Carrera... this term is as much part of the Volkswagen vocabulary as is "Turbo" or "911." This book includes previously unpublished documents and photos from the Porsche factory's archive. Text in English and German.
The book is well illustrated, including some patent and other technical drawings... has a larger format of 8.5 x 10.75â€³... The Bibliography is quite wide-ranging and certainly shows that this new book enlarges the picture.
Never-before published information details the nuances of tackling this daunting task! From dropping the engine, to reconditioning and blueprinting, through final reinstallation and break-in, Dempsey guides you step-by-step through the pitfalls often experienced by even the best mechanics. Contains reliable information on parts interchange, performance modifications, reliability upgrades, tear down, and potential problems encountered along the way. Essential information for do-it-yourselfers and for those looking to hire a professional.
The second edition of this book continues the restoration of a 356 Porsche to driver level condition. This book does not spend time or money creating the “perfect” 356, and does not necessarily search for NOS (new old stock) replacement panels if a reproduction panel or patch is appropriate; but the book strives to give you a restoration that will be correct, admired and driven. This second edition provides more detail and contains additional comments to assist those restoring a 356 which was purchased disassembled. This second edition follows the restoration of a 1957 sunroof coupe from the time of purchase to the first drive. Additionally, detailed comments are provided from vendors, such as media blasting, painting, and upholstery.