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Posted by: euro911 Aug 12 2017, 02:53 PM

Melba (Toast) has some issues with her car, and unfortunately with Ron's passing (SLITS), she no longer has a good mechanic to help her out.

Wondering if there's some World members in the Las Vegas area that could lend her a hand making some minor repairs to her '73 914?

Posted by: Tom_T Aug 12 2017, 06:46 PM

Mark,

If there isn't a member or old school aircooled Porsche Independent that comes up, then there is Gaudin Porsche's "Classic Center" - which is one of the handful of Classic Centers around the country, & they should have someone for aircooleds there, I would think. Of course, it would be Porsche prices though.

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Tom
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Posted by: sb914 Aug 13 2017, 06:52 AM

I thought she works at "renegade" confused24.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Aug 13 2017, 08:18 PM

QUOTE(sb914 @ Aug 13 2017, 05:52 AM) *
I thought she works at "renegade" confused24.gif

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Posted by: Steve Aug 13 2017, 09:05 PM

As long as she's worked there, I'm surprised they didn't put a v8 in it with spare parts.
Vegas racer lives there. Do we know what's wrong with it?

Posted by: euro911 Aug 13 2017, 09:45 PM

unsure.gif ... I was just trying to see if there was anyone closer to where lives that could lend her a hand.

I accidentally deleted the message she sent me, but I think the issue was electrical in nature. Her car has been sitting idle for about three years now, so it may need attention elsewhere as well. She really didn't go into a lot of detail confused24.gif

Posted by: 7TPorsh Aug 14 2017, 08:44 PM

I may be passing through Vegas mid-day Thursday for a couple hours...

Posted by: euro911 Aug 14 2017, 11:06 PM

Do you have her phone #?

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 15 2017, 12:32 AM

QUOTE(7TPorsh @ Aug 14 2017, 07:44 PM) *

I may be passing through Vegas mid-day Thursday for a couple hours...

She should be at work but we can put it on jack stands for her lol-2.gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 15 2017, 07:33 AM

Too bad she can't get it to Red Rocks Classic in September. Some of the best 914 minds in the country will be gathered in one spot.

Maybe the next event needs to be in Las Vegas?

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 15 2017, 08:48 AM

I've got a better idea or so I think. biggrin.gif Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now. Since I thought of it I should be the first to volunteer. I'll need to wait until Vegas temps are reasonable. If she is still living in the same place there is room to toss a few sleeping bags. We can set a date if any locals there can advise me as to when Vegas drops back into the 80's. smile.gif Ron bailed my ass out of a few jams. I can damned sure make time for Melba's dilemma. I'll need a few other hands to join me. I can take one person with me as well. Who's up for the challenge? beerchug.gif

Posted by: '73-914kid Aug 15 2017, 08:52 AM

Hmm... once temp fall a bit, I might go for that Kent. 914s can hold plenty of parts and tools...

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 15 2017, 08:58 AM

Thank you, Ethan. I'll probably take my truck so I can can load up with tools and parts. No sense working in 100F+. Everything takes 3 times as much effort. beerchug.gif

Posted by: michael7810 Aug 15 2017, 09:30 AM

I can meet you there if the timing works

Posted by: Edward Blume Aug 15 2017, 10:09 AM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 15 2017, 07:48 AM) *

I've got a better idea or so I think. biggrin.gif Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now. Since I thought of it I should be the first to volunteer. I'll need to wait until Vegas temps are reasonable. If she is still living in the same place there is room to toss a few sleeping bags. We can set a date if any locals there can advise me as to when Vegas drops back into the 80's. smile.gif Ron bailed my ass out of a few jams. I can damned sure make time for Melba's dilemma. I'll need a few other hands to join me. I can take one person with me as well. Who's up for the challenge? beerchug.gif

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Posted by: 7TPorsh Aug 15 2017, 10:18 AM

Trying to pull a car out of Henderson....I may not go up and just have it shipped. I would do the rescue party thing.

Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 15 2017, 12:32 PM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 15 2017, 08:48 AM) *

Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now.

Mary Shortridge and Buttercup! Back in 2010...


Posted by: euro911 Aug 15 2017, 12:46 PM

We could call the event the West Toast Ramble cheer.gif

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Posted by: rhodyguy Aug 15 2017, 12:51 PM

HA!

Posted by: euro911 Aug 15 2017, 01:58 PM

I spoke with her about an hour ago ... something to do with the ignition switch and the starter wiring off the top of her head.

Again, with it sitting for an extended period of time, there's probably a few other issues that could have developed. '73 2.0L with F.I.

I asked her to make a list of all the known issues ...


I'm going through some of the same issues, she'll be facing ... mine has been sitting idle for 2.5 years dry.gif

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 15 2017, 02:11 PM

Here is what I know.

It's been sitting for 3 years... needs tank drained and likely a fuel pump.
Been told the 2.0FI is tired & down on power... could use a rebuild.
Kinda recall something electrical under the dash.
Otherwise car is complete. Ran when parked laugh.gif

Won't be 80s til Halloween. Last I saw the garage had room to work, it's not too bad in the shade. I managed to survive the summer beer3.gif

Posted by: zig-n-zag Aug 15 2017, 06:55 PM

Carl's Place is a great independent repair shop in Las Vegas. Tony is the owner, and the last time I was there April 2015, Vegasracer's black beauty was up on the lift, plus two other 914s. Tony also is the man in charge of Guidin Porsche's restoration center.
I didn't see Toast at Renegade at that time...

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 15 2017, 09:42 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 15 2017, 12:58 PM) *

I spoke with her about an hour ago ... something to do with the ignition switch and the starter wiring off the top of her head.

If that's the big hangup then I'll try to make a date some weekend soon. I happen to have a lot of recent ignition switch experience laugh.gif

I'd like to see the car get to RRC. And back.

Posted by: JRust Aug 15 2017, 09:55 PM

She needs a nice little 2.5 suby motor in it

Posted by: Steve Aug 15 2017, 10:32 PM

QUOTE(JRust @ Aug 15 2017, 08:55 PM) *

She needs a nice little 2.5 suby motor in it

With AC

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 16 2017, 02:20 PM

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Aug 15 2017, 08:42 PM) *

QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 15 2017, 12:58 PM) *

I spoke with her about an hour ago ... something to do with the ignition switch and the starter wiring off the top of her head.

If that's the big hangup then I'll try to make a date some weekend soon. I happen to have a lot of recent ignition switch experience laugh.gif

I'd like to see the car get to RRC. And back.

Good man, Chris. pray.gif Let us know what, when and how. If she needs a fuel pump, I've a spare. God knows Ron gave me more than a few freebies. In fact, post up whatever she needs for that car. I'm not the only one that owes Ron a favor. This is a good opportunity to play it forward. beerchug.gif Kent

Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 16 2017, 02:44 PM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 16 2017, 02:20 PM) *

God knows Ron gave me more than a few freebies. I

WWSD?

(What Would SLITS Do?)

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