Started on May 19 by Stefan (Forum Supporter)

1979 Porsche 924


Picked this up from eBay for $600 and drove it from Seattle to Portland without a working alternator and down a cylinder (cracked valve, broken exhaust manifold flange, missing studs on exhaust manifold). It does have a fiberglass 924 Carrera GTS front end and fiberglass 944 rear quarters and I picked up some goodies from some 924/944 folks to make it better, like a mildly ported head, lumpier camshaft, header and exhaust. Combined with the 944 suspension and brake parts and a little MegaSquirt, it should be pretty light and quick when it is running again.

Latest updates
April 15
Rewiring the MegaSquirt

The reason it was parked for 2 years, was simply that there was something preventing …

April 15
Scrub a dub dub

The $50 Rustoleum paint job is holding up quite well considering the abuse.

April 15
Time to resurrect the poor thing

After a couple of years of sitting, I finally washed it.

Aug. 22
Need to do something drastic

Haven’t driven it much since I got it on the road, tuning the ITB’s has …

Aug. 02
Driving it and some maintenance tasks

Had to change the timing belt due to a mistake on my part where I …

June 12

Yep, it finally started! w00t!

May 28
One step forward, one step back

I’ve made a lot of progress since the last update. Engine is in and completely …

Jan. 06
Oh so close now....

Plumbing the fuel system and starting on the electrical/MegaSquirt install. I’m pretty excited to have …

Oct. 17
Engine is back in the car!

Yep, still need to finish the electrical, fuel and cooling systems and a half-billion other …

Oct. 17
BAE Turbo manifold!

Picked this piece up for $75. Combined with an old Mitsubishi TE04H turbo, it should …

Dec. 08
All this paint and bodywork is boring

Let have some fun. Wow, that’s a big chunk of aluminum! Wonder what I’m going …

Oct. 02
Paint cont'd

Another shot of the primer and bodywork.

Oct. 02
Paint begins!

3 coats of Rustoleum primer so far, thinned and rolled on. Once it sets up, …

Sept. 12
Now that the $2009 is past....

I don’t have to worry about budget. So I can put the TWM Throttle Bodies …

July 06
more engine porn

hand painted and polished parts

July 06
More engine pics

another picture

July 06
Engine slowly coming together...

The engine is coming together and starting to look pretty good…

April 05
Motor Mount - repaired

What are you looking at? Ya Hockey Puck! Cheap repair and should help hold the …

April 05
Engine bay paint

Looks much better.

April 05
Front brakes

They cleaned up pretty well, I think ;) These are just sort of “placed” together, …

April 05
Steering wheel

Added a Momo-knock off steering wheel. Was a bit of a pain since I’m cheap, …

April 05

Shift knob. Found this while browsing eBay. It was mislisted, so I got a good …

April 05
Harness guide bar

Bought a harness bar off of eBay. Well built and should help prevent spinal issues …

April 05
Seat mounted

Mounted the seat. Just eye-balling the settings for the mounts feels pretty good out of …

March 03

Big bro “sold” me these years ago for $100 because his wife wasn’t comfy in …

Dec. 18
944 Brakes

Here are some of the brake parts, need to clean them up and apply some …

Dec. 18
It is in there, honest!

Yep, the car is in there someplace. I don’t mind that much since it isn’t …

Dec. 18
Work continues

I’ve been working on the car off an on for nearly 2 years now. At …

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June 5, 2008, 6:27 p.m.

i like

July 21, 2008, 10:15 a.m.

Awesome find!

Nov. 12, 2008, 6:56 p.m.

Hey, that's really cool, man. I've been looking at these or a 944 as a fun vehicle to track around in, hopefully I'll see you around sometime, we're in the same general area. Sweet car!

April 29, 2009, 4:37 p.m.

Wow...I remember the posts when you first picked this car up, but I had lost track of progress. Looking good! This should be a lot of fun when it is done; hopefully I will see it out at some local event someday.

July 18, 2009, 11:37 a.m.

Man this thing has come a long ways since I saw it in your garage. You're way ahead of me on progress. I've got some catching up to do. You can get that we will see each other at the track sometime though my friend :) I still need to come get that beer.

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