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    PMO carbs on stock 964 3.6 engine

    Looking for some advice on my car: as it is a '72 s with a nice story and a big part still original paint I don't want to touch the body at all. I have 8" and 9" Fuchs and via this forum found Harry in Germany (close by Belgium) who will make me a set of rsr Fuchs (9" to the front and 8" widened to 11") - meanwhile I have a set of braids with TB's. Suspension wise I am thinking about kw or ohlins coilovers, it has 930 brakes.
    It was converted to coilovers some time ago but there seems to be a fitment issue on the front as coils touch the body so that negative camber is not possible.
    I will try to get some pictures on here, maybe someone knows those coilovers, can't find a brand on them...
    The dilemma is on the engine: I could go back to rsr spec 2.8 or 3.0 and 917 brakes etc, but I am afraid that the total cost will be to high to still drive and enjoy the car, and that it won't be very streetable (I will not track it - it will be a weekend hotrod). It came with a 964 3.6 - 0km when installed - but I don't like the modern look, when you open the hood and see the engine it is a let down to me. So I thought of keeping the engine stock, but with (46?) PMO carbs, a amber engine shroud etc to give it a real cool look. Are there members running this engine set-up? Hp lost with the carbs? Throttle response comparable with itb?
    The itb route is to expensive for me on a not period correct engine... hope to have some feedback to finally decide which way to go...
    Some pictures of the car:
    Cheers, Nico
    Last edited by nico55; 08-05-2019 at 01:57 AM.

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    Senior Member 72targa's Avatar
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    Hi...the link to your car doesn't work. Hoping this replacement will suffice.
    Peter Kane

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    “Original paint”...

    good one.

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    Senior Member 62S-R-S's Avatar
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    Always liked the idea, but it's rare enough that you almost never hear it mentioned. When all is said and done, a modified fan design for a straight blade type, and removal of ac unit, if possible.

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    Yes it seems rare, found this engine on bring a trailer a while ago:
    I really liked the idea, but then with a full stock 3.6. I only find info on itb conversions for the 964/993 engines, I know it is modern, hi-tech, better fuel consumption etc... but never found feedback on a carb conversion for street use.

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