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Old 06-29-2013, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by depami View Post
Yes but what would be the point of moving the 928 key to the left?
No real reason just cool to me.
This was a Porsche signature feature, all their early cars had it on the left but not the later water cooled, Jags where known for their push start buttons, same thing.
Now I think all Porsche modelsl do again.
They should have had it on the left from the start.
I know it seems stupid, probably is, but this change is important to me.

Regarding Picasso comment; thanks but there is a lot of talent here i.e. Tony77 comes to mind..

and just look below at jorj7.

Just drew a pretty picture it must be built.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer View Post
Hate cutting the hood it looks perfect but gets so hot in there and I want to keep the intake temperature down for a little extra charge like 'The lightweight' hood.
I was able to score a used hood off a wrecked 928 to experiment on. They are very light, especially without the heat shield padding.

Worked out well:


I think if I was doing it again I would have 4 or 5 slots cut, so you're on the
right track.

More about the hood: http://928.jorj7.com/wk-hood/

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Old 06-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer View Post
No real reason just cool to me.
This was a Porsche signature feature, all their early cars had it on the left
That was just a holdover feature from their racing heritage.

The LeMans running start would have the driver use the right hand to manipulate the shifter while the left hand was used to energize the ignition.

It's a cute bit of racing carry over, but completely pointless in the real world today.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:43 PM
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you are the Chuck Foose of the 928 world!! awesome drawings
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:50 PM
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Chip not Chuck.

Its neat to have it on the left side but a pain to get used to it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:37 PM
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Instead of cutting slots in the hood why not take it to a body shop that can create louvers using a die stamp?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:51 PM
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For that you need to separate the skin of the hood and the structure.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy V View Post
That was just a holdover feature from their racing heritage.

The LeMans running start would have the driver use the right hand to manipulate the shifter while the left hand was used to energize the ignition.

It's a cute bit of racing carry over, but completely pointless in the real world today.
You are right Randy, they stopped this practice a long time ago because Drivers were not buckling themselves in, made racing even more dangerous.

I was a 911 guy a long, long time even before i could afford one. When i got into the 928 i was let down with it being on the right. Felt wrong, Porsche thing. I'll bet it felt wrong to Porsche guys in the late 1970s too.

It's something I'm doing, no logical reason for it other than a design feature to make it unique and say it is built to be driven like a Porsche.

I have a method to my approach I have been into Porsches for a long time. Check out this 356 hinge and the punched lightening pattern:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Fron...42ad5d&vxp=mtr

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Originally Posted by 85euro928 View Post
Instead of cutting slots in the hood why not take it to a body shop that can create louvers using a die stamp?
Yes, but I thought it might be too Jaguar C,D and E Type. Thought you guys would hate it.

I like those type louvres but i thought they might be too old fashioned for a '80s Porsche. Been around since the dawn of automobiles, going for a early '80s look. Wanted to echo 'The Daytona Lightweght' approach.
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To have a true Rally Sport you need to raise the ride height up quite a bit, will be reminiscent of the 959RS days.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Imo000 View Post
Chip not Chuck.

Its neat to have it on the left side but a pain to get used to it.
You're right, but 911 (at left) owner for 14 years. Used to it. Always did like it.

But it was hard for me to get used to the 928 dog-leg shift pattern, took a year (just recently) to feel really at home w/it.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jorj7 View Post
I was able to score a used hood off a wrecked 928 to experiment on. They are very light, especially without the heat shield padding.

Worked out well:


I think if I was doing it again I would have 4 or 5 slots cut, so you're on the
right track.

More about the hood: http://928.jorj7.com/wk-hood/

George
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George thank you for the wisdom, I will check out your hood link now. You're awesome BTW!
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SeanR View Post
To have a true Rally Sport you need to raise the ride height up quite a bit, will be reminiscent of the 959RS days.
Sean, I am going for rennsport or racing; Inspiration is the 1973 911RS (a lot were painted white w/ blue or red Carrera decal)
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:39 PM
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George, your S4 hood looks terrific, and i will place them where you advise. http://928.jorj7.com/
I will probably have them next week, they are being made now.
Mine look more like a mass production solution, not as custom as your approach. Your Bodyman did an excellent job.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer View Post

But it was hard for me to get used to the 928 dog-leg shift pattern, took a year (just recently) to feel really at home w/it.
Natural for us teeners (914),as this was how they have it.
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