Started on Feb. 28 by Javelin

1986 Porsche 944

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Porsche - There is no substitute. 1986 Porsche 944 2.5L / 5-Speed Options that matter: 220 - Limited Slip Differential 383/387 - L & R Sport Seats 456 - Sport Suspension 15” Phone Dials, 225/60/15 Michelin’s, electric sunroof, cruise control, rear wiper, aftermarket CD player, separate ignition disable lock, and other stuff that I can’t comprehend because it’s in German. Zermatt Silver with a Black and Tan leather interior. Currently competing in the PCA’s P02 class in autocross. Mods include a linear throttle cam, and uh, that’s it. Build thread: [url]http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/the-porsche-944-autocross-racer-build-thread/33975/page1/[/url]

Latest updates
April 23
Goodies

Gotta give a shout out to my #1 parts supplier and advice line manned by …

April 23
New shocks

The right rear shock on the 944 has gotten so bad that the car is …

April 08
New battery, too.

And finally, the old battery went and died on me. I mean dead dead, not …

April 08
Must-have on PS-equipped 944's!

I changed the oil on the 944 as well, and I have to say that …

April 08
Found a leak!

While poking around under the 944 I noticed this. It’s a return line for the …

April 08
Filter, too.

Of course since the injectors were clogged and I already had the fuel system depressurized, …

April 08
Problems solved

I didn’t even realize how degraded the 944’s performance was until I got the injectors …

April 08
Rebuilt injectors

I decided to go ahead and have the fuel injectors cleaned locally. That was the …

April 08
Fuel leak!

I knew I should have changed the o-rings on the injectors when I had to …

April 08
Snowcross...

The first autocross of the year was crazy! We had sun, rain, sleet, hail, and …

March 17
Success! x2!

And finally! The driver’s side was even crazier because the bracket was for a side-rail …

March 17
One down, one to go!

Man, that stupid seat project was tough! The no-name seat had a different pattern than …

March 17
Fresh tune-up

Next up on the list of to-dos was a tune-up. The 944 got a new …

March 17
Replacement numbers

Among all of the stuff to be done this off-season, the change in class meant …

March 17
Still working out the seats...

Now that I obtained brackets for the 944, it was time to see if they …

March 17
Preparing for the new season

Of course the car itself isn’t the only thing that needs preparation for the new …

March 17
Timing belt inspection

The records with the 944 show that the timing belt was done at 216,7xx miles. …

Jan. 29
It runs! But...

The 944 fired right up and gave me instant oil pressure. Nice! There was a …

Jan. 29
Completed!

Battery is back in and the original hold-down is working perfectly. So we are all …

Jan. 29
Box clean up and inspection

The only place on a galvanized 944 that can really rust is the battery box …

Jan. 29
Coming out of winter's nap...

We had some really nice weather yesterday, so I decided to start waking the 944 …

Jan. 29
Winter hibernation...

On December 1st I drove the 944 for the last time, parked it, un-hooked the …

Jan. 29
Trophy!

Our PCA club makes their own trophies for the season champions out of blown up …

Nov. 05
Last autocross, season championship!

We had our last autocross for the year in October, and it was a great …

Nov. 05
Seat bases

Comparing the seats showed me that I needed to do something for a seat base …

Nov. 05
Another autocross, another win!

We had another successful autocross with the 944. Mrs. Javelin is getting better and better …

Aug. 28
Seat comparo

I then decided to try and see what it would take to get the seats …

Aug. 28
Success!!!

I finally got a stupid steering wheel in this car! The $20 Dino wheel from …

Aug. 26
That's better!

40 minutes later and it’s all fixed! I had to be really careful scraping off …

Aug. 26
How embarrassing!

I came home from work (in the Falcon) to find this! The driver’s side trim …

Aug. 26
And in boxes #2 and #3 we have...

Racing seats! Okay, okay, yes, they are not SFI or SCCA approved, or even name …

Aug. 26
In box #1 we have...

A steering wheel! I scored a 6-bolt Dino wheel on fleabay for $20, and yes, …

Aug. 25
The truck brought me something!

Wonder what’s in those!??!

Aug. 25
Packwood Autocross

We took the 944 to it’s 4th autocross, another PCA event, this time in Packwood, …

Aug. 25
Das boot!

The original leather shift boot had long since faded to crappy, so I decided to …

Aug. 25
Installed

Installation was easier than I had feared it to be. Once you get past the …

Aug. 25
New shifter

So I ordered up a new pivot bushing, shift handle, circlip, and wavy washer and …

Aug. 25
Uh-oh!

Running errands one weekday (because driving your race car to work regularly is required) the …

Aug. 25
Portland Historics

We were able to get some infield passes to the Portland Historic races back in …

June 25
Temporary seat repair...

Yeah, it’s duct tape. Sue me. It’s actually Gorilla tape, and it’s only temporary until …

June 25
Steering debacle

So the story is I bought this Dino wheel at the 2010 PIR Swap Meet …

June 25
Another victory!

Autocross #3 for the 944 project was on 6/12. I came in 1st in Class …

June 25
Re-alignment

After having a shop install the ball joints I had the alignment done on the …

June 25
Fresh ball joints!

What we have here is a brand new set of lower ball joints in the …

May 02
More road trips!

I had to go to the Coast for another work trip, so once again I …

April 25
Ride & Handling

The next step on the 944 is to address the suspension. This side of the …

April 25
Bling. bling!

So the original exhaust system includes this built-in tip that I assume is stainless steel. …

April 25
Gettin' Low!

The new shorter tires coupled with the factory M456 Sport Suspension makes for a VERY …

April 21
New steering wheel

So, remember that “Dino” wheel from the 2010 swap meet that I thought was from …

April 21
WooHoo! Win!

We took the 944 to it’s second ever autocross on Sunday (4/17) and did awesome! …

April 21
Looking sharp!

I can’t get enough of that rear 3/4 view! This car is really cleaning up …

April 21
Fresh oil & filter

The 944 also got treated to an oil change. That filter location berkleying SUCKS!!! I …

April 21
New shoes!

The Porsche now sports a set of Hankook RS-3’s in 225/45/15. They are WAY shorter …

April 10
Beauty shots

This is the first sunny day since I bought the car. It’s very pretty in …

April 10
Let there be light!

Sometimes it’s the little things. A new battery and the original key fob lights up …

April 10
Bad ball joint

The right front ball joint is bad, which obviously does the handling no favors. I …

April 10
First mod!

The 944 earned it’s first modification, a linear throttle cam. This is an absolute requirement …

April 10
It's not just the cars, it's the people

The #1 reason I wanted a Porsche, to join the PCA. This club is full …

April 10
First autocross of 2011

The 944’s first autocross went well! It was pouring rain the entire time, and the …

March 08
Road Trip!

I went on a 250+ mile trip for work last week up to Aberdeen, WA …

Feb. 28
So pretty

Can’t stop looking at it. Can you believe it’s the original paint?

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