i just wanted to start a thread to see what you guys do day to day on your cars.
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 put a magetic wood dash kit on the dide
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.
cut out my floors
Q-tipped its ears.
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
after this I will set the car in hibernation mode
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.
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.
Welded in Autopower roll cage, installed repainted fuel tank. Ready for track in two more weeks !!
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?
Prep the front suspension for removal..down to the last 2 bolts. out it comes
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. !
No words needed and yes, it's cold in the garage...
I started to reassemble the engine. Installing the thins , cleaned fan shroud
I replaced my 180 rear springs with 140s yesterday.
I will dust him off, clean up and get reaady for the SoCal Hangover run
That is all Folks
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
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.
Decided to sell mine today Took it for a ride to drop toys for the Tijuana Toy run with the top off. Got rained on on the way home, it was nice and sunny when I left so left the top in the garage.
Put in new turn signal and washer stalks. Pressured up the washer, no leaks.
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.
Drove it to church then did some detailing this afternoon.
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!
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.
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)
Got it out of storage added qt oil drove it 20 miles and put back in storage for few months great day!!!!
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.
"what type of ultra sonic parts washer do you have? where did you get it?"
I have used water, HFE-7100 (dont ask), and denatured alcohol all in it with great results.
... 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?
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!
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.
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- -
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.
I drove all ogver town Christmas shopping. Loaded the front and rear truncks with stuff. It was really fun.
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! 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?
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.
Worked all night long in the hell hole area....rust free and proud to be
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.
I looked at it.
I started up the six and heated it up.
I went home.
Bought her parts! Oil tank seals/spacer, spark plug wires, oil lines/fittings, carpet.
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....
i installed a new alternator today . 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!
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
i also made a little money while i was in there.
Tried to break the 1/2 shafts away from the stud axles Will try again tomorrow it now time to
647]Road bicycle rack finally completed. I had a bunch of parts laying around and finally got around to fabricating a bike rack. Now I can ride in both of my favorite forms of transportation. Basically used metal brackets from an old garage door opener, aluminum plate, aluminum angle, and lots of allen head screws. Still need to trim off the angle and rattle can the entire thing black. Looks like Rube Goldberg, but I did a test run and its pretty sold. Oh, yeah, the bike cost about the same price as the car.
Cleanerd my 1/2 shafts
I hooked up a Deltran 12 volt tender to the beast, and threw it a raw steak.
I went and pulled the A-arms off tonight. Next I will press out the bushings and put the Rebell Racing bushings in.
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.
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!
Heh heh, new welder for Xmas... Work on installing 220v this week, then start hacking on the car .
cleaned parts and cleaned more parts
Putting the FI parts, new manifold gasket, new gas lines together
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.
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
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.
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
Pressed out the front bushings to prep the A-arms for the Rebel Racing bushings
Should install the new bushings tomorrow.
Layed down a coat or primer on my rear trunk
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! You should have seen what these calipers looked like before Eric started working his magic...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I drained the gas tank in prep for cleaning out and refurbing the fuel system.
I reassembled the drivers door complete with all new fuzzys and rubber from Mark at 914RUBBER.com. It looks freaking awsome!
Tomorrow the passenger side!
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 .
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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.
Ive been stick with a fuel problem ...I think? but now I'm on a full blown kitchen remodel..please some one come over and help me replace my fuel pump
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)
I'm going to drive the LE to work here in about 30 minutes or so. Might take Christine out for a drive tomorrow.
Replaced the fuel injector rubber elbow hoses. There were just a fire away from ruining my day!
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.
All I got to do today was clean parts
Now it's time to
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
Got the gas tank out
I added a battery tender charger to mine today.
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.
Installed the new muffler using the bracket from black22.
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.
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)
rebilt carb and changed fuel filter
I'm gonna get the v8 bolted into the car this weekend if it kills me. It just might.
New c.h.t. and injection points plate, reset timing. Smoooooth!!!!
Building this . . .
to test & put this . . .
in here . . .
Installed new front bushings. Still need to fine tune them but they are on the car now
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.
I just the out of the LE. Christine gets her turn tomorrow. 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.
Changed oil in it today and lubed the speedometer cable.
Played musical 914's & trailers
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 . I managed to load it without screwing anything up though .
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
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. .
Washed both 914s and took each of them for a short drive. Both in garage so I can wax them tomorrow, maybe..
I found out why my alternator wasn't charging completely and fixed it Then I took it for a nice long drive.
i finally finished my engman stiffiner kit install. painted the interior and got everything put back together. now im ready for carpet.
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.
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
I ordered a loop carpet kit (WAYYYY PreMature but I don't care )
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.
i finished welding up my doors.
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! 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!
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.
hopefully it didn't get into the carb and screw things up too bad.
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.
Installed clutch, mated tranny to engine and installed starter! Trying like hell to install this package into my six conversion this week.
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!
worked on the relay board
called vendor, talk theory, made a couple decisions about upcomming resto/build
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.
I'm hoping to get out to the garage tonight. Need to finish up petting the new bushing on the front alligned properly.
Last night I went out and turned on my heater only to have my wife ask me to do something else
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.
Milt (Zeke) came by the shop and worked some metal magic in the hell hole area.
Also, started reassembling the distributor for my new 2056
I drove it! Great weather. And I drove it yesterday and the day before that. I might drive it tomorrow too!
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.
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".
Bought parts for it.
Drove out to L.A......my old Hood
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...
the post man just dropped off my inner door seals from 914rubber.com and of course another perfect fit. i cant wait to order my new door rubber and window felt.....
replaced both seals on the speedo drive and changed the gear oil.
On twisty roads!!
With the roof stowed!!
In 65 degree temps!!
In early January!!
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.
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.
Dropped the engine and transmission to clean up the hellhole
Thanks to Brenz and Mepstein for helping a brother out.
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.
Ignored the two that I can drive and thought about the one I can't.
Installed some loud a$$ air horns from Harbor Freight no more meeeeep
Did a compression test. Low on #1, but I hadn't adjusted the valves, so there's still hope!
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.
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...
All I could do was think of mine since she is down at Original Customs awaiting 'hip replacement surgery'...
I expect she is going to look something like this when we're done...
Installed engine and tranny into my 6 conversion!!
Today was vacuum hoses.....all new in prep for the first start in a year
shot primer to the front and rear trunks.
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...
tore down a 1.8 to rebuild as a back up engine...
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.
Looks good. Glad to see you won... not the deer.
Here's what I (we) did today....
Make it easier...
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.
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.
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!
Wow! That looks awesome! I hate you!
I installed the Tangerine Racing cable throttle linkage for dual carb setups. I'm very pleased with how it works
I bought Rings today, and I received my step down exhaust studs today
So tomorrow, I'm off the the Head Shop to give them my new studs for installation
Getting closer to having a zero bind in the front suspension. So much fine tuning. Spent three hours filing a marking and filing tonight
new tail lite buckit seals! from Mikey914 hope that solves the leaking issue...gonna yank the motor real soon ..like maybe this weekend ...
Drove to work.
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.
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 Tomorrow may be a couple more
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.
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
I parked my 914 up the hill on the grass and covered it with three covers+tarps.
winter hibernation for now
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...
Nothing Yet to many honey-do's
I'm hoping I get work on her later tonight
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.
Started her up & let her idle for 10 min.s.
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
3. Shrunk some heat-shrink tubing onto my SS fuel lines
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.
Finally got the A-arms to have zero bind Time to install the struts and Camber plates
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.
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.
Hey Mark... just remembered I had an old photobucket account and was looking through some of the albums there. Remember this? lol
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
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.
Bought a few parts from Chris Foley
The parts I ordered yesterday were delivered today (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'
... and I know nothing about the picture you posted, Robert
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.
Screen capture from my GoProHD. Overcast day and looking through a dirty windshield = not the greatest image.
I very nice 944 with my 914 showing in the background.
Sand blaster cabinet and parts washer. Progress
Patched hole in rear trunk from DAPO.
Finally completed my 5 guage center console cluster
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.
Fixed the drivers side window, now I can roll it up , wooohooo
Got it started again after cleaning out the fuel system.
looked at it and cried
Put new outer door seals on both doors
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
I am happy
Tore down the motor from my parts car to see if the heads were any good.
Talked with McMark about building my motor! Hey, thats more than I have done in the last 4 months.
Finally added a fire extinguisher
Started to install a front sway bar and then found some rust. I then treated the rust , degreased my trans and cleaned out my gas tank all at the same time.
I get side tracked easily, so I ended up only installing one sway bar mount!
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.
Pulled the rear trunk hinges, cleaned and painted, Getting her ready for
a JWest Pivot Kit
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
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.
Nice Sounds like your car is coming along Chris. I didn't know you were back.
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.
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.
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.
@ Jon, yep, finally! More trips in the pipe, but getting busy on the 914.
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! 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.
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.
For those of you following the Paddock thread:
Here is what's happening today, accumulation.
Sorry for the size, new to GIMP.
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.
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)
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? ... found a few of the terminal connections corroded away and wires are dangling
New air filters. FINALLY!
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.
Ok, Got GIMP figured out a little bit more.
cc'ing heads and calculating piston dome volume.
Never ends lol.......
back to hell hole tonight......
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!
Wheels DO make a big difference.
Triad dual outlet?
Installed stainless fuel lines and started to replace the brake lines.
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.
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.
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 . Been putting off doing the rear window. That needs to be next
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.
Busy day here
Since I can't afford one of those nice MOMO wheels, I scrubbed, masked-off and repainted my chipped stock horn ring
I got the last piston back on.
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
I only did the sail panels yesterday
now she needs to do the interior
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!
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 !!!!
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.
I thought about opening the garage door, but didn't.....
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. or, rather,
I replaced my speedo cable torn rubber boot with shrink tubing. I couldn't find a new boot anywhere.
Was yesterday, but got the Pertronix issue fixed. Should anyone decide to install one of these units, remove the distributor.
Installed new black carpet! Looks great!
Upgrade the front shocks to bilstein. That was a pita because the flex brake line seems to be very short. 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.
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
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.
Sanded down a couple of paint runs, touched up some rock chips and hand-polished the rest of the car.
Hoping to get the SS fuel lines and front sway bar installed this week
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!
Today I started mine, and drove it around the block. The fact it runs makes me smile.
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.
I have enkei's on my car. Not that they've seen the road in like 14 years... SOME day... SOOMMMMMMEEEEE day....
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. 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.
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.
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!
Jeff, which sway bar mounts are you welding? ... 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:
Rust transformation and prepping the Triad muffler for a new coat of 1200 degree paint:
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.
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).
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).
Now, if I could only remember where I stashed the roll of tan carpet to cover the firewall
Looks awesome mark. I like it.
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
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.
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