Started on July 31 by Carrera4

1983 Porsche 944

Just purchased this car for $1200 because it seemed too good to pass up. 66,000 miles. No rust to speak of! More pics coming soon!

Latest updates
Oct. 29
This car is sold

Sold this to make room for a 1991 Miata. I guess I don’t get too …

Oct. 11
Certified leak free!

After months of back and forth ordering of parts, waiting for them to arrive, finding …

Sept. 30
Leaks suck

The car is STILL leaking from somewhere on the passenger side of the motor. Getting …

Sept. 29
Fix in hand

Actually it’s in my pocket. Hard to believe a $2.45 item has had me out …

Sept. 24
$8.50 Mistake?

So I may have overlooked a little nuance in the parts manual that is causing …

Sept. 23
Not so fast buddy!

That’s what this car is saying to me. Thought I had the oil leaks licked, …

Sept. 19
It moves!

Drove the car around the block!!! Worked it up to second gear and about 3500 …

Sept. 17
4.5 Hours

Hooked up all the assorted parts and peices and got it fired up around 12:30 …

Sept. 16
I'm on a mission

I’m determined to finish getting the motor back in and the car started/driving (at least …

Sept. 15
Engine going back in

Started putting the engine back in the car after installing the new clutch last night. …

Sept. 13
Clutch difference

Here’s a nice pic of the difference between the rubber centered clutch and a spring …

Sept. 03
Re-assembly has begun

Got the pieces and parts in the mail yesterday and started puting it all back …

Sept. 02
Parts come today

Well the parts I need to put this puppy back together should be arriving today. …

Aug. 31
Parts in the mail

Now that the engine is out, I’ve determined where all the pesky leaks are coming …

Aug. 27
Engine drop

In the process of dropping the engine to fix some oil leaks, replace seals, and …

Aug. 26
Dropping the engine

After getting the car running (she’s been sitting for at least a year) I’ve discovered …

Aug. 17
She lives!

Finally had a chance to work on the car and get new speed and reference …

Aug. 05
Found the problem

One of the speed/reference sensors is bad. No resistance reading when testing according to …

Aug. 02
Got her home

Well, she’s home now. Rolled it into the garage and put her on skates to …

July 31
The back side . . .

Here’s the back end of my new project car. More pics soon.

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July 31, 2009, 9:36 p.m.

What in the hell?! 944s with 100–130k are still fetching $4,000–5,000 where I'm from! Either you got an exceptional deal or we're being taken for a ride in the South. Either way, nice find!

July 31, 2009, 10:04 p.m.

Trust me, it's no prize winner, but it's pretty straight - just a few dings and chips here and there. I haven't heard it run yet either, but the compression on all 4 cyl. is great, so I suspect something simple like a sensor, fuse or relay. With a little love, it shouldn't be too bad. We'll see if we can't get her shining again.

Aug. 20, 2009, 3:08 p.m.

Well I've got the car started, and I know I have to install the clutch slave to make it move, but I've discovered a gnarly oil leak. Poor car - I will make you whole again!

Oct. 23, 2009, 2:01 p.m.

Congrats on fixing up the leaks!

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