I have my responses inline below:
This car is not your “Traditional car” (well it wasn’t in 1985)…engine and clutch in the front, transmission in the rear, torque tube that connects them (no driveshaft/no U joints)…
Well, I saw the 944 and I thought it was a beautiful car, so I figured if I was gonna learn on something, it might as well be as beautiful as the 944
What parts did you get in your clutch kit?
Clutch, Clutch hardware, clutch installation tool, pressure plate. It came with the car, the only thing I bought was the clutch hardware kit from only944.
Doing the timing belt and balance shaft belts correctly with both belts, idlers, tensioners, seals, water pump and races.can me pricey.
I wasn’t thinking about doing this yet, but knew this was important. The entire kit for the water pump/timing belt kit would be 250$.https://944online.com/index.php/water-cooling-system-92/new-944-water-pump-kit-83-88-2-5-stage-2.html
Or I guess 450 for the stage 3 complete replacement kit : https://944online.com/index.php/water-cooling-system-92/new-944-water-pump-kit-83-88-2-5-stage-3.html
What is the condition of the flywheel?
Didn’t come with one, I bought a resurfaced one on ebay.
The end of your crankshaft has obvious corrosion - not good for an oil seal but not the end of the world either.
Any idea how many miles are on the engine / body?
When it was last on the road?
it says 40,000 (it only has 5 numbers in the odometer), there was only one owner that drove it. The carfax says the last event was a duplicated title in 97.
Do you know if you have all of the hardware for it?
Unfortunately, I don’t know if I have all the transmission hardware, but I do have the hardware for the clutch/bell housing and connecting the torque tube to the bell housing. That was an issue that I needed to face, and am very open to suggestions on this. there’s a bunch of hardware in the trunk of the car but it’s like under the transmission. So I should have alot of the transmission hardware, but I don’t really know.
It is much easier to do a clutch on these models if you drop the exhaust from the downpipes.
I was considering that, but access to the bell housing area seems fine without the exhaust removed.