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Posted by: gms Feb 25 2011, 04:27 PM

Here is my primary vintage race car, I purchased it in 2009 and raced it all last season.
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Posted by: gms Feb 25 2011, 04:30 PM

Last week I was emailing Larry Lee and he mentioned how he was at the 1985 Watkins Glen event, he then told me he had pictures of my car!
Luckily the GT hood and GT oil cooler were not harmed.
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Posted by: ghuff Feb 25 2011, 04:33 PM

This car rules. But you already know that. Thanks for sharing. more pics please? smile.gif

Posted by: Root_Werks Feb 25 2011, 05:05 PM

Now that is cool! driving.gif

Posted by: gms Feb 25 2011, 05:56 PM

Thanks!
Here is a look at the IMSA tech inspection stickers
then
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Posted by: gms Feb 26 2011, 08:58 AM

Here is the IMSA/FIA race history of the car
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Posted by: rick 918-S Feb 26 2011, 10:01 PM

Man that's a cool car Glen!

Posted by: Bartlett 914 Feb 27 2011, 09:31 AM

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Last week I was emailing Larry Lee and he mentioned how he was at the 1985 Watkins Glen event, he then told me he had pictures of my car!
Luckily the GT hood and GT oil cooler were not harmed.
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Wow Glenn! I never noticed any evidence of front end damage. They really did a good job repairing everything.

Posted by: gms Feb 27 2011, 09:36 AM

This is how it is repaired biggrin.gif



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Posted by: gms Mar 8 2011, 11:48 AM

The GT front hood that came with the car still has paint from the car it came off of.
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Posted by: gms Mar 10 2011, 09:20 PM

thinking of racing soon!
pix from Road America last summer
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 Mar 11 2011, 11:21 AM

No Orange X's on your car now! beerchug.gif

Posted by: ChrisNPDrider Mar 11 2011, 03:05 PM

Awesome beerchug.gif
I miss Road Glue . com and am stoked you are posting here
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Posted by: FourBlades Mar 11 2011, 09:34 PM


Nice Gottis in the vintage photos.

That is cool getting more back in the day photos.

John

Posted by: pete000 Mar 11 2011, 09:35 PM

Love those Gotti wheels !

Posted by: krazykonrad Mar 11 2011, 10:31 PM

4 or 6? At any rate, an awesome ride!

Konrad

Posted by: gms Mar 12 2011, 10:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words. biggrin.gif
Although the car started life as a Porsche demo 914/4 it was converted to a 914/6 GT by Ralph Meaney in 1971. Last season I ran a 2.2 L 'E' spec six engine.

On of these days I am going to look for a way to use the Gottis. We are only allowed 7x15 in the class I race in, the wheels I have are 16x9 and larger.

Posted by: gms Mar 13 2011, 12:03 PM

Programs from the cars race history, only 12 more to find!


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Posted by: URY914 Mar 13 2011, 06:54 PM

Which ones are you looking for?

I have some race programs...... biggrin.gif

- 1972 12 Hours of Sebring FIA
- 1976 Sear Point IMSA
- 1977 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA
- 1977 Camel GT Lime Rock IMSA
- 1977 Camel GT Road Atlanta Sept. IMSA
- 1977 Laguna Seca IMSA
- 1978 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1979 Road America Pabst 500 IMSA
- 1980 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1982 Paul Revere July 4th Daytona IMSA
- 1983 Daytona Finale IMSA
- 1987 Grad Prix of Palm Beach
- 1992 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA
- 1995 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1996 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA


Posted by: gms Mar 15 2011, 01:45 PM

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Which ones are you looking for?

I have some race programs...... biggrin.gif

- 1972 12 Hours of Sebring FIA
- 1976 Sear Point IMSA
- 1977 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA
- 1977 Camel GT Lime Rock IMSA
- 1977 Camel GT Road Atlanta Sept. IMSA
- 1977 Laguna Seca IMSA
- 1978 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1979 Road America Pabst 500 IMSA
- 1980 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1982 Paul Revere July 4th Daytona IMSA
- 1983 Daytona Finale IMSA
- 1987 Grad Prix of Palm Beach
- 1992 Daytona 24 Hours IMSA
- 1995 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA
- 1996 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA

Thanks, I will check and get back to you

Posted by: gms Apr 14 2011, 10:09 AM

Racing again on Sunday piratenanner.gif


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Posted by: Dave_Darling Apr 14 2011, 05:58 PM

If you win on Sunday, will you sell on Monday? wink.gif

--DD

Posted by: gms Apr 22 2011, 04:22 PM

I ended up not racing due to lack of crew, now I have to wait another 6 weeks sad.gif
No Dave the car is not for sale.

The information came in from Germany about this car:
Antwort: 914/4 VIN 470.29.00076
engine W00055XX
color 1610=adriatic blue
interior 12=leatherette black/corduroy
delivered Dec.'69 to UN=New York
no options

Posted by: gms May 29 2011, 09:24 PM

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Posted by: gms May 29 2011, 09:26 PM

it was raining pretty good in qualifying and it dried up a bit for the race
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Posted by: Garold Shaffer May 29 2011, 09:51 PM

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Nice job! Glad you were able to get out on the track.

Is that my old Moby behind you with the black X on it?

Posted by: gms May 29 2011, 09:56 PM

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Nice job! Glad you were able to get out on the track.

Is that my old Moby behind you with the black X on it?

Yes that is Glenn Marks driving he did real well for his second race ever (first in the rain)

Posted by: MikeSpraggi May 30 2011, 02:05 AM

Any in car video?

Posted by: gms May 30 2011, 06:56 AM

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Any in car video?

Just in qualifying, unfortunately the camera was not started for the race.
I will post a link when i get it uploaded

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Posted by: rick 918-S Jun 3 2011, 11:27 PM

That's so cool to see that car running! In the rain no less!

Posted by: gms Jun 4 2011, 08:25 AM

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That's so cool to see that car running! In the rain no less!

It was a great time, I was running Hoosier R6s in qualifying and they held remarkably well in the wet.


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Posted by: sixnotfour Jun 4 2011, 08:54 AM

Great Glenn beerchug.gif

Posted by: gms Jun 5 2011, 10:15 AM

Thanks Jeff!
a couple more pix!
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Posted by: ripper911 Jun 5 2011, 11:11 AM

I think that since my last name is Hendrick, you should give me this car. poke.gif

Posted by: gms Jun 6 2011, 04:50 PM

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I think that since my last name is Hendrick, you should give me this car. poke.gif

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Posted by: gms Jul 12 2011, 10:05 PM

I found a new use for the washer bottle. I used the original bracket to mount it as a oil overflow tank.
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Posted by: gms Jul 12 2011, 10:09 PM

I am preparing to run at the http://www.roadamerica.com/Races/RaceInformation.asp?id=244



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Posted by: jimtab Jul 12 2011, 11:05 PM

Good luck, I really enjoyed the pics in the rain.....I love to drive in the rain but I can't go that fast on my best day....looked like you passed them all, and no one got you.....always good. Good luck at the Kohler with Redmond.....

Posted by: gms Jul 13 2011, 07:05 AM

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Good luck, I really enjoyed the pics in the rain.....I love to drive in the rain but I can't go that fast on my best day....looked like you passed them all, and no one got you.....always good. Good luck at the Kohler with Redmond.....

Thanks Jim!

Posted by: sixnotfour Jul 13 2011, 03:31 PM

glenn good luck this weekend,
shouldnt you have megs with cookie cutters ?

Posted by: gms Jul 14 2011, 09:06 AM

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glenn good luck this weekend,
shouldnt you have megs with cookie cutters ?

Thanks Jeff
But the SuperTrapps were free biggrin.gif

Posted by: krazykonrad Jul 14 2011, 01:20 PM

Is that a 4 or 6 in there? I see 3 pipes a side, but I also see push rod tubes. Awesome ride!

Konrad

Posted by: skota Jul 14 2011, 02:15 PM

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I am preparing to run at the http://www.roadamerica.com/Races/RaceInformation.asp?id=244

Awesome,I'll be there and will take lots of pictures. Do you know what group you'll be in? I'll be camping in the infeild, look for a blue 914/4 if you get a chance. beerchug.gif

Posted by: ChrisNPDrider Jul 14 2011, 03:19 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Jul 12 2011, 09:05 PM) *

I found a new use for the washer bottle. I used the original bracket to mount it as a oil overflow tank.


Awesome beerchug.gif
Your mod gives me an idea idea.gif
You can now squirt oil at the other cars! Just hook up the washer nozzles and point them either over the top or to the side. Fun times lol-2.gif

Posted by: gms Jul 18 2011, 07:43 AM

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Is that a 4 or 6 in there? I see 3 pipes a side, but I also see push rod tubes. Awesome ride!

Konrad

it is a 6, those are oil return tubes biggrin.gif

Posted by: gms Jul 18 2011, 07:44 AM

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QUOTE(gms @ Jul 12 2011, 11:09 PM) *

I am preparing to run at the http://www.roadamerica.com/Races/RaceInformation.asp?id=244

Awesome,I'll be there and will take lots of pictures. Do you know what group you'll be in? I'll be camping in the infeild, look for a blue 914/4 if you get a chance. beerchug.gif

I did not see you out there as i was pretty busy all weekend.
I would love to see some pictures!

Posted by: gms Jul 18 2011, 07:46 AM

QUOTE(ChrisNPDrider @ Jul 14 2011, 04:19 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Jul 12 2011, 09:05 PM) *

I found a new use for the washer bottle. I used the original bracket to mount it as a oil overflow tank.


Awesome beerchug.gif
Your mod gives me an idea idea.gif
You can now squirt oil at the other cars! Just hook up the washer nozzles and point them either over the top or to the side. Fun times lol-2.gif

it is best served HOT

Posted by: gms Jul 19 2011, 09:28 PM

The weekend at the Kohler International Challenge was plagued by fuel delivery issues.
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Posted by: gms Jul 19 2011, 09:30 PM

some on track pictures
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Posted by: gms Aug 20 2011, 11:03 AM

I was out on the track last weekend again, ran a new personal best lap time and finished 3rd in the race piratenanner.gif


Posted by: KELTY360 Aug 20 2011, 11:13 AM

Very smooth and consistent. I get the feeling you've driven that track many times. Thanks for the vid.

Posted by: gms Aug 21 2011, 08:16 AM

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Very smooth and consistent. I get the feeling you've driven that track many times. Thanks for the vid.

Thanks, yes I have run 10 races at this track.

Posted by: Bartlett 914 Aug 21 2011, 11:51 AM

That was sure a nice day at the track. The car ran without any problems. Glenn's times were very consistent. I didn't measure more than a second difference on any lap. It looks to me that the only way to make a better time is with more horsepower. Way to go Glenn!

Posted by: gms Aug 22 2011, 09:36 AM

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That was sure a nice day at the track. The car ran without any problems. Glenn's times were very consistent. I didn't measure more than a second difference on any lap. It looks to me that the only way to make a better time is with more horsepower. Way to go Glenn!

Mark Thanks for coming out and being my "Crew Chief", it takes away all the stress so i can concentrate on driving.

Posted by: FourBlades Aug 22 2011, 11:10 AM


Glenn,

It is great to see the car keep racing. piratenanner.gif

It looks great, must be fun to drive.

John

Posted by: gms Sep 30 2011, 12:00 PM

Now that Roadglue is back up I figured I would link the old thread here
http://www.914world.com/roadglue/forum/showthread.php?t=807

Posted by: skota Sep 30 2011, 12:18 PM

Finally got around to posting these. great weekend.
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Posted by: racerbvd Sep 30 2011, 03:36 PM

Sweet, are you limited on wheel size??? Looks like lots more room under those flares..

Posted by: gms Sep 30 2011, 04:49 PM

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Sweet, are you limited on wheel size??? Looks like lots more room under those flares..

At the Kohler International Challenge I was limited to 15x7s with DOT tires, I could have run in the GTU class with bigger wheels but I only have a 2.2L engine so there would be no one to race with. The scrutineer from SVRA didn't like my car much, he complaining about everything on the car. Kind of ironic if you consider that mine was one of the only real professionally raced cars on the track.
I am not invited back to that race headbang.gif

Thanks for posting the pix skota!!

Posted by: GeorgeRud Sep 30 2011, 06:34 PM

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And I thought that only the SCCA didn't like Porsches. It is amazing that the vintage people would have issues.

Posted by: gms Nov 1 2011, 11:12 AM

I was trying to align the rear of the car and could only get tow-out on the passenger side. Pulling the trailing arms exposed an old rubber bushing and a worn plastic bushing. I was convinced the passenger side was bent.
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Posted by: gms Nov 1 2011, 02:48 PM

I did a little reinforcing
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Posted by: sixnotfour Nov 1 2011, 02:50 PM

Glenn what are going to use for bushings ?


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Glenn what are going to use for bushings ?

I already threw some Weltmeister bushings (until I build with solid metal)
Bearings provided quickly by PMB thanks Eric!
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 Nov 2 2011, 05:27 PM

I just wanted to congratulate Glenn on a great year. Glenn finished this year at Blackhawk Farms Race track. It was supposed to be a looong race. There were to be 2 races. Unfortunately, a driver had a problem (heart Attack) and the race was stopped and the delay caused the second race to be canceled. But Glenn had a great finish. He consistently broke all his own speed records and managed to beat his friend Tim Green. This was no small accomplishment. Tim clearly has a much stronger engine. Glenn showed progress throughout the year and had a great finish! Way to go Glenn!

Posted by: gms Nov 2 2011, 05:44 PM

Thanks Mark, your help with the car is always appreciated!
now here are some pix
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Posted by: sixnotfour Nov 2 2011, 08:28 PM

Because he had a real vintage race car, Awesome Glenn.




Posted by: gms Mar 13 2012, 07:27 PM

I was unhappy with the way the car looked from the back and the original quarter panels were getting damaged from flopping around.
I decided to use the spare set of quarter panels that came with the race car.

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Posted by: gms Mar 13 2012, 07:32 PM

They spot welded a 6" extension on top of the quarter panels, I carefully removed it just in case I want to go back to the old look.
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Posted by: gms Mar 13 2012, 07:37 PM

and finally started to fit the new panel
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Posted by: rnellums Mar 13 2012, 08:05 PM

Looking Good Glenn!

Posted by: gms Mar 13 2012, 08:10 PM

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Looking Good Glenn!

Thanks Ross

Posted by: RoadGlue Mar 13 2012, 08:14 PM

Sweet! Were you able to get the rear deck lid to match the angle of the fenders? Or is the hood just slightly ajar in the photo?

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Sweet! Were you able to get the rear deck lid to match the angle of the fenders? Or is the hood just slightly ajar in the photo?

It is a deck lid with a slight spoiler on the back so it has always been like that.
If i have enough time I might shave it and put the rear original spoiler back on it.
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Posted by: gms Mar 14 2012, 08:20 PM

side 2
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Posted by: Racer Chris Mar 15 2012, 03:24 AM

That will definitely look better with the narrow wheels/tires. smile.gif
Its common to cut a slit in the front of the flare at the height of the rocker panel top so the bottom of the flare can be pullled tighter and blend into the rocker better.
Then the lower portion can be painted to match the rocker.
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Posted by: gms Mar 20 2012, 09:53 PM

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That will definitely look better with the narrow wheels/tires. smile.gif
Its common to cut a slit in the front of the flare at the height of the rocker panel top so the bottom of the flare can be pullled tighter and blend into the rocker better.
Then the lower portion can be painted to match the rocker.

Looks like a good idea Chris

Posted by: gms Mar 20 2012, 09:57 PM

With only about a month to the first race it is time to pull the engine and give it a once over. I have collected a lot of grass and leaves under the the engine cover.

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Posted by: 9146986 Mar 21 2012, 07:32 AM

That engine sucks! It sucks up leaves, and dry grass and other things that clog up za kooling

Posted by: gms Mar 25 2012, 07:55 AM

I finished fitting the fenders and attached them with Dzus fasteners. A little more trimming and they are ready for paint!
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Posted by: Garold Shaffer Mar 25 2012, 07:57 AM

Looking good Glen. beer.gif

Posted by: gms Apr 6 2012, 06:52 PM

I started to fit the new rear deck lid!
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Posted by: FourBlades Apr 6 2012, 08:49 PM

That is looking great first.gif

I like to see old race cars that are still running in races and not just in collections or exhibitions.

John

Posted by: gms Apr 7 2012, 07:35 PM

Today I added balsa wood the rear lid
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Posted by: RoadGlue Apr 10 2012, 10:54 AM

Great work Glenn!! Maybe we can sneak out there later in the year and watch you race!

Posted by: ptravnic Apr 10 2012, 02:48 PM

Really cool stuff Glenn. Looks like you've been busy since I was out there in the fall.

Keep up the good work!
-pt

Posted by: gms Apr 10 2012, 05:16 PM

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Great work Glenn!! Maybe we can sneak out there later in the year and watch you race!

As have said before you and Logan are always welcome!

Posted by: gms Apr 10 2012, 05:17 PM

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Really cool stuff Glenn. Looks like you've been busy since I was out there in the fall.

Keep up the good work!
-pt

Thanks...You will have to stop by again sometime

Posted by: gms Apr 11 2012, 08:26 AM

I got some paint on the fenders yesterday!
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Posted by: project914 Apr 12 2012, 01:16 PM

Looks so much better, and reduced frontal area too!
cheers,
dug

Posted by: gms Apr 18 2012, 09:17 PM

Just finishing up before the race on Sunday

A rundown of the work done:
Removed front and rear hinges and pinned the hood and rear deck lid, this actually removed 10 lbs!
Changed the rear deck lid to a lighter fiberglass lid, removed 6 lbs.
Changed the rear bumper to a lighter unit, removed 4 lbs.
The new rear quarter panels are 6 lbs lighter.
Removed part of the steel quarter panels and lost another 12 lbs
and I lost 20 lbs this winter!
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Posted by: gms Apr 18 2012, 09:21 PM

had to weld up the exhaust, the megaphone broke right off

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Posted by: gms Apr 18 2012, 09:23 PM

and the Pièce de résistance...

KundenSport Sticker
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Posted by: Garold Shaffer Apr 18 2012, 09:31 PM

smilie_pokal.gif Looking good Glenn. Good luck and be safe this weekend. beerchug.gif

Posted by: gms Apr 18 2012, 09:32 PM

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smilie_pokal.gif Looking good Glenn. Good luck and be safe this weekend. beerchug.gif

Thanks Garold, will do

Posted by: pnewman Apr 20 2012, 12:57 PM

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QUOTE(Garold Shaffer @ Apr 18 2012, 10:31 PM) *

smilie_pokal.gif Looking good Glenn. Good luck and be safe this weekend. beerchug.gif

Thanks Garold, will do


Looking awesome Glenn! What steam rollers do you plan on putting back there?

Hey does Glenn have a street legal 914 in the stable to bring out if Garold has his BBQ this summer?
Hope you do well this weekend!

Posted by: gms Apr 25 2012, 02:26 PM

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Looking awesome Glenn! What steam rollers do you plan on putting back there?
Hope you do well this weekend!

7 x 15 Cookie Cutters, the flares are a lot smaller now

Posted by: 9146986 Apr 25 2012, 07:14 PM

How'd you do last weekend Glenn?

Posted by: gms May 1 2012, 08:44 AM

I ran fastest lap in practice and only tenth of a second slower in qualifying.

I was stuck behind a Cobra and couldn’t get by him, he was slow in the turns and fast on the straights. The 280Z started to pull away sad.gif

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Posted by: Eric_Shea May 2 2012, 09:23 PM

Blackhawk?

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Blackhawk?

yes it was blackhawk

Posted by: gms May 2 2012, 10:09 PM

and then I pressed down too hard on the accelerator and bent the bracket
DNF mad.gif
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Posted by: gms May 2 2012, 10:11 PM

So I reinforced the bracket with a steel plate and added heim joints to the cable and pedal rod
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Posted by: Series9 May 3 2012, 08:38 AM

Great thread.

It really makes me want a vintage race car with history.

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Great thread.

It really makes me want a vintage race car with history.

Thanks, it is definitely a great time!

Posted by: gms Jun 2 2012, 09:09 AM

It has been almost a week since the race and I am finally getting around to posting some pictures. It was nearly 100 degrees out last Sunday but the race must go on.
We had 4 914s in the race and 3 of us had somewhat equal combination of performance/drivers skill.

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Posted by: gms Jun 2 2012, 09:11 AM

My friend Tim (Polizei 914) and I had a good run, I tried to keep his mirrors filled but in the end his 2.9L edged out my 2.2L engine.

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Posted by: Randal Jun 2 2012, 09:34 AM

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It has been almost a week since the race and I am finally getting around to posting some pictures. It was nearly 100 degrees out last Sunday but the race must go on.
We had 4 914s in the race and 3 of us had somewhat equal combination of performance/drivers skill.




Really enjoyed looking at your racing / renovation pictures.

Question: Wouldn't it help your top end speed if you put the top on?

Posted by: gms Jun 2 2012, 09:44 AM

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QUOTE(gms @ Jun 2 2012, 08:09 AM) *

It has been almost a week since the race and I am finally getting around to posting some pictures. It was nearly 100 degrees out last Sunday but the race must go on.
We had 4 914s in the race and 3 of us had somewhat equal combination of performance/drivers skill.



Really enjoyed looking at your racing / renovation pictures.

Question: Wouldn't it help your top end speed if you put the top on?

Thanks!
That is a good question confused24.gif
Opinions?

Posted by: Bartlett 914 Jun 2 2012, 09:56 AM

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My friend Tim (Polizei 914) and I had a good run, I tried to keep his mirrors filled but in the end his 2.9L edged out my 2.2L engine.


Yea, but in the end, he only beat you by .03 seconds!

Posted by: RoadGlue Jun 2 2012, 11:34 AM

Looking great Glenn! I'd love to get out there and help out, and then take some photos. smile.gif

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Looking great Glenn! I'd love to get out there and help out, and then take some photos. smile.gif

then get out here! biggrin.gif

Posted by: gms Jun 17 2012, 04:47 PM

We had a double race weekend and it rained during practice yesterday.
I love driving in the rain so I ended up being 1 of 3 cars that were on the track...what a great time!
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Posted by: 9146986 Jun 17 2012, 08:06 PM

Typical 914 defrosters I see! Reminds me of a rainy trip home from Dallas in a 914.

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Typical 914 defrosters I see! Reminds me of a rainy trip home from Dallas in a 914.

I rub the knuckle of my glove on the windshield to clean a spot to see out of
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Posted by: gms Jun 19 2012, 10:17 AM

On Sunday i was out with some nice Alfa's and 510...even an old Mustang
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Posted by: gms Jun 19 2012, 10:25 AM

I came around a corner an saw my friend Tim (Polizei914) blocking the track! blink.gif
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I made it around Tim and lost concentration and went wide on a rumble strip and ground down a banjo fitting on the 23 mm master cylinder. Next corner no brakes
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managed to stop the car without incident but my day was over.

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Posted by: gms Jul 1 2012, 10:31 PM

First Race video

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2nd race video where damage occurred, went into the last turn without brakes

Posted by: gms Jul 1 2012, 10:36 PM

Here is the damage from the rumble strip, it ground the banjo fitting on the master cylinder.
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Posted by: rnellums Jul 2 2012, 07:40 AM

I'm guessing you don't run the cover then?

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I'm guessing you don't run the cover then?

Nope, I will have to see if it will fit under a cover...may need to modify it.

Posted by: gms Sep 17 2012, 10:11 AM

I was out racing at Blackhawk Farm yesterday and set a personal best lap time!
here is a picture my friend took, I thought it was pretty cool.
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Posted by: Eric_Shea Sep 17 2012, 01:31 PM

thumb3d.gif Instagram has some cool filters.

Posted by: gms Sep 18 2012, 07:48 PM

another picture with a '67 Datsun SLR 311 and a '62 Austin Healey Sprite
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Posted by: gms Oct 21 2012, 08:04 PM

CV broke today

Posted by: FourBlades Oct 21 2012, 08:32 PM


Bummer! sad.gif

Good thing no one hit you...

John

Posted by: gms Oct 22 2012, 08:02 AM

QUOTE(FourBlades @ Oct 21 2012, 09:32 PM) *

Bummer! sad.gif

Good thing no one hit you...

John

I brought the car under some control to a stop and lining it up to get back out on track because at first I thought I screwed up but when I was slowing down I could hear the clunk clunk of the CV. I was in 4th place at that time with 7 laps to go.

Posted by: gms Mar 22 2013, 04:03 PM

I have done nothing with the race car this winter, the CV is still broken.
I did run across a 3.0L engine last fall that I think I will race with this season.
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Posted by: brant Mar 22 2013, 04:22 PM

you should add a pan

here is the aluminum one that we made to keep the weight down
a complete A-hole drove me off of the road on the outside of a hair pin with a huge drop off.... (8-10 inches)

2 wheels off and the pan took damage
but no damage to any other componenets.


you should really keep the car more authentic
thats what is special about your car
and in IMSA it would have been allowed up to a 2.5
(maybe take the period correct case from the 2.2, and build a 2.5 twin plug?)


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Posted by: gms Mar 22 2013, 05:14 PM

QUOTE(brant @ Mar 22 2013, 05:22 PM) *

you should add a pan

Certainly a thought for the future

QUOTE(brant @ Mar 22 2013, 05:22 PM) *

you should really keep the car more authentic
thats what is special about your car
and in IMSA it would have been allowed up to a 2.5
(maybe take the period correct case from the 2.2, and build a 2.5 twin plug?)

No it actually ran a 3.0L RSR spec engine

From the 1987 IMSA rule book
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Posted by: brant Mar 22 2013, 10:13 PM

I guess it depends upon what year of rules you look at...
certainly when your car ran it was older rather than newer.

in 1976 it was 914's at 2.5
and 911's at 3.0

what year do you wnat the car to be authentic at?

I guess I haven't followed your thread close enough... but are you really trying to recreate 1987?

Posted by: Racer Chris Mar 22 2013, 10:47 PM

QUOTE(brant @ Mar 22 2013, 11:13 PM) *

I guess I haven't followed your thread close enough... but are you really trying to recreate 1987?

Accoding to the IMSA records shown in post #6 the car was continuously raced from 1984-1987 by Ray Hendricks.
Seems like it fits in right where Glenn has it.

Posted by: brant Mar 22 2013, 11:12 PM

fair enough
in the 1976 season the 914/ was limited to 2.5
and the regular 911 at 2.7
and the RSR at 3.0


as I look at post number 6, it looks like the car began racing in 1971

and then went into GTU in 1984

GTU was the under 2.5liter class...
GTO was the over 2.5liter class...

so it couldn't have legally been a 3.0 car at that time.

vintage cars always come back to what year are you trying to recreate.... what year was the hey day for that car?

Posted by: Racer Chris Mar 23 2013, 12:32 AM

QUOTE(brant @ Mar 23 2013, 12:12 AM) *

so it couldn't have legally been a 3.0 car at that time.

By 1987 rules creep had upped the GTU limit to 3 liters.
Thats the accepted standard for GTU in some vintage clubs.

I remember watching TV and attending IMSA races around 1986-87, and seeing a couple of 914s still running in GTU, but they were no longer competetive.

Posted by: brant Mar 23 2013, 10:05 AM

so many of the vintage clubs out west won't allow newer cars in
1967 was the old cut off and that has almost universally turned into 1972 now...

a few out here go to 1981
when they use a cut off like 1972 or 1981, that isn't the cars production date, but the cut off used for the rules the car can be built to

but none of the bigger clubs out here go much newer than that
(or the ones that due are more "racing clubs" than vintage clubs. Kind of a run what you brung type of club that allow anything in.)

I've been in CVAR, RMVR, and HMSA and all of them adhere to older rules. Some of the clubs like HMSA (who runs Monterey) get some really good turn outs. The altec-lansing car was out last october at coronado when I was there. They kept it to a pretty early set of specifications. The majority of the 914/6's out here are running 2.0 motors.

Posted by: gms Mar 23 2013, 10:25 AM

I agree with you guys, I will eventually get back to a high powered 2.5L but that will be in the other IMSA 914/6 http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=115558. I am looking for a quick infusion of power for this season and this engine came alone. I race in a local club called Midwestern Council and in the vintage class everything pre 1972 runs together including 500 hp Mustangs, Corvettes and Cobras. I am just looking to be more competitive with them.


Posted by: dfelz Mar 23 2013, 03:23 PM

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Today I added balsa wood the rear lid
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Do you remember where you purchased that balsa wood from? also what weight FG were you using? (4oz, 2oz..?) I have that same deck lid and want to add structure just like you have done so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by: gms Mar 24 2013, 10:02 AM

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QUOTE(gms @ Apr 7 2012, 06:35 PM) *

Today I added balsa wood the rear lid
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Do you remember where you purchased that balsa wood from? also what weight FG were you using? (4oz, 2oz..?) I have that same deck lid and want to add structure just like you have done so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

The balsa wood is available at any hobby store and the fiberglass was 2oz

Posted by: gms May 15 2013, 09:12 AM

I am starting the race season late this year because I went to Hershey Swap Meet and missed the first race. I put on some new axles and new CVs...
car should be faster because of the yellow biggrin.gif
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Posted by: gms Jun 12 2013, 03:53 PM

I won my first race a couple of weeks ago and finally got the video on youtube.
I qualified 12th and worked my way up to the lead by the second laps.


Posted by: ThePaintedMan Jun 12 2013, 06:42 PM

Glenn,
smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif Congrats man! Great video - I love watching guys tiptoe through the rain, and it really seems to be the great equalizer in a 914. You looked like you were "reading" the track really well, you know just where to put the hammer down and where to be conservative when it was wet.

Glad to see you keeping one of the old IMSA relics alive. I'd love to have a car like that one day. Now we just need to get John (FourBlades') car out there.

Posted by: Porsche930dude Jun 12 2013, 08:04 PM

I welded a short piece of bed frame angle iron to the crossbar in front of the mc and then made a little steel skid pan from that back to the floorboard. well protected in that area now

Posted by: championgt1 Jun 12 2013, 09:45 PM

first.gif Congrats on the win! I agree with George. It is cool to see old race cars still racing!!

Posted by: Bartlett 914 Jun 13 2013, 05:48 AM

I love the part with the vette off the road on the first lap! I like to think of them as "steerable dragsters" in this case no so steerable!

Posted by: gms Jun 13 2013, 08:15 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys!
Nothing like racing in the rain...I love it

Posted by: Racer Chris Jun 13 2013, 09:00 AM

It looked like you could have lapped the entire field at that pace.

Posted by: KELTY360 Jun 13 2013, 11:48 AM

Loved the way you boxed the 911 (912?) with the Datsun. Sweet move. driving.gif

Posted by: gms Jun 14 2013, 08:18 AM

QUOTE(Racer Chris @ Jun 13 2013, 10:00 AM) *

It looked like you could have lapped the entire field at that pace.

I was able to lap about half the field, it stopped raining and started to dry out and I had rain tires on.

Posted by: gms Jun 17 2013, 01:44 PM

I was looking at the gauge panel the other day while waiting to race and thought I might do a better job.
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I found another steel gauge panel and sanded it down and cut a circle
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Posted by: gms Jun 17 2013, 01:51 PM

welded it up
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Posted by: gms Jun 25 2013, 11:26 AM

made a hole for the voltmeter
the lap timer will fit in the bottom half
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 Jun 25 2013, 12:19 PM

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made a hole for the voltmeter
the lap timer will fit in the bottom half
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Much better!

Posted by: gms Jul 16 2013, 09:16 AM

3.0L has four broken heads studs
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Posted by: gms Jul 22 2013, 01:59 PM

It's like Christmas up in here!
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Posted by: gms Aug 29 2013, 01:58 PM

new gauge panel is installed
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Posted by: FourBlades Aug 29 2013, 04:01 PM


Glenn,

What are you going to do with the 3.0?

How is the race season going?

John

Posted by: gms Aug 30 2013, 05:51 PM

QUOTE(FourBlades @ Aug 29 2013, 05:01 PM) *

What are you going to do with the 3.0?

The head studs are removed and the engine is shrink rapped until I can put the new SuperTec studs in and reassemble.
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Posted by: gms Aug 30 2013, 05:53 PM

QUOTE(FourBlades @ Aug 29 2013, 05:01 PM) *

How is the race season going?

I have raced about 5 times this season and am planning to attend 4 more before the end of the year.

Posted by: gms Sep 2 2013, 09:57 AM

SuperTec head studs installed
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 Sep 2 2013, 10:46 AM

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 2 2013, 10:57 AM) *

SuperTec head studs installed
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And they are beautiful! I cannot imagine one of those breaking. They look very strong!

Posted by: gms Sep 16 2013, 12:28 PM

Mark K and I were working on the 3L again this weekend, got heads installed.
Since I had Alusil cylinders I just left the 9.3 to 1 pistons in and will upgrade the cams to Elgin 330s.
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Posted by: GeorgeRud Sep 16 2013, 12:38 PM

I had Henry at Supertec rebuild my 2.7 last winter, and am also glad to have the Supertec head studs installed as the engine previously had all Dilivar studs (supposedly the proper setup when it was last rebuilt in the 90s). They seem to really be a good answer to the head stud problems, and Henry gives a two year warrantee on his engines.

Did you use Casesavers on the block or otherwise reinforce the mounting points for the head studs?

Posted by: gms Sep 16 2013, 02:00 PM

QUOTE(GeorgeRud @ Sep 16 2013, 01:38 PM) *

Did you use Casesavers on the block or otherwise reinforce the mounting points for the head studs?

Not necessary on an aluminum block

Posted by: GeorgeRud Sep 16 2013, 06:56 PM

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Didn't make out the case number! Looks great.

Posted by: gms Sep 20 2013, 03:46 PM

Painted the fan shroud and valve covers
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Posted by: gms Sep 20 2013, 03:50 PM

installed chain housings and timed left cam...getting closer!
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Posted by: gms Sep 23 2013, 11:27 PM

almost ready to install
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Posted by: gms Sep 25 2013, 09:15 AM

engine transplant surgery
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Posted by: gms Sep 25 2013, 09:20 AM

Out with the old and in with the new, this little 2.2L has served me well...time for more power.
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Posted by: 914Timo Sep 25 2013, 11:56 AM

May I ask what kind of chlutch/flywheel combo you are going to use with 3L and 901 ? smile.gif

I would also like to ask if those Elgin 330s cams are made from new cores or are they re-grinds ??





Posted by: gms Sep 25 2013, 02:37 PM

The cams are regrinds and I am using a Kennedy flywheel adapter that turns it into a cup style. The clutch and pressure plate are the stage 2 also from Kennedy.
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Posted by: FourBlades Sep 25 2013, 06:41 PM


Looking good, Glenn, that will get you down the road faster.

Are you using a 901 with that?

John

Posted by: carr914 Sep 26 2013, 06:37 AM

QUOTE(gms @ May 15 2013, 11:12 AM) *

I am starting the race season late this year because I went to Hershey Swap Meet and missed the first race. I put on some new axles and new CVs...
car should be faster because of the yellow biggrin.gif
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What Axles & CVs did you use?

Posted by: gms Sep 26 2013, 08:34 AM

The flywheel is the 911 SC unit
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Posted by: gms Sep 26 2013, 08:36 AM

Here is the ring pressed into the flywheel and the Kennedy Stage 2 - 228mm pressure plate and clutch.
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Posted by: gms Sep 26 2013, 08:43 AM

QUOTE(carr914 @ Sep 26 2013, 07:37 AM) *

What Axles & CVs did you use?

T.C.
The transmission flanges are the 915 coarse spline, CVs are 911 SC, axles are 914/6, hubs are cut (bearing side) 911 SC and stub axles are 911 SC.
I am taking the minimalist approach on this because it is a race car, the lager CVs are just more mass to spin up. The 911 SC CVs are readily available and relatively cheap.

Posted by: gms Sep 26 2013, 08:44 AM

QUOTE(FourBlades @ Sep 25 2013, 07:41 PM) *

Looking good, Glenn, that will get you down the road faster.

Are you using a 901 with that?

John

Thanks John
I will stay with the 901 set-up

Posted by: gms Sep 26 2013, 08:51 AM

QUOTE(scotty boy @ Sep 25 2013, 08:39 PM) *

What did you paint the shroud with? Rattle Can hi-temp or PC?

I sanded and crack filled fan shroud, I applied adhesion promoter and used PPG India Red basecoat. the match is incredable!

Posted by: 914Timo Sep 26 2013, 11:48 AM

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 26 2013, 04:36 PM) *

Here is the ring pressed into the flywheel and the Kennedy Stage 2 - 228mm pressure plate and clutch.


Thanks Glenn. Very interesting pics. Never saw that kind of adapter before.

Posted by: gms Sep 27 2013, 08:39 AM

More progress last night, installed proper jets and venturis
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Posted by: gms Sep 27 2013, 08:41 AM

this is the flywheel with the Kennedy adapter attached

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Posted by: gms Sep 27 2013, 08:43 AM

the XDi timing components
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Posted by: gms Sep 27 2013, 08:46 AM

as she sits ready to go back in the car
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Posted by: gms Sep 28 2013, 09:25 PM

engine installed and ready to race tomorrow!
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Posted by: 914Timo Sep 29 2013, 12:07 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 26 2013, 04:36 PM) *

Here is the ring pressed into the flywheel and the Kennedy Stage 2 - 228mm pressure plate and clutch.


That's really nice set-up.

Good luck tomorrow. Thumbs up here !! first.gif

Posted by: sixnotfour Sep 29 2013, 12:54 PM

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Posted by: Garold Shaffer Sep 29 2013, 07:14 PM

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Posted by: gms Sep 30 2013, 12:21 PM

one last picture of the engine before it went in the car
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Posted by: gms Sep 30 2013, 12:26 PM

The race yesterday did not turn out well, I had the rev limiter set too low in practice and then the exhaust bracket came loose so i didn't get that many laps in.
I fixed the bracket and went out for qualifying then a header pipe cracked wide open before I finished the first lap. I did not get a whole lot of laps in but the engine feels strong but I still need to tweak the ignition advance and carburetors.

Posted by: 914Timo Sep 30 2013, 01:05 PM

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.... the engine feels strong but I still need to tweak the ignition advance and carburetors.


I was already going to ask earlier, but may I ask what kind of ignition you are using ? Is it programable and can you chance the advance curve ? According the venturis, are the carbs 46s ?

Sorry to hear you had setback yesterday. Better luck next time bye1.gif

Posted by: gms Sep 30 2013, 01:31 PM

QUOTE(914Timo @ Sep 30 2013, 02:05 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 30 2013, 08:26 PM) *

.... the engine feels strong but I still need to tweak the ignition advance and carburetors.


I was already going to ask earlier, but may I ask what kind of ignition you are using ? Is it programable and can you chance the advance curve ? According the venturis, are the carbs 46s ?

Sorry to hear you had setback yesterday. Better luck next time bye1.gif

I just used the Weber 40 IDAs that i already had with 36mm venturis.
The ignition is XDi, there is and initial advance and 3000 RPM setting.

Posted by: 914Timo Oct 1 2013, 01:49 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 30 2013, 09:31 PM) *
I just used the Weber 40 IDAs that i already had with 36mm venturis.
The ignition is XDi, there is and initial advance and 3000 RPM setting.


Sorry, I mean the "secundary venturis". I don´t know the right term, but I mean the "pipe" above the venturi. Number 68 http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs/40IDA_46IDA.pdf How they are so tall ?? I thought only 46s have tall "secundary venturis". Or does they only look tall.... blink.gif

Posted by: gms Oct 1 2013, 03:06 PM

QUOTE(914Timo @ Oct 1 2013, 02:49 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Sep 30 2013, 09:31 PM) *
I just used the Weber 40 IDAs that i already had with 36mm venturis.
The ignition is XDi, there is and initial advance and 3000 RPM setting.


Sorry, I mean the "secundary venturis". I don´t know the right term, but I mean the "pipe" above the venturi. Number 68 http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs/40IDA_46IDA.pdf How they are so tall ?? I thought only 46s have tall "secundary venturis". Or does they only look tall.... blink.gif

yes those are the tall secondary venturis

Posted by: gms Oct 4 2013, 07:08 AM

here are pictures of the slit in the header pipe
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Posted by: Garold Shaffer Oct 4 2013, 08:19 AM

sad.gif ouch

Posted by: gms Oct 21 2013, 08:22 PM

The last race of the year was last weekend and I had a great practice and qualifying
I had a nice start in the race and then the oil leak hit the headers only 1.5 laps than out. I did not have the GoPro running but a fellow racer posted a video, I am to the left.
That is my friend in the white mustang, his control arm broke...too scary

Posted by: carr914 Oct 22 2013, 07:15 AM

I thought that was you Oiling up the Track!

Posted by: gms Oct 22 2013, 08:30 AM

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I thought that was you Oiling up the Track!

No tracks were oiled in the making of the video biggrin.gif
my headers on the other hand did not fare so well

Posted by: JmuRiz Oct 22 2013, 09:07 AM

I guess it's time to call Marty for some headers...if you don't have a pile of spares biggrin.gif

Cool deal on the XDi ignition, I was wondering if running that along with carbs would work well.

Posted by: gms Oct 22 2013, 02:31 PM

QUOTE(JmuRiz @ Oct 22 2013, 10:07 AM) *

I guess it's time to call Marty for some headers...if you don't have a pile of spares biggrin.gif

Cool deal on the XDi ignition, I was wondering if running that along with carbs would work well.

The headers will just need the carbon crust cleaned off, nothing terminal.
The XDi works great, takes the distributor out of the equation and give one hell of a high energy spark, it is amazing how much easier the car starts.

Posted by: sixnotfour Oct 22 2013, 10:31 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Oct 22 2013, 07:30 AM) *

QUOTE(carr914 @ Oct 22 2013, 08:15 AM) *

I thought that was you Oiling up the Track!

No tracks were oiled in the making of the video biggrin.gif
my headers on the other hand did not fare so well

Right unlike T4 guys who loose V covers gaskets....

Posted by: gms Oct 23 2013, 06:22 PM

Only picture from the race.
out in front of my friend's Mustang, we had a great time mixing it up

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Posted by: sixnotfour Oct 23 2013, 07:28 PM

That Mustang was one wild ride,,

Posted by: gms Dec 31 2013, 03:31 PM

was moving the car around the other day and took this picture
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Posted by: carr914 Dec 31 2013, 07:34 PM

Nice Tool Kit poke.gif

Happy New Year Buddy!

Posted by: sixnotfour Dec 31 2013, 08:15 PM

Santa is a bit late this year....you will be Happy....2014 rules

Posted by: gms Jan 1 2014, 11:31 AM

QUOTE(carr914 @ Dec 31 2013, 07:34 PM) *

Nice Tool Kit poke.gif

Happy New Year Buddy!

I am just going to have to go to Harbor Freight and get them biggrin.gif
Happy New Year T. C.

Posted by: gms Jan 1 2014, 11:32 AM

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Dec 31 2013, 08:15 PM) *

Santa is a bit late this year....you will be Happy....2014 rules

Happy New Year Jeff!

Posted by: gms Mar 11 2014, 04:30 PM

I have several noses and hoods with the old IMSA stickers and strip so I figured I would take one set and make the car all silver.
...with signal orange wheels!

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Posted by: porbmw Mar 30 2014, 10:24 AM

THAT is orange!

Pics of them, on the car....please..... smile.gif

Posted by: gms Mar 30 2014, 05:22 PM

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Dec 31 2013, 09:15 PM) *

Santa is a bit late this year....you will be Happy....2014 rules

Looks like Santa forgot about me yet again poke.gif and I have to give my friend back his 3.0L ...so I am just going to put the 3.2L that I have lying around at the shop

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Posted by: gms Mar 30 2014, 05:25 PM

QUOTE(porbmw @ Mar 30 2014, 11:24 AM) *

THAT is orange!

Pics of them, on the car....please..... smile.gif

I just pulled the car out of the trailer today (thanks Mark & Mike) and am going to do some more body work. I am pulling the IMSA nose, doors and hood, they will be replaced by new parts so I can store the originals.
Should be able to check the wheels on the car now!

Posted by: sixnotfour Mar 30 2014, 06:33 PM

oopsie...whats the time frame ???

Posted by: gms Mar 31 2014, 08:55 AM

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oopsie...whats the time frame ???

I have about a month before the first race

Posted by: gms Apr 2 2014, 07:30 AM

I have one of the extra noses at the shop now and have started to repair it.
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Posted by: gms Apr 2 2014, 07:31 AM

I think it is this nose that was crushed at Watkins Glen in the early '80s
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Posted by: Dave_Darling Apr 2 2014, 10:43 AM

It's broken in the same place, but from the looks of the damage on the tub, the left side of any bumper that was in place when the damage happened would be pretty badly crushed.

--DD

Posted by: gms Apr 8 2014, 06:29 PM

Today I pulled the 3L and found the source of the oil leak, it was one of the the rocker shaft. No one to blame except but myself headbang.gif
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Posted by: gms Apr 14 2014, 07:09 PM

3.2L is sealed up and ready for fan shroud and carbs!
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Posted by: gms Apr 16 2014, 09:33 PM

3.2L is in the car running and sounds great.
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Posted by: gms May 12 2014, 08:27 AM

Had a good outing last weekend but the gears are all wrong so I installed M-S-X 3rd 4th and 5th gears for the next race
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Posted by: sixnotfour May 12 2014, 09:10 AM

Glenn, good job !! what is the blue wheel machine in the back ground ???

Posted by: gms May 12 2014, 09:13 AM

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ May 12 2014, 10:10 AM) *

Glenn, good job !! what is the blue wheel machine in the back ground ???

A lehigh SR-2410 wheel straightener

Posted by: gms May 19 2014, 07:28 PM

This weekend I took two broken nippondenso high torque starters and made one good starter
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Posted by: gms May 20 2014, 04:18 PM

Baby got some new shoes!
Toyo R888s mounted up

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Posted by: gms May 20 2014, 04:27 PM

it is going to be a tough crowd at the race this weekend
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Posted by: gms May 21 2014, 10:22 AM

Last minute changes to the gears, I checked the gearing spreadsheet and the M gear looks to be too low.
I found a 912 4-speed with A-H-Q-X gears, I used the A , H and X then replaced Q with a P ratio.
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 May 21 2014, 01:33 PM

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Baby got some new shoes!
Toyo R888s mounted up

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With those wheels you will look faster!

With the new tires you will be faster.

Looking forward to this weekend! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: pete000 May 21 2014, 02:05 PM



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Posted by: sixnotfour May 21 2014, 07:59 PM

your gonna need the bigger motor against those damn Zcars

Posted by: gms May 21 2014, 11:29 PM

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your gonna need the bigger motor against those damn Zcars

The Z-cars are fast but the Manta is the real killer

Posted by: rgalla9146 May 22 2014, 06:27 AM

An Opel Manta ?
More info please.

Posted by: gms May 22 2014, 08:50 AM

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An Opel Manta ?
More info please.

Hi Rory,
It is a kit car knock-off of the McLaren M6, no weight huge motor.

Posted by: Justinp71 May 22 2014, 09:44 AM


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What's been done to the 3.2? Does it have a Carb Cam? That really opened up my 3.2...

Keep us posted on the Race! driving.gif

Posted by: gms May 22 2014, 10:25 AM

QUOTE(Justinp71 @ May 22 2014, 10:44 AM) *

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What's been done to the 3.2? Does it have a Carb Cam? That really opened up my 3.2...

Keep us posted on the Race! driving.gif

In the off season I found the 3.2L, I just put Webers on and raced it.
It looks like it might need the valve guides replaced so I might change pistons, cams and do some head work at that point.

Posted by: rgalla9146 May 22 2014, 03:16 PM


I didn't want to suggest the Manta kit car because I never heard of one used in any form of racing.
Or on the road.
Or completed.
Or anything.
But....oh, what a beautiful shape !

Posted by: gms May 27 2014, 02:48 PM

The video explains how the race went

Posted by: gms May 27 2014, 02:52 PM

in car video, you cannot see the smoke coming in the car but i could smell it.
valve covers came loose again



Posted by: CptTripps May 27 2014, 02:58 PM

Makes me want to get mine on the track. That's bad-ass.

Posted by: gms May 27 2014, 03:01 PM

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Makes me want to get mine on the track. That's bad-ass.

the most fun you can have with your pants...err race suit on

Posted by: gms Jun 6 2014, 05:45 PM

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Posted by: GeorgeRud Jun 6 2014, 06:00 PM

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Glenn's plan to lay down a smokescreen to prevent any cars from overtaking him went terribly wrong!

Where was the oil coming from? I hope nothing internal as the engine sounded strong.

Also, what was the red pole sitting car?

Posted by: gms Jun 9 2014, 03:27 PM

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Glenn's plan to lay down a smokescreen to prevent any cars from overtaking him went terribly wrong!

Where was the oil coming from? I hope nothing internal as the engine sounded strong.

Also, what was the red pole sitting car?

I have had problems with the nyloc nuts on the exhaust valve covers, they are dripping oil right on the headers. I am going to get the machined exhaust valve covers, not nyloc nuts and wrap the headers to fix this...hopefully it will work.

The pole sitter was a Manta, it is a kit car copy of a McLaren M6.

Posted by: gms Jun 21 2014, 12:42 PM

I am going to try the Hargett billet exhaust valve covers, they utilize the 964 style rubber seals. They just arrived and look beautiful!
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Posted by: 914Timo Jun 21 2014, 01:09 PM

Those are really beatiful !!!

Have you thought using cap nuts and copper washers. They could help with leaking studs.

Posted by: brant Jun 21 2014, 04:06 PM

We buy wurth hardware by the box of 50.
New aluminum washers and nuts every race weekend.
Reuseable orange gaskets

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QUOTE(914Timo @ Jun 21 2014, 02:09 PM) *

Those are really beatiful !!!

Have you thought using cap nuts and copper washers. They could help with leaking studs.

I am using metal lock nuts this time, I always use aluminum washers.
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Posted by: gms Jun 23 2014, 12:32 PM

QUOTE(brant @ Jun 21 2014, 05:06 PM) *

We buy wurth hardware by the box of 50.
New aluminum washers and nuts every race weekend.
Reuseable orange gaskets

I will see how the billet covers work, at the last race I had just adjusted the valves and put new gaskets, nyloc nuts and aluminum washers.

Posted by: Dave_Darling Jun 23 2014, 04:36 PM

Perhaps try "mechanical locking" nuts instead of Nyloc? Ones that are deformed like the popular exhaust nuts?

--DD

Posted by: gms Jun 23 2014, 05:28 PM

QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ Jun 23 2014, 05:36 PM) *

Perhaps try "mechanical locking" nuts instead of Nyloc? Ones that are deformed like the popular exhaust nuts?

--DD

That is what the new nuts are...see above

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 23 2014, 07:19 PM

Who's had good luck with the re-usable orange silicone gaskets ?
I used them on my new rebuild (stock 2.0, orig 11 stud lowers) and was disappointed that they wept right from the start. Both intake and exhaust.
I used nice fat original alu washers and new nylocks.
Never has this problem with the grey or green gaskets
Sorry for the hijack Glenn

Posted by: gms Jul 9 2014, 10:33 AM

Had a good day at the track on Sunday
The new covers and nuts I fixed finally stopped the oil leaks!
I ended up in 3rd place after many attempts to pass the 2nd place Alpha GTV
here is video of the start from the 240Z behind me
the race starts at 0:36, I am to the right

Posted by: gms Jul 9 2014, 10:36 AM

My friend Tim (who races a 914/6) and I finally took a picture of our cars together at the track.
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Posted by: sixnotfour Jul 9 2014, 12:06 PM

Looks Great !! x 2 beerchug.gif

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Looks Great !! x 2 beerchug.gif

Thanks Jeff

Posted by: vintage914racer Jul 9 2014, 05:36 PM

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I see that Tim will be at the Hawk next weekend at Road America. Will you be there with your car as well?

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My friend Tim (who races a 914/6) and I finally took a picture of our cars together at the track.


I see that Tim will be at the Hawk next weekend at Road America. Will you be there with your car as well?

I will be watching, My bodywork is not allowed Tim's is...don't ask me why
Will you be racing?

Posted by: gms Nov 12 2014, 10:51 AM

Just received the new PMB alloy rear M-Calipers and I cannot wait to run them next season!

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Just received the new PMB alloy rear M-Calipers and I cannot wait to run them next season!

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Posted by: 9146986 Nov 12 2014, 04:34 PM

It's the recycled aluminum pop cans that make them so light wink.gif I heard Shea melts the cans down in his back yard

Posted by: pnewman Apr 19 2015, 08:51 PM

19 April 2015
Black Hawk Farms
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Posted by: pnewman Apr 20 2015, 07:27 AM

Glenn leaving the shade for the paddock. Always nice to have a good friend keeping an eye out for you!


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Posted by: pnewman Apr 20 2015, 08:38 AM

I like the blue car Behind the pole position car. Can't remember it's model number though... probably not a "real" Porsche I guess ;-)

...and some last minute advise from a great friend is always a good send off. drunk.gif


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I am not quite sure why Mark and Mike look like they're feeling at home next to the Port-o-John. biggrin.gif


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Posted by: pnewman Apr 20 2015, 08:49 AM

Glenn, I said : "Cheese!"

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Posted by: pnewman Apr 20 2015, 08:55 AM

Leading the pack behind the pace car.


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The race is on!


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Posted by: Yahmann Apr 20 2015, 09:09 AM

Hi

Very interesting to read all 14 pages. I realized I was racing in almost all the IMSA races the car was in. I remember it. In the 1984 races I was driving the "Mike Meyer Racing" Mazda Factory RX7 with Jack Dunham and in the 1985 races I was drive the Mazda Factory "Malibu Grand Prix" RX7 with Jack Baldwin as well as the "Malibu Grand Prix" Mazda Alba GTPL. In 1986 I was driving the AT&T sponsored Argo Buick GTPL and in 1987 the GM Factory Spice Pontiac Fiero GTPL with Don Bell. It is very cool to see that car survives and is still running in vintage races. That's what great about Porsches - people treasure them and the history - where are all those Mazda's now!!

Jeff Kline

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Posted by: stownsen914 Jul 23 2015, 12:06 PM

Just saw this last post on the thread.

Jeff - if you see this, very cool to have you in the forum. I remember seeing pictures of the 914/6 you raced in Panorama magazine. I own an ex-IMSA GTU 911 that was raced by another NJ racer named Fred Apgar. He also ran a 914 in GTU previously around the time Ray Hendricks was racing. I hope to run the car in some vintage events in the near future. Perhaps I'll see you at one of them.

Scott

Posted by: gms Jul 24 2015, 09:47 AM

QUOTE(Yahmann @ Apr 20 2015, 10:09 AM) *

Hi

Very interesting to read all 14 pages. I realized I was racing in almost all the IMSA races the car was in. I remember it. In the 1984 races I was driving the "Mike Meyer Racing" Mazda Factory RX7 with Jack Dunham and in the 1985 races I was drive the Mazda Factory "Malibu Grand Prix" RX7 with Jack Baldwin as well as the "Malibu Grand Prix" Mazda Alba GTPL. In 1986 I was driving the AT&T sponsored Argo Buick GTPL and in 1987 the GM Factory Spice Pontiac Fiero GTPL with Don Bell. It is very cool to see that car survives and is still running in vintage races. That's what great about Porsches - people treasure them and the history - where are all those Mazda's now!!

Jeff Kline


Jeff,
That is interesting, you have done a lot of racing over the years.
I see you drove Bill Koll's 911, Did you ever race in his 914/6?

Posted by: gms Jul 24 2015, 09:54 AM

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Hey! Where did everybody go? aktion035.gif

I guess I should update with this years races so far (just in case someone cares)
Had a half a lap lead after about 1/3 of the race and the differential let go.
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Posted by: gms Jul 24 2015, 10:08 AM

May 24, 2015, it was raining and I had a great day!
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They did a Indy milk bottle trophy
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Posted by: gms Jul 24 2015, 10:14 AM

June 7, 2015
I didn't tighten the oil filler cap enough before qualifying and was only able to put in one lap because of the oil burning off on the exhaust, this placed me 5th on the starting grid.
I managed to get thru the traffic and win another race!
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Posted by: FourBlades Jul 24 2015, 10:24 AM


Nice work Glenn! first.gif

Keeping the old IMSA 914s winning. biggrin.gif

John

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Nice work Glenn! first.gif

Keeping the old IMSA 914s winning. biggrin.gif

John

Thanks John, now get your IMSA 914 out there
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Had a half a lap lead after about 1/3 of the race and the differential let go.
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Dave Ferguson had a pinion gear that looked similar to that one, though not quite as bad. (Still had about half the teeth on it, all on one side.) He handed it to me and asked, "You know what this is? Proof that I make enough torque!" All with that big s**t-eating grin of his...

Looks like you make enough torque, Glenn!

--DD

Posted by: Yahmann Jul 24 2015, 06:32 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Jul 24 2015, 08:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Yahmann @ Apr 20 2015, 10:09 AM) *

Hi

Very interesting to read all 14 pages. I realized I was racing in almost all the IMSA races the car was in. I remember it. In the 1984 races I was driving the "Mike Meyer Racing" Mazda Factory RX7 with Jack Dunham and in the 1985 races I was drive the Mazda Factory "Malibu Grand Prix" RX7 with Jack Baldwin as well as the "Malibu Grand Prix" Mazda Alba GTPL. In 1986 I was driving the AT&T sponsored Argo Buick GTPL and in 1987 the GM Factory Spice Pontiac Fiero GTPL with Don Bell. It is very cool to see that car survives and is still running in vintage races. That's what great about Porsches - people treasure them and the history - where are all those Mazda's now!!

Jeff Kline

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Jeff,
That is interesting, you have done a lot of racing over the years.
I see you drove Bill Koll's 911, Did you ever race in his 914/6?


I never drove his 914-6, I think 1980 was the last year he had it and they also won GTU at the 24hr in it. I drove with him in 1981 and we were 3rd over all and 1st in GTU - we only spent 14 minutes in the pits in 24 hours. It was a pretty trick car. I drove all year with him, then back to Mazda. I drove with John Schnieder a few years ago in his 914-6 in vintage racing at Sebring and Barber Park when Elliot Forbes Robinson was busy. Very cool car with a Hewland Gearbox. Great balance. I also drove the Busby Miller Beer 962 several times in 1989 as a sub for Bob Wolleck when he had a conflict in Europe. I drove at LeMans that year also in the factory Silkcut Jaguars with Davy Jones and Derek Daly as teammates. I have driven over 150 different race cars but only ever owned 1 - a Lotus S7 in 1965. I sold it to get married in 1966 and I am still married to the same woman, but the Lotus is long gone.

Posted by: gereed75 Jul 25 2015, 04:48 AM

Yahmann... welcone and thanks for sharing the history with the world.

Posted by: gms Jul 28 2015, 01:17 PM

Larry Lee posted pictures from an IMSA race back in 1985 that my car participated in.
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=260743
Thanks Larry!

Posted by: Yahmann Jul 30 2015, 09:33 AM


Here is the finishing order - I was 15th - 3rd in GTPL - driving with Deborah Gregg (Peter Gregg's widow - whom I was involved with at the time during a moral time-out). The 914 was 24th - 3hr by yourself at the Glen is a long time to drive - Ray must have been pretty strong.

All IMSA results are available at http://www.racingsportscars.com going back to the 70's

1st 14 Holbert / Bell Porsche 962 Holbert Racing 92 2:48:19.917 178.219 1st GTP
2nd 67 Mass / Busby Porsche 962 BF Goodrich 92 2:49:35.310 2nd GTP
3rd 04 Redman / Haywood Jaguar XJR-5 Group 44 92 3rd GTP
4th 7 Bundy / Ludwig Ford Mustang Probe Zakspeed 91 4th GTP 1:40.260 69 195.144
5th 1 Al Unser, Jr. Porsche 962 Holbert Racing 91 5th GTP
6th 44 Tullius / Robinson Jaguar XJR-5 Group 44 90 6th GTP
7th 16 Dyson / Olson / Cobb Porsche 962 Dyson Racing 89 7th GTP
8th 4 Price / Baird Chevrolet Corvette GTP Lee Racing 84 8th GTP
9th 07 Lyn St. James Ford Mustang Roush Racing 84 160.951 1st GTO
10th 63 Downing / Maffucci Argo JM16B Mazda RGP 500 Racing 83 159.956 1st Lights 1:53.670 82 172.123
11th 56 Carter / Felton Chevrolet Camaro 83 2nd GTO
12th 93 Marsh / Marsh Argo JM16 Mazda Mid-O/Rusty Jones 82 2nd Lights
13th 98 Robbins / Watson Ford Mustang 82 3rd GTO
14th 91 Vincentz / Nierop Porsche 934 Electrodyne Performance 81 4th GTO
15th 75 Kline / Gregg Alba AR4 Mazda Malibu 80 3rd Lights
16th 9 Schubot / Vitolo Tiga GT285 Mazda Essex Racing 79 4th Lights
17th 76 Jack Baldwin Mazda RX-7 Malibu Grand Prix 79 152.598 1st GTU
18th 21 Nelson / Siegel Tiga GT285 Mazda Siegel Racing 79 5th Lights
19th 50 Terry Visger Pontiac Fiero Huffaker Racing 79 2nd GTU
20th 90 Riggins / Petery Pontiac Firebird Road Circuit Technology 78 5th GTO
21st 71 Amos Johnson Mazda RX-7 Team Highball 78 3rd GTU
22nd 95 Bob Leitzinger Nissan 300ZX Bob Leitzinger 76 4th GTU
23rd 31 Altman / Altman Porsche 911 Altman Bros. Motor Racing 75 5th GTU
24th 89 Ray Hendricks Porsche 914/6 Ray Hendricks 75 6th GTU
25th 13 Rubino / Mummery Mazda RX-7 Rubino Racing 75 7th GTU
26th 96 Jones / Jankowitz Porsche 914/6 Bruce Jones 75 8th GTU
27th 92 Greer / Mees Mazda RX-7 Aspen Inn 74 9th GTU
28th 51 Migoya / Gonzalez Chevrolet Monza 74 6th GTO
29th 29 Kimbrough / Overbagh Chevrolet Camaro OMR Engines 71 DNF 7th GTO
30th 34 George Hulse Porsche Carrera 71 8th GTO
31st 38 Roger Mandeville Mazda RX-7 Mandeville Auto Tech 66 9th GTO
32nd 17 Al Bacon Mazda RX-7 Al Bacon Racing 58 DNF 10th GTU
33rd 62 Robles / Marte Ford Mustang 54 DNF 10th GTO
34th 53 Danny Smith Mazda RX-7 Mandeville Auto Tech 52 DNF 11th GTO
35th 40 Hobbs / Schuppan Chevrolet Corvette GTP Hendricks Motorsports 47 Gearbox 9th GTP
36th 70 David Loring Mazda GTP Z & W Enterprises 45 DNF 6th Lights
37th 54 Zwiren / Dawe Mazda RX-7 Zwiren Racing 42 11th GTU
38th 68 Halsmer / Morton Porsche 962 BF Goodrich 41 DNF 10th GTP
39th 55 Bob Earl Pontiac Fiero Huffaker Racing 40 DNF 12th GTU
40th 5 Hans-Joachim Stuck Porsche 962 Bob Akin Motor Racing 38 DNF 11th GTP
41st 65 John Jones Ford Mustang Team Roush Protofab 35 DNF 12th GTO
42nd 27 Taylor / Hayes-Harlow Pontiac Firebird 35 DNF 13th GTO
43rd 39 Centeno / Burnett Porsche 911 32 DNF 13th GTU
44th 45 Bill Adam Hawk-March 85G Buick Conte Racing 21 DNF 12th GTP
45th 99 Chris Cord Toyota Celica All American Racers 20 DNF 14th GTU 2:00.460 3 162.420
46th 86 Leven / Wollek Porsche 962 Bayside Disposal Racing 18 DNF 13th GTP
47th 8 Kicak / Rynone Chevrolet Corvette 10 DNF 14th GTO
48th 77 Darin Brassfield Ford Thunderbird Brooks Racing 9 DNF 15th GTO 1:51.380 3 175.661
49th 22 Skeeter McKitterick March 84G Chevrolet Leon Bros Racing 6 DNF 14th GTP
50th 2 Sarel van der Merwe March 85G Porsche Leon Bros Racing 5 accident 15th GTP
51st 11 Steve Johnson Mazda RX-7 4 DNF 15th GTU
52nd 15 Kalagian March 85G Porsche Kalagian Ardisana

Posted by: flyer86d Jul 30 2015, 09:57 AM

And 2 places back in 26th place were fellow NNJR PCA members Bruce Jones and Bruce Jankowitz driving Bruce Jones' ex Freddy Apgar 914-6. Those were great times. We were all a bunch of young 914 owners who joined NNJR in the mid to late 70s. We all started out doing DEs and some went racing either buying or building 914-6s. None of us were made of money, we all worked regular jobs and worked on the cars at night.

Charlie

Posted by: gms Jul 30 2015, 05:56 PM

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And 2 places back in 26th place were fellow NNJR PCA members Bruce Jones and Bruce Jankowitz driving Bruce Jones' ex Freddy Apgar 914-6. Those were great times. We were all a bunch of young 914 owners who joined NNJR in the mid to late 70s. We all started out doing DEs and some went racing either buying or building 914-6s. None of us were made of money, we all worked regular jobs and worked on the cars at night.

Charlie

Charlie,
If you worked on building my car would like to hear the stories
or have any picture please post them.

Posted by: gms Aug 25 2015, 04:05 PM

Dion had this photo from Pocono in 1985
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Posted by: carr914 Aug 25 2015, 05:15 PM

QUOTE(Yahmann @ Apr 20 2015, 11:09 AM) *

Hi

Very interesting to read all 14 pages. I realized I was racing in almost all the IMSA races the car was in. I remember it. In the 1984 races I was driving the "Mike Meyer Racing" Mazda Factory RX7 with Jack Dunham and in the 1985 races I was drive the Mazda Factory "Malibu Grand Prix" RX7 with Jack Baldwin as well as the "Malibu Grand Prix" Mazda Alba GTPL. In 1986 I was driving the AT&T sponsored Argo Buick GTPL and in 1987 the GM Factory Spice Pontiac Fiero GTPL with Don Bell. It is very cool to see that car survives and is still running in vintage races. That's what great about Porsches - people treasure them and the history - where are all those Mazda's now!!

Jeff Kline

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Welcome Jeff!

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Posted by: Doug914 Aug 26 2015, 05:56 PM

QUOTE(flyer86d @ Jul 30 2015, 07:57 AM) *

And 2 places back in 26th place were fellow NNJR PCA members Bruce Jones and Bruce Jankowitz driving Bruce Jones' ex Freddy Apgar 914-6. Those were great times. We were all a bunch of young 914 owners who joined NNJR in the mid to late 70s. We all started out doing DEs and some went racing either buying or building 914-6s. None of us were made of money, we all worked regular jobs and worked on the cars at night.

Charlie


Hey Charlie. Long time bud. Yes that was a special time for us blue collar porsche 914 youngsters. We replaced money with hard work and suprisingly we were all pretty damn good drivers wink.gif. Every DE and Autocross was a 914 party.

Glen, I worked on your car alot - especially when Ray first got it. I actually went with him to see it when he bought it. Oh that crazy bright green paint! It belonged to NNJR member, and Freddy Apgar cronie, Jim Roach . I also bought a 1958 Speedster from the same guy around the same time.

When he first got your car, he didn't have any welders or fabricating tools, so it went to my garage for cage work as I had the MIG, TIG, and the hydraulic tubing bender. I built most of the cockpit cage as it only had a basic behind the head roll bar if i remeber right. I also built the camber boxes with his help later that winter. (1984 I think). It's first outing was in November (again 84' I think) at a Metro New York Region DE.. The track was the now defunct Bridgehampton. I went along as crew chief and he and Bruce Jankowitz shook it down. It didn't handle all that well because of a lack of front camber. Hence the boxes done soon after.
Glad to see that VCI sticker getting alot of mileage. I have newer version of it, but that was the original smile.gif

Doug Arnao

Posted by: flyer86d Aug 27 2015, 05:26 AM

Doug, good to hear from you. Yeah, those were fun times. We had more than a few guys and gals that could make a 914 go silly fast. I guess that there are a few of us on this site also.

Glen, Doug is the guy who built the tube frame 914-6 from a set of Huffaker Fiero plans.(not the Altman car). He also redesigned it to use Porsche suspension. He has a little more talent than most of us mere mortals.

Charlie

Posted by: stownsen914 Aug 27 2015, 07:55 AM

I remember seeing Jim Roach and Freddie driving the 914 out at a Pocono DE one year when I was a kid. I recall it being an open car with a low windscreen, so that matches what Doug says above that it just had a roll bar. I was hanging around watching them work on it in one of the garages betweeen sessions. I knew Jim because he owned my parents' old 912.

Then I saw the 914 again a couple years later at another Pocono DE while I was scooting around the infield on my minibike. This time Ray was driving after he'd bought the car. I'm sure it was the fastest car at the event!

Posted by: gms Aug 27 2015, 09:11 AM

Here is the ad from Panorama, although the history is not correct
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Posted by: gms Aug 27 2015, 09:14 AM

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...I built most of the cockpit cage as it only had a basic behind the head roll bar if i remeber right...
Doug Arnao

Doug thanks for sharing the story of how the car was made
Do you have any pictures of the build?

Posted by: blackmoon Aug 27 2015, 09:25 AM

Great read and stories, thanks for sharing and welcome

Posted by: Doug914 Aug 27 2015, 10:50 AM

QUOTE(flyer86d @ Aug 27 2015, 03:26 AM) *

Doug, good to hear from you. Yeah, those were fun times. We had more than a few guys and gals that could make a 914 go silly fast. I guess that there are a few of us on this site also.

Glen, Doug is the guy who built the tube frame 914-6 from a set of Huffaker Fiero plans.(not the Altman car). He also redesigned it to use Porsche suspension. He has a little more talent than most of us mere mortals.

Charlie


And actually the Altman Brothers car was inspired by my car when they saw it at Watkins Glen. I remember the look on their faces when they saw the double A-arm stuff under the skin. Many phone conversations followed. Initially they were going to use the huffaker stuff, but eventually they custom made all the uprights, but the idea was the same.

Posted by: Doug914 Aug 27 2015, 11:00 AM

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QUOTE(Doug914 @ Aug 26 2015, 06:56 PM) *

...I built most of the cockpit cage as it only had a basic behind the head roll bar if i remeber right...
Doug Arnao

Doug thanks for sharing the story of how the car was made
Do you have any pictures of the build?


No, sorry. I did go through my archives last night after all this discussion, looking for pic of all these cars. I did find some good pics of the fiero car showing the frame and suspension... The Orange SCCA GT2 car i have a zillion pictures of. And saved all the timing and results sheets, along with the pit setup/ timing sheets.

Bruce Jankowitz probably has pics of your car. I'll ask when i see him next. We're married to sisters.

Posted by: Doug914 Aug 27 2015, 11:09 AM

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I remember seeing Jim Roach and Freddie driving the 914 out at a Pocono DE one year when I was a kid. I recall it being an open car with a low windscreen, so that matches what Doug says above that it just had a roll bar. I was hanging around watching them work on it in one of the garages betweeen sessions. I knew Jim because he owned my parents' old 912.

Then I saw the 914 again a couple years later at another Pocono DE while I was scooting around the infield on my minibike. This time Ray was driving after he'd bought the car. I'm sure it was the fastest car at the event!


Yes Scott, now that you mention it, i remember it was open. We put a windshield cowl on it (IMSA required it) leaned it back a bit and just let the roof slide back and bolted it in place. Did that on all my 914 racers if i could.

Posted by: flyer86d Aug 27 2015, 05:08 PM

Doug,

Ah yes, I remember, Walt Hantsho joined NNJR with a 914-6 and had four lovely daughters. More than one married a 914 guy!!

Sue and I celebrated our 40th this year and I hear Bruce and Kathy their 30th.

Life changes somewhat after kids.

Glen, I first saw your car when Bob McClurg owned it around 1975. It was still in Ralph Meaney's Conda Green with GT flares and all of the GT bits. Bob didn't do much with it before he sold it to Jim. I'm guessing that Jim chopped the windshield and updated the body somewhat.

Bob was busy resurrecting a 914-6 street car that was wrecked in the front by clipping a nose that he got from my ex- brother -in-law ( and best friend ) Klaus Hilgers. He completed that car but I lost track of it. It had 4 cylinder brakes an an early aluminum case 911 motor and was Black.

Charlie

Charlie

Posted by: r_towle Aug 27 2015, 06:45 PM

You need more rear tire

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You need more rear tire

I am only allowed to use 7"x15" wheels

Posted by: dug Aug 28 2015, 04:24 AM

I cannot wait to get my car back on the track like yours!

Posted by: rgalla9146 Aug 28 2015, 08:32 AM


I wish I had spent more time with these ( NNJR) people at these events.
I met Doug and Jim Foster around 1982-83 and Fred Apgar a couple years earlier.
I went to 4 or 5 SCCA events with Fred and his wife with the blue 6
Because of them a 6 became the coolest car you could ever want.
To them owning the car (a racing car !) was just the start.



Posted by: gms Aug 28 2015, 08:38 AM

QUOTE(flyer86d @ Aug 27 2015, 06:08 PM) *

Glenn, I first saw your car when Bob McClurg owned it around 1975. It was still in Ralph Meaney's Conda Green with GT flares and all of the GT bits. Bob didn't do much with it before he sold it to Jim.


I was in contact with Bob about 5 years ago, he was living in Iowa in the quad cities.
Bob wrote:
"I bought that car from a garage in Boston as a rolling chassis. It was rough… as raced. I don’t know if it was Meaney’s shop or somebody who had bought it from him."


QUOTE(flyer86d @ Aug 27 2015, 06:08 PM) *

I'm guessing that Jim chopped the windshield and updated the body somewhat.


I don't think anything has been done to the windshield everything still looks stock.
A standard windshield fits the frame and standard targa also fit.

Posted by: gms Aug 28 2015, 08:40 AM

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I wish I had spent more time with these ( NNJR) people at these events.
I met Doug and Jim Foster around 1982-83 and Fred Apgar a couple years earlier.
I went to 4 or 5 SCCA events with Fred and his wife with the blue 6
Because of them a 6 became the coolest car you could ever want.
To them owning the car (a racing car !) was just the start.

It sounds like there was a great group of 914 guys in NJ, wish I could have been there. I have met Rory, Ray, Doug and Freddie in person and emailed Charlie and Bob, all are knowledgeable and have been helpful in my research of the car.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Aug 28 2015, 10:26 AM

I was struggling to have a nice street car.
These guys were struggling to build race cars to compete with and to win.
I got to peek inside the tent.

Posted by: stownsen914 Aug 28 2015, 01:18 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Aug 28 2015, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(flyer86d @ Aug 27 2015, 06:08 PM) *

I'm guessing that Jim chopped the windshield and updated the body somewhat.


I don't think anything has been done to the windshield everything still looks stock.
A standard windshield fits the frame and standard targa also fit.



Glenn - I think Jim Roach who owned the car before Ray removed the windshield and ran a low windscreen. I remember seeing Jim drive the car in that configuration once. Charlie may have been referring to that. It sounds like Ray/Doug put the windshield frame back on.

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QUOTE(flyer86d @ Aug 27 2015, 06:08 PM) *

I'm guessing that Jim chopped the windshield and updated the body somewhat.


I don't think anything has been done to the windshield everything still looks stock.
A standard windshield fits the frame and standard targa also fit.



Glenn - I think Jim Roach who owned the car before Ray removed the windshield and ran a low windscreen. I remember seeing Jim drive the car in that configuration once. Charlie may have been referring to that. It sounds like Ray/Doug put the windshield frame back on.


I can't swear we did put a frame on it, honestly. But for sure it had no front cage that followed the roof and down the windshield frame. Also I did the dashbar. And any other diagonals.

Posted by: Doug914 Aug 28 2015, 02:24 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Aug 28 2015, 06:40 AM) *

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Aug 28 2015, 09:32 AM) *

I wish I had spent more time with these ( NNJR) people at these events.
I met Doug and Jim Foster around 1982-83 and Fred Apgar a couple years earlier.
I went to 4 or 5 SCCA events with Fred and his wife with the blue 6
Because of them a 6 became the coolest car you could ever want.
To them owning the car (a racing car !) was just the start.

It sounds like there was a great group of 914 guys in NJ, wish I could have been there. I have met Rory, Ray, Doug and Freddie in person and emailed Charlie and Bob, all are knowledgeable and have been helpful in my research of the car.


Yes it was a rare group for sure. And as I said previously, the most amazing thing was the quality of the driving talent everyone had . Initially, The incumbent 911 group did know what hit them, as the 914 (even my six) was still looked down upon and considered inferior. That didn't last long. Soon many 911 owners were buying 914's and spending money building 914 track cars to keep up. ...Maybe Charlie remembers Nick Ventura who had the fastest fully modified slick tire'ed bad ass car in the club when we started. Within 2 years my modified 914/6 was running rings around him. That next season he had his shop build him a 600hp twin turbo 930 powered 914/6 Racecar. With a crazy big wing. It was a bit of a pig ( we called it the Batmobile). I usually still ran rings around it with my nimble 2.8:)

Posted by: flyer86d Aug 30 2015, 06:48 PM

Doug

The problem with aging is remembering the place but not the name. Nick Ventura had the fastest most bad ass 930 with slicks (before Bob Winer had his 84 Turbo built into a Ruf 3.4 by Gary Bohrmann). I remember when you said that you could drive around him in your 914-6. We were at an event at Pocono,running the north short course. I hitched a ride with you and you had a fresh 2.8 or 3.2 in your -6. We passed Nick on the short straight between the right coming off the trioval and the left hand in the infield. The look of disbelief on Nicks face I will never forget.

Most of us became track instructors. It was an amazingly talented group. We ended moving to a 911 mainly because it had a back seat and Sue and I started a family. We had just bought the green 911 when Laurel Townsend said at a PCA board meeting that we had to learn the evil handling of the 911. Actually, we found that the 914 was the teacher as when the 914 broke away, it happened much much quicker than the 911. We had a string of 911's including a 911SC 3.2 liter hot rod that was great fun but frankly, it did not handle all that well compared to a 914-6 or a 944 Turbo but so what. They were great times and there was a real depth of talent as Doug has stated. You should have been there!!!

Charlie

Posted by: gms Oct 22 2015, 01:00 PM

Ready for the weekend!
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Posted by: RoadGlue Oct 22 2015, 07:05 PM

Oh hell yeah!!

Posted by: Garold Shaffer Oct 25 2015, 07:55 PM

Great weather for racing had a nice time watching Glenn driving.gif Mark (aka Bartlet 914) prepping Glenn's car.




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Posted by: gms Nov 15 2015, 10:23 AM

The tires were trashed but I didn't want to buy a new set that would sit for 6 months before they were used again still not a bad result finishing fifth.
forgot to post results from the last race...



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Posted by: gms Sep 13 2016, 01:19 PM

I found these vintage photos on the internet

May 1985 at Lime Rock (leading is Fred Apgar's 914/6)
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May 1986 at Charlotte
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July 1986 Watkins Glen
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Posted by: flyer86d Sep 13 2016, 04:03 PM

It looks like Bruce Jones driving the Apcar 914-6. He was the only one that wore glasses if I remember correctly. At some point in time, he bought Freddie Apgars 914-6. Great shots!

Charlie

Posted by: gms Sep 30 2016, 10:53 AM

headed back to the track on Sunday
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Posted by: Cracker Sep 30 2016, 08:42 PM

Why does your car have to run such small wheels/tires? The vintage pictures above show it in proportional trim...wouldn't you want to campaign it in a class that allows for the this original configuration? Has the engine changed as well? Curious - I promise not critical.

Tony

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Posted by: gms Oct 1 2016, 05:59 AM

QUOTE(Cracker @ Sep 30 2016, 09:42 PM) *

Why does your car have to run such small wheels/tires? The vintage pictures above show it in proportional trim...wouldn't you want to campaign it in a class that allows for the this original configuration? Has the engine changed as well? Curious - I promise not critical.

Tony

The short answer is that using 7" x 15" wheels causes me the least amount of headaches with the vintage racing groups I run with.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Oct 1 2016, 08:00 AM

I saw Doug at a German car gathering last weekend.
He had two VW splittys there. A '62 15 window and a '67 (?) double cab.
Spectacular restorations with plenty of extra oomph and talent applied.
Good luck Glenn
Be safe
Rory

Posted by: flyer86d Oct 1 2016, 11:06 AM

I've seen the 15 window. The attention to detail is amazing and the mods are terrific. He just got done fixing the fuel system of our 1973 911T. Doug is the best!

Charlie

Posted by: stugray Oct 1 2016, 11:28 AM

QUOTE(gms @ Oct 1 2016, 05:59 AM) *

QUOTE(Cracker @ Sep 30 2016, 09:42 PM) *

Why does your car have to run such small wheels/tires? The vintage pictures above show it in proportional trim...wouldn't you want to campaign it in a class that allows for the this original configuration? Has the engine changed as well? Curious - I promise not critical.

Tony

The short answer is that using 7" x 15" wheels causes me the least amount of headaches with the vintage racing groups I run with.


This is interesting.
My Vintage run group allows up to 7 wheels which I run, but they do not allow flares at all.
So it seems odd that a vintage run group that allows those flares will not allow wider wheels.
So do they have max track width limitations?
Seems you would need massive spacers to make that setup look right.


Posted by: gms Oct 4 2016, 11:53 AM

I agree with you guys 100%, It makes no sense why some groups allow lager diameter wheels and wider wheels and some don't like the flares and some just don't care.
What I have here is a 914/6 that is allowed in all the groups (I run in) without changing anything.
Remember I have built two transaxles (5 speed and 4 speed) to run at different track, changing wheels would probably require more transaxles.
I do not want to have to buy two sets of rain tires and two sets of race tires and have four sets of wheels.

Posted by: gms Oct 4 2016, 11:57 AM

I ended up finishing fourth, there were two Cobra kit cars and a Mustang in front of me. My times were pretty consistent and not to bad for this being my first race in 11 months. Thanks to Mark Kinnaman and Mike Bednar for lending a hand at the track!

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I ended up finishing fourth, there were two Cobra kit cars and a Mustang in front of me. My times were pretty consistent and not to bad for this being my first race in 11 months. Thanks to Mark Kinnaman and Mike Bednar for lending a hand at the track!

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I suppose you have some lame excuse that you were buying MORE 914s
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Posted by: gms Apr 19 2017, 09:38 PM

I was cleaning the rear trunk of the race car preparing for the upcoming race and took a picture of the Karmann number

week 38, day 1
7th car made on September 15, 1969

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Posted by: gms Apr 26 2017, 10:21 AM

Helmet is in, I am
READY!

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Posted by: gms May 22 2017, 01:15 PM

I am going to give the Toyo Proxe RR a try this weekend
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Helmet is in, I am
READY!

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Posted by: wndsrfr May 22 2017, 07:25 PM

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I am going to give the Toyo Proxe RR a try this weekend


I've been on the RR's for two years now...and like them a lot. Pay attention to the mounting & placement instructions... What size are you running?

Posted by: gms May 22 2017, 07:55 PM

QUOTE(wndsrfr @ May 22 2017, 08:25 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ May 22 2017, 11:15 AM) *

I am going to give the Toyo Proxe RR a try this weekend


I've been on the RR's for two years now...and like them a lot. Pay attention to the mounting & placement instructions... What size are you running?

225/45 15

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QUOTE(wndsrfr @ May 22 2017, 08:25 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ May 22 2017, 11:15 AM) *

I am going to give the Toyo Proxe RR a try this weekend


I've been on the RR's for two years now...and like them a lot. Pay attention to the mounting & placement instructions... What size are you running?

225/45 15

I put over 2500 track miles on my last set of 225/45/15's, no cording anywhere. Then again, it's only putting down a bit over 200rwhp weighing just under 2000 pounds & driven only on weekends by 70+y.o. driver <;o)

Posted by: gms May 23 2017, 09:10 AM

The rubber gets hard on my tires long before they wear out but I can usually get 2 seasons. I used to run Toyo Proxes R888 and was happy with the slow fade in performance hopefully these will be the same.

Posted by: gms Jul 4 2017, 09:01 AM

I was out this weekend and my sister (the professional photographer biggrin.gif ) took some pix.
I qualified 2nd
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Posted by: gms Jul 4 2017, 09:02 AM

The Manta (kit car) missed a shift and I got by him for the first time ever!!



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Posted by: gms Jul 4 2017, 09:04 AM

and then as luck would have it the transaxle ear broke and I was done
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Posted by: gms Jul 4 2017, 09:14 AM

Mark Kinnaman and Mike Bednar were kind enough to help yesterday, we pulled the engine and replaced the cover. I have a HPDE on Friday so it needed to be done fast. We pulled the engine because when the ear broke it disconnected the crank case breather hose and the was oil everywhere.


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Posted by: larryM Jul 4 2017, 12:49 PM

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and then as luck would have it the transaxle ear broke and I was done


a'yup - happened to my oem 914-6 transaxle 'way back in 1976 when my bro' hit a huge pothole at speed - same side; except it did not result in the oilbath (hose must'a been longer);

- found a guy who welded magnesium (-6 covers being nearly unobtanium ) - and it held for the next 15 yrs i ran it
(finally switched to a side-shift) (that oem trans eventually went to Gordon Luey)

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jul 4 2017, 08:15 PM

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What ?
Had it been broken and welded before ?

Posted by: RoadGlue Jul 5 2017, 09:45 AM

Giddy-Up Glenn! Glad the car be up and running again for this Friday's event.

Posted by: gms Jul 6 2017, 10:31 PM

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Jul 4 2017, 09:15 PM) *

What ?
Had it been broken and welded before ?

Yes Rory good eye that ear was welding (not sure what i was thinking when i installed it)
The first replacement that I grabbed had a hairline crack in the same area so I found another. car is in the trailer and ready to run, I am doing a Porsche Club DE at a track I love...Autobahn South Course. Thanks Mark Kinnaman for helping I would have never made it without him.

I am going to try and remember to get video, should be some fun cars in my run group.

Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 6 2017, 10:48 PM

Looks good, Glenn....I guess we must remember that our cars run on parts that are only 45 years old!!!!

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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jul 6 2017, 11:48 PM) *

Looks good, Glenn....I guess we must remember that our cars run on parts that are only 45 years old!!!!

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Thanks!
That is the truth, I never even checked the trans housings and trail cover but I will from now on.

Posted by: gms Jul 6 2017, 11:09 PM

My friend had his first helmet from the early '60s at the track with him on sunday.
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Posted by: Cracker Jul 8 2017, 07:41 AM

Glenn,

Have a great time at Autobahn...great to see your car was quickly mended. Come down to the South! Barber and Road Atlanta are fantastic tracks...especially Barber for a teener! biggrin.gif

Tony

Posted by: gms Jul 10 2017, 10:24 AM

QUOTE(Cracker @ Jul 8 2017, 08:41 AM) *

Come down to the South! Barber and Road Atlanta are fantastic tracks...especially Barber for a teener! biggrin.gif

One of these days!

Posted by: Racer Jul 10 2017, 03:46 PM

Late to the party on this one.. but was reading the early pages.. Was this "Ray (?) Hendricks" and "Bruce Jankowitz" driven car? The VCI and Euro-tire stickers speak of North Jersey and I recall both those guys as NNJR-PCA members.

Neat to see its still out being enjoyed!

Posted by: gms Jul 11 2017, 09:47 AM

QUOTE(Racer @ Jul 10 2017, 04:46 PM) *

Late to the party on this one.. but was reading the early pages.. Was this "Ray (?) Hendricks" and "Bruce Jankowitz" driven car? The VCI and Euro-tire stickers speak of North Jersey and I recall both those guys as NNJR-PCA members.

Neat to see its still out being enjoyed!

Dave,
There were three IMSA 914/6s that were campaigned by NNJR-PCA members
Ray Hendricks silver car which was one of Ralph Meaney old racecar from 1971. (I now own)
Bruce Jones blue car which was Fred Apgar’s Apcar (now in FL)
Doug Arnaos car built from the Fiero tube frame plans (now in CA)
Did you work on these cars?

Posted by: Racer Jul 11 2017, 01:50 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Jul 11 2017, 11:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Racer @ Jul 10 2017, 04:46 PM) *

Late to the party on this one.. but was reading the early pages.. Was this "Ray (?) Hendricks" and "Bruce Jankowitz" driven car? The VCI and Euro-tire stickers speak of North Jersey and I recall both those guys as NNJR-PCA members.

Neat to see its still out being enjoyed!

Dave,
There were three IMSA 914/6s that were campaigned by NNJR-PCA members
Ray Hendricks silver car which was one of Ralph Meaney old racecar from 1971. (I now own)
Bruce Jones blue car which was Fred Apgar’s Apcar (now in FL)
Doug Arnaos car built from the Fiero tube frame plans (now in CA)
Did you work on these cars?


I did not work on the cars. In fact, I was about 13 when Doug built his Fiero/914 in what was the garage of my Great Grandfathers old house! For years Doug ran a 914, modded over the years in PCA DE's and then went SCCA to go racing. He used that car for a while and iirc, it was wrecked and he then built the Fiero/914 car to race. I recall he was a top 10 (top 5?) on Porsche's cup contingency for drivers who raced Porsche's one year which seemed like a really big deal to someone not running a 962 at the time! Didn't realize that car was still around.

I recall the Apgar name as well over the years. I know he built some motors of some other PCA guys and also "went racing" but I don't recall seeing his car.

I don't really remember Hendricks, although I am sure my father would. I recall Bruce Jankowitz cause him, Arnao and a few others (Keith Peare) were all good buddies in the early 1980s and all "went racing" after learning the basics with NNJR PCA DE program. Keith was a lot of run to watch race/run his GT3 class 914 at PCA events. Love his videos online from the Glen, Mid Ohio and Lime Rock.

thanks for the neat trip down memory lane.

Posted by: gms Jul 13 2017, 07:05 PM

New project, renew front suspension!
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Sweet!

Posted by: pete000 Jul 13 2017, 09:35 PM

Wonder if the solid trans mounts contributed the failure?

Posted by: gms Jul 13 2017, 09:41 PM

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Wonder if the solid trans mounts contributed the failure?

Probably, I should not have used a welded/repaired cover

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Posted by: GeorgeRud Jul 14 2017, 08:42 AM

Have to figure there's going to be some twisting on the chassis while racing on slicks, so solid mounts will transfer forces to the weakest point (the transmission arms?). Perhaps switching to the Wevo trans mounts will provide a bit of compliance to twisting forces and still provide added stiffness and good shifting control.

Posted by: gms Jul 30 2017, 07:47 AM

My friend in the 240Z caught this video of the last race. I think the mount broke early on because it kept getting harder and harder to shift.

Posted by: jmitro Jul 30 2017, 03:59 PM

ah that sucks. Cool video.

Datsun driver was a good driver; he just kept getting toasted on the straights otherwise he would have likely been in the lead.

Posted by: gms Aug 6 2017, 02:44 PM

Last weekend I was out again with some of the same cars. My corner speeds are much better without the shifting issue.


Posted by: flyer86d Aug 6 2017, 05:41 PM

Oh that was good!

Charlie

Posted by: Freezin 914 Aug 6 2017, 06:50 PM

Great video's! It was a great save by the mustang. But, I must say as a former racer, I am surprised he lasted as long as he did, with as much as he was over heating his tires! I would hate to have his tire bill! popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: gms May 7 2018, 10:01 AM

back in action

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back in action

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Sooooo....share the juicy details....

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Sooooo....share the juicy details....

I won...kind of... the guy who drives a kit car (Manta) disqualified himself so I won

Posted by: gms Jul 9 2018, 08:55 AM

I had another win at the race track yesterday but this win is dedicated to the man who originally built this car, Ralph Meaney!
If you hadn't heard he passed away about a month ago...god speed Ralph!

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Posted by: RoadGlue Jul 9 2018, 11:17 AM

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Great job Glenn!

RIP Ralph!

Posted by: burton73 Jul 9 2018, 11:25 AM

Sweet. Good going!

Bob B

Posted by: Mr. Olympic Blue 2 You Jul 9 2018, 11:29 AM

I love the fact you didn't over restore the car and it's racing "patina".
The battle scars are badges of honor on a car with the history of yours.

Andrew

Posted by: Bartlett 914 Jul 9 2018, 01:34 PM

It was a great day at the track. There was one close competitor but he fell back fairly quickly. It was the best solid win for Glenn I can remember seeing. Great job!

Posted by: Pete_former914 Aug 31 2018, 08:52 PM

For whatever reason tonight, I was doing a Google search on cars from my past. I came upon this thread. I don't have much to add other than I knew this car from many years ago.
I'm sorry that I only have one picture to add. Wish I had taken many more. Sorry, picture comes in upside down?
-Pete
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That is great, thanks Pete!
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Posted by: Bartlett 914 Sep 1 2018, 08:59 AM

Wow that is a good one.

Posted by: Pete_former914 Sep 23 2018, 04:33 PM

I think right about the 19:00 mark there is a shot.
https://youtu.be/u4N50wGWhps?t=18m57s

Group 44 Jaguar is passing it.

Posted by: stownsen914 Sep 23 2018, 08:49 PM

Cool pic. Is that flyer86d (Charlie) second from right behind the car?

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QUOTE(gms @ Jul 11 2017, 11:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Racer @ Jul 10 2017, 04:46 PM) *

Late to the party on this one.. but was reading the early pages.. Was this "Ray (?) Hendricks" and "Bruce Jankowitz" driven car? The VCI and Euro-tire stickers speak of North Jersey and I recall both those guys as NNJR-PCA members.

Neat to see its still out being enjoyed!

Dave,
There were three IMSA 914/6s that were campaigned by NNJR-PCA members
Ray Hendricks silver car which was one of Ralph Meaney old racecar from 1971. (I now own)
Bruce Jones blue car which was Fred Apgar’s Apcar (now in FL)
Doug Arnaos car built from the Fiero tube frame plans (now in CA)
Did you work on these cars?


I did not work on the cars. In fact, I was about 13 when Doug built his Fiero/914 in what was the garage of my Great Grandfathers old house! For years Doug ran a 914, modded over the years in PCA DE's and then went SCCA to go racing. He used that car for a while and iirc, it was wrecked and he then built the Fiero/914 car to race. I recall he was a top 10 (top 5?) on Porsche's cup contingency for drivers who raced Porsche's one year which seemed like a really big deal to someone not running a 962 at the time! Didn't realize that car was still around.

I recall the Apgar name as well over the years. I know he built some motors of some other PCA guys and also "went racing" but I don't recall seeing his car.

I don't really remember Hendricks, although I am sure my father would. I recall Bruce Jankowitz cause him, Arnao and a few others (Keith Peare) were all good buddies in the early 1980s and all "went racing" after learning the basics with NNJR PCA DE program. Keith was a lot of run to watch race/run his GT3 class 914 at PCA events. Love his videos online from the Glen, Mid Ohio and Lime Rock.

thanks for the neat trip down memory lane.

Fred lives about a half hour away from me. He told me he and Bob Russo both worked on 934's on different teams. I'll have to ask him about his 914 days.

Posted by: Pete_former914 Sep 23 2018, 09:16 PM

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Cool pic. Is that flyer86d (Charlie) second from right behind the car?

If you're talking about the picture I posted, from the right it is Roy, Ed and I think Larry is leaning in the car. I worked with those three and one of the drivers at the time.
I was the one who took the picture at Pocono 84.

Posted by: gms May 5 2019, 09:49 AM

Racing season has begun, unfortunately you could not tell it was spring by the weather. I was instructing at the school last Saturday and it snowed all day.
I was impressed with the students who went out in the slush and stayed out there to earn their race license!

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Posted by: gms May 5 2019, 09:54 AM

I also learned a trick! if your windshield is fogging up on the inside spread shaving cream on it. Then wiper the shaving cream off leaving a thin film...it worked like a charm.
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Posted by: tygaboy May 5 2019, 10:15 AM

Looks like the ol' "Dynamic Air Conditioning" was working a charm that day! lol-2.gif

Posted by: rgalla9146 May 5 2019, 10:23 AM

I can't believe it was not cancelled.
And that ANYONE showed up !
What tires ?

Posted by: sixnotfour May 5 2019, 10:59 AM

best learning weather...

Posted by: gms May 5 2019, 12:28 PM

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I can't believe it was not cancelled.
And that ANYONE showed up !
What tires ?

This is the Midwest, you have to learn to drive in the snow... There were 20 students!
I used rain tires, I didn't have snows

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Racing season has begun, unfortunately you could not tell it was spring by the weather. I was instructing at the school last Saturday and it snowed all day.
I was impressed with the students who went out in the slush and stayed out there to earn their race license!

Looks like a track sized skid pad! I use a cloth misted lightly with ArmorAll to reduce potential fog problems on the interior windshield. aktion035.gif

Posted by: gms Oct 21 2019, 09:03 AM

it was time for new tires and I thought while I was at it I would powder coat the wheels I bought from @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2744

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Posted by: gms Oct 21 2019, 09:06 AM

yesterday was the last race of the season

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