Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage
"Barn find" 1986 911 turbo

I found the car through a friend of mine at work. He mentioned that a friend of his had a Porsche that was "REALLY FAST" but it wouldn't start cause the battery was dead. And it had been sitting outside in his driveway for 9 years. He thought the guy was interested in making it go away. I asked how fast? He responded it was the fastest car he had ever been in. I asked if it was a 911 turbo. He said whats a 911. So I did a little Google work and pulled up a picture of a 911 turbo, he said yeah that's it, wrong color though. Long story short, I bought it and towed it home to share space with my two 924 turbo project cars. (Anyone want a sweet deal on a 924 turbo or two?)

Here it is after spraying off all the grime. The paint looks better wet.
Old 01-26-2015, 07:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 55
nope you should sell me that turbo for a sweet deal because the way you make it sound you stole it.

If you think about selling it get a hold of me.

Did you get it to run?
Old 01-26-2015, 07:41 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
IMR-Merlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 3,674
Looks better than my "barn find" did.

Great score, post up your build progress....

Old 01-26-2015, 07:51 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage
Bad gas

So first order of business was drain the gas.
Seems to require a 22mm allen key. With vise grips anything can become a tool.


Here is a shot of the last 2.5 gallons of 15, in the bottom of a clean white 5 gallon bucket.
Yikes.
David
Old 01-26-2015, 07:56 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
IMR-Merlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 3,674
the last of the 5 gallons of 1993 race fuel were CHIPPED out of my outlet tube, you got off easy. LOL
Old 01-26-2015, 08:06 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
shlobeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 279
Garage
Nice... Garnet red metallic, with factory gold wheels, and I'm assuming champagne interior. It's unfortunate it couldn't have be stored indoors all those years. Good luck, they're among the best porsches ever made..
__________________
Number930dream.com
Old 01-26-2015, 09:10 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Brando
 
quattrorunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las vegas
Posts: 5,538
Garage
*****en!
B I t c h e n!
__________________
Turbo powa!
1977 911s. it's cool
Old 01-26-2015, 09:15 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 231
I love barn finds!

One facet is, it has stood outside.

Another is, no one has messed with it during that time.
__________________
'76 930
Old 01-26-2015, 10:37 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
redturbo911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: BRONX NY
Posts: 1,507
Now that's a sweet find.
__________________
Tony
91 964 c2 black/ Work in progress/Finally back on the road
85 EURO 930 Black slightly moded slowly reviving her
77 911tt EFI wide body red/ Slightly modified SOLD
Old 01-26-2015, 11:26 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,572
Nice color combo, congratulations.
Old 01-27-2015, 04:40 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Azzurro
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sudbury, Ont
Posts: 71
Nice find! Here is what mine looked like when I found it 2 1/2 years ago.
Old 01-27-2015, 05:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston
Posts: 3,742
VERY cool.
__________________
Ole Skool - wouldn't have it any other way
Old 01-27-2015, 05:42 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
 
Now available:  101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster!
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Back in B'ham, AL
Posts: 3,401
Prrrrrreeeeettycool!

Welcome to the forum, and first of all "enjoy the journey".

How about some shots of the engine bay and interior...?
Old 01-27-2015, 06:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Eva
 
911SauCy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 3,799
Garage
make it run

drive it with the crust...you'll be a movie star

great find
__________________
'78 SC Targa ~Eva~
-void requiring filling-
'13 Suburban ~Birdie~
"The car has been the cave wall on which Industrial Man has painted his longings and desires." -Eddie Alterman-
Old 01-27-2015, 06:07 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage
1 owner

Prior to the sale I suspected I had found a gem in the rough. The car had 68,000 miles on the clock.
The owner said he bought it in 1987 from the dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina. When I pulled the vehicle history report it indicated that there was only one owner, the dealer had put 7000 miles on it between 1986 and 1987. So I am now the second owner.

Last edited by reclino; 01-27-2015 at 07:56 AM..
Old 01-27-2015, 07:16 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage
Pull Alternator

Next up is to pull the alternator.
Old 01-27-2015, 07:58 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage


Took about an hour to get to this step, then about another to figure out how to get those little 3 screws and washers off the rear housing without dropping them or breaking anything.

Flipped the fan housing over and carefully dropped it on the two blocks to allow the alternator to "hammer" itself out.

Old 01-27-2015, 08:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 396
Garage
Alternator rebuild

The rear bearing tolerance ring is marked Porsche, the Valeo voltage regulator has a date code of 4/90. The slip rings are worn and the owner indicated he was having charging problems when he parked the car in 2003. All the diodes test good, I will get the unit tested as it is, but have already ordered rebuild parts, brushes, slip rings, and bearings. Hopefully I can rebuild it myself. I would really like to rewire it for an oversize external regulator. I should be able to clip the leads on the existing regulator, make a harness and put a volt regulator over next to the ignition box. Has anyone ever done this?

Last edited by reclino; 01-27-2015 at 08:23 AM..
Old 01-27-2015, 08:09 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Marietta GA
Posts: 2,506
Since everyone wants to know but is apparently too polite to ask...

What did you pay for it?
__________________
1987 GP White 930
1977 Ford Bronco
Old 01-27-2015, 09:25 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
aka 'vageen'
 
unclebilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 4,047
Garage
Does an 86 have an external regulator inside the engine bay on the driver's side?

I know some were internally regulated... These are like $25.

What a shame to see the car get to this state of repair for a simple and sub $500 repair...

Good 'on ya for seeking out the car and bringing it back. This is pretty similar to my 77 911 when I got it... neglected but had good bones and everything was repairable. In the case of my car the 'trusted mechanic' was incompetent and had the CIS so badly out of tune it would hardly run - the PO got fed up and sold it cheap.
__________________
76 930 - featured in Sept 2013 Pano
77 911S Wide Body GT2 WCMA race car
86 930 Slantnose - featured in Mar-Apr 2016 Classic Porsche
Yoosta have: 90 C4 Targa, 87 944, 73 911 ChumpCar endurance racer - featured in May-June & July-Aug 2016 Classic Porsche
Old 01-27-2015, 10:33 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:15 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2016 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.