Arguably the most recognized sports and racing car in the world, the Porsche 911 has seen more than fifty variants during its 35-plus years of production. This book details the history of this landmark car, which has seen success in endurance racing, rally, hill climbs, Trans Am and GT racing.
This superb collection of technical and restoration articles from the first 20 years of the 356 Registry covers all aspects of restoration and repair. Chapters include: Background/History; Body; Brakes; Detailing; Driving; Electrical; Engine; Engine Lore from the Maestro; Engine/Gearbox Conversions; Fuel System; Hardware; Interior; Linkage/Cables; Luggage Compartment; Parts; Restoration; Storage; Suspension; Tools; and Trim.
The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working part of the car, from engine and transmission to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and more. Author and noted Porsche expert Bruce Anderson goes into questions about buying a 911, custom treatments, and maintenance. Detailed appendices list tune-up specs, conversion charts and handy formulas, and resources.
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of 911 experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional.
Never-before published information details the nuances of tackling this daunting task! From dropping the engine, to reconditioning and blueprinting, through final reinstallation and break-in, Dempsey guides you step-by-step through the pitfalls often experienced by even the best mechanics. Contains reliable information on parts interchange, performance modifications, reliability upgrades, tear down, and potential problems encountered along the way. Essential information for do-it-yourselfers and for those looking to hire a professional.
Your one-stop 911 technical specification reference! Chapters are devoted to each 911 model year, putting all of the data at your fingertips - VINs, production codes, serial numbers, specs, engine, carburetor and distributor listings, options, prices, body codes, paint colors, interior trim and more!
Recognized by Porsche enthusiasts, concours judges, even the Porsche factory as a definitive guide to Porsche authenticity. Get a detailed look at the year-to-year changes in body, chassis, trim, and interior components. Virtually every part is described and photographed allowing owner and restorer to determine originality. Revised and updated 3rd ed.