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I'm looking for resources to educate myself regarding 911's from the late eighties. I think I'm interested in a 1987 or '88 cabriolet. I want to know what the suspension, brakes and motor are capable of. What does it take to build a hot motor and do suspension upgrades,ect., besides cash.

I was thinking about this for a while, then, today I saw a 1986 cabriolet carrera with a factory turbo tail, white with black interior and trim and 16" wheels. The owner said it had been lowered to european ride height specs. It was shweet!

I'm also a Toyota 4x4 enthusiast. I like the mid to late eighties 4runners and pickups. Some of the forums for that are fabulous, with guys dropping in Supra turbo motors or tweaking the 4 cyl turbo motor that came stock in some. In any case there is a critical mass of people sharing a rich base of knowlege from mild to wild for the Toyota 4x4 enthusiast. I hope I can find something like that for the 911. Thanks.


Sorry to those who might notice that I have cross posted this over at http://www.6speedonline.com/forums

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Loren is correct. Bruce Anderson's book is the best. He also is very good about answering technical questions at: bruce1485@aol.comAnother source that summarizes what folks have done to solve problems and modify their Porsches is the "Up-fixin" series of soft cover books that the Porsche Club of America publishes, which summarizes most all the articles in their monthly publication "Panorama" Porsche Club of America

Good luck! :)

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I noticed that the Andial website makes reference to some articles about 911 projects they have been involved in that appeared in Panorama. Now I know where Panorama comes from. Thanks.

I had also read good things about Bruce Anderson's book on Amazon.com. Books by Wayne R. Dempsey, "How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines 1966-1989" and "101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 1965-1989" look interesting too.


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