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1963 FHC – Cross Hatch Aluminum Interior Pieces – Part 1

One interesting factoid about my generation of car is that there are 4 interior pieces that are aluminum and have what is known as a “cross hatch” pattern embossed into them. In contrast, the early cars had a “dot pattern”. The applicable pieces are the center console (sometimes referred to as the “ski slope), the … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Applied

A major milestone in the life of any restoration project has been met- I have applied basecoat and clearcoat paint! Now for the backstory. As I discussed in a previous article, I had a professional painter out last fall to look at the car, thinking it was ready to paint and that I would have … 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

1984 Porsche 944 Street/Track Car – Electrical Refurbishment and Kill Switch

Upon removal of the dash and interior carpeting, a veritable rats nest of wiring is exposed. Before moving any further, I felt obligated to clean up the mess and ensure that everything was operational. To perform any electrical work on a Porsche, you really must have a copy of the factory wiring diagrams. I find … Continue reading

Book Review – Making it Faster

Making It Faster By Dan Binks and Norm DeWitt Forward by Tommy Kendall Publisher: Norm DeWitt Date of Publication: December 2, 2013 546 pages From the back cover:  In motorsports there have been an endless series of performance advances where one wonders, how did they ever figure this out? Other times one asks, how did … Continue reading

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