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A Look at the 944 NA Engine

Here’s a look at Van Svenson’s semi-stock NA engine used in his racer.

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Electric 944 Update

Electric 944 recently posted a very informative post about experiences so far with converting a 944 to electrical power (recall our previous posts?), particularly in terms of AC vs. DC.  Read about it here: http://electricporsche.rwaudio.com/2015/05/the-ultimate-ev-question-ac-or-dc/

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e914

From the Electric Porsche 944 blog, which we have previously visited, comes this story on the conversion to electric of a Porsche 914: http://electricporsche.rwaudio.com/2015/04/the-reconversion-of-a-porsche-914/ No further word on the development of the electric 944.

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Verklempt

That’s how Dan Neil, writing in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, describes his experience with the new Cayman GT4. Read on. And thanks to Herman for pointing this one out.

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Thomas Aquinas, Dan Neil and the Porsche 911 Turbo

A number of years ago, my brother (himself formerly a university creative writing instructor) told me about his favorite contemporary automotive writer, Dan Neil, then working for the Los Angeles Times.  At some point, Neil was drafted by the Wall … Continue reading

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Great Cars Are Great Art

As a Christmas gesture, let’s check out a TEDTalk from several years ago from BMW’s Chris Bangle:

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944, Juiced

Pop the hood of a 944 and you might not be expecting this: Or an instrument array like this: These pics come from the fascinating website of an enterprising Canadian who is converting a 944 from gas to electic power. … Continue reading

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Ethanol-Free Gas

Ethanol-free gas, definitely preferred for a 944,  isn’t so easy to find these days.  Here is a site that accumulates information on locations where you can get the stuff; well over 7,000 stations are in its database now.  http://pure-gas.org/ You … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Mighty Gorilla

Gorilla Grips, that is.  Specifically Gorilla Grip Grease Monkey gloves.  I paid $5 or $6 a pair at my local employee-owned big box store, but I see that other vendors sometimes try to get $10 for these things.   Some … Continue reading

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Who Is Clark?

Clark Fletcher and his Clark’s Garage website have probably made more of a contribution to the 944 community than anyone I know or have been told about.  The very first time I mentioned 944 in the company of fellow adherents … Continue reading

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