Members’ Rides March 2013

A week after delivery, I headed down to Port Stanley very early on  a Sunday morning. I was looking for an industrial atmosphere, and found  this area just away from the beach. I took a few pictures, and it was not  until I got home that I saw the sign over the front hood. I thought it rather  appropriate for a 425HP rear wheel drive rocket with the engine hanging  out over the back axle!

A week after delivery, I headed down to Port Stanley very early on a Sunday morning. I was looking for an industrial atmosphere, and found this area just away from the beach. I took a few pictures, and it was not until I got home that I saw the sign over the front hood. I thought it rather appropriate for a 425HP rear wheel drive rocket with the engine hanging out over the back axle!

Joy, Unjustified

20 years in the making

By Jeff Feltham, UCR Member

Photos as credited, click on any image for a full size view

This was taken by my son, just after the car was unloaded from the  transport. It had travelled from Minneapolis, and had taken an agonizing  six weeks for the transport to finally pick it up and bring it to London. This  first drive, about 50 feet down my street, was 20 years in the making. Photo by Hunter Feltham

This was taken by my son, just after the car was unloaded from the transport. It had travelled from Minneapolis, and had taken an agonizing six weeks for the transport to finally pick it up and bring it to London. This first drive, about 50 feet down my street, was 20 years in the making.
Photo by Hunter Feltham

I have wanted a Porsche 911 Turbo since I saw my first one back in ‘75. I remember drawing whale tails on my class notes in Grade 6, and was constantly fighting with my Ferrari- and Lamborghini-loving friends as to what a true sports car was all about, no matter what Magnum PI drove. I built models, including the Tamiya 934 RSR, and dreamed about one day being able to own one.

When the 964 Turbo was introduced in ‘90, I fell in love with it, and have wanted no other Porsche since. I was never able to justify the purchase of one, what with raising three young boys, and was relegated to minivan status, hauling around hockey gear and tubas.

This past January (2012), I decided that I would never be able to justify purchasing such an expensive toy for just me, so I gave up trying, and went to buy one. The first one I found was at a used car dealer in Toronto. It was a nice example, a little rough around the edges, but I wanted it. I started negotiation with the dealer (who will go unnamed), and in between emails he decided to sell it, with not so much as a “I have another interested party”. Frustrated, I tried to purchase another one from a famed used Porsche dealer in the States, and he sold that one while we were discussing it as well.

Molly, the two and half year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, was clearly  unimpressed with the amount of time it was taking to detail the car.

Molly, the two and half year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, was clearly unimpressed with the amount of time it was taking to detail the car.

My intention all along was to purchase a good example, and spend the next five years upgrading it to perfection. It was at this point that I happened along an ad selling a ’92 964 Turbo that just had over $80,000 worth of restoration done to it. Every item on my fantasy wish list had been checked off, including some I did not know existed. I spoke to the owner (who had four Porsche Turbos at the time) and told him I would send him a deposit to hold the car until I could fly to Minneapolis to inspect it.

A few weeks later, I jumped on a plane and headed over. We met up at his storage facility, and the car was immaculate. We took it for a test drive, and I was hooked. I bought it on the spot, which was fortunate, as he had a buyer from Kuwait ready to fly over the next day to buy it if I turned it down. I had arranged for an enclosed transport to pick up the car as close to the purchase day as possible, but scheduling kept getting bumped. In the end, I waited an agonizing six weeks to have it delivered. As for specs, it is a 1992 964 Turbo, with a few modifications:

Photo by Brian Wallace

Photo by Brian Wallace

Performance Upgrades

-Speedline for Porsche Rims

-Borg Warner K27 Hyflow S Turbocharger

-Forged Billet Blow Off Valve

-Fabspeed Headers with Cat Bypass

-Powdercoated Valve Covers and Fan/Shroud

-Bilstein PSS-10 Coilovers

-Re-geared Transmission (964 gear set)

-Pagid Brake Pads

-Porsche Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch

-WebCam Racing Camshafts

-AEM Wi-Fi EGT/ A/F Monitoring System

-WHIPFLASH CIS Programmable Fuel System

-TURBOSMART Electronic Boost Controller

Photo by Brian Wallace

Photo by Brian Wallace

-FD Motorsports Short Shifter

-RS-Style Shift Rod

-Rennline Adjustable Front Camber Plates

-Rennline Monoball Strut Mounts

-Rennline Camber Advantage 3-Point Strut Bar

-Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 295/30R18 rear

-Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 235/40R18 front

IMG_2396Exterior Upgrades

-Xenon Headlights

-Porsche Motorsports Front Splitter

-Clear Side Marker Lights

-Full Respray

-3M Clear Bra

-Porsche Front Mud Flaps

-Air Duct Fog Light Replacement

Interior Upgrades

-Rennline Adjustable Pedal Set

-Rennline Aluminum Gauge Rings

-Rennline Passenger Floorboard

-Re-carpet

-Custom Floormats With Logo

-Full Carbon Fibre Package

-Gauge Refurb by Hollywood Speedo

-Recover Leather Rear Deck

-Full Window Tint

-Porsche Motorsport Momo Mod-07 Racing Steering

Wheel

-Audison/Focal/Kenwood Stereo

-Custom Subwoofers

-LED Interior Lights

-Integrated Blackvue Dashcam

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The last dyno I have on it is over 425hp. The car is very well sorted, smoking fast, and a blast to drive. I have signed up for the UCR IDS this April, in the hopes of getting some DE time in at Mosport.

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