Okay I haven't been this tempted in along time. Saw a 73 2.0 car listed.
Doesn't run & has some ungodly spoiler on the rear trunk. Guy was working towards getting it painted. Called him on the phone & could hardly hear him. With me finally having my car on the road again. Feeling the bug a bit more. So I decided I'd go take a look. Here is the good
63k original miles
buying from second owner who also stored it inside
Interior is perfect with no cracks in dash, seats, door panels or backpad
SS heat exchangers
Extra pistons, jugs & heads
2 sets of webers carbs (Along with original fuel injection in a box)
No sign of any body damage & all panels, gaps look as they should
I found one tiny bit of rust below the battery tray. Best hell hole in an original car I've gotten to buy. No rust in either trunk or under the car. The rockers still have the stock rivets. I see nothing around the jackpost or below that worries me
L041 original black car
Car is complete & anything aftermarket like steering wheel. Still includes the original
Need to get rid of the ugly flipping wing he put on
VW offset riviera's (I will be on the lookout for a nice set of Stock 4 lug fuchs)
Motor needs head replaced. Dropped valve he said.
Tin painted yellow
Not a hug fan of the center rear Porsche deflector. So that will go up for sale
Guy has not put it in his name. Has the signed title but no bill of sale. With it being out of state. I am waiting for him to go to the DMV tomorrow. Need to make sure I will have no problem getting it titled in my name
My plan will be to pull the drivetrain & get the motor sorted. Strip parts to get it painted. I will have the outside painted. Trunks & jams are all still good. Overall I am pretty excited for this car
Congratulations on a great find and very nice car.
Good deal, low miles
Very nice! Keep it stock.
Very nice find. Yes, go back to stock. Good luck.
Nice find! OG black is so hard to find, especially low mileage and two owners. Seems like a lot of people who have a conversion car also have (or want) a stock 914. If one turned up by me like that one I'd have a hard time not buying it.
Yeah this will stay a bone stock car. Not sure if I will keep it once it is finished. We'll see where the market is.
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Very nice! Keep it stock.
Title is being a bit of an issue. Guy never put it in his name. Original owner died but daughter had power of attorney at the time. Which has now expired. Anyway I am working with them & they have the daughters name. She is willing to help as well. I put down a deposit so just said I am fine with them holding that. With them working towards getting the title. So I will be keeping in touch but this may draw out for months rather than weeks
Clean everything up....like said.....put the FI back on.......keep it stock and drive it a bit.
I'm secretly looking for one......again.
Finally picked up my newest 914. Took almost 2 months to get the title stuff squared away. Guy I got it from bought from the original owner. He had some motor issue so it hadn't been driven. My guy pulled the motor & started prepping to paint it. Added that ugly ass wing. He did something with a head & it made some noise. So he stopped & got another head. Didn't get the full story but the motor will be coming out & taken apart to check everything out. Then I'll replace what is needed & reseal it. Super happy with this car. I plan to have it apart & off for paint in the next month.
Nice I hope you keep the patina as it is; just clear coat it. It will be a real head turner....
Man those are some STRAIGHT bumpers for an OG car. You might be surprised at how well the paint buffs out...
Does it matter that the title isn’t in the sellers name? As long as there isn’t someone else’s name as a buyer, I’ve never had a problem registering a car in my name. I know all states are different but ...
Nice find Jamie! Great bumper tops too. That wing is no uglier than the exhaust.
Oh come on now, with that Ansa exhaust and that wing you'll get every ricer wanting to race you...
Well there is a little rust hole in the hell hole. Didn't start poking it to see how weak it is around it. So that is a bummer. Battery tray most likely has a hole. Was a metal inset int he bottom of that I also wasn't able to see below the battery. I'll pull the rockers off this week & make sure it isn't a ton worse. The jack post looks & feel solid. There are no holes in the bottom. Both front & rear trunks are in great shape with no rust. I'll try to post some pics of the interior. There is one aftermarket gauge in the center console. Turned the motor over a few times just to see. I'll spray some carb cleaner in the top of the carb. See if I can get it started & see what issue the motor had.
Overall still happy with the purchase. I figured I would find some rust eventually. Seems like I do remember seeing that small hole when I committed to buy it. My memory sucks. LOL!
Well battery tray was worse than expected as is the hell hole. Definitely will need some work. Longitude looks good as does the jack point. Still worse than I anticipated but far from catastrophic.
Looks like your going to keep the rust from gain a larger foot hold. Please pull the back wall mat. They could be a nightmare in hiding.
Damn I hate some things with 914's. One is just about every 914 I have bought the previous PO has managed to strip the CV bolts out completely. Maybe not everyone but damn. Buy the proper tool. 6 of the 16 were not so bad & I got them with the right torque bit. Oh & there was actually a 13mm bolt in one of cv's on the wheel side . I was able to get a couple more with some vise grips. Thankfully they weren't cranked on so tight they broke loose okay. Guess they were to stripped to get very tight. the last one I can't get to budge. I'll have to grind a cut into it so I can get a big flat head screwdriver. Just enough so I can break it loose. Just took a bit tonight to disconnect everything so I can pull the motor/trans this week. Hope to get the hell hole repair started this weekend. Only a little 1/2" hole & feels solid all around the hole. So I'll spend some time cleaning up the area. Plus the battery tray replacement. New one coming from Restoration Design hopefully by the end of the week. The battery tray support is fine just need to get the remnants of the original tray off.
Jamie, you might get that last bolt with a plumbing 'basin wrench'. Handier tool than you might think. HF sells them for $6. Most if not all the big box stores sell them too.
Okay I haven't made any progress the last month. I did manage to pick up a mid-rise scissor lift last week. Finally got it in the garage & under my car. I'll drop the motor tomorrow afternoon if work doesn't screw it up. So glad to have a lift again though. I do need to get a 220 plug added in my garage. It works off 110 but is a struggle
JRust - I thank God everyday for making a residential mid-rise scissor lift (mine is a BendPak). It makes being in the garage working on the cars a true joy. Laying on the ground is for the young guys, that's for sure. My knees and back just could not take it anymore.
Finally got a bit of time today. Got the drivetrain dropped without a problem. Hell hole had a small hole. Was fairly thin by the firewall & I pulled out the thin stuff. It's about an inch wide & 3" long. Also my jack post itself was solid but the mount had near the bottom. I cut out the outer portion & definitely some rust through. Figure I need to cut into the long a bit to take out the rusted section. Really is solid above. Really debating completely stripping this car to bare metal. Just hate to do it. The bottom of the car is in great shape. Other than the bit of hell hole. I've got just a bit in the front trunk channel the seal sits in. It will clean up though.
I really was hoping to just shoot the outside of the car & maybe the trunks. Didn't want to remove the interior at all as it is so nice. Seems like removing them sometimes i get cracks that were never there before. Door jams are all good as well. Anyway take a look at the carnage
Trying to resist a complete tear-down? Good luck!
(But you should look under the carpets, especially under the seats.)
I concur with Jamie this is the best virgin hell hole I've ever seen. Yesterday I thought
it had been done before. But once I could get in close. What I thought was a cold weld
was a wad of seam sealer.
AFTER CUT OUT :
DOWN INTO LONG :
AFTER MORE TRIMMING AND SERIOUS DOSE OF OSPHO :
That is great news Cary. Appreciate the quick work in & fix. Can't wait to see it. Just realized I forgot one of the trunk hinges was buggered. I've got the replacement here but if you have time to work some magic. I'm good with you cleaning that up too
Jack post back in business ................
I'll drill a couple drain holes on Monday
Pattern created for the hell hole patch. Ready for cut out on Monday.
Nice place to end the week.
Love it man! Looking great
Forgot the most important part. Sealed up for eternity.
Eastwood Frame Coating, using fan spray nozzle.
Picked it up this afternoon. Going to start pulling more parts this weekend. Gas tank coming out along with the interior. Really didn't want to completely strip it. Ah the debate
Well one of my fog light lenses are cracked. So nice in organizing my shop I happened across just what I needed. Typically I buy another one before I find it
Got my new shoes for the resto. They we redone by my buddy Tom who doesn't post much. They look great & have fresh rubber. Well they have been sitting unused for a bit. So they are fresh rubber but have been sitting for 2 years.
The spare needs some work though
Thanks for the updates
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