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Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 02-13-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By diverdan
There are still so many cars out there that good...

There are still so many cars out there that good buys are still available. The dreamers keep reposted their ads with no real buyers in sight. The DIY hobbiest still has a chance particularly for non...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 01-11-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By diverdan
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Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 01-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By diverdan
Had a little time today and installed tires on...

Had a little time today and installed tires on the left side. Fairly tight fit in rear and yes they are tall, but no issues. No clearance problems up front either. However, the front suspension sits...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 01-09-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By diverdan
Thank you Jerry. The fronts are due for...

Thank you Jerry. The fronts are due for replacement soon. While the rears are a bit tall, they only have 3500 miles on them. I will watch them closely and keep your suggestion in mind as it makes...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 01-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By diverdan
Picked up the wheels in Miami today. Rears are...

Picked up the wheels in Miami today. Rears are actually 10 1/2" wide, 60 ET with 275 40 18 tires. Fronts are 8" wide, 57 ET with 235 40 18 tires. I will post pictures and results soon.
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 01-06-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By diverdan
s4 wheel offset

Need new tires on 88 S4. 2009 911 wheels with 57 ET front and 235 18 tires and rear 67 offset with 275 18s available. Will they fit and drive well?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-17-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By diverdan
St Ignace - Mackinac

Hope to see some fellow Pelicans. Will be driving 78 black wide body Targa with Webers.
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 08-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By diverdan
St Ignas - mackenac

I am headed up on the am. Going to drive 78 black 911 turbo look with Weber. Hope to see some fellow 928 fans.
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 08-17-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By diverdan
Made one in early 90s for an 81 and towed an....

Made one in early 90s for an 81 and towed an. Alfa GT6 from LA to Michigan. No strain. Didn't know it was there.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-29-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,211
Posted By diverdan
My 1996 Silverado 1 ton dually 4x4 rides like a...

My 1996 Silverado 1 ton dually 4x4 rides like a dream. I love the 8 foot bed and at 280,000 miles she still purrs like a kitten. The newer diesels are much more expensive to repair or maintain. ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-15-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,592
Posted By diverdan
We are seeing 997s coming into this price range. ...

We are seeing 997s coming into this price range. Anything with big cubes and heavy weight will cost a fortune to track. To go bigger than a 3 series BMW it starts to really eat your cash... tires. ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-13-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,152
Posted By diverdan
BTDT in my 96 Silverado on the boat launch with...

BTDT in my 96 Silverado on the boat launch with boat sinking. Electronic tech! Supra ski boat was new to me and I did put the plug in the hull. Launched the boat and started to pull out. Truck...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,315
Posted By diverdan
Last summer I popped in on a national Alfa Romeo...

Last summer I popped in on a national Alfa Romeo event in northern Michigan. The only under retirement age folks there were a couple of children of life long Alfisti. Most car shows that I see are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By diverdan
Thailand, but it is not for everybody. Speaking...

Thailand, but it is not for everybody. Speaking the language, knowing the culture well, and a good group of friends both Thai and expats is necessary. That said, the native culture doesn't know...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 06-08-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By diverdan
While I've grown away from baiting other drivers,...

While I've grown away from baiting other drivers, that SUV driver needed a wake up call. While she experienced some financial drain, it was cheaper than what she was courting. Better she hit the...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 06-08-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By diverdan
Lessons: Wrong. Lesson learned should be HOAs...

Lessons: Wrong. Lesson learned should be HOAs and condos suck. Some good redneck country living solves all the issues and lowers the taxes so man has more resources for his projects and room to...
Forum: Porsche 928 Technical Forum 06-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By diverdan
Worst think of is thrust bearing failure. This...

Worst think of is thrust bearing failure. This is more common on the bigger engines with automatics. Then it is time for a new block. Cheaper to buy a good used engine or a whole wrecked car for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-01-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,929
Posted By diverdan
In the early 70's Porsche theft in L.A. was...

In the early 70's Porsche theft in L.A. was rampant. I had a cherry 69 911S for which I paid less than $4k. I came back from class one day to find the seats and radio missing. Paranoia took over...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-05-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,728
Posted By diverdan
Lotus Exige special competition car owner/driver...

Lotus Exige special competition car owner/driver swears by the Honda Fit as being one heck of a great car in the twisties. 40 mpg, slot car handling, and at least in Detroit $4500 buys them all day...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-04-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By diverdan
The best Volvos in my mind for reasonable...

The best Volvos in my mind for reasonable maintenance are the 740s with manual transmission. The simpler, the easier and cheaper.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-04-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,728
Posted By diverdan
Chevy trucks nickel and dime you to death, parts...

Chevy trucks nickel and dime you to death, parts are cheap, easy diy. I like old Alfas bought right. EZ diy. Lots of spiders under $2k. Saabs bought right are a bargain. Just know what you are...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By diverdan
Ouch. I think Matt got it right. Ordinarily, a...

Ouch. I think Matt got it right. Ordinarily, a clean boss would indicate a replacement case. Unfortunately, in this case the shadow numbers (Yes plural) and apparent galling indicate possible...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,560
Posted By diverdan
Minimum wage should be tied to the cost of a...

Minimum wage should be tied to the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Back in 1971 I was making $2.00 an hour working part time in a sporting goods store in Hollywood having a great time. A gallon of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,629
Posted By diverdan
Jags are a tough car to sell. Diy isn't too...

Jags are a tough car to sell. Diy isn't too costly if you know your way around. People are scared because most of the rumors regarding dealer parts and service are true. On the highway most late...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-22-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,614
Posted By diverdan
Love the lipstick red leather, particularly in a...

Love the lipstick red leather, particularly in a white car. That is my favorite combination.
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