1984 Porsche 911 Carrera
Started on July 21, 2009, 3 p.m.
Wondering what it's really like to live with an air-cooled Porsche 911? We find out.
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Doing It at Daytona
Lapping the famed track in our Porsche.
Time for some better lights to improve our night vision.
Racking up more trouble-free miles in our Porsche.
Enjoying the Ride
Putting some miles on our Porsche.
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Quickie Porsche Update
No news is good news, right?
Thank you, dear readers, who stopped to see the Porsche.
Show and Shine
Come see our Porsche this Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.
A Visit to Automotion
Taking our Porsche 911 to look at Porsche parts.
The Porsche Visits Atlanta
Up and back to Atlanta in our 911.
Cold A/C for Our Porsche
Really, an air-cooled Porsche with good a/c?
Some A/C Would Be Nice
Can we make our Porsche 911 even cooler?
Free Porsche Horsepower!
Seven free horsepower for our Porsche 911 in less than 2 minutes.
A Day Out With the Porsche
Our air-cooled Porsche gets a bit of fresh air.
A Clean Porsche Is a Happy Porsche
Time for a quick cleaning.
Porsche Idle Adjustment
Our Porsche 911 now idles like it should.
Sea Trials for the Porsche
Our rejuvenated Porsche 911 Carrera is back on the streets.
Thank You, Butzi
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, creator of the 911, has passed away.
Start Me Up
Our Porsche now makes yummy noises.
Porsche Clutch Control
Rebuilding our Porsche's clutch linkage.
The Engine Has Landed
Our Porsche engine is finally back inside our Porsche.
Throttle Linkage Cleanup
Cleaning our Porsche's throttle linkage.
Cottage Industry Support for Our Porsche
Buying 911 parts from an unlikely source.
Installing a Clutch and Doing Some Heavy Lifting
We wrap up our Porsche's engine and join it to the transmission.
Our Porsche 911 gets a new clutch fork.
Starting to Look Like an Engine
Our Porsche engine rebuild is on the final stretch.
More Porsche Parts
Ordering a few last bits for our Porsche 911.
More blasting and cleaning for our Porsche's engine.
While You're in There
Replacing our Porsche's rear main seal.
Blasting Away the Years
Bead blasting our Porsche's intake manifold.
PCA: Time to Renew
We must pay our dues.
We Love Getting Porsche Parts
A few more Porsche parts have arrived.
Rock and Roll
Our Porsche's engine now has a valvetrain.
Motor Oil Is Not Motor Oil
Time to stock up on some motor oil.
Starting to Look Like an Engine
We're almost there....
Putting Together a Porsche
Rebuilding our Porsche's engine.
Losing Our Heads
Our Porsche engine is now apart.
Slight problem with the Porsche.
Quiet on the Set
Will our Porsche really be on TV?
Porsche Parts and Stuff
Purchasing parts for our Porsche.
Porsches, Planes and Some Prevention
A PCA meet followed by a quick fix.
Don't Judge Us
What a pairing: Porsches and German food.
Turbo Tie Rods
Turbo tie rods plus an alignment for our Porsche.
Parts, parts and more parts for our Porsche.
It's one of those bad feelings that we have all experienced: turn the key and nothing happens. Yep, our Porsche had a dead battery.
21 Bucks Well Spent
Grabbing gears on our Porsche was never so easy.
More Garage Time
Another round of work awaits our Porsche 911 Carrera.
One Day, Two Events
We didn't work on the Porsche this weekend, but the car did get out of the garage a bit.
We were certain that one of our Porsche's wheel bearings was going sour. Then we weren't so sure.
12 Bolts Later, Axle Fixed
Our Porsche now has a new axle. Progress. Ah.
Hey, We're Famous--Kinda
Look who makes an appearance in the latest issue of our local PCA's newsletter. Hint: It's our Porsche.
The Porsche makes its first real trip since receiving the ducktail. Final verdict: Looks great and feels stable.
Our Porsche 911 now sports a ducktail.
Replacing a Whale With a Duck
Soon our Porsche 911 will return home with its new tail.
Our Porsche is about to get some cosmetic work--call it a small step back in time.
Signings and Spares
Call us nerds, but our Porsche got some autographs this weekend.
Our Porsche 911 now has functioning headlights--exactly what the doctor ordered.
Our Porsche is on the sidelines right now thanks to a bum headlight switch.
Replacing the Air Filter: Harder Than It Sounds
It was time to replace our Porsche's air filter element. Who figured it would be such a pain in the rear?
Thank You, Mr. Olsen
Our Porsche 911 was originally sold by Merlin Olsen Porsche/Audi. The NFL star just lost his battle with cancer, and we just wanted to take a moment to recognize him.
Practical Porsche Motors Along
We hate to jinx anything, but our 26-year-old Porsche 911 continues to hum along.
Cars, Friends and a Nosh
We have been to several Orlando Automobile Club Cars and Café gatherings, but this was the first one we attended at their new location. Nice.
Ah, a nice fall drive.
Oil, Drive, Crash
We spent a delightful weekend in Chattanooga thanks to the Coker Tire Challenge. This TSD rally featured some amazing cars.
A Clean Car Is a Happy Car
Our Porsche got some more love this weekend--and a nice, deep cleaning.
Porsche Post-Purchase Inspection
We know that we did things backward, but our post-purchase inspection went very well.
A trip to South Florida showed us that the car just needs a few tweaks to be considered an awesome daily driver.
Back to school means it's time to do some shoe shopping for our Porsche 911.
People and Books
The Porsche has made a public appearance, and we now have the info needed to fix our car if it breaks. (Porsches don't break, do they?)
Porsche Road Trip
We made it home from Chicago with no drama at all.