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Old 11-04-2011, 03:11 PM
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Nice ride,......enjoy her!

BEST!

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:24 PM
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You're probably right about the 1st to 2nd shift... I've read so much about the 915 tranny that I think I was overly frightened about damaging it. I consider a good 1 to 2 shift as that extra badge of honor that I've earned my entry into old Porsche ownership!
On the other hand, if it's never been apart, a 30 year old transmission is going to have wear. Different people respond differently to it. Some enjoy the challenge and chalk it up to "character." Some see a fault in the car. I'm in the former group, but I'm sure my 915 could use some work.

I have an odd fascination about the non-metallic brown. I'd never choose it for my only 911. Other bright non-metallic colors would come first, but I'd have a second daily driver 911 in that shade. LOL I think it's cool. It's just correct for the vintage.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:51 PM
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Looks like the little guy has a new favorite car. Just wait until he asks for the keys! My first car was a '73 2002 and I still miss it. Have you noticed that they smell the same on the inside or is that just my memory?
Ha! I was thinking the same thing... Then my wife confirmed it! She can tell the smell of the other women!
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Brett San Diego View Post
I have an odd fascination about the non-metallic brown. I'd never choose it for my only 911. Other bright non-metallic colors would come first, but I'd have a second daily driver 911 in that shade. LOL I think it's cool. It's just correct for the vintage.
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I totally agree. The color palette back in the 60's and into the 70's had some really unique single stage non-metallics. I've always love the non-metallic slate grey... Hey, brown is making a comeback! Think Macadamia 997...
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:09 PM
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Nice find! Or should I say it sounds like it found you.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:31 PM
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Brown Targas rock!!!!

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:11 PM
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Nice thread.. and very nice find of a pretty car!
I digg'n the old Round Tail lighter as well.. I've had a few of those and an Baur E21 Alpina C1..

Funny too.. we just pulled an Oak Green 78SC from its 7yr slumber on yesterday! Garage kept fairly original car.

Enjoy the toys!
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:15 AM
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Nice brown!

I have a pretty rare Caramel '81SC...

The browns really are beautiful on the 911s... At first I was a little skeptical, but when I saw mine in person, it was just so cool I had to have it!

ENJOY!
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for digging this post up again. Nice targa cpdjfd107... (I like the 993 cab too!), and while I'm not crazy about the brown on my '70 2002, I love brown on 911s... I'd love to see Caramel in person!

After about 4 months I've put about 3000 miles on the car... thanks to a very mild winter for Kansas. Only used a negligible amount of oil and still have zero drops on the floor of the garage! I'm amazed... I've completed my first couple of projects too... new tail lenses and shifter upgrades.
After much deliberation and searches, I decided to go with Ivangene/Ed's shift coupler and a Rennshift assembly. I'm using the factory accordion boot with a polished standard length shifter and wood ****. I like the look, but LOVE the way this has changed the feel of the car... I think that plus some practice with 1 to 2 shifts with the 915 have made this car so much more enjoyable to drive. I still have some balky 1-2 shifts, but usually it is my fault for flubbing up the timing of the shift. I actually get an extra bit of grin on my face when I tune in to the timing of the shifts with the 915... it is like I am earning the privilege of driving the 911.
Decided to replace the rear grill badge with a more personal one... the German Physician's Motor Club. Perfect color for the car too!
And, I can finally say I've become a targa convert, with the top off on a sunny 50 degree day you can crank up the heat and be on cloud nine... funny because I've never been a sunroof fan but the targa is something special!
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 PM
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Very Nice...
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:32 AM
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Congrats on your new ride.

But, you need to get realistic. Ducktails on Targas are about as bad an idea as you can come up with. Ugly....
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:02 AM
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Nice ride and good to hear you're driving it as you are. Looks to be in fantastic shape too! Nice finding one with upgrades...the SSI's etc.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ed Hughes View Post
Congrats on your new ride.

But, you need to get realistic. Ducktails on Targas are about as bad an idea as you can come up with. Ugly....
Thanks for the advice Ed, but I think ducktails only look ugly if the color of the car is ugly to begin with... like Ruby Red. They look awesome on any of the browns...
Maybe I'll like the front bumper better with the ducktail to balance it visually... we'll see!

Installed some relays for the headlights tonight, and pulled the front seat belts to send to a friend of mine who rebuilds them for vintage BMWs...
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:44 AM
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Nice ride and good to hear you're driving it as you are. Looks to be in fantastic shape too! Nice finding one with upgrades...the SSI's etc.
I remember thinking that at the time, and wondering why it hadn't sold quicker with all of the little upgrades already done... it is a lot of car for $12K without much to spend money on other than gas!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:15 AM
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Hey Reiver, just saw you mention on another forum you are a "V" owner...
Me too!... you can just see the rear end of my '09 in the pic of my old BMW.
Thumbs up to another Porsche owner with schizophrenic taste in cars...
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