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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ 74 2.0 to 2.7 swap

Posted by: mb911 Apr 26 2019, 04:39 PM

A friend is having me do a -6 conversion and repaint. I will document the swap here.. He has a very nice 2.0 along with very nice ssi heat exchangers he will sell to help fund the project. The car just showed up. Engine drop this week. He already ordered the naro engine mount and a flywheel. I will build him an oil tank and likely send the wiring harness out to Perry if he has time @ironhillsrestorations.. It's a really rust free car so that helps.


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Posted by: mb911 Apr 26 2019, 04:40 PM

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Posted by: jagalyn Apr 26 2019, 04:55 PM

Nice looking car... let me know what he wants for the engine and condition/history/mileage.

Posted by: mb911 Apr 26 2019, 05:28 PM

QUOTE(jagalyn @ Apr 26 2019, 02:55 PM) *

Nice looking car... let me know what he wants for the engine and condition/history/mileage.



He took a video of the engine running today.. I think he will post later on Facebook. The Engine has brand new Weber 44s on it that he paid 700 for.. I think he is gonna be looking for 3k for the engine,carbs, flywheel , clutch. He is gonna ask 1k for the ssi's all I am sure OBO. I will look at mileage but this is the quietest type 4 I have ever heard. Ran really well when he pulled it in to the shop.

Posted by: IronHillRestorations Apr 26 2019, 05:32 PM

I'm down for the engine harness biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dion Apr 26 2019, 05:59 PM

That’s a nice looking car. I’ll be tuning in. Good luck Ben.

Posted by: mb911 Apr 27 2019, 05:40 AM

Here is the engine prior to my removal.. Hopefully today it will come out. Attached Image

Posted by: Tdskip Apr 27 2019, 06:12 AM

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Posted by: Coondog Apr 27 2019, 07:35 AM

Bet he gets a awesome set of headers...,.. first.gif

Posted by: mb911 Apr 27 2019, 07:52 AM

QUOTE(Coondog @ Apr 27 2019, 05:35 AM) *

Bet he gets a awesome set of headers...,.. first.gif



Unfortunately nope he bought some factory used ones. He's using my oil tank , sheet metal, and oil lines.

Posted by: mb911 Apr 27 2019, 12:39 PM

Engine out took me longer then I remembered at 1.5 hours. Now it's time for all 4cyl parts to leave. I need the room. Attached Image

Posted by: 914forme Apr 27 2019, 01:46 PM

Love the color really nice looking 914

Posted by: EdwardBlume Apr 27 2019, 02:26 PM

Cool! beerchug.gif

Posted by: mb911 Apr 29 2019, 06:38 AM

James posted the engine and heat exchangers for sale in the classifieds.

Posted by: jwinner Apr 30 2019, 12:42 PM

Heat Exchangers have been SOLD!

Posted by: halmil Apr 30 2019, 01:16 PM

Why would you use a nice 74 2.0 as donor for a six conversion rather than a 1.7 or 1.8?

Posted by: mb911 Apr 30 2019, 01:41 PM

Becuase that's what the owner wants and the owners of the car get decide that's what makes the hobby fun.

On another note welded the tank today. Attached Image

Posted by: mepstein Apr 30 2019, 02:11 PM

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Why would you use a nice 74 2.0 as donor for a six conversion rather than a 1.7 or 1.8?

Using a low rust/rust free tub will put the project months or years and thousands of dollars ahead compared to the normal rustoration.

Posted by: bbrock Apr 30 2019, 03:22 PM

QUOTE(halmil @ Apr 30 2019, 01:16 PM) *

Why would you use a nice 74 2.0 as donor for a six conversion rather than a 1.7 or 1.8?


To make my car just a little more valuable. beer.gif

Posted by: mb911 Apr 30 2019, 03:45 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20845

Wait until you see the really cool 2.0 muffler that I am going to make.. That will make your car even more valuable

Posted by: jwinner Apr 30 2019, 03:56 PM

QUOTE(halmil @ Apr 30 2019, 02:16 PM) *

Why would you use a nice 74 2.0 as donor for a six conversion rather than a 1.7 or 1.8?


It is a family car that belonged to my Dad. I have had 914s before but always wanted a 6. It was a tough decision between doing a "big 4" or a 6.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 30 2019, 04:32 PM

When you hear the sound the 6 makes, you wont have any second thoughts.


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Posted by: bbrock Apr 30 2019, 04:48 PM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Apr 30 2019, 03:45 PM) *

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20845

Wait until you see the really cool 2.0 muffler that I am going to make.. That will make your car even more valuable


Giddy-up! thumb3d.gif

Posted by: Superhawk996 Apr 30 2019, 06:36 PM

QUOTE(mb911 @ Apr 30 2019, 05:45 PM) *

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20845

Wait until you see the really cool 2.0 muffler that I am going to make.. That will make your car even more valuable


Can't wait to see that 2.0L muffler now that you gave a good quality original to fixture off of. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: mb911 May 5 2019, 08:14 PM

Spent some time drilling holes for the tank and then making the decision to replace the engine shelf. Also the battery tray is out along with engine mount in. Attached Image Attached ImageAttached Image

Posted by: mb911 May 20 2019, 01:23 PM

Engine is here , new clutch, trans rebuilt @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=581 and throttle linkage @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11

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Posted by: mb911 Jun 11 2019, 05:50 AM

Some update pictures. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jun 11 2019, 05:52 AM

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Posted by: Tdskip Jun 16 2019, 07:11 AM

Nice work Ben.

Is that plastic translucent.

Posted by: mb911 Jun 16 2019, 07:47 AM

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Jun 16 2019, 05:11 AM) *

Nice work Ben.

Is that plastic translucent.



Yes it is.. Called "Amber" cooling shroud..

Posted by: mb911 Jun 21 2019, 07:36 PM

Underside of the trunk painted.. I just cleaned up what was there previously /scuffed and painted.. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jul 13 2019, 10:00 AM

Engine in.. Attached Image

Posted by: mb911 Jul 13 2019, 10:00 AM

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Posted by: mb911 Aug 12 2019, 02:04 PM

Blocked then sprayed 3 coats of primer surfacer.. Then sit and do any shrinking.. Will block this week and then a once over next week before paint. Attached Image

Posted by: Dr Evil Aug 13 2019, 12:05 PM

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Posted by: Tdskip Aug 13 2019, 12:06 PM

Excited to see this come together.

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