About thirty years ago I built a shop/garage at another house and made a huge mistake – eight foot walls. Putting in a lift was impossible, so working on jack stands was the order of the day.
“Porsche owners are the most brand-loyal owners in the world.” This comment was backed up with stories and quips that focused on the concept that Porsche People become Porsche People early in life, before ever acquiring a Porsche, and they stay with the brand for life.
Once the two connectors are loose, carefully manipulate the handle to remove it from the door. This is best achieved by rotating the handle carefully DOWN so that the forward end of the handle is facing the ground, then carefully manipulating the inside mechanisms through the hole in the door skin. Slowly remove the handle without using a lot of force.
Calling all 924, 924S, 944 and 968’s for ZoneFest 2019, sponsored by the Florida Citrus Region Porsche Club of America! There are only about twenty slots left, so you need … Continue Reading PCA Zonefest, May 24-26, Mt. Dora
Here at 924S944.com, we have stockpiled a lot of parts, and we have some pretty neat projects piled up in the yard. So we are suggesting that maybe you folks … Continue Reading DIY Days at 924S944.com
This article may rub some of our readers the wrong way, but let’s face it – most 924/924S/944/951 etc. people are a little different from your “typical Porsche Club of … Continue Reading 944’s and the Porsche Club of America
Well, 2018 is over and 2019 is at our doorstep. For centuries people have started the new year each time it rolls around by making promises to themselves – in … Continue Reading Happy 944 New Year!
One of two things is happening…either my advanced age is having an effect on my night vision, or I am spoiled by the super-bright headlights on newer cars. Regardless, I … Continue Reading I Just Want To See Better Driving At Night…
The first major redesign in 1985 – designated as “Series II” cars – are typically called “eighty-five-and-a-half” cars. These are easily identified by the new dashboard and console featuring an oval gauge cluster.
924S944.com presents a Christmas Idea List for the Front Engine Water Cooled Enthusiast. Feel free to use this to drop appropriate hints to the appropriate people.
When I got in the car, I had the key in hand but not in the ignition, and the battery light was on. Key in the ignition, turn it on, and the battery light went off. Crank up the car, and no battery light. The car started fine, light was out, all is good.
The third Monday of each month is Porsche Night at the ACE Cafe in downtown Orlando. For September there were a lot of nice cars there, and the 944 was well represented.
Acquiring 924S and 944 cars is a disease for which there is no known cure. We find parts cars, neglected cars and even good cars, but it seems that all of them have something that needs to be fixed or improved – thus the symptoms of the disease.
Nearly every early 944 has “The 944 Shudder.” When lifting off the throttle from any position, the revs drop below idle, and then the engine recovers.
So what’s that got to do with the surprising, unsettling, completely unprecedented mass deception event that is dieselgate? More than you might think.
“But I want to do all of it.”
This is where the 944 shines. This is why the 944 is the perfect enthusiast’s car.
On Saturday you can go to the PCA autocross, and embarrass a Boxster or two. Sunday morning, you can go to Cars and Coffee, and park your classic Porsche up front.
On Monday, you can drive your 944 to and from work, read some forums when you get home, and order that coil-over kit you’ve been looking at. Next weekend you’ll embarrass three Boxsters.
When – especially when – you want to do all of it, the 944 has you covered.
July 16 featured the front engine water cooled Porsches – 924, 944, 924S and 968. Owners and enthusiasts gathered at the Ace Cafe with their cars and filled the lot!