The sad fact is that our 924S and 944 cars are NOT Tri-Five Chevys or fifties Morgans. They will never attain “classic” levels, and we won’t see an ’84 944 with 320K on the odometer bring 2.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson. But these cars were made to be loved and driven, driven hard, driven at autocrosses and track days, and even in club racing. So make a list, prepare a budget and get to work.
The Porsche 944 cars out there are getting old – thirty years or so – and they require maintenance to keep them in good shape. Since they have been inexpensive to buy for many years, neglected maintenance is unfortunately typical for many of these cars. “
As our front-engine water-cooled Porsches age, there are two items under the hood that need attention – and failure to pay attention could result in leaving you stranded on the road or worse, with an engine fire. These are two things that I check first on every car and fix if needed.
This short article will explain the differences between 924 and 944 brake systems and help answer any questions that you may have, particularly those of you wanting to update your early 924 to 944 brakes.
The system also allows me to search the database for a part. Since the software is cloud-based, I can access the database from anywhere with internet access – even my phone or iPad.
While this car will not be a concours winner, it will be a great, original-spec M030 as it was delivered.
When I picked up the car, I was astounded that it was in such great shape. This is definitely not a
While it doesn’t look that bad, everything to the rear of #2 cylinder was melted. The fire was a hot one.
parts car. So I dove into the engine compartment with two goals – first to determine what started the fire, and two, make a list of what I needed to rescue this puppy.
It seems that when Audi designed the 2.0L engine for the 924 and other cars of the early and mid seventies, they decided that strength was important. So, the crankshaft and connecting rods are all forged, not cast. That instills a lot of confidence in this little engine as far as longevity.
So with using the 924S as the starting point, we want to make this into the “ultimate 924.” That means making some upgrades.
One of our projects is taking a 1982 924 and making it into a competitive SCCA ITB race car. We hope to have it on track in May for a … Continue Reading 924 ITB