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    Albert blue S latest Pano

    Did anyone catch this article? It serves as a reminder to get a PPI! The buyer is familiar with the Early S Registry but must have missed the Due Diligence thread. Herr Miller our web meister is also mentioned in a humorous exchange.
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    I'm kinda leaning to a clutch disengagement/adjustment problem,, not gear box as he kept saying
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    Ed I think you are right on the money because the Italian mechanic sort of improved it with no R&R. Maybe driving style,901 box etc. Dunno.
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    He flew to Europe and test drove the car before purchase. He was looking for a specific color for a specific model at a very attractive price. PPI or not he was a buyer.
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    Since I have no use for the silliness that defines PCA perhaps you boys can offer the Reader's Digest version?

    Reading between the lines if all the buyer is facing is a $5k trans rebuild who cares? Albert Blue S coupes don't grow on trees.

    I tell my customers "No matter how good a car you think you bought plan on spending at least $10k on it just to get the basics sorted." To think otherwise will lead to extreme disappointment.

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    I don't even think it needed the trans rebuild, clashing into reverse is NOT a synchro problem. Maybe at best a clutch cable adjustment, or at worst, clutch cable replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Since I have no use for the silliness that defines PCA perhaps you boys can offer the Reader's Digest version?

    Reading between the lines if all the buyer is facing is a $5k trans rebuild who cares? Albert Blue S coupes don't grow on trees.

    I tell my customers "No matter how good a car you think you bought plan on spending at least $10k on it just to get the basics sorted." To think otherwise will lead to extreme disappointment.
    Great and realistic advice.
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    when I first got my 911S, I had grinding of first gear and it was a simple adjustment of the linkage behind the front seat through the tunnel cover. Never had a problem since. Chris
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    It is a very well written, entertaining article that will pull at the heart strings of any early 911 enthusiast.

    I believe this is the subject car:
    http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...-Blue-in-Italy
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    Yup that is the car. Giovanni helped me with the history on my car. Good guy. I guess the test drive was 30 yards!
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