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> Brutus the 916 arriving at world headquarters, for complete reassembly
Dr. 914
post Dec 9 2016, 09:58 AM
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We are very happy to announce that Brutus the first 916 prototype is arriving at Automobile Atlanta for a complete reassembly after a careful repaint by Kirk at the body shop. He took great pains to insure perfection, and with William Grier and Steve Gaglione, long time 914 veterans actually doing the reassembly, we can insure concours perfection. We want to have this car ready for the Amelia Island Concours where it will make its debut.



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post Dec 9 2016, 05:28 PM
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Brutus before its paint job
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post Dec 10 2016, 01:22 AM
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why did you convert it to a 4 lug suspention (IMG:style_emoticons/default/new_shocked.gif)


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thanks for the pics (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb3d.gif)
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post Dec 10 2016, 10:20 AM
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funny funny funny!!!!! We removed the original suspension for powder painting and had the car on a rotterserie so had to then hold it up with something after doing the bottom side so we just took some suspension from a 914-4 junker in the graveyard. We will be installing the new suspension Monday

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post Dec 12 2016, 03:12 PM
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Well we have the car here now, not as many parts with it as we had hoped expecting another delivery of its original parts tomorrow. Look at the pedal cluster with the helper spring added! Must have had a brutally hard clutch assembly installed to handle that 2.9. Also look at the engine compartment with the large GT gas tank cutout.

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post Dec 12 2016, 03:40 PM
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and for you Gusti, the five lug wheels installed
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post Dec 12 2016, 03:56 PM
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post Dec 12 2016, 04:44 PM
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What kind of paint is that? Looks like Imron.
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post Dec 12 2016, 05:38 PM
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It is glasurit polyurethane, base coat clear coat
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What kind of paint is that? Looks like Imron.
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post Dec 13 2016, 09:41 AM
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This car was painted and painted and painted and painted along with all of the parts (for example, they just left the horns in place when they repainted the car who knows when. Although we took every last bit of oil paint and filler off of the body, now it is time to take the paint off the old parts that we can salvage. One of them is this control unit, now stripped of all of the old black oversprayed paint!
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post Dec 15 2016, 06:43 PM
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Steve and William have made good progress on the car continuing to do a meticulous reassembly. They installed the fuel and brake tunnel lines today, are finishing up the cleanup of the main wiring harness, and are installing the windshield clips. For some reason the 916 has 26 clips rather than the traditional 19.

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post Dec 16 2016, 12:20 PM
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Hope you guy's go back with a different color scheme, that lime green pin striping and green fuch's is hideous. Makes a cool car like that way less cool (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon8.gif)
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post Dec 17 2016, 09:30 AM
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I wholeheartedly agree Zach, we are installing a very conservative black leather with dark gray porsche cloth in the interior, identical in layout to some of the other 916s including ours, and absolutely no lime green pin stripes on the flares OR the seats. This refreshed Brutus will complement its brothers well at its unveiling at Amelia Island in March

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post Dec 17 2016, 11:13 AM
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... black leather with dark gray porsche cloth in the interior, identical in layout to some of the other 916s including ours ...


which one of the other 916s had this interior (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

even your 916 didn't have this interior from the factory (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)
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post Dec 17 2016, 03:45 PM
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the silver one has gray leather with light gray porsche cloth insert. We cannot get light gray porsche cloth only dark gray porsche cloth, hence the black with dark gray porsche cloth. Tony Lapine's son said that the car had quite a number of interior changes, so nothing is correct except maybe the black vinyl interior that it would have had as a normal six cylinder. What do you think?

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... black leather with dark gray porsche cloth in the interior, identical in layout to some of the other 916s including ours ...


which one of the other 916s had this interior (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

even your 916 didn't have this interior from the factory (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

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post Dec 18 2016, 12:57 AM
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a really tricky question ...

but my very personal opinion is, that it should get an interior that was "more likely" from the factory
the Porsche cloth insert wasn't available at the time

the silver car #12 left the factory with this "psychodelic" intserts (similar to the one of car #17) and very nice leather door panels
unfortunately I only have this b/w pic, so I don't know the correct color sceeme ...

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post Dec 19 2016, 10:35 AM
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We would love to do the paisley, but where in the world could one get that material?


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a really tricky question ...

but my very personal opinion is, that it should get an interior that was "more likely" from the factory
the Porsche cloth insert wasn't available at the time

the silver car #12 left the factory with this "psychodelic" intserts (similar to the one of car #17) and very nice leather door panels
unfortunately I only have this b/w pic, so I don't know the correct color sceeme ...

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post Dec 21 2016, 06:22 PM
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well we are putting brutus to bed for the Christmas holidays, to be resumed the week after new years. Steve and William have made good progress against less than even odds, having none of the original nuts and bolts to reassemble NOR of course having taken it apart. We are fighting the typical paint buildup and many holes and modifications that even the BEST body man would not have caught. I cannot imagine anyone else but Kirk doing this car as he has done so many.

I included a picture of the passenger floor board and the 911 style pedal board clamp someone welded into the car, and also the strange arrangement of the relay board to clear the oil cooler line arrangement at the tank. We have not seen the 2.9 mechanically injected rs engine the factory fitted, but at this point we are certainly ready to install it. The dash and the rest of the interior is being well handled and will look PERFECT

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post Dec 21 2016, 06:24 PM
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