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TomGC last won the day on October 29 2012

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About TomGC

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  • Birthday 03/24/1991

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    E34 535i Sport / E36 323i SE Touring
  1. I like the sound of this, especially the 'special' trailing arms you mention. I wasn't aware of those, similar to the sphericals used on the E31 front arms i suppose? Did you get any further with it?
  2. Brands hatch yesterday in the 530

    Great fun, always wanted to drive Brands.
  3. Tom's Garage (E34 535i Sport Restoration)

    So, no more will the camera (or old foureyes) be struggling for light in here... Really sick of working in spaces with sub-par lighting. Dodging shadows, wondering where that screw you dropped went, questioning the quality of paintwork, questioning your own sanity, finding things on shelves, finding things in boxes, standing in your own light, glare, dicking about with hand-held lamps, seeing under things. No. No more. Definitely didn't over-compensate in my frustration either. More gratuitous shots of Porsche. Yes.
  4. Tom's Garage (E34 535i Sport Restoration)

    One pile of electricity (disappointingly small for what it cost): Stick to ceiling: Mm, compound bends... Stick to walls: Repeat...
  5. Just the one question. Why?

    I suppose because everything else in the VAG / air cooled scene has been done. Plus no one will miss either. For full scene points transplant a turbo diesel?
  6. Just the one question. Why?

    I kind of like it. Two turds make a gem?
  7. You recall correct. The cancel button should be pressed first in case of errant entries made by ne’er-do-wells. In fact, you can press two, more, or indeed all buttons simultaneously. I have tested all the theories. Toyed with the idea of making a tool up.
  8. Present plan is to keep it indefinitely, but if that changes you’re first in line.
  9. My E26!

    “ex” - has-been ”pert” - drip under pressure I seem to remember voting for some type of concourse last year. Actually now thinking about it, it was ‘best restoration’ or similar. I’ll head down on Saturday then, all being well, and say hello if I see you / can work out who you are.
  10. Every man has his price - even for the most prized posession!
  11. My E26!

    “the very best of the legendary Munich marque” - quite some accolade! I’ll be there one of the days, you can count on my vote.
  12. Thanks, we will. I can't see us parting with this one for a long while. The pictures don't quite do it justice, it really is very special. I've only given half the story yet though! The gentleman bought it as a 50th birthday present to himself, it was ordered in 2000 and so comes with the commemorative silver crest on the wheel. I have a letter signed by the MD of AFN Reading confirming placement of the order with Porsche, as well as all the dealer bumf advertising their track day club, and of course invoice and delivery inspection slip. Toured all over Europe in it. I've found receipts in the cubby box for fuel and parking in France. The chap took over a year to come to terms with selling it, as he is very tall and was starting to struggle to fold himself into it. He couldn't see himself using it as intended in the future so was selling on the agreement that the new owner would use it properly and drive it hard. He refused to sell it to a dealer or to anyone he didn't like - clearly we passed the test! Thanks, I shall. The condensers have been done recently but it is on the original rads. The ducts are pretty clear at the moment. Are the grilles easy to remove for access? This was always going to be a gateway Porsche! A dry run for 996 ownership, but I've not decided which one yet. Maybe 4S, maybe early 3.4 C2. Maybe by the time I've saved up they'll be £50k like the 993s and 964s and it'll all be academic. So anyway I'll keep this thread updated as I have a few little jobs to do with it. Mainly preparation / protection for its first winter on the road. There's a bit of paint correction to do, sealing paint/wheels/trim/glass with one of the hydrophobic ceramic systems, sealing the roof, deep clean and sealing the interior. UV protection for the headlights (still totally clear and I'd like them to stay that way) - maybe ceramic or maybe paint protection film. Finally a deep clean underneath, topping up the underseal where necessary and coating the arches, suspension, etc. with anti-corrosion wax. Will be so nice to own something tidy for once! Thanks all.
  13. I’m a total convert. Reckon the prices bottomed a year or two ago, at the very least this ought to be free motoring for a couple of years. I can’t get over how good value they are, especially compared to a nice 328 Sport Coupe for example.
  14. Cheap run about