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ArchiesDad

158 posts

14 months

Sunday 30th May
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My opinion is wrong ? What ???? Because I don’t sing to your tune I’m wrong and you’re right ! 😂

You sound like one of the 996 experts off the 911 U.K. forum 😂😳

You’re obviously quite well respected by some posters on here, no doubt giving Kudos to “Slippy” gives your loyal band of minions some presence ! My views are entirely my own ! I don’t need you to tell me how I should be thinking. If I did I’d be messaging you direct asking what I should and shouldn’t post ! Throwing your toys out of the pram over something so passionately I had wrongly assumed you were defending a purchase...... I didn’t for one minute think you were taking umbridge on some one else’s behalf ! Reminds me of the people who post about 997.1 bore scoring on other people’s behalf ? this is the internet tho wise guy and out in the real world where I can quite openly air my views and say what I like without being moderated by the thought Police for taking a different view to their own.

You’re right though, I don’t like ducktails on modern Porsche cars or Fuchs wheels. Irrespective of size or weight ! Throwing details at something still doesn’t make you right or me wrong as I said ! I’m not looking thro your eyes or thinking in your head ! Other people’s opinions can and will differ from your own even if you decide to decide to argue over some one else’s purchase, quoting a price and the place of purchase !

😂

It’s laughable !

Just for the record I am a fan of Houndstooth cloth ! So why don’t you now tell me how I’m wrong about that because some one who you do t know did t Buy a car with it and doesn’t have it because they don’t like it and you defend their thoughts by the medium of sheer lunacy.

The yellow NONE Water Cooled Duck tail on that RS looks ❤️ Mainly because “I think” it is period correct !
Other people’s views may vary !

PGNSagaris

2,544 posts

134 months

Sunday 30th May
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ArchiesDad said:
Just for the record I am a fan of Houndstooth cloth ! So why don’t you now tell me how I’m wrong about that because some one who you do t know did t Buy a car with it and doesn’t have it because they don’t like it and you defend their thoughts by the medium of sheer lunacy.
You’re wrong.

Also, have you been on the beers. If so, I’m jealous.

Yellow491

2,174 posts

87 months

Monday 31st May
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ArchiesDad said:
My opinion is wrong ? What ???? Because I don’t sing to your tune I’m wrong and you’re right ! ??

You sound like one of the 996 experts off the 911 U.K. forum ????

You’re obviously quite well respected by some posters on here, no doubt giving Kudos to “Slippy” gives your loyal band of minions some presence ! My views are entirely my own ! I don’t need you to tell me how I should be thinking. If I did I’d be messaging you direct asking what I should and shouldn’t post ! Throwing your toys out of the pram over something so passionately I had wrongly assumed you were defending a purchase...... I didn’t for one minute think you were taking umbridge on some one else’s behalf ! Reminds me of the people who post about 997.1 bore scoring on other people’s behalf ? this is the internet tho wise guy and out in the real world where I can quite openly air my views and say what I like without being moderated by the thought Police for taking a different view to their own.

You’re right though, I don’t like ducktails on modern Porsche cars or Fuchs wheels. Irrespective of size or weight ! Throwing details at something still doesn’t make you right or me wrong as I said ! I’m not looking thro your eyes or thinking in your head ! Other people’s opinions can and will differ from your own even if you decide to decide to argue over some one else’s purchase, quoting a price and the place of purchase !

??

It’s laughable !

Just for the record I am a fan of Houndstooth cloth ! So why don’t you now tell me how I’m wrong about that because some one who you do t know did t Buy a car with it and doesn’t have it because they don’t like it and you defend their thoughts by the medium of sheer lunacy.

The yellow NONE Water Cooled Duck tail on that RS looks ?? Mainly because “I think” it is period correct !
Other people’s views may vary !
It is period correct but not a rs,come on you to kiss and make up,it aint worth it.smile

oddman

1,053 posts

220 months

Monday 31st May
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I really like what the OP has done with this. I've found it quite inspiring.

I'd love to have a go at something similar but would have to start with a more modest base car. 996 or 987 could be a great starting point for developing something personal.

Ducktail and Fuchs falls into 'should be wrong but it's right' territory for me

CoolHands

13,259 posts

163 months

Monday 31st May
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ArchiesDad said:
because they don’t like it and you defend their thoughts by the medium of sheer lunacy.
laugh

ATM

13,105 posts

187 months

Monday 31st May
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oddman said:
I really like what the OP has done with this. I've found it quite inspiring.

I'd love to have a go at something similar but would have to start with a more modest base car. 996 or 987 could be a great starting point for developing something personal.

Ducktail and Fuchs falls into 'should be wrong but it's right' territory for me
I don't think the mid engine cars work well with these larger capacity engines as they seem to struggle to get rid of the heat as well as the rear engine layout.

Jeweller70

Original Poster:

254 posts

84 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Got the lighting correct

LennyM1984

343 posts

36 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Jeweller70 said:
Got the lighting correct
I'll be honest and say that I wasn't totally convinced by the earlier photos but in the above shot the car looks absolutely fantastic. The colour scheme works really well and it looks very retro in an unfussy modern way.

MrVert

3,823 posts

207 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Echo the above, that looks bloody fab smokin

ATM

13,105 posts

187 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Jeweller70 said:
Looks brilliant


RiccardoG

1,345 posts

240 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Agreed, that looks lovely! Very nice, look at that brake diameter!

Joscal

1,489 posts

168 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Looks fantastic!

cossers

2,684 posts

108 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Lovely car op, health to enjoy it

RicM5

155 posts

174 months

Friday 4th June
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PGNSagaris said:
You’re wrong. Ducktails are cool

Evening
Fantastic tread each to their own but.......
Ducktail
Love it

Jeweller70

Original Poster:

254 posts

84 months

Sunday 6th June
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Done about 600 miles now.

Gearbox is now great and brake feel spot on.

Handling is as I want it but ride is too firm we are going to drop the spring rate about 10 to 20%.

Car has settled a bit so will raise 5mm or so as well.

Clutch is too aggressive so we will replace paddle clutch. Still not mapped but so much more mid range than standard. We backed to backed with a standard C2S and in gear the car is much stronger.

The more I see it the happier I am. It’s the right amount of HP and involvement for the road.

I enjoyed doing it and the feedback has been very positive.

Signing off for now unless I build another one😀




Discombobulate

3,821 posts

154 months

Sunday 6th June
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Jeweller70 said:
Done about 600 miles now.

Gearbox is now great and brake feel spot on.

Handling is as I want it but ride is too firm we are going to drop the spring rate about 10 to 20%.

Car has settled a bit so will raise 5mm or so as well.

Clutch is too aggressive so we will replace paddle clutch. Still not mapped but so much more mid range than standard. We backed to backed with a standard C2S and in gear the car is much stronger.

The more I see it the happier I am. It’s the right amount of HP and involvement for the road.

I enjoyed doing it and the feedback has been very positive.

Signing off for now unless I build another one??



Thank you for sharing via the thread. Enjoy the car.

Discombobulate

3,821 posts

154 months

Sunday 6th June
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ArchiesDad said:
My opinion is wrong ? What ???? Because I don’t sing to your tune I’m wrong and you’re right ! ??

You sound like one of the 996 experts off the 911 U.K. forum ????

You’re obviously quite well respected by some posters on here, no doubt giving Kudos to “Slippy” gives your loyal band of minions some presence ! My views are entirely my own ! I don’t need you to tell me how I should be thinking. If I did I’d be messaging you direct asking what I should and shouldn’t post ! Throwing your toys out of the pram over something so passionately I had wrongly assumed you were defending a purchase...... I didn’t for one minute think you were taking umbridge on some one else’s behalf ! Reminds me of the people who post about 997.1 bore scoring on other people’s behalf ? this is the internet tho wise guy and out in the real world where I can quite openly air my views and say what I like without being moderated by the thought Police for taking a different view to their own.

You’re right though, I don’t like ducktails on modern Porsche cars or Fuchs wheels. Irrespective of size or weight ! Throwing details at something still doesn’t make you right or me wrong as I said ! I’m not looking thro your eyes or thinking in your head ! Other people’s opinions can and will differ from your own even if you decide to decide to argue over some one else’s purchase, quoting a price and the place of purchase !

??

It’s laughable !

Just for the record I am a fan of Houndstooth cloth ! So why don’t you now tell me how I’m wrong about that because some one who you do t know did t Buy a car with it and doesn’t have it because they don’t like it and you defend their thoughts by the medium of sheer lunacy.

The yellow NONE Water Cooled Duck tail on that RS looks ?? Mainly because “I think” it is period correct !
Other people’s views may vary !
I think you are taking this too seriously.
Try switching to decaf perhaps?
And using fewer exclamation marks wink

richterswil

812 posts

159 months

Monday 7th June
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Really enjoyed this thread (well most of it!).

Really impressed at the pace you have made it all happen. Enjoy it!

S600BSB

75 posts

74 months

Monday 7th June
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing.

g7jhp

6,579 posts

206 months

Monday 7th June
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Jeweller70 said:
Looks fantastic a really nice custom build.

My only dislike is that rear badge which looks cluttered like the newer 911s.

Personally I'd declutter with a 911 badge. Perhaps in the same gold colour would finish it off well?







Looks retro a little like this.



Anyway still stunning in it's own right! smile