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Plain bearing Carrera dry sump oil tank by Bill Sargent

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How to search in the VIN DB

January 28, 2017 | Research & Identification | 0 Comments
Enter what you would like to search for (such as VIN) and click Search.If the number that you searched on is in the database this is the screen you will see. Click on any of the "links in blue" and you will see this page with the complete history, that is in the database, of the VIN number that you have chosen.

Porsche PET KATALOG

April 7, 2014 | Research & Identification | 2 Comments
Click Below for a PDF of Porsche PET Katalog 1959 Katalog THIS PARTS CATALOGUE CONTAINS ALL ORDER INFORMATION OF TYPES 356 FROM MODEL YEAR 1950 - 1955 356-A FROM MODEL YEAR 1956 - 1959E_356_59_KATALOG.pdf 1965 Katalog THIS PARTS CATALOGUE CONTAINS ALL ORDER INFORMATION OF TYPES 356-B FROM MODEL YEAR 1960 - 1963 356-C FROM MODEL YEAR 1964 - 1965E_356_65_KATALOG.pdf

Blaupunkt Koln Radio V Series (64/65)

June 25, 2013 | Research & Identification | 2 Comments
by Bill Sargent Information on the V Series (64/65) Blaupunkt Koln radio.    There will be many PDF files. They are all the Blaupunkt factory circuit diagrams and specifications that allow a technician to repair and adjust the radio.  Russ Collins and I scoured the world to get them in order to repair the radio in my 64C. Koln U Series Board Layout PDF File 1 PDF File 2 Koln V Series Align PDF File 1 PDF File 2 PDF File 3 PDF File 4   Koln V Series Schematic Koln V Series Spare Parts Koln V Series Technical Data PDF File 1 PDF File 2 PDF File 3 PDF File 4        

Plain bearing Carrera dry sump oil tank by Bill Sargent

June 10, 2013 | Research & Identification | 0 Comments
The attached diagram shows the internal construction of a plain bearing carrera dry sump oil tank.  Note that the earlier roller bearing carrera motors used a much more complex oil tank that was effectively a tank within a tank.

356A Carrera Oil System by Bill Sargent

June 10, 2013 | Research & Identification | 1 Comment
Click here for a pdf of 356A carrera oil system from the tank and parts in the engine compartment all the way to the front of the car where the coolers sit.  This file is concentrated on the front coolers.

356A Carrera Oil Cooler, Brackets, Ducting and Mount Block Brackets by Bill Sargent

June 6, 2013 | Research & Identification | 3 Comments
356 A Carrera Oil Cooler information by Bill Sargent   1.       Click Here for a PDF file – 356 A Carrera Oil Cooler Brackets & Ducting.   Photos with notes for installation of the A carrera front oil coolers2.      Click Here for a PDF file - 356 A Carrera Oil Cooler Brackets & Ducting – 11 x 17 inch print.   Tracings of all oil cooler ducting parts full size if printed on 11 x 17 inch paper.3.      Click Here for a PDF file – 356 A carrera oil cooler mount block & brackets.   Somewhat crude drawing of the alloy mount block that the coolers and soft oil lines connect to.  Block also is used to mount the coolers to the mounting brackets.4.       Click Here for a PDF file – Metric Tube Fitting Assembly & Troubleshooting.   Parker Hydraulic manual for the EO style metric tube fittings used on all 356 carreras.  EO fitting information starts on page 28.

356 A B & C gas heaters by Bill Sargent

June 6, 2013 | Research & Identification | 4 Comments
356 A gas heaters by Bill Sargent          1.       Click Here for a PDF file – Porsche 356A BN2 Eberspacher Gas Heater Installation Manual.  Scan of late 50s factory installation manual for post deliver installation of the Eberspacher B2 gas heater used in Pushrod cars2.      Click Here for a  PDF file – Porsche 356A Carrera BN3 Eberspacher Gas Heater Instruction Booklet.  Scan of original 356 A carrera instruction manual for the B3 Eberspacher gas heater used only in A and B T5 carreras3.     See below for Photos – all parts necessary to install a Eberspacher B2 heater in a pushrod car and photos of an installed heater. Note that this installation of a B2 heater has the warm air hose routed as done in a factory carrera.   Note also that the heater exhaust is not factory stock.  The flex tube is used in place of a pressed sheet steel factory part that rusts out very early in the car’s life.   356 T6 B/C Eberspacher gas heater   Click Here for a PDF file – Eberspacher BN4 t...

Hubert Kinzler Remembered

September 24, 2012 | Research & Identification | 0 Comments
Remembering Hubert KinzlerBy Harrison McCaugheyI learned recently that a good friend, Porsche master mechanic and racing buddy has passed away. Very few people who entered my life have had as much positive impact as he did. And yet I wonder if he  understood how much he touched so many in such important and long-lasting ways.  He was one of a kind.I first met Hubert during a period that I must confess, was one of the low points in my life, sometime during the later months of 1969. I had been attached to a Navy attack squadron the previous year and it was during this period I traded a 1966 VW bug for a 1962 Porsche 356B S-90. As would soon be pointed out to me, I had made a significant blunder by making such a “deal”. I confess that I hadn't any idea of what to look for in a used Porsche (rust you say?) or how well it would handle (I just sold a VW bug and we all know how they handle). The engine looked a lot like a VW. I needed advice, and based at a naval air station in north centr...

Porsche Factory Service Bulletins

March 23, 2011 | Research & Identification | 0 Comments
By Roy Lock, Robert Laepple, and Charlie WhiteDownload the PDF file Porsche Factory Service Bulletin List.pdf  Within the triad of Porsche factory technical information, the Workshop Manuals and Parts Manuals formed the base. These two manuals were openly sold to all at local Porsche dealerships and continually updated and revised. Service Bulletins (SB’s) are the third component of technical documentation from the Porsche Factory. SB’s distributed only to dealerships and contained ancillary information which did not appear in the two sister manuals. Many were destroyed or discarded after use. Because SB’s were only sent to authorized Porsche dealerships, they are less known and to this day are mystical and in some cases, folkloric in stature. The surviving original SB’s are rare. However, because these did not share the notoriety of the other two legs of the triad, SB’s are not as valuable except to connoisseur collectors. SB content ranged from administrative to technical in nat...

Fan Shroud Colors: Factory Photos

October 31, 2010 | Research & Identification | 10 Comments
Return to article on Fan Shroud Colors. Bill Romano: I took these photos at the Porsche factory in 1962 and 1963. They show rows of engines awaiting installation. There are both gloss black and gloss grey fan covers on engines with Zeniths and I guess these were Normals and Supers. Then there are S90's with Solex carbs that appear to have the same color fan covers as the supers (gloss grey). The grey ones could be silver I guess but they look grey in my photos; they are certainly not white but I can't tell if they're exactly the same shade as the Supers. Return to article on Fan Shroud Colors.