Hi I have owned the car since 2004 and although the car had been restored it was put back together by a non Porsche person. I, through the car have met a good friend who is Porsche trained and has worked on these cars since 1969, and between us we have set about putting the car back to as Porsche intended it to be. The gearbox has been rebuilt and required a slider and a number of brake bands but otherwise was in good shape, the engine however was worn out and has been totally rebuilt, its got a big oil pump, oil bypass mod boat-tailed new bearing all round, new Mahle 2.2 high compression 9.8:1 pistons and barrels, new intergear new exhaust valves new guides new cams, rebuilt throttle bodies with new bearings, rods and set up on a flow bench, rebuilt MFI pump and all put together by my friend Mike and myself. Mike spends quite a lot of his time putting together twinplugged 3.0 litre historic rally engines so mine was quite a simple build. The car has also had the suspension rebuilt with elephant racing bushes all round and turbo tie rods, the brakes have been rebuilt, S calipers at the front with stainless pistons and new discs all round. This has all taken nearly 4 years and only now is the car running and driving like it should, the car is fantastic and you can see pictures of the rebuild and footage of the dyno run at this website.
The dyno run results were good with 177 BHP @ 6000 RPM and 216 NM of torque. But the best test is taking it down the road, it really is a joy to drive the throttle responce is great and it just pulls and pulls. it also idles perfectly whether cold or warm and is smooth at small throttle openings. Well thatís it for now.
Car has now been completly dissmantled and is being restored. The shell is at the repair shop and is being put back to factory with new porsche panels. You can follow progress at http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=31622