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  1. 924martinirossi
    10-25-2017 09:24 PM

    I just noticed that you also have a 928. I have a 90 S4. Anyways when I moved I was getting rid of a lot of 944 parts, including (never mounted) new fiberglass fenders for a 944, heads (new). I have 951 turbo transmissions LSD or not, with oil cooler. My 85.5NA has a LSD 951 tranny in it that I built myself. Since you are building another car, shoot me a list of parts you need. I even have fiberglass headlight buckets with Hella lighting, been sitting for about 11 years............
  2. 924martinirossi
    10-20-2017 07:58 PM

    I am here in Seattle and put a manual on my 84 944 to race, loved it! I have also rebuilt power racks with no problems.

    I also have three or four power racks that came from scrapped cars.

    Taking one of these and doing a manual rack would suit me just fine to put on my 85.5.

    I think I also have some of the manual steering shafts.

    Anyways great post.

    Michael (also needs glasses for upclose work)
  3. Otto Mechanic
    10-08-2017 08:50 PM
    To close this thread, I was unable to reproduce the play demonstrated by mark at Ken's Sport Tech in my shop; There was no measurable axial play on the ball joint, not even 1/4". I have no idea how that measure was demonstrated. I was watching. I'm unable to reproduce the result using the largest pair of channel locks I own. Not even a little.

    The fact there was no measurable play combined with the owner's opinion that the Rennbay part was incompatible with the S2 front arm leads me to believe the owner wasn't familiar with the 944 S2 suspension.

    I'll continue to operate the car, thought the new owner of Ken's Sport Tech advised me not to. I'm sorry to report this.


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  • About Otto Mechanic
    Retirered statistician, love working on Porsches more than I like racing them, but I also like racing them.
    Paso Robles, CA (Under the lift)
    Country of Residence
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    '85 928S3 - Black/Black + matching parts car
    '89 944S2 - White/Blue (Firehawk tribute car in progress)


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