Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

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Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by gtmdriver » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:47 am

I have just finished converting my car from rear drum brakes to Porsche 944 rear vented disc brakes and I took photos of every step. I would like to post this as a 'How To' thread but the forum seems to have a limit on the number of images in a post. I have 68 photos to illustrate the post. Is there a way I can do it all in one post.

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Piledriver » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:36 am

Load them to Photobucket or other web space and provide links in the commentary..
Images loaded to the forum are (were?) limited to 3 per post, but AFAIK links are unlimited.

Its usually best to break up a long procedure a bit, but its your kitty.

There is still some teething pain with the new software so there may be some changes coming along those lines, eventually.

Right now photo bucket or the board software isn't seeing the image size so no inline links are viewable.
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Marc » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:23 am

Piledriver wrote:Its usually best to break up a long procedure a bit...
I'd encourage doing it that way for several good reasons.

If you use a hosting site like Photobucket it'll save Doc's storage space, but if you find it too kludgy/slow to deal with upload 'em here.

Resize to maximum 800 pixels horizontal, maximum 600 pixels vertical, before uploading and they should display - most image-editing applications have that capability, even Microsoft Paint.

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Jadewombat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:36 pm

Would make a good sticky topic...

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by gtmdriver » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:50 am

How do I do a sticky post?

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Marc » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:07 pm

gtmdriver wrote:
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How do I do a sticky post?
That was my intention the minute you brought it up. IM me when you're done and happy with everything and I'll stickify it.

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Piledriver » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 pm

The pics also must be <125kb and jpg or png format to upload.
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Marc » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:46 pm

Piledriver wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 pm
The pics also must be <125kb and jpg or png format to upload.
I haven't tested the upper limit of file size since the update, but here's an 800x600 .jpg that's 235kb:
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Piledriver » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:18 am

Happy dog!

Hmm the file size limit went up.
I recall reading the picture dimensions max was some oddball size like 1000x1000 (last time I saw a change mentioned)

Hopefully something will get posted to the news forum or such once it has been nailed down.
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by gtmdriver » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:21 am

OK. I'll start a thread and put in a number of pre-replies then edit them to add the content.

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Piledriver » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:09 am

That is a good plan, set up an outline etc, give yourself some room.
Even after you max out the uploads you can still add links.
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Marc » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:30 pm

Put across the top of each post WORK IN PROGRESS - PLEASE DO NOT POST REPLIES or something to that effect. That can be removed when the thread's ready to make into a sticky.

Reason being, you can delete your own posts if you need to start over, but not someone else's. If you need any help cleaning somethng up, contact a Moderator (they have higher-level editing power).

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by FJCamper » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:15 am

Hi Marc,

What photo-hosting program are you using?

I'm using Photobucket, and can't post now since the update.

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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Piledriver » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:32 am

Uploads work if the right dimensions and file size...
Wonder if this would fit in a 914? :twisted:
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Re: Porsche brake conversion thread. How?

Post by Marc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:38 pm

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That's the problem I'm having when I try to get pictures hosted on Photobucket to display here. I started with one that was 800x640 140KB and downloaded/resized/uploaded several times (743x599 129KB, 669x536 109KB) with the same result. Haven't figured out what the problem is, but it's apparently not related to resolution or file size.

For a worthwhile subject like this it's easy to justify uploading the pics directly from your computer to STF (using the "Attachments" tab). Just resize to ≤ 800x600 first and they should go. These four are all ≤ 800x600, largest is 241KB. Note that there's no way to insert text between them - you may want to open each one in paint and insert a reference number on it before attaching as I did on the first one here.
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