02-09-2001, 04:35 PM
I am sure 911s have had 8s in them

02-09-2001, 04:39 PM
Nope never always Flat-6 or a 4cyc in the very first ones. The 911 don't need a V8 in them.

02-10-2001, 11:42 AM
The only Porsche that has had a V8 in it would be the 928 series cars. 911s have always had six-cylinder engines and always will.

02-10-2001, 11:48 AM
Then it was the 912 that had the 4cyc.

02-10-2001, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by 911guy
The only Porsche that has had a V8 in it would be the 928 series cars. 911s have always had six-cylinder engines and always will.

Tons of racing versions had 8's in em.

02-10-2001, 07:49 PM
Hey Rob do you have the link to a site were I can get info about those.

02-10-2001, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Seb928S@af
Hey Rob do you have the link to a site were I can get info about those.

http://www.waletail.com , the old porsches.com, has a pretty nice racing section.

02-10-2001, 11:53 PM
Thank you Rob.

02-12-2001, 06:34 PM
Um, Rob.........I didn't see any racing 911s with 8 cylinders on those sites....

02-12-2001, 09:41 PM
Same here Rob son't see any 911 with V8s in them.

Bean Bandit
02-13-2001, 05:50 AM
'cause you were right Seb there aren't 911 with V8s (maybe some guy near the azz of the world swaped a V8 into a 911).
But anyway why put a V8 into a 911 when we have a 928 GTS or even the S4 IMO they are both awesome

02-13-2001, 03:48 PM
Thank you I knew it I was right. hehe :)
Thank you for clearing it up for us.

08-23-2001, 04:58 PM
....let's not forget the 914, 924, 944, and 968.

Me, personally, I am partial to the 911 Turbo and the 928 GTS. :D

08-23-2001, 06:54 PM
Don't forget about the 904 GTS! That's a racing model.....And how about the 356!? Don't forget what started Porsche out in the first place! Actually, the 904 isn't alone, because many racing cars in Porsche's early history used 356 4 cylinders....550, 718, blah, blah, blah.

09-05-2001, 06:51 PM
Porsches that were watercooled were the 924, 944 and 928 series.
All other models were air-cooled 4 or 6 cylinder. The 911 series was an opposed air-cooled 6!
They also came with one or two turbo's whether street model or racing.

Before anyone starts jumping on me about the water-cooled 951's or 968's...they are based off the 944 model w/4-cyl engine.

Now...for those in the know!
Was the 914 a 4 or 6 cylinder engine and how many seats?

Infact, how many Porsche models are only 2 seaters?

Answers in alittle while....

09-05-2001, 07:37 PM
The 914 came in both 4 and 6 cylinder engines (the sixes being the 914-6 with the 911T's engine, and there was also the limited prod. 916) Both had only 2 seats, the driver's side being the only adjustable seats.

Don't know about how many porsches had 2 seats though! If you count all the racing models and stuff that had 2 seats, though..........

09-07-2001, 05:58 PM
Allright 911guy!

Other than the 356, 914 and the new boxster, most models were 2+2 seating! [race cars don't count as production cars]
And notice...Porsche is now being a all water-cooled company. Got to keep up with the industry. But water-cooling offers some advantages over air-cooled.

09-11-2001, 06:36 PM

I correct myself! The 356 coupe was 4 seat, but the drop-top was 2.

Does anyone own a 928 and post here or am I it?

09-11-2001, 08:02 PM
I own an 951. But looking for another porsche hoping to get an 911S 1973.

09-14-2001, 08:16 PM
Hey Seb928S,

You might want to look at a 911 SC. A bit of an improvement over the 911 S.

I just talked a person out of a 912. They didn't know they had a 4-cyl inthem...at least the one that they were considering. I'm not knocking the 912, but it's not a collector car (price or anything else) just yet.

I didn't make a mistake of talking them out of the 912 did I?

09-15-2001, 06:19 PM
The 1973 911S is a bit faster then the 911SC. I like the way the 911S drives little harder then the 911SC but it's great. I love the last years of the S model 911 in the mid 70's. It's just the person maybe you like the 911SC more better then the 911 because its looks more newer or maybe its more reinfinded or anything else. If you are meaning engine problems that's ok because the 911S is just a bit easier to work on oh well. BTW do you own a porsche? If so what kind?

09-15-2001, 07:32 PM
Looks of the SC isn't what I meant. I do know it is supposed to be a bit more refined, but that is rumor control....

I own a 928. Just sold my 924 and 944.

09-15-2001, 07:37 PM
Rotten site that I use for my personal place! Didn't post the pics!
I'm attaching a pic in this message...

09-17-2001, 04:23 PM
Does anyone come to this group that owns a 928?

Other than the normal NewsGroup for Porsche 928's, I don't see any posts of 928 owners other than myself...


Is anyone out there...?

11-04-2001, 08:13 PM
928's are very underrated.. my uncle has an '82 928 and it still goes really well... for a car that's so old it has never failed him and trust me he drives it hard.. very nice car, still fast after all these years...
just goes to show that Porsche build bomb-proof cars


11-11-2001, 01:59 PM
They always have. The only real rust-buckets were the 914's and 924's. They bodies were built by VW and didn't use the same galvanizing process that Porsche used.
But the vehicles were still outstanding...
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/boot/66/17465720.jpg Porsche....How Fast Do You Want To Go Today?
928 Website (http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/boot/66)

04-17-2003, 07:38 AM
The '73 911S was a great car, one of my favorite Porsches. Super light with a nice torquey 2.4liter engine that put out close to 190 hp. The '74-'77 911S's had a 2.7 liter motor that was nororious for premature valve failure and pulling head studs. These cars were also heavier with more accomodations and bumpers, and were strangled with new emmisions.

Porsche did build other 8 cylnder engines besides the one in the 928. I believe it was the 908 that had an aircooled flat 8 amidship. Porsche also has built flat 10's and flat 12's.

I've been a 928 fan for some time and have come close to buying a couple. I'm always weary though of the fact that repair costs on neglected cars can exceed the purchase price very quickly.

04-21-2003, 07:51 AM
The 928 is an excellent car. My step father has one & it has great power and is really reliable. The only problem with them is the automatics start in 2nd gear.:(

My first car was an 944 but it had a lot of reliability issues because it needed a little restoration but the motor was bullet proof.

05-16-2003, 08:12 PM
As a previous 1976 3.0L 911 Carrera (Euro) and a current owner of a 1986 928S, the 928 is a much refined road rocket. The power and the luxury is beyond anything else on the road in the same vintage. Besides, it looks like a spaceship even after 25 year since the introduction of the model. :grey:

07-23-2003, 04:10 PM
I love the 928s as well. Last year I just about bought a 928 GTS with 75 thousand km's. One owner car. 350hp. I made the Porsche dealership here an offer, but the next guy offered more and got the car. I ended up buying a Carrera 3,2 instead. A very, very different car than the GTS, but a HUGE amount of fun to drive. :biggrin:

06-09-2004, 05:59 AM
Also to the original poster:
If you REALLY want to V8 a 911 go to Porschev's site. I think it's probably just Porschev.com but not sure. (As the purists cringe LOL!!)
Peace everyone, gotta go to work, blah!!

06-09-2004, 05:24 PM
They always have. The only real rust-buckets were the 914's and 924's. They bodies were built by VW and didn't use the same galvanizing process that Porsche used.

No porsche in the 60s and early 70s had galvanizing. Did you know the 944 was built in the same VW plant as the 924, but it had galvanizing. Hence the VW plant had galvanizing eguipment.

neo the hacker
08-15-2004, 06:41 PM
914s had 4cyl and 6cyl engines in them, the VW 1.7ltr 1.8ltr and 2.0ltr in 4cyl form, the 2.0ltr later being used in the 912E. they also offered a de-tuned 911T 2.0 6cyl engine and called it the 914/6 of which 3353 was made. they also made two others experimental variations as well, the 916 powered by the 2.4ltr 190bhp flat6 from the 911T and the sporting 911S, it had bulging wheel arches, and a fixed roof instead of the regular model's lift off "targa" panel. A high projected price led porsche to drop the idea after only 20 were built. Less radical in appearance but stronger of heart was the 914/8 with the 310-bhp 8cyl engine from the racing 908. Only a handful were built, all in 1969. Among them was the 60th-birthday "present" for ferry Porsche.

neo the hacker
08-15-2004, 07:09 PM
the 924 was galvanized, as all porsche's built after 75 was, and the 924 and 944 was built by audi at Neckarsulm.

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