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MaxA
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's been a hold up. The car is still in Bremerhaven. nooo


Oh no get Mr White home! Great car choice by the way Grin


The 911 is due to arrive tomorrow, and then hopefully it will clear customs by the end of the week. I dropped it off some 8 weeks ago, and it's been a really long wait...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've an appointment at 9am tomorrow morning to pick up the 911.

I've got the customs clearance, I've filed the declaration of use, I've arranged the insurance, I've got the winter tyres wrapped around the original rims, and the rubber mats, so all I need is the temporary 'paper' number plates, and a tank of fuel, and I'm good to go.

Just need to sort out the coolant flush and the engine block heater for a season of wintery goodness. In the meantime, I'll need to file the car tax application, get an emissions certificate, and full official inspection, and once the tax is paid (ouch), I'll have the proper pressed steel plates and the import will be done.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my 997 on Friday. What a relief. It badly needed a wash, and the interior stinks of aroma-de-la-container. Which is a bit wierd. Not sure what to do about that. It's currently getting aired out. The car got carefully washed on Saturday, but since then I've driven it, and it needs a wash again - it's late autumn and the roads are seriously mucky. It looks like I've just driven a special stage. I have to say that it felt terrible on the summers at 0c, all over the place, but now it's on winters, it's predictable and safe, if a little noisy (I went for the studded tyres).

I must admit that I'm feeling a bit self conscious behind the wheel as these cars a little more rare around here (and certainly compared to Dubai). But hey ho, what can you do, I've got my dream car, and I even had a little wave from some other 911 in the neighbourhood - the first one I saw in fact!

I'll pop up some pictures once they're resized. 7MB doesn't fit on the forum.

In the meantime, I'm taking bets with myself on how long it'll take to pick up a speeding ticket. I need to recalibrate my right foot, as I was just nipping round some groaner in front of me and I found myself at "a little bit" over the limit. This place could get really expensive... Cop
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated List of Modifications:

Stop
• Pagid front and Brembo rear 330mm drilled discs
• Pagid RS29 pads all round
• Goodridge brake lines
• Motul RBF600 fluid

Go
• Sports Design 991.1 paddleshift steering wheel
• Hayward & Scott rear centre cross pipes
• K&N air filters

Corners
• RSS Tarmac Series engine mounts
• TPC Racing DSC Module
• 12mm TPI spacers at the rear
• summer wheelset: matt graphite OZ Racing Ultraleggera with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N2 tyres (19x8.5 235/35-19s front and 19x11 305/30-19 rear)
• winter wheelset: OEM Carrera Sport with Nokian Hakkapeliitta7 studded tyres (19x8.5 235/35-19 front and 19x11.5 295/30-19 rear)
• Porsche Competition wheel studs & bolts
• H+R lowering springs
• Vorschlag adjustable front camber/caster plates - wrong ones arrived...

Looks
• R-style black side stripes with red PORSCHE script
• rear de-badged, with white PORSCHE script added to rear red strip instead
• Feynlab ceramic coating, including wheels, calipers and seat backs
• de-shark finned
• sticker tuning by Magnus Walker

Extras
• DEFA engine block heater with integrated trickle charger and interior heater
• Porsche outdoor cover
• Porsche roof rails
• Rennline front tow hitch/GoPro mount
• Porsche rubber mats

Wish List
• Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2s (with 245s at the front)
• Thule ski box
• more camber
• Polyflex transmission bushes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the above

Useless
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As requested, a couple of pictures taken in the small window between washing the car, the rain starting again, and then driving it...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and out in the countryside...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm missing one modification. I didn't quite manage to go and pick up my H&R springs, which are still sitting at AUH Motorsport in Dubai, but hopefully I can pick them up next time I'm in the area. I think the car rides a bit too high and there's too much wheel gap. The next thing is to work on the alignment and how and where to source some 997 GT3 front camber plates. It needs a little more front end bite.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet it is a relief to finally get it home, how is it driving a left hand drive in Australia?
 
  
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MaxA
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, LHD is just fine in Finland.

I think you're confusing me with another guy who had a white C4S ... nice bloke, Australian who used to live in London, can't remember his user name.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whytar if I recall correctly.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes sorry about that Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's the right bloke. No worries...

I'm just sitting in the lounge at the independent, awaiting the installation of the DEFA engine block heater and the annual service. It's a tiny unit, wedged into the underside of the engine, between oil pan and anti roll bar, so it's not adding a lot of weight, but the cables need to be run all the way forward, so the installation requires the removal of all the flat floor and the front bumper. Now the mechanic just needs to drop the oil and coolant and replace with fresh stuff, and I'll be off. And I'll be back next year for the next major service, to include spark plugs and belt.

In the meantime, there are some really nice cars in the workshop, including a white 458, an E type, a C63 AMG, another red Ferrari with it's engine out, a gull wing Mercedes (value >1mEUR!), a big black Bentley Continental. And I'm sitting right next to a 599 (which is massive). Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have pretty much now got to the end of my car fettling, as I have just ordered direct from Vorshlag a set of "Vorshlag Porsche 996/997 (AWD) (adjustable) Camber/Caster Plates & Perches" for $ 439 plus shipping.

I was surprised to discover that these were cheaper than the non-adjustable camber plates from Tarrett Engineering and Rennline, which added a fixed amount of camber for $ 499 (plus P&P etc.). Once they get here, I'll have them installed with the H&R springs and I'll get a realignment for a good fast road set up. I really want to improve the front end bite and turn in. It's quite pertinent now that winter is setting in as the front end does push a bit and it may not always be sensible to give it some right boot to get the car rotating on icy roads...

Given the prices of the really sexy suspension parts, things like split lower control arms, and so on, and the state of my budget/marriage, I think I'll have to stop here, and just concentrate on seat time, learning to drive better, and staying on top of ordinary maintenance, brakes and tyres.

And anyway, the other car needs some care and attention ... Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so sure I like this time of year.

The 997 is white with two huge brown stripes (one on each side, from front wheel arch all the way to rear number plate, not quite meeting in the middle), and quite frankly, looking a little shabby. I call this peculiar hue "British Racing Brown". Stripes are a polite description, more like one massive streak with one of God's paint brushes.

So the car needs a wash.

Badly needs a wash.

As do my other car and my wife's car.

The thing is, I don't trust car washes. Certainly not ones with huge floppy brushes designed to remove the clearcoat and paint from your car in one session. Or the brushless washes which mangle your left rear wheel as they push the car through the machine. And for which you need to wait for half an hour, and then pay 25eur ... so I wash at home.

Except now there's 6 hours of 'daylight', or what passes for "daylight" with 7/8ths cloud cover in the time between sunrise and sunset. Add a Michael McIntyre laugh here. haha.

As I write this, it's still dark, but slightly less dark as full on Nordic winter night, as it's 0848 and according to the authorities, sunrise today in Helsinki is at 9:12, and sunset today is at at 15:15. Length of day is 6 h 3 min. Hmm. 3 minutes. So there isn't much time to get the car(s) washed.

At least it's only 3-4c and windy, not actually raining or snowing right now. Rolling Eyes Dont know Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon Max
Let's see a pic of her in all her glory then. The Porsche.. ..not your wife of course Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Length of day is 6 h 3 min. Hmm. 3 minutes. So there isn't much time to get the car(s) washed.



How long does it take you to wash it?! Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Length of day is 6 h 3 min. Hmm. 3 minutes. So there isn't much time to get the car(s) washed.



How long does it take you to wash it?! Grin


Not that long (!) but I do like to be able to see what I'm doing ... I've now done two including the shakedown. I like to take them for a spin to get rid of the excess water.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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C'mon Max
Let's see a pic of her in all her glory then. The Porsche.. ..not your wife of course Floor


Here's one from earlier. The car got grubby again...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using my 9972 as God intended.

And you can probably tell why we're rebuilding the garage.... Embarassed
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