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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Vehicle Name
Year 1985
Make Porsche
Model 944 2.5 NA LPG conversion 163ps
Color Graphite Metallic LB7V
History Bought as hobby/fun thing, turned into kind of a daily driver. Work in progress/weekend restoration as time allows it (medical student, busy...).
Exterior - turbo rear valance
- 3rd brake light (left over part from my VW polo, ugly as hell)

Interior - magnolia white leather power seats
- VDO cd9303ub-cv (vintage look, with bluetooth hands free/aux/USB), hand-held phone in traffic is $250 fine overe here

Performance Upgrades ditched spare tire!! (OK, didn't come with the car)

Car still tops an (optimistically) indicated 240km/h (149mph) on LPG without effort, more than enough to lose license/life/both. Also, ROW gets 13 horsepower more than US/Canada!

'Autobahn' cruising to girlfriend's family in Geneva (600 miles) in 7 hours twenty-something to me seems adequate performance, taking into account 150 miles of strict Swiss speed enforcement.

So no, I'm not really considering spending tons of money tuning and engine that can only be expected to gain a couple of (mosty psychological) horses, I really like it the way it is.

Engine / Under the Hood - LPG conversion (fuel is >$9 per gallon over here, LPG is $3,50 per gallon) and I don't pay road tax for my '85 car!
- Magnecor HT leads
- dansk SS exhaust (back box)
- radiator/hoses/WP/timing/balance/rollers/
front main seal/OP drive gear renewed
-cam tower gasket/noisy lifters renewed
- vacuum lines/ leaky brake booster replaced

Suspension - rennbay solid bushing ball joints
- rubbers/bushings renewed/upgraded
- new gas-a-just shocks F&R
- new brakes all round
- new front wheel bearings
- 18mm rear anti roll bar (upgrade due to LPG tank in back) and complete tie-rods L&R

Wheels and Tires - 16" ET 23.3 teledials, continental premium contact.
They were polished when I bought them, don't feel like repainting, looks good enough to me and easy to clean, too

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