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.

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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.

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.

1969 Porsche 911S Restoration - Part 6 - Bodywork almost complete
Here's a bunch of clips covering the last 2 months of work on the car. I'm having some trouble getting parts from the USA: companies being really slack with communications, and NZ Post's YouShop - the home of total incompetence - returned my pistons and barrels to the ebay sender, and I had to chase them to discover that "Gas cylinders are banned items and may not be shipped to NZ"!! Forget about emailing your client asking what the package contains, or reading the full description on the packing slip, or opening the box to inspect the goods - no - just send it straight back! Grrr. The engine is ready to reassemble once the pistons finally arrive. There was a massive bill for saving the magnesium crank cases. I'm very grateful however - it's still a "matching numbers" car - and where on earth would you get a new set? It's still unclear who or how we will do the Fuchs wheels, and I am considering doing the seats in the correct colour, but in leather rather than the original leatherette. I am not ordinarily a fan of solo guitar, but strangely these videos keep ending up with them. There are two classic tracks here: Men at Work's "Down Under" covered by iGor Presnyakov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aawkf-rA8Dk and Michael's Jackson's "Bille Jean" performed by Sungha Jung - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgVqX0a49HM The next video will cover the final inspection of the metalwork, and the beginning of the preparation for painting - and I am hoping that will be in less than 2 weeks from now. Thanks for watching.

1967 Porsche 911 Coupe | Restored By Classic Showcase
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