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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ Jay Leno’s Garage 914-6

Posted by: JmuRiz Nov 27 2017, 08:48 AM

Watching it now biggrin.gif

Posted by: RoadGlue Nov 27 2017, 09:34 AM

https://youtu.be/Tevszu3rPO8




Posted by: Gulf91474 Nov 27 2017, 09:35 AM

Awesome job on Leno. driving.gif
Now tell him to buy you some new tires...

Posted by: ndfrigi Nov 27 2017, 11:42 AM

Congratulation Eric! Thanks also for making the 914 on a higher level and for mentioning 914world too!


Posted by: Vacca Rabite Nov 27 2017, 11:48 AM

Jay did seem to enjoy it.
On some of his episodes you can tell he's working too much behind the wheel to carry on much of a dialog. Not here. Seemed like he was really ripping it up on the road.

Zach

Posted by: cuddyk Nov 27 2017, 12:25 PM

Congrats Eric! Beautiful car too....

Posted by: burton73 Nov 27 2017, 12:26 PM

Saw It this AM on my phone. Nice work E. You look good on camera.
Car too.

Bob B

Posted by: falcor75 Nov 27 2017, 12:49 PM

Nice video, hopefully you tipped Jay off to the deal of the year car '74 car at BHCC..... wink.gif

Posted by: timothy_nd28 Nov 27 2017, 12:59 PM

Very good press for us! I totally forgot about that 10k rpm tach, I'll start working on it. smash.gif

Posted by: Coondog Nov 27 2017, 01:18 PM

Well done, the you tube comments was a interesting love it or hate it read.

Posted by: StratPlayer Nov 27 2017, 01:24 PM

Very cool, congrats Eric. first.gif aktion035.gif

Posted by: Mueller Nov 27 2017, 01:47 PM

Congrats....

I could actually see a slight increase in the popularity of our 914s more with Jay Leno's drive of Erics car than with Magnus buying and modifying a few 914s himself.


Got this cranked up in the garage running thru my 3 foot tall stereo speakers for the neighbors to enjoy as well.

Posted by: Mueller Nov 27 2017, 01:57 PM

Anyone know the significance of the 2 red strips near the gas cap?

Posted by: porbmw Nov 27 2017, 02:03 PM

QUOTE(StratPlayer @ Nov 27 2017, 11:24 AM) *

Very cool, congrats Eric. first.gif aktion035.gif




Nice! beerchug.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 02:04 PM

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Posted by: Eric_Shea Nov 27 2017, 02:21 PM

Thanks Gang,

I simply couldn't have done it without 914World and the support here.

A special shout out and thanks to Jaime Mejia (Oldschool) for all of his work as he tirelessly pushed the 914 to the crew behind the scenes. This never would have happened without him.

Again, thank you to everyone here for all your support and comments that helped us grow.

The 914 is here to stay...

QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 27 2017, 12:57 PM) *

Anyone know the significance of the 2 red strips near the gas cap?


Shows the pit crew the engagement angle when putting the cap back on. Something I stole from looking at all of the various GT pictures on Armando's site (another invaluable resource for us all).

Posted by: siverson Nov 27 2017, 02:29 PM

Congrats and fun episode!!!

-Steve

Posted by: gereed75 Nov 27 2017, 02:44 PM

really well done Eric. Great spot and a great car. So glad this is the one Leno got to see. No excuses needed for any thing about it and presented tastefully and with a great attitude!! Way to represent. Sweet !!!!

Posted by: pete000 Nov 27 2017, 03:22 PM

Best car on Leno !

Watch the prices soar now !

1971 914 1.7 needs TLC not running, has some rust. $42500.00

Posted by: chandler1969 Nov 27 2017, 03:29 PM

My goodness, what a great car!! I could watch that video over and over. Superb job eric! It's also amazing how small these cars are compared to whats on the road these days....

Posted by: sbsix Nov 27 2017, 03:32 PM

My favorite Leno so far.

Posted by: sfrenck Nov 27 2017, 03:40 PM

What's the episode number so I can look for it on TV and/or when will it be on TV?

Posted by: cuddyk Nov 27 2017, 04:25 PM

Is it just me...or does Jay seem like a comedian with cars who needs to get coffee?smile.gif

Posted by: 7TPorsh Nov 27 2017, 04:45 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed! Congratulations!

Interesting how monotone Jay is before he got in the car and then all of a sudden he got all bubbly.

Posted by: HaraPuzo Nov 27 2017, 04:54 PM

congrats Eric!
watched the video earlier.
was cool to see your car in Leno's garage.
Orest

Posted by: mgphoto Nov 27 2017, 04:56 PM

QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 27 2017, 11:57 AM) *

Anyone know the significance of the 2 red strips near the gas cap?

Racing, fill tank, line up the cap , twist to close and go.....

Posted by: oldschool Nov 27 2017, 05:02 PM

QUOTE(Eric_Shea @ Nov 27 2017, 12:21 PM) *

Thanks Gang,

I simply couldn't have done it without 914World and the support here.

A special shout out and thanks to Jaime Mejia (Oldschool) for all of his work as he tirelessly pushed the 914 to the crew behind the scenes. This never would have happened without him.

Again, thank you to everyone here for all your support and comments that helped us grow.

The 914 is here to stay...

QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 27 2017, 12:57 PM) *

Anyone know the significance of the 2 red strips near the gas cap?


Shows the pit crew the engagement angle when putting the cap back on. Something I stole from looking at all of the various GT pictures on Armando's site (another invaluable resource for us all).


I was a fan of the show before I worked on it. But seeing and being around all the cool cars,I knew our 914 needed to be recognize on his show.
Thanks to Hans for coming in and Eric for bringing his 914 out for the show...
here is my cameo...look to right I'am with this hot chick.
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Posted by: Larmo63 Nov 27 2017, 05:17 PM

Dumb question, but is the car a '74 or a '70? Eric, you say it's a '70 tub, but Jay introduced the car as a '74"

Inquiring minds want to know?

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Nov 27 2017, 03:17 PM) *
Dumb question, but is the car a '74 or a '70? Eric, you say it's a '70 tub, but Jay introduced the car as a '74"
Inquiring minds want to know?

No, he said "... if this was a '70 ... "
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Posted by: GeorgeRud Nov 27 2017, 05:35 PM

It certainly looked like Jay was enjoying his drive. He’s always seemed like an honest enthusiast that enjoys all things mechanical and appreciates the efforts it took Eric to assemble this car.

Posted by: Justinp71 Nov 27 2017, 05:44 PM


That was Awesome! Great example of a 914-6 too!

Posted by: Cairo94507 Nov 27 2017, 06:03 PM

That was way cool. I really enjoyed seeing that. Our 914 stock just went up by 20 points. I would love to see Jay Leno build a 914-6. Eric's car is very cool I saw it before it was finished, but it was pretty close to being done. He did a terrific job and we are fortunate he is a part of our community. Jay is right, if you have a 914 question, not even brake related, Eric is an excellent source of information.

Cheers. beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Mueller Nov 27 2017, 06:05 PM

Do you get any swag for being on the show?

Posted by: jim_hoyland Nov 27 2017, 06:30 PM

Fantastic ! Best review ever

Posted by: rdauenhauer Nov 27 2017, 06:59 PM

first.gif Awesome.
Good Job Jamie , Eric aktion035.gif
So envious!
I noticed at the very end Jays comment "I gotta get me one" smile.gif
Erc did Jays wardrobe people veto the salmon shirt? biggrin.gif

Posted by: Unpretentious Nov 27 2017, 07:01 PM

Way Cool!

Posted by: NS914 Nov 27 2017, 07:02 PM

Me too! What a great video!!!! Eric and the rest of you guys....your cars constantly amaze. Congratulations! Grant

Posted by: BeatNavy Nov 27 2017, 07:10 PM

Just got through watching it smile.gif. Eric, car looked and sounded awesome. Great episode!

QUOTE(rdauenhauer @ Nov 27 2017, 07:59 PM) *

I noticed at the very end Jays comment "I gotta get me one" smile.gif

Yeah, that almost got lost in the fade away at the end. Look for a new member here soon named "Jay"...

Posted by: PANTLODE Nov 27 2017, 07:18 PM

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Posted by: Elliot Cannon Nov 27 2017, 07:26 PM

Did anyone notice Leno cringe when Eric suggested that some people have installed chevy V-8's in a 914? av-943.gif Nice job Eric. Did Jay offer to buy your car? biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mark Henry Nov 27 2017, 07:40 PM

Funny how even after all this time guys either love them or hate them....very little middle ground.

Posted by: AlanG Nov 27 2017, 07:43 PM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Nov 27 2017, 06:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Nov 27 2017, 03:17 PM) *
Dumb question, but is the car a '74 or a '70? Eric, you say it's a '70 tub, but Jay introduced the car as a '74"
Inquiring minds want to know?

No, he said "... if this was a '70 ... "
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At about 7:30 he does say it was a '70 tub.

Posted by: Elliot Cannon Nov 27 2017, 07:45 PM

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Nov 27 2017, 05:40 PM) *

Funny how even after all this time guys either love them or hate them....very little middle ground.


Some guys have class and some don't. I think we know which is which. biggrin.gif

Posted by: forrestkhaag Nov 27 2017, 07:55 PM

Nice film. Very well produced and a clear exhibition of Eric's talent and commitment to the marque.

Not to say screw the 911 snobs but I have owned outright most every p-car available from 62 notchback to current day C4S and everything in between. Not a a dealer but a broke enthusiast with a hankering for stinkin squareweave underfoot or a smokin hot interior in a 74 Targa...... literally..

For me.......... The 914 is the new norm.

No heater.

No radio.

No defrost.

Just a simple car with a hand throttle to warm it up / and a screaming engine right behind your brain just to the right center. My Fuely ap shows a reasonable 17 MPG on a 3.0 ^ on Weber 40's. ... for the money, one cannot do any better.

Tomorrows drive is to a place called Queen Valley off the 101 and 60 east. This place may sound questionable to Larmo and others in SoCal - but out here / open land and open roads.

In open land AZ, it is an flat straight road that goes on for ever and has at its end, a legal open shooting range where a man can set up an electric flinger for clays and a picnic. Photos to follow.

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Sidebar: Still testing the wierd failure of the MSD ignition. So I will drive further and further out until AAA comes to save me again......... so far perfect...

past pickups to follow..
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Posted by: AlanG Nov 27 2017, 08:06 PM

Great video. Beautiful car. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: jfort Nov 27 2017, 08:39 PM

Very, very cool, Eric. But then I am biased. Congratulations!!

Posted by: KaptKaos Nov 27 2017, 08:51 PM

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Posted by: Mueller Nov 27 2017, 08:55 PM

Oh yea, at least for me the next video that pops up is another Jay Leno's Garage featuring a pair of nice early 911's from a shop called LA Workshop 5001.

A quick google search mentions that these are $400,000 builds! screwy.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 09:21 PM

QUOTE(AlanG @ Nov 27 2017, 05:43 PM) *
QUOTE(SirAndy @ Nov 27 2017, 06:31 PM) *
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Nov 27 2017, 03:17 PM) *
Dumb question, but is the car a '74 or a '70? Eric, you say it's a '70 tub, but Jay introduced the car as a '74"
Inquiring minds want to know?
No, he said "... if this was a '70 ... "
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At about 7:30 he does say it was a '70 tub.

The way i heard it, as they were discussing details, he said:

"We made this ourselves. If this was a '70 tub ... I didn't go too crazy, you can find all those parts but it was just one of those things, you know ... with a '74 car ..."

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Posted by: saigon71 Nov 27 2017, 09:35 PM

Fantastic video. Well done Eric! beerchug.gif

I liked the 914world.com plug too. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mark Henry Nov 27 2017, 09:46 PM

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Nov 27 2017, 08:45 PM) *

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Nov 27 2017, 05:40 PM) *

Funny how even after all this time guys either love them or hate them....very little middle ground.


Some guys have class and some don't. I think we know which is which. biggrin.gif

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Posted by: Montreal914 Nov 27 2017, 10:10 PM

Great video, beautiful car, amazing sound. smilie_pokal.gif

Enjoyed it on the big screen, loud driving.gif

Posted by: mtn flyr Nov 27 2017, 10:19 PM

So cool! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Cal Nov 27 2017, 10:23 PM

Great video....great car!

Posted by: 914 Nov 27 2017, 10:26 PM

Eric & Hans..
Great for sharing our passion..
Alan/914

Posted by: oldschool Nov 27 2017, 10:43 PM

QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 27 2017, 04:05 PM) *

Do you get any swag for being on the show?

yup....I can make that happen.

Posted by: thomasotten Nov 27 2017, 10:44 PM

Super!

Posted by: SKL1 Nov 27 2017, 11:06 PM

Congrats Eric! Great video- now have to figure out a way to get in Big Dog Garage myself...

Posted by: roadster fan Nov 27 2017, 11:21 PM

I was searching for something else on Youtube and came across this earlier about 16 minutes after it was uploaded.

Cool episode, represented the 914 very well.

Congrats Eric Shea!

Posted by: 914 7T3 Nov 27 2017, 11:24 PM

Way to represent and congratulations on a great build. smilie_pokal.gif

Now Jay's viewers know that the "914 is here to stay!"


Posted by: Dion Nov 27 2017, 11:32 PM

That was way cool !! Great work. Car looks great as usual Eric.
Jay did seem to truly enjoy it. Heheh, Talk about street cred.

Posted by: Eric_Shea Nov 28 2017, 12:07 AM

Gained another signature on the dash. biggrin.gif

Thanks again for all the kind words gang. Seriously, none of this ever could have happened without everyone here at 914World.

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Posted by: Krieger Nov 28 2017, 12:26 AM

Congratulations Eric! You did a fantastic job on camera! Very well done video segment and your car sounds freaking awesome! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: davehg Nov 28 2017, 12:43 AM

Car looked at sounded great and I daresay you were a much better ambassador for the model! Nice to see the 914-6 getting love on the show.

Posted by: gulf908 Nov 28 2017, 01:31 AM

thanks for posting the link
a great promo for the 914 cause and the 914 world site
however if I hear the 'stepchild' reference again I will scream !
If Porsche had control of the project instead of VW when they didnt know whether they were Beetles or Golfs,it would have been a totally different story for the 914-6.
I'll send the link to the guys here in Sydney

Eric - which seats do you have ?
are the fittings compatible with the stock rails or is there some 'creative 'work to get them to fit in my May '70 -6 ?

cheers
Dennis smile.gif

Posted by: gulf908 Nov 28 2017, 01:43 AM

heres another one from DW tv in Germany
Christoph has driven a number of Porsches from VW Autostadt in Wolfsburg and has always given a complimentary opinion
also nice to see the -6 driven on open country roads that enhance the driving experience
enjoy !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBcT0rpH9_o

cheers
Dennis smile.gif

Posted by: bulitt Nov 28 2017, 02:41 AM

Nice shirt!..... laugh.gif

Posted by: Shadowfax Nov 28 2017, 08:07 AM

Great episode. Way to go, Eric! aktion035.gif

Posted by: GeorgeRud Nov 28 2017, 08:42 AM

Well, we have to remember that the 914 really was the bastard stepchild of VW and Porsche. If Heinz Nordhoff hadn’t died and his successor had allowed Porsche to purchase the chassis for the 914-6 at a good price so it would have made financial sense for them (instead of costing about the same as a 911 shell), I think a lot more development on the -6s would have continued. Luckily, others (like Eric) have taken up the challenge and now there are many great ‘continuation’ cars out there. A 914-6 with increased power is a marvelous car to drive.

Posted by: krazykonrad Nov 28 2017, 08:43 AM

That is one nice 914! Who is Hans Lapine? Does he work with you?

Konrad

Posted by: maf914 Nov 28 2017, 08:43 AM

Nathan and Randy, Thanks for posting.

Way to go Eric! Nice car.

Posted by: flippa Nov 28 2017, 08:55 AM

Nice job Eric sunglasses.gif

Posted by: lagunero Nov 28 2017, 09:19 AM

N A R P !!

Very nice Eric.

Posted by: GeorgeRud Nov 28 2017, 09:30 AM

Hans Lapine is the son of Anatole Lapine, Porsche’s chief designer for many years.

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 28 2017, 10:17 AM

Way to represent E. aktion035.gif driving.gif

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Nov 28 2017, 10:33 AM

QUOTE(cuddyk @ Nov 27 2017, 05:25 PM) *

Is it just me...or does Jay seem like a comedian with cars who needs to get coffee?smile.gif

I've thought this several times.
Seinfeld and Leno have car related done collaborations before for superbowl commercials.

I personally think that would be a great CiCGC.

Zach

Posted by: PanelBilly Nov 28 2017, 10:38 AM

Just watched the show. Eric, you did a great job

Posted by: 914350 Nov 28 2017, 11:36 AM

Really cool Eric. Great interview, awsome car.

Posted by: Cody914 Nov 28 2017, 08:30 PM

What a great interview Eric, you represented us 914 nuts well!

Congratulations on the opportunity too, there is no better way to show off all the hard work you put into that incredible car.

Posted by: badm Nov 28 2017, 08:57 PM

Eric.

Really nice job on the car, Love the sound of a six over 5500 RPM. Im sad you did not have the opportunity to showcase all the other hard work that went in to your car.
Yours was one of my favorite builds to watch. Badm

Posted by: OU8AVW Nov 28 2017, 09:57 PM

Bravo Eric!

Posted by: Freezin 914 Nov 28 2017, 10:25 PM

Just watched the video, excellent! Not sure how the rest of you feel. I feel as though I bleed Porsche brand as mush as anyone, but actually care very little what others think about these cars we love! I have mine because I love it! Not to impress anyone. I would put most of us 914 guys against a lot of "Porsche " folks when it comes to passion, knowledge and love for the brand! I am not trying to knock anyone, just the same old stuff about not a true Porsche etc....ok, enough of my sermon.
Cheers to you Eric! You make us all proud to be part of this community! Keep up the great work! I am proud to have you wave the 914 banner!!!!! You are a great ambassador to car culture, the Porsche community, 914 owners, and of course 914 world! beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: Larmo63 Nov 28 2017, 10:42 PM

Wow, well said, and...........

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Posted by: raynekat Nov 29 2017, 12:22 AM

Gotta love the head on shots of the car at speed.
Just looks so good from that aspect.
Great show and really shows how wrong they were about 914 all those years ago.... wink.gif

Posted by: BuddyV Nov 29 2017, 02:13 AM

Finally!
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Posted by: rktmn247 Nov 29 2017, 02:15 AM

agree.gif Great job Eric!

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Nov 29 2017, 07:45 AM

Long over due, and I don't know of a better car and person to carry the banner for the 914, than Sir Eric of Stoppage, and the screamin' yellow demon!

Posted by: sb914 Nov 29 2017, 07:50 AM

Got a email from pca.has episode with Eric.

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Posted by: SirAndy Nov 29 2017, 12:10 PM

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Got a email from pca.has episode with Eric

They'll probably try to shut us down again since Eric mentioned 914world.com ...
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Posted by: ConeDodger Nov 29 2017, 01:06 PM

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QUOTE(sb914 @ Nov 29 2017, 05:50 AM) *
Got a email from pca.has episode with Eric

They'll probably try to shut us down again since Eric mentioned 914world.com ...
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blink.gif Geez! STFU Erc! poke.gif

Posted by: Han Solo Nov 29 2017, 02:07 PM

Just watched and congrats to Eric. He does as well on camera in the Leno show as he does in his brake re-build videos biggrin.gif which gave me the fortitude to do mine on the Hairy Ant Nest autocross car.

Oddly, I'm now deep into a '85 928S restore and did you notice the car in the Anatole Lapine still shot? The Shark...

Cheers gentlemen!


Posted by: jt914 Nov 29 2017, 02:26 PM

Awesome car, Eric Shea. I really enjoyed this episode.

Posted by: PanelBilly Nov 29 2017, 04:57 PM

The video is the top story in this week's PCA electronic newsletter.

Posted by: Larmo63 Nov 29 2017, 05:42 PM

Secret Santa gift for Eric........ santa_smiley.gif

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Posted by: TJB/914 Nov 29 2017, 05:47 PM

Congratulations Eric. first.gif
We are so proud of you and your beautiful tribute 914-6 GT biggrin.gif
When you opened up the rear trunk you displayed your 914-6 tool kit and the rear fog light made my heart go pitter-patter. flag.gif
Wow, what a wonderful presentation. wub.gif
You made my bucket list of joy when we toured the tunnel of trees on M-119 during the Porsche parade 2013.. Wonderful memories. pray.gif
Tom


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Posted by: t collins Nov 29 2017, 06:22 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed the video, great job Eric!

Posted by: Morph914 Nov 30 2017, 05:44 AM

Congrats Eric! Job well done. And I love the music the car makes under load... priceless!

Cheers,
John

Posted by: Lucky9146 Nov 30 2017, 09:29 AM

Totally enjoyed every minute of the video!
Totally enjoyed every minute of the video again!!!
I am sending it to all the people I know who do not "get" what a 914-6 really is and having a ball doing it.
Great job Eric and nice looking/ sounding car smilie_pokal.gif
Think I may watch it again biggrin.gif
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Posted by: mountainroads Nov 30 2017, 10:47 AM

First of all, outstanding video. I've already watched it through several times, and like many other posters especially enjoyed the driving footage. It's very nice to see our 914s getting some top-shelf exposure. I'm also a huge fan of Eric/PMB, having used his services and spoken with him several times. Great guy, wealth of knowledge, and always friendly and helpful. A huge resource to our community.

I hesitate to post the following because I don't want to come across as either a jerk/wet-blanket or jerk/know-it-all, because I'm generally not and I certainly don't claim to be a 914 scholar. However, the disease that all of us here are afflicted with has provided me with a fair bit of 914 familiarity. So, does anyone else cringe when factual inaccuracies slip into an otherwise excellent production, especially coming from folks like Jay or Hans?

1) "The 916 came with a 2.4 "S" motor." Later 916s came with the 2.7 RS engine, so they came with either.

2) "It probably cost almost as much to make a 912 as it did a 911." Perhaps I'm splitting hairs on this one. While it's true the body shell cost would be the same, many of the mechanical components were different, most notably the engine. Although manufacturing cost differences might be narrower, the 911 was a significantly more expensive car to *buy*. Again, largely due to the engine. So it's misleading to suggest the 912 wasn't still a cheaper alternative to a 911 when it came to sales.

3) "All regular 914s came with 5-speeds". A small number (2, I think) of 914/6s were delivered with Sportomatics. Uncertain if any four bangers had the Sporto (shudder), beyond perhaps a prototype or test mule.

Go ahead and flame me for being a grumpy old nit-picker if you want. Overall, a great video. I just don't like to see untruths be perpetuated in a supposedly authoritative forum when a little editorial research would correct that. My .02 and I'm putting down the coffee, now.

- MR

Posted by: Eric_Shea Nov 30 2017, 12:59 PM

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Secret Santa gift for Eric........ santa_smiley.gif

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80 degrees in LA with harnesses and special international sign for rolling down windows. It's a car show not a fashion show. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Eric_Shea Nov 30 2017, 01:02 PM

QUOTE(TJB/914 @ Nov 29 2017, 04:47 PM) *

Congratulations Eric. first.gif
We are so proud of you and your beautiful tribute 914-6 GT biggrin.gif
When you opened up the rear trunk you displayed your 914-6 tool kit and the rear fog light made my heart go pitter-patter. flag.gif
Wow, what a wonderful presentation. wub.gif
You made my bucket list of joy when we toured the tunnel of trees on M-119 during the Porsche parade 2013.. Wonderful memories. pray.gif
Tom


You made "MY" bucket list. Thank you for being you. Much love brother first.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 30 2017, 02:43 PM

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A small number (2, I think) of 914/6s were delivered with Sportomatics. Uncertain if any four bangers had the Sporto (shudder), beyond perhaps a prototype or test mule.

Quite a lot more than 2 actually ...
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Posted by: mountainroads Dec 1 2017, 09:19 AM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Nov 30 2017, 12:43 PM) *

QUOTE(mountainroads @ Nov 30 2017, 08:47 AM) *
A small number (2, I think) of 914/6s were delivered with Sportomatics. Uncertain if any four bangers had the Sporto (shudder), beyond perhaps a prototype or test mule.

Quite a lot more than 2 actually ...
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You are right. I was probably confusing with the two factory 914/8s. Relatively small number, for sure. Was it twenty-something?

- MR

Posted by: RickS Dec 1 2017, 06:23 PM

It was fun to see how out of his element Jay was. Seemed like he was a little off balance and scrambling to ketchup. Hope he learned something about these great cars.

Eric, what a fantastic build. You should be very proud.


Posted by: Larmo63 Dec 1 2017, 07:35 PM

Eric, you represented the 914 community well. It must be a be a weird sensation riding shotgun with Jay driving & evaluating your car.

Bravo!!

Posted by: oldschool Dec 2 2017, 01:02 AM

WoW great response from all of members here.
and again Thanks to Hans And Eric for making me proud.
I had a few ideas on how I wanted the shoot to go, With the help of both Hans and eric it worked out super.
I'm still working on a few things for us 914 dude's beer.gif

Posted by: Edward Blume Dec 2 2017, 04:11 AM

This was a nice feature. I got into 914s in 1976 when I was 6. I always thought it was unfair the negative reaction to the car when it was so fun to drive in and enjoy.

Even when I was DDing a 993, I was still a 914 guy.

The car, this site, and the people have made 40 years enjoyable. Thanks, let's make it 40 more.

PS - I need to get off my butt and finish my 74 /6 conversion.

Posted by: Ed_Turbo Dec 2 2017, 07:06 PM

Hi!

Saw the episode. Not bad, but I heard them taking jabs on the 914. Especially the son of the head designer whatever his name is (spoiled rich brat lol-2.gif). Just wanted to share that because I get smirks from the cocky Porsche owners myself. Haha whatever!

- Ed Tuuuuuurbooo

Posted by: Travis Neff Dec 6 2017, 10:45 PM

Loved the video Shea! Gave me some motivation smile.gif

Posted by: r_towle Dec 7 2017, 09:59 PM

Great job Eric. Sad you never learned how to drive an “anemic 1.7” but maybe you will learn someday smile.gif

Posted by: effutuo101 Dec 7 2017, 09:59 PM

That was fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Eric_Shea Dec 8 2017, 03:58 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ Dec 7 2017, 08:59 PM) *

Great job Eric. Sad you never learned how to drive an “anemic 1.7” but maybe you will learn someday smile.gif


I'm simply not that talented. Just imagine what it would be like with a Cayenne motor... naaaaah, stupid idea. 1.7's fine if your talented. wink.gif

Posted by: 914_teener Dec 8 2017, 04:57 PM

I still have my 1.7..........for now. laugh.gif

Can.t believe it has been ten years.

Great job Eric, and wishing you the best for the new year.

Posted by: oldschool Dec 8 2017, 11:20 PM

QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Dec 2 2017, 05:06 PM) *

Hi!

Saw the episode. Not bad, but I heard them taking jabs on the 914. Especially the son of the head designer whatever his name is (spoiled rich brat lol-2.gif). Just wanted to share that because I get smirks from the cocky Porsche owners myself. Haha whatever!

- Ed Tuuuuuurbooo


Hey Ed Hans is a super cool and very Knowledgeable 914 dude.
I would of put his car on the show also but it had the engine out.

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