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Volume 18, Number 5
January r rearuary 'IJY~
Local Clubs, Officers
C o n t e n t s
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
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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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
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
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
800 South Samuel St.
Charles Town WV 25414-1416
Arizona Outlaws Porsche 356 Club
19640 N. 47th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308
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
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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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-
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 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
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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
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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.
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outing to our favorite Wisconsin village,
Robert Gummow, Rockton, IL
I just received the POC
book! Many thanks to the
cially Barb and Vic) for
with such a valuable
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
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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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356 Registry 7 January / February 1995
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.
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-
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.
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-
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
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.
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.
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Fast, Friendly Service
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
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
never, ever before
on a 356! That slow
lap still put me 12th
on the grid. John
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
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our depleted refreshments. The best part
was that most of our fellow G-Produc-
tion competitors came and celebrated
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-
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made to "5ram" flanges. This should have
read "5mm" flanges. The same gremlin
appears on page 11, left column in a ref-
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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,
the sentence should read, "Moving the
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5mm) away from the ring gear would
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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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
356 CROSS-COUNTRY SPARE PARTS LIST
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-
.Fuel filter. Not the funny factory one
under the tank; a big inline
.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.
356 CROSS COUNTRY 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
.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
I!. tools have an entirely
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
with "DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY"
when the wrench, my ring, and a starter
solenoid experienced the basic principles
of Arc Welding one dark, wet night many
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.
OTHER PREPARATIONS: LIGHTS
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
flash: LIGHT UP THE PINK PLASTIC FLA-
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
in Bemidji, Minne-
sota and crossing
into the Canadian
tundra and the
north shore of
Lake Superior at
We'd done our
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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June 14-18, 1995
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Wednesday, June 14
12:OO p.m: Registration opens - Snowmass, Colorado
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Thursday, June 15
Tour over lndependance Pass through Leadville, Colorado
Coasting Contest Snowmass Dinner Party
Friday, June 16
Breakfast, browsing at Red Stone Castl
Drive to Crested Butte, Colorado
Literature and model swap meet
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Saturday, June 17
Concours BBQ lunch
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Sunday, June 18
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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
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-
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
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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
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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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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
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Used Luggage Racks ............................ 175.00
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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,
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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
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Viton Flywheel & Crank Seals ..................... Call
356 Upper Gasket Set ............................... 36.50
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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-
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interior space. Notice that I did the ga-
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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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Fits 1956-1 958
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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-
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.
AUTHENTICATION ALERT: With the
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
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-
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terial that is wrapped around the post.
At top edge it is folded over, before glu-
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the bottom it doesn't matter because it is
covered. Remember the drain tubes run-
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A posts on sunroof cars. On most cars
there is another piece of headliner mate-
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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
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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
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
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
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.
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-
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
"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
pieces! Was the Maestro RICH!? Alas, it was
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& 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?
OF COURSE NOT!
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
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
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-
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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-
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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,
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Maestro. After that, he knew it too.
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BEARW0,MN 11 (FLYWHEEL END) STANDARD,356
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PRESSURE PLAlE,356 &C, SC,1%365,200MM
DISC CLUTC 56 USUSB0,1962B5,912,1%549 20W
FUELTAN 356 BIC 1-6 196165,FILLER IN RIGHT
FENDER,F&L SENbEdH TOP
EXHAUST "J" PIP 356,ALJ. LEFT SIDE # 3 CYLINDER
WKH HEATER m5 OENUNE
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2 PER CAR
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PRICED EACh PER tAR " ALSO BELL w 211 609'619
VALVE,BRAKE BLEEDER,WHEEL CY WDER,356 AiB,1954-
WHEEL CHROM 5 1i2 X_15 9111312 EARLY 35% RE-
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BUMPER OUARD FRONT,LEFT, BUMPER, 356 BIC, 1960-65,
BUMPER OUARD FRONT,ROHT, BUMPER, 356 B/C, 1960.
BUMPER OUAiD,REAR LEFI, 356 WC,196045 "RE-
BUMPER OUARD,REAR,RKIHT, 356 BIC, 188085, **REPRO
DOOR,lEFT,356 CABRIOLET ,AU " REBUILT-
WOR,RlOHT,3% CABMOLET,ALL ** REBUILT"
REOULATOR,VYINDOW,LEFT,356 CABRIOLET,l958-ON '
REOULATO WiNDOW 3% COUPE,RKIHT,EARLY TYPE
(ROUND spllbclcn) JNLA
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ZTH CHROME TRY'-NIA
644 542 105 30
644 552 431 00
644559 301 05
644 559 321 40
358 62 217
358 82 219
356 62 220
644 828 073 06
644 628 091 00
644 628 720 00
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644 631 541 05
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644 741 301 0288
644 741 701 1088
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WKD 420 220
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VENT OLASS 356 CABMOLET,LEFT h RlOHT,19608b "
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'SPEEDSTER1,356 SPEEDSTERON FRONT
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TAILAMP ASSY WITH RED LENS LEFT h RKIT,3% &IN-
57 WITH WEEHIW
TULAMPS * 4 PER CAR
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PUMP,FWT PUMP,WNDSHELD WASHER,356,EARLY
BOTTLE h FUSE BOX COVER,
EARLY " REPRO-
LENS,HEADlAMP,358 UBIC,OllNl2TO 1967
REFLECTOR ASSY,REAR,MOUNTED ABOVE TULAMP
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SPEC B00K,356, ALL
MANUAL,DWERS,356& '*REPRINT "
356 USED PARTS OVERSTOCK
356 Fmnt Contml &mi $25
356 Rrowrabb Soat Cores $100
356 BIC Coup Wlndow Regulator $50
356 M) Englno cm no cubs or exhaust $760
3561912 W Plrton & Lllwr 82.5 or 86mm $25 Roar Docklld 356 Coupe $60
356 BIC Bumpen Fmnt or Roar $100
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356 2nd4th Stmt Car OIlr Sots $50
358Valur Cown VentldlNon Ventod
3561912,Hui@r Flap Boxes $25
358 M) Hmds $76
356 Transmbrkn Car 644.741 $50
356 )JB Sump Plate $20
356 BE Stnrlng Column525
356 m 1 2 RDclur h y set $160
368 BIC War Decklld OrlllS25
358 AiB Camshalt $25
356 BIC Rar Ovulrr Olaa $25
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ontinuing the grand tradition
of my Annual Too Late far the
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:
FACTORY 356 B/C WORKSHOP
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:
PORSCHE: THE FINE ART OF THE
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.
EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED
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
PARTS MANUAL and the LATE B SUPPLE-
MENT, while Cs require the B PARTS
MANUAL, the LATE B (T-6) SUPPLEMENT
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.
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.
SECRETS OF THE INNER CIRCLE
($29.95) is back. Much more useful than
the factory shop manuals, SECRETS will
almost take you by the hand and twist
PORSCHE 356 & RS SPYDERS, Maltby
and PORSCHE 356 & 550-A PICTORIAL
HISTORY, Rasmussen (either $29.95) are
identically priced books, similar in con-
taining decent histories and superb pho-
tographs. Buy both.
PORSCHE LEGENDS Leffingwell
($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:
PORSCHE, TECHNICAL AND RESTO-
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!
THE 356 PORSCHE - A RESTORER'S
GUIDE TO AUTHENTICITY, ($24.95). This
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.
PORSCHE: 4 CAM, 4 CYLINDER
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.
HOW TO MAKE AN OLD PORSCHE FLY,
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).
BROOKLANDS REPRINTS: 356
PORSCHES, R&T ON PORSCHE 1952-65, CAR
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.
THE MAESTRO'S LITTLE SPEC BOOK
($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-
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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/
"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,
"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,
"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
"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,
"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,
"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,
"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
"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,
'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,
*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,
'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,
'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,
'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-
'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,
'Used Michelin 165x15 XZX tire. To trade:
new clear B/C front lenses for amber in like
condition. John Klockau, Rock Island, IL,
'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,
"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.
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-
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 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
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'
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
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
was a day that
will not be for-
across the judg-
ing ramp. I
laugh or cry; it
was quite an
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
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
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
ready for Sebring, the first weekend in
March, followed by SVRA at Moroso near
West Palm Beach. Hope to see all of you
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