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 > Porsche 911 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
It'll be legen-waitforit
 
stealthn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 4,473
NO WAY!!!!

Awesome score (and great wife), you deserve it.

Please keep it 100% stock, and keep the blog alive with all the uniqueness that is the 959.


(you suck )
__________________
Bob James
'79 911SC Targa - Sold
06 Cayman S
Old 10-05-2007, 06:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #41 (permalink)
MBruns for President
 
JeremyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Pete, FL
Posts: 14,732
Garage
I need some of that voodoo to work on my wife - I'm guessing you'll be buying that house pretty soon.
__________________
Current Whip: - 2003 996 Twin Turbo - 39K miles - Lapis Blue/Grey
Past: 1974 IROC (3.6) , 1987 Cabriolet (3.4) , 1990 C2 Targa, 1989 S2
Old 10-05-2007, 06:45 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #42 (permalink)
wanna buy a stripper pole
 
KevinP73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sun Valley, Ca.
Posts: 6,191
Send a message via Yahoo to KevinP73
So Wayne.....how much do you want for the 356??
__________________
non velox ad propitiare, verisimile non oblivisci
If it's not The Original Automotive Innovations and Restoration, then it's just hot AIR.
Old 10-05-2007, 06:46 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #43 (permalink)
Registered User
Wow, what a cars. Good luck with it.

When I looked at one locally I was amazed at how spartan and simplistic it appeared. Very unique.
__________________
Warren & Ron, may you rest in Peace.
Old 10-05-2007, 06:58 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #44 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Albany,NY area
Posts: 373
I'm curious, How many 959's are actually running around in the US?

20-30? More?

I've heard Bill gates has one, Jerry Seinfeld probably has one also - wait a minute ther's two copies of the "101 projects book already...
Old 10-05-2007, 07:05 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Superman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Auburn, WA. USA
Posts: 18,738
Speechless.
__________________
'83 SC
Old 10-05-2007, 07:28 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #46 (permalink)
 
Now available:  101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster!
Even a Bad day is good
 
47silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,193
Garage
superb car

wayne:
that car is perfect and is a great marketing display for pelican parts.
__________________
1975 911S Targa
Silver Anniversary Edition
Old 10-05-2007, 07:32 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #47 (permalink)
73 911 3.2
 
Patrice911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 183
Garage
Wow, nice buy. I might have a picture where you can see it sitting in the Porsche parking lot in Stuttgart...
In Nov. of 87 I went to Germany for the first time for the company I work for. Been there many times since that time.
On a weekend I went to Stuttgart to see where Porsche is. On a parking lot in the back, there was 20 to 30, 959 park side by side.
What a sight... will always remember that day.
__________________
Patrice
1973 911 3.2 former track and AX car.
2016 VW GTI S PP
Old 10-05-2007, 07:36 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #48 (permalink)
durn for'ner
 
livi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South of Sweden
Posts: 16,219
Quote:
Originally Posted by livi View Post
I think it appropriate that the Head Pelican sits in a 959. Rocket science but still semi air/oil cooled. Good for you, Wayne - congrats on aquiring a true piece of legendary Porsche history.

I actually had my own moment in a brand new silver 959 in 1988. A very wealthy friend of my (then) step dad bought one for himself and one for his brother! I was 22 years old and as many of us a hardcore Porsche fan since childhood. Having the sudden possibility of not only see and touch a new 959 in the metal was unbelievable. It was a moment to cherish. Would you like to take a ride in her? I think I wet my pants even before entering the car.

He took me for a good hours drive in the country and on the free way. I remember a complete feeling of awe. The accelleration was not of this world. Remember this was in 1988 and the car was brand new so the 3.9 sec quote for 0-100 kmph was probably correct. Turning out on the free way he floored the loud pedal. We were already doing decent speeds, but the darn thing ripped lose the tires and took off like a rocket. Pinned to the back of the seat we past 260 kmph in a blink of an eye. It was and still is and probably will ever be THE car moment of my life. My age, my passion and a brand new 959 is a combination hard to beat.

Sex has never been even close.

(Spell Check kaput - sorry)
Quoting myself. I just remembered, one of the cool tricks I thought so amazing. He showed me, while in the car, how he could change the ride height for different road conditions. I also remember when we got going he said first gear was mostly to get rolling. So we came out 3/4 out of a roundabout in light rain and he geared up to second gear and gave it gas. I was a real rookie and almost **** myself. The tremendous shove in the back, the rear end coming out but almost emediately composing itself, finding it΄s track and then the sound of that double turbo 450 bhp on full throttle. Motoring orgasm.
__________________
Markus
Resident Fluffer

Carrera '85
Old 10-05-2007, 07:39 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #49 (permalink)
Slippery Slopenose Victim
 
SXSMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 666
I saw this when you first posted it , wanted to reply but need rest . Got hurt working on one of those damn "P" cars .

Great score and a fine/rare car .

Even though I'm an east coaster let me say " Way Cool " Wayne .

I'll be ordering some more parts from you so you can do a few things to your car .

( Or put it in to funds for your kids )

Congrats !

SxS
__________________
sxsman@hotmail.com Have guns , will travel

Mr. Potato-head , 1974 911 Slant/turbo look 2.7
1963 Cooper S ex-C sedan , 1974 Vespa Rally , 1974 TVR 2500M (sold) ( Musta had massive head trauma in 74 , ya think ? )
Old 10-05-2007, 07:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #50 (permalink)
Righteous Indignation
 
70SATMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: LEO, MEO and 22k
Posts: 8,937
Awesome!

If you send it up here to Canepas for work at anytime I'd like to be the first to offer to keep an eye on it for you, take her out for the occasional spin to keep her lubed. You know, more like property management. Only you wouldn't have to pay for the services.
__________________
Michael

Oh yeah, Hilda lost
I was wrong again but I will not apologize. I am a madman,
Guy/Beygon
Old 10-05-2007, 07:47 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #51 (permalink)
Registered User
 
DW SD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Encinitas (San Diego CA)
Posts: 4,495
Very cool! Good for you, Wayne! Approximately what is the range of cost of such a car (anyone)?

Doug
__________________
1971 RSR - interpretation
Old 10-05-2007, 08:08 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #52 (permalink)
durn for'ner
 
livi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South of Sweden
Posts: 16,219
150-300k in your currency??

Depending on the usual factors including whether it is a 'comfort' or 'sport' model. The latter are very rare and thus dearer.
__________________
Markus
Resident Fluffer

Carrera '85
Old 10-05-2007, 08:19 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #53 (permalink)
Bye, Bye.
 
Scooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 6,168
Congratulations on the new car Wayne.

Hopefully you plan on driving it, instead of letting it sit in a temperature controlled environment while wiping it with a diaper every week.
__________________
Elvis has left the building.
Old 10-05-2007, 08:35 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #54 (permalink)
Author of "101 Projects"
 
Wayne 962's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam Chaplin View Post
Ah! Superb, Wayne - I've got wood!

When you say it's been "modified", are they federalization mods that you plan to restore or performance tweaks? Oh, have you had a chance to take it on a decent drive in the canyons yet?
It has very few modifications on it right now. GK did the conversion, and they put on a really slick muffler package that places the catalytic converters inside the big muffler (sort of like how they were done on the 1975 914s). It's a very slick solution to the "no cat" problem. GIAC worked with them on the reprogramming of the ECU for CA emissions - the car passed the smog test yesterday with super-clean results! Tony and Grant also saw evidence of the addition of an air pump, but we weren't sure.

So, those two mods will of course have to stay, but in the grand scheme of things, they are relatively minor.

-Wayne
__________________
Wayne R. Dempsey, Founder, Pelican Parts Inc., and Author of:
101 Projects for Your BMW 3-Series • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 • How to Rebuild & Modify Porsche 911 Engines • 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster & Cayman • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 996 / 997
Coming in 2014:
• 101 Projects for Your MINI Cooper
Old 10-05-2007, 08:45 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #55 (permalink)
Author of "101 Projects"
 
Wayne 962's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by herr_oberst View Post
High fives Wayne. This must be the car that was an ebay listing a few months ago.? Is this car the Sport or Comfort version? Good luck with the restoration.
This car was up on eBay, I think a bit more than a year ago. The description was horrible, and this is *not* a car you want to buy without a six-hour inspection by Tony Callas' guys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by herr_oberst View Post
What is interesting to me is that just a few days ago, you posted some GT1 porn, and you ended up with a 959.
Yup, I've been all over the net lately, trying to find out everything and anything about these cars. Stumbled across the GT1 for sale and decided to share.

Quote:
Originally Posted by herr_oberst View Post
If you're ever in Portland and just want to drive a stock 88, for comparison purposes, look me up, and I can take you through a twisty bend or two.
I've only driven it 15 miles, but it does feel very much like my old 911SC did - just with different handling, and gobs more of power. There are issues with the first-stage boost controller, so boost is currently limited to 1.5 bar (safe mode), but even then, it has power to spare. The boost controller problem is one of the things that need to be tackled.

-Wayne
__________________
Wayne R. Dempsey, Founder, Pelican Parts Inc., and Author of:
101 Projects for Your BMW 3-Series • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 • How to Rebuild & Modify Porsche 911 Engines • 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster & Cayman • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 996 / 997
Coming in 2014:
• 101 Projects for Your MINI Cooper
Old 10-05-2007, 09:02 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #56 (permalink)
Kantry Member
 
oldE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: N.S. Can
Posts: 3,520
Oh Wow! What a coincidence. I used to have a black '87 too, (except mine was a 924S).

Officially, in my books you are now "Mr. Dempsey".

Seriously, Wayne. That is a fantastic automobile. Porsche's ne plus ultra of the 1980s and still a storming-take-no-prisoners-kick-a$$ car today.

Congrats on getting this one back where it belongs: on the road.

Les
__________________
"Emerson, there's an easy way to get rid of the understeer. Just use more throttle." Jochen Rindt
Old 10-05-2007, 09:04 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #57 (permalink)
Author of "101 Projects"
 
Wayne 962's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by v8_ranch View Post
Wayne,

Awesome! Never really liked the looks of the 959's but recognize it for what it is.
You know, I have been looking at the photos of this car for a few years now, and I can honestly say, that the car looks 100X better in the flesh than in some photos. When I went to go check out the car, it became immediately apparent that the guy who photographed the thing didn't have much room to work with and used a weird wide-angle lens...

-Wayne
__________________
Wayne R. Dempsey, Founder, Pelican Parts Inc., and Author of:
101 Projects for Your BMW 3-Series • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 • How to Rebuild & Modify Porsche 911 Engines • 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster & Cayman • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 996 / 997
Coming in 2014:
• 101 Projects for Your MINI Cooper
Old 10-05-2007, 09:04 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #58 (permalink)
 
Now Available for Ordering:   101 Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000  [more info]
Registered User
 
defcon65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Birthplace of Bix
Posts: 1,146
Whoa, what am I reading here?

959.

Hawaii.

Tiffany's

Is this the same Wayne who not so long ago was fretting about saving for college educations?

What gives, dude? I didn't order THAT MUCH stuff.

Regards, Joe
__________________
Joe

85 Carrera
64 Honda Dream - for sale
71 Hodaka Super Rat - keeper
Old 10-05-2007, 09:12 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #59 (permalink)
Author of "101 Projects"
 
Wayne 962's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by emcon5 View Post
Nice score Wayne.

Uh, did they use 2 separate exhaust manifolds on each bank? Looks like one going one direction, and a smaller one going the opposite way to the turbo.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/wayne/959/callas/DSC05739.JPG
http://www.pelicanparts.com/wayne/959/callas/DSC05737.JPG

That is an interesting arrangement.

Tom
I asked that same question too! Those are the pipes for the water cooling system that goes to the heads...

-Wayne
__________________
Wayne R. Dempsey, Founder, Pelican Parts Inc., and Author of:
101 Projects for Your BMW 3-Series • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 • How to Rebuild & Modify Porsche 911 Engines • 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster & Cayman • 101 Projects for Your Porsche 996 / 997
Coming in 2014:
• 101 Projects for Your MINI Cooper
Old 10-05-2007, 09:12 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #60 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:00 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.