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22 Feb 2012 07:33 #8291 by marine928
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Hi, am proud 1st time Porsche owner. Kids out of college so I finally purchased my dream car- the 928. A few details about me.

Semi-retired USMC. Live in Texas, currently own and drive a 1988 Ford Bronco II 4x4, a 1980 Triumph Spitfire, 1989 Honda Goldwing and soon the King of Cars, a Black 1987 Porsche 928 S-4 with 109,212 miles.

The "shark" is currently undergoing a complete inspection of all items I have read about mentioned in the 928 OC forums. Thrust plate, timing/water pump seals gaskets, etc. It should be completed in about 10 days.

It was a 1 owner California car brought to Texas 9 years ago. The owner is a engineer who has a garage full of toys and this one had not been driven except for inspections and maint for the past 4 years. He added 18" Porsche Carrera rims 8" front, 10" rear, Momo steering wheel and hub, Pioneer CD with iPod and XM radio modules.

I plan on adding the 928 Specialist "Blackbird" intake system (when available) and a cat bypass. The car will not be required to pass emissions since I will be registering it as an antique.

Can anyone help me find the right exhaust system to accomplish this and maybe a few tips. I am looking forward to participating in 928 events and will try to make the "Sharks in the Mountian".

Will post pics once I get her back.

Lon Davis

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22 Feb 2012 08:49 #8292 by the flying scotsman
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welcome Lon, sounds like your starting off on the right path with your 928.

A great resource for parts close to you in Texas is Roger of 928sRus.com. he should be able to help with your exhaust and other needs.

good to have you aboard :)

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22 Feb 2012 12:20 #8293 by 928mac
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Congrats on the new car Lon.
As Malcolm said, you are in the right state to get lots of 928 parts.
When you get a chance, start a "members car profile" in that thread and post some pictures.

BTW I have a rocket lancher button in my car.
The pictures are in my car profile thread under brads 89.

Thanks for joining our family.

Brad

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22 Feb 2012 17:20 #8294 by pcar928fan
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Lon, I want to see pics of the Spitfire!!! I had an '80 in pagent (padgent, pagant, padgant???) blue that I miss so much I just can't even stand it! If I ever find my baby again I am either buying it back or stealing it back!!! ;)

Don't hold your breath on the "black bird" intake... I think that has been in process for 5 years now or something like that??? I think 928sRus sells basically the same thing and has them in stock, but don't get my lying. Frankly I wouldn't do a thing to the intake.

Just get a Rear Muffler Bypass and be happy! That will make the car sound better (but still pretty quiet). You could get the smaller resonators from an '88 or '89 to make it sound even better, but the RMB is a great start and they are cheap! Just reread your post and if you do a cat by pass (ie test pipe) then the large resonators and the RMB should be just about PERFECT! Oh, you will want to do an X-pipe with that as well...

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22 Feb 2012 19:12 #8295 by marine928
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Hi everyone! Thanks for the great welcome! I really appreaciate all the suggestions. Attached are a few pics of my "Spit" Wish Porsche would have made the hood open the way Triumph did for the Spit. Sure would make life so much eaiser on us all!.
Will post picks of the Shark as soon as I get her back.

Lon the "Shark" Davis

Attached files [img]media/attachments/8467=956-lonnie's spit.jpg[/img] [img]media/attachments/8467=957-my spit engine.jpg[/img] [img]media/attachments/8467=955-triumph 032.jpg[/img]

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22 Feb 2012 19:56 #8296 by 928mac
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Sweet, Lon. Do you fly as well.

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22 Feb 2012 20:06 #8297 by pcar928fan
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Spitfire with a Spitfire = LOVE!

Lon, email me a big version of that pic if you please. You have my email address from our conversations to date there... I love that shot!

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22 Feb 2012 20:20 #8298 by marine928
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Brad, saw your camping trip pics they were great. 928 and camping bet you turned some heads with that one





. My wife and I took our first camping trip last year (sans a 928 of course) here are a few shots of our little adventure

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22 Feb 2012 20:26 #8299 by marine928
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Brad did not see the email you referenced. Mine is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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22 Feb 2012 20:59 #8300 by marine928
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James you should be able to click on this and enlarge it. I have a diecast replica of this WWII Spitfire hanging from my mirror as well

Attached files [img]media/attachments/8472=962-lonnie's spit.jpg[/img]

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22 Feb 2012 21:02 #8301 by mm928
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Welcome Lon,

I hope to see you at Sharks in the Mountains then. The NC mountains (and Tail of the Dragon on the way in eastern Tenn) are great driving roads and the scenery is great.

Looks like you are doing like I did and read the posts first....then do what they say! Lots of good info out there and this board is filled with very helpful guys.

Welcome to the pool.......

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22 Feb 2012 21:14 #8302 by marine928
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Yea, I learned early on that experience is the best teacher and making a mistake with a Porsche even a small one can cost big bucks! Me, my dad, my son and a couple of friends are going on a 7 day motorcycle trip to the Ozarks on May 17th, we should be back around the 25th. Hopefully I can get everything done after a week off and make it to NC

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22 Feb 2012 21:59 #8303 by the flying scotsman
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was at a aircraft museum in Scotland last summer where they had a Spitfire but the star of the show was the last flyin Concorde...stunning :D

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23 Feb 2012 00:13 #8304 by pcar928fan
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Lon it was clickable, but still a pretty small pic... Love a bigger version if you have it.

Just beautiful!

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23 Feb 2012 00:39 #8305 by 928mac
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I think that was James that mentioned the e-mail, but mine is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can send anyone a message by clicking on their name.
Also we have a road side assistance thread that has everyones contact info.
A useful thing to have with you when you are traveling.

here is a little video while we were racing through the mountains
s103.photobucket.com/albums/m158/bwmac/2...current=MVI_0546.mp4

Brad

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