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    Since I can remember, I have had a fascination with Porsche. It was instilled in me by my Grandfather's appreciation of them. I remember reading Porsche books on his lap as a child, I remember the countless L'Automobile magazines he used to read and I would just stare at the photos and I could not forget the Porsche motorsport books.

    I remember collecting as many Porsche Hot Wheels cars as I could find, along with Volkswagen Beetles. There was something surreal about going into the Peterson Auto Museum and seeing the Sachs 935 K3 Porsche in it's livery.

    It was always my dream to own a 1974 Porsche. People question the year, as it was the first year the Porsche's saw impact bumpers, K-Jetronic CIS Bosch fuel injection and my favorite, the aircooled 2.7 litre engine. The Carrera was always my favorite until the last few years where my appreciation for the narrow body Porsche's grew.

    Just before the end of the year, I was looking through Craigslist for a later model Porsche, an 80's black Targa was always my second option as in Australia, the earlier Porsche's were always unobtainable. I stumbled across one from 1986 and quickly found myself on a classic auto dealers website from Palm Springs. It was on this website that I found a matching number 1974 Porsche 911S in Grand Prix White.

    It wasn't long until Jennifer and I jumped in her Audi and made the drive out. I test drove the Porsche and fell in love instantly. The next week and a bit took forever, but on the 7th of January, I received my Porsche.

    IMG_1976 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    IMG_1977 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    It was not long after that I parked her up at the back of the house and started to inspect my purchase just that more thoroughly. Having been garaged since 2003 and in a shop since 2014, the body was a lot cleaner than I expected. The interior door cards are a little worse for wear and the factory installed A/C system is not working.

    IMG_2002 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

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    I am very happy with my purchase and am just going to enjoy it for a bit. So that's what I did, Jennifer and I went for a decent cruise through the hills, down to Santa Monica and 3rd Street Promenade, through Sunset Bl and back home. It gave me the opportunity to give the Porsche a bit of a squirt and really gave me an idea of what I was dealing with.

    IMG_2005 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    Driving something from the 70's again makes me realize how much I missed the mechanical-ness of these cars. Being able to feel every bump, hear every rock hit the steel wheel wells, hear the noise of induction, it makes driving this car that bit more surreal.

    IMG_2006 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    I look forward to driving the Porsche as my daily for the foreseeable future. There are most definitely a few things that I need to sort out which are a little pressing but right now, I am just going to drive it.

    IMG_2007 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    The first thing that I have already sorted is new oil, a Hayne's manual and a Fabspeed air box. The next big thing will be new tires, I'm thinking 205/50/15 Nitto NT05's all round. Hopefully I'll have that organized in the next two weeks as the current tires are from 2003.

    I feel like I should dust off my camera and take some nicer photos once the weather here in Los Angeles clears up. But after four months without a car, damn it is nice to be back in one.
    Last edited by SebastienPeek; 01-10-2017 at 06:00 PM.
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    Beautiful car, man! Very clean, love the white
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    Fantastic Porsche buddy! Couldn't think of a better daily!

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    Holy crap, very nice! Congratulations!

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    congrats!
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    Super jealous. I've been on the search for something very similar for some time now. Enjoy every minute of it!

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    Thanks for all the love guys, much appreciated!

    Hopefully I can turn this into an even more beautiful example, I've got a few plans for her but I think the major thing is that I want to keep it narrow body. This limits my choices on wheel sizes, but I really want to keep her as stock looking as possible on the outside.

    I'm considering going on the hunt for a pair of BBS RS012 and RS013's for a rebuild. I think those wrapped in some 245/50/16 NT01's would look very meaty under the narrow body for track purposes.

    But for now it's really going to be to get her to run 100%. I believe there is a vacuum leak somewhere, and that she could definitely use a tune up. I've got oil coming to flush the current oil and I really want to get the ignition timing sorted. I have to let her warm up as there is some hesitation when the engine is cold, something that I've read online seems to be the normal on these 2.7l's, but I am sure there is a way to fix it. There is a cold start valve that I've read up on a bit too, sometimes these get stuck shut.

    I'm hoping that one weekend I can get her down to the S|W HQ and up on the hoist to take a better look at everything, I'll have to hit Mike up and see what is happening down there.
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    That thing is so awesome! Also what better place to drive it than beautiful socal hahaha. One of my goals is to build an old 356 spyder and drive it from San Diego to San Francisco. Enjoy that thing man I'm sure it's too much fun but can I ask if you have any plans for it? Are you going to revamp the AC system yourself and will this car be seeing any cosmetic modifications?


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    Second car in a row with no working A/C hey?
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    your car isnt low enough.

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    Only car I owned that had working A/C was the Subaru.
    A/C is overrated and will probably be removed, weight saving.

    Cosmetic changes will be wheels and tire combination.
    Interior changes are undecided, I'm really wanting to strip it right back, install a half cage and Racetech seats.

    Basically my ideal version of this car is a daily driver/weekend warrior. I want to be able to drive it to and from work, but also head up through the mountains.
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    there there.
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    Seb, are you really parking the car on the street?! Oh my God my heart hurts just thinking about doing that.


    Car looks phenomenal! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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    It's not too dangerous leaving your car parked on the street in a nice area of SoCal. I street parked my cars and never even bothered locking them and never had issues but I wouldn't do the same if I lived in say Long beach or a bad part of LA. Also my cars were never as nice as this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MommysLittleMonster View Post
    Seb, are you really parking the car on the street?! Oh my God my heart hurts just thinking about doing that.

    Car looks phenomenal! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
    My heart hurts that it is parked on the street too, especially with this shitty rain we're getting. But unfortunately it is safer out the front of the house, then in the alleyway parking we have.

    I'm going to have a little tinker this weekend, might try and get some of the wiring gremlins sorted with the brake lights and the lack of high beams.

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    It's not too dangerous leaving your car parked on the street in a nice area of SoCal. I street parked my cars and never even bothered locking them and never had issues but I wouldn't do the same if I lived in say Long beach or a bad part of LA. Also my cars were never as nice as this!
    I wouldn't leave it unlocked, but definitely seems to be fine leaving it out the front in the area I am in. I not only lock, but also make sure steering lock is on as well. Just to be double safe.
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    Again, congrats on the new ride dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post

    I'm going to have a little tinker this weekend, might try and get some of the wiring gremlins sorted with the brake lights and the lack of high beams.
    Buy a can of this and spray the inside of all the connectors and grounds. Works magic.

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    I feel as though it is just the bulb, but going to order a can of the anti-corrosion lubricant on Monday, along with some key blanks to make some spare keys up.

    Hopefully Saturday I can get to removing the unnecessary A/C condenser from the engine lid (weight savings!), as well as installing the Fabspeed air box and checking oil levels as well as just going through everything in the engine bay.

    I read up on the K-Jet fuel injection (CIS) technology and took a look at the setup in the Porsche's engine bay this evening with my torch. I found that I am missing a fuse from the WUR (warm up regulator) which could explain the difficult starts in the morning, a plug was disconnected and a few other little things. Easy fixes and will attempt to get them all sorted over the weekend, mainly the fuse.

    For anyone that is interested, I figure I should share the documentation I've been reading, and this gives me a way to find it again without overloading my bookmarks. Pretty basic website, but gives a solid amount of information on regards the early, mid and late CIS implementations of CIS in Porsche 911's.

    http://jimsbasementworkshop.com/CIS/...roduction.html

    I have to admit, the rain over the last few days has made driving this a blast. Wet roads and old tires mean a little sideways action every now and then which puts a smile on my face that's for sure. I'm glad that the factory defrosters still work as there is definitely moisture getting into the cabin, I've noticed after a decent downpour there is a little bit of water in the drivers footwell as well as some moisture built up in the gauges. Will get under the dash and take a look this weekend as well.

    I have been looking at a ton of parts online and I have definitely started to put together a wish list of things I want to purchase and modify on the Porsche. Right now it is just getting it running as soundly as possible and getting a nice set of tires sorted. Money is a little tight, but all in good time.
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    Oh boy... The Evil CIS. If you can learn it and get and understanding of it, DO because there are few in the US who truly understand it and know how to tune it or bring it back to life. My old 190 has CIS and it was a pain in the ass. Probably a different set up but similar all together. My cold start injector was bad and that made for 25 second starts every cold morning. It's a pretty cool system when you understand it though I remember on the 190's you could run <8lbs of boost on stock fuel and it would be fine and CIS would account for it. Lot of cool things you can do to tweak it but its a very temperamental system.


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    So yesterday I headed down to OC to hang with the StanceWorks crew. Was an early morning start, with me leaving West Hollywood at around 5am to be at the shop for 6:30am. Got there at least fifteen minutes early so that was nice.

    IMG_2017 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    We headed out to Cars and Coffee. I actually stupidly enough got so caught up in the fact that the Parts Car was driving around etc that I forgot to take any photos. We then headed to AutoKennel which had an awesome array of cars on display, from Porsche's to BMW's and was lucky enough to be able to park up in their car park next to the Parts Car.

    IMG_2018 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    We then headed back to the shop and kicked the tires for a bit. Had an absolute blast kicking Khalil and Joshua's asses in table tennis. It was around quarter to six that I left and made my hour long trip back up home.

    IMG_2020 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    Funnily enough, while taking a couple of the guys for a spin in the Porsche, my rear view mirror was knocked off by my too big of a head. So today I spent the majority of it just going over the car, re-installing the rear view mirror and going over all the fuses. I replaced any blown ones, but I am seriously considering replacing all the fuses now that I have gone over them.

    I also got the interior dome lights sorted, so now they turn on. But for some reason they're not switching on when the doors are open, so that's the next issue to sort out. I was also told by Cory that my drivers side brake light is out, but opened up the tail light housing and found that all the bulbs were fine, so can only assume that some of the fuses I replaced will fix it.
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    Finally took some real photos on my camera this evening. Need to find a place to shoot her before I start modifying some things.

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    Maybe it is time I start getting my camera out more often and scouting places here in Los Angeles. I guess there's quite a few iconic places I could photograph the Porsche out here.
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    IMG_0017 by Sebastien Peek, on Flickr

    Might do some night cruising and get some photos in downtown. I feel like modifying time is starting to come up quickly, looking at wheel options more and more seriously.

    A part of me is definitely considering getting the "duckbill" trunk. I have always been a fan of it, just unsure how I'd feel about it on a narrow body. Interior wise, I am getting closer and closer to stripping everything out. MOMO steering adapter will arrive shortly, waiting on the heritage series Prototipo's to be released and will get one of those.
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    naice seb!

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    Thanks Lukey!

    This weekend saw the purchase of a new air filter, got the CIS box straps ordered too and started researching some cosmetic changes I want to do. In the market for a C2 Porsche engine lid. Going to retro fit that.

    I really want to get the car in for a service and get new tires. But tempted to just save some cash and buy a set of wheels. No point in buying tires for the fuchs when I want to get 16's.
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    Dude ........ <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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    Congrats <3 beautiful car

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