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Edward Blume
post Mar 11 2018, 07:36 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/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..



Best Film Moment Ever

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... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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post Mar 11 2018, 08:35 AM
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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) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Mar 11 2018, 09:26 AM
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The closest thing to a 600.00 Porsche would be
a FREE Boat......
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post Mar 11 2018, 09:34 AM
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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
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post Mar 11 2018, 10:08 AM
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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..
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post Mar 11 2018, 10:52 AM
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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)!
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post Mar 11 2018, 11:06 AM
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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.
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post Mar 11 2018, 11:14 AM
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Congrats on a great find and first Porsche.
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post Mar 11 2018, 02:38 PM
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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..
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post Mar 11 2018, 03:27 PM
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Cool score, if time, money and space ever permits I'd like to get a 944 as well.
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post Mar 19 2018, 04:32 PM
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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.
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post Mar 19 2018, 08:31 PM
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post Mar 19 2018, 09:11 PM
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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.
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post Mar 20 2018, 05:00 AM
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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
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post Mar 20 2018, 06:52 AM
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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
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Did a little powdercoat for my son. The badge was junk so didn't hurt a good one. Attached Image
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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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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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Powdercoat this as well.. Inspirational I hope for him
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I like that black badge, pretty cool...kind of GTS-like with their blacked out trim.
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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.
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