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Offline Smechie

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Newbeeeeee here
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:30:43 PM »
Hello fellow engine and model makers.

A little bit about myself. I was born in Bristol England, I left the UK in 1987 for a new adventure and life in Canada. I live in Thousand Islands region of eastern Ontario in a rural setting along with my wife and a new puppy! I am a machinist by trade and have longed to be able to enjoy the model engineering hobby once again. I build a skeleton clock (My avatar) in the early eighties and finished it just before leaving the UK. I am set to retire in May 2020, and I am currently setting up small workshop in my basement/crawlspace.


So why am I here? My retirement project is a 1/4 scale Porsche 911 boxer engine!!!! I am currently doing the research needed for the project, and readying the workshop. I have always wanted to own a 911 but was never able to afford to buy one, let alone keep in on the road! So my plan is to build a fully operational engine, with the "possibility" of building the rest of car at a much later date (if I live long enough LOL). I will be posting a regular report and photos as the project progresses. I am sure l will have lots of questions along the way, I am sure this is the right place to find the answers.


Cheers for now,


Ian
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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 11:48:03 PM »
Welcome Ian.

Funny you should mentions Porsche   8)

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,6259.0.html

Dave

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 11:51:51 PM »
Welcome Ian. Congrats on the upcoming retirement, you will love it and the Porsche engine should keep you busy for a while. Glad to have you join us.

Bill

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 11:58:03 PM »
Hi Ian,
Welcome to the forum!
Kim

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 12:08:38 AM »
Hi Ian welcome to MEM!


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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 12:18:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum Ian

Don't discount the notion of owning a 911, I used to think a Ferrari was out of reach but owned a 1976 308GT4 for 10 wonderful years. If you pick the right model/year they can be affordable. (I paid more for my 2013 Honda CRV than the GT4 :-)

There is a growing group of members living in Canada and Ontario specifically, great to see.

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 08:12:19 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
Hi Ian,
this is a Dream of me too. I own a 914/6 which has a 911 engine in it.
I have a spare Motor on an engine stand partially disassembled. If you Need some pics or measurements i can take them for you.

Michael

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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 06:24:50 PM »
Welcome Ian from a member still living in Bristol England. You will get plenty of help from the other members of the forum.
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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 03:02:46 AM »
Hey Guys

Thanks for the warm welcome, I am looking forward to future interactions.

Cheers for now

Ian
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Re: Newbeeeeee here
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 03:28:05 AM »
I'm late, but welcome to the party Ian!! 

 :cheers:

Pete
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