Tognola imports SSI (Stainless Systems Incorporated) exhaust manifolds and heat exchangers from the USA. With equal length ‘headers’, the units are made for all 911 engines through to 1989, and will improve power output (18-22 bhp on a Carrera 3.2) and last ‘ more or less forever’. Peter rates the build quality highly. A pair of headers with heat exchangers for a Carrera 3.2 (right in our picture) costs £535.00 and a non-heater system for racing (behind) is £475.00, both excluding VAT. A silencer box is also required
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The racing 911 will make its debut on British and European tracks later this year, having previously been used for motor club events in the USA. Peter bought the 1965 car last year – and hopes to drive it on historic events during this season.
Fancy that RS look? Untreated brake calipers get dirty very quickly, but the men at Datchet will clean, repaint and apply Porsche lettering at a cost of £300 (excluding VAT) a set
The two-litre engine has been rebuilt with 911S camshafts and is equipped with triple-choke Solex carburettors – only original specification items are allowed on FIA events. The gearbox is the five-speed Type 901 ‘dog leg’ unit.
The interior with full roll cage, extinguisher system and Recaro race seat is devoid of fancy trim – except for the fascia top, of which Gregg is rather proud: ‘It was broken and cracked from exposure to the sun, so I covered it in suede.’
The long-range (100-litre) foam-filled safety fuel tank dominates the front compartment. The single battery is cleverly relocated in the well that housed the optional petrol-powered cabin heater on early 911 models.
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