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Secretary ...................................... Brenda Perrin, Columbus, OH

Treasurer ........................................ Tom Youk, Waterford, MI

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Volume 16, Number 4

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Editorial Staff

Editor Gordon Maltby

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Technical Editor Vic Skirmants

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Restoration Editor Brett Johnson

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Classified Ads Brenda Perrin

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Historian Jim Perrin

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Reviews Dr. Bill Block

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The Maestro Harry Pellow

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Staff Photographer Hal Thoms

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Of Special Interest Cole R. Scrogham

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Nuts & Bolts Ron Roland

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Vintage Racing Roger Ender

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November I December 1992


Gordon Maltby 4


Groups, Events 9

president's Letter Vic Skirmants 10

Membership Memos Barbara Skirmants 8

Secretary's Notes Brenda Perrin 12

The 1992 Trustees' meeting minutes

Teile Trivia Brad Ripley 13


Of Special Interest Cole Scrogham 14

Headlight aiming, Porsche Parade winners

Technical Vic Skirmants 16

Basic maintenance 101

The East Coast Holiday 18

Snowshoe '92 by event Chairmen Joe Johnson and Randall Yow

Historical Perspectives Jim Perrin 22

Ten years ago, tool kits, swap meets

Restoration Brett Johnson 26

Color charts and bumper horn anodizing

The Maestro Harry Pellow 31

The Ferry Gall story, part one

Nuts and Bolts Ron Roland 34

Concours cars, strikers, rocker panels, lead

Reviews Bill Block 37

Suggestions for your Christmas list

Classified 40

Vintage Racing Roger Ender 46

Our cover photo was taken after the East Coast Holiday, on

the Tygart river near Snowshoe in West Vir inia

The beautiful Speedster Carrera belongs to JoefHor~or;itz

(see notes in Editor's column).

356 Registry magazine is the official publication of 356 Registry, Inc, an organization

oriented exclusively to the interests, needs and unique problems of the 356

Porsche automobile owner and enthusiast. The mission of the 356 Registry, Inc is

the perpetuation of the vintage (1948-196.5) 356 series Porsche through the 356

Registry magazine, the central forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and

information, enabling all to share the 356 experiences of one another. 356 Registry

magazine is published bi-monthly for 356 Registry, Inc. by M Design, 123 North

Second Street, Stillwater, MN 55082.356 Registry, Inc. is a non-affiliated, non-profit,

educational corporation, chartered under the statutes of the State of Ohio. Subscriptions

are available only to members. Membership dues are $20 in the USA, $25

in Canada and Mexico, $35 to foreign addresses, which includes $15.00 for a 6 issue

annual subscription to 356 Registry magazine. All rates are in US. dollars, checks

MUST be drawn on US. banks. Application forms for membership are available

from the membership chairman (address above).

Application to mail at Second Class Postage rates is pending at Stillwater, MN.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:

366 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092.

The opinions and suggestions expressed in the 356 Registry are not necessarily

those of the 356 Registry, Inc, its Trustees or the Publisher. Technical data and

procedures described herein are the opinions of the authors and carry no claim of

authenticity or suitability fora particular purpose from thePublisher.The Porsche

name and crest are the exclusive property of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and are used

with permission. The Publisher reserves the right toedit or refuse publication and

is not responsibile for errors or omissions.


Since the last issue was mailed,

I have received many notes and calls

from members who were pleased

with the content, quality and over-

all look of the magazine. Thanks to

all of you for your support and kind

words. I will continue to solicit com-

ments from all members about

their ideas, suggestions and desires

for the publication. I only ask that

everyone keep in mind that this is a

pretty eclectic group of people who

have a common bond in old Ger-

man sports cars. But even within

that common area, there is a wide

variation in specific interests: con-

tours, racing, models, literature,

history, trivia, early cars, late cars,

engines, parts, etc. I intend to pub-

lish material on every aspect of the

356 world.

This issue, like all others, con-

tains extensive coverage of many

of these areas, which I consider a

healthy thing. Del Johnston de-

cribes in detail his successful refur-

bishing of bumper guards. Roger

Ender gives us race results from

the east (and mid-) coast. Ron Ro-

land bemoans the state of parts

quality and gives instructions for

rocker and latch installation. Vic's

column is a reprise of good basic

stuff on maintenance. And of

course, there are the want ads! Is

this a mixed bag or what? My hope

is that this smorgasbord of ideas

will continue and expand, with

more coverage of models, literature

and anything else that relates to

the first Porsches.Charlie Whiteand

Ted Zombeck have expressed in-

terest in contributing in these ar-

eas, and I welcome their expertise

and the input of any other mem-


Sharp eyed readers will have

noticed that the first class mail-

ing indicia is missing from the

wrapper, and the "boiler plate"

copy (now on page 3) states that

this publication is distributed via

second-class mail. What this

means in real-world terms is that

it will take a few days longer for

the magazine to reach your door-

step, but the club will realize a

tremendous savings on postage

expenses. I know there will be

some cries of dismay at this news,

but look at it this way: you're get-

ting it on a regular, definite sched-

ule and the club is able to free up

money for much-needed items,

including event insurance. In

case you are skeptical and feel

that second-class postage is a cop-

out or cheapskate means of deliv-

ering the magazine, be assured

that every publishing person the

trustees have spoken to who was

familiar with periodicals had the

same advice: go second class.

Another consideration: the an-

nual cost of a magazine and post-

age has for some time been hov-

ering at the about the same

amount you pay for annual dues.

Even non-profit organizations

don't last long with those kinds of

expenses. Speaking of dues, those

of us who belong to other small

clubs/trade organizations/social

groups who publish a newsletter

know that at $20, the Registry

magazine is a comparative bar-

gain. No, it isn't Road & Track, but

if we ever reach R&T's circula-

tion numbers, I guarantee it will

be as good.

Material submissions have

been arriving steadily; more than

we can fit in this issue. There are

also a few worthy items that were

passed on to me from last year,

including a vintage racing tale

from Bruce Baker and the rest of

an article on early cars by Mark

Turczyn. These you will see in the

next issue. Elsewhere in these

pages is a new column by Brad

Ripley, who has an extensive

background in Porsche parts.

'Teile Trivia' is a welcome source

356 Registry 4 Volume 16 No. 4

of detailed parts information

from an expert in the field. An-

other new ."column" called "First

Person" will appear next time;

real-life stories - close encounters

of the Porsche kind, if you will.

The 356 Registry retains all film

rights to these adventures.

The East Coast Holiday was

wonderful. Joe and Randall chose

a location that offered plenty of

room and plenty of rooms, nice

amenities and great scenery.

They couldn't do anything about

the weather, but the outdoor ac-

tivities, concours and swap meet

went on with no real problems. In

this, my first trip to West Virginia,

I found that there is probably no

other state so well suited to sports

car driving. Breathtaking scen-

ery, smooth, twisty, uncrowded

roads and a nice laid-back atti-

tude made this an incomparable

driving vacation.

Following our red-car-on-a-

bridge theme, the Registry cover

photo this time was taken on Sun-

day morning as I left Snowshoe

with Joel Horvitz and his red

Speedster Carrera. (Route 219 is

the ultimate Speedster road - un-

fortunately, Joel was driving his

Cadillac with the Porsche in a

trailer behind it.) Along with Joel

were Brian Doherty and Rainer

Cooney of Meister Restorations

who had done much of the work

on the car and were along to keep

it looking pristine for the Con-

tours. We found the bridge on a

side road off the highway, and as

we stopped to survey the scene,

an older gentleman who lived

nearby walked over to give us

some background on the struc-

ture. In between squirts (as every

barn in the valley proclaims,

"Chew Mail Pouch tobacco, treat

yourself to the best") he explained

that the bridge served the main

road from the 1890's until some-

time in the 30's when a new one

was built. The owner of the prop-

erty we stood on bought the en-

tire bridge from the county, dis-

assembled it and rebuilt it across

the Tygart river for access to his

"back 40." There are few if any of

these bridges in service on public


oads anymore, and I was taken

with the beauty and simplicity of

its design. Adding to the bucolic

feel of the scene were wild roses,

grazing cattle, boys fishing and

the hospitality of the farmer who

drove through the river rather

than disturb our photo shoot on

the bridge. All in all, a lovely way

to spend a Sunday. My thanks to

Joel, Rainer and Brian for their

work in setting up the shots.

Rich Peters was certainly de-

serving of the People's Choice

Award that he received during

the West Coast Holiday in July.

And his car is certainly deserving

of inclusion here. Below is Rich's

B Roadster at the Concours site in

Squaw Valley.

In comparison,

the century-old

bridge makes Joel's

Speedster look

positively high-tech.

The charming struc-

ture exists in semi-

retirement over the

Tygart river in West


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Imagine my surprise when I opened my mail box

Saturday to see your Sept/Oct issue cover photo-

graph of "my bridge" over the Truckee River.

I call it "my bridge" because it, as well as the two

buildings out of sight to the right, were built by my

father and uncle many, many years ago. The origi-

nal bridge was destroyed in a violent storm some

time in the early '50's. The current bridge was pro-

fessionally engineered.

As a young boy in the '50's I would spend my

summers there, mostly fishing from a spot near the

right front fender. In those days, long before Califor-

nia's water shortage. all those boulders were under

water (note the waier mark on the right pier). Vaca-

tioners would start their day in Truckee on an old

truck innertube and the current would take them

almost into Reno by sunset.

The California Fish and Game truck would

drive out onto our bridge and plant the river with

hundreds of rainbow trout each Wednesday or

Thursday to ensure great fishing for the campsite

at Big Chief, about a quarter mile down stream

from the bridge. Of course many stayed under the

bridge which kept us fed. In the winter the snow

was so deep we couldn't gain access to the buildings

so the place was only used from Memorial Day

through Labor Day, then locked up tight

So what does this story have to do with Porsches

anyway? Well, nothing &ally, except this summer

my family and I returned to the Silicon Valley after

4 1/2 years in Massachusetts where you can't drive

a Porsche anyway. Prior to starting my new job we

took a week's vacation at Tahoe (family home is at

Incline Village) and it just happened to be during

your West Coast Holiday. Of course my '64 SC was

somewhere in Jerkwater, Colobraska in a car car-

rier, so I couldn't slip into the caravans.

My boys, by the way, ages 8 1/2,6, and 3 1/2 went

crazy, having never seen more than one 356 at a time.

Bob Frostholm

Mountain View, CA

These photographs were taken by me while re-

cently on an extensive trip through Europe. I was able

to meet with many 356 enthusiasts from Scandinavia to

Italy. Their interests and the way they approach their

cars is sometimes very different from ours. Desirable

models change from country to country, but that's a

story in itself. Because of the frenzy to locate rare

Gmiinds I won't elaborate on the whereabouts of this

car. There are actually two cars owned by this person,

numbers 38 and 31. One is very incomplete and badly

modified. This one, however, is amazingly complete

and original. I'm aware of a collector in S.F. that owns

356 Registry 6 Volume 16 No. 4

the one on display at Stuttgart and shown in a Jan. 1952

magazine article. There are some interesting differ-

ences between these cars. It's hard to tell, but the maga-

zine photos show #46 with a two piece windshield,

while at this time it is on display with a one piece.

The door handles on the original photographed

car are very different from the traditional handles seen

on the museum cars. This car being a street version has

the semaphore turn-signals, and only one gauge; the


This car has the original leather covered bench

seat also. The photos are of the original engine. Appar-

ently the numbers stamped on top are the date, 17.4.44.

It is believed that Porsche was buying unused, spare

stock blocks left over from previous years.

Stephen Demosthenes

Hood River, OR

Greetings from some of your loyal subjects "down

under." Congratulations on your first edition of 356

Registry - even better than before and a hell of a good

read. I thought it was a great team effort and most

impressive. Sincere appreciation from all your over-

seas members to receive the magazine at about the

same time as your U.S. members -and to get the mailing

cover with the advertisements on the inside cover.

Previously we got the magazine 2-3 weeks late and

never got to know about the goodies advertised on

these inside pages.

All we need now is for the Registry (and the Goodie

Store) to accept credit cards and your overseas mem-

bers will be even happier!

Phillip Schudmak

Victoria, Australia

From Stephen Conroy of Dunbartonshire, Scot-

land, a reply to my request for information about his

and other wrong-hand-drive Speedsters, and a photo of

his car, (right) which came from South Africa:

As regards information on the RHD cars, it doesn't

seem easy to obtain. I have contacted everyone that I

can in order to gather as much information as possible,

including Porsche GB, Porsche Classics GmbH, and the

only other member of the club here that I know has a

RHD Speedster. I obviously want to find out as much as

possible about the cars. I don't know what will turn up

or how comprehensive it might be, but I will be de-

lighted to send you copies of anything I might find.

Editor's note: If anyone has information about the

number of RHD cars and their distribution, please let

me know.

Received my Registry magazine last week and after

pouring over contents and placing all words in mem-

ory bank, take this moment to send you a message of, "a

job well done." While I live on the "left coast" I didn't

make the Squaw Valley meet owing to the fact that we

were doing a complete motor for my '64 C coupe which

I purchased in 1966 from the original owner, who went

to the works and watched the happy merry workers

assemble same. I love to have those who have just

finished their one-day PCA concours judging class tell

me what is "original."

It was nice to see a good story on the Squaw Valley

meet... on to other things; I noted some new and old

names as writers in the magazine. In my opinion, a step

in the right direction. I enjoy Dr. Block's reviews, Dr. J.'s

restoration column and the many other features. Just

356 Registry 7 Nov . / Dec. 1992

thought of something - is Dave Seeland going to be

doing the four-cam cloumn? I noticed it was missing

but that could be in the change. Concerning the general

flow of the magazine, I think it's a nice idea to have

members send in articles and photos of interest.

One area that I feel is being overextended is the

concours area which is of little interest here, and I feel,

to many in the flock. This concept of making the cars

better than when they left the works is out of hand.

Let's get back to basics.

Again, a nice job on the magazine and I'm sure it

will get better.

Bob Leif

Baldwin Park, CA

And _finally, a letter from A1 Zim, whose concerns

may be shared by other members. My reply follows.

Dear Gordon,

I was pleased to receive your phone call last month

regarding your appointment as the 356Registry Editor.

I was hoping your appointment would herald a change

in the philosophy underlying the Registry. Unfortu-

nately, the Board of Directors (Editor's note:Trustees)

has insured that it is going to be "business as usual." The

Board needs to realize that two factors will determine

the success of the 356 Registry: operating the Registry

as a business and maintaining a quality publication.

During the past year, two things stand out as ex-

amples of the underlying philosophy that will hasten

the extinction of the Registry. The first is the schedul-

ing of the West Coast Holiday so that it conflicted with

the San Diego Porsche Parade. I am sure that many

members were upset in their inability to attend both

events. I could justify the expense for being at both

events, but not for a single event.

The second was the slanderous evaluation of Greg

Young in the letters to the editor causing his subse-

quent departure from the Board of Directors. It was a

tragic mistake that the editor allowed a one-sided opin-

ion to condemn the only person representing the state

with the largest concentration of 356 series Porsches.

Evidently, it was not apparent that as California goes, so

does the rest of the Registry. The 356 Registry must be

regarded as a business, not a hobby. The decisions

made by the Board of Directors must reflect this to en-

sure the continuation of the club. Minutes of meetings

should be published in a timely manner, a treasurer's

report should appear at least twice a year, and for

members who desire, a full set of books should be

available at a nominal cost. Only knowing what the

club is doing can the members help the Board chart a

course that may ensure continuation of the Registry.

Secondly, I need to stress the need for a timely pro-

duction of the Registry newsletter. The format is good,

but there needs to be more information, even if we

need to pay writers for articles. A multitude of informa-

tion is available through past publications that would

be of interest to our members, if someone would re-

search it and obtain the proper release for the articles.

As you examine the growth of the Porsche Club of

America, you can see that, as the club matured, so did its

newsletter. Certainly the change of

editors was a step forward, but we

niust carry on further or risk the

loss of the Registry.

Personally Ian1 hopingfor your

success; Zim's Autotechnik has

invested considerable time and

money in developing and stocking

356 parts. If 356 enthusiasm wanes,

Zim's and other aftermarket parts

suppliers will be forced to move on

- an unfortunate situation that

makes everyone a loser. As a con-

cerned Registry member, I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Aldwin H. Zim

Bedford, TX

Dear Al,

Thank you for your letter. Like

other members, you have been

wondering about the recent

changes in the Registry. With the

arrival of the last issue (16-031 in the

mail last month, I think many

people's questions have been answered,

but I will address your

concerns individually:

1. I believe that the changes

now underway will show every

member that the club and the

magazine are being administered

as efficiently as possible.

2. I agree that the Registry's

operation should parallel that of a

business in many ways: proper book

keeping, promotion, delivery of

"product" to its "customers" and

returnon investment tonshareholders".

But it should be noted that in

this case, "customers" and "shareholders"

are the same. Even though

the Registry is chartered as a nonprofit,

educational corporation, the

membershipdeserves something in

return on their dues "investment".

The core of the organization is a

volunteer group rather than a management

team, and while the goal

of any business is profits for the

owners and shareholders, the Registry's

goal is the best service to its

members. The Trustees and other

volunteers are working very hard

toward that end.

3. Conflicts in scheduling between

Porsche events are unfortunate,

but not always avoidable.

Back-to-back events such as the

Morro Bay and Monterey dates are

great, but sometimes impossible to

work out.

4. Although his name did not

appear on the masthead of the last

Issue, Greg Young is a current and

valued member of the Trustees


5. Southern California holds

the largest group of Registry niem-

bers, and owing to many factors

possibly the most active. In sheer

numbers their impact is great, but

enthusiasm and activity in club

events is an attribute widely dis-

tributed across the country.

6. The minutes of the Septem-

berTrusteeqs meeting are published

in this issue, and a Treasurer's re-

port is scheduled for 16-05. Annual

reports have been the norm; semi-

annual reports would be possible if

members so desired. It is my feeling

that members will be well-in-

formed, via the 356 Registry maga-

zine, of all Trustee activities in the


7. The 356 Registry magazine

will be published on a regular, bi-

monthly basis. The content of fu-

ture issues is up to the niember-

ship. If "professional" material is to

be used (sourced from outside the

ranks of members,) readers of the

magazine should make that desire

known to the Trustees and the

publisher. It is important to note

that in the relatively narrow 356

field of interest, many of the lead-

ing experts on the subject are al-

ready contributors. I am certainly

open to specific suggestions.

All membersappreciate the fact

that businesses like yours are very

important to the "perpetuation of

the vintage 356 series of Porsche", as

our mission statement reads. We

thank you for providing parts,serv-

iceand advice that make our hobby

(I think that's the proper term for

most members' involvement) pos-

sible, and for support of the publi-

cation that is a cornerstone of the

club. Concerning the future, Mark

Twain's famous quote about his de-

mise is appropriate here. I believe

that the 356 Registry will continue

to successfully serve its members

for a long time to come.


Gordon Maltby

356 Registry 8 Volume 16 No. 4

Merry Chris

Ho Ho Ho!

Although this has not

been the best of all

possible years, and very

few have been unaffected

I by the economic recession, the



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Deck lid buffers (white) pre 9/57 .................................................................... 12.00 set

Door stop (holds door open) all cars .............................................................. 12.00 each

Pre-A floor mat ............................................................................................... 175.00

Speedster wiper shaft grommets (they are different) ................................. ...20.00 pair

Battery strap 62-65 ............................................................................................. 6.75

Jack buffer ......................................................................................................... 7.50

Pre A trunk mat (they are different) ................................................................ 48.00

Horn cuff 60-65 under hood button ................................................................. 7.00

Rubber dust cover for tie rod ends (4 required) ............................................ 5.00 each

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ur trustee's meeting was held

0 on September 19, 1992. The

ballots were ratified, with John

Jenkins and Brett Johnson as the

two top vote-getters. In addition,

due to a shortage of active trustees,

Greg Young was appointed

as a temporary trustee until the

next election.

Speaking of elections, the

next issue Jan/Feb 1993, will contain

the ballots for the trustees

election. Please submit your

nominations in time to be included

in that issue. The requirements

are: you must have been a

member of the 356 Registry for

three years minimum. A statement

of personal background

and what you want to contribute


64 Front & Rear Guards 100.00

Ucense Ute Shine Up 69.50

Ucense Ute Shine Down 69.50

"C" Shoukler~Hamesses Pr 135.00

A-BC Lap Belt Pr 50.00

BC Radio w/Casaette 169.50

"A" Horn Button 350.00

Speedster Seata (tiberglam) Pr 1200.00

356 Floor Pan Front 89.50

356 floor Pan Rear 89.50

"A" Front & Rear Bumpers 189.50

Uek Luggage Rack OE 375.00

"A'Radio Cover Pkne 75.00

A44 Longitudinal8 42.50

Front Diagonal 44.50

Door Posta 54.50

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pany your bid. One other require-

ment I am adding is that you must

reside in the continental United

States. Sorry, Canadians, but your

mail system does not permit

timely resolution of some of the

Registry's business, much of

which is done by mail and tele-


Contrary to some popular but

erroneous belief, there is pay

for any position of officer or trus-

tee of the 356 Registry!! Expenses

incurred as part of attending the

official trustees meetings are

covered, as are documented

phone calls and postage for Regis-

try business. If a trustee attends a

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their own expense. Incidentally,

the locations for the meetings are

selected for least cost to the Regis-

try. The last meeting was in

Warren, MI., the previous several

were in Columbus, OH. Notice the

lack of Bahamas, Tahiti, Virgin

Islands, etc.

For anyone interested in put-

ting on a Registry Holiday, con-

tact John Jenkins for informa-

tion. John will send you a copy of

the contract, as well as a copy of

his "cookbook" on how to do a

Holiday. There is a $20.00 refund-

able deposit for the cookbook.

You may also copy it.

My thanks to Bob Cannon and

Jim Hardie for organizing the

West Coast Holiday at Squaw

Valley, and to Joe Johnson and

Randall Yow for the East Coast

Holiday at Snowshoe, West Vir-

ginia. It is because of people like

them that the rest of the member-

ship has an opportunity to enjoy

the companionship of other 356



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"C" Seats for pair 250.00

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i folks, the news about mem

Hbership continues to be en-

couraging, currently the meni-

bership is closing in to 4800. Most

new members come by word of

mouth from you folks, and

growth for our group will be

good for all of us. Your current

dues of $20.00 is a heck of a bar-

gain, and we want to keep it that

way. I'd just like to ask you fellow

members to keep that in mind the

next time you receive a renewal

post card in the mail that tells you

it's time to renew. Your current

dues of $20.00 pays for your maga-

zine + postage, and there isn't

much left over. You can help by

renewing on a timely basis, and as

a matter of fact it will become

necessary as the magazine now

has a deadline. With the change

of new publisher/editor etc, (see

Gordon's column1 the magazine

will be mailed on the 1st day of

every odd month; Jan/Mar/May/

Jul/Sept/Nov. In order to receive

the next issue I will have to have

received your renewals and new

member applications by the 1st

day of the even month prior to

mailing. Hope that doesn't sound

too complicated, remember the

magazine again has a calendar

date on it. Your label tells when

your membership expires w/--.

Barbara Skirmants

This issue is 16-04. OH yes, when

you correspond with me, please

include your membership #,

that's how I find you in the com-

puter. In the past since the maga-

zine wasn't sent out on a regular

basis, you folks sometimes be-

came a little lax in renewing on

time. I can understand that's just

human nature, however, what

happens then is you don't know if

you missed an issue or not!! Of

course you folks all want me to

send you all missed issues, and I

will; I'm just asking you to be effi-

cient for our Registry, both in

terms of cost and labor to me.

Many thanks to those of you

who contribute to the booster

fund, because of the many

changes recently, the Registry

had to purchase a new computer

to keep the membership list on.

This is being typed on the new

computer, and the booster fund

helps with purchases such as this.

This job did turn out to be

many more hours than I anticipated,

I am not complaining;

remember I volunteered for it.

But folks please remember 1 am

just a volunteer, and I also have

other obligations, like our own

have a fax machine at home to

send you out membership lists. I

have to drive to the print shop to

pick up and send faxes so this is

not a convenient method to com-

municate to members. Just give

me a call. We give our fax num-

ber to our customers for interna-

tional business transactions. We

also cannot accept Visa/Master

charge for your dues, sorry its

just too expensive for our organi-


During the East Coast Holi-

day, I had a beer with Tom Oer-

ther, and we discussed ways to

increase the membership. After I

got home I jotted down some

notes and gave Tom a call. I asked

him if he would be interested in

doing the PR work for the Regis-

try, sort of a Membership liaison.

We want all 356-related busi-

nesses to have a supply of mem-

bership appIications available,

and some back issues to hand out

to owners who are not members.

Tom will be contacting the re-

lated businesses plus the muse-

ums around the country. We are

also looking for Membership

reps, to take materials to their

local Porsche swap meets around

the country and put up a little

display beside their products. I

did this in April at Ski Roundtop

and it was a huge success, at least

they cleaned out every applica-

tion and magazine I had with me.

I hope you are all members now.

( business. -~lso Vic and I don't 1

That's all for now, happy 356

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The following is a summary of the Trustees'

Meeting held September 19, 1992 in Warren Michi-

gan at the home of Vic and Barbara Skirmants. At-

tendees: Brett Johnson; Barbara Skirmants; Vic Skir-

mants; John Jenkins; Greg Young, Linda Patterson;

Tom Youk; Brenda Perrin.

'Election results were reviewed and ratified.

*Vic Skirmants nominated and unanimously

approved for President.

*Brett Johnson nominated and unanimously

approved as Vice President.

*Tom Youk and Brenda Perrin were nominated

and unanimously approved as Treasurer and Secre-

tary, respectively.

*Greg Young nominated and unanimously ap-

proved for ~rustee.

*Nominations for '93 Trustee elections will be

solicited in next Registry with criteria listed.

*Bylaws changes proposed: length of office;

conflict of interest.

*Complimentary Registry issues list reviewed

and modified.

"Life member status unanimously approved for

Jerry Keyser.

*Markup of Registry logo items determined.

*Disposition of old goodie store inventory dis-


*Proposals to publish The Best of The 356 Regis-

try will be solicited.

'New computer purchased for membership


*Barbara reported current membership at 4,698.

*Tom Oerther was appointed Membership liai-


*Publishing contract bids were reviewed and

Gordon Maltby was unanimously approved as Reg-

istry publisher.

"Membership ads in various publications dis-


*Tom Youk meeting with Registry auditor week

of 9/21.

*New publisher will send commercial advertis-

ing statements.

'Unanimously approved to mail Registry 2nd


*Registry insurance will be reviewed and recom-

mendations made by 11/1/92.

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11 seat headrests weren't made

A in Germany! You'll see 'em at

swap meets, the round ones with

the two chrome attaching straps.

Look carefully at how the vinyl or

leather cover is attached; some are

sewn on the bottom, others have a

nice zipper. Would you believe that

theones with the zipper were made

in the US.?

Before he passed away last year,

I had the opportunity to talk with

Bill Colgan of Colgan bra fame. He

told me that in the early 60's he

copied the factory headrests and

sold them through Performance

products and Porsche Stuff. Later,

some were also sold to the Porsche

partsorganization until about 1969.

Along with the headrests, Bill

Colganalso manufactured the hardware

pieces for the back of the seat.

How can you tell Colgan's from the

factory original? The original

thumb screw usually has a stan-

dard 6x1,O thread 12mm in length,

the headis5mm thickand the knurl

on the edge is fine; Colgan's has UNF

1/4-28 thread 3/16" in length, the

head is .118' thick and the knurl is

coarse. 1 recently found some of the

Colgan screws with 6mm thread, so

the fine knurl is the obvious differ-

ence to look for. The plate screwed

to the seat back is also slightly dif-

ferent in that theoriginal has larger

countersunk screw holes and is 2,5

mm thick.

So, at the next swap meet, now

you can tell the good from the not-


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t is always interesting to me that after megadol

lar restorations, small details tend to get left out.

Details that contribute to the everyday driveability

of a 356, and are left out either because people do not

know better or because the glitter of new parts

blinds them to other things. If you ever make it to a

serious concours, check out some of these perfect

restorations, with camber and toe problems that are

obvious to the eye, hoods that do not fit, tops that are

painted in an open position and than never folded to

keep from chipping the bows, and the list goes on.

Very seldom does a truly outstanding car come along

that looks stunning and is also driveable.

In light of this point, I came across a rather

unique diagram (opposite page) that allows any 356

owner to adjust their own headlights. Isn't it frustrating

to go down the road and see cars approaching

with lights askew? I wonder how many fresh

restorations have had their lights adjusted? Well,

anyway, even if you have the desire to drive at night

in a 356, and on top of that want to see where you are

going, how in the world do you figure out which

way to turn those screws? The illustration is designed

to show just that, whether you have an old

Hella or Bosch design. I believe that the assemblies

depicted are rather early ones, the Bosch assembly is

identical to the one in our 550, which also has "Bosch"

etched in the ring and has an aluminum rather than

white plastic lower spacer.

Please note that when using this diagram, left

and right are always in the driving direction, looking

straight ahead. This can be confusing, and to add

to the confusion, I know of at least one other variation

of headlight assembly. Later Hella assemblies

have adjustment screws at about 2 o'clock and 7

o'clock. Try as I might, I could not find a diagram for

this style, but I feel sure that someone out there has

access to one and will share it with us. This is probably

just another case of opening a can of worms,

there is certainly some 356 out there somewhere

that came with "original" Lucas headlights and a

special headlight switch for "on," "off," and "flicker."

If you do have some wild creation, please drop me a

line and let me know. Hopefully, this will help somebody

that cannot find an old timer's headlight adjusting

machine and is driven to tears over misadjusted

headlights. If this is you, send me the next installment

due your analyst and go enjoy driving

your car.

Gordon asked me to go over the highlights of the

Porsche Parade in greater detail, even though Parades

tend to infuriate Registry readers because of

the level of competition. Not that competition is not

356 Registry 14 Volume 16 No. 4

present at the Holidays, but the intensity of a Parade

Concours is often the reason that some 356 owners

prefer the laid-back atmosphere surrounding a Holi-

day. Myself, I love Holidays, but I also love Parades

and I love to compete at a national level in Concours.

98% of the other Porsche owners in the world think

I have lost it because of this, but to each his own. The

point is, they are both great events everyone should

enjoy, but for different reasons.

Jack and Elaine Gale's 1958 Speedster won People's Choice at

the San Diego Parade.

As I recall the San Diego Parade, I am sure there

is someone that I will neglect to mention for some

reason or another, but do not feel bad, there were so

many nice 356's there that nobody can remember

them all. And this year, PCA returned to the overall

Parade award, so there was a great influx of en-

trants in all three of the big events and a large

number of 356's present. I spent the morning taking

care of the cars our shop was showing, specifically a

1959 GT Speedster (#84954), which is the last serial-

numbered Speedster, and a 1989 Speedster. We chose

these two in some some ways to prove a point, be-

cause we were tired of getting beat up showing

older cars. 20% of the allocated points are for origi-

nality, and it seems that every judge is obligated to

find something wrong, no matter how small, in this

area. We decided, to ensure our best chance for an

overall win, that we should pick a unique new car to

completely disassemble and prepare. The job proved

no less daunting than restoring a 356 or older 911,

there are so many parts to deal with and there is no

room for error in that very competitive class. In the

end, the 1959 GT tied with a 550 Spyder, and the 1989

Speedster went on to win the Manhattan.

The 356 group was spectacular. I was fortunate

enough to see them close up judging interiors. Tim

Goodrich restored two cars there, a 1959 GS Cabriolet

that also won the West Coast Holiday, and a 1960 356B

Roadster that won the division. The Roadster was

truly the best car there, but the competition was

fierce. Harv and Linda Smith also had two cars, one

of which won people's choice - a beautifully pre-

pared Speedster owned by Jack 6 Elaine Gale. John

and Kim Tolen had an aquamarine Speedster that

was beautiful as well, and perennial favorites Del

and Craig Johnston with their 356A coupe were also

present. Tom Scott showed up pressed for time with

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It looks like I stirred the pot

last issue when I wrote about

Solex carburetor return springs.

Tim Goodrich pointed out the ex-

istence of factory photos show-

ing the spring bracket attached

to the screw farthest from the

throttle arm. Does anyone have

specific information on this? So

far, Tim is the only one to respond.

To get some inspiration for

this column, I dug out my past

issues of the Registry. Do you

realize Vol 1, # 1 is dated October

1974, and that Brett Johnson was

already complaining about the

$10.00 dues? The biggest recur-

ring complaint back then was

lack of parts support from

Porsche. While ordering 356 parts

from the average Porsche dealer

18 years later is maybe a little

better than back in 1974, the

plethora of independent parts

sources nowdays is really an in-

spiration to old-time 356 owners.

n he newcomers who can't find

some rare parts have to realize

that more is available for our cars

than for many newer vehicles.

You might have to do some

searching, but the stuff is out

there! I don't have much sympa-

thy for those who won't put out

more than the miminum effort

and give up if the first one or two

places called don't have the parts.

Owning a 356 is not for the aver-

age gold-chainer. The one good

thing to come out of the current

Democrat and media created

"recession" is the fact that some of

the get-rich-quickers are getting

shaken out of our hobby. Have

you noticed that the $125,000

speedsters have dropped to

$80,000 or less?

Not having thought of any-

thing new to write about, I will

up-date the column I wrote for

Vol 3, # 1, Oct. 1976.

Vic Skirmants



356 Tuning and

Maintenance 101

Judging by some of the ques-

tions I receive, now would be a

good time to cover some of the

general maintenance procedures

to keep the 356 running. I won't

rehash the factory recommenda-

tions because it's been so long

since I've looked at them I hon-

estly don't remember; and I'm too

lazy to look it up. I'm going to

express my opinions on the fre-

quency of doing, changing, or

adjusting whatever needs to be

done, changed, or adjusted. The

valves should be adjusted every

3000 miles unless the engine has

just been overhauled, in which

case they should be adjusted af-

ter the first 300 miles, then an-

other 1000, then another 2000,

then every 3000. Of course, they

have to be set cold. 3000 is also my

favorite time for an oil change.

Drain it when warm, use a suc-

tion gun to draw the old oil out of

the filter can. Pull the plugs at

3000, check the compression if

you have a gauge; the readings

will be lower than you thought

they should be, so don't worry

about it unless one or two are

way different than theothers. Re-

gap the plugs to .026 - .028 inches,

or throw them away if they have

reached 12,000 miles. 1 can't keep

track of Champion plug nomen-

clature changes; I've been stick-

ing to Bosch plugs for quite some

time. Bosch W6BC are good, reli-

able plugs for our cars. NGK and

Champion also make good plugs,

but I don't have much experience

with their different numbers.

How about some member input?

356 Registry 16 Volume 16 No. 4

If your engine is basically

healthy and you keep them prop-

erly gapped, they will not foul up

unless you drive like a little old

lady; in which case, what are you

doing in a Porsche?

As long as I'm rambling on

about driving styles, I'd like to

answer a question on shift points

and rev limits. First the easy one,

rev limits. Your Porsche has a ta-

chometer and there's that ter-

rible huge red area on the right

side of the dial. The factory said

5000 RPM for a Normal, 5500 for a

Super, and 5800 for a S-90, with

the red area starting 500 RPM

sooner. The limitation on revs is

determined by your engine con-

dition, type of connecting rods,

type of crank, and type of valve

springs. Remember also that

engine longevity will decrease

with higher revs. If you want the

engine to last forever, stick with

the factory specs; but there is

more power available if you are

willing to wind it up a little. If

your connecting rod bearings

have a ton of miles on them, or

are just plain worn regardless of

mileage, your rev limit is not even

going to be as high as the fac-

tory's quite conservative specs.

Assuming good bearings, let's

proceed. The rods were improved

during 1960, and again in late 1963.

The late rods are good for 7000

RPM plus. The old rods I wouldn't

rev past 5500. The intermediates I

would trust all the way to 6000

RPM. The older rods are weaker

and when subjected to high loads

will become oval at the bearing

end. The type of crankshaft de-

termines your oil supply. The

cranks through the "B" series had

one oil supply hole per rod jour-

nal, the C, and SC had two holes.

The last "B" 's also had two holes

per rod journal. The more oil

getting to the rod bearing, the

higher revs it can take. I use the C

or SC cranks in my race cars, and

they're good for 7000 RPM plus.

The counterbalancing has noth-

to do with the rev limit. I

actually prefer the C to the heav-

ier SC. But getting back to street

driving. Any of the cranks are

good for 6000 RPM from the

standpoint of oil supply. Your

valve springs will probably de-

termine your actual rev limit.

Through 1959 Porsche used a

fairly weak dual-spring set-up

which wouldn't let you get much

past 5500 RPM before the valves

floated. The later single springs,

especially from about 1962 on, are

good for 6000 RPM if shimmed to

factory specs. Of course if the

springs are very old and have

become weak, that's another


To summarize, a Normal is as

good as a Super for rev limit pur-

poses. Of course the cast iron lift-

ers of the Normal are not to be

trusted. The normal used the

same crank, rods, and valve

springs as the Super. The 1961

and older engines can be taken to

5500 without much need for con-


TION!! The 1962 and 63 engines

are good for 5500, while the 1964-

65 C & SC are good for 6000 if tht's

what turns you on. IF THEY'RE IN

GOOD CONDITION!! I don't want a

bunch of letters complaining

about bum advice when someone

blows up his 1958 Normal engine

with 300,000 miles on it and a

funny noise when you put a load

on it. Shift points can be anything

you want. In slow driving 1'11 shift

around 3500 as a minimum. De-

pending on gearing, this will drop

the revs to around 2000 in the

next gear which is as low as you

should go. For a little more

oomph just raise your shift point.

For instance, I generally run my

1963 stock Super engine to 4000 or

4500, with occassional flat-out

bursts to 5500. Speaking of 2000

RPM, let's discuss lugging. Lug-

ging is worse than revving high.

If you're in second, third, or

fourth gear at less than 2000 RPM

and mash on the throttle, not

much will happen as far as accel-

eration until the revs come up.

The S-90 and SC don't do much ti1

3000 and up. When you hit the

gas at less than 2000 RPM the oil

film between the rod bearings

and crank is not strong enough to

support the loads put on it by the

combustion pressures, and you

get metal-to-metal contact or

even localized flat-spotting. At

higher revs the oil film is stronger

due to higher crank speed and

higher oil pressure and conse-

quently it can support the loads

imposed on it.

To finish the RPM discussion,

be sure your tach is calibrated if

you're going to use the upper end

of the scale. The mechanical

tachs have a tendency to read low

at the top end after a consider-

able amount of usage.

Getting back to maintenance,

while gapping the plugs you

should also check the ignition

dwell and timing, and lubricate

the distributor cam; also pull off

the rotor and put a drop of oil on

the felt pad in the center of the

distributor shaft; that's for the

advance mechanism. I set the

point dwell with a static dwell

meter; if you use a feeler gauge,

Speaking of 2000

RPM, let's discuss

lugging. Lugging

is worse than

revving high.

you will have to file the points

smooth first for a proper adjust-

ment. Replacement of points

depends on how they look. If they

are very pitted or if they have

over 1&000 miles on them, they

should be replaced. I don't have a

regular schedule for replacing

the condenser, rotor, or distribu-

tor cap. I do check the spark plug

wires and plug connectors with

an ohmmeter. If the resistance is

too high, the trouble is usually in

the connectors; they have a resis-

tor in them for radio interference

suppression. This resistor dete-

riorates with age. Never use

graphite-center wire; it's useless.

The carbuerators don't need

constant fiddling once they're set

up properly. The clutch adjust-

ment should be monitored con-

tinually. About one inch of free-

play at the top, and just enough at

the bottom to release properly;

too much at the bottom flexes the

356 Registry 17 Nov . / Dec. 1992

diaphragm spring excessively,

causing early failure.

One last important item,

grease the link pins. These should

be done every 1500 miles or less;

more often in the winter or rainy

season. I usually neglect mine ti1

the 3000 mile interval and have

been lucky so far. Only the link

pins need service that frequently.

The torsion bars and tie rod ends

can be done every other time. The

best way to grease the link pins is

to loosen the clamp bolt, back-off

the link pin, grease, tighten the

link pin as hard as possible, grease

again. This sometimes helps to

get the grease first to the link pin

and then to one end of the king-

pin, since one fitting serves both.

Then back off very slightly on

the link pin and re-tighten the

clamp bolt. On the C models, slide

a piece of cardboard between the

mushroom end of the link pin

and the dust shield to keep grease

off the brake rotors.


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By Randall Yow and JoeJohnson

Photos by Douglas Chadwick and Gordon Maltby

As a photographer, Douglas Chadwick has exceptional skill - in

addition to his uncanny ability to make the clouds part for his

panoramic shots. The few minutes it took for the photo below

was about all the sunshine we had on Saturday, but the indoor

events and comradery made this event a weekend to remember.

For those driving a Porsche to Snowshoe, the West Virginia

roads proved the old adage, "getting there is half the fun."

356 Registry 18 Volume 16 No. 4

t....no that was last time. How

raining it must be the East Coast

oes Randall know how to test a

, that's a good title.

was kidding when Randall called

Id do another holiday. I really

s kidding. Only Brett Johnson and

ver done it twice and they

years between events. Sez

nickname back when we were

't be anv trouble, we've done this

before and be know what"wetre doing this time."

And "Oh, by the way, we've got to put the package

together and have it to the Registry by next week."

No problem. Like he saa, we've done this be-

fore and we know what we're doing.

We anguished over the location for about

an hour then almost simultaneously every-

one said, "Snowshoe". Andy said (we were

still friends at this point) "We'll be at your

house at 6 a.m. Saturday morning and we'll

run up and check it out. I'll bring the Subur-

ban since there might still be some snow on

the roads and it is the only thing we have

that four people can ride in." For those of

you that were there, you know you just don't

run up and check it out in a Suburban on

route 219! For those that didn't come, you

just wouldn't understand.

Snowshoe was just what we were looking

for. A place everybody could be together in a

very laid back atmosphere. Like Dennis

Frick said, "Man this was great, I didn't have

to take the plastic out of my pocket once - there

was no place to spend it !" We got prices on the

rooms, food, train, etc., looked the place over, got in

the Suburban, (whose name is now synonymous

with motion sickness) and lumbered back down the

mountain creating a package for the Registry as we

rode along. As soon as we got back we found the

nearest post office and mailed it off. I said to Andy,

"This was all too easy, we've got everything done."

Again he said, "We've done this before and we

know what we're doing."

A few weeks later, we were at Andy's house

going over some plans for the holiday and he says,

"you know, we haven't seen Snowshoe without

snow on the ground. Let's take the 911's up this

Saturday and check out the concours site and fi-

nalize the plans with the Mountain Lodge." Okay.

We did set some land speed records (unofficial) un-

til we got to Slatefork, WV. Then our wives said

From any direction, the scenery on the way to

Snowshoe was great. Opposite page; a group of

356's heads east from Ohio. Above; Saturday

dawned (well, sort of) on a lot full of wet cars, but

by early afternoon the sun was shining for the photo

enough, that they were more car sick than they

were in the Suburban. We got there, looked at our

great concours site and were having our meeting

with the lodge manager when the sickness struck

me and Andy as she was saying, "Oh, by the way,

the county has a 9% lodging tax", and "You can't get

the $8 train ride - they won't take reservations so

you've got to pay $13 a ride." "But we've already

put everything in the Registry." ..." I'm sorry". Well,

we've done this before and we DON'T know what

the hell we're doing !!! We really wanted to have a

first-class holiday so we decided not to cut back on

any plans. Maybe the finances will work out.

356 Registry IS Nov . / Dec. 1992

Labor Day is getting close but door prizes are

few. Must be the Great Recession. The individuals

and businesses that did participate, donated some

good ones and we want to thank those who gave.

Those who attended the event know who these

people are. Please support them.

Two weeks before Labor Day I can't believe it -

everything seems to be done. Gosh, we're good!

Then the phone rings. It's Lou Talarico - "You

know the holiday logo you sent for the shirts,

patches and pins? Porsche AG just sent word if we

use it they will sue you, me, Randall and all our

children born and unborn if we use the word

POR ." Well excuse me, Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche

AG!! By some miracle, Lou got the shirts and

patches done with the new logo but the pins didn't

make it. Oh well, we thought, we can mail them

out when we get them.

A week to go and I'm cool. The only major de-

cision is whether or not to take the Roadster or

the coupe. My wife says, "Have you seen the long

range weather forecast?" We wax the coupe.

Meanwhile, down in Greensboro, Randall's not so

cool. He calls and says - "the new engine I put in

last week is crap and it won't turn over four grand

and it sounds AWFUL up to there. The bumpers

aren't done, I've still got more to do on the interior

and I've got to buff it out." It's the convertible D's

first outing and he wants everything just right. I

told him how it just broke my heart to hear such a

sad story. I told him if he would get the bumpers

on I would take a tow rope and pull him over the

mountain. He didn't think it was funny so it was

out with the new engine and in with the old. It

ran great and only about 20 hours a day for the

rest of the week. It is finally ready and he calls -

"It runs great and looks great. You know, I believe

I'll have the best looking D there ... What's Bill

Myers bringing? The Roadster? Great." Calm

down Andy (just barely), Susan Miller is coming.


The day before we leave for Snowshoe, the

phone rings. It's John and Kate Jenkins winding

their way from Parker, CO, which by the way, was





the longest distance travelled to the holiday in a

356. "We're somewhere close to NC. Do you have a

place where I can dump my oil and do the valves?

I'm a little worried about my engine. It used almost

an eighth of a quart of oil coming across the

country." Show off!!! Everyone met at my house

early Thursday morning for the trip up to Snow-

The clouds retreated long enough to allow everyone ample time

for last-minute cleaning, comparing notes and iust checking out

the cars.

shoe. Patty arrived in the support Suburban and

Randall in his beautiful black convertible D cov-

ered from its nose to its tail in diesel fuel from a

leaking truck he couldn't get around (It just hasn't

been his week). We all pitch in and get it cleaned

up. We're finally on our way - Patty and Jackie in

the Suburban, Randall in the D, John and Kate in

the A Couue and Corev and me in the B Couue

leading thk pack. he weather wasn't bad. -we

had a good trip up the Blue Ridge Mountains with

a little fog on the top. We finally settle down on

1 I77 in Virginia for a while when all of a sudden for

no good reason one of Virginia's irate finest with

thousands of blue and red lights is behind ME! We

pull over. John and Kate, Randall, and Patty and

1 Jackie all pretend they don't know me and go way

on down the road before pulling over.

"Driver's license and registration please."

"What's the problem sir?"

"You have a radar detecting device in this ve-


"Moi? - Musta been one of those ole mean truck

drivers that went by."

"No, it's in this vehicle."

"Can't be."

"Will you give me permission to search your



'Ah Ha!, What's that in the glove box?"

Corey says in a low voice, "That's the garage

door opener, sir." And I'm thinking, I hope he

doesn't get out the rubber gloves. I had my doubts

for a moment and I know then I should never

have painted those red racing stripes down my

car. He checked everything under, over, around

356 Registry 20 Volume 16 No. 4

and through. "I know you've got one but I can't

prove it." (Tarbaby, he ain't saying nuttin'.) "Have a

nice day."

"Yes sir!" We start off down the road to meet

our friends and family that gave us so much sup-

port earlier. They had already passed the hat for

bail money!

It starts to rain as we turn off onto the infa-

mous WV 219. Then the bottom fell out. Boy, did it

rain! We water skied for awhile and then it just

turned drizzly. It was really slick and we spent a

lot of time sideways. John was muttering obsceni-

ties over the CB about the car in front of him run-

ning 195's and him trying to keep up with his 165's

until ..... no, I can't tell you ... we tried to keep it a se-

cret but about 15 miles before we started up Snow-

shoe Mountain, John;s new nickname became "SPI-


We finally got there and Snowshoe is ready for

us. It looks good and we get the welcome banner

out and hung the POR flags out. We set up the

registration table and made sure the keg was

tapped in the hospitality room. We set up the

goodie store downstairs. ..what do you mean you

would rather have the goodie store upstairs? We

move the goodie store upstairs. We then meet with

Doug Chadwick, the photographer, to see how he

wants to do the concours shot. It is non-stop, but

everything is finally ready.

Our wives handled the entire registration proc-

ess. Randall and I would like to take this opportu-

nity to thank Patty and Jackie for the job they did

at the registration and in all the projects they

helped us with. We were a committee of four for

the holiday and we could not have done it without


The cars started rolling in Thursday afternoon

and by late Friday almost everybody was there.

The Friday night welcoming party went very well,

just ask John Harvey. I think he will remember!!

We move the literature/model swap meet over to

where everybody is. All's going well. Saturday

morning hard cores are trying to dry the fog off

their cars. They just end up going back to the

lobby where there is gallons of coffee and moun-

tains of danishes. It is so foggy you can't even see.

It's a good thing the concours site was only a few

hundred yards from the lodge or we would never

have found it. Visibility was probably around ten

feet. It started clearing a little and we had a small

problem getting all the cars parked the way Doug

wanted them, but about picture time the sun came

out just in time for the concours picture. Whether

you were there or not you should order one from

Doug. They turned out great.

The rain came again and stayed for the rest of

the day. The awards banquet was great and the

food was good and on time. There is just some-

thing special about having over 300 people in a

room who all have a common interest. President

Vic gave his state-of-the-Registry speech which was

well received by all. We gave away all our door

Event chairmen JoeJohnson, right, and Randall Yow, left,

resented tro~hies as Dick Howie ran a video of each car on

;he wall screen beside the podium.

prizes and then moved upstairs to the big screen

TV for something new and exciting for the awards

give-away. Dick Howie, at great risk in the rain,

video taped each of the winning cars in the

People's Choice Concours and we played the tape

as we gave out the trophies so everybody would

know who and what car won what. Dick did a

great job and it was very well received.

There is no truth to the rumor that Registry

members are still wandering about Snowshoe

Mountain, lost in the fog trying to find their way

back to the lodge after the awards banquet party.

Although we haven't heard from Janice Woody

and Tom Wyrick who closed down the bar!

Sunday morning; gosh, it's 6 a.m. I've missed

all the good stuff at the swap meet. I reach for my

new 18 cell krypton flashlight (I learned a valuable

lesson at Boone), open the door and there's Randall.

He overslept too so we grab a cup of coffee and

head for the swap meet. The light will shine

about 10 inches in the fog. We can't find anyone.

Then we stumble over Lynn Sheeley with his stuff

out. (Tennessee boys are used to the fog). No other

brave souls are out yet and he can't get Lynn the

356 Registry el Nov . / Dec. 1992

younger out of the car. People actually waited un-

til it got light to come out. Some good stuff

changed hands.

Is it too foggy to ride the train to Cass? Nope.

Just a few hundred feet down the mountain it is

clear, says the report. With some confusion as to

whose box lunch is where, we're off to Cass. Park-

ing is at a premium. There are more people here

than we were told there would be, but we all get

parked and on the train. Due to limited seating,

Randall and I didn't go, but all reports said a good

time was had by all. It is all over and we're dead

tired. But the thanks, phone calls, cards and let-

ters from all of you make it worthwhile to put on

a holiday. We've got to do something to get the

procrastinators to register early, but other than

that and planning the holiday two years in ad-

vance we can say that in the end it's definitely

worth the trouble.

Andy (yes, we made it through two holidays

and are still friends) and I did get a lot of pleasure

out of our second and final holiday and especially

from the friendships made and renewed. We do

appreciate all of you that came to Snowshoe '92

and we hope to see you all again at future 356 holi-

days. Until then, KEEP THE FAITH!!

Atthe swap meet: "One man's junk is

another man's treasure" Of course, one

mon's junk is sometimes just ...

About the photo on the

previous pages:Joe and Randall's

other holiday at Boone, NC a few

years ago also featured a Chadwick

panoramic shot. Copies of the Boone

photo, the one shown here (it's five feet

long!] or a similar version without

people are available from Douglas for

$30. postpaid, or framed for $95 (plus

$5. shipping). Contact him at

(304)653-4916 or write: Box 99,

Hillsboro, WV 24946

Ten Years Ago in

the Registry

Dave Seeland's column dis-

cussed the issue of rust proofing

and rust prevention for Porsches.

He included precautions to be

taken if you plan to drive your

356 through the salt months. One

of the suggestions, which is a

good one for winter or summer, is

to be sure to keep the underside

of your car clean, particularly in

areas known to be susceptible to

rust. Not too many of us are using

356's for winter transportation

these days. (The last time I used a

356 for daily winter transporta-

tion was in 1967-1968. It was a

lovely Dolphin grey 1964 356C

coupe with a very unimaginative

light grey leatherette interior.

The heater, though adjusted

properly, was only marginal for

20 degree mornings in Ohio.)

Vic Skirmants' column con-

centrated on oils, always a popu-

lar topic. William Sovik was the

guest writer. Sovik pointed out

that multi-grade oils were first

conceived as early as 1945 as a

way to have the best characteris-

tics of both a light weight oil for

cold start ups and the protection

of heavier oils at high tempera-

tures. He explained that the

Porsche factory conducted a se-

ries of engine endurance tests

using both single and multi-

grade engine oil in the early

1960's. In those tests with early

multi-grade oils, the single grade

oils came out best. However, Sovic

went on to explain that things

have changed, and that even

Porsche eventually approved the

use of multi-grade oils for its


The Registry of ten years ago

had an excellent article and photo

spread on the 1982 Monterey His-

toric Car Races and the Registry

Jim Perrin

Holiday which was held at the

same time. Porsche was the fea-

tured marque at the Races, and it

was a terrific combination of

events. This is an event that the

attendees still remember and talk

about. I had my 356SC-GT and Va-

nagon there, and for part of the

race period Brenda and I camped

out in a park that overlooks the

Laguna Seca. It's not often that

you can be relaxing at your camp-

site looking down on a pre-war

Auto Union Grand Prix car doing

laps at speed. The Holiday car

display had both the 1948 Num-

ber 1 Roadster and the Otto Mathe

pre-war 60K10 coupe present. At

one point later in the afternoon

of the concours, Mathe was asked

tb move his car from one area to

an adjacent area of the some

grassy field. At the encourage-

ment of the bystanders, he spun a

few donuts for the delighted spec-

tators. Former Registry trustee

Bob Rauscher was there with his

Gmhd coupe which had re-

cently been restored. The last day

of the various activities coincided

with the famous Pebble Beach

concours. There was even a spe-

366 Registry Ee Nov . / Dec. 1992

cial class for Porsche, since it was

the featured marque at Laguna

Seca. I was privileged of being

one of the judges with several

other Registry members.

Finally, the Registry issue of

ten years ago carried a notice of

Paul Rettig's death. Paul was one

of the all-time great Porsche en-

thusiasts. His special interest was

the four-cam 356s. He was also

one of the early collectors of

Porsche literature. Paul helped

many people find the rare parts

they needed for their cars. He

loved parts, and had as impres-

sive a collection of four-cam parts

as any I've ever seen. Paul had a

parts room adjacent to his garage.

He especially enjoyed watching

the amazed expressions on visi-

tor's face's when he led them into

his parts room. I once asked Paul

how he had gotten so interested

in 356 Porsches. He told me that

he had previously been very in-

volved in English cars including

MGs. He observed that the MG

parts prices at the Southern Cali-

fornia swap meets were higher

than Porsche parts, even the

Porsche four-cam parts. He said

that he realized that Porsche

parts were way undervalued,

that this would not last, and

switched from English cars to 356

Porsches! Needless to say, Paul

was right.

Tool Kits

The recent Porsche Parade in

San Diego and the Registry Holi-

day in Squaw Valley were good

opportunities to see not only a

number of great 356s but also to

see a wide range of tool kits

shown with cars at the concours.

The full concours cars tended to

have the best tool kits, a few of

which were outstanding.

An especially interesting tool

kit I saw at the Holiday was one

that an individual had recently

acquired from the original owner

of a 1953 coupe. A number of

years ago the owner had removed

the 16 inch wheels and tires, the

turbo discs, and the tool kit from

his car which he ran in track

events. When he later sold the

car, these items remained in his

garage for some time until he de-

cided to clean out his garage.

Although not complete, the kit

has a majority of the original

tools. I noticed that the silver-

colored plating on the tools such

as the spark plug wrench and the

Hazet open end wrenches is not

as bright as the plating currently

used by Hazet.

I recently got a call from a

person who has a very nice 356B

roadster. He called to discuss

what tools should be in the tool

kit, as he has no tool kit for the

car. When he bought the car

several years ago, it had a nice

original tool kit. However, he

later had the car at a shop for an

extended period of time for some

work, with the tool kit on the

floor behind the seats. A few

weeks after he got the car back,

he realized that the complete tool

kit was gone. Many individuals

had access to the car when it was

at the shop, including customers.

The moral is, of course, to take

appropriate precautions with

your difficult-to-replace tool kit.

A couple of the early round

metal tool kits that were made by

Hazet showed up at the Parade

Literature, Model and Memora-

bilia Meet. These kits are about a

foot in diameter, and snap into

the hubcap clips of a spare tire.

Pre-1966 VWs and 356s,356As, and

356Bs all have the same size hub-

cap and the same hubcap clips.

The round tool kits have a nice

assortment of Hazet tools in them.

These kits are now extremely

popular among VW enthusiasts.

They were available from VW

dealers in the time period from

the 50s up until the mid 60s. Most

of them have the VW logo em-

bossed into the cover, but some

have "HAZET" followed by

"TOURIST" on the cover. There is

an article on these tool kits in one

of the most recent issues of VW

trends Magazine.

Up until a year or so ago, Stod-

dard offered several versions of

tool kit pouches. However, the

light green 356A one is no longer

available from Stoddard. Jim

Shuh was selling his new repro-

duction tool kit pouches for 356As

at the West Coast Holiday. If you

wish to contact him, he can be

reached at 206-932-3084 in Seattle,


Swap Meets

There recently have been

several Porsche swap meets.

There were literature, model, and

memorabilia meets held at both

the San Diego PCA Parade and at

the Squaw Valley West Coast

Holiday. Also, there was a parts

swap meet the last morning of

the West Coast Holiday. There

were a fair number af attendees

at all three events. The holiday

literature-model meet was pre-

ceded by a one-hour presentation

on several aspects of collecting.

Wayne Callaway talked about

models, and had outstanding

slides illustrating his talk. He ac-

quired these slides when he pur-

chased a large Porsche model

collection several years ago, and

the professional photographer

who owned the collection in-

cluded slides of most of the mod-

els. I gave a presentation on

Porsche posters as produced over

the years by Porsche. Fortu-

nately, Porsche produced far

more posters than most other

manufacturers, so there is a lot of

material about which to talk.

Prescott Kelly then gave a talk

about literature collecting, in-

cluding sales literature, parts/

shop manuals, and owners man-

ual packets. Prescott was in-

cluded in the program not only

for the subject material, but also

to show Wayne and me how to

give a really well-presented talk.

There was also a literature-

model meet at the recent West

Virginia East Coast Holiday. It

was well-attended, although the

number of venders was smaller

than the number of the Parade or

the East Coast Holiday. Bill Block

was there with a very large dis-

play of Porsche related books.

Susann Miller was also there with

the proofs of the new Porsche

book, which should be out by

366 Registry 23 Volume 16 No. 4

now. Rod Barnes had a nice selec-

tion of Porsche models for sale,

including the ever-desirable

metal Distler convertible. The

best "Show-and-Tell" item that

was at the event was a brightly-

colored printed metal sign to be

used in the showroom of a

Porsche tractor dealer. It was

great1 (I only have one similar

sign; unfortunately instead of

having "Porsche Tractors" on it,

mine has "Kaiser-Frazer".)

The literature-model meets

for 1992 are now over. The two

that are now scheduled for 1993

are the Los Angeles literature-

model-memorabilia meet to be

held in February, 1993 and a simi-

lar meet to be held next summer

at the PCA Parade in Cincinnati,

Ohio. Presumably there will also

be similar meets at the two 1993



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Omy lack of coherence in Volume 16, Number 2

about the 1950 color chart. Without seeing it, I admit

the text was pretty meaningless. Well, let's try it

again ...

A few comments, remember that this is over

forty years old and, as such, colors may not be exact,

and also that the color reproduction in this maga-

zine may also affect the way colors appear. It does,

however, show the relative shades, etc.

The exterior colors are the first bit of interest.

You can see the last three originally numbered R 507,

R 508 and unnumbered are renumbered, R 509, R 511

and R 510. The numbers correspond to:

R 501 Black

R 502 Dark Blue

R 503 Maroon

R 504 Ivory

Brett Johnson

Fish Silver-Grey

Moor Green

Adria Blue (although it looks brown)

Radium Green

Light Grey

I think the last two are inverted on the hand-

written changes. The written comments by R 502

say something about special color. Sorry, my Ger-

man language skill are confined to opening a Ger-

madEnglish dictionary and most of these words

just don't seem to be there.

The next two panels show cloth and "artificial

leather" (vinyl) upholstery materials.

Next, Himmel und Seitenstoffe; headliner and

side panel material (?) The 3364 and 3365 are most

definitely the grey/blue and tan headliner materi-

als. The next section down, Boucle - Teppich is


The final panel contains special order uphol-

stery materials, leather and, shall we say interesting,

nylon cloth. The bottom row shows optional velour

carpeting! And you threw it away because you

knew it wasn't original ...

I spoke with Jack Arct at the Squaw Valley Holi-

day, who has a documented custom order paint

October 1962 build 356B. Its paint number was 6220

C. "Official" colors only went to 6213 for 1962/63.

While discussing Glaser cabriolets with Ron

Roland, it became obvious that the colors listed on

the Kardexes just weren't the same as those on the

standard color lists. This makes sense, if you think

about it. The Reutter colors at that time in Porsche's

formative period were precisely that - Reutter col-

ors. Some of the Glaser colors are:

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Feuer Rot


Blano Casse

Glasso Red



Fire Red

Sandgradbraun Sand Grey/Brown

Modegrau Fashionable Grey

Perisch Blau

If anyone has additional information regarding

colors and upholstery, I'd love to see it.

New Business: Well, Tom Birch of Santa Ana,

California is at it again! More new old parts. This

time grey side window seals for 1952 - 1957 cabriolets.

He has also promised fixed quarter window seals for

1950 - 1951 coupes by next spring.

Henne Lembeck from Holland sent the photo

(see following page) of some unusual 15' diameter

wheels with round holes, that came on his new 1951

coupe project car. They have a VW sign on them.

Anybody know what they are?

At Squaw Valley I

met Jim Kellogg, who

writes a column in

the Rocky Mountain

group newsletter. He

pointed out that his


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1t.s getting near Christmas and I want to thank

Del Johnston and Bruce Talamon from southern

California for the following gift in the form of an

article about bumper overrider (guard) restoration.

Del wrote it and Bruce did the photos.

Those of you who strive for originality in restoration

on some of the early A's and pre-A's have

probably been having difficulty renewing and/or

replacing bumper overriders. Even if you find these

parts in so-called "NOS" inventory, they are generally

scratched beyond minimally acceptable concours


After a thoroughly frustrating search for acceptable

parts, I did what I always do when all else

fails - call Dick Miller in San Diego. Dick reminded

me of his earlier article (356 Registry, Vol. 8, No. 1,

Oct./Nov. '81, page 11) relevant to reconditioning

these parts; but felt because of the California EPA

and other well-meaning local agencies, some of the

processes had been discontinued. Upon initial investigation

I found Dick to be correct as usual and I then

set about to find a way to get the job done.

Fortunately my previous company had a factory

in Germany and I was able to enlist the aid of my

friends there to run down the original supplier of

these parts to Porsche and determine their manufacturing

process. It turns out there were two suppliers

but their process was the same, i.e. thin-walled

castings of three-nine (99.9%) aluminum with a polished,

anodized surface.

Borrowing from my German and San Diego

connections, I was able to produce parts which

duplicate the original article to a very high degree of


The best way to start is to have parts that need as

little straightening and welding as possible. If yours

are really bad, I suggest you visit your local used

parts supplier (mine is Jim Callaway at 356 LTD.) and

buy some old originals that need the least amount of

straightening and no welding. Beware of reproduction

parts - they do not turn out the same. The

process after this has to be done sequentially or the

end product will not be satisfactory and the cost can

get quite high. Also, you should keep all of the parts

together since there are minimum batch charges

which are the same for 1 or 20 pieces. Here's how:

1. Remove the studs and lock nuts from the parts

as anything but pure aluminum will react disastrously

to the process.

356 Registry e8 Volume 16 No. 4

2. Have the batch of parts STRIPPED of the exist-

ing surface anodize. Your plater can do this in their

hot caustic tank but they should avoid leaving the

parts immersed for more time than it takes to just

remove the anodize, exposing the softer, pure alumi-

num surface beneath.

3. If you are an expert in working and forming

Aluminum, you are well prepared for the next step.

If not, you need to search for someone who can

RENEW these parts to their original shape. I tried

several shops before I found my artist. Yes - this

really is an art and the cost is entirely dependent on

the condition (I use Bruce Henderson in Costa Mesa,

CAI. The renewed parts should be free from dents,

weld beads, and deep scratches. It really helps if you

have a part that is not bent and torn for a sample.

4. After you are happy with the renewal and

have your parts together in a batch, take them to

your plater for the BRIGHT DIP step of the proce-

dure. This is an electro-polish process which etches

the surface both inside and outside. This step is

essential to clean the inside of the parts from the

effects of stripping/renewing and leaves that shiny,

bright finish as supplied by the factory.

5. The next step is to BUFF the outside surface to

a high polish with special attention to removing all

scratches and blemishes. Anything that you see on

the parts now is going to be there when they are

completed. Also, the time between finishing this

step and starting the next one should be kept to a

minimum as the unprotected Aluminum starts to

oxidize. Caution, metal polishers vary in compe-

tence and quality (I use Wally's in Paramount, CA).

6. Now is when all of your effort in finding a good

plater will pay off. I searched the Southern Califor-

nia area and out of about 50 platers contacted, only

one would commit to doing the anodize process on

small batches of vintage auto parts. The environ-

mental protectionists have stopped this process in

Orange and San Diego counties and made it very

difficult to perform in Los Angeles county. How-

ever, I did find one individual at Barry Avenue Plat-

ing in Los Angeles who was interested in the pro-

gram and was willing to try to duplicate the factory

finish. That person is Jesse Fairless; he tried numer-

ous variations of the anodize process before finally

duplicating the original finish.

Without intruding on the proprietary aspects of

their process, here are the steps they perform:

6.1 Vapor degrease and rinse.

6.2 Rack properly to expose the parts to the

process and prevent damage from contact.

6.3 Alkaline clean and rinse.

6.4 Deoxidize and rinse.

6.5 SULFURIC ACID ANODIZE in accordance with

mil-spec MIL-A-8625 TYPE 11, Class 1 (Clear). The time,

temperature and voltage applied during this step is

critical to the appearance of the final product. If left

in the urocess too long, the parts will appear dull and

cloudy. If too short, they will not receive the proper

thickness (.0001 to .0004 inches) of anodize. This is

where Jesse was very patient and experimented

with the variables to finally produce the correct


6.6 SEAL with a Nickel Acetate wash (Duralox B)

to preserve the finish and seal any micro-voids on

the surface.

6.7 Final rinse and dry.

6.8 Unrack and package to avoid transit damage.

7. During the time to accomplish the above, you

should have sent your studs and nuts out to be

Cadmium plated (Type 1) to complement your likenew

overriders. Now is the time to carefully insert

the studs and lock them with the nuts. If they do not

screw in easily, run an 8 x 1.25 tap into the holes to

clean the threads. A small amount of Never-Seez will

facilitate removal if you have to remove them in the


8. That's all there is to it. NOW, just be careful

putting these on the bumper. One scratch or dent

and you have to start all over. The last time I had a

batch of these restored (mid-1991) it cost about $500

for 9 pieces. That's a little over $50 each, plus your

time, for originality. As you can see by the photos,

the difference in before and after is really astonishing.

It surely beats the chrome-plate or buff and lac-

356 Registry 29 Nov . / Dec. 1992

quer restoration done by some so-called experts.

Finally, you can restore your aluminum front

hood handle in exactly the same way the overriders

are done. As a matter of fact, I did mine all in the

same batch.

Note: The mention of sources for this work and

the inclusion of their business addresses is for infor-

mation only and not meant to be an endorsement of

the establishments for commercial purposes.

356 Ltd. Los Alamitos, CA

Bruce Henderson Costa Mesa, CA

Wally's Metal Polishing Paramount, CA

Barry Avenue Plating Company, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Del is also attempting to determine two pieces of

undocumented trivia:

I.. When were the first cars produced with

"Rubber Cap for Generator, 616.109.381.00" on the

field and rotor terminals of the generator?

2.. There were two metal tabs installed under

the front of the two lower, inner seat rails. These

were to hold down the rear of the tunnel mat and

cover. When were these first used?

Well, I'm out of room. Next time I hope to be able

to run Bob Smith's Wood Wheel Truth Table and

some more of those archive photos and talk about

my 1951 coupe parts car to vintage racer project!

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the original

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The Ferry Gall


In his Books and 356 Registry

Columns, the Maestro has spun

you yarns aplenty, Manifold Tales

of Life in the Trenches. People,

Places, & Porsche Problems. Tales

of Traumas from across the

Country, nay around the World.

Delicious Data from the Maestro's

Shop and pearls of Wisdom from

the Hot Line (408) 727-1864 are

disseminated to the Faithful in

Story Form, along with the Solu-

tion to Impossibly Rare Porsche

Problems, which are usually

SIMPLE Porsche Problems that

just seem Impossibly Rare when

they strike you. And affect your

net worth personally. Some prob-

lems strike like clockwork, and

the Maestro's Data Base knows

their Schedule. He's also told you

about some of his Customers,

with whom he's come ah, ... into

contact. The Good ones are a Joy.

The Bad ones he writes Stories


Here's another one.

For background, we refer you

to the Story in "Murphy Is My

Copilot", entitled "Speed Costs

Money- how Fast do you Want To

Go?", wherein the Maestro had his

FIRST contact with him whom we

shall call "The Acquaintance". A

very CHEAP Acquaintance.

(Though you can read The Whole

Story in "Murphy", a Synopsis of

what the Acquaintance did to the

Maestro in '82 is herein provided:

"The Cheap Acquaintance" was

Ferry Gall, for whom the Maestro

Built an Autocross Engine. On the

Tightest of schedules. As his Part

of The Deal for the Cheap Over-

haul, the Cheap Acquaintance

was to Praise the Maestro's Vir-

tues and, more importantly, Sell

the Maestro's Books- at Vintage

Races Far and Wide, across this

Great Land of Ours.

The Maestro built the engine

on an Impossibly Short Schedule,

for almost no dough, and the

engine WON its class at the Auto-

cross at the 1982 Porsche Parade,

while the Maestro was giving a

Tech Session on Broken Porsche

Parts at the MGM Grand right

across from the Autocross.

Sooooo, after the Maestro

built the Cheap Acquaintance's

Engine did the Cheap Acquain-

tance EVER sell ANY of the Maes-

tro's Books at the Vintage Races

Far & Wide like he promised?


Or did the Cheap Acquain-

tance EVER BUY any of the Maes-

tro's Books to sell at the Vintage

Races like he promised?


Morale: Cheap Acquaintances

seldom hold up their end of The


And did the Cheap Acquain-

tance ever come back?


Both the Porsche gods and the

Maestro have something in com-

mon- they never forget a Broken


They both like to Make

Things Whole again.

Several years later, 'round

1984, the Maestro received some

small amount of Poetic Justice

when he heard that, while Ferry

Gall's First Wife was autocrossing

the 356, she broke a fan belt, and

failed to notice the BIG WARNING

LIGHT on the dash. It was a long

Autocross. By the end of the Auto-

cross, Ferry's First Wife had made

Piston-a La Hole-a out of a fine-

running engine. The Maestro was

a little disappointed when Ferry

Gall didn't bring the engine back

for another overhaul. So the

Maestro could have a chance to

be made "whole" again.

356 Registry 31 Nov . / Dec. 1992

Wonder why he didn't bring

it back? Perhaps the Acquain-

tance thought the Maestro was

wise. Which the Maestro was.

Wise. But maybe Ferry Gall found

another sucker, ah, 'excuse me-

"advertiser". A few more years

pass, and the Maestro finds out by

comparing notes with other

Members of the Rebel Under-

ground (MRU) that Ferry Gall had

a History with them too. Seems as

though one Member of the Rebel

Underground had agreed to put

Ferry Gall's re-rebuilt engine on a

dyno to test it. Cheapo that Ferry

Gall was, he refused to pay for

anything other than dyno time.

"OK," said the Member of the Rebel

Underground, "But I won't fire it

up until I have oil pressure." And

guess what happened, or more

importantly, guess what DIDN'T

happen. That's right- the oil pres-

sure didn't happen! Nothing.

Nada. The Oil Pressure, she is

everywhere Zero.

The Member of the Rebel

Underground then noticed that

the Tach Drive on the Oil Pump

wasn't turning. The Tach drive is

driven by the Oil Pump Gears, and

ifin it isn't turning, there's a good

chance that the OIL PUMP gears

aren't turning either! And maybe

that's why there's NO Oil Pressure!

The Member of Rebel Under-

ground pulls off the oil pump-

and low, there be gears. But there

be NO "Key" in the keyway todrive

the gear! There being no "Key" in

the keyway, meant that though

the shaft may turn, the gear, she-

a not-a turn-a, and she-a not-a

pump-a any oil. (Note that the

"keyu-ed Oil Pump Gears were

used only on Original Engines

circa 1960. Later oil pump gear

shafts and all current replace-

ment ones are pressed together,

no "key" is used. This meant that

Ferry Gall, too cheap to put in

NEW gears, used the Original Oil

Pump Gears. Q.E.D.

(Want to bet there's at least

ten-thou of wear on the Tach

Drive Gear's Bearing? Not to

mention the wear on the oil pump

cover's housing! Too much slop

lets the oil pump gears touch the

case. Then they EAT the case,

sending pieces of Aluminum di-

ectly to your Engine's bearings.

All because of too much wear of

the Tach Gear's Bearing. New, the

Tach Drive Gear's Bearing OD is

0.707'. Worn to below 0.700; the

gear can wiggle, rapidly entering

the rapid wear stage. Replace it. )

So, the Member of Rebel Un-

derground stuck a "key" in the oil

pump gear and tried again.

Cranked the engine on the dyno-

pretty damn fast, but the Oil Pres-

sure gauge, once again, would not

be moved. This time the Member

of Rebel Underground takes out

the Oil Pressure Switch and looks

down the hole while cranking the

engine. (A very dangerous thing

to do with a MaestroMassaged

engine- they'll seminally squirt

copious quantities of Internal

Lubricant at you. If your mouth

opens in awe, you'll know the

Taste of Pennzoil's Finest.) Ah, but

furious Cranking of Ferry Gall's

engine impotently produced not

a drop of the re-refined, K-mart

Crude inside. So, the Member of

Rebel Underground takes out the

Oil Pressure Relief Cap to inspect

the Oil Pressure Relief spring and

plunger. And guess what?




Ferry Gall had put in just the ex-

ternal plugs. ONLY! With no

Spring, no Plunger mechanism to

provide and regulate the oil pres-

sure! Of course, by Murphy,

where the plunger wasn't, a Great

Big Passageway was. Sooooo, the

oil gets sucked in at the sump,

through the oil pump and back

out the Great Big Passageway,

directly back to the Case. Note

that the oil NEVER goes through

the engine! Nor gets to the Bear-


Now, THAT'S a real "BYPASS"

Oil System- the Oil BYPASSES your

Engine ENTIRELY! Never gets

where it was supposed to! And it

takes Power Parasitically from

the Engine to pump oil from the

sump back to the sump!

By leaving out the plungers

and springs, Ferry Gall produced

the Turkey Oil Bypass System of

the Decade- Oil that bypasses

your Engine.

Obvious Ferry Gall had NOT

even read the Maestro's Books-

the ones he had pledged to SELL!

(Or, maybe the Porsche gods gave

Ferry one of the Rare EARLY

copies of "Secrets"- the ones with

the itty-bitty boo-boo- about not

mentioning how to install the Oil

Pressure Relief Valves. Heh, Heh.

Wouldn't that be Poetic Justice!

Of course, all currently available

copies of "Secrets" have the Sec-

tion on "Installing the Oil Pres-

sure Relief Valves" in its entirety.

Yes, that was some Justice.

But the Maestro still wasn't

"whole". Apparently the Porsche

gods agreed.

It took almost 10 years but

Suddenly Last Summer, the Maes-

tro got a call from Ferry Gall.

It was a hot Thursday After-

noon when the call came in:

"Hi, I'm Ferry Gall. Uh, ... Re-

member me?"

Now, THAT'S a real

"BYPASS" Oil System-

the Oil BYPASSES your


"Oh, yes, said the Maestro, in-

stantly alert. "I'd never forget

YOU!", never forgetting one who

has not lived up to a Deal. Isn't

that right Helmuth?

"Uh, well, I'm in kind of a

jam ...." went on the Man with Gall.

"And I need your help."

"Be glad to help you out,

thought the Maestro. "Which way

did you come in?" This was trans-

lated to:

"What seems to be the Prob-


"Well, my race car just isn't

running right. I don't know, I've

checked everything on the car-

even rebuilt the Zenith carbs so

there's NOTHING wrong with


"Right" thought the Maestro-

betting his center of Higher Rea-

soning a shot of ATP against some

Natural Opiates that this guy's

carb rebuild is gonna be the prob-

lem! "You're on," said the Center of

Higher Reasoning, figuring that

with Ferry Gall so in Dutch with

the Porsche gods, the problem

could be ANYTHING!

356 Registry 38 Volume 16 No. 4

All this was translated into-

"Well, if you want to bring it in

next week, I'll take a look at it."

"No, I can't bring it in next

week- I need it by FRIDAY NIGHT!"

That's like TOMORROW! "Boy,

HE sure hasn't changed, has he?"

said the Center of Higher Reason-

ing- "He STILL needs it done

immediately. Does he plan ahead?

No way."

"You need it by FRIDAY???"

said the Maestro. "Today's Thurs-


"Yeah, so can I bring it in


"NO," said the Maestro. "I'm

working on a Super-90 Engine for

a Real Customer and can't be Dis-

turbed today. However, if you

REALLY want me to fix your

problem, bring it in tomorrow

morning - and I'll fix it or find the

Problem by the evening. But it'll

cost you the Priority Interrupt

Hourly rate for Emergency De-


"OK, OK, no one else would do

it for me. I don't understand why.

I'll bring it down tomorrow


Tomorrow' morning came, ...

and went. No Ferry Gall.

Maybe he went somewhere

else, said the Maestro hopefully to

Jay at the 1:30 Lunch break.

Three bites into his sand-

wich- the Maestro sees a 356 being

trailered into the parking lot-"Uh

oh, he didn't go somewhere else.

He's here!"

The Maestro continued eat-

ing his sandwich, letting the guy

unhook the 356 from the Tow bar.

This time, make him come to you.

Which he did- through the

Maestro's Front Door. The Laser

Disintegrator, knowing the guy's

History gave him the hairy Laser

eyeball, just itching for a false

move or the Maestro's Signal to

recycle him into Elemental Raw


"Uh, " murmured Ferry Gall.

"Sorry about not coming in ear-

lier this morning ,..."

"No problem, " said the Maes-

tro- "I've been waiting YEARS for

this, I can wait a couple more

hours. Only thing is, of course,

your late arrival gives me less tine

to find The Problem!"


"Oh no, does that mean you

won't be able to fix it?" asked

Ferry nervously.

"Not necessarily- said the

Maestro. "It just makes it more

difficult, I'll have to work harder.

That costs more."

"And speaking of costs more,"

Continued the Maestro. "It'll be a

Two Hour minimum Debugging

charge at the Priority Interrupt


The Acquaintance grimaced,

but he had, the Maestro knew, No

Other Choice- since no other shop

would do any work for him

NOHOW, No' Mo'. Like all Turkeys,

his cheapness had CURSED him.

The bridges burned behind him,

he was forced in only one direc-


To the Maestro's Platter!

"Keys", said the Maestro,


A look of Guilt and Fear came

over Ferry Gall. "Keys, do you

mean Oil Pump drive gear keys?"

"No, said the Maestro, smiling

knowingly, "I mean your CAR

keys- it makes debugging the

engine easier."

"Oh, right, ..." said the Ferry

Gall, Obediently handing over the


The Maestro said he'd call him

when he found the problem.

So the Man with a lot of Gall

departed, the Maestro continued

eating his sandwich. Jay asked

"Aren't you gonna rush right out

and fix it Maestro?"

"Right!" said the Maestro. And

Jay and the Maestro had a good

laugh at that. Nope, there was to

be no rushing this time. The

Maestro's not as young as he used

to be, and besides, it's too hot out-

side right now. After lunch.

After a leisurely lunch, the

Maestro got up, stretched,

thanked the Porsche gods for

their gift, sacrificed another Vir-

gin for them, and proceeded out

to the car.

The car was a 356B Coupe, set

up for autocross. But in the Cheap

Class- the one allowing only Ze-

nith carbs. And there they were.

Rebuilt Zenith Carbs, Rebuilt by

Ferry Gall, so they must, Most

Certainly, be Perfect. No?

The Maestro eyeballed the

engine- and noticed the nonstock

VERY small Crank Pulleywith

NO timing marks on it. No

Timing Marks on the Crank Pulley???

I hear you cry. Then how

does he adjust the Timing? I hear

you ask. That's a GOOD Question.

The Maestro had no answer.

And with the generator fan

turning over that much SLOWER,

I wonder ifin it overheats? Say,

like in a long Autocross???

The Maestro also noticed the

Lack of Fuel Pump- evidence of

an Electric Fuel Pump used to

replace the nice, reliable Stock

fuel pump. Wonder if he uses a

Lucas Electrics Electric fuel

pump. Poetic Justice- Lucas Electric~,

The Prince of Darkness,

strikes a Cheap Porsche Owner.

Nah, that requires a cross-licensing

agreement with the British

Motor Gods, and they're all on

strike now.

Having an electric pump

meant that the Maestro's Simple

Debugging Procedure of finding

fuel blockages- feeding the fuel

pump directly from a SEPARATE

one-gallon gas can- couldn't be

easily used. It also meant the

Maestro would have to FIND the

electric fuel pump too. Maybe

even have to get under the car.


The Maestro got in and fired

the engine up. Amazingly, it fired

up. Then idled down- to a Very

lumpy idle. The Maestro revved it

back up. Lumpy. Rough. Definitely

a "Hot" cam, he thought, but

it seems to be hitting on most of

the cylinders. Well, let's see how

this Turkey Trots.

So, the Maestro took off down

the road. It actually ran pretty

well- for the Non-MaestroMassaged

Engine it was, not nearly as

Smooooothhhhhh as a Maestro-

Massaged Engine, of course. But

that is to be expected.

Tune in next time for the excit-

ing conclusion to the Ferry Gall

story .

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feel a little embarrassed that

it took Joe Harris almost a

year to get his ideas on a national

level, "concours" recognition into

print. Vic finally did what

couldn't be done before and

printed the proposal in its entirety.

To that let me add my original

comments prepared for vo1.16

no.1 back before Christmas:

I received an interesting letter

from Joe Harris, Rockford, IL

about establishing a "NATIONAL


not sure I am the one to champion

this cause as my opinions on the

insanity of trying to over-perfect

a very enjoyable and useful car

probably differ from the current

trend. On the other hand, I make

my living building that type of

car. The sad truth is that as the

cars get older and more valuable,

and as new generations become

involved, there will be fewer

"useful" cars and a lot more "pedestal"

cars. But, who am I to dictate

what is "enjoyable"? The bottom

line is that this is going to

happen to 356 Porsches, as it has

to all other cars of value and enthusiasm;

and the Registry is

probably the organization that

should control it.

Joe has a very good system

that is geared toward long term

recognition of high quality 356s

rather than the instant gratification

of a concours victory. The

only glaring deficiency that I can

see is that "pre-A" must be

changed to the "correct" designation:

356 (take that Brett). I also

have to wonder why Speedsters

get their own category? I suggest

that the Registry put together a

panel of true experts on originality

and condition to adopt this

proposal. Comments? I guess you

can address your comments to me

or: Joe Harris; 1219 Oakland Ave.,

Rockford, IL 61107.

Ron Roland

Do I own a "pre-A"? No, but I

own a few Early 356's) along with

some 356A1s, 356B's and 356C's. My

aversion to the term "pre-A" is a

long-standing one, in spite of its

apparent ease of use. First, it

bunches a widely varying group

of cars into a nondescript cate-

gory. Second, it was a phrase

coined at a time, and by a group of

people, who would lump any-

thing older than the current

model year together as a lower

form of life in which no one was

really interested; like pre-928

(when the 911 was to be discontin-

ued), and certainly pre-911 (for

ALL those old 356s). How about

pre-C, or pre-B to describe all

those funky cars with low bump-

ers and headlights. "Pre-A makes

as much sense as Porsche describ-

ing their water-pumpers as

"trans-axle" cars, as if no previous

Porsche had a transaxle. Now that

356s have found favor with that

crowd due to their increasing

prices (as long as one also owns a

new Porsche) perhaps we can

dispense with that demeaning

term and use something like

'Early 356," or specify the year, like

'51 356 or '54 356, which would

also be more helpful when speci-

fying parts.

Well, now that I've aggra-

vated the other half of the

Porsche owners, as well as the

Porsche factory, it's time to give

the parts suppliers a little humor

check. I have been threatening

for some time to start mentioning

the increasingly poor quality of

some replacement parts that, at

the same time, are getting in-

creasingly expensive. Now, some-

times you can justify poor quality

because the job is not very de-

manding, or the price is very low,

so you can rework it to fit right.

But currently neither of those is

the case. The restoration of 356

356 Registry 34 Volume 16 No,

Porsches is getting increasingly

demanding, and the price of parts

is going up accordingly. I am

going to try to avoid mentioning

names, initially, to see if these

people can recognize and solve

their problems. All of these parts

came from one of the most popu-

lar suppliers. Another popular

supplier that I used to use got

their prices and quality so far out

of line a couple of years ago that I

just switched. Let's start with

something simple like Koni shock


We opened the boxes for a set

of shocks to be put on a showable

'55 Speedster. They looked like

they had been through a tum-

bling drum; the paint was almost

gone. I wouldn't put these on a

dog house. Opened another box,

same thing. Opened some '56 &

later shocks and they looked OK.

So we decided to paint the "pre-

56s"and ordered the special mix

paint from the same supplier

(even though I thought the

shocks should have come with

paint on them in the first place).

But the $7.95 can of paint was

translucent and would not cover.

Finally we went to the local hot

rod shop and got a $1.99 can of

Plasticote in Chevrolet engine

orange. It covered easily, matched

perfectly and was priced right;

the way parts should be! This also

works fine on Fram oil filters.

How about door strikers?

These come from two of the lead-

ing Porsche suppliers - do they

get them from the same people?

Have you installed new strikers,

for appearance or functionality,

and then spent an hour trying to

make the door latch all the way?

If so, YOU have figured it out, but

for the rest of you who will try

this in the future look at illustra-

tion (a): You will notice that the

door latch in its full closed posi-

tion is larger than the opening in

the striker, meaning that the

latch can only close to its first,

half-latched position. These little

faux pas' cost between $17.40 for

the three hole, to as much as

$33.25 for the early five hole. Fur-

thermore, the 356A five-holer is

missing the "material saver", illus-

tration (b). This was a rectangular

depression molded into the part

in the wide area below the two

top screws, to match the similar

molding around the screw holes.

This is a blatant error. More

subtle is the poor finish caused

by the machining marks left in

the dies. Why do it right when

you can make a few more pennies

by doing a half-a* job? When I pay

$30 for $2 plastic moldings, I think

they should be right; I should not

have to spend half an hour fitting

them with a file, and still have

parts that don't look original.

Rubber deco inserts for

bumpers and rockers is another

case. The ends of these pieces

were apparently hand carved to

present a nice finished fit, illus-





tration (c) - that's what Porsches

are all about. The current pieces

are just cut off and stuffed into

the hole at the end of the alumi-

num, then sliced flush on the bot-

tom. This means that you can't

just remove the insert and prop-

erly trim the nice round end. But

the supplier will sell you an addi-

tional rubber insert if you should

wish to do it right. If the manu-

facturer just left the insert out

then you would have the choice

of trimming or stuffing. When I

asked about this I got the impres-

sion that the supplier felt the

manufacture was doing us a fa-

vor to make and sell the rocker

decos for $51.90, or the bumper

decos for $68.00, and then charge

us an additional $21.00 for an in-

sert that we have to fit ourselves.

This is the same "who cares", "the

customer is never right", and "a

hundredth of a cent on the profit

margin is more important than

customer satisfaction" attitude

that is slowly putting the Ameri-

can auto industry, along with

many of our other manufactur-

ers out of business. More next


Now I am so worked up.that I

have to go out to the garage and

beat on my car to relieve the ten-

sion. Installing rocker panels may

be just the item since at this stage

of the game it's really pretty

simple. The longitudinals are

done, the fender edges are fin-

ished, and the rocker panel may

already be off the body. If not,

proceed as follows: take a sharp

chisel and cut through the weld

beads holding the rocker to the

longitudinal. Some of the very

356 Registry 35 Nov . / Dec. 1992

late cars are spot

welded here, in

which case you cut

through the rocker

flange. Then I later

grind it off of the lon-

gitudinal (fig. 41).

About 1 1/2 inches up

the fenders from the

door opening there is

a spotwelded seam,

leaded over. Melt the

lead out and drill or

break the spotwelds.

Normally you would

now cut through the wire edge

reinforcements, but there is an-

other quality problem with the

reproductions. For some reason

they can't form a smooth, round

corner when they roll the wire,

leaving a couple of square cor-

ners if you just weld them on (fig

42). Check this out at the next

Porsche event.

So the preferred method of

handling the wire is to unroll the

old, rusty sheet metal, leaving the

original wire hanging in place

like a skeleton. Also unwrap and

remove the wire from the new

rocker. You will now have to re-

form the edge of the new rocker

to correctly match the original

wire. Heat will be needed here to

anneal the metal and help form

the new curve. At any rate, trial

fit the rocker as necessary before

doing any welding. Trimming

will probably be needed around

the hinge post, inside the front

door well, and at the lockpost. If

your jack spurs are not already

on, weld them in place now, using

the rocker panel as a guide (see

Vol. 15, No. 4). You will also need to

punch some holes in the fender

edges where they will overlap the

rockers, and in the forward part

of the rocker inside the door well.

Finally, you can clamp the rocker

in place and start welding (fig 40).

First put a one inch weld bead

about every six inches along the

longitudinal. Then spot through

the rocker, from the bottom, to

the forward end of the longitudi-

nal, inside the door well, and to

the closing panel. At the back, the

rocker is welded directly to the

lock post on early cars but at the

T-2 model a right angle joining

plate, about 2 1/2 inches long was

spotwelded to the rocker and the

lock post. The joint was then

leaded like the earlier cars. The

lower fender edges are now spotwelded

to the relieved area on the

end of the rocker panel. Finally

the rocker ends are wrapped

around the wire, being careful to

better job. I will just say that the

surface has to be ABSOLUTELY

clean. No rust, no welding slag,

etc. The most effective way to do

this is sand blasting, as much as I

hate the idea of sand all over my

shop. To prevent this we use a

small gun with a rubber shield

around the nozzle. The rubber

356 Registry 36 Volume 16 No. 4

small pocket of acid between the

sheet metal and the lead - guess

what that means! Bringing me to

the next point; lead v. bondo.

Lead is not magic. Factories

use it because it is a lot easier to

work with - for them! Not so for

you and me, as you can see from

above. We use it when the cus-

maintain the

correct profile.

tomer insists on

it (at $7.00 per 1/2

If your wire

must be welded


runs the full

length of the

rocker, be sure

to pull the sheet

pound stick!),

and I like to use

it around the


lock post/quar-

CUT HERE ter panel edge

since there is

/ F S r ~ WELDED such a UP

there. Otherwise

I prefer

metal away

from the wire

far enough to / FIG 44

bondo. Bondo

will stick to anything,


assure a good WRONG lead; the quesweld.


the weld to as- F/G 42

tion is for how

long? So the sesure

there is no

weld lump and the wire is forged

into one, strong piece. You don't

want the weld to break later

causing a stress crack in your


Last issue I said we would talk

a little about leading. I am not

going to try to teach you to lead

here, there are dozens of books,

videos, etc. that can probably do a

shield is pressed tightly to the

body preventing the sand from

flying around, it also recycles

your sand, you know how expensive

sand is these days. This cleaning

is essential, especially around

weld beads as the tinning acid

will not take that black slag off

and the solder will not stick to it.

The end result is that you have a

cret is proper

preparation of the surface. We

never put bondo on bare metal,

which is why we no longer use

All-Metal, a product I really like.

Therefore, bondo becomes one of

the early steps in the painting


Next issue I will talk more

about this as well as installing a

reproduction nose panel.


THE SPORTS CAR ($100) has an

extremely competent history and

Lucinda Lewis' photographs,

which are right up there with

Henry Rasmussen's. Anlong the

42 cars covered are 11 &cams.

Read it right under the tree, but

don't spill anything on it. Actu-

ally you could have acquired this

book for free had you purchased

an early Carrera 2 (sic) or 4.,As a

consolation prize for having a

failed gas gauge you received this

book free.

$50.00 - $100.00 EXCELLENCE


($85.00) - the single best automo-

tive marque book written. With a

publication date of 1978, this

weighty (2.5kg) tome is unclut-

tered with later Gucci stuff. If you

love 356s don't fritter away your

money on milk and shoes for the

kid until you have a copy!

PARTS MANUALS 356 ($94.35))

356A ($94.35), 356B ($log), LATE B

(T-6) SUPPLEMENT ($60.50)) C SUP-

PLEMENT ($51.90). The obvious

use for these books should be or-

dering the correct parts, but you

will find most of the parts are No

Longer Available, so the numbers

don't do you much good. I find

parts manuals are frequently

more useful than the workshop

manual, because they are laid out

as exploded drawings in related

sections. Please note that the B

MANUAL is what you want for Bs,

the late Bs require BOTH the B


PLEMENT, while Cs require the B




dowski (85.00) - Beautiful factory-

sponsored book of all the racing

posters. Very large format, with

generally a definitive poster in

color and its derivatives in black

and white. A worthy book which

covers the 356 period well. Out of

print - still available but the price

is going up already - get one

while vou can!


I 3 5 6



Conradt, may be a better book

than Gordon Maltby's PORSCHE

356 & RS SPYDERS or Henry Ras-

mussen's PORSCHE 356 AND 550.

Currently available only in Ger-

man; Brett Johnson is arranging

a translation. PORSCHE - DRIV-


be available in the spring at about

$65.00. Contact Brett or me.

356 Registry 38 Volume 16 No. 4

$25.00 -$50.00 356 SALES LIT-

ERATURE, Merritt and Miller

(50.00) - Enlarged hardbound

version of the original. Indispen-

sable for those collecting sales

brochures ("literature" in our

curious Porschespeak) but also

for deciding on what really was

available on a given car - just

look at the ad.



1500GS SUPPLEMENT are reprints

and there isn't much to review.

Both are printed on the correct

paper and both seem to have the

correct heavy colored paper cov-

ers. Each is 45 pages and each

costs $35.00. AND neither has a

disclaimer any where on it about


A,B,Cs (and 912s) of PORSCHE


($30.00) - ABCs is basically a com-

pendium of all the parts in all 616

engines. Harry tells you how they

came originally and where to

replace with later parts for a bet-

ter engine, even if originality is

important. He also lets you know

what won't fit with what. Abso-

lutely necessary for rebuilding

your Porsche engine - whether

you do your own wrenching or

not. Included are many stories,

some of which have nothing to do

with Porsches. Usually however,

there are pearls in each story 11-

lustrating some point which is ap-

plicable - though occasionally

only in a cosmic sense. SECRETS


rently out of print. Write Harry

and let him know you need one.

Recently Gordon Maltby and

Henry Rasmussen have brought

forth similar books - excellent

histories with superb photo-

graphs - with similar titles



RIAL HISTORY) - with identical

prices ($29.95). Actually the main

reason I mention them together

is so that you will not neglect to

buy one thinking that they are

the same book. Each is extremely

worthy and deserving of your



Available through Porsche

Vintage/Stoddard as NOS/ONS

(Old New Stock - repro stuff done

by the factory) are 356A, 356B and


$29.95. These are very good indeed

and basically obviate the need to

spend several hundred dollars on

the last mint owner's manual in

the western hemisphere. Even

the maroon vinyl binder is avail-

able at $8.95 from Stoddard

though I think there is, again, an

astonishing $49.95 list from


$10.00 -$25.00 Brett Johnston

has up dated THE 356 PORSCHE -


THENTICITY ($24.95 soft or $45.00

Hardbound, signed and num-

bered). This is the bible for any-

one interested in how Porsches

evolved and how to restore them.

Three years ago I recom-

mended a German book which

reprinted (German) ads as its

method of delineating Porsche

356 history. The book has been

reissued with English ads and

correction of some errors and for

$5.00 less at $19.95. PORSCHE 1948-

65, in the Schiffer series is another

really should-buy.

While not up to the standard

of Bruce Anderson's PORSCHE 911


Duane Spencer's PORSCHE 356


($18.95) is the only book available

covering chassis and brake as

well as engine modifications.

Useful for any one who wants to

actually drive a 356 it is specifi-

cally aimed at vintage and

wantabee racers. My most seri-

ous reservation about the book

concerns the author's failure to

mention that the Shasta pistons

he recommends are also made

and sold by him.

Craig Richter's HOW TO


($18.95) is now at least 10 years old.

However it still contains useful

material on engine modifica-

tions. Its descriptions of full flow

oil filters and port modifications

are the best available.

356 Registry 39 Nov . / Dec. 1992



PORSCHE 1952-1965, CAR and


1963-1970, 1970-1976 ($13 .00) - All

of the Brooklands series are simi-

lar; reprints from contemporary

journals. All are recommended as

a way of learning how your

Porsche fits in context. All have

relative murky reproduction but

are readable.



DOWN PROCEDURES ($15.00), who

else with a title this long? The sec-

a super little

book, with no

stories, but a


spec book including


of non-original

and original


J original


places and a guide to trouble

shooting. The second edition only

differs from the first in the updating

of the engine serial and

type numbers.

Have a happy holiday!

Editor's note:

Photos Courtesy of Classic

Motorbooks, Osceola, WI and

Stoddard Imported Cars,

Willoughby, OH.

Check the display ads and

commercial classifieds in this issue

for suppliers of new books.

Some out-of print books are available

in the classifieds, or through

T.E. Warth, Esq. Automotive

Books at 612-433-5744.



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*I52 coupe #11906. Stripped to bare

metal, original leather interior in

great shape. $9000. '60 S-90 coupe

#112763, original motor #801128.

Needs total restoration. Front left

collision damage. $9000. 60mm

Carrera brakes with ventilated

backing plates, complete. $3000.

B/C repro wooden wheel. $600.

550 Spyder front brake drum,

excellent condition. $2000. Bill

Brown, 901 W. Pioneers, Lincoln,

NE 68523, 402/476-8502 fax, 402/

423-8701, 402/476-7882.

"52 Cabriolet #10333, restored.

$45,000. Has been stored last 20

years. For complete data call 510/

845-7911 or send SASE to Milt

Cooper, 2805 Russell St., Berkeley,

CA 94705.

*I54 pre-A bent window coupes.

Three available as a package for

$16,000 (#52157-52668-52476). TWO

with original l500cc engine. All

numbers match. No hits. Bill

Batte, 29 Flint Meadow Dr.,

Brookline, NH 03033. 603/673-3851

late p.m. EST.

"55 coupe #53747. Rusty but

restorable. No engine. Has seats,

instruments, and gas tank. $3250

OBO. Four Michelin 55Ox16X tires.

$450. Ted Zombek. P.O. Box 1329,

Dublin, OH 43017, 614/899-0904.

*'55 Continental cou e #53064,

restored. New: upho stery and

interior; windows; shocks;

brakes; more. Rebuilt: gauges;

1600s engine; all arts original to

this car except ? or engine (have

original 1500N with NOS pistons

and cylinders). $14,500. Jan J. Skibinski,

412 Lancey Dr., Midlothian,

VA 23113, 804/794-3420.

"55 Continental Cabriolet #60803

bent window pre-A 1500 engine.

Complete, good top and body,

great daily driver. Straight car,

drive home. $19,000. Cal Swank,

257 Upland Ave., Youngstown, OH

44504, 216/746-4819.

*I56 Cabriolet #61112. Body and top

frame, rusty but restorable. Price

includes topless '56 coupe with

complete original running gear.

$4800. Myron Vernis, 475 Winfield

Way, Akron, OH 44303, 216/836-


356 Registry 40 Volume 16 No. 4


"56 Carrera collection. Speedster

GS/GT and Coupe GS. Absolute

sound cars. Engines presently

a art for rebuild, no problems.

&ere are 2 spare 547/1 s in pack-

age. Options and spares are exten-

sive from Rudge knock offs to

memorabilia. $250,000. Will con-

sider trades. John R. Bond, 1025

Northwood Loop, Prescott, AZ

86303, 602/776-0007 home, 602/

776-7979 day.

"56 coupe #56861. Complete

ground up professional restora-

tion of rust free mint Calif. car.

Only 15,000 miles going to occa-

sional club events since restora-

tion. Built as a reliable driver: 'C'

front and rear disc brakes; 12 volt

electrical OEM and NOS parts used

throughout. $12,000. Jay Webster,

5761 Ludlow Ave., Garden Grove,

CA 92645, 714/894-2983.

"'56 Speedster #82830. Beautiful

and correct recent professional

ground up restoration on a no

rust ever southern Calif. car. All

numbers match. Engine #63772

detailed. Trans. #12391. Glazier

White paint with black leather

interior. Hartz cloth top and ton-

neau cover. New 'Konis and wir-

ing harness. $55,000. G. Wayne

Williams, 47 Gillman, Irvine, CA

92715, 714/538-1933.

*I56 coupe #56826. Ruby Red/tan.

Solid, straight, rust free. $12,000

OBO. '58 Speedster #84093. 22,000

original miles. One Calif. owner 30

years. Meissen Blue/red/oatmeal

car ets/tan rubber mats. Factory


too s, manuals, key fob, travel kit,

lugga$e. $85,OOO/trades consid-

ered. 60 coupe #110718, 61,000

original miles. One Calif. owner 30

years. Ivory/black. 100% original.

One of the best. $20,000. R. Keady,


*'57 coupe #56417, roject car.

Runs. Mostly originaPequipment.

Accepting offers. Len Gucwa, 166

Daltree Court, Marietta, GA 30068,


*I57 coupes. Two, complete. Extra:

1600s engine; 2 transaxles, restored;

2 sets bumpers; 1 door; 1

hood; 2 deck lids; 6 European

headlights; 2 lugga e racks; 1

steering wheel; 6 ra cf ios [Becker,

Blaupunkt); 2 tool kits; 8 Zenith/

Solex carbs; glass exhausts; 6

boxes new parts; rubber; chrome

lights; turn signals; horn button;

dash knobs; radio plates;

hubcaps,etc. $25,000. Frits

Goudberg, 3875 Country Park Dr.,

Roseville, CA 95661, 916/791-0697.

*'57 coupe #58967. Car in total res-

toration. New and correctly

welded: lingitudinals; jack points;

rear closing panels; battery box;

front suspension struts; lower

door skin. All numbers match.

Great car. No time to finish. Pho-

tos. $8500. Phillip Doty, 306

Coatbridge Place, Louisville, KY

40243, 502/244-0478 eve.

*'57 sunroof and '62 T-6 Karmann

hardtop. Both completely re-

stored. Trade your 356 project car

in on one and drive a winner. '57/

$27,500. '62/$22,000. Offers wel-

come. For details, photos and data

sheets contact Russell Ulrich,

19744 Echo Blue Dr., Penn Valley,

CA 95946, 916/432-2499.

"57 coupes (2). Black plate Calif.

cars on east coast. In storage 17

years. No rust. $6000. $7000. LL

wheel for B/C. $1300. Convertible

D interior top assembly wind-

shield. $3000. S90 engine. $950.

1600s. $750. 912. $900. Parting out

'56 coupe: transmission; brakes,

etc. Seth or Jerry Dadds, 2221

Morton St., Barto, MD 21218, 410/

296-3751. 410/243-0215 fax.

*I58 Speedster #84368. First place

concours winner at '88 Parade in

Colorado Springs. Stored since.

Black/black top/white interior.

$85,000. Bob Hunt, 8219 N. 74th

Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, 602/


"59 GT Carrera Speedster #84935.

Excellent restoration Engine

#95029. Red/black interior. Ready

to vintage race or show. '57 EP

Speedster (Cabrio). Raced re ion-

ally and nationally. Best o fers.

Dale Dries, 3580 Brookside Rd.,

Macungie, PA 18062-0007,215/966-

2715 or 215/966-5358.

*'59 Convertible D #86544, engine

#609137. Complete original condi-

tion with factory luggage rack,

tools, and original manual. Ivory

exterior with red interior, tan top

and boot. Interior restoration just

completed: new gauges; seats;

carpeting and reconditioned

original steering wheel. $36,500

OBO. Rand Wintermute, 13566

Southwood Ct., Lake Oswego, OR

97035, 503/624-6545.


"59 coupe project or parts car. 95%

arts complete, minimum rust.

$900. Bill Swope, 6802 Rio Grande

NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-6332,


*I59 Convertible D #86438, engine

#P74343, 1600N, rolling chassis.

Chassis, floor, doors, lid, hood, all

excellent and detailed in primer.

All parts removed bead blasted,

painted, top and glass complete.

Needs assembly and detailing. All

arts here except bumpers.


24,500 OBO. Paul Segal, 100 Wash-

ington St., Newport, RI 02840,401/

274-2600 days, 401/848-7088 eve.

*I60 Cabriolet, VIN: 154363, S-90.

Complete restoration. Black/red.

Compensator bar. Original except

Webers and AM-FM radio. No rust

or damage ever. $39,000. W.P. Cor-

nell, 1300 N. 12th St., #508, Phoenix,

AZ 85006.

"60 T-5 coupe. Red/tan interior.

Excellent condition. $17,500. '64

coupe #215702. Part disassembled.

Needs restoration. Ivory/black

interior. $6000. Michael Rasovic, 8

Ind. Park, Waldwick, NJ 07463,

201/447-0200 day.

*I61 Cabriolet #154548, engine

#70113. White/black. New tires,

battery, pans. $20,000. Gene

Schaeffer. 4904 Raffee Cove,

Austin, TX 78731, 512/346-8855.

*'61 S-90 Roadster #88329. Original

engine. All numbers match. Sec-

ond owner. Silver. Absolute no

rust or damage ever. $38,500. Bob

Burnside, Box 3055, Palm Desert,

CA 92261, 619/341-4284 eve.

*'61 Karmann notchback #605743,

engine #NR200316. Numbers

match. Rare car. White/tan inte-

rior. Restored 1 year. Mechanicals,

interior, and paint outstanding.

Much invested. $18,750. Tom

Roach, 2314 WE 30th St., Ocala, FL

32671, 906/629-3211.

*'62 d'Ieteren Freres twin grille

Roadster. Very fine original con-

dition. Original owner. California

car since '62. Oslo Blue. All papers.

Offers. John Jensen, 1571 Bran-

dywine Rd., San Mateo, CA 94402,


*I62 Roadster #89832, twin grille,

dleteren. Incredible ground up

restoration. Bali Blue with match-

ing top. Gray interior. All num-

356 Registry 41 Nov . / Dec. 1992

bers match. Correct motor by the

Maestro. $69,000. Trades consid-

ered. Fran Cosentino. 716/244-

5400 or 716/624-4025,716/244-0628


*I63 1600N. Fresh Competition

Engineering engine. Looks good,

runs good. New: brakes; shocks;

suspension; etc. $7500. Charles

Trott, 1101 Powderhouse, King-

man, AZ 86401, 602/753-4166.

*I63 Cabriolet #157154. 1600s

#P703487. Fully documented

47,000 original miles. Manuals,

tools, original bill of sale. All

numbers match. Body fit is fac-

tory original and superb. Original

black leather interior and carpet

and top. Headrests, fog lights,

luggage rack. John Howe took

every mechanical item off and

rebuilt or replaced everything.

$40,000. Carey Kendall, 715 Kim-

ball St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103,


*I63 Cabriolet #158698, engine

#611117, complete. No rust. Never

been restored. Includes original

tool kit, owners manual and serv-

ice records back to '66. $24,000.

Walter Kolouch, 14995 Orchard

View Rd., McMinnville, OR 97128,


*I63 coupe #123995, engine #610528.

Restoration started. Car complete

but stripped. All parts tagged in

baggies, etc. New sheet metal,

weatherstrip, etc. still in boxes.

Needs further cutting, install

floor pans-longitudinals, etc. En-

gine solid but not rebuilt. $2500.

Jim Carter, 46 Mac Arthur Rd.,

Pueblo, CO 80110, 719/544-9043,


"'64 Champaign Yellow/black in-

terior coupe. 50,000 original miles.

Second owner. Have tool kit and

owners manual. Runs good.

Wonderful car. $15,000. Eleanor

Teagle, 1240 California St., Impe-

rial Beach, CA 91932,619/429-5344.

*'64 SC sunroof coupe #128214.

7000 miles on restoration and

engine rebuild. Excellent value at

$19,500. Marr P. Mullen, 5233 - 82nd

Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040,

206/232-5143 eve.

*I64 coupe #218425, T-6, Silver/

black. Excellent condition, no

rust, very solid car. New brakes/

tires. SC motor completely re-

uilt. Blaupunkt radio. $14,500. Ed

Slade, 5119 Paist Rd., Doylestown,

PA 18902,215/794-0445 after 7 pm

or weekends.

*'64 SC coupe #216503, Metallic

Grey. All chrome is powder

painted black. 1500 miles on bare

metal restoration. 1750cc with

Weber carbs. Driver and passener

Recaros, 911 wheels, new Pirelb

1s. Excellent. $22,000. Fred Hamilton,

512/227-9723 office.

*'64 SC coupe #217198, engine

#811371. Champaign Yellow with

black interior. 95% restored.

$15,900. S-90 case P804910. S eaker

grilles (round). Deck li X s and

doors. Roadster deck lid. $175. 'C'

deck lid. Single grille lid. $70. Ken.

8513 N. Fisher, Fresno, CA 93720.

''64 SC/GT coupe #217369. Slate

Grey/red interior in good/excellent

unrestored condition. Dealer

built car with following factory

GT parts: aluminum doors; plexi

windows; GT seats, Nardi wood/

aluminum steerin wheel. Close

ratio gearbox wit limited slip.

Correct rebuilt type 616/16 en-

gine. $85,Ooo/offers and trades

considered. David A. Duerr, P.O.

Box 316, North River, NY 12856,


*I64 SC Cabriolet #159383, red/

black with black removeable

hardtop and soft top. Solid proj-

ect car in need of restoration.

$10,000. '64 'C' engine, runs but in

need of rebuild. Numbers match.

$1500. Dick Winkler. RFD 1, Box 99,

Kezar Falls, ME 04047, 207/625-


*I64 coupe. Light Ivory/bur-

gundy. Gray carpeting. Com-

pletely restored. Engine rebuild

in '89, detailed. Chrome wheels.

Bilsteins. Michelins. Blaupunkt.

Tool kit. Owner's manual. Clock

works. $22,500. A1 Mazzie, 415/665-


*'64 SC coupe #217124. Hand

rubbed lacquer. Red/tan. Ground

up bare metal restoration. Num-

bers match. Engine rebuilt/de-

tailed. All new interior as origi-

nal. All new rubber, Konis, Pirel-

lis, 5 chrome wheels. Rare Porsche

air (not installed, southern car. No

rust. $22,000. Charles Gatewood,

4019 28th Ave., Phenix City, AL

36867, 205/297-4011.


"65 SC coupe. 912 motor, 128's with

switch. Restoration was aban-

doned years ago. Restorable but

needs more welding. $2900. Jeff

Burger, 24 Vervalen Dr.,

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, 914/454-



*I62 Cab style rear clip. $450. Cab

style twin grille deck lid. $250.

Uncut 'A' heads. $85 each. 912 J-

tubes. $75 each. Connecting rods.

$120 set. Timing gear and cam. $70

each. Su er 'A third piece. $150.

180mm t' lywheel. $100. 'B' crank.

$275. Engine sheet metal available.

Bill McDonough, 2221 Doral

St., McMinnville, OR 97128, 503/


*Four Cam engines: Carrera 2

engine #97091 from '63 coupe.

Zero hours on or eous Carrerasports

total re % ui l d of matching

number, never damaged engine.

100% complete, including

clutch, air cleaners, exhaust,

shrouding, and transaxle spacer

ring. $50,000 OBO. 904 core engine

99037 from 904 #043. Paul Allen,

3778 Broadview Dr., Cincinnati,

OH 45208, 513/321-2513, 513/321-

2348 fax.

"B' engine meticulously rebuilt

with factory replacement (add

your serial number) case. All receipts.

$2750 installed. One

matched set of 4 pre-A Lemmerz

16" wheels dated 2/55, expensively

rechromed or one matched set of

5 re-A Lemmerz 16' wheels dated

255. Make offer. Early 911/912

Bo e Turbo rear shocks in origina

k boxes. 2 weeks use during

Koni rebuild. $100 air. Steve

Proctor, 11398 Paseo A P bacete, San

Diego, CA 92129, 619/672-3606.

"50-'51 crash box transmission,

completely rebuilt, ready to in-

stall. $2250. 4 black body smooth

porcelain early Carrera 240T2

lugs in original boxes and paper.

f300. Reproduction dash plates

for center hole in pre-A cars, ivory

or black. $40. Steve Herron, P.O.

Box 4097, Santa Barbara, CA 93140,

809/969-4027 after 6 pm PST.

*B/C workshop and parts manu-

als. B/C/early 900 owners manu-

als. Liebe Zu Ihm with jacket,

mint. Other books and magazines

for sale. A/B original travel kits,

perfect. SASE to M. Keady, 41 Quail

356 Registry 42 Volume 16 No. 4

Way, Watsonville, CA 95076, 408/


*Parts: '58-9 rear bumper w/ex-

haust cutouts, never overrider or

guards. Not rusted. $500. Three '58

S tach-works well. $125. NOS 180

diaphragm pp w/collar. $125. S-90

carbs with SC cleaners, rebuilt.

$450. NOS T-5 day/night interior

mirror accessory #9171. Offers. All

FOB. O.Y. Potebnya, Jr., 1327 Ta-

bitha ct., NW, Olympia, WA 98502,


*Factory racing posters. Carrera

and 904 parts books. Tootsietoy

550s. Old issues of PAN0 and 356

Registry. Misc. old car books and

toys. Send SASE for complete list.

Llew Kinst, 10130 Pasadena Ave.,

Cupertino, CA 95015.

*356 Cabriolet factory re-

moveable hardtop. Outstanding

condition. Hasn't been on car for

years. $3100 OBO. Bob Moss, 1612

Broadmoor Ct., Livermore, CA

94550, 510/443-6311.

*356 jack, restored to excellent

condition. $150. Peter M. Cruz, 194

Gould Ave., N. Caldwell, NJ 07004,


*English Christos from #26, 3/60

for sale individually. Panos back

to 11/59. Posters from the 80s. Lots

of 911, etc. lit from '65 to date. Set

of Registrys from Vol. 5 #5 to Vol.

13, #6. Make offer. Stu Stout, 3488

Iris Ct., Boulder, CO 80304,303/924-

4070 ofc., 303/444-4656 home.

*2 woodhandle short blade drivers.

1 Hazet lug wrench. 2 black

generator wrenches. 1 silver generator

wrench. 1 Klein Phillips. 1

black pliers. 1 silver pliers. 3 jack

handles. All for $300. VW tourist

travel tool kit. $550. Have a large

crate of 356 items, engine cases to

trim items, etc. Wish to sell as one

lot. Send SASE for list. Bob Cox,

3947 W. Broadway, Minneapolis,

MN 55422, 612/533-2211 , 612/533-

2213 fax, 612/489-6467 home.

*Book, Porsche 959, Art & Car edition,

limited edition. #1520, '86.

Liebe Zu Ihm from Porsche, mint

with dust cover. Complete set 356

Registry Vol. 1 #l to present. Hardbound

Pano set '62-'83, 264 issues

in 18 books, black w/gold. Stored

8 years. Best offer any/all. Charlie

White. 5801 E. Calle Del Media,

Phoenix, AZ 85018, 602/949-8096.


P A R T S continued

- - -

'New pre-A gauges. $1100/set.

New outdoor temp. gauge. $400.

New/used Carrera/4-Cam parts.

'57-'65 engines, cases. 519-741

transmissions. Speedster 4B

gears. $125. Speedster doors.

Roadster parts. Much more. Plus

shipping. Douglas Bok, 172 Bar-

bourtown Rd., Oanton Ctr., CT

06020, 203/693-2675 eve.

*'A' sunroof clip complete. 912

Euro heater s stem. Lots of en-

gine parts, rad;os, clocks, 'A' bat-

tery covers. NOS Glyco S-90 main

bearings std-3rd under, T-5 tool

kit. 'A' gas tanks. F&R bumper

guards rechromed to new. 'A' low

overrider tube front. Pre-A coat

hooks. Lots more. Bill Mitchell,

1335 Madrona Ave, Everett, WA

98203, 206/258-9153 fax, 205/745-


'Hirth Roller crank suitable for

1500s pushrod motors, excellent

condition. $1200/trades consid-

ered. Misc. 4-cam car parts for

sale/trade. David Clement, 3120

Piney Grove Wilbon Rd., Fuquay

Varina, NC 27526,919/552-9129 eve.

*'A' front nose, complete including

headlight buckets. Authentic

massive repro, perfect fit, ready

to mount. $3000 plus ship ing.

Complete tail section for 'A'. &500

lus shipping. Wind wings for 'A'.

! 800 pair. Michael Lederman, 100-

15 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.

*From '59 coupe: 1 rear window;

$50. 2 rear quarter windows. $50

each. Front left nose piece, rusty

but salvageable. $300. ZF steering

box. $75. Front brake drum. $60.

Ralph McMorris, 4827 Imogene,

Houston, TX 77096, 713/663-7886.

'NOS Roadster l/h w/s

X644.541.024.42 aluminum. {%:

NOS l/rear B/C bumper guard

complete #644.505.303.15. $250.

NOS S-90 200mm flywheel. $350.

Don Fowler, 11217 Robert Carter

Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039,703/


*Pair of red pre-58 coupe seats.

$300. Parting out '56 1600N motor

#62123, '61 16005 #89324, '64 1600

#716186, and '68 912 #1282528. FOB

Bill Ramsey, 3686 Orchard St.,

Mogadore, OH 44250, 216/628-1913



*356 S yder type tonneau cover

with Rared headrest, high qual-

ity black fiberglass, smooth and

ready for aint, fits Speedster,

Conv. D an X Roadster. $450. Gun-

ther Schennach, P.O. Box 941, Paso

Robles, CA 93447, 805/238-2185.

'Tweeks complete rubber kit for

'56-'57 coupe. Best offer. Robert

Montgomery, 1703 Wittenberg,

Topeka, KS 66607, 913/234-4957

eve., 913/234-4242 day, 913/234-

9416 fax.

*Parts clearance/garage sale:

chassis and engine parts, some

tools and literature. re-A to


'C'smorgasbord, somet ing for

everyone. Good prices and all

reasonable offers considered.

Send or call for list. A.C. Roda, 5509

Marlin St., Rockville, MD 20853,

301/871-3072 after 7 pm.

*Engine #P68398 ('58)) rebuilt,

complete except exhaust/heat

exchan ers, flywheel, clutch, air

channe f s, some sheet metal and

minor stuff. SASE for 2 pg. de-

scription. $3600. Engine #P603560

('60), 75% complete, has repaired

hole in top of case. SASE for 4 pg.

description. $2450. Zenith carbs,

85mm piston/cylinder set. '56 fan

housing. Early distributor. SASE

for 3 page list. Kim Merrick, Rt. 2,

Box 422, Asheville, NC 28805, 704/


*ABC f&r bumpers, '64-5 front

clip, Speedster bows, Roadster

bows, '59 front high guard, origi-

nal, NOS pre-A guards, rear over-

rider tubes. NOS Hella front light

trim rings. ABC steering wheels.

B/C jacks, restored. 1500-1600 Car-

rera fuel and oil reg. brackets.

Lots more. Send for new list. Alex

Bivens, 16082 Davis Lane, Hunt-

ington Beach, CA 92649, 714/892-

505 days, 714/840-2069 eve.

*B/C workshop manual. $110. Vol.

1-5 Up-Fixen. $35. Right coupe

door jam (surface rust) OEM. $60.

Aluminum trim for windshield

rubber off '59 coupe. $125. R&T

magazines from late 50s) early 60s

with Porsche feature articles.

Craig Adamson, 498 Hovenden Ct.

SE, Salem OR 97302, 503/375-6395

after 6 pm.

'Parting out '64 coupe: doors,

$100/$200; rear clip, $250; deck lid,

$125; roof, $50; hood, $400; other

sheet metal. Gas tank. $50. Gauges.

356 Registry 43 NOV . / Dec. 1992

$200 w/o clock. Switches and

knobs. B/C seats. $125. Interior.

Complete glass. $200. Solex 40PII

split shaft. $300 pair. 741 tran-

saxle. A/B brake drums. Derek Au,

431 Terrace Dr., San Jose, CA 95112,


*356 parts: Reutter Cabriolet hard-

top w/fixed rear quarter win-

dows and good structure. $750.

Tach for A/B 1600N restored by

VDO shop. $180. Speedo for 912

(fits 356's). $50.3 wheels, Lemmerz

dated 5/60. $150. 2 wheels KPZ

restored silver paint clear coat

dated 8/58. $125. Olaf Shipstead,

16316 Barneston St., Granada Hills,

CA 91344, 818/363-1015.

'Misc. 356/912 engine parts. SASE

for list and prices. David Feriante,

251 Orchard Rite Rd., Yakima, WA


*'A' overrider bars, low and high

style. Excellent reproductions.

$395. Eric. 931 Marguerite Ln.,

Carlsbad, CA 92009,619/431-3742.

'356 Parts: '57-'61 sunroof clip,

great condition. $1800. Complete

C' disc brake assembly including

spindles. $800. '63s engine #705353

disassembled. $800.5 coupe doors

and 6 rear deck lids. $25-$75. Mi-

chael Corless, 20360 Rector Rd., Ne-

vada City, CA 95959, 916/265-8174.

"Liebe Zu Ihm, excellent condi-

tion; Sporterfo le 1965 "Foot-

work-Porsche" go 7 f shirt and Fos-

ters-Porsche baseball hat, both

original and embroidered;

"Schuco" 356 Micro-races, 2nd se-

ries, red/blk and silver/blk, new.

S.A.S.E. to E.A. Singer, R.F.D. 1682,

Laurel Hollow. N.Y. 11791.

'Xu~ographs of members of

Porsche family or same from race

car drivers associated with

Porsche. Other autographed

Porsche memorabilia. Charlie

White, 5801 E. Calle Del Media,

Phoenix, AZ 85018, 602/949-8096.

*German Christos #I-17. Any 356

sales lit. Factory 356 era posters.

Any press kits. Pano 12/55 and 7/

56. 356 Registry Vol. 1 #2-6. Distler

Porsche toys. Factory issued

Speedster place and salt and pep-

per shakers from the early 60s.

Stu Stout, 3488 Iris Ct., Boulder, CO

80304, 303/924-4070 O~C, 303/444-

4656 home.

*'A' Jorg drivers, original only.

O.Y. Potebnya, Jr., 1327 Tabitha Ct.

NW, Olympia, WA 98502, 206/956-


style non-sealed beam

head ights w/round prism lenses.

Pre-A/A/B engine sheetmetal an

at rear of engine (covers muff er).

Pre-A glove compartment box.

Early '54 shift knob. 16' wheels

(Lemmerz 1/54, Sudrad 10/54,

Lemmerz 2/55) to buy or trade. 16'

wheel centers or wheels with bad

rims to fit my good outside rims.

Steve Proctor, 11398 Paseo Alba-

cete, San Diego, CA 92129,619/672-


*Camera 2. Does your Carrera 2

have a pushrod engine? Sell me

your car or buy my 4-Cam engine.

See For Sale. Paul Allen, 3778

Broadview Dr., Cincinnati, OH

45208, 513/321-2513, 321-2348 fax.

*I57 Speedster #83671. Myron Ver-

nis, 475 Winfield Way, Akron, OH

44303, 216/836-4770.

*Early 911 sport seats. Bill Batte, 29

Flint Meadow Dr., Brookline, NJ

03033, 603/673-3851 late pm EST.

"58-'65 coupe project. Will offer as

part trade one or two project cars,

a '57 oval VW (major rust repair,

no accident dama e. Needs heater

channels, inclu dB ed, and floor

pans). '71 Karmann Ghia convert-

ible (runs, drives. Needs rocker

work and rear quarter floor

pans). Both cars titled. Send all

particulars and photos first let-

ter. Photos returned. Doug Lyons,

Rt. 2, Box 207, Warrenton, VA

22186,703/347-4459 after 6 pm.

*Complete convertible top assem-

bly for '58 Cabriolet. Have Road-

ster Convertible D top to trade.

Upholstered pieces that conceal

top bows when top is down. L.

Beck, 4909 Orchard Ave. #303, San

Diego, CA 92107, 619/223-2742.

*Engine to fit '52 Porsche, numbers

must match. Engine to be

delivered or shipped to Colorado.

Donald Lang, Taipei American

School, 800 Chung Shan North Rd.,

Sec. 6, Tai ei, Taiwan R.O.C., 886-2-

892-3220 ax.


*Any Carrera Speedster photos of

drivers John Barneson,

Dona racinf d Dickey, Harry Weber,

taken during the races of '57 to '63

at Pomona, Santa Barbara, Torrey


Pines, Riverside and Laguna Seca.

Eddy Tan, Victoria Central Postal

Outlet, Box 8685, Victoria, BC V8W


*Pre-A parts desperately needed

to complete Parade level restora-

tion of '51 Cabriolet: 2 aluminum

Porsche scripts; interior light; oil

filler retainer clip and generator

mounted bracket; NOS star coil;

shift knob; rectangular red tail

light lens. Tom Scott, 3397 South

Emporia Ct., Denver, CO 80231,


*Carrera/4-Cam engine any con-

dition. Oil filter top, fuel regula-

tor. Steel/alloy wheels. Liebe Zu

Ihm book. Racing Elegance and

early Carrera brochures. Buy or

trade. Dou Bok, 172 Bar-

bourtown Ref, Canton Center, CT

06020, 203/693-2675 eve.

*Parts for pre-A '54 1500N coupe:

PBIC carbs and intake manifolds;

radio speaker (script); flywheel.

Hal Linson, 5030 44th Ave. Ct.,

Moline, IL 61265.

'912 crankshaft up to first under-

size (.10/.40). Prefer Mannaflux, no

doorstops. Source for caliper pis-

tons. History of Speedster 83085, a

former racer once owned by a Mr.

Eichleberger in North Carolina

circa '68-'69. Fred Groenert, VC-8

Unit 60175, fPO AA 34051-8400,


*I63 Carrera 2 motor #97248 587/1,

transmission #62840 - 741/20A or

any information on motor and

trans taken from car #I23992 in

'78. Sold by Eccentric Car Imports

LA,CA. Carlo Frosini, owner. Oil

line, coolers, tank. Jonathan Phil-

lips, 4135 W. Warner Apt. A, Bur-

bank, CA 91505, 818/841-6251.

*T-6 notch back engine lid and

surrounding sheet metal. 'A' rear

window glass, scratch free. Disc

brake conversion pieces. Terry

Moore, 550 Highland Dr., Danville,

CA 94526, 510/837-6717 fax or

phone message.

'356 lap and shoulder belt combination

set to fit T-6 cou e. 1 Hella

fog light and switch. F P oor mats

and a luggage rack to fit single

erille lid. Have misc. stuff to trade

(A; lug wrench, 'C' hubcaps, 'C'

tool bag). Write or call Fred Otjen,

17759 Overlook Circle, Lake

Oswego, OR 97034, 503/697-9460.

356 Registry 44 Volume 16 No. 4

356 "A' color chart '58/9; Factory

enamel signs; Factory calendars

1956/59/61/65; Factory Post

Cards; "Sporterfogle" 1953/54/55/

59/65. "Foster's" and "Footwork"

jacket. Thanks. E.A. Singer, R.F.D.

1682, Laurel Hollow, N.Y. 11791.

Parts Manual I (ERSATZTEIL-

KATALOG I. ) Information on 1952

Porsche coupe serial number

11994 and windshield washer

bottle. FOR 356 C: 12v 3566 wiper

motor, pair of red brown leather

seats, EARLY 911: one 34mm venturi

for 911 Solex, 912 VDO special

oil pressure/ am meter (110.02/

32/spec), Works op and Parts

Manuals: pre A, 911SC, Spyder, 904.


ramas prior to 1958. German

Christophorus 1-17) Annual

Automotive Review/Automobile

Year; VW Greats Prior to Feb. '75.

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pre-shrunk T-shirt, $34.95 per 50/

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to: Box 1147, Orleans, MA, 02653.

Great holiday gift!

356 Fasteners - Authentic Ger-

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(screws, washers, spring washers,

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A models. We sold over 80% of our

display within 2 hours at the 1992

East Coast Holiday! Zinc-plated

engine sheetmetal screws with

washers $5, in stainless, $8.50. B, C

Coupe door window frame screw

set, stainless $4. Coupe 1/4 win-

dow frame screws, stainless$2.50.

Shipping $3 on orders to $10, $4 on

orders to $20, $6 on orders to $50.

For free catalog, write 356 Fasten-

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Dr., Damascus, MD 20872.


Books - Porsche Toys and Mini-

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(specify German or English) $65.

Porsche 356 & RS Spyders, Maltby

$24.; Porsche 356 and 550, Ras-

mussen, $24.; ABC's, $25.; 911 or 356

Performance Handbook $15.;

Porsche 356 Authenticity, 1st Ed.

***half price"' $10, 2nd Ed. $20,

Hardbound & Numbered $45.;

How to Make an Old Porsche Fly

$85.; Porsche - Fine Art of the

Sports Car $85.; Porsche Factory

Tour 1960 $30.; Excellence Was Ex-

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Custom Porsche $13.; Gmlind

Owner's Manual $18.; Tiger/King

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Transmissions too: 356A/B/C,

including 644 and 741 CARRERA

with ZF Limited Slip. Wever, Solex

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90 Cranks. New 200mm Fly-

wheels. New Mufflers. New

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a 1963 Super40 Cabriolet POLIZEI

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'A", original factory protective

coating. SASE or call for complete

inventory: David A Duerr, P.O.

Box 316, North River, NY 12856.

(518) 251-4296.

Porsche-Diesel Tractors- Only

known set of all four models

produced as seen at '86 Parade in

Portland, Maine. Dr. Porsche's

second best idea. 1960 4 Cyl. Mas-

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1957 2 Cyl. Standard $7,500,1960 1

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Ah, the 356 Registry is back breathing again,

thanks to resuscitation from a lot of generous


One of the advantages of being the president of

the club is that he has the inside line to getting in the

latest news in the Registry. Vic has already cut me

off at the first turn. He reported in the president's

column the results of the big June SVRA race at Mid-


As I stated in the last issue, we have a year-long

competition going on between the 356 gang and the

Morgan termite team. Because approximately 375

cars showed up at Mid-Ohio, they put just the Mor-

gans and the 356's in group nine. I was concerned

that the rivalry between our guys was so intense

that it might hurt us in our year-long duel with the

Morgans. The Morgans hung in there but Vic held

the banner high as he brought home the win. There

were about twenty 356's. That seems to be the nor-

mal number for the big event.

SVRA also had an event at Road America in May.

Mark Eskuche took first, Harry Gaunt second in his

Morgan and Chuck Schank was third in his 356.

Fifteen 356's show up for this event. The Chicago

Historic Races are held at Road America in June also,

but I never did get the results from that race.

HSR had their Hotlanta race at Road Atlanta in

July this year. To quote Joe Pendergast, HSR Race

Director, "It should be cooler than August". NOT! I

thought I was going to die by Sunday p.m. My

tongue hung out further than Lassie's did on the hot

summer day he was chasing his new girl friend. I

had talked Joe Pendergast into having a 356 marque

race. Being the true friend he is, he picked the July

event. He wouldn't dare have it that month for the

Morgans, because they would be like Lassie, curled

up under a tree. I think one Morgan showed up for

the event. Reid Vann was the main man in the 356

marque race. David McKinney from nearby Stone

Mountain, GA whipped me in the drum brake class.

Rick Gurolnick was the man at the Meadow-

brook Historic Races in early August at Waterford

Raceway in Michigan. The end of August had HSR at

Mid-Ohio. Robert Johnson of Northfield, MN was the

top finishing 356 with Chuck Schank next and Reid

Vann the third 356.

Rick Gurolnick and Mark Eskuche won the

enduro race, with Chuck Schank and Vic S. getting

third. The winning team turned in a k47.9 race fast

time, the third place team - 1:51.7. Most of the other

teams were at home getting ready for our other BIG

race of the year - the Glen! Another high 300 car

turnout. The 356's ran in group three with the rest of

the gang. Eskuche beat Gaunt and his Morgan to the

checkered flag. George Balbach got third. There

356 Registry 46 Volume 16 No. 4

were good races across the field. John Kelly and Bill

Hartong have decided, if you can't beat the heat -

switch - to disc brakes. There aren't many of us

drummers left. I refuse to give up. David Hammers

was running well with his drum braked coupe. His

wheels looked like a Mercede's wheels after the race,

but he believes he has found the answer. I thought

I had the answer, but my special lining source

pooped out. If any of you drum fellas need help in

this area, let me know and I'll aim you in the right

direction. I was running my '52 1300 coupe in group

one. I did okay. We had about forty cars on the grid

for the race. I was gridded 29th. I ended up 21st. I got

behind a little D sports racer and he was oiling me

down really well. I decided I couldn't stand that for

long. I put the pedal to the metal and passed him and

let him oil the mini pickup truck. I had to beat the

Mini or I knew I couldn't face myself and a lot of

other 356 fans in the stands. It worked. The mini got

stuck in the oilman's wake.

Luck! I never believed much in luck until I

started racing. Now I know that someone knows

about racing when they bid you - "Good luck". You

do make some of your own luck, but there is some

divine also. My luck ran out on this weekend, when

somewhere along the way either at the track on

Sunday or that night, someone stole my camera bag

with my two cameras and, or course, the great pics I

had taken. For years I've had a reputation for decent

and indecent photos. I will only provide you with

my decent ones. I hope you will enjoy them.

Next time I will have the results of the upcoming

Summit Pt. and the very popular SVRA race at Road

Atlanta. During the off season, I will address the

social aspect of Vintage racing. Until then, I remain

"The Punkin Man".

Top photo: Reid Vann #91 leads Paul Swanson #8 in HSR 356

race at Road Atlanta. Above: Start of Saturday qualifying race at

Mid-Ohio. Skirmants #70, Beatric Knoerzer #62 on the front row.


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