Porsche 944 Rebuild
May 10th, 2007

With the weather cooperating, work on the car has been progressing rather nicely. Spent twelve hours yesterday finishing up the essentials for inspection. Pennsylvania inspection can be tedious, with things like windshield washer squirters must be working and door handles cannot be loose. It's down to the wire now!

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May 7th, 2007

Ticked off one of the last remaining steps in the rebuild. The stalling has been fixed (hopefully permanently) and the car runs perfectly. At this point, the windshield is the biggest hurdle, but should be installed sometime this week.

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April 28th, 2007

The 31st annual Porsche Meet was held today at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While I wasn't there primarily to see the Porsche history in all of its glory, I had an amazing time. We spent a few hours walking around admiring the rows and rows of Porsches, under grey skies and a northern wind. There were millions of dollars in automobiles right in front of me. But there were no competitions between owners. Everyone was there to celebrate their love of the Porsche, whatever its model or condition. What I was after, though, cost me $150.

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March 22nd, 2007

GAH! So apparently, there are two different sized windshields for one car. How DUMB does that sound??? Very dumb as I found out.

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March 4th, 2007

If all goes well and the snow stays away, the windshield should be arriving on Thursday of this week, the 8th of March. That's one more tick, hopefully, off my to-do list!

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December 11th, 2006

It's the final leg of the journey. I'm on the last road of the restoration, at least until it's legal to drive on the road. There are still a bunch of things to work out, small details and quirks that just don't make sense yet.

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November 12th, 2006

The 944 finally sat on its own feet and walked out the door today. It's a major milestone in the rebuild. Four years of work and research. Four years of spending. Four years of saving. Four years of crossing my fingers hoping the key would turn. Here are the first baby steps of the 1986 944.

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October 23rd, 2006

It's not going to be long now. The 944 that's been sitting neglected in the weeds, home to bees nests, and perpetually sunbathing is on the last leg of the major operation. It shouldnt' be long now before we can actually start the car!

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