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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 08:44 PM

To make it a little more clear, current prices for my conversions.

Ready to Install, complete pair of signal housings, shipped. $250.00

Ship me yours, I convert/restore, returned shipped with new bulbs, $200.00

DIY refractor with a new bulbs, shipped, $100.00


They have a new technique I tried, the refactors in these are polished to a very shiny reflective finish, and its looks great. ALL the others I made before these had painted refactors, which did not reflect like this! It did however, add some time to complete a set. Units are restored, include four new bulbs, two 1157 and two type 89, modified to plug right into your 914 or 914/6. NO MODIFICATION to the car or its wiring harness. They function exactly as a Euro car does, the lower, clear lens portion serves as Park/Running/City Light, Amber Section Signals intention.


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 08:46 PM

Installed....


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 08:49 PM

More, I love 914 types.


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 08:54 PM

If you are a DIY type, this could be for you. I am willing to do this, and save you a little money. Here is the refractor built, with new socket and new type 89 7.5 watt bulbs, ready to install. I'll sell these for a $100.00 a pair, as I am running low on core signal housings. They are ready to go in, I'll even provide instruction in this thread if I sell a set. It involves soldering and wiring, and a little custom fitting as every signal housing is a little different 40 years later, but most folks can accomplish this. If your local to Sacramento, Mather Airfield, bring your signals by and I'll teach you here, where I waste all my time and money....how to wire and install them. You don't really have to blast/repaint them for them to work like this, it does help, but not 100% required. It helps to blast at least the area where the refractor sits, as it grounds to the housing, and it needs to fit tight, with good contact for that reason. 914 types have enough ground issues...


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 08:59 PM

This shot gives a good idea of how much light a 7.5 watt bulb can make. Originally the cars used a 6 watt bulb which will fit this socket, I use a 7.5 as it is the most available bulb, and resonably priced. Original type bulbs can be found in a Salvage Yard, try BMW makes. I found a couple, and are still in my Orange car....they may have been the reverse lights, 3 or 5 Series. Not sure.


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Posted by: 914Sixer May 20 2013, 09:07 PM

Pretty Cool !!!!!

Posted by: mharmon May 20 2013, 10:44 PM

I'll take 1 complete set and 1 DIY if you have them available.

Please let me know.

Thanks Martin.

Mike

Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2013, 11:03 PM

Mike Thank You! I can make the refractors in an evening. I just came up from the Garage, I do not have two sockets, I need to order some. Normally take a couple of days from the supplier.


Martin

Hey Sixer, Thanks for the kind words!

Posted by: JmuRiz May 21 2013, 07:58 AM

I'll send you a PM, these'll go great with my car.

Posted by: horizontally-opposed May 21 2013, 10:52 AM

Hey Martin,

I'd like to do this when I get through the engine conversion, and will probably want to ship my housings to you. Would you be willing to do it that way?

Very cool mod!

Thanks!

pete

Posted by: Harpo May 21 2013, 04:34 PM

Very interesting. Does this require a special lense? Will this fit in a Medium USPS box?

Thanks

David

Posted by: Martin Baker May 21 2013, 07:27 PM

When I started making these, I would make a set for three pairs in trade, send me three sets, I send you back a restored set, I kept two sets to restore/sell, which worked OK, but many that I recieved were unusable, corroded, bent, missing parts, etc. I still have all the rejects in a box, big box. I have given up on that method, as one persons idea of usable may be very different from someone else's. I can't sell to someone a housing thats been crushed, or so corroded that the terminal cap has no lugs to retain it. One guy sent me six housings, and all six were unusable. So Yes, by ALL means, if you have nice housings and want them done, I will do them, here, and insure you get back what you sent. I have seen a few where the original finish still looks great, and if they do, I do not paint them. Just install a refractor and wire them. I am nearly out of useable housings, so for me, doing yours (Pete, or anyone else!)is a better deal. Before you send, look to see that the contour of the sides of the housing have a unifom shape, the housing is not cracked from someone screwing in the retaining stud to far into the housing. Seen a few of those. Inspect the area where the electrical terminal cap is, to insure the lugs that retain the white terminal cap, can be re-installed and secured.

No special lense, only a normal Euro lense is required. What you see here is an exact copy of what the factory did.

Martin


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 21 2013, 07:40 PM

Thank you to both of the buyers for these two sets, I will start tonight on two more sets, plus a display set for the swap meet. Also, if you bought a set of these from me in the past, and would like to have the refractors polished, its do able. PM me, it would not be that much work. It really makes a difference. FYI, 5 pairs of sockets are on the way.

Martin

Posted by: Harpo May 22 2013, 09:53 AM

I'm interested if any are still available

Thanks

David

Posted by: Martin Baker May 22 2013, 10:23 AM

Begin another pair tonight. I will make one set of those for you if you like.

Martin

Posted by: jim_hoyland May 22 2013, 01:25 PM

PM sent

Posted by: rgalla9146 May 22 2013, 08:44 PM

QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ May 22 2013, 12:25 PM) *

PM sent

Hello
What is the cost if I send you my usable units ?
Can you post a picture of the unit from the rear outside ? I'm curious about the connectors.
Rory

Posted by: Martin Baker May 22 2013, 09:13 PM

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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ May 22 2013, 12:25 PM) *

PM sent

Hello
What is the cost if I send you my usable units ?
Can you post a picture of the unit from the rear outside ? I'm curious about the connectors.
Rory



Sure no problem on the photo, its completly original in appearance, as I mentioned earlier. 100% like the original. Plug it in. I duplicated the original as close as possible. What it does is deactivates the park light side of the 1157 bulb, and wires up the 89 bulb internally. An original Euro uses a single filament bulb in both positions.

I have thought a bit about the price of a conversion, so if you ship them to me, and they must be usable, (as I am now out of usable housings) I will do them for $200.00 returned shipped to your location. I think this is fair, and it would be around a week turn around if I have parts on hand. I currently have sockets on order.

Martin


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Posted by: B2524 May 23 2013, 07:49 AM

interested in a set. can you PM me your phone # so we can hook up at the swap meet?

i need to check my stash and see if i have any i can trade in.

thanks
Kent

Posted by: Martin Baker May 23 2013, 09:34 AM

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interested in a set. can you PM me your phone # so we can hook up at the swap meet?

i need to check my stash and see if i have any i can trade in.

thanks
Kent


Sent requested PM, yes to all who have extras and want a restored set, look for me there at the Swap. I'll be with my SONAUTO replica. We can save you some CASH on shipping to me, and return them back to you quickly.

Martin

Posted by: L-Jet914 May 26 2013, 12:22 AM

Martin Baker,
I ended up doing something like what you have done except not to the extent that you did. I bought a kit from Auto Atlanta which uses the 194 bulb at the time I was doing my Euro lense conversion and I had a friend of mine one night design the upper shield that slid onto the two lips inside the turn signal housings to keep light from going into the turn signal area with a piece of flat stock aluminium with a high polish on one end to redirect the light. If I knew that you had build shields for the bulb I would have come to you. Oh well. Great job on making those by the way. smile.gif

This is what I did. What do you think?
Before
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After
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the little shield my friend and I made (fits right into the curvature of the lense)
http://s98.photobucket.com/user/VWPORSCHE/media/_DSC0059_zps8a36f646.jpg.html

Posted by: Martin Baker May 26 2013, 08:05 AM

Looks good, I wanted to stay away from aluminum, and wanted to equal, or exceed the factory part. I silver solder together all the components in the refracter assembly, which will not have a ground issue in the future that aluminum might/will, but its not hard to make these yourself. I have become proficiant in the process, so I do some now and again, and its nice to provide a good part for the car that I love so much, and make some friends along the way. My 914 2.0, 914/6 GT and my 914/6 GT SONAUTO Replica mean very much to me! Not sure what I would do without them! NOW, that is a little twisted!

Martin

Posted by: L-Jet914 May 27 2013, 01:14 AM

I only used the aluminum for the shield itself. I have the bulb grounded through the lower turn signal lense screw if you look at the after picture, you can see the wire from the bulb kit. I have a 74 1.8L myself, my father is still the original owner, but now I drive, maintain and show the car. Keep up the good work. I will get a picture of my entire set up.

Posted by: Martin Baker Dec 20 2015, 07:30 PM

I will have another set of these complete tomorrow. I just have to wire them up.

$200.00 shipped.

Thanks.

MB

(Photo taken in 1974, car was new. Friend, on the right, sent it to me. Gotta LOVE the 70's!)


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Posted by: hcdmueller Dec 20 2015, 10:07 PM

Pm sent.

Posted by: Martin Baker Dec 21 2015, 03:35 PM

Thanks. Replied, and awaiting your usable housing.

Posted by: Martin Baker Dec 21 2015, 06:52 PM

Here they are, ready to be shipped. New bulbs included.


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Posted by: mharmon Dec 21 2015, 08:19 PM

Martin's set is top notch and he's a great guy to deal with. Count me as a very satisfied customer.

Posted by: mtn flyr Dec 21 2015, 08:23 PM

Pm coming

Posted by: Martin Baker Dec 21 2015, 08:37 PM

OK first, THANKS Mike! I will take a pat on the back. I try my best. Every set of these I convert, I would use on my own car, and I want everyone to be satisfied when the install is finished..

Second, these are sold pending payment. Thank you, Dave for that.

I also sold a DIY set, so I will get those finished up tomorrow. Had to order parts.

Again thanks.

MB

Posted by: Mblizzard Dec 30 2015, 07:37 PM

If you happen to do another set I would like to have a set please!

Posted by: Martin Baker Dec 31 2015, 12:05 AM

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If you happen to do another set I would like to have a set please!


I would be glad to do a set for you. I am totally out of usable housings, so if you have a set that would be ideal, and save you some money as well. PM me for a shipping address once you have a good pair, and I will get them done for you.

MB

Posted by: Mblizzard Dec 31 2015, 11:53 AM

QUOTE(Martin Baker @ Dec 30 2015, 10:05 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Dec 30 2015, 05:37 PM) *

If you happen to do another set I would like to have a set please!


I would be glad to do a set for you. I am totally out of usable housings, so if you have a set that would be ideal, and save you some money as well. PM me for a shipping address once you have a good pair, and I will get them done for you.

MB


I may have a set. I will look and then PM you.

Posted by: scrz914 Jan 1 2016, 11:54 PM

Martin, if/when you have a DIY kit, I would like to purchase one.
BTW, have the euro lenses only exist as orange tint or are there red ones?
Thanks.

Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 2 2016, 11:36 AM

I have never seen red in my life, could be custom,
& I sent you a PM.

Posted by: scrz914 Jan 2 2016, 12:06 PM

Responded. Thanks.

Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:05 PM

Here is the photos for the DIY folks, thanks to them. I will start by saying this, don't wire up the socket with the type 89 bulb in the socket. You will need the slack in the wire or it could break under tension.

To start remove the housings wire terminal white cap. Use a long flat object to pop it off, to be 100% honest, I use a large flat file. It works perfect. Be very gentle, this plastic is old. And brittle. Take your time. Work it a little all the way around the circumference, not all at once, or it will break. You can also put a little heat on it with a heat gun to make it a little more pliable. USE COMMON SENSE.

Before the refractor is seated you will need to stretch the insulation on the wire. Do this with the tip of your index and thumb of both hands. It will get hot if you do it right. It needs to be thinner to fit the pins that retain it in the housing. Grab it at the base of the socket and stretch it toward the end. It will fit between the retaining pins much better.

Run the wire through the slot forward of the socket for the 1157 bulb.

Set the refractor in the housing. It should fit tight. If its a little loose in your housing, squeeze it a bit to get a better fit. I have a housing here I use to fit everyone, it is undamaged. They are all a bit different after 40 years.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:13 PM

After the refractor is set in place, with the bulb removed, set the power wire. I use the big end of a valve core tool. You do not want to nick the wire. AVOID sharp tools.
If you damage the wire it will short against the housing. Start at the refractor end, keeping just a bit of tension on the wire, so it stays nice and straight down the run, don't make it like a guitar string.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:17 PM

So now, your refractor is set, tight, wire is placed in the three set of retainers. Next flip the housing over to trim excess wire. Leave about an inch or a little more. Not much more.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:20 PM

So now this is the important stuff. You will cut terminal 57 on the terminal cap. Of course you will have had to removed that earlier. It will look like this. MAKE SURE YOU CUT THE 57 TERMINAL. The BL terminal is Blinker. 31 is the ground.

The terminal seen here is really bad, hopefully yours are better. You can repair them, but having a spare or two is a good thing.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:31 PM

With the 57 terminal cut as shown, and your wire cut and striped back just slightly, use a soldering iron to tin both. Its critical. In the photo here I cut back to much insulation. I redid this but did not re take the photo. You want insulation down right to the solder joint. If you don't, it will cause an internal short.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:38 PM

Next solder up your connection. The direction you come in is critical. Be careful of the plastic on the terminal cap. Don't melt it. Come in from behind the rivet holding the 57 terminal. Use a heat sink, like my extra hands. Once connected, I use a small rubber hammer to tap the terminal back on to the housing. Be gentle, use common sense here as well. Just tap it on, and work your way around. Pay attention to the wire, as it will need to remain clear of the remaining terminal inside for the 1157 bulb. See photo. You will notice the wire is not set in the photo, its because this unit will eventually be sold. I used it for demo only.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 5 2016, 02:50 PM

I test every unit I build here before I send them out. I use a 12 volt power supply. Hook up to the 31 terminal for ground. The BL will be the 20 watt side of the 1157 bulb. The 57 terminal will be the 7.5 watt 89 bulb in the refractor I built and you just installed. If you have any questions. I will help you.

MB


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Posted by: scrz914 Jan 5 2016, 07:46 PM

I honestly didn't know it was that complex to do. Thank you for posting clear instructions. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 24 2016, 09:04 AM

I have multiple cores now, (Thanks Al) and will have some of these ready for purchase soon. Al, your two pair are in work, and will be first!

MB

Posted by: Jett Jan 24 2016, 10:44 AM

Looking for a set, the PO had installed euro lenses but the buckets remained stock.

Please PM if a set is still available.

Cheers

Posted by: Garland Jan 25 2016, 01:13 PM

DIY worked out great, thanks for the details, and the product.

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Posted by: 75-914 Jan 26 2016, 12:31 AM

PM sent

Posted by: raynekat Jan 26 2016, 05:00 AM

Martin, is this a service you plan to offer for awhile?

Reason I'm asking is that I'm out of the country currently but would like to get you to upgrade my housings that are in excellent shape later this Spring.

I'm doing the LED's on the rear lights for increased visibility, but your treatment looks great for the front.

Thx

Posted by: Martin Baker Jan 26 2016, 09:15 AM

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Martin, is this a service you plan to offer for awhile?

Reason I'm asking is that I'm out of the country currently but would like to get you to upgrade my housings that are in excellent shape later this Spring.

I'm doing the LED's on the rear lights for increased visibility, but your treatment looks great for the front.

Thx


As long as I am supporting my Vintage Racing gig, I will be making these! Every little bit helps. I just made Vintage Motorsport Magazine, so I will race for some time to come!

I can have a set ready for you when you return home.

Martin



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Posted by: Martin Baker Feb 5 2016, 02:29 PM

Been busy this week! Thanks to everyone! Sticker reads,

RACECAR Spelled backwards is RACECAR.


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Posted by: Martin Baker Feb 5 2016, 02:31 PM

Here is what I will ship today, I am caught up! (For Now)


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Posted by: jkb944t Feb 5 2016, 03:08 PM

They look great! I hope the two loose reflectors are headed my way.

Jeff B

Posted by: Martin Baker Feb 5 2016, 03:10 PM

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They look great! I hope the two loose reflectors are headed my way.

Jeff B


Thanks very much, and THEY ARE!!

Posted by: porschetub Feb 5 2016, 07:33 PM

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QUOTE(jkb944t @ Feb 5 2016, 01:08 PM) *

They look great! I hope the two loose reflectors are headed my way.

Jeff B


Thanks very much, and THEY ARE!!



Top marks ,nice to see someone doing it right,very much unlike 2 other suppliers we have that sell rubbish plastic ones that don't perform or fit anything like yours.
Will be in contact soon for DIY kit,cheers.

Posted by: Jett Feb 5 2016, 08:53 PM

They look amazing, can't wait to bolt on our set smile.gif

Posted by: brand mountain Mar 25 2016, 07:19 PM

ordered a set of these from martin and he turned them around in a reasonable time and they look great. will install at a later date but very pleased! cool to have members like him on this site.

Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 25 2016, 07:46 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate that! I took longer to do yours than normal, as I am trying to get my car prepped for the CSRG season opener at Sears Point, on the 1st 2nd 3rd of April. If anyone's in the area, or attending the event, please stop by and say "Hello" I'll be running in Group 8!

I have several mods that I've done to the car over the winter that should make a difference in lap times. Can't wait to try them out. DOT R tires for one.. Coming off bias-ply , it should be a rocket. If you bought a set of signals for me any profit I made went into the mods. I can guarantee you that. So everybody that bought something from me, help put the car where it is today. Thanks for the support in a roundabout way.


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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 26 2016, 06:12 AM

Great job on the lamps Martin !
What is the wheel / tire size combination on the rear of your car ?
Spacers, offset ?
Thank you
Rory

Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 26 2016, 10:07 AM

Again, thanks for the kudos on my conversions, compliments are always good for the soul, in this thankless world! On to the fun stuff!

Tires are the Toyo R888, P235/50/15. After finding out the many modern type DOT R tires are on the approved list for SVRA and CSRG, I took off the Hooiser Street TD I had been running, FUN, but not fast, compared to the DOT R rubber. I wasn't sure these tires would fit the back of my car, and I had always stuck with a 225 size in the width spectrum. It was a close fit, without rubbing. I, more or less have rolled the dice here, and when I picked them up after mount/balance, I was sure I had come up short on my gamble. I was already trying to work the logistics of a second set of R888 rear tires in the 225 width, which they also make. They are a little shorter. I installed and did a suspension compression check with close fit, but no rubbing in the normal travel area. Drove it around the block, it all seems to work now, but I will know more after the first practice next Saturday! I have a feeling I will need to adjust the front bar setting, as I am sure these tires will bring some push into the mix. The first session will be info overload, with the multiple changes over the Winter, tires, transmission, rear brakes(PMB Alloy 914/6 GT Rears, from a spaced 4 cylinder caliper), IDT3C Webers (the economy Weber, 911T,914/6) converted to IDAs (the performance Weber, 911S), by Paul Abbot (Performance Oriented) up in Chico (who I believe, will be attending), with a more race type set up. If you have questions about your Webers, Paul is the guy. He lives Weber carbs. Too many changes at once really, but, you know how that goes! All for a few seconds on a piece of paper, and a little bragging from a good friend and his Alfa GTV, which rubbed me the wrong way! Action must be taken!

One thing for sure is the car now looks like a drag car from behind. Those tires are huge!

Posted by: forrestkhaag Mar 26 2016, 04:51 PM

Martin: What is your turn around time for a set of fronts if you receive the buckets in decent shape? I am going on the Route 66 and would hate to have to use flashlights on the front of my car if I got caught in a turnaround time delay issue..

Alternative: Can a buyer pay the 200, then exchange the existing (good) buckets for a refund of "core charges" so that I am not out of luck if there is a delay in production??

thanks beerchug.gif


Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 26 2016, 06:55 PM

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Martin: What is your turn around time for a set of fronts if you receive the buckets in decent shape? I am going on the Route 66 and would hate to have to use flashlights on the front of my car if I got caught in a turnaround time delay issue..

Alternative: Can a buyer pay the 200, then exchange the existing (good) buckets for a refund of "core charges" so that I am not out of luck if there is a delay in production??

thanks beerchug.gif


If you let me know what the drop dead date is I will make the dead line without issue, I have good cores here, just need to be blasted, I have refractors made up now, so in my best estimation, early week after next, as this next upcoming week will be all about getting my car track/race ready. Looking at the dates for your event, I should have no problem, unless I am seriously injured at Sear Point!. I will get a set ready ASAP if you really want them.

Posted by: johnpierre Mar 27 2016, 11:42 AM

QUOTE(Martin Baker @ May 20 2013, 07:44 PM) *

To make it a little more clear, current prices for my conversions.

Ready to Install, complete pair of signal housings, shipped. $200.00

Ship me yours, I convert/restore, retuned shipped with new bulbs, $150.00

DIY refractor with a new bulbs, shipped, $85.00


They have a new technique I tried, the refactors in these are polished to a very shiny reflective finish, and its looks great. ALL the others I made before these had painted refactors, which did not reflect like this! It did however, add some time to complete a set. Units are restored, include four new bulbs, two 1157 and two type 89, modified to plug right into your 914 or 914/6. NO MODIFICATION to the car or its wiring harness. They function exactly as a Euro car does, the lower, clear lens portion serves as Park/Running/City Light, Amber Section Signals intention.


Hey Martin
Does this conversion include the lenses or do I have to purchase those separately?

-jp-

Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 27 2016, 01:40 PM

Thanks a lot for the inquiry. I do not provide the lenses as I am not able to get any kind of good deal on them. I'm not an actual licensed business, or a distributor or anything of that sort. I would have to buy them, just like you would and then I would have to provide them to you at my cost. It would actually cost you more in the end. Hope this makes it a little bit more clear. Thank you again..

Posted by: gulf908 Mar 28 2016, 12:05 AM

Martin,

I would like to order a pair of these euro light housings from you.
I recently got a price from Italy for NOS Euro housings and I nearly fainted ! sad.gif
My May 1970 914-6 already has the Euro lenses.
My aim is to have the side lights re wired to connect with the indicator lights.
I would like to throw these side lights away as far as possible but it would leave a hole in the fenders.
The Italian seller has given me instructions how to do this.
I believe the Danish & Italian 914s had this arrangement.
Please PM the cost of shipping to Sydney Australia by regular air mail.
Pay Pal ?

Cheers
Dennis smile.gif


Posted by: raynekat Apr 21 2016, 08:32 AM

Martin:
I am back in town now and would like to send you my set of front turn signals for you to convert.
Are you still doing this service?
If yes, where do I send the housings and how do I pay you?
PM is fine....

Posted by: Martin Baker Apr 24 2016, 11:44 AM

Back in California! PM replied to and I will get that shipping quote this week.

MB

Posted by: flmont Apr 26 2016, 08:56 PM

Martin,..could you wire the buckets up,...and make the round fender running light blink as well,..??? Thanks FM

Posted by: Martin Baker Apr 26 2016, 09:26 PM

Yes of course, with the miracle of electrical wiring you could make this bulb illuminate when signaling, but of course you would lose its function as a sidemarker, as it would only illuminate when signaling, due to the fact that the original bulb is single filament type. You would have to modify the housing to accept a bulb with one that will perform the role that is a dual-element bulb. One side to illuminate as a parking light and one to illuminate as the signaling light. It's possible that the correct bulb may exist to make it perform both roles but you would need to modify the receptacle for the side marker housing for a dual-element connection. Not worth all the work for a light that most would rather see eliminated off the car anyway. I'm quite sure when the German Engineers put the side marker light on the 914 they made it is ugly as possible since it was a US regulation. Anyone could have designed a more aesthetically pleasing design than that. It had to be made ugly on purpose. And ugly it is.

Posted by: Martin Baker May 15 2016, 11:11 AM

Little update for folks expecting, here's where I am, finally had a weekend, I have a full time gig, so this is a hobby for those who did not know.

DIY will ship tomorrow, and the complete will ship Tuesday. I have 1 conversion which should also ship Monday. I only have a couple of good housings remaining, so IF your were considering buying a set outright, I would make that move.

MB


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Posted by: raynekat May 15 2016, 11:55 AM

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Little update for folks expecting, here's where I am, finally had a weekend, I have a full time gig, so this is a hobby for those who did not know.

DIY will ship tomorrow, and the complete will ship Tuesday. I have 1 conversion which should also ship Monday. I only have a couple of good housings remaining, so IF your were considering buying a set outright, I would make that move.

MB
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Thx for the great conversion work you do. Sent you PP for my completed housings. -DougS (Boring)

Posted by: Martin Baker May 15 2016, 12:08 PM

Thanks allot Doug! I appreciate it. His set was a really good example of a set that shouldn't really be restored. They had good original surface remaining inside so I just added the refractor. Then wired it up. This is what I did to one of my cars. It's pretty rare to find a set of housings in good shape like this.


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Posted by: eric914 Mar 21 2017, 09:15 PM

Martin,

are DIY kits still available?

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 22 2017, 10:20 AM

Hi Martin
Me too, Are DIY kits still available ?
Rory

Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 23 2017, 10:02 AM

Hey folks, have not looked at this stuff for a while. I will take a look to see what I have parts wise, and let everyone know, including PMs. I am sure I don't have any serviceable housings. I may have some sockets, as I did order quite a few last year.I will report back ASAP...

MB

Posted by: raynekat Mar 23 2017, 07:54 PM

Martin....you need to buy this.

For $250, you get a bunch of housings.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=307038

Posted by: Martin Baker Mar 24 2017, 09:54 AM

OK, so I have one set of sockets in my box of signal stuff, so I will have to order parts.


Crickets,,,,no parts ordered.

Posted by: Amenson May 21 2017, 09:22 PM

I would like to order a DIY kit. PM sent.

Thanks,
Scott

Posted by: amfab May 22 2017, 10:21 AM

Semi-Hijack,

Who owns the orange car on page one of this thread?
The example car

thank you

-Andrew

Posted by: deemsriddle May 22 2017, 02:40 PM

I have my housings out and would like to have the conversion done by you. I can PayPal you or send you a personal check with the housings, your choice. What is the mailing address and what is the turn around time?

Posted by: Martin Baker Aug 16 2018, 10:35 PM

QUOTE(amfab @ May 22 2017, 09:21 AM) *

Semi-Hijack,

Who owns the orange car on page one of this thread?
The example car

thank you

-Andrew


Its my street car that I never drive now that texting is SO popular while driving...



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Posted by: horizontally-opposed Aug 17 2018, 01:10 AM

QUOTE(Martin Baker @ Aug 16 2018, 09:35 PM) *

QUOTE(amfab @ May 22 2017, 09:21 AM) *

Semi-Hijack,

Who owns the orange car on page one of this thread?
The example car

thank you

-Andrew


Its my street car that I never drive now that texting is SO popular while driving...


Just here to say...that car is simply stunning, Martin. wub.gif

pete

Posted by: Philip W. Aug 17 2018, 06:30 AM

beautiful car! -
also would like a DIY kit for the euro conversion of signal lights- I have already purchased and installed very nice buckets. if I had known about this a couple months ago I would have bought the whole thing- .

Phil

Posted by: Martin Baker Aug 17 2018, 08:22 AM

Fan of your fine example as well Pete. Took this at RS IV before we met.


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Posted by: Dominic Aug 17 2018, 08:34 AM

Martin,
Are you coming out to Rennsport this year? poke.gif

Cheers,
Dominic

Posted by: Martin Baker Aug 17 2018, 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Aug 17 2018, 05:30 AM) *

beautiful car! -
also would like a DIY kit for the euro conversion of signal lights- I have already purchased and installed very nice buckets. if I had known about this a couple months ago I would have bought the whole thing- .

Phil


Sir, first, thanks for the compliment on my narrow body car. means allot, and if you like, you could send me those buckets, and I will install the refractor assemblies and not touch the housings. I could turn them in two days, if I have them built and ready to go when yours arrive. Let me know.

Otherwise I will PM you on details to just get the refractors for you to put in.

MB

Posted by: Martin Baker Aug 17 2018, 11:12 AM

QUOTE(Dominic @ Aug 17 2018, 07:34 AM) *

Martin,
Are you coming out to Rennsport this year? poke.gif

Cheers,
Dominic


Yes, I didn't even bother to try and enter this time. Unless your car really WON something back in the day, you ARE not getting in now. This narrows down the owners to a handful, meaning, during selection process for last one, I heard of one guy getting four cars accepted, and it wasn't Jerry Seinfeld, no idea how many entries he had there. I am guessing at that point you need to start hiring Drivers! I say "Give me a call, I would LOVE to ring the neck of some vintage, historically significant, PORSCHE race car, my personal FAV woud be an RSK please" Poverty SUCKS!

Friend and I are going down...

MB

Posted by: Philip W. Aug 18 2018, 10:00 PM

QUOTE(Martin Baker @ Aug 17 2018, 01:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Aug 17 2018, 05:30 AM) *

beautiful car! -
also would like a DIY kit for the euro conversion of signal lights- I have already purchased and installed very nice buckets. if I had known about this a couple months ago I would have bought the whole thing- .

Phil


Sir, first, thanks for the compliment on my narrow body car. means allot, and if you like, you could send me those buckets, and I will install the refractor assemblies and not touch the housings. I could turn them in two days, if I have them built and ready to go when yours arrive. Let me know.

Otherwise I will PM you on details to just get the refractors for you to put in.

MB

thanks for that offer! Unfortunately i have these installed in the car and hate to pull them out. i would like to take you up on the offer to send the set my way.
Will awate your PM

Posted by: horizontally-opposed Aug 19 2018, 08:16 PM

QUOTE(Martin Baker @ Aug 17 2018, 07:22 AM) *

Fan of your fine example as well Pete. Took this at RS IV before we met.


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Posted by: Martin Baker May 20 2020, 12:46 PM

I have had a couple PMs about these recently. I have taken a lengthy break from all things automotive, which I enjoyed thoroughly. However, I can make these again, kits and complete restorations of the housings. I still have several complete originals to work with, if you need them.

MB

Posted by: porschetub May 20 2020, 02:30 PM

Bought the base kit from Martin,top notch and fitted well

Posted by: double-a May 21 2020, 10:27 AM

count me in for a pair of the inserts! thx

Posted by: PASHN8 Sep 21 2020, 08:45 PM

Hi guys,

Does anyone know if Martin is still around? Or is anyone selling a kit they don't need?

Posted by: 914andy Sep 22 2020, 06:59 PM

I would be up for a couple of kits myself.
Guess we need to hear from Martin
thanks
Andy

Posted by: mb911 Sep 23 2020, 06:18 AM

I use to hear from Martin quite a bit.. I have not lately but I thought he told me he got a different job last we talked.

Posted by: danimal16 Jan 13 2021, 01:11 PM

I have a project going and am very interested in a set of Martin's Euro Front indicator housings. Is Martin Still doing these?

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