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Re: Left Lane "Corks" and other BW wastage

At 2:09 PM +0000 1/15/98, Douglas Hurst Quebbeman wrote:
>the 944 engine was the 928
>V8 engine, sliced in half, and with the balancer system added.
>OTOH, the 928 V8 was an aluminum block (a perfected version
>of the same process originally attemped in the Chevy Vega 4 cyl),
>and I don't recall hearing that the 944 block was aluminum, so that
>mechanic must have been wrong.

When I was shopping for a car (before I bought the CQ), I seriously
considered a 968 (the last incarnation of the 944 series).  I very much
doubt that that engine was in any way related to the 5 cyl.  The 968 had a
3.0 liter, 4 valve all-aluminum 4 cyl. that was just huge.  Probably 50%
wider than the 5.   I think that mechanic was right.

Anyway, it was a very, very nice car, and I came "" this close to buying
it.  I may still get one.  But they _suck_ in the rain/snow....

If anyone on the list is looking to buy a Porsche (as garage companion to
the Audi, of course), I highly recomend a 968. Smooth, fast, perfectly
balanced, with a comfortable ride, 2+2 seating, 6 speed and incredible
brakes.  I know, I know, the engine is in front and watercooled, so it's
not a "real" Porsche.  Still, it's one of my all-time favorite cars...
Right after an S2.


'90 CQ (looking for a dark '91 w/low miles)
'87 RX7 Tii (for sale soon)