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.
Porsche 911 1968 rear suspension Part 2.wmv
Here is the second part of my full ride height reset on the 68 911. This is
a long trial and error job that can drive you mad! It's important to
understand how the suspension works and what the effect of any adjustment
can have. It's also important to control the variables - set the tyre
pressures and disconnect the shocks etc. After this there is still the
corner weighting and then camber and toe to be set. But that's another
Apologies for the crude editing. I'm doing this with Windows Live Movie
Maker and it's very basic compared to my previous editor.
PCA Spotlight- '73 911T Restoration Raffle Car - May 2011 Update
We're just a few months away to handing over the keys to this freshly
factory restored classic to a lucky PCA member. The official Raffle entry
form and rules are available at www.pca.org, in the May issue of Panorama,
and contained in a direct mail piece which has been sent to members.
President Manny Alban had an opportunity to visit Porsche Classic recently
and see in person how much our beloved '73 has transformed since the 2010
Only 7300 entries are available, so submit your raffle entries in soon! The
'73 will be on display at the 2011 Porsche Parade and Porsche Classic will
be in attendance to assist PCA in the presentation of the car to Parade
goers and finally to the winning member!
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.
Porsche 911 body schutz & front suspension
The bodyshell is done with stripping and has received its first coat of
primer - mainly to stop the bare metal rusting. Here I learn how to apply
the overpaintable body schutz - the rubberised paint that acts as a sound
deadener and stone chip protector. The front suspension is off the car and
I talk through what is going to be done.
1968 Porsche 911 2.0 S (HD photo video with stereo engine sounds!)
Retired from sale at http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl: Porsche 911 2.0 S, year
1968. Colour silver metallic with a black/grey interior. (The original
black seats are included). This wonderful and scarce 911 2.0 S was
extensively restored. Invoices are present. This matching number 911 is in
superb (excellent++) condition. More information and fine classic- and
sports cars for sale at http://tinyurl.com/ccg-sales
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
Vintage! Porsche 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled
engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms,
Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2
liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a
top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The
car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the
blueprint for all 911s that followed.
911 68 crankcase assembly.wmv
Nick Fulljames talks through the details of assembling the 68 magnesium
alloy crankcase, including shuffle pinning, oil pressure valve
modification, oil pump upgrade and machining the crankcase halves to
rectify the wear and tear of over 40 years
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.
Porsche 911 Restoration Intro
Welcome to my restoration of a 1968 Porsche 911. I am Peter Morgan and this
is the first clip I recorded in my workshop back in May 2009. This sets the
scene for the rebuild of the car. I live in the UK and I imported this car
from Florida, USA in March 2009 as a derelict, non-runner.
I am no Spielberg, so apologies in advance for the quality of the camera
work, but the main point of this is to share with you all the trials and
tribulations, plus the fun of bringing a unique 911 back to life.
You can follow later clips on my You Tube channel at petermorgan911. Hope
you enjoy the journey!