It does our collective hearts good to see this next generation becoming gear heads, especially Porsche gear heads, and extra special to make them front-engine water-cooled Porsche gear heads.
The planning and researching for an outstanding vacation is a big part of the process – and takes time, family conferences and some bargaining with each other. Who has the time for all that? Well, thank you COVID-19…we seem to have a little extra time with the family these days.
The “stay home quarantine” has allowed us to catch up on our Porsche projects, as well as other projects around the house. So when this is over we will have running Porsches that are cleaned up and shiny with updated maintenance, ready to go. So what are we going to do?
Our journey started with the acquisition of our mint 1988 924S Special Edition. While the car is in great original condition including the original functioning Blaupunkt Sebring cassette radio, the front speakers weren’t working. Upon further investigation, the front speakers were completely deteriorated – the paper cone was no longer connected to the outside edge of the speaker. Replacement was needed to restore the cassette/radio to its former glory.
So what are we to do in the 924S944.com world? We may be in self-inflicted quarantine at home because there is no where to go and nothing to do. But remember that there are auto parts available online with delivery to your door. So here are some suggestions.
Want to know more about the 924S, its development and how it ended up with such a mis-match of early and late 944 parts? Here are your answers.
9224S944.com and the Nort Northam Collection participated in the Porsche Werks Reunion and the Amelia Island Cars and Coffee events in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on the weekend of March 6-8, 2020.
Since our last entry, we have collected parts including “deferred maintenance” parts and interior trim. The car now has a rebuilt fuel system including new injectors, fuel filter, and new flex lines going to the fuel rail.
Evaluate the car’s overall mechanical condition. Look past the cosmetics and get into the question of “Does it start, run, drive, turn and stop?”
Child’s Play and the Porsche: Helping the oldest granddaughter rescue her own 924S
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In its simplest form, a sway bar is a chunk of metal that is attached at either end to the wheels on the same axle – front sway bar, rear sway bar. But what does it do and how does it do it?
New Year’s 944 Resolutions – NOW is the time to make some resolutions that you CAN KEEP related to your treasured Porsche.
New Year, New Car, New Shop – Porsche 924S Special Edition with low miles! Like NEW!
Regular jobs like oil change service is mandatory, but here are some other tips that can make the whole winter maintenance thing go better.
The Reunion is a great way to see not only nice street cars from all models of Porsche but also a place where special Porsches – especially race cars – can be found.