1973 911 E RHD - Gemini Blue

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Re: 1973 911 E RHD - Gemini Blue

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All restorations are a roller coaster with highs and lows, yours has been a bigger and longer ride than most.

Hats off Tom for keeping the faith, you must have wanted to bail out at times. The car looks STUNNING fella. And with the spring and summer to look forward to as well.

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Thanks John. Wanted to bail out is an understatement.

Time for some miles to heal the wounds.
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Tp81 wrote:Thanks John. Wanted to bail out is an understatement.

Time for some miles to heal the wounds.
Looks lovely Tom, you’ll soon forget about the pain of the process after driving a beauty like that
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What a wonderful moment Tom, really pleased you've got to this point. Hope you bond and it becomes a keeper :)

The car does look truly glorious and fresh as can be......can't wait to see it with that amazing interior 8)

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Darren,

Thanks for the kind comments, have really appreciated your help and subtle guidance along the way with this project. I am looking forward to have the interior complete, the car will come alive with this. In terms of the build, Gary has done an incredible job. I know that over restoring a car can be frowned upon, I had no option with this....it was too far gone. Small details are starting to catch my eye and I am loving the quality of the work. The dials are factory fresh courtesy of Julian at Reap. I will post some proper pictures when I get round to it.
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Stopped into see a friend today and took some pictures of the E. Quite incredible the difference in size.

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Such a beautiful car.........and I'm not talking about the GT3 :cheers:
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Hi Tom,
Your car looks great. Well done for sticking with it.
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Tom
That's very very lovely.
Well done for getting to the end, I know it's not easy.
Enjoy!
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Richard,

Thanks. Delighted that it at this stage, just the final touches to go. Loving the drive and feel of the car.

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Tp81 wrote:Loving the drive and feel of the car.
That's good, especially given that you have plenty of other excellent choices!

Do you need to thin out the fleet a bit? I do, and for a little while considered selling my completed full resto (the orange car). TBH it wasn't the sunk investment of blood sweat and tears that made me decide to keep it, nor even the "find another" (RHD, like yours) consideration. It just drives really well... Turns out these old 911s are quite good.
Very glad to hear that yours is heading in the same direction.

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after almost 20 years I still prefer the drive of my old car
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inaglasshouse wrote:
Tp81 wrote:Loving the drive and feel of the car.
That's good, especially given that you have plenty of other excellent choices!

Do you need to thin out the fleet a bit? I do, and for a little while considered selling my completed full resto (the orange car). TBH it wasn't the sunk investment of blood sweat and tears that made me decide to keep it, nor even the "find another" (RHD, like yours) consideration. It just drives really well... Turns out these old 911s are quite good.
Very glad to hear that yours is heading in the same direction.

Cheers, Richard.
Thin out the fleet :roll:

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Just a bit, my wife is going mad! I have quite a few others as well, with two being advertised for sale.

I think I have a problem.

In any event the E is slowly coming together, Mike B is fitting the fuel pump tomorrow. Pray it works.

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I have now had my fuel pump fitted, Mike B came up and the car starts better and on my first quick run around the block it felt like night and day. Collected the car from the garage (had a poke around Rich's car) and drove home. Car felt good to begin with then I assume once warm and the choke came off it start to get quite hesitant and felt like it was being starved of fuel now. Speaking with Mike Bainbridge the process is quite involved setting up the MFI pump and my local specialist doesn't have a mobile gas analyser or recent experience of setting up cars.

I have gone so far with this car I don't want to leave any stone unturned, everything is perfect like new including the engine so it needs to run like new.

Can anyone advise on where best to send the car, would love if it can stay in Scotland if not where is it best going to South of the border?
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