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Thumbs up Santa Came Early This Year

For the past 2 months or so I've been searchin E-bay , craigslist, Autotrader etc....for a new "TOY" . Well..... I pick it up on Sunday
1984 Porsche 944 for $4500.00. I'm a happy boy !!!
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post #2 of 18 Old Dec 14th, 2007, 9:37 pm
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post #3 of 18 Old Dec 15th, 2007, 7:57 am
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Very nice! I've always loved that body style, even if the traditionalists don't consider it a real Porsche. I had a 'widebody' owner tell me that years ago; he now (15 years later) has a 944 as his daily driver....

By the way, did you check into how much it will cost to replace that clutch?

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That is really clean for an 84. Congrats.

I liked the 944 body style, but this is coming from a guy who loved his 914S too. They ride a lot better than the 911's and are a lot better in a crash not that you need to test that.

Great find Stevie!!!

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Watch the Timing Belt

Stevie,

As a former owner of the 944, let me tell you GREAT RIDE

I can also say, if you don't 100% kow how old the timing belt is, replace it ! ! ! !

IF (when) it fails, the design of that engine has "interference" between valves and pistons, makes the owner and SO irritated, DAMHIO.

Loved the car, hated sending it to the scrap yard......

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Very nice! I've always loved that body style, even if the traditionalists don't consider it a real Porsche. I had a 'widebody' owner tell me that years ago; he now (15 years later) has a 944 as his daily driver....

By the way, did you check into how much it will cost to replace that clutch?
No need to Dave it has a new clutch, 5 speed trans and axle shafts also new leather racing seats
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No need to Dave it has a new clutch, 5 speed trans and axle shafts also new leather racing seats
Even better!

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Nyce... I used to be able to fit in those..

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You still can Chan....remember the hammer!!!

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hahah! Thanks, Jerry.. need to select the "right tool" for the job.... of course I've used a hammer as a screwdriver or wrench a few times in my life... (rumor has it)

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Congratulations!! As you may know I have many years of Porsche experiance. If you need advice, it's free

Joe is right on the money, actually the big money. The timing belt is the weak spot. If it goes the engine is totaled!!! Even if the belt is fine, and one of the idler pulleys, the waterpump, or a camshaft seal goes, your belt WILL pop and you are back to the total engine failure situation.

I do not want to scare you, it is a real fun car, but if there is any doubt about those parts, take care of it now!!


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Stevie,

As a former owner of the 944, let me tell you GREAT RIDE

I can also say, if you don't 100% kow how old the timing belt is, replace it ! ! ! !

IF (when) it fails, the design of that engine has "interference" between valves and pistons, makes the owner and SO irritated, DAMHIO.

Loved the car, hated sending it to the scrap yard......

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Steve.. speaking of Hammers... I'm ready when you are..


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Steeeeve, lookie.. here.. you NEEED this!!!!!! I put similar stuff in my workshop and don't regret it.. of course, mine is "safety green".. heheh http://www.epoxy-coat.com/epoxy_paint_photos.php#

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Steeeeve, lookie.. here.. you NEEED this!!!!!! I put similar stuff in my workshop and don't regret it.. of course, mine is "safety green".. heheh http://www.epoxy-coat.com/epoxy_paint_photos.php#
WELL.... now that you mentioned it I plan on that in the spring. Just a lil to chilly right now And hey I've seen yours looks more like "John Deere" green to me

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WELL.... now that you mentioned it I plan on that in the spring. Just a lil to chilly right now And hey I've seen yours looks more like "John Deere" green to me
My wife.. a "farmer's daughter" said.. "Well, at least it doesn't look like Oliver green..." hehe.. yeah, I get a lot of ribbing about it.. but since I don't have a farm OR ranch (yes, there's a difference)... having a tractor would be about the coolest "yard art"..

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