1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

What it's really like to live with an air-cooled Porsche 911? We find out.

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Sep
20
Sep 20, 2022
How important is period-correctness to you? | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Why put an old-school license plate frame on our 911? Because we're obsessive about even the littlest period-correct details.

Sep
15
Sep 15, 2022
Heading back to Radwood | Join us at the Lake Mirror Classic | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Come see our Porsche 911 project car–old-school BMX bike and all–at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show.

Jul
02
Jul 2, 2022
Kicking it old school | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Checking out our Central Florida import scene.

May
11
Apr
20
Mar
30
Mar 30, 2022
The details that make a restoration: How we scored period-correct registration stickers. | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Sometimes, it's the little things that really finish off a restoration.

Mar
29
Mar 29, 2022
Two tricks for replacing the air filter in a 3.2 Carrera | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Buying a new air filter for a 3.2 Carrera isn't hard, it's the replacement of the old one that's tricky.

Mar
26
Mar 26, 2022
Doing Porsche stuff because Porsche stuff makes us happy | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

What's better than spending the evening looking at Porsches new and old?

Mar
15
Mar 15, 2022
How to put a bike rack on an air-cooled Porsche 911 | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

How we mated a rad bike to our rad Porsche 911.

Mar
12
Mar 12, 2022
Are Porsche parts really that expensive? | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Just how expensive is it to keep an old-school 911 on the road? Not as much as some might lead you to believe.

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2022
Rad car, rad bike, Radwood | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

What makes a Porsche 911 even more rad? How about a vintage BMX bike?

Mar
04
Mar 4, 2022
Ready to celebrate the ’80s at Radwood | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Our '84 Carrera only needed a few finishing touches to get it fully ready for this weekend at Amelia.

Feb
18
Feb 18, 2022
Getting ready for Radwood | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

Exciting news: Our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera has been accepted to be displayed at Radwood at The Amelia.

Feb
15
Feb 15, 2022
What’s our Porsche been doing lately? | Project Porsche 911

A classic 911 is still a car, after all, so why not do normal car stuff with it?

May
31
May 31, 2021
Porsches were built to be driven | Project Porsche 911

Do people still drive their classic Porsches regularly? We take ours to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

May
22
May 22, 2021
How to easily, quickly detail your paint | Project Porsche 911

Shining up our Porsche's paint.

Feb
24
Feb 24, 2021
Fixing the High-Beam Switch | Project Porsche 911

Instead of replacing our Porsche’s high-beam switch, we fixed it.

Feb
11
Jan
28
Jan 28, 2021
Easy Interior Detailing | Project Porsche 911 Carrera

The trick to a detailed interior? Time.

Jan
06
Mar
05
Mar 5, 2020
Project Porsche 911: Testing the New Yokohama A-008P–And, Yes, Tires Do Stop the Car

Brakes don’t stop the car. Tires do. And our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera now wears the new Yokohama A-008P.

Feb
19
Feb 19, 2020
Project Porsche 911: Time to Renew Our PCA Membership

Why do we continue to support PCA in a day of message boards, Facebook groups and constant online chatter? We have a few.

Jan
15
Jan 15, 2020
Project Porsche 911: Yokohama Advan A008P Tires Deliver That Proper ’80s Vibe

A brand-new set of Yokohama A008P tires just hit our doorstep. Back in the day, the A008 defined both performance and coolness--that's why they are going on our 1984 Porsche …

Jan
08
Jan 8, 2020
Project Porsche 911: Never too Early to Think About Our Road Tours, Right?

Getting our project 911 Carrera ready for the camera to promote the Classic Motorsports Road Tours.

Jan
06
Jan 6, 2020
Project 911: What Gas Do You Use in Cars That Sit a Bit?

Does running non-ethanol fuel really matter?

Dec
11
Dec 11, 2019
Project Porsche 911: Time for New Tires

How old is too old for tires?

Aug
01
Aug 1, 2019
Project Porsche 911: Time to for a Reboot

It’s time. Time for what? To move our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera back to the front burner.

Dec
14
Dec 14, 2018
Project 911: Installing a Porsche Classic Navigation System

We install the Porsche Classic Navigation System in our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera.

May
13
May 13, 2013
Doing It at Daytona

Lapping the famed track in our Porsche.

May
01
May 1, 2013
Hella Lights

Time for some better lights to improve our night vision.

Apr
24
Apr 24, 2013
Rock Star

Racking up more trouble-free miles in our Porsche.

Apr
18
Apr 18, 2013
Enjoying the Ride

Putting some miles on our Porsche.

Dec
19
Dec 19, 2012
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Dec
05
Dec 5, 2012
Quickie Porsche Update

No news is good news, right?

Oct
25
Oct 25, 2012
Showing Off

Thank you, dear readers, who stopped to see the Porsche.

Oct
15
Oct 15, 2012
Show and Shine

Come see our Porsche this Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.

Aug
17
Aug 17, 2012
A Visit to Automotion

Taking our Porsche 911 to look at Porsche parts.

Jul
18
Jul 18, 2012
The Porsche Visits Atlanta

Up and back to Atlanta in our 911.

Jun
15
Jun 15, 2012
Cold A/C for Our Porsche

Really, an air-cooled Porsche with good a/c?

Jun
12
Jun 12, 2012
Some A/C Would Be Nice

Can we make our Porsche 911 even cooler?

May
21
May 21, 2012
Free Porsche Horsepower!

Seven free horsepower for our Porsche 911 in less than 2 minutes.

May
07
May 7, 2012
A Day Out With the Porsche

Our air-cooled Porsche gets a bit of fresh air.

Apr
25
Apr 25, 2012
A Clean Porsche Is a Happy Porsche

Time for a quick cleaning.

Apr
19
Apr 19, 2012
Porsche Idle Adjustment

Our Porsche 911 now idles like it should.

Apr
13
Apr 13, 2012
Sea Trials for the Porsche

Our rejuvenated Porsche 911 Carrera is back on the streets.

Apr
05
Apr 5, 2012
Thank You, Butzi

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, creator of the 911, has passed away.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2012
Start Me Up

Our Porsche now makes yummy noises.

Mar
30
Mar 30, 2012
Porsche Clutch Control

Rebuilding our Porsche's clutch linkage.

Mar
21
Mar 21, 2012
The Engine Has Landed

Our Porsche engine is finally back inside our Porsche.

Mar
13
Mar 13, 2012
Throttle Linkage Cleanup

Cleaning our Porsche's throttle linkage.

Mar
07
Mar 7, 2012
Cottage Industry Support for Our Porsche

Buying 911 parts from an unlikely source.

Feb
13
Feb 13, 2012
Installing a Clutch and Doing Some Heavy Lifting

We wrap up our Porsche's engine and join it to the transmission.

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2012
Fork This

Our Porsche 911 gets a new clutch fork.

Jan
25
Jan 25, 2012
Starting to Look Like an Engine

Our Porsche engine rebuild is on the final stretch.

Jan
19
Jan 19, 2012
More Porsche Parts

Ordering a few last bits for our Porsche 911.

Jan
17
Jan 17, 2012
Super Fan

More blasting and cleaning for our Porsche's engine.

Jan
11
Jan 11, 2012
While You're in There

Replacing our Porsche's rear main seal.

Jan
03
Jan 3, 2012
Blasting Away the Years

Bead blasting our Porsche's intake manifold.

Dec
20
Dec 20, 2011
PCA: Time to Renew

We must pay our dues.

Dec
14
Dec 14, 2011
We Love Getting Porsche Parts

A few more Porsche parts have arrived.

Dec
08
Dec 8, 2011
Rock and Roll

Our Porsche's engine now has a valvetrain.

Nov
23
Nov 23, 2011
Motor Oil Is Not Motor Oil

Time to stock up on some motor oil.

Oct
12
Oct 12, 2011
Starting to Look Like an Engine

We're almost there....

Aug
23
Aug 23, 2011
Putting Together a Porsche

Rebuilding our Porsche's engine.

Jul
26
Jul 26, 2011
Losing Our Heads

Our Porsche engine is now apart.

Jun
22
Jun 22, 2011
Oh, Snap!

Slight problem with the Porsche.

May
20
May 20, 2011
Quiet on the Set

Will our Porsche really be on TV?

Apr
21
Apr 21, 2011
Porsche Parts and Stuff

Purchasing parts for our Porsche.

Nov
24
Nov 24, 2010
Porsches, Planes and Some Prevention

A PCA meet followed by a quick fix.

Nov
09
Nov 9, 2010
Don't Judge Us

What a pairing: Porsches and German food.

Oct
28
Oct 28, 2010
Turbo Tie Rods

Turbo tie rods plus an alignment for our Porsche.

Oct
21
Oct 21, 2010
Porsche Parts

Parts, parts and more parts for our Porsche.

Oct
07
Oct 7, 2010
Battery Busted

It's one of those bad feelings that we have all experienced: turn the key and nothing happens. Yep, our Porsche had a dead battery.

Aug
25
Aug 25, 2010
21 Bucks Well Spent

Grabbing gears on our Porsche was never so easy.

Aug
12
Aug 12, 2010
More Garage Time

Another round of work awaits our Porsche 911 Carrera.

Jul
26
Jul 26, 2010
One Day, Two Events

We didn't work on the Porsche this weekend, but the car did get out of the garage a bit.

Jun
28
Jun 28, 2010
Chasing Ghosts

We were certain that one of our Porsche's wheel bearings was going sour. Then we weren't so sure.

Jun
15
Jun 15, 2010
12 Bolts Later, Axle Fixed

Our Porsche now has a new axle. Progress. Ah.

Jun
15
Jun 15, 2010
Hey, We're Famous--Kinda

Look who makes an appearance in the latest issue of our local PCA's newsletter. Hint: It's our Porsche.

Jun
03
Jun 3, 2010
Social Beings

The Porsche makes its first real trip since receiving the ducktail. Final verdict: Looks great and feels stable.

May
27
May 27, 2010
Quack!

Our Porsche 911 now sports a ducktail.

May
26
May 26, 2010
Replacing a Whale With a Duck

Soon our Porsche 911 will return home with its new tail.

May
10
May 10, 2010
Duck Tail!

Our Porsche is about to get some cosmetic work--call it a small step back in time.

May
03
May 3, 2010
Signings and Spares

Call us nerds, but our Porsche got some autographs this weekend.

Apr
27
Apr 27, 2010
Lights On

Our Porsche 911 now has functioning headlights--exactly what the doctor ordered.

Apr
21
Apr 21, 2010
Lights Out

Our Porsche is on the sidelines right now thanks to a bum headlight switch.

Apr
16
Apr 16, 2010
Replacing the Air Filter: Harder Than It Sounds

It was time to replace our Porsche's air filter element. Who figured it would be such a pain in the rear?

Mar
11
Mar 11, 2010
Thank You, Mr. Olsen

Our Porsche 911 was originally sold by Merlin Olsen Porsche/Audi. The NFL star just lost his battle with cancer, and we just wanted to take a moment to recognize him.

Feb
12
Feb 12, 2010
Practical Porsche Motors Along

We hate to jinx anything, but our 26-year-old Porsche 911 continues to hum along.

Nov
01
Nov 1, 2009
Cars, Friends and a Nosh

We have been to several Orlando Automobile Club Cars and Café gatherings, but this was the first one we attended at their new location. Nice.

Oct
29
Oct 29, 2009
Loop-da-Loop

Ah, a nice fall drive.

Sep
29
Sep 29, 2009
Oil, Drive, Crash

We spent a delightful weekend in Chattanooga thanks to the Coker Tire Challenge. This TSD rally featured some amazing cars.

Sep
09
Sep 9, 2009
A Clean Car Is a Happy Car

Our Porsche got some more love this weekend--and a nice, deep cleaning.

Sep
04
Sep 4, 2009
Porsche Post-Purchase Inspection

We know that we did things backward, but our post-purchase inspection went very well.

Sep
02
Sep 2, 2009
Metal God

A trip to South Florida showed us that the car just needs a few tweaks to be considered an awesome daily driver.

Aug
28
Aug 28, 2009
Sneaker Shopping

Back to school means it's time to do some shoe shopping for our Porsche 911.

Jul
30
Jul 30, 2009
People and Books

The Porsche has made a public appearance, and we now have the info needed to fix our car if it breaks. (Porsches don't break, do they?)

Jul
21
Jul 21, 2009
Porsche Road Trip

We made it home from Chicago with no drama at all.

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