted this same question over in the 912 registry forums. But I fear the traffic level on that site does not compare to The Car Lounge. I also have a Car Lounge thread going for the past 5 years...
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      Yep... That's exactly what I used.

      Yep... That's exactly what I used.
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      Check out what came in the mail today... ...

      Check out what came in the mail today...

      http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/dltracy1980/1966%20Porsche/20141217_191055_zpsa7mejddv.jpg
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      Another update for you. I sourced a wiper...

      Another update for you.

      I sourced a wiper motor off of the samba. I ordered a new antennae, but it's on back order. I got tired of waiting for it so I just took the antennae off of my Karmann...
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      You are correct sir. In fact... After I removed...

      You are correct sir. In fact... After I removed and disassembled my calipers from the Porsche. I had left the old pads sitting over by the parts washer for a few days. I hadn't gotten around to...
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      New brake pads, and I installed them along with...

      New brake pads, and I installed them along with the freshly rebuilt and cleaned calipers.



      http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/dltracy1980/1966%20Porsche/IMG_0428_zpsa8be206f.jpg
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      New Brake Master Cylinder, cut and turned the...

      New Brake Master Cylinder, cut and turned the rotors, and re-packed the bearings.


      http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/dltracy1980/1966%20Porsche/IMG_0423_zpsab4b99da.jpg
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      It's funny you should say that. I had quite a few...

      It's funny you should say that. I had quite a few people, co-workers mostly, who kept telling me to paint them, or powder coat them. I'm trying to keep it mostly original though. Or at least original...
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      Freshly re-built calipers ready to go back on. I...

      Freshly re-built calipers ready to go back on. I removed all the calipers, had them chemically stripped to remove the 50 years of road grime. Then I put in new seals and dust jackets.

      Sorry for...
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      a few more pictures from this morning. While we...

      a few more pictures from this morning. While we still have these cars at the shop

      http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/dltracy1980/1966%20Porsche/IMG_0401_zps8f45c09d.jpg
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      The heretic is one of my technicians. His 1966...

      The heretic is one of my technicians. His 1966 Bug is powered by a 2.0L 4 Cylinder out of a Mk III VW. It's a pretty good setup though.

      You are correct on the bug. That is a Sports Bug. Pretty...
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      I took some more pictures of those rear joints...

      I took some more pictures of those rear joints for you all to see.

      http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/dltracy1980/1966%20Porsche/IMG_0390_zpsd81c630d.jpg
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      $881.01. However... I am the service manager at...

      $881.01. However... I am the service manager at the shop that I work at. So I can order whatever parts I need at cost. So that's a bit cheaper than the normal joe would have to spend. Also, that...
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      Got a bunch of new parts for it. I recently...

      Got a bunch of new parts for it. I recently purchased....

      Hood and deck lid struts
      Bilstein Suspension (front and rear)
      Tie rod ends
      New brake lines
      Caliper repair kits


      Last weekend I...
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      Okay, Sorry, I'm internet stupid. Try it now.

      Okay, Sorry, I'm internet stupid. Try it now.
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      Kay, now try. I think I fixed it.

      Kay, now try. I think I fixed it.
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      Ummm... It runs... I'll just leave this here....

      Ummm... It runs...

      I'll just leave this here.





      https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152760591072534&l=6233117103243696648
    19. Here are a few of my own cars. Some present......

      Here are a few of my own cars. Some present... Some past. Mostly taken in AZ with a few taken on a road trip from AZ to Seattle Washington.
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      I'm pretty sure this was also my car at one...

      I'm pretty sure this was also my car at one point. If it is the same one I'm thinking of, and if anyone is interested in it. Send me a message and I'll tell you what I know about it.
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