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Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 11:28 AM

Parts acquisition



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Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 11:34 AM

Harness - brain surgery
Big thanks to Kevin today for helping me remove the harness.


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Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 11:40 AM

My mechanic pulled the engine



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Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 11:44 AM

Next step is remove the roll cage and get it up on 4 wheels.



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Posted by: Mueller Jul 25 2015, 11:48 AM

Nice....now to stop reading your threads....I don't need anymore distractions! hahaha

Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 11:53 AM

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Nice....now to stop reading your threads....I don't need anymore distractions! hahaha

I received the hubs - thanks!
Almost too pretty for the "budget build"




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Posted by: Chris H. Jul 25 2015, 12:13 PM

Nice work pulling the harness complete. Are you doing the wiring conversion yourself? PM me before you start if so. I also have some SVX manuals and other info (might have already sent it to you).


Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 12:22 PM

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Nice work pulling the harness complete. Are you doing the wiring conversion yourself? PM me before you start if so. I also have some SVX manuals and other info (might have already sent it to you).

I looked at the smallcar booklet and it was completely overwhelming. So one step at a time. I will remove the tape and plastic and then go from there. Maybe I can trade Wire harness conversion for parts or money.

Posted by: Chris H. Jul 25 2015, 06:05 PM

Oh you picked up the smallcar directions? idea.gif wouldn't mind having a gander at that...

They do harnesses for $700 and only if you don't cut any wires beforehand. Sounds outrageous but it takes a LONG time the first time you do it yourself.

Really though, a lot of the wires for the ECU stay where they are. Relatively few are cut as a percentage. You just change the power circuit, starter circuit, etc.

I found some videos that helped me, including this series:








There are more, so watch all of them that pertain to you and you'll get more confidence. He's doing an Impreza swap, but you want to use the ECU as a standalone as well to control just the engine, not swap out the entire 914 harness for the SVX one.

Also have a lot of supplemental info I can send if you PM me your e-mail address.

Posted by: 914forme Jul 25 2015, 06:06 PM

aktion035.gif Lets get to rocking, Im guessing we could have a race going on for completion. lol-2.gif I think you'll most likely be driving before I will. I still have flares to weld on.

BTW, whats with the cage, them welds look like barf.gif If it is a full SCCA spec cage, I know some one who was looking to pickup a 914 cage. PM me if you want me to get ahold of them.

Posted by: 914forme Jul 25 2015, 06:09 PM

Wow Chris those videos make me glad I'm doing PEFI, lol I don't have a genius wiring dog.

Posted by: Chris H. Jul 25 2015, 06:14 PM

Yeah the first vid is a bit cheesy but it explains the reason he's paring down 80% of the harness, which is what we do. Could have been about 1:30 shorter biggrin.gif .

Posted by: Andyrew Jul 25 2015, 06:16 PM

Awesome!!

Posted by: mepstein Jul 25 2015, 09:11 PM

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aktion035.gif Lets get to rocking, Im guessing we could have a race going on for completion. lol-2.gif I think you'll most likely be driving before I will. I still have flares to weld on.

BTW, whats with the cage, them welds look like barf.gif If it is a full SCCA spec cage, I know some one who was looking to pickup a 914 cage. PM me if you want me to get ahold of them.

Here's the link to the previous build. http://www.914club.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=212085&hl=

I don't want the cage but it and some other ugly mods allowed me to get the car cheap enough that once some nice brake and suspension parts were sold, the tub cost $0.00
Since the engine shelf was removed and the trunk bulkhead was hacked out, this car is perfect for a suby conversion. I don't plan to save the cage. It will be cut out and scrapped. I appreciate any and all helpful advise.

Posted by: mepstein Jul 26 2015, 09:11 AM

Since I have these trailing arms I'm guessing I should use the 911 parking brakes.


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Posted by: mepstein Jul 26 2015, 09:45 AM

T struts and M calipers. Not pretty but functional from a 911 that upgraded to S calipers.
911 front suspension with elephant bushings came with the car.


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Posted by: mepstein Aug 6 2015, 03:19 PM

Using 911 e brake so I bought these from tangerine racing. Seems to be the least hassle solution (just the adapters, using my own trailing arms)



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Posted by: mepstein Aug 27 2015, 07:44 PM

So I need a trans. Can anyone help me find the right trans for sale. Not just type but an actual trans for sale so I can just purchase and drive home. I'm around Newark, DE 19711 so anything within about a 2 hour drive would be great. Needs to be a 5mt that will hold up to the 6 cylinder eg33. Thanks!

*I would really like it complete with clutch, flywheel, trans stubs, ect.

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 28 2015, 08:52 AM

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So I need a trans. Can anyone help me find the right trans for sale. Not just type but an actual trans for sale so I can just purchase and drive home. I'm around Newark, DE 19711 so anything within about a 2 hour drive would be great. Needs to be a 5mt that will hold up to the 6 cylinder eg33. Thanks!

*I would really like it complete with clutch, flywheel, trans stubs, ect.

Go back and read Chris' or my build thread. Pretty sure all the clutch/tranny info you'll need is there. The TY75 MT5 comes with 4:11's or 3:9's. The 3:9's will give you better hi way gearing.

Posted by: Cairo94507 Aug 28 2015, 10:09 AM

Mark - How do you keep track of which car you are working on? confused24.gif

Posted by: mepstein Aug 28 2015, 11:41 AM

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Mark - How do you keep track of which car you are working on? confused24.gif

There's more than one? I told my wife I'm building up the red car. confused24.gif

Posted by: mepstein Aug 28 2015, 11:43 AM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 28 2015, 10:52 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Aug 27 2015, 06:44 PM) *

So I need a trans. Can anyone help me find the right trans for sale. Not just type but an actual trans for sale so I can just purchase and drive home. I'm around Newark, DE 19711 so anything within about a 2 hour drive would be great. Needs to be a 5mt that will hold up to the 6 cylinder eg33. Thanks!

*I would really like it complete with clutch, flywheel, trans stubs, ect.

Go back and read Chris' or my build thread. Pretty sure all the clutch/tranny info you'll need is there. The TY75 MT5 comes with 4:11's or 3:9's. The 3:9's will give you better hi way gearing.

I don't want to find the right trans, I want you guys to find it for me so I can buy it. Really.

Posted by: mepstein Sep 16 2015, 06:32 AM

Zach found me a trans. Picked it up last night. Thank you Vatican Rabbit.



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Posted by: mepstein Sep 16 2015, 02:54 PM

A little controversy, or not.


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Posted by: strawman Sep 17 2015, 11:32 AM

I'm using the transaxle out of a U.S. 1998 Forester into which I've fitted an OBX helical gear limited slip differential. Haven't had it up to highway speeds, so I can't provide opinions. In fact, I haven't yet had it past second gear...

Good luck with your project!

Posted by: nsyr Sep 17 2015, 01:57 PM

I have had a fwd subaru trans in my now svx powered 914 for about 9 years. It uses a push type clutch but the stock clutch is strong enough for n/a applications. And it does not need to be converted from awd.

Posted by: mepstein Sep 24 2015, 08:45 PM

more stuff


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Posted by: mepstein Jun 25 2016, 07:46 PM

Back on the suby build
I sent out the wire harness to get done. It's almost ready.
Timothy is making some stock looking gauges that will work with the suby sensors.


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Posted by: 76-914 Jun 26 2016, 09:29 AM

I don't know why you'd "farm out" that harness? wacko.gif JK. It's about time you got back on the conversion. Those projects can bury themselves if you let them sit too long. beerchug.gif Kent

Posted by: mepstein Jun 26 2016, 01:33 PM

If I didn't farm it out, it wouldn't get done. The 3.2 conversion is almost on the road so I'd like to start working on suby assembly soon.

Oh, I get it. JK. biggrin.gif

Posted by: flmont Jun 27 2016, 08:31 PM

Whom,..May I asked did u send it out too,..smallcar,..??? Thanks Frank

Posted by: mepstein Jun 27 2016, 09:17 PM

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Whom,..May I asked did u send it out too,..smallcar,..??? Thanks Frank

A guy on the samba. He's done quite a few and seems very responsive and easy to work with. Asked me questions how I was using the engine, where ecu was going, how I wanted fans to work. Much more than smallcar- fill out the form and send us the money. I think he's also about $150 less than smallcar but that really wasn't how I chose him. There's so much to do on a suby conversion that I wanted as much help and support as I could get.

He mostly worked with the vanagon guys. Here's some of his info - www.facebook.com/jeffrobenolt

www.AutoVenturesLLC.net

Posted by: mepstein Jul 10 2016, 04:30 PM

Here's the harness all done and ready to ship. Jeff labels all the wires and makes it as plug and play as possible. He asked me where and which direction each wire should go and set up the controller for the radiator fans. He told me I'm welcome to call with questions when I get around to putting it all together.


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Posted by: flmont Jul 11 2016, 05:34 PM

Who did your harness,..?? if I may ask

Posted by: flmont Jul 11 2016, 05:35 PM

Sorry,..I just scrolled up,..Jezz.. Thanks

Posted by: flmont Jul 11 2016, 06:20 PM

Sorry,..I just scrolled up,..Jezz.. Thanks

Posted by: mepstein Jan 4 2017, 09:14 PM

I don't want to be known as the guy to where 914 projects go to die. So... Making plans to send this car off to get built by one of the members on this site. He will do engine, trans, mechanicals and get the car running and then I will work on interior and paint. I have to make it a roller and then deliver it around march. At least that's the working plan for now. Details to follow. driving.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 5 2017, 10:13 AM

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

Posted by: mepstein Jan 5 2017, 10:33 AM

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That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

Posted by: 914forme Jan 5 2017, 05:37 PM

Glad to see this one getting finished up this spring

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 5 2017, 05:46 PM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: flmont Jan 5 2017, 06:40 PM

Mines not completed yet,..But I do have all major componets required,..just got to assemble everything,..???

Posted by: mepstein Jan 5 2017, 06:57 PM

I still need a radiator and fuel pump but I'll leave the builder to pick the parts he likes. First step is to get it running, then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.

Posted by: 914forme Jan 5 2017, 08:27 PM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

bye1.gif

Posted by: 914forme Jan 5 2017, 08:29 PM

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I still need a radiator and fuel pump but I'll leave the builder to pick the parts he likes. First step is to get it running, then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.

That stuff is easy, the hardtop and a/C blink.gif headbang.gif wacko.gif icon8.gif hissyfit.gif confused24.gif huh.gif dry.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 5 2017, 09:09 PM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 06:46 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 5 2017, 08:33 AM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

bye1.gif

I didn't know you had gotten yours running. Sorry Stephen.

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 5 2017, 09:11 PM

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I still need a radiator and fuel pump but I'll leave the builder to pick the parts he likes. First step is to get it running, then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.

Ahaa. Scotty first.gif

Posted by: 914forme Jan 5 2017, 10:18 PM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

bye1.gif

I didn't know you had gotten yours running. Sorry Stephen.

fired in car the old fashioned way, fogging the engine with fuel. So it does not really count just yet., dry.gif

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

bye1.gif

I didn't know you had gotten yours running. Sorry Stephen.

fired in car the old fashioned way, fogging the engine with fuel. So it does not really count just yet., dry.gif

A wink is as good as a nod. beerchug.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Jan 6 2017, 02:05 PM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Jan 5 2017, 11:13 AM) *

That harness looks nice. Who and where is the car going? Build plans???? Any specific's?? beerchug.gif

The plan is to put it together with all the parts already purchased. I'll let the builder talk about his plans when he's ready.

I should have looked at the title. headbang.gif So let's see; how may have running/completed 3.3 conversions? Chris H. & Bob (aka BIGKAT83), who recently retired, BTW. shades.gif Who am I forgetting? idea.gif biggrin.gif

I do the work as I can - I thought it was more important to learn how to walk again...
The doc says I'm good for skiing this year though so that's big news. Just gotta get the muscles talked into it. biggrin.gif

Posted by: jmill Jan 6 2017, 04:09 PM

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Then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.


Steel hardtop? If so aktion035.gif

I love the look and the blue one with the 944 sunroof was one of my favorites.

Posted by: 914forme Jan 6 2017, 05:46 PM

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Then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.


Steel hardtop? If so aktion035.gif

I love the look and the blue one with the 944 sunroof was one of my favorites.


drooley.gif This is the exact reason why I am duplicating the same roof in my build. The 944 sunroof panel is huge. And I never take the roof off anyway, but the venting would be great.

Posted by: mepstein Jan 31 2017, 03:52 PM

I need to put this on wheels to get to the builder so I scrounged around the house for parts and put together a front suspension. The rear is in a bin - somewhere.


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Posted by: Andyrew Jan 31 2017, 04:37 PM

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Then make it pretty with a hardtop and a/c.


Steel hardtop? If so aktion035.gif

I love the look and the blue one with the 944 sunroof was one of my favorites.


drooley.gif This is the exact reason why I am duplicating the same roof in my build. The 944 sunroof panel is huge. And I never take the roof off anyway, but the venting would be great.


If I did mine again I am sure I would have gone hardtop, Love the look and I rarely ever have the top off in the summer (sun is my enemy).

Posted by: mepstein Feb 2 2017, 04:03 PM

I got tired of looking at the roll cage.
Step 1 - buy really good blades



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Posted by: mepstein Feb 2 2017, 04:04 PM

Step 2
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Posted by: 914forme Feb 2 2017, 07:11 PM

Mark you also sending brake parts, the builder likes to test his work driving.gif happy11.gif

Posted by: mepstein Feb 2 2017, 07:27 PM

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Mark you also sending brake parts, the builder likes to test his work driving.gif happy11.gif

I sold you the front calipers that were supposed to be for this car. My bad. So if you change your mind, sell them back to me please. The rears are getting 911 m calipers with 911 ebrake.

Posted by: 914forme Feb 2 2017, 09:41 PM

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

Right after Hershey. Check your usps priority boxes. I only want them back if your plans have changed. Or if I'm just making all this up beerchug.gif it could happen smoke.gif

Posted by: 914forme Feb 3 2017, 03:26 PM

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

Right after Hershey. Check your usps priority boxes. I only want them back if your plans have changed. Or if I'm just making all this up beerchug.gif it could happen smoke.gif


Oh yeah I forgot about them, they went onto a different project.

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

Right after Hershey. Check your usps priority boxes. I only want them back if your plans have changed. Or if I'm just making all this up beerchug.gif it could happen smoke.gif


Oh yeah I forgot about them, they went onto a different project.


Are those the calipers I have from you Stephen?

If so, the fronts are unused.

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

Right after Hershey. Check your usps priority boxes. I only want them back if your plans have changed. Or if I'm just making all this up beerchug.gif it could happen smoke.gif


Oh yeah I forgot about them, they went onto a different project.


Are those the calipers I have from you Stephen?

If so, the fronts are unused.

Nope, He could use them if he used a 3.5" strut. Ones I got from Mark where 3" So yeah Mark, slap some 3.5" struts on and Scott's got you covered.


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QUOTE(914forme @ Feb 2 2017, 10:41 PM) *

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I don't think I bought your calipers confused24.gif

Right after Hershey. Check your usps priority boxes. I only want them back if your plans have changed. Or if I'm just making all this up beerchug.gif it could happen smoke.gif


Oh yeah I forgot about them, they went onto a different project.


Are those the calipers I have from you Stephen?

If so, the fronts are unused.

Nope, He could use them if he used a 3.5" strut. Ones I got from Mark where 3" So yeah Mark, slap some 3.5" struts on and Scott's got you covered.

No problem. I'll find some more M calipers. I'm already donating some 3.5" struts to a good cause.

Posted by: mepstein Mar 20 2017, 03:13 PM

I ground down the stumps from the roll cage. Doesn't look like much but it took a while. Especially in the engine compartment. Unfortunately, the welded in pads are going to stay. It's just too much work to remove them. Maybe one day.


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Posted by: 76-914 Mar 20 2017, 03:18 PM

Uh, I hate to ask but is that a rust sensor screwed into the long? confused24.gif

Posted by: Andyrew Mar 20 2017, 03:41 PM

Looks like a seat belt bolt

Posted by: mepstein Mar 20 2017, 03:41 PM

Just the seat belt bolt and a wire. biggrin.gif

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