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Old 04-04-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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I'm an airhead!

Well sorta, but that's always up for debate. Last night I pushed home a new project. A 1974 911 Targa. Needs a bit of work but I think it will be a good addition to the stable. Now I have one with the motor in the front, one in the middle and one in the rear.

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And don't worry. Despite the 911 guys taunting. The Boxsters not going anywhere!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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Looks like fun! I would love to have something like this to tinker with.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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That is the same year and make that started me on the path of loving all things Porsche. My parents bought it new in 1974. Except the one I drove was yellow.

When it is running make sure you use the red lever just to the right of the emergency brake when starting cold. Many a Airbox has been blown by stepping on the throttle when starting.

Fun car. No power steering...no a/c...no worries!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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I have a bit of work ahead of me before I attempt starting it. I did order one of the "toilet seat" pop-off valves that I might install just in case, but proper use of lever is something that I will have to remember for a while until it becomes second nature.

And I don't have to worry about a water pump bearaing doing this!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
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Don't even think "might" with the pop-off valve. I had two 911's and could hear them pop occasionally. Not hard to install and will avert a very expensive repair.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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The best day in a guy's life is when a project is either pushed in or out of the garage!
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