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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:09 am 
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The original engine has a broken crank. I have two engines that are correct numbers for my car year, one a super that has sat for all the years that the car was storred, the other, a completw and newly rebuilt normal. Both are complete. My plan is to clean up the normal and install it. I will rebuild the super with a new counter weighted crank, 912 rods and new cylinder and piston kit. I have webers on that one. The original case has a crack so am sending it down south for repairs. If salvageabe, i'll rebuild it one day. Yes, lucky to be in california. Up north, we don't. Have all the resources that the south state enjoy but i am slowly finding talented and experienced help.
Hope your New Year is great. Whats new with your project.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:11 am 
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My notch looks nearly original as it was restored 40 years ago and spent its life in a temperature controlled museum in Arizona. It has all the original rust free body components except for a twin grill deck lid on it back in 1972.
When I got it back after 40 years, I built a 115-20 hp 1965 C engine that looks like a super. Has lots of internal goodies and can do 80 in 3rd gear.
My project car is my 1994 968 coupe, which is rarer that my 1961 notchback as there were only 700 built that year. It is an everyday driver and I take it out to Porsche functions when the weather is wet or I don't want to rack up the miles on the 356.
The Porsche 968 is a bargain car to find and tuck away as 12 grand will get you a nice and extremely rare Porsche with 240 hp. This will change soon, IMO as they are perfectly balanced cars, and hard to find a coupe.....most survivors seem to be 968 cabriolets.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:20 pm 
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Waiting for metal parts and then to the metal shop for panel replacements. Meantime just perfecting the ledge that the new floorboards will be spot welded to.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Trying a heat sink held below the flange to prevent burning holes. Getting a copper plate as this plate, 3/8 in, liked to weld to the flange a few times.
My wiring harness is on it's way from Germany. Ordered an extra wire for an electrical tac sending unit. Having my tach guage modified. Plan to have the full flow oil filter on the engine.. Also an extra wire to the license plate holder, for LED brake and running lights. Planning forward.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:51 am 
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Hi, David, All..

David, please consider joining us.... visit www.356CAR.org There is a wealth of info, help and inspiration with this group.... Great meeting each month in San Mateo, Sacramento (regularly 50-70 folks and bring your wife! and other locations....). If you come to Sacto, plan on spending part of the afternoon with us and we will do 'garage tours!'

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:42 pm 
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Beginning metal phase. Floor boards in progress. Plan to finish this week and then to John Holden up in Shingle Springs for an in depth metal panel replacement session. Complete front end, left full fender and the front trunk inner panels. Will update with pictures of the new metal prior to sectioning off old stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:49 pm 
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Looking good David !

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:31 pm 
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Transmission back from Ron's Transaxle service in San Pablo. Looks good, 1YR warranty from time transmission is put back into use...Nice touch. Look at all the parts that needed replacement. Some were OK but since we were re-manufacturing this unit, we opted to be thourough.


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File comment: REMOVED AND REPLACED...Ring and pinion, differential, all bearings, all bushings, all shims that were worn or shredded, all synchro parts, thrust fixture, clutch fork, and on and on..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:08 pm 
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Found a picture of me working on the spun bearing motor, circa 1970.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:28 am 
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Love the Budweiser advertising sign. That old metal barrel works well too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:05 pm 
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I started the engine today. Fabricated an adapter to mount the starter flange to my engine stand. Works real nice with very little vibration. The engine runs well, carbs are balanced and not leaking any air. Timing and advance are straight on. We are waiting for a front fender from Trevor at the hammer works...Hoping he gets to it soon. No one knows of a left (drivers) front fender, T5 1961....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:21 pm 
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I am guessing the black fan housing is for a 1600 normal ?
My car has a 1600 super and is grey.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:59 pm 
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Yes, it's an N.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:32 pm 
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Hello all,
Trevor (Trevor's Hammerworks) delivered our drivers side fender a few weeks ago and now the process begins to replace sheetmetal and inner substructure on the nose of the notchback. Pictures from the beginning of that process. Replacing the entire battery floor, front lower and upper inner panel and drivers side of trunk, complete nose (a real, NOS supplied by our friend Ted Blake at Blake's Restorations, 916455-5010 · 2701 21st St Sacramento, CA 95818. He was kind enough to let it go, had been planning to use it on one of his personal cars but he liked me soooo much he let it go for my project. What a guy!! The front trunk floor was also replaced due to a wrinkle from prior collisions. It is all coming together, slowly, but progress every day. I could not be happier with the help I have gotten from John Holden (Holden Sheetmetal, 530-677-4168) in Shingle Springs. He knows his stuff
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File comment: John Holden fitting Trevor's new fender. What an ourstanding job Trevor did on that metal.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:44 pm 
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Some more pictures of our project on the notchback. You can see we are adjusting panels and still need a bit of work to get the good gaps perfect. A work in progress..After the correction of the prior repair work and damage control that was done without reguard to accepted practices for this breed of automobile, we will begin painting. I have decided to go with the very rare but original to this car, Condor Yellow. I have not seen any cars with this color yet. If you have an example I would like to see a picture. There was plenty of original paint found to see that it has a bit of orange in it...


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File comment: Removal of lead. the panels will be moved via removal, rewelding or using hammer and dolly to bring to correct level. Since the early notchbacks were a hybrid of parts, cab body with fixed hardtop welded on, there is quite a bit of lead to fill in gaps. This will take hours of work to make right. John doesnt want lead under the paint.
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