Happy New Year & Thanks

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Happy New Year & Thanks

Postby Armodilo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 am

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a quick thanks for all the valuable information that everyone has and keeps donating to this site. I'm working my way through my (new to me) 1992 Beck Spyder this winter and the site has been invaluable to say the least. =D>

I've completed the following and have various additional projects to attend to before spring:

    - Replaced the fiberglass floor with 1/8" aluminium and added a front access panel
    - Redid the interior with all new custom made carpets (with BQuiet sound damper)
    - Replaced the seats
    - Replaced the old Jamar with a Brantwood shifter
    - Change to a stainless steel exhaust
    - Made custom machined aluminum door hinges (the old ones wouldn't align)
    - Added exhaust bungs and an Innovate O2 sensor
    - Rebuilt both carbs (thanks to everyone for the feedback -- now with O2 sensor, jetting should get dialled in closer)
    - Redid the entire carb linkage - now everything tracks at the same angles (thanks for the heim joint upgrade, works flawlessly)
    - Rerun all new stainless fuel, brake and clutch lines
    - Replaced fuel pump with a 3.5 psi pump -- added a pressure gauge for piece of mind
    - Replace all four shocks (the old ones were doing nothing!)
    - Made a new custom tonneau cover
    - Added Porsche badging
    - Added rear bonnet straps -- already saved my ass once when it decided to pop open on me!

Thanks again for the amazing resource and great community.

All the best from Canada!
Beck Spyder #171 (2276cc)
1963 Porsche 356B T6 S90
1969 VW Beetle
2007 Porsche Boxster S
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Re: Happy New Year & Thanks

Postby DannyP » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:31 am

Wow, that's a lot of work! And good work, too!

Good on you, satisfying, isn't it?
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Re: Happy New Year & Thanks

Postby Armodilo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:27 pm

Indeed, it's somehow relaxing and satisfying, at least for me.
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1963 Porsche 356B T6 S90
1969 VW Beetle
2007 Porsche Boxster S
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