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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:02 am
by NotoriousREV
We’re a long way from that reality for now, but I’ll bear that in mind.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:21 am
by Coaster1
Nathan wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:42 pm
I was going to have a go on this tomorrow, not so sure now !

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Did you? Car any good?

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:22 am
by JLv3.0
Of course he didn't, he never does anything :lol:

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
by Nathan
Coaster1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:21 am
Nathan wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:42 pm
I was going to have a go on this tomorrow, not so sure now !

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Did you? Car any good?
I couldn't get down to Enfield on time to view in person, made £6900 provisional on 104k miles with history.

It's going through again Tuesday but Dave's situation has put me off.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:25 am
by Coaster1
Foz wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Oh yes..

Don’t have the invoices in front me but the reason for buying was:

Engine 12k
Rads & condensers
Clutch
Exhaust back boxes
I went through the invoices and previous owner had spent just under 20 grand in the 5 years he owned it.

I mean it’s pretty much sorted yeah :lol:

Since I got it:
Suspension refresh 2k- coffin arms Bilstein B8’s and various other drop links, arms and shit.
Wheel refurb and Michelin tyres 1k
Coils, plugs, MAF and a full service 1.3k
All Breaks inc caliper refurb 1.5k

It’s only done 66k
Seems like all the big-ticket items have now been renewed / replaced. 👍

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 am
by Coaster1
Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
I couldn't get down to Enfield on time to view in person, made £6900 provisional on 104k miles with history.

It's going through again Tuesday but Dave's situation has put me off.
I do like non-aero with ambers.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:41 am
by _andy
NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:55 pm
What I want is a de-stroked LS3, which is the 6.2 block with the crank from the 4.8 Vortec for 5.6 litres and (with appropriate parts) 600+bhp and 9000rpm. Not cheap, but not as expensive as it sounds.
That's what I'd like for the Spazda (mit Quaife sequential box) but even though the big bits (block and crank) are off the shelf GM bits, the rest of it won't be cheap, I understand the few documented builds used custom rods and pistons, plus you'll probably need a cam to be ground, valve train bits, etc. Good thing is the higher revving engine suits the gear ratios better, something I understand can be an issue with a straight LS swap.

If you did go LS though I'd say go for a cheap engine from the UK to start with, get it done to a drivable point and see if you like it, you can then take it out and put something fruitier in later. 5.3's and iron block truck motors crop up on eBay from time to time and can be had for not too much cash, and 5.7 LS1 alloy blocks appear at reasonable money now and again, so maybe jump on one of those if it's a good deal.

Or do a Sloppy turbo build with a big Beijing tornado dispenser from eBay :mrgreen:

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm
by Foz
Coaster1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:25 am
Foz wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Oh yes..

Don’t have the invoices in front me but the reason for buying was:

Engine 12k
Rads & condensers
Clutch
Exhaust back boxes
I went through the invoices and previous owner had spent just under 20 grand in the 5 years he owned it.

I mean it’s pretty much sorted yeah :lol:

Since I got it:
Suspension refresh 2k- coffin arms Bilstein B8’s and various other drop links, arms and shit.
Wheel refurb and Michelin tyres 1k
Coils, plugs, MAF and a full service 1.3k
All Breaks inc caliper refurb 1.5k

It’s only done 66k
Seems like all the big-ticket items have now been renewed / replaced. 👍
yeah so time to sell it :oops:

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:22 pm
by Coaster1
Foz wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm
yeah so time to sell it :oops:
Spyder it is then ;)

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:34 pm
by Matty
Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
It's going through again Tuesday but Dave's situation has put me off.
I read once that someone stepped out of their house and got struck by lightning, so it's put me off ever leaving the house.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 pm
by jamcg
Matty wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
It's going through again Tuesday but Dave's situation has put me off.
I read once that someone stepped out of their house and got struck by lightning, so it's put me off ever leaving the house.


Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:51 pm
by NotoriousREV
No progress to report but I'm really missing driving it, and especially listening to the flat 6 bark :(

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Beany
NotoriousREV wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:51 pm
No progress to report but I'm really missing driving it, and especially listening to the flat 6 bark :(
Going in next week to be pulled apart, I think you said?

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:30 pm
by NotoriousREV
Yep, Monday. Happy for things to be happening but dreading the bill.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:48 pm
by Zonda_
Wrote for luck.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:14 pm
by Beany
NotoriousREV wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Yep, Monday. Happy for things to be happening but dreading the bill.
Fingers crossed...

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:31 pm
by Orange Cola
I think you’ll be fine when you remember how much it’ll cost to DIY it.

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:43 pm
by Richard
I saw on the socials it was collected this morning. Any idea when you’ll hear back about it?

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:17 pm
by NotoriousREV
I expect it’ll be a couple of days.

Just because nothing I do ever goes smoothly, they’re also going to quote for repairs to the damage the transport company did by dropping it off the ramp and coming within inches of smashing into a Fiesta. Apparently me telling him in writing and verbally that the handbrake didn’t work, and that the thread was fucked on the towing eye so it wasn’t a good idea to use it wasn’t enough :roll:

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by Beany
Fucking hell, that's amazing.