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    1. 06-26-2012 06:40 AM #5916
      not a 4.0

      doesn't matter anyway as they all have centrelocks.
      issue is the re-torquing of the cl nut.
      got to be done to a specific torque or schit happens...
      will be suprised if the 991 gt range didn't revert back to 5 lugs.

    2. 06-26-2012 06:52 AM #5917
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      will be suprised if the 991 gt range didn't revert back to 5 lugs.
      Centre locks on a road vehicle, especially one that heads to the track on occasion has got to be the dumbest marketing idea ever.

    3. 06-26-2012 07:10 AM #5918
      agreed. there's no benefit.


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      06-27-2012 07:07 AM #5920
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      How can he get away with being so brutal with the gear box:
      - because it is sequential;
      - because the metal goes through some thermonuclear toughening process; or
      - because he doesn't give a 5hit?
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-27-2012 07:31 AM #5921
      -because it's not his car

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      06-27-2012 07:59 AM #5922
      Quote Originally Posted by MACCAA View Post
      -because it's not his car
      Post of the day.. So true!
      two german cars

    7. 06-27-2012 08:59 AM #5923
      gearbox can take the abuse. it's on a periodic schedule for rebuilds anyway.
      this bloke is even more gentle on the car..



    8. 06-27-2012 09:02 AM #5924
      here is leh keen doing it without a sequential. toight!!!!

      Last edited by Jim Bookie; 06-27-2012 at 09:08 AM.

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      06-28-2012 01:22 AM #5925
      So Wayne, what's with the white Cayman. Is it yours?
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-28-2012 02:13 AM #5926
      Loaner from pca?
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

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      06-28-2012 02:35 AM #5927
      Has to be a loaner. He won't be able to sell that 7 series for a long time.

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      06-28-2012 03:31 AM #5928
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      Has to be a loaner. He won't be able to sell that 7 series for a long time.
      I have been playing the psychological war game with him by telling him everyday that I'm getting rid of it. But no joy. Only way is to replace with another "TV car".
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      06-28-2012 04:22 AM #5929
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      So Wayne, what's with the white Cayman. Is it yours?
      Back to the question....???

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      06-28-2012 04:53 AM #5930
      If you had to know, it is not mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      06-28-2012 05:09 AM #5931
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      If you had to know, it is not mine.

      Clearly it's Ollieway's birthday present
      a V8 and N/A

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      06-29-2012 07:47 AM #5932
      Finally got it out for a wash and a drive after 6 months of upgrades.

      Only a couple of crappy phone pictures for now sorry

      Michael is going to take a series of images with his high end DLSR gear over the weekend if we can tee up a time to get together so I'll post some better exposed ones of the interior work as well but most of his mastery done to it is under the skin.

      About 12k into it here so far with a long way to go until I'm happy.









      Cheers Al
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      06-29-2012 08:15 AM #5933
      Wow

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      06-29-2012 08:24 AM #5934
      Al, that is one hot looking baby
      a V8 and N/A

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      06-29-2012 08:56 AM #5935
      Thanks guys,

      A few of the changes / upgrades, I'm sure to miss a lot of them but I'll try and drag out the invoices at some stage.

      • All the silver anodised Rennline parts powder coated black, I'll try and get photos of each one (I hate bling)

      • Custom made drivers side perforated floor board behind the pedals

      • Tilton pedal box fully adjustable bias (still to choose mounting point for adjuster) and also custom fabricated mounting plate by Michael with multiple mounting position forward and back for the pedals (I'm a short arse and hated sitting so close to the wheel to get full travel on the stock pedals but didn't want to affect the sitting position of any of my friends who might drive it with me on track days and the like. It is a quick and easy job to adjust the location of the pedals for the perfect seating position for any driver)

      • Clutch changed from cable operated to hydraulically operated. Done as part of the pedal upgrade. All the lines for brake and clutch are braided Kevlar from the pedals to master cylinder.

      • Removal of vacuum brake booster done as part of the pedal box upgrade. the pedal feel is so good now and the pedal is so firm. You can really modulate the braking now and this is one of my favourite upgrades.

      • Roll bar removed and completely re-fabricated re-welded and then powder coated. The cross bar was on the wrong side, the whole roll bar was forward of the B pillar so Michael reconfigured it to match the angle of the B pillar and moved the cross bar to the correct side for RHD car. All beautifully tig welded before powder coating and refitting.

      • Brake lines all replaced and upgraded to full braided

      • Wheels sent to Classic Road and Track in Melbourne for refinishing in RSR style. This took 6 months of work and they have polished lips and are Anodised on the outer rings. The silver petals and black centres are painted with the silver petals in the rough RSR finish to match the anodising. We were going to fully Anodise them but they are two piece wheels and the centres are a slightly different material so the best solution was to paint the centres.

      • Full interior re-trim in OEM Porsche silver-knit carpet in Porsche RSR style. Carpet sourced from Germany and supplied by Classic and British in Sydney. All the patterns for the carpet were custom made and the full custom install with the roll bar in situ was done by F&H trimmers in Coorparoo. Steve is from the old school of doing things and is pedantic in making sure it was as close to the factory style as possible

      • A general overall service of the engine, gearbox and drive train was undertaken by Michael at Promotive, things like pads, oils, rotors, plugs, leads, globes, tyres anything and everything was replaced with new.

        Michael also oversaw the whole of the project from start to finish for me and I can't recommend him more highly. He is pedantic about everything being done to the highest standard possible and his fabrication and engineering skills are second to none and I am very grateful to have him looking after my car. In his spare time he builds competition full carbon monocoque planes and put a jet engine in his two seater petrol powered chopper for the fun of it so looking after my car is a dawdle for him


      I'm sure there is a lot I have missed and I'll keep updating the thread in the coming months as we get pictures of everything and move onto the next stage which will now be a full respray with the new IROC front and rear bumpers including new headers and dual rear exhaust like the IROC cars had and relocating the oil cooler to the front bumper area

      Cheers Al
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      06-29-2012 09:48 AM #5936
      That pedal box has a hint of menace about it. It's almost a glimpse into the car's soul.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-29-2012 11:07 AM #5937
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      That pedal box has a hint of menace about it. It's almost a glimpse into the car's soul.
      Exactly what I'm going for

      I like that if you just glance in the car walking past nothing jumps out at you, sure it looks nice and well put together....but..... if you take the time to really look or something catches your eye like the pedal box and you start investigating you see the quality of the work, attention to detail and commitment to performance.

      In the end if I can come close to emulating the build and performance of Chris Harris's Green ****ter (Kermit) then we will have achieved exactly what Michael and I are trying to with the car.

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      06-29-2012 05:54 PM #5938
      Bad ass!

    23. 06-29-2012 07:06 PM #5939
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      It's almost a glimpse into the car's soul.
      Smoke your breakfast much Matt??

      Car looks great AL. If you can, go for a pull cylinder AP pedal box

    24. 06-29-2012 07:17 PM #5940
      Why put a gearstick where the cupholder was?

    25. 06-29-2012 07:19 PM #5941
      Also where are you going to put the sat-nav? I thought all performance porsches needed them?

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      06-29-2012 08:26 PM #5942
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post
      Smoke your breakfast much Matt??

      Car looks great AL. If you can, go for a pull cylinder AP pedal box
      We ended up going with the Tilton box, its already in the car in the pictures above.

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      06-29-2012 08:31 PM #5943
      Looks increible Al! Me jealous.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    28. 06-30-2012 05:34 AM #5944
      Hi Al,

      The car looks amazing!!!

      I had a little knowing smile when I saw you had removed the vacuum brake booster and converted it. After all the dramas with the R32 brakes I bet you are happy that it is just you and brake pedal with no boosters or computers in between

      I look forward to seeing the car at some stage in the future

      Robbo

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      06-30-2012 05:49 AM #5945
      Quote Originally Posted by robbo mcs View Post
      Hi Al,

      The car looks amazing!!!

      I had a little knowing smile when I saw you had removed the vacuum brake booster and converted it. After all the dramas with the R32 brakes I bet you are happy that it is just you and brake pedal with no boosters or computers in between

      I look forward to seeing the car at some stage in the future

      Robbo
      Thanks Robbo, are you going to be at Adelaide or High Country? I have a gig lined up for both of them in the silly seat, would be great to catch up.

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    30. 07-01-2012 02:40 AM #5946
      Quote Originally Posted by Al Walker View Post
      Thanks Robbo, are you going to be at Adelaide or High Country? I have a gig lined up for both of them in the silly seat, would be great to catch up.

      Cheers Al
      Unfortunately not going to either. I wanted to do THC, but it was difficult for my nav. We are probably going to do lake mountain in december

      Robbo

    31. 07-01-2012 06:03 AM #5947


      'Twas nice and cold at PI today...

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      07-01-2012 07:14 AM #5948
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      07-01-2012 10:06 AM #5949
      Jebus I still can't get over how tasty your 911 is Al. I especially love the wheels all that wait and hard work certainly paid off.

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      07-01-2012 10:34 AM #5950
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Jebus I still can't get over how tasty your 911 is Al. I especially love the wheels all that wait and hard work certainly paid off.
      Cheers, thanks mate, still lots to go, I think when I get the IROC bumpers on it its going to look even better.

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