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Old 12-24-2018, 04:51 PM
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Since I have threads for my other cars, I thought I'd post here about a chance I took on a "higher" market 911T in Signal Orange off BAT. Never bought a car sight unseen, may never again. Was nervous as hell until it showed up a few days later.
Seller was super cool, spent a lot of money at a very good shop in Flagstaff, and so I rolled the dice, and yeah, the price was higher but so much work has been done.

So, will share a few things here as I get to learn about the old old cars, my next oldest is an 89 carrera that is all original, and really nice.

Some pics of the car as found by the previous owner and of the refresh process:
https://rennlist.com/forums/911-foru...-71-911-a.html

Here are the details of the car:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-porsche-911t-30/

Summarizing it:
The previous owner picked it up out of CA where I have records dating back to 1979.
Owner 1 and/or 2: Not sure, but it was CA as the blue plate i have is ~76 date range. I suspect owner 1 kept for a few years, sold to owner #2 and new plate was issued. Then private party in 1979 to 3rd owner. Not sure however, there could just be 1 owner
Owner 3 - had car from 1979-2011 - I have a stack of receipts from this owner to current, 100's of pages.
Owner 4 - 2011-2018 - he did the cosmetic and mechanical restoration, to a nice standard
Owner 5 - Me

So here is what I got and what I see as I poke into it:
Chassis seems to have about 145k miles on it.
Owner #3 replaced the engine in 1992 with a 2.7L with weber carbs. Car had about 125k miles on it then
When the car was sold in 2011, owner #4 started a restoration
Car was stripped down, rust repair in back section from window seepage
Repainted in original signal orange to a good standard
Added S body work
All new seals, all new rubber, refinished all bright work
Interior was refinished to a nice standard w/o going too overboard
Dash done, original steering wheel
Original seats in great condition
New carpets
New headliner
NON original door panels, i guess the originals were really thrashed. Too bad, I'll have to find a set or go to a 911R type
Full suspension refresh - clean, powder coat, new rubber, new shocks
Full brake refresh - new master, new lines, fully refinished brakes
Transmission rebuilt
Engine top end done, new rings
Carbs refreshed
Case a little seepy, couple drops after a drive sitting over night. Not bad! and I'll live w/ it
SSI headers/heat exchangers and center muffler
Original Radio works, wired for an aux in :-) That's awesome!
Only thing not working I think is the rear defroster, oh and I need to wire the hood lights up
Wheels are 1973 dated flat 6 Fuchs
What I've seen of under body looks good, found a little old rust repair in front pan area
Car drives awesome
It's a little boggy on start, I need to get it tuned and adjusted for sea level - it was fully setup at Flagstaff 6K elevation
TO summarize the previous owner: full cosmetic and mechanical refresh. About the ONLY thing not done was split the case, repair original door panels, or go over the top making the interior fully new (although it is very very nice).

Overall, Im pleased with the purchase. I'll spend a few $ to get a handful of things done, and to what I like/standard.
This week I'll be putting new Pirelli CN36 tires on it
Full mechanical inspection - I changed oil
Will do another oil change, trans change, brake flush, fuel filter, air filter, fan belt
Adjust valves, replace timing box gaskets, valve cover gaskets
New plugs (wires/cap/rotor look good)
Have the carbs adjusted / tuned
Inspect all the fuel lines, etc
Inspect all the electrical
Adjust shift linkage
Hood will pop up sometimes, so get that adjusted
Hood shocks
Get hand throttle working right
Install turbo tie rods on the front
Get it proper aligned / setup by an old 911 chassis guy
Handful of other things, like look at sway bars f/r

Overall, i would call this car one that was restored to a level "I" would do, which is great driving condition, a car to enjoy, looks great. I drive my cars, so it's exactly what I want. This car will NOT be hot rodded, even though with the 2.7 it's actually quite fast, surprisingly!!! The cosmetics are really nice I will have it 'corrected' an probably wrap the front, since its so nice. And will sort out a few of the mechanicals and probably drive it 3-4k miles a year, or like 6x what the previous owner did! :-)

Oh and it gets a LOT of smiles, just shows nice. Like a flash back to the period 70s. And most importantly, the wife commented when I told her "Oh yeah, um, i bought another car.. " CUTE! haha. and she enjoys riding in it.

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Congratulations. Great write up. I looked at the BAT link. The car looks awesome.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:32 PM
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Nice car - I was watching that auction as well
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:43 PM
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Love it and great buy. Congrats.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:46 PM
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very lovely example ,,,congratulations and enjoy
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:26 PM
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pretty car - I'd replace the rubber brake hoses with new rubber from the dealer when doing the brake flush (unless you know for sure that was done n the last 10-15 years).

Also, the rubber fuel hoses should be ethanol mix compatible - including the 2 underneath by the fuel tank.

It would be fun to know what cams are in the 2.7
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:24 PM
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Yah all the rubber fuel lines are new last 3 years. Brake lines all new last 2 years.
Need to check it was proper ethanol compatible line. I’d have assumed it was since it was just done.

I have 4 pages of handwritten notes from the shop for the build in 92 but the penmanship i need to study it lol. Hope it states the cam grind
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Nice! Ya done good!
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:49 AM
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How about a Prototipo steering wheel? The stock wheel hits my legs when I shift - it's too big.
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I’m short. And i like the big *** wheel! Easy parking :-)
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Originally Posted by laranja View Post
How about a Prototipo steering wheel? The stock wheel hits my legs when I shift - it's too big.
you too? my hits my legs. to be addressed.
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