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Old 02-28-2012, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by porschevert View Post
Interesting customers AND their interesting cars. No names of people but some of the cars are: '89 928 SE with 351 original miles. '90 951 Turbo S with 1,470 miles, sunroof delete and side skirts. 924 Martini Edition with less than 200 miles. 924 Sebring Edition with less than 200 miles. '93 968 Club Sport w/less than 2,000 miles.

Notice a trend here? All front engine P-cars. Trouble is, they don't get driven much so I don't get to do much on them.
'89 928 SE ???? - either an '88 SE and RHD (SE only RHD and only 1988 (though if going by UK registration paperwork back then date of manufacture is not recorded only date of first registration so could well be '89) or an '89 CS. Whichever pretty special with only 351 miles.
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'89 928 SE ???? - either an '88 SE and RHD (SE only RHD and only 1988 (though if going by UK registration paperwork back then date of manufacture is not recorded only date of first registration so could well be '89) or an '89 CS. Whichever pretty special with only 351 miles.
Trust me, that car is VERY special. I've seen it in person....perhaps the best 928 in the country.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:02 AM
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Trust me, that car is VERY special. I've seen it in person....perhaps the best 928 in the country.
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I know that 88 SE's are very special
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave928S View Post
I'm wondering the same thing ... maybe to rotate the tyres?

I just couldn't own a car and not drive it ... I like looking at them but enjoy driving them even more.
The owner has a rather large collection of very special Porsches and he drives most of them. The one 928 he has came from another collection but he really prefers the air-cooled cars. The work I've done on it involved a ripped gasket on the right cam cover which was leaking. Evidently, it left the factory this way but has never been driven far enough or run long enough to have been noticed. It also got a new timing belt, just due to its age, for safety. It has the original tires on CS wheels but I believe he's going to get a set of refurbished wheels and new tires soon so he can drive it some. The originals will be put away in storage.

I'm probobly wrong on the year of this 928 SE. I understand it has all of the CS performance goodies but also has all of the luxery options as well. It's all very original and authentic but few people have seen it. The two owners who've had it are both very private collectors but are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.
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[QUOTE=porschevert;9311444]Busy week: TWO 928 GTS's in the shop this week & others: 1. '95 GTS 5 spd with 14,000 miles for a timing belt, etc. 2. '94 GTS Auto. w/36,000 that keeps killing its battery. 3. '83 5 spd - finishing up t-belt etc. & misc. repairs 4. '79 928 that hasn't run in several years - resurrection. 5. '86.5 S3 for check up.QUOTE]

RAY!

I miss one coffee this past weekend and you've got all this planned! I'm pissed at myself and will see you at coffee this weekend.

Let me know if you need some help, even if its moving some rocks around in the front yard....
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by porschevert View Post
I'm probobly wrong on the year of this 928 SE. I understand it has all of the CS performance goodies but also has all of the luxery options as well. It's all very original and authentic but few people have seen it. The two owners who've had it are both very private collectors but are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.
So its right hand drive and has M28/41 SP engine?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:28 PM
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Ray is the man!! I own a shop that works on GM performance cars and I bought the 928 I always wanted and the more I looked at it the more firmly I felt that there were things on that car I wanted an expert to handle, so I started asking around, and without fail everyone said either Ray, or this guy in North Raleigh with a shop behind his house that only works on front engine P-cars, I can get his name for ya. And then I figured out the number of friends we had in common. So, he did the timing belt on my new purchase, told me what little things I needed to take care of and look out for and I've been driving that car 3-4 days a week since.

If I can ever get caught up at my shop I need to take an afternoon off and head over and check out the eye candy. I've got very different eye candy at my place. :-)
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Vilhuer View Post
So its right hand drive and has M28/41 SP engine?
It's LEFT hand drive & all U.S. spec. The car isn't here right now so I can't verify the engine nos. but it's all original for sure. Here's part of the VIN, if that tells you anything... WP0AA295XJN******
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by milkman383 View Post
Ray is the man!! I own a shop that works on GM performance cars and I bought the 928 I always wanted and the more I looked at it the more firmly I felt that there were things on that car I wanted an expert to handle, so I started asking around, and without fail everyone said either Ray, or this guy in North Raleigh with a shop behind his house that only works on front engine P-cars, I can get his name for ya. And then I figured out the number of friends we had in common. So, he did the timing belt on my new purchase, told me what little things I needed to take care of and look out for and I've been driving that car 3-4 days a week since.

If I can ever get caught up at my shop I need to take an afternoon off and head over and check out the eye candy. I've got very different eye candy at my place. :-)
Thanks, "J"!!! There a lot of "Doubting Thomas" guys on RL but it's good to be skeptical 'casue there are some BS'ers in here too!

You really have the "eye candy" in your shop! How many guys have their own chassis dyno? And all that awesome American Iron! But you're welcome, you're all welcome, to stop by my place any time!
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Originally Posted by NoVector View Post
Chuck Z's post-sale I'm guessing??
Not mine....

The 89 SE sounds like Bob Ingram's 89 GT? Oak green metallic? Bob has some really nice example of the Porsche marque.

Ray, where are you from? Chicago area?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:07 PM
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Not mine....

The 89 SE sounds like Bob Ingram's 89 GT? Oak green metallic? Bob has some really nice example of the Porsche marque.

Ray, where are you from? Chicago area?
I'm in Raleigh, NC, Chuck. We've met at least twice at Dave & Jeannie's.
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Its definitelly not SE. They are all RHD UK models. Chuck is right. Most likely '89 GT. VIN looks like 951 number. Its certainly not any normal 928 VIN.
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Originally Posted by porschevert View Post
I'm in Raleigh, NC, Chuck. We've met at least twice at Dave & Jeannie's.
Must be the cough/cold medicine..... Thought for a sec we may have met but you lived in Chicago at the time. Sorry for confusing you with someone else. I have a pic that belongs to Ray in Chicago.
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On topic- 968 Clubsport- very cool!
928se- maybe it is a variant of the 'exclusive' package that we see from time to time from CA and Japan? Just considering the reference to luxury options. Hopefully no front fender flares!


And a short ramble: here's my thought/request.

I'm reading threads of folks that use their cars in a performance context, spending thousands, and not updgrading the T/C .

As a shop thats been working on LSX platforms, you must be plugged into the performance value of modifying the torque converter.....I think a lot of folks are leaving a lot of driving enjoyment on the table. There are a few old threads about local talent and Hughes performance doing more performance oriented rebuilds...given that most 928s are automatics, given the degree to which torque tubes and torque converters are requiring attention nowdays....I think there is a real opportunity/niche here. Of it not on a business basis sourcing reliable 'stages' from a solid source..then I sure hope you do one and post up a tech write up!

Oh, and https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...sed-stall.html
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More results from the wayback machine:

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