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 Post subject: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:04 pm 
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Location: Waterford, Ireland
Model: Seeking 924 NA
Hi,
I hope you are all safe and well. I've joined up this week and am based in the South-East of Ireland, so I'd love to hear from other members in Ireland. I'm on the lookout for a 924 NA manual transmission (1981-1985) in condition 2 ideally, although the current travel restrictions has put this on hold for now. I'm involved in the local classic car scene, having previously owned an MGB Roadster. I loved the simplicity of the MGB and ran it as a second car, used almost daily for 5 years. I have a good basic understanding of mechanics and can do basic servicing but any big jobs I'd have to leave to the experts, so I'd like something that's relatively inexpensive to maintain. I've always admired the styling of the transaxle cars which looks very fresh even today and fell in love with them all over again after spending a whole day in the Porsche Museum last year.

I'd also be interested in hearing your opinion of the automatic transmission on the 924 NA as I've seen one or two of those come up for sale in recent times.

All the best,
Brendan


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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:29 pm 
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The 924 is simple to maintain, however the fuel injection system does require more attention than SU carburetors, but once set up properly is no problem.

Compared to the B, which, in my opinion is pretty agricultural, the 924 is much better engineered and performs much better, the auto is less popular than the manual, those that have them enjoy them.

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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:14 am 
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Location: Dublin/Ireland
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beejay wrote:
Hi,
I hope you are all safe and well. I've joined up this week and am based in the South-East of Ireland, so I'd love to hear from other members in Ireland.


Hi Brendan

Nice to meet another soul from the Emerald Island. I'm based in Dublin and I drive '88 924S.

Good luck with your hunt. 924 does pop up in the ads once in a while, but most of them were abused beyond recognition. I got mine in NI.

Greetings
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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:37 pm 
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Location: Waterford, Ireland
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Thanks Eryk! Hopefully we'll meet at en event someday once all the restrictions are lifted. I'll keep you posted on any progress and no doubt will be looking for your advice in the future! :smile:
All the best,
Brendan


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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:55 pm 
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Hiya Brendan

There one for sale Drogheda direction, I drop you a PM with the guys details


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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:52 am 
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Welcome to the club and hopefully the 924 world :grin:

Great little cars, lovely to drive and once any problems are sorted, extremely reliable.
There's plenty of information available on keeping the "K Jetronic fuel injection system" in good order.
Automatics are relatively rare and some parts are hard to find, but as Scm924s said, those that have them enjoy them.
Good luck with the search.

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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:59 am 
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Welcome along Brendan.

As the others have said, the 924 is a very well engineered car. In 2.0l NA form is pretty straightforward to work upon for most jobs. With a decent tool kit there are few jobs you couldn't attempt at home.

As the NA's went through their life-span they received a lot of refinements. Early cars feel quite different to later ones with less soundproofing and different trims. The galvanising isn't as good on early cars either.

But all had very good rust protection from new. Later cars (81/82) onwards have full galvanising and, unless abused, shouldn't have any major rust. Many are genuinely rust free.

Autos are rare but specific auto parts are hard to obtain now. We've had perfectly serviceable autos taken off the road due to small components becoming tricky to source. It's not impossible to do so, but it will be trickier if something goes wrong.

In manual form though, the parts availability is fab. It's comparable to MGB availability with the advantage that the quality is still there for the components. Having run British classics for years, I know all too well the quest for cheapness from parts suppliers has made many parts a poor facsimile of the original.

For parts, unbelievably Porsche still sell many of them at a reasonable cost. There are also specialists like Woolies and FrazerPart whom you will now get a discount with, because your a club member.

Good luck with the search and keep us updated.

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 Post subject: Re: New member - Ireland
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:28 pm 
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Location: Waterford, Ireland
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Many thanks everyone for your kind welcome and good advice. It's very much appreciated! Looking forward to my 924 adventure!
All the best,
Brendan


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