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Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 17 2011, 08:07 PM

i just wanted to start a thread to see what you guys do day to day on your cars.

i'll start,

about a month ago, i pulled my engine and trans to put in a new clutch. had the flywheel lightened and resurfaced. but what i didnt know is that i had to shim the little ball that the clutch arm rides on, after a resurfacing. so guess what i did today?

yup, pulled the trans and put an extra washer under the ball. you have to goop up both washers to get it to seal because the threaded hole goes all the way thru to the inside of the trans. i also replaced the plastic cup that the ball rides in. the throwout bearing and its little plastic blocks were fine so i buttoned every thing back up. 5 hours total. i think this has been the cheapest repair yet on my car. $2.75 for the little plastic cup.

what did you do to your 914 today?

Posted by: racerbvd Dec 17 2011, 08:17 PM

I put a magetic wood dash kit on the dide shades.gif

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Posted by: ellisor3 Dec 17 2011, 08:20 PM

I put a new fan belt on my 3.2. What a suck fest. No way to get both hands near the pulley. When I was done my arms felt like Stretch Armstrong.

Posted by: shuie Dec 17 2011, 08:25 PM

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cut out my floors

Posted by: windforfun Dec 17 2011, 08:29 PM

Q-tipped its ears.

Posted by: Gustl Dec 18 2011, 12:27 AM

yesterday I put my original leather steering wheel out of the car and replaced it with a newly leather covered one on a 30 mm longer hub (that gives me more leg space; I'm 6 ft 3")

today I will put out the "very custom" permatune installation out of the car and replace it with the original and newly rebuilt Bosch HKZ

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after this I will set the car in hibernation mode biggrin.gif

Posted by: gendent Dec 18 2011, 12:51 AM

I drove it to Costco, and back. Usually a 15 minute drive turned into 90 minutes. The long way home. No repairs. No break down. All back roads and no traffic. I did once worry I should be doing something else, but I got over that. Maybe tomorrow I will actually repair something.

Posted by: Bob L. Dec 18 2011, 12:53 AM

I put the bumperetts back on the front and began removing the fuel system for cleaning.

Gendent: Sounds like a thorough test drive and shake down. you should be proud. biggrin.gif

Posted by: PancakePorsche Dec 18 2011, 01:29 AM

Welded in Autopower roll cage, installed repainted fuel tank. Ready for track in two more weeks !!

Posted by: cwpeden Dec 18 2011, 01:42 AM

Started it, wamred it up, turned it off. Then wished I had more time to fix the brakes.

Dumped half the res. of brake fluid on the floor of the carport for no apparent reason. Right off the master cylinder. Figure its the stupid hard lines from the res. They were a !@#!@ to get in.....or was it just me?

Posted by: infraredcalvin Dec 18 2011, 02:12 AM

QUOTE(PancakePorsche @ Dec 17 2011, 11:29 PM) *

Welded in Autopower roll cage, installed repainted fuel tank. Ready for track in two more weeks !!


Would you mind starting a thread with pics on this one? I have a stable energies bolt in cage that I have an idea how it goes in, but would like to see others' solutions.

Sorry to hijack, back to the topic... I went to the shop and wished my baby a merry Xmas, hopefully Santa will bring some tools (a welder) so I can start spending some quality time again...

Posted by: etcmss Dec 18 2011, 06:06 AM

Prep the front suspension for removal..down to the last 2 bolts. out it comes

Posted by: bulitt Dec 18 2011, 06:43 AM

Picked up a fresh 327 SBC from a Nascar Mechanic. Xmas present for my 914.
Bored .060 over = 338 c.i. @ 330hp, Hi rev cam, roller rockers, etc. !
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Posted by: Phoenix-MN Dec 18 2011, 12:01 PM

No words needed shades.gif and yes, it's cold in the garage...

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Posted by: ppetion Dec 18 2011, 12:07 PM

I started to reassemble the engine. Installing the thins , cleaned fan shroud

Posted by: treborzerimar Dec 18 2011, 12:50 PM

I replaced my 180 rear springs with 140s yesterday.


Posted by: gary gartner Dec 18 2011, 12:54 PM



I will dust him off, clean up and get reaady for the SoCal Hangover run

That is all Folks

Gary beerchug.gif

Posted by: MrHyde Dec 18 2011, 01:25 PM

Finished welding a few touchups on the rear floor pan top-side..

Welded in the Tangerine racing rear inner suspension ear reinforcements.. Then ground the welds and rattle-can primer.

Then started taking apart one of the trailing arms.. got the calliper, rotor, shock/spring, dust shield off. Then started looking on here for an easier way to get the hub and bearing out.

Next I have to deep fry a turkey for about 8-10 people tonight.

Oh.. and it snowed a bit.... not enough to break out my snowboard, but its starting to feel like Christmas

Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 18 2011, 01:45 PM

nothing.....its raining....ARGH! hissyfit.gif hissyfit.gif hissyfit.gif

Posted by: stugray Dec 18 2011, 02:13 PM

Finished cleaning the last of my parts fro my Dual Weber rebuild in the ultra-sonic parts washer.

Touching up roll cage & reinstall after all new interior.
Replaced seat rails with race adjustable & grade 8 bolts.

Stripped & repainted the hellhole from PO's silicone mess.

Repainting the rear firewall engine side.

Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 18 2011, 02:16 PM

QUOTE(stugray @ Dec 18 2011, 12:13 PM) *

Finished cleaning the last of my parts fro my Dual Weber rebuild in the ultra-sonic parts washer.

Touching up roll cage & reinstall after all new interior.
Replaced seat rails with race adjustable & grade 8 bolts.

Stripped & repainted the hellhole from PO's silicone mess.

Repainting the rear firewall engine side.


what type of ultra sonic parts washer do you have? where did you get it?

Posted by: warpig Dec 18 2011, 03:34 PM

Decided to sell mine today hissyfit.gif Took it for a ride to drop toys for the Tijuana Toy run with the top off. cheer.gif Got rained on on the way home, it was nice and sunny when I left so left the top in the garage. confused24.gif

Posted by: 1988Hawk Dec 18 2011, 05:12 PM

Put in new turn signal and washer stalks. Pressured up the washer, no leaks.

Jim

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 18 2011, 05:36 PM

I drove the LE to pick up lunch at my favorite Mexican place and am about to drive it to the gym for my workout. Will probably start Christine up and drive her around the neighborhood.

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Dec 18 2011, 05:41 PM

Drove it to church then did some detailing this afternoon.

Posted by: scott_in_nh Dec 18 2011, 06:08 PM

Let's see it is 25F but sunny in NH....

To it? nothing

For it? The garage crap was encroaching on its space so I organized and did some cleaning

For Me? What else I drove her to the beach!




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Posted by: Lou W Dec 18 2011, 06:25 PM

I moved mine into a storage unit along with all her parts in preperation for a trip to Colorado to her new home. I'm sorry to see her go, but I'm excited to see her going to a great home and put back together. smile.gif


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Posted by: euro911 Dec 18 2011, 08:12 PM

Nothing today, but Milt (aka: Zeke) came by the shop yesterday to size up some metal repairs in the engine compartment on my '75 (needs new engine self and battery tray)


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Posted by: dirk9141973 Dec 18 2011, 08:35 PM

piratenanner.gif Got it out of storage added qt oil drove it 20 miles and put back in storage for few months great day!!!!

Posted by: FourBlades Dec 18 2011, 09:51 PM

Bled my front brakes after tightening up the gland nut on the driver side shock.

Both sides have loosened in just over a year to the point they were clunking over bumps. Used a little loctite this time and a big pipe wrench to tighten it.

John

Posted by: malcolm2 Dec 18 2011, 09:59 PM

QUOTE(mrbubblehead @ Dec 17 2011, 08:07 PM) *

i just wanted to start a thread to see what you guys do day to day on your cars.

i'll start,

about a month ago, i pulled my engine and trans to put in a new clutch. had the flywheel lightened and resurfaced. but what i didnt know is that i had to shim the little ball that the clutch arm rides on, after a resurfacing. so guess what i did today?

yup, pulled the trans and put an extra washer under the ball. you have to goop up both washers to get it to seal because the threaded hole goes all the way thru to the inside of the trans. i also replaced the plastic cup that the ball rides in. the throwout bearing and its little plastic blocks were fine so i buttoned every thing back up. 5 hours total. i think this has been the cheapest repair yet on my car. $2.75 for the little plastic cup.

what did you do to your 914 today?


I sat at the kitchen table and measured and cut my push-rods.....then installed the tips, while watching football and drinking beer. beer3.gif I wish I could move the engine into the kitchen and finish it. chowtime.gif Much nicer place to work. Believe it or not, that took about 1-1/2 football games. I measured 3 or 4 times then started cutting with my tube cutter which is a very slow process....ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND. Then file and measure some more.

Posted by: stugray Dec 18 2011, 11:20 PM

mrbubblehead,

"what type of ultra sonic parts washer do you have? where did you get it?"

http://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-95563.html

I have used water, HFE-7100 (dont ask), and denatured alcohol all in it with great results.

Stu

Posted by: euro911 Dec 19 2011, 12:20 AM

WTF.gif ... the regular price has shot up to $90.?

I bought the same U/S cleaner from HF a couple of years ago for only $60.

All the Chinese shit is starting to increase in price and timed to coincide with the fact that we no longer manufacture anything here.

Did anybody else see this coming?


Posted by: porschefile2010 Dec 19 2011, 02:40 AM

Mines in bits. Blew the head at #1 cylinder-found it was 103mm bore so going back to 96mm. So new cylinders/pistons and heads.
Found a CB 1.7 case so took it down today to be crack tested dipped and cleaned ready for a rebuild. Now hoping to be going next summer-maybe!
Never give up!

Posted by: 513mugsy Dec 19 2011, 04:32 AM

Measured up another Porsche for a possible suspension transplant! Looks like it will work from the measurements, and soon a new build thread should start. shades.gif

Posted by: bulitt Dec 19 2011, 04:48 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Dec 19 2011, 01:20 AM) *

WTF.gif ... the regular price has shot up to $90.?

I bought the same U/S cleaner from HF a couple of years ago for only $60.

All the Chinese shit is starting to increase in price and timed to coincide with the fact that we no longer manufacture anything here.

Did anybody else see this coming?


Been going on for several years. But you can still catch the deals. What cracks me up is they will list the same tool several times in their flyer for different prices??? So you can easily pay 10% more or less. Also, the stores don't know what the other foot is doing- the internet will list a sale price and the store won't list it reduced until you call them on it.

Posted by: ellisor3 Dec 19 2011, 07:15 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Dec 19 2011, 01:20 AM) *

WTF.gif ... the regular price has shot up to $90.?

I bought the same U/S cleaner from HF a couple of years ago for only $60.

All the Chinese shit is starting to increase in price and timed to coincide with the fact that we no longer manufacture anything here.

Did anybody else see this coming?


Nope, we are selling them usless bonds andy paying with useless currency anyway, they can raise the price to whatever they want. flag.gif

Posted by: Philip W. Dec 19 2011, 09:41 AM

yesterday-

I replaced my center console panals with burled wood finish and a cup holder for my "coffee" ! - tired of it spilling- to match my doors. - I have to drill the holes for the Gauges , and will be installing a A/F ratio meter in Slot #3,

next up- going to do the dash as well, and hoping to get my fresh air blower going next- it no work- confused24.gif -

Phil


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Posted by: tradisrad Dec 19 2011, 10:05 AM

I did nothing to my 914 as my subaru decided to break it's fromt sway bar as I backed into the driveway! Hopefully I'll get my Konig seats this week and put them in next weekend.

Posted by: m170seeker Dec 19 2011, 10:38 AM

I drove all ogver town Christmas shopping. Loaded the front and rear truncks with stuff. It was really fun.

Posted by: Andyrew Dec 19 2011, 10:40 AM

QUOTE(tradisrad @ Dec 19 2011, 08:05 AM) *

I did nothing to my 914 as my subaru decided to break it's fromt sway bar as I backed into the driveway! Hopefully I'll get my Konig seats this week and put them in next weekend.



Say whaaat?

Broken bar or end links?

Posted by: tradisrad Dec 19 2011, 11:47 AM

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Say whaaat?

Broken bar or end links?

The Subaru sway bar broke. I was able to find a new one at Pick & Pull. See here:
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Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 19 2011, 11:56 AM

wow tradisrad, thats pretty crazy. luckily it happened in the driveway.

i was able to take my car out this morning on my 20 mile test loop. and it is shifting perfectly! driving.gif YEAH!

what a difference new bushings, new clutch disc, and an adjusted shifter makes. almost as smooth as one of my vws. i wonder if a cable shifter system would make it any better? or is this just the way the internals are designed? and its as good as its gonna get?

Posted by: Bob L. Dec 19 2011, 11:59 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Dec 19 2011, 09:41 AM) *

yesterday-

I replaced my center console panals with burled wood finish and a cup holder for my "coffee" ! - tired of it spilling- to match my doors. - I have to drill the holes for the Gauges , and will be installing a A/F ratio meter in Slot #3,

next up- going to do the dash as well, and hoping to get my fresh air blower going next- it no work- confused24.gif -

Phil


Nice wood panels. What kind of wood?
I plan on doing some wood trim in mine as well. I've seen some really nice stuff.

Posted by: struckn Dec 19 2011, 02:50 PM

Turned the Key to On and Fuel pump kicked in, EM Brake Light Flashed, Oil and Temp Light came on. Turned key to start and heard a click and everything went dead, tried Start again and nothing. Waited ten minutes and it did the same thing. Disconnected the Positive battery cable and removed the yellow tack wire from the Negative terminal at the coil, reconnected the Battery and she fired up and ran. Backed out of the garage and saw oil dripping from the Oil Filter. Put it up on ramps and took a oil filter wrench and gave it a 1/4 of a turn to snug it up. Better but still dripping. Coming down from above the filter. Only leaks when running. Drove around to my other garage and parked it for winter storage. Going to look for a good repair shop after Holiday and Income Taxes in the Spring and get everything fixed.

Posted by: type47 Dec 19 2011, 04:33 PM

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Turned the Key to On and Fuel pump ... and Income Taxes in the Spring and get everything fixed.


Zach and Joe Sayre are in your area if you need a hand (hmmm, it's easy to volunteer someone else to help biggrin.gif )


I finished the install of CFR SS fuel lines today after I received some parts from Tangerine. One "easy" job and I did it alone ('course the car has the engine out and is up on jack stands so that helped)

Posted by: boogie_man Dec 19 2011, 04:38 PM

Worked all night long in the hell hole area....rust free and proud to be beer3.gif

Posted by: DblDog Dec 19 2011, 05:17 PM

OK, it was last Friday...after WAY too long, I'm back on the road. Picked it from Mark at Original Customs...its a 72 with a used 73 1.7 and a De Bernardi enhanced side shift conversion...it shifts like butter! Now the fun begins...again.

BTW, I bought it in May of 72...brand new.

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Posted by: SLITS Dec 19 2011, 07:07 PM

I looked at it.

I started up the six and heated it up.

I went home.

Posted by: Krieger Dec 19 2011, 07:11 PM

Bought her parts! Oil tank seals/spacer, spark plug wires, oil lines/fittings, carpet.

Posted by: bcheney Dec 19 2011, 07:39 PM

Removed pilot bearing from the flywheel...installed new pilot bearing and installed Flywheel on my 6 conversion 2.2 motor. First work I've done in months....

Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 19 2011, 11:14 PM

i installed a new alternator today piratenanner.gif . no more screeching noise from a bearing going south. it was like a ticking time bomb. with no idea when it was gonna go off!

Posted by: mrbubblehead Dec 20 2011, 07:50 PM

i tore the interior out today in preparation for the engman inner long stiffening kit. i also removed the tar board and white calking. thats a hell of a job. i was happy to find very little rust smile.gif
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i also made a little money while i was in there.
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Posted by: aharder Dec 20 2011, 09:03 PM

Tried to break the 1/2 shafts away from the stud axles headbang.gif Will try again tomorrow it now time to beerchug.gif

Posted by: dangrouche Dec 25 2011, 08:45 PM

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Posted by: aharder Dec 25 2011, 09:43 PM

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Cleanerd my 1/2 shafts biggrin.gif

Posted by: Maltese Falcon Dec 27 2011, 08:52 PM

I hooked up a Deltran 12 volt tender to the beast, and threw it a raw steak.

Posted by: jsayre914 Dec 27 2011, 09:05 PM

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Turned the Key to On and Fuel pump kicked in, EM Brake Light Flashed, Oil and Temp Light came on. Turned key to start and heard a click and everything went dead, tried Start again and nothing. Waited ten minutes and it did the same thing. Disconnected the Positive battery cable and removed the yellow tack wire from the Negative terminal at the coil, reconnected the Battery and she fired up and ran. Backed out of the garage and saw oil dripping from the Oil Filter. Put it up on ramps and took a oil filter wrench and gave it a 1/4 of a turn to snug it up. Better but still dripping. Coming down from above the filter. Only leaks when running. Drove around to my other garage and parked it for winter storage. Going to look for a good repair shop after Holiday and Income Taxes in the Spring and get everything fixed.


Your in luck Bro, cause we have the coolest 914 shop right here in York.

Call Tony @ Translog

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=112569&hl=translog

Nice to see another 914 so close. There is a bunch of us here in york.

Shoot me a PM if you need any help




Joseph Sayre

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Dec 27 2011, 09:07 PM

I went and pulled the A-arms off tonight. Next I will press out the bushings and put the Rebell Racing bushings in.

Posted by: nsr-jamie Dec 27 2011, 09:44 PM

Got my car back from the body shop today as it was in for minor repair work after my neighbor backed into the bumber. Car came out much nicer and got to repair a few other areas of the car too and didn't cost me a dime!! Very happy !! Took it for a run at night time and it was so fun !! Car is running and looking very good now.

Posted by: Black22 Dec 27 2011, 09:56 PM

Yesterday I disconnected everything that's involved for an engine drop. Monday the 2nd it comes out for the rebuild. And so it begins...she's on jack stands!

Posted by: infraredcalvin Dec 27 2011, 10:18 PM

Heh heh, new welder for Xmas... Work on installing 220v this week, then start hacking on the car smile.gif.

Posted by: aharder Dec 27 2011, 10:18 PM

cleaned parts beer3.gif and cleaned more parts piratenanner.gif

Posted by: ppetion Dec 27 2011, 10:39 PM

Putting the FI parts, new manifold gasket, new gas lines together

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Posted by: 914.SBC Dec 28 2011, 09:27 AM

I had a slight exhaust leak so I used it as my excuse to buy some new ceramic coated and polished headers. Also installed billet fittings that mount on the block. I used plubming fittings because I cold not find billet fittings but learned that Mezzier sold them.

Car runs cool, fast and sounds much better with no exhuast leak due to the crappy headers I had on. beerchug.gif

Posted by: rdauenhauer Dec 28 2011, 10:58 AM

Struggled getting the impeller hub off the front of the crank in a motor Im working on.
Broke a puller, heat, banging ... no go.
Had to take a break so went over to Jons to deliver some holiday cheer to his children & help him pull his front suspension

Posted by: dlestep Dec 28 2011, 11:32 AM

Well...while I was laying on my back, working on my son's '65 Notch,
I looked over at my '74 on the jackstands and noticed a few places
that I didn't terminate when I welded the rear stiffening kit, and that
I need to ...

oh, yeah, I forgot that I didn't connect that side, because
I didn't finish that section, there, ...not there, ... over there !
( JFC ! )....NEVER MIND, hand me the 17mm box...


... I need to get back to MY project, ...just after the K Ghia.

... Somofabitch ...Goddamnit, you hit me in the shin with the
fuckin' floorjack...Shit ...quit kicking the floor jack while I'm under here !


...anyyywaaay, I left a hand print in the dust on my hood, recently, and just a few
months ago, I sat in it.

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Dec 28 2011, 12:12 PM

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Struggled getting the impeller hub off the front of the crank in a motor Im working on.
Broke a puller, heat, banging ... no go.
Had to take a break so went over to Jons to deliver some holiday cheer to his children & help him pull his front suspension



Holiday cheer it was beerchug.gif . Campbell is still cooking with the play kitchen stuff smile.gif

Posted by: reharvey Dec 28 2011, 12:50 PM

Finally got the trans back together and bolted to the engine. Going to install the engine next week. Ray beerchug.gif


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Posted by: mepstein Dec 28 2011, 01:23 PM

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Finally got the trans back together and bolted to the engine. Going to install the engine next week. Ray beerchug.gif


Nice!

Posted by: shuie Dec 28 2011, 11:05 PM

Broke down my rear suspension consoles for new bushings, bearings, etc.. 10 minutes worth of work and 3hrs+ of searching Sears & every local DIY auto repair & hardware store in the area for the triple square bit I needed for the CV bolts

Posted by: RickS Dec 28 2011, 11:28 PM

QUOTE(reharvey @ Dec 28 2011, 10:50 AM) *

Finally got the trans back together and bolted to the engine. Going to install the engine next week. Ray beerchug.gif


I thought I had something to share but after looking at that piece of art, I foreget...

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Dec 28 2011, 11:38 PM

Pressed out the front bushings to prep the A-arms for the Rebel Racing bushings smile.gif

Should install the new bushings tomorrow.

Posted by: tradisrad Dec 29 2011, 08:31 AM

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Posted by: JRust Dec 29 2011, 09:11 AM

Layed down a coat or primer on my rear trunk smile.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Dec 29 2011, 01:05 PM

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what did you do to your 914 today?

Drove it. driving.gif

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Posted by: reharvey Dec 29 2011, 01:06 PM

QUOTE(RickS @ Dec 29 2011, 12:28 AM) *

QUOTE(reharvey @ Dec 28 2011, 10:50 AM) *

Finally got the trans back together and bolted to the engine. Going to install the engine next week. Ray beerchug.gif


I thought I had something to share but after looking at that piece of art, I foreget...



Got the windshield trim installed without wrecking it or maring the paint. Thank God


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Posted by: ewdysar Dec 29 2011, 01:14 PM

My newly restored rear brake calipers (Ferrari 308) along with a bunch of other brake parts, got drop shipped by Mr Shea at PMB to Sean at SD Autosport where they will wait to go onto the car.

Nice work Eric! smilie_pokal.gif beerchug.gif You should have seen what these calipers looked like before Eric started working his magic...


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Posted by: reharvey Dec 29 2011, 01:38 PM

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My newly restored rear brake calipers (Ferrari 308) along with a bunch of other brake parts, got drop shipped by Mr Shea at PMB to Sean at SD Autosport where they will wait to go onto the car.

Nice work Eric! smilie_pokal.gif beerchug.gif You should have seen what these calipers looked like before Eric started working his magic...



Wow! Nice work! beerchug.gif

Posted by: chandler1969 Dec 29 2011, 01:45 PM

Jumped started the car as the cold weather drains the battery so I could drive it to work today (in the 50s today). I need to stop being a cheap a$$ and buy a much better battery.

Posted by: fteixeira Dec 29 2011, 03:10 PM

QUOTE(shuie @ Dec 28 2011, 09:05 PM) *

Broke down my rear suspension consoles for new bushings, bearings, etc.. 10 minutes worth of work and 3hrs+ of searching Sears & every local DIY auto repair & hardware store in the area for the triple square bit I needed for the CV bolts


Pelican has the the 12 point tool. I ended up finding mine at a local VW Bug shop... a quality tool at a great price. I would recommend anyone looking for parts/tools to search out a good classic VW shop.

Last weekend: new rear rotors and rear brake pad clearance adjustment. Where can I get the caliper adjustment gear caps with the 4mm allen hex with the copper washer? The original aluminum onse are stripped to hell. I thought I saw someone selling them here at one point... in steel? Eric Shea?

This weekend: bleeding brakes single-handed. No way I'm asking the wife for help (divorce is expensive in California). Wish me luck.

fteixeira

Posted by: wndsrfr Dec 29 2011, 07:33 PM



Last weekend: new rear rotors and rear brake pad clearance adjustment. Where can I get the caliper adjustment gear caps with the 4mm allen hex with the copper washer? The original aluminum onse are stripped to hell. I thought I saw someone selling them here at one point... in steel? Eric Shea?

This weekend: bleeding brakes single-handed. No way I'm asking the wife for help (divorce is expensive in California). Wish me luck.

fteixeira
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Yep, Eric's got 'em at PMB, super fast shipping with USPS Priority Mail, too. I've just mounted up "speed bleeders", works like a champ.

Posted by: Harpo Dec 29 2011, 08:54 PM

I pulled the "A" arms, struts, pedal box, brakes, master cylinder & gas tank. However I coulnd not get the steering rack & crossmember. It is loose but hung up on something.

So I pulled the interior to remove the tar/sound deadiner and white caulk stuff. While the frt end is removed I want to clean some rust before it gets words.

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Posted by: Bob L. Dec 29 2011, 09:51 PM

I drained the gas tank in prep for cleaning out and refurbing the fuel system.


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Posted by: Strudelwagon Dec 29 2011, 10:59 PM

I reassembled the drivers door complete with all new fuzzys and rubber from Mark at 914RUBBER.com. It looks freaking awsome!
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Posted by: Philip W. Dec 29 2011, 11:55 PM

Tomorrow, or rather this morning( its12:48- watching the Baylor football game- RGIII,)
I will be pulling the tank to che k for leaks, replacing fuel lines, and while the tank is out i'm replace img the fresh air motor, then putting in a new CHT. Then new brake pads in front.

Yesterday the rims got polished .

Posted by: stewteral Dec 30 2011, 12:12 AM

Attached Image[quote name='mrbubblehead' date='Dec 17 2011, 06:07 PM' post='1590442']
i just wanted to start a thread to see what you guys do day to day on your cars.
what did you do to your 914 today?

I cut off and rewelded the pivot point for my shift linkage for the 930 trans/V8 package. I raised it a bit to get out of harms way, readjusted the Corvette Z06 shifter & linkage and took it for a test drive.

It was GREAT shifting now and I filled the tank for the New Years Day "hang-over" fun run in SOCAL.

I'm Ready!

Terry



Posted by: oldschool Dec 30 2011, 12:52 AM

Ive been stick with a fuel problem ...I think? but now I'm on a full blown kitchen smash.gif remodel..please some one come over and help me replace my fuel pump hissyfit.gif


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Posted by: etcmss Dec 30 2011, 05:57 AM

windshield-the crack got worse- and trim removal in prep for sanding and paint. (all the trim was glued on with black adhesive and none of the clips actually held any of the trim)

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 30 2011, 06:36 AM

I'm going to drive the LE to work here in about 30 minutes or so. Might take Christine out for a drive tomorrow. driving.gif

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Dec 30 2011, 05:10 PM

Replaced the fuel injector rubber elbow hoses. There were just a fire away from ruining my day!

Posted by: djm914-6 Dec 30 2011, 05:45 PM

My car has been my daily driver for two weeks now and will be for more than another week while my MINI is at the shop getting some bodywork done. Heat works great and it's been nice to drive it so much.

Posted by: aharder Dec 30 2011, 06:05 PM

All I got to do today was clean parts sad.gif
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Posted by: TC 914-8 Dec 30 2011, 07:30 PM

Thought it would be a good idea to pull my oil pan (SBC) and fix some oil leaks with a new Felpro 1 peice pan gasket. Got it all together and oil poured out of the front pan seal worse than before. Turns out Felpro makes several types. Thick front seal / thin front seal. $35.00 later I bought the thick front seal, one peice gasket. got it all together, full of new oil and she's ready to run.
Took her for a run around the block, no leaks, all is good for now.
Any SBC's or V8's out there I recommend the one piece gasket, they seal like a champ and very easy to install, so easy I did it twice av-943.gif

Posted by: Bob L. Dec 30 2011, 07:36 PM

Got the gas tank out



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Posted by: raw1298 Dec 30 2011, 07:38 PM

I added a battery tender charger to mine today.

Posted by: SGB Dec 30 2011, 08:01 PM

I beat on mine with a 10# sledgehammer and jumped up and down on a crowbar until the fender released it's grip on the ruined tire....

It's an, um, improvement.

Posted by: Philip W. Dec 30 2011, 09:59 PM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Dec 30 2011, 12:55 AM) *

Tomorrow, or rather this morning( its12:48- watching the Baylor football game- RGIII,)
I will be pulling the tank to che k for leaks, replacing fuel lines, and while the tank is out i'm replace img the fresh air motor, then putting in a new CHT. Then new brake pads in front.

Yesterday the rims got polished .


Update:

Pulled fuel tank, no leaks! Pulled out the fresh air box, put in new used fresh air box from Tomas- it works, tested contacts at the fan cleaned the contacts on the sliders don't but for some reason I can only get the fan to work on the middle setting speed #2. Better than nothing like before, but I am not satisfied. The contacts touch. All that i will reevaluate another day. All that took so long I never got to figure out my window washer issue, or replacing the c.h.t. ah, but there is tomorrow!
(I i've had the whole week off but only spent a few hours on the car. )



Posted by: 914-300Hemi Dec 30 2011, 10:05 PM

Installed the new muffler using the bracket from black22.

Posted by: Philip W. Dec 30 2011, 10:23 PM

I forgot to add- after I got the fan in and tank back in place -they with the help of my 19biggest y.o. son, we left the kids at home and I took my wife out for a drive! Only the 3rd time on 2+ years we've been able to do that! And pulling thru downtown, slow in afterwork traffic, I am amazed at how people will stop and look, and point st these cool cars.

Posted by: stewteral Dec 30 2011, 10:52 PM

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Thought it would be a good idea to pull my oil pan (SBC) and fix some oil leaks with a new Felpro 1 peice pan gasket. Got it all together and oil poured out of the front pan seal worse than before. Turns out Felpro makes several types. Thick front seal / thin front seal. $35.00 later I bought the thick front seal, one peice gasket. got it all together, full of new oil and she's ready to run.
Took her for a run around the block, no leaks, all is good for now.
Any SBC's or V8's out there I recommend the one piece gasket, they seal like a champ and very easy to install, so easy I did it twice av-943.gif


Hey TC 914-8,

I've gone to the single rubber gasket on my SBC too.....but is there REALLY a Chevy that DOESN'T LEAK? My achilles heal seems to be the damned 2-piece main seal.

Best,
Terry

Posted by: Eddie914 Dec 31 2011, 12:21 PM

Working on the front brakes ... installing Wilwood Superlite II 4 piston calipers and 309mm x 32mm rotors.

It's a bit more than a "bolt-on".

sixnotfour fabricated custom rotor hats.

I'm close to getting the custom adapters finished.

There is some interference with the BBS e50 16 x 8 front wheels (bolts that hold the hoops to the center)

Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Eddie

Posted by: VRROOMM1 Dec 31 2011, 12:41 PM

rebilt carb and changed fuel filter

Posted by: rohar Dec 31 2011, 12:44 PM

I'm gonna get the v8 bolted into the car this weekend if it kills me. It just might.

Posted by: Philip W. Dec 31 2011, 12:46 PM

New c.h.t. and injection points plate, reset timing. Smoooooth!!!!

Posted by: 3d914 Dec 31 2011, 04:58 PM

Building this . . .
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Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Dec 31 2011, 08:40 PM

Installed new front bushings. Still need to fine tune them but they are on the car now smile.gif


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Went to get the car out of the garage and loaded on the trailer. Starter her up and had a miss. Well 3 hours later I think I have it fixed, but we'll see tomorrow morning.

Great way to start the year, heading down to the Marina for their first event of the year. driving.gif


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Installed new front bushings. Still need to fine tune them but they are on the car now smile.gif



WOOT!

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Dec 31 2011, 09:00 PM

I just driving.gif the stromberg.gif out of the LE. Christine gets her turn tomorrow. driving.gif Okay fine, for all you people that think I never work on my cars and just drive them I did INSTALL new front euro lenses on the front of the LE today.

Posted by: partwerks Dec 31 2011, 09:24 PM

Changed oil in it today and lubed the speedometer cable.

Posted by: JRust Dec 31 2011, 09:56 PM

Played musical 914's & trailers blink.gif
Started by pulling my trailer around the barn to the front. I loaded my Creamsicle in the trailer to paint the trunks. I can't get my barn warm enough to paint. I am doing the front & back trunks. So there is enough room to spray from the front & back. It took a little doing getting it in the trailer. I was by myself & while I got a new winch for xmas. I didn't have everything I needed to install it. So I said to myself hey I'll just start it & drive it up. So I dig around to find my keys for it. I find them & go out to start it. Oh yeah I don't have my pedal assembly in. I'm not ready to put it back in either. So it was back to thinking about how to get it in. I went ahead & started my LE to let it warm up. I decided to start it in 1st & drive it up. I turned it off a couple times on the way up. I didn't want to chance running into the front of the trailer. I don't have my ebrake hooked up either dry.gif . I managed to load it without screwing anything up though biggrin.gif .

Next I moved my wrecked 74 into the bay in the barn. I'll start tearing into it soon.

Next I backed my trailer up parallel to the front of my barn. It is nice & close to go out to work on it. Plus easy to get power to it.

After that I got all my lights turned on in the trailer & hooked up some heat. Did a little work sanding the rear trunk & put one more coat of primer down. I am going to practice painting some tomorrow. If all goes well with that. I will shoot both trunks on monday popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: toolguy Jan 1 2012, 03:15 PM

9 months full time restoration , around 1500 hours so far. . my goal was the have it done in one year. . and I spent the last day of 2011 stuffing the engine. . it's getting close. .


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Posted by: SUNAB914 Jan 1 2012, 03:26 PM

Washed both 914s and took each of them for a short drive. Both in garage so I can wax them tomorrow, maybe..

Posted by: dlee6204 Jan 1 2012, 03:51 PM

I found out why my alternator wasn't charging completely and fixed it smile.gif Then I took it for a nice long drive. driving.gif

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9 months full time restoration , around 1500 hours so far. . my goal was the have it done in one year. . and I spent the last day of 2011 stuffing the engine. . it's getting close. .
WOW!!!! that is beautiful... very nice work.

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 2 2012, 10:21 PM

i finally finished my engman stiffiner kit install. painted the interior and got everything put back together. now im ready for carpet.
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today i started build and early set of doors. im making them to use late window regulators. im gonna repaint them olympic blue. and put new rubber and felt. right now i have one late door and one early.....the ratteling is driving me crazy. hissyfit.gif
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Posted by: RickS Jan 2 2012, 11:25 PM

Bought an LED third brake light which I will tuck under the center of the targa bar so it's invisible until activated - then it will obnoxiously pulse 4 flashes and then go to solid red when the brakes are applied. It should definitely gets the attention of cell phone yacking, latte swilling, soccer moms in their SUVs. Saw the same deal on the back of a motor cycle cop's bike and it really stands out. Not period but if it saves me from being rear ended, then its cool - besides, I don't have to look at it. Knight Rider Sequential 12 LED Light Bar with Flashing Brake Alert - RED - they have a video of it too - http://www.customdynamics.com/knight_rider_led_light_bar.htm

Posted by: SirAndy Jan 3 2012, 12:08 PM

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what did you do to your 914 today

Drove it! happy11.gif

Posted by: fteixeira Jan 3 2012, 05:15 PM

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QUOTE(wndsrfr @ Dec 29 2011, 05:33 PM) *

Last weekend: new rear rotors and rear brake pad clearance adjustment. Where can I get the caliper adjustment gear caps with the 4mm allen hex with the copper washer? The original aluminum onse are stripped to hell. I thought I saw someone selling them here at one point... in steel? Eric Shea?

This weekend: bleeding brakes single-handed. No way I'm asking the wife for help (divorce is expensive in California). Wish me luck.

fteixeira


Yep, Eric's got 'em at PMB, super fast shipping with USPS Priority Mail, too. I've just mounted up "speed bleeders", works like a champ.


Well, yesterday, I was able to very effectively bleed the brakes with speed-bleeders in the rear and using a mity-vac on the fronts. Used Pentosin Dot4. Worked very well and I got a good firm brake pedal.

After I put the wheels back on and was ready to take the car off the jack-stands, I noticed some brake-fluid on the ground. Searching like crazy to find the leak, and dang, it turns out its weeping out of the rear-right rubber break-line! Not the connection, but along the rubber line itself! This thing must be ready to pop. Ordered new lines today, and looking forward (not!) to redoing the bleed.... again.

fteixeira

Posted by: SirAndy Jan 3 2012, 05:23 PM

QUOTE(fteixeira @ Jan 3 2012, 03:15 PM) *
it turns out its weeping out of the rear-right rubber break-line! Not the connection, but along the rubber line itself!

That's why i like the rubber OEM lines!!! They let you know they are about to fail.

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Posted by: HeloMech Jan 3 2012, 05:30 PM

I ordered a loop carpet kit (WAYYYY PreMature but I don't care KMA.gif )

Also ordered the inner door sill and long repair parts. Have the hell hole parts. Should be dragging the car back home this weekend to start undoing what time and neglect from the PO have done.

Hoping to have it drivable before the end of winter. driving.gif

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 3 2012, 08:07 PM

i finished welding up my doors.
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Posted by: Black22 Jan 3 2012, 08:22 PM

January 1st- Pull engine and trans....Check!
January 2nd- Completely tear down engine...Check!
January 3rd- Drop of case and heads to machine shop for inspection...Check!

I guess this is the time of the year to get to your local machine shop. He said my stuff will be done in 2 weeks! w00t.gif Full head rebuild and case gone through! Wow, I guess everyone else spent there money on Christmas stuff.

I told the wife this is her present to me. She likes sales so I told her that since I pulled and disassembled the motor it was like getting 20% off. She liked that! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Bob L. Jan 3 2012, 08:49 PM

I dropped my gas tank off at the radiator shop to be boiled out, cleaned and lined. It's not too bad for 39 yrs old, but that rust/varnish/gunk is what clogged my filter. Has anybody else done this recently? Just wondering what the going rate (range) is. It's the rubber liquid that dries to a firm rubbery coating.

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Posted by: TargaToy Jan 3 2012, 08:51 PM

Started refurbing the tail light socket of a donor fender so that I can cut out a good whole section and graft into my driver's fender. Check out the gnarly braze patch and the ball peen hammer blows I found under loads of filler.

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Posted by: bcheney Jan 3 2012, 08:55 PM

Installed clutch, mated tranny to engine and installed starter! Trying like hell to install this package into my six conversion this week.

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 3 2012, 10:22 PM

QUOTE(TargaToy @ Jan 3 2012, 06:51 PM) *

Started refurbing the tail light socket of a donor fender so that I can cut out a good whole section and graft into my driver's fender. Check out the gnarly braze patch and the ball peen hammer blows I found under loads of filler.



aktion035.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif

I have been around a long time and that is AMAZING!!!!!!! pray.gif

Cant wait to see it with paint!

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 3 2012, 10:41 PM

Here is what I started today.

Remove old 4 lug suspension and get new 5 lug suspension finished! I am busy the rest of the week so I will have to wait until next week to put it back together with my 16x6 fuchs for the front and 16x7's for the rear!



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Posted by: 02loftsmoor Jan 3 2012, 10:54 PM

worked on the relay board laugh.gif

Posted by: Type 47 Jan 3 2012, 11:13 PM

called vendor, talk theory, made a couple decisions about upcomming resto/build

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 4 2012, 12:58 AM

QUOTE(TargaToy @ Jan 3 2012, 06:51 PM) *

Started refurbing the tail light socket of a donor fender so that I can cut out a good whole section and graft into my driver's fender.


What gauge metal are you using for that work? I've got some sail panel area work and some rubber seal tracts to do some repairs on.


Posted by: nsr-jamie Jan 4 2012, 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Jeffs9146 @ Jan 4 2012, 01:41 PM) *

Here is what I started today.

Remove old 4 lug suspension and get new 5 lug suspension finished! I am busy the rest of the week so I will have to wait until next week to put it back together with my 16x6 fuchs for the front and 16x7's for the rear!


Wow! Very nice !! Reminds me to get my suspension parts sorted out

Posted by: nsr-jamie Jan 4 2012, 10:54 AM

Went for a drive and cruised down to the ocean side with some of my beetle friends and did some fishing. Cold weather, but the car was great and had lots of fun !! Really fun cars to drive. I can't wait to tune my suspension up more.

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Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Jan 4 2012, 11:19 AM

Very cool beerchug.gif

I'm hoping to get out to the garage tonight. Need to finish up petting the new bushing on the front alligned properly. smile.gif

Last night I went out and turned on my heater only to have my wife ask me to do something else dry.gif

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 4 2012, 09:19 PM

in my preparation for going to a dry sump system i had to redo my crank case breather set up. i came across this baffled breather box. the picture i took sucks, but its slim and fit nice tight in the firewall hump. which also allowed me to shorten and tidy up my hose routing.
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Posted by: euro911 Jan 5 2012, 11:49 PM

Milt (Zeke) came by the shop and worked some metal magic in the hell hole area.

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Also, started reassembling the distributor for my new 2056

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Posted by: mrholland2 Jan 6 2012, 12:09 AM

I drove it! Great weather. And I drove it yesterday and the day before that. I might drive it tomorrow too!

Posted by: cwpeden Jan 6 2012, 01:49 AM

It was actually Tuesday but....

Started to remove the floors:

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Posted by: oldschool Jan 6 2012, 02:30 AM

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Milt (Zeke) came by the shop and worked some metal magic in the hell hole area.

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cool I need to do the same to my white car. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Outbackskip Jan 6 2012, 01:21 PM

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Milled a hole in the top chrome targa-strip for my 36 LED 3rd brakelight and installed it on the 914, I think it worked out pretty well.
At least it makes it more visable now.

Later Skip

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Jan 6 2012, 03:10 PM

Removed back pad to send to get recovered.

Installed brand new driver's seat belt that my daughter and son-in-law gave me for Christmas. It is awesome. And it catches when you jerk on it. My old one would not and probably would not catch in accident which is not good!

I also purchased today FI fuel lines for my fuel pump replacement project next week. I have done it before when I could use a lift but I ain't climbing under a car with gas leaking in my eyes. Too old! Been there, done that! I will let my mechanic do it for me.






Posted by: poorsche914 Jan 6 2012, 03:43 PM

Took the top off and went on a ~50 mile drive with my granddaughter with a stop at McD's for lunch. She laughed as we drove the twisty, hilly roads and called it a "roller coaster".

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Posted by: 396 Jan 6 2012, 09:15 PM

Bought parts for it.

Posted by: oldschool Jan 6 2012, 10:22 PM

Drove out to L.A......my old Hood
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Posted by: Porschef Jan 7 2012, 07:50 AM

More like what I hope to do today; some new super white LED's for the instrument panel came yesterday maybe I'll get a chance this weekend...last week I installed a Sparco steering wheel that gives a ton of legroom..even if Andy thinks its ugly...

Posted by: TargaToy Jan 7 2012, 08:46 AM

QUOTE(Jeffs9146 @ Jan 3 2012, 11:22 PM) *

QUOTE(TargaToy @ Jan 3 2012, 06:51 PM) *

Started refurbing the tail light socket of a donor fender so that I can cut out a good whole section and graft into my driver's fender. Check out the gnarly braze patch and the ball peen hammer blows I found under loads of filler.



aktion035.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif pray.gif

I have been around a long time and that is AMAZING!!!!!!! pray.gif

Cant wait to see it with paint!


Thanks! I assure you that nobody is more amazed than I am. biggrin.gif

Posted by: TargaToy Jan 7 2012, 08:50 AM

QUOTE(HeloMech @ Jan 4 2012, 01:58 AM) *

QUOTE(TargaToy @ Jan 3 2012, 06:51 PM) *

Started refurbing the tail light socket of a donor fender so that I can cut out a good whole section and graft into my driver's fender.


What gauge metal are you using for that work? I've got some sail panel area work and some rubber seal tracts to do some repairs on.


That's 18g steel which is pretty close to what I'm measuring as the stock thickness--maybe just a hair thicker. I think stock measures between 18-20g (19?).

Posted by: TargaToy Jan 7 2012, 08:53 AM

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Milled a hole in the top chrome targa-strip for my 36 LED 3rd brakelight and installed it on the 914, I think it worked out pretty well.
At least it makes it more visable now.

Later Skip


That's just beautiful. The LED's will blend in nicely until you hit that pedal. I'm thinking about doing the same thing.

Posted by: Harpo Jan 7 2012, 11:18 AM

I received my new Koni sport although they probably will not get installed today. Should I have my struts repowdercoated to match my Konis?

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I received my new Koni sport although they probably will not get installed today. Should I have my struts repowdercoated to match my Konis?


i think they look good black. might not be as hard to clean as the yellow will. from the road grime and brake dust...

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 7 2012, 02:49 PM

the post man just dropped off my inner door seals from 914rubber.com piratenanner.gif and of course another perfect fit. i cant wait to order my new door rubber and window felt.....

Posted by: tradisrad Jan 7 2012, 02:58 PM

replaced both seals on the speedo drive and changed the gear oil.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jan 7 2012, 04:50 PM

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At least it makes it more visable now.

Later Skip


Now that is a COOL addition! smilie_pokal.gif

Where did you get the led assembly? I want to do this to my car.


Posted by: flipb Jan 7 2012, 05:01 PM

Drove it!!

On twisty roads!!

With the roof stowed!!

In 65 degree temps!!

In early January!! blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif

Just got her back from getting new wheel bearings, replacing inner & outer driver's door handles, and radio wiring de-fuched-up so it works again. Driving great and now has the addition of Mikey914's wheel center caps on my Mahles...

I should get to drive it a few more times this week. Might try to clean it up a bit.

Posted by: djm914-6 Jan 7 2012, 05:07 PM

Picked up my Mini from the bodyshop today. Took thr 914 out for a fill up and a new bottle of sta-bil for a short winters sleep... I hope.

Posted by: sfrenck Jan 7 2012, 05:29 PM

Dropped the engine and transmission to clean up the hellhole sad.gif

Thanks to Brenz and Mepstein for helping a brother out. beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914dave Jan 7 2012, 05:38 PM

Mounted a new firewall shift linkage bushing. Laying out an aluminum dash to replace the vinyl dash face. Covering the radio hole to run a Secret Audio system in the car.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 7 2012, 05:42 PM

Ignored the two that I can drive and thought about the one I can't.

Posted by: Scarlet75 Jan 7 2012, 07:05 PM

Installed some loud a$$ air horns from Harbor Freight no more meeeeep

Posted by: PDXMike Jan 7 2012, 08:33 PM

Did a compression test. Low on #1, but I hadn't adjusted the valves, so there's still hope!

Posted by: partwerks Jan 7 2012, 09:17 PM

Had the mechanic figure out as to why the left rear wheel has been squeaking. Needs the caliper to be rebuilt and had him check out as to why the shifting has been sucking lately. Maybe something internal, as opposed to external.

Posted by: brp986s Jan 7 2012, 09:21 PM

Loaded case. Pretty much standard build...

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Posted by: Rocky Jan 7 2012, 09:54 PM

Just picked up some beautiful original style seats in black leather from Jerry in Kelso. Can't wait to put them in. Will now sell the Corbeau Classic II's in near new condition.

Im going for the original look. Only a few small things left...

Posted by: ConeDodger Jan 7 2012, 10:09 PM

All I could do was think of mine since she is down at Original Customs awaiting 'hip replacement surgery'...




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Posted by: ConeDodger Jan 7 2012, 10:11 PM

I expect she is going to look something like this when we're done...


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Posted by: JRust Jan 7 2012, 10:18 PM

More paint

Posted by: bcheney Jan 7 2012, 10:29 PM

Installed engine and tranny into my 6 conversion!!

Posted by: aharder Jan 7 2012, 10:44 PM

All I got to do was look @ her and think about what I needed to do next while I had a few cold ones beer3.gif

Ya wanna see?

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Posted by: Strudelwagon Jan 7 2012, 10:58 PM

Today was vacuum hoses.....all new in prep for the first start in a year beer3.gif

Posted by: etcmss Jan 8 2012, 04:54 AM

shot primer to the front and rear trunks.

Posted by: Zardozz Jan 8 2012, 12:49 PM

Pulled out of a parking lot and snapped the last bolt on the drivers side CV, CLUNK BANG! The remaining 3 bolts were still in place just unthreaded themselves... ? Found the pins. 3min, an allen wrench and some gloves was all that was needed to limp home. Kinda scary...

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 8 2012, 06:44 PM

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Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 8 2012, 08:37 PM

tore down a 1.8 to rebuild as a back up engine...
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Posted by: matthepcat Jan 8 2012, 08:44 PM

Fixed a front suspension clunk and had to make sure it was fixed in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Also got my car back after the baby deer collision. So I used a steel bumper this time, and did the Nissan 350Z grille for the radiator. Also popped on some Hella lights for bling. The last thing to do is get my factory headlights back in.

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Posted by: RobW Jan 8 2012, 10:04 PM

Looks good. Glad to see you won... not the deer.

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Posted by: RobW Jan 8 2012, 10:09 PM

Here's what I (we) did today....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXLMFOUOh0


Posted by: RobW Jan 8 2012, 10:12 PM

Make it easier...


Posted by: kontrabass47 Jan 8 2012, 10:49 PM

I removed old inner door seals, only to find my black plastic door sills are all warped and broken, gonna order new aluminum ones before I put the new seals in. Also blew number 11 fuse again, not sure what is up with my interior light, haven't been able to get it working, every time I try it blows the fuse.

Posted by: slimeygecko Jan 9 2012, 01:50 AM

Checked the tranny fluid level to find it was a quart short. After filling, I went for a drive in hopes that solved my shifting problems. It didn't. Now it's time to drop the engine and tranny for a rebuild on the trannsmission. biggrin.gif

Posted by: reharvey Jan 9 2012, 01:33 PM

Got the engine installed in my black 73 project. Hooked up the fuel lines and the wiring today. Will do the exhaust and fuel pump this week. Ray smile.gif


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Posted by: pete Jan 9 2012, 03:08 PM

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Fixed a front suspension clunk and had to make sure it was fixed in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Also got my car back after the baby deer collision. So I used a steel bumper this time, and did the Nissan 350Z grille for the radiator. Also popped on some Hella lights for bling. The last thing to do is get my factory headlights back in.



Hey, nice car. What do you mean by the "did the 350Z grille for the radiator?" I can't see the grill in the pic.

Posted by: Rand Jan 9 2012, 03:21 PM

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Hey, nice car. What do you mean by the "did the 350Z grille for the radiator?" I can't see the grill in the pic.


My favorite grill style for 914 H20 conversions. Tried to pull it out of his pic some, but too dark. Check out Jerry's example in the link below. One of my all time favorite teeners, now with LS1:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=73233 (see the third post for a clear shot)


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Posted by: matthepcat Jan 9 2012, 03:34 PM

Yea, that is where I got inspiration to do this.

Mine still needs some work to make it match the curvature of the bumper (not that easy).

Work in progress all the time! smile.gif

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QUOTE(pete @ Jan 9 2012, 01:08 PM) *

Hey, nice car. What do you mean by the "did the 350Z grille for the radiator?" I can't see the grill in the pic.


My favorite grill style for 914 H20 conversions. Tried to pull it out of his pic some, but too dark. Check out Jerry's example in the link below. One of my all time favorite teeners, now with LS1:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=73233 (see the third post for a clear shot)


Posted by: JawjaPorsche Jan 9 2012, 03:36 PM

Wow! That looks awesome! I hate you! wink.gif


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Got the engine installed in my black 73 project. Hooked up the fuel lines and the wiring today. Will do the exhaust and fuel pump this week. Ray smile.gif

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Posted by: 76-914 Jan 9 2012, 04:00 PM

QUOTE(slimeygecko @ Jan 8 2012, 11:50 PM) *

Checked the tranny fluid level to find it was a quart short. After filling, I went for a drive in hopes that solved my shifting problems. It didn't. Now it's time to drop the engine and tranny for a rebuild on the trannsmission. biggrin.gif

You don't "have to" drop the engine beerchug.gif

Posted by: '73-914kid Jan 9 2012, 09:57 PM

I installed the Tangerine Racing cable throttle linkage for dual carb setups. I'm very pleased with how it works biggrin.gif Attached Image

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I bought Rings today, and I received my step down exhaust studs today piratenanner.gif
So tomorrow, I'm off the the Head Shop to give them my new studs for installation biggrin.gif

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 9 2012, 10:41 PM

QUOTE('73-914kid @ Jan 9 2012, 07:57 PM) *

I installed the Tangerine Racing cable throttle linkage for dual carb setups. I'm very pleased with how it works biggrin.gif Attached Image


nice, i have this setup also....set it and forget it......i havent touched my carbs in months. i think the last time was when i installed the cables and pulleys. beerchug.gif

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Jan 10 2012, 12:43 AM

Getting closer to having a zero bind in the front suspension. So much fine tuning. Spent three hours filing a marking and filing tonight dry.gif

Posted by: 6freak Jan 10 2012, 01:31 PM

new tail lite buckit seals! from Mikey914 hope that solves the leaking issue...gonna yank the motor real soon ..like maybe this weekend ... smash.gif

Posted by: Marty Yeoman Jan 10 2012, 02:04 PM

Drove to work.

Posted by: RobW Jan 10 2012, 02:21 PM

Nice!

Posted by: 6freak Jan 10 2012, 04:02 PM

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Drove to work.

to much salt sad.gif but fairly nice weather .....maybe sunday drive to track down some motor parts...and get in one last spin in the 2.0

Posted by: Michael N Jan 11 2012, 10:16 PM

I opened the box of five rims that just came home from a visit at Al Reeds. I will wait for spring to get tires mounted and then install them on my car. I have wanted classic 15" Fuchs on my car for some time now.

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Posted by: aharder Jan 11 2012, 10:44 PM

I got one piston off the rod so it's cleaned and has a new set of rings it. The wrist pins gave me a fit headbang.gif Tomorrow may be a couple more biggrin.gif

Posted by: mrholland2 Jan 11 2012, 10:52 PM

I went outside to drive it, discovered the battery was totally flat. The 3 month old battery is bad. . so, now I need to replace it.

Posted by: poorsche914 Jan 11 2012, 11:01 PM

Sent off two driver side stainless heat exchangers to make one good one. Cutting the 2.0 muffler mount end off of the one with crack in pipe and welding that to a solid 1.7 unit. Will be delivered in the morning. Can't wait to install as it will do two things - get rid of the exhuast leak and allow me to hook up the heat piratenanner.gif

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Posted by: John Jentz Jan 12 2012, 10:26 AM

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I got one piston off the rod so it's cleaned and has a new set of rings it. The wrist pins gave me a fit headbang.gif Tomorrow may be a couple more biggrin.gif

Use a propane torch and warm the piston, pins will then slide out w/ no drama.

Posted by: ChrisNPDrider Jan 12 2012, 03:30 PM

I parked my 914 up the hill on the grass and covered it with three covers+tarps.
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Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Jan 12 2012, 04:59 PM

QUOTE(ChrisNPDrider @ Jan 12 2012, 01:30 PM) *

I parked my 914 up the hill on the grass and covered it with three covers+tarps.
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winter hibernation for now beerchug.gif


Did you put some sort of anti mice stuff in there?

Posted by: potomacmidget Jan 12 2012, 05:13 PM

I drilled out my old broken driver seat adjuster, installed a new seat adjuster from 914rubber (very nice) and successfully had a locksmith cut my new key today (although for some reason he was some sort of nut and complained the whole time and even complained about the blank which was genuine porsche...oh well. Greased my seat rails and now I have a workin seat. Supposed to rain tomorrow so no drive time in the near future...

Posted by: aharder Jan 12 2012, 05:53 PM

Nothing Yet hissyfit.gif to many honey-do's grouphug.gif
I'm hoping I get work on her later tonight biggrin.gif

Posted by: aharder Jan 12 2012, 05:57 PM

QUOTE(John Jentz @ Jan 12 2012, 10:26 AM) *

QUOTE(aharder @ Jan 11 2012, 11:44 PM) *

I got one piston off the rod so it's cleaned and has a new set of rings it. The wrist pins gave me a fit headbang.gif Tomorrow may be a couple more biggrin.gif

Use a propane torch and warm the piston, pins will then slide out w/ no drama.


I bought a new propane torch today biggrin.gif since I could not find mine mad.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Jan 12 2012, 08:16 PM

Swapped out my leaking heat exchanger with the repaired unit. So much quieter but now I hear some minor leaks at the muffler mount. Probably just need some new gaskets. aktion035.gif

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Posted by: windforfun Jan 12 2012, 08:34 PM

Started her up & let her idle for 10 min.s.

Posted by: euro911 Jan 12 2012, 11:08 PM

1. Ordered new ball joints, front suspension bushings and bushings for the front anti sway bar.

2. Painted the new battery tray and Hell Hole repairs

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Posted by: HeloMech Jan 13 2012, 12:16 AM

Mark, why the heat shrink on the SS fuel lines?

As for my car? hm, I checked the FedEx tracking number for the metal bits to fix the passenger long area.

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Jan 13 2012, 12:22 AM

Finally got the A-arms to have zero bind piratenanner.gif Time to install the struts and Camber plates smile.gif

Posted by: rohar Jan 13 2012, 12:28 AM

QUOTE(PeeGreen 914 @ Jan 12 2012, 10:22 PM) *

Finally got the A-arms to have zero bind piratenanner.gif Time to install the struts and Camber plates smile.gif


WOOT! Wait, are loose swing A-arms hussies?

Good on ya man.

That engine is comming out of the car again tomorrow, time to clean up the engine bay.

Posted by: euro911 Jan 13 2012, 12:34 AM

Hey Robert, you're back home?

The heat-shrink tubing was recommended to insulate the fuel lines since they share the tunnel with the electrical harness. $3. for a 10mm x 8-foot roll from Harbor Freight sounded like a worthwhile investment.. They also had some heat guns on sale for $10. blowtorch.gif

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 13 2012, 11:49 AM

Mark, sounds like a good idea. I want to pick up a set of SS fuel lines. Was just talking to the guy yesterday about it. I'll have to stop by HF for some shrinky dinks. Already have a couple of heat guns.

Oh, and yeah, I'm home. Came home end of september. Have taken all this time off, started back to school. Just accepted a job offer last week. Guess that means the next year and 8 months are going to be busy. Full time work, full time school and a commute back to the OC again.

According to my tracking number, the long parts from RD will be here tomorrow and I believe morph is shipping my carpet kit today.

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 13 2012, 08:25 PM

Hey Mark... just remembered I had an old photobucket account and was looking through some of the albums there. Remember this? lol

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Posted by: poorsche914 Jan 13 2012, 10:12 PM

Finally put the carpet mats and center console back in. Had pulled the mats a few weeks ago after I left the car out in a major rain storm. Apparently I have a few leaks dry.gif


Posted by: RickS Jan 13 2012, 10:33 PM

After stripping it down, having it powdercoated semi-gloss black, adding the repainted grills, added my new GT style engine lid. Added only one torsion springy thingamobob so it doesn't whack the targa bar when opened. Me likey.

Posted by: 396 Jan 13 2012, 11:08 PM

Bought a few parts from Chris Foley

Posted by: euro911 Jan 14 2012, 01:47 AM

The parts I ordered yesterday were delivered today piratenanner.gif (except for the sway-bar bushings) ...
I'll pick those up from Pelican on Monday


Rubber A arm bushings (enough to do 4 cars), ball joints, sparky plugs & some cone screws for the 'BB' biggrin.gif

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... and I know nothing about the picture you posted, Robert shades.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Jan 14 2012, 05:28 PM

Drove ~120 miles on "Vic's Magical Mystery Tour" along back roads of east Tennessee.

Line up of all the Porsches at our lunch stop. My 914 and a couple of early 911s were outnumbered 4:1 by the more modern Porsches.
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I very nice 944 with my 914 showing in the background.
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Posted by: OU8AVW Jan 14 2012, 08:50 PM

Sand blaster cabinet and parts washer. Progress biggrin.gif


Posted by: raw1298 Jan 15 2012, 04:57 PM

Patched hole in rear trunk from DAPO.

Posted by: Scarlet75 Jan 15 2012, 07:02 PM

Finally completed my 5 guage center console cluster piratenanner.gif drunk.gif

Posted by: 914-300Hemi Jan 15 2012, 07:02 PM

I finished the electrical, charged the battery, connected the fuel line, and put gas in the gas tank. The next thing I did was look for the key and turned over the engine and got it started. piratenanner.gif



Posted by: ELLIOTT Jan 15 2012, 07:22 PM

Fixed the drivers side window, now I can roll it up , wooohooo

Posted by: Bob L. Jan 15 2012, 08:01 PM

Got it started again after cleaning out the fuel system. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: jimkelly Jan 15 2012, 08:03 PM

looked at it and cried hissyfit.gif


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Posted by: Philip W. Jan 15 2012, 08:06 PM

Put new outer door seals on both doors

Posted by: sixaddict Jan 15 2012, 08:06 PM

Removed front wall/bulkhead and one headlight light bucket so body man can install new one. Minor damage major workk. I am whipped ...body panel removal for kids
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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 15 2012, 08:18 PM

Tore down the motor from my parts car to see if the heads were any good. ar15.gif

Posted by: montoya 73 2.0 Jan 15 2012, 08:59 PM

Talked with McMark about building my motor! Hey, thats more than I have done in the last 4 months.


Posted by: nsr-jamie Jan 15 2012, 09:45 PM

Finally added a fire extinguisher

Posted by: Black22 Jan 15 2012, 09:56 PM

Started to install a front sway bar and then found some rust. I then treated the rust sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif , degreased my trans and cleaned out my gas tank all at the same time. wacko.gif

I get side tracked easily, so I ended up only installing one sway bar mount! headbang.gif

Posted by: slimeygecko Jan 15 2012, 11:14 PM

I completed my first engine drop to get at the tranny! It's gonna get rebuilt in the next couple of weeks while the wife is gone biggrin.gif

Mike

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Posted by: 65tuxedo Jan 15 2012, 11:21 PM

While trying to get my 72. 1.7. To start, I pulled the points, bent them into shape, cleaned and set them. This didn't make it start but it did fix the tach which was going crazy when I drove it. Fixed the starting with a new fuse under the hood.

Posted by: aharder Jan 15 2012, 11:23 PM

Pulled the rear trunk hinges, cleaned and painted, Getting her ready for
a JWest Pivot Kit biggrin.gif

Posted by: pilothyer Jan 15 2012, 11:29 PM

Removed the rear brake calipers to rebuild, replaced rear rubber brake lines (PITA) Then disassembled the calipers to clean up and rebuild tomorrow...........Not alot but a little every day will help me run out of things to do on this one........ eventually........I hope..........Jerry

Posted by: aharder Jan 16 2012, 05:03 PM

QUOTE(Scarlet75 @ Jan 15 2012, 07:02 PM) *

Finally completed my 5 guage center console cluster piratenanner.gif drunk.gif


Andy,

Do we get to see this 5 guage cluster huh.gif

Posted by: effutuo101 Jan 16 2012, 05:26 PM

Built intake scoops for my rocker panels to feed the rear brakes.
Built side intake scoops for my rear quarters to feed the beast with a little forced air induction.
Made an absolute mess of my garage with fiberglass debris, wax paper and discarded mold materials.
Got side panel marked for potential placement of air scoop.
Realized that I have a Vespa in my garage.
Realized that both of my bikes haven't been ridden in months.
Watched some Dakar Rally.

tonight, sand scoops, cut fenders and rockers.

Posted by: PeeGreen 914 Jan 16 2012, 05:53 PM

Nice smile.gif Sounds like your car is coming along Chris. I didn't know you were back.

Posted by: timofly Jan 16 2012, 06:48 PM

Repaired the horn, put on better sail panel trim pieces, boxed up a bunch of parts for Bill, thought about all the other shit I should be doing, said "the hell with it" and took it out to run the "mountain". I think this was it for winter, since the morons in town started putting salt down for a 1/2 inch snowfall last week!

Man, this car loves the cold weather, but salt is a killer, so into the barn he goes, covered with plastic, tank with almost full fuel and stabilizer and 35 psi in the tires. Sigh...see you in April.


Posted by: raw1298 Jan 16 2012, 08:21 PM

Adjusted the valve using the Capn' method. Replaced a few connecters in the wiring harness. Chased down a couple of vacume leaks. Car is running much smoother now.

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 16 2012, 08:35 PM

I pulled the fuel tank and relocated the dead mouse and dirt which were in there. Metal all looks solid in there. I think next for it is the por15 tank kit and some SS fuel lines.

Posted by: Scarlet75 Jan 17 2012, 04:21 AM

QUOTE(aharder @ Jan 16 2012, 06:03 PM) *

QUOTE(Scarlet75 @ Jan 15 2012, 07:02 PM) *

Finally completed my 5 guage center console cluster piratenanner.gif drunk.gif


Andy,

Do we get to see this 5 guage cluster huh.gif

Sorry forgot to include a picture.

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Posted by: effutuo101 Jan 17 2012, 07:29 AM

@ Jon, yep, finally! More trips in the pipe, but getting busy on the 914. sawzall-smiley.gif

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 17 2012, 04:19 PM

Today I removed the seats, backpad, sound pad, seat brackets, armrest, deposit box, whatever was left of the carpet, seatbelts, etc. Then used the shopvac to clean up the floor. Found a couple of rusty bits on the driver's side floor. Nothing too crazy yet. Next will be to heatgun/putty knife the floor to remove the sound deadening goop.

FedEx also showed up today with the long/sill repair parts I ordered from RD a couple of weeks ago.

As soon as I get the gasket for my dirtbike engine this week, I'll put that back together to free up garage and bench space, then, drop the engine and trans, tires/wheels and according to Joe, the suspension, etc. Then, rotisserie that biyatch! smile.gif grindy grindy weldy weldy...

edit: also, it looks like someone jacked the car up by putting a floor jack under the driver's seat area. Behind the bracing that locks the front of the seat tilt. That area where the large round plug comes out is all pushed upward.

Posted by: dadaDaveed Jan 17 2012, 05:22 PM

Over the weekend I put a flipped H-gear into my tranny. Glad, I opened it up again to do that... I found my pinion shaft bearing was toast. All better now.

Today, I continued welding in the engman kit, and I pulled the crusty old tie rods off the steering rack. I've got my 1 year old daughter with me during the week... when she goes down for a nap... I go down to the garage and play. smash.gif



Posted by: pcar916 Jan 17 2012, 05:26 PM

For those of you following the Paddock thread:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=161520

Here is what's happening today, accumulation.

Sorry for the size, new to GIMP.

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Posted by: euro911 Jan 18 2012, 12:04 AM

Not a whole lot today, but any forward progress is better than nothing.

Installed new rubber seals in the engine compartment, then moved to the interior. Removed the seats and carpet (found a little over a dollar in loose change down there) piratenanner.gif

Vacuumed and wiped-down the interior side of the firewall, then applied some rubber under-coating on it (for sound deadening) and installed a new rubber seal at the driver side door opening.

Question: Whats with the little electrical box and wires under the passenger seat? confused24.gif ... found a few of the terminal connections corroded away and wires are dangling dry.gif

Posted by: '73-914kid Jan 18 2012, 12:05 AM

New air filters. FINALLY!

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 18 2012, 01:21 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 17 2012, 10:04 PM) *

Question: Whats with the little electrical box and wires under the passenger seat?


Found the same thing under the seat of the '74 this afternoon. . .

Posted by: '73-914kid Jan 18 2012, 01:25 AM

Seat belt interlock relay IIRC. doesn't let the car start unless you have your seat belt safely fastened and all hands and arms are safely inside the vehicle at all times. Most have been bi-passed over the years.

Posted by: euro911 Jan 18 2012, 01:38 AM

QUOTE('73-914kid @ Jan 17 2012, 11:25 PM) *
Seat belt interlock relay IIRC. doesn't let the car start unless you have your seat belt safely fastened and all hands and arms are safely inside the vehicle at all times. Most have been bi-passed over the years.
I believe mine is bypassed then - it's always started without clicking the seat belts since I've owned it. I'll just insulate the ends of the loose wiring. Thanks Ethan.

Posted by: Ductech Jan 18 2012, 02:00 AM

QUOTE(pcar916 @ Jan 17 2012, 03:26 PM) *

For those of you following the Paddock thread:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=161520

Here is what's happening today, accumulation.

Sorry for the size, new to GIMP.

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I was going to add a pic of cc'ing a head but until I figure out how to reduce it's resolution I won't do that... and I know. Some of you are laughin. beerchug.gif


GIMP kinda sucks at first there doesn't it! sheeplove.gif

Posted by: pcar916 Jan 18 2012, 10:53 AM

Ok, Got GIMP figured out a little bit more.

cc'ing heads and calculating piston dome volume.

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Posted by: boogie_man Jan 18 2012, 10:58 AM

Never ends sad.gif lol.......

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back to hell hole tonight......

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 18 2012, 05:03 PM

I managed to get my 5-lug 16x7's with 205 55 16's under the fenders! Can't wait to get the fronts done now!!

Next is to try for the 16x8's with 225 50 16's with a little rolling of the fenders I think it can be done!


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Posted by: euro911 Jan 18 2012, 09:03 PM

Nice cheer.gif

Wheels DO make a big difference.

Triad dual outlet?

Posted by: ppetion Jan 18 2012, 09:07 PM

Installed stainless fuel lines and started to replace the brake lines.

Posted by: RickS Jan 18 2012, 09:27 PM

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Posted by: stewteral Jan 18 2012, 09:37 PM

QUOTE(mrbubblehead @ Dec 17 2011, 06:07 PM) *

i just wanted to start a thread to see what you guys do day to day on your cars.

i'll start,

about a month ago, i pulled my engine and trans to put in a new clutch. had the flywheel lightened and resurfaced. but what i didnt know is that i had to shim the little ball that the clutch arm rides on, after a resurfacing. so guess what i did today?

yup, pulled the trans and put an extra washer under the ball. you have to goop up both washers to get it to seal because the threaded hole goes all the way thru to the inside of the trans. i also replaced the plastic cup that the ball rides in. the throwout bearing and its little plastic blocks were fine so i buttoned every thing back up. 5 hours total. i think this has been the cheapest repair yet on my car. $2.75 for the little plastic cup.

what did you do to your 914 today?


Today I got my new set of Goodyear slicks mounted on my track wheels. The Fronts are 245/40-17 & Rears are 315/35-17. I can hardly wait for the next track day!

Terry

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Jan 18 2012, 10:25 PM

I washed it, applied several stickers to the windows, including a 914World sticker, drove really fast downtown and put the car in the convention center in the SCCA booth at the Memphis International Car Show taking place this weekend. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 18 2012, 10:44 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 18 2012, 07:03 PM) *

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Wheels DO make a big difference.

Triad dual outlet?


I wish I knew what the dual exhaust was! There are no logos and it is way bigger than anything I have ever seen!

SS 2 3/4" twins with 1 5/8" headers and is sounds sweet!

I bought it from a 911 3.0L Turbo guy in LA for $200!


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Posted by: JMKnight Jan 18 2012, 10:46 PM

Placed Stabile in the fuel and started the engine. Revved it up after a while to circulate the mixture. Drove it in, removed the battery, covered it up for the Winter. sad.gif


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Posted by: JRust Jan 18 2012, 10:51 PM

I bolted my newly restored BDStone pedal cluster in the LE. Installed the new clutch clip at the cluster. Since I couldn't find the old one dry.gif . Been putting off doing the rear window. That needs to be next

Posted by: ruby914 Jan 19 2012, 02:55 AM

I gave it a little trim.
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Posted by: euro911 Jan 19 2012, 12:44 PM

QUOTE(Jeffs9146 @ Jan 18 2012, 08:44 PM) *
I wish I knew what the dual exhaust was! There are no logos and it is way bigger than anything I have ever seen!

SS 2 3/4" twins with 1 5/8" headers and is sounds sweet!

I bought it from a 911 3.0L Turbo guy in LA for $200!
It looked like a Triad from the installed-in-the-car pic, but your additional pic confirmed otherwise.

I picked up a Triad for a big-bore 6, was going to modify a header system to mate up to my 2056, but ended up getting a good deal on a smaller unit for a 2.0L 4 from Kevin (kconway). Hoping to get it installed within the next couple of weeks!

Love the sound of dual outlets ...

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 19 2012, 02:54 PM

Picked up the carpet kit at the post office... Now, not sure I'm going to weld on this tub. Going to take a look at a few tomorrow and see which direction I want to go next.

Posted by: euro911 Jan 19 2012, 04:31 PM

Busy day here rolleyes.gif

Since I can't afford one of those nice MOMO wheels, I scrubbed, masked-off and repainted my chipped stock horn ring biggrin.gif

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Posted by: aharder Jan 19 2012, 11:13 PM

I got the last piston back on. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: sean_v8_914 Jan 20 2012, 09:51 AM

I wish this was my car



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Posted by: sean_v8_914 Jan 20 2012, 09:56 AM

this car is mostly built from 914world vendors

camp 914 sail vinyl, trunk shocks
914rubber.com new seals Mark Whitesell
Bruce stone pedals and lenses
eric shae brakes
Mc Mark EFI seals intake runners



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Posted by: sean_v8_914 Jan 20 2012, 10:03 AM

some day Ziggy will be this sweet
yes, I am a picky bastard


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Posted by: sean_v8_914 Jan 20 2012, 10:05 AM

I only did the sail panels yesterday
now she needs to do the interior

Posted by: OU8AVW Jan 20 2012, 10:42 AM

I got up @ 5:00 am Eastern time. Looked at the World and saw an e-bay ad for some carpet. I need carpet. I clicked on the link and saw the auction only had four minutes left! Lucky day I scored a new Appearance and Performance carpet kit for $100. Nobody west of me was going to be awake!
I got a set of their door panels off of this site too so now my interior is set!

Posted by: boogie_man Jan 20 2012, 12:32 PM

Re-welded in the hell hole where the A/C compressor had gone, patched in the
cut out area and replaced/welded the engine weatherstrip beam in (thanks Resto
Design)...HELL HOLE DONE !!!! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Jan 20 2012, 01:20 PM

Replaced my accelerator pedal. My old one was very loose and would rub against the wall and would not come up quickly which caused excessive rpm's between shifts.

Posted by: PanelBilly Jan 20 2012, 01:34 PM

I thought about opening the garage door, but didn't.....

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 20 2012, 07:17 PM

Made a door brace, removed the passenger door, put the car on jackstands, removed the tires/wheels, dropped the engine and trans, cleaned up the disaster area I made of the garage. I'm sure I won't be able to move in the morning when I wake up for school. lol.

Perhaps sunday or monday I'll attack the hell hole with the twisted wire brush. I've had the engman hellhole kit since 2009. I guess I'm keeping this car so I might as well install it. Then I'll attack the passenger long with the parts from RD. piratenanner.gif or, rather, screwy.gif

Posted by: mrbubblehead Jan 20 2012, 07:52 PM

QUOTE(HeloMech @ Jan 20 2012, 05:17 PM) *

Made a door brace, removed the passenger door, put the car on jackstands, removed the tires/wheels, dropped the engine and trans, cleaned up the disaster area I made of the garage. I'm sure I won't be able to move in the morning when I wake up for school. lol.

Perhaps sunday or monday I'll attack the hell hole with the twisted wire brush. I've had the engman hellhole kit since 2009. I guess I'm keeping this car so I might as well install it. Then I'll attack the passenger long with the parts from RD. piratenanner.gif or, rather, screwy.gif
cool helo, get it running and we'll go for a spin...... driving.gif driving.gif

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 21 2012, 12:35 AM

I spent about 2 hours with McGuires heavy cuting compound and it is looking great! I can't wait to do the next stage then wax!! drooley.gif




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Posted by: windforfun Jan 21 2012, 06:00 PM

I replaced my speedo cable torn rubber boot with shrink tubing. I couldn't find a new boot anywhere.

Posted by: 6freak Jan 21 2012, 07:10 PM

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I thought about opening the garage door, but didn't.....

I did (F n burrr)and finished the new tail lite bucket seals

Posted by: Porschef Jan 22 2012, 06:14 AM

Was yesterday, but got the Pertronix issue fixed. Should anyone decide to install one of these units, remove the distributor. dry.gif


Posted by: JawjaPorsche Jan 22 2012, 06:29 AM

Installed new black carpet! Looks great!

Posted by: sofi2t81 Jan 22 2012, 06:39 PM

Hi there

Upgrade the front shocks to bilstein. That was a pita because the flex brake line seems to be very short. mad.gif I had to unhook both sides of the felx line to get some extra play.

It's also hard to compress the shocks to get the metal protective "cup" over it if you do it alone. I would like to have three hands.

In addition to that I started to disassemble the dash to get the face plate off.

Peter

Posted by: euro911 Jan 24 2012, 12:30 AM

Got a fair amount done today.

Cut some offending metal off of a PO-fabbed bracket that was partially blocking one of the fuel line holes in the firewall. Broke three Dremel cutoff discs in the process dry.gif

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Sprayed a second coat of rubberized under-coating to the passenger compartment side of the rear firewall (for sound deadening, since I'm not reinstalling the stock upholstered back-pad). Eventually, it will get covered with some perlon carpeting.

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Sanded down a couple of paint runs, touched up some rock chips and hand-polished the rest of the car.

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Hoping to get the SS fuel lines and front sway bar installed this week

Posted by: tavoman27 Jan 24 2012, 12:44 AM

I took the 914 out of the enclosed trailer were it was stored since late August after painting and moved it inside the shop to start the assembly process, I'm waiting on the carbon fiber pieces from Getty Design and the engine case from Car Craft which is getting lined bored, clearance for the new crank, new Chevy journals, all components are being pre fit and compression set to 9.5 to 1 before engine gets blue printed, balanced and then final assembly. Today was a good day!

Posted by: Ed_F Jan 24 2012, 02:31 AM

Today I started mine, and drove it around the block. The fact it runs makes me smile. smile.gif

Posted by: Ed_F Jan 24 2012, 02:37 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 23 2012, 10:30 PM) *

Got a fair amount done today.

Cut some offending metal off of a PO-fabbed bracket that was partially blocking one of the fuel line holes in the firewall. Broke three Dremel cutoff discs in the process dry.gif

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Sprayed a second coat of rubberized under-coating to the passenger compartment side of the rear firewall (for sound deadening, since I'm not reinstalling the stock upholstered back-pad). Eventually, it will get covered with some perlon carpeting.

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Sanded down a couple of paint runs, touched up some rock chips and hand-polished the rest of the car.

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Hoping to get the SS fuel lines and front sway bar installed this week



I too have the same ATS wheels(in silver). Its nice to see something other than Fuchs, Pedrinis, and Rivieras on a teener. If only I can find a set of center caps. headbang.gif

Posted by: euro911 Jan 24 2012, 10:48 AM

ATS center caps are available ... but once the car is moving, nobody can read the letters anyway.

EDIT: Mark (Mikey914) is making aluminum center caps now. The 2.75" diameter caps will fit ATS wheels.

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 24 2012, 10:51 AM

I have enkei's on my car. Not that they've seen the road in like 14 years... SOME day... SOOMMMMMMEEEEE day....

Posted by: Black22 Jan 24 2012, 11:35 AM

Last Monday I finished the front sway bar install and reinstalled the freshly cleaned out fuel tank and SS fuel lines.

Sunday I cut out the passenger side engine shelf and battery tray. sawzall-smiley.gif It used to have AC so the shelf had been notched for the compressor. After a little TLC in the hell hole I fitted and welded in the new shelf and the battery tray support. welder.gif

It was a long day spent in the engine compartment but it's over now!

BTW, the $4.99 spot weld remover bit from Harbor Freight worked great! I would recommend it if you don't already have one and plan on removing body panel.

Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 27 2012, 07:09 PM

I worked on my front 5-lug conversion!

New struts, 86sc front suspension, rebuilt front brakes and I got my sway bar mounts drilled and set up for welding!

I will finish the assembly this weekend and hopefuly drive it!



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Posted by: euro911 Jan 27 2012, 07:48 PM

Jeff, which sway bar mounts are you welding? welder.gif ... the triangular mounts, or the tabs on the A-arms?

Planning to start my sway bar installation next week

Yesterday, repaired a seat adjuster (new pull ring from 914Rubber.com), and installed the rails on a pair of seats that I purchased from Jim Hoyland:

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Rust transformation and prepping the Triad muffler for a new coat of 1200 degree paint:

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Posted by: Jeffs9146 Jan 27 2012, 08:10 PM

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Jeff, which sway bar mounts are you welding? ... the triangular mounts, or the tabs on the A-arms?


I made my own backing plates to weld inside under the tank!




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Posted by: effutuo101 Jan 28 2012, 08:27 PM

wore my fingers out with drivers, passengers intake. Drivers and passengers brake ducts..
time for final sanding, some spot work here and there and to build the rest of the mold for the intake.


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Posted by: euro911 Jan 28 2012, 10:00 PM

Did a little interior work today.

Removed, scrubbed and painted door the panels with tan vinyl spray.

Assembled the 'new' center console (was in several pieces) installed the gauges and mocked it up in the car.

Reinstalled the door panels and temporarily installed the seats (just to see what a tan interior looks like in my car).

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I did the the color change mainly to decrease the interior temperatures on those hot summer days, but I also wanted more contrast against the black exterior (interior has always been black).

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Now, if I could only remember where I stashed the roll of tan carpet to cover the firewall confused24.gif

Posted by: HeloMech Jan 28 2012, 10:24 PM

Looks awesome mark. I like it.

Posted by: euro911 Jan 28 2012, 11:07 PM

Thanks Robert. How's your progress going up on the mountain? Are you going to be ready for this years' Big Bear run?


I was just out looking around in the garage, finally found the roll of extra tan carpet I got when I bought the Appbiz carpet kit a few years ago biggrin.gif

I'll try to get the firewall carpet fitted tomorrow. I'd like to finish off the top of the carpet with some aluminum channel (just under the rear window ledge).

I plan to use the rest of the carpet to recover the door panels and the targa headliner at some point in the future.




Posted by: Bob L. Jan 29 2012, 11:17 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 28 2012, 11:07 PM) *

Thanks Robert. How's your progress going up on the mountain? Are you going to be ready for this years' Big Bear run?


I was just out looking around in the garage, finally found the roll of extra tan carpet I got when I bought the Appbiz carpet kit a few years ago biggrin.gif

I'll try to get the firewall carpet fitted tomorrow. I'd like to finish off the top of the carpet with some aluminum channel (just under the rear window ledge).

I plan to use the rest of the carpet to recover the door panels and the targa headliner at some point in the future.


I like the contrast of the black back-pad and trim between the tan panels and seats. I'd keep it like it is.

Posted by: racerbvd Jan 29 2012, 11:40 AM

Getting the Six ready to ship to Germany.....


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