From the original Jack Walter Subject line: Engine Type 547/1 Serial P90009
Bill Block wrote:
BLOCKS BOOKS now has in stock Hans Mezger's autobiography PORSCHE & ME. Mezgar redid the calculations on the Fuhrmann motor -- over 15,000 calculations, by hand for the new cam shafts. Incidentally, Jorus' the never before seen photograph with Ferry porsche and the early 547 motor is present but backwards. $65.00 (list $79.95) + $4.00 shipping.http://www.BLOCKS-BOOKS.com
I think you are trying to capitalize...financially (blantantly) on the fact that there "Does" need to be a new "4-cam & Carrera " Forum category on this web-site. I welcome your advertisement above, as you further the cause in your own way. But c'mon...this current category is Jack Walter's subject line, about His Car & His Motor. NOT the BOOK you are trying to SELL.
And using Joris Koning (as an innocent cover) I don't think will work well with with Joris, me...or the rest of us.
By example, if you scroll through the Forum Menu category of "Authenticity Corner", a simple request by Joris on a 4-cam - Carrera motor question was about a basic "decal" on the Fan shroud. But really...can I please ask you: Where should that question really have been asked...?
To Me...Answer: A "4-cam & Carrera " Forum category.
Might you perhaps be interested in endorsing it...or not? (Again..to me) this is part of the misconception on the psuedo-thinking that there is an "elitist" group associated to 4-cam cars and 356 Carrera's. Oh, you can't talk to "them" only on the side...but go ahead, make an Outlaw into a Carrera, and to try and be something that Porsche did a long, long time ago...but get this...."that is very-very cool". "Specials"..."Outlaws" - "HOTRODS"...that's all great creativity. And that is what "Walter Glockler" was all about (and me too). If it wasn't for him...there (perhaps) would never have been a Porsche 550 Spyder, an RSK, an RS 60...a 904, a 917..?
And if I may please ask, what picture is on the Cover of the Nov-Dec 356 Registry magazine? ...the Bruce Sweetman picture of early Porsche 550 Spyder's at the Porsche Race Car Classsic (PRCC...thank's to Steve Heinrichs). Are there 4-cam motors involved here...?
What's the 356 Registry doing here..? With those non-356 Spyders on the Cover..? (how dare Gordon Maltby do That!) btw...this is tongue in cheek.
And the money side on this subject matter leaves a lot to question...if it's good for that one individual, then it's Ok. But as a whole..."OH NO" that's an elitist group (don't go there). Geez, let's try and be real, cooperative, and have fun this year.
How about trying this...DO NOT BE AFRAID.