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  • LateFan
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    Yep. As far as I know, the big bumper ‘74, 5, 6 had the 2.7. It is NOT the badass Carrera 2.7 from the ‘73 - completely different motor. It had thermal reactor exhaust for emissions, so it had heat problems, and it had problems with head studs pulling out of the block. But...most all of these had those issues fixed long ago. As Nader says, it originally had the 3.0 SC motor, which was a good one. So someone blew it up and found a used 2.7 or some similar story.

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  • 2mAn
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    PNW Chit Chat thread

    Fork out like $3k and put some carbs on it. That might wake it up a little... also I’ve wanted a Porsche forever but between my E30 and my Datsun I’m kinda liking basic front engine, RWD inline motors haha

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  • Nader393
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    Ugh, those engines weren't Porsche's best effort. Weird putting that in an SC.

    The good news is that you make any air-cooled 911 into an absolute weapon. Or just more fun. The cars are easy to work on and parts from later years swap in and out, but they're expensive.

    There's a wealth of info out there by guys who've made the improvements to the 2.7. Look into it. OTOH, the "middies" are escalating in value, so there might be a chance you could sell the engine and reinstall the correct 3.0 without losing much in the process. Engine swaps in 911s are relatively easy.

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  • ahrensNW
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    It is most definitely NOT mfi, it's a 77 2.7s engine (6370392)

    Basically the whole car is a wet hot mess.

    Probably the reason I dont have too fond of feelings for it

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  • ahrensNW
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    Originally posted by Nader393 View Post
    Ohhh, man. Potential ugly can of worms, vs. jackpot that will pay for all of your higher education. You need less r3v, more Pelican. Go there humble. If you post there what you did here, you will be eaten alive.
    Ohhhh, trust me, its ugly ;) you should come over and check it out when you have time. I'm not too worried though, we can always part it for more than what we paid. I'm graduating debt free and I have a nice chunk in my savings too, working nearly full time through school paid off.

    I <3 r3v

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  • Nader393
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    Ohhh, man. Potential ugly can of worms, vs. jackpot that will pay for all of your higher education. You need less r3v, more Pelican. Go there humble. If you post there what you did here, you will be eaten alive.

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  • ahrensNW
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    Originally posted by Nader393 View Post
    Are you sure you have a 2.7 MFI? Those came on the early-mid '70's Carreras. $100-800K cars.
    Pretty sure, I could be completely wrong. What should I look for?

    It's not the original motor, seller said it was a 2.7.

    Still a 1978 911sc chassis

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  • Nader393
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    Okay, scrolled back a few pages to see your car. You mentioned '78? That's an SC, and they came with a 3.0 CSI engine. Is yours modified?

    I thought my Carrera was nice, until I joined PCA to do trackdays. The instructor drove my car with me as a passenger. Scared the crap out of me. I had no idea my car could do all that. Track days escalated from there, and now I race a vintage Alfa (Porsches are too expensive).

    You really need to dive in deep into Porsche ownership to really understand and appreciate what the car is. They are hand-made, robust, and amazing at the limits. An SC 3.0 will go 300K miles without needing to be cracked open. Flat engine and dry sump, so no oil pan, therefore lower center of gravity. Torsion bar suspension to keep CoG low as well. Forged Fuchs alloy wheels when everyone else was using steel or cast Al at best. Alloy lug nuts to further reduce rotational and unsprung mass. It goes on and on like that, in case you didn't already know.

    OTOH, you're right. These things suck. You should sell it to me, and I'll pay you exactly what you paid. You'll lose nothing! :).

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  • Nader393
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    Originally posted by ahrensNW View Post
    So this 911 I got, I've come to some conclusions.


    First, the flat 6 sucks ass.
    Why people revere these things I'll never know. The 2.7mfi I have shouldn't be worth nearly as much as it is.

    Second, it really needs an ls.

    Aside from the engine the driving characteristics are excellent. It's fun, I guess. Kind of a disappointment.
    Are you sure you have a 2.7 MFI? Those came on the early-mid '70's Carreras. $100-800K cars.

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  • kid325e
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    Originally posted by 1craze30 View Post
    Great to meet up with Paolo this morning. Good talks man!

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    Yup - nice to catch up man.

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  • ahrensNW
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    So this 911 I got, I've come to some conclusions.


    First, the flat 6 sucks ass.
    Why people revere these things I'll never know. The 2.7mfi I have shouldn't be worth nearly as much as it is.

    Second, it really needs an ls.

    Aside from the engine the driving characteristics are excellent. It's fun, I guess. Kind of a disappointment.

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  • djjerme
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    I like to flock in the morning. Get's me ready for the day..

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  • TobyB
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    Oh, flock that!

    t

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  • 1craze30
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    Originally posted by Metallated View Post
    I have 4 cracked dashboards and flocking for them. I bought the kit but don't have the time to use it and I don't want to just throw the dashes away. Anyone want to undertake this project for the amount I'm into it?
    Why so busy? Let me know I'm free on weekends sometimes and flocking a dash will take about 5 hours. I know I could do one quicker, and would love to help. I love diy stuff. I'm down.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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  • Metallated
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    I have 4 cracked dashboards and flocking for them. I bought the kit but don't have the time to use it and I don't want to just throw the dashes away. Anyone want to undertake this project for the amount I'm into it?

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