The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. chammyman

    chammyman Been here awhile

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    Some nice cars in this thread.

    I'm surprised by the high mileage tales though. I work as an engine re-builder and I have the luxury of being the only one in my workplace that can build up the porker engines (and the other wonderful awkward ones like range rover v8's and old odd things).

    Common issues with the flat 6's and they are ALL afflicted is nikasil failure on at least one bore and always always broken exhaust studs and the cam sensor bolts snap off as well.

    In very, very rare circumstances the ring locating pin on the 2nd compression ring can work its way out, rub through the nikasil then it fails.

    Maybe this is a UK everything rusts here and no one actually maintains their vehicles issue.
  2. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Funny thing: I put a Remus exhaust on my Smart last Friday and Saturday I noticed it was blipping on downshift with the paddles. The OEM exhaust was so quiet I never noticed it. :lol3
  3. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    ha! I guess you are right, my wife's smart does blip as well...
  4. Lee C

    Lee C Long timer

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    :clap Pics of Smart cars boys:lol3
  5. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    It's been awhile since I've peeked in here. Smart cars? SMART CARS? REALLY? :huh

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  6. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  7. Lee C

    Lee C Long timer

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  8. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Story in the Business section of Today's OC Register....

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    He creates Singer Bodies.

    Pics from the papers web-site

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  9. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    So what does a carbon fiber Porsche body go for?


    Bet you could buy a lot of gas for the cost of the body. :lol3
  10. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Singer is a neat idea of building a classic 911 using the latest in materials and components...

    People with money drive innovation, restore old vehicles and are integral to the motorhead hobby----it's good there are people out there doing this...plus there is no such thing as an inexpensive Porsche.

    It's not what the "marque" is about. They've always represented the finest in engineering and performance...beautiful machines.

    Here's a pic from Singers web-site...
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  11. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    FWIW, a Marque is a company that manufactures automobiles. A Mark is someone who goes to an auction looking for a cheap Porsche. :deal

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  12. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    I knew I had it wrong...

    Dumb shit I am... :lol3

    (I'm gunna go edit that now)...
  13. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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  14. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    I don't think that 914 will ever be worth less than that unless someone screws it up somehow. Looks like a nice inexpensive way to join the vintage Porsche club. If it turns you on, buy it - there's little risk there.
  15. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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  16. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    It reads like a nice car. As the poster above says, if it is as advertised, it shouldn't be worth less at any time in its future. I'd have to put eyes on it before I stroked the check.
  17. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    I have a friend who's owned a 1966 912 since new.. His son recently wrote into Porsche NA and was able to have them issue Certificate of Authenticity for the vehicle....Had it done as a Bday gift, pretty neat.

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  18. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    since we are on the topic of 914's

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  19. rollinrob

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    I should do that or get my Dad to do it. He is the original owner of a 1965 356SC Cabriolet bought when we lived in South Lake Tahoe. I was just a few months old. Parents used to heat my bottle with the car heaters on long trips.

    As a kid in the 70's it was the car for ski trips, chains and all, trying not to scratch the back window with the ski poles that fit in between the front seats.
  20. jcf

    jcf Been here awhile

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    The reason it is surprising to me is in reference to the inherent issues with the '75 - '77 2.7 Liter cars (That is what that copper colored car appears to be ).

    Rather than list them all here is a link from the PCA detailing the numerous issues ( read to the right of the green Targa) ;

    http://www.pca.org/Panorama/HowToBuyAnEntryLevelPorsche/Buyinga19741977911.aspx

    That doesn't mean that it is impossible that one of those cars went 500,000 miles with no issues - but it would be very surprising.

    That also does not mean they are not good cars - once the many issues are sorted out they are rather nice - a friend here has a '77S Targa that has been running flawlessly for almost 15 years - since he took the engine apart and addressed all the potential issues.