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924, 944, 968 & 928 coffee & car talk
 
The Front Engine Preservation Society inaugural coffee & cars meet up 
This Saturday 13 May @ 11 to 12:30 ish at Kalinga Park, Clayfield in Brisbane
Coffee is available @ Let Minnow Cafe 57 Park Avenue which is a short walk from Kalinga Park.
 
If you are restoring a front engine P car, have done it and want to impress or thinking of a purchase this is the place.
 
The partial agenda for this Saturday;
      The split or full rear seat controversy
      Discussion on the after market coffee cup holder 
      Resto-mod: a sacrilege? 
 
Aircooled cars are more than welcome, 
upon approval of a character assessment by the FEP Society Committee. 
 
Edited by brian in buddina
old age & brain takes along time for a signal to get to my typing finger

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While you guys were meeting I completed the rebuild on my 924T engine. Now need to install the engine in the car however will try to get to a FEP when done. How did the inaugural meeting go?

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I should let Brian respond officially as this was his very good idea, however it was a good meeting despite the weather being a touch sour.  Good conversation, good coffee & great cars (especially the silver S2).  Would love to come have a gander at your car (& perhaps at the engine whilst it is out) sometime Bear.  Happy to give you a hand (if time & 2 year old permits) if you need help with getting it installed.

Cheers,

Jason

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Shame I missed this one. Will try for one down the track.

Got a good laugh out of your FEP Society Committee and agenda Brian. :P 

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The Offical Response...

the inagual FE Preservation Society meeting went very_________!  First rule of FEPS is we don't talk about FEPS. The offical minutes of the meeting are:

   1. all bonnets were opened for a 100 point check on OEM parts and as original restoration work 

       ( most points for other than stock or creative solutions wins)

       ( extra bonus points for road grime)

    2. discussion on shipping costs from various world wide parts suppliers & how the suppliers game you. Sharing shipping costs was discussed. One member, with a Silver S2 which will remain nameless, suggested  FEPS workshop on increasing your credit rating to increase purchasing power for restoration work.

    3. American politics were discussed & many of the worlds problems were solved

    4. It started raining so we could not complete our full agenda, those unattended items will need to be resolved at our next get together.

    5. all retired to the coffee shop to solve more problems

A suggestion was made to get some driving in before coffee, which is a great idea! We will organise another 'event' in about a month with a new location. Will keep you posted. If your car is unavaiable to attend you are more than welcome to attend by other transport.

B i B

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924, 931, 944, 928, 951/2 & 968 coffee & car talk
 
The Front Engine Preservation Society June coffee & cars get together

Saturday 17 June  Rendezvous @ Woodford for 10:00ish

there are 3 coffee shop/cafes on the main drag

lots of parking & a covered area if its damp 

twisti road there & back or come via the Bruce if time sensitive

opportunity for further twisties in the Sunny Coast hinterland if your so inclined; twisti, coffee, chitchat, repeat

The partial agenda for the June get together;
     The car bra: lift or a drag?
     A contest will be held on most bodies stacked under a glass hatch.
     Whats the fastest colour: A technical paper will be presented on the factory colours & their aero benefits. 
     
Aircooled cars are more than welcome, 
upon providing coffee to the FEP Society Membership.

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I'm only the secretary taking notes as given by the FEPS executive. Any issues as to Society policy can be addressed with the Exective Committee at the next scheduled get together. ?

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I'm in Perth looking to get a PPI done on a 944 I'm interested in Brisbane, which Porsche specialist mechanic well versed in the 944 should I appoint and does anyone know the cost of this? Thanks in advance!

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Try DHM Auto Solutions at Tennyson. Don does repair and service work on quite a few 944's and looks after my 968 as required. Cost is probably around the $400 mark.

DHM Auto Solutions

Unit 2/124 Tennyson Memorial Drive, Tennyson Ph (07) 3892 3119

Bret Wentworth at Flat Six Motorsport would also be good.

Flat Six Motorsport, U14/22 Allgas Street, Slacks Creek Ph 0419 990 993

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11 hours ago, Skippy said:

I'm in Perth looking to get a PPI done on a 944 I'm interested in Brisbane, which Porsche specialist mechanic well versed in the 944 should I appoint and does anyone know the cost of this? Thanks in advance!

@Skippy

Best to get a quote for a PPI as what is included may not be the same between different shops. I was told by one outfit that a body/chassis inspection & write up is very time consuming detailing all accumlated wear & tear/damage to a presumably 30 year old car. Compression tests or a leak down test is not standard PPI item, but an additional cost on top of the PPI. This may be very important to a potential buyer. 

A good question to ask is "what kind of oil" the owner is using. This is particularly importantant on 200Kkm plus cars, due to the issues as brought up in the Bruce Buchanans posts.

Some shops may spend time documenting in a PPI that the right rear tail light doesn't work or the drivers right seat bolster shows signs of wear. Why bother, thats what you get on on a 30 year old car. These are things that anyone could see on a visual inspection. Maybe money better spent would be inspecting the expensive to fix mechanicals. 

Skip, if you put the word out, may be a PFA local may go & have a look at your potential vehicle before you proceed to a PPI.

I am sure other members will have a list of things to look out for & check on these cars in a PPI. Clarks Garage has a PPI check list, which you could use to question the seller & ask for photo or documentary evidence.

Good luck, let me know if I can help.

Brian in Buddina

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It is also worth noting that once you have done a PPI if you decide on a particular car it gives you a list of ‘to do’ items over time so you can plan ahead your maintenance costs and may help with your negotiations. Good luck and keep us in the loop with your search. They are great cars.

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On 13/01/2018 at 1:48 AM, Skippy said:

I'm in Perth looking to get a PPI done on a 944 I'm interested in Brisbane, which Porsche specialist mechanic well versed in the 944 should I appoint and does anyone know the cost of this? Thanks in advance!

Also if you let people know which car it is, someone may know it and be able to give you some info on it, lots of people on here are willing to help out.

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