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Trip to France- LeMans, Grenoble, Circuit Paul Ricard

Intro I am excited to be leaving on a long planed trip to France. This started with a little bucket list dreaming with the 24 Hours of LeMans making my short list. After some research, I decided to book a trip with Travel Destinations in the UK. They have a private campground situated directly on … Continue reading

67 E-Type 2+2 – Coming Out of Mothballs

I am embarrassed to admit that my 1967 E-Type 2+2 hasn’t received much attention in the last few years. There are several reasons for that. The main issue is that my Porsche 928 is such a pleasant car to drive that it has become my go to car. My wife likes it better because it … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – Part 5

In Part 4, we installed the cam tower. I have so far skipped over items like the oil pan, oil pump, water pump, etc. In the great scheme of things, these could be installed by now. Here are a few pointers. First, we will look at installing the oil pump. When you installed the crankshaft … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – Part 4

In our last article Part 3, we installed the cylinder head on the block. It’s really starting to look like an engine now. Now let’s talk about installing the cam tower. The cam tower is a little bit tricky only in that if you go about it the wrong way, you may bend some valves. … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – Part 3

In our last article, we got the pistons installed. Now we will move on to the cylinder head. It is not imperative but I like to replace the head studs with new items from Porsche. I feel that the head studs are the 2nd most highly stressed fastener in the engine, second only to the … Continue reading

RH Classic Design Wheels for Sale

FOR SALE – RH Classic Design Wheels – Speedline Style Porsche Style P-3.6  PRICE REDUCED $2000 OBO These wheels came on the 1986.5 Porsche 928 that I purchased 3 years ago. As far as I can tell, the car’s original owner had them fitted to the car during his ownership. As shown in some of … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild Part 2

In Engine Rebuild Part I, we looked at installing the crank in the engine. In Part II, we will look at installing the pistons and the rods. But first a word about prepping the block. As I noted in Part 1, I chose to clean the block in my blasting cabinet using glass beads. This … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild Part 1

My Porsche 944 track car donated it’s engine block to my Porsche 944 “R”. That was OK because I had a replacement block waiting in the wings. This series of articles will document in some detail the building of a 2.5 litre normally aspirated 2 valves per cylinder Porsche 944 engine. The starting point of … Continue reading

Porsche 944 “R” Alignment Specs

This may be my last post about the 944R, as it will be going to a new home soon. Regardless, there is yet another technical issue that I want to discuss and that is the alignment specs for the car. The caster on the front wheels is set at 86 deg.  Caster is how far … Continue reading

Porsche 944 “R” – For Sale on Bring A Trailer

Hi, I’m Harvey Ferris with New Hill Garage. If you are reading this article, it is probably because you are interested in my 944R being auctioned on Bring A Trailer. I know it is hard when you are bidding on a car that is a long ways away and you can’t come to see it. … Continue reading

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