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Old 02-23-2021, 09:33 PM   #1
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Proper Intro - New Owner, 1999 986

So I should have posted an introduction first, then started asking questions and for advice. Sorry for being rude, let me do this right.

Loved sports cars my entire life, but got involved with racing bikes so never really thought much about actually owning one. My first car was a Firebird Formula, but I really think that was Dad's choice, not mine. Mostly I've owned trucks and vans to get the bikes from race to race.

Long story short, a little money in the bank, Boxster prices plummet, a little sponsorship helps reduce the motorcycle racing budget, a trip down to San Diego and I got my 1999, 85,000 miles on the clock. Leaky transmission pan (now fixed), digital climate control LCD on the fritz (next on the agenda), but everything else works, and I love it.

I have zero plans to improve the performance of this car. I just want to maintain it well, keep it running and enjoy that which Porsche hath wrought.

One last thing: If you get a chance to do one of the Porsche Experience Centers, do it. I don't know which I liked better, hauling around the "handling track" in a 911 Carrera S, watching mechanics working on the Mario/Michael Andretti 962 or standing next to the Rodriquez/Oliver 917 kurzheck that they co-drove at Spa in 1971. Just an amazing afternoon.

OK. Upon reflection, driving that Carrera through the replica of the Karussell and coming out with my foot on the floor was the best part.

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Old 02-24-2021, 07:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. My 1st car was a 1971 Firebird Formula with a transplanted 455.

I bought my 2000 Boxster s in 2003 & took the Porsche Driving Experience course soon after.

Going from 400 ft.Lbs. to 225 is a bit of a letdown so I rebuilt my engine to 3.6 literes
OE engine rebuilt,3.6 litre LN Engineering billet sleeves,triple row IMSB,LN rods. Deep sump oil pan with DT40 oil.

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Old 02-25-2021, 06:56 AM   #3
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Mine was a neutered 350 two-barrel, but it was gorgeous! I just looked up a picture of one (Martinique blue) and - wow. It was nicer than I even remembered. Not the car to give to a 16-year-old - I destroyed it doing something dumb on the street, I would love to have it back.

The 2.5 is entirely torque-free at the bottom end. I take that as an invitation to keep it near redline and singing Porsche songs.

Your car is beautiful, man!

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