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Posted by: gms Jan 15 2019, 09:06 PM

This will be the official build thread for this light ivory 1970 914/6.
after http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=253366&hl=
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Posted by: gms Jan 15 2019, 09:10 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=865 delivered this gem for the owner late last month, I have a bunch of sorting to do!

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Posted by: GaroldShaffer Jan 15 2019, 09:17 PM

You're welcome. biggrin.gif Like a life size jig saw puzzle. smash.gif

Posted by: sixnotfour Jan 15 2019, 09:23 PM

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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jan 15 2019, 09:46 PM

Can't wait to hear all about this build...

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Oscar

Posted by: johnhora Jan 15 2019, 10:12 PM

Garold...I see you were kind enough to also supply Glen with a snow shovel to scoop up the parts biggrin.gif
It will be fun to watch the build..thumb3d.gif

Posted by: Cairo94507 Jan 15 2019, 10:14 PM

Excellent- I look forward to watching this one come together. beerchug.gif

Posted by: whitetwinturbo Jan 15 2019, 10:50 PM

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Posted by: rgalla9146 Jan 16 2019, 06:04 AM

Light Ivory is the new black !

Posted by: defianty Jan 16 2019, 07:12 AM

Fantastic, looking forward to updates.

Posted by: IronHillRestorations Jan 16 2019, 11:12 AM

Build??? That car will probably get mothballed in Stazak's secret basement, which is kinda like Silence of the Lambs, but only with rare 914-6 parts

Posted by: Stoddy Jan 16 2019, 11:28 AM

QUOTE(gms @ Jan 15 2019, 09:06 PM) *

This will be the official build thread for this light ivory 1970 914/6.



I've just started stripping mine, so could you wait a few months please? Then I can just copy and paste what you do when you re build!? beerchug.gif

Good luck with it, I'll be taking notes!


Regards,

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Posted by: Targa70 Jan 16 2019, 11:45 PM

For the record, when the car left Williamsburg, VA the factory engine was in there somewhere. Given the IL winters @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=865 got a good trade for those snow shovels.

I picked this car up in 2003 from the original owner out of San Diego and drove it for probably 2 years before discovering cancer. Body work and paint finished up in 2015 after almost a decade in the shop and I put it in storage while I was in Africa. The stock engine was built by Wayne Baker, long ago, to be a 2.5 with an oil cooler in the rear fender. Although I stripped it down and had every intention of assembling it myself, and still work on parts of it today, other animate objects are wanton of me as well.

To say that I am happy to have Glen at the helm of this assembly is an understatement. Glen was at the top of my list to ask who he would suggest do my car. And as luck would have it I called someone else first and they said "Well, Glen of course".

Thank you to the World, whose members I have followed and grown to know as well as anyone can via digital media. In learning about cars I have also learned about people and about persons. I do not subscribe or visit any other 914 sites, or any social media site for that matter, but I agree with the folks on here that praise the World for the generosity of its members.

thanks,
Bill


Posted by: rgalla9146 Jan 17 2019, 06:03 AM

Hello Bill
Welcome to the world of an empty chassis build !
Everyone's time frame is personal. Some are fast, many are slower.
The dream and the time is what keeps us vibrant and enthusiastic.
You're in good hands.....Glenn is one of the originals from way back and
knows our cars thoroughly.
Enjoy the process.
Rory
......Light Ivory wub.gif

Posted by: GaroldShaffer Jan 17 2019, 07:37 PM

QUOTE(Targa70 @ Jan 16 2019, 11:45 PM) *

For the record, when the car left Williamsburg, VA the factory engine was in there somewhere. Given the IL winters @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=865 got a good trade for those snow shovels.

I picked this car up in 2003 from the original owner out of San Diego and drove it for probably 2 years before discovering cancer. Body work and paint finished up in 2015 after almost a decade in the shop and I put it in storage while I was in Africa. The stock engine was built by Wayne Baker, long ago, to be a 2.5 with an oil cooler in the rear fender. Although I stripped it down and had every intention of assembling it myself, and still work on parts of it today, other animate objects are wanton of me as well.

To say that I am happy to have Glen at the helm of this assembly is an understatement. Glen was at the top of my list to ask who he would suggest do my car. And as luck would have it I called someone else first and they said "Well, Glen of course".

Thank you to the World, whose members I have followed and grown to know as well as anyone can via digital media. In learning about cars I have also learned about people and about persons. I do not subscribe or visit any other 914 sites, or any social media site for that matter, but I agree with the folks on here that praise the World for the generosity of its members.

thanks,
Bill


laugh.gif Yep, got a great deal on the snow shovels. This is going to be a fun build to watch. The pick up and delivery to Glenn was adventure for sure between, two flat tires on the trailer during the trip and ever so lovely traffic mess in Washington. wacko.gif

Your car is in good hands. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: GeorgeRud Jan 18 2019, 09:40 AM

Glenn, Brad, and Garold are great resources for those of us cursed to live in the midwest snow belt, where all 914s are sleeping for those long winter nights.

Posted by: gms Jan 24 2019, 11:30 PM

All the parts have been sorted, time to prepare for the main body wiring harness installation.

I use 8mm heat shrink on the wire holder tabs...makes for a snug fit

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Posted by: second wind Jan 25 2019, 12:24 AM

Dear GMS.....all the best to you!!! You are living my dream and I would bet other's dreams as well. Thank you for your post! Trying to hold back on the exclamation marks but building a 6 from ground up with awesome color to boot....sounds really fun___.
Enjoy your experience and thank you for sharing it with us ....
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Posted by: Targa70 Jan 25 2019, 06:36 AM

I so look forward to seeing that Kroon harness make it back in the car.

Posted by: rick 918-S Jan 25 2019, 08:07 AM

Wow! drooley.gif Another Ivory 6 surfaces. aktion035.gif

Posted by: gms Jan 29 2019, 10:38 PM

As Bill mentioned he has a https://www.kroonwireharnesses.com/ wire harness. I place the Kroon harness next to my NOS factory harness and the only difference that really stood out was the wrap of the cloth tape on the Kroon was tighter.

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this is just a closeup of the dash/cabin part of the Kroon harness
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Posted by: campbellcj Jan 30 2019, 06:42 AM

Hmmm. I'm thinking I need to rewire my car. Sounds like quite an undertaking however.

Posted by: altitude411 Jan 30 2019, 06:48 AM

Did the Kroon harness come with a snorkel or is that the 914Rubber product? It looks longer than the NOS.

Thank you for this thread. Fantastic, really looking forward to watching this car come together.

Posted by: Targa70 Jan 30 2019, 08:36 AM

Yes. Unbeknownst to me, the harness would come with the snorkel on it. And so I know have a new or NOS one floating around either here or in IL. story of my life. smile.gif

Posted by: gms Feb 20 2019, 10:48 PM

I took some pix of the process getting the wiring harness in

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Posted by: gms Feb 20 2019, 10:50 PM

pulled thru the tunnel, like a snake swallowing a mouse

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Posted by: AHudson Feb 21 2019, 08:45 AM

Congratulations on the purchase, decision to restore/build, and your grateful kudos to World contributors. Sounds like a great mission all around!

The car is going to be fantastic. Color, current condition, and choice of builder team will make it fun and educational to watch also. Thanks for sharing.

As a newish 914-6 owner (bought mine in July '18) I'm 'reclaiming' an older but quite thorough restoration. It went through what you are now going through - and went on to win Parade class 2 years in a row - and I can tell that now, 15 years or so later, the 'old' restoration still shows its integrity, level of care, and ease of my current job. So hats off to you for the job you're doing now and for the future.

Looking forward to following along!

Posted by: gms Mar 27 2019, 03:01 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=15683 dropped off some parts and visited his car a couple weeks ago.
I put the euro fogs on and they look great!
we are running a little slow right now as I try and get hardware plated and acquire missing parts.

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Posted by: gms Mar 27 2019, 08:40 PM

headlight motor
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Posted by: gms Mar 27 2019, 08:42 PM

The steering wheel with new leather cover
and http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=334915&hl=
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Posted by: gms Mar 27 2019, 08:43 PM

some NOS headlight lift linkage brushes
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Posted by: sixnotfour Mar 27 2019, 09:12 PM

QUOTE(gms @ Mar 27 2019, 08:43 PM) *

some NOS headlight lift linkage brushes
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have anymore ??

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have anymore ??

I wish I had some for myself

Posted by: Targa70 Mar 28 2019, 09:23 AM

Looking good Glenn. Your craftsmanship is top notch and thanks for the updates.

Posted by: Luke M Mar 28 2019, 09:36 AM

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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Mar 27 2019, 10:12 PM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Mar 27 2019, 08:43 PM) *

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have anymore ??

I wish I had some for myself



I thought 914rubber makes these brushes now?
I need a set for my 6 as well.

Glenn, on the Kroon wire harness did you notice if the wire diameter was different then the factory ? I'm sending a harness off to Kroon to have redone for my 6.
In emailing with Gerard, he mentioned only difference would be in some connectors.
Did you happen to notice any difference ?

Keep up the updates...

Posted by: gms Mar 29 2019, 12:02 PM

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I thought 914rubber makes these brushes now?
I need a set for my 6 as well.


I did not notice them on the website, anyone see them?

QUOTE(Luke M @ Mar 28 2019, 10:36 AM) *

Glenn, on the Kroon wire harness did you notice if the wire diameter was different then the factory ? I'm sending a harness off to Kroon to have redone for my 6.
In emailing with Gerard, he mentioned only difference would be in some connectors.
Did you happen to notice any difference ?

Keep up the updates...


I will check

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Mar 29 2019, 12:16 PM

we up to several years ago had literally hundreds, sold them all!


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QUOTE(gms @ Mar 27 2019, 08:33 PM) *

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QUOTE(gms @ Mar 27 2019, 08:43 PM) *

some NOS headlight lift linkage brushes
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have anymore ??

I wish I had some for myself



I thought 914rubber makes these brushes now?
I need a set for my 6 as well.

Glenn, on the Kroon wire harness did you notice if the wire diameter was different then the factory ? I'm sending a harness off to Kroon to have redone for my 6.
In emailing with Gerard, he mentioned only difference would be in some connectors.
Did you happen to notice any difference ?

Keep up the updates...


Posted by: gms Mar 29 2019, 12:41 PM

Unpacked the fresh air/vent/heating parts, they were beautifullyhttp://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=334256&hl=
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Posted by: altitude411 Mar 29 2019, 12:52 PM

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I thought 914rubber makes these brushes now?



I did not notice them on the website, anyone see them?


Glenn, 914Rubber shows them on the early headlight rebuild kit but I don't see them sold separately. confused24.gif

https://900designs-container.zoeysite.com/early-headlight-rebuild-kit

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3348

Posted by: Mikey914 Mar 30 2019, 01:46 AM

We did sell as a kit but Yes I'm sure we can sell alone. Also we are about to do a revisit on the surrounds as a Group Buy. They were supposed to be available alone for much less.

Posted by: mepstein Mar 30 2019, 06:35 AM

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The steering wheel with new leather cover
and http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=334915&hl=
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Glenn - Who did the new leather? Looks excellent.
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1785

Posted by: Targa70 Mar 30 2019, 07:54 AM

That is a Dallas Custom job on the rim. I cerakoted the butterfly and remounted the rubber pad.

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That is a Dallas Custom job on the rim. I cerakoted the butterfly and remounted the rubber pad.

That’s who I use for thick grip wheels. Very happy with their work. They did a good job making it look stock.

Posted by: Targa70 May 27 2019, 07:26 PM

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Posted by: Targa70 May 27 2019, 07:34 PM

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Posted by: Targa70 May 27 2019, 07:47 PM

I feel like when the sail trip vinyl goes on, it is a big deal. Here is a series of Glen's work, from drilling the trim holes to laying out the top and side pieces. Along with the gratuitous photo of the trim still in its package. I am really liking the way @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1785 works and I hope you enjoy the build as much as I do. Attached ImageAttached ImageAttached Image[attachmentid=699
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Posted by: Cairo94507 May 28 2019, 07:01 AM

Really changes the look of the car. In my little pea brain, a 914 needs the black vinyl to look proper. Yeah, yeah, I know- a lot of 914's came from the factory w/o the vinyl. beerchug.gif

Posted by: gms May 28 2019, 08:39 AM

Sorry I have not posted as much as I would like to. Here is the interior that Bill had done...very well done!
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Posted by: gms May 28 2019, 08:41 AM

Artsy pic
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Posted by: gms May 28 2019, 08:47 AM

The very well built Tangerine Racing stainless steel fuel lines ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=209 ) will be used.


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Posted by: gms May 28 2019, 08:54 AM

The Carburetors were prepared by the best in the business Paul Abbott at http://www.performanceoriented.com/

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Posted by: GeorgeRud May 28 2019, 07:30 PM

Looks like you’re using the best in this build! Keep going, it’ll be great.

Posted by: Targa70 May 29 2019, 06:28 PM

Almost immediately, after looking the car over, Glen ID'd an issue which neither I nor my body man noticed......Attached Image

Posted by: Targa70 May 29 2019, 06:29 PM

And he promptly repaired it.....Attached Image

Posted by: siverson May 29 2019, 07:16 PM

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Really changes the look of the car. In my little pea brain, a 914 needs the black vinyl to look proper. Yeah, yeah, I know- a lot of 914's came from the factory w/o the vinyl. beerchug.gif


I agree!

And nice build!

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And he promptly repaired it.....Attached Image

You guys really rock. I know it is more work than it looks but when you show an oval led hole disappear into ivory white roundness. Well, it looks really sharp.

Posted by: gms May 31 2019, 10:41 AM

New emergency brake cables are in!

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Posted by: gms May 31 2019, 11:06 AM

Bill had the belts re-webbed

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Even has new new belt labels

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Posted by: gms May 31 2019, 01:53 PM

keeping with the European theme

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Posted by: gms May 31 2019, 01:56 PM

the original Hirschmann antenna

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Posted by: sbsix May 31 2019, 04:14 PM

Glenn can you comment on where Bill had his belts and the new labels made. They look fantastic.

Posted by: Targa70 May 31 2019, 07:59 PM

I got the actual webbing from @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=13687 but Snake Oyl did the labels and the rest of the work. In hind sight, I should have had the mounting hardware re-plated; but as Glenn said “you will only notice when you vacuum behind the seats.”

Posted by: gms Jun 3 2019, 09:01 PM

Engine sheet metal seal

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Posted by: IronHillRestorations Jun 3 2019, 09:49 PM

Listen Mr! Those side seals better have a miter cut at the front!!

Nice work Glennnn!

Lots of nice goodies going into this one. Sweeeeet!!

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 4 2019, 06:53 AM

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Listen Mr! Those side seals better have a miter cut at the front!!

Nice work Glennnn!

Lots of nice goodies going into this one. Sweeeeet!!


A hog ring below, and a wad of dum dum on top at the front corners too !

Glenn I don't have a spare but I have an original antenna bracket that attaches to
the factory hole on the pinch weld of the drivers inner fender.
You might want to copy ?


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Posted by: gms Jun 6 2019, 02:50 PM

QUOTE(IronHillRestorations @ Jun 3 2019, 10:49 PM) *

Listen Mr! Those side seals better have a miter cut at the front!!

Nice work Glennnn!

Lots of nice goodies going into this one. Sweeeeet!!

Tuff crowd
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Posted by: gms Jun 6 2019, 02:53 PM

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Jun 4 2019, 07:53 AM) *

QUOTE(IronHillRestorations @ Jun 3 2019, 11:49 PM) *

Listen Mr! Those side seals better have a miter cut at the front!!

Nice work Glennnn!

Lots of nice goodies going into this one. Sweeeeet!!


A hog ring below, and a wad of dum dum on top at the front corners too !

Glenn I don't have a spare but I have an original antenna bracket that attaches to
the factory hole on the pinch weld of the drivers inner fender.
You might want to copy ?

He had 1 in the box

Posted by: Targa70 Jun 13 2019, 08:09 PM

Glenn sent me some progress pics of the rear suspension starting to be installed. I am digging the white black contrast. Makes me glad we choose not to do a dark undercoat on the wheel wells and the floorpan bottom. I may regret that decision on wash days.

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Posted by: Cairo94507 Jun 13 2019, 08:48 PM

I like the underside with the body color- like the factory did them. beerchug.gif

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 13 2019, 09:22 PM

White with black is very beautiful smile.gif
A very fine choice.
My compliments.

Posted by: gms Jun 13 2019, 10:43 PM

it is a joy working on a clean car!

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Posted by: gms Jun 13 2019, 10:45 PM

Getting the engine unpacked

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Posted by: gms Jun 13 2019, 10:56 PM

I am also working on the dash, I want to make it a nice consistent black coat while preserving the production number on the back

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Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 14 2019, 06:32 AM

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I am also working on the dash, I want to make it a nice consistent black coat while preserving the production number on the back

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Glenn is that the chassis number of the car ?

Posted by: gms Jun 14 2019, 09:35 AM

yes but it does not match as with most sixes I have seen

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Posted by: gms Jun 15 2019, 09:34 AM

door thresholds are in

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Posted by: gms Jun 16 2019, 10:21 AM

replaced the A-Arm bushings today.

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Posted by: gms Jun 16 2019, 10:22 AM

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Posted by: gms Jun 16 2019, 10:23 AM

Success!

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Posted by: SirAndy Jun 16 2019, 10:24 AM

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replaced the A-Arm bushings today.

I take it your wife isn't home?
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Posted by: gms Jun 16 2019, 10:24 AM

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QUOTE(gms @ Jun 16 2019, 09:21 AM) *
replaced the A-Arm bushings today.

I take it your wife isn't home?
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Not for 27 years now

Posted by: SirAndy Jun 16 2019, 10:25 AM

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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 16 2019, 11:24 AM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Jun 16 2019, 09:21 AM) *
replaced the A-Arm bushings today.

I take it your wife isn't home?
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Not for 27 years now

Oops, sorry about that. Foot, meet mouth ...
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Posted by: gms Jun 16 2019, 10:26 AM

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QUOTE(gms @ Jun 16 2019, 09:24 AM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 16 2019, 11:24 AM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Jun 16 2019, 09:21 AM) *
replaced the A-Arm bushings today.

I take it your wife isn't home?
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Not for 27 years now

Oops, sorry about that. Foot, meet mouth ...
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It's all good

Posted by: gms Jun 19 2019, 07:21 PM

suspension is installed, I set here back on the ground yesterday!

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Posted by: gms Jun 20 2019, 02:08 PM

Powder coating some item for the car.
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Posted by: gms Jun 20 2019, 08:38 PM

all baked

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Posted by: bbrock Jun 21 2019, 07:42 AM

Nice work! That is a nerve wracking job for sure. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Jun 21 2019, 09:00 AM

isn't the slot in the rear suspension console to adjust the suspension height? (LOL)

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Posted by: gms Jun 22 2019, 02:40 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jun 21 2019, 10:00 AM) *

isn't the slot in the rear suspension console to adjust the suspension height? (LOL)

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I'm afraid you are probably right

Posted by: gms Jun 24 2019, 07:28 PM

nice plated and powder coated assembly

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Posted by: gms Jun 25 2019, 07:25 AM

The brake line kit is in from PMB Performance, looks great @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1110

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Posted by: gms Jun 25 2019, 07:28 AM

Bill had the calipers done by PMB Performance as well.
(yes I know those calipers have a spacer for vented rotors)

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Posted by: Eric_Shea Jun 26 2019, 10:18 AM

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Posted by: Targa70 Jun 26 2019, 06:22 PM

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Bill had the calipers done by PMB Performance as well.
(yes I know those calipers have a spacer for vented rotors)

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What a nice looking set of wheels Glenn is putting together.

Posted by: gms Jul 10 2019, 07:18 PM

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I am sure this will cause some flames but I prefer to make my own judgements about products available for our 914s. I spoke with @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19288 (Drew) about their 914/6 HD engine mount, he went on talking about some of their other offerings. Long story short Drew send a box of parts and I must say I was impressed. The fit and finish of the parts I have installed is very nice. The speaker grill and bright work pieces were the most impressive.

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Posted by: gms Jul 10 2019, 07:21 PM

Here is the speaker grill comparison

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Fresh air tube

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rear targa bar bright work comparison to OEM

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Posted by: gms Jul 10 2019, 07:23 PM

Here are the 914/6 (solid) trans mounts

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Posted by: AHudson Jul 10 2019, 08:54 PM

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Here are the 914/6 (solid) trans mounts

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Your entire build is looking great. Attention to detail and regular progress; two great traits.

I remember being at the exact stage you're at on the solid mounts. (Except yours looks nicer!) You might want to 'depaint' the area for the trans ground strap when that step comes. Easily overlooked, but I get the impression you knew this already!

Keep up the great work. It's an inspiration for sure.

Posted by: gms Jul 10 2019, 09:57 PM

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...Keep up the great work. It's an inspiration for sure.

Thanks!

Posted by: gms Jul 10 2019, 10:08 PM

started on the u-joints for the steering column,will powder coat tomorrow.

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Posted by: IronHillRestorations Jul 11 2019, 05:34 AM

I've never had one of those apart, what kind of bearings/bushings are in those?

Posted by: mepstein Jul 11 2019, 05:55 AM

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started on the u-joints for the steering column,will powder coat tomorrow.

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I wanted to clean up a couple of these but wasn't sure the best way to clean them up. I like your method.

Posted by: gms Jul 11 2019, 08:31 AM

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I've never had one of those apart, what kind of bearings/bushings are in those?

They have rubber bushings, tested at 400 degrees

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Posted by: UROpartsman Jul 11 2019, 09:57 AM

Haven't disassembled that particular joint either, but might the rubber parts on the "cross journal" be seals? http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_guide_content/en_us/images/0900c152/80/05/2d/19/large/0900c15280052d19.gif

Posted by: gms Jul 11 2019, 12:06 PM

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Haven't disassembled that particular joint either, but might the rubber parts on the "cross journal" be seals? http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_guide_content/en_us/images/0900c152/80/05/2d/19/large/0900c15280052d19.gif

Good point probably roller bearings inside
I will have to cut one open

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Posted by: bbrock Jul 11 2019, 12:20 PM

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Haven't disassembled that particular joint either, but might the rubber parts on the "cross journal" be seals? http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_guide_content/en_us/images/0900c152/80/05/2d/19/large/0900c15280052d19.gif


Yep. They are basic U-joints with needle bearing inside. Everything you wanted to know in this vid. You should check out the other stuff this guy is doing. It's wild and much is applicable to our cars.





Posted by: UROpartsman Jul 11 2019, 12:31 PM

The 911 bearing caps in the video have retainer clips, but the 914 caps appear to be staked in place with a punch. Surprising that the needle bearing grease didn't melt out during baking for the powdercoat.

Posted by: bbrock Jul 11 2019, 12:45 PM

QUOTE(UROpartsman @ Jul 11 2019, 12:31 PM) *

The 911 bearing caps in the video have retainer clips, but the 914 caps appear to be staked in place with a punch. Surprising that the needle bearing grease didn't melt out during baking for the powdercoat.


This is interesting. I just looked up the P/N for the 914 joints: 930 347 025 00 for all years. Isn't that a 930 part number? How could there be a 930 part on a 1970 MY car?

Posted by: UROpartsman Jul 11 2019, 12:56 PM

Could be design supersessions over the years, or minor differences between OE, OEM, and aftermarket joints. Will check into it and report back.

Posted by: Targa70 Jul 12 2019, 05:58 AM

I hate that much of what we on this forum find impressive and like to stare at, or are actually in awe of, gets "hidden" in the assembly. smile.gif

Posted by: FourBlades Jul 13 2019, 10:10 AM


Great restoration guys! smilie_pokal.gif

That will be one nice /6.

Sure you don't want to make an IMSA 914 clone out of it? biggrin.gif

John

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