Porsche 944 Track Car

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1985 Porsche 944 Track Car For Sale – Sold

1985 Porsche 944 Track Car For Sale – $7500 I am selling my 1985 Porsche 944 track car. This car has been under development by me since 2010. It is now a fully sorted street legal track car ready to put on track immediately. I am a very serious amateur mechanic and restorer. There is … Continue reading

Harvey’s Half Lap of America

The post title is a play on the One Lap of America event that takes place each year. Basically, One Lap hits as many road courses as possible in one week. It is pretty intense. As an exercise in Bucket List Fullfillment, I have decided to take a more relaxed approach, but still pretty intense … Continue reading

Barber Motorsports Park Track Weekend

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at a track weekend at Barber MSP near Birmingham, AL. I love this track for the 944. Apparently Mr. Barber set it up to be motorcycle friendly. That works out great for the 944. Lots of technical corners. Short straights. I had been here 3 times … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Going Back to Street Legal

There’s nothing to remarkable about this picture. Except for the fact that my full on track car now has a NC license plate! One very frustrating thing about a full track car that is not street legal is that there are very few ways to evaluate and test the car between track events. I have … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – First Startup

I did the first start-up on my engine rebuild yesterday.  Woo hoo! I had a couple of interesting issues crop up. I could not get the oil pump to prime.  I always check for oil flow at the filter as early as I can in the process. I was not getting any flow with the … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Track Car- Upgrades to the Steering

As I originally set up my track car, I had taken the power steering rack that came with the car, removed the hydraulic fluid, and plugged the various openings. After 5 years of use, I realized that there was quite a bit of slop in the steering. I made some investigations of the various components … 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

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

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