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post #556 of 568 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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John, Where and when is the PV coffee and cars?

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John, Where and when is the PV coffee and cars?
1st Saturday of the month 7:30am-9am in the mall parking lot on the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne. You don't have to be old to bring your car...

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John, marked my calendar for March! See you there.

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John, marked my calendar for March! See you there.
I will be there tomorrow morning Keven: 1967 Grey Porsche 912. Hope to see you and the car!

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post #560 of 568 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I flaked for the last few months going to the Coffee & Cars show in Rancho Palos Verdes. See post above for info.

I will be there this weekend Saturday July 6th, so if anyone is interested
in seeing the "Alfa Tomato" come on down! Bring your car to show off as well!!

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So I was not happy with the dash cover. I read thru the BB's dash restore posts, and found lots of great info and decided to try it out on a dash I bought on E-Bay.

Here are a few pics of the material/tools I selected and used as well as the process of filling all the cracks. Initially I tried cutting the cracks with an box cutter to form a "V" thinking this would make for adhesion of the filler. It turned out that the larger gap (crack) I created was a lot harder to match in height to the rest of the dash, so I spent a lot of time adding layers of filler and sanding.
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And here is the finished dash with a bunch of coats of truck bed liner spray coat. I also added vents for my the Vintage Air Gen II Mini that I am installing (stay tuned for that update).
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Good to see the thread continue.

Nice work on the dash.

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Here's a preview of starting the install of the Vintage Air Gen II Mini air/heat unit. So to fit the unit I had to move the main fuse box into the engine compartment, and in general move the wiring harness all around to make room to be able to place the unit behind the glove box. No simple task!! So I took out the dash and pretty much stripped the interior. I added Dynamat Extreme to the firewall. It took 12 sq ft to cover it all, and that stuff is not cheap! I also had to redo the center console to add the control panel for the air/heat unit.

So why go to all this trouble? Well, the unit I installed was very weak, and did not adequately cool the cabin, was noisy and I could not control separately the defrost and dash vents, so it would cause condensation on the windshield if I ran it for prolonged periods of time (annoying!!).

Here's a few pics to start, more to come...
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Hello did you get the car running? My ecotec is about 1-2 months away from running

anyone can buy a Porsche, only Drivers drive a Alfa Romeo
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And what is the power like, mine was dinoed at 197 hP at 6400 and 183 ft/ lbs at 3600,an pretty flat range,130 ish from 1000 rpm

anyone can buy a Porsche, only Drivers drive a Alfa Romeo

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kevin...how is your dash holding up...did the cracks reappear?
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post #568 of 568 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Guys, sorry for such late replies, but had an issue with my account!

The dash did not hold up, as it cracked, and the spray on bedliner bubbled up in spots.

Also I will be showing my car at:

Saturday Shift (Sat May 20, 7:30-9:30am)
Del Amo Fashion Center
21300 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturda...ts-34000654874

Come by and see her in person!!
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