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c/o M Design, 123 No. 2nd St., Stillwater, MN 55082

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356 registry

Volume 18, Number 5

January r rearuary 'IJY~

Local Clubs, Officers


C o n t e n t s

. 4

.................................................................. 5

Letters ................................................................... 6

The Miscellany File Gordon Maltby . ..7

Trustee Elections .................................................................. 8

Membership Memos Barbara Skirmants ................... 9

Technical Vic Skirmants ............................... 11

Tbe 1994 SCCA Cbampionsbips at Mid-Obio

Restoration Brett Johnson . 14

Roadster back seats, tbe new book

Flight of the Flamingos

Part 1:preparation is a state of mind

Mick Michelsen . 16

500,000 and Still Rollin' Kin Clemons . 18

Tbe Eveready rabbit of Convertible Ds turns balf a mihon

Truly Vintage Mark Turczyn ........................... .... 21

Yes, Virgbra, tbere really is a Mrs Turczyn.

Nuts & Bolts

Palms, Porscba, beadhers

Ron Roland . 26

Favorite Cars and Fighter Planes

A tale of two owners

James Graham ......................... .... 29

The Pacific NW Bull Session

A former356 owner rejoins tbe fold

Ed Greeno . 32

The Maestro

Beauty and tbe Bmt (it just goes to sbowya)

Harry Pellow . ,.34

Reviews Bill Block .................................... 38

Better late tban never-yourguide to kliday gift giving

Classified ads ............................................................... 40

West Coast Vintage Racing Bob Kann .

A racing Speedster at tbe Pebble Beacb Contours? Yed


Vinta e Racing

i%e season wrap-up

Roger Ender .................................. 46

Cover photo courtesy of Gordon Jolley Motorsports Photography

Vic Skirmants takes a victory lap as 1994 SCCA C Production National cbampion

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exclusively to the interests, needs and unique problems of the 3% Porsche automobile owner and enthusiast.

The mission of the356 Registry, inc is the perpetuation of the vintage(1948-1%5)356series Porsche through

the 3% RegLFfry magazine, the central forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and information,

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to 3% Registry magazine, $25 in Canada and Mexico, 635 to foreign addresses. All rates are in US, dollars,

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chair~rson Barbara Skirmants (see masthead on naee 41

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Local, Regional 356 Groups I

Porsche 356 Club

Wayne Callaway - 9948 Hayward Way,

S. El Monte, CA 91733

The Porsche 356 Southern

Connecticut Register, Ltd.

P.O. Box 35, Riverside, CT 06878

Rocky Mountain Porsche 356 Club

Al Gordon - 12773 Grizzly, Littleton, CO 80127

(303) 979-1 072

356 CAR (California Alta Region)

Jim Hardie - 2282 D Sierra Blvd.,

Sacramento, CA 95825

Sierra 356 Porsche Club

Glenn Lewis - 2000 Royal Drive

Reno, NV 89503

356 Motor Cities Gruppe

Fred Sheill - 469 Fort Dearborn St.,

Dearborn, MI 48124

356 Mid Atlantic

Dan Haden - 143 W. Carpenter Lane,

Philadelphia, PA 191 19

Southern 356 Owners' Group

P.O. Box 670565

Marietta, GA 30066

Groupe 356 St. Louis Region

Ted Melsheimer, Sr. - 10517 E. Watson Rd.,

St. Louis, MO 63127 314-966-2131

Tub Club

Walt Reeves - 3104 Wild Plum

Fort Worth, TX 76109

Florida Owners Group

Rich W~lliams - 813-228-2924 (days)

81 3-254-1 392 (evelwknd)

356 Windige Stadt Klub

Dale Moody - 19532 Governor's Highway

Homewood. IL 60430-4352


Fahr North

Phil Saari - 3374 Owasso St.

Shoreview, MN 55126

356 Group Northwest

Jay McDonald - 1151 1 NW Curnmins Rd.,

Carlton, OR 971 11

Potomac 356 Owner's Group

Dan Rowzie

800 South Samuel St.

Charles Town WV 25414-1416

Arizona Outlaws Porsche 356 Club

Mike Wroughton

19640 N. 47th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308

602-582-431 8

Australian Porsche 356 Registry

P.O. Box 7356, St. Kilda Rd.

Melbourne. Victoria. 3004 Australia

356 Registry 4 Volume 18 Number 5

356 Registry, Inc.


Bob Campbell ............................................... 805-251 -3500

20964 Canterwood Dr., Santa Clarita. CA 91350

John Jenkins, c/o Hewlett-Packard ........ 619-541-7235(W)

9606 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

Joe Johnson ........................................... 91 9-368-41 10 (H)

P.O. Box 11 1. Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Vic Skirmants ......................................... 81 0-575-9544 (H)

27244 Ryan Rd., Warren, MI 48092

Duane Spencer ....................................... 31 0-378-2032 (H)

22403 Ladeene Ave., Torrance, CA 90505


President Joe Johnson ............................ Mt. Airy, NC

Vice Pres~dent VIC Skirrnants ............................ Warren, MI

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

Treasurers Randall & Patty Yow ......... Greensboro, NC

Executive Secretary Barbara Skirmants, ................... Warren, MI

356 Registry Magazine Editorlal Staff

Editor and Publisher ................................... Gordon Maltby

123 N. 2nd St., Stillwater, MN 55082 (612) 439-0204

Technical Editor ............................................ Vic Skirmants

27244 Ryan Rd., Warren, MI 48092

Restoration Editor ........................................ Brett Johnson

7510 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46250

Historian .............................................................. Jim Perrin

P.O. Box 387, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Reviews ......................................................... Dr. Bill Block

423 High Hawk Hill, Metamora, MI 48455

The Maestro .................................................... Harry Pellow

20655 Sunrise Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014

Photographer, W.Coast Vintage Racing ........... Hal Thoms

13341 Ethelbee Way, Santa Ana. CA 92705

Of Special interest ................................. Cole R. Scrogham

210 Valley View Ave., Mt. Sidney, VA 24467

Nuts & Bolts ..................................................... Ron Roland

28140 26 Mile Rd., Chesterfield, MI 48051

Vintage Racing ............................................ Roger Ender

3804 Westr~dge Farm Ln, Clemmons.NC 27012

Early Cars ..................................................... Mark Turczyn

3004 63rd Ave., Cheverly, MD 20785

Teile Trivia ...................................................... Brad Ripley

Box 41 030, Reno, NV 89504

Four Cam Forum ........................................... Dick Koenig

7s 710 Donwood Dr., Naperville, IL 60540

Club Se~lces

Members, Renewals, Circulation ......... Barbara Skirmants

27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092,

81 0-558-3692 (Home), 81 0-558-361 6 (fax)

Club Coordinator / Event Insurance ........... John Jenkins

C/O Hewlett-Packard ........................ 61 9-541 -7235(W)

9606 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 921 23

Editor, Commercial advertising ................... Gordon Maltby

M Design* 123 N. 2nd St., Stillwater, MN 55082

612-439-0204 (9-2 Central) Fax 612-430-2393

Member's classified ads ............................... Brenda Perrin

P.O. Box 29-547, Columbus, OH 43229-0547

61 4-882-9046 (H)

Goodie Store ManagerIBack issues .......... Linda Patterson

24397 Cherokee Trail, Grayslake, IL 60030

708-740-3562 (Eves for questions only)

Porsche Factory Liaison .............................. Brett Johnson

7510 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46250

31 7-841 -7677

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Upcoming Events

January 28 Plymouth, MN

Fahr North's winter tech session at Langren Motorsports, 9724

10th Ave. No. in Plymouth (west of Minneapolis). Several cars will

beon display todemonstrateVEverything you didn't know about the

356." 1 to 3:30 p.m, refreshments served. Call Phil Saari for info. 612-

484-0303 eves.

February 11 Los Angeles, CA

Porsche and vintage VW literature, model and memoribilia

swap meet at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd.,

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables $25. in advance, $35. at the door. Vendors

admitted at 730 am., public admitted at 9:00 a.m. for $4. each,

early-bird shoppers for $20. each at 730 a.m. Enlarged and expanded

for 1995!

For info call or write Prescott Kelly, 16 Silver Ridge, Weston,

CT 06883, (203) 227-7770 (home) or Wayne Callaway, 9948 Hayward

Way, South El Monte, CA 91733 (818) 579-4414 (work), or Jim Perrin,

P.O. box 387, Pennsville, NJ 08070, (609) 935-7123 (home).

February 12 Los Angeles, CA

The 356 Registry trustees will sponsor a Porsche Only Swap

Meet and bull session on Sunday morning. Buy, sell, swap parts and

tall tales, have refreshments and meet the Registry officers and

trustees at the hospitality tent. TRW Space Park, corner of Marine

Ave. & Aviation Blvd. 7a.m. - 12 noon. This event is absolutely free

to all vendors and buyers! For info call Bob Campbell 805-251-3500.

Front turn signal light, HU

Amber lense only $13. Roadster Top H~nge

flm> Cabriolet interior I

\ \ \ \ \ 1 side panels

$95. each

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June 14-18 Colorado

West Coast Holiday on June 14 through 18. This Holiday will

take place in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and has been

designed to offer you a total Porsche experience. See the registration

form on page 20.

April 22 Lewisberry, PA

The 19th annual Central Penn Region Porsche Only Swap Meet

at Ski Roundtop. Porsche "only" parking available, food vendor and

clean restrooms. Rain or shine (or snow). Vendor pre-registration

recommended: $20 per space advance, $25 on the day of meet. Con-

tact Steve Baun, 25 Winding Hill DriveEtters, PA 17319.717-932-4473

August 4-12 Portland, OR

The 40th PCA Porsche Parade. Details and registration infor-

mation in the November issue of Porsche Panorama. See next issue

for details about a 356 event in the area to coincide with the

beginning of the Parade.

Sept. 1-3 Dublin, Ohio

The 356 Registry East Coast Holiday will be held at Stouffer's

Dublin Inn. Located just northwest of Columbus, Dublin is easily

accessible by car and by air. Central Ohio has many attractions for

car enthusiasts and their families including the Columbus Zoo,

Wyandotte Lake amusement park, Center for Science and Industry,

the Air Force Museum and many others. Watch for details in the

next issue.

Tool kits - excellent repro-

duction, call for prices

356A, B, C muffler pipe

kits, OEM fit

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356 Registw 5 January / February 1995



While on a beautiful fall drive

southeastern Ohio, my wife and I

stumbled upon an Appalachian high performance

junk yard (note the Corvette I &iJ

on the left). Through the mountains of

scrap metal I noticed a familair shape. It

took me 20 minutes to dig through the

Trans-Am fenders to get this shot. The

Being privy to the facts, I realize that

Owner not he had I am ineligible to win the Nardi wheel in

big plans for this "AA" coupe.

They are still out there! So keep the

faith, and a good pair of eyes.

Paul & Mary Goldzung, Athens, OH

your "Find the Yellow 993" contest (photos,

pages 13,15,36,37; mentioned on pages

6, U, 36 and 37). If no one else enters, do

I win by default?

Ed rote: Good job, Bob! Tbeprize was

a set of Rudge wbeeh but tbe deadline

was, ub, tbe day before Igot your lettet:

Henner Lembeck, president of the

"Porsche 356 Club Nederland", and European

liaison officer for the "Splitwindscreen

356 Porsche Registry" was our

guest for a few days during a recent visit

to the USA. He is pictured here with his

wife, Maria, and one of the locals on an

I Here is a photo of the cars

at our August informal, first

gathering to estimate the possi-

bility of forming a club in south-

west Florida. Anyone interested

should call me at 813-591-1690 for

details about upcoming events.

Bob Wenzel,

6001 Pelican Bay Blvd.

Naples, Florida 33963




Offering Professional Service for Your Vintage or Performance Sports Car

356 Reglshy 6 Volume 18 Number 5

outing to our favorite Wisconsin village,

New Glarus.

Robert Gummow, Rockton, IL

I just received the POC

Shooting guide-a

book! Many thanks to the

cially Barb and Vic) for

with such a valuable

ence tool.

I have, however, found a major omis-!

sion in the booklet.

to-cover, I felt there was something miss-1

ing. I went back and checked, and, sure.

enough, the single most important and

commonly used emergency procedure was

not even mentioned. Nowhere in the

book does it say, "At the first sign of

trouble, call Vic (or Ron, or Ken

Daugherty, etc.)." Sincere thanks to all

of our friends who answer their phones

and answer our questions.

Bill Rohrer, Ann Arbor, MI




have received more calls than I

can answer lately concerning the

"Vintage Porsche Calendar" for

1995. While it's gratifying to know that

so many people loved the '94 piece, I have

to tell you that the '95 is such a limited

edition that there aren't any available. I

decided not to produce a calendar for '95

when I found myself looking at last Gordon Maltby

April's page and realized that every other

'95 calendar in the world was already in Mick Michelsen's lists of what to bring

the stores. This a heavy lead-time busi- and why Don't know where to go? Read


about the Northwest Bull Session on page

I have some fabulous photos from 32-regional events like this are great, and

Hal Thoms and others just waiting to be there are vintage races held all over the

turned into a '96 calendar. So look for it, country, all summer long. So get packing!

but not until after April.

The photo last issue of a young lady

I have a personal attitude about the in a diminutive Speedster brought a few

material in this issue: It's time to Think inquiries about where to get one like it.

Spring. The calendar of events for the The story I heard about this car, shown

coming year holds some great opportuni- at the Yosemite concours, was this: About

ties, from the Ski Roundtop Swap Meet to five of these fiberglas, gas-powered cars

a moveable feast in the Colorado Rockies were built by an engineer some years ago,

in June. August in Portland will feature but no large-scale production was ever

not only the PCA Parade, but a 356 event attempted. Perhsps the owners of one of

now in the planning stages. Labor Day in these cars can send us a bit more back-

Ohio and some vintage races in between- ground.

it's gonna be a great summer.

If you are really interested in a mini-

I hope the articles here will moti- Speedster, contact Bata Mataja at 818-504vate

youas they have me. Don't like to 2404. I understand he has built a protodrive

your car too much? Tell that to King type that is exceptionally well detailed

Clemons and ask him how many times and may go into production.

his odometer has turned over. Afraid you In the next issue we will feature a

might break down on the road? Check out primer on four-cam engines from Chris


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4 ATE front wheel cylinders; 2 ATE rear 2 front brake discs; 2 rear brake discs; 2

wheel cylinders; 1 ATE Master cylinder ATE front caliper kits; 2 ATE rear caliper

complete; 2 front, 2 rear brake hoses ; kits; 1 ATE master cylinder complete; 2

10 return springs; 8 pins; 8 retainers; 8 front, 2 rear brake hoses: 4 front. 4 rear

coil springs; 8 brake shoes (cores req.); brake pads; 4 front, 4 rear caliper pins; 2

1 liter ATE brake fluid; front, 2 rear caliper retainer springs; 1 liter

Bosch Brake Handbook. ATE brake fluid;

POR 002 3561356A kit .......... $499.00 Bosch Brake Handbook.

POR 003 3568 kit .............. $499.00 POR 004 356C kit .............. $495.00

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Tanner (space and time precluded its inclusion

here) and hopefully, a report on

a Japanese Porsche event from this past

summer. The latter was received handwritten

in Japanese and I need to find a

competent translator. Any volunteers for

an occasional translating job? &


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Metalwork, rust and collision repairs.

Engine and trans. rebuilding.

Interior installation.

Carslparts bought and sold

Large used parts inventory

Appraisals and pre-purchase inspections.

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356 Registry 7 January / February 1995

356 Registry

Trustee Election

Three trustee positions, those cur-

rently held by Joe Johnson, Vic Skirmants

and Duane Spencer are open for election.

The following members have been nomi-

nated. Please vote for three on the at-

tached card and return to Brenda Perrin

by February 4.

Peter Aziz,

Toronto, Ontario

As the proud owner and self-ap-

pointed mechanic of a '62 Cabriolet and

a '59 A coupe, I have had some enlighten-

ing experiences restoring and driving

these cars as many others can relate to.

My recent involvement as co-chair-

man organizing and hosting the 1994 East

Coast Holiday in Toronto was a most in-

spiring experience. I would not hesitate

to do it again, with improvements of

course. From this experience and other

356 activities I have participated in, I

realize how lucky we are to have such a

unique organization connecting 356 own-

ers from many different walks of life.

It is for this reason I would like to

become more involved in order to be

more supportive to the organization and

hope to have the opportunity to offer

some valuable input into club activities

and affairs to maintain a Smg 356 Reg-

istry, while also encouraging activity at

a local level.

It is my belief that the key factors

in maintaining a strong organization are

not only satisfying the needs and de-

mands of the current membership but

also encouraging the acquisition of


It is an honour to be considered for

the position of trustee not only because

of my enthusiasm for the Registry and

356 Porsches, but also this being a first

for a Canadian member, which I feel

would help the club to be more interna-


Vic Skirmants,

Warren, Michigan

Dear members,

I am asking for your support in this

election as trustee of the 356 Registry. I

have been a member and officer since the

Registry was founded in 1974. I am part

of the "older guard"; you decide if I have

been good or bad for the Registry. I am

still interested in being involved in the

process of guiding the Registry forward

with more benefits to the members. I

would appreciate your vote for trustee.

Thank you!

Duane Spencer

Torrance, california

It is hard to believe that two years

have gone.by so quickly! It has been a

very pivotal time for the club, and I am

very happy that I have been a part of

that ~rocess. and houe that members au-

i6 Registry a Volume 18 Number !

prove of what we have done. This group

of trustees works extremely well together

and all have a common goal of making

the Registry the best Marque club pos-

sible. If the members approve, I will be

honored to serve as a trustee for a sec-

ond term.

oe Johnson, k t. Airy, North Carolina

It has been a priveledge serving as

one of your trustees. I would like to con-



from Secretary Brenda

Perrin ,

The Registry Trustees and Officers

met at the home of Lonnie Lovness and

Gordon Maltby on October 22,1994. High-

lights of the meeting follow: 1

The antracts were signed fo

1995 Hslidays to be hosted by the

Mountain group on the West Coa

by Ted 'lombek & CO. far the East

The paid position of

Melnbership Services was a

Barbara Skirmaats was Mr


*An increaae in the Goodie Store

der processing fee was approved.

'Randall & Patty Yow were ele

to fill the Treasurer's job. Gratitude

expressed for all of ~o'om YouWs efforw

this position in the past.

'Fred Nielsen will be asked to bee

the Regbtry's Legal/Tax Advisor.

'The Trustees approved credit c

1 sales for the Goodie Store and memba I

ship payment by credit card.

'A new two-year contract Wit

Design to publish the Registry was


*Trustees approved maximum oi

$1000 for purchase of 2 very nid

doargfizes at each Holiday

Next meeting is Feb. 11 in L.A.

TNEtees and officers from left, John Jenkins,

Duane Spencer, Vic Skimants, Barbara

Skimants, Bob Campbell, Joe Johnson.

Brenda Pemn

A big

hug from me to all of

you who heeded the call

and renewed on time or earlv.

I believe this Jan/Feb '95 issue will be b . ..

close to 5050 members. I never know the

exact count until I print the labels for

the magazine, therefore it is not possible

to forecast a month in advance of the

mailing date what the distribution will

be. It is very gratifying for me to see the

membership increasing at a steady clip.

During the recent trustees meeting,

held in late October, the trustees and of-

ficers had a great deal of discussion con-

cerning the position of Membership Chair-

man. The trustees and I had gathered in-

formation from other car clubs of our

size to compare how they handled this

position. It was decided that the position

of Membership Chairman would become

a contract position with monthly com-

pensation for services provided. The po-

sition would be re-named Director of

Membership Services. This position was

offered to me and I gladly accepted it.

/ Classic Automobile I








Fast, Friendly Service

Phone 800.922.40501

Barbara Skirmants

I greatly enjoy my correspondence

and phone calls with members around the

world, however it does take at least 20

hours a week to keep up with the vol-

ume. We will be offering more services

to members during the coming months

and these additional services will place

more demands on my time.

The Registry is also offering mul-

tiple-year renewals (up to 3 years maxi-

mum at a time). The new postcards and

membership applications will reflect this

information. There will not be any re-

duction in renewal fees, but it will allow

you to lock in your rate for up to three

P.S. We think we do ff very weli,too.r)

Valve Jobs Crack Repairs Porting

Ra? Pmp Case Repair

Line Bonng Line Boring to STD

Rywkl Repair and Mods

CrankGnndlng Dowel Pin Repairs

Rod Rebuikling Camshaft Repaim

Oil Pump Gears Pulley Cracks

Cylinder Boring Full Row filter Mods

Rocker Ann Repairs

Piston Oiler Nozzba (Squirtem) Installed

Engine Balancing Engine Assembly

years, and most importantly, save time and

effort for you and the club. With the

Postal increase coming, we decided to wait

one more year to see if an increase in

membership fees was necessary or not.

Thank you to all of you, my friends,

who have sent cards and notes. My left

arm is finally starting to act more like a

normal part of my body. I still go to physi-

cal therapy twice a week for 3 hours, and

wear a brace on my arm at night to

straighten my elbow. The best news for

now is that I will not have additional

surgery. Your notes of cheer and concern

really helped to keep a smile on my face.

The Trustees and Officers will be in

L.A. for the Literature Swap Meet on Feb-

ruary 11. Vic and I will have a table, so

please come by and introduce yourself to

me; I want to meet as many members as

possible and try to put faces with your

names and addresses. We will have a little

"bull session" at the Registry hospitality

tent at the Sunday swap meet at TRW, so

come see us!

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356 Registry 10 Volume 18 Number 5

My son Christoph and I visited the

Oldtimers Grand Prix '94 at the

Nurburgring. Our hotel was in Monreal, a

small village nearby where we took the


It would be great to have a corner

of the magazine for "356 in Other Coun-


Leopold Gierl, Amsorf, Germany

Thanks for the photos, Leopold. I

don't receive many reports on foreign

events, but I try to publish all I can. Nexd

issue should have an article about a

Porsche 356 meet in Japan this past sum-


To our overseas members and those

attending events there: Please send stotr'a

andphotos, lam happy topublish reports

of 356 activities anywhere. Ed.


or 1994 the SCCA Championship

Run-Offs were moved to

Mid-Ohio from their 24-year

stint at Road Atlanta. I expected the 356s

to be quite competitive at the new location.

Even SCCA's magazinesports Car had

picked my 1300 Cabriolet for first in G-

Production, and my roadster for second

in E-Production. Unfortunately, 356 representation

was the lowest ever; John

Thomson's Speedster and my roadster in

E-Production, and my Cabriolet in G-Production

were the only 356s there.

Our 356 friends Bill Ramsey and Ron

Platt from northeast Ohio were kind

enough to lend us their "Black Beauty

Golf Cart" for the entire week, which

saved us quite a few bucks in rental fees.

You just can't do ten days at the Runoffs

without some type of transportation.

Thank you, guys.

Monday morning: E-P practice was

at 8:30 in the morning; it was cold and

clear. My lap times weren't great, but I

was still fifth-fastest. I figured my carb

jetting wasn't quite right for the temperatures.

G-Production was right after lunch,

and I turned my fastest lap ever, on old

tires; I had fastest lap by eight-tenths

quicker than the E-car!

Tuesday practice: E-Production at

330, G-Production at 5:00. The E-car definitely

felt sick as soon as I got on the

track. A misfire, then on the second lap,

a rocker arm broke! It was the long exhaust

on "3; first time I've ever lost one

of those! I only ran the G-car three laps

to scrub in some new front tires; I was

now second fastest. Well, the E-car obviously

has a problem. To eliminate most

of the possible electrical components, we

disconnect the crank-fire ignition.

Wednesday, first qualifying: G-

Prod at 11:30, E at 330. The G-car is running

flawlessly; we miss second spot to

an MGA by eight-hundreths of a second,

while the pole Spitfire of Dean Johnson

is one second quicker! I knew I shouldn't

Vic Skirmants

have shown him the proper line on Tues-

day Then into the E-car; right after pull-

ing out on the track, I feel that the prob-

lem hasn't been solved. The car feels

slower than the G-car; it is! One slow lap,

then a cloud of smoke! The main oil gal-

ley plug has blown out of the case be-

hind thk flywheel.

I've heard of this on

Volkswagens, but

never, ever before

on a 356! That slow

lap still put me 12th

on the grid. John

Thomson qualified

17th out of 24 cars.

With Tom Youk's

help we put the old

reliable engine in

the next morning.

We also change the

battery and some



With G-qualifying at

1:00 pm, I had origi-

nally planned on

not even going out;

why wear out the car? Well, I decided to

scrub in some different front tires. Be-

sides, there would be no H-Production cars

out with us in this session. I finally got

smart and lined up at the back of the

grid. That way I could break in the tires

then turn some good laps and not get into

racing with the top five cars all lined up

together at the front. It worked; I cranked

out a 1:41.99. This moved me up to second

on the grid. It also would have been good

for sixth on the E-grid.

By the time the final E-Production

qualifying arrived at 530 we had a steady

rain coming down. There was no hope in

356 Registry 11 January / February 1995

improving my twelfth-place on the grid,

but we had to go out to determine if the

engine was running right or not. It wasn't.

Except that now "2 cylinder would go

dead on the exhaust temperature gauges

at wide open throttle. Pulling "2 main jet

we found a 165 rock stuck in a 160 jet.

Back out, all four cylinders now work-

ing, we thought it was cured, but how

can you be sure on a wet track?

Friday: G-Production race day Clear

and sunny Heck, we didn't even go out

for the 8:30 am warm-up. The race is at

1:25 pm, the car would just be cold again.

For the Run-Offs, SCCA has decided to

start the races on the back straight, like

the Indy cars. The G-start goes well, I

maintain second position behind Johnson

and ahead of Kent Prather's MGA (2-time

National Champ), and Steve Sargis' Spit-

fire (2-time National Champ). Next was

Joe Hauser's big Datsun 1600 roadster (4-

time National Champ).

Kent's MGA is mighty strong on the

straight, and finally powers by me after

two laps. Two laps later a Midget blows

up and dumps oil at the end of the


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On the victory stand, from left, Kent Prather (3rd. MGB), Vic Skimants, Steve Sargis (2nd. Spitfire).

straight. Kent spins, I half-spin, miss him,

hit the grass on the outside of the turn,

and Sargis and an MG Midget get by. I get

back on the track in fourth place with

no further loss of position. Next lap the

Midget spins in the same oil; I guess he

didn't believe the oil flag. I have to al-

most stop to miss him, but get by with no

problems. Now I'm third, six seconds be-

hind Sargis. No one is in my mirrors, so I

can really concentrate on reeling in Steve.

I'm now turning faster laps than the

leader. I catch Steve, pass him, and set

my sights on the leader, Johnson. With

five laps to go, Johnson dives into he pits!

Broken throttle, or lost a cylinder due to

an over-rev; depends on who you ask. I'm

leading! Five laps left of nail-biting (tough

to do through Nomex driving gloves) and

it's finally over. I've turned the fastest

lap and won my first-ever SCCA National

Championship, and Porsche's first-ever

1300cc G-Production Championship.

That was the sweetest victory lap;

my wife Barbara with her healing bro-

ken arm, my son Erik, and Tom Youk on

the rear cowl. NEAT!

Impound and tear down went flaw-

lessly, and off we went to the Friday night

celebration. Tom and Melody had to make

a $75.00 beer run into town to replenish

356 Registry I2 Volume 18 Number 5

our depleted refreshments. The best part

was that most of our fellow G-Produc-

tion competitors came and celebrated

with us.

Saturday: We're not racing until

Sunday, but we can't just spectate and

drink beer; we have to be in the pits for

Erik's race. He's running a 1994 Van

Diemen Formula Ford. He got the car late

in the season, ran five races in six week-

ends, including four in a row! He earned

points in each race, and qualified for his

first Run-Offs! Heck yes, I'm proud of

him! Erik qualified twenty-fifth out of

thirty cars, and finished thirteenth, only

1.5 seconds slower than the winner.

Sunday: 930 am E-P warm-up. The

car feels OK, but doesn't have the OOMPH

it should. The times aren't bad, but they're

not what I expected; then the clutch starts

to slip! The race is at 340 pm, so there's

no drama to pull the engine, replace the

trans. seal, and button it up.

Race time: The start goes well until

the second corner, where two front-run-

ners tangle and spin, the field behind

them accordians, and I get nailed in the

left rear-hard! The fiberglass fender is

broken and stuck into the tire. I have to

pit. Erik pulls the fender clear, I take off,

and have to stop at pit exit because the

pace car is blocking the road! Someone

finally decides not to send out the pace

car and they let me go around. I'm now

dead last, over one minute behind every-

one. Oh well, we're here to race. The en-

gine is still sick; poor power to 7000 RPM,

and then a definite cut-out. At least it is

getting worse so we can maybe find the

problem before the first race next year.

Power or no power, I push the limits of

the car and the height of every curb on

that track. We work back up to eighth

and manage to turn the third-fastest race

lap, all that in an 18-lap race. I was only

nine-tenths of a second off the new lap

record. John Thomson had a valve cover

gasket come loose and was credited with

18th position, but based on lap times he

probably would have finished 14th.

So what's wrong with the E-car

electricals? Probably something between

the master electrical ON-OFF switch and

the engine. There are a few too many

connections and old switches in my sys-

tem, including the original 1960 ignition

switch. Looks like I will have plenty to

keep me busy this winter! G


Mike Robbins' excellent article on

differentials in the last issue was the vic-

tim of a few typos that should be cor-

rected. For those of you who may have

occasion to use the specifications in the

text, please note the following: In the sec-

ond paragraph, page 9, two references are

made to "5ram" flanges. This should have

read "5mm" flanges. The same gremlin

appears on page 11, left column in a ref-

erence to "(102ram dia./6 bolts)". It's 102

millimeter. Perhaps of more serious con-

sequence are specifications that are in-

correct. Please note the text on page 9,

right column top, should read, "They now

reduced the diameter of the main shaft

and increased the diameter of the differ-

ential housing to 105.5mm." (NotlO58). On

page 10, right column near the bottom,

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o one ever writes to me this

time of year and I have been

spending all of my waking

hours putting that new 356 book in boxes,

so that all of you could have pleasant

holiday memories. I'm telling yo; this up

front to warn you that aside from the

next few paragraphs, you should not to

expect to find much useful information

in this issue's offering.

I did receive a phone message from

an unnamed member in California, who

said he had one of those circular hubcap

pullers (pictured in the last issue) in his

1959 cabriolet tool kit. Okay, tool kit guys,

there's the gauntlet. Don't let us down.

Jean Vandal of Charlesbourg, Quebec

sent these photos of the rear seat cushion

from his 356B Roadster (opposite

page). It is "stuffedn with the same glue

and hog's hair material found in normal

rear seat cushions. It appears to be reupbolstered.

Does anyone else have a Roadster

so equipped?

Don Zingg, who knows all, records

all, etc. about 1954 (really 1955 model year,

but built in calendar year 1954) Speedsters

wrote to ask about color codes.

Somebody surely has this information

hidden away If so, drop me a line. The

codes are as follows:

Seat Color Top Color Carpet Color

379 3506 124

383 3515 164

52/22 3682



You know, every project always takes

longer than it is supposed to. Is that one

of those laws, like Murphy's Law? Well, it

certainly is true. My game plan for the

newly published 356 Porsche Technical

and Restoration Guide was to have it in

print by the Toronto Holiday. Starting

from scratch with my pile of Registrys

from years past last April, this seemed a

tad optimistic.

Brett Johnson

Of course, I never let unrealistic

deadlines get in my way I spent the first

week or two reviewing the magazines for

suitable inclusions. This was harder than

you think, because in Vic's and my col-

umns, subject matter is frequently a mixed

bag, so I had to read them. Then, how to

sort them. I made up about 20 arbitrary

categories. That wasn't so tough.

Julie recruited one of our phone

people, Peggi, who had been confined to

bed by her OB/GYN to scan the original

articles. G. Gordon Maltby found us the

software to convert the scanned images

back to text. I made a few phone calls

and assembled a small squad of expert

proofers consisting of: Dick Koenig, Rich-

ard Miller, Ron Roland, David Seeland, Vic

Skirmants'and Duane Spencer. Classy

group, yes?

Phase one went without a hitch,

Peggi completing her assigned task well

in advance of the "blessed event." All of

the proofers were not as timely, but then

again my July 1 deadline for the vast

amount of material was probably not ter-

ribly realistic. Kudos to Mr. Skirmants,

first in, ahead of schedule with weeks to


By August 1, most of it had arrived

and I began editing. It is amazing that

six people reading the same material find

completely different mistakes. Nearly

everybody found the places where par-

tial paragraphs had been omitted and

obvious wrong words. A fair number of

the latter were just as they had originally


My favorite was in a contribution

from Richard Miller in Volume 7, Num-

ber 4 regarding fuel tank corrosion repair.

It read, "To do large areas, clean and

tin the whole area, tin a brass patch (skin

stuck) and sweat solder the whole thing."

Skin stuck???? Do you solder yourself to

the tank? I went back to the original

magazine and that's what it said. I looked

in the next couple of issues and no explanation


I then sent a fax to the author at his

palatial office in San Diego. "Oh, that was

supposed to say 'shim stock'," was the explanation

in a follow up phone call.

Knowing Richard's penmanship is nearly

as illegible as my own, I can understand

not being able to read what it said, but

SKINSTUCK?Who was the bonehead edi-

tor who printed it in his Restoration col-

umn? Oops ...

Back to editing. Opinions were of-

fered by the proofers on material pre-

sented for publication. Many articles were

sacrificed for the noble goal of eliminat-

ing bad information. Among those cen-

sored were Messrs. Skirmants, Roland,

Seeland and Johnson. These folks had

written some truly interesting things

early in their careers. So, if your contri-

bution does not appear, look at the fine

company you share.

Some of the illustrations were good

enough to scan directly from the maga-

zines and others were redrawn by Dick

Ferrer who drives Swedish cars these days,

but used to own a 356. I am pleased to

say that one of the originals I scanned

has the word gauge spelled incorrectly

And Dick Pike's "toolsn took a day just to

typeset the captions.

I had originally planned to have an

index, but after reevaluating the massive

amount of information and the incred-

ible 400+ page count, I settled for a very

detailed table of contents. I reshuffled the

chapters a bit, and following an excel-

lent suggestion from Dick Koenig, sub-

titled each article. In some areas, like the

dim headlight subject, no less than seven ,

distinctly different theories had been

356 Registty 14 Volume 18 Number 5 I





advanced, so the subtitles became a bit


By the Toronto Holiday it was fin-

ished (except for the valve clearance

chart) and, of course, it hadn't been

printed yet. We had the lovely cover de-

sign by Llew Kinst and a dummy book in

a loose leaf binder. Those who saw it

seemed suitably impressed.

The day after Labor Day it went to

the printer in Michigan. Well, actually it

went to Virginia, but that makes this story

way too complicated. They said, "Five


This was the first time we had ever

sent a book to the printer on computer

discs. We are always on the cutting edge.

Unfortunately, they were a little unfamil-

iar with the cutlery, It took just a bit

longer than five weeks, actually about

four weeks longer than five weeks.

Knowing that making the loyal Reg-

istry readership wait any longer than

necessary, was not a good idea, I decided

that on November 9, the completion day,

I would pick them up. This would save

vital days in transit, save big bucks on

shipping and besides, Chelsea, Michigan

is only a four hour drive from Indy. We

have a very competent one ton van, so

on November 7 I called to find out when

they would be ready for collection. "Some

time before 11:30." Excellent, I'll be home

before rush hour. "No, 1130 PM."

The next day (Election Day) they had

determined the official time was to be

6:00 PM. Promptly at 1:00 PM I left the

Johnson estate and arrived at the printer

one hour early at 500 PM. I announced

my presence and they said, "Come back

at 6:00 PM."

What to do with an hour to kill in a

strange town. Yes, change the oil in the

van. A nice new air filter and 70 pounds

of Michigan's finest compressed air in the

tires had the van and I ready for the re-

turn trip.

At about 7:15, one of the helpful ship-

ping staff folks asked what type of ve-

hicle I had brought in which to load the

books. After explaining, they informed me

that my shipment weighed 4400 pounds.

Let's see, one ton van, 4400 pounds, skin

stuck? Could be worse, yes, by

then it was raining.

Rolled out of Chelsea at

730. Drove through the cold

front by Jackson. Stopped and

had a nutritious meal at

Arby's in Auburn, Indiana,

home of the famous Auburn,

Cord, Duesenberg Festival.

Drove back through the front

and into the rain south of

Fort Wayne. Winds picked up

about Muncie and rolled into

the old homestead just shy of

midnight. No tire or suspension

failure, quality is job l!

Well, that's about it. The

following weeks were filled

with the fun and frivolity we

call fulfillment. Rather than

telling you how many

bookfolds I can assemble in

an hour, I think I'll stop now

But, if you don't send me any

more mail than you did last

time, you just might 'get to

read about it next time. &

&wel the Roadster rear seat mentioned in the text.

Bekwl Brett. left, points out his sunroof seal to Dick Koenig at the Toronto HolMay. The photo has

absolute& nothing to do with this attide. It is proof, however, b t Brett has set a new record by

appearing at two (count 'em) condive Holidays wh a 356. This the It even ran1 - Mitor

356 Registry 75 January / February 1995

night of the


Mick and Dawn Micbelsen are part

of tbe group that will bost Porscbe owners

from across tbe country at tbe 40th

Porscbe Parade in Portland, Oregon tbis

August Tbey decided tbat tbe most effective

way toprepre for Parade 95 was to

attend Parade 194 at Lake Placid, New

York Dawn opted to fly, butMick decided

tbat tbe time was rigbt for bis little Flamingo

coupe (a brigbt red 55 356 coupe

witb two pink plastic yard flamingos

bolted to tbe luggage rack) to go to a Parade.

So what if it was on tbe opposite

side of tbe wuntty?

Mick bas written not only an account

of tbe journey, but a detailed

analysis of tbepreparation required Zets

join bim in as be puts togetber a travel

kit: Herewitb are usefir1 bits of information

about wbat to bring and w b along ~

witb tips for tbe care and feeding of plastic

f l~mingos.

Abave, The concept was sinple, Drive a car

across the country and enter It in the PCA

Concours d'Elegance. Incredlbty, Mick

succeeded In his quest, in no small part due

to the planning outlined here. Next issue well

folb him to Mt Rushmore and beyond as

the Flamingos take fllght.


his spare parts list was based

on the following three semiarbitrary

criteria, so suggestions

that I take along a crankshaft were

not entertained. It's a real toss up whether

skill or space is the operative limitation:

1) Something I have the skill to fix

on the road, and hpve needed in the past

2) Something that is reasonably essential

to either safe or legal operation.

3) All the parts must fit in the space

behind and below the right foot board.


vW6B plugs, pre-gapped. I guess you can

gap 'em with a dime, if you got one.

*Points and condenser. With the electronic

ignition, replacement is zip, but ... ?

.Generator belt. Never leave home without


*Generator brushes. The bottom one is ohso-much

fun to replace on the road.

.Outer pully half and shims. These sound

like a grenade when they explode!

.Wheel bearings and seals. Try finding

these at the Billings Napa!

-One rear brakeline. I needed one once

and it doesn't take up much room.

.Clutch cable. I drove 400 miles without

one once through 3 cities; NEVER


*Gas line and hose clamps. Pretty handy

when you need them.

.Fuses. Especially short fuses which get

used a lot on breakdowns.

~25 foot of primary wire. Something will

356 Registry 16 Volume 18 Number '5

go Lucas on me in 6,000 miles.

.Wire connectors. Sure beats the old 2-

wire-twist ignition.

.Fuel filter. Not the funny factory one

under the tank; a big inline

aftermarket one!

.Baling wire. Remember Dr. Porsche's 1937

trip to the Ford Factory?

Wgh Temp Silicone. Does for your Porsche

what Kaopectate does for you.

-Quick ties. Just like those seen on Cops,

very handy little hummers!'

a6 volt bulbs for everything. Becoming as

obsolete as indoor smoking.

The spare parts are now neatly

tucked into this strange little space along

with a CB radio and a 12 volt converter

to run the CB and the Valentine One. As

you all intuitively know, this stuff will

be packed to Lake Placid and back totally

untouched by human hands (that allows

a judge to poke them if we actually shdw

the car). Spare parts are preventative onlp.

They are not for actual use. It's all

wrapped up in Karma or something.

For example, it is a known fact that

you will never break a generator belt

when you A) have a spare belt, and BJ

have the tools to put it on with. The ONL$

exception to this rule is when your spara'

belt happens to be the original 30-year-

old belt from your concours-prepared too31

kit. The only exception to this exception

that I am aware of, was when the only

tool available between three 912's on th&

way over the Siskiyous was a church key

It can be done but it ain't fun. With that

we can sorta segue into the tool kit.


*Sockets. 8 to 19mm plus a 30 and 36mmb

Deep or regular; it's a crap shoot.

.3/8" Ratchets 8 and 4 inch. Why do we

sell metric tools in 1/4,3/8, or 1/2P

.Extensions and wobblies. Take em all, if

you need 'em you REALLY need 'em, .

48 inch breaker bar. A real equalizer in

an emotional discussion with the 356.

*Open end wrenches, 8 to 19 mm.Your

knuckles love it when these slip!

.Metric Hex wrenches. Not for real hexes;

these are good wrenches of the west,



.Ball Peen Hammer. Peen; isn't that an

interesting word? Swedish origin,too.

.Punch. Something to whack with the

hammer when your fingers aren't


.Files, round and flat. Sort of a portable

machine shop when combined with:

Vice Grips. The other half of the machine

shop, not a hooker's handshake.

.Channel locks. 944 owners please note:

sometimes called water pump pliers.

.Needle nose pliers. To adjust my son's nose

ring (BIG generation gap).

Crescent Wrenches, 6 and 10 inch. Dad

always called 'em an Oklahoma

Socket Set.

.A handful of screw drivers. For prying,

scraping stuff, and opening stuff.

Calipers. If you have to measure some-

thing you will smile like Picabo


.Duct tape. The silver 120 mph racer vari-

ety, best invention since the hammer!

.Surgical tubing. For the bleeding brakes;

sounds sort of English doesn't it?

.The factory 356 spec book,. Primarily for

looking impressive in the tool kit.

.The Maestro's Specifications and Emer-

gency Breakdown book. Poor Harry

Pellow. Every day is a bad hair day

with his G. Gordon Liddy Memorial

Haircut,, but he has his act together

in this venue

Like the spare parts list, the Tool Kit is

also based on three criteria. Each item


1) Be something I need (and have the

skill to use) for required maintenance or


2) Give me comfort. In this way, tools

have similar Karma to spare parts; there

is a preventative factor in play when you

have them along.

3) Be able to fit in a small box which

fits behind the spare tire.

Except for the preventative factor,

tools have an entirely different Karma

than spare parts. Tools become very spe-

cial over time. As a matter of fact, I am

sure you have been astute enough to no-

tice the "bonding" process that goes on

when you acquire a new tool. It gets used

a lot at first, lives on the top of the tool

box for the first month or so, always gets

wiped and lightly oiled before it is put

away; that sort of thing.

That 30-year-old Craftsman ratchet

of mine is simply not interchangeable

with a new Snap-on, the way fuel pumps

and brake lines are. This must be tied up

with them being extensions of our hands

or old friends who have gone through

adventures together or something. Maybe

I just have failed too many ink blot tests

and they bring out my latent Jonathan

Scissorhands tendencies.

I!. tools have an entirely

different Karma!'

For example, that burned 13 mm

wrench always gives me flashbacks when

I pick it up. Together we learned why so

many procedures in the manuals start


when the wrench, my ring, and a starter

solenoid experienced the basic principles

of Arc Welding one dark, wet night many

years ago.

The ball peen hammer, now 25 years

old, reminds me of the day I purchased

it. A Porsche mechanic from "the old

country" grabbed the new hammer I was

proudly showing him and flung it across

his shop yelling God-knows-what in German

at me. As well as I could decipher, it

was something along the order of, "Das

ik nien '$8~"-*%' hammer mit ze Porsche,

ya dumbkoff kinder." Like most of the admonishments

of my teachers, mentors,

parents, and priests, it didn't take. I have

always found something to bang on and

that hammer is now on its second handle.


I looked at dozens of auxiliary light-

ing systems and concepts. Browsing

through J.C. Whitney (the land of tube

grills, chrome-chain steering wheels, wa-

ter-injection carburetors, and exhaust

cutouts) can really help your mind free

float to the inner sanctum of creativity.

Among those cheap pulp pages of test-

osterone-driven dreams I found an amaz-

ing variety of auxiliary light options

356 Registry I7 January / February 1995

which can be 6-volted (though the multi-

hued neon undercarriage lights are for

the 12-volters only). On the page with the

nodding cat heads with the blinking turn

signal eyes, the truly inspired idea that I

was searching for came in a blinding



Grabbing the die grinder, I quickly

routed out a couple of holes in their soft

underbellies, inserted a socket, and amped

up those birds with the OPTIMA. What a

sight to behold! The garage, the driveway

and parts of Dawn's rose garden lit up

with a truly delightful pink glow. I was

simply awe struck by the magnificence

of my work as it flowed in empirical el-

egance from the rear of the little coupe.

My neighbor wandered over, and

snorting coffee through his nose, yelled

for his wife and daughter to "Come see

what Mick has done this time!" Hearing

the commotion, Dawn came running.

Upon seeing the pink aura surrounding

the 356's fanny, she only rolled her eyes,

shook her head and muttered something

about Elvis and black velvet paintings.

Realizing that my solution to the

light problem had the same level of sup-

port as a kegger for the annual AA pic-

nic, I sadly cut the current to the 'mingos.

The world is just not ready,

Humbling myself, I went hat in hand

to Kurt Lepizeg at Marque Motors and

Gary Emory at Parts Obsolete for answers.

Between them they came up with a work-

able solution that, while quite boring

along side my innovations, would not

subject one to the abuse of the unsophis-

ticated public. Gary cut right to the chase

and suggested I simply replace the 5 watt

bulb (900.631.004.90) with a ten-watter.

This effectively doubles the candle power

of the taillights! This long 900 number is

fully interchangeable with an American

6 volter numbered 83 made by Sylvania

and GE. Both of these 'merican compa-

nies also make a 6 volter no. 81 which is

a 10-watter. They aren't that easy to get,

and you may have to order a lifetime

supply to get the pair you need, but they

are gettable! &

Continued next issue

Carol and King Clemons

,,,And Still Rollin'

Carol and King Clemons, along with

wonder Husky Rusty just completed 6,030

miles visiting 23 states, 2provinces and

many friends and relatives in their Convertible

D. Here, King tells the story


fter loading our suitcases, a

three week supply of dog

food and other odds and ends

behind the seats, we left Fort Collins an

Along route 212 across the South

Dakota prairie is an old stage monument

to Plum Creek Station where the Dead-

wood Trail, Ft. Bennet Army Trail and

Cherry Creek Indian Trails meet. At about

that point we looked down and noticed

the odometer read 00026-meaning we

had just passcd 500,000 miles since I had

purchased the 356 in Lafayette a spell ago.

It was an occasion to celebrate!

We took off

again the next

morning with a

stop for grub in

Wahpeton, North

Dakota, lunching

in Bemidji, Minne-

sota and crossing

into the Canadian

tundra and the

north shore of

Lake Superior at

International Falls.

We'd done our

homework and

On the prairie, a proper celebration of the D's first halfmlllion miles. had papers for

Rusty but the lady

hour late-but then, we didn't really have at the border was sleepy and had too

a schedule. Our destination was Ottawa many cars, so we sailed right through to

and points east, south and so on. Kakabeka Falls before the Mounties got

Before long we had left Cheyenne wise. After dinner we tried out those

and 1-25 behind as we headed to lunch in fancy H1 headlights, then bedded down

Spearfish, South Dakota. While passing in Nipigon, Ontario. Man, that Beaver Mo-

several Wyoming rest stops (that's a wind tel had everything-even runnin' water

mill with a cattle tank) we found inside!

Spearfish to be out of the way, so instead The next day took us to Wawa, Blind

headed through Faith and Gettysburg to River and a big fresh water lake just out-

spend the night dancin' western in side Mattawa called Nipissing. On the way

Watertown. we went through Pukaskwa National Park

and took a picture of Michipicoten Island.

This road was under construction most

of the way, including all the bridges, and

was only fit for a 4-wheeler. We got

through to Batchawana Bay, though, for

the dol-garndest spaghetti and fish and

chips you ever saw.

Next day after rollin' through Deux

Rivieres, Deep River, Haley Station, and

Arnprior we were in Ottawa mid-day, and

rousted some fine Canadians who served

up some mighty fine Red Beard Beer as

we took over their boudoir for the next

two weeks. Did I mention they were

Carol's kin? Sister MJ (a Barrister) and

bearded oceanographer brother-in-law

Hank showed us a great time. One day

we even did the tourist thing. Shop, eat;

shop, eat; shop, eat; and yeah, we saw a

whole field full of Mounties. Lots of par-

ties and goin'-ons.

We packed up two large boxes and

shipped 'em off to Colorado while we took

off with the 356 to Montreal, Magog and

then crossed back into the US of A at

Canaan, Vermont. We had a 20 minute

visit with the border guard who was en-

thralled with the little green car, two

adults and a Husky, with luggage all over

the place. He even told us to wait to buy

gas in New Hampshire due to lower taxes.

We crossed New Hampshire and

dined in Graon Notch Maine, heading for

Ba-ha-ba via Mexico, Farmington,

Skowhegan, Newport and Bangor - yeah,

I said Maine. Ba-ha-ba was great; a well

done tourist trap that we've been dying

to see. Then on down US 1 to

Kennebunkport. Oh yeah, we stopped in

Freeport just past Brunswick Naval Air

Station where L.L. Bean resides. Back we

went into New Hampshire, Massachusetts,

Rhode Island and finally into Connecti-

cut and New Haven. Yes, Rusty went to

Yale, compliments of Carol's daughter

Amy and roomie Alison. Amy has a full-

ride doctorate. They showed us a great

time. We even got to see a couple of pages

of an 8th century Koran because Amy

works in the research end at the Yale li-

brary. Guess it runs in the family. The girls

did our laundry, took us to the beach and

fed us royally.

~ccessful trip i? . :klng .

Off again: Through New York, New

Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Vir-

ginia, Virginia and the Blue Ridge Moun-

tains, then back to West Virginia and fi-

nally bedded down in Charleston. Whew!

What a day.

Next day took us to a B&B in St. Louis.

Carol convinced me I couldn't drive the

356 over the arch. She did cram us into a

Campbell's soup can for a ride to the top

where we viewed a new stadium going

up. They did have the best Maine lobster

feast of the trip. We were on a paddle

boat in the middle of the Mighty Missis-

sippi, and they came out with a two-foot-

wide cast iron pot a foot deep with broth,

veggies, shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops

and two beautiful Maine lobsters.

On to Kansas City with Carol's son

Kurt and wife Sherri. Sherri didn't coop-

erate and waited 4 days after we left to

deliver a new grandson, Randall Kurtis.

I forgot to mention that we lost the

essentials! Bekw, Rusty the backseat driver

starter in New Haven and thereafter had

to find a hill to stop on-but Carol got

quite proficient at pushing in high heels.

We also lost the clutch cable just outside

KC in an &mile construction zone where

we had to do at least 500 shifts. We'd

packed a spare but it turned out to have

a broken tip in the threads so we had a

bit of jerryrigging to do.

Finally crossing Kansas and leavin'

the Big Red One behind we entered Colo-

rado for the worst roads (1-70) of the trip

east of Limon. Yuck! When Gov, Romer

took office 8 years ago 18% of Colorado's

roads were badly in need of repair, Now

it's 55%. Way to go, Gov!

We stopped in Limon at the Fireside

Junction for the best roadway meal yet

on the 6,000 mile trip. If you're in Limon

on 1-70 don't pass it (or the pies) up. Leav-

ing Limon we saw one of Colorado's fa-

mous sunsets-fantastic even in the rain,

complete with rainbows and all. We by-

passed Denver and ended up in Fort

Collins with 6,030 miles in 24 days. Whirl-

wind yes, but it was great!

On the trip we saw one white 356

convertible on the NH interstate, 2 911s

in Canada. A total of 10 Porsches-unbe-

lievable! No wonder Porsche's new ads

show a lonely two-lane highway. It's the

only way to fly.

Next trip: October to Sun Valley,

Idaho to the Zone 6 and 9 Sun Valley Es-

capade. Happy Trails! &

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and cool evenings, keeping the mountain areas beautifully

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June 14-18, 1995

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Wednesday, June 14

12:OO p.m: Registration opens - Snowmass, Colorado

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Friday, June 16

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Literature and model swap meet

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Sunday, June 18

Breakfast buffet Tech Session

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Editor's note: Mark's last article,

which appeared in the 20th Anniversary

issue, wassent to me by another contribu-

tor-presumably in the same spirit of

reminiscence that I had requested for

other articles. I was unaware that the

piece had run bqore (although Icertainly

think it warranted a reprise) and al-

though I have had many conversations

with Mark, I was also blissfully ignorant

of his marital status. I hope the article

caused no undue concern to his wife

Kathleen, and I hope our readers enjoyed

the story as much as I did.

I am grateful that it has motivated

Mark to write again.


o, my wife has not left me.

Let me explain: A number of

my friends reacted to my

article in the "Nostalgia" issue by asking

just this question. In that article, which I

wrote over twelve years ago (April '82), I

stated that I had no wife to get rid of.

Now I know that by reprinting this old

article Gordon was subtly letting me

know that I have not written anything

new for a long time. I will explain why I

haven't a bit later but first I had better

address my friends' concern. Those of you

who have met my wife at Registry meets

or at the Ski Roundtop swap meet know

that Kathleen is a cheerful, full-of-life

50-year-old child who simply loves and

accepts all people. If our marriage was

over it would be because she got tired of

me, the curmudgeon, and fled for her life.

I can clearly understand why upon reading

my article my friends felt they had

to confirm what must have seemed inevitable.

I married a bit later than what is

considered normal. When I wrote that

article I had no intention of ever being

married. After all, I knew better than to

expect to find a woman who would understand,

not be threatened by, or even

be enthusiastic about my love for restoring

old 356s. I did not count on meeting

Kathleen who within the first month of

our dating stated that she found me attractive

because my face, especially my

nose, reminded her of the Speedster that

Mark Turczyn

her college sweetheart's father owned and

which they drove to all the romantic

places around Estes Park.

I sort of liked the part about grow-

ing to look like the person, animal, or in

my case the cars you love. I was less

thrilled about how my face evoked fond

romantic memories about an old boy-

friend. Against all odds she knew about

old Porsches, loved old Porsches, and was

so enthusiastic about old Porsches that

she insisted on going with me to car shows

and swap meets. She was even amused

that all the kitchen cabinets were filled

with my more rare Porsche parts. What

clinched it was that she bought an old

'58 sunroof coupe and we restored it to-


She scraped the bottom and I did the

welding, body work, motor rebuild, paint,

and interior. I still got the better part of

the deal. After it was finished we had

nothing left to do but get married. We

went to the Jiminy Peak Registry meet

for our honeymoon, where by chance we

bought a raggedy '58 cab for future res-

toration. Oh, did I say that she is beauti-

ful inside and out? The point of all this

is that yes, I am still with my wife and

we are doing better then fine. I must tell

you that the reprinting of that old ar-

ticle not only brought home that fact of

how one's life can take unexpected turns,

but it also brought back some fine memo-

ries of how the club magazine has also

gone through some changes.

That article is one of my favorites.

As you can tell it was not edited too well

and in fact some of the grammar is quite

embarrassing. But that was how it was in

those days. Many of us contributing edi-

tors did not have word processors with

spell checkers and such, so we would just

356 Registry 21 January / February 1995

write or type out what we needed to say

and ship it off to Jerry, Long-suffering

Jerry would re-type the stuff and edit it

the best he could. This took time and

caused some inconsistency in the mail-

ing of the Registry magazine. Many of us

did not get too offended by this because

we knew what Jerry had to do to get ev-

erything together.

The magazine had the feel of a well-

written local newsletter. This appeared

to bother some readers but I was just

happy to get it and to contribute to its

thickness. I must admit that sometimes

Jerry would lose whole sentences, change

the entire meaning of paragraphs by mis-

takenly changing one or two words, and

often did not publish pictures that would

have told the whole story at a glance,

but the magazine still got out and he did

print corrections. As you can tell, we

wrote more chatty articles back then. I

am sure that these were boring to many

members, especially new members who

were looking for more technical sub-


If you look at the fine summary put

together by Bob Laepple @~ly/Aug '93,

Vol 17, number 2), the contributing edi-

tors did produce a large quantity of sub-

stance over the years. But generally speak-

ing, by the early eighties many of us wrote

more Peter Eagan-type stuff rather than

repeating the nuts and bolts material that

was printed in earlier issues. To many

readers it may have appeared that there

was a set number of editors and no one

else could get a byline, but this was not

really true. When people contributed they

usually sent the material to the editor

that seemed appropriate and it was pub-

lished under that editor's byline with a

credit line. Jerry was always asking for

new input and I feel that if anyone had

wanted to write regularly they would

have been added as an editor. But this is

all in the past, and like all things labeled

nostalgic I may be putting a rose colored

tint on things.

With Gordon we have a revitalized

Registry with contributors clamoring to

have their fine articles published. But

everything goes in cycles. So as the maga-'

zine starts to become more chatty, mem-

bers (unfortunately the ones who do not

contribute will complain the loudest) will

again demand more substance and an-

other renewal will occur. So when am I


57 on Tailight assemblies .............. ea. $119.95

B-C Hood Handles ..................................... 74.95

A-B-C Lap Belts 4 Colors .................... ea. 24.95

A-B-C Shldr Harness WILap Belt ....... ea. 79.95

AIM FIM Cassette 356 All ....................... 169.50

B-C Bumper Guards ........................... ea. 119.95

180 & 200 mm Flywheels (Some Nos) ....... Call

A Front & Rear Bumpers Repro ....... ea. 260.00

Dual Piston Master Cylinder ................... 11 9.95

"A" Deco Pkg Four Pcs.W/Rubbers ....... 179.50

B-C Deco Pkg Four Pcs.W/Rubbers ........ 169.50

ABC Front OR Rear Deco .................... ea. 49.95

Jack Post ABC ...................................... ea. 32.50

H-4 Headlamp Assemblies ................ pr. 275.00

OE Mahle Pstn, Rings, Lnrs ............. set 725.00

741 Ring & Pinion .......................... New 650.00

741 Ring & Pinion .......................... Used 350.00

741 Carrier Housng(w10 spyders) .......... 200.00

Now in Stock all

going to start writing some nuts and bolts

article about early 356's? Well, I was get-

ting to that.

Simply stated, this past year I was

busy rebuilding my house and the only

356 I was interested in was my May-to-

November daily driver. This is a '61 cab

that I tricked out. It has C running gear,

is lowered, decambered, Z-barred, and

equipped with an adjustable sway bar. The

big bore SC motor has a 3-degree-advanced

912 cam (ISKY springs), 44 IDF's with 36

venturies, and is fired using an MSD. A

built-in roll cage stiffens the baby up so

it is not a flexible flyer, and I can still

put up the unpadded top. The R com-

pound tires mounted on '68 911s 5 1/2 x

15 rims helps the chassis stick and pro-

vide go-cart turn-in. In short, it is a non-

fussy 356 that is a hell of lot of fun to

drive. I know that the stuff they build

out in California using 911 running gear,

sliced 911 motors or VW motors will run

rings around me but hey, they cannot beat

my dollar-to-fun ratio. I bought the rusty

tub for $500 and used some parts I had in

the basement to complete the job. I love

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17 Gal Fuel Cell Alum Vintage ........... $1350.00

21 Gal A-B GT Tank-Good Cond ............ 2200.00

21 Gal B-C GT Tank-Good Cond ............ 2650.00

Trans Mounts ABC Hoop Style ........... ea. 44.50

62 741 Trans Rebuilt (x) ....................... 1800.00

644 3A & 4B Gears ........................... ea. 275.00

644 48 NOS Gear ..................................... 400.00

"C" Oil Coolers Rblt & Tested ................ 175.00

ABC Floor Pans 112 .................................... 79.50

Longitudinals ........................................... 42.50

Diagonals .................................................... 44.50

Battery Pans ................................................ 45.00

30170 Body Lead 5 Ibs. ............................. 20.00

Pre-A Rockers .................................... ea. 235.00

ABC Front Bulkhead (at footwell) ........... 139.50

Sun Visors A4 & Open Cars ............ pr. 325.00

Used Luggage Racks ............................ 175.00

Pre A Tach & Speedo (convex) pr. 350.00


to restore split window 356s, but I prefer

to drive my quick cab.

Like I said, I had very good reasons

for not writing. The first had to do with

the fact that over the Christmas holiday

I went to visit my parents out-of-state.

Now you might guess that this trauma

alone would cause me not to write for

six or seven months but this time you

would be wrong.

No, it was the flood. The flood found

in my house. The flood in our house that

greeted us at the end of the ten-hour road

trip on a very cold day. The first clue was

the sound of a waterfall coming from the

garage. To say that this sound made me

want to put my thumb in my mouth and

have an adult handle the horrible prob-

lem may be a bit of an understatement.

Upon opening the front door, the

view of rain falling inside tbe bouse

erased any hope I had that it was only a

small problem in the garage. While swim-

ming down to the basement to shut off

the main water valve I noticed that my

shelves of freshly machined pre-A, A ,B,

and C cranks were already rusty; cams,

NEW 81 USED 356

Cabriolet Hardtop " A ........................... $450.00

Speedster Hardtops .................................. 950.00

2 Roll Bars Open Car ........................ ea. 195.00

Rt & Lt Speedster Doors 55 .............. pr. 900.00

Wool Carpet Sets ......................................... Call

"C" & $90 Heads ........................... .pr. 500.00

Pre-A Battery Pan ...................................... 84.50

H/L Bucket (For Nose Panel) ABC ............ 79.50

356 Mstr Cyl. (C) ....... 76.50 (A-B) ...... 88.50

Windshield Seals (German) ...................... 49.95

Steel Brake Lines (Set 4)ABC ................... 44.95

Rubber Brake Lines (Set 4)ABC ................ 74.95

Viton Flywheel & Crank Seals ..................... Call

356 Upper Gasket Set ............................... 36.50

356 Lower Gasket Set ................................ 39.95

Sunroof Slider Panel B-C (interior) ........ 150.00

356 Jacks & "C" Tool Kit ............................ Call

Pre-A Fan Shroud 53-56 ............................ 90.00

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356 Reglstry 22 Volume 18 Number 5

usty; cam followers, rusty; push rods,

rusty; cylinders, rusty; thirty-pound reels

of welding wire, all rusty, rusty, rusty, And

on it went.

I will not bore you with my heroics

in stopping the water flow, getting the

furnace working, and draining the water

from all three floors (the leak was from

a half-inch supply line on the third floor).

Needless to say my house reacted to the

water like a box of Kleenex. So much

water went into the garage that the back-

fill dirt under the floor compacted down

over twelve inches. I guess they did not

compact backfill during the early 40's. So

the summer was filled with breaking out

and repouring the garage floor, scraping

peeling paint and then replastering three

complete rooms and partially four, break-

ing out and re-laying tile floors and

counter tops, tearing out and reinstalling

kitchen cabinets, sanding and refinish-

ing all of the wood floors, and then prim-

ing and painting every square inch of

interior space. Notice that I did the ga-

rage floor first. Garage floor or interior


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of the house-a no brainer, yes?

The new floor made an excellent

base for my new, used "Parking Solutions"

lift that I got for only $800. I finally got

to scrap the wooden lift that I wrote

about in a very early (Aug./Sept. '81) is-

sue of the Registry. After a protracted ne-

gotiation with my insurance company

concerning the coverage of my "automo-

tive parts" and the "pre-existing condi-

tion" of my garage floor, I settled on a

less-than-extravagant sum of money, In

order to assure good quality control and

stay within budget, I performed all of the

work myself with the help of a few

skilled "free lancers".

So I was busy. More then busy, I was

perpetully exhausted, and more of a cur-

mudgeon than normal. A real "pain-in-

the-ass-that pushed-me-to-the-limit" is a

better description so says Kathleen. So

when will I write technical stuff again?

In the near future seems about right. I

must first recover from a summer that

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356A, March '57 - 1958

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Bumper Guards

Right rear, 155mm w/ holes. Fits 356 1956-1 959

Chrome - NLA.505.036.1 OC ......... $1 99.00

Polished - NLA.505.036.10P ........ $149.00

Left front & right rear, 155mm w/o exhaust holes.

Fits 1956-1 958

Chrome - NLA.505.031.10C ......... $199.00

Polished - NLA.505.031.10P ........ $149.00

Right front & left rear, 155mm w/o exhaust holes.

Fits 1956-1 958

Chrome - NLA.505.032.1 OC ......... $199.00

Polished - NLA.505.032.10P ........ $149.00

Left rear, 155mm w/ holes. Fits 1956-1 959

Chrome - NLA.505.035.1 OC ......... $199.00

Polished - NLA.505.035.10P ........ $149.00

Left front, 190mm. Fits 356 1 959

Chrome - NLA.505.031.12C ......... $199.00

Polished - NLA.505.031.12P ........ $1 49.00

Right front, 190mm. Fits 356 1959

Chrome - NLA.505.032.12C ......... $199.00

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Can only be used on cars where

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he bad news is that I have to

cut back on my 356 building

activities-but the good news

is that I get government sponsored "vacations"

in neat places like Coronado Beach

(Navy North Island / San Diego), California.

Of course the government's idea of a

"vacation" involves 10 to 12 hour working

days, 7 days a week; so you have to be

careful what you wish for. Obviously God

was never in the Air Force.

But between dropping the Navy

SEALS into Anaheim Stadium (as in: We

went to the Fights and a football game

broke out-Rams v. Raiders), into the

water, into the desert, and into anywhere

else they wanted, I did get to look for

Porsches. Now, I haven't been in California

for more than a couple of overnight

stays since I lived in Sacramento in 1967-

68, but it's as great as ever, at least around

San Diego. After an hour on California

streets you lose count of the Porsches,

among other interesting sights, and the

weather, the scenery, the mountain roads

and ... boy, I miss it. It's easy to see why

many Californians don't know the world

extends beyond Arizona. For instance, I

ran into a neat little 356 restoration shop

run by John Wilber through an ad for a

'60 Cabriolet. John is aware of the Registry

but could see no real need to belong,

and he is probably right; we need him

more than he needs us. But he was very

cordial, showed me around and gave me

a couple dozen new numbers for the census.

Along the same lines, Wes and Diane

Morrill took my name at the Toronto

Holiday, drafted up a nice form, and

spread it around California and Colorado.

I now have a two-inch-high stack of envelopes,

most with multiple cars includ-

Ron Roland

ing M&M Enterprises of Santa Clara with

over 45! Thanks, and keep up the good

work, folks. I may be behind in the tabu-

lation, but tracking down the cars is the

hard part; I will catch up.


increasing emphasis on authentic cars and

restorations, along with the once again

increasing prices the temptation to "im-

provise" is apparently too much for some

people. Rather than the SOHK, they went

to the School of "If They Aren't Screwing

Someone, They Aren't Happy." Buying

German number stamps is not particu-

larly new, and in some cases arguably ac-

ceptable. But the latest I have heard is

that some individuals have "created" an

exact copy of the Porsche letterhead,

down to the metric paper size, to make

their own version of The Certificate and

A-Letter-From-The-Factory; aren't laser

printers wonderful? You may not be able

to get original documents from the Fac-

tory but you can from the underworld.

While I don't wish to rekindle the Kardex

Kontroversy, a simple Xerox copy, at nomi-

nal cost, would remove all doubt.

Another recent discovery in this cat-

egory came when I was fortunate enough

to see the information as it is transferred

from the Kardex to the Certificate. Ger-

man dates are recorded as day, month,

year; the same as military dates, except

the military abbreviates the month, as in

01 Nov 63. The original Kardex dates are

recorded as 1/11/63; an early C Coupe

built on the 1st of Nov, 1963. However, in

an attempt to help us out, that number is

translated and comes over as 11/1/63,

"American" style, so with a little more

interpretation you may be left wonder-

ing if your C is really a modified B, as in

356 Registry 26 Volume 18 Number 5

11 Jan 63. I discovered this with my Conv.

D which couldn't possibly have been built

on the 5/11/59,5th of Nov '59; it had to

be May 11, '59. Do I have special access to

this information? Not yet, but I do enough

research work that sometimes things fall

through the cracks, so when 2+2=5 ...

NEW PARTS: Stoddard is again of-

fering the early 356 front transaxle mount

number 356.21.105. My Jan. 1955 parts book

lists number 356.21.118 (soft) and

356.20.505 (hard). Hopefully Stoddard's

new mount is the hard variety, since it is

listed for the 1951-52 cars, which did not

have the laminated steel-rubber-steel

front mount. In my opinion the "hard"

rubber "donut" is the only one to use on

all 1950 thru 1955 356 series cars. The "soft

donut" that I have seen is little more than

a foam rubber plug, apparently to fill the

hole after the sandwich was adopted.

Trouble is, the sandwich soon separates,

leaving the front of the transaxle/engine

package flopping around loose. This

causes shifting problems and other

stresses. By using the "hard donut" the

front of the transaxle is firmly located

with probably no noticeable increase in

vibration. This is a VW part, number

211.301.297, the 211 indicating a "heavy

duty" bus part.

CORRECTION: Albert George wrote

that he had trouble contacting Surflex/

Color Plus with the number given. Sure

enough, their number has been changed

to: (908) 851-2811.

FINALLY on to the never-ending res-

toration saga (job security). The coupe

headliner installation as promised: The

headliner must be installed in the coupe

before the rear, interior side panels, which

must be installed before the carpet. To

do this you obviously need a headliner,

as previously discussed; a quart of the

famous Bulldog contact cement, or suit-

able alternative; 10 or 12 spring clamps

(like the Harbor Freight, 10-pc. spring

clamp set for $9.99. Spring-type clothes

pins will work until you try to pull the

headliner tight); about 30 ft. of 1 inch

muslin cloth - these strips can be cut from

a large, square piece; and the jute sound

deadening pads that go against the in-

side of the top.

First, you need the correct headliner.

The sunroof headliner is little more than

a flat piece of material, cut to shape, with

an additional leg stitched onto each side

at the rear "C" pillar. The electric sunroof

cars have the zipper at the front, of

course. I have never seen an exact dupli-

cate of the zipper. If you have the origi-

nal headliner you may be able to use the

zipper over, or at least the little necktie-

shaped pull tab, or use it as an example

to find the closest substitute - there are

lots of zippers, from convertible tops to

dresses. If you do have the original head-

liner you may be able to clean it.

Remove the spring steel bows if it is

a non-sunroof headliner. Start with a

strong detergent-Westleys whitewall

cleaner, Amway LOC, etc.-and a scrub

brush. If that doesn't work go to some-

thing stronger like Comet cleanser. By this

stage all of the dirt will be gone (do both

sides). If staining remains, lacquer thin-

ner may remove it - it will also remove

the old glue around the edges. If the vi-

nyl is now clean but the stitching has

failed, you can restitch it and still have

an original headliner. Finally, you will

want to preserve it, but now is not the

time to soak it in Armorall or the glue

won't stick! I go to this trouble with origi-

nal headliners as I explained previously

because I have yet to find the correct

original material.

You have probably figured out that

the complete sunroof assembly must be

removed to replace the headliner. This is

a good time-indeed the only time-to

clean, inspect, and repair the operating

mechanism. Pay attention to how you take

it apart; there are not a lot of instruc-

tions about reassembly I will try to walk

you through it. Clean and polish the alu-

minum tracks and cable guides; they will

need a light coat of grease before reas-

sembly Check the condition of the drive

cables on electric sunroofs, especially the

cam mechanisms at the rear that raise

the sliding panel; the zinc die castings

tend to twist and break.

Also clean, check and lube the drive

gear/clutch mechanism at the front.

There are a lot of washers and small

shims. Don't lose them, as it may make

the difference between whether the top

opens with the motor or not. Most, if not

all of these parts are available from

Stoddard or American Sunroof Company

(ASC), the distributor for Golde sunroofs

in the US. Many of the parts are the same

as those used in 911 sunroofs through the

years. Lincolns, Cadillacs, and lesser ve-

hicles with Golde sunroofs will have simi-

lar parts that may be adapted.

Covering the headliner panel for the

sliding roof is pretty straightforward. The

original had a thin piece of clear vinyl

covering the inside of the headliner ma-

terial, with a strip of muslin stitched

across the center. The clear sheet is glued

to the sheetmetal and

then the edges of the

vinyl headliner are

wrapped around and

glued to the backside of

the metal frame. The

center muslin strip is

pulled tightly around

the backside of the cen-

ter bow and a U-shaped

channel is pressed over

the bow holding the

muslin in place. Just be

sure you glue it with the

shiny side facing the

inside of the car! Before

starting the headliner

installation, glue the

square, jute sound dead-

ening pad to the inside of the top. Sun-

roof cars have a smaller 1/4 inch foam

rubber pad. Next glue the muslin strips

around the edge of each opening where

the headliner will be glued. This is the

pinch weld around the top and side posts

of the windshield opening; the U-chan-

nel for the top and side posts of both door

openings; the pinch weld lip for both

quarter windows; and the lip around the

top and both C-pillars of the rear win-

dow. And the opening for the sunroof, if

appropriate. Be sure the wires for the

interior lights are installed in the left A

pillar/windshield post and can be easily

located after the headliner is in place. On

non-sunroof cars you must now install

the spring steel headliner bows into the

muslin loops stitched on the backside of

356 Registry 27 January / February 1995

the headliner. A little silicone spray may

help and is not cheating. The bows have

a short piece (an inch or so) of rubber

tubing vacuum hose covering their ends.

The headliner now looks like the top for

a covered wagon, or an old accordion.

Getting this "thing" into the car can be

fun. Obviously, start with the center bow

and the center set of pockets in the body.

The bows must be started at an angle since

they press against the top when fully in-

stalled. After all three bows are installed,

center the headliner.

The B-C shop manual now makes the

process sound deceptively easy. Simply

stretch the liner to the front, and glue to



the previously-installed fastener strip

around the windshield opening. Stretch

to the sides and glue to the fastener strips

on the sides. Stretch to the rear and glue

to fastener strips while holding with

clamps. Right! As you might imagine it's

not quite that simple. That is why I pre-

fer to clamp it in place first to check for

fit and wrinkles. I have had repro head-

liners that weren't cut right and the rear

"legs" were not stitched on straight. This

is easier to correct before you start glu-

ing. If the "legs" must be restitched, Mom's

sewing machine will work, and is easier

and cheaper than sending it back. But if

it's not cut properly. .. If you apply glue to

only inside edge and then "stick" the

headliner down, you will find it easier to

move around assuring a wrinkle free in-

stallation. Then apply a serious coat of

glue, wrap the headliner around the edges

and press down with a small, wooden

wallpaper roller. I bought one of these

from K-Mart for a few bucks and I also

use it for carpet installation. The front

and rear windows also have small metal

clips that apparently help hold the head-

liner in place while "stringing" in the

windshield and rear window. Cut off any

excess material that may extend beyond

the rubber seals.

The sunroof headliner is basically

the same except that there aren't any

bows to deal with, and there is that big

hole in the center. This is where the

clamps come in handy again. There are

also some additional rubber pads at the

front edge of the opening, on electric sun-

roof cars, that form a nice rolled edge,

see figure 67. These pads are essential.

They fit on either side of the cable drive

mechanism and curve around the front

corners, blending into the sides of the

opening. They were molded from white

rubber and seem to crumble in a short

period of time. You may be able to buy

these from ASC, or even adapt them from

another car, but I have also carved them

from a block of thick foam. At any rate,

install the drive mechanism first, with

the trick, hollow, countersunk screws. You

must use the correct screws; they are

countersunk to fit flush because a guide

plate goes over them, and they are hol-

low and tapped because the screws for

the guide plate cover screw into them.

After the drive mechanism is installed the

four rubber edges can be glued into place.

Then you are ready for the headliner. Be

sure the zipper at the front is closed. Also

be sure the sunroof drain tubes are in-

stalled down the front windshield posts,

and for that matter the rear tubes also,

you can't get to them after the headliner

is in place. Hopefully you didn't remove

the wires for the electric motor or inte-

rior lights. These also must be installed








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before the headliner, and can be tricky

to fish up through the left windshield

post. When the headliner is clamped in

place and you are sure of the fit, start by

gluing the edge of the sunroof opening

and then work outward. Again, just "stickn

the edges down until you are sure of a

perfect fit before final gluing.

The A and B posts can now be cov-

ered. This is just a piece of headliner ma-

terial that is wrapped around the post.

At top edge it is folded over, before glu-

ing, to present a finished appearance. At

the bottom it doesn't matter because it is

covered. Remember the drain tubes run-

ning down the inside of the windshield/

A posts on sunroof cars. On most cars

there is another piece of headliner mate-

rial at the bottom of the quarter win-

dows and at the base of the rear window.

C models seem to delete this last piece. At

this stage you could put the glass in, but

it is easier to work on the interior with

it out, so we will do all that next issue.






















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356 Registry 28 Volume 18 Number 5

Contemplating the 30th anniversary

of the purchase of my '64 coupe, I decided

to try to locate the original owner

to see if he had any materials I might

include in a scrapbook. A letter to the

Military Locator Service produced a response

from a recently retired Air Force

Colonel who was delighted to learn that

I still had the car. Colonel Handley promised

to write a brief history of his ownership

of the car. When I received it, I

thought it was so interesting and so well

written that it should be shared with

other 356 Porsche lovers:


or as long as I can remember I

have loved fast cars and air

planes. The fact that I accumulated

over 7,000 flying hours as a career

fighter pilot and owned sports cars such

as A.C. Bristol, Alfa Romeo, Triumph, Lotus,

Iso Griffo, Ferrari, and Porsche would

seem to support this contention. Since I

am now too old to fly fighters and I can

no longer afford sports cars, I find myself

fondly reflecting on the virtues of

the best of the best in both categories.

In the fighter category it would be

very easy to pick the spectacular F-15

Eagle as it clearly remains to this day the

best fighter ever produced. On the purely

nostalgic side there is the magnificent F-

86 Sabre. It was truly one of the most

beautiful jets of all time (and built during

a period when their color was polished

aluminum vs. the painted magnesium

alloy of today). However, in the end

my thoughts always come back to the

venerable F-4 Phantom 11. Fondly nicknamed

"The McDonnell Rhinocerosn by

those who flew her, it could not do a

single thing as well as the F-15. But it was

James Graham

Col. Philip W. kndley

To work, on the track, on vacation, to the

store-in short, anywhere and every-

where. Built like a tank, it simply didn't

rattle, or break, or give you anything but

the performance Porsche built their repu-

tation upon. The following is a brief syn-

opsis of my much too-short ownership of

this classic automobile.

In the fall of 1963 I was a 28 year

old USAF First Lieutenant. My wife Solvejg

and I were living just outside ~vreuE

a big, strong, mean-faced fighting ma- France. At the time I had a Lotus Super 7

chine with a "don't mess with me" look as my "work car" with the family ma-

about it that I, along with the hundreds chine being a 1951 Volkswagen (complete

of other men who flew her in combat, with split rear window and "machts

can never forget. nichts sticks" turn signals). Since we knew

Similarly in the sports car category

my 1958 A.C. Bristol was my first and

would be analogous to the F-86 on the

nostalgia side of the ledger. My Lotus Su-

per 7 (a thinly disguised Formula Jr. with

fenders and lights) was clearly a blast to

drive. Strong parallels could be drawn

between my beautiful red Ferrari 246

Dino and the F-15 as it was fast, handled

well, and was outright gorgeous. However,

like the F-4, there is no car that I respected

and enjoyed more than my 1964 Porsche

356C. It was not particularly fast, had

heavy steering, handled only moderately

well, and was regarded by many as "funny

looking." Yet it was simply a joy to drive.

356 Registry 29 January / February 1995

that we would be returning to the states

in the coming spring we wanted to take

advantage of the great currency exchange

rate that existed those days in Europe ($1

US = 4DM) to buy a much needed replace-

ment for the VW. At that time the Jaguar

E-Type had just hit the market and was

all the rage among the sports car aficio-

nados. To make it even more tempting for

overseas servicemen, there were some

absolutely fantastic bargains ($3,450) if

the Jag was purchased and delivered

through a particular dealership in Ath-

ens, Greece. Accordingly, we had tenta-

tively decided on an E-Type coupe and

placed a $500 down payment with the

Athens dealer to get the order started.

However, as beautiful as the original E-

Jag was, I could not help but reflect on

the hundreds of horror stories I had heard

about the trials and tribulations of Jag-

uar maintenance and reliability (Ques-

tion: Why do the English drink warm

beer? Answer: Because Lucas makes their

refrigerators. Etc.)

So one Sunday afternoon as I was

browsing through my copy of Road &

Track, I came across a Porsche ad that

showed a partial cut-away of the 1964

Porsche 356C. It started me thinking that

of all the Porsche owners I knew, I had

never heard one of them utter

a single negative comment

about their car. So I asked my-

self, "Since you are only a few

hours away from Stuttgart

where you could immediately

pick up the exact replica of the

car you are now ogling in this

magazine, why on earth would

you want to go through the

hassle of importing a docu-

mented maintenance night-

mare all the way from Ath-

ens?" In the end it simply

would not pass the common

sense test. I passed my Jaguar

order on to a friend (who was

very glad to get it and did take

delivery on the car), while I

took the train to Stuttgart

where I paid just under $3,250

for my ruby red 356C.

'From the moment I drove it away

from the factory I knew that there was

really was something special about this

car; that perhaps the endless love affair

of all those Porsche owners was not just

so much idle talk. It felt so solid. The

shifter was perfect, the brakes were fan-

tastic and the geometry of the clutch and

brake pedals had been designed by some-

one who understood "heel and toe" op-

eration. Everything about the car was sim-

ply uigbt and it was a pure joy to drive.

Almost immediately after I returned

from the factory with the car I had to

depart on an extended TDY (temporary

duty) to India. Since I really didn't have

time to give Solvejg a thorough "check-

out* I simply told her that it drove like a

super VW and that if she drove it just

like she had been driving our old '51 model

she would do just fine. Upon my return

from TDY I found that she was doing

exactly what I had recommended. Since

she had constantly driven the VW flat-

out just to stay up with traffic, she was

using the same technique in the Porsche.

This came to light during a "white

knuckle" ride from our home to the base

during which she was doing over 80 miles

per hour within the city limits of Evreux.

As the time approached for us to

rotate back to the states (Lockbourne AFB,

he '64 Phantom shown here resldes at WrightPatterson AFB In Ohio where

the photos were taken. When James Graham sent copies of these photos

to Col. Handlev, he wrote In re& that he believes he flew fils very F-4D. 64-

763, In combat from Ulon, lhaikind.

Ohio), I drove the car over to

Bramerhaven, Germany where it was put

on a military chartered boat that returned

cars to the United States. Unfortunately

my father became critically ill just a few

days before we were scheduled to depart,

so a fellow officer picked it up for me at

the port in New York and drove it to his

home in Gary, Indiana where I subse-

quently picked it up in May, 1964 follow-

ing my father's funeral.

Because Solvejg had learned to drive

while in France, she (along with a lot of

the other returning wives) had only a US

Forces Overseas driver's license that had

been issued by the base. Since these li-

censes had no validity in the states, all

of those gals had to take a driving test to

356 Registry 30 Volume 18 Number 5

get an Ohio driver's license. Accordingly

there ensued much discussion among

them about the perils of the dreaded par-

allel parking test. As the day approached

for her driving test, which was to be in

Circleville, Ohio, I suggested that I (the

old pro) should go early with her to

Circleville and give her some "hands-on"

parallel parking instruction and practice

before the check ride. Despite use of my

best instructor pilot techniques things did

not go particularly well. She finally al-

lowed that the reason she was not get-

ting it right was due to the fact that there

was perhaps too much instruction and not

enough patience forthcoming

from the right seat, and that

if I were outside the car in-

stead of sitting next to her

she would do much better. Al-

ways eager to please I imme-

diately complied by stepping

outside to the curb where I

would observe in silence At

this point she simply drove

away, leaving me standing

like a fool on the streets of a

strange town. Fortunately

there was a restaurant nearby

where I had a Coke while I

cooled my heels. Sure enough,

soon after walking back out-

side the ruby red Porsche ap-

proached and came to a stop.

I got in without a word and

nothing further was said as

she proceeded to her test. As it turned

out, all of her buddies who had given her

so many tips on the fine art of parallel

parking flunked-mainly because they

were driving cars the size of Chevy Im-

palas. In contrast, Solvejg found the poles

spaced so far apart at the parallel park-

ing test site that she simply pulled in head

first in perfect fashion. The instructor

laughed and told her "good job." I don't

think she has parallel parked a single time


While at Lockbourne AFB during the

winter of 1964 we learned that I would

be reassigned to Williams AFB, Arizona

in the coming year. Knowing this, we took

the opportunity to take a leisurely vaca-

tion out to Arizona to scope out the situ-

ation. Our son, then three years old, had

a ball playing on the folded down back

seats and got into all kinds of mischief.

We were tooling across the barren

stretches of New Mexico at about 80 mph

when I saw the rapidly approaching blue

lights of a state trooper in my mirror. I

was certain I was going to get nailed for

speeding, but instead he wasn't steamed

about my speed at all, but about litter-

ing, of all things! It seems that my son

had learned that he could pull Kleenex

tissues one by one from an open box he

found on the back seat and release them

from the little swing-out windows. The

trooper said that he had been following

our trail for ten miles. Fortunately he let

us go with a only a warning. My son

fondly remembers the incident to this day.

In certainly one of the most wrong-

headed decision I ever made about an

automobile, I decided that because of the

Arizona heat I needed to sell my "non-

rag-top Porsche with a black interior" so

that I could buy a white Alfa Spider

Veloce. So one day in the fall of 1965

shortly after I had placed an ad in R & T,

I received a call from a young Ohio law-

yer who came with his wife to see the

car ... and in almost no time it was gone.

Over the ensuing 29 years I

have wondered on numerous occasions

what ever became of it. So in February,

1994 when I received a letter from a Fed-

eral Judge in Columbus, Ohio inquiring if

I might be the same Phil Handley that

used to live at 4946 Sutherland Drive in

Columbus, I knew that the mystery had

come to an end. I was delighted to learn

that not only was the car alive and well,

but that during its early days with the

Judge he had driven it competitively on

the SCCA circuits with considerable suc-

cess. Upon subsequently receiving a pic-

ture of the car I could not believe how

truly beautiful it still was. Although I will

never forgive myself for letting it get

away, when looking at that picture I can-

not help but smile and take solace in the

fact that such a wonderful piece of ma-

chinery has been genuinely appreciated

and lovingly maintained for all this time.

I sincerely hope the next thirty years are

as kind to her as those just passed.

James Grabam continues:

To complete the history of the car, I

used it for everyday transportation from

the fall of '65 to the summer of '68. It

was the catalyst for my involvement in a

variety of competitive activities, starting

with rallys and gymkhanas, progressing

to autocrossing and concours competition.

In 1968, I earned an SCCA novice compe-

tition license and drove the car in two

driver's schools and two regional races.

It was factory stock except for a Bursch

exhaust system, roll bar and required

safety equipment. I simply drove it to the

race track, removed the muffler and

bolted on a straight pipe. During the win-

ter of 1968-69 my good friend, Jim Perrin,

helped me install an SC engine 1 pur-

chased from a Lutheran minister in State

College, Pa. I sold the original C engine to

Jim and it has resided in his yellow speed-

ster ever since. We set the car up for

autocrossing and I won the 1969 E pro-

duction championship in the Ohio Valley

Region SCCA. Then I put it away while I

pursued other interests and it sat in a barn

for the next 18 years.

In 1987, someone told me about the

Registry Holiday in Indianapolis. I was

able to start the car and drive it to India-

napolis where seeing all of the beautiful

356's started the old juices flowing again.

Mike Robbins rebuilt the engine for me

in 1988 and Ed Pim applied a fantastic

new Glasurit paint job just before the

Toronto Holiday. My wife and I completed

the reassembly of the car the night be-

fore we left for Toronto where the car

received the first place award in the 356C

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356 Registry 31 January / February 1995

By Ed Greeno


think my association with Porsche clubs has now gone

almost full circle. Last year my wife Dorothy and I attended

the eighth annual 356 Bullsession that was held

at the Goldsmith's residence in Edmonds, Washington.

Since our joining PCA in 1989 after the purchase of a 1980

911 SC, we had seen these 356 Bullsessions announced in our

local publication but had not gone before, because we thought

it was for owners of 356s only. We found out this was not the

case; everyone who had an interest in the Porsche 356 was welcome.

There was no competition involved, just lots of time to talk

about the cars, their care and feeding, and to swap stories and

experiences with others. The refreshments were great all day

long and the atmosphere, as well as the weather, was warm and

friendly. Some people had parts to sell or trade, others were

looking for parts or whole cars. It was obvious that many new

friendships were forming and old friends were meeting once

again. Because we had such a good time last year at the 'eighth'

we decided we'd attend the 'ninth' Bullsession this year.

The fires of interest had been appropriately fueled just a

couple of weeks before when we went to look at a 1956 1600N

coupe that was for sale just a few miles away from our home. It

turned out to be a car I had once owned and seeing it brought

back a lot of memories. I had purchased this, my second Porsche,

in 1969 from a friend who was the original owner. Over the

next ten years it was my daily driver, touring car and all purpose

vehicle. It was not without the usual minor maintenance

problems, and once in a while needed an "in and out" of the

engine for one thing or another, but overall, it had been a very

reliable and trustworthy companion. When I saw it advertised

both in Panorama and our local Spiel, I remembered the serial

number and decided to have a look.

That Saturday Dorothy and I spent much time looking and

talking about the car with the present owner and exchanging

information about the car's history. We took the car for a short

drive: I had forgotten how far you have to move the shift lever

to get from second to third. We didn't buy the car, but my

thoughts and memories of those 356 days were lifted to new

heights, and Dorothy and I were even more anxious to head

south to McMinnville and the 1994 Bullsession.

356 Registry 38 Volume 18 Number 5

Hot Dogger and Host Bill Mitchell levitates a Kettle Chip as envious

photomonger Hal Thorns wishes he had captured the moment.

Below and opposite, Gary Emory's was a perfect site for a gathering of

the faithful, even though the weather was not quite perfect. A good

selection of Outlavs, street machines and racers were in attendance.

including Nirbhao Khaisa's 1953 Cab (#a), here shown still under

construction. Hal Thoms photos.

When the big day came, we were not disappointed except

for the lack of cooperation of the weather. It had rained off

and on the previous day and was raining the morning of the

event. As it turned out, the weather improved as the day pro-

gressed, but even the early rain did little to dampen spirits,

enthusiasm or stories. Everything we had enjoyed at last year's

Bullsession was present in abundance this year. The live music

and the picturesque Oregon countryside added to the enjoyment.

Cars with true ground-up restorations were in abundance

was well as those whose time was yet to come. Some cars had

owners who had taken a different path to create a special pur-

pose automobile. Some were tailored for the track, others had

just a few personal touches added. A couple of Ccam engines

were present, and I think of all the pre-A up to C body styles

from a '53 to a '65 were there, as well as a good sampling of the

Porsche color palate. There were many Washington cars on

display along with those from Oregon, California and Canada.

Food and liquid refreshments were in abundance from early

morning until we finally said our farewells about 4:00 pm.

Bill Mitchell and Gary Emory co-sponsored the event this

year, held at Gary's "farmn, the new location of Parts Obsolete.

knew it was a farm because I saw a horse or two, and in thl

afternoon three Pot Bellied Pigs wandered over for a short visil

For those who would like some background on Parts Obsoletc

there is a very good article in the June issue of Excellencemaga-

zine. Dorothy'and I want to thank Bill and Gary for a great day

They can be proud of their efforts and hospitality

When we arrived that morning we were greeted by Jo

Schrunk who was ready to check our names off the member-

ship roster of 356 Group Northwest. We were not on the list and

in fact, had not heard of the group, but about 15 minutes later

we were paid-up members. It was this new 356 organization

that we had just joined, plus the events of the day that made me

realize that things had really come full circle with me and my

interest in Porsches.

Almost thirty years earlier, a few months after I had taken

356 Registry 33 January / February 1995

delivery of my first Porsche, a brand new

1956 l6OON coupe, I was attending an airport

sports car race in Shelton, Washington.

There I found out about and subsequently

joined a new group called the Porsche Club

of America. Early club meetings and events

were very much like the Bullsessions of today

Good Porsche service was not easy to

find in those days, so owners depended upon

each other advice, and looked forward each

month to their Panorama and the many


helpful technical articles and advice it offered.

With so few Porsches around at that

time, sometimes just reading the magazine

was uplifting; it let one know there were others

out there.

Back in those early days there were only

356 and 356As with the B models still a few more years away In

the years that followed, the club grew as each new model was

introduced, changed and broadened its focus, and gradually the

356 faded into the background.

Today I'm starting to get those same feelings I had when I

decided to purchase the number two coupe after nearly 125,000

miles with number one. I'd been without a Porsche for nearly

four years at that time and couldn't even remember why I'd

decided to sell it. A picture is starting to formulate in my mind.

I think I can see the image of a 356 parked in the new garage

that we're building.

Editor's note: Ed reports that he has purchased a

"new" Porsche; a 356 that he f ound through the Bullsession

participants. A happy ending indeed.

Harry Pellow

Beauty and the Beast, or, Beauty's

Only Skin Deep, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!


he Maestro tries not to judge

a book by its cover. After all,

it's supposed to be what's In-

side that counts. Besides people, this ap-

plies to Porsche Engines too. Especially

these two, or three.

Take the 1963 Normal that came

from North Carolina in eight separate

UPS boxes. The engine, having been res-

cued from a parts car just before the

parts car disintegrated completely into

Iron Ore, was to be Rebuilt & Trans-

planted into a NICE 356.

Though Dirty as Hell and really

UUUUGLY on the outside, it was a Beauty

inside-a perfect Standard Virgin all

around. And let that be a lesson to you in

Life: the engines you want to find are

The Ugly Virgins! Originals untouched by

the groping hands of inexperienced young

Turkeys. Better to save them for the Mae-


The Ugly Virgins are found predomi-

nately on the East Coast, in areas

particularily prone to rust. Why is that,

you ask? Well, see, 'cause the weather's

so good in California that those 356's

there get lots of miles on 'em real fast.

Lots of miles means lots of overhauls. Lots

of overhauls means sooner or later a Tur-

key will get his hands on it. Life in the

Fast Lane takes its toll.

Conversely, on the East Coast, where

the weather is lousy and the cars rust

out the fastest, they usually have the

fewest miles on 'em, all things being equal,

which they never are.

Sometimes the Maestro's Theories on

How the Universe Works are helped along

by the Porsche gods providing vivid ex-

amples, so as to make it all the more in-

tuitively obvious to the most casual ob-

serving Maestro.

Sometimes not. Now we come to the

time that two contrasting engines arrived

on the same day (proving once again

that things come in pairs). When un-

packed and laid side-by-side they were

nicknamed Beauty & The Beast, for rea-

sons that were obvious.

Beauty was an expensive-looking 356

"SC", complete with pretty good Powder

Painting and three types of plated bolts-

Cad I (silver), Cad I1 (Gold), AND unplated

perimeter bolts. Go figure. But, hey, the

Chrome-plated Solex Air Cleaners sure

did look spiffy Don't know how well they

filter though, with all the smooth chrome

plate and no oil. Beast was the Other En-

gine- a '68 912 Engine-AND Transmis-

sion too, for the Maestro's Transmission

Subsidiary, the Wolfman, to do.

The 912 Engine sure had seen bet-

ter days; all the original Paint was a-

peelin' off, exposin' the rust. Well, exposin'

the rust where the greasy crud wasn't.

So, what do you think the Maestro

found when he took apart both engines?

Would the "SC" be Laughing on the Out-

side but Crying on the Inside? Would the

912 be a Cinderella? Or would they both

be Ugly Sisters or Wicked Stepmothers?

356 Registry 34 Volume 18 Number 5

'The Tension mounts. When the Maestro

disassembled the "SC" he found a set of

Interesting Big Bore pistons. Why is that

Interesting you ask? After all, finding Big

Bore Kits in "stock" SC's happens all the


Ah, but this Big Bore was a little bit

different! It was 85mm diameter, NOT

86mm, like the ubiquitous NPR set!

Even more interestingly, these pistons

had been "cut" at the outside circumfer-

ence to provide additional "clearance".

Humm, now where have I seen these Pis-

tons before?" thought the Maestro's Cen-

ter of Higher Reasoning. I KNOW I've seen

them SOMEPLACE before.

SUDDENLY, ike a bolt from the blue

a memory CONNECTION was made. Why,

of course! They're INDUSTRIAL Pistons-

the flat-topped 7.5:l Compression pistons

used in Porsche industrial engines. Just

happening to have an Industrial piston

on the shelf within an arm's reach, the

Maestro reached out his arm and latched

onto an Industrial Piston. He brought it

over to the SC's piston and compared. They

were the SAME! Almost.

Only difference was that the "SCs

Industrial piston had its top cut for even

LOWER Compression! Lower even than the

7.5:l the Industrial came with?! YES!

Now, a low-Compression "SC" doesn't

really set the Maestro's heart on fire. A

HIGH compression "SC" does. "Boy,"

thought the Maestro, sarcastically, "this

SC mustave really FLOWN down the road

with all of 691 Compression! I bet the

Owner'll be surprised after THIS over-


How true that was to be, for when

the Maestro split the case to ascertain the

Virginity of the SC from Joisey, he mea-

sured the crankshaft-and found that the

Crank had been ground to a: Perfect

Murphy Undersize!

"Gee, What's a Perfect Murphy

Undersize?" I hear you cry. A Perfect

Murphy Undersize is MIDWAY between

two Real Porsche Undersizes. And that's

about as far off as you can be!

For example, ifin the Standard Rod

Bearing Journal Diameter is 2.0861-2.0866

(and it is), and ifin First Undersize is

2.0762-2.0767" (and it is), then a Perfect

Murphy First Undersize is 2.081" -MID-

WAY between Proper Porsche Undersizes.

And a Perfect "Murphy Second Under" is


Which this one was! This means that

neither First nor Second Undersize bear-

ing will work; the Second Under Bearing

seize the engine tight and the First

Undersize Bearings are too loose. So if

you're a Turkey with this problem, what

do you do? Why, you use the too loose

bearings, of course! After all, then it

doesn't seize when you turn it over!

No, having almost 10 thousandths

bearing "clearancen, it wouldn't seize! It

just had lousy oil pressure, wore the Rods

& Mains down to the Bronze and beat the

BeJesus out of the Middle Main Bore of

the Case all in a rather short time after

the recent "rebuild". The Maestro in-

spected the SC crank a little more, and

noticed that the rods hanging off it

weren't SC rods- they were 356B type "00"

rods- from circa 1961. NO SC came with

"When the Maestro

removed the sump



he found a whole otta

hair on the magnet."

"B rods. "Ve don't do tings like dat un

Chermany." Even further inspection re-

vealed the reason for the " B rods in an

"SC". The Maestro noticed a blackening

of the crankshaft around one rod. AHA!

At some time in the past this engine had

spun a rod bearing. The spun bearing gen-

erates much heat which discolors both

the crank and the rod. The crank was too

expensive to replace, so it stayed.

The previous rebuilder did replace

the "SC" rods, though-with 356B rods!

Probably 'cause the "B" rods were cheaper

than "C" rods and "almost" as good. Kind

of like K-mart. The Maestro'll re-replace

the "SCs "B" rods with real "SC" rods.

When the Maestro removed the sump

plate, he found a whole lotta hair on the

magnet. (Making the magnet look like

Medusa on a bad hair day.)

The "hair" was, of course, the Crankshaft.

Pieces of the crankshaft, at least.

Now, a question for you. Did the magnet

get them all?

So the Maestro paid special attention

when he was a-cleaning the "SCs

oil cooler. He let the flushing stream of

Safety Kleen spread out over the flat

shelf of his cleaning tank. As the fluid

stream from the suspect cooler spreads

out over a greater area, its velocity decreases,

and since the Carrying Power of

a stream is proportional to the 5th power

of stream Vel~city~particles drop out LIKE

RIGHT NOW on the inspection shelf, conveniently

placed right in front of the Mae:

stro. (You gotta be sharp to stay ahead

in this business!)

And what should come out of THIS

cooler but, as Dr. Sagan says: Billions AND

BILLIONS of itty-bitty Gold & Silver

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ut the Gold of Fools-tiny pieces of Rod

& Main Bearings. Copious quantities of

tiny crud gangs all set to attack your re-

built engine the first time it's run. In fact,

perhaps the Cooler crud was the REAL

cause of the badly worn crank. An Oil

Cooler with deadly crud from the last

destroyed engine, accumulating more de-

bris from each disaster and grows, Grows,


Maybe this cooler was the Freddy

Kruger of 356's; killing engines all over

'Joisey! A Porsche owner's worst night-


THAT was the Real Nice Looking "SC".

A Gussied-up Brazen Hussy with a Dis-

eased Lower End. So, now, when the Mae-

stro disassembled the crusty, rusty,

musty '68 912, what do you think he

found inside it? Did he find a Pristine

Lower End? A Perfect Standard Crank, a

matched set of REAL 912 rods? A Stan-

dard Case, actually within Factory Specs?


And that's because the Maestro

made a mistake. He jinxed the engine! The

Maestro, before he disassembled the 912,

told the owner that he (the Maestro) ex-

pected the 912 to be Virgin.

That's a Big-a Mistake-a. Only the

gods can predict the condition of a

Porsche engine without taking it apart!

When a mere mortal Maestro (or you)

tries to predict the Future, especially to

a Customer, the Future changes on pur-

pose-just to screw you up! It's one of the

Murphusian Laws of the Universe in

which the Maestro doth Believe!

For a time, the Maestro thought his

Great Expectations and Prediction might

be realized- the '68 912 heads only had

one crack. (Sometimes, '68 912 heads have

FOUR cracks per Set (one crack per cyl-

inder, Theoretical Maximum). These the

Maestro always seems to get when he

buys a '68 912 for himself.

The Expensive, Original Mahle Al-

loy 912 Pistons and Cylinders were,

well, Original. And now well-worn out.

But that was to be expected.

The Maestro was still hoping when

he removed the Oil Cooler, and saw IT,

there stamped into the Oil Cooler Stand

was "1,"2,"3 +.010M4 Std OD. Meaning

that the Case had been Align Bored.

Meaning that the Case had been

OPENED! Meaning that the Case was No

Longer Virgin! All because the Maestro

had made open his big mouth!

And, sho' 'nuff, when he split the

case he found that the Expert Rebuilder

who had not paid attention to the note

on the oil cooler stand had installed

STANDARD Outside Diameter bearings, not

the First Over bearings he should have

installed! And, with the Flywheel Main

having no "crushn, the Flywheel had

"walked" axially back and forth and

beaten the Bejesus out of the Case as the

End Play became Unbounded.

"Mavbe this cooler was

356s; killiig enghes all

over Joisey!"

Unbounded End Play is not a Good

Thing, as the crank moves axially back

and forth enough to break off the tabs

in the Case that hold the Middle Main

Bearings in place!

Sigh, and just when I thought there

wouldn't be a Story here, there WAS!

As the Maestro cleaned the 1st Over

Case with the Standard OD bearings he

noticed that though the Flywheel Main

was rather beaten, the two Middle Mains

looked pretty good. In fact you could see

the mirror image imprints of the Num-

bers in the back of the bearings. Let's see,

there they were- ".010 OS and ".010 US

(mirror image, of course).

... Beep. Beep. Error alert interrupted

the center of Higher Reasoning ... "Ah, re-

member Maestro, the Bearings you JUST

took out of these beastie were STANDARD

Outside Diameter. But there, imprinted in

the Case is an imprint of a First Over x

First Under Align Bore Bearing-the

RIGHT bearing for this Align Bored Case."

Yeah, right ....

"So, at one time this engine was built

with the RIGHT Bearings!

356 Registry 36 Volume 18 Number 5

But something bad mustave hap-

pened quick, or the imprints wouldn't be

there no mo'. And then it was rebuilt a

SECOND time- with the WRONG bearings!

And then the Maestro got it! The Mae-

stro noticed that the Case Size that was

stamped into the Oil Cooler Stand was

completely COVERED by the Cooler, so ifin

the next rebuilder didn't remove the oil

cooler, he may not have seen the Size

Stamp:l "2 "3 +.010 "4 STD OD

Geez, maybe the previous rebuilder

just noticed "#4 STD OD, and thought the

whole case was Standard. Or maybe he

didn't remove the oil cooler! And never

saw the Notice! And the Billions and Bil-

lions of pieces hiding out in the Cooler

were able to attack the newly rebuilt

engine with the Std Bearings in the First

Over Case.

In any event, it's obvious that the

previous rebuilder DIDN'T measure the

Case! The Maestro did. He likes to know

what size things are, so you can put the

right size bearings and things into 'em

This applies throughout Life.

Such is the case of the 912 Beast

versus the "Beautifuln "SCn. Fortunately,

the 912's ugly Sheet metal can be

transmutated to a Powder Painted Art-

work in Gloss Black, with Tangerine Oil

Filter Can, and Cad I1 plated hardware

like it should have. The Owner will ap-

preciate the Transformation, as it will be

a Noticeable Difference!

However, the "SC", when redone

won't have the same affect-as it looked

pretty good before, (from the outside), so

the Maestro's detailing won't impress the

Customer as much.

(This is kind of like the Inverse Tele-

phone Rule that applied to your Blind

Dates in College. Ifin, when you talked

to your blind-date-to-be on the phone,

and she sounded Good, she'd be Bad. And,

ifin she sounded BAD on the phone, she'd

be REAL BAD. (All things being equal,

you lose.)

But you knew that already. The

Porsche gods had to lay it out for the

Maestro. After that, he knew it too.

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ontinuing the grand tradition

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Holidays Review of Books,

herewith I list the books your significant

other should buy you, you he, she or yourself.

Priced from $50.00 - up:


MANUAL (unfortunately up to $129.00

from $119.00) has most of what you need

to know to work on your A or B/C

Porsche. Unfortunately, the manuals are

aimed at mechanical work; although a

chapter on the body is present it is close

to useless for restorations. The manuals

introduce the concept of "new - new"

stock-they are recently (re)printed by

Porsche and have mediocre reproduction

of photographs and make assumptions

about your level of training and access

to tools. Even so, the factory manuals are

indispensable for any major work. '

I do not recommend "mini-coffee

tablen books; but huge coffee table books

are a different story:


SPORTS CAR Evans ($100) is a lush large

format book, with fabulous photographs

of Porsches, covering the 356 and earlier

period extremely well. This book occasionally

appears on remainder tables.


Ludvigsen ($89.95) is the single best automotive

marque book written. With a

publication date of 1978, this weighty (2.5

kg) tome is uncluttered with later Gucci

stuff. If you love 356s, don't fritter away

your money on milk and shoes for the

kids until you have a copy! Karl Ludvigsen

recently wrote to EXCELLENCE magazine

indicating that he was considering up-

Dr. Bill Block

dating the book. I should anticipate that

this would consist of a second volume

covering later cars and minor revisions

of the original book, or perhaps splitting

the 356 and earlier portion off,

PARTS MANUALS 356 ($89.95 from

$94.35), 356A ($98.95 from $94.35), 356B

($125.50 to lO9.OO), LATE B (T-6) SUPPLE-

MENT ($55.00 to $60.50), C SUPPLEMENT

($55.00 from $51.90). The obvious use for

these books should be ordering the cor-

rect parts, but you will find most of the

parts are No Longer Available, so the num-

bers don't do you much good. Parts manu-

als are frequently more useful than the

workshop manual; they are laid out as

exploded drawings in related sections. The

356 PARTS MANUAL is a recent high-class

reprint covering both PARTS MANUAL I

(roughly 1950 - 1952) and PARTS MANUAL

I1 (roughly 1953 - 1955). Please note that

the "B PARTS MANUAL is what you want

for Bs, the late Bs require BOTH the B


MENT, while Cs require the B PARTS


and the C SUPPLEMENT. Dealers have

trouble keeping up with current prices;

the ones given represent the latest, and

the previous ones from Stoddard.

356 Registry 38 Volume 18 Number 5

356 PORSCHE; Driving in its Finest

Form, Conradt ($64.95) compares favor-

ably with Ludvigsen's EXCELLENCE as the

single book you must have if you are in-

terested in 356 Porsches and can read. It's

less expensive and benefits from 15 years

of additional research, including a team

of 356 REGISTRY experts who proof-read

the English translation.

$25.00 -$50.00:

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

CYLINDER ENGINES, Pellow ($30.00) ABCs

is basically a compendium of all the parts

in all 616 engines. Harry tells you how

they came originally and where to replace

with later parts for a better engine, even

if originality is important. He also lets

you know what won't fit with what.

Absolutely necessary for rebuilding your

Porsche engine-whether you do your

own wrenching or not.


($29.95) is back. Much more useful than

the factory shop manuals, SECRETS will

almost take you by the hand and twist

the wrenches.



HISTORY, Rasmussen (either $29.95) are

identically priced books, similar in con-

taining decent histories and superb pho-

tographs. Buy both.


($29.95), approaches being a mini-coffee

table book; but becomes a must buy by

virtue of providing superb photographic

studies, linked with a unique and useful

approach to providing a history. As with

the badly flawed and similarly named

factory book PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND,

Leffingwell uses the reminiscences of



IIISCIIk 155 B 550

A Pictorial History .

major players of the period, including

Johnny von Neumann, Ernst Fuhrmann,

keying each chapter to a specific Porsche.

Even the post-356 era stuff is fascinating.

A superb book and decided value.

Available through Porsche Vintage/

Stoddard as NOS/ONS (Old New Stock =

repro stuff done by the factory) are 3564

356B and 356C owner's manuals at $29.95.

These are very good indeed and basically

obviate the need to spend several hun-

dred dollars on the last mint owner's

manual in the western hemisphere. Even

the maroon vinyl binder is available at

an outrageous $49.95.

$10.00 - $25.00:


RATION GUIDE, reprints from the 356

REGISTRY, ($19.95) is the latest (printed

Nov. '94), the most complete and authori-

tative book available for repairing your

356. Experts from the Registry have writ-

ten 20 years worth of information on

every aspect of the car. Yet another (ac-

tually the same) panel of experts vetted

the articles and even added commentar-

ies. My commentary? Buy this book!



is the bible for anyone interested in how

Porsches evolved and in how to restore

them. I almost hesitate to put this on the

list, since you as an enthusiast surely have

one already. Incidentally, there are enough

changes from the first edition that I rec-

ommend buying the second; but keep the

first, in several areas-especially photo-

graphs-they supplement one another.


SPORTS & RACING CARS, Sloniger ($17.95)

is a re-issue of a very impressive soft

bound book. Worth reading in no small

part for its dealing with the Carreras and

the Spyders in terms of racing devices,

rather than bucks-up collector's goodies.

Six years ago I recommended a Ger-

man book which reprinted auf Deutscbe

ads to delineate 356 history. The book has

been reissued with English ads and cor-

rection of some errors for $5.00 less at

$19.95. PORSCHE 1948-65, in the Schiffer

series is worthy of your collection.

While not up to the standard of

Bruce Anderson's 911 PERFORMANCE

HANDBOOK, Duane Spencer's 356 PERFOR-

MANCE HANDBOOK ($18.95) is the only

book available covering chassis and brake

as well as engine modifications. Useful

for anyone who wants to actually drive

a 356, it is specifically aimed at vintage

and wantabee racers.


Richter ($18.95) is a twenty year old ef-

fort on modifying Porsche 616 engines.

Lacking reference to the "latest" technol-

ogy does not seem to have hurt the book,

nor does the amateurish line drawings.

The explanation of how to install a full

flow oil filter is worth the price alone.

Annually our previous editor Jerry

Kaiser publishes a very nice NEW OLD 356

CALENDAR ($14.95 including postage) in

the mode of the old small-format factory

calendars. This year's edition features sev-

eral Porsche 356s (pre-A's to almost every

one who is not Richard Miller or Mark

Turczyn). Unfortunately, editor Gordon

Maltby has not issued a 1995 edition of

his calendar (he says an expanded ver-

sion will be available for 1996).



and DRIVER ON PORSCHE 1955-62, 1963-

70,1970-76 ($13.00) All of the Brooklands

series are similar: reprints from contem-

porary journals. All are recommended as

a way of learning how your Porsche fits

in context. All have relatively murky re-

production but are readable.


($15.00), who else with a title this long?

The second edition of a super little book,

with no stories, but a corrected spec book

including tables of non-original and origi-

nal Porsche parts in non-original places

and a guide to trouble shooting. The sec-

ond edition only differs from the first in

the updating of the engine serial and type

numbers and an extra $5.00 list price.

Have a happy holiday, or spring de-

pending. &

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Cars For Sale I

"50 coupe "5355, very rare. One of less than

20 still in existence. Needs gas tank and some

misc. parts. $13,000. '51 Cabriolet "10140.99%

complete and original. Needs complete res-

toration. $20,000. '51 Cabriolet "10140. Very

rare. One of the 20 still in existence. 99%

complete. Needs restoration. '57 GS Speedster

"83260. Fresh rebuild and 100% correct

Carrerasport engine. Numbers match. 100%

complete. $100,000. '59 Convertible D "85728.

"Porsche in a Barn". Very original. Needs

restoration. $13,500. Tom Scott, Denver, CO,

303/271-1121 days, 303/271-1001 fax, 303/

671-9060 eves.

"52 Cabriolet 10314 plus '52 coupe - complete

with all parts to restore cab. $12,000 for both.

All the hard-to-find early parts included.

May part out coupe body panels, dash, etc.

David Duerr, Box 356, North River NY 12856


'54 Speedster "80047. Ruby Red/black. Rust

free, older restoration. Stored last 5 years.

$39,900. Kermit Heim, 3940 Shoreside Circle,

Tampa, FL 33624,813/963-7265.

"55 Speedster. Black lacquer/black leather.

'C' engine and discs. Exc driver. $29,500. Tom

Watling, Turlock, CA 95380,209/668-8064.

"55 Pre-A Speedster "80824. Red/tan with

'64 1600s engine. Fully restored, award win-

ner. Many extras including spare '55 engine.

$59,900. Kermit Heim, 3940 Shoreside Circle,

Tampa, FL 33624,813/963-7265.

"56Speedster "81210/P34321. Red/tan leather.

All numbers match. 7K easy miles since '92

bare metal restoration. Appraised and in-

sured for $65,000. Has taken Peoples Choice

and/or first place in every concours en-

tered. Trades considered. $55,000 OBO. Jack

Chamberlin, 520 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI


"56 European coupe '55069, engine "60195.

Red with tan interior. All numbers match.

Looks and drives great. Delivered to

Hoffmann in New York. This is the 69th 'A'

car built. $11,000. Paul Goldzung, 5015 Pleas-

ant Hill Rd., Athens, OH 45701,614/592-4953.

"57 coupe "100371. Guards Red. Professional,

bare metal restoration in '90 with new deco

kit, rubber, etc. Engine "610535 rebuilt in '91.

$10,500. Ron Gillette, 12547 Broadmoor, Over-

land Park, KS 66209,913/345-0616.

"57 Speedster "83592, '84 Parade winner.

Numbers match. Meissen Blue/red/tan top.

No rust. Original pan, 67,000 miles. Excel-

lent. $67,500. Will Randall, 4016 Medina

Way, Sebring, FL 33872, 813/385-3142.

"57 Speedster. Black with black top and

interior, tan rugs. Completely restored. Ex-

cellent driver. Always garaged. Over $25,000

in parts receipts. Asking $55,000. Will con-

sider partial trade for 356 '64-'65 in need of

restoration. Ed Lackie, 137 Vermont Ave., Ft.

Myers, FL 33905, 813/693-6789.

"57 coupe. Gray/black. Solid daily driver.

Original floor and longitudinals. Needs car-

peting and headliner. Newer brakes. Every-

thing works. Roller with transaxle. $4250

w/o engine. $5750 with l6OON engine. Jack

Chamberlin, 520 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI


356 Registry 40 Volume 1 8 Number 5

"57 Speedster 1600s "82959, engine "80812.

Aqua. Blue met./red interior. Grnd up resto-

ration. 2500 miles on rebuilt engine. Every-

thing new throughout. $59,500. Roger Carlson,

17250 Knoll Trail "207, Dallas, TX 75248,214/

380-4376 eve., 418-0094 days.

'57 'A' Speedster "82958, Black/red vintage

and concours winner. Original Calif. black

plate registration. 912 motor blueprinted/

balanced, BBAB gears, suspension upgraded,

many extras. Excellent driver. Stored last 2

years. $50,000. Trade downs considered. Sam

Porfido, Denville, NJ, 201/627-8965 days,

201/627-6732 eve.

"58 Beutler Porsche coupe 1154-58. Alumi-

num body. Tan/green. 87K miles. Excellent

condition. Winner Watkins Glen '59 Concours

D'Elegance. One of 6 built. Alex Bivens,

Huntington Beach, CA, 714/892-5050 days,

714/840-2068 eves.

"58 coupe. New floors, etc. Body needs fin-

ishing. Good vintage racer candidate. Price

from $4500 to $7500 depending on content.

Original engine and most parts to restore are

available. Bill Rohrer, Ann Arbor, MI, 313/


"58 Speedster "83899. Needs complete resto-

ration. Have owned since'60. Numbers match.

Original coupe seats, horn ring, top, gauges,

etc. Engine included (not original). No

bumpers. $15,000. Will consider partial trade.

Mike Immarino, Montville, OH, 216/254-3108

leave message.

"58 Speedster "84764, engine P'69337, Ruby/

tan. Full concours restoration to very origi-

nal and complete car. Meticulous attention

to detail. Extensive show history. A bargain

at $55,000. Please call or for details. Bill

Mitchell, 1335 Madrona Ave., Everett, WA

98203,206/745-1599 home, 206/258-9153 fax.

"59 Cabriolet "151907, good restoration can-

didate, partly disassembled. Hard top, no

soft top. Needs a good home. $9500 OBO. Rick

Bennett, Box 741, Chardon, OH 44024, 216/


"59 coupe "105884, engine P72167. Mechani-

cally perfect. New pan, tubes, rockers, and

supports 1 year old. Upper rust and new

paint needed. Nerf bars front and back with

fiberglass around license on rear. Lower

door replacement metal with car. Gauges

work, original interior that is very good.

New tires and battery. $9500. Bob Bryant,

Albany, NY, 518/765-2847.

"59 Cabriolet "151272, '64 'C' engine "731400.

New floor pan, longitudinals, battery pan,

lower door skins, chrome, wheels, tires and

wheel cylinders. Overhauled brakes and

transmission. New red paint. Black interior.

$21,000 OBO. Eric Ashworth, 4010 Red Bird

Trail, Lago Vista, TX 78645, 512/267-2402.

"59 coupe "108817. Outlaw look. No body

modifications. Fresh black paint, black inte-

rior. 6" custom wheels. New 205x60 tires.

Custom bumpers, exhaust, driving lights.

Louvered deck. New deco, chrome, rubber.

One of a kind. Drive home. $12,900 with

stock engine. $10,900 w/o engine. Stephen

Demosthenes, Hood River, OR, 503/386-1022.

"59 coupe "107062. '62 Super motor "700033.

Ex-rallye car from Portugal. 741 gear box.

$7500./ Eric Erickson, 615 7th St. SE, Minne-

apolis, MN 55414,612/331-6273,612/339-4005.

"59 Convertible D "86213. Excellent candi-

date for SCCA or vintage race car. All hard

work is completed. New floors, longitudinals,

jack points, door bottoms, inner fenders,

headlight buckets and rocker panels. Roller

with transaxle. Top bows. $12,000 OBO. Jack

Chamberlin, 520 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak,

MI 48073,810/288-0799.

"59 Beutler Porsche Cabriolet 1182-59. Alu-

minum body. Black/tan. Frankfort and

Geneva show car. Only Cabriolet built by

Beutler. One off. Very rare. Alex Bivens,

Huntington Beach, CA, 714/892-5050 days,

714/840-2069 eves.

"60 Cabriolet 1600s "152723. Beautiful black

with tan top. Original Texas car with re-

paired floors and longitudinals. New crank-

shaft and rebuilt transaxle. Great driver.

Interior work needed to complete. $17,999.

Bill Lewis, Pflugerville, TX, 512/251-0088,

512/251-6573,512/251-7548 fax.

"60 'B' Roadster 1600s. Chassis "87625, en-

gine "87659. Restoration just professionally

completed. Blue paint, black cloth top. Black

interior and new leather. New wiring har-

ness, pans, chrome, etc. Needs nothing. South-

ern car. $34,000. Bruce Evans, 1179 Bear

Creek Ct., Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 810/


"61 Super Roadster "88712 in primer. New

floors, longitudes, etc. Ruby Red/black.

Matching numbers, cardex. $14,900. Will in-

clude all my remaining 356 parts, Blaupunkt,

horn ring, Hazet speed wrench, lug. rack,

seat belts and more. Jeff Burger, 24 Verbalen

Dr., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603,914/454-2128.

'62 Super 90 coupe (T6) ' 210164, engine

"P804906. Cham. yellow/black, lOlK miles,

engine & trans, prof rebwilt at 82K miles. The

straightest, most orig. car I've seen in a long

time, with dealer-installed AC that works!

Just repainted w/Glasurit, all records from

orig. owner. No rust or damage ever, looks/

drives like new! $22,50O/OBO. Duane Spen-

cer, 22403 Ladeene Ave, Torrance, CA 90505.

310/813-8753 days, 310/372032 eves.

-62 T-6 coupe. Electric sunroof. Totally re-

stored Calif. car. Silver with black interior.

Original working Blaupunkt. Completely

rebuilt engine. Weber 40 IDF carbs, 912

crank, C/D ignition, etc. All original S/N's.

$22,500. Carl Andersen, Sunland, CA, 818/


' 63 S-90 coupe "124025, red/black. Totally

restored, detailed, new tires, driven less

than 2,000 miles last 4 years. Garaged, cover.

$28,500. Frank Muller, Houston, TX, 800/

877-3939 ext. 7078.

"63 sunroof coupe "126223. Solid but unfin-

ished. Engine "P611143. Completely rebuilt:

big bore kit, rebuilt heads, new mains, rod

bearings, rebuilt 32 NDIX carbs, etc. New

headliner, taillights and carpet kit. $6000

US. Also: 4 crankcases "'s P602933, P601746,

P71342, P65863. Several 356 heads, cranks,

clutches, pressure plates, etc. Jack Potter,

Leamington, Ontario Canada, 519/326-9190

between 5-10pm or fax 519/326-1873.

"63 'B'. Excellent original condition. An

unrestored car in excellent cosmetic condi-

tion that can be driven anywhere with

confidence. $13,900. John Ring, 140 Saratoga

Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30244,404/931-2371

7-10 pm is best.

"63 'B' sunroof coupe "121960 with '58 en-

gine "73291. Car is white with brown inte-

rior and is in running condition. Video

available. Will consider trade for '64-'65

coupe or SC coupe. $6500. Jim Keys, 9647 SW

147th Court, Miami, FL 33196-1677,305/348-

3268 days, 305/382-3972 eves.

"63 'B' Cabriolet 1600S, vin"l57436, eng.

"706706.79,OOO miles. Black/black leather.

Black stayfast top/boot. Original interior,

pans, longs, floors. No rust ever. Documented

professional bare metal restoration com-

pleted '92. Skirmants rebuilt engine/

mechanicals. Vintage, tools, VDM wood wheel,

horn ring, luggage straps, seat belts, PCA

show winner. $44,000. Gary Simmons,

Stilwell, KS, 913/897-2585.

'356 'B' "212347 Wine Red/tan interior. Lov-

ingly restored without regard to cost ($26,000

in invoices, not counting labor). Full docu-

mentation. Everything new plus CD ignition

and interesting accessories. Very authentic.

Only trivial imperfections. $18,000. Luke

Bru eman, Cincinnati, OH, 513/762-5259 ofc.,


356 Registry 41 January / February 1995

"64 'C' coupe '215255, engine P710038. Red/

gray interior. Excellent condition. No rust.

Driven often. Very dependable. $14,000. Gary

Gilliam, Glendora, CA, 818/963-0193.

"64 coupe "218929, engine "714200, Cham-

pagne Yellow/green interior. Numbers

match. Almost rust free. Central Calif, car its

entire life. Stored since '84. 7,000 miles on

rebuilt motor and trans. Excellent mechani-

cally. $8700. S-90 engine case "804910. $650.

Ken Allen, Fresno, CA 93720,209/439-5104.

"64 'C' Cabriolet. Third owner. Gray with

gray hardtop, red int., black soft top. Paint

and int. done recently. 95% restored. Runs

exc. $37,500 080. Trades + cash considered.

Nick Stevens, Clark, NJ, 908;/574-3777.

'64 C coupe, "218502, eng "P713782, red/brn.

Engine rebuilt as stock, NPRs, 6000 mile

warranty, pwdr painted. Runs very well.

Minor dings &dents, needs paint & batt. box;

12V car. $8875/0BO. Duane Spencer, 22403

Ladeene Ave, Torrance, CA 90505. 310/813-

8753 days, 310/372032 eves.

"65 coupe "222326. Original factory paint

and interior. 54,000 miles. Togo Brown/tan

interior. No rust. Excellent. This is a time

warp. Will Randall, 4016 Medina Way,

Sebring, FL 33872, 813/385-3142.

"65 SC Cabriolet. Black/red leather interior.

Total '90 professional restoration. Stunning

Calif. car. $39,500. Dick Velthoen, Oxnard,

Calif., 805/644-5878 or 805/984-4566.

"65 'C' Cabriolet "162006. Yellow with full

fawn leather, 12-volt, Pellow engine, LL

with horn ring, headrests, 3-pt. seatbelts,

Leitz rack, Hella 128 with switch, Weltmeister

and compensator, 5.5 chromes, Konis, tool

kit, hard top, more. Restored in '87. Out-

standing driver, exceptionally maintained.

$32,500. William Batte, 29 Flint Meadow Dr.,

Brookline, NH 03033,603/673-3851 eve. EST.

' '65 'C' coupe "222184, engine and gearbox

numbers match. Blue/black. 12Volt,

Blaupunkt radio, 5.5 Fuchs, good cond., ex-

cellent driver. $13,200. Werner Baumgartner,

28631 Oak Crest Court, Farmington Hills, MI

48334,810/853-2400 days.

"65 'C' Karmann coupe #219381. Original

New Mexico car with 3rd owner now in

Calif. Rust free white exterior, down to

metal enamel paint in '89. Rebuilt engine,

original red leather interior, Nardi wood

wheel, original Hella 128 fog lights, 12 volts,

chrome wheels. Extremely original car in

excellent condition. $15,000. Doug Nelson,

1211 Woodland Dr., Santa Paula, CA 93060,

805/656-3522 ofc., 805/525-1514 home.

"65 'C' Cab *151047. Just completed meticu-

lous restoration incl. Skirmants eng. rebuild

w/larger pistons, cam, Solex, etc. Yellow

slightly lighter than Champagne Yel., green

leather int. and reen carpet. $50,000. John

Bell, Suite 102,7 8 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield

Hills, MI 48304-2770,810/644-0210.

"65 'C' coupe '220581, eng. "715827 currenty

in primer after complete bottom replace-

ment. Car was bare-metaled to insure rust

free cond. by Type 356 in Gainesville, FL.

Interior is excellent. Many, many new parts,

carpets and new rubber are still in boxes.

Have original bill of sale, window sticker,

Porsche wkshp man, w/all suppl., driver's

man., and all records since new. $9000. Neil

Smiley, 8162 Quail Meadow Trace, West Palm

Beach, FL 33412,407/626-6224.

"65 'C' coupe "219922, engine #715340. Slate

Gray/black interior. Less than 30,000 miles

on correct engine rebuild. Bare metal re-

paint '89. Big bore, Webers, chrome wheels,

good Yokos, new clutch, headliner, sheep-

skins. Original S. Calif. car in New Mexico

last 10 years. Always garaged. Beautiful,

solid driver. $13,800. Richard Gonzales, 6508

Avenida La Cuchilla NW, Albuquerque, NM


"65 'C' Carrera 2 Cabriolet #160101, eng.

#97380. Euro car in storage since '71. Bali

Blue with full black original leather. Exten-

sive sheet metal restoration. Detailing, paint

engine, mechanicals need work. $135,000.

Bob Stonerock, 216 Marty Dr., Evans, GA


"65 'C' coupe "219922, engine "715340. Slate

Gray/black interior. Less than 30,000 miles

on correct engine rebuild. Bare metal re-

paint '89. Big bore, Webers, chrome wheels,

good Yokos, new clutch, headliner, sheep-

skins. Original S. Calif. car in New Mexico

last 10 years. Always garaged. Beautiful,

solid driver. $13,800. Richard Gonzales, 6508

Avenida La Cuchilla NW, Albuquerque, NM


'Speedster replica. Porsche trans and front

spindles. Cream with tan top and interior.

VW motor. Very nice condition. $10,000. Ed

Lackie, 137 Vermont Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905,


'356 Cab racer with all equipment. $25,000

firm. Complete race set up, E-Prod. (take off

rear flares for vintage). Freshened 155 hp

O'Steen designed engine. New SONSHINE

Orange paint, DEBA gears, custom engineered

stressed roll cage. Zero roll rear (reversible),

Wright Place dropped spindles, G-analyst

with laptop for 30 min. of race data. Stan

Adams, Pensacola, FL, 904/432-7542.

Parts 1 Misc

Std. main bearings C/SC/912, $75. Std. rod

bearings C/SC/912, $20. Std. rod bearings 'A',

$35. All NOS. Chrome luggage rack for twin

or single grille (not Lietz), $100. Recaro

adaptor and slider for T-6 cars to install

Recarro, Speedster or other seats, new, $80.

(Caution: you must be under 6'3i to use this

with a helmet on). Mick and Dawn Michelsen,

1116 W. 43rd, Vancouver, WA 98660.

'NOS factory right front T-5 fender. 2 NOS

Empi camber compensator bars, 1 Pre-A, 1 'A',

in original boxes. Tow bar. 'A' seats. NOS Cab

vent glass. Pair NOS front door cell panels.

Single tube rear overrider. Misc. sheet metal

and parts. Sell or trade. Jim Buck, 2469 Stone

Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105,313/763-8442.

'1 set T-6 sunvisors, excellent condition, $125.

1 set T-5/6 jump seat backs, dark green, very

good shape, $80 pr. New ash tray assembly

ABC, $20. '55 speedo out of Speedster. Back

had been painted, dent in Bezel, $100. F.O.B.

John Klockau, Rock Island, IL, 309/793-1700.

"57 'A' Normal engine "P66887. Completely

rebuilt by Skirmants in '88. Less than 3,000

miles. Big bore kit. Ready to bolt to your

exhaust. Runs perfect but replaced by a 912.

$2000. Dave Linderman, 27331 Gardenway,

Franklin, MI 48025,810/626-2585.

'912 engine #832465. Excellent with 85K

miles. Will separate engine accessories. Make

offer. Jim Hager, 6514 Marty, O.P., KS 66202,


'356 Carrera parts: GT brakes, excellent,

original; f&r backing plates, shoes, drms,

spacers, $3500; gastank, $1350; 904 Webers,

$850 pr.; 904 wheels, $1000 pr.; 547 fan

shroud, stand, etc., $3250; flywheel, $450;

clutch, $175; valves, $200 set; carbs, $1000 pr.,

oil brkt, $45; bowl, $75; oil tank, $1300. Add

ship. Doug Bok, 172 Barbourtown, Canton

Center, CT 06020,203/693-2675.

'Short bumper guards for 356 'A'. $125 for 4.

Ed Lackie, 137 Vermont Ave., Ft. Myers, FL


'Parts: extensive inventory of late '50 early

'60 356 parts being sold complete. Many new

and used parts including body parts, engines,

and trim accessories. All or none deal.

Please call 301/320-9300 for inventory list

and make offer. Tom Barrett, Bethesda, MD.

'356 parts: 'A' pressure plate, new, $90; 'A' fan

shroud, $50; 'A' carbs, pair, $150; 'A' speed

wrench, $125; '56 motor, complete, "60910,

356 Registry 48 Volume 18 Number 5

$1300; Cabrio top clasps, $50 ea.; B/C luggage

rack, $250; hood hinges, $35 ea.; $-hole pulley,

$100; Cabrio doors, $500 ea.; Carrera tack and

150 mph speedo, $300 ea.; alternator, original,

$125; heater boxes, $200 ea. Gene Schaeffer,

4904 Raffee Cove, Austin, TX 78731,512/346-

8855 after 6 pm.

'Early Porsche factory posters including 1960

Sebring, 1959 356 'A', 1955 Monthlery (550),

and others. Complete set of Christophorus

magazines plus individual issues. 356 'C' tool

kit, $650. Jim Perrin P.O. Box 387, Pennsville,

NJ 08070,609/935-7123 voice/fax.

"64 'C' engine "P710140, $1500. 'C' brake set

up, $800. 'C' trans, $800. Other parts from

ABC cars. Ed DeStefney, 259 W. Evergreen St.,

West Grove, PA 19390,215/869-8570 or 8001


'912 engine, runs excellent. $1500. In Massa-

chusetts. 912 engine, completely rebuilt. $2500.

912 or SC heads, completely rebuilt. $800 for

both. 912 engine parts and heater boxes. $5 -

$100.356 'A' heater fapllers Isinglef. $50 for

both. 'A' or 'B' back seat. Back needs uphol-

stery. Ed Lackie, 137 Vermont Ave., Ft. Myers,

FL 33905,813/693-5789.

'Registry back issues: Vol. 3 to present, $500;

356 lit. - M&M pg. 185-196, $50; pg. 215-231, $45;

pg 212-213, $15; pg. 214, $200; pg. 281-294, $50;

pg. 215-231, $50; pg. 197-208, $50; 'A' rear deck

grille, $50; 644 trans, $500; 'B' Normal heads,

$50; Conv. D clock, $185; Pre T-2 window

regulators, $85 pair; '59 front turn signals,

$65 pair; Conv. D tonneau cover, black vinyl,

new, $50; rear overrider tubes, $60. Paul

Goldzung, 5015 Pleasant Hill Rd., Athens, OH


'356 parts: eng. '65914 '55 l6OON including

case, fan shroud, crank, flywheel, cam pis-

tons, cylinders, heads, $600; B/C beehives

excellent condition, $75 ea.; B/C double flap-

pers boxes, $75 ea.; 'B' shift assembly, $50; 82

mm normal pistons/cylinders set, $150. Send

SASE for 2-page list. Bob Custer, 1110 Dale St.,

Slidell, LA 70461,504/649-7465.

'356 air conditioning system. Artic -air dealer

installed system taken off a '60 'B'. Complete

(I think) including York compressor with

all brackets, 2 condensors, 2 evaporators,

under dash unit with brackets, 2 small 6v

fans for condensors and a few pieces I can't

identify. Buyer pays shipping. $150 OBO.

Alan Bambina, 3120 Golfing Green Dr., Dal-

las, TX 75234, 214/241-7556.

'Pre-A bumper guards, 1 set of 4, excellent

condition. $350. Mike Marciano, 91 Belden

Rd., Burlington, CT 06013, 203/675-8717.

'Parts: '64 'C' engine "732925, runs good,

$2000; '63 S-90 "807332, turns over, $2000; B/

C front bumpers only, $100 ea.; B/C rear

bumper only, $100; Convertible D/Roadster

top, complete, $400; B/C seats, $200 pr.

Ste hen Demosthenes, Hood River, OR, 503/


'One pair Weber 40 IDF carburetors. 4 years

old, installed but never used. Complete with

manifolds. $300 or trade. Bill Curson. 12800

Wood valley ~t., St. Louis, MO 63131,314/821-


'Literature: new list of over 60 356 sales

brochures; manuals; Panos and miscellany. I

prefer to trade for 356 or other European

sports car literature but sometimes will sell.

Please send SASE or your swap list. John

Darack, 96 Lakeshore Dr., Wayland, MA 01778,

508/655-5965 eves.

*B/C horn ring with button, original, per-

fect, $335. 'A' steering wheel with horn ring/

button, excellent, $475. Nardi wood rim steer-

ing wheel, 15f, satin black semi-dish spokes,

button, adaptor, new, $275. Pair frosted bee-

hive turn signal lenses, new, $20.1600 script,

new, $15. 'C script, new, $15. Pair Bosch wiper

blades, silver, 260mm, 'A' thru T-5, new, $50.

T-shirt, XL, white, Speedster kit (1977) MB,

$65. Other models. She Adkins, P.O. Box

6549, Los Osos, CA, 805/!28-7043.

'Prof. Ferry Porsche custom built exec chair.

One in existance. 40 pages of documenta-

tion, letter of authenticity signed by Prof.

Porsche. Exc, collection piece or ultimate

exec. chair. $12,500 OBO. Trades considered.

Sean McMillan, Greenville, SC, 803/232-7801.

'356 parts: driver's door, high striker, NOS,

never used, in factory primer, 644.531.00320,

$800; European heat exchangers, NOS, never

used in factory primer with part no. stickers

attached, $1000 pr.; 'A' factory workshop

manual with supplement, $100; 128 fog lights,

NOS, $150 ea.; 904 front mount oil cooler,

$500; 904 alloy wheels and 8000 rpm tach,

best offer. Don Kuhn, 5827 Kentucky Ave.,

Pittsburgh, PA 15232,412/363-3444.

'356 parts: 644 BAEA ltd. slip, $2900; '63, '64,

'65S, 'C', SC engine cores, $1250-$1750; DIN 895

wrenches 8x9 to 17x19, $35 ea.; Cab doors, top

bows, hardtops; Carrera 1500 case,heads, fly-

wheel, oil pump; ZF boxes; 6-12v converters,

etc. Write for list. Vic Zeller, 99 Millcrest

Acres, Westport, MA 02790, 508/636-5379.

'356 parts: A/B steel and alloy wheels, dif-

ferent dates; A/B brake drums, f&r; GT

brake drums/backing plates/shoes; NOS 'A'

bumper guards, f&r; '58 sunroof clip; '58

Spdstr R door; '64-'65 Cab doors, l&r, all glass.

Many other 356 parts. Harvey Smith, Box

4023, Cave Creek, AZ 85331,602/488-5946.

'356 parts: rebuilt engine; gas tank/cock;

heater boxes; 'C' bumper, guards, & brackets;

Mahle piston/cyl, sets; Ferrodo DS-11 brake

pads; door panels; f&r seats; rear vent win-

dows; chrome wheels & hubcaps; window

regulators; tachometer; SC crankshaft; cam-

shafts; broken ring sets; 912 gauges; engine

sheetmetal and parts; race pistons/rods; 12

bolt diff. carrier; 40Pll carbs w/intakes;

Weber intakes. Bob Maholick, Roswell, GA,


'NOS '55-'56 steering wheel. $250. NOS '54-'55

motor-meter oil temp gauge. $450. T-bolts

for turbo trim rings, '52-'55. $12 ea. Reproduc-

tion wooden gas gauge dip stick for early

Porsches '50-'55. $35 ea. Reproduction wind-

shield and door rubber for split windshield

cars '50-'52. Thomas Birch, Santa Ana, CA,

714/839-0168 eves, 714/839-8178 fax.

'Kienzle &day clock, Messko gauges, tools,

'A' steering wheel, Pre-A speedo, tach re-

stored, Pre T-2 seats, Pre-A sunvisors, S-90

trans, radios, 'C' screwdrivers, 'A' overriders

and guards, V sunroof clip and more. List

available to fax. Chris Stavros, San Diego,

CA, 619/223-8887 home, 619/223-4740 fax.

'Factory hardtop for 'B' Cabriolet in excel-

lent condition. Painted black with original

headliner and glass. Ready to bolt on for the

winter. $1500. Carey Kendall, Santa Barbara,

CA, 805/966-7724.

'Prof. Ferdinand A. Porsche business card

and personal stationery. Blank type 959

owners certificate. '82 356 Registry West

Coast Holiday commemorative serigraph,

one of 37, numbered and signed by artist

Lew Kinst and driver Otto Mathe. 356 tools,

parts. Jerry Haussler, P.O. Box 685, San Mateo,

CA 94401,415/594-2919 eve.

'356 'C' transaxle complete with rear disks

and calipers and matching front disks and

calipers. The purchaser must promise to use

the parts in the restoration of an existing

356 and not a kit car or dune buggy. Reason-

able offers. Bryan Darrell, Nova Scotia, 902/


"A' tool kit. 'C' tool kit. A&B travel kits. New

lot NOS parts. Send SASE. Alex Bivens, 16082

Davis Ln., Huntington Beach, CA 92649,714/

892-5050 days, 714/840-2069 eve.

'Excel. black vinyl headrests pair w/hard-

ware. $260. T-6 'B' int. day/night A1 mirror.

$95.14/15mm 'drop forged steel' 'C' wrench,

NOS w/part label attached. $40. 'C' OEM

356 Registry 43 January / February 1995

pulley wrench. $30. Louvered generator brush

cover. $50. T-1 ashtray, complete. $100. 'C'

heater slides, original reconditioned pair.

$65. 'A' reflectors, glass perfect, housings

poor. $50 pair. Shipping extra. Orr Potebnya,

1327 Tabitha Ct. NW, Olympia, WA 98502,


'Registrys, Vol. 2-9; Pano collection; Christo

collection. Many 356 promo pieces, tech

manuals, etc. T-6 GT fuel tank & tray. SASE

for listing to E.A. Singer, RFD 1682, Syossett,

NY 11791-9644

'Cab top assembly - original top material

and headliner in very good condition for A,

B or C $2,250. Orig, nicely restored Nardi

complete with horn button for B,C $1,750.

644 BBAB Speedster gearbox $1,500. SASE for

extensive parts list. David Duerr, Box 356,

North River NY 12856 518/251-4296

"A' open car engine grille. 'A' heater cans. 'A'

rear overriders. Have single straight rear bar

to trade. Jim Buck, 2469 Stone Rd., Ann

Arbor, MI 48105,313/763-8442.

'For 356B: or&. flat blade screwdriver with

blone wood handle. Must be in excellent

condition. Frank Stodolsky, 24416 Club View

Dr., Damascus, MD 20872,301/253-5392 eves.

"A' tool kit. Lost mine in a repair shop in So.

Cal. Still looking for engine "62538 for

Speedster. Last known to be in Santa Bar-

bara in late '70s or possibly Laguna area. Rob

Greene, 22 Wood Rd., Reddy, CT 06896,203/


'Parts for 550 Spyder: frame; body panels;

wheels; seats, etc. Wrecked, rusted, any con-

dition considered. '54 356 parts: gas gauge;

bumpers; horn button and ring; set of 4 or 5

16" wheels dated "4"; Speedster seats. Sean

McMillan, 17 Swanson Ct., Greenville, SC


'Factory type trailer hitch as illustrated on

page STRA 52 of BC wkshp man, or quality

reproduction. John Markle, 175 Westwood

Rd., Columbus, OH 43214,614/263-6815.

'For 356 Cab: 2 fixing plates - 644.561.710-00

and shims to allow adjustment of soft top; 2

bolts with square nuts for 356; B/C Zenith

air cleaner/carb clamp. Can't locate at swap

meets. Help. Will buy or trade for 'C' parts.

Reed Tindall, 2005 Cambridge L.N. S.W., Olym-

pia, WA 98512,206/943-8460.

"67 911s coupe or 912/911 soft window

Targa. Stehen Demosthenes, Hood River, OR,


Wanted, continued

'Help in contacting current owners of '5,

Speedsters "80201 thru "80206 to assist re-

search of earlier cars. Please call/write. Don

Zingg, 972 Carnation, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-

1742,714/751-1138 after 7 pm or Sundays.

'Speedster or Conv. D that is straight, com-

plete and in need of restoration. Bumper

mounted Hella or Bosch fogs for '54 to '59

cars. Various items for Pre-A, 'A' tool and

travel kits. Have lotsa parts for sale or trade.

Chris Stavros, 4775 Narragansett Ave., San

Diego, CA 92107, 619/223-8887 or 619/223-

4740 fax.

'Working copy of shop manual for A/B,

rally-style wind up dash clock, steering

wheel with broken/damaged rim. Norm

Havercroft, 476 Gibralter Pl., Anacortes, WA


'Low style overrider front tube to buy or

trade for Blaupunkt 3-band radio 60-64

working order. Have other parts to trade.

Tony Apcar, 5047 Cordova Bay Rd., Victoria

B.C. V84 2K1 Canada, 604/658-8197.

'Engine: 1500 Normal, 546/2, "35096. Last

know in the LA, Santa Barbara, Goleta area.

W. Eric Grzesiak, 89 Pomfret Rd., Brooklyn,

CT 06234,203/774-7699.

'Used Michelin 165x15 XZX tire. To trade:

new clear B/C front lenses for amber in like

condition. John Klockau, Rock Island, IL,

309/788-5583 eve.

'356 literature: 356 Registry Vol. 1, "1-6; Vol.

2, "4,5 Vol. 3, "1,4; Vol. 4, "6 (Vol. 4, "2 to

trade). Also interested in any sales bro-

chures, posters, toys, models, etc. Jan Scott,

4329 Hunters Glen Dr., Sheboygan, WI 53083,

414/467-2400 eve.

"C' or SC coupe or B/C or SC Cabriolet in

original, very nice condition or restored to

original condition on rust and accident free

body with history and matching numbers.

Denny Zamler, 27864 Gettysburg, Farmington

Hills, MI 48331, 810/553-2331.

'356 dealer showroom paint/upholstery

sample book. 356A or 356B partial or com-

plete tool kit. Have3566 tool kit to trade. Jim

Perrin , P.O. Box 387, Pennsville, NJ 08070,


'356 Memorabilia: Christo "9, literature, post-

ers, programs, books, photos, models, signs,

advertising items, etc. Anything 356 and/or

Spyder! E.A. Singer, RFD 1682, Syossett, NY,

11791-9644. (H) 516-367-3293, fax 516-367-


From the Maestro's Collection

Engines; Super !lo's, Supers, 356's, 912's, Mili-

tary Industrials, 2-piece case engines.

MaestroMaster Supranormals! Transmissions,

too. 356A/B/C, including 644 and 741 Carrera

with ZF limited slip. Weber, Solex and Ze-

nith carbs, NEW 356B cranks. Used A/B/C/

912/Super 90 cranks. New 200mm flywheels.

New mufflers, valves, gasket sets. Piston/

cylinder sets. Engine assembly videos - 5 tape

set, 10 hours, $75./set. And a 1963 Super 90

Cabriolet POLEZEI (police) car! Is the Mae-


Call HCP Research, 408-727-1864

Corrosion Free/true zero maintenance bat-

tery for your Porsche. Optima 800. Totally

sealed, no fluid or gas can escape. 800 cold

cranking amps. 72 mo. warranty, excellent

for street or racing, extremely rugged, jar-

ring and vibration-resistant. FOB Vancouver.

Registry member special discount price:

12V-$100. I 6V $65. Battery mstr switch $10.

Chatham Motorsports,

1116 W, 43rd, Vancouver, WA 98660



356 Porsche Tech/Rest Guide (New)-$18;

Porsche 911, Forever Young (soon)-$60; 356

Porsche, Driving in its Finest Form (Albrecht

trans1.)-$65; Porsche High-Perf. Handbook-

$16; Brooklands Gold 356 52-65420; Porsche

356, Lacollection Classic '4413; Porsche 356

& RS Spyders, Maltby425; Porsche Legends-

$25; Porsche 356 & 550, Rasmussen-$25;

Porsche: 4 Cam, 4 cyl Spts/Racing, Sloniger

(reissue)-$16; 911 or 356 Perf. Hdbk415; 356

Authenticity, 1st Ed.-1/2 price-$10; 2nd Ed.-

$20; How to Make an Old Porsche Fly-$17;

Excellence Was Expected465.; Porsche 356

Meeting XVIII France442; 356 New-Old Cal-

endar, Keyser412.

BLOCK'S BOOKS-tbefanatic's cboice

423 High Hawk Hill,

Metamora, MI 48455



Air-Cooled Porsche Mechanic

Extensive 356 experience. Mechanical / elec-

trical repairs. Custom engine rebuilding.

Meticulous workmanship. Will assist on

projects. House calls available in the Bay

Area. 911 and 912 also.

Sam Sipkins, 4926 East 12th St.,

Oakland, CA 94601 ph. 5101533-5658

Distler Collectibles

Distler Electromatic 7500, 356 convertible

tinplate car: Parts and restoration services

available for this unique collectible toy. Boxes,

keys, battery covers, bottom pans, tires, etc.

"Restore it! Enjoy it!" Black version available.

S.A.S.E. + $1 for brochure.

Mr. Distler USA, P.O. Box 7117,

Fremont, CA 94537-7117

Phone 510/247-2466

356 Engine Restoration Service

30 years experience by active SVRA and

VSCCA vintage racing competitor. Excellent

machine shop facilities and very competi-

tive shop rates. NOS sheet metal panels for

A,B, C cars - full and partial nose panels, etc.

Factory original NARD1 steering wheels, 904

4 cyl. engine mount. Standard and racing

gear boxes. Write or call for parts listing.

David A. Duerr, P.O. box 356,

North River, NY 12856 518/251-4296

For Vintage I SCCA Racers

Competition engine, transmission and chas-

sis modification for 356 automobiles for

vintage and SCCA E Production racing. Com-

petition parts in stock: Pistons, pins, cam-

shafts, rods, fuel cells, decambered spindles,

carbon-fiber bodywork for entire car, 7/34

ring & pinion sets and much more. Complete

race car construction available. 20 years

experience as 3-time SCCA National Cham-

pion and 2 years Rolex Enduro Champion.

Joe Cogbill, 4041449-3146

Deadline for the next issue is ~ebruary 1 st ':.I

356 Registry 44 Volume 18 Number 5'

From the

Grad to the



or the vintage racer and those

that attend and participate in

concours competition, August

in Monterey, California is the place to be.

Concurrent with the Monterey Historic

Automobile Races is the Pebble Beach

Concours dllegance, held on the 18th

green of the Pebble Beach Lodge and Golf

Course. This marked the 44th year for the

world-renowned event.

Vintage sports car racing is my life-

blood, having competed in time trials and

vintage events since 1976. The high point

of my racing calendar is the Historics,

held at Laguna Seca Raceway for the past

21 years. Each year a different make of

car is honored (the exception was a trib-

ute to Juan Manuel Fangio in 1992). Fron

1982, when Porsche was the featured

marque, to this year, I've had the good

fortune to be selected for participation

in this event. It is three days of sensory

overload for the motorhead and race fan

alike. 1994 featured well over 100 Ferraris

from every era of their racing history.

Laguna Seca is 11 turns undulating

over 2.2 miles in the Monterey foothills,

and the sheer size of the Historics requires

that participants be divided into Satur-

day or Sunday racing. My 1958 Speedster

was gridded fourth in a field of 36 cars

in Saturday's Group 4 race. There were

five other 356s behind and an Abarth

Carrera in front of me. From the green

flag through turn 4, I held my position

and then took off after the lead pack. We

separated ourselves from the other rac-

ers and had a spirited nose-to-tail battle

throughout the 10-lap sprint race.

On the last lap, I passed an XK120

Jaguar in turn 10 and squeaked out a

third-place finish by half a fender at the

checkered flag. The race-winning car was

an Austin Healey 100-4 followed by Dean

Watts' beautiful Abarth. In 5th place was

Gary Fahl in his '59 Convertible D; 6th,

Harlan Halsey's '59 Carrera GT; 8th, John

and Jerry Rosenstock from the Pebble

Beach Concours and asked if I would bring

1 my Speedster to the lawn on Sunday to

be displayed with 11 other race cars. A

Speedster at Pebble Beach? You bet I'll be

. .

there! What an honor, and a once-in-a-

. . . lifetime experience for myself and my

Robert E. Kann

Kirby-Miller in a '58 Speedster;

27th, Ned Bacon's '61 B;

and 33rd was Chuck Renn's

'57 Speedster. Sunday racers

included Chuck Forge in his

'49 356SL and Clint DeWitt's

'55 Continental coupe, both

finishing in the top five.

How could I top the excitement

of this racing

weekend? While waiting in

the pre-grid, I was approached-

by Loren ~ r ~ om n

Hal mOms photos

356 Registty 45 January / February 1995


Sunday morning at 8 a.m. under a

brilliant blue sky, the Monterey coastline,

the 18th green

and a Porsche

Speedster; this

was a day that

will not be for-

gotten, espe-

cially driving

across the judg-

ing ramp. I

didn't know

whether to

laugh or cry; it

was quite an

emotional mo-

ment for your







s winter weather descends

upon us it makes me think

back on the bad weather

year we had in vintage racing in 1994.

We all hope our weather luck is better

in 1995.

The big news is that SVRA will feature

the Porsche Marque at Mid-Ohio in

June. The last time that happened was

in 1988 if my memory serves me right.

Since then it has become a great week-

Group 1 gets ready to go at Watklns Glen

with the Punkin Man out front.

GBrdon Jolley Moto~sports photo

Vintnrra Drr~inrr

Roger Ender

end for both the vintage race fans and

the featured Marque's interested follow-

ers. So put June down on your calen-

dar-plan to attend this event and sup-

port your vintage Porsche 356 drivers

and all other Porsche folk. I'm willing

to bet we will have over forty 356 vin-

tage race cars in attendance.

I read with interest the other vin-

tage racing reports in the last issue. I

don't know how many of you read my

article, or any of the other articles for

that matter. I read the other vintage

reports to see what is new or to check

the trends around the country. I note

several references to authenticity. Some

of the common complaints I hear about

SVRA and HSR, which I am the most

familiar with, are the modern updates

on the cars that are entered in these

groups. I hear it at the tracks and have

heard it for years. As I told a fellow com-

356 Registry 46 Volume 18 Number 5

petitor at Road Atlanta this fall, "It's

kind of like trying to fight the politics

of what happens in our Gov't, in our

court houses or the Postal Service-

you're wasting your feelings and ener-

gies." I guess some of the other groups

around the country have been able to

do it, but I'd be willing to guess that

those groups aren't growing or having

the impact that HSR or SVRA are hav-

ing in the vintage racing world, for bet-

ter or worse.

SVRA had their year-ending race at

Road Atlanta in late October. We had a

pretty good turnout of 356s. We also had

a few run-ins, including one involving

my old buddy Reid Vann. A Daimler hit

him hard in the driver side door com-

ing out of turn seven. Reid says he is

going to run in SCCA E production in

'95. The midwest contingent was strong

again being lead by Mark E. and his clan.

The final race was a HSR event at

Roebling Road near Savannah. I was

surprised to see so many cars at this

event-almost 300. We had about 12 356s

present, led again by the midwest boys.

The South's Jack Lewis wasn't up to the

task and Eskuche took 356 bragging

rights back to Wisconsin with him. Mark,

Steve Pfeffer and George Balbach were

running good. Eric Bretzel and Paul

Swanson put up a good fight, but to no

avail. The biggest news was the testing

Jack Lewis was doing with a new Hoo-

sier 185-70-15 tire, or I guess it was re-

ally a 550 X 15. Hoosier brought several

compounds to test; the tread pattern

looked a lot like a Dunlop Vintage tire.

The price I heard was around $140.00.

Just about everyone is running Yoko's

at around $90.00 a piece, so it seems to

me that Hoosier will have to lower the

price to make an impact. Goodyears are

running around $160.00 for a 500 X 15

inch. 550's are illegal in SVRA.

I'm not going to talk about my lat-

est problems with my '52 1300 Coupe.

1994 was not a real good year for me in

Vintage racing. But I'm coming back in

'95 with a vengeance. I'm sure all my

competitors are scared.

Everyone else will soon be getting

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Oil, 356,912 all, minimum 3 ea 3.65

Fuel, 356,912 all, 5 &7 mm universal .89


Sump Plate, 356,912 all .65

Upper Enghe Set, 356,912 all 39.95

Lower Engine Set, 356.912 all 34.50

Valve Cover, 356.912 all 1.29


Valve Guides, 356,912 all, any size 3.15

Rod Nut, 356.912 all 5.75

Crankshaft, 356,912 all forpfices

Flywheel Gland Nut. 356, 912 all 19.95

Flywheel, 356C. SC, 200mm 329.95

Solid Bronze Wrist Pin Bushing 4.95

Piston & Cylinder Set, 356 normal 56-63 795.00

Ring Set, 356 most models from 54.95

Lifter, 356,912 all 25.00

Lifter, 356,912 all, reground ex 6.50

Pushrods, 356,912 set of 8 for $100 ea. 13.95

Pushrod Tubes, 356,912 set of 8 $52 ea.7.25

Cam, 356,912 all, stock reground ex 159.95

Oil Line, 356,912 all, inlet or outlet line 7.95

Generator Pulley Half, 356, 912 all 8.95

Generator Belt, 356, 912 all 3.50

Heat Exchanger, 356 USA 189.95

Bursch Exhaust, 356 all, Quiet 169.95

"S" Pipe Kit, 356 all 49.95

Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit, all 356 to 912 19.95

Carb Rebuild Kit, 356,912 from 9.95


Bosch Spark Plug W6BC OR W7BC 1.55

Tune Up Kit, 050 Dist. cap, rtr, pts, cond 15.50

Distributor Cap, with cast iron distributor 6.50

Distributor Cap, with aluminum distributor 10.95

Rotor, with cast iron distributor 4.75

Rotor, with aluminum distributor 3.45

Condensor, for cast iron distributor 3.95

Points from 3.50

Coil. Bosch 6 volt 21.50

Spark Plug Wire Set, 356,912 all

6V Voltage Regulator, rectangular

Bosch 6 volt Starter. remanufactured ex 109.95

Bosch 6 volt g en era tor. remanufactured ex 99.95













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Vinylex.kotectant, 17 oz. spray 8.50

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Zyrnol Camauba Wax, "Carbon" 29.95

Zyrnol "HD Cleanse" pre wax 12.50

Zymol Autobathe "Clear", 8 oz. 12.50

Zymol Starter Kit, 402 Wax, HD,Clear44.95

P21 S Wheel Cleaner 12.95

P21S Wheel Cleaner Refill. 1 Itr. 15.95

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Chrome Wheels, 5 112 X 15, drum 61.95

Hub Cap, Super 90 with Crest, 356 A, B 27.95

Front Axle Link Pin Rebuild Kit 36.50

King Pin Rebuild Kit 17.95

Tie Rod Ends, inner or outer 9.95

Boge Shock, 356 56-65. min. 2 ea. 54.95

Steering Dampner, 356 all 12.95

Rear Axle Seal Kit, 356 wl drum brakes 2.95

Rear Axle Seal Kit, 356 wl disc brakes 14.99

Rear Wheel Bearing, 356 all 13.95

Front Sway Bar Bushing, 356 all 8.59

Steering Box, ZF. rebuilt 4 bolt vers ex 499.95


Front Rotor, 356C 39.95

Rear Rotor, 356C 55.95

Front Wheel Cylinder, 356 wl drum brakes 64.95

Rear Wheel Cylinder. 356 wl drum brakes 25.50

Master Cylinder, 356 all 69.95

Master Cylinder Kit, 356 wl drum brakes 7.95

Master Cylinder Kit, 356 wl disc brakes 22.99

Wheel Cylinder Boot & Cup Kit, for drums 1.50

Caliper Kit, 356 C, Frt or Rr from8.50

Brake Shoes, 356 all drums. rebuilt ex27.50

Brake Pads, 356 C, Frt or Rr from 12.95

Brake Hose, rubber, Frt or Rr, 356 all from 7.95

Brake Hose Kit, Stainless, 356 all 45.00


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Ring Gear Bolts 19.95

Transmission Rubber Hoop mt. 47.00



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Floor Pan, complete front and rear 140.00

Windshield Seal, 356 all 37.95

Rear Window Seal, 356 from 35.95

Headlight Assy, 356 all USA 34.75

H-4 Conversion Headlight 6 volt 45.45

Bumper Guards, 356 B.C 89.95

Bumper Deco Strips, 356 all from 39.95

Rocker Deco Strips, 356 all from 32.95

Horn Grilles, 356 all from 15.95

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Chrome Antenna, Hirshman 39.95

Hood Handle Crest, 356 all 10.95



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