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My rims have been polished, like most. Anyone know how to restore or get the wheels back to the original dull look? Wet sand 600 paper or ?
weidmans wheels - 530-534-7903 people swear by them, or another company in california is wheel enhancement.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:58 AM
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:04 AM
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...I have this thing for '79's
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:34 PM
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weidmans wheels - 530-534-7903 people swear by them, or another company in california is wheel enhancement.
The rims are really nice. The previous owner polished them with wax. He said just don't wax em & it will get dull again. I want to speed the process up a little. Thanks!
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My '79. I'm the second owner, 36k miles, fully documented, near mint.
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My '79. I'm the second owner, 36k miles, fully documented, near mint.
What size are those wheels? Are those Speedline, or the Veloce' wheels. Almost bought those for my 1987 911 Turbo, but just sold it.

What size diameter and width are they?
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My '79. I'm the second owner, 36k miles, fully documented, near mint.
...gorgeous! With that color, and low mileage, you could have a GREAT example there! As discussed in the other thread, need to;
Swap back correct front valance with protruding fog lamps and chin spoiler, headlight washers were the tall rubbery things on '79's, swap them too...AND probably should be wearing US headlight rings. Of course, go back to proper sized and finished Fuchs wheels (satin silver finish vs polished). Looks also like aftermarket exhaust, convert back! Any engine mods? Original low mileage cars are the rarity these days! How is the paint? Looks amazing in the photo. Clean original paint a big plus!

She is a beauty!
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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Does anyone know the oem battery for a '79 930? And are they available anywhere? Any feedback on the odyssey battery for the 930?
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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...gorgeous! With that color, and low mileage, you could have a GREAT example there! As discussed in the other thread, need to;
Swap back correct front valance with protruding fog lamps and chin spoiler, headlight washers were the tall rubbery things on '79's, swap them too...AND probably should be wearing US headlight rings. Of course, go back to proper sized and finished Fuchs wheels (satin silver finish vs polished). Looks also like aftermarket exhaust, convert back! Any engine mods? Original low mileage cars are the rarity these days! How is the paint? Looks amazing in the photo. Clean original paint a big plus!

She is a beauty!
The early '79 models had the smaller washers and the 150 speedo. Those are stock. Paint is perfect. I'm working on getting the front end back to stock and the exhaust back to one side. I might leave the wheels on for a while though, they're 18 inch speedlines and they are mint. The rears are 295s and the fronts are 235s.
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930 EFI Converion in progress

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Holy $%&! I love that exhaust.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:23 AM
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Holy $%&! I love that exhaust.
+1....LOVE that entire build! Will it go fast when finished?
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The early '79 models had the smaller washers and the 150 speedo. Those are stock. Paint is perfect. I'm working on getting the front end back to stock and the exhaust back to one side. I might leave the wheels on for a while though, they're 18 inch speedlines and they are mint. The rears are 295s and the fronts are 235s.
I wouldn't change a thing on that car, Looks killer!!
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:27 PM
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there is a fair amount of discussion about the 1979 930 being a 'special' year....some of that I have copied here;

>Looking like a 911 Carrera on steroids, the 930 was a fire-spewing dragon slayer in wolves' clothes. It could run with any street-legal supercar on the planet, including its Italian contemporaries Ferrari 512 Boxer and Lamborghini Countach. At the stoplight Grand Prix, it was among the fastest cars to ever hit the streets. The turbo retained its 'King of the Street' title until the summer of 1979, when tightened emissions laws forced the 930's retreat from the U.S. market.

Yes, the 930 was reborn for the U.S. market as the "911 turbo" in 1986, but it wasn't the same. What made the Ur-930 famous is its outrageous charisma of being a purebred race car for highway use, making do without complex emissions equipment, stability control, and other electronic systems limiting the driver's input. A mere 2,918 U.S. spec turbos were built during the first four years; few of these monster Porsches have survived, even fewer are in pristine condition.


A scant 1,200 U.S. turbos were made in '79; almost three decades later, not many low-mileage, rust free examples are left to choose from. As always, the best of the best are destined to appreciate steadily.<

....another

>The 930 was given substantial changes for the 1978 model year. A new 3.3L version of the turbo engine was introduced that gave 300hp @ 5,500 rpm in European tune (265hp in NA spec with the addition of a catalytic converter) with the addition of an air-to-air intercooler and a 7.0:1 compression ratio. A new rear spoiler, known as the ‘tea tray’ replacing the ‘whale tale’. 0-60mph was now available in 5.0 sec., 0-100 in 11.9sec, and a top speed of over 160mph. Also tires were widened again, and were now 225/50 front and 255/50 rear. The larger brakes that were developed for the 917 race car, and were shown on the 1975 prototype were introduced, greatly improving the stopping power. The 1979 Porsche 930 was now $45,520 in the US. The car was unchanged for the 1979 model year.

Porsche decided to pull the 930 from the US market for the 1980 model year, citing too much compromise in meeting US smog regulations. There was a mad rush to purchase the last of the 1979 models, and dealers were charging up to $60,000 for them. The 930 was re-introduced into the US market for the 1986 model year with a 282hp version of the 3.3L engine and continued more or less unchanged until its final year, 1989, when it got the 5 speed G50 gearbox. For 1987 both Targa and Cabriolet versions were offered in addition to the Coupe. A 1989 Turbo Cabrio was priced at $85,540 in the US.<

...another quote; reference Yahoo Answers, to "What is the most desireable Porsche?"

>The most desirable 930 is the 1979 3.3L 911 Turbo.

The 85-89's got heavier, and softer in terms of driving eperience.<

this '79 in the photos is very special to me
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:54 PM
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there is a fair amount of discussion about the 1979 930 being a 'special' year....some of that I have copied here;

>Looking like a 911 Carrera on steroids, the 930 was a fire-spewing dragon slayer in wolves' clothes. It could run with any street-legal supercar on the planet, including its Italian contemporaries Ferrari 512 Boxer and Lamborghini Countach. At the stoplight Grand Prix, it was among the fastest cars to ever hit the streets. The turbo retained its 'King of the Street' title until the summer of 1979, when tightened emissions laws forced the 930's retreat from the U.S. market.

Yes, the 930 was reborn for the U.S. market as the "911 turbo" in 1986, but it wasn't the same. What made the Ur-930 famous is its outrageous charisma of being a purebred race car for highway use, making do without complex emissions equipment, stability control, and other electronic systems limiting the driver's input. A mere 2,918 U.S. spec turbos were built during the first four years; few of these monster Porsches have survived, even fewer are in pristine condition.


A scant 1,200 U.S. turbos were made in '79; almost three decades later, not many low-mileage, rust free examples are left to choose from. As always, the best of the best are destined to appreciate steadily.<

....another

>The 930 was given substantial changes for the 1978 model year. A new 3.3L version of the turbo engine was introduced that gave 300hp @ 5,500 rpm in European tune (265hp in NA spec with the addition of a catalytic converter) with the addition of an air-to-air intercooler and a 7.0:1 compression ratio. A new rear spoiler, known as the ‘tea tray’ replacing the ‘whale tale’. 0-60mph was now available in 5.0 sec., 0-100 in 11.9sec, and a top speed of over 160mph. Also tires were widened again, and were now 225/50 front and 255/50 rear. The larger brakes that were developed for the 917 race car, and were shown on the 1975 prototype were introduced, greatly improving the stopping power. The 1979 Porsche 930 was now $45,520 in the US. The car was unchanged for the 1979 model year.

Porsche decided to pull the 930 from the US market for the 1980 model year, citing too much compromise in meeting US smog regulations. There was a mad rush to purchase the last of the 1979 models, and dealers were charging up to $60,000 for them. The 930 was re-introduced into the US market for the 1986 model year with a 282hp version of the 3.3L engine and continued more or less unchanged until its final year, 1989, when it got the 5 speed G50 gearbox. For 1987 both Targa and Cabriolet versions were offered in addition to the Coupe. A 1989 Turbo Cabrio was priced at $85,540 in the US.<

...another quote; reference Yahoo Answers, to "What is the most desireable Porsche?"

>The most desirable 930 is the 1979 3.3L 911 Turbo.

The 85-89's got heavier, and softer in terms of driving eperience.<

this '79 in the photos is very special to me
Thanks very much for the informative post of this amazing car. Unless you were there in the moment, you cannot imagine what a great car the turbo was. It looks as right today as when it was introduced. The cars had such a distinctive sound that 30+ years later, you recognize their magic. If you were lucky enough to own one, congrats. My neighbor had one and I still remember it. Best, David
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:25 AM
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not affiliated and not sure of the a$k, but there is an amazing silver 'slant' just offered up for sale right here on FChat ads.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/vbc...?do=ad&id=9497
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not affiliated and not sure of the a$k, but there is an amazing silver 'slant' just offered up for sale right here on FChat ads.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/vbc...?do=ad&id=9497
$80K... it better be amazing.
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not affiliated and not sure of the a$k, but there is an amazing silver 'slant' just offered up for sale right here on FChat ads.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/vbc...?do=ad&id=9497

That 930 has been offered for some time now. I seen it on a couple of other forums as well. I've seen chassis shots and it is very very claean throughout... However, I think $80K is a stretch in todays market.
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That 930 has been offered for some time now. I seen it on a couple of other forums as well. I've seen chassis shots and it is very very claean throughout... However, I think $80K is a stretch in todays market.
I think you're right- although with the way people were throwing money around last January in Scottsdale- who knows.

I think a 50K mi 505 is what- $45-50K, so MAYBE this is a high $50s, low $60s car?? I do not see a premium for 505 out there- if anything it's still a wash or even a bit of a discount...
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