My name is Dan Beckett. I
purcased my first transaxle Porsche in August 2004. It was a
1981 Porsche 924. The idea was to fix it up for my eldest son as his
car. I fell in love with it on my first test drive because it reminded
me so much of my
first car (a Fiat X1/9). Nine
months later, the new-to-me toofah had a fully rebuilt top
end, a bunch of cosmetic fixes, a plethora of preventive
maintenance items, and was show-worthy at the last-ever Tweeks Porsche
Effingham IL. In the intervening months and years, I have purchased 24
additional transaxle Porsches, six of which I still own. You
can see galleries of some of my current and past wasserpumpers
by clicking the
thumbnails in the column to the right, or by checking out my Chronology
thread on 924board.org.
a good deal on the patience and common sense of
my wife, my primary sounding board and sanity check. I also benefit
from tremendous local and virtual support from guys like
Vaughan Scott and Chris Marsh (who have each raced ITB 924s),
as well as a number of other members of 924board.
I can't take credit for all of the accomplishments
represented in the products shown on this site. My contribution is
being the friendly, persistent pest that persuades manufacturers
and vendors to help us bring these products to market.
We Do It
924 community is sorely underserved. Many critical components are no
longer available (NLA) from Porsche or aftermarket suppliers.
As for performance enhancements, there are very few off-the-shelf
options for the 924 and 931, aside from the suspension components
common to the 944. To compound the matter, the 924 has a seemingly low
cost of entry, but it usually masks years of deferred
first-time owners don't realize what they're getting into, and don't
plan appropriately for repair and restoration costs. As a result, the
"toofah" tends to have a spend-thrift owner community, so very few
aftermarket vendors bother with the 924.
That's where we come in.
don't need to rely on this venture to put food on my
table, so we're not subject to the same survival pressures with which
run-of-the-mill parts resellers contend. This
allows us to stay focused on the micro-niche market of the
924, which most vendors ignore. We
have virtually no overhead which also helps keep product prices
in line with what that market will bear. After recouping operational
expenses, our revenues are poured back into developing new innovations
and products for the 924, including many that are replacements for NLA
OEM parts, and many that were never before available, and some only
happy coincidence is that some of these
have commonality with the 924's successors and siblings, particularly
the 924S, the 944, the 944 Turbo (951) and the 928. Developing
like the IMI
Hi-Torque Gear Reduction
Starter and Stage8
locking CV bolts
allows us to
appeal to a broader market, making sustainability and further
To Find Us
Facebook: Ideola's Garage
Chicagoland 924-944-968-928 Meetup @ Ideola's Garage
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images for galleries)
2015 Cayman GTS
1988 924S Special Edition "EDDY"
1982 931 "DUSTY"
1981 Carrera GT "937"
1981 931 Euro "CLUB SPORT"
1981 924 Weissach Limited Edition "WEISGUY"
1980 931-944 hybrid "941"
1980 931 "WOODY"
1980 931 GTR Replica
1979 924 Sebring Edition
1979 924 D-Production Replica "933"
1978 924 Limited Edition
1978 924 Limited Edition
928 Euro "SH4RK"
924 Weissach Limited Edition
1981 931 "GEBLASN"
1980 931 "SPIKE"
1980 931 "SAGGY"
1980 931 "SAGGY"