These images were shot at the Eagle Creek Reservoir on the west side of Indianapolis. It is one of the clean water supplies for Indianapolis. It is very large. This one only allows non-gasoline powered crafts.

This is my classic 1994 Porsche 911 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet. I specifically love the Porsche 964 model body style. It was a classic the day it rolled off the assembly line. It is still one of the most aerodynamic and attractive cars ever produced. For a broader view of the 964, try the Wikipedia entry for the Porsche 911 model 964.


The following photos were shot at Eagle Creek reservoir in Indianapolis. My car is a deep, dark blue however in some very bright lights it looks like a metal flake purple.


The 964 model came from the Porsche factory with a set of micro switches under the carpeting on the passenger side floor that prevented the top from being raised or lowered with the engine running. To stop the engine in traffic was never convenient, so I asked my mechanic, Henry Riley, to make a wiring change that now allows the top to be raised or lowered with the engine running. He wisely made the change in such a manner that it could be reversed if a need arose for the car to return to factory default settings.
RPM-Riley Performance Motorwerks Henry has a company called Riley Performance Motorwerks (RPM). He runs his shop from a building near Avon, Indiana. He has replaced the rotors and clutch in my 964. He also removed the engine and then delivered it to another mechanic who rebuilds them. Henry not only is a tremendous source for Porsche related information but drives a 996 Carrera 4S. He also does the racing setup for the Porsche 911 model 993 of the president of the PCACIR.

The classic profile of the Porsche 911 model 964.


The rear spoiler deploys automatically at speeds greater than 50 miles per hours. The spoiler is used to apply more downward pressure on the rear wheels as well as to force more air into the engine.


Porsche recommends that the boot cover be used when the top is down. This eliminates the chance of the lowered top filling with air when driving and creating a "sail effect".


The top has a rear window that can be unzipped and lowered. This allows an enormous amount air to flow through the car. It is also a good practice to unzip the window when lowering the top. This helps preserve the condition of the plastic window, lowering the chances of scratches. You could also put a soft cloth under the plastic as a cushion from scratches.


I purchased new lenses for all three lights in the rear when I first got the car. I still have the originals. They have no holes but have faded and have cracks.


I love sipping on a drink when I'm driving, usually it's coffee. I enjoy putting this drink into a cup holder, leaving both hands free. This leaves one hand for the steering wheel and one for the gear shift. Until the production of the 997 models, this was not a consideration of the Porsche engineers. My 964 had no cup holders when I purchased it. You'll notice a black square between the seats in the image above. This is one of two after market cup holders I installed. These are adjustable, quite convenient and reasonably priced. However, Bird Automotive in Connecticut has a leather armrest cup holder combo that cost a little more but is very nice.




My 964 has a five speed manual transmission, six-way adjustable electric seats and power mirrors on both sides. It has variable speed windshield wipers and cruise control. It has an interior temperature controller and six interior audio speakers. Porsche improved the air-conditioning with this model and it is now comfortable when the ambient temperature is well into the 90s. I personally enjoy the top down so much that I seldom use the air, regardless of temperature. As with all Porsches, notice the ignition keys are inserted on the left of the steering wheel.


The 964 Carrera 2 has an air cooled, naturally aspirated, rear engine with a distinctive, very pleasant engine rumble. It is a flat, horizontally opposed six cylinder engine with 3.6 liter displacement. Each cylinder had twin sparkplugs and therefore dual distributers. It has all wheel disc brakes and electronic fuel injection that produces between 247 and 260 hp with an estimated top in speed of 163 mph.

The 964 had 119,000 miles on it when I bought it, so I knew it was going to need to have parts rebuilt and replaced. Click on the links under "Rebuild" to see the rebuilding images.
The Scotts and Weavers, spring 2011.
The Scott and Weaver Family Porsche