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OzJustin

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About OzJustin

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    1989 Porsche 944 S2

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  1. OzJustin

    968 Turbo RS anyone?

    I'm in so long as it is shared between Brisbane and Newcastle Tingy.
  2. Very cool video. That's quite a collection!
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    My 944 Cabriolet

    It's a slippery slope isn't it Cab! Keep us posted on how you end up with your new speed sensor.
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    924/944 running and maintenance costs

    I guess what I’m trying to say is ‘will you appreciate the handling, mechanical nature and driver involvement?’. If feeling these characteristics will put a smile on your face every morning then any blood, sweat and tears will pale in significance. If it’s just the badge then any extra maintenance over a Toyota 86 will likely get tiresome. As others have said, go and test drive a kind forum member’s car and you will know pretty quickly. Hopefully you’ll be grinning from ear to ear wanting to buy theirs.
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    924/944 running and maintenance costs

    Hi Simon and welcome to the forum. You’ve certainly generated some interest in this thread. I’m surprised that nobody else has asked this question yet but the obvious question is why are you looking at a Porsche? What are you searching for in your replacement for the Mitsubishi Mirage? Do you want reliability, practicality, looks, engine performance, handling etc? While I agree with others that these cars can be reliable and not that expensive (relatively speaking) if you buy the right one, there may be other makes and models that better fit your criteria. As a passionate owner I would love nothing more than for you to join the ranks but you should be doing it for the right reasons. These cars (especially the older 80s versions) are true driver’s cars and demand a certain type of owner to truly appreciate. This is your car if you want perfect balance, excellent handling with great feedback in corners, very mechanical inputs and sounds, smooth engines (but lethargic by modern standards depending on the model you choose). If you get excited by the thought of chucking it into a corner and feeling every road imperfection, feeling the steering load up and the engine growling away then a 924/944 could be the one. If you want something a bit less mechanical/more modern but still want the Porsche badge then I agree a Boxster could be another option. You will lose some storage space in them compared to the 80s front engine cars though. Exciting times ahead for you.
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    Time to let the cat out of the bag

    Wow Timm, she is really coming along! Congrats on the latest round of mods. The power and torque figures are looking very healthy. You might crack 400hp with E85... How is your transient response below 3500rpm now? I'm keen to take a gander at the next C&C if you're around.
  7. OzJustin

    Dan Ricciardo to leave Red Bull

    I was a little shocked to read this news about Dan last night but after reading some commentary on it today I think it's a brave move. I can understand his desire to build a new team around him as a number one driver and with a team that has the desire to reach the top step. Alonso succeeded twice with Renault in recent years to here's to hoping Dan's timing is right. He deserves a car to be fighting for the championship. I just hope Renault get their engine performance and reliability sorted in the next 6 months...
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    944 sale price

    I’ve got a couple of 944 shirts Brian. Got them from a Rennlist member about a decade back. Great shirts. Will wear one to C&C in the future (when it’s warmer) and see if you notice.
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    944 sale price

    Nobody owning up to purchasing the black 89 Turbo? I know some forum members were interested...
  10. OzJustin

    944 sale price

    Yep some nice examples have changed hands recently. If anyone is in the market for a decent S2 (burgundy in Brisbane) I might have a lead for them.
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    944 sale price

    Curious to hear if any forum member snapped up either of these Turbos? Black 1989 944 Turbo with a GTX3071 upgrade (was gone in a couple of days): https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Porsche-944-1989/SSE-AD-5516854 Nik’s White 1990 944 S2 Turbo (someone scored an amazing buy): https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Porsche-944-1990/SSE-AD-4212111
  12. OzJustin

    My 944 Cabriolet

    Yes a definite perk. Did you have any leaks in the headers to sort out before coating? I've read it's pretty common for cracks given their age.
  13. OzJustin

    My 944 Cabriolet

    Sounds like a fair price for the bling you're now rocking.
  14. OzJustin

    My 944 Cabriolet

    Looking good mate! Can I ask what Comp Coatings charged you to silver ceramic coat the headers?
  15. Sounds like a plan. I’ll be curious to hear what you think of the Powerflex black and whether they’re too harsh for the street. They have the slightly softer purple ones too.
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