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Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 04:23 PM

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 SW, 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.


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Posted by: Mueller Jun 22 2018, 04:27 PM

Wish I could make it.....

and a big Thank you for helping his wife smilie_pokal.gif pray.gif

Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 04:42 PM

914-6 conversion project with fresh paint



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Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 04:44 PM

Auto-x car with cage, 5 lug and cis engine



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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jun 22 2018, 04:48 PM

idea.gif I need an excuse to attend. biggrin.gif

How can I ship parts back SoCal???

Oscar

Posted by: 76-914 Jun 22 2018, 04:53 PM

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?

Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Jun 22 2018, 04:58 PM

Sounds like a cool day!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 22 2018, 05:00 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jun 22 2018, 05:48 PM) *

idea.gif I need an excuse to attend. biggrin.gif

How can I ship parts back SoCal???

Oscar



Do what I do when we go to Hershey.

Take the parts to the nearest Office depot. Give them your address and have them pack and ship the parts. They will arrive a few days after you get home.


Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 05:14 PM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 22 2018, 06:53 PM) *

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?

The party and sale is at Barbara McLeod’s house in Vienna, VA. It’s a one day event. There isn’t an online sale at this time. Getting top dollar isn’t as important as getting it all sold and into the hands of 914 enthusiasts, while remembering that we want Barbara to benefit from Jim’s 914 passion.

Posted by: BeatNavy Jun 22 2018, 05:14 PM

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 sad.gif .

Posted by: anderssj Jun 22 2018, 05:19 PM

I will try to make this. Please let me know what I can do to help out.

Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 05:25 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Jun 22 2018, 07:14 PM) *

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 sad.gif .


Barbara told me he had a video of it running before he tore it down. So while it’s not a running engine, it’s not junk. I’ll touch base with Chris to see if he has details. We would like to sell the six parts with the conversion car but that’s not set in stone. Thanks!

Posted by: rhodyguy Jun 22 2018, 06:04 PM

WOW! What a collection! That CIS setup is pretty darn interesting. Should be a fun event.

Posted by: Dion Jun 22 2018, 07:46 PM

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.

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jun 22 2018, 08:12 PM

Going to try and be there. Maybe even driving my own 914.

Does Barbara still have the Vanagon?

Zach

Posted by: mepstein Jun 22 2018, 08:17 PM


Going to try and be there. Maybe even driving my own 914. Yes, please come.

Does Barbara still have the Vanagon? Yes

Zach


Posted by: JmuRiz Jun 22 2018, 08:22 PM

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.

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jun 22 2018, 10:14 PM

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.

Posted by: 914dave Jun 23 2018, 06:05 AM

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.

Posted by: 914forme Jun 23 2018, 08:20 AM

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 beerchug.gif


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. beer.gif Some of my other interests can become a bit lets say not as honorable of a transaction. headbang.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Jun 23 2018, 09:22 AM

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jun 22 2018, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 22 2018, 06:53 PM) *

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?

The party and sale is at Barbara McLeod’s house in Vienna, VA. It’s a one day event. There isn’t an online sale at this time. Getting top dollar isn’t as important as getting it all sold and into the hands of 914 enthusiasts, while remembering that we want Barbara to benefit from Jim’s 914 passion.

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Posted by: BillC Jun 23 2018, 06:12 PM

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?

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jun 23 2018, 07:25 PM

QUOTE(BillC @ Jun 23 2018, 08:12 PM) *

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?


Planning this stuff isn't easy, and there is always going to be some sort of conflict.

Zach

Posted by: mepstein Jun 23 2018, 07:50 PM

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Jun 23 2018, 09:25 PM) *

QUOTE(BillC @ Jun 23 2018, 08:12 PM) *

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?


Planning this stuff isn't easy, and there is always going to be some sort of conflict.

Zach

I believe the 4th works best for Barbara and her family as well as keeping the following week as a possibility for a rain date. I’ll leave it up to her and update this thread if there are any changes.

Thanks for all the positive responses and I look forward to seeing everyone.

Posted by: bob Jun 24 2018, 06:59 AM

I'm at that DE as well... if it moves to an alternate day, I'd be in for sure.

-bob

Posted by: 914 Ranch Jun 24 2018, 06:07 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jun 22 2018, 06:48 PM) *

idea.gif I need an excuse to attend. biggrin.gif

How can I ship parts back SoCal???

Oscar


I might be able to help you out Oscar.

Posted by: JmuRiz Jun 24 2018, 06:22 PM

QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Jun 22 2018, 04:04 PM) *

WOW! What a collection! That CIS setup is pretty darn interesting. Should be a fun event.

I’ll see if I can find my old photos of the setup outside of the car for added detail viewing.

Posted by: Cupomeat Jun 25 2018, 10:59 AM

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.

Eric

Posted by: rgolia Jun 25 2018, 11:26 AM

Got it on the calendar.........did you say rebuilt tranny? Hope all is well Mark and very nice of you to do this.

Posted by: mepstein Jun 25 2018, 11:34 AM

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Got it on the calendar.........did you say rebuilt tranny? Hope all is well Mark and very nice of you to do this.

2 of them rebuilt from Dr Evil’s class. Never used. I think one might go with the conversion car but I’m not sure.

Posted by: BENBRO02 Jun 25 2018, 11:48 AM

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.

Posted by: Dr Evil Jun 25 2018, 01:56 PM

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.

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jun 25 2018, 06:19 PM

QUOTE(Dr Evil @ Jun 25 2018, 03:56 PM) *

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.


Depending on your route you are welcome to stay over at my place.

Zach

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jun 29 2018, 01:44 PM

Mark-

I am seriously considering going. Trying to decide, alone, w wifey or another socal teener. idea.gif

Question..don't plan on carrying much cash, will PayPal be accepted?

Oscar

Posted by: mepstein Jun 29 2018, 01:48 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jun 29 2018, 03:44 PM) *

Mark-

I am seriously considering going. Trying to decide, alone, w wifey or another socal teener. idea.gif

Question..don't plan on carrying much cash, will PayPal be accepted?

Oscar




Great question. I will work out a PayPal solution for the sale.


Thanks for bumping the thread and I hope you can make it. beerchug.gif

Posted by: mepstein Jul 1 2018, 09:27 AM

2 things:

I’d like to get a preliminary head count of people attending to estimate food, drink, ect.
Please reply to this thread. Thanks!

2nd:
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.



Posted by: nditiz1 Jul 1 2018, 11:18 AM

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! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Dion Jul 1 2018, 12:44 PM

Will definitely be there Mark.

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 2 2018, 05:26 AM

Count me in Mark.

Posted by: Lucky9146 Jul 2 2018, 02:28 PM

Seriously considering, looking at logistics.

Thanks for doing this Mark!
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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 2 2018, 02:35 PM

Mark-

I'm IN...got the GREEN light piratenanner.gif

Wife and I will fly into NY and visit friends prior to heading your way. driving.gif

Can't wait... popcorn[1].gif

Can I bring anything other than my drug of choice (diet pepsi)? beer3.gif

Let me know, biggrin.gif

Oscar

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 2 2018, 07:23 PM

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.



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Posted by: Dion Jul 2 2018, 07:45 PM

That’s very cool Bob. Nice momento of Jim.

Posted by: mepstein Jul 2 2018, 08:15 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 2 2018, 04:35 PM) *

Mark-

I'm IN...got the GREEN light piratenanner.gif

Wife and I will fly into NY and visit friends prior to heading your way. driving.gif

Can't wait... popcorn[1].gif

Can I bring anything other than my drug of choice (diet pepsi)? beer3.gif

Let me know, biggrin.gif

Oscar


That’s great you can make it.

Posted by: Big Len Jul 3 2018, 04:56 PM

Mark, can you briefly describe what's available? Any 1.8L stuff?

Posted by: mepstein Jul 3 2018, 05:07 PM

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Mark, can you briefly describe what's available? Any 1.8L stuff?

I imagine so but I didn’t take any sort of inventory when I was there. Too much stuff. But come no matter what.

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 6 2018, 01:12 PM

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Posted by: Racer Jul 11 2018, 09:00 AM

local and not DE'ing.. seems like not going would be a crime!

Posted by: mepstein Jul 11 2018, 09:27 AM

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local and not DE'ing.. seems like not going would be a crime!

Great. It will be a fun GTG even if you don’t need anything for the 914. Good size crowd has pm’d, emailed, text and noted on this thread.

Like there isn’t always something you need for a 914. biggrin.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 11 2018, 03:54 PM

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Flight, hotel & car rental booked and confirmed!

We will be in DC area the entire weekend...why not beerchug.gif

Preparing my 914 parts wish list.

Any other West Coast attendees?

Oscar

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 12 2018, 07:14 AM

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!

Zach

Posted by: mepstein Jul 12 2018, 07:58 AM

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Jul 12 2018, 09:14 AM) *

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!

Zach


That will be great!

Posted by: JmuRiz Jul 12 2018, 10:22 AM

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.


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Posted by: mepstein Jul 13 2018, 01:54 PM

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. beerchug.gif first.gif piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Dion Jul 13 2018, 02:09 PM

Nice one Adam. Thank you.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 13 2018, 02:21 PM

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!!!

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Oscar




Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 13 2018, 08:45 PM

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.

Zach

Posted by: eyecolor Jul 13 2018, 10:24 PM

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jun 22 2018, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 22 2018, 06:53 PM) *

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?

The party and sale is at Barbara McLeod’s house in Vienna, VA. It’s a one day event. There isn’t an online sale at this time. Getting top dollar isn’t as important as getting it all sold and into the hands of 914 enthusiasts, while remembering that we want Barbara to benefit from Jim’s 914 passion.



Mark

I hope to make for this event.
Thanks for being so kind

George Ozer
Wilmington,De

Posted by: type47swife Jul 14 2018, 04:02 PM

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

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 18 2018, 05:42 PM

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Jul 12 2018, 09:14 AM) *

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!

Zach


Keep trucking Zach. Let me know if you want to caravan down.

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 19 2018, 06:52 AM

QUOTE(saigon71 @ Jul 18 2018, 07:42 PM) *

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Jul 12 2018, 09:14 AM) *

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!

Zach


Keep trucking Zach. Let me know if you want to caravan down.


Put the tank in last night. Jacked up the font end and just need to connect the two hoses to the tank. Then put some gas in it and see if it will start. It SHOULD, but you never know.

I probably won't have the AAR sorted by the time of the party, so I'll have a wicked high idle when it gets warm. But I'm hopeful that it will be able to make the trip.

Zach

Posted by: nditiz1 Jul 19 2018, 07:44 AM

Get that thing running! Then you can see your hard work first hand (knob).

Zach/Bob,

I'll caravan with you guys. Not sure which way you'll be coming down, but I can meet you in route.


Posted by: mepstein Jul 19 2018, 08:12 AM

QUOTE(nditiz1 @ Jul 19 2018, 09:44 AM) *

Get that thing running! Then you can see your hard work first hand (knob).

Zach/Bob,

I'll caravan with you guys. Not sure which way you'll be coming down, but I can meet you in route.

Glad you can make it.

Posted by: sjhenry1075 Jul 19 2018, 01:56 PM

I'm still very new to this forum and I did not know this gentleman; however, it seems as though he's someone I would've appreciated knowing. I'll be attending as well if not just to talk to other 914 owners and possible find something for my 71.

Posted by: crash914 Jul 19 2018, 02:35 PM

Zach, just plug off the AAR port and don't use it.

I don't need any with mine...its not cold enough right now. Save it for later!

Posted by: mepstein Jul 19 2018, 03:16 PM

QUOTE(sjhenry1075 @ Jul 19 2018, 03:56 PM) *

I'm still very new to this forum and I did not know this gentleman; however, it seems as though he's someone I would've appreciated knowing. I'll be attending as well if not just to talk to other 914 owners and possible find something for my 71.

Great! See you there. beerchug.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 19 2018, 03:23 PM

Mark

What time are you starting on the 4th?

I need to estimate drive time from DC.

Oscar

Posted by: mepstein Jul 19 2018, 03:35 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 19 2018, 05:23 PM) *

Mark

What time are you starting on the 4th?

I need to estimate drive time from DC.

Oscar

10am


Setup at 8, open at 10, have everything sold by 12, eat lunch biggrin.gif

Posted by: BeatNavy Jul 19 2018, 03:48 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 19 2018, 05:23 PM) *

Mark

What time are you starting on the 4th?

I need to estimate drive time from DC.

Oscar

Oscar, where are you staying in DC (roughly)? It shouldn't be too bad getting to Jim's place in Vienna on a Saturday morning. Anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

Is anyone else coming in from out of town and need a place to crash Friday (or Saturday) night? I'm about 15 to 20 minutes from Jim's place (without DC traffic, that is smile.gif). I can probably offer up a bed or at least a roof, bathroom, beer, etc.

Posted by: BeatNavy Jul 19 2018, 03:49 PM

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jul 19 2018, 05:35 PM) *

have everything sold by 12, eat lunch biggrin.gif

You DO know how much stuff Jim had, yes? poke.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 19 2018, 04:07 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Jul 19 2018, 02:48 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 19 2018, 05:23 PM) *

Mark

What time are you starting on the 4th?

I need to estimate drive time from DC.

Oscar

Oscar, where are you staying in DC (roughly)? It shouldn't be too bad getting to Jim's place in Vienna on a Saturday morning. Anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

Is anyone else coming in from out of town and need a place to crash Friday (or Saturday) night? I'm about 15 to 20 minutes from Jim's place (without DC traffic, that is smile.gif). I can probably offer up a bed or at least a roof, bathroom, beer, etc.



Thank you Rob-

Good, not to far. Wife and I booked a hotel near Arlington Cemetery.
She's going shopping and sightseeing Saturday.
Sunday we're having brunch with a niece in Georgetown.

I'll definitely have a cold one with you on Saturday. beerchug.gif

Oscar



Posted by: BeatNavy Jul 19 2018, 04:17 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 19 2018, 06:07 PM) *


Thank you Rob-

Good, not to far. Wife and I booked a hotel near Arlington Cemetery.
She's going shopping and sightseeing Saturday.
Sunday we're having brunch with a niece in Georgetown.

I'll definitely have a cold one with you on Saturday. beerchug.gif

Oscar


Oh yeah, no problem then. It's a pretty straight shot out of Arlington on I-66 to Route 123 and where Jim & Barbara's house in Vienna. Maybe 30 minutes.

Enjoy your visit to our capital and look forward to meeting you then beerchug.gif

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 20 2018, 08:10 AM

QUOTE(nditiz1 @ Jul 19 2018, 09:44 AM) *

Get that thing running! Then you can see your hard work first hand (knob).

Zach/Bob,

I'll caravan with you guys. Not sure which way you'll be coming down, but I can meet you in route.


Nick/Zach:

Caravan would be great if it works logistically. I'll check the route and start a text string when the time gets closer.

Bob

Posted by: crash914 Jul 20 2018, 11:24 AM

I can follow you guys with the support wagon if you go down 29 from I70

Posted by: nditiz1 Jul 20 2018, 11:56 AM

QUOTE(crash914 @ Jul 20 2018, 09:24 AM) *

I can follow you guys with the support wagon if you go down 29 from I70


Hey I thought you posted in Zach's Megasquirt thread that you got yours running again, why not drive it?

Posted by: crash914 Jul 20 2018, 02:28 PM

rear brake calipers bound up, brake fade....

Posted by: eyecolor Jul 21 2018, 10:11 AM

Hi Matt

Looking forward to coming down and meeting some of those that have given me great advice with getting none in return.

What time is the earliest we can show up without causing a problem?


Please let me know if I can bring food or drink.
Easy to do.

Thanks again.

George

Posted by: mepstein Jul 21 2018, 10:21 AM

QUOTE(eyecolor @ Jul 21 2018, 12:11 PM) *

Hi Matt

Looking forward to coming down and meeting some of those that have given me great advice with getting none in return.

What time is the earliest we can show up without causing a problem?


Please let me know if I can bring food or drink.
Easy to do.

Thanks again.

George

We are going to start things off at 10am. Looks like we have a pretty good local crew to help get things organized in the morning. Drinks would be good. Maybe some jugs of Ice tea, lemonade, ect but anything you care to bring is very appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by: eyecolor Jul 25 2018, 08:20 PM

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Hi Matt

Looking forward to coming down and meeting some of those that have given me great advice with getting none in return.

What time is the earliest we can show up without causing a problem?


Please let me know if I can bring food or drink.
Easy to do.

Thanks again.

George
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duh

I meant Mark

Can you repost the address?

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 28 2018, 08:29 PM

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Greetings from SoCal.

See ya there next Saturday beerchug.gif

Oscar

Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 28 2018, 08:35 PM

Oscar gets around.......!!

Posted by: mepstein Jul 28 2018, 08:59 PM

10AM

Glen Ave SW
Vienna VA 22180

The house will be obvious. Just don't want to post Barbara's house number on the internet. Parking very nearby at an office building that is closed on Weekends. Family friendly event. Lunch will be served. Thanks!

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 29 2018, 06:35 PM

Still hope in the air that I will be in my 914.
Still need insurance and to get the AAR in. The AAR kit from Mark just arrived and I’m hopeful to get it in and tuned for the party.

Posted by: mepstein Jul 30 2018, 08:42 AM

A big thank you to Adam at Unobtanium for supporting this event. His open house is coming soon.


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Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 31 2018, 07:55 PM

Well, getting the car running for the event is moot. I’ll be bringing both boys and driving the WRX. Only 2 seats in the teener and I’ve to three butts that need seats.

Posted by: mepstein Jul 31 2018, 08:01 PM

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Well, getting the car running for the event is moot. I’ll be bringing both boys and driving the WRX. Only 2 seats in the teener and I’ve to three butts that need seats.

Your boys will be welcome. There are some matchbox/hot wheels that need to find a good home.

A couple people asked if the event is rain or shine. Yes, the party will go on either way. Once we roll a couple of the cars out of the 4 garage, there will be plenty of room. we can always cover up the cars so everyone and every teener stays dry. BBQ is ordered so make sure the weather doesn't hold you back. driving.gif

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Jul 31 2018, 08:55 PM

I’ll bring a couple 10x10 pop ups too.

Zach

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I’ll bring a couple 10x10 pop ups too.

Zach


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Posted by: Vacca Rabite Aug 1 2018, 09:31 AM

So, a wrinkle has developed.

I just learned of an estate sale near me in PA on Saturday that is selling 2 BMW 2002 shells and a bunch of parts. I need doors for my car. I've called the auctioneer and he says there are doors there, but he does not know what condition they are in and won't until Friday when they are layed out. So, I'll call back Friday, and he is going to get pictures for me.

If the doors are worth getting, I'm going to go north instead of south to get them. Hard to pass up a set of doors at estate sale prices.

I'll see if I can get someone to grab my 10x10 pop-ups if I can't show.

Zach

Posted by: nditiz1 Aug 1 2018, 11:08 AM

Zach,

I have 2 10x10 popups I can bring down. Bob and I are going to follow each other down.

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So, a wrinkle has developed.

I just learned of an estate sale near me in PA on Saturday that is selling 2 BMW 2002 shells and a bunch of parts. I need doors for my car. I've called the auctioneer and he says there are doors there, but he does not know what condition they are in and won't until Friday when they are layed out. So, I'll call back Friday, and he is going to get pictures for me.

If the doors are worth getting, I'm going to go north instead of south to get them. Hard to pass up a set of doors at estate sale prices.

I'll see if I can get someone to grab my 10x10 pop-ups if I can't show.

Zach

Do both.
Your kids will enjoy our party a lot more than a glorified yard sale.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 2 2018, 01:57 PM

On my way...stuck in Atlanta due to severe weather over Richmond VA.

Not to worry...I just noticed a co passenger here at the terminal that looked familiar.

Turns out he is Commander Scott Kelly retired astronaut who piloted space shuttle Discovery...COOL

I thanked him for his service.

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Oscar

Posted by: BeatNavy Aug 3 2018, 12:30 PM

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We may not even get rain tomorrow! First time in how many daysin the mid-Atlantic???

Who's a definite for showing up? We'll see how many local P-car guys show up. Jim was pretty active locally, and he's not forgotten.

Mark
Oscar
Me
Nathan?
....?

Posted by: crash914 Aug 3 2018, 12:31 PM

right now I am planning on it.

Posted by: mepstein Aug 3 2018, 02:14 PM

It’s rain or shine. We are prepared for both and I’ve picked up the food. See everyone tomorrow. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: JmuRiz Aug 3 2018, 02:38 PM

I got a 15-pack of good beer to go with the food being provided biggrin.gif

Posted by: crash914 Aug 3 2018, 03:25 PM

Mmmmm, beer.

Posted by: cuddy_k Aug 3 2018, 04:14 PM

Bummed I can't make it. I'm sure it'll be a great day for a great cause. Have fun. And if anyone eyes a nice painted rear bumper for my '74....

Posted by: nditiz1 Aug 3 2018, 04:34 PM

Bob and I will be there.

Posted by: mepstein Aug 4 2018, 07:06 AM

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Posted by: mepstein Aug 4 2018, 07:12 AM

Just a small sample of the stash


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Posted by: mepstein Aug 4 2018, 07:45 AM

6&7x15 Fuchs


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Posted by: mepstein Aug 4 2018, 09:26 AM

Lots more time to join the fun

Posted by: BeatNavy Aug 4 2018, 05:11 PM

Good time for a good cause today! Thanks for pulling this together, Mark. I know it meant a lot to Barbara and the McLeod family.

Good to see everyone -- I'd mention everyone I can remember -- but then I'd forget somone. Special beer.gif to Oscar, however, for making the trip. Really good to meet you, and don't worry, I won't tell Larmo or Elliott what you said about them! happy11.gif

Still a lot of parts available. Man, Jim knew how to collect stuff.

Posted by: MDTerp Aug 4 2018, 06:28 PM

What an amazing collection of parts! Thanks to Mark for organizing this event for Barbara. I'm happy to report my car is running again thanks to Jim. It was nice to meet everyone today.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 4 2018, 06:54 PM

Fantastic day...great meeting up with East Coast guys. Special thanks to Barbara and Mark for allowing us in.

Great stuff...Bruce Stone and I scored. Although It cost me to send my wife shopping all day.

Jim...RIP

Guess who?...some escaped prior to taking picture.

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Fantastic day...great meeting up with East Coast guys. Special thanks to Barbara and Mark for allowing us in.

Great stuff...Bruce Stone and I scored. Although It cost me to send my wife shopping all day.

Jim...RIP

Guess who?...some escaped prior to taking picture.

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Nice to meet everyone today, Jim had quite the stash!

-Bill

Posted by: 914forme Aug 4 2018, 08:12 PM

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Posted by: Dion Aug 4 2018, 08:53 PM

Had a blast today. Fun gathering and great to see old & new
friends. I hope Jim is pleased with us. Thank you Barbara for having us.
Thanks buddy we miss ya.


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Posted by: Dion Aug 4 2018, 08:56 PM

Anybody know this guy? Thanks for coming out Oscar! beerchug.gif


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Posted by: Dion Aug 4 2018, 08:57 PM

Hardest working man....great job Mark.


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Posted by: saigon71 Aug 5 2018, 06:14 AM

Gratitude goes out to Barbara, The Mcleod family and Mark for setting this event up.

It was a great day of buying parts, talking cars with 914 world members and the Mcleod family, awesome food and just hanging out. The sun even came out for a change!

It was a pleasure meeting Oscar from the west coast as well.

Jim - your parts collection will help keep other 914's on the road - thank you. beerchug.gif




Posted by: nditiz1 Aug 5 2018, 08:17 AM

What a great time!

Great meeting people face to face when you only communicate via this forum!

While I didn't know Jim, I heard he was a really great guy. Barbara was super sweet to hosting this party.

Props:
To Jim and his love and collection of these cars - RIP
Barbara and her family
Mark for setting it all up
West coast Oscar - finally getting to meet the guy I almost bought my first 914 from
Adam from Unobtanium for sending the care package which provided delicious food
The one 911 dude - sorry forget your name - changing the oil on Jim/Barbs 83 911 sc and getting it running good in the grass during the meet
Everyone that showed up - all nice guys
My s10 for getting my treasure home
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Posted by: anderssj Aug 5 2018, 10:03 AM

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What a great time!

Great meeting people face to face when you only communicate via this forum!

While I didn't know Jim, I heard he was a really great guy. Barbara was super sweet to hosting this party.

Props:
To Jim and his love and collection of these cars - RIP
Barbara and her family
Mark for setting it all up
West coast Oscar - finally getting to meet the guy I almost bought my first 914 from
Adam from Unobtanium for sending the care package which provided delicious food
The one 911 dude - sorry forget your name - changing the oil on Jim/Barbs 83 911 sc and getting it running good in the grass during the meet
Everyone that showed up - all nice guys
My s10 for getting my treasure home
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Your props said it all...but still, a special thanks to Barbara, Mark, and Adam.

Steve A-

Posted by: BENBRO02 Aug 5 2018, 12:41 PM

It killed me that I wasn't able to travel for 45 minutes and meet everyone. I'm recovering from hip surgery on the 23rd and just couldn't do it.

Posted by: mepstein Aug 5 2018, 01:00 PM

Thank you to everybody be who came to the party.
Thank you to everyone who helped at the party.
Thank you to Adam at Unobtanium for a big contribution that everyone enjoyed.
Thank you to Barbra for her hospitality and sharing Jim with all of us.

Posted by: Racer Aug 5 2018, 03:01 PM

Just wow. Stopped by for a bit.. Wasn't looking for anything much but wow.. if Jim had 1 of something, he had a dozen of them. Amazing number of parts/cars etc in that garage. I thought myself somewhat 914 knowledgeable, but when faced, even with labeled boxes/parts/drawers I wondered what some of the items were. No wonder his his family are overwhelmed.

Met some nice folks.. talked 914s and other stuff.. Not sure if there is an ability to do this again... in the back of my mind, it takes someone with a lot of time and patience to go through it all, figure whats working/fixable/broken etc to help keep other 914s on the road.

To the two fella's who seemed to spearhead the effort, thank you.

Posted by: r_towle Aug 5 2018, 03:09 PM

Did she sell everything?

Posted by: mepstein Aug 5 2018, 03:11 PM

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Posted by: ndfrigi Aug 5 2018, 03:57 PM

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Anybody know this guy? Thanks for coming out Oscar! beerchug.gif


wow sir Oscar! you’re all over the US! where is ur next visit?
We need you here in SoCal at all times, so pls limit ur out of state visits and hoarding parts! we got lot of parts here in SoCal. Give east coast parts for them. hehehe



Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Aug 5 2018, 06:57 PM

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I thought about it on my drive home. My suggestion to Barbara would be to have Garold and Brad stop by before Hershey next year and pick up all the rest of the 914 parts. Then sell some Hershey and take the rest home. Even though a lot of good stuff was cherry picked, I noticed a lot of new parts from Raby to build an engine and Brad might buy the project car to finish it up. Having a lot of the parts that don’t always bring big money but are needed for repairs might be a good fit for Brad.


Before that is Ski Roundtop on Sept. 15th. If you bring a trailer load of stuff and price it right it will move, it's an all air-cooled show and buyers come ready to buy.

http://www.vintagegermanswapmeet.com/

The show is in Lewisberry, PA, only two hours from Vienna.

It's my favorite swap because buyers come to buy and sellers come to sell, no ebay pricing BS, just people who want cash and guys who want parts. Also, you get a lot of old racers showing up at Roundtop, so you never know what will make an cameo.


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Posted by: rgalla9146 Aug 5 2018, 07:55 PM

Hey Mark......Big props.


Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 6 2018, 10:09 AM

Again, thanks to all I met up with.

Used Fedex to ship items back home. Thanks to Bruce who guided me through this process. beer3.gif

I hope to recipricate warm welcome when you guys come to SoCal.
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Oscar



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Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 10 2018, 11:30 AM

All boxes arrived piratenanner.gif

FYI...$190 coast to coast (Fedex), not bad. Thanks Bruce. biggrin.gif
Don't be shy, dinner on me when you guys come out to SoCal.
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All of you were true gentlemen. beerchug.gif

Oscar


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