Porsche 911 1968 restoration project summary Jan 2011.wmv
Still no bodyshell back from the paintshop (I'm chasing them every 2 weeks at present), so here I take stock of where I am and how much the project has cost me (and likely to cost overall). Building a 911 as a full 'make as new' restoration brings with it eye watering costs - and that's another reason why it's been fortunate I've taken 2 years so far and will probably take another year to complete.
On this clip I also talk about the fuel tank restoration. Run time here is just under 17 minutes.
N Fulljames cam timing.wmv
In Part 3 of this final Nick Fulljames master class, Nick shows how to do
the camshaft timing on the flat-6 engine. He finishes the build of the
'long' motor by bleeding the chain tensioners. At the end of this session
the engine is basically complete, less the ancillaries like the cooling
fan, distributor, oil fittings etc.
2011 Singer 911
It is hard to believe, but the Porsche 911 exists despite Porsche's own
attempts to eliminate and replace their beloved icon. This rear engine, 2+2
coupe has defied attempts (type 951 and 928) to terminate its allegedly
dated concept only to be re-invented in superior form and bask in a renewed
wave of enthusiasm.
The 911 brand is so compelling to consumers that even cars that are not
911's (Types 930, 964, 993, 996, 997) have been badged as such since 1990.
Such is the influence of a model and a brand within Porsche that as the
vehicle made vast technical leaps, even wholly re-invented it remains a
911. The original 911, with its air/oil cooled engine was built from 1964
to 1989. This model was succeeded by two much more evolved 911's that were
still air/oil cooled; the type 964 and 993. The 964 and 993 are still
lauded for their own technical brilliance, but the vehicles gained weight
and complexity addressing safety, (airbags) emissions, and feature/ options
concerns. One could argue that the last air/oil cooled 911's, though
brilliant, paid a price for their sophistication.
However, 1998 brought the first 911 to rely on water cooling for the
engine, and it introduced the first all-new and larger body shell to the
model since 1964. In addition, it was the first 911 to feature an engine
with four valves per cylinder which would help it meet power demands and
emissions requirements. While the early 911's were beloved for their unique
sound, a baritone growl that was a product of the engine noise itself which
could easily escape through the thinner castings and cylinder walls (not
surrounded by water) and projected by the fan atop the motor. In the
interest of compliance, performance, and evolution both sound effects were
eliminated. After surviving 35 years, this integral piece of the 911's
character had been severed from the car's persona.
Bugatti Head of Design's Personal 911 Project - /DRIVEN
This week on DRIVEN we spend some time with Achim Anscheidt, Head of Design
for Bugatti. Achim takes us for a drive around the streets of Berlin in his
stripped down 911 while he shares his thoughts on minimalism in design and
construction, and how he feels about personal design projects.
1967 Porsche 911 Coupe | Restored By Classic Showcase
This Porsche has recently undergone a restoration by Classic Showcase to a
Show/Driver level. The Porsche 911 was disassembled, painted, color sanded
and buffed. All body parts painted separately off the car. This magnificent
early 911 Porsche has received a restoration by Classic Showcase to reveal
the original features and novelty of the vehicle. During the restoration
process, the Porsche was disassembled, each body part was fit to the car by
our body work specialists and each body part was separately painted off of
the car, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous luster. The original Fluch
Alloy wheels have been restored adding to the patina of this exceptional
car. Our specialty craftsman from our upholstery department custom fitted,
made and installed a complete new interior using the correct German
materials. Brite work was re-plated and new rubber seals, new deco rubber
and hardware was installed, as well as a new fuel pump. The instruments
were restored and Classic Showcase performed a full mechanical service
including re-building carburetors, major tune-up, valve adjustment, oil
change and much more. It has received a full detail inside and out,
including the undercarriage. This Porsche is a very nice original
California black plate car with DVD documentation of the restoration
process. It is very difficult to find these early short wheel base 911's,
especially in this condition. This is certainly for the discerning Porsche
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Porsche Singer 911: The Coolest Porsche Ever?
Singer Design in California has created a Porsche 911 that isn't a
restoration, it's a new car. No system has been left unrefined and the
base for the car is the iconic 1970's Porsche R and RS. If it drives as
good as it's constructed, it could the best example of a 911 ever made. The
Revive the Passion - Open heart Surgery
A 911 T US Coupe (1973) was restored by the specialists from Porsche
Classic and raffled off among members of the Porsche Club of America
afterwards. This video shows the open-heart surgery on the car's engine.
More information on http://www.porsche.com/classic
1970 Porsche 911S Coupe
Early 911's are rare finds today among collector cars and have appreciated
tremendously in recent years, with good solid cars seeing especially
significant increases in value. They have unparalleled drivability and
usability, especially when compared with other cars of the same vintage.
The 2.2 liter 911S is a very special car which appeals particularly to the
most rabid of Porsche enthusiasts. While the 2.4 liter S and 2.7 liter RS
often attract the attention of the casual Porsche enthusiast (and rightly
so!), the 2.2 liter cars have a raw character that results from the less
restrictive laws that were in place when they were built. This car is a
collector-owned example in its original color combination of silver with a
black interior. It has recently undergone a full rotisserie restoration by
California Porsche Restoration in Fallbrook, California. The car was
completely disassembled and stripped to bare metal, rust-proofed and
flawlessly repainted. Every nut, bolt, and seal is brand new. The engine
has been completely rebuilt and runs as strong as the day it was produced.
The interior, engine compartment, and trunk are immaculate and correct.
Every piece of this car runs as new, because it basically is! This is
must-see vehicle to be appreciated. For a high definition video go to
www.byersimports.tv - We are Byers Imports, located in Columbus Ohio. Call
Bill today at 866-813-0573.
Porsche 911 chain tensioner story
My 1968 engine came with sealed camshaft chain tensioners. These tensioners
were designed by Porsche engine expert Hans Mezger and introduced for the
1968 model year. Here's their interesting story.
N Fulljames cam sprockets and tensioners.wmv
In Part 2 (of 3) of the valve train build, Nick Fulljames continues his
assembly of my 68 Porsche 911 engine. This clip has a run time of 21
minutes as we go through the complicated procedure to align the camshaft
sprockets with the chains and bleed the tensioners. The next clip after
this will cover installation of the lifters and the cam timing.