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@RacerX posted:

That Coupe is so sanitary! What interior color are you going with?

 

Brian in Murrieta

My wifey and I are/were big GoT fans, so we named the Coupe "Whitewalker"... That being said, I am using the color scheme from the Whitewalker character.

White, black, grey, and blue

Exterior: White with black accents (luggage rack and rims are black, minimal trim to no trim - might do bumpers with fog lights with blue lights)

Interior: Grey german sq. weave, blue leather (door panels, seats, etc.) - the shifter is white, steering column is white, knobs are black, shifter knob is black...

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Thought I’d share a few pics. I got her shoes on and moved her outside since I am finally getting the garage finished up. Once that is done... yes I’ve said this before... I’ll get to work on finishing this thing!!!

In the meantime, enjoy the pics of the first time she has been outdoors with tires on next to my daily and Eleanor... LOL!

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@TRP posted:

Bryan!  

What's the hold up on that coupe? Looking good!  Be careful calling that car Elanor or maybe you're okay because it's not a mustang

I hope you and the family are doing well!

Ted

Family is doing great - thank you for asking!

Hold up on the Coupe is really just finding the time to get it done. There are some things I would like to do, but likely don't have to expertise so that means reaching out to Greg and asking for help/doing work.... then that means finding the time to get the Coupe up to Greg's and back... fitting in his busy a@@ scheduled... etc, etc, etc...

My Speedster is Eleanor... the Coupe is called Whitewalker ;-) Got it's name from Game of Thrones and the "whitewalker" character... that is where I got the idea for the color theme (white, black, blue, grey)...

@Phisaac

Paul, we were over on Shell Point (our house was the last house out on the point) near the intersection of the "Savannah Highway" and Parris Island Gateway from 2005 to 2014.  Loved it there.  The Beaufort car club bought their place on Middleton, St. around 2009 or so, bought by a group of several members.  They still all get together there every Friday evening unless they're having a cruise-in at Grayco Hardware on Lady's Island.  The club Oyster Roasts in February are legendary.

@Robert M posted:

@*LongFella We're going to need to see more photos of the garage, not just the bar.

I'm sure most remember the poster from one of our cruises. The other framed documents are from my Mom. They recently relocated and when cleaning their house here in SoCal we find my grandpa's receipt from his (and the family's first ever) Porsche. I guess I know where I get the Porsche love from! I never met my Mom's Dad as he passed away before I was born :-( Regardless, my Mom told me he had a huge love of Porsche's and so I know now where I get it from :-)

For those wondering, the first Porsche in the family was a 1973 Porsche 911T purchased at Allred Porsche in Glendale, CA. I've been on a mission to find the exact Porsche... or find the same year/make/model to add to my growing collection...

6AF451C1-D67C-44DD-8195-EF0A6517426676A2AD0F-C5E4-4B87-8B0B-DAC79D18C54D need to get more wall art...

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Something cool for garage walls.... when I was teaching auto shop one of the kids suggested we borrow  an old style overhead projector from the local Library. After projecting a lot of different Speedster photos onto a large blank white wall we found the perfect one, while I was over teaching  another class they followed the projected image with carpenter's pencils. I walked back into the shop looked at it and shook my head as they had traced a.... RIGHT Hand Drive Speedster as a joke ! I told them leave it and let's see how many ppl even notice,  then the kids painted the image entirely in black and did some accents in grey but didn't  fill in the image with colors. ... What a great conversation piece wall mural !  Longfellow your daughter would love painting within the lines :~)

Something cool for garage walls.... when I was teaching auto shop one of the kids suggested we borrow  an old style overhead projector from the local Library. After projecting a lot of different Speedster photos onto a large blank white wall we found the perfect one, while I was over teaching  another class they followed the projected image with carpenter's pencils. I walked back into the shop looked at it and shook my head as they had traced a.... RIGHT Hand Drive Speedster as a joke ! I told them leave it and let's see how many ppl even notice,  then the kids painted the image entirely in black and did some accents in grey but didn't  fill in the image with colors. ... What a great conversation piece wall mural !  Longfellow your daughter would love painting within the lines :~)

@Alan Merklin any picture of that wall 😎. Very cool.

@*LongFella have the same parking sign in my garage given by my daughter. 👍

I've realized my limit (at least for the time being) - a daily driver  "toy" I can work on and a weekend "toy" I can work on. That's it. No more. Knowing Eleanor is going to a good home, it is time to use the time I spent on Eleanor now on Whitewalker

So I need an engine...

Two options (please chime in):

- 2110cc (same that was in Eleanor which is AWESOME). Greg also does a 2275cc? Might work too

- Type 4 (not sure on "cc's" yet)



I'm almost thinking of pulling the transmission out and re-gearing it. Greg at VM uses a set of gears that works really well (not sure exactly what the gearing is - he can tell you).

No 5-speed @ALB

Are you really able to go either way?

... because all else being equal (and this is coming from a guy who's had no less than 6 different T1 combinations), there's no question where I'd go--

T4

all

the

way

But, it's never really equal. A big T4 is looooong money.

If you really were happy with your T1 2110, then by all means-- get a T1 2110. It'll be WAY cheaper than a big T4. And really-- if you aren't going to get a big T4, there's zero point in getting a T4 at all.

@*LongFella posted:

I've realized my limit (at least for the time being) - a daily driver  "toy" I can work on and a weekend "toy" I can work on. That's it. No more. Knowing Eleanor is going to a good home, it is time to use the time I spent on Eleanor now on Whitewalker

So I need an engine...

Two options (please chime in):

- 2110cc (same that was in Eleanor which is AWESOME). Greg also does a 2275cc? Might work too

- Type 4 (not sure on "cc's" yet)



I'm almost thinking of pulling the transmission out and re-gearing it. Greg at VM uses a set of gears that works really well (not sure exactly what the gearing is - he can tell you).

No 5-speed @ALB

A type 4 the same size as a big type 1 is substantially more money and is a bit heavier (30? 40? lbs) than a type 1 but is a better platform for a 2 liter + engine, potentially running noticeably cooler and being less 'finnicky' than it's type 1 counterpart. It's also easier to go supersize- 2500 cc's and larger.  That said- you already know a 2110 can be one heck of a fun engine.  A 2275 (with another 20 or 30 hp) will be even more incredible, and with attention to detail- a proper tune and maintenance, enough air intake into the engine compartment, and not bagging the crap out of it constantly from the moment it's started to when it's turned off, even a 2275 can live a reasonably long, happy life. 

IIrc Greg is fond of a custom mainshaft (which shortens the 1-2 shift considerably) along with aftermarket 3rd and 4th gears paired with a 3.88 r&p.  You can get similar performance with a 3.44 and stock gears for substantially less money, the difference being you don't get the close 2nd gear (but there's a big hunk of cash still in your pocket).  In the end it's a trade off- how much do you really want to spend?

AT the end of the day for me it's how many miles are you gonna drive it? That is the most important question you need to ask yourself. If it's a toy, chances are the mileage will be LOW

LennyC has a 2270 type4. It will probably outlast every single one of us. It's built well, not overstressed at all, and puts out tons of torque and over 150 hp. Probably the perfect Speedster motor.

A 2110 type1 will do almost the same. 90.5 cylinders stay round, which is why a LOT of you get them.

A 2276 type1 is the same stroke as a 2110 with 94 cylinders. I am building one now for a 550(not mine). The 94mm cylinders last 40,000 miles. Personally I won't spend 3.5k on Nickies. It's all about the cost/benefit ratio. I can buy 2 sets of Mahle 94s, drive 80k, and have a LOT of change left in my pocket. Even if I had someone else re-do the top end for me.

Right now I'm installing EFI on my 2165cc type1. I'm totally comfortable with carbs. It's the challenge for me. Anyway, I figure I'll end up with the reliability of a Subaru, but I'll still have to adjust the valves once a year, as well as change the oil. Really not a big deal at all, that.

Last edited by DannyP

The world wants and needs something to bridge the gap between a "commodity 2110 T1" and a Subaru.

95% of what people are no longer willing to deal with in regards to a T1 can be resolved with EFI and crank-fire ignition. Right now, if you want to head in this direction, it means learning/doing it yourself. This is a learning curve that is too steep for most people not interested in becoming an automotive engineer. Parts are sourced from all over. This part doesn't play with that ECU. The people doing it speak in tongues on forums explaining what they are doing.

"Oh! You wanted a second stacked MAP sensor so you can make corrections for barometric pressure, that's EASY."

"You really want a wide-band O2 sensor, but the ECU is set up for narrow-band (1, 2, or 3 wire). No worry, there's an interface board for that. All you need to do is solder a harness and pot the board in epoxy, and Bob's your uncle!"

"You really need to download Tuner Studio-- then you can make real-time changes to your spark and ignition maps on the fly. It's so easy a undergrad coder could do it!"

BTW, all of that (^) was serious.

It doesn't change the fact that people really DO want somebody else to put a nice package together for them-- they'd like to drop off the car with a "normal" T1 engine, and come back a month later and pick up a car that starts, idles, and pulls without flat spots or farts in any weather, running any fuel. They don't want to  play with the spark map, or need to look for ethanol-free gas-- they just want to get in and drive. Hearing the straight-cut gears or the unique burble of the exhaust is fine-- just please, for the love of all that's good, give them some reliability.

That doesn't need to be a Subaru with the attendant addition of the entire water-cooling system. A nice, standalone EFI system for T1 engines is overdue. It's a fantastic business to be in, as Mario Vellota has proven. There's nobody else, really.

I realize I'm heading off on a tangent, but I've been thinking a lot about this recently.

@DannyP: This seems like an ideal retirement business for somebody with your particular skillset. Go get 'em, tiger.

@DannyP posted:

AT the end of the day for me it's how many miles are you gonna drive it? That is the most important question you need to ask yourself. If it's a toy, chances are the mileage will be LOW

LennyC has a 2270 type4. It will probably outlast every single one of us. It's built well, not overstressed at all, and puts out tons of torque and over 150 hp. Probably the perfect Speedster motor.

A 2110 type1 will do almost the same. 90.5 cylinders stay round, which is why a LOT of you get them.

A 2276 type1 is the same stroke as a 2110 with 94 cylinders. I am building one now for a 550(not mine). The 94mm cylinders last 40,000 miles. Personally I won't spend 3.5k on Nickies. It's all about the cost/benefit ratio. I can buy 2 sets of Mahle 94s, drive 80k, and have a LOT of change left in my pocket. Even if I had someone else re-do the top end for me.

Right now I'm installing EFI on my 2165cc type1. I'm totally comfortable with carbs. It's the challenge for me. Anyway, I figure I'll end up with the reliability of a Subaru, but I'll still have to adjust the valves once a year, as well as change the oil. Really not a big deal at all, that.

I put about 4900 miles in 3 years on the Speedster. So I am hardly driving it and I am far from heavy footed pushing the engine. At the rate above, it would take me... ~24 years to get to 40,000 miles in the Coupe (it is early so my math could be wrong)... LOL!

Greg does have a 2276cc(?) option. I am dropping the Speedster off there this morning. The new buyer is going to have him add a few things. Gives me a chance to catch up with Greg - it has been a few months...

@Stan Galat posted:

The world wants and needs something to bridge the gap between a "commodity 2110 T1" and a Subaru.

95% of what people are no longer willing to deal with in regards to a T1 can be resolved with EFI and crank-fire ignition. Right now, if you want to head in this direction, it means learning/doing it yourself. This is a learning curve that is too steep for most people not interested in becoming an automotive engineer. Parts are sourced from all over. This part doesn't play with that ECU. The people doing it speak in tongues on forums explaining what they are doing.

"Oh! You wanted a second stacked MAP sensor so you can make corrections for barometric pressure, that's EASY."

"You really want a wide-band O2 sensor, but the ECU is set up for narrow-band (1, 2, or 3 wire). No worry, there's an interface board for that. All you need to do is solder a harness and pot the board in epoxy, and Bob's your uncle!"

"You really need to download Tuner Studio-- then you can make real-time changes to your spark and ignition maps on the fly. It's so easy a undergrad coder could do it!"

BTW, all of that (^) was serious.

It doesn't change the fact that people really DO want somebody else to put a nice package together for them-- they'd like to drop off the car with a "normal" T1 engine, and come back a month later and pick up a car that starts, idles, and pulls without flat spots or farts in any weather, running any fuel. They don't want to  play with the spark map, or need to look for ethanol-free gas-- they just want to get in and drive. Hearing the straight-cut gears or the unique burble of the exhaust is fine-- just please, for the love of all that's good, give them some reliability.

That doesn't need to be a Subaru with the attendant addition of the entire water-cooling system. A nice, standalone EFI system for T1 engines is overdue. It's a fantastic business to be in, as Mario Vellota has proven. There's nobody else, really.

I realize I'm heading off on a tangent, but I've been thinking a lot about this recently.

@DannyP: This seems like an ideal retirement business for somebody with your particular skillset. Go get 'em, tiger.

That's the spirit Stan, go for it DannyP,  " Piperato Aircooled Tech", fuel injected systems.

@Stan Galat posted:

The world wants and needs something to bridge the gap between a "commodity 2110 T1" and a Subaru.

95% of what people are no longer willing to deal with in regards to a T1 can be resolved with EFI and crank-fire ignition. .

@DannyP: This seems like an ideal retirement business for somebody with your particular skillset. Go get 'em, tiger.

You got it right again. It's a pleasure to hop in and just drive without worrying. The technology is there, it can be installed so it doesn't look foreign in the engine bay and I think a lot of folks would appreciate someone who's worked out the parts, installation and tuning. I second the nomination of @DannyP for this role, should he need a distraction in retirement!

@*LongFella posted:

I put about 4900 miles in 3 years on the Speedster. So I am hardly driving it and I am far from heavy footed pushing the engine. At the rate above, it would take me... ~24 years to get to 40,000 miles in the Coupe (it is early so my math could be wrong)... LOL!

Greg does have a 2276cc(?) option. I am dropping the Speedster off there this morning. The new buyer is going to have him add a few things. Gives me a chance to catch up with Greg - it has been a few months...

@*LongFella as you mentioned minimal driving is not good for carbs. The jets gets gummed up and initial start is sometimes a challenge after a long break. Not good when you want to just get up and go “ enjoy the drive for that day”. Just a thought.

@calmotion posted:

@*LongFella as you mentioned minimal driving is not good for carbs. The jets gets gummed up and initial start is sometimes a challenge after a long break. Not good when you want to just get up and go “ enjoy the drive for that day”. Just a thought.

Agree 100% and that is way (if I am not able to drive it), I pull her out of garage and start her up. I'll let her run, get up to temp, and put her back to rest

So at a minimum, I am letting the engine run once a month

I was doing the same for our daily cars this past year too...

@*LongFella posted:

Agree 100% and that is way (if I am not able to drive it), I pull her out of garage and start her up. I'll let her run, get up to temp, and put her back to rest

So at a minimum, I am letting the engine run once a month

I was doing the same for our daily cars this past year too...

Don't do that. Only start it if you can actually drive it and warm it up. Idling in the driveway isn't getting it warm enough.

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