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1989 911 Carrera Targa 67k miles/Two Owners

Could be a nice drive home.....
Thanks for the tip Glenn, will get that WTB in on Pelican classifieds.

Yea, I've been thinking of the 67K 2 owner Targa from Mark Starr, looks nice but damn there are just so many Guards Red & Black around.

Still might be worth a look at for experience.

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The hunt is half the fun. Try to drive as many as possible. I know its hard here. I only looked at 6 before pulling the trigger and that included a trip back home to dallas. Take a trip to AIC. That way you will be able to see several cars and see what a top quality car is. And the difference between the model years. Ask John him what to look for and what makes his cars higher priced (just looked at the site, does not appear to be much inventory). Also look to see what replacement parts cost. You might find a good deal on a less than ideal car and if might only cost $1,000 to make it how you want it. Mine had some modifications for the track that I changed for a more stock appearance.

If you are interested, I made a list of all the local PCA clubs with a direct link to thier classified section. I can email it ot you. Its too ugly to post. I've been meaning to clean it up to post, but frankly since I'm done looking I don't think about it.

And for the cars and coffee, the website is Pittsburgh Cars n' Coffee - Index page There are some sick cars there. I feel like I've been swimming in cold water with my 930. Last week was one of the best turn outs. I've only been twice, but my buddy has been going for a few years. There were 3 Lambos, 2 Ferraris, 2 MB McLarens (same owner), bunch of P-cars (gt2, gt3, my 930, a newer turbo to name a few), I think Lotus must breed (well over 6), 2 Vipers, Audi R8. I know I'm missing a bunch. There had to be over 50 cars there.
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"The hunt is half the fun."

In fact, it's so much fun to hunt, I hunt even when I have no intention of catching anything.

Craigslist can be a good source. You may want to use one of the mashups like SearchTempest so you can search a bunch of cities at once. The only thing is the distance tool doesn't work very well. You enter your zip and 500 miles and you will get hits from seattle or LA. Another place is fleaBay. I'm not recommending bidding, but most cars are sold with Reserve and don't sell, so you can contact the seller after the auction. There is a white '85 targa on there now with 42k miles. I assume you checked AutoTrader too. The last thing I would do is to call a few of the independent Porsche repair shops to see if they know of any. Some people will sell their car even if they aren't actively in a selling process, the shops sometimes are aware of these folks.

My other recommendation is to start driving them or riding in them. .
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Hey Yinz Guys...

Please to meet you - this is Damon in the South Hills!

Very excited this thread exists. In an unexpected turn of events - thought i was going to buy a 987s boxster after selling 2004 s2000 - i just bought my first porsche last month. So the reason it was unexpected - the price was cut in half....why? Because it was painted dupont berry prism metallic! You guys may have seen it at byers columbus. Well - at that price, and after a ppi revealed that it was in decent nick with only 77,000 miles....i felt like it was a good entry point for me into the air cooled world i adored since i was a child. Already took care of some things from the PPI - new bilstein sport shocks/struts, cambermeister strut bar (i know i shoulda got elephant : (), new power seat switches, hi temp brake fluid, new direzza tires and front wheel bearings. Very excited to do car control clinic at PittRace this weekend.

Definitely struggling a bit with transmission - John Raysich says my bushings are ok. Thinking about throwing the wevo in - any experience with a wevo upgrade here?

Anywho look forward to picking everyone's brains....

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Welcome to Pelican!! I'm in Upper St. Clair. Where in the south hills are you?
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Hey Yinz Guys...

Please to meet you - this is Damon in the South Hills!

Very excited this thread exists. In an unexpected turn of events - thought i was going to buy a 987s boxster after selling 2004 s2000 - i just bought my first porsche last month. So the reason it was unexpected - the price was cut in half....why? Because it was painted dupont berry prism metallic! You guys may have seen it at byers columbus. Well - at that price, and after a ppi revealed that it was in decent nick with only 77,000 miles....i felt like it was a good entry point for me into the air cooled world i adored since i was a child. Already took care of some things from the PPI - new bilstein sport shocks/struts, cambermeister strut bar (i know i shoulda got elephant : (), new power seat switches, hi temp brake fluid, new direzza tires and front wheel bearings. Very excited to do car control clinic at PittRace this weekend.

Definitely struggling a bit with transmission - John Raysich says my bushings are ok. Thinking about throwing the wevo in - any experience with a wevo upgrade here?

Anywho look forward to picking everyone's brains....
Welcome to Pelican. Sounds like a nice car. Got any pics?

The shifter is 1 piece to the 915 shifting puzzle. You need to address the bushings in the shifter (the WEVO comes with them), the shift coupler, the engine and gearbox mounts, and the gearbox fluid. And the driver. If the bushings in the shifter and shift coupler are good, try draining and replacing the gearbox fluid. There are many threads to read here about pro's and con's of the different choices. My car had Swepco and I changed to Kendall. In my mind, the Kendall is noticeably better. With new fluid and bushings that are in good shape, if you still have issues with shifting, then attack the parts. The big thing with 915's is to be patient between gears. Their synchro's don't like to be rushed.

I have a WEVO shifter and shift coupler. They are fantastic, but my car had a Weltmeister shifter in it when I bought it which are pretty poor plus my engine and gearbox mounts were toast. Replacing those were a huge step in the right direction. But these parts only improve the positive action of shifting, there is less guess work, it's more confidence inspiring. But the slow synchro's are still there.
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Damon, I will be at Pit-Race on Sat. Blue 1986 911 coupe. Be sure to look me up. I put the Wevo coupler in last year but have not changed the bushings yet. The coupler did not make much of a change but my orig. was in good shape.

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Steel city - I would highly recommend you install the bushings ivangene makes. Here is the thread. I had replaced mine with new oem bushings and not much an improvement. Everyone on the thread swore by these. I thought ..."$35, what the heck, it's worth a shot". Shifting is noticably improved over my nearly new bushings. You can verify the coupler adjustment is correct when you install the new. Again, highly recommend to anyone with a 915.
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Hey Yinz....

I grew up in usc, mom still lives there, i am right across the border off by the lesnett intersection.

Greg/Will - yeah that thread was a great find. I was purchasing my wevo shift kit and trying to decide on coupler and found out about ed from here. Ordered one along with wevo kit and bushings. i am putting in wevo, coupler and hopefully turbo tie rods in next two weeks. When i say i, i mean my buddy and i will offer comedic relief. I would like one of you guys to take for a ride and tell me the condition of my tranny so i know where i am.

Bernie - great to talk to you out there.

It was great fun at the car control clinic - didn't find the snap oversteer i have heard about. S2000 was quite a handful at limit as well. Any thoughts from you guys on oversteer - do you have to do something real stupid at the limit and then it just comes faster with rear weight?

Pictures from clinic, Auto Specialties fun stuff at the garage, custom exhaust/headers (previous owner -anybody recognize it?).

My a/c was working and now blower seems close to seized. Want to get blower at least working...rebuilt...replaced. Fresh air blowers are screaming as well. Anybody here have any experience with blower upgrades?

Love my sport seats - great compromise of comfort and holding - i myself like them better than modern porsche sport seats but i could stand to lose a couple "fathead sandwiches."

I try to do a couple road course events a year so let me know if anybody has something on the schedule or wants to meet up and share some info with a newbie. Planned on nelson ledges on friday but got rained out...

Obviously color is not my preferred. Car was iris to start. It is Dupont Berry Metallic - i get different opinions whether it is a topcoat or not. Whats funny is at times it looks like iris but i don't know if that is just coincidence. Thinking of taking fuchs/targa bar back to black to start. Anybody have a good paint shop around here if i would want to change color? Would love Albert Blue. I guess the starting point for a paint job would be $4k.

Look forward to shootin the breeze.....









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The exhaust looks like a Billy Boat system - not saying it is, but similar in design. I've not seen the car around and think I would remember a Berry Metalic Targa.

I was thinking about heading over to the Cars N' Coffee in Robinson on the 16th. It would be good to see a few air-cooled cars there if anyone wants to join me.
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Greg -

Yeah i should be able to make it out there - although hopefully my 911 wont be in pieces. Never been to one - how long do people congregate for? GF might be able to bring out the SL too.
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I don't know, haven't been to Cars N' Coffee. The website says 9-12, but Saturday is always busy. I'll probably be gone by 10:30.
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I went to the one two weeks ago and to one last year. People come and go. Most get there between 9:30 and 10:00 with some trickling in until 10:30. Two weeks ago I got there about 9:45 and another 10+ cars arrived after me. People start leaving usually around 11:00. Often they will do a cruise starting just after noon. Not too many air cooled p-cars there. I think there was only one other (red targa) two weeks ago. Most are newer cars. Only other notable older car that i recall is a black Testarossa.
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I just saw in the local PCA magazine that they have it listed as an event on June 30. There will be a lot more Porsches, should be a few air-cooled cars too.
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Lots of changes this week to the 911....

Sound System:

Yikes.....previous owner had some good components (boston front components) and some bad components (power acoustic amp) but the install, as usual, was a hack job that is sickening. I have receipts that came with the car from Columbus Car Audio Accessories - Installation Service, Parts, GPS Systems, Marine Stereo Systems, Boat Audio that shows they installed at least some of it "brent burchfield" on the service order. You name it and it was in there including cross threaded sae nut on battery terminal to wood screws in the bottom of the door pocket that weren't really holding it on.

We tore all of it out and rewired - new pioneer headunit with ipod in and bluetooth (tried to get the least obtrusive head unit - not much out there these days looks any good). New alpine 90 rms by 4 amp. Tore out the awful viper alarm that had the siren bouncing of the distributor.

At the end of it with just some mild tuning the thing sounds damn good - bostons are nice and some decent cerwin vegas in the back shelf. Music/Cars some of my favorite things so i like some jams to go along with the sound of the air cooled.



Wevo Next!

Regular wevo with the "per everyones recommendation" ed coupler.

I didn't drive it yet but just shifting in the garage it feels amazing without even the new coupler in it! I am really excited because like i said the shifter was a real stuggle for me. Also my girl wants to drive it and there was no way she was gonna figure that one out (no offense - just taught her to drive stick on my s2000).



Wong'ing Along

Wong chip is in and idle is rock steady. Have not driven yet. Kinda bummed because last month my "indy porsche mechanic" who i dropped $3 grand with told me the chip was blank when all he needed to do, per instructions given to him, was change the jumper. I asked him to do it because he was doing my seat switches.



A/C Miracle

A/C blower was not working, then suddenly when my buddy has it - it does.

Turbo tie rods next....

Cannot wait to drive her!!!!
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I'd say there was a little play in my coupler....

Worn Coupler on 1985 3.2 Carrera - YouTube
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Anyone heading out to Cars n' Coffee tomorrow morning? Sounds like PCA is meeting at the Sears parking lot at 9:30 then heading over to Starbucks at 10. I plan on being there, unless it is raining. Hope to see you there. I'll have the red 930.

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Not going to make it. One of these days the schedule will clear so I can start doing things like this even if my car is still in pieces.
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