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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

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 – Coolant System Explained

So I’m in the process of rebuilding the engine for my track car and, as usual, I got sidetracked. As I was cleaning up the waterpump, I got to thinking, how exactly does this cooling thing all work? It turned out it was more complicated than I thought, with several interesting features. If you want … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Oil Pump Explained

I’m in the middle of rebuilding the engine for my track car. I decided to pull apart the oil pump to clean it up and inspect it. Since my previous article Porsche 944 Oiling System Explained has been one of the most popular articles on my website, I decided to add the following discussion of … Continue reading

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