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Looking great Lane.
How’s cabin and engine temperature control with this mid-engine configuration?  I’m sure a heat insulated box/enclosure can take care on the interior temp.  I’d be more concerned with enough air getting to the engine.  Mid-engine sports cars typically have side or roof venting channeling air (I.e. Porsche Cayman) Into the engine compartment or loads of direct exposure to outside air (I.e. Toyota MR2).  Anyone done a long road or track trip?  
Should have a good center of gravity.  Thanks, Chris

Yeah Stan. Coming from my utility point of view, put it all in a trench. Use bigger conduit than you need, and a couple extra.

Conduit is cheap, especially when the trench is open. Even if natural gas isn't available, put the plastic pipe in the ground. It may eventually be used or not, but you'll have the option.

mikes

I do think his idea of making a plenum and sending a lot to the footwell is really good but his is custom made.  I have a Vintage air and the under dash unit has footwell output that works quite well. My issue being that you have a coupe is that you must recirculate the air so a Vintage unit does that quite well but in Mike's case he drives top down so he just sent all the Ac to the lower foot well compartment pretty much, I think.  Great Job Mike. 

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Lane.....Will your roll bar be mounted more vertical than the position in the paint booth ? ................Bruce

Yes, it'll be mounted with the main bar vertical.  The rear supports mount to a higher spot on the frame.  See one of the earlier pictures with the roll bar unpainted for reference (previous page).

@IaM-Ray - If you look closely at the inside of the A-pillar you can see a steel bar that looks to be 0.5" - 0.75" in diameter.  You can also see the whole framework on an earlier picture (also previous page) before the headliner was installed.  It's not meant to be a roll cage, but It will provide plenty of support for anything short of a rollover.

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It is Oslo Blue, which technically wasn't available on the 356 after '63, but I don't care about complete authenticity.  It's my favorite Porsche blue.  In some of the pictures it looks closer to royal blue than it actually is.  that's an affect of the fluorescent lights in that part of the shop.  Some of the earlier pictures show it with more gray in it, which is correct.

Carey says it will be delivered before Carlisle, which is in mid-August.  Gettin' close!

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Just read through this entire thread. It never ceases to amaze the quality of work Carey does. 

Lane, have you settled on an interior color yet?  We are really fortunate to have one of two known Bosch distributor experts in SLC. After a conversation I had with him last year wrt imprecise timing and advance issues with my (turns out to be) Chinese 009, he found a German one in his scrap/parts bin and agreed to rebuild it for me. 

Point being, he had an Aetna Blue/Red Karmann Coupe.  I was so gobsmacked by the color combo I was dreaming about it for weeks, including contemplating a respray of my Spyder to match. I finally settled on getting some blue vinyl darts like Scott's car.

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I think your "Oxblood" idea is great. I think "Medium Red" or "Cardinal" from Carey's swatches woukd both look great with your blue. Given how your blue is darker, maybe the Cardinal. 

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