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Old 03-29-2015, 10:34 AM
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I attended the Hill Country Rallye in Kerrville, TX with our son Max. I put about 900 miles on the car, about 400 in the winding back roads. Great time. A link to some photos is over at Pelican here:

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. . .I installed braces between the bottom seat belt and top seat belt nuts. It has made some difference in the amount of rattles in the top. . .
Where did you get those braces? Sounds like something that would help in a Cab too.

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Send Todd an email here. He makes them in batches so it may take a little while.

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Send Todd an email here. He makes them in batches so it may take a little while.

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I attended the Hill Country Rallye in Kerrville, TX with our son Max. I put about 900 miles on the car, about 400 in the winding back roads. Great time. A link to some photos is over at Pelican here:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...-rallye-4.html
Michael,

Not sure if I've chimed in earlier on this thread, but she's a real beauty. Looks very clean and great paint, etc. Also great pics at various events! Without me searching through 9 pages, how many miles are on her? Mine has 79k.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:28 PM
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Good to hear from you. Just hitting 76,000 miles. It was 490 miles back and forth to Kerrvlle from Houston on I-10, and about 400 miles on the back roads of the hill country. Will definitely go back next year.

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Good to hear from you. Just hitting 76,000 miles. It was 490 miles back and forth to Kerrvlle from Houston on I-10, and about 400 miles on the back road of the hill country. Will definitely go back next year.
Nice, low mileage is always an additional plus. What about mods, any in the works / future? The relatively simple ones I list in my signature, make a real difference.
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:58 AM
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I had some play in the upper steering shaft. Did a little research at Pelican 911 Technical and found an aftermarket bushing/sleeve that fits in the upper bearing in the shaft. There were both plastic ones and metal ones. The plastic one tend to fall apart, the metal ones get some wear. I ordered the Mitch Leland bushing from Pelican for about $30. It is a superior design to the factory ones.

I disconnected the battery, popped the horn pad off the steering wheel and took off the horn button. Don't forget to turn the ignition on when removing the steering wheel so you are not butting against the ignition lock. I also marked 12 o'clock with masking tape so I could match up the steering wheel again.

After the steering wheel was removed, I had two circlips to take off. These took some time. There is also a star washer to remove too. I had the metal sleeve design. I has able to use two old jewelers screwdrivers to pry up the sleeve. Mine came out easier than many others according to the Pelican forum.

I slid on the new bushing. It press fits fairly tight. The last quarter inch, I used the rubber handles of my needle nose pliers backwards to push the new bushing down.

I checked the steering play and it is much better. I am ordering new circlips and a new column bolt to clean everything up.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:58 PM
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Looks like I might be driving the Targa a bit more. My 991 got some water in it early Tuesday morning given the floods here in Houston. It was parked in my garage. Water came in from under the car. The dealer had the seats and carpets out of it. Do not know if it will be fixed or not.
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After spending the last four weekends with a flooded house, I was able to get out to the Woodlands for a PCA GTG. Some nice cars.
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My 2012 991 C2 got totaled in the flood. The water wicked up the seat cushions and with the seats wet, USAA totaled the car. They were within about $100 of what I thought the value was so an easy claim. Here are some pics of a 2014 C4S that I bought CPO'd with 7K miles. With the wide body, makes me want to find a M491.
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LOVE the color of your totaled 991. I've been lusting after this 86' Targa, but waaay over-priced ($52k w/57k miles).

As much as I love the coupe lines, the Targas keep beckoning me . . .

Nice Targa thread, would love to see/hear more.
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Nice '14. I really like my M491.
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LOVE the color of your totaled 991. I've been lusting after this 86' Targa, but waaay over-priced ($52k w/57k miles).

As much as I love the coupe lines, the Targas keep beckoning me . . .
Me, too. If you don't mind, if you've decided to pass on the '86 Targa in the pic, would you mind PM-ing me with the seller's name and location? Thanks.
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Absolutely.
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