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Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:28 pm

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nikkinutshop wrote:Maybe, if and when this project is finished and if it turns out good enough I might get lucky enough to find someone with a 356 C willing to make a trade.
I bought a 356SC way back In the 1960s.


I'll bet that SC was a blast. I've not driven one myself but those that I have talked to that have driven them say that they are quite a treat.
I'm the 3 generation to care for our "C". My grandfather bought it from the original owner in '75. Some day I will wetsand/buff off the laquer paint job that is covering the original enamel. There were a few dents in the top of the left front fender that were filled and the entire car was painted back in '71. The current shade of red is quite muted and finely crazed. For now it continues to protect the original paint as it has for the last 46yrs.
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Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:50 pm

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I really liked my 356SC. At the same time I had the SC, my friend Cappy had a 1965 356 Carrera 2 with the Ernst Fuhrmann type 547 twin cam engine. I got to drive this car one time and it would be an understatement to say it was breathtaking. https://youtu.be/6lpZp5yhePg
One of my other friends had a 904 with a 2 litre six. The owner of the GTS asked me to repair a cracked exhaust on the 904. I was driving the 904 to deliver it back to the owner and up ahead there was a hitch-hiker. When the 904 and I were close enough, the hiker dropped to his knees and continued to thumb for a ride.
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... /?car=1265
Of the five Porsche I have owned, the 356SC was my favorite. The most frightening car I have ever driven was an early model 930. The 930 would go from OMG to dearly beloved we are gather here together, in few seconds.
I had a few passenger laps in one of these. https://youtu.be/kXz6iwLm9nE
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Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:37 pm

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I'm using Energy Suspension 9.4101G mounts for the cab on my truck. Probably work the same for what you need. About $25 per pair.


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Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 pm

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I thank you for posting this information. This will save me a ton of research. I hope you have a great weekend.
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Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:36 am

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nikkinutshop wrote:I really liked my 356SC. At the same time I had the SC, my friend Cappy had a 1965 356 Carrera 2 with the Ernst Fuhrmann type 547 twin cam engine. I got to drive this car one time and it would be an understatement to say it was breathtaking. https://youtu.be/6lpZp5yhePg
One of my other friends had a 904 with a 2 litre six. The owner of the GTS asked me to repair a cracked exhaust on the 904. I was driving the 904 to deliver it back to the owner and up ahead there was a hitch-hiker. When the 904 and I were close enough, the hiker dropped to his knees and continued to thumb for a ride.
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... /?car=1265
Of the five Porsche I have owned, the 356SC was my favorite. The most frightening car I have ever driven was an early model 930. The 930 would go from OMG to dearly beloved we are gather here together, in few seconds.
I had a few passenger laps in one of these. https://youtu.be/kXz6iwLm9nE


I've always been told that you have to be very in-tune with your car to push an early 911 or 930. That being said I'd love to drive one at speed on a course some day. I spent some time working on the coast of Newfoundland a handful of years ago. At the time my wife and I agreed that we would have a baby and I could have a 550 spyder replica. I wanted to build a highly accurate car with a 4cam. We have a 7mo old now. The spyder is on my bucket list.

One of my uncles has a 356 cabriolet with a worked over Super 90 (I believe) with open exhaust and dual 2bbl Webers. He lead my grandfather's funeral procession. I still get chills when I recall that exhaust note echoing through the tree lined streets when he lit off out of the funeral home parking lot.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
‘14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)
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Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:15 am

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All this talk about Porsches, thought I'd contribute some photos of what I came across on Friday. I'm not sure of the actual year but it's about a '55 Spyder (550).
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Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:46 pm

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Nice little kit there. I want to build a similar car. I'd go for the wide 5 bolt wheels though.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
‘14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:52 pm

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You are correct, that 550 is a kit car, the bolt pattern is not correct. My idea of an ultimate replicate car is the Beck 904. http://www.beck904.com/ You Tube has more than a few videos on this 904.
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Post Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:06 am

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The 904s are beautiful cars. I have settled on a Beck 550 kit myself. His interpretation of the original just struck me as having all of the right lines that scream sexy '50s open cockpit European racer. Some day...
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
‘14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:22 am

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dean466 wrote:I'm very interested in this build! Will the wheelbase of your new frame be altered or is it a match for what you need? I'm curious what the height, width and thickness of your frame is at the middle (largest) part. It looks like the front section has the needed strength for your engine. IMO the stock RLS 100-130 front frame is not beefy enough for a 6 cylinder diesel.

Dean

Sorry, Dean, I never answered your question about wheelbase and matching the frame. I want the frame to be the platform that connects all of the components. The axle locations will be determined by mocking up the sheetmetal and centering the wheels in the fenders.
If the frame needs some shortening it will likely be at the back. I will not be cutting the frame in the middle. A factory built frame has to be, for me, the best option. I am sure that buying the materials could be more than a few times more expensive than the $600 I paid for this frame.
Home built vehicles with this many changes will need an inspection before they can be insured. A poorly constructed frame is a sure fail. This frame should be just fine.
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