Porsche 944 Rebuild
May 23rd, 2005

Well, Autoatlanta came through and shipped very quickly. However, only 3 items arrived. I received the window seal, the hood release cable, and the balance belt. However, the distributor seal and windshield trimmings are still on backorder. They claimed 1-2 week until it would be available. Hopefully, they’re right…

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May 11th, 2005

Well, with my anniversary pay coming from Wegmans I am able to purchase one of the more expensive items for the car. While the windshield still remains missing, the seal is what’s important. Without it, I can’t install the windshield at all. $290 for the windshield, but I know I can get that at SafeLife.

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April 14th, 2005

The past month saw the weather break, and with that comes the abilty to work on the car. I’ve gotten a little further in its rebuild.

First, we managed to mount the camshaft onto the head without any problems. Was a fairly straightforward process with no funny business. From there, we’ve focused on inventorying everything laying around, trying to find out what was missing and what was needed.

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February 8th, 2005

Well, I managed to secure enough funds to purchase the new clutch for the 944. It, hopefully, will be here soon.

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December 27th, 2004
944 Titled at 16:27

I bought the car a little over 2 years ago, and never remembered to have it titled in PA. Well, I finally went back in April 2003 to try. I bought the car on Ebay from Georgia, remember. They told me that the car hadn’t been reassigned to me correctly, and therefore they could not transfer the title at that time. I’d have to contact the car place that sold it to me and go from there.

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December 21st, 2004
Title Change at 22:57
All this time, I had completely forgotten to change the title of the 944 into my name! Today, I took a trip to Tri County Tag Service and attempted to do so. Apparently, when I bought the car from the guy in Georgia, the title hadn't been reassigned to me. They made the phone calls for me. On the way is the paperwork to reassign the car to me. Easy enough. So, a few more days until I can get it titled to me.
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October 25th, 2004

After many weeks of waiting and waiting for Canada Post and the United States Mail Service to deliver the ordered part, it has arrived. It's the 3-piece oil pressure release valve, crucial to the engine performing as intended...that is, going forward without risk of failure.

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September 16th, 2004

The oil pump went on, along with the oil pan. Pretty smooth install. Had a few hangups here and there, trying to locate missing bolts and things. That's always the worst part.

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