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Old 10-07-2013, 08:50 PM
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Its neat, but still requires air reservoirs or similar, why not go to an electrical solenoid operated system, and negate more hardware still, surely this is more responsive, more configurable, and lighter??

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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Robert,

Could you post a photo of the gauge cluster in your 930 slantnose with the ignition turned to the right so that everything is lit up? I am really curious to see/know if anything shines through the leather or is it all external bulbs like the boost gauge?

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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Sorry that I will not be able to do this for quite some time. The gauges however are not backlit.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:22 PM
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Hmmmm ... Interesting .... Could it be away in Europe at the kindly Weissach cousins?
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
The gauges however are not backlit.
No worries, i was just curious if they were.
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
That, indeed, is one of the engineering challenges.
Any thought on water cooled heads ala 935 etc.?

Pneumatic actuation sounds cool - what pressure source you thinking?
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:25 AM
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Just read through this thread, very interesting project!

I'd love to have the carbon air box and filter housing, well actually the whole engine!

It would interesting to get an idea of the cost of all the development work. knowing this was a special 964 right from the beginning and obviously very valuable, all of these specially designed one off parts must make this the most expensive 964 on the planet!

Looking forward to any updates.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:03 AM
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I have started to think of a truly interesting air cooled engine. 4 liter, 4 valve heads, pneumatic valve springs.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
I have started to think of a truly interesting air cooled engine. 4 liter, 4 valve heads, pneumatic valve springs.
More, more!
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
...pneumatic valve springs.
Wow!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:30 PM
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some years have passed and all "America Roadsters" are found now for TL-R. Finally i could verify the America GS as a real "America Roadster" - 964 650

smaragd-green metallic with linton-green leather - i could not do anything wrong 10 Z-orders

It is No. 270 of 326 cars and the very last for MY. 1992 (so there is a partial truth in Adrian Streathers book)

i´m happy (an still no one cares )

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Allow me to introduce the 'America GS.' It's a one-of-one car built by Porsche Exclusive back in 1992. It might just be the greatest drop top of the air-cooled era, and when you see the list of modifications, you'll understand why. The original owner Robert Linton has continued to develop and upgrade the car. I could find no original photos of the engine bay, but many taken after some upgrades. All work was completed at Cartridge Limited in Manhattan.



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Old 11-30-2014, 09:46 AM
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Any more updates ?
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Our latest 4 liter, 2 valve engine was shipped to Germany this week to begin advanced testing and to upgrade the ECU to the latest available. After the results are seen, the 4 valve will be considered.
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Originally Posted by Robert Linton View Post
Our latest 4 liter, 2 valve engine was shipped to Germany this week to begin advanced testing and to upgrade the ECU to the latest available. After the results are seen, the 4 valve will be considered.
Would the 4 valve design considered have air or water cooled heads?

Is Bosch making the ECU?
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