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Old 12-19-2016, 09:55 AM   #16
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that 1984 Porsche sold for $4,800.00.
Here's the link - click here

I don't know the market for Porsche 944's but that looks like a nice car.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:10 AM   #17
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I haven't had a chance to spend too much time on the car yet but hope to look at it later today to figure out my exit strategy.
I spent some time looking at the Trans Am this weekend and it's not quite as rough as a I first thought.

I replaced a blown fuse for the ABS system and that cleared two dash warning lights and I read codes and cleared an O2 Sensor code and that cleared the "Check Engine" warning light.

The exhaust is actually louder on the Trans Am than it is on my Camaro and now I know the reason - the Trans Am has headers and someone has deleted the catalytic converters. That will make the vehicle more difficult to sell since the Phoenix and Tucson areas have emissions testing.

The Trans Am actually runs pretty well - the only condition I've run into is the clutch pedal is slow to return on really hard acceleration. The clutch pedal comes back and feels normal after a few moments but it's somewhat unsettling to get ready for a spirited 1 - 2 shift and have the clutch pedal drop so far without any resistance.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:01 AM   #18
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looks like a new hobby is being generated- "drag racing!"
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:56 PM   #19
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looks like a new hobby is being generated- "drag racing!"
I don't plan on keeping the Trans Am too long although it is fun to drive.

Whoever owned/worked on that car in the past was a real "hack" - I can't believe how poor/shoddy some of the workmanship was.
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:30 AM   #20
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A "shade tree mechanic" is still a "shade tree mechanic"!
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:09 AM   #21
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A "shade tree mechanic" is still a "shade tree mechanic"!
I'll admit that I'm a little OCD when it comes to the use of OEM fasteners but I think almost anyone would describe auto repairs that use deck screws as being in the "hack" category.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #22
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Maybe he was a certified boat mechanic?
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:00 PM   #23
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Just heard bad news, my Porsche leaking at both ends of steering boots.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:49 AM   #24
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Just heard bad news, my Porsche leaking at both ends of steering boots.
Hopefully you won't have to pay too much to either replace the rack or get your existing one rebuilt. I'm guessing that parts for that car must be plentiful but they might be priced like Porsche parts.

Concerning my Trans Am, I still own it but hope to find a new buyer in the next week or two.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:18 AM   #25
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they are "priced like Porsche parts"! and the labor to install is priced like a Porsche, too!
Here is a lesson learned.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:54 AM   #26
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they are "priced like Porsche parts"! and the labor to install is priced like a Porsche, too!
Here is a lesson learned.
Sorry to hear the news.

I always try to remind myself when I see a car at auction that there's typically a reason why it's there. That said, I don't always follow my own advice.

If I would have known my Trans Am was being sold by a Used Car Dealer I probably wouldn't have even bid on it.
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