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 Camshafts & lifters.wmv
This is part 1 (of 3) of the valvetrain build sequence, which includes the
cam timing. In Part 1 (run time 21 minutes) Nick Fulljames talks us through
the assembly of the S cams into the cylinder heads and prepping the rockers
or lifters for assembly.
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.
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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McLaren P1 v Porsche 918 Spyder. Which is fastest? evo Track Battle
The McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder are two of the quickest supercars on
the planet. But which is the fastest around the spectacular Anglesey
Circuit? evo's Jethro Bovingdon attaches the Vbox timing kit and finds
911 68 gauges, trim & seats before restoration.wmv
Just a short clip to show the gauges, glovebox lid and all the interior
trim before it starts restoration. We've got a big job here, but notr as
big as the bodyshell has turned out to be.
The bodyshop is doing the work on my shell as and when they can fit it in
to their works schedule. This is because it has turned out to be a much
larger job than planned. When the body guy started looking at it, he found
just about every panel needed work. We're also replacing both door skins
and the left sill, besides much other major work. I'm hopeful I'll have
something to show you soon!
Revive the Passion - Grand Finale for the 911 T
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 final chapter in its restoration and how
the car was reborn. More information on http://www.porsche.com/classic
1966 Porsche 911 Vintage 2.0 Race Motor
First running of 2.0 liter race car motor. This is a rust & accident free
1966 911 Porsche from southern Arizona. Original color silver. Correct
matching engine number. Completely new vintage car set up tested & ready to
race. Car is also titled and plated. This is a nine year project.
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.
Porsche 911 drive in Wiltshire
Here is my restored 1968 Porsche 911L on my favourite roads - an
approximate 20 mile loop around the Wiltshire countryside taking in the
World Heritage village of Avebury and the pretty market town of
Marlborough. Driving roads don't get much better than this in a classic
Porsche 911 (or any classic car for that matter) and the route takes in the
old London-Bath Roman road (the A4 today), the Ridgeway, the Hackpen White
Horse chalk sculpture and the beautiful Marlborough Downs.
I'm wearing a headcam (and am no Spielberg!), so apologies for the slightly
jerky filming and the slightly muted sound of the 2-litre flat-6 - but
you'll get the message! I must add that I didn't break any speed limits on
this drive and that the suspension still hasn't been set up properly!