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Posted by: mb911 Mar 10 2018, 03:41 PM

I know not a 914 but hard to pass up an all original 88 944 for 600.00

He is out there now cleaning.Attached Image

Posted by: Tom_T Mar 10 2018, 03:55 PM

If it runs for $600 Ben, then it's a steal for a great handling little Porsche! piratenanner.gif

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Tom
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Posted by: bretth Mar 10 2018, 03:55 PM

Nice. Always loved the phone dials on the 944.

Posted by: 914Sixer Mar 10 2018, 04:02 PM

88 is a good year for 944's. $600 is even better

Posted by: mb911 Mar 10 2018, 04:15 PM

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Mar 10 2018, 01:55 PM) *

If it runs for $600 Ben, then it's a steal for a great handling little Porsche! piratenanner.gif

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Tom
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We will see if it runs.. It hasn't moved in about 10 years.. It had no gas when stored(outside) so who knows..

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Mar 10 2018, 04:24 PM

they drive great and are a real bargain these days. Too bad so many were abused and now we have straight rust free bodies that need everything else, and 944 parts are not cheap, AND Porsche is discontinuing all of the parts, cannot even get a front usa turn signal lens or a right rear tail light!!!!! Still a bargain if everything is there, I have been driving an 85.2 automatic for the last month or so to keep my 914 out of the rain we have here all winter!

Posted by: iwanta914-6 Mar 10 2018, 04:26 PM

Since my dad's first Porsche was a 1987 944 Turbo, or 951 if you prefer, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for them. As much as I want to get a 914, I may have to "settle" for a 944 if I find a decent one. I of course regret not buying my dad's when he "upgraded" to a 993 cab.

Congrats to your son!

Posted by: cal44 Mar 10 2018, 05:04 PM

I've watch 944's time and time again out corner 911's. Well balanced and a little brute of an engine.

Posted by: poorsche914 Mar 10 2018, 05:06 PM

My son's first car was an '83 944 inherited from MY dad dry.gif
Took about $1000 or so to get it roadworthy. He drove the wheels off it for a couple years til an oil seal went out and got into the coolant. Decided it was too costly to repair so sold the car.

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Posted by: Dion Mar 10 2018, 05:34 PM

Congrats to your son! I’m actually looking for a decent one now
for my son. My Uncle had a 944S back in the day. 16 valve is what I believe the S
Model had. Good luck.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 10 2018, 06:17 PM

Might drain gas tomorrow and throw a battery in it quick tomorrow and see what we have..

Posted by: billh1963 Mar 10 2018, 08:10 PM

QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Mar 10 2018, 05:26 PM) *

Since my dad's first Porsche was a 1987 944 Turbo, or 951 if you prefer, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for them. As much as I want to get a 914, I may have to "settle" for a 944 if I find a decent one. I of course regret not buying my dad's when he "upgraded" to a 993 cab.

Congrats to your son!


Damn.....you still haven't bought a Porsche? lol-2.gif

Posted by: mepstein Mar 10 2018, 08:22 PM

Len Commings / Boxter GT, has a crapload of 944 parts at his shop. Rob at DC Automotive does too. Call them if you need something specific.

Posted by: hockeymutt Mar 10 2018, 08:42 PM

Always been on the hunt for 944 turbo. My dad had a 944 when I was growing up never ran and turned into a planter

Posted by: theer Mar 10 2018, 11:41 PM

My son’s first car was/is an $800 ‘86 944. It’s a great little car. Handles really well, not too much power, with an LSD and snow tires, it even makes a decent winter car.

Good luck with it. There’s a lot of 944 guys over at Pelican. Also, check out Clark’s Garage for how-to’s on just about everything that can be fixed. Porsche sold a lot of these, so parts are still out there.

Posted by: Edward Blume Mar 11 2018, 06:54 AM

smilie_pokal.gif Congratulations!

Time to rent 16 Candles.

Posted by: Coondog Mar 11 2018, 06:59 AM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Mar 10 2018, 03:24 PM) *

they drive great and are a real bargain these days. Too bad so many were abused and now we have straight rust free bodies that need everything else, and 944 parts are not cheap, AND Porsche is discontinuing all of the parts, cannot even get a front usa turn signal lens or a right rear tail light!!!!! Still a bargain if everything is there, I have been driving an 85.2 automatic for the last month or so to keep my 914 out of the rain we have here all winter!




Dude, you still don’t have a 914....... poke.gif poke.gif OMG start a Go Fund Me Account, I will put in the first $ 20.00 bucks..... lol-2.gif

Posted by: mb911 Mar 11 2018, 07:17 AM

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 04:54 AM) *

smilie_pokal.gif Congratulations!

Time to rent 16 Candles.



I will definitely tell him about the movie.. He was suprised to see how expensive the car was new.. Waaay more then his 04 civic dd.. He mentioned that it still has current styling not like my 914.... He has a few things to learn..

Posted by: Edward Blume Mar 11 2018, 07:26 AM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 11 2018, 05:17 AM) *

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 04:54 AM) *

smilie_pokal.gif Congratulations!

Time to rent 16 Candles.



I will definitely tell him about the movie.. He was suprised to see how expensive the car was new.. Waaay more then his 04 civic dd.. He mentioned that it still has current styling not like my 914.... He has a few things to learn..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U9xMKkMdIc

Posted by: Edward Blume Mar 11 2018, 07:31 AM

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 05:26 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 11 2018, 05:17 AM) *

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 04:54 AM) *

smilie_pokal.gif Congratulations!

Time to rent 16 Candles.



I will definitely tell him about the movie.. He was suprised to see how expensive the car was new.. Waaay more then his 04 civic dd.. He mentioned that it still has current styling not like my 914.... He has a few things to learn..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U9xMKkMdIc

Where's my manners?

Posted by: Edward Blume Mar 11 2018, 07:36 AM

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 05:31 AM) *

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 05:26 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 11 2018, 05:17 AM) *

QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Mar 11 2018, 04:54 AM) *

smilie_pokal.gif Congratulations!

Time to rent 16 Candles.



I will definitely tell him about the movie.. He was suprised to see how expensive the car was new.. Waaay more then his 04 civic dd.. He mentioned that it still has current styling not like my 914.... He has a few things to learn..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U9xMKkMdIc

Where's my manners?



This single moment in film (and the Dr.s' World HQ for the 85.5 automatic) probably gave the model some lift on the used side in the 90s and 00s.

Didn't remember the Dad flipping the WS sign though... av-943.gif

Posted by: ConeDodger Mar 11 2018, 08:35 AM

That was Nicho’s first car too. His is an 85.2 in Guards Red. Needs some little things and I’ve helped with that. I called in a favor with my upholstery guy, and his interior is perfect as long as you keep the dash cover on. We’re going to be learning how to paint soon as rubbing and buffing didn’t revive the paint. After some tuning and fuel pressure work, runs like a top.
He says he got the 944 bug from riding in my 944 S2. Thing is, I only had it for 8 months. I bought it for $3500 and flipped for $14,000. Guy who sold it to me called a year later and asked if I’d sell it back, said he didn’t know the S2 was special. You never know what catches a kids eye. We were talking about ‘why a 944’ one day and I mentioned 16 Candles. He said “Molly Ringwald is a local you know.” (Sacramento) biggrin.gif

Posted by: gandalf_025 Mar 11 2018, 09:26 AM

The closest thing to a 600.00 Porsche would be
a FREE Boat......

Posted by: JRust Mar 11 2018, 09:34 AM

I picked up a 944 turbo that had been in a wreck. Only 68k on it so couldn't pass it up. After seeing how much work he front end will take to make right. I'm looking for a nice roller to put it in. Wish I would ave just waited instead. May just sell it to get my money back. LOL! 944 is a good car & I had been watching for a while. We'll see what happens but great ride for your son. Get the timing belt done asap

Posted by: mb911 Mar 11 2018, 10:08 AM

QUOTE(JRust @ Mar 11 2018, 07:34 AM) *

I picked up a 944 turbo that had been in a wreck. Only 68k on it so couldn't pass it up. After seeing how much work he front end will take to make right. I'm looking for a nice roller to put it in. Wish I would ave just waited instead. May just sell it to get my money back. LOL! 944 is a good car & I had been watching for a while. We'll see what happens but great ride for your son. Get the timing belt done asap



Yup belt will be done once we get it running..

Posted by: GeorgeRud Mar 11 2018, 10:52 AM

Looks like a great deal and nice to see your boy continuing the Porsche enthusiasm (though I couldn’t imagine him not becoming an enthusiast in your household)!

Posted by: mb911 Mar 11 2018, 11:06 AM

QUOTE(GeorgeRud @ Mar 11 2018, 08:52 AM) *

Looks like a great deal and nice to see your boy continuing the Porsche enthusiasm (though I couldn’t imagine him not becoming an enthusiast in your household)!



George,

He had considered buying a firebird, buick reatta, mr2, dodge stealth. Datson 280, all in the same price range with more rust, missing allot of parts or engines,etc.. I am not sure if it has bit him yet but will for sure once it starts..fingers crossed.

Posted by: 914-300Hemi Mar 11 2018, 11:14 AM

Congrats on a great find and first Porsche.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 11 2018, 02:38 PM

Minor update is replaced fuel line from tank to fuel pump.. Not ideal I am sure the factory piece is formed but we were trying to get it to fire up.. Good news is the engine turns over, has spark, and compression.. Now need to buy a battery as was just using jumper cables.. Then check all connections and try to get fuel pump to turn on..

Posted by: Mueller Mar 11 2018, 03:27 PM

Cool score, if time, money and space ever permits I'd like to get a 944 as well.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 19 2018, 04:32 PM

Well yesterday went to the zoo with the younger kids so my 17 year decided to pull the reference and speed sensors and broke them.. Oh well thats how he will learn and then took the injectors out so we could soak them in seafoam.. Also proceeded to pull the tank metal threaded bung out with the tank screen. Now I need to find a bonding agent for plastic to metal that is impervious to gas.. Any suggestions?

Oh also the lug nuts decenegrated on 2 lugs and not sure how to deal with that one.. Just yet..its fun none the less.

Also considering buying a lift. This will free up some space.

Posted by: GeorgeRud Mar 19 2018, 08:31 PM

It’s always good to catch Porsche fever at a young age!Attached Image

Posted by: theer Mar 19 2018, 09:11 PM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 19 2018, 06:32 PM) *

Well yesterday went to the zoo with the younger kids so my 17 year decided to pull the reference and speed sensors and broke them.. Oh well thats how he will learn and then took the injectors out so we could soak them in seafoam.. Also proceeded to pull the tank metal threaded bung out with the tank screen. Now I need to find a bonding agent for plastic to metal that is impervious to gas.. Any suggestions?

Oh also the lug nuts decenegrated on 2 lugs and not sure how to deal with that one.. Just yet..its fun none the less.

Also considering buying a lift. This will free up some space.


In reverse order:

Lift: Do it. 4-post, 2-post, mid rise - each have their merits. All help immensely.

Lug nuts: the stock lugs are super light weight alloy, but start flaking apart after too many years of neglect. Use a smaller size 6-point socket and bash it on then carefully, slowly loosen. Do this by hand, no air guns! Then go buy the steel replacements for $2/pc.

Gas tank: your FLAPS sells gas-tank specific epoxy. But you may want to buy a complete unit from the 944 world out there.

Speed and crank sensors: these can be tricky (and expensive). They look identical, but are not interchangeable. Also, they need to be installed with proper spacing, etc. I might have a set, if you are interested.

On the fuel pump: try powering directly to see if it works. Mine was jammed, but I was able to get it going with carb cleaner and running it backward & forward. Works fine now. If the fuel pump works, try a new DME relay. I might have one of these, too.

Good luck!
Tom

PS: my daughter’s first car was a POS Reatta, my son’s a POS 944. Reatta was cool & unique, but an electronics nightmare. 944 is a better choice if you have to work on it.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 20 2018, 05:00 AM

QUOTE(theer @ Mar 19 2018, 07:11 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 19 2018, 06:32 PM) *

Well yesterday went to the zoo with the younger kids so my 17 year decided to pull the reference and speed sensors and broke them.. Oh well thats how he will learn and then took the injectors out so we could soak them in seafoam.. Also proceeded to pull the tank metal threaded bung out with the tank screen. Now I need to find a bonding agent for plastic to metal that is impervious to gas.. Any suggestions?

Oh also the lug nuts decenegrated on 2 lugs and not sure how to deal with that one.. Just yet..its fun none the less.

Also considering buying a lift. This will free up some space.


In reverse order:

Lift: Do it. 4-post, 2-post, mid rise - each have their merits. All help immensely.

Lug nuts: the stock lugs are super light weight alloy, but start flaking apart after too many years of neglect. Use a smaller size 6-point socket and bash it on then carefully, slowly loosen. Do this by hand, no air guns! Then go buy the steel replacements for $2/pc.

Gas tank: your FLAPS sells gas-tank specific epoxy. But you may want to buy a complete unit from the 944 world out there.

Speed and crank sensors: these can be tricky (and expensive). They look identical, but are not interchangeable. Also, they need to be installed with proper spacing, etc. I might have a set, if you are interested.

On the fuel pump: try powering directly to see if it works. Mine was jammed, but I was able to get it going with carb cleaner and running it backward & forward. Works fine now. If the fuel pump works, try a new DME relay. I might have one of these, too.

Good luck!
Tom

PS: my daughter’s first car was a POS Reatta, my son’s a POS 944. Reatta was cool & unique, but an electronics nightmare. 944 is a better choice if you have to work on it.



Was gonna order the sensors today so let me know if you do have some spares.. Thanks

Posted by: theer Mar 20 2018, 06:52 AM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 20 2018, 07:00 AM) *

QUOTE(theer @ Mar 19 2018, 07:11 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 19 2018, 06:32 PM) *

Well yesterday went to the zoo with the younger kids so my 17 year decided to pull the reference and speed sensors and broke them.. Oh well thats how he will learn and then took the injectors out so we could soak them in seafoam.. Also proceeded to pull the tank metal threaded bung out with the tank screen. Now I need to find a bonding agent for plastic to metal that is impervious to gas.. Any suggestions?

Oh also the lug nuts decenegrated on 2 lugs and not sure how to deal with that one.. Just yet..its fun none the less.

Also considering buying a lift. This will free up some space.


In reverse order:

Lift: Do it. 4-post, 2-post, mid rise - each have their merits. All help immensely.

Lug nuts: the stock lugs are super light weight alloy, but start flaking apart after too many years of neglect. Use a smaller size 6-point socket and bash it on then carefully, slowly loosen. Do this by hand, no air guns! Then go buy the steel replacements for $2/pc.

Gas tank: your FLAPS sells gas-tank specific epoxy. But you may want to buy a complete unit from the 944 world out there.

Speed and crank sensors: these can be tricky (and expensive). They look identical, but are not interchangeable. Also, they need to be installed with proper spacing, etc. I might have a set, if you are interested.

On the fuel pump: try powering directly to see if it works. Mine was jammed, but I was able to get it going with carb cleaner and running it backward & forward. Works fine now. If the fuel pump works, try a new DME relay. I might have one of these, too.

Good luck!
Tom

PS: my daughter’s first car was a POS Reatta, my son’s a POS 944. Reatta was cool & unique, but an electronics nightmare. 944 is a better choice if you have to work on it.



Was gonna order the sensors today so let me know if you do have some spares.. Thanks


OK - I'll check tonight

Posted by: mb911 Mar 20 2018, 07:51 AM

Did a little powdercoat for my son. The badge was junk so didn't hurt a good one. Attached Image

Posted by: JmuRiz Mar 20 2018, 07:52 AM

QUOTE(GeorgeRud @ Mar 19 2018, 06:31 PM) *

It’s always good to catch Porsche fever at a young age!

I agree, granted this will probably be the only new Porsche me or my daughter will be able to afford wink.gif

Hopefully I can hold onto my cars (the 356 and 914 anyway...911 will be sold to pay for the 914) so she can enjoy them in 15-20 years.


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Posted by: mb911 Mar 20 2018, 10:58 AM

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Powdercoat this as well.. Inspirational I hope for him

Posted by: JmuRiz Mar 20 2018, 12:08 PM

I like that black badge, pretty cool...kind of GTS-like with their blacked out trim.

Posted by: porschetub Mar 20 2018, 12:36 PM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 12 2018, 09:38 AM) *

Minor update is replaced fuel line from tank to fuel pump.. Not ideal I am sure the factory piece is formed but we were trying to get it to fire up.. Good news is the engine turns over, has spark, and compression.. Now need to buy a battery as was just using jumper cables.. Then check all connections and try to get fuel pump to turn on..


Yes the tank to pump hose has a larger formed end on the tank,a bit hard to fit much else but you could,in regards to the sensors you can use BMW ones and they are a little cheaper but the wires are a different length but still work,if possible give the holes in the sensor block a bit more clearance because they are too tight to start with...you will thank yourself later.
I have used the aftermarket FAE ones from Pelican but not used them long enough to tell the quality.
Fuel pumps have a habit of sticking up if the car has been sitting a while,ensure you have 12v getting to it,the connections tend to corrode on the pump due to its location.
A failed pump isn't such a big deal as it is common to other vehicles and not super spendy.
Good luck and enjoy the father/son project.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 20 2018, 04:10 PM

QUOTE(porschetub @ Mar 20 2018, 10:36 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 12 2018, 09:38 AM) *

Minor update is replaced fuel line from tank to fuel pump.. Not ideal I am sure the factory piece is formed but we were trying to get it to fire up.. Good news is the engine turns over, has spark, and compression.. Now need to buy a battery as was just using jumper cables.. Then check all connections and try to get fuel pump to turn on..


Yes the tank to pump hose has a larger formed end on the tank,a bit hard to fit much else but you could,in regards to the sensors you can use BMW ones and they are a little cheaper but the wires are a different length but still work,if possible give the holes in the sensor block a bit more clearance because they are too tight to start with...you will thank yourself later.
I have used the aftermarket FAE ones from Pelican but not used them long enough to tell the quality.
Fuel pumps have a habit of sticking up if the car has been sitting a while,ensure you have 12v getting to it,the connections tend to corrode on the pump due to its location.
A failed pump isn't such a big deal as it is common to other vehicles and not super spendy.
Good luck and enjoy the father/son project.



Any idea of the bmw part numbers to make it cheaper. Looks like one is only 30 dollars(porsche number) the other is about 100..

Posted by: mb911 Mar 21 2018, 07:53 AM

Unfortunately now a bit larger of a problem the ferrul that gets glued into the tank is trashed any ideas without replacing the whole tank?Attached Image

Posted by: jd74914 Mar 21 2018, 10:30 AM

Not sure exactly what I'm looking at, but can you turn a threaded retainer with a wide bond surface and glue it to the tank exterior?

Posted by: mb911 Mar 21 2018, 11:41 AM

QUOTE(jd74914 @ Mar 21 2018, 08:30 AM) *

Not sure exactly what I'm looking at, but can you turn a threaded retainer with a wide bond surface and glue it to the tank exterior?



That may work the part to the right is /was bonded to the inside of the tank. May plans are to have a new part made if I can and glue it to the inside of the tank.. Or find someone whom has that fitting. At this point all options are on the table

Posted by: jesse7flying Mar 21 2018, 12:44 PM

You might ask over on the Bird 944 forum. Lots of good info and smart folks. Not as active as World, but you'll get a response. Good luck.
Jesse

Posted by: porschetub Mar 21 2018, 01:23 PM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 21 2018, 11:10 AM) *

QUOTE(porschetub @ Mar 20 2018, 10:36 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Mar 12 2018, 09:38 AM) *

Minor update is replaced fuel line from tank to fuel pump.. Not ideal I am sure the factory piece is formed but we were trying to get it to fire up.. Good news is the engine turns over, has spark, and compression.. Now need to buy a battery as was just using jumper cables.. Then check all connections and try to get fuel pump to turn on..


Yes the tank to pump hose has a larger formed end on the tank,a bit hard to fit much else but you could,in regards to the sensors you can use BMW ones and they are a little cheaper but the wires are a different length but still work,if possible give the holes in the sensor block a bit more clearance because they are too tight to start with...you will thank yourself later.
I have used the aftermarket FAE ones from Pelican but not used them long enough to tell the quality.
Fuel pumps have a habit of sticking up if the car has been sitting a while,ensure you have 12v getting to it,the connections tend to corrode on the pump due to its location.
A failed pump isn't such a big deal as it is common to other vehicles and not super spendy.
Good luck and enjoy the father/son project.



Any idea of the bmw part numbers to make it cheaper. Looks like one is only 30 dollars(porsche number) the other is about 100..


Ben sensors...any one of the 1986 or latter 3,5 and 7 series with Motronic EFI (same system as 944) will work if memory serves me.
As you have the later car with the plastic tank I would doubt you could bond a fitting back in there,a replacement tank would be a better option and shouldn't be expensive to buy used,I seem to remember they can be a bugger to change however never done that myself so don't really know.


Posted by: theer Mar 21 2018, 01:43 PM

'88 definitely has the plastic tank (all '85.5 and later). They are not crazy expensive, and not too hard to replace IIRC, especially if the trans is already out.

Take the trans out with the cross member attached - much easier. Good time to replace the center trans hanger, too.. which part I also have. (I haven't forgotten about the speed & ref sensors).

By the way, those fuel tanks are huge for such a small car.. they hold like 22 gals.

Posted by: theer Mar 23 2018, 04:29 PM

Ok- I lied when I said the sensors are not interchangeable... they are exactly the same part number, but you just have to be careful to plug them in to the correct socket. And because they are the same, they’ll fit perfectly the wrong way around.

I have a pair, which you can have for the cost of shipping.

PM if interested.

I have lots of other 944 parts. Let me know what you need.

Tom

Posted by: mb911 Mar 23 2018, 07:46 PM

Tom,

Thanks yes I would be interested in the sensors etc.. Currently we are just trying to get it started before we go to far. Looks like it needs a tank for sure. Ugh


Posted by: 914forme Mar 24 2018, 08:53 AM

Ben,

This is the guy I get my 944 donor parts from. https://plyhammersparts.comSemi local to me, always has a few parts around, he has a small warehouse full of parts. Hard working guy, just trying to scrape by. It is a father and sons operation.

I have gotten things off of him for 914 projects all the time. 924/ 944 manual sunroof parts check $25 bucks, 944 spare check $35 bucks for the steel one. I need a new 17" one. Full roof clip, with a perfect sunroof, check, even got the bag. I think I paid $100 for it, it might have been less than that. confused24.gif

I am sure he has a gas tank or three lol-2.gif

As far as fixing it your self. The only way I can think of doing it is building the section with the fitting, and plastic welding it into the existing tank. So build the panel and fitting first, then patch it into the tank or over the tank where the original came out. You could butt joint it, but why confused24.gif your dealing with plastics here, as long as you have the clearance, just lap joint it, and be done. Like everything cleanliness makes or breaks the process.

Posted by: mb911 Mar 24 2018, 09:51 AM

QUOTE(914forme @ Mar 24 2018, 06:53 AM) *

Ben,

This is the guy I get my 944 donor parts from. https://plyhammersparts.comSemi local to me, always has a few parts around, he has a small warehouse full of parts. Hard working guy, just trying to scrape by. It is a father and sons operation.

I have gotten things off of him for 914 projects all the time. 924/ 944 manual sunroof parts check $25 bucks, 944 spare check $35 bucks for the steel one. I need a new 17" one. Full roof clip, with a perfect sunroof, check, even got the bag. I think I paid $100 for it, it might have been less than that. confused24.gif

I am sure he has a gas tank or three lol-2.gif

As far as fixing it your self. The only way I can think of doing it is building the section with the fitting, and plastic welding it into the existing tank. So build the panel and fitting first, then patch it into the tank or over the tank where the original came out. You could butt joint it, but why confused24.gif your dealing with plastics here, as long as you have the clearance, just lap joint it, and be done. Like everything cleanliness makes or breaks the process.



Thanks I will ping him. I am flying to Cleveland on the 11th not sure how far of a drive he is away but I have 6-7 hours to kill the 11th so maybe a drive by him..

Posted by: mb911 Mar 25 2018, 02:21 PM

Yeah car started today.. Needs a fuel pump as well as a tank but got it going off of starting fluid.

Posted by: mb911 Apr 5 2018, 06:01 AM

Tank and fuel pump showed up yesterday from plyhammer.. He was very slow getting me the parts but everything looks good. Probably get it all installed this weekend.

Posted by: mb911 Apr 22 2018, 06:04 PM

Car ran very well today off of the new used fuel pump.. Finally something to look forward to..

Posted by: 73-914 Apr 22 2018, 06:30 PM

QUOTE(gandalf_025 @ Mar 11 2018, 11:26 AM) *

The closest thing to a 600.00 Porsche would be
a FREE Boat......

BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand

Posted by: mb911 Apr 23 2018, 05:12 AM

QUOTE(73-914 @ Apr 22 2018, 04:30 PM) *

QUOTE(gandalf_025 @ Mar 11 2018, 11:26 AM) *

The closest thing to a 600.00 Porsche would be
a FREE Boat......

BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand



You guys must have expensive boats. Mine was 10k and has a 4 stroke on it that is flawless..

Thats was 14 years agoAttached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jun 2 2018, 07:56 AM

Update,

Transaxle back in after replacing the gas tank.

New reference, speed sensors, starter, brake pads, fuel hoses, and a score on an extra set of wheels though we still need 4 tires that actually hold air..

We took it for a short drive down the driveway.. Everything works. So 10 years of sitting it is now alive. Still need to change plugs and wires and bleed the entire brake system and timing belt..

Ps bought the ats cookie cutters for $100 which I couldn't pass up. Both my son and I are excited.. I really do appreciate the build quality of the 944.. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jun 3 2018, 01:44 PM

Today we drove it down our non public road.. Drives pretty well. My son learned a little bit about driving stick. Attached Image

Posted by: AZBanks Jun 7 2018, 08:56 PM

If you need 944 parts, check with Lart(Lois).

https://www.ebay.com/usr/larts_porsche_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

I've known him and been buying from him for years. If the part doesn't work, he'll pay the return shipping.

He's very well known on Rennlist.

Posted by: mb911 Jun 9 2018, 07:22 AM

QUOTE(AZBanks @ Jun 7 2018, 06:56 PM) *

If you need 944 parts, check with Lart(Lois).

https://www.ebay.com/usr/larts_porsche_parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

I've known him and been buying from him for years. If the part doesn't work, he'll pay the return shipping.

He's very well known on Rennlist.



Thanks so far we have found that plyhammer had what we needed semi locally but will Lart a try .


Car is now back on jackstands to do timing belt.. I can't help believe that folks over complicate this ? Talk of 2-800 dollar tools to check tension of the belts and replace the water pump each timing belt change seems like allot of maintenance costs every 30k. Either way I bought a kit and we will be tackling that this coming week.

Gotta figure out the power steering as there is zero fluid in it.. Probably rack seals. Anyway I need to stop spending my project funds on my sons project lol.. His IOUs are stacking up.

Sand blasted 2 of the wheels this week to prep for powdercoat. We are going to paint the wheels that came with the car black and see how they look..


He wants to be able to drive the car to school this year as a senior..

Posted by: mb911 Jun 14 2018, 05:55 AM

Wheels done well 2 of them. Working on timing belt now.. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jun 23 2018, 07:00 PM

Working on multiple cars today.. I am tired and sore.. Allot done though.Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jun 23 2018, 07:00 PM

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Posted by: Dion Jun 23 2018, 07:59 PM

Wheels look cool Ben. We are in the same situation. Timing belt in order for my sons as well. Working on a leaky rear hatch now. Waiting for seals
to ship. Good luck to your son and his project!

Posted by: mb911 Jun 24 2018, 05:01 AM

QUOTE(Dion @ Jun 23 2018, 05:59 PM) *

Wheels look cool Ben. We are in the same situation. Timing belt in order for my sons as well. Working on a leaky rear hatch now. Waiting for seals
to ship. Good luck to your son and his project!



Thanks. Next will be sand and prep for paint.

Posted by: mb911 Jul 15 2018, 08:31 AM

Went to baseball with our younger son and came home to this today.. Guess he is taking apart for paint. biggrin.gif Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jul 22 2018, 02:22 PM

He sanded everything and I showed him today how to prime.. We sprayed some epoxy primer and then I showed him how his sanding impacted the finish.. We will do body work and get these parts ready for paint 1st.. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Sep 8 2018, 12:42 PM

Painted today.. Turned out pretty nice.. Did it outside which is not the norm but didn't want overspray on everything as the 914 is in my "spray booth"Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Sep 21 2018, 02:14 PM

Front half is paintedAttached Image

Posted by: mb911 Oct 6 2018, 10:22 AM

Dragged him out to get some parts off the ground and on the car.. It's not happening fast enough for him right now. Trying to keep him motivated. Attached Image

Posted by: GeorgeRud Oct 6 2018, 10:59 AM

It’s looking great! Luckily boy to have a dad like you.

Posted by: worn Oct 6 2018, 11:27 AM

It is a pretty nice looking car now. He is doing so well. Reminds me of my son, but for him it was an MGB.

Posted by: mb911 Oct 6 2018, 05:15 PM

Thanks.. Still gotta paint the back half of the car yet. It's getting there..

Posted by: 914Sixer Oct 6 2018, 07:00 PM

I understand the story about the attention span these days. If it does not happen over night it is too long. Remember when we had dial up computer connection?

Posted by: bbrock Oct 6 2018, 08:12 PM

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Oct 6 2018, 07:00 PM) *

Remember when we had dial up computer connection?


Ha! That wasn't that long ago for me. Only about 7 years. Life in the boonies.

Posted by: mb911 Oct 7 2018, 06:14 AM

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Oct 6 2018, 05:00 PM) *

I understand the story about the attention span these days. If it does not happen over night it is too long. Remember when we had dial up computer connection?



That is so true.. They are bringing 5g (cell phones)into our area over the next year but I will still have satellite internet as we are to far off the beaten path..

Keeping wanting to finish anything is a challange though after spending a couple hours directing him on next steps yesterday I was able to leave him to finish some things on his own .. He spent a couple hours working on his own... Most times these kids are like squirrel s looking for the next nut.. biggrin.gif

Posted by: mb911 Nov 4 2018, 09:34 AM

Finally spent some time on this.. 2 cars torn apart wears on me as parts are everywhere.. I need to get his car mostly back together.. Attached Image

Posted by: mepstein Nov 4 2018, 11:37 AM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Oct 7 2018, 07:14 AM) *

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Oct 6 2018, 05:00 PM) *

I understand the story about the attention span these days. If it does not happen over night it is too long. Remember when we had dial up computer connection?



That is so true.. They are bringing 5g (cell phones)into our area over the next year but I will still have satellite internet as we are to far off the beaten path..

Keeping wanting to finish anything is a challange though after spending a couple hours directing him on next steps yesterday I was able to leave him to finish some things on his own .. He spent a couple hours working on his own... Most times these kids are like squirrel s looking for the next nut.. biggrin.gif


Most times these kids are like squirrel s looking for the next nut"
I must still be very young at heart. biggrin.gif

Posted by: alfadoc Nov 11 2018, 11:42 AM

Been daily driving a 944 for almost 15 years, first an 86 NA and then an S2 since 2011. Love em. I also coached a budding car enthusiast through the resurrection of an 83. He subsequently went to automotive tech school and now is a tech at a Porsche dealership. Discovered through that process that it’s an ideal first P car for a young guy or girl. It’s modern enough to be really usable, but simple enough to wrench at home. All the best to your son and the project.

Posted by: dan10101 Nov 12 2018, 07:31 PM

Awesome, Father and Son Porsches.
Brings back memories...

Hey, I have 944 NA parts too. trans, head, air box, hood, a few other odds and ends.

Looking Good!

Posted by: mb911 Dec 24 2018, 03:56 PM

Painted today.. Attached Image Attached Image

Posted by: TravisNeff Dec 24 2018, 04:26 PM

Sweet! I need to get over my phobia about paint pretty soon

Posted by: mb911 Dec 27 2018, 04:07 PM

Here are some more money shots.. Now to buff.. Attached Image Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jan 13 2019, 09:50 AM

Picture of it getting closer to completion. Attached Image

Posted by: mepstein Jan 13 2019, 10:26 AM

So is every kid getting a Porsche? poke.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: mb911 Feb 10 2019, 07:53 PM

Roof replacement painted this weekend. Attached Image

Posted by: porschetub Feb 10 2019, 11:59 PM

Ditch the pod filter they loose power with them...true.

Posted by: mb911 Feb 11 2019, 05:52 AM

QUOTE(porschetub @ Feb 10 2019, 09:59 PM) *

Ditch the pod filter they loose power with them...true.



Oh I know but he had to have it.. 18 year old knows all.

Posted by: Mayne Feb 11 2019, 06:53 AM

Looks very nice. How have you felt about taping off the rubber seals around the glass? I want to repaint my 944 but I’m not sure I want to tackle glass out.

Posted by: mepstein Feb 11 2019, 08:07 AM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Feb 11 2019, 06:52 AM) *

QUOTE(porschetub @ Feb 10 2019, 09:59 PM) *

Ditch the pod filter they loose power with them...true.



Oh I know but he had to have it.. 18 year old knows all.


40 extra HP.

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