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New Power Steering Pump Tensioner

After having the OEM tensioner break more than once, we thought it was about time to make our own.

We know there are others out there making this very simple part, but we didn’t like the way any of them looked. If you have a really nice, clean engine you probably want to have ALL the parts looking nice. So we designed our own tensioner for this reason, to keep your engine looking top notch.

Our tensioner has a full hex stainless steel body so it can be held anywhere with a wrench (and stainless steel nuts). This also makes it much stronger than the OEM part.

The ends, or rod eyes, are strong chromoly steel. For added strength and reliability.

More strength, no rust, and looks amazing!

We also noticed something very interesting when testing our new tensioner. We noticed that it seems many power steering pumps have been installed incorrectly, either by the factory or mechanics. It’s really hard to tell at this point. It appears that some pumps use a washer as a spacer and some do not. And if this washer is left out, or installed when it shouldn’t be, the pump belt and tensioner will not be aligned correctly. This is a fairly easy fix, and is explained in the instructions.

We have also included a new locknut and washers with our tensioner. One of these washers can be used to help misalignment problems with the pump, which is also explained in the instructions.

Only944 power steering pump tensioner

Only944 power steering pump tensioner

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Sponsoring 944 Cup Racing

Only944 is proud to be a sponsor for the 944 Cup Racing Series for their 2017 racing year. They are a great racing group promoting the 944 and racing fun, and we are happy to be donating to their cause. To learn more about this click the image below.

944 Cup Racing Series

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Cyber Weekend Sale

Only944.com’s Annual sale is happening right now! We only have a sale once a year, and that time is right now. So grab a good deal on some really cool parts for our 944.

Sale is Friday – Monday.

Cyber Monday deals starting now

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Only944 is back and safe

We finally made it back home and hurricane Matthew did very little damage to our place. Mostly tree branches broke and the yard is a mess.

Although we were forced to leave because of the hurricane we were able to make it into a little vacation and visited Nashville and few other places. We went to a great state park outside of nashville and did some hiking and saw about 8 waterfalls. It was a very beautiful land.

But we are back now and shipping parts out as normal. So order will be filled right away now, just like before.

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Hurricane Matthew kicked us out of Florida

We evacuated on Tuesday after packing everything we wanted to save in our 2 cars. That’s not really an easy task, but luckily we don’t have very many material things. We actually had a little room left over. The forecast was that Matthew would hit the coast right on us (Melbourne/Palm Bay area).

When we left there was really no traffic, but some gas stations were out of gas already. Good thing we filled up early, and the 944 gets great gas mileage.

We stopped for 1 night in Tallahassee FL. and are now in Montgomery AL. headed to Nashville TN. tomorrow. We are planning on staying there for a little while, until we can find out when it’s safe to return.

So until we return back to FL. we are unable to ship orders, but they will be shipped as soon as we can.

The good news is that we saved a 944 from the destructive powers of hurricane Matthew.

The 87 944 also turned over 150K miles on our evacuation the first day. Yay, Happy 150K birthday 944!

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914 Project Rebirth

It’s alive! Well, not quite yet, but we are back working on the long forgotten 914 project car.

1970 914-4 that was purchased about 12 years ago as a fun street car, and has sat about half finished for the last 11 years.

Now it’s coming back out into the light of day and getting some love. Work, work, work.

Engine will be changed out for an RX7 engine with a 915 transmission. All new suspension, and 911 front struts. Radiator mounted in the front trunk. 916 fender flares with nice boxster wheels, 18×9, and 18×7.

Pictures coming soon!

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New Site. New Blog.

A couple months ago, something went wrong and our entire site got deleted. We were able to be back up and running with all the major parts pages within a week. But the blog suffered. All the posts are gone.

Slowly but surely we will add more info about our parts and other cool stuff here on the blog, but what’s most important to us is making sure you get the parts you ordered, and getting more awesome parts created to make your 944 better and better.

Some of our newest parts can be found at the top of our parts catalog.

Hood Seal – This will help keep engine smells out of the interior of the car.
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Racing Shifter Cover – This shifter cover is designed for 944 race cars, with no interior.
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944 Key Chain – Custom made, one of a kind Porsche 944 chrome plated steel key chain.
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Sunroof Seals – Sunroof leaking? You need this.
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Brushed Aluminum Seat Latches (Seat Rosette and Knob) – To spruce up the interior look of your car.
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So be sure to check those out, and anything else in the Parts Catalog you might need or want for your Porsche 944.

In other news, Only944 has moved from San Diego, CA to Palm Bay, FL. All the way across the country.
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I sold one of my 944s before we left and drove my white 944 (Rambo) from the Pacific to the Atlantic, while my brave and noble wife drove the moving truck with my 914 restoration project in tow. I taught my wife to drive stick before we left, but she didn’t feel comfortable enough to drive the 944, so she drove the mega truck. So far we’ve actually seen quite a few 944s in the neighborhood which is always cool.

And here’s a pic of our surfboard loaded atop my 944. See how versatile 944s can be?

 

My wife also painted the original Only944 logo for me for my birthday and it’s now hanging in my new office.
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Well, that’s it for now.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep coming back.

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