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Posted by: euro911 May 6 2019, 09:00 PM

Everybody posts what they've accomplished in the 'What Have You Done to Your 914 Today?' thread ... well, this is a special thread for us enthusiasts to post why we haven't worked on our car(s) and precisely why they're still on jack stands, and/or buried somewhere under mounds of shit in the garage, etc. ... some of them, for decades poke.gif


Since I'm one of 'those guys', I guess I'll start laugh.gif

As some of youse guys may already know, in an effort to gain additional parking and work space, I've been prepping an area in my back yard to accommodate said space. I need more elbow room, because the cars are currently parked back-to-back in the narrow driveway, and that simply doesn't allow me to easily work on any of them. Having close access to the garage will also be a big plus.


Gravel & the rebar was installed today, need to put down some dobie blocks and the concrete is scheduled to get pumped in and troweled tomorrow ... weather permitting. The form running the length is spacing for bricks to line the edges between the new slab and the existing walkway, giving it a little more 'wife pleasing' appearance cheer.gif

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The design retains some grass that the wife was adamant about, and a sweeping curve, which will allow any of vehicles parked there an unobstructed path through the bottleneck to the driveway. The curved portion will also receive brick edging, creating an eye appealing appearance, but retaining a more utilitarian purpose. At least, that's how I sold my wife on the whole idea rolleyes.gif

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I should be able to utilize the new-found pavement in a few weeks if all goes as planned ...

Polishing my tools as we speak. Wait ... that didn't sound right headbang.gif

Posted by: preach May 6 2019, 09:06 PM

Nice work.

For me I am 5000mi from mine for work. Hi and staying in Waikiki so I really cannot complain!

Posted by: Chi-town May 6 2019, 09:25 PM

Every once and a while I have to do work for my actual job laugh.gif

Posted by: Literati914 May 6 2019, 09:45 PM

Because a car guy was talked into buying a house without a garage headbang.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 May 6 2019, 10:04 PM

Because my car is 50 miles away, across the Salish Sea, at 914Werke getting the head pulled and exhaust stud hole welded, tapped and threaded. Having moved to a much smaller car space I have to procrastinate from long distance. dry.gif

The good news is I may actually be driving it in a couple of weeks! Woohoo!! driving.gif

Posted by: KaptKaos May 6 2019, 10:09 PM

I had to shovel and rake about 3 yards of mulch smile.gif

I hope to have nicer weather this week, and plan to driver her to work.

Posted by: yellowporky May 6 2019, 10:31 PM

Married with children

Posted by: KSCarrera May 7 2019, 12:18 AM

QUOTE(Literati914 @ May 7 2019, 04:45 AM) *

Because a car guy was talked into buying a house without a garage headbang.gif

I feel your pain. Before my marriage breakdown 16 years ago, I lived in a converted water mill which had a four-car garage and a separate 16x16 workshop attached. Now I have a tiny house with no garage, so have to rent two single-car lock-up garages in town. Took me several years to find those. People with garages (and power!) don't know how lucky they are! biggrin.gif

So that's why I don't always get to work on my car(s) as much as I'd like... Sigh. headbang.gif

Posted by: Porschef May 7 2019, 04:22 AM

Work, rain.

Work, rain.

Work, rain.


There’s a pattern here somewhere dry.gif

Posted by: gandalf_025 May 7 2019, 04:28 AM

Quick answer is “Sometimes it is just easier
to ignore them”. Or, I haven’t gotten that far down the
Priority list in a while....

Posted by: ClayPerrine May 7 2019, 06:13 AM

Simple answer...

Kidney stones and high power pain meds (not a good mix with power tools).

Posted by: JOEPROPER May 7 2019, 06:23 AM

I had to pick up the rent. If i get a chance today, I will braze my clutch and accelerator tubes in place.

Posted by: sb914 May 7 2019, 06:27 AM

I’m fuching lazy !

Posted by: Mark Henry May 7 2019, 06:38 AM

Too busy building 996/997.1 engines.

Just got a 997 job last weekend, I have to rebuild the engine, turn it into a full pop 4.0, full suspension rebuild (mods), new exhaust (mods), brakes and more mods. Ballparking prices I was up to $50K when the dude looked at me and said "I want it to be a brand new car, built the way I want it and I know it will be big budget". All righty then...I stopped ballparking and just listened. biggrin.gif
Took him for spin in a 4.0 996 C4S I just built and I think he jizzed his pants.

Guys like this is why I've been mostly doing the newer Porsches lately. shades.gif

But the downside is I haven't had much time to work on the wifes or my 914 sad.gif

Posted by: tygaboy May 7 2019, 10:33 AM

Building what started out to be a storage shed. In typical fashion, it got a little out of control and turned into a really cool "sleeping room".
Who wants to come for a visit? beerchug.gif

Then my wife said "Well, we should add a little fence."

This is what happens when you say that to a guy who has a welder but no wood working tools...


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Posted by: euro911 May 7 2019, 11:34 AM

That looks GR8. aktion035.gif

I have carpentry skills, but just got my first MIG welder. I'm sure there will be a learning curve involved with that welder.gif

Posted by: oldschool May 7 2019, 11:46 AM

Well got a hot Boxster a few years ago, and now the 914 is just waiting to go for a cruz.
can't beat AC and speed! laugh.gif

Posted by: Chris914n6 May 7 2019, 12:06 PM

I've been working on someone else's 914.... and a 39 line item to do list on a 2005 VW Beetle flip headbang.gif

My 914 just needs oil and a filter and a prayer that all the hiccups are finally gone.

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Posted by: twistedstang May 7 2019, 12:09 PM

Because its done....until I get the parts for a six swap.

Posted by: Spoke May 7 2019, 12:11 PM

Working on the window regulator for the passenger door of the 911.


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Posted by: SirAndy May 7 2019, 01:13 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ May 6 2019, 08:00 PM) *
Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?


Upgraded to a new the electrical main panel, the old one was from 1956 and according to the city inspector "those like to go up in flames", so it was time for a replacement.
Had to dig a level platform into the hill according to building code, good thing we never used those crappy concrete stairs anyways (it's the back of the house).
Went with 200 amps while i was in there, you can never have enough amps!

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Posted by: SirAndy May 7 2019, 01:16 PM

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Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?


Leveled the sunny spot in the backyard and put up 3 rows of planter boxes. Transplanted all the plants from the old boxes into the new arrangement. Still need to set up some automated irrigation but for now this will do.

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Posted by: SirAndy May 7 2019, 01:18 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ May 6 2019, 08:00 PM) *
Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?


Leveled the sub-floor in the "sun" room, which used to be a kitchen with really ugly linoleum tiles and started laying down 2" strips of red oak hardwood to match the rest of the house.
This will probably keep me busy for a few weekends.

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Posted by: LowBridge May 7 2019, 01:28 PM

found a new 914 to work on lol-2.gif




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Posted by: Superhawk996 May 7 2019, 02:03 PM

Keep having damn skin cancer cut off me! Back for more tomorrow. Trying to keep grinding dust & crap off my wounds!

Should have worn more sunscreen in my youth. Hell, we didn't even know what sunscreen was! huh.gif

Posted by: Beach914 May 7 2019, 02:15 PM

Replaced Drivers window regulator on my 528i DD last weekend and finished repairing headlight switch stalk on the 308 after I couldn't take my wife out to dinner in it. One of the rare times she actually asked to ride in it!
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Posted by: porschetub May 7 2019, 02:31 PM

Sort of same situation but doing a full house makeover before resale,don't need a house this big now and such a large property for that matter,my 914 is sadly stored away in a friends shed but gets a start up on a regular basis but miss working on it.
One good thing is when cleaning up my hoarded miss I'am finding parts I didn't recall having biggrin.gif .

Posted by: euro911 May 7 2019, 03:15 PM

QUOTE(LowBridge @ May 7 2019, 12:28 PM) *
found a new 914 to work on lol-2.gif
Those 70's GMC motor-homes are the schnitz drooley.gif ... That's what I would want if I ever decided to buy a motor-home.

A friend yanked all the MDF out of his and installed some panels of aluminum honeycomb sandwiched between CF that he bought from General Dynamics' surplus yard (for pennies on the dollar). When he was done, the motor-home weighed 3,000 lbs lighter than when it was stock aktion035.gif

Posted by: AZBanks May 7 2019, 03:43 PM

Finishing up some paid work yesterday and today but the rest of the week is dedicated to the 914.

Posted by: tmc914 May 7 2019, 05:20 PM

Busy working all day, then tired at night. Wanted to go to get ice cream and saw I didn't install the metal cover under the front axle! Quickest four bolts I ever threw on the car. Only dedicate one day a week to work on the car. Well, got a BBQ to go to this weekend so it will be only a half day to work on the car. Told a friend I would install LED foot-well lighting in his car if he helped me with my car. Can't remember where I put those lights that were bought last year.

Posted by: euro911 May 7 2019, 08:20 PM

Well, it'll be a few weeks until the new slab will be 90~100% cured, and I won't be driving on it until at least then ... but the pour and broom-finish was completed today mueba.gif

(I scraped up the slag after the pix were taken) shades.gif


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Will yank the forms in a day or so, and hopefully start lining the edges with bricks next week idea.gif

Posted by: Dion May 7 2019, 08:36 PM

Restoring this so I can have proper air tools & run a paint gun in the future.



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Posted by: Dion May 7 2019, 08:37 PM

Sanded & a new coat of colour


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Posted by: euro911 May 7 2019, 11:34 PM

Nice restoration, @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2766 .

Hey, I just saw your CIS thread ... left you a question there.


Posted by: ConeDodger May 8 2019, 05:07 AM

What is it that you think I should be doing? I just turn the key and drive these days...


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Posted by: mepstein May 8 2019, 05:35 AM

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What is it that you think I should be doing? I just turn the key and drive these days...

Time to build another. laugh.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 May 8 2019, 08:00 AM

QUOTE(mepstein @ May 8 2019, 04:35 AM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ May 8 2019, 07:07 AM) *

What is it that you think I should be doing? I just turn the key and drive these days...

Time to build another. laugh.gif


This brings up an interesting philosophical question: If there’s nothing left to do, can you be a slacker for not doing anything?

Posted by: ConeDodger May 8 2019, 09:40 AM

QUOTE(mepstein @ May 8 2019, 08:35 AM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ May 8 2019, 07:07 AM) *

What is it that you think I should be doing? I just turn the key and drive these days...

Time to build another. laugh.gif


Oh, you mean this...


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Posted by: Literati914 May 8 2019, 10:00 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 7 2019, 07:13 AM) *

Simple answer...

Kidney stones and high power pain meds (not a good mix with power tools).

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ May 7 2019, 03:03 PM) *

Keep having damn skin cancer cut off me!..

Should have worn more sunscreen in my youth. Hell, we didn't even know what sunscreen was! huh.gif


Dang guys, I feel for you .. hope you're better soon!!

Posted by: danschy May 8 2019, 10:10 AM

Finally a thread I can contribute to. There are three basic reasons:
A) I don't own a 914
B) I don't have the space to work on one
C) I have no car skills, other than minor maintenance

But that doesn't stop me from enjoying this forum as I love 914's based on owning one for 15 years in my younger years. I am astounded at what skilled people can do in their spare time. smile.gif

Posted by: Montreal914 May 8 2019, 09:02 PM

With my daughter now driving, the 914 is my only DD driving.gif

Can't really sit on jack stands, which is good biggrin.gif But list of stuff is starting to pile up... sad.gif

Posted by: Larmo63 May 8 2019, 09:29 PM

I have other hobbies and I work when I feel like it and I like going surfing and....

Old bikes:

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Posted by: Larmo63 May 8 2019, 09:30 PM

Old guitars and amps and playing them REALLY loud....

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Posted by: horizontally-opposed May 8 2019, 09:46 PM

Jet lagged from business trip to Yuripp.

Fires to put out upon return.

Prep for Luft (there are gonna be a lot of 914s there, which I count as a win).

Really want to get those Scheels in...but don't want to do it in a rush. smash.gif

Posted by: Maltese Falcon May 8 2019, 09:49 PM

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Old guitars and amps and playing them REALLY loud....

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Lawrence unplugged Live... enjoy and don't fret aktion035.gif !!

Posted by: JOEPROPER May 9 2019, 06:50 AM

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I have other hobbies and I work when I feel like it and I like going surfing and....

Old bikes:


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Posted by: ClayPerrine May 9 2019, 11:11 AM

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"I'll get you my pretty, and your little car too!"


Posted by: colingreene May 9 2019, 11:28 AM

waiting for parts to show up i ordered from sierra madre on Saturday.
tracking number said they sat waiting to be picked up for two days.

Posted by: oldschool May 9 2019, 12:46 PM

QUOTE(colingreene @ May 9 2019, 10:28 AM) *

waiting for parts to show up i ordered from sierra madre on Saturday.
tracking number said they sat waiting to be picked up for two days.


yup.

Posted by: napasteve May 9 2019, 01:03 PM

Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle

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Posted by: scott_in_nh May 9 2019, 02:50 PM

Because I can't start any major 914 projects until I finish rebuilding this.

Somehow I thought I could replace all the structural wood and build a new interior in a year - 5 years ago! blink.gif

The entire engine, outdrive, windshields, rails, old interior and new interior are in the basement and NEED to get out!

This is the year though! Trying to get it wet by July.

How do you like my scratch built to almost original spec seats? I even made the buttons!

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Posted by: oldschool May 9 2019, 03:21 PM

QUOTE(napasteve @ May 9 2019, 12:03 PM) *

Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle

Steve what do you use that cool track- for?


Posted by: Mark Henry May 9 2019, 06:57 PM

QUOTE(oldschool @ May 9 2019, 05:21 PM) *

QUOTE(napasteve @ May 9 2019, 12:03 PM) *

Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle

Steve what do you use that cool track- for?

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Posted by: 914_teener May 9 2019, 07:04 PM

^^^^^^

This. Just got a new shipment from Stag's Leap in Napa!

Fay....oh boy.

Posted by: napasteve May 9 2019, 10:43 PM

QUOTE(oldschool @ May 9 2019, 02:21 PM) *

QUOTE(napasteve @ May 9 2019, 12:03 PM) *

Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle

Steve what do you use that cool track- for?


The Landini is a great little vineyard tractor. Very stable on slopes.

Posted by: sixnotfour May 9 2019, 11:42 PM

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Posted by: euro911 May 10 2019, 10:25 AM

What are we looking at in the top pic, Jeff?

Posted by: gandalf_025 May 10 2019, 10:42 AM

I'm gonna guess baby birds in the nest....

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Posted by: abes914 May 10 2019, 12:08 PM

My buddy dropped off his right hand drive bus so I decided to drive it instead.
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Posted by: sixnotfour May 10 2019, 12:11 PM

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My buddy dropped off his right hand drive bus so I decided to drive it instead.
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thats too awkward for me ,,drive safe.. blink.gif

Posted by: North Coast Jim May 10 2019, 12:27 PM

Volunteering on rebuilding PT Boat 728. It's a huge undertaking. Learning some new skills too such as cussing, swearing, pulling splinters, bandaging cuts and how not to build a boat.

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Posted by: abes914 May 10 2019, 05:57 PM

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QUOTE(abes914 @ May 10 2019, 12:08 PM) *

My buddy dropped off his right hand drive bus so I decided to drive it instead.
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thats too awkward for me ,,drive safe.. blink.gif



Yup, it wasn't a fun ride that I thought it would be. The steering wheel is too big for my comfort level and the steering is too vague on the feedback. I am a bit too impatient i guess when I drive. That thing takes time to speed up.

I do love the look of other driver when they see that there is no one in the "driver" side.

Posted by: euro911 May 10 2019, 10:20 PM

QUOTE(North Coast Jim @ May 10 2019, 11:27 AM) *
Volunteering on rebuilding PT Boat 728. It's a huge undertaking. Learning some new skills too such as cussing, swearing, pulling splinters, bandaging cuts and how not to build a boat.

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Now that is a really cool project. Keep us in the loop on the progress.

Posted by: euro911 May 10 2019, 10:46 PM

I removed all the temporarily-placed brick edging from the new paved area in the back yard, compacted a sand base then re-compacted the bricks into place. It took two bags of sand, because the original dig was 4+ inches. Our little Pug/Frenchie Bulldog helped with the compaction rolleyes.gif

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We won't dig down as far for the remaining sections that we're going to brick, but I think we'll go through at least four more bags to get it all done.

Looking forward to clearing out some the stuff you're looking at, so I can move my mid-rise lift back there ... and finally have some usable work space smile.gif

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Posted by: ClayPerrine May 11 2019, 09:12 AM

QUOTE(abes914 @ May 10 2019, 06:57 PM) *

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ May 10 2019, 11:11 AM) *

QUOTE(abes914 @ May 10 2019, 12:08 PM) *

My buddy dropped off his right hand drive bus so I decided to drive it instead.
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thats too awkward for me ,,drive safe.. blink.gif



Yup, it wasn't a fun ride that I thought it would be. The steering wheel is too big for my comfort level and the steering is too vague on the feedback. I am a bit too impatient i guess when I drive. That thing takes time to speed up.

I do love the look of other driver when they see that there is no one in the "driver" side.



Years ago, I had a customer that owned a Japanese spec Fairlady Z. He brought it back from Japan when he was in the Marines. It was RHD. When I would have to test drive it, one of the other techs would grab a steering wheel and sit in the left side. We would get right next to someone, he would stare at them and jerk the wheel as if he was turning into them.

We were young and stupid. Nobody ever got hurt, just lots of startled drivers. I am much older and smarter now, so I wouldn't do it again.


Posted by: euro911 May 11 2019, 10:05 AM

Reminded me of this:


Posted by: ValcoOscar May 11 2019, 06:28 PM

Nothing on 914's today..spent day painting a guest room and making more WCR awards.

Oscar

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Posted by: RichPugh May 11 2019, 07:23 PM

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That is the nicest clutch centering tool I've ever seen, LOL

Posted by: Steve May 11 2019, 08:32 PM

Spent the day at Luft instead of working on my car.

Posted by: euro911 May 11 2019, 10:59 PM

In the air? ... or on a mattress? poke.gif

Posted by: davehg May 11 2019, 11:34 PM

I was too busy spanking my (Honda) Monkey. Installed a new exhaust and header.

https://youtu.be/btjZDBXE-ng

Posted by: Mueller May 12 2019, 12:12 AM

Bought my 1st road bike, need to build up some stamina, can only put in a few blocks before needing to rest.




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Posted by: ClayPerrine May 12 2019, 07:58 AM

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Bought my 1st road bike, need to build up some stamina, can only put in a few blocks before needing to rest.


I wouldn't make it any farther, and I haven't been through what you have.



Posted by: r_towle May 12 2019, 08:48 AM

great to see you riding Mike!

I still try to walk 4-5 miles per day.
Might go for a bike this year...not sure.
I travel a lot, so my entire exercise program is portable, with no machines (not always at every hotel)
So, I walk and do floor stretching and some yoga (sort of)


Posted by: JRust May 12 2019, 09:26 AM

Finally got my car home this week. Unfortunately after a year of it being gone. I could barely fit it in my damn garage. Doing a little spring cleaning to make some space

Posted by: Steve May 12 2019, 09:39 AM

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In the air? ... or on a mattress? poke.gif

I don't know my mind is a luft.

Posted by: anderssj May 12 2019, 09:48 AM

Getting "Olle" (the Road Warrior Worrier) ready for his next trip from VA to MN and back. So far we've done the oil/filter change, basic tune-up stuff, upper strut mounts, fabricated a couple new brake lines, bled (both of us). Motor and transmission mounts next, then alignment.

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Old plugs look pretty good for a car with 215K smile.gif

May do 914's shift coupler this FRI--kind of dreading it. unsure.gif

Posted by: mepstein May 12 2019, 09:49 AM

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Bought my 1st road bike, need to build up some stamina, can only put in a few blocks before needing to rest.

That’s great Mike. Easy gears, start slow. Muscles need time to adapt and get strong but they will. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: 76-914 May 12 2019, 10:11 AM

Are you on Procrit yet Mike? It really helps; a lot! smile.gif @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=87

Posted by: 914 Ranch May 15 2019, 04:45 PM

Trying to get the boat running, need it for a party this weekend. I support a skydiving event at Disappearing Island near Daytona. Going to be about 60 skydivers jumping on to the island Sunday.

Posted by: malcolm2 May 15 2019, 07:40 PM

It spent 3 weeks waiting on jack stands with the tranz on the floor waiting for Throwout Bearing job etc.... parts. Drive-able now. But it rained today.

Main reason, I have a 72 VW bus on jack stands. No way I am driving that in 10 months....But I am trying.

Posted by: markhoward May 15 2019, 08:04 PM

mother nature


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Posted by: SirAndy May 15 2019, 09:51 PM

Been busy with work work. Just finished a project that resulted in 4 patent applications.
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Started on a new project today for Porsche!
If all goes well, my code will be in either the 2020 (tight deadline, probably not going to work) or 2021 models (much more likely) ...
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Posted by: sixnotfour May 15 2019, 09:56 PM

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Been busy with work work. Just finished a project that resulted in 4 patent applications.
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Started on a new project today for Porsche!
If all goes well, my code will be in either the 2020 (tight deadline, probably not going to work) or 2021 models (much more likely) ...
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Posted by: sixnotfour May 15 2019, 10:03 PM

yellowsleep[1].gif so tired of this Spring


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Posted by: Chris914n6 May 15 2019, 11:37 PM

Yesterday the Water Softener sprung a leak.
Today the garage door sheared a pivot bolt, again, a grade 8 this time sad.gif

It's like the house feels neglected with me trying to get 2 cars running for WCR hissyfit.gif

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Posted by: euro911 May 16 2019, 08:09 PM

yikes.gif Be careful with that door, Chris ...


More of the 'same-old, some old' happening here. We got some rain in the am, then the winds picked-up in the afternoon. Blew loose dirt everywhere dry.gif

However, I got more soil cut out, sand base and more bricks installed. This isn't going as fast as I had hoped, but any forward progress is ... well, forward progress laugh.gif

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In hind-sight, I should have stopped by the local Home Depot to hire a day laborer ... but I just didn't know which Juan to pick rolleyes.gif
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Posted by: 76-914 May 16 2019, 08:23 PM

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yikes.gif Be careful with that door, Chris ...

More of the 'same-old, some old' happening here. We got some rain in the am, then the winds picked-up in the afternoon. Blew loose dirt everywhere dry.gif

However, I got more soil cut out, sand base and more bricks installed. This isn't going as fast as I had hoped, but any forward progress is ... well, forward progress laugh.gif

In hind-sight, I should have stopped by the local Home Depot to hire a day laborer ... but I just didn't know which Juan to pick rolleyes.gif
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poke.gif Something tells me that your going to win "the post count total" in this thread. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mueller May 19 2019, 10:09 PM

My old air drying desiccant system failed (I failed to replace the stuff inside in a timely manner)

So I am soldering up 50 feet of 3/4 copper tubing.
Once that is done I'll be running a line to the front of the 2 car garage for a 50 foot hose reel.

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Posted by: mountainroads May 19 2019, 10:36 PM

I'm waiting for the mechanic to release "Walther" from custody. He's been busy fixing the stuff the last shop didn't fix properly. (Grrrrrr......) I'll give this guy credit for wanting to be sure everything is right before he gives me the car back, but my "project car" keeps getting bumped by other, more pressing turnarounds.

That, plus unpredictable weather combined with my limited availability for pickup, has greatly delayed our reunion.

- MR

Posted by: 914_teener May 19 2019, 11:04 PM

I don't have one at the moment.

Posted by: euro911 May 19 2019, 11:36 PM

QUOTE(Mueller @ May 19 2019, 09:09 PM) *
My old air drying desiccant system failed (I failed to replace the stuff inside in a timely manner)

So I am soldering up 50 feet of 3/4 copper tubing.
Once that is done I'll be running a line to the front of the 2 car garage for a 50 foot hose reel.

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That looks an awful lot like the solar collector plumbing I'll be building for the roof on my trailer.

Solar electricity will run a pump with water from a storage tank through the collector and back to the tank all day long, providing lots of hot water in the evening hours biggrin.gif

Posted by: Chris914n6 May 20 2019, 01:09 AM

I'll take 'Another Ridiculous Setback' for $5 please Alex.

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30mph winds kept me away from the other 914 this weekend.

Posted by: malcolm2 May 20 2019, 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ May 20 2019, 02:09 AM) *

I'll take 'Another Ridiculous Setback' for $5 please Alex.

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30mph winds kept me away from the other 914 this weekend.


I am a fan of this type connector. very low profile. the back side has an allen bolt that pinches the post.

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Posted by: Mueller May 20 2019, 08:36 AM

Hey Chris,

I used an aftermarket version of the VW power distribution block

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Posted by: burton73 May 20 2019, 12:25 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ May 11 2019, 05:28 PM) *

Nothing on 914's today..spent day painting a guest room and making more WCR awards.

Oscar

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Oscar buddy,

Those are so cool. Super job man.

Bob B

Posted by: euro911 May 20 2019, 03:31 PM

QUOTE(burton73 @ May 20 2019, 11:25 AM) *
QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ May 11 2019, 05:28 PM) *
Nothing on 914's today..spent day painting a guest room and making more WCR awards.

Oscar

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Oscar buddy,

Those are so cool. Super job man.

Bob B
Yeah, they are aktion035.gif

Posted by: RickS May 20 2019, 11:51 PM

Am still in the slammer. When I get my ankle bracelet I will be able to start working on it. wink.gif. Ok, so I don’t have an excuse.

Posted by: Mark Henry May 21 2019, 11:11 AM

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My old air drying desiccant system failed (I failed to replace the stuff inside in a timely manner)

So I am soldering up 50 feet of 3/4 copper tubing.
Once that is done I'll be running a line to the front of the 2 car garage for a 50 foot hose reel.

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Posted by: Mueller May 21 2019, 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ May 21 2019, 10:11 AM) *

QUOTE(Mueller @ May 20 2019, 12:09 AM) *

My old air drying desiccant system failed (I failed to replace the stuff inside in a timely manner)

So I am soldering up 50 feet of 3/4 copper tubing.
Once that is done I'll be running a line to the front of the 2 car garage for a 50 foot hose reel.

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They should have a drain cock at the bottom of each loop. idea.gif



Nope....going to be mounted 90° of what is normally done.
The fatter looking tube will be 2", the idea is that the pressure drop will help remove some water particles also ( it works in many machine shops that don't want to invest in real chillers)
Red, ball valves
Blue, drier/filters

There will be additional filter/regulators at the mill and other air drop offs.

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Posted by: 914 Ranch May 22 2019, 01:42 PM

Nothing but I got some work done on my Yamaha also. Just cleaning it up after it's adventure. It's 95 and I just sweat working out in the garage. Need to put in the A/C. So the bike is inside.

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Posted by: ClayPerrine May 22 2019, 07:31 PM

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They should have a drain cock at the bottom of each loop. idea.gif



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Heh Heh Heh... he said "cock"....

Posted by: TravisNeff May 22 2019, 08:25 PM

I jacked up the car and the suspension seemed to fall out screwy.gif


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Posted by: Mueller May 27 2019, 05:13 PM

Pipes all soldered up for the dryer. I planned on running this 3/4 inch RapidAir Maxline from outlet of air filter after the dryer. Not going to happen. Took me over 5 minutes just to straighten out that little portion.

Time to say f it and go back in the house.

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Posted by: Mueller May 29 2019, 11:24 PM

Working on straightening out the airline.

Had some DOM tubing and the vise, had to buy the $20 hitch step.
I need one piece at 20 feet then a 90° for a 25 foot run to a junction.

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Posted by: euro911 May 30 2019, 12:49 AM

Mike,

I'd like to run an air hose or piping from the 33 gallon compressor in my garage to the front of my house (approximately 60 feet or so). I just want it for blowing debris off of the driveway and to fill vehicle tires.

What would you recommend? ... would 1/2" or 3/4" GRS pipe be appropriate?

I have air-chuck fitting with a 'T' and a drain valve at the bottom (approx 10" below the 'T') that I could install at the end of the run ... I don't think I'd need an elaborate dryer assembly.

Posted by: Mueller Jun 20 2019, 01:13 PM

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Mike,

I'd like to run an air hose or piping from the 33 gallon compressor in my garage to the front of my house (approximately 60 feet or so). I just want it for blowing debris off of the driveway and to fill vehicle tires.

What would you recommend? ... would 1/2" or 3/4" GRS pipe be appropriate?

I have air-chuck fitting with a 'T' and a drain valve at the bottom (approx 10" below the 'T') that I could install at the end of the run ... I don't think I'd need an elaborate dryer assembly.


I think 1/2 inch would have been fine and would be cheaper for extra fittings. I got a killer deal on the 3/4, damaged box, no parts missing.

Tygaboy has the 1/2 inch for his shop and feels it it perfect.

Posted by: Mueller Jun 20 2019, 01:17 PM

No work on the car or even at my real job for a bit.

At Hard Rock Cancun with the family.

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Posted by: euro911 Jun 24 2019, 12:27 AM

I was coerced into going camping up near Big Bear Lake for several days for the annual Amateur Radio Field Day event on Saturday/Sunday.

Felt good to get out of the urban setting for a little while, as I missed attending a lot of other different events from 2017 ~ 2019

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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jun 24 2019, 07:32 AM

Finished a Vegas themed room at my house for a house guest.

Yup..extended stay!!!



Oscar

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Posted by: Front yard mechanic Jun 27 2019, 08:35 AM

Nice surf pick I learned to surf at seal beach" hey you on the green board get away from the rocks"

Posted by: sb914 Jun 27 2019, 08:38 AM

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Nice surf pick I learned to surf at seal beach" hey you on the green board get away from the rocks"

I must know you? Been here 35 years

Posted by: Tdskip Jun 27 2019, 08:46 AM

My excuse for today is that I am picking up the newly rebuilt engine for my 2002 Tii project.

Posted by: euro911 Jun 27 2019, 01:09 PM

QUOTE(sb914 @ Jun 27 2019, 07:38 AM) *
QUOTE(Front yard mechanic @ Jun 27 2019, 07:35 AM) *
Nice surf pick I learned to surf at seal beach" hey you on the green board get away from the rocks"
I must know you? Been here 35 years
I haven't surfed since my suit and ET 5'8" were stolen when I lived in Hermosa ... over 40 years ago dry.gif

God, I'm getting old laugh.gif

Posted by: Larmo63 Jun 27 2019, 01:11 PM

I'm driving mine. I can't work on it whilst driving. driving.gif

Posted by: 914 Ranch Jun 29 2019, 04:20 PM

I'm working on Big Blue today. Had the boat in the shop. When I went to go get it, as soon as I hooked the trailer up Big Blue blew her brakes right in the middle of the driveway. She left big puddles in thier driveway. Had to have her towed home. The leak is in the main frame behind the fuel tank. Have to remove the tank to get at it. So today I moved 25 gallons of diesel so I can drop the tank. Then I will be able to see what is going on.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 29 2019, 04:57 PM

Betty and I spent the morning cleaning the garage. So I will be back after it tomorrow morning working to getting the 4.0 running.




Posted by: Bleyseng Jun 29 2019, 05:40 PM

After a hard day of driving in rush hour yesterday, today is a day of rest for the 914.

Posted by: r_towle Jun 29 2019, 07:05 PM

I started thinking about working on the 914, does that count?

Posted by: forrestkhaag Jun 29 2019, 09:17 PM

I flew in from Seattle to Scottsdale small airport to have a black (Uber Black that is...) driver drop me off just to start it up. WTF! from 72 to 111 degrees F. and the damned thing fired up immediately! Now I have to drive it! and I will....

sidebar: I have a battery cut off switch that I use and I blow out the fuel from the Webers throats prior to leaving "the oven"///////// That is what I did.....

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Jun 29 2019, 10:25 PM

I didn’t work on the 914 because I drove it TO work then home but what kept me from working on it other than it doesn’t need anything? 8 hour of power washing the house!
I would like to hook up the CHT gauge before Okteenerfest, but priority is house projects -250 ft of railings , 1000sqrft of deck and 500+ spindles to clean- I am getting too old for this! Blew out the power washer hose, but back of house is done, tomorrow is on to the front and then tackle replacing all soft lines on the 2000 528i.

Once all that is done I can sit down and enjoy reading my Panorama mag

Posted by: SirAndy Jun 30 2019, 12:12 AM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ May 7 2019, 12:18 PM) *
Leveled the sub-floor in the "sun" room, which used to be a kitchen with really ugly linoleum tiles and started laying down 2" strips of red oak hardwood to match the rest of the house.
This will probably keep me busy for a few weekends.

Still working on those damn hardwood floors. Had to replace some of the sub-floor because it had termites in it at some point it the past.

Just couldn't get myself to patch over it, had to replace the whole thing ...
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Posted by: 76-914 Jun 30 2019, 08:33 AM

QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ Jun 29 2019, 08:17 PM) *

I flew in from Seattle to Scottsdale small airport to have a black (Uber Black that is...) driver drop me off just to start it up. WTF! from 72 to 111 degrees F. and the damned thing fired up immediately! Now I have to drive it! and I will....



Uh, I'm going to need an interpreter here! huh.gif

Posted by: falcor75 Jun 30 2019, 01:59 PM

Up 5 am, left home at 6 am, driving around 800 km south to Celle in Germany. Tomorrow we head on to Stuttgart via Nürnberg. 36 C when we arrived today, too bloody hot for this viking....

Posted by: Mueller Jun 30 2019, 02:41 PM

Yesterday, replaced our leaking 50 gallon water heater with a Takagi tankless heater.

Today, had to take pull the dishwasher in the kitchen and take it apart to clean and repair that.

Both working so time to clean up and get ready for a bike ride, haven't ridden my bike in almost 2 weeks, either too hot, on vacation or sick.

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Posted by: euro911 Jun 30 2019, 03:20 PM

I hear ya, Mike ... our dishwasher recently developed a leak that I need to address. I fixed it years ago, guess it needs new seals again. At least it's the portable/roll-around type, so it's not as bad as a built-in.

Posted by: 914forme Jun 30 2019, 06:35 PM

Easy

Cleaned out the basement at my parents old house

Went to Mom's new apartment installed a closet rod, a shower caddy, and a bed skirt.

Went to my daughters house looked at flooring

Came home went to the shop, tested an A/C unit I think I will install it. And then took apart the mower to find a mouses nest under the cooling tin on the engine. And started doing the tune up, and clean up of the engine. Need to replace fuel hoses, add a Tach / Hour Meter, and oil drain line support. Things I do to all my small engines now.

Posted by: Beach914 Jun 30 2019, 07:20 PM

I hit golf balls

Posted by: tygaboy Jul 1 2019, 09:10 AM

In Oregon on a 400 mile, 30,000 feet of climbing week-long tandem bicycle ride with my wife!


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Posted by: 76-914 Jul 1 2019, 10:56 AM

Gears is gears. From this:

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To this: awaiting a 26 centcirclip for final assm.

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Posted by: euro911 Jul 1 2019, 01:15 PM

I have the Smithy 1220 3-in-1 model - cool machine

https://smithy.com/Smithy-Combo-Lathe-Mill-Midas

Posted by: falcor75 Jul 1 2019, 01:28 PM

Didnt do anything today, zip, zero zilch !






But tomorrow....


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Posted by: 76-914 Jul 3 2019, 09:06 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jul 1 2019, 12:15 PM) *

I have the Smithy 1220 3-in-1 model - cool machine

https://smithy.com/Smithy-Combo-Lathe-Mill-Midas

Same here. The mill head is removed in that Pic. It's a 1220 LTD.


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Posted by: oldschool Jul 3 2019, 10:59 AM

I have a project i'll be working on soon.
Has anyone ever built a heating system for there pool? (above ground)
I need tips.

Posted by: 914_teener Jul 3 2019, 01:18 PM

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I have a project i'll be working on soon.
Has anyone ever built a heating system for there pool? (above ground)
I need tips.





They sell kits hombre! Ya can go passive or active with a active portable LP fired kit.

Or....the special homeboy kit with a black rubber hose coiled on the roof of your house with an aquarium pump and a beer can float.

Let know compadre.



I didn't work on mine either cause I am looking for another teener since I sold my other.


Posted by: euro911 Jul 3 2019, 02:18 PM

QUOTE(oldschool @ Jul 3 2019, 09:59 AM) *
I have a project i'll be working on soon.
Has anyone ever built a heating system for there pool? (above ground)
I need tips.
Jaime, I sent you some info to your FB message box

Solar Water Panels (5) in Azusa ... $30. each

Posted by: raynekat Jul 4 2019, 04:54 PM

My dog ate it?
Er....I guess that was my homework when I was 10.

Posted by: oldschool Jul 7 2019, 11:25 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jul 3 2019, 01:18 PM) *

QUOTE(oldschool @ Jul 3 2019, 09:59 AM) *
I have a project i'll be working on soon.
Has anyone ever built a heating system for there pool? (above ground)
I need tips.
Jaime, I sent you some info to your FB message box

Solar Water Panels (5) in Azusa ... $30. each

beerchug.gif thanks

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Jul 8 2019, 06:50 AM

i drove it one day but didn't DO anything to it because we've been finishing home projects and landscaping to prep the house for listing/sale - AND
had to replace brake lines for the E39 528i (280k miles and going!) before my daughter takes it to grad school in fall, - original lines were sorely in need of replacement, AND new front brake rotors and a leaking power steering line on the wife's '04 Jag. Now with those projects and jobs done I might actually get to finish the install of the CHT gauge on the 914 and post on that other thread-what I DID do lol!

Posted by: tygaboy Jul 8 2019, 07:38 AM

I built a surround for our outdoor fire place.
Bees had moved in and the geniuses who installed the insert stucco'd over the flange. The only way to get it out to remove and relocate the hive was to destroy the front. So a removable cover it is!


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Posted by: euro911 Jul 8 2019, 10:37 AM

It's BEE-UTIFUL ... rolleyes.gif

Posted by: KSCarrera Jul 8 2019, 11:16 AM

Viral conjunctivitis on the back of gastric flu... Guess I pushed myself a little too hard on my European trip. icon8.gif

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Posted by: euro911 Jul 8 2019, 08:20 PM

My on again/off again relationship with a pinched sciatic nerve made itself evident this morning dry.gif

Some stretching, rolling and a Norco helped relieve some of the pain, so I wandered outside mid-day, removed all 4-wheels from the '66 912, wire-brushed and painted the lug nuts, filled the tires with fresh air and reinstalled them ... all in anticipation of moving the car off of the mid-rise lift in the driveway and rolling it on the new concrete pad in front of the garage later in the week biggrin.gif

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Then, we had to take one of our pups for a vet appointment in the late afternoon ... she started coughing & hacking and looking a little run down during the w/e. We'll start her on an antibiotic regimen later this evening, so she can return to her normal self soon dog.gif

Posted by: mepstein Jul 8 2019, 08:29 PM

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My on again/off again relationship with a pinched sciatic nerve made itself evident this morning dry.gif

Some stretching, rolling and a Norco helped relieve some of the pain, so I wandered outside mid-day, removed all 4-wheels from the '66 912, wire-brushed and painted the lug nuts, filled the tires with fresh air and reinstalled them ... all in anticipation of moving the car off of the mid-rise lift in the driveway and rolling it on the new concrete pad in front of the garage later in the week biggrin.gif

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Then, we had to take one of our pups for a vet appointment in the late afternoon ... she started coughing & hacking and looking a little run down during the w/e. We'll start her on an antibiotic regimen later this evening, so she can return to her normal self soon dog.gif

I could find room in my garage for that car. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 21 2019, 10:30 AM

I was busy watching this documentary on Jack Brabham. Awesome man, awesome driver. Some Porsche content too.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/07/21/engineer-builder-driver-jack-brabham-excelled-at-all-three/?refer=news

Posted by: tygaboy Jul 21 2019, 10:46 AM

I'm making a piece of yard art for Michael @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=9712


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Posted by: 76-914 Jul 21 2019, 12:17 PM

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I built a surround for our outdoor fire place.
Bees had moved in and the geniuses who installed the insert stucco'd over the flange. The only way to get it out to remove and relocate the hive was to destroy the front. So a removable cover it is!

Thx for taking the time and effort to relocate vs destroy the hive. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Cairo94507 Jul 21 2019, 12:41 PM

Man, that is cool cool cool. My wife is going to love that in our patio. Thanks Chris. beerchug.gif

Posted by: euro911 Jul 21 2019, 02:06 PM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jul 21 2019, 09:30 AM) *
I was busy watching this documentary on Jack Brabham. Awesome man, awesome driver. Some Porsche content too.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/07/21/engineer-builder-driver-jack-brabham-excelled-at-all-three/?refer=news
Cool video.

Moss suffered quite a few Porsche gearbox failures ... hmmm idea.gif

I built a Brabahm BT44B 1/12 scale model many years ago ... I think it's boxed up somewhere in the attic with a bunch of other models from the 60's & 70's.

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Posted by: dlee6204 Jul 21 2019, 02:37 PM

My wife and I just had our second child on 7/18. A sweet little girl. Goodbye 914 garage time. bye1.gif

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Posted by: 76-914 Jul 21 2019, 03:06 PM

Now that is a legitimate excuse for not working on your car. Congratulations beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914-300Hemi Jul 21 2019, 03:17 PM

Congrats and say goodbye to sleep.

Posted by: 914forme Jul 21 2019, 04:02 PM

Well mine has 914 content just not working on the car. headbang.gif

I spent the weekend in 105 degree cleaning out my father's addict at his old house. My wife and I moved 150 12ft long Walnut boards racing for 4 to 16" wide all cut from the family farm in 1955, and given to my parents as a wedding present.

Then I moved down some old school wood working stuff from the 50, 60, and 70s, stuff is heavy and built to last. Old dealt and Rockwell / Delta stuff.

Last thing I did was clean out the entire stash of Porsche parts he had, that came from a Parts car he got in 1977, ~13,000, and then a bunch of later parts that are from latter models. I remember he took a bunch of stuff to a Tweaks Swapmeet for me, when I was parting out mid west rust buckets, and he must have stored it up there also.

It was a truck and trailer full, and have another run todo to get the next truck load home.

Oh and I got home to find, a shelf had collapsed, tossing a very nice 911 muffler at the 914-6. dry.gif I had a Mom service cover on the back of the -6 no scratch, nothing, that I found. And it did not bust the NOS Hella euro on the back. cheer.gif

I am off to purchase my lottery ticket, and it could have been so much worse.

So what will keep me from working on the car this week. Building shelves that are worth of being in my garage, and then unboxing al the 914 stuff from Dad's, cataloging it, and putting up Ads for the stuff not needed in my -6 build.

Posted by: 914forme Jul 21 2019, 04:04 PM

Congratulations, now you need to find a 718 Spyder and store it away for her first car, which you will have to convert over to run off algae bio fuel, but hey it is the thought that counts.

Posted by: TravisNeff Jul 21 2019, 08:53 PM

Finished up hot rodding the suspension and brakes on the goat and escaped today in the 911


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Posted by: RickS Jul 21 2019, 09:06 PM

Spent the weekend hiking in the mountains with the new dog. But did drive a Cayenne to get there.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jul 21 2019, 09:14 PM

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Viral conjunctivitis on the back of gastric flu... Guess I pushed myself a little too hard on my European trip. icon8.gif

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Been there done that. Hated being quarantined for 8 weeks, and really hated having to pry my eyelids open in the morning.

Worst thing was the optical surgeon peeling the insides of my eye lids. :shudder:




Posted by: 914 Ranch Jul 22 2019, 08:48 AM

Been working on my truck, brakes went out on it. I had the boat in the shop for a tune up and when they called and told me it was done I went down to pick her up and when I backed up to her the brakes went out. Best possible spot for it to happen at. Got the truck towed home and picked up the boat the next day. The leak in the break line was behind the fuel tank inside the frame rail. Had to drain 25 gal of fuel drop the tank and move it out of the way. The leak was hidding behind part of the wire loom covered in that corrugated shielding. That plastic shit rubbed a hole in the steel brake line.

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Posted by: Superhawk996 Jul 25 2019, 02:46 PM

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Worst thing was the optical surgeon peeling the insides of my eye lids. :shudder:


Holy cow - you make me feel better. Wear Sunscreen Bitches!

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Posted by: euro911 Jul 25 2019, 05:01 PM

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Posted by: 914_teener Jul 25 2019, 07:31 PM

This......





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Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 25 2019, 08:01 PM

I've been SUP stand up paddling/surfing.

I drove the 914 today too, so there's that.

Posted by: euro911 Aug 3 2019, 02:23 AM

Pushed out the nose dent [that my wife caused] on the Ghia ...

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Posted by: euro911 Aug 3 2019, 02:27 AM

Also, removed the unsecured Subaru seats (that were sitting in it when I purchased it) and installed the correct seat tracks ...

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It's up for sale now ...

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 3 2019, 04:12 AM

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If I'm lucky - they will only remove what's inside the circle!


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Nope! Not lucky - they expanded the butchery on Wednesday. I won't post picture because in the process of cutting more, it caused some stitches to pop and there wasn't much to sew back to. Medical equivalent to blowing a hole welding welder.gif pretty gory now with open wounds.

Skin graft still to be scheduled ! Hopefully next week.

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 3 2019, 04:16 AM

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Pushed out the nose dent [that my wife caused] on the Ghia ...



... just needs a little hammer & dolly work to get it back to normal smash.gif


Sure looks pretty good and only minor paint cracking and chipping! Nice!

Posted by: Cairo94507 Aug 3 2019, 08:29 AM

Superhawk996 - I am hoping for the best for you. Skin cancer is a bitcX.

I go yearly for a full body screening and every year they cut and burn stuff off. The hard part was I was never really a go lay out in the sun kind of person. Sure, occasionally I would go lay out and relax but it was few and far between as I was always working or going to school. Not like some people who go bake everyday and look like leather. But I did spend about 5 years riding a motorcycle daily as part of my career and my face and arms got a lot of sun. I never thought of sun block back then. blink.gif

Posted by: euro911 Aug 3 2019, 09:40 AM

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stromberg.gif

Nope! Not lucky - they expanded the butchery on Wednesday. I won't post picture because in the process of cutting more, it caused some stitches to pop and there wasn't much to sew back to. Medical equivalent to blowing a hole welding welder.gif pretty gory now with open wounds.

Skin graft still to be scheduled ! Hopefully next week.
Hope everything turns out OK ... popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 3 2019, 12:54 PM

QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Aug 3 2019, 10:29 AM) *

Superhawk996 - I am hoping for the best for you. Skin cancer is a bitcX.

I was never really a go lay out in the sun kind of person.



Thanks guys! I wasn't either . . . though I might have gotten drunk on the beach a few times when stationed along the Gulf Coast and woke up later with sunburn when I was 18. drunk.gif Who would have thought the things I did back when I was 18-20 would have consequences in my 50's! barf.gif

I'll be fine - not stage 4 or anything like that but no fun none the less!

Do get checked out if there is any thing that is new or suspicious.

In my case, my main Dermatologist missed it for 2 years - it was atypical and just seemed like a minor rash that would come and go. When they did the biopsy - lo and behold Melanoma and it has turned out to be bigger than any of the last 3 specialists thought it was just based on appearances.

Just keeping busy with minor engine work that doesn't require cutting / grinding / or laying on my shoulder or back. happy11.gif



Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 3 2019, 01:46 PM

I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 3 2019, 02:24 PM

Sweet picture! smile.gif

Posted by: Dion Aug 3 2019, 04:07 PM

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I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Very Cool!

Posted by: Dion Aug 3 2019, 04:09 PM

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
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Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif


Too f’n hot. And I need help to push it from behind a fence on gravel to a shaded concrete pad.

Posted by: Spoke Aug 4 2019, 06:05 AM

Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?



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Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 4 2019, 11:22 AM

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Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?


Mini electric chairs?


Posted by: JOEPROPER Aug 4 2019, 11:34 AM

Met with the Pastor to get my kids baptized. 914 takes a back seat to this one.

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 4 2019, 11:37 AM

Glad to see that I'm not the only one with electronics diversions too!

Yesterday one of my stereo amps quit working after doing a demo for my buddy at about 600W per channel. To steal the title of a great music documentary. IT MIGHT GET LOUD!

Fortunately, it was only an internal 10A mains fuse since these particular amps are notorious for catastrophic, cascading failures when the output section goes. I run two of these amps as in a bridged mono setup. Usually, I'll just blow the 20A fuse panel for the house which is easy to reset!

Check out these power supply capacitors. There are four of them at 47,000 uF. 7oz mini Mountain Dew for relative size comparison.

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Spoke - You're killing me what is it???




Posted by: euro911 Aug 4 2019, 01:22 PM

I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif

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Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 4 2019, 01:28 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 4 2019, 12:22 PM) *

I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif

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Dang Mark..I can see you're a part time Dentist.

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Oscar

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 4 2019, 01:43 PM

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I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif



Nice bench! Resolution a bit low but looks suspiciously like HAM radio gear.

I wonder how many folks we have on here that live in both electronic/electrical worlds and the mechanical side? I've made a career of being the Mechanical Engineer that could understand and work with the Electrical Engineers. dry.gif Especially so now as everything is electro-mechanical.

Someone once said the 19th century was improved by ME's, the 20th by the EE's, and now 21st is going to dominated by the Software Engineers. Seems right so far. I'm just a man from a bygone time. biggrin.gif


Posted by: 914Sixer Aug 4 2019, 01:48 PM

103 Degrees today

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 4 2019, 01:56 PM

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103 Degrees today


That a valid excuse!

Last winter I insulated my metal garage doors. It's now paying dividends - window A/C now keeps up with the summer heat!

Posted by: euro911 Aug 4 2019, 04:21 PM

Every mechanic worth his/her salt should have a good assortment of dental picks, Oscar ... but I do also have a nice assortment of pliers (and pain meds) too poke.gif

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Yep, I still tinker with old tube and early transistor radio communications gear every now and then. The new surface mount stuff is for the kids with good eyes and steady hands shades.gif

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My AZ main garage door is shaded from the front deck so it doesn't get too warm in the summer, but it DID get real cold in the winter. I also installed those 1" foil-sided foam boards and it made a huge difference in the winter.

My RV garage gets full sun all day long, but I had the house painted last summer and went with a light tan color on the garage doors. It's helped to keep the heat down, but winter's a different story. It's a roll-up door so I don't think it can be insulated (?). I may have to install a roll-up curtain or something confused24.gif

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Posted by: euro911 Aug 6 2019, 04:25 AM

More Ghia work. Installed a 70's circa JetSounds AM/FM/Cassette deck in the dash. It was originally in my '71 914 when I bought it. I also replaced the deteriorated cardboard glove box insert with a new one made from ABS. The trunk release lever is mounted in the glove box, and it had broken loose ripping the cardboard to shreds, and making somewhat of a trick to open the trunk. The toughest part of this task was making sure to drill the (7) holes to mount the entire mechanism in the exact spot it needed to be in, plus cutting a slot in the bottom for the release cable to exit. It was originally installed with rivets, but I used #8 screws, flat washers and nutz to reinstall it (just in case I fuched-up my measurements). Thankfully, it all worked out just fine mueba.gif

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Found a bag with all the front 3-point seat belts parts, so those got installed too. Also found and installed the little spring that flips the gas filler door open. No more reaching in to pull the handle under the dash with the left hand while stretching to pry the door open with the finger nails on the other hand aktion035.gif

Then I decided to wash it. A prospective buyer is coming to check it out on Wednesday, so it'll look nice and pretty cheer.gif

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... Then I drove it around the neighborhood to make sure any water I missed while wiping it dry got blown off driving.gif

Posted by: Spoke Aug 6 2019, 05:29 AM

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QUOTE(Spoke @ Aug 4 2019, 08:05 AM) *

Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?


Mini electric chairs?



Close. This will be a test fixture for a CPU PCB and a sensor PCB. The printed plate they are on will be a PCB. The "electric chairs" are clamps to hold the PCBs in place. There will be spring loaded probe pins on the test PCB to make all the connections to the CPU and sensor PCBs.

Posted by: falcor75 Aug 6 2019, 05:42 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlU5BStIb1s

Because the wifes daily decided it was too good for boost. biggrin.gif

Posted by: AZBanks Aug 6 2019, 08:06 AM

Because I am in Orlando and it is in Phoenix.

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 6 2019, 10:28 AM

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I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Stopped there many a time. It reeks of Piss smell if the wind is out of the east. sunglasses.gif

Posted by: Ferg Aug 6 2019, 10:37 AM

Lots of two wheel action this summer.

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Posted by: 76-914 Aug 6 2019, 10:44 AM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 6 2019, 03:25 AM) *

More Ghia work. Installed a 70's circa JetSounds AM/FM/Cassette deck in the dash. It was originally in my '71 914 when I bought it. I also replaced the deteriorated cardboard glove box insert with a new one made from ABS. The trunk release lever is mounted in the glove box, and it had broken loose ripping the cardboard to shreds, and making somewhat of a trick to open the trunk. The toughest part of this task was making sure to drill the (7) holes to mount the entire mechanism in the exact spot it needed to be in, plus cutting a slot in the bottom for the release cable to exit. It was originally installed with rivets, but I used #8 screws, flat washers and nutz to reinstall it (just in case I fuched-up my measurements). Thankfully, it all worked out just fine mueba.gif

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Found a bag with all the front 3-point seat belts parts, so those got installed too. Also found and installed the little spring that flips the gas filler door open. No more reaching in to pull the handle under the dash with the left hand while stretching to pry the door open with the finger nails on the other hand aktion035.gif

Then I decided to wash it. A prospective buyer is coming to check it out on Wednesday, so it'll look nice and pretty cheer.gif

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... Then I drove it around the neighborhood to make sure any water I missed while wiping it dry got blown off driving.gif

I know lots of KG's have those bumper deletes but they look out of place. Like the represent speed. On a KG? av-943.gif IMHO, KG's look beautiful when dressed out with the proper bumpers and overriders. FWIW, the nose on mine was virgin which is rare. It sold quickly because of the unmolested nose cone. GLWS Mark. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Aug 6 2019, 10:46 AM

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Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
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Love it !
Maybe we should just sell a tool chest fully loaded like this idea.gif


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Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 6 2019, 10:47 AM

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Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
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Dion-

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2766

I like your parts organization.
Great use of old flat file cabinets too.
I threw away about five of them a few years ago headbang.gif

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Oscar

Posted by: Dion Aug 6 2019, 10:58 AM

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QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif


Dion-

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2766

I like your parts organization.
Great use of old flat file cabinets too.
I threw away about five of them a few years ago headbang.gif

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Oscar


Thanks Oscar! A shop was closing down a few years back so Dave & I ran over there and
snagged 4 of them. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Dion Aug 6 2019, 11:01 AM

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QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
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Love it !
Maybe we should just sell a tool chest fully loaded like this idea.gif


I like it, Buy in bulk! I would have gone for it Mark!

Posted by: jd74914 Aug 6 2019, 01:09 PM

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Check out these power supply capacitors. There are four of them at 47,000 uF. 7oz mini Mountain Dew for relative size comparison.

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You should see the ones I changed on our laser...$1300 ea and the size of a gallon paint thinner can; 75 uF @ 2.5kV. Making sure they were discharged correctly was just a little scary-the official instructions actually said to use a screwdriver. blink.gif

Posted by: Gatornapper Aug 6 2019, 01:13 PM

Not 103, but still too hot to work in garage until the sun goes down......

GN

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103 Degrees today


Posted by: 914-300Hemi Aug 6 2019, 01:16 PM

Car is in So. Cal and I’m in Maui.

Posted by: tvdinnerbythepool Aug 10 2019, 07:05 PM

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Took a break from German Engineering to fix some long overdue bugs in this beast!

Our second restoration and an absolute blast to drive. 1970 Maverick 302.

Chased down and found a bad ground after 6 YEARS that was messing with the headlights and turn signals. Driver window fell off it's track, hood latch adjustment. Snug up the exhaust, a bit leaky. And installed a new harmonic balancer to hopefully solve some vibration issues.

Hope all you 914 lovers can appreciate something a little morerumbly

Posted by: Mueller Aug 11 2019, 02:40 PM

Hard to work on the car when asleep most of the weekends. Not sure if depressed, not motivated or just so far behind I don't care anymore..I am trying to clean my mill today after sitting idle for 4 months. Not sure what to do afterwards.

Posted by: 914 Ranch Aug 11 2019, 05:21 PM

Worked on the truck, got the fuel tank back under it. Mabe tomorrow I can get it ready to put fuel back into it.


Posted by: michael7810 Aug 11 2019, 05:23 PM

Because it’s too effin’ hot in Phoenix

Posted by: TravisNeff Aug 12 2019, 03:21 PM

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Because it’s too effin’ hot in Phoenix


That's for sure! I got roped into helping my son replace most of his AC system in his honda this past weekend. laugh.gif

Posted by: championgt1 Aug 13 2019, 07:49 AM

Yard work!

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 13 2019, 08:39 AM

Well, yesterday I was supposed to have a skin graft surgery, one and done. Nope, they pulled a bait and switch. Due to size and depth of wound, it's now at least 2 surgeries.

1st to put in a synthetic skin layer that is really shark cartilage and cow cartilage collagen matrix that encourages your own tissue to grow into it. Topped with a silicone layer to hold in moisture and keep bacteria out.

Now here's were it get's interesting. To keep it all in place and to help ensure grafting between the tissues, they put a vaccum bag type dressing on it and uses a small vacuum pump to pull slight negative pressure.

Just like carbon fiber, I've been vacuum bagged!

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It literally sucks. Very annoying and feels like a giant leech or something sucking on your neck. Very weird feeling.

Get to keep this baby for at least a week, maybe two. Then about a month from now we repeat the 2nd graft with another thinner epidermis layer.

There is the element of medicine that I find fascinating like this sort of technology but then I'm totally put off by having to sign a dozen forms that state medicine is not and "exact science", and to know that even a procedure like this still has a 10% failure rate where the graft doesn't take.

I'm an engineer - what if we made everyone sign forms that engineering isn't an "exact science" and there might be a small chance that your steering system might fail or a bridge might collapse unexpectedly due to load cases that the engineers might not be able to foresee or to control. There would be hearings in front of Congress and protests in the streets. confused24.gif Apparently medicine gets a free pass.

Posted by: euro911 Aug 13 2019, 12:09 PM

I had two doctor appointments yesterday ... an annual physical with my primary care physician and a follow-up with my gastro doctor. I asked my PCP if some dark spots, that have gradually shown up on my shoulders over the past couple of years, were something we should be concerned with.

Thankfully they're not, but seeing what you're going through, and what some other friends who've developed melanoma(s), have gone through, I wanted to get in front of it if needed.

Wishing you the best outcome beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914Sixer Aug 13 2019, 12:23 PM

107 degrees again

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 13 2019, 12:30 PM

Good job Mark! Better to ask and investigate than ignore it. Take it seriously guys -
Melanoma can kill you if left untreated.

In my case, both myself and even my dermatologist overlooked it for about 3 years because it looked more like Rosacea (light redness but blotchy). So basically it wasn't until it was evolving over time that he did the 1st biopsy of it and then we were off to the races. This was caught pretty early but it had grown in size substantially over the 3 years. Glad it didn't go another 3 years!


Here's a good except on Melanoma:

“Is this melanoma?” This is one of the most frequently-asked questions we hear. Most cutaneous (skin) melanomas are found by patients, not doctors, so it is important to know your skin and body well so you can recognize when a mole isn’t “just a mole.” Melanoma can look different from person to person, but if you suspect that a spot on your skin fits the following descriptions, talk to your dermatologist right away. Not all skin cancers and melanomas fall into these categories, so use this list as a starting point:

A change on the skin – this could be a new spot, or a change in color, shape or size of a current spot
A spot, sore or mole that doesn’t heal, becomes painful or becomes tender
A mole that becomes itchy or begins to bleed
A spot, sore, mole or lump that looks shiny, waxy, smooth or pale
A firm red lump that bleeds or appears crusty
A flat, red spot that is rough, dry or scaly
A black/dark spot or streak under a fingernail or toenail (that hasn’t come from previous trauma to the nail)

https://melanoma.org/melanoma-education/what-melanoma-looks-like/

Posted by: cpavlenko Aug 13 2019, 12:37 PM

Recovering from hernia surgery. B down for a month, no lifting, pulling, pushing over 10 lbs. Done with the liquid diet, and walking around the house and yard. I'm ready for a steak... chowtime.gif

Posted by: napasteve Aug 13 2019, 12:53 PM

"What the Fuchs is Keeping You From Working on it?"

Such a great question.

My main answer is vineyard work but we're also building new 10,500 gallon concrete water tanks for when the next fire comes along (not if, when).

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And it's nice when your neighbor lends his excavator to dig up the partially burned 4" pvc pipe.

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But it's a bummer when the track comes off.

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Posted by: tygaboy Aug 13 2019, 01:13 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=15327 - Now THAT is real work! Here's to you never needing those tanks for their designed use case...
Hope all's well with you, Carole and Ethan!

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 13 2019, 01:40 PM

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Recovering from hernia surgery. B down for a month, no lifting, pulling, pushing over 10 lbs. Done with the liquid diet, and walking around the house and yard. I'm ready for a steak... chowtime.gif


Ouch -- that's brutal. 10 lb restriction - technically you can't even carry a 12 pack sad.gif

Posted by: jd74914 Aug 13 2019, 05:05 PM

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But it's a bummer when the track comes off.

BTDT-at least they're rubber tracks; metal really, really suck to remount. My dozer undercarriage is shot and we've put them on way too many times. It's looking cheaper to buy another dozer than fix this one.

As for me...

My wife and I are simultaneously clearing an acre of rocky, wooded land (almost done, just moving rocks now), putting in a new driveway, and building a retaining wall/staircase from the pulled rocks to our future patio. blink.gif

Oh, and all of the work is being done with a 51 year old JD500 backhoe that likes to break stuff. Last month it was the diesel lift pump; this month its chassis stuff. Just today at lunch I machined tapered bushings to press into the bored out steering arms to tighten up the tie rods. Later this week they'll be getting pressed and welded; well, once I bore the arms. Then the stab cylinder blew a seal last weekend while pulling a 6'x4'x4' granite boulder (that's an 8 ton rock) so that's on the list for this weekend if the parts get here. Guess I pushed it a little hard. The strange part is you can usually feel over-pressure on the levers since they're direct so I'm chalking it up to age. At least these rocks will look great in the retaining wall! blink.gif

And on top of all of that I'm finishing writing papers before compiling into my dissertation...2 down 3 to go. If anyone has questions about extreme nearfield jet in crossflow mixing or flame stabilization just give me a buzz. lol-2.gif

Posted by: bbrock Aug 13 2019, 05:23 PM

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Now here's were it get's interesting. To keep it all in place and to help ensure grafting between the tissues, they put a vaccum bag type dressing on it and uses a small vacuum pump to pull slight negative pressure.


Dude! That's gonna be one helluva hickey!

Keep your spirits up. Melanoma ain't no joke. Wife had melanoma removed about 25 years ago. Glad you are on the healing side of this deal.

Posted by: Mark Henry Aug 13 2019, 06:32 PM

Tearing apart a 997....no rust but just as bad as doing a 914, worse it has coolant. dry.gif

Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 15 2019, 08:42 PM

I was busy trying to buy a '69 912 Targa.

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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 16 2019, 04:16 AM

My excuse is medical also- no work on the 914 for a while- has a major cardiovascular incident last week Monday- almost didn’t make it, i was on the floor face down in the dr office!
I am way ahead of what they expected- right after surgery(right after I was brought in Monday) they told Roshelle it would be 32 hours before they knew if I would make it and if I would recover - in 24 I was awake conscious and pull lung my ventilator out(I don’t remember that)
- it was my Left Anterior Descending(widow maker) and I have no cardiovascular disease or blockages (genetics are a bitch too) but that one he said was congenitally smaller and narrow and had a bend in it and over years of grown collateral circulation- we don’t know why it closed up suddenly - but if I had not turned my car around and driven back to dr office I would not be here- fell on floor of the dr office they did cpr the EMS was there in 1 minute, I was jump started 2x in ambulance, and was at the cardiac cath lab I hospital in 5 min- I was in and out with a stint in 15 minutes but it took a couple days for it all to settle down. It ICU recovery room for 3 days and 3 more to make sure I was stable, oh and then there is the pneumonia I got IN the hospital, but hey I am alive and here!
Sorry no pictures lol! I didn’t have my phone for a week.
But let me be a cautionary tale, 53, no CVD, no high BP, I don’t smoke, my cholesterol is 157, etc etc, . My warning to all if you is if your genetics are strong for a family history of heart attack at a young age, you need to be checked. Not just blood test, not a EKG, but a full work up with a ultrasound and maybe even a nuclear MRI. We probably would have found this decode it was too late I’d i had.
Cheers!

Posted by: Dion Aug 16 2019, 05:29 AM

Glad all you fellas with the health issues are all on the mend. That some heavy duty crap. As an RN I know what all of you are dealing with. I’ve worked with patients with your scenarios.
Wish you all well! I count my blessings cause I’m in this age bracket now.
Be well. My excuse this week. Moving kids to college.


Posted by: jd74914 Aug 16 2019, 06:17 AM

Wow Phil, that's really scary. Glad you're with us and recovering fast!

Posted by: Cairo94507 Aug 16 2019, 07:10 AM

Damn! I am glad you guys are doing way better- both of those events are scary. I worry about stuff like that all of the time. beerchug.gif

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 16 2019, 07:33 AM

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Wow Phil, that's really scary. Glad you're with us and recovering fast!
QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Aug 16 2019, 09:10 AM) *

Damn! I am glad you guys are doing way better- both of those events are scary. I worry about stuff like that all of the time. beerchug.gif


piratenanner.gif still here kicking and screaming! I guess I was a difficult patient! my poor wife, I really needed to rest and recover those first 24 hours are so critical , even being sedated they couldn't get me to settle I guess, and i pulled a Houdini and pulled my vent tube out!, slap.gif they were going to put it back in but somehow right after that my breathing went to normal and heart stayed in rhythm! so other than the pneumonia which is clear now, it was an amazingly quick recovery , atleast being able to get out of ICU so fast and get up moving. I have to go pay a couple visits to say thanks to a bunch of people now that i am up and going. No driving for another week or so and no working on the car for some time. Looks like i will be trailering the 914 for Okteenerfest. I have a friend coming up with again so he will shoulder the load driving but i will be there!!.

i have some parts i need to sell so if anyone wants some Restoration design rocker panels or other bits let me know i can bring it all up- we need a new thread for listing parts for buy/sell/trade / swap at Okteenerfest i think.


Posted by: euro911 Aug 16 2019, 02:35 PM

... and here I am complaining about chronic sciatica screwy.gif

Praying for your speedy and full recovery, Phil aktion035.gif

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Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 16 2019, 02:53 PM

DrPhil's situation sort of puts it all in perspective.

So glad you made it into the Dr's office! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: euro911 Aug 16 2019, 05:21 PM

Well, my wife wanted to mow our back yard, so I had to dig out some ancient lawn cutting machines that haven't been started up in over 10 years. We recently told our gardener that we'd take of the rear yard, because we grew tired of all the debris their blower blew into the many nooks & crannies in the car port area, under the cars, and everywhere else back there for that matter.

The edger wouldn't start. Going through the standard troubleshooting process, found that the air filter element was dried up and very brittle, so I had to make a new foam element. Pouring a little gas down the carburetor's throat allowed it to start for several seconds, then it died. Did the same thing on a few additional attempts, so I decided I'd get back to it after trying to start the mower.

The mower fired right up after a couple pulls, but was stuck on high speed, no matter where the speed control lever was positioned. I partially disassembled it to work on the carburetor linkages. Found that the throttle plate was stuck in the full open position, so it's working fine now after freeing the stuck shaft up aktion035.gif

Back to the edger. I disassembled the carburetor and shot cleaner through all the passages. Put it all back together and it still didn't want to run. After watching some Youtube videos, I determined that the check ball at the base of the fuel pick-up tube wasn't completely opening, and not allowing enough fuel into the carburetor (there's no bowl), so I'll have to wait on the new tube I ordered to get here next week.

So my wife mowed the lawn, and I edged 40' of walkway with poultry shears dry.gif

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Posted by: Costa05 Aug 16 2019, 06:19 PM

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This might have something to do with it.

Posted by: dlo914 Aug 17 2019, 12:32 AM

We towed our non-running 914 project 1 street over to my place with a toyota tacoma and some ratchet straps.

Posted by: euro911 Aug 17 2019, 12:47 AM

Wow, there's a blast from the past. How ya doing Daniel?

Posted by: oldschool Aug 17 2019, 10:10 PM

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We towed our non-running 914 project 1 street over to my place with a toyota tacoma and some ratchet straps.


You getting back to work on it soon?

Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 17 2019, 10:15 PM

I'm too busy driving my car to work on it. I drive it just for the fun of it, and, almost every day.

Posted by: SO.O.C914er Aug 18 2019, 12:07 AM

Spent the day picking up my exhaust system from Marty and Mattylite in L.A. then the afternoon looking over and hearing James MSDS system. Evening my family heading over to Mission Viejo lake for a concert on the lake. Back home happy


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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 18 2019, 03:32 PM

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... and here I am complaining about chronic sciatica screwy.gif

Praying for your speedy and full recovery, Phil aktion035.gif

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DrPhil's situation sort of puts it all in perspective.

So glad you made it into the Dr's office! piratenanner.gif


Thanks guys!!!

I am doing well and having a huge withdrawal and trying to behave - not easy for a work-a-holic ! I do hope to driving in the next week and doing light work like oil changes etc in the near future.

If you want some perspective, we had dinner with good friends last night, and my buddy’s wife’s says her brother works for the AHA, and a sobering statistic is this:
Only 10% of those having a heart attack episode resulting from a blockage or collapse Of the Left Anterior descending artery (widow maker) will survive . So needless to say I am truly blessed to be here !
I still have a bit of a problem processing this. I know many others here have had similar experiences or had family that did so I know it hits close to home for many.

I actually feel great! And am planning on a full recovery -
You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

But enough of that - Let’s all get back to work sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif driving.gif

Posted by: mepstein Aug 18 2019, 03:48 PM

Dr Phil. Glad you are still alive. All the best for a fast and complete recovery.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 18 2019, 04:15 PM

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Dr Phil. Glad you are still alive. All the best for a fast and complete recovery.


Looking forward to seeing you at Okteenerfest, hope you are bringing that/6!

No BBQ from the Pink Pig! I didn’t have good luck last time we all are there a couple years ago. That’s one thing we really enjoyed last 2 years in Helen GA was great German food!

Posted by: 914forme Aug 18 2019, 04:48 PM

Rebuilt a shed floor yesterday at my son's new hose. Carpenter ants got to it. Framing was okay, they where building their home between two layers of flooring. Cut it all out, laid in 3/4 pressure treated and sealed it all up. Cut in a new door on the end of the shed so, he can get his mower in.

Today I finished up the shed details, came home unloaded my tools, started charging all the batteries I have for the cordless tools, and while I was waiting, I worked on my jib crane project. I was laying out a couple of pieces of 1/4" plate I will be using to hold the I-Beam to the top of the post. When I missed the edge of the bench, and promptly learned a lesson in gravity. both plates came down on my foot, missed the steel toe by about an inch. Sitting here typing this with ice on it, trying to keep the swelling down.

Glad to hear you pulled through Dr. Phil, BTW, great idea on a FS, Trade, or WTB at Okteenerfest. I have a lot of crap, treasurers I need to move out of the shop.

Posted by: Mueller Aug 18 2019, 04:53 PM

More Dr. visits, not cancer related thankfully. Latest PET scan and MRI look good.

Left eye has been blurry lately, diagnosed as L CHOROID NEOVASCULARIZATION.
Growth of new blood vessels that form on retina and pop bleeding into eye.

Had a shot into the white of my eye, will be going back monthly for anther shot.

On the plus side I have my mill running so I can attempt to make my boxster caliper adapters.


DrPhil, glad to hear you are recovering.

Posted by: theer Aug 20 2019, 07:58 AM

Working on the '64 Ghia, getting it ready for picture & getaway car duty at my daughter's wedding Sept 7.

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Posted by: dr.tim Aug 21 2019, 07:37 AM

I was driving it all weekend.. Dawn Patrol at 10000 ft.

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Posted by: KSCarrera Aug 22 2019, 01:33 AM

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

Agreed! Father passed away at 69 following second heart attack, mother passed away with a burst aneurism. I felt tired trying to walk after eating, tight-chested and slight numbness down each arm – classic angina. When docs learned of my family history, straight in for stent and haven't looked back. Like the OP says, do NOT ignore symptoms.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 22 2019, 06:53 AM

QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Aug 22 2019, 03:33 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

Agreed! Father passed away at 69 following second heart attack, mother passed away with a burst aneurism. I felt tired trying to walk after eating, tight-chested and slight numbness down each arm – classic angina. When docs learned of my family history, straight in for stent and haven't looked back. Like the OP says, do NOT ignore symptoms.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?



now that is acool bit of information! did not know that - what was his name?
- my stent is a new hybid drug emitting type, has been infused with an anti-rejection medication , same used for people with organ transplants, to keep your body from buiding up scar tissue and rejecting the stent, that along with 2 specific meds to decrease any other platelet build up around it for the next 6 months, then if all clear ess back to normal with no meds etc! - lucky to be here, sounds like you are too!

will have to research that info about the stent development!

Posted by: 914 Ranch Aug 22 2019, 03:41 PM

I am making an effort to get my truck back on the road. I finally got the fuel tank back into position, it's not bolted in yet. So maybe tomorrow I can finish that and put some fuel in it. Still need to bleed the brakes. It will be nice to have it running.

Posted by: Dion Aug 22 2019, 06:25 PM

Not working on mine, cause I’m hindering biggrin.gif umm I mean helping Dave with his 914.
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Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 23 2019, 11:01 PM

This wayward orphan followed me home today, and I think Underdog was a little jealous of it getting all of the Porsche attention.......

If not for a wobbly gas pedal, I'd drive it to cars and coffee tomorrow.

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Posted by: oldschool Aug 23 2019, 11:47 PM

Nice buy brother.

Posted by: Literati914 Aug 23 2019, 11:52 PM

'Cause I still don't have a garage...storing the cars off site in temporary storage. But the plans are currently being made up and the bobcat has already leveled the yard for it piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 24 2019, 06:02 PM

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Had a shot into the white of my eye, will be going back monthly for anther shot.




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Posted by: euro911 Aug 24 2019, 10:56 PM

Worked the '70 Ghia a little more. Replaced all the old worn out window felt with new stuff, unclogged the gas filler well's drain tube, installed a new external mirror mount, washed it, took it out for a short drive, and parked it on the blvd with for sale signs on it
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Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 25 2019, 02:59 PM

Still on light duty restriction and awaiting more engine parts.

Spent yesterday day trouble shooting and fixing a Rotel RB-970BX for a buddy.

$6.00 transistor replaced. Back in business. Nice little amp that will run 180W in bridged mono.

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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 25 2019, 03:27 PM

Packing for our move in 5 days, and still on restrictions, it all the tools in garage got packed yesterday, 10 guys showed up and packed my whole garage!!
So while I am not working on the 914, some work will be getting done this week, a friend of mine knows an upholstery guy and is taking my original back pad over tomorrow and he is going to put my new replacement vinyl kit from 914rubber on it! I have been holding on to my original for 10 years, vinyl was shot but the padding is very good condition, just had to fix one bracket,- anyway- once that comes back I might be able to say I actually worked on my car again

Posted by: Superhawk996 Aug 25 2019, 04:17 PM

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 25 2019, 05:27 PM) *

Packing for our move in 5 days, and still on restrictions, it all the tools in garage got packed yesterday, 10 guys showed up and packed my whole garage!!
So while I am not working on the 914, some work will be getting done this week, a friend of mine knows an upholstery guy and is taking my original back pad over tomorrow and he is going to put my new replacement vinyl kit from 914rubber on it! I have been holding on to my original for 10 years, vinyl was shot but the padding is very good condition, just had to fix one bracket,- anyway- once that comes back I might be able to say I actually worked on my car again


You sound like your on the mend. piratenanner.gif Glad to hear your feeling better and getting around. cheer.gif

Please post how the back pad turns out. I eventually need to redo mine.

Posted by: euro911 Aug 25 2019, 05:24 PM

I'm still waiting on the tan interior upholstery that I ordered from them last November mad.gif

Posted by: sixnotfour Aug 29 2019, 06:54 PM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 23 2019, 11:01 PM) *

This wayward orphan followed me home today, and I think Underdog was a little jealous of it getting all of the Porsche attention.......

If not for a wobbly gas pedal, I'd drive it to cars and coffee tomorrow.

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Posted by: RickS Aug 29 2019, 09:19 PM

Got off the beaten path to a different beaten path with Harlee

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Posted by: euro911 Aug 29 2019, 09:32 PM

I had two back-to-back medical procedures today. It involved a couple of flexible cameras shades.gif ... and anesthesia yellowsleep[1].gif

Posted by: euro911 Aug 29 2019, 09:34 PM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 23 2019, 10:01 PM) *
This wayward orphan followed me home today, and I think Underdog was a little jealous of it getting all of the Porsche attention.......

If not for a wobbly gas pedal, I'd drive it to cars and coffee tomorrow.

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Posted by: napasteve Aug 29 2019, 10:46 PM

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 22 2019, 05:53 AM) *

QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Aug 22 2019, 03:33 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?


Julio Palmaz is that guy. He’s got the 917 that won Le Mans in 1970 sitting in a cave here in Napa. Along with a number of other P-cars.

Posted by: 914 Ranch Aug 30 2019, 01:10 AM

I am perty busy right now. DD is still down but getting close but Dorian is too. Got the boat ready and was finishing up the details on the fule tank in the truck, still can't drive the truck. Need to bleed the brakes. Now I need to get the house ready.

Posted by: Cairo94507 Aug 30 2019, 05:39 AM

Congratulations Lawrence. I am sure they will play well together. beerchug.gif

Posted by: sb914 Aug 30 2019, 07:50 AM

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Posted by: euro911 Aug 30 2019, 02:33 PM

You do nice work, Eddy thumb3d.gif

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Posted by: burton73 Aug 30 2019, 03:53 PM

Nice Bass Jo.

That is living the life

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Posted by: orthobiz Aug 30 2019, 05:07 PM

Bought the wrong Pertronix. Arrrgghh!

PAUL

Posted by: KSCarrera Aug 31 2019, 06:48 AM

QUOTE(napasteve @ Aug 30 2019, 05:46 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 22 2019, 05:53 AM) *

QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Aug 22 2019, 03:33 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?


Julio Palmaz is that guy. He’s got the 917 that won Le Mans in 1970 sitting in a cave here in Napa. Along with a number of other P-cars.

Indeed:

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/628321-palmaz-winery-and-its-porsche-treasure-trove.html

Posted by: North Coast Jim Aug 31 2019, 12:44 PM

Worked on the refurbishment of PT Boat 728. Constructed a pattern for frame #4 at the bow. Can't wait to finish the pattern work so we can build in earnest. Why can't I rotate this pic Arghhhh!!!

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Where did you catch this bass??

Nice catch BTW!

Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 31 2019, 07:07 PM

I moved the 914 out of the garage so I could work ALL EFFING DAY on my gas pedal/linkage issues on the newly arrived 912. Bruce Stone saved the day for me too!!!

(That was my vodka/tonic I knocked over last night while working on the car coming out from under the car, a huge waste of Ketel 1 confused24.gif )

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Posted by: RickS Aug 31 2019, 07:49 PM

What a waste. The horror

Posted by: Coondog Aug 31 2019, 08:45 PM

That 912 is so scared it pissed on the floor.... lol-2.gif lol-2.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Aug 31 2019, 09:10 PM

Nothing...because I drove it for a change

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QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Aug 30 2019, 05:27 PM) *

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Nice catch BTW!

Amawalk Reservoir. Somers NY

Posted by: Tdskip Sep 1 2019, 03:07 PM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 31 2019, 08:07 PM) *

I moved the 914 out of the garage so I could work ALL EFFING DAY on my gas pedal/linkage issues on the newly arrived 912. Bruce Stone saved the day for me too!!!

(That was my vodka/tonic I knocked over last night while working on the car coming out from under the car, a huge waste of Ketel 1 confused24.gif )

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She looks good @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17068

Posted by: Steve Sep 2 2019, 11:58 AM

Honey do chores.....

Posted by: 914 Ranch Sep 2 2019, 01:15 PM

I took the day off to relax just like Dorain (Dorian). He is cruising at 1mph and I was taking a nap. My truck got finished yesterday and I even took it for a test drive. Now I have to get ready for court on the 9th and 10th in Santa Ana. mad.gif

Posted by: euro911 Sep 2 2019, 01:57 PM

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Posted by: Larmo63 Sep 2 2019, 06:19 PM

I sold the 912 today as I wasn't enamored with the rust I inherited. stromberg.gif

I made some good dough on the flip, onto bigger and better things.

Posted by: Dion Sep 2 2019, 07:18 PM

Moved the F150 on & purchased a different kind of Targa...it’s fun!


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Posted by: euro911 Sep 2 2019, 09:50 PM

I spent time in the storage shed, sorted through a ton of Harley parts, took tons of pix and posted those parts for sale in several different venues.

Also, ordered another large blasting cabinet and a vacuum/reclaimer unit along with 50 lbs of soda, so I can clean a bunch of parts here in So. Cal (since my other blasting cabinet is in AZ).

Posted by: RickS Sep 2 2019, 11:03 PM

Couldn’t work on it while I was driving it.

Gawd how I love how this 48 year old car performs. Acceleration is strong enough with the 3.0 and cornering ability is absolutely insane. It always puts a smile on my mug.

Posted by: euro911 Sep 5 2019, 02:41 PM

Had to focus my attention on a water-cooled VW that has a problem being a water-cooled VW screwy.gif

This thermostat housing was a pain to get off the motor dry.gif ...

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Need to burp the system tomorrow.


OOPs ... I almost forgot ... I had to remove a thermal sensor in the cooling system's piping to start the burping process. It's held in place with a plastic U-shaped retainer clip. When I removed the clip, it disappeared to some God-forsaken place in the engine bay. I NEED that clip, as the pressure that builds up in the system will surely dislodge the thermal sensor in short order.

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I searched high and low for it, but to no avail. I guess I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get one from the local VW dealer (probably at some ridiculous price) dry.gif

Posted by: mepstein Sep 5 2019, 02:49 PM

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Frt.


I like it.

Posted by: euro911 Sep 10 2019, 08:24 PM

Yesterday, took the wife's water-cooled Beetle out front and washed it. Figured what the hell, lowered the Westy ('Eileen') off the lift, drove it out front for a wash job as well.

Also, took delivery of my new Harbor Freight blast cabinet, reclaimer/vacuum unit and a 50 lb. bag of soda. Need to assemble the cabinet and construct a dolly to move it around (like we did with my bead-blast cabinet) shades.gif

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Had an appointment with my spine surgeon this morning sawzall-smiley.gif Good news, it doesn't look like I need surgery (just yet), and being referred to a pain management specialist. Bad news, until i get to see him/her, the pinched sciatic nerve still hurts like a mo-fo after standing/walking for any length of time dry.gif

FedEx delivered another shipment from Harbor Freight today. Everything I ordered from them arrived yesterday, so I was at a loss as to what today's shipment could be confused24.gif

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Posted by: tygaboy Sep 16 2019, 05:48 PM

Worked on getting the windshield in my buddy's Speedster.
Totally nerve-wracking working on a car like this that's just been painted...


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Posted by: 914forme Sep 16 2019, 07:34 PM

building custom closet cabinets for my Son's new house. Found some of Dad's German wood working tools, it is so nice to work with some high quality wood tools. Made me raise my game.

headbang.gif I am actually enjoying working with wood headbang.gif I still prefer metal, but now I need a wood shop... av-943.gif

Not really

Posted by: Mike Bellis Sep 16 2019, 10:31 PM

Because... Fuch you!

Posted by: Superhawk996 Sep 17 2019, 05:14 AM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Sep 16 2019, 07:48 PM) *

Worked on getting the windshield in my buddy's Speedster.
Totally nerve-wracking working on a car like this that's just been painted...


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19241
Amazing! Nice work! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Superhawk996 Sep 17 2019, 05:17 AM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Sep 2 2019, 08:19 PM) *

I sold the 912 today as I wasn't enamored with the rust I inherited. stromberg.gif

I made some good dough on the flip, onto bigger and better things.


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17068
beerchug.gif If I was as smart as you, I'd be driving by now! lol-2.gif

Posted by: jd74914 Sep 17 2019, 02:11 PM

Too much heavy equipment work!

Pressed and welded in tapered inserts to fix the wallowed out tie rod end bores.

Repacked the stab cylinders on my backhoe (blew one out a few weeks ago). Of course the last guy who did the right cylinder stripped the packing gland threads and welded on the nut so I had to cut the nut welds, rebuild the thing, and then welded it back on. He also left out the o-ring...here I always wondered why it weeped. rolleyes.gif Not worth spending $400 on a new gland or the time to build it up and re-thread when a few tack welds will do the trick. Should the shaft have been re-chromed...probably...ehh

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Posted by: Superhawk996 Sep 18 2019, 01:36 AM

Final (hopefully) skin graft surgery went down yesterday.

The main downside is that I traded one surgical site for two. Both the graft and the donor site are now vacuum bagged again. bs.gif

7 days with these contraptions again and I ought to be on the mend.

Looking forward to getting back to chassis work before snow flies. sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1659
Nice boy toy. Nice fab & welding! My neighbor has an old worn out Ford 545 skid steer. Last time I used it the Kingpins were shot! I think he wants your number! Kidding of course, but, nice work keeping old iron working.

Posted by: jd74914 Sep 18 2019, 06:31 AM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=22428

This thing is one of those toys that you probably work on a day for every 4 days of working with it. laugh.gif But, way less expensive than renting. The field it's in there is about an acre and was heavily wooded with a lot of ledge. Cleared it all and now am finishing chipping out the ledge.

Biggest thing I'm trying to figure out now is how to replace some of the bushings and align bore without any of the correct equipment. The bucket has ~1/4" of slop in each bushing. Makes it tough to grade. screwy.gif

Those Ford's are nice machines-in some ways far better designed than these old Deere's. The Deere machines let you push them past their design point and break stuff while the Fords seem to just stop.

Posted by: mbseto Sep 18 2019, 08:35 AM

My side hustle is indoor rock climbing. The wife and I opened a new location this month. It was nearly a 5 year effort, with plenty of drama along the way. I have been able to keep up a regular if slow pace on the car up until the last few months. We're open now and I hope to claw back some time of my own to keep restoring.

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Posted by: euro911 Sep 18 2019, 12:23 PM

What are your liability insurance premiums like? blink.gif



Yesterday, had my first visit with a new pain management doctor and got a cortisone shot in the arm. Helping a little, but next week, going in for an epidural between L4 & L5.


Still plugging away building the HF soda blasting cabinet. Making several modifications to it, which are supposed to improve the efficiency many fold. Some day, I should do these upgrades to the old bead blasting cabinet too.

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Posted by: mbseto Sep 18 2019, 01:23 PM

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What are your liability insurance premiums like? blink.gif


Less than my family's health insurance, if you count my contribution + my employer's contribution!

Posted by: tygaboy Sep 22 2019, 04:57 PM

My buddy had a minor incident at his last track day. Too hot into turn 11 at Sonoma Raceway, ran wide on the brakes, got into the marbles and glanced off the tire wall.
It was enough to crack his splitter.

So today was "Fun with Composites!"

I'm just getting started on it. Probably a few day effort, but that includes curing time.


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Posted by: euro911 Sep 22 2019, 05:32 PM

Celebrating 35 years of marriage today. Have to keep my hands spotless, so no dirty work of any kind ... until this evening rolleyes.gif

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Posted by: CHIZ 914 Sep 23 2019, 03:44 PM

Worked on my home fuel storage unit. beer.gif


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Posted by: euro911 Sep 23 2019, 08:58 PM

Continued with the soda blast cabinet build/modifications. Still waiting for an air pressure regulator/water trap unit and a media metering valve that should be here this week. Also need to construct a dolly to move it around ... then I can mount the vacuum/media reclaimer unit on it idea.gif

These mods are supposed to vastly improve the efficiency of these inexpensive Harbor Freight cabinets.

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Posted by: 76-914 Sep 24 2019, 04:05 PM

I needed a day off because I drove it 1611 miles in the last 5 days. driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif

Posted by: rhodyguy Sep 24 2019, 04:18 PM

Those tiles make for some intense sweaty grout work. Then the grout starts to take off. Then you're short and have to buy another bag.

Posted by: Tdskip Sep 24 2019, 08:46 PM

Finally got this to a point where it was able to move under its own power for the first time in 20+ years. I’m in a thrash to get it as shaken down as possible before the Copperstate Overland event in early October,

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Posted by: Chi-town Sep 24 2019, 09:46 PM

I didn't work on the 914 but it did get pushed back in the garage after I completed a 2.7 swap in a 99' Boxster.

Posted by: Tdskip Sep 25 2019, 09:08 AM

QUOTE(Chi-town @ Sep 24 2019, 10:46 PM) *

I didn't work on the 914 but it did get pushed back in the garage after I completed a 2.7 swap in a 99' Boxster.


That is kind of 914 progress - and this off topic. evilgrin.gif

Posted by: euro911 Sep 25 2019, 01:56 PM

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Sep 24 2019, 07:46 PM) *
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Posted by: euro911 Sep 29 2019, 04:46 PM

Received the new foot pedal and gun from Eastwood yesterday. Got around to plumbing everything today. Need to pick up a couple more hose clamps to secure the media hose connections to finish that off.

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Installed a new media metering valve too. It's supposed to work 100% better than the siphon tube that HF supplies with the cabinet.

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Whilst showing my wife the almost completed project, she reminded me that I need to finish up the front porch project we started last year headbang.gif

... so once the blast cabinet is done, I need to cut and install the door & window trim so she can start staining the wood to match the trim in our living & dining rooms.

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I already have the 1x4 DF boards for the door and windows, just need to pick up some 1x6 Douglas Fir for the baseboards to start the job sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif

Just need to refocus and get my butt in gear - "Happy wife, happy life" rolleyes.gif

Posted by: KSCarrera Sep 30 2019, 07:23 AM

Waiting for 914 to go into friend's workshop for some work, so dug out the Westfield...

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Posted by: maf914 Sep 30 2019, 07:44 AM

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Waiting for 914 to go into friend's workshop for some work, so dug out the Westfield...


KSCarrera,

Nice Westfield. What engine, transmission and rear axle does it have?

I visited the Westfield factory in Birmingham in the 80's and met Chris Smith. The shop was full of cars and projects. There were still a few Westfield Elevens (Lotus Eleven replicas) around which were a favorite of mine.

Posted by: KSCarrera Sep 30 2019, 07:52 AM

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KSCarrera,

Nice Westfield. What engine, transmission and rear axle does it have?

I visited the Westfield factory in Birmingham in the 80's and met Chris Smith. The shop was full of cars and projects. There were still a few Westfield Elevens (Lotus Eleven replicas) around which were a favorite of mine.

Thanks - it's a late ’90s build, with 1600 Ford Crossflow (Anglia/Cortina/Escort) on dual 40DCOE Webers, cam, headers etc, hooked up to a five-speed Ford T9 trans from a Sierra. The rear end is Westfield's independent set-up using their own differential housing inside which is a Ford 'English' diff from an Escort. 125bhp doesn't seem a lot but in a car that weighs so little, it's fun without being too scary!

Love the Westfield Elevens – there are a couple of nice ones for sale at the moment and had I not got the 914 I'd be tempted...

Posted by: maf914 Sep 30 2019, 02:38 PM

KSCarrera,

Thanks for the description of your Westfield. I am always curious about the mechanical components in Lotus Seven style cars. Best of luck with your 914 and Westfield.

Posted by: StratPlayer Sep 30 2019, 05:16 PM

Cause I was out driving it

Posted by: euro911 Sep 30 2019, 08:37 PM

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Cause I was out driving it
Well, that would fall under the category of doing something with it, Jim poke.gif

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Posted by: euro911 Oct 2 2019, 09:26 AM

Tuesdays are street sweeping day here, and with a recent influx of new drivers on our block, parking spaces are getting harder to find. I noticed my tenant drove his car to work (normally rides his Harley), so I snagged the back driveway space with my '96 Tacoma.

I've been wanting to change the original spark plugs & wires for some time, as it's just turned over 131k miles - so that's what I did yesterday. Also cleaned the MAF sensor and throttle body, snugged up the valve covers and started 'detailing' the engine compartment with Purple Power spray (great stuff).

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When my tenant got home, he asked if I could check out the charging system in his bike, as it didn't start in the morning. Battery read 12.9v at rest, but dropped to 10v and just clicked the solenoid when he attempted to start it. Stuck it on the charger for a few hours then started it up. Read 14.5 v, so the charging system appears to be fine. Maybe it's time for a new battery confused24.gif - even though it's not that old. The original battery in my '98 Dyna lasted 17 years. ('Battery Tenders' are great little maintenance chargers).

Posted by: euro911 Oct 3 2019, 03:23 PM

... also, saw some moisture build-up in the headlights, and they appeared to be kind of dim, so I decided to install some new Halogen lamps. Interestingly, the lenses separated from the bodies when I removed the retainer rings blink.gif Apparently the rubber seals failed, so it was probably only a matter of time until they stopped working completely sad.gif

While I had the grille assembly out, noticed some of the black paint had worn off over the past 23 years, so I cleaned it up, masked it off and repainted it ...

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Posted by: sb914 Oct 4 2019, 05:34 AM

What’s up with your license plate? So one can read it in there rear view mirror! poke.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Oct 4 2019, 08:39 AM

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What’s up with your license plate? So one can read it in there rear view mirror! poke.gif



He's preparing for an outback excursion in Australia.


Posted by: euro911 Oct 4 2019, 07:34 PM

Ukrainian license plate rolleyes.gif

I have an AZ plate on the rear (no front required), but I left the old CA plate on to help deflect road debris from hitting the AC condenser behind it ... just installed it backwards and upside down shades.gif

Posted by: Mark Henry Oct 4 2019, 08:14 PM

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QUOTE(StratPlayer @ Sep 30 2019, 04:16 PM) *
Cause I was out driving it
Well, that would fall under the category of doing something with it, Jim poke.gif

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Same here! I drove my 914 up to the reserve for cheaper gas, then to town for some errands and coffee. Nice couple hour drive.

I've fuched up my back...hurt like hell getting in and out...but I still had a grin ear to ear.
Nothing like the sound of a /6. biggrin.gif

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Oct 12 2019, 05:24 PM

Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick


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Posted by: Jett Oct 12 2019, 07:44 PM

getting the 911S a new interior


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Posted by: mepstein Oct 12 2019, 09:18 PM

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Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick

My son and his friends go there sometimes. He took my wife and I for a tap room tour and we really liked being able to try an once or two at a time. It's walking distance from his apartment and dog friendly.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11106

Posted by: GaroldShaffer Oct 12 2019, 10:05 PM

Cheered my son on as he ran his last cross country race as a Senior this morning. Came home and started removing the deck boards from the front porch (27" x 8") and started installing new composite boards.

Tomorrow's plan; finish deck boards and finish cleaning up the landscape / remove old shrubs.


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Posted by: 914 Ranch Oct 13 2019, 02:34 AM

Busy making up parts for a windmill. Just practicing for the wing on Carerror.

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There are parts for 8 30" foils there.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Oct 13 2019, 06:43 AM

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QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Oct 12 2019, 07:24 PM) *

Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick

My son and his friends go there sometimes. He took my wife and I for a tap room tour and we really liked being able to try an once or two at a time. It's walking distance from his apartment and dog friendly.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11106


Mark,
It’s a nice area, not far from down town, lots of cool little shops and restaurants. One of our favorites is Millwood Smokehouse! Great BBQ. This taproom as you know doesn’t serve food but parked right outside is a little food trailer that makes these awesome biscuits , we tried the honey glazed fried chicken, smoked pork chops and a grilled portobello mushroom with a purple cabbage slaw . And yes very dog friendly- we watched some football and ate while tasing some good brew- 118 flavors in all!
I like dark beer but enjoy the variety and creativity of the local craft brews. My son used to live not far up in NODA, but now has a house up closer to where he works at Wells-Fargo complex. Millwood is a neat area with lots of new apartments but also the home are craftsman style and also beautiful turn of the century homes than mostly now have been restored. I think if we move up here it is where we would look to live.
- we will have to get together next time you come to town- BTW there is a huge Cars and Coffee event every 3rd Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway now- not in October due to the race but will be in November.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10825


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Posted by: Tdskip Oct 13 2019, 07:21 AM

Leaving this morning on a 4wd charity event with a very scruffy FJ40 I built. Fingers crossed!

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Posted by: JOEPROPER Oct 13 2019, 11:01 AM

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Leaving this morning on a 4wd charity event with a very scruffy FJ40 I built. Fingers crossed!

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Good luck. Love the FJ. I had a '72 for a few years. Wish I never sold it. flag.gif

Posted by: Chi-town Oct 13 2019, 12:19 PM

Trying to button up the Boxster train wreck so I can get it registered.

Posted by: 914Sixer Oct 13 2019, 12:30 PM

Not supposed to lift over 10 lbs for another 10 days. The 12 ft roll up door on the shop might me a few pounds over that.

Posted by: VG-914 Oct 15 2019, 11:06 AM

Want to order parts for front sway bars and get them put back together, but not sure who’s it is. Weltmeister?? Thoughts?? headbang.gif IMG_0220.JPGAttached Image

Posted by: Tdskip Oct 18 2019, 07:19 AM

Did a 650 mile off-road charity event in the FJ40 I built through AZ and UT.



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Posted by: Cairo94507 Oct 18 2019, 07:23 AM

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Posted by: Front yard mechanic Oct 18 2019, 07:56 AM

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getting the 911S a new interior

Why would you use old curtains for seat covers?

Posted by: Jett Oct 18 2019, 04:24 PM

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getting the 911S a new interior

Why would you use old curtains for seat covers?

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Posted by: Chi-town Oct 18 2019, 09:57 PM

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I have the same unit, it's not Weltmeister. As close as I could find was a long ago discounted H&R unit.

Posted by: maf914 Oct 19 2019, 02:49 PM

QUOTE(Chi-town @ Oct 18 2019, 07:57 PM) *

QUOTE(VG-914 @ Oct 15 2019, 10:06 AM) *

Want to order parts for front sway bars and get them put back together, but not sure who’s it is. Weltmeister?? Thoughts?? headbang.gif IMG_0220.JPG


I have the same unit, it's not Weltmeister. As close as I could find was a long ago discounted H&R unit.


I also think your sway bar may be an H&H. I have H&H front and rear bars, and the front photo you provided looks similar. The H&H bars are no longer available, don't know if you can still get spare parts. I purchased all new bushings from them in the mid-90's. Last address I have from the original installation instructions is:

H&H Specialties
20 Reid Road
Chelmsford, Mass 01824
508-256-9465

https://www.google.com/search?q=H%26H+specialties+porsche+sway+bars+site:forums.pelicanparts.com&sxsrf=ACYBGNQhS_jJApMFctG5upVsryPSrgNLFA:1571517303973&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQoqWVlqnlAhVOXKwKHcYDDJkQrQIoAjAAegQIAhAK&biw=1353&bih=888#spf=1571517997178

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/86199-who-makes-these-sway-bars.html

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-used-parts-sale-wanted/1022234-early-911-front-swaybar-h-h.html

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/221228-fixed-annoying-swaybar-squeek.html

Posted by: Dion Oct 20 2019, 09:09 PM

Did some minor mods to my Jeep Gladiator and my sons 944 needed
a state inspection as well as the OPRV gaskets needed replacing.
My “normal” cars mechanic did the inspection and allowed me the use of his lift
to do some work as my 914 occupies the home lift.


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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Oct 21 2019, 06:01 AM

well, this time it was because I was taking care of a leak on my wife's car('04 Jag) and oil change, and pulled right front tire to get at and replace the broken washer fluid tank.

got that done, tried to figure out where the very slow oil leak is coming from, I suspect its the front engine cover gasket, which will be quite a job if I do it myself..... but for now I think its not bad enough to do yet, . ... and I looked at the 914, contemplated trying to find some O-rings that will work for the MC....

after that is giving my wife a break from taking care of a sick kid with a fever.... all good reasons to let the 914 sit for now,

Posted by: euro911 Oct 31 2019, 07:58 PM

Moved my wife's Beetle from under my lift, to a neighbor's carport, and moved the Westy off the lift and out to the front driveway, so I could put the Ghia on the lift for some overdue underside maintenance.

First, cleaned off what appeared to be decades of crusty old dried-up grease from the transaxle (should have taken some pix, it was ugly) - then drained and refilled it with new juice.

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Also cleaned up some dried greasy crud from the front suspension components. Painted the entire underside of the floor pan and suspension components with black Rust Reformer paint.

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Also drained and refilled the engine crankcase with Castrol 20/50 Racing Oil ... so now it will go faster laugh.gif

Still need to check all the steering parts, the steering wheel has a little play I'd like to eliminate. I have all the new parts including a new dampener shock - those should tighten it up some.


Then off to the chiropractor to see if he could do anything to help fix my pinched sciatic nerve.

Posted by: euro911 Nov 9 2019, 08:25 PM

Well, the fluid change in the Ghia's old transaxle didn't help reduce the growl very much, so I decided to look for a rebuilt transaxle.

Found one on the Samba for $500., so we drove up to Pomona to pick it up this afternoon.

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I'll have to schedule a tech day in early 2020 and see iffin any locals want stop by to lend a hand dropping the drive train outta the Ghia confused24.gif

I'll probably have it out for little while ... I'd like to blast and paint some of the motor's sheet metal, then I can schedule another tech day to reinstall it idea.gif


After I return from dropping my trailer off in AZ, I'll have access to the cars in the driveway in CA, focus a little more attention on HOWARD - and hopefully get him off to the paint shop.

Posted by: porschetub Nov 10 2019, 05:57 PM

Got pissed off working on the house yesterday,got a shitload done on my VW T4 2.5 TDI van,tricked up my ECU,extended the crazy short gear lever WTF.gif and custom built short shift,all 100% result,real happy with way more torque from engine.
Have fitted Oettinger 16'' wheels and lowered to people mover specs with H&R springs,Bilsteins all round,no more school bus handling biggrin.gif .
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Next day was time for some 914 love,pulled it out of storage primed the carbs and it started straight off,quickly decided it was time for a blast down the road,bought it home and topped up fuel (which it loves ) and wasn't disappointed it just got off its ass and flew for a baby six I'am pretty happy.
Second run ...why not?,got 5kms away and ran out of fuel,bit of a walk home and back dry.gif .
Plenty to do on the car but a fun day and got some exercise lol-2.gif ,besides just starting it isn't enough,I need to be driving.gif more often.

Posted by: Tbrown4x4 Nov 11 2019, 04:01 AM

My son’s Toyota truck had a cracked head (just bought it, CHEAP!). So I’m doing most of the work for him so he can pull in some overtime at his job.

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Posted by: Superhawk996 Nov 11 2019, 07:15 AM

QUOTE(Dion @ Oct 20 2019, 10:09 PM) *

Did some minor mods to my Jeep Gladiator and my sons 944 needed
a state inspection as well as the OPRV gaskets needed replacing.
My “normal” cars mechanic did the inspection and allowed me the use of his lift
to do some work as my 914 occupies the home lift.


confused24.gif Always curious why so many state residents tolerate state inspections.

https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/3175/vehicle-inspections-really-safety/


Posted by: euro911 Nov 13 2019, 02:13 PM

Gotta love it. I called IPC (local VW parts house down the street from EMW) to get pricing and availability on new rubber mounts for the Ghia's 'new' transaxle.

They have a few pricing options, so I asked about the difference in quality vs the prices. Rather than steering me to the higher priced ones, the guy told me they've had better reviews from customers who purchased the less expensive ones.

The total difference is only $14. but it's like a breath of fresh air when retailers level with their customers and don't try to up-sell them to a more expensive product.

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Posted by: 914forme Nov 15 2019, 08:50 PM

Because I bought this and sold my ML.

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Posted by: poorsche914 Nov 15 2019, 09:06 PM

Heater core acting up on my daily driver Jetta so I bought this...

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Been wanting a small truck for a while as an occasional parts hauler. Not really a "truck guy" but this Ranger Splash pushes all the right buttons - I like the blue color; flareside instead of slabside; 2WD; and it has working heat!

The 4.0L V6 runs good and, though it has its share of minor issues, this truck will be a fun project.

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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Nov 15 2019, 10:52 PM

I work on the 914 for a week or so-on the road with the family going to MN for a funeral unfortunately sad.gif . My brother-in-law passed away yesterday so we head back up the frozen tundra. And I can’t even get to a football game due to timing - I think MN is away at iowa(passing thru Iowa’s city tomorrow but no time to stop mad.gif . Go Gophers!!
And I can say it’s dang cold in St Louis right now! I do have some projects to do when I get back. , I have some goodies on the way from BD Stone, and I did order the new Hella horns as well.



Posted by: ClayPerrine Nov 16 2019, 08:33 AM

Two words:

Kidney Stones

Posted by: euro911 Nov 16 2019, 12:17 PM

Sorry for your loss, Doc.

I feel your pain, Clay.



Our tenant and I picked up some 3/8" bungee rope and a HF silver tarp, and installed it above the rear driveway a couple days ago. Should keep the rain off of his cycles.

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Still prepping for my AZ trip. Yesterday, I moved the wife's Subi & the Westy ('Eileen') to get the trailer out of the driveway. Then I got a bone-headed idea - decided to run the Ghia through the $4. automated car wash across town. Afterwards, I started heading home, made a turn into a driveway about a mile away and it just died.

Checked the engine compartment to see iffin anything got wet, but everything looked OK. Also checked all the fuses - all were OK too. Unfortunately, I didn't have any tools or diagnostic equipment to do any additional diagnosing, so I called AAA for a tow home. Safe & sound under the lift again ... I'll have to deal with it when I get back in December.

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Posted by: euro911 Nov 25 2019, 12:24 AM

I stopped in Buckeye AZ to drop off my old my '83 XT200 that my friend, Fred, wanted to buy. He's really happy to have something larger than a CT90 now and can ride with the big boys on our desert camping trips.

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Posted by: euro911 Nov 25 2019, 12:28 AM

Fred & family asked me to stay through Thanksgiving w/e, so I'm doing some stuff around the house to earn my keep. We removed the bent bumper and worked on the dented fender from a '67 Ford Fairlane he recently purchased. I purchased a HF bottle jack to get the initial dents out, then we removed the fender so I could bang on it some more.

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Posted by: euro911 Dec 18 2019, 03:42 AM

Been up at my place in the AZ mountains since December 7th. - it's been 1.5 years since I was able to get back up here screwy.gif

A tree in the front yard died, so had to cut it down, as well as perform some overdue yard maintenance. Another unexpected item, we discovered that a big rat had taken up residence in the RV garage, and judging by the amount of it's turds, it must have moved in shortly after I left last year mad.gif The pest control guy stopped by and gave us some traps and the rat was 'liquidated' in less than 24 hours.

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Sorted through a lot of 914 parts that I need to bring back to CA and performed some general clean-up in the garage, since I need to park the trailer in there for a while.

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Posted by: euro911 Dec 18 2019, 03:54 AM

Also, had a friend come by for a few days and we constructed a 'safe space' (dog run) under the rear deck area for when we bring our small dogs up here. Will install some nice decorative, vertical, stained-redwood 2x2s to make it look more architecturally pleasing when I come back this summer rolleyes.gif

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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Dec 18 2019, 07:17 AM

No work on the 914 this week, unfortunately our almost 18 year old dog took sick and could not pull out of it a week of trying to see if we could get him back on his feet but no go- so sorry no 914 content in this post other than to say if he was outside or in garage wile I was working in and around the car he was always by my side, yesterday was a hard day, one I knew would come sooner than later but hoped would not be this soon and around the holiday, hard day for the “kids”- I know most of you have been thru this as well . So here’s to furry family pets of the 4 legged variety, and here’s to Snickers the dauchshund!
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Posted by: TonyA Dec 18 2019, 08:01 AM

I have been through this too many times with my dogs before. Nothing I can say will make this any better but just know you gave your dog the best life they could have, many dogs are not so lucky.

Posted by: euro911 Dec 18 2019, 12:32 PM

Sorry to hear about your pup, Doc sad.gif They are family members and it's a real heartbreak when their time comes ... more so when you have kids sad2.gif

We're nearing that stage again with our 'Mrs. Brown' ... 20 year old Dachshund. We're hoping she makes it through the this holiday season.

The pounds and rescue centers are full of little critters that need a good home. We've rescued several doggies over the years, and will grab more when our current pups are gone.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Dec 18 2019, 12:57 PM

QUOTE(TonyA @ Dec 18 2019, 09:01 AM) *

I have been through this too many times with my dogs before. Nothing I can say will make this any better but just know you gave your dog the best life they could have, many dogs are not so lucky.
QUOTE(euro911 @ Dec 18 2019, 01:32 PM) *

Sorry to hear about your pup, Doc sad.gif They are family members and it's a real heartbreak when their time comes ... more so when you have kids sad2.gif

We're nearing that stage again with our 'Mrs. Brown' ... 20 year old Dachshund. We're hoping she makes it through the this holiday season.

The pounds and rescue centers are full of little critters that need a good home. We've rescued several doggies over the years, and will grab more when our current pups are gone.


Thanks guys, it’s amazing to see these dauchsies live so long. I really thought and good as he was this year it was going to be closer to 20 years, but we had to leave him with someone for a sudden trip to MN a month ago we didn’t think it would be good for him to take(brother-in-law passed away) and he didn’t want to eat for them so she gave him soft canned food aid it really messed him up, and he could not get back what he lost in health and energy after that.
Anyone here that has dogs knows especially when they get older you can’t change foods on them like that their systems cannot tolerate it.
My sister and her husband had adopted 6 or 7 dogs over the years too, but I know my wife does not want to do that. I would probably do that and get another dauchshund, she also likes not having to think about caring for one for a while. By the way he loved to go for rides in the car and if I left the car door open working I would frequently find him in the 914, and sometimes just go for a short ride because he was in there and I needed a test run or something anyway.
Also we live in a small neighborhood in our previous house and everyone knew snickers, he was not a barker and loved kids and others, well some friends teen daughter and friends would go for golf cart rides around the neighborhood and one day she gave him a ride in the golf cart and after that if he heard that golf cart coming he would run out to try and catch a ride with her. Also we always knew the UPS truck was coming he could hear it before we could and would let us know with a few barks! Wow fast diggers they are AND found out that a dauchshund will bay like a blood hound when they tree a coon or possums! Thanks for letting me share, helps to process all the thoughts and feelings going on in my head.
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Posted by: RickS Dec 18 2019, 09:55 PM

Very sorry to learn of Lucky’s passing. It is never easy losing a close family member and faithful shop assistant. My heart goes out to you and your little pal.

Posted by: Jett Dec 18 2019, 11:19 PM

Very sorry for your loss! You and your family must have cared greatly and should be proud to steward a dog for 18 years!

Well done smile.gif

Posted by: porschetub Dec 18 2019, 11:41 PM

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QUOTE(TonyA @ Dec 18 2019, 09:01 AM) *

I have been through this too many times with my dogs before. Nothing I can say will make this any better but just know you gave your dog the best life they could have, many dogs are not so lucky.
QUOTE(euro911 @ Dec 18 2019, 01:32 PM) *

Sorry to hear about your pup, Doc sad.gif They are family members and it's a real heartbreak when their time comes ... more so when you have kids sad2.gif

We're nearing that stage again with our 'Mrs. Brown' ... 20 year old Dachshund. We're hoping she makes it through the this holiday season.

The pounds and rescue centers are full of little critters that need a good home. We've rescued several doggies over the years, and will grab more when our current pups are gone.


Thanks guys, it’s amazing to see these dauchsies live so long. I really thought and good as he was this year it was going to be closer to 20 years, but we had to leave him with someone for a sudden trip to MN a month ago we didn’t think it would be good for him to take(brother-in-law passed away) and he didn’t want to eat for them so she gave him soft canned food aid it really messed him up, and he could not get back what he lost in health and energy after that.
Anyone here that has dogs knows especially when they get older you can’t change foods on them like that their systems cannot tolerate it.
My sister and her husband had adopted 6 or 7 dogs over the years too, but I know my wife does not want to do that. I would probably do that and get another dauchshund, she also likes not having to think about caring for one for a while. By the way he loved to go for rides in the car and if I left the car door open working I would frequently find him in the 914, and sometimes just go for a short ride because he was in there and I needed a test run or something anyway.
Also we live in a small neighborhood in our previous house and everyone knew snickers, he was not a barker and loved kids and others, well some friends teen daughter and friends would go for golf cart rides around the neighborhood and one day she gave him a ride in the golf cart and after that if he heard that golf cart coming he would run out to try and catch a ride with her. Also we always knew the UPS truck was coming he could hear it before we could and would let us know with a few barks! Wow fast diggers they are AND found out that a dauchshund will bay like a blood hound when they tree a coon or possums! Thanks for letting me share, helps to process all the thoughts and feelings going on in my head.
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Been there not easy ,time heals but not quickly.

Posted by: Blue6 Dec 18 2019, 11:57 PM

QUOTE(TonyA @ Dec 18 2019, 06:01 AM) *

I have been through this too many times with my dogs before. Nothing I can say will make this any better but just know you gave your dog the best life they could have, many dogs are not so lucky.

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Posted by: jesse7flying Dec 19 2019, 09:31 AM

So sorry for your loss. Lost my first one, a boxer, many years ago. Still hurts a bit, but I remember the good times too. He could really make me laugh!

Posted by: PanelBilly Dec 19 2019, 09:45 AM

I’m stuck in a VRBO house with my wife’s relatives for the next few days. Oh fun! Wish I could have figured out how to stay home without causing trouble with the lady who takes care of me.

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Dec 19 2019, 06:52 PM

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Dec 18 2019, 12:57 PM) *

QUOTE(TonyA @ Dec 18 2019, 09:01 AM) *

I have been through this too many times with my dogs before. Nothing I can say will make this any better but just know you gave your dog the best life they could have, many dogs are not so lucky.
QUOTE(euro911 @ Dec 18 2019, 01:32 PM) *

Sorry to hear about your pup, Doc sad.gif They are family members and it's a real heartbreak when their time comes ... more so when you have kids sad2.gif

We're nearing that stage again with our 'Mrs. Brown' ... 20 year old Dachshund. We're hoping she makes it through the this holiday season.

The pounds and rescue centers are full of little critters that need a good home. We've rescued several doggies over the years, and will grab more when our current pups are gone.


Thanks guys, it’s amazing to see these dauchsies live so long. I really thought and good as he was this year it was going to be closer to 20 years, but we had to leave him with someone for a sudden trip to MN a month ago we didn’t think it would be good for him to take(brother-in-law passed away) and he didn’t want to eat for them so she gave him soft canned food aid it really messed him up, and he could not get back what he lost in health and energy after that.
Anyone here that has dogs knows especially when they get older you can’t change foods on them like that their systems cannot tolerate it.
My sister and her husband had adopted 6 or 7 dogs over the years too, but I know my wife does not want to do that. I would probably do that and get another dauchshund, she also likes not having to think about caring for one for a while. By the way he loved to go for rides in the car and if I left the car door open working I would frequently find him in the 914, and sometimes just go for a short ride because he was in there and I needed a test run or something anyway.
Also we live in a small neighborhood in our previous house and everyone knew snickers, he was not a barker and loved kids and others, well some friends teen daughter and friends would go for golf cart rides around the neighborhood and one day she gave him a ride in the golf cart and after that if he heard that golf cart coming he would run out to try and catch a ride with her. Also we always knew the UPS truck was coming he could hear it before we could and would let us know with a few barks! Wow fast diggers they are AND found out that a dauchshund will bay like a blood hound when they tree a coon or possums! Thanks for letting me share, helps to process all the thoughts and feelings going on in my head.
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Posted by: Cairo94507 Dec 19 2019, 07:05 PM

Hi Doc. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Snickers. As a fellow weiner doggie parent, we have 2 miniature females from the same litter, it is one of my most dreaded thoughts that one day will be the last day our lives are blessed with them. They are presently 12 and healthy so I pray they make it to 18 like Snickers. I know you are hurting and hope that one day you will be able to give another Dachshund a forever home and be rewarded with all of the love and joy they bring, 24/7. God bless. Michael

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Following suit, our little mini Dachshund, Mrs. Brown passed away his afternoon sad.gif

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Following suit, our little mini Dachshund, Mrs. Brown passed away his afternoon sad.gif

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We'll miss the old gal, and are thankful that she didn't suffer for a long time. She lived a very good and very long life ... 20 years.

So sorry to hear that, but 144(dog years) is a really long life! It makes it hard though having them as a part of the family that long. Glad that it was not a long and drawn out process, like it can be. Looks like to still have lots of company to help you .

Posted by: RickS Dec 30 2019, 11:50 PM

I lost all my animals last year, two very old black labs which were my constant companions at home and out on the trails, not to mention our 16 YO orange tabby. What a sh!tty year. We took some time off from pet ownership to let our hearts and bank accounts heal. Just recently we adopted a stray cat, which was abandoned by her sh!tty owner and left to live off the land. She was so tiny, we thought she was a young cat when our vet said she was probably three. We also added a 70 lb poodle cross (not my idea of a trail dog, but the Mrs is not allergic to him) whose owners took it to the vet to have him put down because of medical issues. So now we are back up to two and will hold there. Love, good times and heartbreak is what pets are all about.

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Posted by: sixnotfour Dec 31 2019, 09:24 AM

Dogs are Mans Best Friend....Sad to hear,,,to all. My little Man "Nacho" moved on last month...The New Year is upon Us.. pray.gif beerchug.gif


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Posted by: ValcoOscar Dec 31 2019, 09:31 AM

Finished my 914 Guest Room...finiishing up my 50 State Giveaway prizes.

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Posted by: cuddy_k Dec 31 2019, 09:33 AM

Oscar...you never cease to amaze. All the best in 2020 buddy!

Posted by: Cairo94507 Dec 31 2019, 09:46 AM

God bless Mrs. Brown. I am happy to hear she enjoyed 20 years of love and family. They are truly great dogs. beerchug.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jan 11 2020, 05:55 PM

Completed color change....

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Posted by: euro911 Jan 31 2020, 02:55 AM

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I dove into the non-starting issue with the Ghia a couple days ago and continued through Thursday evening. It died a mile down the road after going through a drive-thru car wash a couple months ago dry.gif

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After checking the coil, distributor, generator, voltage regulator and the fuse block, I think it's narrowed down to a faulty ignition switch (no power the oil & generator lights when the ignition switch it turned to the run' position as well as no power to most of the fuse block).

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Gonna pull the switch out tomorrow and see iffin it's really the problem and if it's repairable. If not, I already found a source for a new one ... type.gif

Posted by: KSCarrera Jan 31 2020, 07:01 AM

Pulled the trigger on this... Should put a few smiles on my face once it's home.

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Posted by: Jett Jan 31 2020, 02:02 PM

Installed the stock radio in our 79 928. Took a few years to find a working unit...


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Posted by: euro911 Feb 3 2020, 02:26 PM

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... Gonna pull the switch out tomorrow and see iffin it's really the problem and if it's repairable. If not, I already found a source for a new one ... type.gif

Apparently the ignition switch and turn signal switch had been replaced previously as evidenced by numerous splices behind the dash screwy.gif

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I replaced the old turn signal switch because the self-cancelling mechanism didn't work, but routed the new wires to the factory terminals rather than splicing again. I also cleaned up the fuse box terminals and reinstalling some instrument lights that were dangling 'while I was in there' wink.gif

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I couldn't get the ignition switch to come out of the steering column, but found a bad P/O splice, so the ignition system is back to normal at the moment. I still want to replace the switch, so I'll have to research the process for removing this particular switch assembly.

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Now, need to the get the rear window defogger and back-up light circuits fixed - even though they're not critical, I'd still like them to work. For now, just glad it's running again ...


Posted by: ValcoOscar Feb 4 2020, 10:43 PM

beer.gif beer3.gif blink.gif yellowsleep[1].gif yellowsleep[1].gif

Oscar

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Posted by: 76-914 Feb 4 2020, 10:47 PM

QUOTE(euro911 @ Feb 3 2020, 12:26 PM) *

QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 31 2020, 12:55 AM) *
... Gonna pull the switch out tomorrow and see iffin it's really the problem and if it's repairable. If not, I already found a source for a new one ... type.gif

Apparently the ignition switch and turn signal switch had been replaced previously as evidenced by numerous splices behind the dash screwy.gif

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I replaced the old turn signal switch because the self-cancelling mechanism didn't work, but routed the new wires to the factory terminals rather than splicing again. I also cleaned up the fuse box terminals and reinstalling some instrument lights that were dangling 'while I was in there' wink.gif

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I couldn't get the ignition switch to come out of the steering column, but found a bad P/O splice, so the ignition system is back to normal at the moment. I still want to replace the switch, so I'll have to research the process for removing this particular switch assembly.

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Now, need to the get the rear window defogger and back-up light circuits fixed - even though they're not critical, I'd still like them to work. For now, just glad it's running again ...



Mark, I still the some Ghia parts and one of them is the rear window defrost relay if you need one. beerchug.gif

Posted by: SKL1 Feb 4 2020, 11:44 PM

Didn't do anything to my 914's today but did get to ride in a real factory 914-6GT and a real 904... won't be doing that in a single day again!Attached Image Attached Image

Posted by: euro911 Feb 5 2020, 01:11 AM

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Mark, I still the some Ghia parts and one of them is the rear window defrost relay if you need one. beerchug.gif
I appreciate that, Kent, but the relay I have checks out OK. The problem is either the wiring from the fuse block to the switch under the dash, or the wiring from the switch to the engine compartment.

It's not a show stopper, I need to get some mo-impotent stuff done during the next several days (having back surgery sawzall-smiley.gif next Wednesday) ... and 're-coop' time might be a couple months sad.gif

The problem with the Ghia dying and not restarting after going through the hi-pressure car wash was just coincidental ... a flaky ignition switch splice was the culprit all along

Posted by: brcacti Feb 5 2020, 04:58 PM

Nothing today, cold weather hits S. AZ lows are 26-28, not too warm in days right now too.

Posted by: burton73 Feb 5 2020, 10:17 PM

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Posted by: euro911 Feb 23 2020, 01:26 PM

Geezes, Bob ... how many do you own now? poke.gif ... Looks nice cheer.gif


Recovering from back surgery, was told not to lift anything over 5 lbs. for a while, so I built the Fuhrmann 4-cam motor 1:3 scale model kit the wife got for my 66th birthday ...

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Posted by: burton73 Feb 23 2020, 01:38 PM

Mark,

How's the back doing from the operation?

Hope you are doing well.

Bob B

Posted by: euro911 Feb 23 2020, 06:51 PM

The procedure appears to have been successful. Still have some pain in the region where they went in, and still have some residual pain in the left leg, but nowhere near as bad as it was before. I think a few more weeks will let us know how much improvement will be gained. At least I can walk again without a walker.

Thanks for your concern beerchug.gif

Posted by: Dion Feb 23 2020, 08:06 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300 glad your on the mend Mark.

Working on my sons water pumper 944.
Needs new injector o-rings, as well as motor mounts. One step at a time...


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Posted by: RickS Feb 23 2020, 09:33 PM

Cleaned out the way too many drains, which many are hard to reach, on the pig.



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Posted by: Daryl32 Feb 24 2020, 08:34 PM

Have not worked on the 914-V8 for 10 days now.

But I have been busy:

fixing the washing machine and our truck - I am REALLY GOOD at taking things apart! piratenanner.gif

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Posted by: Tdskip Feb 24 2020, 09:02 PM

Replaced the trunk seal on the 928, cleaned and painted the front brake calipers on the Elan, working on fixing the mounting brackets on the new but incorrect Fiat 124 radiator (grrrr).

Posted by: euro911 Mar 1 2020, 05:27 PM

Against my spine surgeon's recommendations, (I can't sit still for too long), been working on a few different projects instead of resting.

Installed a wood floor in the 'Eileen' the Westy's galley. I have my annual Mojave desert camping trip coming up at the end of the month, but I won't be taking any motorcycles (my doctor was glad to hear that) wink.gif

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Did some temporary rust mitigation around the windows, polished it and reinstalled the ladder. A friend is going to perform more permanent repairs and touch-up the paint this coming summer.

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I'm planning to put my Tacoma on the market, so took to get it washed, then my wife & I polished the paint and removed all the HAM radio equipment ...

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... now, I'll rest yellowsleep[1].gif

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Posted by: Tdskip Mar 1 2020, 05:27 PM

That looks great Mark.


Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 3 2020, 11:42 PM

Caught a Laker game with the boys!!!!

They WON biggrin.gif

Oscar

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Posted by: Mueller Mar 4 2020, 10:34 AM

Broke my mill again..had it fixed for a few days and I figured I'd do some PM work on it.
Now the X axis is stuck all the way to the left which is binding the dovetails so I cannot get the gib out.

The motor stalls and I cannot turn the leadscrew anymore. Time to disconnect the lead screw I think now so I can push the table back towards the center of the Y axis.

Combination of operator screw up and I should have spent more money on a better machine.


Posted by: 76-914 Mar 4 2020, 10:42 AM

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Broke my mill again..had it fixed for a few days and I figured I'd do some PM work on it.
Now the X axis is stuck all the way to the left which is binding the dovetails so I cannot get the gib out.

The motor stalls and I cannot turn the leadscrew anymore. Time to disconnect the lead screw I think now so I can push the table back towards the center of the Y axis.

Combination of operator screw up and I should have spent more money on a better machine.

Which mill are you running? Post a pic. My DRO was acting up yesterday. smash.gif

Posted by: Mueller Mar 4 2020, 10:48 AM

Tormach 1100, they are okay. My fault for not doing my homework (on the purchase and the disassembly)

I'll take a picture tonight to show what not to do.


Posted by: Bleyseng Mar 4 2020, 11:04 AM

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QUOTE(euro911 @ Jan 31 2020, 12:55 AM) *
... Gonna pull the switch out tomorrow and see iffin it's really the problem and if it's repairable. If not, I already found a source for a new one ... type.gif

Apparently the ignition switch and turn signal switch had been replaced previously as evidenced by numerous splices behind the dash screwy.gif

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I replaced the old turn signal switch because the self-cancelling mechanism didn't work, but routed the new wires to the factory terminals rather than splicing again. I also cleaned up the fuse box terminals and reinstalling some instrument lights that were dangling 'while I was in there' wink.gif

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I couldn't get the ignition switch to come out of the steering column, but found a bad P/O splice, so the ignition system is back to normal at the moment. I still want to replace the switch, so I'll have to research the process for removing this particular switch assembly.

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Now, need to the get the rear window defogger and back-up light circuits fixed - even though they're not critical, I'd still like them to work. For now, just glad it's running again ...



Your wiring doesn't look too bad! My 70 Ghia's wiring is painted black, everything is painted black. I have spent hours removing black paint off the wires so I can trace and repair the wiring behind the dash. Everything works now including the backup lites and rear window defogger. Also the PO replaced the steering column with a 71 which of course is a one year odd ball part. Took me a year to find a NOS turn signal switch instead a crappy chinese knock off pos.
914 content- fixed the fog lites so they work with right as I installed LED headlite bulbs which screwed up everything. Now even the Jwest fog lite flasher works!

Posted by: TravisNeff Mar 5 2020, 01:30 PM

Adding another p-car to the fleet


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Posted by: Mueller Mar 5 2020, 02:46 PM

Nice targa!


Good news, my mill is not FUBAR'd.

I was able to tap the gib back the correct direction.
I able still waiting for some tools so that I can remove the lead screw so I can inspect it better.

The item with red dot does not come out this direction. Opps.

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Posted by: Tdskip Mar 5 2020, 02:48 PM

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Pulled the trigger on this... Should put a few smiles on my face once it's home.

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@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=22846 - well done!

Posted by: euro911 Mar 6 2020, 05:04 PM

Nice Targa, Travis drooley.gif


Still prepping the Tacoma for the future sale ... almost done. I really need to start getting the Westy ('Eileen') ready for her desert camping trip next week. I haven't driven her much since the 2.1L motor build... need to change the break-in oil and install a new oil filter, then pack up the camping gear.

Received some parts from 914 Rubber for the '71 914 ('HOWARD'), but it's all going onto storage shelves for now dry.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Mar 8 2020, 10:43 PM

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Nice targa!


Good news, my mill is not FUBAR'd.

I was able to tap the gib back the correct direction.
I able still waiting for some tools so that I can remove the lead screw so I can inspect it better.

The item with red dot does not come out this direction. Opps.

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Nice equipment Mike. My stuff is beginners POS crap but serves my skill set well. Go av-943.gif

Posted by: euro911 Mar 20 2020, 09:31 PM

Defied gamblin' noose-him's stay at home order, drove out to San Bernardino and picked up a 2007 Cayman driving.gif

2.7L, 6-speed manual, white exterior (what else) with tan interior ... perfect color combo for cruising around in Arizona smile.gif

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Posted by: oldschool Mar 20 2020, 09:36 PM

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Posted by: ndfrigi Mar 20 2020, 10:36 PM

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Defied gamblin' noose-him's stay at home order, drove out to San Bernardino and picked up a 2007 Cayman driving.gif

2.7L, 6-speed manual, white exterior (what else) with tan interior ... perfect color combo for cruising around in Arizona smile.gif

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wow! Congratulations Mark! sweet ride!


Posted by: alexkirkham Mar 20 2020, 11:13 PM

let me pose a theoretical question:

there are two patients in respiratory failure. there is one ventilator. one 'defied' an order and was kind of pleased with himself for doing so. the other stayed at home, to keep his family safe and to avoid spread to others. if we put all other claims aside, how do we make that decision?

this may not be theoretical for that long. I am an MD, and I am hearing from my italian colleagues.

sorry to be heavy, but I am seeing people all around defying sensible advice, thinking they are clever / brave / this doesn't apply to them. I don't care about their risk of death, I care about them spreading to others. One's own risk of death is one's own business. One's contribution to another's death is something to be ashamed of...

alex

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Defied gamblin' noose-him's stay at home order, drove out to San Bernardino and picked up a 2007 Cayman driving.gif

2.7L, 6-speed manual, white exterior (what else) with tan interior ... perfect color combo for cruising around in Arizona smile.gif

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wow! Congratulations Mark! sweet ride!


Posted by: alexkirkham Mar 20 2020, 11:14 PM

let me pose a theoretical question:

there are two patients in respiratory failure. there is one ventilator. one 'defied' an order and was kind of pleased with himself for doing so. the other stayed at home, to keep his family safe and to avoid spread to others. if we put all other claims aside, how do we make that decision?

this may not be theoretical for that long. I am an MD, and I am hearing from my italian colleagues.

sorry to be heavy, but I am seeing people all around defying sensible advice, thinking they are clever / brave / this doesn't apply to them. I don't care about their risk of death, I care about them spreading to others. One's own risk of death is one's own business. One's contribution to another's death is something to be ashamed of...

alex

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Defied gamblin' noose-him's stay at home order, drove out to San Bernardino and picked up a 2007 Cayman driving.gif

2.7L, 6-speed manual, white exterior (what else) with tan interior ... perfect color combo for cruising around in Arizona smile.gif

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wow! Congratulations Mark! sweet ride!


Posted by: euro911 Mar 20 2020, 11:43 PM

I heard you the first time. Posting it twice doesn't underscore anything.

Just to be kind in response, all the recommended precautions were utilized ... both seller and buyer were wearing N95 masks and latex gloves throughout the entire process, so I doubt we were harming any other citizens (nor non-citizens for that matter).

We had made arrangements to complete the transaction prior to our illustrious 'guvner' proclaiming his edict, and I needed to take advantage of the nice break between rain storms here.

But thanks for posting your opinion, stay safe and have an ice day ... shades.gif

Posted by: Porschef Mar 21 2020, 07:36 AM

That’s a nice lookin’ ride, Mark. You’re gonna love it beerchug.gif

Posted by: Jett Mar 21 2020, 09:49 AM

Washed, clay bared, waxed (x2), treated the new leather interior, and went for a cruise listening to an old AC/DC tape from high school. Great day!




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Posted by: eric9144 Mar 21 2020, 10:09 AM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300 sweet buy aktion035.gif
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17686 nice!! Funny how the old stereo's get us back in the nostalgia machine, I had to drag out my CD's bc the stereo in my new conversation has a CD player, wasted 1/2 a day digging through old music. beerchug.gif

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@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300 sweet buy aktion035.gif
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17686 nice!! Funny how the old stereo's get us back in the nostalgia machine, I had to drag out my CD's bc the stereo in my new conversation has a CD player, wasted 1/2 a day digging through old music. beerchug.gif

Agreed! I can’t believe we waited 2 minutes to rewind or flip the tape over smile.gif. Also bought an old tape case off eBay that holds 10 tapes or approximately 100 songs smile.gif

Posted by: 911GT2 Mar 22 2020, 01:38 PM

I once made the dumb decision that it was a good idea to fit airside on mij '69 westy.

Today I corrected that mistake and fitted adjustable shocks. The bus drives a lot better now. Although I need to find the perfect setting still.

Afterwards I took it out for a spin because it was perfect weather out!
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Posted by: horizontally-opposed Mar 22 2020, 01:50 PM

^ Great wheels on your bus—maybe the best I've seen on a bay window—and I am a big fan of Spax dampers. They transformed an XR4Ti (your Ford Sierra) I had years ago. It rode better lowered than it did stock. Handling was far, far better too.

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^ Great wheels on your bus—maybe the best I've seen on a bay window—and I am a big fan of Spax dampers. They transformed an XR4Ti (your Ford Sierra) I had years ago. It rode better lowered than it did stock. Handling was far, far better too.

Thanks!
The wheels are actually Porsche 986 spare tyre wheels shades.gif

Posted by: gandalf_025 Mar 22 2020, 02:32 PM

Too cold in an unheated garage..

Posted by: euro911 Mar 22 2020, 06:50 PM

Get one of those propane powered parabolic space heaters - they do the trick ... https://www.harborfreight.com/30000-btu-tank-top-propane-heater-63072.html?cid=paid_google|||63072&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_content=& amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdzzBRC7ARIsANdqRRkXwkKzCBeO_efrEaTCtw5vVSND4QeIBHscNgAHpZdjI4
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Posted by: AZBanks Mar 27 2020, 03:01 PM

I can't believe this thread dropped to page three. So everyone is working on their 914's every day?? We should be so lucky. I've been a little distracted integrating a new boxer 4 into the house. It is not well trained. It likes to go play in the mud.

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Posted by: AZBanks Mar 27 2020, 03:02 PM

It will be my middle son's daily driver.

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Posted by: euro911 Mar 27 2020, 05:12 PM

Helping my wife with some spring cleaning today FERG.gif ... dry.gif

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Helping my wife with some spring cleaning today FERG.gif ... dry.gif


She chose cleaning over the 914???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVnrq-6GnY

Posted by: Jett Mar 27 2020, 06:36 PM

working on the 911 suspension... I am the plating and powder coating runner smile.gif


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Posted by: euro911 Mar 28 2020, 03:17 AM

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Helping my wife with some spring cleaning today FERG.gif ... dry.gif
She chose cleaning over the 914???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVnrq-6GnY
She doesn't share the interest in automotive hobbies like most of us here ... she'd rather have a clean house.

She wasn't real keen on my buying the Cayman, mainly because we already have a lot of vehicles here and parking is tight. I told her that I would sell the '96 Tacoma and her '99 Beetle (that she never drives) and she lightened up a bit. Both are currently outfitted with 'For Sale signs', and parked on the Blvd. shades.gif

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Funny thing though ... she wants to go for rides in the Cayman now that's it here laugh.gif

Posted by: Craigers17 Mar 28 2020, 03:37 AM

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QUOTE(euro911 @ Mar 27 2020, 04:12 PM) *
Helping my wife with some spring cleaning today FERG.gif ... dry.gif
She chose cleaning over the 914???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVnrq-6GnY
She doesn't share the interest in automotive hobbies like most of us here ... she'd rather have a clean house.

She wasn't real keen on my buying the Cayman, mainly because we already have a lot of vehicles here and parking is tight. I told her that I would sell the '96 Tacoma and her '99 Beetle (that she never drives) and she lightened up a bit. Both are currently outfitted with 'For Sale signs', and parked on the Blvd. shades.gif

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That's a very nice Tacoma! One of my favorite body styles on trucks period. Also, a very reliable truck...bonus....they hold their value quite well too!

Posted by: preach Mar 28 2020, 03:45 AM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300

Driveway looks pretty familiar.

I have a Westy, a 1st gen Taco, a Cayman, a 914, and instead of a Beetle I have a TT.

Posted by: JRust Mar 28 2020, 09:54 PM

Added some power to my garage. Got the 220 wired & one plug in. Adding a second as well as a half dozen 110 plugs & 2 breakers. Needed the 220 for my mid rise scissor lift. Adding the second plug just in case


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Posted by: Cairo94507 Mar 29 2020, 08:23 AM

JRust- Nice. I know the Bendbak I ordered came in either 220 or 110 with no difference in price. I opted for the 220 as I figured it would make the lift work less when raising and it reportedly cuts down the lifting time too.

When I did my garage I added outlets-a-plenty around the garage and also added outlets up high too for decorative neon, clock, etc. I figured I would have one shot at doing it so I added them. beerchug.gif

Posted by: tygaboy Mar 29 2020, 09:12 AM

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JRust- Nice. I know the Bendbak I ordered came in either 220 or 110 with no difference in price. I opted for the 220 as I figured it would make the lift work less when raising and it reportedly cuts down the lifting time too.

When I did my garage I added outlets-a-plenty around the garage and also added outlets up high too for decorative neon, clock, etc. I figured I would have one shot at doing it so I added them. beerchug.gif


Having seen @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=9712 Michael's "garage", I'd say follow his lead! It's likely one of the nicest man caves around!
Can't wait to see his /6 tucked away safely in its wonderful home... drooley.gif wub.gif

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Posted by: JOEPROPER Mar 29 2020, 11:35 AM

Time to apply crabgrass preemergent...

Posted by: sixnotfour Mar 29 2020, 01:29 PM

I colored my Wiife's hair... rolleyes.gif probably should have done mine too beer.gif

Posted by: Cairo94507 Mar 29 2020, 04:22 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19241 - You are too kind. Thank you sir. beerchug.gif

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I need to build another one for the S# bed in AZ ... it's still sitting on the floor, but I won't be going there until the C-19 'crisis' is over.

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