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Old 04-30-2011, 11:06 PM
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Hey, Oldguy, I used to live in Ridgecrest. Was there from Nov 02 to Feb 05. I kind of miss that little town. You may have seen my advertisements in the Green Sheet from time to time for a recording studio: "A Priori Recording".
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:21 PM
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My '79 feels light. I've driven other 928s that feel heavy. I don't know what the difference is, maybe the tires or the effectiveness of the power steering pump(?).
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:26 PM
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My '79 feels light. I've driven other 928s that feel heavy. I don't know what the difference is, maybe the tires or the effectiveness of the power steering pump(?).

I was running very old Firestone tires, and the steering was very heavy and difficult. I installed new Yoko Nvigor tires, and the steering heaviness vanished. Granted, the car easily lane wanders now whereas the Firestones helped the car track perfectly.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:31 PM
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You might have a steering universal joint that is going bad. Should track straight on radials.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:34 PM
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All the early cars I have driven have "felt" light compared to my S4 and GTS's... Tire pressure has a TON to do with it btw and condition/age of the tire as well. Even on new well inflated rubber the early cars feel noticeably lighter on the steering front though... YMMV.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by OldGuy View Post
At these kind of prices I could see getting another one.
Another 911 owner converted. A few Hundred Thousand more to go... oh, wait - we'll run out of 928s!

Congratulations! It's nice to hear you are enjoying this new toy.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Maleficio View Post
I was running very old Firestone tires, and the steering was very heavy and difficult. I installed new Yoko Nvigor tires, and the steering heaviness vanished. Granted, the car easily lane wanders now whereas the Firestones helped the car track perfectly.
I'm running standard size Eagles. Nothing special, but maybe that's the key; run the tires it was designed for.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:55 PM
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excellent find good sir! that 928 will make an excellent addition to any garage! keep us posted with the interior pics and progress! do you know any history on the car? how'd you find the car?
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:09 AM
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I think I am the 3rd owner. I know a guy here in Ridgecrest that had a whole barn full of 911s and 914s etc etc. My son is looking for his first car. I had been in the barn before. I went back to his house and we went through the barn and all the 911s were gone. I didnt know that in another building he had this
928 sitting there. I asked him if it was for sale and he is going through a divorce, and he was selling all his cars. The others were pretty much junk, but the 928 was a recent driver and in great shape with 68K miles.
He got it back running. I went over there today and we went over the car. I inspected all the hoses I could see and they all look fresh. SO deal done.

No luggage though, I wish I could see what the luggage looked like.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:21 AM
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IIRC, somebody posted a picture of the luggage in your earlier thread.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:22 AM
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As far as Porsche development go, Dr Porsche developed the VW Bug for Hitler and the 356s that led to the 911s. Thats about as pure Porsche as you can get.

As far as the 911 being more like the 928 than the older 911. This 9A1 motor and the PDK for that matter are going to be hi lites as far as Porsche history goes. A water cooled 911 still carries 9 qts of oil. A GT3 racing at lime rock a few years ago with 20 laps or so to go got hit in the radiator and lost all its fluid and FINISHED the race.
A friend has a 2004 twin turbo and came up and drove mine. We lined them up with HIM driving mine
and the C2S beat the Twin turbo (500hp chipped) to 120 when we shut down.
This 9A1 motor is now in the Turbos. This 3.8 liter motor with the PDK is SO fast and quick, that I had a 2008 GT3 RS BOUGHT but after I drove the PDK I canceled that. This 911 is SO GOOD I am not going to be looking back at older 911s even though I have owned some of the best.

HOWEVER having said that
the 928 offers more value with the most performance of any car in Porsche history. Right now you can get SO much technology and history its amazing. I just dont see another car that has so much going for it right now in history than the 928. Thats why I HAD to partake.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:34 AM
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Welcome to the Weissach club. Do you know what number yours is - missed that #81 nice.
The luggage is special and completes the package - I may know someone who has a few sets.
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Have you had a chance to read the #6 history thread ?
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:46 AM
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I am not sure being associated with a bug and Hitler are good things.
At least the 928 was designed from the ground up by Porsche and not VW.
But if you like 911's - each to their own and I can live with that.
You now own a Weissach and are one of about 220 who can lay claim to that.
How many own a 911?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:18 AM
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Great score Paul! Welcome to the 928 world.
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