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Old 07-21-2017, 05:15 PM
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Huh.

Take a look at the shot of the car on the lift. Notice how the 911's rear line precisely matches the 928's?

Photographic proof of what I've been saying for a while: The 928 didn't die and it will never return. Porsche has been quietly but steadily morphing the 911 into an ***-ended version of the 928. They retired the 928 because they didn't want the purists to notice how similar they're getting and they didn't want to embarrass what's left of the management team that kept the 911 in the first place.



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Old 07-21-2017, 05:49 PM
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Seriously?

A Porsche dealer doesn't know which way the air filter goes?

Why am I not really surprised.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Shawn Stanford View Post
Huh.

Take a look at the shot of the car on the lift. Notice how the 911's rear line precisely matches the 928's?

Photographic proof of what I've been saying for a while: The 928 didn't die and it will never return. Porsche has been quietly but steadily morphing the 911 into an ***-ended version of the 928. They retired the 928 because they didn't want the purists to notice how similar they're getting and they didn't want to embarrass what's left of the management team that kept the 911 in the first place.



You just blew my mind. Never noticed this...
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:50 PM
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Wow looking fantastic!!!!

Sort the filter though, for true perfection...

Love the lines of the old girl especially with the teledials.

Cheers
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
Seriously?

A Porsche dealer doesn't know which way the air filter goes?

Why am I not really surprised.
wow well spotted. thank you. will sort that out!
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ruiesteves View Post
wow well spotted. thank you. will sort that out!
Just don't change air filter direction now. All the crap trapped in filter will now be blown into motor. Either change filter now or wait until a change is required down the road. Just an FYI...car is beautiful and has motivated me to get moving on my CO car, now at the mechanic getting all systems refurbed...

Really beautiful job you did there...
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:14 AM
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Petrol blue has lost its place as my favorite color for a 928! Continental orange is perfect. With black and white pasha it would be a stunning combination.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:01 PM
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Wow as well!

That's real sharp!

Congratulations as all that work really paid off!

I can now really appreciate all the commotion about Continental Orange.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:46 PM
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OK! Next up is exhaust and suspension!

I was going to keep her super stock but I've decided to go for Gaz coilovers and a 3 inch exhaust with Magnaflow muffler and MSDS headers.






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Wow what a find! Good luck with it !
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:38 PM
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What a beautiful 928. Congrats.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:00 PM
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I used to occasionally see a continental orange 928 parked on the street here in Santa Rosa, CA. So, there's one more for the club.

Don't know who owned it or what happened to it. Haven't seen it for probably 15 years.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:10 PM
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Others may disagree, but I see swapping exhaust and springs as similar to wheels (maybe a bit more involved).

No essential change to the car, and can be easily reversed.

That really is a nice example.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:27 PM
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Hey Jheis, I've got it. It's already accounted for-#559. It's down in So.Cal. now. I grew up in Santa Rosa, so when I saw an orange 928, on craigslist, in SR, I knew I had to get it!
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:40 PM
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Ruisteves,

Your model might differ, but installing MSDS headers will preclude you from doing any kind of clutch work inside the lower bell housing without loosening or removing at least one of the headers. (My favorite and the easier one to loosen is the right side one, BTW)

The power gains can make MSDS worth it, but you should at least know the downside.

Great looking car, BTW!
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