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Word of thanks to board for inspiring me to make it happen... First 930/4

Hi guys, have been more of a lurker than anything else in my quest for flat-six knowledge, humbled and a yes, a little intimidated by the brainpower of you Pelicanites. After 15 years of NA 911 ownership, have finally taken the turbo plunge, prompted by a combination of fortuitous timing and a recent thread on NA vs turbo ownership

Did anyone go back to a Carrera from a 930?

Just out of grad school 15 years ago, was looking to buy my first 911, when i decided to look at a '76 Carrera Turbo for sale. It was out of my price range, but the sales guy seemed to be looking for a reason to drive it and offered me a ride. I still remember being stunned by the explosion of power in that car... both myself and the sales guy were laughing when we got out. I went on to purchase an SC, but that memory has never left me.

Fast forward to last year, I have been slowly converting my 3.2 Cab to turbo, and concurrently looking for any interesting Turbo coupes. I happpened to be on the west coast on biz, when an interesting Turbo with '934/935' parts went on ebay and did not meet reserve. By the time i went to the shop in Wittier, CA, a sale was pending. But Tony Miller, the guy that owned the shop was the same guy who had built the engine for the seller, he showed me around his shop. Was packed with tons of cool vintage parts... centerlock hubs... 935 twin turbo headers, a 935 case, GT2 intake manifolds, etc, etc, drool. He showed me the build sheet to the then sold 930. 3.3 case, 935 pistons, 934 cams, 3.2 heads and intake, Tech engine mgmt. The guy he built it for, whom i had talked too, said it scared him too much, as he had never even owned a NA 911! I got a brief ride... it was 15 years ago all over again, except with this time the adjective 'explosive' describing the acceleration, was replaced with 'mind-bending.' I still get chills when i remeber the open zork and popping waste-gate on deceleration.

This same car came up last week on Ebay, this time with a full 934 kit. After reading the above thread, about how much you guys love your 930's, and talking to the owner, i decided it was now or never.

I pick the car up next week, and have cleared my schedule for 4 days to drive it the entire 2500 miles home to NC. 4 days of aircooled, TC flat six heaven!! The PPI looks good so far, but i'll keep my fingers crossed. Hope to have some pix and documentation of the journey home to boot.


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Looks like it'll be a fun ride home.

I hate you.
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Congratulations! What a sweet car! I love the 934, the widest of the widebodies. Enjoy!
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Sweet!!! Nicely done 934 kit
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I just poked my laptop off my lap...
What a beautiful car!
I like how they actually mounted the turbo in the center of the rear bumper- probably allows for more equal exhaust flow between banks.
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I hate you to buddy

if you can, how much was it?
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Yeah, the 934 conversion was extremely well done.

No-nonsense interior with Stereo and A/C delete and half-cage


Single turbo 935 headers, big Garrett hybrid turbo, 376whp@1 bar


Look familiar?

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that's really cool justin
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That is REALLY Cool. I want a ride !
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Jerry, PM you on the price... thanks for all you help in the past on my ongoing turbo conversion. I am working on it in spurts. BTW, are you still planning on moving on from P cars once your 3.2 turbo is sold?

Matt - i am either gonna be coming down I40 or I10 through Atlanta to Wilmington... if i come through Atlanta, you got it!
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Wow!

Congrats on such a great looking car. Welcome to the world of turbo's!!!
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Wowzer, that is one mean looking WB, enjoy the ride!
I drove my 930 500 mi home when I bought it, most fun I had in years! well except for...well ya know.
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Holy ****! I've been watching that car on e-bay and just drooling. Congratulations! When you take the plunge you jump in with both feet!

2500 miles in a car that looks like that with a Zork? You are a brave man.

Will the "Power Tour" be coming through Nashville? I'll bet V8Ranch can gather an escort for you from Memphis to Nashville. Hell we can all ban together and "carry the torch" with you on our respective stretches of road, Ha!
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I just got done carrying the torch in front of a Mustang 10 minutes ago hahaha.
sounded like it was charged but it could have been one of those SWEET Gator belts soaked in oil
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DA*N!! Mapquest says I-40 through Arizona. I wanted a ride!

If you decide to go the southern route on I-10, instead, stop by for a few minutes in the Tucson area. I would love to see it and say Hi!

Great buy! Congratulations!

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Rarly, thank you... am much in admiration of you extensive knowledge of these Turbos. Looking at the last dyno graphs the owner sent me, it looks like some tuning is going to be in order when i get home, so you'll probably be seeing me here a lot.

As for the Zork (BTW, the present owner says it flames quite nicely!) , i regularly ride either my SC with catbypass or Ducati with straight pipes almost an hour to work... home much worse can it be? I have some earplugs and ipod handy just in case. It's the 8-10 hours a day in those Recaro's that worry me!

The car has been gone over and deemed ok, but i'm still stressing a little, but what the hell, you only get the opportunity to do some things once. Will be striving to post pix with my digital and laptop, giving updates along the way, as well as digital video through the mountains. Hope i dont have to put out a mayday along the way.

thanks for all the complements guys... this board is great.
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Holy hell brother!
Nice.
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,,,and people wonder where the intake scoops on the new GT2 come from!


Sweet car, dude! Now lets see a vid and a sound clip of it in action!
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That looks fantastic. I wish you the best of luck on your trip. - If I ever get the chance...
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Four days in that thing!


Bail fund.
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