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Forum: Porsche 911
05-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Lee Willis

MAKE SURE IT IS STARTING IN 1ST GEAR - SOME OF...

MAKE SURE IT IS STARTING IN 1ST GEAR - SOME OF THEM DEFAULT TO A 2ND GEAR START UNLESS YOU PUT IT IN MANAUL SELECTION AND FORCE IT DOWN INTO 1ST. i HAD A CARRERA s TIP FOR A WHILE AND IT ANNOYED ME...
05-29-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Lee Willis

I owned both, too. The 'vette has a great engine...

I owned both, too. The 'vette has a great engine but the rest of the car is "body by Fisher Price" not body by Fisher: it was not well built, period. GM claims a double wishbone suspension but the...
Forum: Porsche 911
04-14-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Lee Willis

Well, you can get under the car enough to see if...

Well, you can get under the car enough to see if there is: a) drive shaft up the center tunnel and b) a differential and driveshafts for the front wheels.

If you have looked at a number of 997s,...
04-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Lee Willis

Glad to have you here. You have a very nice...

Glad to have you here. You have a very nice model of Porsche. Hope you continue to like it.
Forum: Porsche 928
04-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lee Willis

I would buy the most recent model I could with...

I would buy the most recent model I could with low miles. An '06 turbo might be a bit faster, but an '09 basic model will be "fast enough" and more robust and recent. Turbos are expensive to...
Forum: Porsche 911
04-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Lee Willis

I'd put an OEM clutch in it and keep the car...

I'd put an OEM clutch in it and keep the car stock, spending my money to have all work done really well by an excellent shop. Modifying a car is a slippery slope, and your car is at an age where: it...
04-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Lee Willis

Note that the photos (at least the front on shot)...

Note that the photos (at least the front on shot) are mirrored - switched left to right (Look carefully at the Porsche emblem.

This is some sort of inexpensive or incomplete (without a lot of...
Forum: Porsche 911
03-29-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Lee Willis

Actually, I was thinking an Aston Martin Vantage...

Actually, I was thinking an Aston Martin Vantage or DB-9. Both ride much better and the Vantage (lighter of the two) actually handles just slightly better than a recent 911 does (at least my '07...
03-10-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Lee Willis

I'm glad your back, and I think with a bit of...

I'm glad your back, and I think with a bit of maintenance and enthusaism this forum could be good again. I myself check in infrequently - have not owned a Porsche for years - but I'll make a point...
02-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Lee Willis

Wow. How are you doing? I never expected to...

Wow. How are you doing? I never expected to hear from you again.

I come to this forum only very occasionally now. I haven't owned a Porsche for quite some time - had an Aston for a while...
Forum: Porsche 924
02-06-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Lee Willis

Sorry - it's your problem to solve. You bought a...

Sorry - it's your problem to solve. You bought a 25-year old high-end foreign brand. No offense but you brought this on yourself. You have two options. 1) find a good garage: try a major metro...
01-29-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Lee Willis

I hope you enjoy the forum, but frankly it is a...

I hope you enjoy the forum, but frankly it is a bit slow here.

You live in a great place for sports cars. Fantastic roads and good driving weather. The single most memorable driving experience...
Forum: General Tech
12-29-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Lee Willis

Replace the battery. Dpn't mess with it. ...

Replace the battery. Dpn't mess with it. Replace it soon.
Forum: Porsche 911
12-19-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Lee Willis

a racing heritage by the manufacturer means...

a racing heritage by the manufacturer means nothing unless the car actually has pieces and bits from the race cars and frankly the Porsche doesn't. Still, you have to respect a company committed to...
12-08-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lee Willis

I could not get past the ugly part. I...

I could not get past the ugly part.

I ordered an Aston 4-door. Not as fast maybe, but pretty outside and a lovely interior.
12-08-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Lee Willis

If it runs and is in good condition this is an...

If it runs and is in good condition this is an okay price.

It should not lose much value over time.

You should expect to spend money and have some frustrations keeping it maintained well. Its...
Forum: Porsche 911
12-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Lee Willis

That's because it pretty much is . . .

That's because it pretty much is . . .
Forum: Off Topic
11-14-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Lee Willis

http://www.swengines.com/Engines/Porsche~motors/ ...

http://www.swengines.com/Engines/Porsche~motors/

By the way, I found this by just Googling "buy used Porsche engines." Worth trying next time rather than waiting for a forum to do it for you.
Forum: General Tech
11-11-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Lee Willis

Bose noise cancelling headphones?

Bose noise cancelling headphones?
11-11-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Lee Willis

Not to call your baby ugly, but the 928 is the...

Not to call your baby ugly, but the 928 is the only car I can think of that is more difficult to work on than the V12 XKEs - just terribly crowded underhood and as with the Jag it seems that every...
11-10-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Lee Willis

I'd recommend the 'vette (I've owned both) - it...

I'd recommend the 'vette (I've owned both) - it will be bulletproof and low cost to maintain. Well maintained they will give good service if they are '06-'07s. A ten-year old Porsche will cost a...
Forum: Porsche 911
11-02-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Lee Willis

They're close enough that you really have no...

They're close enough that you really have no differences at all. This is right in the middle of the 996 series production and although there were slight changes in HP rating, etc, style of wheels,...
Forum: Porsche 356
10-25-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Lee Willis

A real Porsche 356 Speedster, not a reproduction...

A real Porsche 356 Speedster, not a reproduction or clone, restored correctly, in tip top shape, with a proven provenance? It could go as high as $100,000-$125,000. there is something close to this...
Forum: General Tech
10-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Lee Willis

Well, I would chec to see that you had fuel and...

Well, I would chec to see that you had fuel and fuel pressure, then ignition. If you have both and it does not run, you have bad problems. Likely as not one of the other is bad and you start there.
10-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,663
Posted By Lee Willis

Well, they generally ban the Ip address which...

Well, they generally ban the Ip address which makes it harder for them to re-register under a different name. The real problem is folks who never get banned - who join, use the site for automatic...
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