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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ The Lee Cyr 914 Memorial Build Off Classic! BUTTERCUP IS RUNNING

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 11:26 AM

It's HERE! This is the announcement for the launch of "The Lee Cyr 914 Memorial Build Off Classic" Yep, No acronym for that one. The event title is a mouth full but it's a special event.

In case you have been under a rock or without the 914world in your life for the last several months Lee Cyr (Sear) was the brother of Mary Shortridge and a 914 enthusiust. Lee was invloved in a fatal automobile accident last December. Marys family decided to restore Lees 914 and keep it in the family in his memory.

Many of us wanted to help Mary and her family complete the work on Lees car. Parts donations have been pouring in from all corners of the 914World.

Now is the time to take this generosity to the next level. A small band of 914 Brothers have been working behind the scenes to take your efforts to the next level.

This is an opportunity for all you 914World members to really show your stuff. This World event is being held in Garden City Kansas February 19-21, 2010! There will be one special 914 there so no need for you all to bring your own.

We have an unbelievable location for the build off. A 3000 sq. play house owned by a car guy. It has a full work shop, kitchenette, and showroom.

The event starts Friday as soon as you can arrive! The usual meet and greet will take place on into the wee hours.

Some of the build off will likely start Friday night. The more we get done Friday the sooner we will accomplish our goal which is to have Buttercup completed by Sunday morning.

We have other events planned throughout the day so don't worry about being bored.


Event Location:

Garden City, Kansas

When:

The event actually takes place on two different dates. So there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute. Starting the weeekend of Friday January 29th we want to send in a recon team to move the car from it's present location at the body shop with all the parts and pieces to the Build Off location. Once there we will have tables set up to set out parts and organize them in groups for the build. This will involve completing an inventory to be sure the Build Off event can be completed in February. This will be the least glamorous but most important part of the event. If you can't make the February Build Off and would still like to contribute contact Rick via PM.

The Main Event!:

The meet and greet starts as soon as we arrive Friday February 19 at one of the coolest man caves you will ever witness in person. (see the photos)

Purpose of the event:

To support Mary Shortridge and her family and help complete the work they started. We will likely start assembling this special car Friday night to get a jump on Saturday's Build Off. The goal is to have a Running and driving car in 24 hours.

Hotel Info:

Clarion
Amro Samy, manager/Owner
1911 E Kansas Ave , Garden City, KS, US, 67846
Phone: (620) 275-7471
$75 + tax for room with 2 queen beds (Normally $109+)

Free Airport Transportation and maybe to/from Luke's from the hotel
Free Breakfast
2 Free Drink Coupons
Free Soup/Salad each evening
On-site Restaurant and Bar

We are checking to see if we have to ask for the special rate by name.

Event sign up:

Our own Mike Moorman (Kansas 914) and Wayne Fry (Tat2dphreak) are just completing an online form for your convience. It will be up and running tomorrow and posted here.

Event Cost:

First, there are two ways to support this event and see to it that the costs are covered. If you can't attend but still want to be part of this World event you can simply support the event by donation. We are doing this because of the short lead time to get this up and running. Donations can be made by Paypal to: edwardblume@gmail.com managed by Rob Ways (RobW), or by check / mail to Mike Moorman (Kansas 914). See this post for more info: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=101613

Second, The event itself will have an entry fee of $35 which will include a tribute T-shirt, games, and other extras. Additionally, T-shirts will be available for non-attendees for a short time period for $25. Please be patient the online form is nearing completion. Again, all proceeds above the costs of the event will go to Lee's passion, NET radio.


This is a winter event. If your car is on jack stands it doesn't matter. This is your change to get in the daily driver and come out to support a great cause and meet some of the people you chat with on line everyday. Let's make this a big success!


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Posted by: Sleepin Nov 26 2009, 11:51 AM

I am very excited for this! 550 miles for me, I am really hoping I can make it!

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 01:11 PM

Hey Eric! If it helps.... Corona Extra! biggrin.gif

Posted by: r_towle Nov 26 2009, 08:31 PM

hmmmmm
I wonder how far that is from me....hmmm
Or
Southwest airlines...

I suppose that there will be coffee, right?
How about tools?
If I fly in...no tools...If I drive, I will load up the box.

Just looked...laugh.gif I will fly.

Rich

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 09:35 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 06:31 PM) *

hmmmmm
I wonder how far that is from me....hmmm
Or
Southwest airlines...

I suppose that there will be coffee, right?
How about tools?
If I fly in...no tools...If I drive, I will load up the box.

Just looked...laugh.gif I will fly.

Rich



C-O-O-L! We will have tools and coffee and food and friends! More to come. The online sign up will be ready tomorrow. aktion035.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 26 2009, 10:07 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 08:31 PM) *

hmmmmm
I wonder how far that is from me....hmmm
Or
Southwest airlines...

I suppose that there will be coffee, right?
How about tools?
If I fly in...no tools...If I drive, I will load up the box.

Just looked...laugh.gif I will fly.

Rich

Rich - that would be awesome - we will have tools - and coffee - might could use that Bosch FI tester!!??

Posted by: r_towle Nov 26 2009, 10:14 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 26 2009, 11:07 PM) *

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 08:31 PM) *

hmmmmm
I wonder how far that is from me....hmmm
Or
Southwest airlines...

I suppose that there will be coffee, right?
How about tools?
If I fly in...no tools...If I drive, I will load up the box.

Just looked...laugh.gif I will fly.

Rich

Rich - that would be awesome - we will have tools - and coffee - might could use that Bosch FI tester!!??

We wont need it....just an analog ohm/volt meter.
I will do the build....please try and make sure there is some QC on the parts so we dont need to do an emergency hunt for an MPS or something simple like that...

I am thinking that maybe I will UPS a box of spares ahead of me....just in case.
Rich
Rich

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 26 2009, 10:25 PM

It looks like I can make this smile.gif The OH thing has become flexible with the scheduling.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 26 2009, 10:30 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Nov 26 2009, 10:25 PM) *

It looks like I can make this smile.gif The OH thing has become flexible with the scheduling.

Sorry your Ohio clinic might not happen - GLAD you might make another trip to Kansas!

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 26 2009, 10:41 PM

Ohio will happen, with World members smile.gif Just not on that date wink.gif

Posted by: r_towle Nov 26 2009, 10:45 PM

Rick
bootyshake.gif gayfight.gif slap.gif

Dr Evil.
Road trip? My Eurovan might be the weapon of choice...


Rich

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 26 2009, 10:49 PM

I am HOPING that my bus will be ready. I just looked and if i can do the OH clinic right before this, it is about 15 hrs from Cinci or Dayton which is doable. However, I like flying and not having to drive back. I am not against a road trip, though. There is time to scheme.

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 10:54 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 08:14 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 26 2009, 11:07 PM) *

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 08:31 PM) *

hmmmmm
I wonder how far that is from me....hmmm
Or
Southwest airlines...

I suppose that there will be coffee, right?
How about tools?
If I fly in...no tools...If I drive, I will load up the box.

Just looked...laugh.gif I will fly.

Rich

Rich - that would be awesome - we will have tools - and coffee - might could use that Bosch FI tester!!??

We wont need it....just an analog ohm/volt meter.
I will do the build....please try and make sure there is some QC on the parts so we dont need to do an emergency hunt for an MPS or something simple like that...

I am thinking that maybe I will UPS a box of spares ahead of me....just in case.
Rich
Rich



Rich,

Mark the box Spare prst for the Build Off and send it to:

Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846

This event is going to be like no other!

Posted by: r_towle Nov 26 2009, 10:56 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Nov 26 2009, 11:49 PM) *

I am HOPING that my bus will be ready. I just looked and if i can do the OH clinic right before this, it is about 15 hrs from Cinci or Dayton which is doable. However, I like flying and not having to drive back. I am not against a road trip, though. There is time to scheme.

The Eurovan has heat...and a bed...
Real heat BTW....laugh.gif

Get Zach to come also...

Rich

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 26 2009, 11:03 PM

Mine will have an Eberspacher wink.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 11:05 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 26 2009, 08:56 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Nov 26 2009, 11:49 PM) *

I am HOPING that my bus will be ready. I just looked and if i can do the OH clinic right before this, it is about 15 hrs from Cinci or Dayton which is doable. However, I like flying and not having to drive back. I am not against a road trip, though. There is time to scheme.

The Eurovan has heat...and a bed...
Real heat BTW....laugh.gif

Get Zach to come also...

Rich



aktion035.gif agree.gif beerchug.gif All three of you! You can tag team the driving.

EDIT: Zach has school doesn't he?

Posted by: Sleepin Nov 26 2009, 11:09 PM

Sweet! It is now officially on my Chippendales Calendar in Sharpie! lol-2.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 26 2009, 11:21 PM

I am not getting the gay references confused24.gif

There is no way that Zach will make it. He is too busy on top of being busy wink.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 11:34 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Nov 26 2009, 09:21 PM) *

I am not getting the gay references confused24.gif

There is no way that Zach will make it. He is too busy on top of being busy wink.gif


Me either... confused24.gif Could be cause my buddy Ed will be there. beerchug.gif Me and Ed try to make all these events and some guy's are just jealous. shades.gif

Posted by: Gint Nov 26 2009, 11:49 PM

Saw your PM reply Rick. Provided my job situation will allow it, I'd like to attend in January and help with that effort. Maybe we can make some fun out of that too!

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 26 2009, 11:54 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Nov 26 2009, 09:49 PM) *

Saw your PM reply Rick. Provided my job situation will allow it, I'd like to attend in January and help with that effort. Maybe we can make some fun out of that too!


Thanks Great! Without the recon mission in January the Build Off will not be possible.

So far the Recon team consists of Me and Mike Moorman now possibly Mike Ginter.

I have a couple MN guys I am going to call on personally to see if I can enlist them and get a tag team driving crew for the trip. So with some luck we will have a couple more guys.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 27 2009, 07:14 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 26 2009, 11:54 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Nov 26 2009, 09:49 PM) *

Saw your PM reply Rick. Provided my job situation will allow it, I'd like to attend in January and help with that effort. Maybe we can make some fun out of that too!


Thanks Great! Without the recon mission in January the Build Off will not be possible.

So far the Recon team consists of Me and Mike Moorman now possibly Mike Ginter.


I have started a "RECON TEAM" webpage to keep track on the attendees for the January Build prep trip. I will do the same for the actual BUILD EVENT as the registration forms. I will also put this link in my signature.

Here it is: http://www.prosalesreps.com/buttercup/recon_team.htm

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 27 2009, 07:40 AM

QUOTE

We wont need it....just an analog ohm/volt meter.
I will do the build....please try and make sure there is some QC on the parts so we dont need to do an emergency hunt for an MPS or something simple like that...

I am thinking that maybe I will UPS a box of spares ahead of me....just in case.
Rich


Analog?? confused24.gif What's that? smile.gif

I used to have a Simpson 260 here - I will have to dig for it - digital is all I have around for my use - but I will get an analog. Sometimes nothing works like an analog VOM

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 27 2009, 12:05 PM

Here is a link to the attendee event sign up form:

http://www.prosalesreps.com/buttercup/signup.htm

You can sign up for either the initial reconnaissance/setup weekend or the offical build weekend - OR BOTH.

This link will also appear in my signature.

Posted by: Dr Evil Nov 27 2009, 12:34 PM

Logged in, and paid for the Feb build weekend.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 27 2009, 12:37 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Nov 27 2009, 12:34 PM) *

Logged in, and paid for the Feb build weekend.

Thanks a million!

I got the confirmation of your submission- it was the first one! smilie_pokal.gif

The form wasn't live but a few minutes - you're fast!

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 27 2009, 04:00 PM

Cool! the entry form is live! aktion035.gif I am waiting for the graphics for the t shirts. I have a member here working on a design. I have another member lined up to do the screen printing for us. We should be in good shape by Monday.

I have another announcement for tomorrow!

Posted by: Sleepin Nov 27 2009, 11:49 PM

Registered. I can't miss this one!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 28 2009, 06:29 AM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Nov 27 2009, 11:49 PM) *

Registered. I can't miss this one!

Eric,

The registration form has been received - thanks so much for helping make this possible.

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 28 2009, 08:57 AM


check your calendars people. Two chances to get involved and do a good thing.

Posted by: r_towle Nov 28 2009, 09:43 AM

What is the exciting announcement?

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 28 2009, 05:23 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Nov 28 2009, 07:43 AM) *

What is the exciting announcement?


happy11.gif Ok, You got me! I spoke with Joe Sharp on the phone. He is going to send a couple RC 914's. One of his 914's has a modified motor and is very fast.

We will have a slalom competion set up. This should be a hoot! driving.gif lol-2.gif

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Nov 28 2009, 06:48 PM

I *really* would like to be able to come to this, but there is no way. I am 4 classes from being done, and then I can be social again. My only real car related getaway before September of 2010 is going to be Hershey - and that will be heavily dependent on workload.

Mike and I were talking about this event today while we worked on various projects. Its going to be pretty damn cool.

IF I find that my classes are easy, I may try and go, but right now I just don't think its going to happen.

Zach

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 28 2009, 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Nov 28 2009, 04:48 PM) *

I *really* would like to be able to come to this, but there is no way. I am 4 classes from being done, and then I can be social again. My only real car related getaway before September of 2010 is going to be Hershey - and that will be heavily dependent on workload.

Mike and I were talking about this event today while we worked on various projects. Its going to be pretty damn cool.

IF I find that my classes are easy, I may try and go, but right now I just don't think its going to happen.

Zach



Sandy's Masters program is online. We had a power inverter in the Alien assimilate.gif when we went to Hershey. She worked in the car and used her air card to post

Pay attension to your classes Zach, We'll see you on the other side. type.gif

Posted by: RobW Nov 28 2009, 09:55 PM

No worries. I helped with a Boxster Spec build while I was in grad school.. but I understand completely the time pressure. This thing is going to be so cool though, I'm trying to find a way out to Kansas from Cali.. I hear Kansas has really good people there...

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 29 2009, 02:49 AM

Come on people, this is a chance to be part of a 914 overhaul! Good friends, good fun and a great chance to help finish a special car.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 29 2009, 08:30 AM

I just realized I haven't offically registered - so I just sent my registration form.

Oh yeah - icon_bump.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 29 2009, 09:13 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 29 2009, 06:30 AM) *

I just realized I haven't offically registered - so I just sent my registration form.

Oh yeah - icon_bump.gif



I submitted mine twice. I accidently hit the enter key and submitted an incomplete form. type.gif screwy.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 29 2009, 11:51 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 29 2009, 09:13 AM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 29 2009, 06:30 AM) *

I just realized I haven't offically registered - so I just sent my registration form.

Oh yeah - icon_bump.gif



I submitted mine twice. I accidently hit the enter key and submitted an incomplete form. type.gif screwy.gif biggrin.gif

These are the forms I have so far - if you are coming and haven't sent the registration form let me know.

January Setup Team (CONFIRMED):
rick 918-S
Kansas 914


February Build Team (CONFIRMED)
Dr Evil
Sleepin

Posted by: lotus_65 Nov 29 2009, 04:21 PM

i think i'll be able to run down with you on the setup trip rick!
maybe i'll head to arizona for a couple days after... golfer.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 29 2009, 04:27 PM

QUOTE(lotus_65 @ Nov 29 2009, 02:21 PM) *

i think i'll be able to run down with you on the setup trip rick!
maybe i'll head to arizona for a couple days after... golfer.gif



I may have to deliver a 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 to Phoenix..... idea.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 29 2009, 04:51 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 29 2009, 04:27 PM) *

QUOTE(lotus_65 @ Nov 29 2009, 02:21 PM) *

i think i'll be able to run down with you on the setup trip rick!
maybe i'll head to arizona for a couple days after... golfer.gif



I may have to deliver a 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 to Phoenix..... idea.gif

Sounds like fate has stepped in......

Posted by: Gint Nov 29 2009, 06:08 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 29 2009, 10:51 AM) *
These are the forms I have so far - if you are coming and haven't sent the registration form let me know.

January Setup Team (CONFIRMED):
rick 918-S
Kansas 914


February Build Team (CONFIRMED)
Dr Evil
Sleepin

You can mark me as confirmed for January. I'm as confirmed as I'm going to get. I have every intention of being there. The only thing that will change that is a new job and can't get away that Friday. Which would only mean I'd be there Saturday morning after driving all night to get there.

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 29 2009, 07:55 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Nov 29 2009, 04:08 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Nov 29 2009, 10:51 AM) *
These are the forms I have so far - if you are coming and haven't sent the registration form let me know.

January Setup Team (CONFIRMED):
rick 918-S
Kansas 914


February Build Team (CONFIRMED)
Dr Evil
Sleepin

You can mark me as confirmed for January. I'm as confirmed as I'm going to get. I have every intention of being there. The only thing that will change that is a new job and can't get away that Friday. Which would only mean I'd be there Saturday morning after driving all night to get there.



Woo Hoo! aktion035.gif driving.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Nov 30 2009, 07:33 AM

QUOTE(Gint @ Nov 29 2009, 06:08 PM) *

You can mark me as confirmed for January. I'm as confirmed as I'm going to get. I have every intention of being there. The only thing that will change that is a new job and can't get away that Friday. Which would only mean I'd be there Saturday morning after driving all night to get there.

Thanks Mike,

I will mark you as confirmed and I hope you land the job!

UPDATED:

January Setup Team (CONFIRMED):
rick 918-S
Kansas 914
Gint


February Build Team (CONFIRMED)
Dr Evil
Sleepin
Kansas 914

Posted by: tat2dphreak Nov 30 2009, 09:58 AM

a friendly icon_bump.gif

I really hope I can make it to be part of this very special event.



Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 30 2009, 01:16 PM

Great fun planned! Lets make this winter event a big success! Leave the teener on jack stands! Come out and join the fun!

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 30 2009, 09:17 PM

This is for all you all! Here's Butterucp. This is THE 914 Build Off candidate. Come February You will have a chance to be part of one of the greatest undertakings ever performed by a group of car guy's anyplace.





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Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 30 2009, 09:20 PM

We will be in the coolest digs in the state of Kansas!


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Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 30 2009, 09:25 PM

Many of you have never been to an event because your car wasn't running or it was too far, or your boss wouldn't give you the time off.

Well, you don't need your car there. We'll have one there we can all share for the weekend.

The event is centrally located for some.

And everyone deserves a day or two off of work to meet new and old friends and be part of something bigger than all of us. Come on! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 1 2009, 08:56 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 30 2009, 09:17 PM) *

This is for all you all! Here's Butterucp. This is THE 914 Build Off candidate. Come February You will have a chance to be part of one of the greatest undertakings ever performed by a group of car guy's anyplace.


What is so special about this photo is this is the same car and the same little girl in Mary's avatar - this has been in the family a long time and will be in the family a long time...

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Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 1 2009, 10:02 AM

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What is so special about this photo is this is the same car and the same little girl in Mary's avatar - this has been in the family a long time and will be in the family a long time...

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this trancends "car event" and becomes a "human event"

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 1 2009, 07:11 PM

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 1 2009, 10:19 PM

Hmm, 803 miles and roughly 12 hours. I figure if I leave after work Thursday night, I can be there in time for coffee Friday morning.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 2 2009, 07:55 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Dec 1 2009, 10:19 PM) *

Hmm, 803 miles and roughly 12 hours. I figure if I leave after work Thursday night, I can be there in time for coffee Friday morning.

You can stop in Wichita for a recharge and coffee and we can drive over together as a group from here. We sure could another wrench or two!

The February group so far is:

Dr Evil
Sleepin
Kansas 914

PS. I make the BEST coffee - grind the beans daily!

Posted by: Gint Dec 2 2009, 08:00 AM

Ooooww kripes... that's only 340 miles from my house. 6 hour drive. Cake... Maybe the weather will actually be decent enough to drive a 914!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 2 2009, 08:05 AM

QUOTE(Gint @ Dec 2 2009, 08:00 AM) *

Ooooww kripes... that's only 340 miles from my house. 6 hour drive. Cake... Maybe the weather will actually be decent enough to drive a 914!

Gint,

Yep - that is a piece of cake - having a 914 there would make it even better!

If I don't have to haul parts or people I might make the drive in my '74 but I am only 3 1/2 hours away. Oh yeah - I just remembered no heat in the '74.

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 2 2009, 04:58 PM

Here's another inspirational photo to pump this event up!


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 2 2009, 07:34 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 2 2009, 04:58 PM) *

Here's another inspirational photo to pump this event up!

It is almost as if Buttercup is asking for help to get built...

You know like "Build Me Up" - signed Buttercup

Of course the original song was by The Foundations in 1968....

Posted by: r_towle Dec 2 2009, 09:44 PM

It needs better wheels.

Rich

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 2 2009, 11:02 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Dec 2 2009, 09:44 PM) *

It needs better wheels.

Rich

The wheels are in San Diego and are about to be on their way to Memphis. Then from Memphis to Garden City.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 3 2009, 07:32 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Dec 2 2009, 11:02 PM) *

QUOTE(r_towle @ Dec 2 2009, 09:44 PM) *

It needs better wheels.

Rich

The wheels are in San Diego and are about to be on their way to Memphis. Then from Memphis to Garden City.

Yep - Mary wasn't thrilled with steel wheels and hubcaps and wanted something different. Her husband got to pick the wheels and he liked the look of Fuchs - perfect choice for this car.

Here is a picture of the wheels and tires that are going on the car - they are nice!

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Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 3 2009, 07:11 PM

One step closer to the Build Off Classic!

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 4 2009, 08:11 AM

icon_bump.gif this is far too cool to let it slip biggrin.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 4 2009, 08:55 AM

I have seen the T Shirt design! We have Marys approval for the design. I will post it soon! shades.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 4 2009, 08:58 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 4 2009, 08:55 AM) *

I have seen the T Shirt design! We have Marys approval for the design. I will post it soon! shades.gif

Excellent - that should get the orders flying in - everyone will want a t-shirt with a 914 on it!

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 4 2009, 03:04 PM

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Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 4 2009, 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Dec 4 2009, 06:58 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 4 2009, 08:55 AM) *

I have seen the T Shirt design! We have Marys approval for the design. I will post it soon! shades.gif

Excellent - that should get the orders flying in - everyone will want a t-shirt with a 914 on it!



I sent the design to our own "oldschool" For a review. He asked for one minor change to make the design easier to print. So, I sent it back to the artist (to be named at a later date happy11.gif ) For a tweeking. Hang in there! It's a commin!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 6 2009, 11:02 AM

Sunday morning bump

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Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 6 2009, 06:59 PM

Well, We didn't intend to make you all wait for the T Shirt design soooo looong, but we have kind of a process we go through to get where we want to be here.

There were several design entries. Were sure you will not only approve of our final cut but we know you will want one of these limited edition shirts.

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First I want to congradulate Paul Bellefleur for the winning design and then express my sincerest graditude for his entry. Paul is a very good friend and a local minnesotian. If you want to send Paul a note and thank him for the design just pm him. In case you haven't figured out who I'm refering to yet his screen name here is Lotus_65 biggrin.gif

The shirts will be done by Jaime Mejia (oldschool) He has done shirts for other events here and really makes this type of thing possible.

Thank you both!

The event itself will have an entry fee of $35 which will include a tribute T-shirt, games, and other extras. Additionally, T-shirts will be available for non-attendees for a short time period for $25. Please be patient the online form is nearing completion. Again, all proceeds above the costs of the event will go to Lee's passion, NET radio.

Donations can be made by Paypal to: edwardblume@gmail.com managed by Rob Ways (RobW), or by check / mail to Mike Moorman (Kansas 914).

Here is a form you can use for the event or the shirts or both! aktion035.gif http://www.prosalesreps.com/buttercup/signup.htm

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Dec 6 2009, 08:11 PM

Is there going to be a build plan? Or will it more be a "show up and make it happen" type deal. Do we know what the state of the components that need to be assembled are? Is there a list for things that still need to be acquired?'

Also, did the tub recently get painted? The paint looks *really* good on it.

Zach

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 6 2009, 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Dec 6 2009, 06:11 PM) *

Is there going to be a build plan? Or will it more be a "show up and make it happen" type deal. Do we know what the state of the components that need to be assembled are? Is there a list for things that still need to be acquired?'

Also, did the tub recently get painted? The paint looks *really* good on it.

Zach


Yes sir,

There is a plan. The weekend of January 30th there will be a recon team doing the set up before the event in February. We will do a final inventory in January. The roller and panels are in paint and look marvelous.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Dec 7 2009, 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Dec 1 2009, 08:56 AM) *
QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 30 2009, 09:17 PM) *
This is for all you all! Here's Butterucp. This is THE 914 Build Off candidate. Come February You will have a chance to be part of one of the greatest undertakings ever performed by a group of car guy's anyplace.
What is so special about this photo is this is the same car and the same little girl in Mary's avatar - this has been in the family a long time and will be in the family a long time...

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Garden City! We will order glorious weather, and offer all their fill of fabulous Kansas beef! (and homemade cookies are my specialty...)
Just wanted you to know that you will make this a birthday Elissa will never forget! She looks forward to driving Buttercup on her 22nd birthday....she has two months to learn to drive a stick!
~Mary & family

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 8 2009, 09:09 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Dec 7 2009, 04:16 PM) *
QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Dec 1 2009, 08:56 AM) *
QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Nov 30 2009, 09:17 PM) *
This is for all you all! Here's Butterucp. This is THE 914 Build Off candidate. Come February You will have a chance to be part of one of the greatest undertakings ever performed by a group of car guy's anyplace.
What is so special about this photo is this is the same car and the same little girl in Mary's avatar - this has been in the family a long time and will be in the family a long time...

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Garden City! We will order glorious weather, and offer all their fill of fabulous Kansas beef! (and homemade cookies are my specialty...)

Just wanted you to know that you will make this a birthday Elissa will never forget! She looks forward to driving Buttercup on her 22nd birthday....she has two months to learn to drive a stick!
~Mary & family


Hi Mary,

Hey all, I just heard a rumor there is going to be an auction held on World soon.

As I understand it is for a highly desirable 914 part. It is rumored a group of 914 guys stepped up to help make this event possible.

If it's true this is Very cool! aktion035.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 9 2009, 12:03 PM

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I wonder what it could be? smile.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Dec 9 2009, 12:07 PM

I know biggrin.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 9 2009, 02:11 PM

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Posted by: jimtab Dec 10 2009, 12:36 AM

So do I, I touched it......and now my finger stinks..... wub.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 10 2009, 08:50 AM

QUOTE(jimtab @ Dec 10 2009, 12:36 AM) *

So do I, I touched it......and now my finger stinks..... wub.gif

wow, that could be a LOT of things wink.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 10 2009, 09:04 PM

Here it is! aktion035.gif

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=102047


Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 11 2009, 11:13 PM

Don't forget. This is your chance to attend an event even if your car is on jack stands. There will be a very special car at the event, lot of fun, RC cars, Great food and one of the coolest man caves you will ever get to see!


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 12 2009, 08:38 AM

Thank you Brad (grouperalley) - your generous check arrived this week while I was out of town. I have you down for a shirt as well.

Thanks again.

Oh yeah: icon_bump.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 12 2009, 08:19 PM

icon_bump.gif Lets make this an event to remember. I know it's the middle of winter but many of us have cars that are either snowed in or on jack stands anyway. Come on out and have some winter fun!

Posted by: RobW Dec 13 2009, 03:08 PM

icon_bump.gif Bump icon_bump.gif

Imagine being a 914 sitting out in a field... decaying, its rolling days long gone. Your owner gone. Then someone shows up with a flatbed, adds air to your flat tires, finds a solid place for the wench to attach. Rust is falling off and you don't know where you are heading...

Hours later, someone is walking around you figuring out how to bring you back to life. Pieces start coming off, items marked, things being organized.

Days, weeks, months go by.. paint, metal, bondo... A shiny new motor is installed. All your pieces refreshed, so you will see the road soon... again. Just like coming from the factory.. but now better, because you are a survivor.

Every 914 has a history.. a story.

Lee Cyr loved his car, but not as much as his family. In his memory, Mary Shortridge will drive his restored and completed 914 in Garden City Kansas.


Will you have your hand on putting it back together? Will you be there?


Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 13 2009, 03:36 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Dec 13 2009, 01:08 PM) *

icon_bump.gif Bump icon_bump.gif

Imagine being a 914 sitting out in a field... decaying, its rolling days long gone. Your owner gone. Then someone shows up with a flatbed, adds air to your flat tires, finds a solid place for the wench to attach. Rust is falling off and you don't know where you are heading...

Hours later, someone is walking around you figuring out how to bring you back to life. Pieces start coming off, items marked, things being organized.

Days, weeks, months go by.. paint, metal, bondo... A shiny new motor is installed. All your pieces refreshed, so you will see the road soon... again. Just like coming from the factory.. but now better, because you are a survivor.

Every 914 has a history.. a story.

Lee Cyr loved his car, but not as much as his family. In his memory, Mary Shortridge will drive his restored and completed 914 in Garden City Kansas.


Will you have your hand on putting it back together? Will you be there?



914 friends coming together to make a very special thing happen. You don't need mad skills, you don't need to show up in your 914, you don't even have to own a 914. All you need is a vacation day from work on Friday and maybe monday.


We will need people to help clean parts, prepare food, run the RC AutoX and just hang out for the best feeling a group of humans can have while in the same room. (keep it clean people.... shades.gif )

Will you be there?

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 14 2009, 04:50 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 13 2009, 01:36 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Dec 13 2009, 01:08 PM) *

icon_bump.gif Bump icon_bump.gif

Imagine being a 914 sitting out in a field... decaying, its rolling days long gone. Your owner gone. Then someone shows up with a flatbed, adds air to your flat tires, finds a solid place for the wench to attach. Rust is falling off and you don't know where you are heading...

Hours later, someone is walking around you figuring out how to bring you back to life. Pieces start coming off, items marked, things being organized.

Days, weeks, months go by.. paint, metal, bondo... A shiny new motor is installed. All your pieces refreshed, so you will see the road soon... again. Just like coming from the factory.. but now better, because you are a survivor.

Every 914 has a history.. a story.

Lee Cyr loved his car, but not as much as his family. In his memory, Mary Shortridge will drive his restored and completed 914 in Garden City Kansas.


Will you have your hand on putting it back together? Will you be there?



914 friends coming together to make a very special thing happen. You don't need mad skills, you don't need to show up in your 914, you don't even have to own a 914. All you need is a vacation day from work on Friday and maybe monday.


We will need people to help clean parts, prepare food, run the RC AutoX and just hang out for the best feeling a group of humans can have while in the same room. (keep it clean people.... shades.gif )

Will you be there?


icon_bump.gif Will you be there?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 16 2009, 10:53 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 14 2009, 04:50 PM) *

icon_bump.gif Will you be there?


Yes - as a matter of fact I will be there! I also hear there will be a special guest build leader - to be announced soon as well as some other famous 914World names... popcorn[1].gif

PS: Now that the EvilWerks transmission raffle is closed - how about buying a t-shirt or 3 - see my signature - thanks!

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 16 2009, 11:51 AM

Ya,

These are limited edition shirts. These will only be available for a limited time.

The designed was done for us by lotus_65 (Paul) and the printing is being done by oldschool (Jaime) Both are members here. That's how we want to roll!

You can help out with the build either by getting a limited edition shirt or you can come down and be part of something we will likely not see here again.

Sign up form for both the shirts and the event are here:

http://www.prosalesreps.com/buttercup/signup.htm


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Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 17 2009, 02:13 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Dec 16 2009, 09:51 AM) *

Ya,

These are limited edition shirts. These will only be available for a limited time.

The designed was done for us by lotus_65 (Paul) and the printing is being done by oldschool (Jaime) Both are members here. That's how we want to roll!

You can help out with the build either by getting a limited edition shirt or you can come down and be part of something we will likely not see here again.

Sign up form for both the shirts and the event are here:

http://www.prosalesreps.com/buttercup/signup.htm


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 19 2009, 08:22 AM

Saturday Morning: icon_bump.gif


Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 19 2009, 07:04 PM

I received a very special gift in the mail today. I will post a picture a little later this weekend.

Thank you Mary! smile.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Dec 20 2009, 01:27 PM

So, I am looking for anyone who wants to split a room and does not snore <--

Save some green smile.gif Let me know.

Also, when is everyone getting there and leaving so I can plan my trip accordingly?

Posted by: koozy Dec 22 2009, 01:23 AM

When does the "parts needed" list come on line. I'd love to add whatever I have to the build.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 22 2009, 07:56 AM

QUOTE(koozy @ Dec 22 2009, 01:23 AM) *

When does the "parts needed" list come on line. I'd love to add whatever I have to the build.

Hi Mike,

Thanks a million for the offer.

The parts needed site has been running since August - click on the link in my signature. I would like to add that Rick-928S, Gint and I are going to do a recon mission at the end of January to get a better list of what is truly left to secure for the build. It might be best to wait until then as it will be the "real" list.

Thanks!

Posted by: Sleepin Dec 22 2009, 10:57 AM

I wanted to personally thank Mary (and Mike) for the little package I found in the mail! You rock!!!!

Posted by: koozy Dec 22 2009, 12:14 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Dec 22 2009, 05:56 AM) *

QUOTE(koozy @ Dec 22 2009, 01:23 AM) *

When does the "parts needed" list come on line. I'd love to add whatever I have to the build.

Hi Mike,

Thanks a million for the offer.

The parts needed site has been running since August - click on the link in my signature. I would like to add that Rick-928S, Gint and I are going to do a recon mission at the end of January to get a better list of what is truly left to secure for the build. It might be best to wait until then as it will be the "real" list.

Thanks!


Got it.
I'll wait for the updated list
Thanks

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 22 2009, 09:15 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Dec 20 2009, 01:27 PM) *

So, I am looking for anyone who wants to split a room and does not snore <--

Save some green smile.gif Let me know.

Also, when is everyone getting there and leaving so I can plan my trip accordingly?


I could probably use a roomie. I have been told I snore occaisionally but I think they were full of crap. I have stayed awake all night several times to check for myself and I never did snore. Guess ya will have to decide for yourself.


Donald

Posted by: racerbvd Dec 22 2009, 10:05 PM

I would love to help, I will see if there is any way I can make?? How cold does it get, will I need to buy some long pants & socks???

Posted by: number6 Dec 22 2009, 10:09 PM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Dec 22 2009, 08:57 AM) *

I wanted to personally thank Mary (and Mike) for the little package I found in the mail! You rock!!!!


Ditto! Thank you!

and a icon_bump.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 22 2009, 10:25 PM

QUOTE(racerbvd @ Dec 22 2009, 08:05 PM) *

I would love to help, I will see if there is any way I can make?? How cold does it get, will I need to buy some long pants & socks???



Byron, You may need to get some long pants and socks but it will be worth it. I really hope you can join in on this very special World event.

This will be the event we talk about while attending other future World events.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 26 2009, 10:59 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Dec 20 2009, 01:27 PM) *

So, I am looking for anyone who wants to split a room and does not snore <--

Save some green smile.gif Let me know.

Also, when is everyone getting there and leaving so I can plan my trip accordingly?


Doc, you still looking for a roomie. I am definitely going to make this thing so I could use a roomie and save some green as you put it. Just let me know.


Donald

Posted by: Dr Evil Dec 26 2009, 12:27 PM

I have some candidates. I thought you snored?

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 26 2009, 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Dec 26 2009, 12:27 PM) *

I have some candidates. I thought you snored?



Not a problem. I will find somebody or sleep in my car.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 29 2009, 08:04 AM

I'm doing everything I can to make it hot shoe, I'll bunk with you, I'm a snoring fool too.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 29 2009, 10:29 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Dec 29 2009, 08:04 AM) *

I'm doing everything I can to make it hot shoe, I'll bunk with you, I'm a snoring fool too.



Just let me know Wayne. I probably don't snore. I asked 7275914911 as he is my football and 914 event roomie and even when we travel in my rv and he said he has never heard me snore. If you are too loud I will just have a couple of extra shots of Crown or something so I won't notice.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 29 2009, 11:18 PM

I have sent my money in for the build event. I will be there sometime Friday morning if the creek doesn't rise to high.

Posted by: Sleepin Dec 29 2009, 11:20 PM

Sounds like the good Dr. needs to hold a sleep clinic....I snore my ass off as well!

Posted by: Dr Evil Dec 29 2009, 11:22 PM

Step 1, lose weight smile.gif (its the truth)

Tickets have been purchased! smile.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Dec 30 2009, 09:02 AM

icon_bump.gif Anyone on the fence for this special event? Let's hear from you! aktion035.gif

Who's thinking about attending and what's stopping you?

Posted by: tat2dphreak Dec 30 2009, 10:07 AM

I've paid for the event Hot_shoe, I just need to get the $ for my plane tix to witchita. once I book that, nothing is stopping me.

Dr. Evil. I'm 5'11 and 180 I don't *THINK* it's weight... it's allergies, I believe... zyrtek seem to help on good days, bad days are almost debilitating

Posted by: Kansas 914 Dec 30 2009, 10:28 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Dec 29 2009, 11:18 PM) *

I have sent my money in for the build event. I will be there sometime Friday morning if the creek doesn't rise to high.

Donald,

I received your registration for the build event - thanks a million!


Posted by: Sleepin Dec 30 2009, 03:36 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Dec 30 2009, 09:07 AM) *

I've paid for the event Hot_shoe, I just need to get the $ for my plane tix to witchita. once I book that, nothing is stopping me.

Dr. Evil. I'm 5'11 and 180 I don't *THINK* it's weight... it's allergies, I believe... zyrtek seem to help on good days, bad days are almost debilitating


I snored just as much (maybe a tiny bit less) when I was 6'1" and 180lbs as I do nowadays at 6'1" and a fatass.... biggrin.gif I think weight plays a part...so why couldn't I had been snore free when I was young and a toothpick.... blink.gif Cheated I say! I was cheated!


Back on Topic. Looking forward to this one! A whole new crowd to make fun of me... bye1.gif lol-2.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Dec 30 2009, 11:51 PM

I figured ya'll were not fat, but I never pass up a chance to poke.gif atcha. happy11.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 3 2010, 10:17 AM

Sunday icon_bump.gif Looking to icon_bump.gif attendance for this special event. Were getting closer. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 6 2010, 04:22 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 3 2010, 10:17 AM) *

Sunday icon_bump.gif Looking to icon_bump.gif attendance for this special event. Were getting closer. biggrin.gif

Hi Rick,

I heard a rumor that one of 914World's top and most respected mechanics has volunteered to oversee the build and give the build his blessing and certify the car safe.

Have you heard anything to this effect? biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 6 2010, 04:31 PM

I didnt know that the gossip was a secret. Good thing I didnt tell anyone what I thought I heard wink.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 6 2010, 05:00 PM

Yep it's true. Not only have we been honored with the likes of our own Dr. Evil and his mad skills, we have enlisted another one of the 914 crazys from the east side. This guy is a Porsche/VW trained life long mechanic. He recently retired from his dealership job to work at a 914 (and other Porsche/VW) shops. Infact he works for Chris Foley!

Ed Morrow agreed to come out and help us make sure that Buttercup is not only put back together correctly but just as importantly, safely. With Ed and Dr. Evil there we will have a solid foundation for a successful build!

Anyone that is on the fence here needs to find a way to join us for this fun and special event.

Ed has traveled to and attended more 914World events than I think anyone here. He has traveled across country from shore to shore.

If he can do, you can do it! aktion035.gif


Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 6 2010, 05:06 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 6 2010, 05:00 PM) *

Yep it's true. Not only have we been honored with the likes of our own Dr. Evil and his mad skills, we have enlisted another one of the 914 crazys from the east side. This guy is a Porsche/VW trained life long mechanic. He recently retired from his dealership job to work at a 914 (and other Porsche/VW) shops. Infact he works for Chris Foley!

Ed Morrow agreed to come out and help us make sure that Buttercup is not only put back together correctly but just as importantly, safely. With Ed and Dr. Evil there we will have a solid foundation for a successful build!

Anyone that is on the fence here needs to find a way to join us for this fun and special event.

Ed has traveled to and attended more 914World events than I think anyone here. He has traveled across country from shore to shore.

If he can do, you can do it! aktion035.gif


This is going to be an informative build as well as great cause. I will benefit on both levels. My '72 restoration will be ready to be put back together in March after a "down to bare metal" paint job and the timing could not be better for me.

I can't wait!!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 6 2010, 09:36 PM

I am currently trying to see if I can work 4 10 hour days that week so I can come out on Thursday night. I hope to be able to be there. But I have to fly in and fly back on Sunday.......


Posted by: Betty Jan 6 2010, 10:08 PM

"This is going to be an informative build as well as great cause."

idea.gif If this is a crazy idea, somebody let me know... but has anybody given any thought to the potential teaching/informative aspects of this event?

What kind of internet connectivity do they have at the shop? Maybe a webcam (or multiple webcams), people narrating what's going on, somebody sitting at a notebook taking questions posted by those of us that can't be there and answers coming from those of you that are working on Buttercup? Video saved for posterity?

Besides this being such a great cause, it could turn into quite the learning opportunity and a chance for the rest of us to feel like we're almost there with you guys!



Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 6 2010, 10:27 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Jan 6 2010, 10:08 PM) *

"This is going to be an informative build as well as great cause."

idea.gif If this is a crazy idea, somebody let me know... but has anybody given any thought to the potential teaching/informative aspects of this event?

What kind of internet connectivity do they have at the shop? Maybe a webcam (or multiple webcams), people narrating what's going on, somebody sitting at a notebook taking questions posted by those of us that can't be there and answers coming from those of you that are working on Buttercup? Video saved for posterity?

Besides this being such a great cause, it could turn into quite the learning opportunity and a chance for the rest of us to feel like we're almost there with you guys!


We don't want you to FEEL like you are there with us Betty, we want you all to ante up and join the party and actually BE THERE with us. Makes for a better time!

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 6 2010, 10:30 PM

There is a conversation in the works for a web cam and Mike Morman said there is internet in the awesome shop we are working in.

Clay, I really hope you cn work it out with your new job. We can use another top wrench working to get this car done.

Betty can you make it? And send me a pic of your car! Check your PM! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 6 2010, 10:45 PM

I really like the web cam idea smile.gif Leave it on all day, have a portable to go around and highlight specific tasks, answer questions. Very cool.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 6 2010, 10:48 PM

Yes, We talked about it but we could use a couple more people to attend to help with things like this.

Anyone on the fence? The next person to commit I will sponsor your attendance including a T shirt. shades.gif

Posted by: orange914 Jan 6 2010, 11:29 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Jan 6 2010, 08:08 PM) *

"This is going to be an informative build as well as great cause."

idea.gif If this is a crazy idea, somebody let me know... but has anybody given any thought to the potential teaching/informative aspects of this event?

What kind of internet connectivity do they have at the shop? Maybe a webcam (or multiple webcams), people narrating what's going on, somebody sitting at a notebook taking questions posted by those of us that can't be there and answers coming from those of you that are working on Buttercup? Video saved for posterity?

Besides this being such a great cause, it could turn into quite the learning opportunity and a chance for the rest of us to feel like we're almost there with you guys!

thats a great idea. been following this thread. that would really be cool to pick up on the event on line, for those who can't make it but wish they could. even if it was just a live feed.

mike

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 7 2010, 10:51 AM

I was planning on bringing my lappy and a web cam, if I can make it.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 7 2010, 11:10 AM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 7 2010, 10:51 AM) *

I was planning on bringing my lappy and a web cam, if I can make it.

Excellent!

I plan on setting up a hi-res low light camera and a time lapse DVR (maybe a image a minute) - so the whole build can be reviewed in a few minutes. No audio though.

Posted by: Sleepin Jan 7 2010, 11:14 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 7 2010, 10:10 AM) *

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 7 2010, 10:51 AM) *

I was planning on bringing my lappy and a web cam, if I can make it.

Excellent!

I plan on setting up a hi-res low light camera and a time lapse DVR (maybe a image a minute) - so the whole build can be reviewed in a few minutes. No audio though.


I will have my laptop with webcam as well, nothing extravagant though.

Will there be wifi in the garage? Does someone want to set up a site where we can broadcast multiple webcams to?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 7 2010, 11:20 AM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 7 2010, 11:14 AM) *

I will have my laptop with webcam as well, nothing extravagant though.

Will there be wifi in the garage? Does someone want to set up a site where we can broadcast multiple webcams to?

I know that the site has Internet - whether it has wireless is another story. We will know more after the recon trip later this month. Even with Internet some folks are leary of allowing any port forwarding on the router and other outside access.

How many simultaneous sessions are allowed with Skype?

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 7 2010, 11:33 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 7 2010, 09:20 AM) *

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 7 2010, 11:14 AM) *

I will have my laptop with webcam as well, nothing extravagant though.

Will there be wifi in the garage? Does someone want to set up a site where we can broadcast multiple webcams to?

I know that the site has Internet - whether it has wireless is another story. We will know more after the recon trip later this month. Even with Internet some folks are leary of allowing any port forwarding on the router and other outside access.

How many simultaneous seesions are allowed with Skype?


I have Skype on my laptop but I have no idea how to use it... confused24.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 7 2010, 11:37 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 7 2010, 11:33 AM) *

I have Skype on my laptop but I have no idea how to use it... confused24.gif

Ask a teenager - they will know! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sleepin Jan 7 2010, 11:41 AM

I have used Skype, but not sure about simultaneous sessions.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 8 2010, 12:28 AM

icon_bump.gif Closing in on the recon mission! driving.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 11 2010, 04:47 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 7 2010, 10:28 PM) *

icon_bump.gif Closing in on the recon mission! driving.gif



Sign up now! biggrin.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 12 2010, 10:38 AM

I am still in need of a roomie for the build weekend if anyone else needs one. Doc, you find a roomie yet? Beuller....Beuller...anyone?

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 12 2010, 10:51 AM

I am sharing with Ed smile.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 12 2010, 11:12 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 12 2010, 08:38 AM) *

I am still in need of a roomie for the build weekend if anyone else needs one. Doc, you find a roomie yet? Beuller....Beuller...anyone?


I may be at both the recon mission and the build off event. I snore like hell. I'll room with ya if I make it. I can't confirm it yet.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 12 2010, 01:52 PM

as it stands right now, I have paid to attend, but it does not look like I will be able to make it.


so... if someone wants to attend they can have my registration spot, and I'll buy their t-shirt, too! and if you find a riding partner, I'll shell out their registration/T-shirt too smile.gif it's not much, but hopefully it will help get a couple more hands on deck.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 12 2010, 10:53 PM

Ok..I just booked a flight on Thursday and a return Flight on Sunday.


Now I need a hotel room and rent car......


Wayne, I was going to offer to split the room with you. sad.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 12 2010, 11:01 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 12 2010, 11:53 PM) *

Ok..I just booked a flight on Thursday and a return Flight on Sunday.


Now I need a hotel room and rent car......


Wayne, I was going to offer to split the room with you. sad.gif


Shit, just throw a pillow in a dresser drawer and you'll be fine wink.gif poke.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 12 2010, 11:04 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 12 2010, 08:53 PM) *

Ok..I just booked a flight on Thursday and a return Flight on Sunday.


Now I need a hotel room and rent car......


Wayne, I was going to offer to split the room with you. sad.gif


Clay, You should split with Donald. I'm not 100% I can make both dates. Where are you flying into?

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 13 2010, 10:00 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 12 2010, 11:04 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 12 2010, 08:53 PM) *

Ok..I just booked a flight on Thursday and a return Flight on Sunday.


Now I need a hotel room and rent car......


Wayne, I was going to offer to split the room with you. sad.gif


Clay, You should split with Donald. I'm not 100% I can make both dates. Where are you flying into?



I am flying right into Garden City late Thursday night. I leave DFW at 5, and layover in Denver.

I don't know about sharing with Donald... I heard he snores... poke.gif

Posted by: 7275914911 Jan 13 2010, 11:08 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 13 2010, 10:00 AM) *

I don't know about sharing with Donald... I heard he snores... poke.gif


Snoring will be the least of your worries..... stirthepot.gif stromberg.gif

KP bye1.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 13 2010, 01:15 PM

QUOTE(7275914911 @ Jan 13 2010, 11:08 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 13 2010, 10:00 AM) *

I don't know about sharing with Donald... I heard he snores... poke.gif


Snoring will be the least of your worries..... stirthepot.gif stromberg.gif

KP bye1.gif



It better be the biggest worry I have.

Oh.. and how would YOU know this???????

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 13 2010, 02:37 PM

QUOTE
Shit, just throw a pillow in a dresser drawer and you'll be fine


I wonder how many people meet clay for the first time after time on this board and give him the "I thought you'd be shorter..."

we make him sound like one of the munchkins in Oz biggrin.gif

yes, that was a "snake" plisskin reference, btw

sorry Clay, Donald, and everyone else. this is something I really wanted to be a part of. like I said there's a very slim chance that I will be able to make it, but I will not know until the very last minute...

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 13 2010, 02:42 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 13 2010, 02:37 PM) *

"I thought you'd be shorter..."

yes, that was a "snake" plisskin reference, btw



Movie = Escape from L.A.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 13 2010, 02:43 PM

I am in that club. When I met Clay last April I probably said exactly that.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 13 2010, 08:45 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 13 2010, 02:43 PM) *

I am in that club. When I met Clay last April I probably said exactly that.



Yes.. I am MUCH taller in person........ laugh.gif

Posted by: Gint Jan 13 2010, 11:01 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 13 2010, 07:45 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 13 2010, 02:43 PM) *

I am in that club. When I met Clay last April I probably said exactly that.

Yes.. I am MUCH taller in person........ laugh.gif

...than these guys.

Everything is relative.

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 14 2010, 09:40 PM

Ok Gint, I feel I have to tell you this, because I am your friend.




You HAVE to stop cruising the gay midget porn sites before your wife finds out.



Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 14 2010, 09:51 PM

Okay, so do I get extra credit if I drive one of my teeners 620 miles to the build off? Just a thought I have been thinking the last few days.

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Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 14 2010, 11:04 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 14 2010, 07:51 PM) *

Okay, so do I get extra credit if I drive one of my teeners 620 miles to the build off? Just a thought I have been thinking the last few days.

confused24.gif

A journey like that in February from this part of the country would be a serious adventure! Hey, The gas milage would be great! Bring it!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 15 2010, 07:06 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 14 2010, 11:04 PM) *

A journey like that in February from this part of the country would be a serious adventure! Hey, The gas milage would be great! Bring it!

Pick the one with the best heater/defroster! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 15 2010, 07:08 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 14 2010, 09:51 PM) *

Okay, so do I get extra credit if I drive one of my teeners 620 miles to the build off? Just a thought I have been thinking the last few days.

confused24.gif

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheer.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 16 2010, 01:06 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Well shit, you would have to go and double dog dare me. Well, Taking it on it's first road trip tomorrow, so I can see how she holds up. Will let you know how it turns out.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 16 2010, 11:07 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 15 2010, 11:06 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Well shit, you would have to go and double dog dare me. Well, Taking it on it's first road trip tomorrow, so I can see how she holds up. Will let you know how it turns out.


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Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 16 2010, 11:09 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 16 2010, 01:06 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Well shit, you would have to go and double dog dare me. Well, Taking it on it's first road trip tomorrow, so I can see how she holds up. Will let you know how it turns out.



You are going to freeze your @ss off!!!!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 16 2010, 11:03 PM

Well shit, you would have to go and double dog dare me. Well, Taking it on it's first road trip tomorrow, so I can see how she holds up. Will let you know how it turns out.
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Well, she didn't make the road trip. In fact, she never made it out of town nor did she make it back home. sheeplove.gif She is actually spending the night on the side of the interstate under a bridge. If she is still there in the morning I will attempt to fix her. welder.gif If she isn't, I will simply file an insurance claim. aktion035.gif

Clay, she has a heater that is hotter than a boat full of naked Playboy Bunnies.

Posted by: bandjoey Jan 16 2010, 11:39 PM

Hay Wayne. This is a wild hare idea...let me know if you think it'd work.

I've been reading this thread since inception knowing I couldn't go. sad.gif New job started last week and I can't get off on Friday. At the worst, I'm looking forward to the web cam being online to watch smile.gif

If you're in the same boat on time....
Google maps shows a 10 hour drive. We take the back seats out of my minivan and throw in a blow up airmatress. Watch it guys! shades.gif Leave out of here Friday after work and be there Saturday am. Drive in shifts and sleep on the way. About $60 each for gas round trip. Get a cheap motel somewhere for Sat. night, or sleep in the truck/shop. Leave out of there Sunday am.

Just an idea.. driving.gif Bill

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 17 2010, 11:41 AM

that's a great idea, Bill! let's go for it!

we can use the CR-V for about 27 mpg, if you prefer...

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 17 2010, 11:50 AM

Wayne/Bill


Great thinking - would love for you guys to make it!

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 17 2010, 11:41 AM) *

that's a great idea, Bill! let's go for it!

we can use the CR-V for about 27 mpg, if you prefer...


Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 17 2010, 12:17 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 17 2010, 09:50 AM) *

Wayne/Bill


Great thinking - would love for you guys to make it!

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 17 2010, 11:41 AM) *

that's a great idea, Bill! let's go for it!

we can use the CR-V for about 27 mpg, if you prefer...



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Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 17 2010, 02:29 PM

I can also get off friday, so we can leave as early as convenient for you... I'll probably work from home the monday after, to re-coop

Posted by: bandjoey Jan 17 2010, 05:02 PM

OK Wayne. Right now I'm 98% sure I'll can do this if you can. Will be 100% in the morning. Will PM you and work on the details.

Either car is ok. I get about 24 on the hwy. U pick. I probably can't get out the door on Friday until 4-5ish and need to be back by at least 10-11 on Sunday night and 8am Work on Monday and no time to recoop.

If only we knew a benefactor with an airplane.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 18 2010, 11:44 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 17 2010, 05:02 PM) *

OK Wayne. Right now I'm 98% sure I'll can do this if you can. Will be 100% in the morning. Will PM you and work on the details.

Either car is ok. I get about 24 on the hwy. U pick. I probably can't get out the door on Friday until 4-5ish and need to be back by at least 10-11 on Sunday night and 8am Work on Monday and no time to recoop.

If only we knew a benefactor with an airplane.



If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)

The average light plane will cut 50% off the travel time. If this is a 10 hour drive, it would be 5 hours in the plane. Faster is more expensive to rent.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 18 2010, 11:51 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 11:44 AM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 17 2010, 05:02 PM) *

OK Wayne. Right now I'm 98% sure I'll can do this if you can. Will be 100% in the morning. Will PM you and work on the details.

Either car is ok. I get about 24 on the hwy. U pick. I probably can't get out the door on Friday until 4-5ish and need to be back by at least 10-11 on Sunday night and 8am Work on Monday and no time to recoop.

If only we knew a benefactor with an airplane.



If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)

The average light plane will cut 50% off the travel time. If this is a 10 hour drive, it would be 5 hours in the plane. Faster is more expensive to rent.



what kind of $ are we talking?

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 18 2010, 11:54 AM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jan 18 2010, 11:51 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 11:44 AM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 17 2010, 05:02 PM) *

OK Wayne. Right now I'm 98% sure I'll can do this if you can. Will be 100% in the morning. Will PM you and work on the details.

Either car is ok. I get about 24 on the hwy. U pick. I probably can't get out the door on Friday until 4-5ish and need to be back by at least 10-11 on Sunday night and 8am Work on Monday and no time to recoop.

If only we knew a benefactor with an airplane.



If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)

The average light plane will cut 50% off the travel time. If this is a 10 hour drive, it would be 5 hours in the plane. Faster is more expensive to rent.



what kind of $ are we talking?



Probably in the range of 100 bucks an hour for a Cherokee Arrow (fairly fast low wing retract. That is just flying time. You still have to pay "block time" for the hours it sits at the airport away from home. And because I don't have an instrument rating, we risk getting stuck in Kansas due to weather.

Not really practical in this case.


Posted by: Gint Jan 18 2010, 11:57 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 10:44 AM) *
If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)
Can you reach the pedals? happy11.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 18 2010, 11:58 AM

QUOTE
Probably in the range of 100 bucks an hour for a Cherokee Arrow (fairly fast low wing retract. That is just flying time. You still have to pay "block time" for the hours it sits at the airport away from home. And because I don't have an instrument rating, we risk getting stuck in Kansas due to weather.

Not really practical in this case.


umm, yea, not practical at all I don't think smile.gif

considering the AA tix were too $$ to begin with, and that is considerably more.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 18 2010, 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 18 2010, 11:57 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 10:44 AM) *
If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)
Can you reach the pedals? happy11.gif



boid.gif



Yes.. and I don't hit my head walking under the wing of a Cessna either.



Posted by: bandjoey Jan 18 2010, 12:02 PM

I've a friend with a Viking and it's about $600 round trip on a quick estimate just for fuel. Add tiedown, oil etc. and transportation costs are toooo much for me. Plane rental + fuel = ticket on America.

Posted by: Gint Jan 18 2010, 12:02 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 11:00 AM) *
Yes.. and I don't hit my head walking under the wing of a Cessna either.
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Posted by: bandjoey Jan 18 2010, 12:05 PM

Wayne, I'll be free and will call you in a couple of hours.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 18 2010, 12:45 PM

sounds good bill, couple hrs will be fine

Posted by: bandjoey Jan 18 2010, 01:35 PM

Registration sent in.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 18 2010, 01:37 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 18 2010, 01:35 PM) *

Registration sent in.

Registration Received!!

Thanks Bill - great effort!

Posted by: Sleepin Jan 18 2010, 01:40 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 11:00 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 18 2010, 11:57 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 10:44 AM) *
If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)
Can you reach the pedals? happy11.gif



boid.gif



Yes.. and I don't hit my head walking under the wing of a Cessna either.


That is talent! stirthepot.gif happy11.gif

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 18 2010, 02:05 PM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 18 2010, 01:40 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 11:00 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 18 2010, 11:57 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2010, 10:44 AM) *
If you pay for the block time plane rental, I will do the flying. (Yes, I have a license......)
Can you reach the pedals? happy11.gif



boid.gif



Yes.. and I don't hit my head walking under the wing of a Cessna either.


That is talent! stirthepot.gif happy11.gif

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more like this Cessna.....

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Posted by: bandjoey Jan 18 2010, 03:53 PM

Sleepin is that an offer to come pick us all up? Sweet plane.

Posted by: bandjoey Jan 18 2010, 10:44 PM

Can you update the attendeeee list and parts list? I might have some of the little stuff that I can bring?? robot.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 18 2010, 10:52 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 18 2010, 08:44 PM) *

Can you update the attendeeee list and parts list? I might have some of the little stuff that I can bring?? robot.gif


Check the link in Mike's signature space at the bottom of his posts for a link to the parts list. We will know more after the recon mission at the end of the month. 1-30-10

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 18 2010, 10:58 PM

Just an FYI, I have Mary's steering column and plugs for her gear box smile.gif

I hope to find the needed switch next week when I have a sec to start looking, but that should be all I need. smile.gif

I'll bring the rebuilt units back with me for the build.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 19 2010, 10:13 PM

So, if my teener croaks on the way to Garden City, you guys gonna patch it back together well enough to get me back home? confused24.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Jan 20 2010, 05:36 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 19 2010, 10:13 PM) *

So, if my teener croaks on the way to Garden City, you guys gonna patch it back together well enough to get me back home? confused24.gif



I'm bringing 2 extra rolls of duct tape and some octane boost if that'll help. How bout driving the Caddy? poke.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jan 20 2010, 09:43 PM

QUOTE
How is it running?


I think he said it broke down this PAST weekend...

brave man...

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 21 2010, 12:22 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM) *

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?


Currently running like a top and shifting almost as sweet as my Bee. Heater makes me sweat and it has 4 new tires and new shocks on the rear. I get my hands on new struts the double dog dare is on! beerchug.gif driving.gif aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 21 2010, 06:53 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 12:22 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM) *

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?


Currently running like a top and shifting almost as sweet as my Bee. Heater makes me sweat and it has 4 new tires and new shocks on the rear. I get my hands on new struts the double dog dare is on! beerchug.gif driving.gif aktion035.gif


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 21 2010, 08:08 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 21 2010, 04:53 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 12:22 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM) *

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?


Currently running like a top and shifting almost as sweet as my Bee. Heater makes me sweat and it has 4 new tires and new shocks on the rear. I get my hands on new struts the double dog dare is on! beerchug.gif driving.gif aktion035.gif


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That's Cool! laugh.gif Hard to get out of that double dog dare with an offer like that! laugh.gif


Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 21 2010, 08:20 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 21 2010, 06:53 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 12:22 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM) *

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?


Currently running like a top and shifting almost as sweet as my Bee. Heater makes me sweat and it has 4 new tires and new shocks on the rear. I get my hands on new struts the double dog dare is on! beerchug.gif driving.gif aktion035.gif


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That would be awesome Mary. just let me know how much and I will send you the money. I was going to try and use something other than KYB but since I can buy 2 of those for the price of 1 of the Bilsteins that is what I had decided to use. I will pm you my shipping address and info.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 21 2010, 08:55 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 08:20 AM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 21 2010, 06:53 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 12:22 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 20 2010, 07:19 PM) *

Oooo.. I just googled your distance. That's a drive in a 914. How is it running?


Currently running like a top and shifting almost as sweet as my Bee. Heater makes me sweat and it has 4 new tires and new shocks on the rear. I get my hands on new struts the double dog dare is on! beerchug.gif driving.gif aktion035.gif


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That would be awesome Mary. just let me know how much and I will send you the money. I was going to try and use something other than KYB but since I can buy 2 of those for the price of 1 of the Bilsteins that is what I had decided to use. I will pm you my shipping address and info.

Finally, I get to help somebody on 914world! I'll get them in the mail, as soon as I find a box the right size. I'll let you know when they are on their way.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 21 2010, 11:17 PM

QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE

:


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That would be awesome Mary. just let me know how much and I will send you the money. I was going to try and use something other than KYB but since I can buy 2 of those for the price of 1 of the Bilsteins that is what I had decided to use. I will pm you my shipping address and info.

Finally, I get to help somebody on 914world! I'll get them in the mail, as soon as I find a box the right size. I'll let you know when they are on their way.



Thanks a million Mary. Also, just for the record. you have already helped somebody on 914World. You have helped everyone by allowing us to do what we do best, share the love of our rusty little cars. It is really nice to see how this entire group has come together as one to do what they are doing. If that isn't helping us, then I don't know what is. You ROCK Mary!!! aktion035.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 21 2010, 11:21 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 09:17 PM) *
QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE

:


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That would be awesome Mary. just let me know how much and I will send you the money. I was going to try and use something other than KYB but since I can buy 2 of those for the price of 1 of the Bilsteins that is what I had decided to use. I will pm you my shipping address and info.

Finally, I get to help somebody on 914world! I'll get them in the mail, as soon as I find a box the right size. I'll let you know when they are on their way.



Thanks a million Mary. Also, just for the record. you have already helped somebody on 914World. You have helped everyone by allowing us to do what we do best, share the love of our rusty little cars. It is really nice to see how this entire group has come together as one to do what they are doing. If that isn't helping us, then I don't know what is. You ROCK Mary!!! aktion035.gif



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Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 22 2010, 02:11 PM

Here's the latest from my end of the world. I have a flight scheduled from MN to Denver on january 29th. I arrive at 10:37 am Denver time. I'm meeting up with Gint for a road trip to Garden City. The Recon Mission is nearing. Stay tuned! assimilate.gif

Posted by: Gint Jan 22 2010, 05:43 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 22 2010, 01:11 PM) *
Here's the latest from my end of the world. I have a flight scheduled from MN to Denver on january 29th. I arrive at 10:37 am Denver time. I'm meeting up with Gint for a road trip to Garden City. The Recon Mission is nearing. Stay tuned! assimilate.gif
monkeydance.gif w00t2.gif driving.gif
Call me when you land and I'll pic you up at the airport. We can blast off around 1 or 2!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 22 2010, 07:33 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 21 2010, 11:17 PM) *

QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE
QUOTE

:


I've got two KYB Gas MacPherson Strut replacement cartridges I ordered from AA that I didn't end up using. (The shop here rebuilt using their own struts.) Let me know if they are what you need and if you want me to mail them to you.



That would be awesome Mary. just let me know how much and I will send you the money. I was going to try and use something other than KYB but since I can buy 2 of those for the price of 1 of the Bilsteins that is what I had decided to use. I will pm you my shipping address and info.

Finally, I get to help somebody on 914world! I'll get them in the mail, as soon as I find a box the right size. I'll let you know when they are on their way.



Thanks a million Mary. Also, just for the record. you have already helped somebody on 914World. You have helped everyone by allowing us to do what we do best, share the love of our rusty little cars. It is really nice to see how this entire group has come together as one to do what they are doing. If that isn't helping us, then I don't know what is. You ROCK Mary!!! aktion035.gif

The struts are on their way. Should arrive in 2-3 days she said, via USPS. Good luck!

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 23 2010, 11:56 AM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 22 2010, 03:43 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 22 2010, 01:11 PM) *
Here's the latest from my end of the world. I have a flight scheduled from MN to Denver on january 29th. I arrive at 10:37 am Denver time. I'm meeting up with Gint for a road trip to Garden City. The Recon Mission is nearing. Stay tuned! assimilate.gif
monkeydance.gif w00t2.gif driving.gif
Call me when you land and I'll pic you up at the airport. We can blast off around 1 or 2!



I may be bringing my oldest son Aric along. He's a good natural wrench. He's checking his work schedule for Monday the 1st. If he works the graveyard shift at the hospital he'll be good to go.

This is going to be fun!

BTW: Aric is a Golf/Jetta owner and enthusist. He'll be right at home in your new ride!

Posted by: Gint Jan 24 2010, 11:21 AM

I finally got around to filling out the form. smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 24 2010, 11:29 AM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 24 2010, 11:21 AM) *

I finally got around to filling out the form. smile.gif

HI MIke,

The form was received - thanks a million and I will see you next weekend for the recon mission!

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 24 2010, 11:31 AM

I just got the word my son Aric has to work so it's just me for the recon mission. The extra hand would have been nice but we'll handle it as planned.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 24 2010, 08:22 PM

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The struts are on their way. Should arrive in 2-3 days she said, via USPS. Good luck!
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Thanks very very much Mary, I will let you know when they arrive. I took the car on a 400 mile run this weekend and she performed awesomely. Definitely needs the struts though but other than a bulb and some headlights that like to turn themselves off once in awhile it was a pretty good trip. Also RobW has felt the desire to bump me from Rick's double dog dare up to a triple dog dare. It looks so far like there will be at least one other 914 in attendance other than Buttercup! beer3.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 24 2010, 08:48 PM

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The struts are on their way. Should arrive in 2-3 days she said, via USPS. Good luck!
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Thanks very very much Mary, I will let you know when they arrive. I took the car on a 400 mile run this weekend and she performed awesomely. Definitely needs the struts though but other than a bulb and some headlights that like to turn themselves off once in awhile it was a pretty good trip. Also RobW has felt the desire to bump me from Rick's double dog dare up to a triple dog dare. It looks so far like there will be at least one other 914 in attendance other than Buttercup! beer3.gif
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have ordered fabulous weather for the build weekend!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 25 2010, 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 24 2010, 11:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 24 2010, 11:21 AM) *

I finally got around to filling out the form. smile.gif

HI MIke,

The form was received - thanks a million and I will see you next weekend for the recon mission!



Did I send in the form? I think I did...... confused24.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 25 2010, 12:06 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 25 2010, 12:01 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 24 2010, 11:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 24 2010, 11:21 AM) *

I finally got around to filling out the form. smile.gif

HI MIke,

The form was received - thanks a million and I will see you next weekend for the recon mission!



Did I send in the form? I think I did...... confused24.gif


Yes sir - I have it here - you are done with that part of the process!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 25 2010, 12:08 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 25 2010, 12:06 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 25 2010, 12:01 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 24 2010, 11:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 24 2010, 11:21 AM) *

I finally got around to filling out the form. smile.gif

HI MIke,

The form was received - thanks a million and I will see you next weekend for the recon mission!



Did I send in the form? I think I did...... confused24.gif


Yes sir - I have it here - you are done with that part of the process!


When do I get my shirt and how do I order a second one for Betty?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 25 2010, 12:15 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 25 2010, 12:08 PM) *

When do I get my shirt and how do I order a second one for Betty?

We will be placing an order for the shirts after this weekend so they will be done by the build.

You can click on the link in my signature and send a PayPal to Rob Ways (PayPal = edwardblume) or fill out the form - but select shirt only under "Availability" on the form.

"I can't make the build - but I will help by buying a shirt"

Let me know if you have any questions!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 25 2010, 08:36 PM

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The struts are on their way. Should arrive in 2-3 days she said, via USPS. Good luck!
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Thanks very very much Mary, I will let you know when they arrive. I took the car on a 400 mile run this weekend and she performed awesomely. Definitely needs the struts though but other than a bulb and some headlights that like to turn themselves off once in awhile it was a pretty good trip. Also RobW has felt the desire to bump me from Rick's double dog dare up to a triple dog dare. It looks so far like there will be at least one other 914 in attendance other than Buttercup! beer3.gif
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have ordered fabulous weather for the build weekend!
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Struts arrived today Mary!! Car did great on it's first test roadtrip this weekend. I will hurry and get these installed and make a couple more runs then a valve adjustment and oil change and she should be ready for a Buttercup Double & Triple Dog Dare run!! driving.gif aktion035.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 27 2010, 05:31 PM

Buttercup is safely housed in Luke's shop, ready to meet all the wonderful 914World members at the Lee Cyr Memroial Build Off Classic Event! I'll be excited to put some new photos on in the next couple of days, as I start moving the mountain of parts from the body shop, and the boxes and boxes of parts from home. Sunny and 50 degrees today, we are hoping for at least that nice of weather when you arrive in Garden City! Attached ImageAttached Image

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 27 2010, 05:54 PM

There is still time for all 914 guys and girls to get in on the fun. Sign up info is on the first post and in Mike Moormans signature space. I'm not as cleaver as mike so I don't have it linked.. screwy.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 27 2010, 05:56 PM

Dont miss out on a chance to meet the (in)famous Dr. Evil happy11.gif

(shameless self promotion)

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 27 2010, 09:29 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Wondering that since Rick threw down the gauntlet with his double dog dare, if he is going to paint my car while I am there if I bring the paint. poke.gif slap.gif

p.s. You can make Rob do the prep work and tape it off since he tossed put the triple dog dare.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 27 2010, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 27 2010, 07:29 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Wondering that since Rick threw down the gauntlet with his double dog dare, if he is going to paint my car while I am there if I bring the paint. poke.gif slap.gif

p.s. You can make Rob do the prep work and tape it off since he tossed put the triple dog dare.



idea.gif whip[1].gif Get to work Rob! lol-2.gif lol-2.gif

Posted by: Gint Jan 27 2010, 09:52 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 27 2010, 04:31 PM) *
Sunny and 50 degrees today, we are hoping for at least that nice of weather when you arrive in Garden City!
I'm going to need a weather report Friday around noon Mary. We've got snow for tonight and it looks like it will hit southern KS as well. But by Friday the roads should be clear I hope. If so Rick and I can drive the quite comfy car (with no snow tires). Or dare I say it... maybe even a 914.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 27 2010, 10:11 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 27 2010, 07:52 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 27 2010, 04:31 PM) *
Sunny and 50 degrees today, we are hoping for at least that nice of weather when you arrive in Garden City!
I'm going to need a weather report Friday around noon Mary. We've got snow for tonight and it looks like it will hit southern KS as well. But by Friday the roads should be clear I hope. If so Rick and I can drive the quite comfy car (with no snow tires). Or dare I say it... maybe even a 914.



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Posted by: bandjoey Jan 29 2010, 12:41 PM

How many are on the Feb build?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 29 2010, 01:41 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jan 29 2010, 12:41 PM) *

How many are on the Feb build?

Great question!

We should be at 8 people on the car and maybe just as many (probably more) "Friends of Buttercup" in the support group.


Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 29 2010, 07:55 PM

Boxes, and boxes, and boxes of parts. One table is piled high with parts from 914World members. Bumpers, rocker panels, windshield, targa top, more boxes... Engine being delivered tomorrow... THREE kinds of home made cookies. Buttercup is as ready I know how to make her, for Rick, Mike and Mike. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!


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Posted by: bandjoey Jan 29 2010, 08:44 PM

Put out a final parts needed list next week and we'll see if we can bring anything. santa_smiley.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 29 2010, 09:33 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 29 2010, 07:55 PM) *

Boxes, and boxes, and boxes of parts. One table is piled high with parts from 914World members. Bumpers, rocker panels, windshield, targa top, more boxes... Engine being delivered tomorrow... THREE kinds of home made cookies. Buttercup is as ready I know how to make her, for Rick, Mike and Mike. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!


Mary,
Betty wants to know if there is a set of stainless steel fuel lines. After her engine fire, we consider them mandatory.


Posted by: RobW Jan 29 2010, 11:05 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 29 2010, 07:33 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 29 2010, 07:55 PM) *

Boxes, and boxes, and boxes of parts. One table is piled high with parts from 914World members. Bumpers, rocker panels, windshield, targa top, more boxes... Engine being delivered tomorrow... THREE kinds of home made cookies. Buttercup is as ready I know how to make her, for Rick, Mike and Mike. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!


Mary,
Betty wants to know if there is a set of stainless steel fuel lines. After her engine fire, we consider them mandatory.

Appreciated thanks.. my understanding is that there are custom steel brake lines installed in the center channel for fuel... thanks again!

Posted by: RobW Jan 29 2010, 11:07 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 27 2010, 07:45 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jan 27 2010, 07:29 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 16 2010, 12:41 AM) *

It would be nice to have a car there to eyeball as a reference. Oh ya, that's right. Not an issue. Ed, Dr. Evil and Clay will be there for sure. This is going to be a walk in the park.

Oh, But I double dog dare ya to drive one out! happy11.gif



Wondering that since Rick threw down the gauntlet with his double dog dare, if he is going to paint my car while I am there if I bring the paint. poke.gif slap.gif

p.s. You can make Rob do the prep work and tape it off since he tossed put the triple dog dare.



idea.gif whip[1].gif Get to work Rob! lol-2.gif lol-2.gif





You want me to do prep work? Yeah, that would come out really good! If you like the Partridge Family bus...

Posted by: Gint Jan 30 2010, 02:27 PM

We're trying to figure out exactly where these bright/fuzzy strips go. Obviously a left and right with a slight curve.

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Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 30 2010, 02:42 PM

Those go in the door on the outside of the window. The fuzzy strips are very expensive for what they are (Like $70 ea). They are to clean and protect the window. There are like 3 screws (that are usually rusted to poo) that go through the fuzz and hold the assembly on. They suck to install if the window is in place. The channel on top is for the window squeeqie seal.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 30 2010, 02:52 PM

The fuzzy part is # 914-531-957-10-OEM at Pelican and are $64.50 ea.

Posted by: Gint Jan 30 2010, 03:02 PM

Mike (Doc Evil), Mike, (Kansas 914) asks; "Do you have the steering wheel as well as the column?"

I think you guys are confusing the bottom part with the top pictured on top. We're trying to identify the top part.

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Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 30 2010, 03:36 PM

I still believe it is a door part.

I do not have the steering wheel, just the column assembly and I need a TS switch assembly still.

I also have the better drain plugs for her transmission smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 30 2010, 03:40 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 30 2010, 03:36 PM) *

I still believe it is a door part.

I do not have the steering wheel, just the column assembly and I need a TS switch assembly still.

I also have the better drain plugs for her transmission smile.gif

Thanks Doc,

Mary has the wheel - she is recovering it with leather.

I have your TS switch and will bring give you when you come out for the build.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 30 2010, 03:43 PM

Oh ya, thats right. What year is yoru car and what year is Mary's? There is a difference in certain years.

Posted by: Gint Jan 30 2010, 04:20 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 30 2010, 02:36 PM) *
I still believe it is a door part.
Yeah, that's the general consensus around here also. The question is, what door part and where how does it mount?

Posted by: Kirmizi Jan 30 2010, 04:47 PM

Window channel? Mounts inside the door?



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Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 30 2010, 04:50 PM

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Fuzz always goes towards the window wink.gif

Posted by: Sleepin Jan 30 2010, 04:54 PM

Sent you a text Gint, but is it this piece?




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Posted by: Gint Jan 30 2010, 06:01 PM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 30 2010, 03:54 PM) *
Sent you a text Gint, but is it this piece?
I got it, but I don't really do txt messages.

No, that's not the one. We have one of those for each side, but we also have this other one that I'm asking about. Look at the pic in post #226 in this thread. The bottom assembly in the picture is the same one that you've posted pics of. The top one is the one we can't figure out. Seeing your pic though, it may be the inner one. Wish we had a complete 914 to look at right about now.

Posted by: Sleepin Jan 30 2010, 08:02 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 30 2010, 05:01 PM) *

Wish we had a complete 914 to look at right about now.


Well if you would have drove one! dumbass.gif lol-2.gif

Posted by: sixnotfour Jan 30 2010, 08:18 PM

chevfordpontiac 50's maybe even chrysler

Posted by: Kirmizi Jan 30 2010, 10:35 PM

C'mon!!
Stop the suspense and tell us what the mystery part was and where it went!!
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Mike

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 30 2010, 10:49 PM

QUOTE(Kirmizi @ Jan 30 2010, 08:35 PM) *

C'mon!!
Stop the suspense and tell us what the mystery part was and where it went!!
idea.gif
Mike



OK we were not her to assemble the car but try to see what was needed for the build off.

I think I figured the part out. I think it goes here in place of the black rubber.


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Here is a diagram of how I think the part installed. Anyone have a chrome inner window trim at the top edge of their door panel? My 72 doesn't

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Anyone know if the felt is available?

Posted by: markb Jan 31 2010, 02:03 AM

The felt was still available the last time I checked.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 31 2010, 02:16 AM

Yes, see my post with the part number and price above rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Gint Jan 31 2010, 12:24 PM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 30 2010, 07:02 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 30 2010, 05:01 PM) *

Wish we had a complete 914 to look at right about now.


Well if you would have drove one! dumbass.gif lol-2.gif

For a guy that wasn't here with or without a 914, you shoot yer mouth off pretty good! poke.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 31 2010, 12:39 PM

I just got home from the build site and I must say it is going to be an exciting build.

Rick Ollah and Mike Ginter are amazing and we made great progress during the recon mission and the build should hit the streets running!

The engine and transaxle were delivered while we were there Saturday - just aching to be installed.

Just a few VERY short weeks left. Keep an eye on this thread for an updated parts needed list!

Posted by: Gint Jan 31 2010, 01:38 PM

We just got home 30 minutes ago. Just a shade over 5 hours from here. Not bad at all. We're going to watch the end of Daytona and then look at that window chanel fuzzy piece on my 914. Now where's that picture...

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 31 2010, 01:16 AM) *
Yes, see my post with the part number and price above rolleyes.gif
Don't gimme that rolleyes crap... poke.gif wink.gif No, you said outside and these obviously aren't outside. They may be inside, but I don't' know if the fuzzy strips are the same for both in and out anyway.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jan 31 2010, 01:43 PM

Saturday was an absolute BLAST, watching Rick, Mike and Mike make sense out of all those boxes of parts. And fire was exciting, too! Luke polished parts like crazy. This little car'll shine! A HUGE THANK YOU for everyone's time and talent on this project. biggrin.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 31 2010, 01:46 PM

I have compiled quite a list of things that need to be done prior to the event. I will get the info posted by Tuesday evening.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 31 2010, 01:46 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jan 31 2010, 01:43 PM) *

Saturday was an absolute BLAST, watching Rick, Mike and Mike make sense out of all those boxes of parts. And fire was exciting, too! Luke polished parts like crazy. This little car'll shine! A HUGE THANK YOU for everyone's time and talent on this project. biggrin.gif

I forgot about the fire! That was fun...

Thanks for the hospitality and all the food - it was non-stop eating. Are you mailing the leftover homemade ginger snaps to Gint?

See you soon!

Posted by: Gint Jan 31 2010, 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jan 31 2010, 12:46 PM) *
Are you mailing the leftover homemade ginger snaps to Gint?
Man those things were amazing. I'll do a monkeydance.gif if the mailman shoves those in the mailbox.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 31 2010, 02:00 PM

Oh ya! I started the lower bulkhead on fire while brazing the flapper door cable tube. That was exciting. huh.gif

Gint say's be sure to wrap them air tight he's likes his cookies soft. pizza.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 31 2010, 02:32 PM

Soon smile.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 31 2010, 07:44 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 31 2010, 12:24 PM) *

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Jan 30 2010, 07:02 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Jan 30 2010, 05:01 PM) *

Wish we had a complete 914 to look at right about now.


Well if you would have drove one! dumbass.gif lol-2.gif

For a guy that wasn't here with or without a 914, you shoot yer mouth off pretty good! poke.gif



Don't worry Gint, I am bringing a '73 that is mostly all original for you to use as reference.

Posted by: Gint Jan 31 2010, 10:14 PM

Rick and I looked at my car this afternoon. The part we originally asked about in this thread probably doesn't even belong to Mary's car. We can't find one like it on my car at all. Mike's (Kirmizi) pic shows the inner fuzzy. It does not have any brightwork on it and all years use the same part I believe.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 31 2010, 10:34 PM

Different due to year?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 1 2010, 07:36 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jan 31 2010, 10:34 PM) *

Different due to year?

I think it might be off another project in the body shop and got laid on the same table as Mary's parts. I kept saying "mine doesn't have that piece"... Now I think I know why.

Posted by: Gint Feb 1 2010, 07:44 AM

agree.gif I've looked at early and late doors. That part isn't on any of them.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 1 2010, 07:47 AM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 1 2010, 07:44 AM) *

agree.gif I've looked at early and late doors. That part isn't on any of them.

Even the little clips that hold the "fuzz" are all wrong - not used anywhere else on the car.

I put this down as mystery busted!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 1 2010, 06:47 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 1 2010, 05:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 1 2010, 07:44 AM) *

agree.gif I've looked at early and late doors. That part isn't on any of them.

Even the little clips that hold the "fuzz" are all wrong - not used anywhere else on the car.

I put this down as mystery busted!


agree.gif Had us second guessing our knowledge of the car though. I'm back home and will start going through my notes.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 3 2010, 09:39 PM

Not sure how this thread managed to slip half way down the second page but I'm not going to stand for it. I am looking forward to this and have a big stake in making it 620 miles in a teener in the winter. Therefore I am icon_bump.gif ing this bitch back to the top!! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 3 2010, 10:22 PM

I had to come looking for it anyway. wink.gif

Rick I don't want to edit your doc. Too many people updating a doc can be a big PITA.

I bumped this thread a day or so ago for the fresh air hoses. http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=70055
They are VW part numbers. Mary was going to see if she could pick these up at her trip to a VW parts establishment somewhere in Kansas (I forgot exactly where). The large tube fits from the air diverter valve into the interior.

Small tube - Bug - 113-255-291-DE
Large tube - Bus - 211-261-236

She also needs the lower targa seal, number 28, part #914 563 319 10. Not a show stopper, but the one she has has a major crack (almost in two pieces). As far as I know thay are still available, but I'm not sure if you have to go to Porsche or not.

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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 3 2010, 10:29 PM

This weekend may be fruitful for me as far as finding some parts smile.gif We shall see.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 3 2010, 11:43 PM

Should I just post the doc here?

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 3 2010, 11:48 PM

I dont see why not.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 12:02 AM

Build Off Notes

Bumper Section:

Mary to clean and paint fog light grilles

Mary to source the clips and screws for the fog light grilles

Parts needed:

Front and Rear Bumper Tops.
The ones at the shop are really not usable. The fasteners are rusted and snapped off.

Bumper Impact Guards:

Quantity 4 The ones at the garage have broken studs. February 4th update Two coming from (Kirmizi) Mike

New Qnty Bumper Guards needed Two



Dog Bones:

Need Two
Need attaching bolts. (hardware store item)


Front Lamp and Front Section:

Headlights:
Trim ring screws Qty: 6
Mary to locate these at an autobody supply store.
If not available sheet metal screw can be substituted at the last minute from the hardware store.

Mary to clean and paint the retractors and headlamp buckets grey. The hinges bolts and back up plates are with the headlamp units.

Need headlamp eyebrow rubber stay. We have 5 we need 6

Running Lights:

The lamps need to be cleaned. New bulbs should be sourced. FLAPS (Friendly local auto parts store)

Need one Amber Lens

Side Lights:

Minimum the gaskets are in very poor condition and need to be replaced. Unknown if these are available but good used should be.

Wiring looked good.
Horn:

Tested good

Cowl Blower:

Motor tested good


Need grommet for the driver side hose where it passes through the cowl.
Both sizes of cardboard hose. Mike G to source the part numbers.

Wiper Transmission:

Motor tested good, transmission not seized ready to install.

We need one black plastic weather cover for the jamb nut.

Washer squirters and hose intact

Seals:

Hood seal

Gas tank bulkhead seal

Gas Tank:

Mary to get the tank powder coated or painted along with the filler neck and expansion tank.

The filler neck gasket was with the filler neck as well as the bolts. The gasket looked to be cleanable and usable if a new one is not readily available. Also the float assembly is at the shop but was not tested.

Parts:

Need a Filter Sock February 4th from (Kirmizi) Mike

We need the clear plastic overflow tube

The cloth wrapped hose that goes from the expansion tank to the filler neck.

Sealant for the filler neck gasket float gasket and bolts. (question for Ed)

1/4 “ rubber in place of felt gas tank pads.

Fuel Line:

Fuel injection acceptable rubber fuel line. Can be sourced locally at the FLAPS.

Note: I’m concerned about the current hard lines installed in the tunnel. There are large compression nuts that require a flared fitting to be connected. These may cause clearance problems and possibly be hard to seal resulting in a fuel leak. I would suggest getting a line kit
from Chris Foley or someone that has a track record and has sourced the correct size and length lines with the correct bends to clear the engine as they exit the lower bulkhead.

Need the cloth wrapped hose that connected the charcoal canister to the engine. Several sections that connect the hard plastic vent hose sections.

Fuel Pump:

Tested good

Note: The pump was relocated to the front spare tire well at some point. It will need to either be moved to the back of the car or under the gas tank. I believe there was a mounting bracket but the isolators were broken as usual. Depending on what decision is made about where the pump will be located there will need to be wiring and fuel lines run. The is wire in Luke’s shop and a FLATS close by for hose and fuel injection clamps.


Brakes & Front Suspension

Need the brake reservoir.

Need to bleed the brakes. There are new lines in place.

Need Brake fluid.

Need Turbo Tie rod set. Need tools to change the tie rods.

Need dust boots for the struts. (missing)

Need to check all fasteners and set alignment with a tape measure.

Dash and Controls Section:

Need the heater control. The one in the car is bent and rusted.

There is a new fuse panel that needs to be swapped in.

The dash top and the upper and lower pad have been recovered. There is a filler strip that goes at the base of the windshield.

The one issue that may hamper the installation of the dash are the fasteners. I would suggest having people bring their bucket of bolts from a 914 car teardown if their driving. We need some missing fasteners.

Dr. Evil has the steering column.

The steering wheel is at the shop.

The gauges are at the shop.

Someone is sending a peddle set.

There is a throttle and Speedo cable at the garage. Is there a clutch cable?

Tunnel Floor

Need the piece of sheet metal for the shift rod firewall bushing. The new lower firewall did not have the shift rod bushing piece installed. This is normally welded in before the firewall is closed in. This will need to be fit and riveted in.

There may have to be a modification made to the length of tube sticking out of the fire will for the clutch cable. Also there will need to be some urethane calk used around the exiting tubes to seal the firewall.

Urethane calk can be purchased locally at the FLAPS.

Need the cable for the heater lever connected to the flapper door heater boxes.

Note: You may need to find a way to secure the heater lever cable tubes inside the tunnel. They are loose inside the tunnel.

Cone screws for the shifter.

Wiring looks to be strung correctly.

Note: The fuel lines are an issue as stated above.

Need the Pedal board (missing)

Need Dynamat for the floor and firewall.

The clutch tube may need to be repaired prior to installing the engine.

Need the heater cable

Windshield –Cockpit Weather Stripping

Need 5/6 setting tape and setting blocks.
There is windshield clips for the trim in place on the frame already.

The windshield trim is at the shop but will need to be carefully straightened.

There is a lower targa seal (top of the windshield frame under the three piece seal.) that is ripped in half.

The right “A” pillar trim that holds the rubber is missing.

I think door rubber is useable if it’s cleaned up. There are flecks of rust stuck to the rubber but they could be removed and cleaned off.

The body rubber in the door openings needs to be replaced.
I didn’t check the vertical glass seal on the targa bar.

Need one latch pillar vent. (round grille)

Doors

Need the left outer door handle.

Outer window belt line trim:

Mary to locate screws. Qty 6

I gave her a sample.

Need Right and Left side felt strips

Need the outer rubber wiper

Need the inner felt at the belt line.

The vent window rubber is in poor shape. These may be ok to install as is but this isn’t a part that is easy to change later. I would suggest replacing this part while the doors apart.

Mark is now reproducing these.

Need door jamb striker plate screws. Missing two.

Targa Bar

Targa bar rear trim is dented and painted black.

Need at least the vertical pieces with the trim screw. The lower securing clip is on the damaged trim in case the used replacement pieces don’t have the clip.

Need the setting tape and rubber blocks for the back glass.

Anyone see the rubber seal that locks into the base of the rear window and seals the engine lid?

The interior pads were recovered.

Engine and Transaxle

Need a vacuum line kit

Need to change the alternator. There is a better one in the garage.

Need exhaust nuts, copper flange gaskets and muffler gaskets

Need the flapper boxes for the heat exchangers

There is a good “T” bearing in the garage.

Need oil and transaxle lube.

Need axle flange gaskets.

There is a starter in the garage.

There is a new alternator wiring harness in the garage

Mary sent the ECU and harness to Jeff B to be tested.

Cheese head screws

There is a rust hole in the engine tin.
Need the left front corner piece of tin

Posted by: Kirmizi Feb 4 2010, 12:20 AM

Rick, on the parts needed list...
Bumper guards? Tits, yes?
Got a pair with solid studs. Driver's side has a 1" split along front/top.
Filter sock, strainer inside the tank? Got a new one sitting here.
I've also got a pair of late model (black) windshield squirters. No hose.
Let me know, I can snap some pics if you want.
They're yours if you want.
How bout the starter in the shop, is it good?
Mike

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 12:29 AM

QUOTE(Kirmizi @ Feb 3 2010, 10:20 PM) *

Rick, on the parts needed list...
Bumper guards? Tits, yes?

Yes, Tits LOL Blush

Got a pair with solid studs. Driver's side has a 1" split along front/top.


Filter sock, strainer inside the tank? Got a new one sitting here.

Cool!

I've also got a pair of late model (black) windshield squirters. No hose.
Let me know, I can snap some pics if you want.

The squirters with hose were with her car. Were good.

They're yours if you want.
How bout the starter in the shop, is it good?
Mike



Cool! We didn't test the starter. (tested everything else...) It looked fairly clean.

I'll put your name in the above post next to the items. Here is the Mailing address for the parts.

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379

Anyone else that has a loose part or two we have about a week before Mary needs to make a final new parts purchase for the build off.

You all are very kind souls.

Thank you.

Posted by: Kirmizi Feb 4 2010, 12:31 AM

Groovy!
What about the rest of the heating system?
Speaker grills? I'm digging through misc parts already...
Mike

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 12:44 AM

QUOTE(Kirmizi @ Feb 3 2010, 10:31 PM) *

Groovy!
What about the rest of the heating system?
Speaker grills? I'm digging through misc parts already...
Mike



We need heater flapper boxes. The ones in the engine compartment.

All the cowl stuff is good with the exception of the rubber grommet on the far driver side where the cardboard heat tube passes through. It's missing.

There are Morph speaker grilles and speakers with the car.

Posted by: lotus_65 Feb 4 2010, 04:40 AM

pm'd rick

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 4 2010, 07:18 AM

I have dog bones and probably the heater stuff. Will need to go to my storage and see what kind of shape. I also have tits. I will check list and make a parts run this weekend.


Donald

Posted by: Racer Chris Feb 4 2010, 07:42 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 4 2010, 01:02 AM) *

Fuel injection acceptable rubber fuel line. Can be sourced locally at the FLAPS.

Note: I’m concerned about the current hard lines installed in the tunnel. There are large compression nuts that require a flared fitting to be connected. These may cause clearance problems and possibly be hard to seal resulting in a fuel leak. I would suggest getting a line kit
from Chris Foley or someone that has a track record and has sourced the correct size and length lines with the correct bends to clear the engine as they exit the lower bulkhead.

I will be happy to donate a full set of stainless replacement lines for this project. smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 4 2010, 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Racer Chris @ Feb 4 2010, 07:42 AM) *

I will be happy to donate a full set of stainless replacement lines for this project. smile.gif

Again I am overwhelmed at the generosity of this group - 914World is the best.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 08:30 AM

Very cool! Hey Paul (lotus_65) did a google doc Spread sheet for us. Thanks Paul!


Anyone can access it and up date it. Contrary to popular belief I do have a job and need to work. This is a great way for everyone to make and track their own efforts to make this happen.

Here's my thought. I will post the link. If you have a contribution go ahead and post it here AND on the spread sheet. There are columns for tracking the part you are sending, your name, your screen name, the date you shipped the part and the method used to ship.

This will allow everyone to get on board. We have had some great effort already since the recon mission. I think after a week we will need to close down the spread sheet and send Mary a final parts order list. We need to allow plenty of time for shipping.

Thanks everyone for making a difference! biggrin.gif

Here's the link. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en


Remember: Ship your parts here!

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 08:35 AM

BTW: Here are a couple photos from the recon mission. You can see what were up against! screwy.gif biggrin.gif


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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 08:40 AM

Wish I would have take many more photos.


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 4 2010, 09:38 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 4 2010, 08:40 AM) *

Wish I would have take many more photos.

Notice Rick's Fire Extinguisher (water bottle)... biggrin.gif

It was a fun moment ("Fire in the hole - or tunnel as it were).

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 4 2010, 10:44 AM

You can get the cone screws at Ace Hardware. Mikey914 makes the lower targa seal #914-563-319-10 for $34 and is making the vent window seals.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 4 2010, 10:50 AM

Cone screws with the nylock in them? That is cool. I probably have a new set as well.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 4 2010, 10:50 AM

hwgunner (Jonathan) at GPR has offered us any new parts we need at cost and any used parts for free smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 02:19 PM

Very cool! Hey Paul (lotus_65) did a google doc Spread sheet for us. Thanks Paul!


Anyone can access it and up date it. Contrary to popular belief I do have a job and need to work. This is a great way for everyone to make and track their own efforts to make this happen.

Here's my thought. I will post the link. If you have a contribution go ahead and post it here AND on the spread sheet. There are columns for tracking the part you are sending, your name, your screen name, the date you shipped the part and the method used to ship.

This will allow everyone to get on board. We have had some great effort already since the recon mission. I think after a week we will need to close down the spread sheet and send Mary a final parts order list. We need to allow plenty of time for shipping.

Thanks everyone for making a difference!

Here's the link. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

Remember: Ship your parts here!

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379

Posted by: Gint Feb 4 2010, 02:37 PM

Giddyup! The maillady just surprised me. I won't have to worry about where to get cookies tonight. Thanks Mary! They're still soft. chowtime.gif beer3.gif (pretend that's milk)

The ginger snap cookies alone are worth the price of admission to the build off gang!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 4 2010, 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 4 2010, 02:37 PM) *

Giddyup! The maillady just surprised me. I won't have to worry about where to get cookies tonight. Thanks Mary! They're still soft. chowtime.gif beer3.gif (pretend that's milk)

The ginger snap cookies alone are worth the price of admission to the build off gang!

That is hilarious - I still remember you after your first bite drooley.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 4 2010, 12:42 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 4 2010, 02:37 PM) *

Giddyup! The maillady just surprised me. I won't have to worry about where to get cookies tonight. Thanks Mary! They're still soft. chowtime.gif beer3.gif (pretend that's milk)

The ginger snap cookies alone are worth the price of admission to the build off gang!

That is hilarious - I still remember you after your first bite drooley.gif


agree.gif Here's Mike! chowtime.gif Hey! these are gooodddmmmm... drooley.gif

WTG: Mary! laugh.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 4 2010, 05:16 PM

I have been so excited with the recent progress, but now I see Rick's list....oh, my.
A bit more info I can provide:
I have an email in regarding purchasing front and rear bumper tops. Website only listed one, not both...I am keeping my fingers crossed for a positive, quick response and will get them ordered ASAP.
I do have a new clutch cable (I heard you should carry spare cables!)
I am almost positive I bought dust boots for the struts: I'll check my invoices and do some digging. I suspect there are still some parts at the body shop.
I got the dynamat (or equiv) ordered from our local car audio guy. I should be able to get the "tub" done next week, he suggests leaving the doors for last.
Months ago I bought a part to repair the door handle....I'll look for that as well, when I get back to Kansas.
I bought the small diameter paper/aluminum hose locally, and am planning on a trip to a VW parts counter tomorrow for the larger size. I have the actual hose with me to HOPEFULLY avoid confusion. The telephone call with part number wasn't too successful....
I can't thank you all enough. I do promise that when I am not working on dynamat, or polishing parts in the next few weeks, I will be stockpiling cookies! And you haven't tasted my homemade bierocks! I also have barbecued beef and homemade chili planned. We plan a buffet of local Mexican food. I promise I'll feed you some great Kansas food, and you won't go hungry!
Thanks a million....

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 05:41 PM

Good News Mary! Hey, be sure to update the spread sheet Paul did when you have eliminated the items you may have. This will avoid duplicating efforts. We'll get this one step at a time.

Here's the link. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

Remember: Those of you that are inspired to make this happen and want to contribute ship your parts here!

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379

Posted by: Gint Feb 4 2010, 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 4 2010, 04:16 PM) *
I will be stockpiling cookies! And you haven't tasted my homemade bierocks! I also have barbecued beef and homemade chili planned. We plan a buffet of local Mexican food. I promise I'll feed you some great Kansas food, and you won't go hungry!
Thanks a million....
That's right... tease me! I don't get back from LA until Friday afternoon, but I might still drop in on Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 4 2010, 05:55 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 4 2010, 04:48 PM) *
That's right... tease me! I don't get back from LA until Friday afternoon, but I might still drop in on Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed.
You'll be sick of ginger snaps by then, but you might really like the salted nut roll bars.... and of course chocolate chip can't be beat. I promise you can take a batch home with you if you show up in GC!

Posted by: Gint Feb 4 2010, 05:57 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 4 2010, 04:55 PM) *
QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 4 2010, 04:48 PM) *
That's right... tease me! I don't get back from LA until Friday afternoon, but I might still drop in on Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed.
You'll be sick of ginger snaps by then, but you might really like the salted nut roll bars.... and of course chocolate chip can't be beat. I promise you can take a batch home with you if you show up in GC!
Never! Those things are awesome! But I like salted nut rolls too. I'll have to quit eating entirely afterward.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 4 2010, 08:38 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 4 2010, 05:55 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 4 2010, 04:48 PM) *
That's right... tease me! I don't get back from LA until Friday afternoon, but I might still drop in on Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed.
You'll be sick of ginger snaps by then, but you might really like the salted nut roll bars.... and of course chocolate chip can't be beat. I promise you can take a batch home with you if you show up in GC!



Might need choco chip for the 620 mile ride home in my teener just in case she breaks down. LOL

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 4 2010, 08:42 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 4 2010, 05:41 PM) *

Good News Mary! Hey, be sure to update the spread sheet Paul did when you have eliminated the items you may have. This will avoid duplicating efforts. We'll get this one step at a time.

Here's the link. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0At...MxS2c&hl=en


Remember: Those of you that are inspired to make this happen and want to contribute ship your parts here!

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379




Is there a trick to the link? All I get is the Google Docs homepage. I have an entire '73 (yellow) dismantled in a storage building. I have some of these parts you have mentioned.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 4 2010, 08:52 PM

Man, all my favorite foods! chowtime.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 4 2010, 10:05 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 4 2010, 06:42 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 4 2010, 05:41 PM) *

Good News Mary! Hey, be sure to update the spread sheet Paul did when you have eliminated the items you may have. This will avoid duplicating efforts. We'll get this one step at a time.

Here's the link. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

Remember: Those of you that are inspired to make this happen and want to contribute ship your parts here!

BUTTERCUP PARTS SHIP TO:
Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
620-272-4379




Is there a trick to the link? All I get is the Google Docs homepage. I have an entire '73 (yellow) dismantled in a storage building. I have some of these parts you have mentioned.


Crap, Something happened to the sheet. Paul (lotus_65) Made it maybe he can fix it for us. Sorry.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 4 2010, 10:10 PM

QUOTE
I do have a new clutch cable (I heard you should carry spare cables!)

yep, extra throttle and clutch are always a good plan. absolute mandatory in a VW wink.gif

damn ya'll are making me snacky tongue.gif

Posted by: lotus_65 Feb 5 2010, 03:55 AM

guy's, add the parts you can supply here too. i can transfer the info until i find the glitch.

ok,

linkey:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

something happened to the code. i sent it to you rick, maybe you could edit your post with it.

l8r

thefleur

Posted by: Gint Feb 5 2010, 07:24 AM

Mary,

You mentioned last Saturday that you'd like to upgrade to chrome bumpers, perhaps in the future. There are two new classified ads here for early front and rear bumpers that include bumper tops and fog light grills. They are a bit spendy at $400 each, but I thought I would point it out to you so you could have a look and determine if it's something you wanted to do right now. If you're interested I would ask for more pictures to verify the condition of the bumper tops. If you went this route it would also eliminate the need for bumper tops and pads.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=103492
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=103491

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 5 2010, 10:42 AM

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Posted by: Kirmizi Feb 5 2010, 02:32 PM

Box o'parts shipped and a icon_bump.gif
Mike

Posted by: Gint Feb 5 2010, 04:10 PM

Mike, send me a PM with the parts you sent and I'll update the spreadsheet.

Posted by: Kirmizi Feb 5 2010, 04:45 PM

PM sent. You gonna make it tomorrow?
Mike

Posted by: Gint Feb 5 2010, 04:57 PM

Working on a reply. Yeah, I'm in for tomorrow. If you hadn't already shipped those parts you you could have brought them down to me tomorrow. But you may have some more junk. Let me get that PM reply finished.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 5 2010, 08:00 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 5 2010, 07:24 AM) *
Mary,

You mentioned last Saturday that you'd like to upgrade to chrome bumpers, perhaps in the future. There are two new classified ads here for early front and rear bumpers that include bumper tops and fog light grills.

I appreciate the info. I have sent a note to Mikey/Mark to try and buy new bumper tops. I think I'll go in this direction for now. Shiny bumpers would be fun, but that isn't what Lee had... plus, if I ever buy them I'd like to see them before dropping $800...
THANKS!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 5 2010, 11:20 PM

QUOTE(lotus_65 @ Feb 5 2010, 03:55 AM) *

guy's, add the parts you can supply here too. i can transfer the info until i find the glitch.

ok,

linkey:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

something happened to the code. i sent it to you rick, maybe you could edit your post with it.

l8r

thefleur

Someone have a pic of heater items needed, I probably have these but need to know what to look for.


Shoe

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 5 2010, 11:33 PM

These are rusted and bent.

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 12:51 AM

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Second
I have them, I will check the condition of them when I go to my storage tomorrow.


Shoe

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 6 2010, 09:18 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 12:51 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 5 2010, 11:35 PM) *
Second
I have them, I will check the condition of them when I go to my storage tomorrow.


Shoe


That is DEFINITELY worth chocolate chip cookies for the road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 6 2010, 09:21 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 12:51 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 5 2010, 11:35 PM) *
Second
I have them, I will check the condition of them when I go to my storage tomorrow.


Shoe


Hi Shoe,

Do you have the flappers (right and left) that attach to the heat excahnegrs - Mary's are MIA...

SInce you were double (or trible) dog dared it might be owrth a doubel or triple batch of cookies. Did you hear about the ginger snaps??

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 11:40 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 6 2010, 09:21 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 12:51 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 5 2010, 11:35 PM) *
Second
I have them, I will check the condition of them when I go to my storage tomorrow.


Shoe


Hi Shoe,

Do you have the flappers (right and left) that attach to the heat excahnegrs - Mary's are MIA...

SInce you were double (or trible) dog dared it might be owrth a doubel or triple batch of cookies. Did you hear about the ginger snaps??


Most likely I do but not real familiar with the heater parts. Could you post a pic? I will be leaving in a few minutes headed to storage and I may call you while I am there to see if there is anything else you need.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM

Hi Mary,

I SEE YOU!!! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 6 2010, 11:59 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:40 AM) *


Most likely I do but not real familiar with the heater parts. Could you post a pic? I will be leaving in a few minutes headed to storage and I may call you while I am there to see if there is anything else you need.


Needing parts that are circled.

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 12:21 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:59 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:40 AM) *


Most likely I do but not real familiar with the heater parts. Could you post a pic? I will be leaving in a few minutes headed to storage and I may call you while I am there to see if there is anything else you need.


Needing parts that are circled.

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I have those, might need a little cleaning but I do definitely have them.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 6 2010, 12:24 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 12:21 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:59 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:40 AM) *


Most likely I do but not real familiar with the heater parts. Could you post a pic? I will be leaving in a few minutes headed to storage and I may call you while I am there to see if there is anything else you need.


Needing parts that are circled.

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I have those, might need a little cleaning but I do definitely have them.

Awesome - I will add it to the sreadsheet. We can clean and paint on site (I have a feeling it will be my job - I am pretty good with a wire wheel!)

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 12:30 PM

One thing about it, if I have enough parts in my car for Buttercup, if I break down on the way somebody will surely come rescue me even if it is just to get the parts. LOL

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 6 2010, 12:32 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 12:30 PM) *

One thing about it, if I have enough parts in my car for Buttercup, if I break down on the way somebody will surely come rescue me even if it is just to get the parts. LOL

The odds of you getting rescued is proportional to the amount of parts you are bringing! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 6 2010, 01:04 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:30 AM) *
One thing about it, if I have enough parts in my car for Buttercup, if I break down on the way somebody will surely come rescue me even if it is just to get the parts. LOL
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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 6 2010, 01:15 PM

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Posted by: ejm Feb 6 2010, 02:58 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 01:30 PM) *

One thing about it, if I have enough parts in my car for Buttercup, if I break down on the way somebody will surely come rescue me even if it is just to get the parts. LOL


Fixed it for you biggrin.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 6 2010, 03:04 PM

Every time I read an update in this thread and see that I laugh.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 08:32 PM

Got the struts you sent installed today Mary. Valve adjustment next week and a little tweaking and she is on her way to Garden City. Just in case you are wondering, the car in my avtar is the one I will be arriving in.

Posted by: klink Feb 6 2010, 08:49 PM

I checked the 'need list' and I think the injectors have been removed from the list. So I'm guessing you have a good set of injectors. If not, let me know. I've got some front bumper top rubbers, but they're not perfect. But if you need them let me know. I am a little amazed at how this project has grown legs. If everybody does just a little we could accomplish something great. Oh, and by the way, you guys that are on the front line of this project, you should be proud of yourselves.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 6 2010, 10:18 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 08:32 PM) *

Got the struts you sent installed today Mary. Valve adjustment next week and a little tweaking and she is on her way to Garden City. Just in case you are wondering, the car in my avtar is the one I will be arriving in.


TERRIFIC! Can't wait to see you both in Garden City!

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 6 2010, 10:32 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 6 2010, 12:04 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 6 2010, 11:30 AM) *
One thing about it, if I have enough parts in my car for Buttercup, if I break down on the way somebody will surely come rescue me even if it is just to get the parts. LOL
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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 6 2010, 11:00 PM

I am sure I have good vent window rubber if I grab the right pieces. May have felt strips for windows also. Trip to storage was postponed til tomorrow before the game. Mike(Kansas914), if you are going to be near a phone I will call you from storage and you can tell me what all we are looking for.


Shoe

Posted by: RobW Feb 7 2010, 01:46 PM

Here's what I've got together...


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Posted by: RobW Feb 7 2010, 01:47 PM

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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 7 2010, 02:57 PM

The list filled up very nicely today!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 03:31 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 7 2010, 01:47 PM) *

+1

Great parts - thanks Rob!

Here is the link again: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 7 2010, 03:31 PM

I'll get the exhaust nuts, copper flange gaskets, muffler gaskets & cv joint gaskets.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 03:32 PM

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 7 2010, 03:31 PM) *

I'll get the exhaust nuts, copper flange gaskets, muffler gaskets & cv joint gaskets.


Thanks Carrie!

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 7 2010, 03:48 PM

Does Mary have any valve cover gaskets? I stumbled across several sets when I went to dig out the cv joint gaskets.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 04:00 PM

I will try to add a pic of the items I scored today later after the game. I did notice a couple of other items that I should have grabbed. Sorry, hard to concentrate when you leave a pissy red headed woman in the truck for an hour while you dig through parts. Just reminds me of why I choose to stay single.

Carrie, I have the 4 copper gaskets sitting right here if you don't already have them.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 04:02 PM

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 7 2010, 03:48 PM) *

Does Mary have any valve cover gaskets? I stumbled across several sets when I went to dig out the cv joint gaskets.

The motor is all rebuilt and delivered so I am going to asssume she is good on valve cover gaskets - thanks!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 04:07 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 7 2010, 04:02 PM) *

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 7 2010, 03:48 PM) *

Does Mary have any valve cover gaskets? I stumbled across several sets when I went to dig out the cv joint gaskets.

The motor is all rebuilt and delivered so I am going to asssume she is good on valve cover gaskets - thanks!



She will need another set of valve cover gaskets for when they do the first valve adjustment after getting some break in miles on it.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 04:09 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 7 2010, 04:07 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 7 2010, 04:02 PM) *

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 7 2010, 03:48 PM) *

Does Mary have any valve cover gaskets? I stumbled across several sets when I went to dig out the cv joint gaskets.

The motor is all rebuilt and delivered so I am going to asssume she is good on valve cover gaskets - thanks!



She will need another set of valve cover gaskets for when they do the first valve adjustment after getting some break in miles on it.

Donald,

GOOD POINT! Carrie - that would be great if you have the valve cover gaskets.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 04:26 PM

Pics of my stash in about 5 mins. Figured I'd never do it after the game so did it now.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 04:33 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 7 2010, 04:26 PM) *

Pics of my stash in about 5 mins. Figured I'd never do it after the game so did it now.

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Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 7 2010, 04:40 PM

Donald,

That's great. I was going to get the copper gaskets tomorrow because I couldn't find where the spares went. smile.gif It must be the opossums, fault. laugh.gif

Have the CV bolt washers been gotten? We have the oil and transmission fluid. The oil is a case of Brad Penn and the transmission fluid is SwepCo 201.

It might be easier for someone to pick it up on their way to the event instead of shipping it.

Posted by: RobW Feb 7 2010, 04:46 PM

Did you source 2.0 lub bolts.. I think I have 7 of the 16 of them.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 7 2010, 04:50 PM

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Did you source 2.0 lub bolts.. I think I have 7 of the 16 of them.

No we do not have the 2.0 lug bolts. I think Wayne had a few but said they are ugly - I'll take ugly over none any day!

Posted by: RobW Feb 7 2010, 09:53 PM

7 2.0 lugs on the way...

I did lose the fuel pump rubber mount though.. one side is fused on rusted...

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 10:00 PM

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 10:37 PM

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 7 2010, 04:26 PM) *

Pics of my stash in about 5 mins. Figured I'd never do it after the game so did it now.



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A pillar pieces I think

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bumper boobs

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pedal board and dog bones

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T-tubes

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Heater control

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side markers

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wing window rubber

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wing window rubber

Crap, I made them too small. Let me see if I can fix them.


Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 7 2010, 10:42 PM

Dang, ya'll sure found a lot of the needed parts smile.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 7 2010, 10:50 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 7 2010, 10:42 PM) *

Dang, ya'll sure found a lot of the needed parts smile.gif



I was gonna trade all of my spares to you for a tranny build for my autoX car, but since you are quitting trannies, I gave them to ButterCup! confused24.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 8 2010, 05:51 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 7 2010, 10:37 PM) *


Stash

A pillar pieces I think
bumper boobs
pedal board and dog bones
T-tubes
Heater control
side markers
wing window rubber

Donald - super score - thanks so much!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 8 2010, 07:08 AM

Buttercup extends a BIG thank you!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 8 2010, 09:56 AM

All the parts & fluid is on order, I'll pick them up in a day or two depending on the weather. biggrin.gif

It's almost blizzard conditions out there.

Posted by: RobW Feb 8 2010, 04:14 PM

My box o parts are shipped via USPS today... good luck with the build!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 8 2010, 06:24 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 8 2010, 04:14 PM) *

My box o parts are shipped via USPS today... good luck with the build!



You should have packed your chubby lil ass in the box too. How the hell you gonna triple dog dare somebody and then not even show up yourself! WTF.gif confused24.gif poke.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 8 2010, 07:02 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 8 2010, 04:24 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 8 2010, 04:14 PM) *

My box o parts are shipped via USPS today... good luck with the build!



You should have packed your chubby lil ass in the box too. How the hell you gonna triple dog dare somebody and then not even show up yourself! WTF.gif confused24.gif poke.gif



Oooo that's harsh... huh.gif Hey now, Rob has very small children. I have been where he is. The kids do not like when daddy leaves and let mom know every chance they get all weekend loooong. shades.gif Even the best kids do it.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 8 2010, 07:26 PM

Oooo that's harsh... huh.gif Hey now, Rob has very small children. I have been where he is. The kids do not like when daddy leaves and let mom know every chance they get all weekend loooong. shades.gif Even the best kids do it.
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But...but, it is his motor that is powering my car up there. I even went out in the elements today to make sure she was worthy in case I ran into inclement weather during the trip.

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notice the ButterCup yellow engine lid.? I have the orange one but the yellow makes the trip as a tribute to ButterCup.

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Guess I will have to throw a cheap paint job on it since Rob won't be there to do the prep work on it. slap.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 8 2010, 07:34 PM

Holy crap! You guys got nailed! w00t.gif Sheeze I hope that crap melts!

Posted by: RobW Feb 8 2010, 09:26 PM

After seeing that snow, I quadruple dog dare you.... cheer.gif cheer.gif Alaska sled style pack o dog dare you... cheer.gif cheer.gif

But seriously, it would be a personal honor to participate in the build for Mary and her family. I know what things like this mean to everyone who can make it... and the experience will stay with you...

Its the 914 mystique for sure... aktion035.gif


Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 9 2010, 12:11 AM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 8 2010, 09:26 PM) *

After seeing that snow, I quadruple dog dare you.... cheer.gif cheer.gif Alaska sled style pack o dog dare you... cheer.gif cheer.gif

But seriously, it would be a personal honor to participate in the build for Mary and her family. I know what things like this mean to everyone who can make it... and the experience will stay with you...

Its the 914 mystique for sure... aktion035.gif



I know you would be there if you could. You will be there in spirit and I will even consume your share of the food chowtime.gif and beer beer3.gif along with mine so they will think you are there. If we all get a turn around the block in Butter Cup driving.gif I will make 2 laps, one for me and one for you. aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 9 2010, 04:45 AM

cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif
I am cheering ALL of you guys..... so much thought, energy, and money is going in to this Build. There is no way Buttercup would ever had made it this far without all of you.
Can't wait to see that yellow engine lid! biggrin.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 9 2010, 07:35 AM

Do we have a head count yet of how many will be there. I have something in the works and kind of need to know. At least a real close estimate.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 9 2010, 10:50 AM

Hows the defrost working? Better pak in plenty of Jack Daniels antifreeze in case you get stuck, and Pray for early spring.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 9 2010, 10:57 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 9 2010, 07:35 AM) *

Do we have a head count yet of how many will be there. I have something in the works and kind of need to know. At least a real close estimate.

I think there will be 8 working on the car including you with a rumor that Mike Ginter might make the trip down on Saturday (up to 9).

Mary also has family and friends that will be in attendance that could add another 8 or so to the total.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 9 2010, 07:28 PM

Wayne and I will be pulling in about 6am on Saturday. We need directions - address for google maps- , a name of a place to get breakfast, and the time we can get into the garage.

Don, your heater control looks kinda grungy...could be the photo...I have a really nice looking one I'll bring along so we can pick the best one.

Anyone out there with know how on setting up a web cam link, I can set up my laptop with camera and just turn it on for the viewing audience.

I also have a complete set of bolts/nuts/tabs for the dash I'm looking for to bring. Just have to find which bucket they're in.

Do we need shop rags? Orange handcleaner? Rubber gloves? blow up dolls?





Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 9 2010, 07:49 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 9 2010, 07:28 PM) *

Wayne and I will be pulling in about 6am on Saturday. We need directions - address for google maps- , a name of a place to get breakfast, and the time we can get into the garage.

Don, your heater control looks kinda grungy...could be the photo...I have a really nice looking one I'll bring along so we can pick the best one.

Anyone out there with know how on setting up a web cam link, I can set up my laptop with camera and just turn it on for the viewing audience.

I also have a complete set of bolts/nuts/tabs for the dash I'm looking for to bring. Just have to find which bucket they're in.

Do we need shop rags? Orange handcleaner? Rubber gloves? blow up dolls?


Call me on my cell when you are getting close, and I'll meet you. 620-272-4379
The best place to eat breakfast will be the Clarion, or IHOP ( I didn't think it was too great....) Luke & Rena's shop is on South Main.
I will post a map shortly.
I have shop rags, orange handcleaner, and rubber gloves. Anything else you think of, let me know and I'll go shopping. Oh, and LOTS of cookies! Lots of beef, too... this is cattle country!

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 9 2010, 08:00 PM

BEEF COOKIES! chowtime.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 9 2010, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 9 2010, 07:28 PM) *


Anyone out there with know how on setting up a web cam link, I can set up my laptop with camera and just turn it on for the viewing audience.

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Got Skype on that laptop? That makes it easy but is limited to a single remote connection at a time.

I will bring a laptop with webcam as well. There is wireless in the building but the router is a long way away and a stee wall between the two makes getting a signal an issue.

There is a small chance I can get a camera web server with 4 cameras on the router and port forward it. That unit allows 25 or so simultaneous users but really likes a static IP (maybe a little DDNS program will solve that)

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 9 2010, 08:40 PM

My Dad and I found a shortcut around Dodge City because we both dislike it a lot.

Going to Mary's from Wichita, turn onto Saddle Rd/Fort Ensign Rd at Ford and Take it all the way to Ensign. Merge onto Highway 56. You'll be going LEFT (gentle Southwest curve). Turn NORTH onto Highway 23. At Cimarron, turn back onto Highway 400/50 going West.

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=dodge+city,+ks&fb=1&gl=us&ei=khlyS-uXC5ugMqjT1IMB&ved=0CBcQpQY&hl=en&view=map&geocode=Fd4PQAIdSdwJ-g&split=0&hq=&hnear=Dodge+City,+Ford,+Kansas&ll=37.702294,-100.132141&spn=0.496548,1.234589&z=10&iwloc=A

Congratulations! smilie_pokal.gif You saved 30mins or more not going through Dodge and running the very high risk of getting pulled over.

Gas is available at Ford & Cimarron.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 9 2010, 10:26 PM

I pulled the fog light switch from the hulk in my storage garage. I'll get it shipped.

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Also I was reviewing my notes and photos. Anyone have a good set of vertical sail trim? The ones at the shop are painted trim black and very dented. Here's a photo of what I'm looking for. The ones on my hulk are also dented.

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 10 2010, 06:33 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 9 2010, 08:00 PM) *

BEEF COOKIES! chowtime.gif


We LOVE beef, but maybe not that much...... confused24.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 10 2010, 07:08 AM

I will be in Thursday night around 10.

What time are we starting on Friday? I need to know what time to be up and out of bed.


Also, If you can get me a list of the parts you need new, I will be going by Zims on Friday, and can get them shipped quickly.


Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 10 2010, 07:17 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 10 2010, 07:08 AM) *

I will be in Thursday night around 10.

What time are we starting on Friday? I need to know what time to be up and out of bed.


Also, If you can get me a list of the parts you need new, I will be going by Zims on Friday, and can get them shipped quickly.

Hi Clay,

Here is a link to the latest parts needed page: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

don't know where to source some of these parts...

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 10 2010, 07:54 AM

I added some comments, and some parts that I know I have.


Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 10 2010, 08:12 AM

Does anyone have a heater pull cable?

It attaches to the flappers and loops thru the heater control handle in the cockpit.

Looks like #59
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Posted by: bandjoey Feb 10 2010, 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 9 2010, 08:22 PM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 9 2010, 07:28 PM) *


Anyone out there with know how on setting up a web cam link, I can set up my laptop with camera and just turn it on for the viewing audience.

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Got Skype on that laptop? That makes it easy but is limited to a single remote connection at a time.

I will bring a laptop with webcam as well. There is wireless in the building but the router is a long way away and a stee wall between the two makes getting a signal an issue.

There is a small chance I can get a camera web server with 4 cameras on the router and port forward it. That unit allows 25 or so simultaneous users but really likes a static IP (maybe a little DDNS program will solve that)



Don't use it but skype's there. See ya there.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 10 2010, 02:54 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 10 2010, 08:12 AM) *

Does anyone have a heater pull cable?

It attaches to the flappers and loops thru the heater control handle in the cockpit.

Looks like #59
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Nope... that part is NLA. I tried to get one when I did my car.

Get picture hanging wire from the hardware store. It works fine.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 10 2010, 03:02 PM

It needs to be more rigid than pic wire. But, a similar material can be gotten in town, I bet.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 10 2010, 03:05 PM

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It needs to be more rigid than pic wire. But, a similar material can be gotten in town, I bet.

Just found this: Auto Atlanta has it in the catalog for $22. Whether they have it in stock is not known.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 10 2010, 03:06 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 10 2010, 03:05 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 10 2010, 03:02 PM) *

It needs to be more rigid than pic wire. But, a similar material can be gotten in town, I bet.

Just found this: Auto Atlanta has it in the catalog for $22. Whether they have it in stock is not known.



I actually used a fairly thick picture wire. No problems so far. It only pulls, so no issues with flexibility.

Posted by: hwgunner Feb 10 2010, 03:15 PM

still waiting for a list. Any new parts at cost. Let me know.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 10 2010, 04:54 PM

QUOTE(hwgunner @ Feb 10 2010, 03:15 PM) *

still waiting for a list. Any new parts at cost. Let me know.

Thanks Jonathan!

I have a parts needed list:

1.7L vacuum lines complete
Turbo Tie Ends
Heater Pull Cable to flappers
20 Windshield clips
Rear Window Setting tape/blocks

What am I missing????

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 10 2010, 05:44 PM

AP said she would get some of the gaskets and such, but here is the list I made from the main list.

Axle flange gaskets
Copper exhaust nuts x8
Muffler gaskets
exhaust head gaskets
Turbo tie rod set
Cone screws x2
Seal atop the windshield under the targa seal.
L and R door window felt strips
Side marker gaskets


Mark (Mikey914) said he is sending a care package of seals and that he would have bumper tops for front and rear next week. Not sure if in time, but they are not necessary to make the car go. I will be happy if only non essential stuff is left that Mary can do with our guidance smile.gif However, I am shooting for completion.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 10 2010, 05:55 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 10 2010, 03:44 PM) *

AP said she would get some of the gaskets and such, but here is the list I made from the main list.

Axle flange gaskets
Copper exhaust nuts x8
Muffler gaskets
exhaust head gaskets
Turbo tie rod set
Cone screws x2
Seal atop the windshield under the targa seal.
L and R door window felt strips
Side marker gaskets


Mark (Mikey914) said he is sending a care package of seals and that he would have bumper tops for front and rear next week. Not sure if in time, but they are not necessary to make the car go. I will be happy if only non essential stuff is left that Mary can do with our guidance smile.gif However, I am shooting for completion.



I agree, and actually had a conversation with Mary last Saturday about completion.

I told her anything left would likely be easy for her to complete with our help by posting photos and asking questions.

Shoot for the moon though!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 10 2010, 05:57 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 10 2010, 05:44 PM) *

Mark (Mikey914) said he is sending a care package of seals and that he would have bumper tops for front and rear next week. Not sure if in time, but they are not necessary to make the car go. I will be happy if only non essential stuff is left that Mary can do with our guidance smile.gif However, I am shooting for completion.

I offered Mary my new inbox Mikey914 bumper tops until he has new ones made (the blizzard back East may delay him getting some raw product). I have both front and rear that have never been out of the box.

I bought mine for the '72 that is still in paint & body - it could be awhile before it comes home - weeks anyway.

Posted by: Mikey914 Feb 10 2010, 06:13 PM

I can throw one of these in the care package no problem.
-Seal atop the windshield under the targa seal.
It's going out tomorrow, and the bumpers I'll do my best to get there ASAP.


Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 10 2010, 06:15 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Feb 10 2010, 04:13 PM) *

I can throw one of these in the care package no problem.
-Seal atop the windshield under the targa seal.
It's going out tomorrow, and the bumpers I'll do my best to get there ASAP.


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Posted by: hwgunner Feb 10 2010, 07:26 PM

Getting late here but i will get everyting together tomorrow that I can and then post what i have and will get. Let me know if there is anything else.

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 10 2010, 08:41 PM

I'm getting:

Axle flange gaskets x4
Copper exhaust nuts x8
Muffler gaskets
exhaust head gaskets
Axle bolt washers x16
Transmission oil
Engine Oil
Brake Fluid
Extra set of valve cover gaskets for the 1st adjustment

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 10 2010, 09:14 PM

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 10 2010, 06:41 PM) *

I'm getting:

Axle flange gaskets x4
Copper exhaust nuts x8
Muffler gaskets
exhaust head gaskets
Axle bolt washers x16
Transmission oil
Engine Oil
Brake Fluid
Extra set of valve cover gaskets for the 1st adjustment


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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 10 2010, 09:28 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 10 2010, 09:14 PM) *

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 10 2010, 06:41 PM) *

I'm getting:

Axle flange gaskets x4
Copper exhaust nuts x8
Muffler gaskets
exhaust head gaskets
Axle bolt washers x16
Transmission oil
Engine Oil
Brake Fluid
Extra set of valve cover gaskets for the 1st adjustment


boldblue.gif burnout.gif driving-girl.gif



Okay, I thought I was bringing the copper exhaust head gaskets but if you are bringing them I will unpack mine.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 10 2010, 09:32 PM

If all goes well I will be leaving Thursday evening after work and driving all night to get there by Friday morning. I still need a roomie for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if anyone is staying over Sunday night. If not I might just bring a tent and a sleeping bag if I can squeeze them into the car.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 10 2010, 09:36 PM

I thought I would supply the CV bolts and washers. It is kind of my thing wink.gif

I'll even wire them.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 10 2010, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 10 2010, 10:32 PM) *

If all goes well I will be leaving Thursday evening after work and driving all night to get there by Friday morning. I still need a roomie for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if anyone is staying over Sunday night. If not I might just bring a tent and a sleeping bag if I can squeeze them into the car.


Dude, bring a sleeping bag and stay at the shop. I would crash at the shop if I had room for a bag in my luggage. Easy to get up and get back to work wink.gif Or, there is always the floor in mine and Ed's room. If Ed is cool with it so am I. I will have to get ear plugs, that's all.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 11 2010, 02:26 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 10 2010, 09:45 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 10 2010, 10:32 PM) *

If all goes well I will be leaving Thursday evening after work and driving all night to get there by Friday morning. I still need a roomie for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if anyone is staying over Sunday night. If not I might just bring a tent and a sleeping bag if I can squeeze them into the car.


Dude, bring a sleeping bag and stay at the shop. I would crash at the shop if I had room for a bag in my luggage. Easy to get up and get back to work wink.gif Or, there is always the floor in mine and Ed's room. If Ed is cool with it so am I. I will have to get ear plugs, that's all.


Clarion will provide a roll out bed, I am quite sure. I will confirm that today. An option....

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 11 2010, 03:22 AM

A reminder: each room is supposed to come with two drink tickets each night. They normally don't give them out on the weekends. Just tell them Samy ok'd this, and make sure they charge the special rate of $75/night + tax.
THANK YOU for coming to Garden City!

Posted by: Cevan Feb 11 2010, 07:27 AM

Do you still need the rear targa bar trim? I have one that has the typical crack in the middle but otherwise is in nice shape.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 11 2010, 07:36 AM

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Do you still need the rear targa bar trim? I have one that has the typical crack in the middle but otherwise is in nice shape.

Are you talking about #3 in the image?

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Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 11 2010, 09:33 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 10 2010, 09:45 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 10 2010, 10:32 PM) *

If all goes well I will be leaving Thursday evening after work and driving all night to get there by Friday morning. I still need a roomie for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if anyone is staying over Sunday night. If not I might just bring a tent and a sleeping bag if I can squeeze them into the car.


Dude, bring a sleeping bag and stay at the shop. I would crash at the shop if I had room for a bag in my luggage. Easy to get up and get back to work wink.gif Or, there is always the floor in mine and Ed's room. If Ed is cool with it so am I. I will have to get ear plugs, that's all.


you can crash in our room too, Don. it's all good.

Posted by: Cevan Feb 11 2010, 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 11 2010, 08:36 AM) *

QUOTE(Cevan @ Feb 11 2010, 07:27 AM) *

Do you still need the rear targa bar trim? I have one that has the typical crack in the middle but otherwise is in nice shape.

Are you talking about #3 in the image?

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Ahh, I think you're right. It looks like it's the chrome exterior trim that's needed. I think I have #1 in the picture. Is this the one that's needed?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 11 2010, 11:02 AM

QUOTE(Cevan @ Feb 11 2010, 10:58 AM) *

Ahh, I think you're right. It looks like it's the chrome exterior trim that's needed. I think I have #1 in the picture. Is this the one that's needed?

Hopefully Rick will chime in - he had a better look at those pieces than I did.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 11 2010, 11:27 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 11 2010, 09:02 AM) *

QUOTE(Cevan @ Feb 11 2010, 10:58 AM) *

Ahh, I think you're right. It looks like it's the chrome exterior trim that's needed. I think I have #1 in the picture. Is this the one that's needed?

Hopefully Rick will chime in - he had a better look at those pieces than I did.



Sorry, Busy last several days here and it's not getting better...

Part 1) It was painted trim black. This is a heavier piece of trim so it can be cleaned and buffed I think.

Part 3) both sides are dented and bent. If someone has one I would suggest replacing these now.

Part 8) Is the rubber spacer block. I don't recall seeing those but a peice of carefully fitted vacum hose can be used.

Part 6) is also a spacer and seal for the attaching clip. Something needs to be fashioned to prevent overpulling the clip and causing the anodizing to fracture.

Be sure to use a small lump of windsheild buttle on the under side to cover the nut and threads on the clip.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 11 2010, 12:34 PM

I'll bring alone #3. Mine are dented some, but we can pick the best of the pair. #8 rubber spacer is just that. Pick up a box of assorted rubber faucet washers or some small rubber hose and we can build up a rubber block out of that.

Anyone thinking of an alternate spring time date..just in case..and how far ahead will it be called in case of impassable weather? We're picking up 6" of snow today. I've not seen this much snow here since the 70's. It's the curse of global warming thank you Mr Gore bootyshake.gif !

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 11 2010, 01:03 PM

Just checked the forecast for next weekend. Temps in the mid to upper 40s. Sunshine on Saturday! (only a 10% chance of a 4 letter word on Friday)
I'm glad we don't live on the east coast... they may be digging out for the next month.....

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 11 2010, 01:07 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 11 2010, 12:34 PM) *

We're picking up 6" of snow today. I've not seen this much snow here since the 70's. It's the curse of global warming thank you Mr Gore bootyshake.gif !

Yeah - you guys are getting hammered. It is sunny and clear in Kansas today - weird - like the world is upside down or something! It is even cool at Daytona today - the Duels are starting any minute...

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 11 2010, 02:14 PM

My car is buried. dry.gif I have a good 30-45min of digging before I can go anywhere.

Posted by: RobW Feb 11 2010, 10:50 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 11 2010, 12:14 PM) *

My car is buried. dry.gif I have a good 30-45min of digging before I can go anywhere.


Bummer... mad.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 12 2010, 08:14 AM

Getting closer! This time next week there wil be some serious action being taken in the 914WORLD. smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif welder.gif clap23.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 12 2010, 10:35 AM

Does anyone have one of the rubber parts that hold the eyebrow to the body? The eyebrow is #9 in the picture below and uses 2 on one side and 1 on the narrower side. 3 are needed for each eyebrow (total of 6) and we have 5...

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 12 2010, 08:08 PM

I got the gas tank and accessories back from the powder coat shop. They look FABULOUS! And I learned how to use the beadblaster booth yesterday. I had a BLAST! I may have found a new hobby......


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 12 2010, 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 12 2010, 08:08 PM) *

I got the gas tank and accessories back from the powder coat shop. They look FABULOUS! And I learned how to use the beadblaster booth yesterday. I had a BLAST! I may have found a new hobby......

Now that is a work of art! drooley.gif

This build is going to be GREAT!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 12 2010, 09:55 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 12 2010, 06:12 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 12 2010, 08:08 PM) *

I got the gas tank and accessories back from the powder coat shop. They look FABULOUS! And I learned how to use the beadblaster booth yesterday. I had a BLAST! I may have found a new hobby......

Now that is a work of art! drooley.gif

This build is going to be GREAT!



Looks Nice! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 12 2010, 11:12 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 12 2010, 09:35 AM) *

Does anyone have one of the rubber parts that hold the eyebrow to the body? The eyebrow is #9 in the picture below and uses 2 on one side and 1 on the narrower side. 3 are needed for each eyebrow (total of 6) and we have 5...

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Thanks!


I will look. They are hard to find, that is for sure. I am sure I have a couple...but finding them in this mess..... we need a cleaning event for my garage!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 12 2010, 11:40 PM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Feb 12 2010, 09:12 PM) *

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 12 2010, 09:35 AM) *

Does anyone have one of the rubber parts that hold the eyebrow to the body? The eyebrow is #9 in the picture below and uses 2 on one side and 1 on the narrower side. 3 are needed for each eyebrow (total of 6) and we have 5...

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Thanks!


I will look. They are hard to find, that is for sure. I am sure I have a couple...but finding them in this mess..... we need a cleaning event for my garage!



That would be great if you can find one. We are only missing one.

Posted by: oldschool Feb 12 2010, 11:51 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 9 2010, 06:22 PM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 9 2010, 07:28 PM) *


Anyone out there with know how on setting up a web cam link, I can set up my laptop with camera and just turn it on for the viewing audience.

/
Got Skype on that laptop? That makes it easy but is limited to a single remote connection at a time.

I will bring a laptop with webcam as well. There is wireless in the building but the router is a long way away and a stee wall between the two makes getting a signal an issue.

There is a small chance I can get a camera web server with 4 cameras on the router and port forward it. That unit allows 25 or so simultaneous users but really likes a static IP (maybe a little DDNS program will solve that)

please let me know if your going to skype?

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 13 2010, 12:05 AM

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I will drop a nipple in the mail..... blink.gif


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Posted by: Doug Leggins Feb 13 2010, 07:24 AM

Are there parts still needed? If so, where is the list?

Posted by: RobW Feb 13 2010, 07:31 AM

Here is the link again:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en


Thanks!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 13 2010, 10:50 AM

This is the last weekend for the Build Off!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 14 2010, 11:59 PM

Car is at the shop getting a valve adjustment and final inspection. Hope to have it back by teusday night. Start packing it up Wed and plan to leave right after work Thursday. With good weather and lots of luck and caffiene I will be in Garden City Friday morning. driving.gif aktion035.gif


p.s., you guys really didn't need to know that, was just looking for an excuse to move this thread back to the top.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 15 2010, 12:11 AM

Ya, but you will be useless on Fri. Take your time wink.gif You can sleep in on Fri and join us after you nap.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 15 2010, 07:27 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 15 2010, 12:11 AM) *

Ya, but you will be useless on Fri. Take your time wink.gif You can sleep in on Fri and join us after you nap.

Good idea ("join us after you nap") - perhaps you can lead the second shift!

ps: You might be the only one on second shift... lol-2.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 15 2010, 10:45 AM

Got to work this morning & found a package from a special lady. All I will say is mmmm, damn good cookie!!!


Many thanks,
Donald.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 15 2010, 10:46 AM

Got to work this morning & found a package from a special lady. All I will say is mmmm, damn good cookie!!!


Many thanks,
Donald.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 15 2010, 10:46 AM

Got to work this morning & found a package from a special lady. All I will say is mmmm, damn good cookie!!!


Many thanks,
Donald.

Posted by: ejm Feb 15 2010, 11:46 AM

Wow they must be good to say it three times biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 15 2010, 11:47 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 15 2010, 11:46 AM) *

Wow they must be good to say it three times biggrin.gif


They really are that good

They really are that good

They really are that good

Posted by: hwgunner Feb 15 2010, 11:51 AM

so looks like all that is needed is a set of turbo tie rods. Is that correct or is there more that you guys can use. Someone please PM me the address for the T-Tie rods. jonathan

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 15 2010, 11:52 AM

QUOTE(hwgunner @ Feb 15 2010, 11:51 AM) *

so looks like all that is needed is a set of turbo tie rods. Is that correct or is there more that you guys can use. Someone please PM me the address for the T-Tie rods. jonathan


Hi Jonathan - PM headed your way - thanks so much.

Posted by: oldschool Feb 15 2010, 11:55 AM

Like I like to say "you don't have to till me three times" lol-2.gif

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 15 2010, 01:51 PM

Is anyone getting the cone screws?

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 15 2010, 03:30 PM

I thought you were, Carrie. Let me check my stock, though. I usually stock them smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 15 2010, 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 15 2010, 03:30 PM) *

I thought you were, Carrie. Let me check my stock, though. I usually stock them smile.gif

Dr Evil,

I think you sent her some in the very first package you sent her - I remember they were new in the bag. They might be on site - but Mary didn't see them. If you have a few bring but we might be okay.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 15 2010, 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 15 2010, 03:33 PM) *

Dr Evil,

I think you sent her some in the very first package you sent her - I remember they were new in the bag. They might be on site - but Mary didn't see them. If you have a few bring but we might be okay.

I bet they are in a box somewhere - look at this picture I found from Mary (a long time ago).
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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 15 2010, 03:48 PM

Goal!

Posted by: hwgunner Feb 15 2010, 05:23 PM

Turbo Tie rods should be there Wednesday. let me know if there is anything else. I do not have the heater cable and my Porsche guy says it is NLA.

jonathan

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 15 2010, 07:34 PM

QUOTE(hwgunner @ Feb 15 2010, 05:23 PM) *

Turbo Tie rods should be there Wednesday. let me know if there is anything else. I do not have the heater cable and my Porsche guy says it is NLA.

jonathan



Thank you so VERY much for your help and support on the tie rods. An aircraft mechanic suggested cable from the dune buggy shop. I'll check with them tomorrow, they aren't open on Mondays. He let me use his bead blasting booth today, it is so much fun to see those parts sparkle! Looking forward to introducing you all to Buttercup!

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 15 2010, 09:26 PM

Do we still need #3 targa trim?

Posted by: Racer Chris Feb 15 2010, 09:28 PM

I have wire at the shop that we use for replacing heater cables
and can put some in a Postal Flat Rate Box Tuesday.
I'd suggest that Ed carry it with him but the airline might not let him keep it.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 15 2010, 11:16 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 15 2010, 07:26 PM) *

Do we still need #3 targa trim?


Yes! biggrin.gif Here's the link to the spread sheet! If you can help put your info in the spread sheet and get the parts out tomorrow! aktion035.gif

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtmXdyR2opjWdHNhNV93clI4Z0FabzlIaDJXRUMxS2c&hl=en

Here's the address!

Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 15 2010, 11:25 PM

I DO NOT have the cone screws. I am fresh out sad.gif Probably too late for me to order them. headbang.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 15 2010, 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 15 2010, 09:25 PM) *

I DO NOT have the cone screws. I am fresh out sad.gif Probably too late for me to order them. headbang.gif


Doc, I think Mike Moorman posted a photo Mary took of the cone screws she received. At least that was my take on the post.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 16 2010, 07:27 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 15 2010, 11:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 15 2010, 09:25 PM) *

I DO NOT have the cone screws. I am fresh out sad.gif Probably too late for me to order them. headbang.gif


Doc, I think Mike Moorman posted a photo Mary took of the cone screws she received. At least that was my take on the post.

I might have 2 used ones - no promise though. We will also need the right metric allen wrench - is it 4mm? I think I left my metric allen wrenches at the build site last visit so they might be there - but I have a feeling the 4mm is missing from my set. We could get one at a hardware store if needed - but not the cone screws...

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 16 2010, 07:30 AM

QUOTE(Racer Chris @ Feb 15 2010, 09:28 PM) *

I have wire at the shop that we use for replacing heater cables
and can put some in a Postal Flat Rate Box Tuesday.
I'd suggest that Ed carry it with him but the airline might not let him keep it.

I doubt they would let him either (garrotte-esque) hanged.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 16 2010, 09:19 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 16 2010, 05:27 AM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 15 2010, 11:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 15 2010, 09:25 PM) *

I DO NOT have the cone screws. I am fresh out sad.gif Probably too late for me to order them. headbang.gif


Doc, I think Mike Moorman posted a photo Mary took of the cone screws she received. At least that was my take on the post.

I might have 2 used ones - no promise though. We will also need the right metric allen wrench - is it 4mm? I think I left my metric allen wrenches at the build site last visit so they might be there - but I have a feeling the 4mm is missing from my set. We could get one at a hardware store if needed - but not the cone screws...



I mis-understood. I thought the pic you posted was taken by Mary of parts she received. My bad.

Hey, any vendors have a couple cone screws to send out? We need them but the weekend.

Here's the address!

Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846

Send any one of the guys here a pm with an amount and we'll get you paid for them.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 16 2010, 09:22 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 16 2010, 09:19 AM) *

I mis-understood. I thought the pic you posted was taken by Mary of parts she received. My bad.

Hey, any vendors have a couple cone screws to send out? We need them but the weekend.

Here's the address!

Buttercup 914
c/o Mary Shortridge
105 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846

Send any one of the guys here a pm with an amount and we'll get you paid for them.

Rick,

You were right - that was a picture from Mary - we just haven't seen the screws lately - very good chance they are there - but since I do not remember seeing them I am trying to have plan B.

Posted by: hwgunner Feb 16 2010, 09:33 AM

I have them. Will send out today. No charge. Need anything else??

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 16 2010, 09:35 AM

QUOTE(hwgunner @ Feb 16 2010, 09:33 AM) *

I have them. Will send out today. No charge. Need anything else??

Jonathan - you are the best!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 16 2010, 10:55 AM

Gottcha Mike! Thanks Jonathan!
I have a box of stuff leaving here today.

I have included a couple door prizes. It will be up to who ever is in charge to distribute a few very rare copies of "Made by Hand" I had my friend Chappy burn from my VHS copy to DVD. You all can fight amongst yourselves over them. If your really creative shades.gif and have a way to copy these onsite you and burn somemore you may all get one. biggrin.gif I added a couple other thing to the box today...

The RC Car is on the way for the 914 RC AutoX!

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Posted by: bandjoey Feb 16 2010, 05:28 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 16 2010, 10:55 AM) *

Gottcha Mike! Thanks Jonathan!
I have a box of stuff leaving here today.

I have included a couple door prizes. It will be up to who ever is in charge to distribute a few very rare copies of "Made by Hand" I had my friend Chappy burn from my VHS copy to DVD. You all can fight amongst yourselves over them. If your really creative shades.gif and have a way to copy these onsite you and burn somemore you may all get one. biggrin.gif I added a couple other thing to the box today...

The RC Car is on the way for the 914 RC AutoX!

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If the winner(s) are so willing, I'll toss in a box of dvd disks to make copies with. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 16 2010, 06:51 PM

Sorry for the confusion on the cone screws. I am pretty sure I found them. I was at the shop all day and missed the posts. Thanks so VERY much for everyone's work on that.
Today I got the insulation/sound proofing installed for the most part. It is supposed to help with heat! It was harder than I thought in some respects, and easier in other ways. The worst part is the skin it peeled off my fingertips by the end of the day. They recommended cotton gloves.... nah!!!!!!!!!!! (note my seat hardware, freshly beadblasted and sparkly clean!!!!!)
I'll also attach a photo of the dash pad that Fernando just finished. It is beautiful! He still has the back for the firewall, but swears it'll be done by Thursday.
Things are hopping! Sun is shining, and it's been in the mid forties! Looking forward to the Build!!!!


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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 16 2010, 09:18 PM

WOW! Very nice! The clock is ticking. Hope the loss of skin is worth it! huh.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 16 2010, 09:42 PM

Tomorrow I pick my car up from the shop after work. Then I have to stock it with parts, tools and emergency rations. Thursday night I will put more miles on it on the way to Garden City than I have put on it since I've owned it. Taking a blanket with me and a roll of weather stripping in an effort to seal the air leaks in an attempt to stay warm. Still have headlight problems but what the hell, I am taking 2 flashlights just in case. I will also have a floorjack and 2 jack stands and tools. I believe I will be okay. Renewed my AAA membership today and made sure my cell phone bill was paid up. It is time to driving.gif and aktion035.gif . See you all Friday morning some time or other.


Shoe



p.s. Stock tip buy Redbull stock. lol-2.gif

Posted by: ejm Feb 17 2010, 11:52 AM

Have a safe trip Don, see you Friday

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 17 2010, 03:23 PM

Shipped parts to Mary today.

The package contains:

Copper gaskets (4)
CV Joint Gaskets (4)
Muffler gaskets (2)
M8 nut (to muffler) (6)
M8 nut (copper) (8)
Valve Cover Gaskets (2)
Brad Penn Break-in Oil (4 quarts)
Brad Penn Oil (4 quarts)
Brake Fluid Blue/Type 4 (1 Liter)
SwepCo 201 (1 gallon)

Have fun everyone! beer3.gif chowtime.gif driving.gif driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 17 2010, 03:26 PM

QUOTE(A&PGirl @ Feb 17 2010, 03:23 PM) *

Shipped parts to Mary today.

The package contains:

Copper gaskets (4)
CV Joint Gaskets (4)
Muffler gaskets (2)
M8 nut (to muffler) (6)
M8 nut (copper) (8)
Valve Cover Gaskets (2)
Brad Penn Break-in Oil (4 quarts)
Brad Penn Oil (4 quarts)
Brake Fluid Blue/Type 4 (1 Liter)
SwepCo 201 (1 gallon)

Have fun everyone! beer3.gif chowtime.gif driving.gif driving-girl.gif

Carrie,

That is very very nice of you and Allen. You will both be missed at the build as you were there at the very beginning!

Cheers.

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 17 2010, 04:38 PM

Mary should be getting the eyelid nipple in today. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Feb 17 2010, 06:30 PM

Looking forward to lots of pics from the build! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Joe Sharp Feb 17 2010, 06:36 PM

Mary: If you would please. E-mail me at
iamjoesharp@hotmail.com
I have a tracking number for you for the RC stuff.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 17 2010, 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Joe Sharp @ Feb 17 2010, 04:36 PM) *

Mary: If you would please. E-mail me at
iamjoesharp@hotmail.com
I have a tracking number for you for the RC stuff.



aktion035.gif aktion035.gif aktion035.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving-girl.gif driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 17 2010, 07:08 PM

QUOTE(Jon Fernandes @ Feb 17 2010, 06:30 PM) *

Looking forward to lots of pics from the build! aktion035.gif

With any luck I will be posting a time lapse video of each day's progress up to YouTube each night. I plan to have the recorder take an image every 60 seconds and play back 1 frame per second - that way 1 hour gets condensed to one minute.

Stay tuned for details. popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 17 2010, 09:20 PM

After a near cardiac arrest due to devastating new I am happy to inform all that my car is home and being packed with parts and will still be Kansas bound this time tomorrow night. Super props to my fabulous mechanic for making this possible! So next time you see djohn on line be sure to slap.gif him and tell him he rocks! aktion035.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 17 2010, 09:24 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 17 2010, 07:20 PM) *

After a near cariac arrest due to devastating new I am happy to inform all that my car is home and being packed with parts and will still be Kansas bound this time tomorrow night. Super props to my fabulous mechanic for making this possible! So next time you see djohn on line be sure to slap.gif him and tell him he rocks! aktion035.gif



Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 18 2010, 02:00 AM

3am and I cant sleep smile.gif I leave for the airport in 4.5 hours biggrin.gif

I need to check if there is anything I am forgetting.

Posted by: oldschool Feb 18 2010, 02:04 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 18 2010, 12:00 AM) *

3am and I cant sleep smile.gif I leave for the airport in 4.5 hours biggrin.gif

I need to check if there is anything I am forgetting.


go to sleep man shades.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 18 2010, 04:07 AM

QUOTE(oldschool @ Feb 18 2010, 02:04 AM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 18 2010, 12:00 AM) *

3am and I cant sleep smile.gif I leave for the airport in 4.5 hours biggrin.gif

I need to check if there is anything I am forgetting.


go to sleep man shades.gif


This is the most productive time of the day, sometimes....
No carparts to polish here, but I'll start working on the Bierocks...
Or, maybe go to the grocery store. Wouldn't be crowded, but probably no checkers, either....

Posted by: ejm Feb 18 2010, 06:18 AM

At Logan waiting to board smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 06:30 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 18 2010, 06:18 AM) *

At Logan waiting to board smile.gif

I've been up for hours - too excited to sleep!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 18 2010, 07:14 AM

I leave for the airport at 3 this afternoon. I am dropping a boxy off with Bill (bandjoey) to bring up with him on friday.

I will be there tonight. smile.gif

Mary... would you be so kind as to print off a legal page sized copy of the color wiring diagrams for Buttercup? It is much easier to have them ready when I start on the electrical system. I can't get to pelican here at work because it is blocked by the content filter.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 18 2010, 07:51 AM

exciting! biggrin.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 18 2010, 07:59 AM

I was up til 3:30 a.m. getting the car all packed and loaded and ready to go. Got a few last minute items to toss in and need gas, then I am set. Not a cloud in the sky today so I hope it stays that way all the way to Garden City. I will let you guys know when I depart and give you my phone number in case anybody wants to call and keep me awake around midnight or so.


Shoe.............on a double...triple dog dare mission! driving.gif aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 18 2010, 08:01 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 18 2010, 07:14 AM) *

I leave for the airport at 3 this afternoon. I am dropping a boxy off with Bill (bandjoey) to bring up with him on friday.

I will be there tonight. smile.gif

Mary... would you be so kind as to print off a legal page sized copy of the color wiring diagrams for Buttercup? It is much easier to have them ready when I start on the electrical system. I can't get to pelican here at work because it is blocked by the content filter.


I'll get it printed. THANKS!!!!!!!

P.S. Coffee is on my grocery list..... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 18 2010, 08:06 AM

Anybody wanting a google map to Luke's place please email me maryshortridge@gmail.com and I will send you a jpg. Or just call me on my cell for directions. 620-272-4379.
It isn't hard to find, honest.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
~Mary & family

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 18 2010, 08:07 AM

At the airport, enjoying free internet. I love small airports for the free internet. I cant believe I am awake. I got maybe 2hrs of sleep last night. blink.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 18 2010, 08:11 AM

I have a manual in my luggage. I dont need no color wiring diagrams tongue.gif

I also have some self made circuit diagrams that can help. After all, electrical/electronics/avionics was my first avocation wink.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 08:24 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 18 2010, 07:14 AM) *

I leave for the airport at 3 this afternoon. I am dropping a boxy off with Bill (bandjoey) to bring up with him on friday.

I will be there tonight. smile.gif

Mary... would you be so kind as to print off a legal page sized copy of the color wiring diagrams for Buttercup? It is much easier to have them ready when I start on the electrical system. I can't get to pelican here at work because it is blocked by the content filter.

Thanks Clay,

I have the laminated 8.5" X 17" color version with me for '73 - should be fine.

Ed, Doc and I will be there tonight as well - we should be in about 7PM.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 08:27 AM

I also have PET catalog on my laptop and Mary has a hard copy of Exploded Diagrams I made for her back in August.

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 18 2010, 08:28 AM

Shotgun!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 18 2010, 08:28 AM

We have an awesome team coming from all directions.

Hey! BTW: Who ever ends up running in the RC AutoX you better draw straws for the cars. Maybe each driver will have to run my car then run Joes car. Then average the times. Joe Sharps cars are really fast! driving.gif Mine is stock dry.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 08:30 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 18 2010, 08:28 AM) *

Shotgun!

Smart call - my vehicle is packed - had to fold down one of the seats in the back - it will be close quarters for the backseat passenger.....

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 18 2010, 09:26 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 18 2010, 06:30 AM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 18 2010, 08:28 AM) *

Shotgun!

Smart call - my vehicle is packed - had to fold down one of the seats in the back - it will be close quarters for the backseat passenger.....


Good thing Ed is skinny! lol-2.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 18 2010, 06:23 PM

My car is all packed and I have done everything to it I can think of. Wish I had gotten the rear tires balanced but too late now. I will be rolling out of Memphis by 7:00 central time. Only a mere 805 miles to the destination. My cell number is 901-484-6977. Feel free to call anytime if you are bored. I am sure I could use a wake up call every now and then. I am hoping to make Little Rock before I have to stop and put the top back on. Rock on and see you all in 12 or 13 hours if all goes well.


Shoe driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 18 2010, 06:52 PM

OK, I'm still up in the air for Saturday. Got a nasty cold I'm trying to shake but I keep coughing myself awake every night and not getting any sleep. And the weather has gone to crap both here and there and everywhere in between during Saturday when I wanted to drive there and back.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 18 2010, 07:35 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 18 2010, 04:52 PM) *

OK, I'm still up in the air for Saturday. Got a nasty cold I'm trying to shake but I keep coughing myself awake every night and not getting any sleep. And the weather has gone to crap both here and there and everywhere in between during Saturday when I wanted to drive there and back.


I had a cold the week after I left Denver. I think I caught it on the plane on the way home. I'm good now.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 08:39 PM

I hope you get to feeling better - tow words - ginger snaps!


QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 18 2010, 07:35 PM) *

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 18 2010, 04:52 PM) *

OK, I'm still up in the air for Saturday. Got a nasty cold I'm trying to shake but I keep coughing myself awake every night and not getting any sleep. And the weather has gone to crap both here and there and everywhere in between during Saturday when I wanted to drive there and back.


I had a cold the week after I left Denver. I think I caught it on the plane on the way home. I'm good now.


Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 18 2010, 08:41 PM

by this time tomorrow Bill and I will be nearing KS biggrin.gif I'm fired up!

Posted by: montoya 73 2.0 Feb 18 2010, 09:22 PM

I'll say it first, Good luck boys and girls! smilie_pokal.gif Make us proud!!!! grouphug.gif

No beer3.gif until after!!!

Posted by: RobW Feb 18 2010, 09:55 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 18 2010, 04:23 PM) *

My car is all packed and I have done everything to it I can think of. Wish I had gotten the rear tires balanced but too late now. I will be rolling out of Memphis by 7:00 central time. Only a mere 805 miles to the destination. My cell number is 909-484-6977. Feel free to call anytime if you are bored. I am sure I could use a wake up call every now and then. I am hoping to make Little Rock before I have to stop and put the top back on. Rock on and see you all in 12 or 13 hours if all goes well.


Shoe driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif



Donald is on the road screaming towards Kansas. He is experiencing some mechanical problems with fuel / injection with sporadic hesitation at speed. He mentioned having a non stock inline fuel filter installed yesterday. If anyone here can help Donald diagnose the problem, give him a call....


Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 18 2010, 09:56 PM

156 miles down, 641 more to go!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 18 2010, 11:34 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 18 2010, 09:56 PM) *

156 miles down, 641 more to go!


Made a pit stop at a fellow teener owner's house. Back on the road again

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 18 2010, 11:42 PM

How far have you made it so far? Rooting for you, especially after the triple dog dare!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 18 2010, 11:43 PM

Very cool - still at the shop - Ed has been up about 24 hours.



QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 18 2010, 11:34 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 18 2010, 09:56 PM) *

156 miles down, 641 more to go!


Made a pit stop at a fellow teener owner's house. Back on the road again


Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 18 2010, 11:53 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 18 2010, 09:55 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 18 2010, 04:23 PM) *

My car is all packed and I have done everything to it I can think of. Wish I had gotten the rear tires balanced but too late now. I will be rolling out of Memphis by 7:00 central time. Only a mere 805 miles to the destination. My cell number is . Feel free to call anytime if you are bored. I am sure I could use a wake up call every now and then. I am hoping to make Little Rock before I have to stop and put the top back on. Rock on and see you all in 12 or 13 hours if all goes well.


Shoe driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif



Donald is on the road screaming towards Kansas. He is experiencing some mechanical problems with fuel / injection with sporadic hesitation at speed. He mentioned having a non stock inline fuel filter installed yesterday. If anyone here can help Donald diagnose the problem, give him a call....


Okay folks, I have worked my magic(which means I have no clue what the hell I did) and she is no back to running smooth as silk. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 18 2010, 11:54 PM

Dons phone number is wrong. I get a disconnected message. Anyone have the right one?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 12:09 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 18 2010, 11:54 PM) *

Dons phone number is wrong. I get a disconnected message. Anyone have the right one?


Looks like Rob talked to him. I sent Rob a text to see what number he used to call him.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 12:17 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 18 2010, 11:54 PM) *

Dons phone number is wrong. I get a disconnected message. Anyone have the right one?



901-484-6977

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 12:52 AM

Just talked to Donald. He's about a half an hour from Oklahoma rolling along about 85 mph. The car is running fine. If the build team has time I think he could use a hand with his head lights. They are working but not aimed very well. I've driven the Alien all night long before head light are a good thing.

Be safe Donald! driving.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 01:33 AM

310 miles down, 495 miles to go. Cutting a trail through Oklahoma now!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 19 2010, 01:38 AM

First test video from the build site. This is about 2 hours of work we did after we ate dinner. All the work was being done in the engine compartment fixing some firewall "plumbing" issues.

Enjoy - real noticeable progress Friday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWar2u2Pfg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWar2u2Pfg


Added youtube tags to video url - Gint

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 02:28 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 19 2010, 01:38 AM) *

First test video from the build site. This is about 2 hours of work we did after we ate dinner. All the work was being done in the engine compartment fixing some firewall "plumbing" issues.

Enjoy - real noticeable progress Friday!

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DINNER? WTF.gif

Nobody said anything abot dinner! My last meal was 12 hours ago. Damn it, I knew I should have driving.gif faster!

Posted by: Cevan Feb 19 2010, 06:39 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 19 2010, 02:38 AM) *

First test video from the build site. This is about 2 hours of work we did after we ate dinner. All the work was being done in the engine compartment fixing some firewall "plumbing" issues.

Enjoy - real noticeable progress Friday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWar2u2Pfg


Hey, at :49 Ed looks like he's just watching. I hope you're puuting him to work. biggrin.gif

Great job you guys, wish I was there.

You should post a few short videos done at real time with audio.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 06:51 AM

615 miles down, 189 more to go. Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 19 2010, 06:52 AM

It's like you guys are barely moving in the video? Common Pick up the Pace poke.gif
Update the parts list before Wayne and I leave tonight, to see if there's anything else we can find to bring.

Happy Wrenching!

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 07:06 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 19 2010, 04:51 AM) *

615 miles down, 189 more to go. Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off.

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How come I get the impression that you're going to show up wearing aviator goggles and have bugs stuck on your face....

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 19 2010, 07:08 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 19 2010, 06:51 AM) *

615 miles down, 189 more to go. Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off.

I have duct tape here - we can fix it.

I am up (didn't I just go to bed - at least I got some sleep).

Headed for coffee.

Be safe Donald.

Cheers!

Posted by: jt914-6 Feb 19 2010, 07:11 AM

Just talked to Don....He is a couple hundred miles away....He had some windshield trim blown off by a 18 wheeler coming the opposite direction and had to stop and retrieve it....Said he was looking for a place to get out and "wake up". That incident did the job plus having to find the missing trim.....He does though need to fix his left headlight as it is pointing down.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 07:12 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 19 2010, 06:52 AM) *

It's like you guys are barely moving in the video? Common Pick up the Pace poke.gif
Update the parts list before Wayne and I leave tonight, to see if there's anything else we can find to bring.

Happy Wrenching!


I will take a piece of passenger side top windshield trim if you have it. Will trade you a slightly mangled piece for a good one.



GOOD MORNING MARY!



p.s. Beware of The Hot_shoe, he is all jacked up on Mt. Dew & 5 Hour Energy & is doing the Buttercup boogie somewhere in Kansas!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 19 2010, 07:20 AM

Had a little over an hour delay getting out of Denver last night. It was snowing really hard, and we had to wait in the de-ice line. And the snow we left in Denver is supposed to come here by tonight.

I am sitting in the business center at the hotel (and pissed because the hotel doesn't have wired internet in the rooms). I have no idea how to get to where buttercup is, so I guess I have to loiter here until someone comes and finds me.

hissyfit.gif

Cell is 817-360-4067.


I have a surprise for Mary, but it is coming up with Bill and Wayne, I couldn't bring it on the plane.


Posted by: Sleepin Feb 19 2010, 07:23 AM

Very cool guys! I really wish I had been able to make it! I am there in spirit though!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 19 2010, 07:23 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 19 2010, 07:20 AM) *

Had a little over an hour delay getting out of Denver last night. It was snowing really hard, and we had to wait in the de-ice line. And the snow we left in Denver is supposed to come here by tonight.

I am sitting in the business center at the hotel (and pissed because the hotel doesn't have wired internet in the rooms). I have no idea how to get to where buttercup is, so I guess I have to loiter here until someone comes and finds me.

hissyfit.gif

Cell is 817-360-4067.


I have a surprise for Mary, but it is coming up with Bill and Wayne, I couldn't bring it on the plane.

Coming to get coffee - see you in a minute

Posted by: 914Sixer Feb 19 2010, 08:02 AM

Great work everybody cheer.gif

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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 08:07 AM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Feb 19 2010, 07:23 AM) *

Very cool guys! I really wish I had been able to make it! I am there in spirit though!


Me Too! agree.gif

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 08:38 AM

Has Shoe been sighted yet?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 08:46 AM

Just talked to Don. He's in Liberal, KS 66 miles to go! aktion035.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 19 2010, 08:52 AM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 19 2010, 08:38 AM) *

Has Shoe been sighted yet?



Just saw an old red bug for sale right outside of Liberal, Kansas.

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 08:57 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 19 2010, 06:52 AM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 19 2010, 08:38 AM) *

Has Shoe been sighted yet?



Just saw an old red bug for sale right outside of Liberal, Kansas.


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You guys are going to have a great day! I'll be thinking about you guys today while I'm working for the man....

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 19 2010, 08:58 AM

ok, I'll double dog dare you to tow the bug back home with the 914 poke.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 09:02 AM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 19 2010, 08:57 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 19 2010, 06:52 AM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 19 2010, 08:38 AM) *

Has Shoe been sighted yet?



Just saw an old red bug for sale right outside of Liberal, Kansas.


lol-2.gif F-O-C-U-S lol-2.gif

You guys are going to have a great day! I'll be thinking about you guys today while I'm working for the man....

Hey Rob...(from School of Rock) You da man! lol-2.gif


Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 09:05 AM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Feb 19 2010, 08:58 AM) *

ok, I'll double dog dare you to tow the bug back home with the 914 poke.gif



OMG! huh.gif That would be the tail wagging the dog! lol-2.gif I say nobody dare Donald to do anything! unsure.gif driving.gif He's not one to back away from a challenge!

Posted by: Gint Feb 19 2010, 09:12 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 19 2010, 06:20 AM) *
Had a little over an hour delay getting out of Denver last night. It was snowing really hard, and we had to wait in the de-ice line. And the snow we left in Denver is supposed to come here by tonight.

I am sitting in the business center at the hotel (and pissed because the hotel doesn't have wired internet in the rooms). I have no idea how to get to where buttercup is, so I guess I have to loiter here until someone comes and finds me.

hissyfit.gif

Cell is 817-360-4067.


I have a surprise for Mary, but it is coming up with Bill and Wayne, I couldn't bring it on the plane.

Hey! Don't be short with us Clay.

Does anyone in KS have the 914 manual either in hardcopy or soft? Let me know please as I can remedy that.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 19 2010, 09:15 AM

do you mean the haynes one, or the factory one? I can bring haynes with me.

Posted by: Gint Feb 19 2010, 09:17 AM

Factory

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 19 2010, 09:36 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 19 2010, 08:05 AM) *

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Feb 19 2010, 08:58 AM) *

ok, I'll double dog dare you to tow the bug back home with the 914 poke.gif



OMG! huh.gif That would be the tail wagging the dog! lol-2.gif I say nobody dare Donald to do anything! unsure.gif driving.gif He's not one to back away from a challenge!



You don't have the hair on your ass to tow that bug home! poke.gif lol-2.gif

We are dying for some pics over here! (YouTube is firewalled at my office so I cant watch vids) headbang.gif

Posted by: 7275914911 Feb 19 2010, 09:58 AM

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Feb 19 2010, 09:36 AM) *

You don't have the hair on your ass to tow that bug home! poke.gif lol-2.gif


Noooooo.....
He doesn't need a bug......does he??
He doesn't have a dragster come to think of it!!

You guy's have fun.....stay warm!! drunk.gif

Mary you are mighty lucky to have some of the smartest Teener tinker's in the country there to lend a hand.

Ken
bye1.gif

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 10:16 AM

drunk.gif Shoe made it yet? drunk.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 19 2010, 10:43 AM

Hot Shoe has arrived!

Car ran great.

Radiant floor heat

QUOTE(7275914911 @ Feb 19 2010, 09:58 AM) *

QUOTE(Sleepin @ Feb 19 2010, 09:36 AM) *

You don't have the hair on your ass to tow that bug home! poke.gif lol-2.gif


Noooooo.....
He doesn't need a bug......does he??
He doesn't have a dragster come to think of it!!

You guy's have fun.....stay warm!! drunk.gif

Mary you are mighty lucky to have some of the smartest Teener tinker's in the country there to lend a hand.

Ken
bye1.gif


Posted by: Betty Feb 19 2010, 11:03 AM

"Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off."

I think it should be made a strict requirement that this exact same quote be uttered by at least one participant at any and every 914 event ever held from here on out!!! lol-2.gif

.... only because it's happened to me too. Who knew exhaust studs could get hot?! slap.gif

Posted by: MDG Feb 19 2010, 11:18 AM

QUOTE(Betty @ Feb 19 2010, 12:03 PM) *

"Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off."

I think it should be made a strict requirement that this exact same quote be uttered by at least one participant at any and every 914 event ever held from here on out!!! lol-2.gif

.... only because it's happened to me too. Who knew exhaust studs could get hot?! slap.gif


Definitely a classic! lol-2.gif

Wish I was there - what is happening in Kansas right now makes this board what it truely is; a group of great people. Fantastic stuff you guys.

Go Buttercup smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 Feb 19 2010, 11:26 AM

In the immortal words of Flounder........THIS IS GREAT!

Rock On, Buttercup Builders smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: A&PGirl Feb 19 2010, 12:53 PM

It looks like my box of parts just arrived there. Someone may want to go pick them up. smile.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 19 2010, 01:38 PM

They are here... thanks Carrie.

We are working away. And we have internet access here too. So we will keep this updated.



Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 01:42 PM

Anyone have any teaser photos? The suspense is killin us! boldblue.gif girlboing.gif jester.gif monkeydance.gif

Posted by: Sleepin Feb 19 2010, 02:12 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 19 2010, 12:42 PM) *

Anyone have any teaser photos? The suspense is killin us! boldblue.gif girlboing.gif jester.gif monkeydance.gif



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Posted by: Gint Feb 19 2010, 02:18 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 19 2010, 12:38 PM) *
They are here... thanks Carrie.

We are working away. And we have internet access here too. So we will keep this updated.
I'm going to send you PM with some links Clay. Need to finish ftp'ing some files.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 19 2010, 02:50 PM

I should have Ur windshield trim Don. Will bring it up.
How's the weather. Look cold from here. Do we need boots and chains?
(post all jokes here) biggrin.gif
Clay do U still need the electrical printouts?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 04:43 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Feb 19 2010, 11:03 AM) *

"Running a little behind. Had to go back & pick up the pieces of my car that fell off."

I think it should be made a strict requirement that this exact same quote be uttered by at least one participant at any and every 914 event ever held from here on out!!! lol-2.gif

.... only because it's happened to me too. Who knew exhaust studs could get hot?! slap.gif


OMG! That's going to leave a mark! hissyfit.gif

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Feb 19 2010, 05:22 PM

Makin' any progress guys? In case it wasn't mentioned before, we need pics!

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 05:27 PM

agree.gif

Interested parties want details.... lots of details... type like the wind! Post video! chowtime.gif

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Feb 19 2010, 05:39 PM

The title says "video posted", but where? confused24.gif

Posted by: ejm Feb 19 2010, 06:18 PM

QUOTE(Jon Fernandes @ Feb 19 2010, 06:39 PM) *

The title says "video posted", but where? confused24.gif

Back a couple of pages.. see post 493

Posted by: Gint Feb 19 2010, 06:21 PM

Somebody tell Clay to check his cell voice mail and/or his PM's here on the board.

I'm not going to make it. I still feel crappy enough from this cold to drive through snow/freezing drizzle both ways 700+ miles. I was only going to be there for just Saturday anyway. I'm with ya in spirit gang! I'm going to miss more ginger snaps.

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 19 2010, 06:26 PM

In Oklahoma right now going north past Winstar. Save us a cookie!

Posted by: ejm Feb 19 2010, 06:31 PM

couple of Don's pics

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Posted by: ejm Feb 19 2010, 06:32 PM

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Posted by: Gint Feb 19 2010, 06:32 PM

That pic of Clay in the front trunk is priceless. Thanks.

Posted by: 7275914911 Feb 19 2010, 06:36 PM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 19 2010, 06:31 PM) *

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Clay standing in the front trunk..... lol-2.gif

Keep'um coming Ed....Is Shoe still sleeping it off?? NM I see him directing traffic in the screen shot pic!!

U guy's are somthin else aktion035.gif

Ken

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 19 2010, 06:39 PM

Great! Did you finally get the tunnel straightened out? You guys are the premier build team! WTG!

Are you missing anything that will stop the build?

Posted by: RobW Feb 19 2010, 07:03 PM

aktion035.gif aktion035.gif aktion035.gif You guys rock aktion035.gif aktion035.gif aktion035.gif

A big thanks to everyone in 914world that has had their hand in this... cheer.gif cheer.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Feb 19 2010, 09:14 PM

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Clay standing in the front trunk..... lol-2.gif

Looks like they have a trunk monkey installed! biggrin.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 19 2010, 09:34 PM

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Clay standing in the front trunk..... lol-2.gif

Looks like they have a trunk monkey installed! biggrin.gif
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Remember...

The trunk monkey hits people over the head with a tire iron. happy11.gif

Posted by: championgt1 Feb 19 2010, 10:04 PM

What you guys are doing is simply amazing! pray.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 12:25 AM

Where's the video? Where's the photos? Your killin us with curiosity..

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 20 2010, 12:40 AM

We are done for the night. The video is uploading. Pictures will be uploaded in the morning.

All of us are tired, but tomorrow is a big day. We are going to get the motor in and hopefully running.

She is looking GOOD!!!



Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 20 2010, 12:54 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 20 2010, 12:40 AM) *
We are done for the night. The video is uploading. Pictures will be uploaded in the morning.

All of us are tired, but tomorrow is a big day. We are going to get the motor in and hopefully running.

She is looking GOOD!!!



Day 2 Video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK_v5vthKg8

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 20 2010, 01:36 AM

Freeze Frame #1

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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 20 2010, 01:58 AM

Look at that Hobbit, man!


Mary and family are keeping us fattened up with great eats. So much for my diet dry.gif Ah well rolleyes.gif

Left to do:
Finish installing interior
- Gauges
- Finish column in stall
- Lower dash
- Seats
- Carpet
- etc

All glass

Finish doors

Then when we get her on the lift it will be front suspension, rear suspension, stab the drive train, try to start smile.gif

Really not much.

Ed was instrumental in rectifying the center tunnel issues. The clutch tube was a section of thick walled conduit that the whole cable and sheath could fit in. It was messing with everything. I cut it out and Ed brazed up a great replacement from the remnants of the not so well constructed steel fuel lines that the body guy installed. Ed also fixed the throttle tube.

Big thanks to Chris Foley for the SS fuel kit at this point as that helped out a lot.

Clay tackled the front trunk stuff like the head lights, seals and ventilation system. Anyone who has done the vent system knows what a crappy thing it can be to work on. I was content to let Clay do that.

The seals and cad plated parts are really helping things along as well. Big thanks to Mikey914 and other contributors previously mentioned in this thread. Too many for me to list here.

I am getting tired so I will sign off for now. More tomorrow.

Posted by: RobW Feb 20 2010, 05:29 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 19 2010, 10:54 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 20 2010, 12:40 AM) *

We are done for the night. The video is uploading. Pictures will be uploaded in the morning.

All of us are tired, but tomorrow is a big day. We are going to get the motor in and hopefully running.

She is looking GOOD!!!


Day 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK_v5vthKg8

Very nice.... bye1.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 20 2010, 07:07 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 20 2010, 01:58 AM) *

Look at that Hobbit, man!


Kinda funny..... seems that there were two pictures of a Troll posted here.

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Mary... it is a pleasure to be here. I am having fun.


Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 07:08 AM

aktion035.gif smilie_pokal.gif Man! That video is cooooll!!! welder.gif smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif slap.gif Hey Clay, nice work on the fresh air stuff. I know how much of a PITA that can be. You get an attaboy for that one!

Posted by: 914Sixer Feb 20 2010, 07:25 AM

Looks like and episode of Overhaulin. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 07:41 AM

Hey Ed! I just Stole this link from Sleepin's thread about his Dad's new 914.

Home Alignment! http://raystrax.com/ha/PDFs/HOME%20ALIGNMENT%20OF%20PORSCHE%20914.pdf

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 20 2010, 08:21 AM

This event has been something that none of our family will ever forget. It has been the most fun, and the most exhausting, weekend ever. These guys are AMAZING!!! Parts everywhere, and they know what each piece is. (The pile is disappearing, and tables are coming down) NOTHING stops these guys. No offense anyone, but Buttercup is going to be THE most beautiful 914 ever. I can't thank EVERYONE on 914World enough for your support. Any part we have needed, someone has thought to bring or send. (Except metric hardware, I really can't say enough bad stuff about lack of selection in this town.... Fastenall saved our bacon!)
I got to drive Christine, Donald's 914, around town, looking for parts. It was a HOOT! It was warm and sunny, and we had the top off!
~Mary

Posted by: Betty Feb 20 2010, 08:32 AM

It's awesome! Once the video loads all the way you can grab the little button and move it backwards and forwards really quick. Looks funny!

Keep at it everybody! She's starting to look like a real car now. cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif

I don't suppose we can get audio of her starting up?

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 20 2010, 08:34 AM

Heres some pics!


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 20 2010, 08:36 AM

And some more....


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 20 2010, 08:37 AM

And the last of the batch. Dad and Elissa are here now, so lots of photos later.
~Mary


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Posted by: MDG Feb 20 2010, 09:53 AM

coolest.

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You should frame this one for the wall in your MD office. Imagine your patient's faces when they realize it's you. huh.gif

Posted by: Betty Feb 20 2010, 10:20 AM

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Feb 20 2010, 07:25 AM) *

Looks like and episode of Overhaulin. piratenanner.gif



Yeah, we can title this one "TeenerHaulin". biggrin.gif

Posted by: rallysport70 Feb 20 2010, 10:24 AM

All,

I am pretty new to the 914 world. Reviewing some of the classic threads has given me (false???) confidence to rip my passenger long off and repair it. I've never been one to follow any postings actively, but this one has sparked my interest.

The folks at 914World are amazing, and you are doing a great thing. I wish Mary and Buttercup the best. I hope to get my car finished so I can drive it to one of the events and get to meet some of you.

Best wishes again. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 12:56 PM

QUOTE(rallysport70 @ Feb 20 2010, 10:24 AM) *

All,

I am pretty new to the 914 world. Reviewing some of the classic threads has given me (false???) confidence to rip my passenger long off and repair it. I've never been one to follow any postings actively, but this one has sparked my interest.

The folks at 914World are amazing, and you are doing a great thing. I wish Mary and Buttercup the best. I hope to get my car finished so I can drive it to one of the events and get to meet some of you.

Best wishes again. smilie_pokal.gif


welcome.png sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif welder.gif

Posted by: ellisor3 Feb 20 2010, 03:40 PM

QUOTE(MDG @ Feb 20 2010, 10:53 AM) *

coolest.

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Could someone tell me the way to the operating room?????

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Super Job Guys

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 20 2010, 03:43 PM

We have taken a lot of pics today and will be getting some posted in a few minutes, stay tuned.




Shoe

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 03:44 PM

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Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 04:38 PM

Mary's daughter, Elissa, here. I've been given the task of uploading photos, so we'll see what we can do.

I'll be uploading them all to my flickr account, so you can check that and we'll get more there as soon as they'll upload.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissashortridge

For now, here's a few favorites.
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Our favorite "trunk monkey"

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The wheels Don hauled from Tennessee in his 914

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More to come on Flickr soon. I just needed to get SOMETHING posted before Don killed me with the anticipation.

A great big thanks to everyone for all their work to make Lee's dream a reality. These past few days have been a blast.

-Elissa

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 05:02 PM

A few more...

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The outside of the shop- all of these cars are here for Buttercup! Parts car is front and center.

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Posted by: Sleepin Feb 20 2010, 05:09 PM

Just a note:

For some reason the Photobucket link only works when you leave out the dot so....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissashortridge

Posted by: ejm Feb 20 2010, 06:23 PM

pic of Elissa posting pics biggrin.gif
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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 07:14 PM

That's for posting the photos! Keep em coming! popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 20 2010, 07:23 PM

Sorry for the temporary stop in the action but we are all sitting around enjoying some amazing Mexican food that Mary & her husband had catered in for us!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 07:55 PM

I just need to know. Is the engine close to going in? boldblue.gif Hows the transformation progressing? robot.gif

Posted by: RobW Feb 20 2010, 07:55 PM

smash.gif smash.gif smash.gif On schedule? sawzall-smiley.gif sawzall-smiley.gif sawzall-smiley.gif

Hey Mary, you know lots of us have 2 914s. We could do this again next year.... shades.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 07:57 PM

We need a progress report. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 20 2010, 08:20 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 20 2010, 07:55 PM) *

I just need to know. I the engine close to going in? boldblue.gif Hows the transformation progressing? robot.gif


motor will be going in soon. Uttercup is on the lift and the install will be happening soon. Also she is already sporting her new wheels & tires.


BREAKING NEWS: CLAY IS STILL SHORT!!!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 08:26 PM

Oh your mean! First picking on my buddy Clay then not posting photos of the new wheels!

Oh, and Clay is a black belt. slap.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 Feb 20 2010, 08:30 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 20 2010, 06:26 PM) *

Oh your mean! First picking on my buddy Clay then not posting photos of the new wheels!

Oh, and Clay is a black belt. slap.gif


Ninja Trunk Monkey?

Posted by: jt914-6 Feb 20 2010, 08:42 PM

Ya'll should get a group mug shot of the helpers and id them by screen names so the rest of who don't know who who is can know..... blink.gif

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 09:29 PM

Killing two birds with one stone-
Here's Clay being short AND the shiny new wheels!

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Posted by: montoya 73 2.0 Feb 20 2010, 09:33 PM

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 20 2010, 07:29 PM) *

Killing two birds with one stone-
Here's Clay being short AND the shiny new wheels!

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What's the Doc doing? huh.gif

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 09:42 PM

Motor is in!

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Things are happening faster than I can upload pictures... stay tuned.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 09:53 PM

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 20 2010, 09:42 PM) *

Motor is in!

IPB Image

Things are happening faster than I can upload pictures... stay tuned.



WoooHOOOooooo dance.gif rocking nana.gif monkeydance.gif

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 10:24 PM

Nothing too terribly exciting, but here's the video of Buttercup being lifted up for the first time.

We're having a great time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEXHVZ41Z8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEXHVZ41Z8

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 20 2010, 10:27 PM

Don't forget to get a group shot!


Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 20 2010, 10:34 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 20 2010, 10:27 PM) *

Don't forget to get a group shot!


Maybe all you guys should have brought your butts up here, then you wouldn't ha e to wait for pics and progress reports.

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Feb 20 2010, 11:01 PM

aktion035.gif Rock on guys!

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 20 2010, 11:37 PM

We have a group shot!

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Back row L-R: Ron (Mary's husband), Glenn (Lee's good friend), Ed ("Ejm"), Arlyn (Lee's friend and Glenn's brother), Dr. Evil (need I say more?), Bill ("bandjoey"), Mike ("kansas914"), Mary ("MaryShortridge"), and Clay ("Clayperrine")

Front row L-R: Donald ("Hot_shoe914"), Elissa (that would be me...), and Wayne ("tat2dphreak")

Hmm...something seems a little different about this photo....

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 12:24 AM

Awesome Group Photo!

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 21 2010, 02:47 AM

QUOTE(montoya 73 2.0 @ Feb 20 2010, 10:33 PM) *

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 20 2010, 07:29 PM) *

Killing two birds with one stone-
Here's Clay being short AND the shiny new wheels!

IPB Image



What's the Doc doing? huh.gif


I am helping the trunk monkey back into the trunk to retrieve some tools. slap.gif

Elissa has done a great job of keeping up with and informing to you all. All that is left to do tomorrow is to get some larger dia fuel hose, install the windshield, and locate a 7mm nut for the clutch. All of the cable hardware in the back was missing, so I spent a good bit of time designing and fabbing a trunnion block for the end of the cable. With luck, we will get over and parts needed bumps tomorrow and the car wont just start, but drive as well.

Posted by: jt914-6 Feb 21 2010, 05:49 AM

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 20 2010, 11:37 PM) *

We have a group shot!

IPB Image

Back row L-R: Ron (Mary's husband), Glenn (Lee's good friend), Ed ("Ejm"), Arlyn (Lee's friend and Glenn's brother), Dr. Evil (need I say more?), Bill ("bandjoey"), Mike ("kansas914"), Mary ("MaryShortridge"), and Clay ("Clayperrine")

Front row L-R: Donald ("Hot_shoe914"), Elissa (that would be me...), and Wayne ("tat2dphreak")

Hmm...something seems a little different about this photo....

The smile on Clay's face is him thinking about how nice it would be to be 6'5"..... poke.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 21 2010, 07:34 AM

One thing that was not mentioned...


Elissa (AKA Squirrel Bait) is celebrating her 22nd birthday today. Think of a bunch of tired, dirty weird people singing happy birthday after midnight last night.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 21 2010, 07:37 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 21 2010, 02:47 AM) *

QUOTE(montoya 73 2.0 @ Feb 20 2010, 10:33 PM) *

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 20 2010, 07:29 PM) *

Killing two birds with one stone-
Here's Clay being short AND the shiny new wheels!

IPB Image



What's the Doc doing? huh.gif


I am helping the trunk monkey back into the trunk to retrieve some tools. slap.gif

Elissa has done a great job of keeping up with and informing to you all. All that is left to do tomorrow is to get some larger dia fuel hose, install the windshield, and locate a 7mm nut for the clutch. All of the cable hardware in the back was missing, so I spent a good bit of time designing and fabbing a trunnion block for the end of the cable. With luck, we will get over and parts needed bumps tomorrow and the car wont just start, but drive as well.



That is Ninja trunk monkey to you.. you quack. chair.gif





Posted by: scottb Feb 21 2010, 08:04 AM

awesome thread and fantastic work guys. am looking forward to the running video later today!

that ninja trunk monkey comment made me spit my coffee on my keyboard. funny stuff!

scott

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 08:14 AM

birthday3.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 21 2010, 08:18 AM

agree.gif Great work gang. And Happy Birthday Elissa!

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Feb 21 2010, 08:27 AM

birthday3.gif birthday2.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 21 2010, 10:08 AM

Hey! I just woke up to find that I was left behind at the hotel sad.gif I dont have anyones number, or a way over to the shop......I took the Beano, its not my fault sad2.gif Can I come over and play?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 21 2010, 10:37 AM

Day 3 Video I can see it when I log into YouTube but evidently no one else can?

I verified it is a public file and it is uploaded and processed - weird.

The link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFc-MSrzVw

Please let me know if it works...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFc-MSrzVw

Posted by: jt914-6 Feb 21 2010, 10:58 AM

A click on the link....worked for me.....Did I see Doc giving Buttercup an I.V.?????

Posted by: RobW Feb 21 2010, 11:11 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 06:14 AM) *

birthday3.gif smilie_pokal.gif


agree.gif birthday3.gif

Posted by: RobW Feb 21 2010, 11:14 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 21 2010, 08:37 AM) *

Day 3 Video I can see it when I log into YouTube but evidently no one else can?

I verified it is a public file and it is uploaded and processed - weird.

The link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFc-MSrzVw

Please let me know if it works...


Its working. Thanks Mike... it is awesome to see your progress. Hoping for a drive today!!!

Posted by: Joe Sharp Feb 21 2010, 11:25 AM

This is looking really good. Is she running yet? Are you guys and girls going to have time for the R/C cars?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 11:26 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 21 2010, 10:08 AM) *

Hey! I just woke up to find that I was left behind at the hotel sad.gif I dont have anyones number, or a way over to the shop......I took the Beano, its not my fault sad2.gif Can I come over and play?


Doc's fine just spoke with him. He's assembling a door. Cool!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 11:27 AM

QUOTE(Joe Sharp @ Feb 21 2010, 11:25 AM) *

This is looking really good. Is she running yet? Are you guys and girls going to have time for the R/C cars?



agree.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Gint Feb 21 2010, 11:47 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 21 2010, 09:37 AM) *
Please let me know if it works...
The link works fine Mike.

BTW, I've been editing all of your thread replies that contain youtube video. If you post another youtube video, take the file name from the URL and enclose it in youtube tags that McMark created a while back. Your last youtube url was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFc-MSrzVw Take just the file name "BuFc-MSrzVw" and put it in youtube tags like this:

CODE
[youtube]BuFc-MSrzVw[/youtube]


And you end up with embedded youtube video right here in the thread.

Posted by: jsayre914 Feb 21 2010, 11:57 AM

cheer.gif

This is the best thread EVER!!

nice work everybody

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 21 2010, 12:30 PM

Lots closer now. Backpad is in, door panels installed and about to do the windshield seal. Decided she needed to be ready to be driven when she is started.

Posted by: Betty Feb 21 2010, 12:46 PM

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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 12:56 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Feb 21 2010, 12:46 PM) *

cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif


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Posted by: KELTY360 Feb 21 2010, 01:11 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 10:56 AM) *

QUOTE(Betty @ Feb 21 2010, 12:46 PM) *

cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif


agree.gif smilie_flagge24.gif


Need music.

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monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif monkeydance.gif

clap23.gif



Posted by: montoya 73 2.0 Feb 21 2010, 01:35 PM

birthday3.gif Elissa!

Everyone there needs a big grouphug.gif This is awesome!! flag.gif

Buttercup is going to be one of the best looking cars ever! drooley.gif



I believe "Buttercup - Lee" should receive COTM!!!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 21 2010, 02:09 PM

Buttercup LIVES!!!. Video to follow!

Posted by: flipb Feb 21 2010, 02:11 PM

Guys, just a heads-up: Buttercup is in the running for COTM!

Someone should post some photos/videos to the COTM thread as soon as possible to garner some more votes!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 02:36 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 21 2010, 02:09 PM) *

Buttercup LIVES!!!. Video to follow!


We can hardly stand the suspense! aktion035.gif boldblue.gif girlboing.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 02:42 PM

I just had a thought. I didn't notice in any of the videos... Did anyone ever bleed the brakes? huh.gif unsure.gif

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 21 2010, 02:49 PM

Prettiest noise I've ever heard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s


Edit: not sure what's going on with the embedding, so here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 02:53 PM

smile.gif Linky no worky... smile.gif

Posted by: ejm Feb 21 2010, 02:55 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 03:42 PM) *

I just had a thought. I didn't notice in any of the videos... Did anyone ever bleed the brakes? huh.gif unsure.gif

Mike and I did that while Wayne and Evil where filling the tranny

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 02:56 PM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 21 2010, 02:55 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 03:42 PM) *

I just had a thought. I didn't notice in any of the videos... Did anyone ever bleed the brakes? huh.gif unsure.gif

Mike and I did that while Wayne and Evil where filling the tranny


biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ferg Feb 21 2010, 02:58 PM

smilie_pokal.gif You guys rock!

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 03:01 PM

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 21 2010, 02:49 PM) *

Prettiest noise I've ever heard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s


Edit: not sure what's going on with the embedding, so here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s



This is one of the best events ever held!

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 21 2010, 03:27 PM

What. A. Time!
Wayne and I had 2 hours of snow and ice and then it started clearing up. We're trucking south towards Witchita Falls in the clear eating cookies. Can't wait to see the videos. Y'all missed one big adventure by not coming.
beerchug.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 03:29 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2010, 03:27 PM) *

What. A. Time!
Wayne and I had 2 hours of snow and ice and then it started clearing up. We're trucking south towards Witchita Falls in the clear eating cookies. Can't wait to see the videos. Y'all missed one big adventure by not coming.
beerchug.gif


Safe travels guys!

Posted by: dennisc Feb 21 2010, 03:40 PM

My hat's off to you guys!!!

Posted by: RobW Feb 21 2010, 04:48 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 01:01 PM) *

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 21 2010, 02:49 PM) *

Prettiest noise I've ever heard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s


Edit: not sure what's going on with the embedding, so here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5x6qqo-7s



This is one of the best events ever held!



Awesome! cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 21 2010, 06:44 PM

We just pulled into the metroplex in ft worth!

Posted by: john grier Feb 21 2010, 06:51 PM

popcorn[1].gif
Inquireing minds want to know.
Is Buttercup complete?
Did everyone go home?
Did anyone take her for a drive?
A drive, Yes that is what we want to see! driving.gif
Oh and a big hats off to all who worked on this and donated parts.

Posted by: Cevan Feb 21 2010, 06:56 PM

You guys truly aktion035.gif . Amazing what you did in 3 days.

Posted by: FourBlades Feb 21 2010, 07:03 PM


Congratulations to all involved. smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif

John

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 07:14 PM

QUOTE(john grier @ Feb 21 2010, 06:51 PM) *

popcorn[1].gif
Inquiring minds want to know.
Is Buttercup complete?
Did everyone go home?
Did anyone take her for a drive?
A drive, Yes that is what we want to see! driving.gif
Oh and a big hats off to all who worked on this and donated parts.


agree.gif To all of the above! biggrin.gif pray.gif You guys are awesome! pray.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 Feb 21 2010, 07:23 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 05:14 PM) *

QUOTE(john grier @ Feb 21 2010, 06:51 PM) *

popcorn[1].gif
Inquiring minds want to know.
Is Buttercup complete?
Did everyone go home?
Did anyone take her for a drive?
A drive, Yes that is what we want to see! driving.gif
Oh and a big hats off to all who worked on this and donated parts.


agree.gif To all of the above! biggrin.gif pray.gif You guys are awesome! pray.gif


agree.gif

The burning question is, has Elissa learned to drive a stick, and, if she learns to drive a stick on the 914 pattern will that ruin her for all other cars?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 07:30 PM

QUOTE(KELTY360 @ Feb 21 2010, 07:23 PM) *

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 05:14 PM) *

QUOTE(john grier @ Feb 21 2010, 06:51 PM) *

popcorn[1].gif
Inquiring minds want to know.
Is Buttercup complete?
Did everyone go home?
Did anyone take her for a drive?
A drive, Yes that is what we want to see! driving.gif
Oh and a big hats off to all who worked on this and donated parts.


agree.gif To all of the above! biggrin.gif pray.gif You guys are awesome! pray.gif


agree.gif

The burning question is, has Elissa learned to drive a stick, and, if she learns to drive a stick on the 914 pattern will that ruin her for all other cars?



Oh that's right! driving-girl.gif She was learning to drive a stick. driving-girl.gif My 22 year old son could help you with that. smile.gif Ok, just sayin.. rolleyes.gif


Posted by: bandjoey Feb 21 2010, 07:51 PM

Day 3 video ended at 1.30am..it was a tough build but almost complete. Ed, Clay, Dr, and a few others stayed most of the day on Sunday working, and we'll get a more complete report soon. I think it's 80%. It's the small stuff that takes time but Mary has the car in the 9th inning and she's ahead! Great Family. We'll be seeing more her here here soon, I think. driving-girl.gif driving-girl.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2010, 07:51 PM) *

Day 3 video ended at 1.30am..it was a tough build but almost complete. Ed, Clay, Dr, and a few others stayed most of the day on Sunday working, and we'll get a more complete report soon. I think it's 80%. It's the small stuff that takes time but Mary has the car in the 9th inning and she's ahead! Great Family. We'll be seeing more her here here soon, I think. driving-girl.gif driving-girl.gif


Thanks for the up date Bill! You all did an amazing thing this weekend. pray.gif

Posted by: Bill Smith Feb 21 2010, 08:41 PM

Nice Work Everyone - hats off to you
IV

Posted by: championgt1 Feb 21 2010, 08:54 PM

IMO Someone that was there should write a story about this, complete with pictures and send it in to Panorama or Excellence to be published. This is the kind of thing people love to read about. Great job guys!! pray.gif

Posted by: oldschool Feb 21 2010, 10:16 PM

Yes I'm getting the raw footage and cutting a video for a future Porsche 914 TV program, That I'm getting together, aktion035.gif Just seeking some funding,So all you 914 lover and builder look out. cause I may be a calling,for your story. shades.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Feb 21 2010, 10:21 PM

Nice! smilie_pokal.gif


Wish i could have been there ...
sad.gif Andy

Posted by: amazing_otter Feb 21 2010, 10:33 PM

Hello everyone-

First, a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard to make the Lee Cyr Memorial Build Off Classic a success. The entire weekend was absolutely amazing.

Mike (kansas914), Dr. Evil, Ed (ejm), and Donald (hot_shoe914) took off for the other side of Kansas around 9pm, where they'll be spending the night at Mike's house before heading on to their respective homes.

While we didn't get to drive Buttercup far (a combination of terrible weather and a few parts that weren't working right that the guys will be able to fill you in on better than I can), my mother was able to start her and drive in reverse about 10 feet to get her off the lift. So we can officially say that Buttercup drove on her own!

To those that were curious- I've had a couple stick driving lessons, have plans for more, and hope to get to drive Buttercup the next time I come home to Kansas (early summer?!?). We did take plenty of pictures of me in the driver's seat posing, though!

There will be more photos posted to my flickr account tonight and through the rest of the week. I'll try to drop by here with some of the best when I get a chance.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who had any part in this. You all made my family very happy, especially my mother, and we cannot thank you enough. It was great getting to meet those of you that made it down, and I hope I'll get to meet more of you in the future.

One more photo-
IPB Image

-Elissa

Posted by: Gint Feb 21 2010, 10:40 PM

smilie_pokal.gif Nice!

Posted by: number6 Feb 21 2010, 10:48 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2010, 06:22 PM) *

You all did an amazing thing this weekend. pray.gif


You guys rock! pray.gif

And the car is beautiful! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 21 2010, 11:01 PM

Hi Ellissa U did a great job with pictures. How do we access the flicker account?

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2010, 11:14 PM

Here's the Flicker Link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissashortridge

Posted by: markb Feb 22 2010, 12:05 AM

Well done!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 22 2010, 01:24 AM

QUOTE(amazing_otter @ Feb 21 2010, 10:33 PM) *

Mike (kansas914), Dr. Evil, Ed (ejm), and Donald (hot_shoe914) took off for the other side of Kansas around 9pm, where they'll be spending the night at Mike's house before heading on to their respective homes.


Just a quick note that Ed, Hot_Shoe, Dr Evil and I arrived in Wichita safe and sound - wild ride at times with Hot_Shoe doing donuts in McDonald's parking lot!!

Cheers and Good night!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 22 2010, 08:24 AM

Day 4 Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXBmK1W4F8

Posted by: RobW Feb 22 2010, 08:51 AM

Very cool! Thanks Mike for providing such cool video picts of the event... beerchug.gif

Posted by: hwgunner Feb 22 2010, 10:14 AM

Job Well Done!!!!!!!! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 22 2010, 04:15 PM

http://picasaweb.google.com/wafry1975/20100222ButtercupBuild

didn't get a lot of pics, but here they are.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 06:52 PM

Once again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing major this time, just an eyebrow from the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 22 2010, 07:01 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 06:52 PM) *

"nce again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing mahor this time, just an eyebrow fron the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.


If you would slow down to something slighty less than the speed of sound it might reduce the instances of parts loss.... driving.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 22 2010, 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 22 2010, 07:01 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 06:52 PM) *

"nce again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing mahor this time, just an eyebrow fron the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.


If you would slow down to something slighty less than the speed of sound it might reduce the instances of parts loss.... driving.gif


Don is a real Hotshoe! I just talked to him. The car is running fine and he is making tracks! driving.gif Watch out for the other guys!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 07:22 PM

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Posted by: john grier Feb 22 2010, 08:35 PM

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 05:22 PM) *

"nce again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing mahor this time, just an eyebrow fron the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.

Come on Don everyone is waiting on you you to make it home safe. driving.gif
You drove a teener at this time of year to who knows where and back. screwy.gif
You need a beer3.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 09:34 PM

QUOTE(john grier @ Feb 22 2010, 08:35 PM) *

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 05:22 PM) *

"nce again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing mahor this time, just an eyebrow fron the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.

Come on Don everyone is waiting on you you to make it home safe. driving.gif
You drove a teener at this time of year to who knows where and back. screwy.gif
You need a beer3.gif


I'm working on it John. Stopped to take a couple of naps to ensure that I made it safely. The beer3.gif I did with the Evil one til 5:30 this morning kind of screwed up my energy reserve. I will make it though, only 190 miles of driving.gif left to go.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 22 2010, 09:43 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:34 PM) *

QUOTE(john grier @ Feb 22 2010, 08:35 PM) *

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 05:22 PM) *

"nce again I had to back up and pick up parts that flew off my car. Nothing mahor this time, just an eyebrow fron the headlight & I was able to find it. I have about 290 miles left before I make it home. Car is running great & roads are clear.

Come on Don everyone is waiting on you you to make it home safe. driving.gif
You drove a teener at this time of year to who knows where and back. screwy.gif
You need a beer3.gif


I'm working on it John. Stopped to take a couple of naps to ensure that I made it safely. The beer3.gif I did with the Evil one til 5:30 this morning kind of screwed up my energy reserve. I will make it though, only 190 miles of driving.gif left to go.


Keep us posted. Were watching!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 10:44 PM

Okay folks, Reeses Cup and I are chewing on the last 100 of the 814 miles needed to get us home. I have found my 17th wind and feel great! It is all down hill now. Will post again when I get home.




Shoe

Posted by: RobW Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 11:26 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!

Posted by: RobW Feb 22 2010, 11:30 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 22 2010, 11:40 PM

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif



Not yet, got about 30 more miles to go. Almost there!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 23 2010, 12:08 AM

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif



Not yet, got about 30 more miles to go. Almost there!



THE SHOE IS HOME!!! 1630.4 miles round trip with no tickets or breakdowns. TEENERS ROCK!

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 11:40 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:30 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif



Not yet, got about 30 more miles to go. Almost there!



THE SHOE IS HOME!!! 1630.4 miles round trip with no tickets or breakdowns. TEENERS ROCK!


I can go to bed now! WTG Buddy you Rock! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 23 2010, 01:23 AM

How messed up is that!? Shoe left the same time as I did for the airport, and he beat me home!.......I just got home at 2am EST dry.gif What a travel day.... More later.

Posted by: ejm Feb 23 2010, 05:59 AM

Dr Evil and I got to the airport and found our flight was cancelled. I got in just past midnight which still made for the shortest day since Thursday. smile.gif

Posted by: zymurgist Feb 23 2010, 06:53 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:24 AM) *


Awesome job guys! Hip hip hooray from the peanut gallery!

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Posted by: RobW Feb 23 2010, 08:13 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 23 2010, 03:59 AM) *

Dr Evil and I got to the airport and found our flight was cancelled. I got in just past midnight which still made for the shortest day since Thursday. smile.gif


Sorry to hear about the travel hurdles.. but thanks so much anyway! beer.gif

Posted by: RobW Feb 23 2010, 08:17 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 10:08 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 11:40 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:30 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif



Not yet, got about 30 more miles to go. Almost there!



THE SHOE IS HOME!!! 1630.4 miles round trip with no tickets or breakdowns. TEENERS ROCK!


In case anyone is wondering... yes, Shoe is nuts!! but thanks again !!

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 23 2010, 08:32 AM

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QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 10:08 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 11:40 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:30 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Feb 22 2010, 09:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 22 2010, 11:19 PM) *

Shoe... you are one crazy dude!! aktion035.gif



None of it would have been possible Rob were it not for this most excellent running motor I bought from you!


You're not home yet confused24.gif



Not yet, got about 30 more miles to go. Almost there!



THE SHOE IS HOME!!! 1630.4 miles round trip with no tickets or breakdowns. TEENERS ROCK!


In case anyone is wondering... yes, Shoe is nuts!! but thanks again !!

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"That boy ain't right."

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 23 2010, 09:51 AM

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"That boy ain't right."

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But I doubt you could ever meet a more generous person.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 23 2010, 10:17 AM

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"That boy ain't right."

but at least HE isn't the one who ate all the fritos... Mr. Frito Bandito.

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 23 2010, 10:34 AM

I know I sound like a broken record, but......
words cannot express how grateful our family is to have the support and help of 914world. It is an AMAZING story that Buttercup and I will tell over and over again. This car is going to catch attention anywhere she goes.... she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
The guys that came out were AWESOME! Absolutely the nicest guys you could ever want to meet....and Shoe is NOT crazy. He is a sweetheart! He was stealing stuff off Christine for Buttercup! He's lucky Christine didn't get mad and not make the trip home. Donald would have taken the chrome bumpers off Christine if I had let him!
Every one of these guys are family. I have adopted them!
And to all of you who sent parts, and words of support, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. This is absolutely the brightest moment I have had in over a year.
The Schwieterman family and the people of Garden City were so amazed by this project. And over and over again I have heard how impressed they were with how everyone worked so well together. I still have people stopping by to check on Buttercup. (while I am down cleaning Luke's shop.)
And an update: Dewayne is coming over this weekend to fix the leak in the engine. It is supposed to be a nice day, and we are hoping to go driving!
I'll post all the photos the family too in the next couple of days on flickr.
Our love to you all.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 23 2010, 12:27 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Feb 23 2010, 01:23 AM) *

How messed up is that!? Shoe left the same time as I did for the airport, and he beat me home!.......I just got home at 2am EST dry.gif What a travel day.... More later.



Look at all that airport bar drinking time you got doc! beer3.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 23 2010, 12:40 PM

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And an update: Dewayne is coming over this weekend to fix the leak in the engine. It is supposed to be a nice day, and we are hoping to go driving!


have him call me, I thought of something yesterday that I didn't think to check. I will have him check it smile.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 23 2010, 12:50 PM

I would once again like to personally extend my gratitude and appreciation to Mary, Ronald, Alyssa and the entire group of attendees. A very special thanks to Luke for allowing us to work in one of the most beautiful shops I have ever seen. I doubt seriously if you could find another shop owner pray.gif with that big of a heart! Mary and her family catered to our every need and definitely destroyed any weight loss plans chowtime.gif we may have had in place. There are no words to describe her generosity and love for her fellow teener owners. She is truly one amazing woman and I am honored to call her friend. I am also very fortunate to have met and made friends with other teener lovers. Mike Moorman is truly a special fellow as is Ed, Clay, Bill, Wayne and well, then there is Dr. Evil. What could one possibly say about the Evil One that most of you don't already know. He is definitely a genuine source of entertainment lol-2.gif and really great guy. Hell, he is so generous he gave everyone free sinus cleanings. icon8.gif

The people I met at this event are all truly remarkable people and I am proud to call them all friend. Mary set out to honor her brother and in the process brought together a group of people that extended their kindness and generosity to not only Mary and her family, but the entire 914World family. I for one feel blessed to know all these people and look forward to meeting the rest of the 914 family over the next few years.

914World, YOU ROCK!!! aktion035.gif

Mary you are an amazing person smilie_pokal.gif

Mike and Rick and Rob and all the others responsible for organizing this event all deserve the best of everything.



Shoe

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 23 2010, 12:56 PM

couldn't have said it better myself Don...

the warmth and generosity in that room Saturday is more than most people feel in a lifetime. and it wasn't just from the chili and heated floors biggrin.gif

we had a ton of fun, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Feb 23 2010, 01:48 PM

One of my favorite "freeze frames" - is that a trident coming out of the Evil one's head???

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One of my favorite "freeze frames" - is that a trident coming out of the Evil one's head???

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I found this one of the Doc and felt compelled to share it as well. blink.gif

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Posted by: scotty b Feb 23 2010, 06:45 PM

Simply awesome guys. I wish I could have made it to help, or just observe the shenannigans. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 23 2010, 07:13 PM

Ok, I think I am recovered enough to post smile.gif

It was amazing how well everyone worked together. We had no issues that could not be handled, less some missing parts and wiring issues. I will be typing up notes with diagrams for the offending circuit to aid in figuring it all out.

My motives for going out to Garden City were purely selfish. I had a great time, doing something that I love, with lots of excellent people smile.gif This will be an event I can always look back on fondly and feel all kinds of good about.

The several comparisons that Mary made between Lee and I made me feel very proud. We are all glad to have given something so that Lee's memory can live on. I have no doubt that Buttercup will be passed down for a few generations, and that is epic.

The whole Shortridge family was very kind to us and I enjoyed meeting and working with all of them smile.gif

This forum is strange in its abilities to connect people who would otherwise be geographical strangers.

I could ramble on for several pages about how wonderful all of this was, but others have captured that quite eloquently already and I agree smile.gif I am glad to have all of you as part of my family. Life is sweeter having met you all.

Posted by: scotty b Feb 23 2010, 07:20 PM

Dude go smoke a cigar and take a couple shots. You need to man up after all that mushy dribble poke.gif poke.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 23 2010, 07:26 PM

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Dude go smoke a cigar and take a couple shots. You need to man up after all that mushy dribble poke.gif poke.gif biggrin.gif


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 24 2010, 03:37 AM

Dad is 6'6" and had a bit of trouble getting his knees under the steering wheel. I'm not quite sure how KS914 does it! I thought you would enjoy the photo we took Monday. It is SUCH a hoot to walk in and see such a beautiful car. Dad really enjoyed meeting all of you, and watching how well you worked together. Thanks so much!


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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 24 2010, 03:41 AM

Jim is fun to talk to. smile.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 24 2010, 09:33 AM

smilie_pokal.gif great photo!

we loved meeting your dad and family!

Posted by: Betty Feb 24 2010, 01:42 PM

Having participated only vicariously, it has been inspiring to watch. I must say Buttercup is one beautiful car!

Mary, the smile on your Dad's face in that picture is so awesome!

Also, thank you for the Matchbox car! Very unexpected and very much appreciated! biggrin.gif



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Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 24 2010, 03:08 PM

Maybe Dwayne can use the box of parts we did not? The "used but not garbage" box that I assembled.

Posted by: zymurgist Feb 24 2010, 04:25 PM

QUOTE(scotty b @ Feb 23 2010, 07:45 PM) *

Simply awesome guys. I wish I could have made it to help, or just observe the shenannigans. beerchug.gif

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Sounds like a weekend well spent.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 25 2010, 07:42 AM

I had Buttercup's windshield installed yesterday. Today...I'll take a squeege so I can put the "914World" graphic on the back window! And the Tangerine Racing logo, too!

Posted by: Gint Feb 25 2010, 07:45 AM

Get that thing out into the sun and snap a few pics Mary! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 25 2010, 01:32 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ Feb 25 2010, 07:45 AM) *

Get that thing out into the sun and snap a few pics Mary! smilie_pokal.gif


I sure would if there was any sun here!!!
You'd still need sunglasses if she were outside, though!
Sunny outside photos soon, I promise!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 25 2010, 05:12 PM

Photos are uploaded to flickr. Some dates are goofed up, some duplicates: I'll fix as time permits.
http://www.flickr.com/maryshortridge

Posted by: Gint Feb 25 2010, 11:08 PM

Fixed your link Mary.

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 25 2010, 11:29 PM

Great photo set Mary!

Posted by: RobW Feb 25 2010, 11:42 PM

Great picts. Its truly amazing what a group of guys can do in a weekend!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 26 2010, 07:04 AM

QUOTE(RobW @ Feb 25 2010, 11:42 PM) *

Great picts. Its truly amazing what a group of guys can do in a weekend!



We were very motivated... We had to keep working to keep from going comatose from eating all the available food. biggrin.gif

Mary,

It was a pleasure to be able to help you. I got to see old friends, and make new ones. Any weekend with good company, cool cars, and good food is great, but this was really special for me. The more I learned about your brother, the more I realize the 914 community lost one of it's own. He would have fit right in here.

And I wanted to thank the person responsible for my ride home too. That was the icing on the cake.



Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 26 2010, 01:30 PM

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We were very motivated... We had to keep working to keep from going comatose from eating all the available food.

agree.gif plus we had to keep moving away from Dr. Evil's chili gas wink.gif

while I agree with Clay that we lost one of our own, before we even got to meet him, I also think we FOUND one of our won in Mary. so many people would have either sold Lee's car or scrapped it. but she took Lee's dream and made it her own, and built it up to something truly special. the fact that she allowed a bunch of strangers(some stranger than others) in, treated them like family, fed them like family and let us help make the car part of the family... well, that is more special than words can describe.

helping out was the right thing to do, that much is obvious. but it was one of the most fun, and rewarding experiences in my life. I got to meet people from all over the country, hang out, and share a passion for these rusty little NARPs. we got to live this event in one of the nicest "shops" I've ever seen. calling it a shop isn't even fair. it's as clean as a museum, yet as comfortable as a nice house.

if I hadn't been there I would truly feel left out. from the outside, the amount of work that was done in a few days seems impossible. but the team work and motivation was second to none.

Posted by: RobW Feb 26 2010, 01:44 PM

aktion035.gif you've discovered the 914 mystique.... driving.gif

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Feb 26 2010, 11:30 AM) *

QUOTE
We were very motivated... We had to keep working to keep from going comatose from eating all the available food.

agree.gif plus we had to keep moving away from Dr. Evil's chili gas wink.gif

while I agree with Clay that we lost one of our own, before we even got to meet him, I also think we FOUND one of our won in Mary. so many people would have either sold Lee's car or scrapped it. but she took Lee's dream and made it her own, and built it up to something truly special. the fact that she allowed a bunch of strangers(some stranger than others) in, treated them like family, fed them like family and let us help make the car part of the family... well, that is more special than words can describe.

helping out was the right thing to do, that much is obvious. but it was one of the most fun, and rewarding experiences in my life. I got to meet people from all over the country, hang out, and share a passion for these rusty little NARPs. we got to live this event in one of the nicest "shops" I've ever seen. calling it a shop isn't even fair. it's as clean as a museum, yet as comfortable as a nice house.

if I hadn't been there I would truly feel left out. from the outside, the amount of work that was done in a few days seems impossible. but the team work and motivation was second to none.


Posted by: bandjoey Feb 26 2010, 07:15 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Feb 26 2010, 01:30 PM) *

QUOTE
We were very motivated... We had to keep working to keep from going comatose from eating all the available food.

agree.gif plus we had to keep moving away from Dr. Evil's chili gas wink.gif

while I agree with Clay that we lost one of our own, before we even got to meet him, I also think we FOUND one of our won in Mary. so many people would have either sold Lee's car or scrapped it. but she took Lee's dream and made it her own, and built it up to something truly special. the fact that she allowed a bunch of strangers(some stranger than others) in, treated them like family, fed them like family and let us help make the car part of the family... well, that is more special than words can describe.

helping out was the right thing to do, that much is obvious. but it was one of the most fun, and rewarding experiences in my life. I got to meet people from all over the country, hang out, and share a passion for these rusty little NARPs. we got to live this event in one of the nicest "shops" I've ever seen. calling it a shop isn't even fair. it's as clean as a museum, yet as comfortable as a nice house.

if I hadn't been there I would truly feel left out. from the outside, the amount of work that was done in a few days seems impossible. but the team work and motivation was second to none.


Yeppp! agree.gif

Not only did I learn a lot about 914's but couldn't have met a nicer bunch of people. Mary and Family, and World people. What a great bunch. The 14 hour work days were the easy part. Going home after the build was the hardest and i wish I had an extra day to stay and help with the final touches! hissyfit.gif So, getting ready to sit down now and look at all the pix's. Happy 914ing Kansas!


Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 28 2010, 06:59 PM

FABULOUS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dwayne came over today and worked on Buttercup. We made TERRIFIC progress on Ed's squawk list. Best of all, she RUNS SMOOTH!!!!!!!!! No more smoke out the tail pipes, either!!! (she had too much oil, we drained a quart and a half) We didn't take her driving today, but plan to next week. Still some issues with the turn signal lights, and the brake light on the dash. I've got a list of projects to finish this week, and Dwayne will come over next weekend to break the engine in. WE GET TO GO DRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 28 2010, 07:09 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Feb 28 2010, 06:59 PM) *

FABULOUS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dwayne came over today and worked on Buttercup. We made TERRIFIC progress on Ed's squawk list. Best of all, she RUNS SMOOTH!!!!!!!!! No more smoke out the tail pipes, either!!! (she had too much oil, we drained a quart and a half) We didn't take her driving today, but plan to next week. Still some issues with the turn signal lights, and the brake light on the dash. I've got a list of projects to finish this week, and Dwayne will come over next weekend to break the engine in. WE GET TO GO DRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Mary,
there is a switch on the left side of the master cylinder. It gets tripped when the brakes are bled, and it has to be manually reset. It will cause the brake warning light on the dash to stay on. I wasn't able to reach it while on the ground last Sunday, so it didn't get reset. That should shut off the light.


Do you still need a speedo cable?



Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 28 2010, 07:22 PM

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Do you still need a speedo cable?
[/quote]


I used to have a speedo cable. Not sure where it is now. confused24.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Feb 28 2010, 07:22 PM

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I wasn't able to reach it while on the ground last Sunday,


you needed a boost?

great news Mary! smilie_pokal.gif


Posted by: Mary Shortridge Feb 28 2010, 08:06 PM

[quote name='hot_shoe914' date='Feb 28 2010, 07:22 PM' post='1280421']
[quote

Do you still need a speedo cable?
[/quote]


I used to have a speedo cable. Not sure where it is now. confused24.gif
[/quote]

I know where it is!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 28 2010, 08:18 PM

[quote name='hot_shoe914' date='Feb 28 2010, 07:22 PM' post='1280421']
[quote

Do you still need a speedo cable?
[/quote]


I used to have a speedo cable. Not sure where it is now. confused24.gif
[/quote]


YOU dont need a speedometer.....you need a Mach meter!!

Posted by: Dr Evil Feb 28 2010, 08:36 PM

I'll get a simplified schematic drawn up of the problem circuits as soon as I can. I have two papers to write this week, yet, but I will get to it wink.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 28 2010, 08:40 PM

Great News Mary!

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 28 2010, 11:47 PM

Post a driving video when the snow let's up biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 1 2010, 12:19 AM

Where is that vid of me driving shoe's car? biggrin.gif

Posted by: markb Mar 1 2010, 01:02 AM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 28 2010, 06:40 PM) *

Great News Mary!

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Posted by: ejm Mar 1 2010, 11:33 AM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Mar 1 2010, 01:19 AM) *

Where is that vid of me driving shoe's car? biggrin.gif


I think the police are holding it as evidence happy11.gif Want to get a copy up on Youtube?

Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 1 2010, 01:13 PM

QUOTE(ejm @ Mar 1 2010, 12:33 PM) *

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Mar 1 2010, 01:19 AM) *

Where is that vid of me driving shoe's car? biggrin.gif


I think the police are holding it as evidence happy11.gif Want to get a copy up on Youtube?


Heck ya! I didnt wreck the car, I need proof wink.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 3 2010, 01:58 PM

You asked for it....... put on your sunglasses! It was rather early this morning, but I DROVE Buttercup out of Luke's shop for photos! I started her seven times yesterday to show off her FABULOUS sounding engine yesterday, and she started every time and ran perfectly! No more smoke out the pipes, either! Still a bit of an oil leak, but we'll see where that is at after the engine gets warmed up via Dwayne. You'll also notice she still seems a bit low on the left side; Dwayne adjusted that Sunday, but may need a bit more. I'll also be checking tire pressure carefully.
I put the stripes on yesterday. Buttercup doesn't have an identity crisis. I almost left them off, but I've tried to put her back the way Lee had her, and I used an original photo to draw the stripes exactly as they were. So, for now........ she has stripes! My favorite vinyl is the back window. The one I received didn't show, so my vinyl guy cut me a new YELLOW one! I'll save the other for my other car!
The rocker panels aren't bolted on yet, in case you noticed the angle looked a bit off...
Look out Garden City!


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Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 3 2010, 02:01 PM

Well aint that purty thumb3d.gif


Posted by: SirAndy Mar 3 2010, 02:08 PM

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Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 3 2010, 02:09 PM

That's impressive! Have Dwayne lower the front suspension. It's adjustable.

smilie_pokal.gif Luv the yellow world banner!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 3 2010, 02:11 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Mar 3 2010, 02:09 PM) *

That's impressive! Have Dwayne lower the front suspension. It's adjustable.

smilie_pokal.gif Luv the yellow world banner!


THANKS!

Posted by: dlo914 Mar 3 2010, 02:13 PM

Well done guys! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Mar 3 2010, 02:14 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Mar 3 2010, 12:09 PM) *

Have Dwayne lower the front suspension. It's adjustable.

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You should drop the front so the floorpan is about level. If you have access to scales, do a corner-balancing (with 1/2 tank of gas and the drivers weight in the drivers seat).

And don't forget to get a 4-wheel alignment afterward. At a shop that does know how to do this on a 914.
cheer.gif Andy

Posted by: markb Mar 3 2010, 02:31 PM

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Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 3 2010, 03:12 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Mar 3 2010, 02:09 PM) *

That's impressive! Have Dwayne lower the front suspension. It's adjustable.

smilie_pokal.gif Luv the yellow world banner!



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where did you get the banner?

QUOTE
And don't forget to get a 4-wheel alignment afterward. At a shop that does know how to do this on a 914.


yep. we only did a basic/eye-ball alignment on the front-end.

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 3 2010, 03:48 PM

Left Rear Spring need's replacing?

Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 3 2010, 03:57 PM

Bill, I think that picture is just slightly crooked, or taken on a slant.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 3 2010, 04:00 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Mar 3 2010, 03:57 PM) *

Bill, I think that picture is just slightly crooked, or taken on a slant.


No, she really does lean that much. She was off by 1/2" yesterday. Sunday Dwayne had adjusted her and she looked good. Now, not so good.
New spring? Can I get one fast, so Dwayne could put it on Sunday? I am DYING to drive her!!!!!!!!!!!!
All advice greatly appreciated!

Posted by: tod914 Mar 3 2010, 04:02 PM

Awesome job! Car looks fantastic. Way to busta move. Love the black bumpers on it, adds nice contrast.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 3 2010, 04:04 PM

yea, you can get a new pair, I don't remember what shocks are on the rear tho, if they are Bilstiens they may just need to be adjusted to level.

I wouldn't skip driving it just for a sagging spring tho. smile.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 3 2010, 04:06 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Mar 3 2010, 04:04 PM) *

yea, you can get a new pair, I don't remember what shocks are on the rear tho, if they are Bilstiens they may just need to be adjusted to level.

I wouldn't skip driving it just for a sagging spring tho. smile.gif


That's what I like to hear!!!

Posted by: Gint Mar 3 2010, 04:22 PM

Buttercup looks fantastic Mary!

Posted by: RobW Mar 3 2010, 05:57 PM

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Looks awesome Mary! You've got a really special car! You'll enjoy driving it for sure!


Posted by: McMark Mar 3 2010, 07:45 PM

Whoa! That's HOT! drooley.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 Mar 3 2010, 08:10 PM

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Congratulations Mary. Buttercup is certainly a trophy. The stripes look perfect and the black and polished Fuchs look really good with the scheme. All in all that's one fine looking 914 with a helluva story attached. Lee would be very proud and I'm sure you feel closer than ever to your brother because of the restoration. I'm guessing you learned a lot more about 914s than you bargained for. Be sure and take Buttercup to some local car shows and let them see what a real sports car is all about.

Good on ya! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: RobW Mar 3 2010, 08:34 PM

Great tribute plate too... didn't notice that at first...

Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 3 2010, 08:40 PM

To Lee thumb3d.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jon Fernandes Mar 3 2010, 08:47 PM

Looks GREAT!!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Mar 3 2010, 10:37 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Mar 3 2010, 08:40 PM) *

To Lee thumb3d.gif biggrin.gif



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p.s. Really love that plate, good choice Mary!

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 3 2010, 11:39 PM

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QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Mar 3 2010, 08:40 PM) *

To Lee thumb3d.gif biggrin.gif



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p.s. Really love that plate, good choice Mary!


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 5 2010, 08:22 PM

I spent the afternoon with Buttercup! I took a photo of the "plug" Dwayne made out of a dowel.
I got the pad that goes above the windshield on, and fit under the rubber seal. It looks GREAT!
I also took some photos of the pad that goes above the back window that I was trying to install. I think the leather is too thick to allow it to fit as it is meant to. Shall I trim some of the leather off the ends? I'm sorry the photos aren't better, but perhaps someone knows whether there should be leather on the ends? I suppose the original vinyl wasn't nearly as thick, either. I can get the passenger side to fit in pretty well, but you can tell from the photo that there is too much "length" for the right side to come even close to fitting.
Any advice is appreciated!


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Posted by: Racer Chris Mar 5 2010, 09:06 PM

The car looks real good Mary!

For the suspension, just unscrew the passenger side front torsion bar adjuster until the car sits level at the rear. I've found that its not hard to "feel" when the force on the two front adjusters is equal. The car usually sits pretty level when they are.

On the targa pad, you will probably need to trim away excess leather a little at a time where it makes contact at the ends, until it fits equally at both ends.

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 5 2010, 09:52 PM

Hi Mary,

agree.gif Trim the leather back. The upper trim pad fits pretty tight without the added material. Looking Good!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 6 2010, 05:42 AM

Thanks---I'll get out the razor blade!
It has been so much fun getting to tweak a few things on Buttercup. There is still a LOT of little details, but tomorrow, we'll DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!! driving-girl.gif
Dwayne has been attacking his parts car for a few things, and is confident he can get the electrical problem and torsion bar adjustment solved in no time.
Thanks so much for your help!

Posted by: ejm Mar 6 2010, 06:09 AM

Car looks great Mary! I'm pretty sure the leather was applied over the vinyl since installing the side targa bar pieces was a bit of a challenge. If you trim the leather on the ends of the targa pad it may peel back when you push it into place. An alternative may be to trim the leather on the side pieces where you need clearance.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 6 2010, 06:30 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Mar 6 2010, 06:09 AM) *

Car looks great Mary! I'm pretty sure the leather was applied over the vinyl since installing the side targa bar pieces was a bit of a challenge. If you trim the leather on the ends of the targa pad it may peel back when you push it into place. An alternative may be to trim the leather on the side pieces where you need clearance.
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Great idea! I'll cut out a piece slightly smaller than the end of the bar...

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 6 2010, 08:54 AM

Another couple of months and you'll be ready for your 914 engineering and manufacturing license. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 6 2010, 09:08 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Mar 6 2010, 08:54 AM) *

Another couple of months and you'll be ready for your 914 engineering and manufacturing license. biggrin.gif


Uhhhhhhhh.............don't think so! Next is learning to handle a trailer, so I can haul Buttercup to Dragon's Tail!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Mar 6 2010, 09:21 AM


Any chance it will be a two car trailer?

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 6 2010, 09:08 AM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Mar 6 2010, 08:54 AM) *

Another couple of months and you'll be ready for your 914 engineering and manufacturing license. biggrin.gif


Uhhhhhhhh.............don't think so! Next is learning to handle a trailer, so I can haul Buttercup to Dragon's Tail!


Posted by: RobW Mar 6 2010, 11:59 AM

Mary / Mike, thanks for the awesome T-shirt and nice note... both will be added to my 914 tribute shelf...

Posted by: Gint Mar 6 2010, 06:57 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 6 2010, 08:08 AM) *
Uhhhhhhhh.............don't think so! Next is learning to handle a trailer, so I can haul Buttercup to Dragon's Tail!
Trailer?!?! Haul it? Drive it! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 6 2010, 07:26 PM

I'm driving mine, your's will make it for sure!

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 6 2010, 08:41 PM

Get the Kansas - Okla group out and we'll meet up in Memphis. Looks like a drive out. driving-girl.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Mar 6 2010, 09:11 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Mar 6 2010, 08:41 PM) *

Get the Kansas - Okla group out and we'll meet up in Memphis. Looks like a drive out. driving-girl.gif


Need a nice convoy leaving Memphis early Thursday morning for the Dragon!

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 6 2010, 09:58 PM

O.T. We can move this off Buttercup. Get it on the www site when it's up and running...so groups can set up drive schedules to meet up for the final let. Mabey one of those google pin maps with locations of people coming?? You might need 2 hotels if this works out. ps. The Surprise thread is lost in the bottom. Why don't you set up a new up to date one, Shoe? After getting back from TCBY



Posted by: hot_shoe914 Mar 6 2010, 10:21 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Mar 6 2010, 09:58 PM) *

O.T. We can move this off Buttercup. Get it on the www site when it's up and running...so groups can set up drive schedules to meet up for the final let. Mabey one of those google pin maps with locations of people coming?? You might need 2 hotels if this works out. ps. The Surprise thread is lost in the bottom. Why don't you set up a new up to date one, Shoe? After getting back from TCBY



The web page is ready, just waiting on Clay to put it on the server. I brought up the other thread. If Clay doesn't start a new one I will. In the mean time if anyone has questions feel free to contact me.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 7 2010, 07:33 PM

Today is a special day... Buttercup came home!
Dwayne and I took her for a spin... to the gas station! She runs GREAT! Dwayne ran her up and down the fairgrounds parking lot, then I drove her around and started giving rides! No turn signals, so that is kind of interesting, but we think it is a switch in the steering column and Dwayne is pretty sure he has one. (Flashers work ok) Windshield wiper motor is working as it should, but the switch is bad on it as well. (We got the wiring correct thanks to Kansas914's parts car!) Still lots of little things to do, but I am SO tickled at how well the car runs. She sounds GREAT at all speeds!
I need to hunt for some of the parts for the targa top, but who wants to drive with the top on anyway, right? Only.... it started to rain on Ron taking her home! No wipers, and no top... oh, no!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for making today such a special day...
~Mary
P.S. Not a great video yet, I was so tired after such a long day. A short Coolpix video on my flickr page, nothing great. http://www.flickr.com/maryshortridge

Posted by: scotty b Mar 7 2010, 07:45 PM

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Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 7 2010, 08:06 PM

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Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 7 2010, 08:07 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 7 2010, 07:33 PM) *

Today is a special day... Buttercup came home!
Dwayne and I took her for a spin... to the gas station! She runs GREAT! Dwayne ran her up and down the fairgrounds parking lot, then I drove her around and started giving rides! No turn signals, so that is kind of interesting, but we think it is a switch in the steering column and Dwayne is pretty sure he has one. (Flashers work ok) Windshield wiper motor is working as it should, but the switch is bad on it as well. (We got the wiring correct thanks to Kansas914's parts car!) Still lots of little things to do, but I am SO tickled at how well the car runs. She sounds GREAT at all speeds!
I need to hunt for some of the parts for the targa top, but who wants to drive with the top on anyway, right? Only.... it started to rain on Ron taking her home! No wipers, and no top... oh, no!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for making today such a special day...
~Mary
P.S. Not a great video yet, I was so tired after such a long day. A short Coolpix video on my flickr page, nothing great. www.flickr.com/maryshortridge



aktion035.gif driving-girl.gif w00t.gif great news!




I'm pretty sure those 2 switches are the same as the same year beetle... making it about a $30 part(shipped) if Dwayne doesn't have one

Posted by: RobW Mar 7 2010, 09:03 PM

We're all so proud of you Mary... enjoy! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Mar 7 2010, 09:44 PM

WTF.gif I thought you said Buttercup was home? Damn Ron, he must have parked her in the wrong driveway cuz I just went outside and looked beside Reeses Cup and I didn't see her! confused24.gif

Awesome Mary, you did a beautiful thing! aktion035.gif

Posted by: markb Mar 8 2010, 05:06 PM

Congrats! beer.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 8 2010, 06:29 PM

Boy, did Buttercup give me an adventure today! I took her across town to meet up with my brother's friend who was passing thru. After our visit, she wouldn't start because her battery was dead. We tried to start her by pushing her and popping the clutch, but no joy. So a friend came and jumped me, and I was sure we'd be fine. Nope, she died at one of the busiest intersections in town, then wouldn't start! Thankfully, she is easy to push! So I got her into a parking lot, and Don came and jumped me again! That time, he insisted on following me home. So, the battery charger is on her, and we'll try again tomorrow. I know we have some electrical issues, and I'll look into having an amp meter put on temporarily so I can monitor her draw? She was running kind of crummy, but part of that was me being nervous she would die, I am sure.
Anyway, we're both still smiling and having fun!

Posted by: RobW Mar 8 2010, 06:37 PM

Ooops. Sorry for the extra fun. I hope its not too cold. These cars will run electronics off the battery if the alternator is done. Alternators wear, but can get messed up by reversing + and - (ask me how I know)...

Have someone check the alternator...

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 8 2010, 06:40 PM

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 8 2010, 06:37 PM) *

Ooops. Sorry for the extra fun. I hope its not too cold. These cars will run electronics off the battery if the alternator is done. Alternators wear, but can get messed up by reversing + and - (ask me how I know)...

Have someone check the alternator...


This forum is AWESOME! It is almost like having 914 experts/brothers here in town! I'll have it checked tomorrow, if the weather cooperates. It was pretty chilly by the time I got home. No top yet....! Front hardware that the latch is supposed to fasten to is MIA. biggrin.gif

Posted by: oldschool Mar 8 2010, 07:26 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 8 2010, 04:40 PM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 8 2010, 06:37 PM) *

Ooops. Sorry for the extra fun. I hope its not too cold. These cars will run electronics off the battery if the alternator is done. Alternators wear, but can get messed up by reversing + and - (ask me how I know)...

Have someone check the alternator...


This forum is AWESOME! It is almost like having 914 experts/brothers here in town! I'll have it checked tomorrow, if the weather cooperates. It was pretty chilly by the time I got home. No top yet....! Front hardware that the latch is supposed to fasten to is MIA. biggrin.gif
Mary I just got the footage from AJ as soon as a can I will put something together aktion035.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 8 2010, 07:45 PM

If the battery is going dead the spark plugs will eventually not spark. This is likely why she was running crummy. Check the voltage regulator and it's connections on the relay board. You could have a bad relay or relay board.

Posted by: ejm Mar 8 2010, 07:47 PM

Cars with electronic fuel injection in particular will run crappy if you're not charging and the battery is getting low. Sounds like what happen to you. First charging system check is turn the key to ON, do not start the engine Is the alternator light on? If not there is a problem in the warning light circuit that will keep the car from charging.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Mar 8 2010, 07:49 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Mar 8 2010, 07:45 PM) *

If the battery is going dead the spark plugs will eventually not spark. This is likely whay she was running crummy. Check the voltage regulator and it's connections on the relay board. You could have a bad relay or relay board.

I know the relay board came from my stash as the one in there was DOA. I can't remember if the relay board was from my parts car or my working driver (now at paint shop). The regulator "looked" like new but that can be deceptive.

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 8 2010, 07:54 PM

QUOTE(ejm @ Mar 8 2010, 07:47 PM) *

Cars with electronic fuel injection in particular will run crappy if you're not charging and the battery is getting low. Sounds like what happen to you. First charging system check is turn the key to ON, do not start the engine Is the alternator light on? If not there is a problem in the warning light circuit that will keep the car from charging.


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 8 2010, 08:17 PM

Nice to have an explanation for why she was running crummy. She has run fabulously ever since Dwayne fixed the timing. And now a way to check the system. Thanks for the info!

Posted by: KELTY360 Mar 8 2010, 08:30 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 7 2010, 05:33 PM) *


I need to hunt for some of the parts for the targa top, but who wants to drive with the top on anyway, right? Only.... it started to rain on Ron taking her home! No wipers, and no top... oh, no!



Mary, Mary Mary....you have so much to learn.....you don't need a top in the rain, just drive faster! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 9 2010, 01:42 AM

QUOTE(KELTY360 @ Mar 8 2010, 08:30 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 7 2010, 05:33 PM) *


I need to hunt for some of the parts for the targa top, but who wants to drive with the top on anyway, right? Only.... it started to rain on Ron taking her home! No wipers, and no top... oh, no!



Mary, Mary Mary....you have so much to learn.....you don't need a top in the rain, just drive faster! driving-girl.gif


And wipers????

Posted by: ejm Mar 9 2010, 05:29 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 9 2010, 02:42 AM) *

And wipers????


http://www.rainx.com/Products/Windshield_Treatment/Original.aspx biggrin.gif

Posted by: jt914-6 Mar 9 2010, 06:27 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Mar 9 2010, 05:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 9 2010, 02:42 AM) *

And wipers????


http://www.rainx.com/Products/Windshield_Treatment/Original.aspx biggrin.gif

agree.gif & drive faster W/windows up...... driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 10 2010, 05:37 PM

I went to Sears and bought a set of metric sockets and wrenches for Buttercup. The young man helping me wanted to know what kind of car.... so I whipped out my pictures! He started asking questions, and he was totally blown away when I explained 914World. He kept shaking his head, like it was "unbelievable". "Yes, I know."

Posted by: Gint Mar 10 2010, 05:52 PM

Mary you're fantastic! Thanks! I need to write you a private note sometime before I leave for Route66.

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 10 2010, 07:23 PM

[size=4]Mary Mary Mary, I got a box in the mail today. [/size4]. piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif When you come south, I'll take you out for some of the best BBQ ribs in Texas. chowtime.gif More Thanks than I can express. Bill

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 10 2010, 07:36 PM

I got one too.......

MMMMMMMM...... Cow! chowtime.gif

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Mary,

Thank you for the gift. But it was unnecessary. You owe us nothing.... it was our honor and privilege to be allowed to help you out. Thank you for a wonderful weekend in snowy, cold Kansas. I actually hate snow and hate being cold, but I would do that again in a heartbeat. It was worth it.

Again, Thank You, but please.. no more gifts.... I now feel guilty.




Posted by: bandjoey Mar 10 2010, 07:39 PM

I'm mailing a package of Oreo's out in the morning. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: RobW Mar 10 2010, 08:17 PM

So Mary... when are you coming out to Pleasanton to cook these up?

Thank you!

The Ways Family


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Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 10 2010, 08:26 PM

STEAK! chowtime.gif

Mary, you spoil us. smile.gif

Posted by: ejm Mar 10 2010, 09:06 PM

agree.gif Thank you!!

Posted by: orange914 Mar 10 2010, 09:44 PM

been a cool story to watch the this car come together. half of a car is it's heritage and history. your brother would be proud of you and all the others who helped beerchug.gif beautiful car signal914.jpg (there is no yellow 914 icon... maybe the world can add one and title it "buttercup")


Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 10 2010, 10:09 PM

thank you again Mary for the beef. I still can't believe you did that! it was a very generous Gift, and completely un-necessary, meeting your family and being part of Buttercups recovery will always be a cherished memory smile.gif I'm so glad I was there.


plus I love Steak... smile.gif

Posted by: Betty Mar 10 2010, 10:16 PM

Ask for a yellow 914 icon and ye shall receive one!

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 17 2010, 07:30 PM

Attached are some photos from a busy day with Buttercup. Doesn't look like much, but I feel like I wrestled an alligator! The targa top is FINALLY on, hopefully the latches are correct. Lots of crazy obstacles, like the clips on the front being hidden by upholstery! A razor blade took care of that! It is still a wrestling match getting the top latched; any helpful suggestions? I also got the carpet stuck down, and the narrow door sills on. The wide ones will need holes drilled, because we replaced that metal. I think I'll get them all powder coated black for durability.
Ron had a lousy day at work, so I took him out for a burger when he FINALLY got home.... note the empty parking lot, just the way we like! No door dings for Buttercup! We had a fellow at the stop light on Main Street want to know all about her... Ron thought that was fun! Stopped by Luke & Rena's on the way home, to show her off! We may have to install handles.... so Ron can hold on when I turn the corners! Having a blast, thanks to 914world!


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 17 2010, 07:32 PM

Guess I should have squished the photos some more. Here is Buttercup at Herb's Hamburgers! Our first "date" in Buttercup!


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Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 17 2010, 07:37 PM

Good therapy for Ron, Mary smile.gif I hope he is feeling better.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 17 2010, 07:39 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Mar 17 2010, 08:37 PM) *

Good therapy for Ron, Mary smile.gif I hope he is feeling better.


He is feeling much better! And maybe he won't take so long to get home next time, when I offer to take him out driving. Maybe I'll even let him drive! biggrin.gif

Posted by: ejm Mar 17 2010, 08:48 PM

That is one sharp looking car! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: RobW Mar 17 2010, 08:52 PM

I'm having 914 envy... a bad case of 914 envy... where'd you get the carpet?

Posted by: Tom Mar 17 2010, 08:59 PM

This car is so beautiful, only surpassed by the story behind it. I am proud to know there are great people who made this possible on this club! Only wish is I had been a part of helping.
Tom

Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 17 2010, 09:17 PM

QUOTE
Guess I should have squished the photos some more. Here is Buttercup at Herb's Hamburgers! Our first "date" in Buttercup!

wow! she looks awesome!

Posted by: rick 918-S Mar 17 2010, 09:55 PM

Thank you for the wonderful gift. I planned on stopping as we crossed the country. We just didn't have the extra day to stop. The car looks great! Your figuring things out.

What did you need to do to get the charging system working?

Posted by: Kansas 914 Mar 18 2010, 06:42 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 17 2010, 07:32 PM) *

Here is Buttercup at Herb's Hamburgers! Our first "date" in Buttercup!


The first word that comes to mind is - WOW! drooley.gif

Great picture - and it isn't the first day of Spring yet - you beat your goal!

Cheers!

Posted by: gary gartner Mar 18 2010, 06:58 AM

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 17 2010, 07:52 PM) *

I'm having 914 envy... a bad case of 914 envy... where'd you get the carpet?

Rob,
the carpet set came from James & Heidi and 914 A & P.

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Posted by: RobW Mar 18 2010, 07:25 AM

QUOTE(gary gartner @ Mar 18 2010, 04:58 AM) *

QUOTE(RobW @ Mar 17 2010, 07:52 PM) *

I'm having 914 envy... a bad case of 914 envy... where'd you get the carpet?

Rob,
the carpet set came from James & Heidi and 914 A & P.

Gary driving.gif


Thanks, looks like I need to order one soon..

Posted by: Cevan Mar 18 2010, 06:48 PM

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That's what they're supposed to look like. Nice!

Posted by: markb Mar 18 2010, 07:11 PM

Wonderful! I wish I could have made it out for the build, you all did a great job putting it together. smilie_pokal.gif

I do have one bad piece of news, tho, the rear targa latches are on the wrong sides.

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 19 2010, 08:38 AM

QUOTE(markb @ Mar 18 2010, 08:11 PM) *

Wonderful! I wish I could have made it out for the build, you all did a great job putting it together. smilie_pokal.gif

I do have one bad piece of news, tho, the rear targa latches are on the wrong sides.


THANKS!
I'll get the latches switched. This forum is so awesome; help is just a keyboard away! I wish you all were closer, but I'll keep plugging away on these little details to be fixed, and look forward to the day when Buttercup gets to gather with other 914s!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 19 2010, 08:46 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Mar 19 2010, 09:38 AM) *

QUOTE(markb @ Mar 18 2010, 08:11 PM) *

Wonderful! I wish I could have made it out for the build, you all did a great job putting it together. smilie_pokal.gif

I do have one bad piece of news, tho, the rear targa latches are on the wrong sides.


THANKS!
I'll get the latches switched. This forum is so awesome; help is just a keyboard away! I wish you all were closer, but I'll keep plugging away on these little details to be fixed, and look forward to the day when Buttercup gets to gather with other 914s!



Wait until you are putting on that slap.gif ar15.gif screwy.gif hissyfit.gif targa pad that goes over the targa catches. Getting the screws started in the bottom of the holes is a job that would try the patience of Jobe.

Posted by: tat2dphreak Mar 19 2010, 08:48 AM

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Getting the screws started in the bottom of the holes is a job that would try the patience of Jobe.

agree.gif QFT

every time I look at this thread I can't help but think how amazing it looks! smilie_pokal.gif

if that place was decorated a little more like a 50s diner, it could be a Calendar shot!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Mar 19 2010, 08:57 AM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Mar 19 2010, 08:48 AM) *

every time I look at this thread I can't help but think how amazing it looks! smilie_pokal.gif

if that place was decorated a little more like a 50s diner, it could be a Calendar shot!


Yep - I find myself staring at that picture a lot too...........

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 25 2010, 04:31 PM

AND THERE WAS LIGHT!!!! biggrin.gif Thanks to Ed's detailed directions, I got the tag lights working this afternoon! It probably doesn't sound like that big a deal, but it is one more item crossed off the list, and means there isn't a problem with the wiring for Dwayne to hunt down for me.
Now, I need advice on what is still wrong with my latches. I switched them to the correct location, but the hook still doesn't want to go up over the post on the targa top. Should I put some washers under the "post" hardware to lower them a bit, so that the hook might be able to reach? Or perhaps the latches are put together wrong? Any advice appreciated.
I also thought I'd make you dog lovers smile at my guard dog. Molly is very protective of her "little car". She is my poster child for orthodontia! (My friend suggests she needs her hair dyed black so I don't have to constantly vaccuum Buttercup!)


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Posted by: john grier Mar 25 2010, 05:45 PM

Mary,
We all go through this,
I think where latches you put on are sloted.
You have to balance them locking the top down
and then tighten the latches.
Oh, where is the back pad.
They look so much nicer with one
even if it is cracked
John

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Mar 25 2010, 05:58 PM

QUOTE(john grier @ Mar 25 2010, 06:45 PM) *

Mary,
We all go through this,
I think where latches you put on are sloted.
You have to balance them locking the top down
and then tighten the latches.
Oh, where is the back pad.
They look so much nicer with one
even if it is cracked
John


Not slotted enough to reach any better than pictured... I have them pushed up as far as possible...
I don't have the upholstered piece on yet, until I get this issue sorted out.
Any other ideas? Do the hooks look like they are on the hardware correctly?
THANKS!!!!!

Posted by: Dr Evil Mar 25 2010, 08:52 PM

Mary,
are you still having a fuse blow when you use your hazards? Are your turn signals still out? I have been wicked busy so I havent dont the simple schematic for ya. If these are still issues, I will see what I can do.

Posted by: Gint Mar 26 2010, 10:02 AM

Mary, try pushing down on the corner of the top. If you put new seals and such on the top it may just be a case of them not be compressed yet. Are the front latches latched?

Posted by: bandjoey Mar 26 2010, 12:52 PM

From my distant memory it seem like there are 2 different tops, the difference being the rubber block that butts down on the latch. One is taller than the other. If it's the rubber pad, you might try shaving a little off of the block of rubber. Someone expert in top heritage can pipe in on this.


Posted by: Mary Shortridge Apr 1 2010, 01:44 PM

Boy, do I feel stupid! But VICTORIOUS!
Yesterday an airplane builder friend of mine stopped by. Told him of my targa top dilemma, with latches not wanting to rise up high enough to catch the peg.
DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!! The screw heads were too tall, and the hook wasn't able to slide past the screw head! Today I bought new flat head screws from the local hardware store (metric, can you believe it! biggrin.gif) . Came home and installed, and YIPPEE!!!! Targa top goes on, no problem! A small step for Buttercup and a giant leap for Mary!
Also, he suggested I stuff a rag or something similar in the top of my upholstery, to keep from losing screws down behind, when I invariably drop them. I am making progress!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Apr 1 2010, 01:49 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Apr 1 2010, 01:44 PM) *

Also, he suggested I stuff a rag or something similar in the top of my upholstery, to keep from losing screws down behind, when I invariably drop them. I am making progress!

This is great news - I know who to call now when I get to putting my targa pieces back together biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Apr 1 2010, 01:51 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Apr 1 2010, 02:49 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Apr 1 2010, 01:44 PM) *

Also, he suggested I stuff a rag or something similar in the top of my upholstery, to keep from losing screws down behind, when I invariably drop them. I am making progress!

This is great news - I know who to call now when I get to putting my targa pieces back together biggrin.gif


Yeah, as long as you don't care how long it takes! biggrin.gif And how many advisors I have helping!!!! cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Apr 1 2010, 03:19 PM

Oh ya. I can see that now! Good job mary!

Posted by: Gint Apr 1 2010, 05:42 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Apr 1 2010, 12:51 PM) *
QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Apr 1 2010, 02:49 PM) *
QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Apr 1 2010, 01:44 PM) *
Also, he suggested I stuff a rag or something similar in the top of my upholstery, to keep from losing screws down behind, when I invariably drop them. I am making progress!
This is great news - I know who to call now when I get to putting my targa pieces back together biggrin.gif

Yeah, as long as you don't care how long it takes! biggrin.gif And how many advisors I have helping!!!! cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif
Typical 914 owner. Whatever it takes! beer.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Apr 5 2010, 08:58 AM

I know Jaime might be working on a real video - but I thought I would post my time lapse from the build - it is all 3 1/2 days of the build in one video - with some early images of the car - and some music from the era (1973 or so).

The video is 20 minutes long. I am working on trimming it down to under 10 minutes so I can get it posted up to YouTube.

There are 3 versions depending on your bandwidth - try the best quality version first and you may have to work down to something less.

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_streaming.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_small.htm

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Apr 5 2010, 09:08 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Apr 5 2010, 09:54 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Apr 5 2010, 09:58 AM) *

I know Jaime might be working on a real video - but I thought I would post my time lapse from the build - it is all 3 1/2 days of the build in one video - with some early images of the car - and some music from the era (1973 or so).

The video is 20 minutes long. I am working on trimming it down to under 10 minutes so I can get it posted up to YouTube.

There are 3 versions depending on your bandwidth - try the best quality version first and you may have to work down to something less.

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_streaming.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_small.htm

DUDE, you rock! aktion035.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Apr 5 2010, 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Apr 5 2010, 09:58 AM) *

I know Jaime might be working on a real video - but I thought I would post my time lapse from the build - it is all 3 1/2 days of the build in one video - with some early images of the car - and some music from the era (1973 or so).

The video is 20 minutes long. I am working on trimming it down to under 10 minutes so I can get it posted up to YouTube.

There are 3 versions depending on your bandwidth - try the best quality version first and you may have to work down to something less.

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_streaming.htm

http://prosalesreps.com/buttercup/buttercup_movie_small.htm



I can't watch it here at work, but I have to know...

Did you include the Beatles "With a Little Help from My Friends"? It seemed so appropriate when I heard it while we were working on Buttercup.



Posted by: Kansas 914 Apr 5 2010, 10:03 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Apr 5 2010, 10:01 AM) *


I can't watch it here at work, but I have to know...

Did you include the Beatles "With a Little Help from My Friends"? It seemed so appropriate when I heard it while we were working on Buttercup.


Hi Clay,

No it doesn't include that song - but it should - I will try to work it in on the "re-mix".

Thanks!

Posted by: StratPlayer Apr 5 2010, 10:18 AM

A job well done,, you all should be very proud..... Looked like the show overhauling, that's what I was thinking while watching your movie. Great job to all that participated. smilie_pokal.gif driving.gif

Posted by: Root_Werks Apr 5 2010, 10:51 AM

This truly is a great thread to read.

I agree with what has already been said, new seals are likely pushing your top up a little too far.

That said, be carefull to have all new seals lined up before squishing them into a locked position. If not, it's a quick way to deform new seals not having them settled correctly.


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Apr 11 2010, 03:54 PM

I am SOOOOOOOOO pumped! Dwayne got the new turn signal switch and wiper switch installed this afternoon, after some intense modification. He had to swipe the plastic wire housing from the old switches and throw away the new. (They were too big to fit inside the column) Anyway, he also determined that my headlight switch is spastic, and that was causing some funky lighting issues. Long story short........I HAVE TURN SIGNALS! AND A HORN! AND WIPERS! (And rain-x biggrin.gif )
Got the rockers screwed down completely while Buttercup was on the lift. Lots of other little squawks fixed, too. Still need to chase down the alternator issue, but in the meantime she just goes on the charger occassionally. THIS IS TOO FUN!
We are off for a Sunday afternoon drive, and a photo session, maybe.

Posted by: RobW Apr 11 2010, 03:57 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Apr 11 2010, 02:54 PM) *

I am SOOOOOOOOO pumped! Dwayne got the new turn signal switch and wiper switch installed this afternoon, after some intense modification. He had to swipe the plastic wire housing from the old switches and throw away the new. (They were too big to fit inside the column) Anyway, he also determined that my headlight switch is spastic, and that was causing some funky lighting issues. Long story short........I HAVE TURN SIGNALS! AND A HORN! AND WIPERS! (And rain-x biggrin.gif )
Got the rockers screwed down completely while Buttercup was on the lift. Lots of other little squawks fixed, too. Still need to chase down the alternator issue, but in the meantime she just goes on the charger occassionally. THIS IS TOO FUN!
We are off for a Sunday afternoon drive, and a photo session, maybe.


Good to know you are chasing the rebuild gremlins... have a nice Sunday drive!

Posted by: tat2dphreak Apr 11 2010, 05:06 PM

the little things to fix are the fun part of ownership, as long as you can balance them with driving, of course smile.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 19 2010, 05:25 PM

Another bright spot in Buttercup's life was Elissa's visit home this week. She hasn't seen Buttercup since the build, or gone for a ride in her! Unfortunately it has been rainy and ugly today for pictures, so we didn't venture far and were cut short by showers. We had the top off! Couldn't wait to share some photos, and the news that Elissa actually got to drive her, with only one lesson on a standard transmission she did really well! It was such fun--- Thanks so much to all of you!


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Posted by: Kansas 914 May 19 2010, 05:28 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 19 2010, 05:25 PM) *

Another bright spot in Buttercup's life was Elissa's visit home this week. She hasn't seen Buttercup since the build, or gone for a ride in her! Unfortunately it has been rainy and ugly today for pictures, so we didn't venture far and were cut short by showers. We had the top off! Couldn't wait to share some photos, and the news that Elissa actually got to drive her, with only one lesson on a standard transmission she did really well! It was such fun--- Thanks so much to all of you!


WOW! - That sums it all up for me - this is what is all about.

So was that her college graduation present?!?! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 19 2010, 05:31 PM

No.................shame on you!

Posted by: Kansas 914 May 19 2010, 05:33 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 19 2010, 05:31 PM) *

No.................shame on you!


I knew that would get you going!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 19 2010, 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 19 2010, 06:25 PM) *

Another bright spot in Buttercup's life was Elissa's visit home this week. She hasn't seen Buttercup since the build, or gone for a ride in her! Unfortunately it has been rainy and ugly today for pictures, so we didn't venture far and were cut short by showers. We had the top off! Couldn't wait to share some photos, and the news that Elissa actually got to drive her, with only one lesson on a standard transmission she did really well! It was such fun--- Thanks so much to all of you!

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Posted by: rick 918-S May 20 2010, 06:42 AM

That's great! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: OneOfThemNARPGuys May 20 2010, 07:31 AM

Will Buttercup be present at Red Rocks this year Mary?

Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 20 2010, 09:04 AM

QUOTE(OneOfThemNARPGuys @ May 20 2010, 08:31 AM) *

Will Buttercup be present at Red Rocks this year Mary?


Unfortunately we can't make it this year, as we have a Cyr family reunion at that time. (It has been YEARS since this tiny group got together...and I am taking dad.) We'll make sure to have it on our calendar for next year, though! Thanks for thinking of us.... can't wait to show you Buttercup!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 20 2010, 10:09 PM

QUOTE(OneOfThemNARPGuys @ May 20 2010, 08:31 AM) *

Will Buttercup be present at Red Rocks this year Mary?

You could always join Buttercup at the MUSR 11 on The Tail of the Dragon in October! aktion035.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine May 21 2010, 11:04 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 20 2010, 11:09 PM) *

QUOTE(OneOfThemNARPGuys @ May 20 2010, 08:31 AM) *

Will Buttercup be present at Red Rocks this year Mary?

You could always join Buttercup at the MUSR 11 on The Tail of the Dragon in October! aktion035.gif


Naaa.. he won't. He is one of the cali wussies who think that driving from LA to San Deigo is waaaaaaaayyyyy toooooooooo farrrrrrrr! poke.gif


Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 21 2010, 02:51 PM

Carrie and Allen Sweet came thru GC today on their way to Doc Evil's transmission clinic in Denver. It was so fun to show them a running Buttercup! They even drove her, and made me a squawk list to add to my "to do" list. They assure me I have nothing wrong that is harmful, so I am pumped! I then took Buttercup out to the bodyshop so Rudy (and his friend Junior in photo) could have an up close look at the "finished" car! Buttercup made her own sunshine today!!!!


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Posted by: Kansas 914 May 21 2010, 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 21 2010, 02:51 PM) *

Carrie and Allen Sweet came thru GC today on their way to Doc Evil's transmission clinic in Denver. It was so fun to show them a running Buttercup! They even drove her, and made me a squawk list to add to my "to do" list. They assure me I have nothing wrong that is harmful, so I am pumped! I then took Buttercup out to the bodyshop so Rudy (and his friend Junior in photo) could have an up close look at the "finished" car! Buttercup made her own sunshine today!!!!

I am so glad that they got to see the finished car up close and personal! I am also glad you finally got some sun.

The car looks great!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 21 2010, 03:00 PM

You need to come drive her! I won't make you take the top off..... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 May 21 2010, 03:13 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 21 2010, 03:00 PM) *

You need to come drive her! I won't make you take the top off..... biggrin.gif

I wouldn't want to mess up my hair after all......

Posted by: rick 918-S May 21 2010, 07:11 PM

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 22 2010, 01:21 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 19 2010, 06:25 PM) *

Another bright spot in Buttercup's life was Elissa's visit home this week. She hasn't seen Buttercup since the build, or gone for a ride in her! Unfortunately it has been rainy and ugly today for pictures, so we didn't venture far and were cut short by showers. We had the top off! Couldn't wait to share some photos, and the news that Elissa actually got to drive her, with only one lesson on a standard transmission she did really well! It was such fun--- Thanks so much to all of you!

Are those yellow shoes Lizard is wearing? confused24.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge May 22 2010, 09:02 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 22 2010, 02:21 AM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ May 19 2010, 06:25 PM) *

Another bright spot in Buttercup's life was Elissa's visit home this week. She hasn't seen Buttercup since the build, or gone for a ride in her! Unfortunately it has been rainy and ugly today for pictures, so we didn't venture far and were cut short by showers. We had the top off! Couldn't wait to share some photos, and the news that Elissa actually got to drive her, with only one lesson on a standard transmission she did really well! It was such fun--- Thanks so much to all of you!

Are those yellow shoes Lizard is wearing? confused24.gif


Yes, but she wasn't wearing those when she drove Buttercup!

Posted by: Gint May 22 2010, 10:43 PM

Thanks for the ginger snaps Mary!!!!!!!!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 24 2010, 10:37 PM

QUOTE(Gint @ May 22 2010, 11:43 PM) *

Thanks for the ginger snaps Mary!!!!!!!!

I got some today, totally freaking awesome cookies!!! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 6 2010, 11:21 AM

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Jun 6 2010, 11:33 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 6 2010, 11:21 AM) *

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


That car just keeps getting better looking every time I see a picture - probably becuase you are driving it - a lesson we could all benefit from....

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 6 2010, 11:36 AM

I had to scrub bugs off when I got home, but she is little enough it didn't take very long! I even did the wheel wells, the sprinklers got us a couple of times. The kids thought that was great fun having the top off.
She sounds SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, on a pretty day like today I could have kept going, and going, and going................ biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 6 2010, 11:37 AM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jun 6 2010, 12:33 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 6 2010, 11:21 AM) *

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


That car just keeps getting better looking every time I see a picture - probably becuase you are driving it - a lesson we could all benefit from....


I'll never forget that I am the lucky one, the one who had all of 914world making sure that I would get to drive her. It never would have happened otherwise.......

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jun 6 2010, 12:08 PM

QUOTE
That car just keeps getting better looking every time I see a picture - probably becuase you are driving it - a lesson we could all benefit from....

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Posted by: RobW Jun 6 2010, 12:08 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Jun 6 2010, 10:33 AM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 6 2010, 11:21 AM) *

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


That car just keeps getting better looking every time I see a picture - probably becuase you are driving it - a lesson we could all benefit from....

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And the best part is that you are enjoying it, driving it, and sharing it.. aktion035.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jun 6 2010, 05:44 PM

In one's lifetime they a usually lucky if the happen to meet a handful of super special people. I consider myself Extremely luck and I have met an entire "914World" of special people with you being one of the most special Mary. You are truly an asset to 914World.com!



Shoe

Posted by: jsayre914 Jun 15 2010, 04:30 PM

I just watched the video with my two kids, we all loved it beerchug.gif piratenanner.gif

awesome, thank you everybody for doing such an awesome job!!

My girls asked if we could keep the video forever biggrin.gif I guess they really liked it wub.gif

Posted by: Ferg Jun 15 2010, 04:34 PM

Got the video, you rock!

Posted by: Sleepin Jun 15 2010, 04:49 PM

QUOTE(tat2dphreak @ Jun 6 2010, 12:08 PM) *

QUOTE
That car just keeps getting better looking every time I see a picture - probably becuase you are driving it - a lesson we could all benefit from....

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 15 2010, 04:54 PM

QUOTE(jsayre914 @ Jun 15 2010, 05:30 PM) *

I just watched the video with my two kids, we all loved it beerchug.gif piratenanner.gif

awesome, thank you everybody for doing such an awesome job!!

My girls asked if we could keep the video forever biggrin.gif I guess they really liked it wub.gif


That is SO SWEET! I hope I get to introduce all of you to Buttercup at Dragon's Tail, or sometime soon. She is a VERY special little yellow car, thanks to 914World!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 15 2010, 05:06 PM

I am still mailing out DVDS...............the list of people on World that gave parts and support is a MILE LONG. So if you haven't received one, it may already be on it's way, or it may be sitting on my desk because I ran out of boxes and need to go get some more.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you want one. I would be happy to send one to anyone who wants a copy. Just PM me your snail mail address.
THANKS!


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Posted by: Dr Evil Jun 15 2010, 05:39 PM

Got the package smile.gif I will look forward to viewing it after I move next week wink.gif

Posted by: 914Sixer Jun 15 2010, 05:54 PM

I got mine Saturday. Thanks, again. Glad I could help with the donation of parts.

Posted by: RobW Jun 15 2010, 07:08 PM

Thanks Mary! Cheryl, the kids, and I got together and watched it over the weekend. It was really fun to watch. We're really proud of you and your family for seeing things through and resurrecting Lee's car. Thanks again!

Posted by: rick 918-S Jun 15 2010, 08:49 PM

Thanks for the Video Mary! I just finally had some time to watch it!

Posted by: number6 Jun 16 2010, 01:01 AM

Mary, thank you for the DVD!

As for my interior, I'm 95% leaning towards houndstooth smile.gif

-duc

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jun 16 2010, 07:08 AM

I watched it yesterday, it brought back many great memories!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 28 2010, 05:39 PM

Buttercup is a PRINCESS!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of her!
I drove to Dodge City today, 60 miles each way. Absolutely NO problems, so we are ready for our 400 mile trip to Nebraska tomorrow. We are going to stop in Franklin, NE so that Lee's friends Glenn and Arlyn can take her for a victory lap. (They were at the build) I can't WAIT to take my dad for a ride, and show her off to all of his/Lee's friends in Aurora. Then on to Lincoln for a family portrait before Elissa moves to Louisville in a few weeks.
Just another big THANK YOU to all of you! I'll keep you posted as to how tomorrow goes. I have the front trunk FULL of tools and backup parts (an insurance policy against anything going wrong), and I have a AAA card, and friends on speed dial!


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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jun 28 2010, 06:19 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 28 2010, 06:39 PM) *

Buttercup is a PRINCESS!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of her!
I drove to Dodge City today, 60 miles each way. Absolutely NO problems, so we are ready for our 400 mile trip to Nebraska tomorrow. We are going to stop in Franklin, NE so that Lee's friends Glenn and Arlyn can take her for a victory lap. (They were at the build) I can't WAIT to take my dad for a ride, and show her off to all of his/Lee's friends in Aurora. Then on to Lincoln for a family portrait before Elissa moves to Louisville in a few weeks.
Just another big THANK YOU to all of you! I'll keep you posted as to how tomorrow goes. I have the front trunk FULL of tools and backup parts (an insurance policy against anything going wrong), and I have a AAA card, and friends on speed dial!

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Posted by: 914Sixer Jun 28 2010, 06:39 PM

Go for it !!!!!

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jun 28 2010, 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 28 2010, 06:39 PM) *

Absolutely NO problems, so we are ready for our 400 mile trip to Nebraska tomorrow.

Safe travels - enjoy the drive in that special little car!

Cheers.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jun 28 2010, 06:45 PM

Drive it like you stole it! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: RobW Jun 28 2010, 07:28 PM

Enjoy! Roadtrips are fun! aktion035.gif

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jun 29 2010, 02:41 PM

smilie_pokal.gif that is awesome news Mary! I'm so glad you are having this much fun with the car! that's what it's all about!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jun 29 2010, 06:56 PM

Buttercup and I made it in FINE shape!!! Approximately 325 miles, and no problems at all! We stopped along the way at Oakley for a photo op, then in Franklin, NE (where Lee lived) for Lee's friend Glenn to drive her. We drove her to the cemetery, too, but I know that Lee was smiling down on me the entire trip. Then on to Shelton, NE for Lee's friend Arlyn's turn to drive. Then I got into Aurora in time to drive dad around the town square and show her off to several of Dad's friends. A wonderful, joyful day. I am so very grateful to all of you!!!


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Posted by: rick 918-S Jun 29 2010, 07:07 PM

Hi Mary, I got the photo on my cell phone today. Great day! driving-girl.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jun 29 2010, 09:15 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 29 2010, 07:56 PM) *

Buttercup and I made it in FINE shape!!! Approximately 325 miles, and no problems at all! We stopped along the way at Oakley for a photo op, then in Franklin, NE (where Lee lived) for Lee's friend Glenn to drive her. We drove her to the cemetery, too, but I know that Lee was smiling down on me the entire trip. Then on to Shelton, NE for Lee's friend Arlyn's turn to drive. Then I got into Aurora in time to drive dad around the town square and show her off to several of Dad's friends. A wonderful, joyful day. I am so very grateful to all of you!!!

Looks like a Car of the Month to me!!! aktion035.gif

Posted by: Dr Evil Jun 29 2010, 09:29 PM

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Posted by: Kansas 914 Jun 30 2010, 06:50 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Jun 29 2010, 09:15 PM) *

Looks like a Car of the Month to me!!! aktion035.gif

Looks like car of the century to me - knowing what I know about this car, all the people that helped put it together and all the people that enjoy this car. This is truly a 914World car and is evidence of the strength, knowledge, passion and generosity of this group.

Buttercup is an inspiration - it shows what can be done with a "basket case" but moreover - you show what should be done with the car when it is complete.
  1. You drive your car
  2. You share you car with others
  3. You share your story with others

Thank YOU for having the determination to finish the car - not everyone would have done it and I know I am a better person for having met you, your family and your brother's car. Keep driving it and keep sending us those great pictures of your adventures!!

Cheers!

Posted by: tat2dphreak Jun 30 2010, 10:54 AM

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Thank YOU for having the determination to finish the car - not everyone would have done it and I know I am a better person for having met you, your family and your brother's car. Keep driving it and keep sending us those great pictures of your adventures!!

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 3 2010, 07:47 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 6 2010, 12:21 PM) *

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


From the kids' mom:
Hey there Mary! Just wanted to let you know when Matt asked the kids what the funnest thing they did in GC was it was immediate reply WE SAW BUTTERCUP AND WE RODE IN IT AND THE ENGINE IS IN THE TRUNK AND WE SIGNED HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK! They have told many friends about their experience. Thank you very much for spending time with my kids and letting them ride in your awesome car. They will talk about it for some time I'm sure.

More sunshine, thanks to Buttercup!!!!!!!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jul 3 2010, 12:21 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jul 3 2010, 08:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jun 6 2010, 12:21 PM) *

Buttercup got to give rides today to a friend's grandkids----3 five year olds! Which one gets to ride first? Ellee! Then Jordan, then Hunter. Such fun!


From the kids' mom:
Hey there Mary! Just wanted to let you know when Matt asked the kids what the funnest thing they did in GC was it was immediate reply WE SAW BUTTERCUP AND WE RODE IN IT AND THE ENGINE IS IN THE TRUNK AND WE SIGNED HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK! They have told many friends about their experience. Thank you very much for spending time with my kids and letting them ride in your awesome car. They will talk about it for some time I'm sure.

More sunshine, thanks to Buttercup!!!!!!!

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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 5 2010, 09:50 AM

The Jones Brothers- Arlyn, Alan, and Glenn- came by to see Buttercup while we are in Lincoln. They have been friends of Lee's for almost 30 years...


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Posted by: kerensky Jul 13 2010, 11:15 AM

This is such a great story. 8) Looking forward to signing the 'guest book' one of these days.

Posted by: RobW Jul 13 2010, 08:47 PM

QUOTE(kerensky @ Jul 13 2010, 09:15 AM) *

This is such a great story.


Yes, yes it is.... I'm out here in CA and I can't wait to see it.... laugh.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 15 2010, 02:29 PM

I promise Buttercup will come west in 2011. And I want you all to sign her book!

Posted by: VoPo914 Jul 16 2010, 03:51 PM

I saw Buttercup cruising around the streets of Lincoln the other day-Beautiful 914!!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 16 2010, 04:22 PM

QUOTE(VoPo914 @ Jul 16 2010, 04:51 PM) *

I saw Buttercup cruising around the streets of Lincoln the other day-Beautiful 914!!


You have a 914??????????? In Lincoln?????????????????
I am going to pick her up next Thursday. I'd love to meet another 'teener driver!
How'd you know it was Buttercup????

Posted by: VoPo914 Jul 17 2010, 07:40 AM

There are only few 914s in Lincoln. I've been following the build-up of Buttercup
from the start and when I noticed another 914 on Cornhusker Highway and saw the posts about the visit to Lincoln, I knew it had to be Buttercup! smile.gif

Blaine

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jul 17 2010, 08:25 AM

QUOTE(VoPo914 @ Jul 17 2010, 07:40 AM) *

There are only few 914s in Lincoln. I've been following the build-up of Buttercup
from the start and when I noticed another 914 on Cornhusker Highway and saw the posts about the visit to Lincoln, I knew it had to be Buttercup! smile.gif

Blaine

If anyone ever wondered about the power of this forum - this is proof. Not just the build of Buttercup (that is a given) but that she now has a new friend in Lincoln, Nebraska. It may not seem like a big deal to some of you - but 914's are a pretty rare sight in the Plain States - I have only seen one driving in Wichta in the 10 years I have lived here, and he is a friend in our German car club.

PS> Blaine - Mary might want to ask you about a good shop that works on 914's in Lincoln - just in case she needs it...

Posted by: VoPo914 Jul 17 2010, 10:59 AM

Yes, 914s are a rare site on the plains. I know a great shop that loves 914s, they have been working on VWs since the sixties.

Posted by: bandjoey Jul 20 2010, 09:00 PM

Are you going to cover the rollbar or leave it yellow. Yours is the first one I've seen painted, and it looks pretty good!

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 21 2010, 05:51 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jul 20 2010, 10:00 PM) *

Are you going to cover the rollbar or leave it yellow. Yours is the first one I've seen painted, and it looks pretty good!


I didn't know that! I haven't seen many others.... but for now it'll stay yellow. I'm going to see Mike today. I'll look closer at his, if he'll take the top off! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jul 21 2010, 07:23 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jul 21 2010, 06:51 AM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jul 20 2010, 10:00 PM) *

Are you going to cover the rollbar or leave it yellow. Yours is the first one I've seen painted, and it looks pretty good!


I didn't know that! I haven't seen many others.... but for now it'll stay yellow. I'm going to see Mike today. I'll look closer at his, if he'll take the top off! biggrin.gif


Well - yes I will take the top of the red car - but I can already tell you - mine is painted red and not vinyl covered like most (or as it should be) - but then the top is painted body color too.... (Sorry for the washed out orange color by the flash - it is supposed to be Red)

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Posted by: RobW Jul 21 2010, 07:41 AM

The vinyl trim was tougher than I thought to install, but not impossible... if you decide to add it, I can give you some tips...


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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jul 28 2010, 01:18 PM

just icon_bump.gif ing this to the top for a new member who hasn't heard about it.



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Posted by: zymurgist Jul 28 2010, 01:29 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Jul 21 2010, 07:51 AM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jul 20 2010, 10:00 PM) *

Are you going to cover the rollbar or leave it yellow. Yours is the first one I've seen painted, and it looks pretty good!


I didn't know that! I haven't seen many others.... but for now it'll stay yellow. I'm going to see Mike today. I'll look closer at his, if he'll take the top off! biggrin.gif


Keep it yellow! Buttercup looks gorgeous!

Especially with the negative PORSCHE stripe. thumb3d.gif

Posted by: oldschool Jul 28 2010, 04:44 PM

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I promise Buttercup will come west in 2011. And I want you all to sign her book!

let me know if u need any more t-shirts aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Jul 29 2010, 01:18 PM

Poor Buttercup is having "issues". I got her 80 miles from the Lincoln shop, to dad's house. We were out for a joyride, and she went nuts: tach and fuel gauge went spastic, engine ran rough, brake light quit flashing (it has been flashing for a long time now...) but the alternator light started flashing. Got her back to dad's and did some research and troubleshooting, and we were ELATED when dad and I fixed her! Temporarily, evidently. Anyway, long story but I have great help just phone calls away, and my aircraft mechanic has agreed to help. But today, after she has been running GREAT, she died on the highway. Turns out it is the fuel pump (And also blew a fuse again on #9's black wire). Now to find out why it the fuel pump isn't getting power. But the funny part of the story.... my aircraft mechanic Gary came to my rescue on his Goldwing, and towed me home, about a mile! Sorry, no photo of the actual towing going on, but I did get a photo before he got the strap unhooked. Knew you all would get a kick out of this! (sorry, cell phone photo not so great quality)


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Posted by: Kansas 914 Jul 29 2010, 01:33 PM

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Gary came to my rescue on his Goldwing, and towed me home, about a mile! Sorry, no photo of the actual towing going on, but I did get a photo before he got the strap unhooked. Knew you all would get a kick out of this! (sorry, cell phone photo not so great quality)

Mary,

You may have yet another 914World first............

Posted by: Mary Shortridge Aug 25 2010, 06:04 PM

Buttercup is back to running GREAT! Thanks to my aircraft mechanics Mitchell, Ed and Gary. They found the fried wires, and then tweaked some other stuff, and finished my list of stuff I had wanted done, like a 12V accessory plug. And.... Mitchell waxed her over his lunch hour, before he called me to come get her!!! No bird crap on her trunk from these guys! A big THANKS to all the advice via the phone and email, and KS914 loaning me his easy-to-read wiring diagrams. You can see by the photo of the KS Twisty, we are practicing for the Dragon! biggrin.gif


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Aug 25 2010, 06:05 PM

Ed and Mitchell. (Gary had to go out of town and missed the photo op!)


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Posted by: Mary Shortridge Aug 25 2010, 06:07 PM

Spliced wires....
The wiring harness slipped off the "shelf" behind the firewall, and ended up down by the pulley on the engine. Stripped insulation... hence melted wires. YIKES! All fixed up, won't happen again!


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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Aug 25 2010, 09:06 PM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Aug 25 2010, 07:04 PM) *

Buttercup is back to running GREAT! Thanks to my aircraft mechanics Mitchell, Ed and Gary. They found the fried wires, and then tweaked some other stuff, and finished my list of stuff I had wanted done, like a 12V accessory plug. And.... Mitchell waxed her over his lunch hour, before he called me to come get her!!! No bird crap on her trunk from these guys! A big THANKS to all the advice via the phone and email, and KS914 loaning me his easy-to-read wiring diagrams. You can see by the photo of the KS Twisty, we are practicing for the Dragon! biggrin.gif

The Dragon is looking forward to meeting you and Buttercup, now if we could get that guy from just outside of Wichita to show up. What was his name again? confused24.gif poke.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Aug 25 2010, 10:16 PM

OT: Mary, do you fly the Viking in the hanger? Sold my Arrow 111 a few years back and now fly with a friend with a Super Viking here in Fort Worth. He's on a lot of Viking boards, if you fly her and are interested I'll pass his info onto you. Bill

Posted by: rick 918-S Aug 25 2010, 10:51 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Aug 25 2010, 10:06 PM) *

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Aug 25 2010, 07:04 PM) *

Buttercup is back to running GREAT! Thanks to my aircraft mechanics Mitchell, Ed and Gary. They found the fried wires, and then tweaked some other stuff, and finished my list of stuff I had wanted done, like a 12V accessory plug. And.... Mitchell waxed her over his lunch hour, before he called me to come get her!!! No bird crap on her trunk from these guys! A big THANKS to all the advice via the phone and email, and KS914 loaning me his easy-to-read wiring diagrams. You can see by the photo of the KS Twisty, we are practicing for the Dragon! biggrin.gif

The Dragon is looking forward to meeting you and Buttercup, now if we could get that guy from just outside of Wichita to show up. What was his name again? confused24.gif poke.gif

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Posted by: jt914-6 Aug 26 2010, 04:43 AM

QUOTE(Mary Shortridge @ Aug 25 2010, 07:04 PM) *

Buttercup is back to running GREAT! Thanks to my aircraft mechanics Mitchell, Ed and Gary. They found the fried wires, and then tweaked some other stuff, and finished my list of stuff I had wanted done, like a 12V accessory plug. And.... Mitchell waxed her over his lunch hour, before he called me to come get her!!! No bird crap on her trunk from these guys! A big THANKS to all the advice via the phone and email, and KS914 loaning me his easy-to-read wiring diagrams. You can see by the photo of the KS Twisty, we are practicing for the Dragon! biggrin.gif

Mary....I have always said that in a 914 you can take the suggested corner speed and DOUBLE it for our cars....... driving.gif driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Nürburg Nomad Dec 19 2010, 10:41 AM

This thread and Buttercup are awesome! Great to read about the 914World community coming together to accomplish such a feat! Nice updated photos of Buttercup also. biggrin.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 15 2011, 02:48 AM

Okay, I have just spent the last 2 1/2 to 3 hours reading this thread from start to finish and stopping to look at videos and photos. I suggest you all do it again as it is almost the 1st year anniversary of the Buttercup Build. Just a great reminder of what this group is all about!


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Posted by: Dr Evil Jan 15 2011, 06:04 AM

Timely, Don. Very timely smile.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Jan 15 2011, 06:57 AM

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Timely, Don. Very timely smile.gif

We should all set a reminder to do that once a year - for a lot of reasons...

The pre-build visit to Garden City was on January 29 thru 31 with Rick Ollah (rick 918-S), Mike Ginter (Gint) and myself (Kansas 914).

The actual build was February 18 thru 21 was was attending by 914World members Ed Morrow, Mike Lesniak, Clay Perrine, Wayne Fry, Bill Andrews, Donald Russell and me.

I thought I was going there to build a car - but ended up building lifelong friendships.

Cheers!

Posted by: zymurgist Jan 15 2011, 07:01 AM

I wish I could have been there. Nursing my geriatric doggie at the time. sad.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Mar 21 2011, 06:34 AM

icon_bump.gif ing this to the top to help a new member find it. Feel free to read it again people, the story never gets old. first.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Mar 21 2011, 06:46 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Mar 21 2011, 07:34 AM) *

icon_bump.gif ing this to the top to help a new member find it. Feel free to read it again people, the story never gets old. first.gif

Nice timing on the BUMP - one of Mary's goals was to drive the car by the first day of Spring 2010 - and thanks to all those that helped the goal was more than achived!

I think this picture was taken on or about March 17th (one of my favorites).

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Posted by: callplatinum May 14 2013, 08:14 PM

QUOTE(Kansas 914 @ Mar 21 2011, 05:46 AM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Mar 21 2011, 07:34 AM) *

icon_bump.gif ing this to the top to help a new member find it. Feel free to read it again people, the story never gets old. first.gif

Nice timing on the BUMP - one of Mary's goals was to drive the car by the first day of Spring 2010 - and thanks to all those that helped the goal was more than achived!

I think this picture was taken on or about March 17th (one of my favorites).

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Very nice looking car!!

Posted by: bandjoey May 14 2013, 08:46 PM

Still wear the Buttercup yellow T nearly every week. That was a blast.
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12 hour drive, 3 hours sleep, 36 hours of work / fun, 12 hours home. All in the snow!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 15 2013, 05:58 AM

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Still wear the Buttercup yellow T nearly every week. That was a blast.
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12 hour drive, 3 hours sleep, 36 hours of work / fun, 12 hours home. All in the snow!

Only 12 hours(with a co driver) in a luxury minivan. Must have been nice. Took me more like 16 or 17 hours in a crusty, rusty old 914 loaded with parts. WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING!!! driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif screwy.gif driving.gif

Posted by: RobW Jun 20 2013, 07:36 AM

You guys rock! aktion035.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jun 29 2013, 08:44 PM

We need a Buttercup reunion build.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Feb 21 2014, 07:24 AM

Just a reminder, today is the anniversary of the ButterCup build. If you haven't read this story, or read it lately, DO IT NOW!!!


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BUTTERCUP!!!!




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What is even more cool is the fact that on this anniversary day of the build, my post just happens to be post number 914, how awesome!!!


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Posted by: RobW Apr 10 2016, 03:34 PM

I just found the Buttercup DVD and watched it again today. Great car, great owner, great world members, and great donations from people like you!

Thanks again to all who participated!

Posted by: bandjoey Apr 10 2016, 03:58 PM

It was a super few days. My yellow T shirt is wearing a litttte thin but I still wear it. driving.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Apr 10 2016, 04:04 PM

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I just found the Buttercup DVD and watched it again today. Great car, great owner, great world members, and great donations from people like you!

Thanks again to all who participated!

I just returned from one of my storage units to get pinball parts and found the video in one of the boxes I brought home. I'll watch it after The Masters is over.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Apr 10 2016, 04:52 PM

We still have the card and picture up on the mantle in the living room.

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jul 21 2021, 09:25 PM

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Posted by: ejm Jul 22 2021, 04:49 AM

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Great idea Don! Lots of new members here that have never heard this story and I have an update on Buttercup.

Last fall just before being put away for the winter Buttercup developed a fuel leak. Over the winter Mary and I made plans and this past June my wife and I flew to Nebraska. Staying with Mary and Ron I was able to fix a bunch of small issues and BC is back on the road. In between wrenching sessions we did some really great sightseeing and created more once in a lifetime memorable experiences just like the original build was.


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Posted by: Cairo94507 Jul 22 2021, 06:45 AM

Very cool. I remember this build happening. Glad to see they are still enjoying this beautiful car. beerchug.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Jul 22 2021, 06:51 AM

Great time in our lives. This is how we roll here. Great to see the car again. Nice work Ed!! beerchug.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Jul 22 2021, 06:58 AM

I remember this wonderful undertaking as well. When people witness the good deeds of others they become better men themselves. beerchug.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 Jul 22 2021, 11:43 AM

Great to get an update on this special car and good on you Ed for going the distance to keep Buttercup on the road. Everybody wins!

Posted by: Root_Werks Jul 22 2021, 12:31 PM

Wow, blast from the past! Great thread made possible by a bunch of great people. Glad to see Buttercup is still on the road.

Posted by: ejm Feb 21 2023, 07:26 AM

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Update time!

It was 13 years ago today that Buttercup ran for the first time in many years. For the newbies here there's video back on page 31 of this thread.

This past October I visited Mary and we took Buttercup out to the airport. That turned into an adventure! Light bucking on the way out there worsened as BC warmed up. On the way back she stalled at a light and wouldn't restart. The points had closed up. A few minutes on the side of the road with a screwdriver and we blasted back home. Looking forward to next time!

And today is also Mary's daughter's birthday. Happy Birthday Elissa!

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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2023, 08:51 AM

QUOTE(ejm @ Feb 21 2023, 07:26 AM) *

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Update time!

It was 13 years ago today that Buttercup ran for the first time in many years. For the newbies here there's video back on page 31 of this thread.

This past October I visited Mary and we took Buttercup out to the airport. That turned into an adventure! Light bucking on the way out there worsened as BC warmed up. On the way back she stalled at a light and wouldn't restart. The points had closed up. A few minutes on the side of the road with a screwdriver and we blasted back home. Looking forward to next time!

And today is also Mary's daughter's birthday. Happy Birthday Elissa!

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Very nice Ed! Hi Mary! Happy Birthday Ellisa!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 21 2023, 09:00 AM

13 years... how time flies.

Glad Buttercup is still up and running. And looking great.


Posted by: VaccaRabite Feb 21 2023, 09:31 AM

Such a pretty car. I'm thrilled its still up and kicking!

Zach

Posted by: KELTY360 Feb 21 2023, 12:13 PM

Viva Buttercup!......and all those who contributed encouragement, parts and their valuable time and expertise. This thread should be required reading for newbies who don't remember it. The spirit and generosity of the 914World community is embodied on these pages.

So glad to see Buttercup still on the road and looking great. I still have the Christmas tree ornament Mary sent to all who participated....thanks Mary.

All the best...Marc

Posted by: Root_Werks Feb 21 2023, 12:26 PM

Very cool and so nice to see Buttercup still going strong!

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 21 2023, 01:03 PM

This still resides on my mantle.

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The official motto of PCA is "It's not the cars, it's the people." 914World doesn't have an official motto. We don't need to say it. Things like this speak louder than words.





Posted by: ThinAir Feb 21 2023, 06:37 PM

So nice to see this thread! I had a chance to meet Mary last October when I was passing through and we had lunch together. Even though we had never met, it was like old friends who had known each other for years. Next time I'll plan better so I can see Buttercup too!

Posted by: bandjoey Feb 21 2023, 07:41 PM

13 years and still happy memories of that weekend wrenching on Buttercup. Why not plan a 15 year reunion? See how many of US are still running smile.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2023, 08:15 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2023, 07:41 PM) *

13 years and still happy memories of that weekend wrenching on Buttercup. Why not plan a 15 year reunion? See how many of US are still running smile.gif



lol-2.gif I hear ya brother! howard.gif assimilate.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 21 2023, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2023, 07:41 PM) *

13 years and still happy memories of that weekend wrenching on Buttercup. Why not plan a 15 year reunion? See how many of US are still running smile.gif



This time we can show up with our 914s.


Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 21 2023, 08:34 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 21 2023, 08:22 PM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2023, 07:41 PM) *

13 years and still happy memories of that weekend wrenching on Buttercup. Why not plan a 15 year reunion? See how many of US are still running smile.gif



This time we can show up with our 914s.


Last time some of us flew in and went through the parts to see what was needed before the event. It would be great to drive next time.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 26 2023, 08:24 PM

Bumping this to the top for someone.

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Posted by: BeemerSteve May 26 2023, 08:34 PM

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Bumping this to the top for someone.

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Thanks!

Posted by: Dr Evil May 29 2023, 01:10 PM

Man, 13yrs. Time does fly. So much change since then. So glad I got to participate in this smile.gif

Posted by: r_towle May 29 2023, 01:36 PM

QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 21 2023, 10:34 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 21 2023, 08:22 PM) *

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Feb 21 2023, 07:41 PM) *

13 years and still happy memories of that weekend wrenching on Buttercup. Why not plan a 15 year reunion? See how many of US are still running smile.gif



This time we can show up with our 914s.


Last time some of us flew in and went through the parts to see what was needed before the event. It would be great to drive next time.

Might need a year advance notice to inspire people to get their cars on the road again.

Posted by: Gint Sep 18 2023, 08:19 PM

Wow! 13 years!?!?! Time flies.

I could go for some of Mary's ginger snaps. chowtime.gif

Posted by: rick 918-S Sep 18 2023, 08:22 PM

Hmm, that may just be doable. idea.gif

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