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30 year seller of Porsche Parts. Expert in Porsche 911 192 Targa Top Restoration. I presently answer many questions on various chat Boards.


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Porsche Pano, Schattenrappen both PCA


Masters Degree 35 years of working with Porsches.

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Over 100 repair shops and PCA members for over 30 years.

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Recent Answers from Dan Petchel

2015-06-24 Targa top restoration:

The 68 top style was used only in 67, 68, 69. I am doing about 10 of those tops a year now from around the world. The top will need a 4 stage restoration, most likely and you can visit my website for details

2014-09-02 2.7 Motor:

Engines tended to over heat because of the lack of an oil cooler and type of engine material which caused pulled head studs. At 60k or so is when problem surfaces. 77 is not a good buy unless is so cheap

2013-07-12 VIntage Porsche Question:

Restoring a car can be fun and rewarding. Couple of pointers  1. Restore a car that will have some value at the end.Would not want to have $20k in a car that can't be sold for $5k. Be able to sell so you

2009-04-13 1986 930 loping/rough idle:

This question difficult question to answer with out looking at car because of the heavy modifications. For example is this twin plug engine with crank fire engine using 3.2 intake and a idle stabilization

2009-01-07 1983 porsche 944:

These cars are the best Porsche value in the $5000 range you can buy. It is very important however, that maintenance on the belts and pulleys are up to date. This work needs to be done every 40K miles


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