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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    O/T Crank Pulley
    •   Porsche
    •   Friday, 16 April 2021
    Keeping with my vintage speed 356 inspired Okrasa engine build I bought a nice O/T crank pulley. These four hole items are found on early 356's....
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    356 Oil Filler / Breather
    •   Porsche
    •   Wednesday, 14 April 2021
    Another piece in the puzzle arrived today. Todays treasure is a 356 oil filler neck....
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  • Mick uploaded a new video
    Karmann Ghia - 1960. An air cooled obsession.
    •   VLog
    •   Wednesday, 14 April 2021
    • 49
    Andy is the warm & charismatic owner of this classic 1960 Karmann Ghia. He's had a lifelong obsession with the VW air cooled machines & his dream car was always the Karmann Ghia. So, imagine his delight when he stumbles over an old lady driving his dream car &... the rest is history.
    So come along for a ride through the streets of Sydney on an early Sunday morning as we reveal the love & contempt Andy finds in his Karmann Ghia.

    Another Machines & Macchiatos - Classic Driver video story.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Okrasa 1625cc
    Been a bit flat out with work so no real time to do anything on the build but have been doing a bit of daydreaming whilst standing at the lathe. I've somehow convinced myself that I should put together my Okrasa engine for the Speedste...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Silencer End Pressings
    •   General
    •   Saturday, 13 March 2021
    After completing the collector for my DIY Sebring exhaust the next part that I need to tackle is making the silencers. I have already spent a bit of time doing some research to try and find some off-the-shelf items but due to the small...
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Speedster
    Cool video showing the creation of rear quarter and roof panels using traditional methods
    1952 Porsche 356 'Streamliner' roof & rear quarter fabrication
    On this video it shows panel fabrication on a 1952 Porsche 356 split screen 'streamliner' outlaw.
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    Inside Comedian Gabriel Iglesias $3 Million Volkswagen Bus Collection
    Fluffy comedian Gabriel Iglesias owns a $3 million collection of classic Volkswagen Buses. He keeps them in his enormous personal museum that resembles Volkswagen's most famous German factory. His car collection also includes several very rare Beetles and muscle cars.
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  • Don't forget it's burger night this Friday.

    Meet at Burgers N Shakes from 6:30 onwards.
    ‏ — at Welland Plaza Shopping Centre, Way Terrace, Welland, Adelaide, City of Charles Sturt, South Australia, 5009, Australia
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  • Mick uploaded a new video in Speedster
    Pre-A getting a hammering
    Chris Harris races Porsche 356 at Goodwood Revival
    Chris Harris races Howard Donald's Porsche 356 in the Fordwater Trophy at Goodwood Revival. Can he convert second on the grid into a win?
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Sebring Exhaust Part 3
    •   General
    •   Friday, 26 February 2021
    Managed to scrounge a few minutes to finish off the collector for the Sebring exhaust tonight. I had ran out of gas when I was initially welding up the collector and so still had to join the two halves together. Today I managed to get a few minu...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Glaser Karosserie
    •   General
    •   Wednesday, 24 February 2021
    Many 356 fans will know of the name Reuter, the coach builder responsible for the manufacture of the Porsche 356 from 1950 onwards, but many do not realise that initially Reuter did not have the capacity to build the convertible models so t...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Sebring Exhaust Part 2
    •   General
    •   Monday, 22 February 2021
    If you read my previous post Sebring Exhaust Part 1 you would know that I have decided to build my own Sebring style exhaust. This evening I managed to get a little time to make a start on it....
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