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 Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Burn the fire.
 
Brando's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 6,333
Garage
How to double the value of your 944.

1) Acquire car for $500.
2) Replace bent and damaged fenders with new ones for $cheap$
3) Replace old rubber-center clutch with sachs spring-center clutch kit for $250
4) Replace your bent phonedials with dry rubber with ROH ZS 17x7.5s and 17x8.5s and throw on some new Fuzions.
5) Bodywork this weekend...





__________________
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2017 Victory Octane
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2005 Ram 1500 SLT w/5.7L Hemi

"Drive it like you stole it."
Old 01-24-2006, 10:45 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Eldorado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,553
very slick
wash that puppy up and take some more pics.... and get yourself a new factory exhaust tip...
__________________
Kyle

2008 Mini Cooper // '83 Porsche 944 // '01 Mazda Protege [sold] //
"Never break more than you fix!" - SoCal Driver
Old 01-24-2006, 10:49 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
BananaClip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: texas
Posts: 455
Send a message via Yahoo to BananaClip
gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!
__________________
keep the dream alive!
1988 944 NA (purple)
Old 01-24-2006, 12:39 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Moderator
 
AFJuvat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Viera FL
Posts: 5,643
How to double the value of your 944.

fill the gas tank....

AFJ
__________________
Es geht nicht darum wie schnell man faehrt, sondern wie gut man schnell fahren kann.

Ihr Brunnen der nutzlosen Porsche Information
Old 01-24-2006, 12:46 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Whens the bumper pull? I still have the chain in the car.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 01-24-2006, 01:47 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Dog-faced pony soldier
 
Porsche-O-Phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A Rock Surrounded by a Whole lot of Water
Posts: 34,187
Garage
Put a turbo badge on it.
__________________
A car, a 911, a motorbike and a few surfboards

Black Cars Matter
Old 01-24-2006, 02:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by BananaClip
gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!
From the looks of it so does his sunroof.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 01-24-2006, 03:01 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Hey Brandon! Did you move? Doesn't look like the house I visited you at.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 01-24-2006, 03:02 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
pokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 1,041
Send a message via AIM to pokey
Still need to fix the headlights, though. I'm parting my '24S if you need anything, let me know.
__________________
Still looking for the right deal on another P-car
1968 BMW 1600 2 liter
1956 Ford F250
1955 BMW R69
1999 Range Rover Callaway #011 of 220 (Yeah, as in Callaway Corvette...)
Old 01-24-2006, 03:24 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
entertaining the idea
 
UconnTim97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA .
Posts: 3,574
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by BananaClip
gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!
Mine still works too...hehe
__________________
There are some who call me... 'Tim'.

a well set-up 1983 Guards Red 944
Old 01-24-2006, 03:26 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
PhillysMostWntd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 510
Send a message via AIM to PhillysMostWntd
wow its looking great, my rear wiper used to work.. sunroof still does though
__________________
1984 Porsche 944 - down for the count, may be rebuilt
1999 Civic ex coupe - Turbocharged fun/Daily Driver
Old 01-24-2006, 04:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,696
Love it! I still figure that for the price, the ROH wheels can't be beat. Makes me wish I lived in the US so I could spend my life doing what you've done to that car.
__________________
'84 944 - new-to-me DD!
'83 944 - looks like ass, runs like horse - in primer.
'82 931 - roadster project - forever incomplete.
'80 924 - spouse's yellowjacket.
Some wrecks and a 924 racer.
Old 01-24-2006, 07:35 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Ornery Bastard
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: South Sound
Posts: 2,878
Quote:
Originally posted by UconnTim97
Mine still works too...hehe
They aren't supposed to still work? Mine does too.

The little light behind my clock works too.
__________________
Shifting is an art. Learn it, love it, live it.
---------
Silver 1998 Volvo S70 T5 <- Daily (Anja)
Guards Red 1986 951 <- Seattle car (Gretchen)
White 1976 914 2.0 F.I. <- Prodigal car, traded away then brought back again (Lorelei)
Old 01-24-2006, 07:42 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Burn the fire.
 
Brando's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 6,333
Garage
Thanks for the positive comments guys! Tomorrow I get to replace the DME relay. I still live in Riverslime, these were at my friend's house.

Bumper pull is this saturday, a pro's pulling the rear and makin it look clean again. Then it's the front... He'll fix the headlight bucket and pull the front so the headlights aren't propped up by bent sheetmetal.

When it stops being so damned windy I'll wash it.

Pokey, could use the front cowling that the hood badge is attached to Should bolt right up... Going to vent it...
__________________
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2017 Victory Octane
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2005 Ram 1500 SLT w/5.7L Hemi

"Drive it like you stole it."
Old 01-24-2006, 09:23 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Writer/Teacher
 
CJFusco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wandering Connecticut
Posts: 9,279
Garage
Send a message via AIM to CJFusco
As far as I know, everything in my car works except for the antenna motor (I don't care enough to replace it).
__________________
Current Stable: Black 07 Porsche 987 Cayman S: Long-Tube Headers; FabSpeed Exhaust; VividRacing ECU Tune; IPD Competition Plenum; 997GT3 Throttle Body. Blue 1983 Porsche 928S. 2011 Acura MDX. 2008 Mazda 3. Gone But Not Forgotten:Garnet Red 86 Porsche 951("The Purple Pig"). Alpine White 83 Porsche 944 ("Alpine Wolf"). Guards Red 84 Porsche 944.
Old 01-24-2006, 09:32 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
BananaClip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: texas
Posts: 455
Send a message via Yahoo to BananaClip
Quote:
Originally posted by AaronM
They aren't supposed to still work? Mine does too.

The little light behind my clock works too.
yeah well my clock doesn't work.
__________________
keep the dream alive!
1988 944 NA (purple)
Old 01-24-2006, 09:48 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Visalia, Ca
Posts: 1,327
Looking good. Bought my car for the same price + 2 subs in a box and a amp

Good deal for 500$!
__________________
Jaime O.
Thank god I crashed or i would never have owned a porsche
83 944 daily driver (clutch and tt time)
85 325e BMW T-boned R.I.P.
Old 01-24-2006, 09:52 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Dog-faced pony soldier
 
Porsche-O-Phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A Rock Surrounded by a Whole lot of Water
Posts: 34,187
Garage
I dunno - I've had good luck with my cars or somethin'. All the "typical" stuff always works and all the weird stuff is what breaks. Dashes are perfect. Seats are perfect. Clock works. Odometers work. Sunroofs work. Never stripped sunroof gears. Never had headlight issues. No snapped t-belts. No hatch delaminations.

On the other hand, I've had the a/c compressor catch fire, a turbo self-destruct, tires shred, a rear axle come apart, a host of oil and power steering leaks, a failed cooling fan relay and a few others. Somehow I've avoided the "common" failures though. Hope the luck holds.
__________________
A car, a 911, a motorbike and a few surfboards

Black Cars Matter
Old 01-25-2006, 08:59 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Writer/Teacher
 
CJFusco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wandering Connecticut
Posts: 9,279
Garage
Send a message via AIM to CJFusco
Ha well yeah, the typical stuff works in my car, but over the last 5 years I have had just about every major problem common to these cars:

Clutch failure
Head gasket failure
Oil Cooler seal failure
Water Pump failure
Timing belt failure

ha the list goes on and on. Thank god for an honest mechanic, some good parts connections, and the help from PP, or else I probably would have given up on this car long ago
__________________
Current Stable: Black 07 Porsche 987 Cayman S: Long-Tube Headers; FabSpeed Exhaust; VividRacing ECU Tune; IPD Competition Plenum; 997GT3 Throttle Body. Blue 1983 Porsche 928S. 2011 Acura MDX. 2008 Mazda 3. Gone But Not Forgotten:Garnet Red 86 Porsche 951("The Purple Pig"). Alpine White 83 Porsche 944 ("Alpine Wolf"). Guards Red 84 Porsche 944.
Old 01-25-2006, 09:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
That Guy
 
Techno Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,884
Garage
I wish you, or whoever is doing the front end body work luck with getting the headlight buckets lining up again. My car was in a front end accident in November, i managed to straigthen everything out myself so that all body panels fit and the headlights work again..its just a matter of getting them lined up, i gave up trying.

Leaving my car at my friends body shop next week, hope he has better luck than i did!

__________________
Jon
1988 Granite Green 911 3.4L
2005 Arctic Silver 996 GT3
Past worth mentioning - 1987 924S, 1987 944, 1988 944T with 5.7L LS1
Old 01-25-2006, 10:54 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:14 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - 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.