I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

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bigmowley

1,132 posts

143 months

Friday 7th May
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tr7v8 said:
Most importantly when was the cam chain & tensioners checked. Not part of the service schedule but very important. Wheel arch protectors are original, look weird but that is what Porsche fitted.

Looks lovely though.
Last service 95K all belts and new chain and tensioner. smile

Thanks for the tips and info all good stuff.

Dimebars

495 posts

61 months

Friday 7th May
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@ATM

There is another Speed Yellow 986 in Glasgow for sale on Facebook

3.2 S, 51 plate, 69k miles, hard top and not Barry'd to death either

It is £8.5k mind you

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/81285137...

Skyedriver

12,069 posts

249 months

Friday 7th May
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2Btoo said:
£9k for that S2 is a good price to have paid. Well done. I hope you have as much fun driving it as I do mine!
I'm no expert but £9k would seem cheap when I'm casually(!) looking at the 968 (deceased owner) on ebay and the 944 S2 cab on C&C Auction.


Anyone know either of those?

Edited by Skyedriver on Saturday 8th May 08:34

ATM

13,058 posts

186 months

Saturday 8th May
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What do we think of this one?

Ad says extended leather but I think these door panels are plastic.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11404748





paddycam

146 posts

92 months

Saturday 8th May
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ATM said:
What do we think of this one?

Ad says extended leather but I think these door panels are plastic.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11404748


I think it is fundamentally a decent, well-specced car. The seller, to be polite, seems to get a little carried away in the description. It definitely hasn't got extended leather (no seam running astern from the door handle).

RM

361 posts

64 months

Saturday 8th May
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paddycam said:
ATM said:
What do we think of this one?

Ad says extended leather but I think these door panels are plastic.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11404748
I think it is fundamentally a decent, well-specced car. The seller, to be polite, seems to get a little carried away in the description. It definitely hasn't got extended leather (no seam running astern from the door handle).
I don’t know, this image suggests a seam.



snotrag

12,755 posts

178 months

Saturday 8th May
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They are the leather door panels - as, above, they have an extra seam in them compared to the standard vinyl/plastic items. They match the 996 door cards too.

ATM

13,058 posts

186 months

Sunday 9th May
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I'm wandering if driver side is just a trick of the light. I also thought that was a seam but the passenger side doesn't look like it.

F6C

148 posts

5 months

Wednesday 12th May
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100% extended leather.

Tell tale isn't the stitched seam mentioned, which is hard to see in these images, but the much more obvious non-stitched seam which forms a large loop around the door handle and bin etc, where the plastic card is a single unbroken panel.

Apart from that, the ends of the pop up spoiler appear to be curling up a little, which is odd.

F6C

148 posts

5 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Visible in this pic...

ATM

13,058 posts

186 months

Wednesday 12th May
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F6C said:


Visible in this pic...
Hmm yeah

Is the bumper creased. What's that ridge by the letter R on outer edge of the reg area on the far left.

Speedgelb

698 posts

120 months

Thursday 10th June
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Summer is upon us, yet it's a bit dead in here tumbleweed

Either that, or everybody really misses cmoose.

Have done some mild fettling to the car:

PXL_20210508_170117598 by ash_ashy_mo, on Flickr


PXL_20210425_184400274 by ash_ashy_mo, on Flickr


PXL_20210425_184206857 by ash_ashy_mo, on Flickr

Have some niggles / minor projects that need to be addressed before summer is in full swing.

2Btoo

2,216 posts

170 months

Thursday 10th June
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I'll admit, I miss CMoose. He was a mine of useful information about 986's and 987's and alot of his posts made good reading. I'm still not sure why he was banned to be honest.

Speedgelb, that looks like a good project. What's the details on the parts? I'm about to bolt some shiny new suspension arms from Spyder Porsche onto my 987 Cayman.

Andyoz

1,977 posts

21 months

Thursday 10th June
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2Btoo said:
I'll admit, I miss CMoose. He was a mine of useful information about 986's and 987's and alot of his posts made good reading. I'm still not sure why he was banned to be honest.

Speedgelb, that looks like a good project. What's the details on the parts? I'm about to bolt some shiny new suspension arms from Spyder Porsche onto my 987 Cayman.
He wasn't banned. He left and asked him content to be removed.

I think this threads been quiet because poverty porker's ended last year smilesmile

Joey Deacon

3,959 posts

143 months

Friday 11th June
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Andyoz said:
I think this threads been quiet because poverty porker's ended last year smilesmile
Yes, still kicking myself that I didn't buy a 986 when they were under £4K.

RiccardoG

1,345 posts

239 months

Friday 11th June
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I keep an eye out on the poverty Boxster market regularly and would say there are quite a few interesting cars on the market right now. Prices seem to be around £6k for anything semi-decent, a few £4k cars about clearly unloved though.

Joey Deacon

3,959 posts

143 months

Friday 11th June
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RiccardoG said:
I keep an eye out on the poverty Boxster market regularly and would say there are quite a few interesting cars on the market right now. Prices seem to be around £6k for anything semi-decent, a few £4k cars about clearly unloved though.
Before Covid I found an early 2.7, under 100K miles, good MOT history, same owner for 12 years car for £3500 on eBay. I didn't view it that afternoon as it was raining so arranged to see it at 9:00am the next day. I get a call from the seller at 8:30am to tell me it had just sold.

I wasn't that bothered at the time, but I really wish now I had just gone and viewed it in the rain.


Speedgelb

698 posts

120 months

Friday 11th June
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2Btoo said:
Speedgelb, that looks like a good project. What's the details on the parts? I'm about to bolt some shiny new suspension arms from Spyder Porsche onto my 987 Cayman.
Just a general refresh after 130k odd miles:

Koni Special Active dampers
H&R -10mm M030 equivalent springs
Inner / outer front TREs
Spyder coffin arms x 4
Engine mount bush

Up until the refresh, the car was on its original components, with the exception of front top mounts / bearings, rear diagonal (tuning fork) arms, and 4 x droplinks, which were done in 2019 at circa 120k.

Had concerns around which arms to go with, as the aftermarket opsions seem to be of varying quality. That and the orignals lasted 130k+. The chap I used to do the work was very happy with the Spyder arms.

snotrag

12,755 posts

178 months

Friday 11th June
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Driven it much? Thats similar to the work I did on mine, with the older gold coloured FSDs - the Red Special Actives are the replacements with the same platform/speed sensitive damping.


Pretty bloody good eh!?

delays

714 posts

182 months

Friday 11th June
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Speedgelb said:
Either that, or everybody really misses cmoose.
This.

In all seriousness, some far-reaching work on your car there. Interested in your thoughts on how it drives.

Personally I went on a crusade on 996 to rid it of rattles, changing diagonals and coffins, but I suspect the rattles might be drop links or even an ARB rattling on worn bushes.

I’ll sort it next year.