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.
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.
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
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.
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!
911 bodyshell & suspension.wmv
I've completed what I want to do on the stripped bodyshell underside,
wheelwells and cabin. The outer panels will be painted by a pro paint shop.
Here we discuss what I've done on the underside and introduce the work I'll
be doing to the suspension, steering and braking system
Porsche 911 1968 wheel alignment tutorial Part 1
Filmed at Steve Bull Specialist Cars, well-known independent Porsche
service centre in Devizes, Wiltshire using their state-of-art Hunter
digital wheel alignment equipment.
Setting the suspension geometry of an early Porsche 911 should be an easy
task, until you find out that 45 years of use have taken their toll on the
parts. Here technician Christian takes us through what the equipment can do
and measures the basic readings for the Porsche 911. But almost predictably
with a classic car, we find a problem...
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.