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@johannes Johannes Gerl

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A life long love affair with Alfa Romeo and Porsche.

Windschutzscheibe nachdichten, Beispiel 911

Mein Carrera-Pflegekind ließ zuletzt bei ausgiebigen Handwäschen mit dem Hochdruckreiniger ein paar Schnapsgläser Wasser auf die Beifahrerfußmatte tropfen. Hauptverdächtiger war die Dichtung der Windschutzscheibe. Mit originalen Scheiben und ori[...]

Raspberry Gin Tonic

The tall guy with the practical hair cut (@gintonic) keeps on telling me that there is this little early-nineties runabout that he just can’t get enough of. I had almost forgotten about this car though of course, the petrolhead that I am since t[...]

Lion Fur

I just love the lion fur & tartan interior of my 911, the colour officially labeled “cork”. I hope I can encourage @rob to comment on the tartan and tell the story about Lapide and the two Porsche ladies who looked after upholstery ...

Go Checking For Corrosion Under Your Oil Pipes. Do It Now.

I’ll bet you there is no corrosion on my 911. That’s me two weeks ago. In fact there was. It was not serious, but it would have become, if I hadn’t found and fixed it this or next year. We all know that when it comes to rust, at the original [...]

Hamburg to Munich in the Porsche 911S, 2.7

Hamburg? Yes, it’s pretty cool. They have a harbor there and the Reeperbahn where you can do stuff. The cranes in the harbor look nice, especially when seen from the luxurious architectural apartments of Hafenviertel; the habitat of Hamburg’[...]

Der 7er von 1986 – der BMW, der alles änderte

BMW hatte Mitte der Achtziger wenig zu bieten. Das Design der aktuellen Siebener und Fünfer steckte tief in den Siebzigern fest. Zwar zeigte der E28, BMWs Fünfer bis 1987, eine Fülle von Details, die am Geschmack der Achtziger ausgerichtet war[...]

Saturday Morning Maintenance

More maintained and mended at my current 911 project: - New gear oil. As we all know some kind of pump, manual or electrical, is required to do this. Proxon’s offering with 12V connector is a good deal. https://youtu.be/iXgjZALDyUc - After the[...]

Random Picture

Did this picture recently, almost by accident. Kind of like it, thought I share it with you.

There’s a Bomb Ticking Behind Your Door

If there's water in the foot well of your 911 or any other car, the door foils are one of three usual suspects. The water will first ruin the door panels, then trickle in the carpet and after some years corrosion will destroy the floor plate and[...]

Alfa Romeo Spider – The Duetto

For an unbelievable 52 years now the 105/115 series Alfa Romeo Spider has been turning our heads. The continuous modifications it had to undergo during its unmatched 27 years of production show a strange mixture of appreciation and rejection. Ti[...]