The man who created a
In 1938 Porsche
More Porsche farm tractors -- in Guards Red -- and
posing with a red 911!
This was formerly on www.porsches.com until Porsche
kicked him out of his domain. If anybody knows of, or has
a copy of the red tractor with the red 911 side by side,
let me know. I believe the original picture is from a 911
owner in Sweden.
944 World Community
On May 29, 1999, I set up an Excite Community where
you may post messages and questions regarding the
924/944/951 series. Sign up, and help grow this area into
a resource for present and future owners!
So, what's this? A domain with "Porsche" in its name
after Porsche stomped all domains with "Porsche" in them
into oblivion?? Turns out it's the only unofficial, yet
Porsche-approved site on the web with "Porsche" in the
domain name. One of the site sponsors is a Porsche
dealership on the U.S. East Coast; this is probably why.
The site is an all-Porsche portal, a search engine,
classifieds area and link center. You can also get free
email there so you can be yourname@PorscheZone.com. Check
Complete WWW Porsche Home
Formerly "Waletail's Porsche Page", then relocated to
www.porsche.com, he got kicked out of his domain by the
long arm of Porsche's legal department, and had to go
back to his old URL. This site contains lots of info and
images for all Porsche automobiles. It is probably one of
the most-visited Porsche-only (but non-official Porsche)
sites on the net.
The official Porsche North America website. Sorry, you
will not find any pictures of 924/944/968 cars here. It's
all 911 and Boxter.
944 FAQ Document
If you own a 924/944/968, you MUST have the FAQs!
on 'Porsche 944' in Deja News Postings
This link searches Deja News postings containing both
words. Warning: results can be somewhat extensive...
Alas, this early and informative discussion
list finally went 404 in February, 1999. It was replaced
Formally PorscheList (thanks to the heavy hand of
Porsche's Legal Department) RennList is a great resource
if you have a Porsche. Here, you can subscribe to the
Porsche 924/944/951/968 newsgroups. There are also 911,
914, 928, Boxster and Porsche Racing lists. And an odd,
bandwith burning "Flamers" list where anything goes.
Overall, within Rennlist you will find friendly
advice, tons of practical info, and a place to ask
questions about your car. From tires to timing belts, to
"Pizza" nights and local "fun runs." One thing to keep in
mind: before posting a question to the List, please
search the extensive archives as a first step in
answering your question(s). And in case you don't know,
"renn" in German means "race" in English -- so race over
and sign up!
at the 24 Hours of LeMans Race
Gigantic. Wasteful. Just what you're looking
The all-new Godzilla SUV! Personally, I HATE SUVs.
AutoZine is a great all-around automotive site by
RideandDrive.com is a site covering news and other
automotive-related topics. There are road tests, buyer's
guides, and tons of automotive-related images.
Porsche 911 Story
The Porsche 911 Story, 34 years from beginning to
"end" -- by Mark Wan. Well-researched and thoughtfully
presented, this series of pages are part of his AutoZine
and Clack Talk Cars...a 944 in this case
A question about an '83 944 with oil in the coolant
expansion tank. Every Porsche owner who has ever had to
pay the bucks for maintenance should read this one.
You'll chuckle, I'm sure... Especially at the fact that
they missed the most common cause of this condition in
Physics of Racing Series
Discovered this site in late '97. It's a series of
articles covering the essential physical principles
involved in automobile racing. Especially interesting is
the discussion of The Line. A must for every competitive
driver, or just to add a little theory to your everyday
driving practice. Articles written by Brian Beckman.
Kindel's Option Decoder
This is a very cool script. It returns a description of
your Porsche's options by submitting the factory Option
Code. His Porsche
Page is cool, too.
Wilson's Porsche pages
A well designed site, with info and images of various
A visitor to 944 World back in 1999 who used some of the info here to buy a few 944's, then go on to start his own automotive business. Way to go, Brad!
Young's Porsche 944T
Pictures of Chris' (Guards Red!) 944 Turbo,
and Porsche-related links, now on his new server (as of
That's right. I was searching for 944 sites on 11/5/97
and found this site. Check out this picture
of twin electric motors connected to the
944 Brakes on a VW Bug
I knew you were wondering how to do this...
Shook's 944 Page
Bill was one of the first people (there have been many since 1996) who
wrote to me and said how my 944 crash story
helped them decide to buy a 944. Since Bill wrote me in the Summer of
'97 he's only spun his 944 once (hehe, that we know of) to which I say...
congratulations! He's since been into the 951 he bought after his first
Augustin's 944 Page
Eero is from from Finland, and has a page for his '84
This is Adam Bush's page for his Alpine White '83 944.
In 1993, this is where I bought the chip that's currently
in my '84 944. In general, aftermarket chips don't do a
lot in normally aspirated 944's.They raise the rev
limiter and advance timing a little in the higher RPMs.
Aftermarket chips do a lot more in the 944 turbo.
Retail store for Porsche enthusiast parts, tools,
apparel, and more. They have a nice store in nearby
Mountain View, CA, with friendly folk. I have a reciprocal
link on their site.
Aftermarket body conversion kits for 924, 944, and
Gate Region PCA
My local PCA chapter.
OK, so it's officially "Daimler-Chrysler" now...
Conditioning Information Server
Everything you ever wanted to know about how the A/C in
your car works!
After you've read up on A/C, go here to learn about O2
sensors; I found this page very informative.
notes from Redline
A page of really technical stuff from a Redline chemist
about viscosity, heat transfer, coefficient of friction
modifiers and more. Covers greases, coolants, gear oils,
fossil vs. synthetic oils, and phomblin (you do know what
phomblin is, don't you?)
synthetic lubricants for engine oil
All about synthetic oils and why they are better than
dead dinosaur juice. Written by Richard G. Golembiewski,
Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil
In case you haven't had enough on the topic, check out
this article, written by Ed Hackett.
Useful stuff, or snake oil? Read it for yourself and
decide. I used to think additives might be worth
something, but after reading about it here, I'm not so
The Society of
The ultimate association of motor gear heads, from my old
hometown, Detroit, Michigan.
A Few Race Tracks:
Point International Raceway
Other Motorsports Sites:
Fire, smoke, and nitromethane. Over 300 MPH in the
quarter mile. Zero to 100 MPH in ONE SECOND. Yes,
it's the National Hot Rod Association!
If somebody races it, these guys cover it!
NASCAR, Formula 1, NHRA, Stocks, IRC, Outlaws,
Sprint...everything! All the news, schedules, and point
standings. There's also a multimedia area with lots of
dynamic content, like nitromethane under-the-hood,
exploding ram intake fuel fireballs!
Some of the Web Pages I've
My personal home website, with some info on computer consulting and links
to a few of the 300+ web pages i have created since 1996..
Bill's 944 World
The home page gateway to a great web site, dedicated to a
great car... And now (2000), it is the oldest 944
enthusiast site on the net, after the 944
FAQ document maintained by Kevin Gross.
Turbo Dyno Curves
Porsche 944 Turbo Dyno Curves, submitted by Denny Voss.
Shows different dynomometer results for three 944 Turbos,
each with slightly different modifications.
Author Links Page
Links to most of the articles I have written for PC World
and Macworld magazines, reviewing personal and workgroup
I'm not 100% sure what I'll do with this site, but it
could end up being a San Francisco Bay Area portal for
movies, shopping, resturant reviews, Virtual Reality
tours of real estate, historical and other places of
A (very) loose collection of writings, musings, and
stories of my wanderings.
Comet Hale-Bopp page
The comet is gone, but the pages remain.
"Cats Luv Porsches!" A page of the felines in my life.
And yes they have always loved my cars.
'98 La Honda/San Gregorio Page
Pictures and captions about the "100-year flood" we
experienced on Feb 2nd and 3rd, 1998. People lost cars,
trucks, trailers, homes and sheds to little local creeks
that became raging torrents of destruction.
San Gregorio Bed & Breakfast
A local bed & breakfast, about a mile down the road
from me...recently (as of 1/30/99) I've got them moved to
their own domain name.
A local retail gunshop and indoor shooting range in the
San Francisco Bay area. In the course of putting together
their website, I managed to get pretty good at firing a
.45 one-handed during my visits there.
La Honda Craft Fair and Music Festival
This annual event is fun, and 1997 was no different...
La Honda Craft Fair and Music Festival
And the 1998 fair was a great time too!
Summer O' Love Music Festival
I missed the actual event, I was at another lovefest, but I did their
Merry Prankster Cafe
The restaurant in the local town of La Honda, CA,
celebrating some locals of long ago: The Merry
Pranksters, that 1960s - early 70s band of
future-culturists led by Ken Kesey and associates of
Hunter S. Thompson, The Grateful Dead, and other icons of
the era. Ken Kesey found this website (while it was still active) and asked to visit in The Bus. We said "Sure."
Creations Craft Gallery
A craft gallery with all kinds of unique creations, all
by local artisans of the North Santa Cruz Mountains.
Over a century ago, it was a blacksmith shop. For the
last few decades, it's been a (very) rustic bar in La
Honda, CA, tucked away in the redwood forest nine miles
from the Pacific, between San Francisco and San Jose.
& In The Way
"An All-Meat Band!" These are some sick and
perverted guys. In a nice way, of course...
One of our favorite, local La Honda bands. I design and
print their cassette and CD cover artworks.
Another of our favorite coastside bands. I also created
their cassette cover artwork.
The Art of Rebecca Holland. Rebecca has been painting the
California redwoods and seashore for almost 30 years. She
also does rock n' roll art for Neil Young and others.
Fabrication & Racing
Where much of the work on my '84 Porsche rebuild
happened. Too bad they don't work on street cars anymore.
Close to the Edge at Bryce
Me and an ex-girlfriend at Bryce Canyon. If you
stand where we were in this photo, a ranger with a gun
chases you away. No kidding. For what I went through with
this girl later, somebody shoulda' shot me to spare me
Packard's Mass Spectrometry
A link page to HP's Mass Spectrometry products.
Hewlett-Packard Esquire LC product
Quick, can you say "Liquid Chromatograph"?
Packard 1100 Series LC/MSD
A Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector.
Packard 5973 MSD
A Mass Selective Detector.
Packard GCD Plus
A Gas Chromatagraph Detector.
ChemAccess Information Management
ChemAccess Software Page.
ChemStore Information Management
ChemStore Client/Server Software Page.
Other places of interest to me:
Tau Professional Engineering
My engineering fraternity. I was member #178 at
the Iota Beta chapter, at The University of Detroit,
where I got my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering.
vs. Deep Blue
On May 3, 1997, Garry Kasparov faced off against
an enhanced version of IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer, in
the start of a six-game rematch. This time around, he got
his butt kicked. For the first time ever, a human
International Grand Master was beat by a machine in the
ancient game of chess. If you have a Java-capable
browser, check out the Java play-by-play animations.
Over the Internet page
The text-to-speech page at Bell Labs. Type some text,
select a voice, and submit it. The page reads your text
back to you, using a computer generated voice. Mac owners
who have used the Text-To-Speech extensions will find
The OSI 7-Layer Model and Taco Bell
I found this one entertaining. The first paragraph from
this page: "Back in the 1980's, when all music sucked and
men dressed like fags, a bunch of sissy Europeans got
together in a passionate effort to overstandardize
computer networking. They created this thing called the
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking suite.
Anyone who has taken a CS (Computer Science) or CIS
(Computer Information Systems) course knows this; they
cram this fact down the student's throat from day
freaking one. It is only when the student enters the real
world do they realise that the OSI seven layer model is a
The National Computer Security Association. Lots
of info and links about computer and web site security.
"As a matter of constitutional tradition, in the absence
of evidence to the contrary, we presume that governmental
regulation of the content of speech is more likely to
interfere with the free exchange of ideas than to
encourage it. The interest in encouraging freedom of
expression in a democratic society outweighs any
theoretical but unproven benefit of censorship." --
Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court, June 26,
The very latest NASA news.
Everything leading up to a shuttle launch --
including live video feeds from the launch pad.
Pathfinder Mirror Sites Hats off and applause for
JPL! Not only are
they doing great things exploring space, but their stuff
WORKS: Pathfinder was shot at Mars on a direct, no-orbit
course. On July 4th, 1997, it hit the thin Mars
atmosphere, put out the 'chutes, and then bounce-landed
on huge airbags before it rolled to a stop. A first --
and it all worked perfectly. Next, the rover woke up and
drove off the lander, taking pictures and analyzing
Martian soil and rocks -- another first. The Pathfinder
lander was supposed to work for 30 days; instead, it
lasted 83 days before the batteries apparently died in
the cold Martian night. The rover is probably still
riding around on solar power, trying to radio the
After 25 years, we return to the Moon. A perfect launch,
a perfect lunar orbit entry burn, and as of January 14th,
everything is on schedule and working near-perfect for
the year-long mission. One of Prospector's goals is to
discover if, and how much, frozen water exists on the
Moon. During the later part of the mission, Prospector's
engines will adjust its orbit so it cruises just six
miles above the surface. That's the typical altitude
flown by Earth's commercial jets. The mission is being
controlled just over "the hill" from me, at NASA's Ames
Research Center in Mountain View, CA.
As of June, 1999, the craft had completed its mission
and is scheduled to be crashed into a spot on the Moon
where it will hopefully liberate water vapor, which will
be detected from Earth-based instruments.
This is a basic introduction to satellite image
interpretation on a computer from the U.S. Navy's Naval
Research Laboratory in Monterey, CA. Topics include image
enhancement, image overlays, zoom, remapping into a
standard projection, and image color. The tutorial uses
one visible image from the polar-orbiting NOAA-11 AVHRR
instrument from February 10, 1991, and depicts smoke
escaping from recently-ignited oil wells in Kuwait during
the Persian Gulf War.
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