PROJECTS PROJECT PETE PETER SIMPSON
We don’t just write about Porsches, we drive and live with them, too Pete’s trying to look forward, but it’s a struggle. Here’s hoping for a productive 2018, where he can finally get to work on the 911 projects and get them back on the road
For a start, this year needs no more projects! My new name is Project Pete. You may only see three Porsches here but I have a few other so called projects: Three Mk1 Golfs and three VW T25 vans, so if my projects always seem slow ( you could say that! Ed) that’s due to the amount of work I have to do to get anywhere. My priority this year is to get my garage built so I can house the Porsches, and to relieve myself of some of the other cars, to give me time to focus on maybe three cars and not nine!
It’s going to be an uphill struggle and I hope by the summer the garage will be in place ready for some much needed tlc on the cars. Yes, I know I have three air-cooled cars and I will get round to them I promise, and as Paul Davies will tell you in a few pages’ time, he has the only (Uk-based) road legal air-cooled runner. So this has given me something to work towards seeing all the water running through these pages (although the 3.4 does run, it’s just not ‘road legal’ as they say).
I’m looking to push on with Project Backdate as that has the least amount of work to do, although I will be removing the coilovers and going back to torsion bars as I just can’t get them to work and the grief is just too much. I can’t see any gains over the torsion bars, apart from, maybe, the ride height, but I’ll look into that.
I’ll also get my brother to work on the 356C. He needs to start welding in the floor and fixing up some of the bad welds. It’s (potentially) all go. PW