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Inheritance 911 Project

Made it to another Caffeine and Carburetors, and this time was early enough to make it into the Porsche corral. So many Porsches turn up that it tends to get full.









It met its brother! Another '84 Targa in what I believe is the same color.



One or two other mildly interesting cars showed up also...










And, lastly (since nobody will care about this old hunk of junk ):




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Old 09-16-2018, 09:55 AM
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Installing the shifter coupler bushing took less than an hour, and maybe 30 minutes of tweaking it to get it right. Do it, don't pay someone to do easy jobs like that.
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Enjoying the re-furb and read, thank you.
Wish my stepson had his **** together like you sem to have .

So when's your first PCA De ??

On the other hand,since you have the S4 too, you might be able to run both cars with the NNJ Audi club ... great group.
I ran with them at Pocono earlier this year.
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No worries. Looks good. Thought it might be Slate Blue Metallic



If you do paint the trim rings for the Euro H4s, I'm sure the shop can match the color.


Just going back re-reading my own thread (don't judge me) but I think you're bang on so I wanted to give you props. I did find the paint paperwork from Maaco (don't judge my dad for that decision) and it just says "code" implying it was an factory color match. Apparently Slate Blue was only available on very early 3.2s, which this is, and I also parked next to a Slate Blue Targa and they're identical. So detective work indicates that's the color.




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Hey! Thanks for the follow up. Looks darn good for Maaco. Mine's an early one too. Visited mine at the shop yesterday.
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Hey! Thanks for the follow up. Looks darn good for Maaco. Mine's an early one too. Visited mine at the shop yesterday.



Nice looking car! What are you using to cap your antenna hole? I need to figure out something for that on my car... it just has the base of the antenna now and it doesn't look very good.


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Thanks. The antenna is still there, it's just retracted. Saw this on eBay, not sure if it's what you're looking for though: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hirschmann-Antenna-Delete-Small-Chrome-Cover-Up-Cap-VW-Mercedes-BMW-Porsche-Audi/233130666784?hash=item3647abab20:g:aXIAAOxy0uZR25z S
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It's been a quiet winter, just exercising the car regularly to keep it alive and well. The estate "should be done by the end of April" but I've heard that before so I'm not holding my breath. Once that's done the 993 will be sold and the Targa will go in to get fully sorted.

For now, though, it's limping along at full speed (as my dad used to say). Car show season started today so I grabbed a shot of the Targa and a few shots of other noteworthy Porsche attendees at our local cars and coffee.






^ yes, that is real


^ yes, that is real








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So remember how I said end of April? Yeah... about that. Still in probate due in large part to the executrix not being motivated to get it finished.

The car has been behaving essentially perfect (aside from all its known issues) over the last year. The only new issue that has popped up recently is the oil pressure gauge/sensor reading erratically. It'll behave completely normal as the car warms up, then pin itself at the top of the gauge after that. If anyone has any insight about that or knows what it is please let me know, I can relay it to Dave who is working on the car. I'm crossing my fingers extremely hard that there's nothing actually wrong and it's just a sensor failing. Any peace of mind would be appreciated.

I was given some cash towards repairs for my recent birthday, so it's off to Dave for:

- ensuring that the oil pressure is actually fine and the engine isn't f*cked up
- shift linkage repair/replace/rebuild/whatever
- figuring out and hopefully fixing one or more of the brake calipers which is still binding when hot. Everything in the braking system is new except for some soft lines so it should be a soft line or a warranty repair on some component. Fingers crossed again.

I didn't want to drive it ~45 min to his shop with even a slight chance of an oil issue so I had it towed over. Hopefully it'll be sorted soon!



In other news my better half picked up a new daily for herself a few weeks ago. Before anyone asks she chose the SQ5 herself, and the battleship gray over red color scheme too. I had very little to do with it aside from agreeing it was a good idea.





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Haven't done a ton with the this summer but the 993 is now up for sale, if anyone is interested. Once it's gone I'll use the money from the sale to get the Targa fully sorted, and to do some ring shopping for my long time girlfriend

36,757 mile manual 993 Cabrio with Aero Kit and Porsche Exclusive interior

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Post it on here
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Can’t see it without tapatalk
Post it on here

Sorry about that but thanks for the heads-up. URL below.


https://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-cars-sale/1040806-36-757-mile-manual-993-cabrio-aero-kit-porsche-exclusive-interior.html


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Well it has been a very long and expensive road but nearly 2 years to the day after the Targa got running, the 993 has sold.

I ended up investing some money into getting it sorted so it'd sell more quickly; netted a small ROI in sale price but considering the world fell into a pandemic immediately afterwards my plan to make it easier to sell seems like a good decision.

The Targa goes to the shop Monday so I can finally, finally, start knocking big items off the hit list and hopefully end up with a useable car after all this time. Then I'll be able to drive it nowhere, because pandemic. That's my luck!

In no specific order, the big-ticket items I have to do are:

- Fix e-brake
- Ball joints
- Shifter linkage
- Ignition key module
- Tune up and service
- Brakes still binding... most likely the booster
- All four shocks
- Aim headlights
- Figure out and fix whatever makes the battery keep dying

For having all this stuff in need of repair, it's been an amazing car these last 2 years. It hasn't left me stranded anywhere, and aside from the recent change of the battery going flat after a few days no new problems have occurred. Anyone who knocks these things as unreliable is misinformed.




And here's where the 993 ended up. Beautiful car and I'm sad it has to go, but after so long it's a relief.








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Unsolicited advice on your last 2 items

1) looks like you still have us-spec sealed beam headlights, strongly suggest you upgrade to drop-in e-code (European spec) h4 assemblies -- easy to do yourself (and recommend installing jwest headlight relays while you're at it) and will give you MUCH better lighting than the stock sealed beams -- if / when you go this route you'll need to reaim the headlights (which is SUPER easy to do too) -- maybe leave off the mechanic's list?

2) electric drain -- make sure your interior lights work when you open your doors -- if they don't (and not too unusual a situation), they may be the source of your problem, as the switches that trigger the lights on also trigger the power window circuit to turn off (your Porsche is designed to let you roll up the power windows after you turn off the car but before you open the door -- if the door switch doesn't work, the system thinks the door's still closed and the power door circuit continues to slowly drain power from the battery. Fixing my door switch (pretty easy diy) fixed my battery drain issue (would previously drain my battery after sitting for a week) -- since this is counterintuitive/backwards, thought I'd mention

NICE CAR!
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Unsolicited advice on your last 2 items

1) looks like you still have us-spec sealed beam headlights, strongly suggest you upgrade to drop-in e-code (European spec) h4 assemblies -- easy to do yourself (and recommend installing jwest headlight relays while you're at it) and will give you MUCH better lighting than the stock sealed beams -- if / when you go this route you'll need to reaim the headlights (which is SUPER easy to do too) -- maybe leave off the mechanic's list?

2) electric drain -- make sure your interior lights work when you open your doors -- if they don't (and not too unusual a situation), they may be the source of your problem, as the switches that trigger the lights on also trigger the power window circuit to turn off (your Porsche is designed to let you roll up the power windows after you turn off the car but before you open the door -- if the door switch doesn't work, the system thinks the door's still closed and the power door circuit continues to slowly drain power from the battery. Fixing my door switch (pretty easy diy) fixed my battery drain issue (would previously drain my battery after sitting for a week) -- since this is counterintuitive/backwards, thought I'd mention

NICE CAR!

I'm definitely planning on doing something about the headlights... not sure what that will be, though. Most of my night driving around here is currently street lit so it isn't a super high priority at the moment compared to the other driveability concerns. That direct fit sounds promising though and I'll definitely look into it, I've embraced the sugar scoops lifestyle over the past few years.

I've never tested the door switch like that; electrical logic like that is hugely advanced for a car this old so it never occurred to me that it'd be that smart. Good tip, though, I'll check next time I take it out for a cruise.

I don't think the interior lights have ever worked, but that may be something as simple as a bulb. Assumption is they'd be so ineffective that neither my father nor I ever gave it a second thought. Lol.


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here's a link to the hella h4s our host sells -- you'd need two plus bulbs, but not too $$$ https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/MISC/POR_MISC_hella2_pg1.htm -- hardest part of the install for me was freeing some very corroded screws holding the headlights in -- aiming the new ones is a breeze.

fingers crossed on the door switch --
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@OP: cool car! I like the story.

With the sealed beam lights (@Darrin) ... is that Hella kit you posted a project you outlined in the forum? I’d love to have some “retro-fit” H4s rather than have to try to seek out a pair of used H4s for my 79. (Sorry to hijack, OP!)
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Great to see an inheritance project actually be success. Seems like most are a train wreck.
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@OP: cool car! I like the story.

With the sealed beam lights (@Darrin) ... is that Hella kit you posted a project you outlined in the forum? I’d love to have some “retro-fit” H4s rather than have to try to seek out a pair of used H4s for my 79. (Sorry to hijack, OP!)
Robey5 -- they're a drop-in replacement, same steps you'd need to go through to replace a burned out sealed beam headlight

High level -- remove the sugar scoop caps (unscrew the screw on the bottom center of the sugar scoop and it will pivot off from the top), remove the sealed beam headlight unit from the mounting frame, unplug the sealed unit and then replace with the new h4 unit -- both use the same plug, etc. Once in, reinstall sugar scoops, find a wall and aim -- here's a link to some straightforward aiming instructions https://audi.humanspeakers.com/headlight-aiming.htm
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Great to see an inheritance project actually be success. Seems like most are a train wreck.

Well I mean it's not done yet, there's still time

My dad and I found the Targa together and used to go for a back roads drive after dinner every nice summer day. When he got sick he asked if I'd be the next home for the cars; I obviously agreed. Since then his widow has said several times that I was the "only person they could go to" because of the shared history between me, my dad, and the cars. The Porsches and the beat to hell quartz Seiko he always wore were the things I knew I'd remember him by, and luckily I was granted both. I'll probably not wear the watch much, that's another hobby of mine and I have some much nicer ones, but it still means a lot to have it.

Both the watch and the car need restorations but both mean a lot to me so I'm committed to getting them done properly and keeping them forever.

I also found his Aviators in the Targa; usually I've worn Wayfarers but I bought my own set of polarized Aviators as well after I found his.



Anyway this was long-winded. I appreciate the vote of support!


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