East coast party and 914 parts sell-off. August 4th.
In 2015, we lost a good friend and 914 enthusiast, Jim McLeod. Jim had amassed a very large collection of 914 parts, a couple 914’s and a 914-6 conversion project. Most of these parts are in great shape, sorted, and ready to use. Barbara, Jim’s wife, would like these cars and parts to go out to Jim’s friends and all the 914 enthusiasts that shared his passion for these cars.
We are having a party and parts sale on August 4th. We intend to sell all the parts and would also like to sell the orange auto- x car and the white 914-6 conversion project. Think of the party as a big 914 swap meet with free food and all the parts priced to sell. Everyone is welcome, families, friends, and enthusiasts. We will be pricing parts to sell and will be negotiable on everything. You are welcome to come in your 914 but I’d suggest showing up in a car or truck that can hold a good size parts purchase. Example: we have 2.0 heat exchangers, 2 rebuilt transmissions, engine cases, p&c’s, mufflers, headers, wheels, upholstery, boxes and boxes of new parts still in their packages, bins of small hardware and unique parts and tons of used and refurbished parts. I’m including some pictures that show a fraction of the parts available.
This will be a great way to pick up parts for your project, spare parts for your car or get the second 914 that you know you want. We will have free matchbox hot wheels cars for the kids and free giveaways, good friends, food and the chance to talk 914’s with fellow enthusiasts.
Location - Glen Ave, Vienna, VA 22180 - plenty of parking is available.
Please call or email me with any questions. RSVP is not needed but if you can come, please post on this thread so we keep it bumped to the top. Thank you, Mark Epstein 302,540.9242, Mark@MarkEpstein.net
*I am not charging a fee. 100% of the proceeds go to Barbara.
Wish I could make it.....
and a big Thank you for helping his wife
914-6 conversion project with fresh paint
Auto-x car with cage, 5 lug and cis engine
I need an excuse to attend.
How can I ship parts back SoCal???
GLWS, Jim was a good man. Hopefully you'll get Top Dollar! Were all those items shipped to the east coast to sale? Seems an added expense, if so. Will this be locals only or an online auction that runs concurrently?
Sounds like a cool day!
I'm planning on being there, Mark.
The six engine in that one pic Jim bought from Tangerine just around the time of his heart surgery. My son and I helped him move it across his yard and into his garage so he could work on it in there, just before he passed .
I will try to make this. Please let me know what I can do to help out.
WOW! What a collection! That CIS setup is pretty darn interesting. Should be a fun event.
Mark, that is awesome to help out Jim’s wife.
I miss Jim a bunch. Count me in. If you need anything brought down
please let me know.
Going to try and be there. Maybe even driving my own 914.
Does Barbara still have the Vanagon?
Going to try and be there. Maybe even driving my own 914. Yes, please come.
Does Barbara still have the Vanagon? Yes
I’ll make sure I can be there. First 914 I looked at, with my dad, to buy was one of Jim’s...passed on the car but remained friends. He was always willing to lend a tool and BS.
Yeah. Jim was a great guy. Back when I was event planning more he was always the first guy who offered to help. We would share spots at swap meets. He and Ken both would drive over to my place and help out.
When Ken died I tried to buy up as much of his stuff as I could to keep it in the family. I hope we can do the same with Jim’s stuff.
Planning on attending. Don’t have a need for parts but can lend a hand. Mark, give me a call if you need anything from me.
8 hrs away, but added it to my calendar. Mark, this really hits hard as I know if something happened to me, my wife would be in the same boat.
So thank you for doing this for her
Now to save a wade of cash to bring and make the sale. Also may want to setup a PP Acount for the sale, yes the fees can become a pain, but in this situation, an up-charge to cover the fees would be appropriate. http://thefeecalculator.coms I use all the time, to make sure the seller does not pay for the my choice of transaction, and I still get the protection on the sale. Not that I have ever had issues buying things on the site. Some of my other interests can become a bit lets say not as honorable of a transaction.
That's the same weekend as the big DE for the local PCA chapter. Any chance the sale could be moved to the weekend before or after? If not, any chance of doing a pre-sale sale the weekend before?
I'm at that DE as well... if it moves to an alternate day, I'd be in for sure.
Wish I could attend as i'd like to support the cause, but planed to be out of town that weekend.
If there is another day, or follow up, I'd be happy to help.
Got it on the calendar.........did you say rebuilt tranny? Hope all is well Mark and very nice of you to do this.
I've added this to my calendar and will attend if it doesn't conflict with my upcoming hip replacement surgery or recovery. I drive through Vienna quite often on my way to Katie's cars and coffee on Saturday morning.
Ill do my best to be there. Jim was good people and we hang out at many events since my arrival back East in 2005. His passing hit hard. Anyone commuting from OH, we could maybe carpool or caravan. I don't need any parts, but girlfriend has a big truck. I can help ship parts if anyone comes out and needs help with that. This is good karma.
I am seriously considering going. Trying to decide, alone, w wifey or another socal teener.
Question..don't plan on carrying much cash, will PayPal be accepted?
I’d like to get a preliminary head count of people attending to estimate food, drink, ect.
Please reply to this thread. Thanks!
I have no plans to turn this into a swap meet but if people have large 914 parts that are traditionally difficult or expensive to ship - seats, glass, targa tops, hoods, ect. We can start a different FS party thread and then swap the pre sold parts at the party. Let me know. Thanks again.
Mark - I plan to be there. I still haven't made it up to your shop, can you bring those late door windows down when you come, thanks!
Will definitely be there Mark.
Count me in Mark.
Seriously considering, looking at logistics.
Thanks for doing this Mark!
I'm IN...got the GREEN light
Wife and I will fly into NY and visit friends prior to heading your way.
Can I bring anything other than my drug of choice (diet pepsi)?
Let me know,
Cleaning up tonight, I found this hand written post-it note from Jim.
I was having FI issues and suspected the ECU. About a week before he passed away, Jim dropped an ECU off at Matt's in Frederick so I could test my ECU theory.
I just "laminated" the post-it with packing tape and it will ride in my glove box from now on.
That’s very cool Bob. Nice momento of Jim.
Mark, can you briefly describe what's available? Any 1.8L stuff?
local and not DE'ing.. seems like not going would be a crime!
Flight, hotel & car rental booked and confirmed!
We will be in DC area the entire weekend...why not
Preparing my 914 parts wish list.
Any other West Coast attendees?
Epoxy sealed my gas tank over the weekend. Put it back together outside the car last night. Need to re-run fuel lines under the tank tonight and put the tank back in. On track for being able to drive the 914 to jim's!
Was looking through my phone photos last night (looking for photos I missed that had my dad in them) and found some I saved of Jim.
Also re-linking Jim Kelly's video of the CIS 2.0....I think my dad took a video on his phone, but I haven't looked at his phone in a long time (but it is nice to hear his 'woooo' in the background)
I'll be in the new-to-me family truckster in case I find some parts and can load em up.
So, A BIG Thank you to Adam from Unobtanium. Adam made a very generous (unsolicited & appreciated) donation to the party. With it, I'll be purchasing a big tray of pulled pork, baked beans, mac & cheese and potato salad from my favorite little BBQ joint to bring down to the party. We will supplement it with hot dogs, chips, soda ect. If you have something nutritious you'd like to bring, feel free to share.
Adam also sent down a box of giveaways for attendees. So again, a big THANK YOU! Adam - Unobtanium.
Nice one Adam. Thank you.
I can't wait. It will be fun hanging with East Coast group.
I'll come to party alone as wife plans to stay in DC to do some shopping.
Bringing a cooler w soft drinks!!!
Thanks for posting those pictures! Its a total shame that engine never made into into his car. (I think - did it?)
When Jim and rod powder coated all the orange bits, Jim did a bunch more then he needed of injector clamps. I needed some, so at that party he gave me 4 of his spares. So I have some "Jim Orange" color in my engine bay - if you look.
THANK YOU ALL! This is Jim's wife Barbara. It will be nice to meet many of you on August 4th. Mark has been great helping me to figure out what to do with Jim's TREASURES!
Tomorrow he will be gone 3 years. Hard to imagine!
How he loved his 914's. When we were in High School he dreamed of having a 911. One of the guys in his band got a new one for his 16th birthday... if you can imagine! Anyway, Jim coveted one from that time on. After totaling a 944 he got a settlement that allowed him to buy his 911SC. That car was NOT his favorite!?! He preferred the 914's since he could work on them. He built that garage for his babies and would have tried to get more cars if he had an even bigger garage!! AND... he spent MOST of his spare time either working at Home Depot to get money for the cars or out in the garage working on the cars or on this forum talking about cars. Needless to say I was a bit jealous.
He was out in the garage the day he passed. How he longed to clean up that 6 and put it in the Orange 914.
I've waited all this time not being able to think about parting with the things he loved. There are so many parts that it gives me anxiety to go into the garage and storage room.
I know that he would be happy knowing some of you will put the parts to use.
Looking forward to meeting you and hoping to find a home for much of the Porsche parts.
We will just have this event that one day but I am happy to have those of you who can't attend come by sometime to see if he has anything you need. I'm not going anywhere for now. Thanks, Barbara
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