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exhaust smell inside vehicle

Model: 912, Year:1969, Mileage:151,00, Type of use:Street use only
I am getting an exhaust smell inside the vehicle when the heater lever is pulled up to heat cab. It is more pronounced when I go to higher revs when going through the gears. I hear no exhaust leaks. There is no noticable loss of power. The engine is tight having been rebuilt within the last 6,000 miles. The case went off to a respected Porsche machine shop and new heads were installed at the time. The weber carbs may be running slightly to the rich side. What could be the cause?

Identify heating system

Vehicle Information: Model: 912; Year: 1966; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): stock; Total Mileage: 122000;

changing rear quarter windows on 912E

Vehicle Information: Model: 912E; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 4 cylinder; Total Mileage: 60 K;

This car has a sunroof, but fixed rear quarter windows. Is it feasible to retrofit pop-out rear windows, the type with the lever at the back corner? I do not want the Thyssen coating to be damaged, as the body is still in pristine condition.

AC in a 912E?

Vehicle Information: Model: 912E; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 4 cylinder, type 4; Total Mileage: 45,000;

oil cooler

Vehicle Information: Model: 912e; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): type 4; Total Mileage: low;

Can I use an oil cooler in the trunk air conditioning hole for a heater core like a water cooled car and will it hurt the oil pressure? I have a Melling high volume pump, I am sure I have to keep the cooler at the same height as the pump so it doesn't back drain to the engine.

912e carbs

Vehicle Information: Model: 912e; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): type 4 2.0 cam webers porter fly cut heads protonics ; Total Mileage: 2k on rebuld;

I have converted my 912E to carburetors and it has a flat spot in first on slow acceleration. Also how do I wire a starter button to the existing ignition switch.

Solex Carb heaters

Vehicle Information: Model: 356 Sc Cab; Year: 1965 (Sep 64 mfg); Body Type: Convertible; Engine (type, size, modifications): 1600 SC; Total Mileage: 89,0000;

Fresh air control

Vehicle Information: Model: 912; Year: 1968; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 1.6; Total Mileage: 100k;

The fresh air control on the dash has no effect in closing the fresh air inlet. As a result I'm unable to close the vent and have had to tape the cowl inlet to stop the air coming into the cabin. Any ideas as to how to repair this?

Air to the passenger compartment

Vehicle Information: Model: 912E; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.0; Total Mileage: 149000;

The heater blower motor is working perfectly and blows air to the heater boxes. However, no air is getting to the passenger compartment. What are the possible reasons for no air getting into the passenger compartment?

Gas Heater for 356

Vehicle Information: Model: 356; Year: 60; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): ?; Total Mileage: ?;

I just acquired a gas heater. The vendor said he removed it from a '60 356B around 20 years ago. I only have the manual for the later BN6 heater and it is different than this one. The one I have says "B2" on the data plate. I could send you digital pictures of it. Or is there any web site where I could see a manual for the earlier gas heaters?

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