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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

WWSD?

(What Would SLITS Do?)

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 20 2017, 02:05 PM

First date was productive biggrin.gif

1) put air in the tires and moved it into the shade.

2) diagnosed a bad wire connection to the starter solenoid. now cranks.

3) got the fuel pump removed. shorted out internally. ordering a new one from RH (job benefit)

3) pushed the car back to it's resting position beerchug.gif

Next date hopefully there will be sparks piratenanner.gif

Now on to the pictures & wish list aktion035.gif

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Could use some fresh tires 205/60 if you just happen to have extras pray.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 20 2017, 03:33 PM

You da Man! beerchug.gif Don't understand the wish list except for tires. Thx Chris.

Posted by: mepstein Aug 20 2017, 03:42 PM

I have a good steering wheel hub. Just tell me where to send it and i'll have it out asap. Mark

Posted by: euro911 Aug 20 2017, 04:20 PM

Chris, I recently purchased a good 2-port pump from Chappy ... if that will do the trick, I can pop it in the mail tomorrow

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Thanks for posting your progress beerchug.gif

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 20 2017, 04:34 PM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 20 2017, 02:33 PM) *

You da Man! beerchug.gif Don't understand the wish list except for tires. Thx Chris.

Spot the missing item biggrin.gif

Awesomeness!
Easiest is probably send it to Renegade c/o Toast. I'd have to look up her address... it's the house within biking distance with the yellow 914 in front laugh.gif

euro911- just like the one I took out beerchug.gif

Posted by: euro911 Aug 20 2017, 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Aug 20 2017, 03:34 PM) *
QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 20 2017, 02:33 PM) *
You da Man! beerchug.gif Don't understand the wish list except for tires. Thx Chris.
Spot the missing item biggrin.gif

Awesomeness!
Easiest is probably send it to Renegade c/o Toast. I'd have to look up her address... it's the house within biking distance with the yellow 914 in front laugh.gif

euro911- just like the one I took out beerchug.gif
I'll ask her where to send it and get it shipped out tomorrow popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 20 2017, 04:59 PM

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Spot the missing item biggrin.gif


Chris,

Well done!

Does Toast's car need the door stay AND the bracket or just the stay?


Posted by: 914forme Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM

Looks like she needs a driver side Euro Turn signal lense also.

Oh and Vegas can get down right cold if you have some shade and a evaporator or mister system. Froze my butt off at a fiends place getting out of the pool, 113 degrees, and I am shivering,

Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 20 2017, 05:42 PM

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Looks like she needs a driver side Euro Turn signal lense also.

Good eye!

I might have one with a very small crack in it.

Posted by: rick 918-S Aug 20 2017, 07:39 PM

If I can help let me know. work and my back are restricting my travel right now but I have parts. Drop me a pm. I haven't been active lately. No time.

Posted by: Toast Aug 21 2017, 10:47 AM

I go away for a few weeks and look what happens. biggrin.gif

Wow guys........I don't know what to say! pray.gif Thank you all so very much! grouphug.gif I've been sad seeing my 914 everyday just deteriorating out here in the Vegas heat. sad.gif

THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN CHRIS!! You have been truely a great person and a great help! smilie_pokal.gif

I do need a door stop and tires. Those are technicalities and can get those when funds are available.

The fuel pump that went out was part# Bosh 9580810026. 927 (circled) 745.
I know there are a few different types. I had a different fuel pump on the shelf but a port on one end is too big and it is a much bigger pump.

Thank you guys again! SLITS is smiling at ya....for a change. happy11.gif

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Posted by: euro911 Aug 24 2017, 05:19 PM

Chris said the pic of the pump I sent you looks exactly what he removed from your car, so it should work fine. USPS should have delivered it by now ... confused24.gif

Posted by: Lou W Aug 24 2017, 05:26 PM

Melba, isn't that my old engine that you're running? If it is, it's a 74 2.0 if it makes any difference. smile.gif

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 10:47 AM

So hopefully today will be the day that my 914 gets fired up after resting for 3 years. piratenanner.gif
Here are a couple of pics from last week's events...
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Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 10:48 AM

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Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 27 2017, 10:51 AM

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Keep us updated!

Fine job Chris.

PS: I still need to find the Euro lens and door strap - 99.99% sure I have both parts somewhere in 1 of the 3 storage units.....

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 10:51 AM

Got everything set up and ready to go for day two! Thank you to all those who have helped me get this far! cheer.gif
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Posted by: ConeDodger Aug 27 2017, 11:01 AM

Sorry, I couldn't help Toasty. We were in town for about 13 hours. Moved him in to his apartment, called NV Energy. Dinner at a fancy tapas place next to the hotel. Slept 7 hours and back to Reno. I saw your post on FB to me and I actually said to Nicho that if her car is an early model we should go put her fuel pump in because it's fairly easy. He gave me stink eye and said, "Dad! Tonight and tomorrow are the last days I get to see my girlfriend for months! Take me home please..." sad.gif




Posted by: 76-914 Aug 27 2017, 11:20 AM

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beerchug.gif Good guys. BTW, why aren't you sweating Chris? confused24.gif

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 11:42 AM

Gas tank PITA removal....


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Posted by: euro911 Aug 27 2017, 01:29 PM

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Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 02:01 PM

Gratuitous jack pic. biggrin.gif
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Posted by: sb914 Aug 27 2017, 02:10 PM

I hope he's not under with that jack only.
Can't see jackstands from this angle

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 02:53 PM

Gratuitous jack stand pic for sb914. rolleyes.gif
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Posted by: sb914 Aug 27 2017, 02:58 PM

Great! Just checking. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: euro911 Aug 27 2017, 03:20 PM

A big thanks to you guys for helping Toastie out beerchug.gif

Let me know if the fuel pump worked out confused24.gif

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 03:28 PM

Getting ready to add gas and fire up! Jumpy.gif

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 04:30 PM

Dammit.... mad.gif


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Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 04:37 PM

Not today baby girl. Good night. sad.gif
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Posted by: Kansas 914 Aug 27 2017, 04:40 PM

Dammit! sad.gif

Posted by: Toast Aug 27 2017, 04:49 PM

No worries ConeDodger. I'm never offended when people come to Vegas and they cannot get together. It is Vegas after all. ;-)
Thanks everybody for following and all of your support this far.!
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Posted by: euro911 Aug 27 2017, 05:11 PM

Fuel hoses?

Make sure to get, yourself, (uh ha, ha, ha, ha) (ZZ-TOP) ...

... the SAE 30R9 type (ethanol/F.I. rated) hose(s)



EDIT:

On second look, is that your left rear caliper leaking?

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 27 2017, 05:16 PM

Go with Gates barrier hose. The Goodyear stuff kinks very easily and may do so when you reset the tank. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 27 2017, 09:28 PM

Today's date was HOT (outside) lol-2.gif

Getting the tank out required an unusual amount of effort, like the tank expanded to fill the hole huh.gif But it went in easier.

While waiting for my assistants to clean the tank out I tackled the little things:
Replaced the randomly beeping horn ring biggrin.gif
Installed the door catch. Found the old broken one hiding in the door confused24.gif Also lubed the latch while I was there.
Toast found an extra lens in a box of dirty junk spare parts.
Lastly got the replacement pump installed just like Ron would have did with fresh hose. Behind the pump is the 75-76 isolater bracket. Pretty nifty.

I thought she was exaggerating but right as we were cleaning up she got another drive-by offer. unsure.gif

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Next step is to replace the fuel line on the engine then it should be good to start. If we're lucky none of the FI pieces went kaput. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: bdstone914 Aug 27 2017, 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Aug 27 2017, 08:28 PM) *

Today's date was HOT (outside) lol-2.gif

Getting the tank out required an unusual amount of effort, like the tank expanded to fill the hole huh.gif But it went in easier.

While waiting for my assistants to clean the tank out I tackled the little things:
Replaced the randomly beeping horn ring biggrin.gif
Installed the door catch. Found the old broken one hiding in the door confused24.gif Also lubed the latch while I was there.
Toast found an extra lens in a box of dirty junk spare parts.
Lastly got the replacement pump installed just like Ron would have did with fresh hose. Behind the pump is the 75-76 isolater bracket. Pretty nifty.

I thought she was exaggerating but right as we were cleaning up she got another drive-by offer. unsure.gif

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Next step is to replace the fuel line on the engine then it should be good to start. If we're lucky none of the FI pieces went kaput. piratenanner.gif



Do you have a steering rack pan for it ? If not i can donate one as that pump should not be exposed like that. BTW I like the hitch pin you used in the door stay pin. I hate trying to get the cotter pins out of those.

Posted by: Toast Sep 15 2017, 08:17 AM

Hi guys. Just wanted to post some updates.

So I finally got her fired up for about one minute on 9/14. biggrin.gif cheer.gif
Replaced all the fuel lines. Now no leaks. Here is a before pic. Notice one of the clamps is original. blink.gif

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After cranking forever without starting I let it sit until 9/13. Then there was no ignition. bs.gif So replaced the ignition switch.
After fire up it ran sloppy for a minute. Pulled a spark plug....


Posted by: Toast Sep 15 2017, 08:21 AM

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Yeah.... So going to replace those with some cheepies then see if I can burn off all this crud out of the system then replace them again with good ones.

Getting closer! aktion035.gif cheer.gif

Thanks for following and for all of your help!!

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Posted by: sb914 Sep 15 2017, 10:07 AM

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Yeah.... So going to replace those with some cheepies then see if I can burn off all this crud out of the system then replace them again with good ones.

Getting closer! aktion035.gif cheer.gif

Thanks for following and for all of your help!!

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Those plugs are toast!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dave_Darling Sep 15 2017, 11:23 AM

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BTW I like the hitch pin you used in the door stay pin. I hate trying to get the cotter pins out of those.


Looks like one of the rear brake pad retaining pin clips!!

--DD

Posted by: euro911 Sep 15 2017, 11:38 AM

Keep plugging away at it. BTW, NGKs are good plugs shades.gif



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... oh, and how about an oil change?

Posted by: Toast Sep 15 2017, 12:17 PM

One step at a time Mark. rolleyes.gif

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Posted by: Robert21 Sep 15 2017, 04:52 PM

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Posted by: boxstr Sep 15 2017, 09:19 PM

Those injectors look like they could stand a trip to a fuel injection rebuilder.
Craig at CAMP

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