April 6, 2005
of Ulrich Trispel, here is 127 on the cover of the October
1970 issue of ONS. Ulrich has turned up some really cool photos
of the early racing Porsches. Keep it up, Ulrich!
Andy keeps, keeping
on. Here he is installing the rubber bellows which seal the
shifting shaft to the firewall. Heat, debris, noise, and oil
aren't good under the driver's butt.
the aluminum piece, and the bellows is from a 914 shifting
Of course, we painted
a 904 shifting shaft and then remembered that the 906 one
has a crick in it.
We got the shift
lever back from the plater. Not much of a comparison, but
the bottom one is used and the top one is re-chromed. The
shift handle is from a B Porsche.
Andy is sure getting gray...or should I say silver. He is
installing a new bushing in the end of the shift lever.
worse than a 904, 906, or 910 (all have the same shifting
mechanisms) that shift like an old washing machine runs. What
is now installed in the photo on the left is a complete shifter
with new everything. It should shift like a new Kenmore. Jack
is now doing the last detail on the inside of the rear tail.
Now it's timing, Jack and I will finish painting the rest
of the car while Andy finishes the assembly.
were three panels left to re-skin on the inside. Jack is grinding
the surface so the new layer will stick. This will increase
the weight of the tail by a pound or two, but it will make
the tail two times stronger. Remember, this car will be here
when our great-great-great grandchildren are driving so it's
a little better to make them so they'll last another two hundred
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