The Porsche Thread

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

  1. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    <8000 mile 944. Should be interesting..... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1986-porsche-944-29/ .
  2. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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  3. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    The water cooled Porsches bottomed out 4-5 years ago. Nice, low mile, desirable models have been climbing ever since, and should continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

    There was a model update for the 86 (?) model year so you’ll see them referes to as “pre-85 1/2” or post. $12-$15K is a pretty good price for a S2 turbo. You’ll see them as high as $25 for really low mile, 030 cars (sport suspension package)

    There will be $7500-$10K money pits and Run-Don’t-Walk Away $3500-$7500 cars for a few years now.

    I have a 968 “last of the line” and many consider the transaxle Porsches to be the best handling cars they’ve ever made.
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  4. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Wow. As many barks and cackles as my Duc.
  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    A nice car, no doubt. But no mention of a maintenance history. God forbid they’re driving around on a 33 year old timing belt on “Special Occasions.”
  6. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    "The seller reports that service in November 2017 included replacing the timing belt, coolant pump, and ignition system."
  7. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Damn. It’s early. I read it twice. :lol3
  8. Bill Douglas

    Bill Douglas Been here awhile

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  9. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Change that to a VW 4 speed and that’s been me for the last two nights. :lol3
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  10. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene Supporter

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    Came across this little beauty in Dinosaur, CO this afternoon - part of group of 356s heading to Flagstaff.

    [​IMG]
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  11. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    In Dinosaur ................... wow ! I’ll bet that was a spectacle for the handful of residents !


  12. Bart Jones

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  13. Bill Douglas

    Bill Douglas Been here awhile

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  14. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    That picture more represents a Porsche than a Volkswagen.

    A VW throttle has 4 components:
    • Pedal
    • Cable
    • Guide tube
    • Return spring.
    When I was working on my 912, I counted 128 parts to the accelerator. The friggin adjusters have adjusters. :lol3
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  15. AceE

    AceE supermoco

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    what year is that? lol good thing it wasnt posted on the VW thread. had a throttle cable break @ the carb end on an old bug once and tied some string to it and drove it home by pulling the string through the sun roof!

    buddy had one break on a moto @ the handle bar tube on the trail and we rigged it up to the front brake lever to get home. it actually seemed natural once you got used to it.
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    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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  17. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    IME not much happens on BaT until the last 24 hours, especially the last 6.
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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    LOL. My buddy and I had one break at the pedal on his about 10 miles up Potash Rd in Moab.

    Pulled the cable out, ran it around through the wing window, and drove home. He could loop the cable around the latch for the wing for “cruise control.” :lol3

    We later totaled that one when he tried to dodge a rock I threw at a squirrel and ran off the road and sideswiped a rock outcropping. :cry. A nice ‘61.
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    waybill wayward

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    The disassembled '71 911S ad "has been deleted by it's author" which probably means he either sold it or got tired of being hassled : )
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  20. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Hopefully he sold it to someone with the wherewithal to finish it. Not someone who’s going to let it sit for 20 more years.