Finally bolted up, ground clearance is not as bad as expected.
Currently no gaskets, disintegrated on removal, so will not be able to hear/ drive with them until the new ones arrive in the post.
There was a mounting bracket for the original down pipes that needed removing on the ph1 v6 to get them to line-up without fouling anything.
The misunderstanding with the mechanic that failed to fit them initially came from
no gaskets available to him,
didn't want to remove the mounting bracket,
didnt like the the difference in internal diameter/bore between the manifold/ELDP
(where the 3 branches become one) is a much larger diameter before passing into the narrower down pipe, he felt this was restrictive even if that is the OEM design.
'98 916C1 GTV V6 24V - Rosso 130 - 885 Tan Momo - 321 Wood pack - 17" Tele - Zender 'cup' Aero - BMC CDA - Wizard Quad - ELDP - Over racing Ti strut brace - Intrax RS coil-over