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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 22 2020, 01:54 PM

We couldn't find a small bakers rack for the kitchen.
Plenty of time on our hands.....
What to do ?
Needed to fit in a corner.
Off to the garage. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" angle iron 96 " tall
Results in place.
Shelf material and small details to be determined.


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Posted by: Spoke Mar 22 2020, 02:03 PM

A continuing winter project. Building a trestle for my HO layout. The plywood is where the trestle will be and the shape.

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Printed some jigs to set the stringer. The stringer is several thin pieces of wood glued together so they can follow the shape. The jigs are held together with track rail so they have a smooth profile.

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The stringers are made and glued to form the shape desired.

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Posted by: Spoke Mar 22 2020, 02:04 PM

Ties are glued in.

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Assembling the bents using the same shape as the track. I made these bents over 25 years ago and never used them...Until now.

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Posted by: Chris914n6 Mar 22 2020, 02:52 PM

I broke down and bought a 3d printer. Scored a Creality CR10S Pro V2. 300x300x400 build space. Should be here Thursday.

I've come up with enough projects that it finally made sense. A dozen+ of them even 914 related biggrin.gif

My fruitless Mulberry tree is leafing, makes it harder to breathe, plus there is green dust EVERYWHERE, so doing car stuff in the driveway has been postponed for a week or two. A small price to pay for a summer full of shade and workable temps.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 22 2020, 03:03 PM

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Ties are glued in.

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Assembling the bents using the same shape as the track. I made these bents over 25 years ago and never used them...Until now.

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The last pic shows a big tressle upside down ?
Wow ! intricate work. 25 years at it. Get busy.

Posted by: 73-914 Mar 22 2020, 03:07 PM

Rebuilding mail box again, have to be at work in the morning

Posted by: Dion Mar 22 2020, 04:03 PM

Not as fantastic as your project Rory,..but I found an old storage bin of my grandfather’s. A lick of paint and a label maker later. It passed the time today.


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Posted by: Spoke Mar 22 2020, 05:02 PM

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The last pic shows a big tressle upside down ?
Wow ! intricate work. 25 years at it. Get busy.


Yes. Building the trestle upside down as I'm using the curved roadbed as a jig so after building the roadbed I flipped it upside down and used some more jigs to properly space and position the bents. Printed a lot of jigs, braces, clamps, and hold downs with the 3d printer.

The trestle was started in my other house before moving to Allentown 25 years ago. The Allentown house had a lot more room so the layout grew and the original trestle which was never completed was torn apart for re-deployment in its new position and shape.

Two daughters and two Porsches means the only time for model railroading is in the winter. beerchug.gif

Posted by: aturboman Mar 22 2020, 06:14 PM

Hi Rory I restored a rare early 914-6 drivers seat adjuster.

These are the straight arm style with different knob and brass adjustment finger.

I’m saving my HO train build for retirement

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Posted by: mepstein Mar 22 2020, 06:37 PM

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Hi Rory I restored a rare early 914-6 drivers seat adjuster.

These are the straight arm style with different knob and brass adjustment finger.

I’m saving my HO train build for retirement

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I had forgotten there was an early version. I'll have to check my '70 four that I'm parting out.

Posted by: aturboman Mar 22 2020, 07:01 PM

Definitely should; they are pretty hard to come by especially not all rusted away.

Posted by: PlaysWithCars Mar 22 2020, 07:27 PM

Does anybody know what build date the change occurred? May need to add another 'collect it when you can' item to my list for when/if I decide to restore my -6.

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 22 2020, 07:55 PM

I got a car for me and the boy wrench on.

It is hilarious to drive and somehow a ton of fun to run around in.


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Posted by: URY914 Mar 22 2020, 07:57 PM

I been installing Hardie board planks on my workshop addition. Slow process but I've getting there.

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Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 22 2020, 08:54 PM

A customer's independent Porsche shop is close enough for me to visit. Plenty of space for keeping social-distance. This is a 2.9 with Kinsler fuel injection, coil-on-plug, stand alone mgmt and 1.625" msds headers. Always brainstorming at this shop on the latest header , cams and final muffler combinations.
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Posted by: euro911 Mar 22 2020, 08:58 PM

Not only the Corona 'lock-down', but we're getting a lot of rain too pat.gif

I have a few plastic model kits I can work on: a BMW 2002, a '62 Pontiac Catalina (my mom had a '62 Bonneville), and a Vanagon Westfalia kit.

Checking out Spoke's cool train setup ... I have a lot of H.O gauge stuff, but it's all at my place in AZ, so that'll have to wait - but I have some 'N' gauge and 'Z' gauge stuff here in CA. I'd like to build the 'Z' gauge into a top shelf of a glass-top coffee table, so I'll have to look for an appropriate coffee table. Probably need to modify it for a shelf/drawer to build the diorama in idea.gif


... and of course, I can always amuse myself with musical instruments rock_band.gif

Hope y'all can find something to keep your minds, bodies and general outlook in good shape.

Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Mar 22 2020, 09:04 PM

I've been breaking in my new log splitter, then it's on to re-doing the woodpile for better air circulation.


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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 22 2020, 09:14 PM

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Does anybody know what build date the change occurred? May need to add another 'collect it when you can' item to my list for when/if I decide to restore my -6.


Great question.
I think I have one of those somewhere. Must look
In the 356 world they poll owners by chassis number to define where changes.
occured.
Plenty of early cars here to inspect but these seat bases are easily changed.
Beautiful job Robert.

Posted by: SirAndy Mar 22 2020, 10:25 PM

I'm getting a lot of stuff done around the house for the last two weeks ...
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Posted by: Tdskip Mar 23 2020, 06:28 AM

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I've been breaking in my new log splitter, then it's on to re-doing the woodpile for better air circulation.


That is a lot of firewood!

Posted by: BK911 Mar 23 2020, 07:41 AM

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I got a car for me and the boy wrench on.

It is hilarious to drive and somehow a ton of fun to run around in.




Dats cool. Completely different than a P car, which is part of the fun. Takes up 2 914 spots though!

Here's my family cruiser. 1967 caddy. All blasted and powder coated suspension and steering, disc brake conversion, etc.

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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 23 2020, 08:08 AM

QUOTE(BK911 @ Mar 23 2020, 09:41 AM) *

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 22 2020, 09:55 PM) *

I got a car for me and the boy wrench on.

It is hilarious to drive and somehow a ton of fun to run around in.




Dats cool. Completely different than a P car, which is part of the fun. Takes up 2 914 spots though!

Here's my family cruiser. 1967 caddy. All blasted and powder coated suspension and steering, disc brake conversion, etc.

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Chrome spokes !.....on a Caddy !!!
Love the colors Green on green.

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 23 2020, 09:50 AM

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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 22 2020, 09:55 PM) *

I got a car for me and the boy wrench on.

It is hilarious to drive and somehow a ton of fun to run around in.




Dats cool. Completely different than a P car, which is part of the fun. Takes up 2 914 spots though!

Here's my family cruiser. 1967 caddy. All blasted and powder coated suspension and steering, disc brake conversion, etc.

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@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1674 - Love it! Looks like you have it nicely sorted. Thanks for the post.

Posted by: euro911 Mar 23 2020, 10:09 AM

drooley.gif Those wire wheels kick it! Post some more pix.

Posted by: Mueller Mar 23 2020, 10:17 AM

Finally installed new wheels on my bandsaw.
I didn't have to purchase anything new, all this stuff was just sitting around.

For the rear, I took some all thread rod and made some delrin bushings to go into the steel tubing. (Bushings not shown)

For the front I wanted the wheels to turn. Since the tool is lighter on that end the smaller casters are just fine.

I made some aluminum parts to allow the casters to bolt over the .75" square tube. I made a different type of delrin spacers to firmly locate the square tubing.


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Posted by: jfort Mar 23 2020, 10:45 AM

I’ve got three 914 projects awaiting. Had my fuel level gauge and tank sender checked by Hartmut at Palo Alto. Due to arrive back today. What great service Hartmut provides! Got to reinstall. Maybe a bad wire or ground? Next, install new front targa top seal from 914Rubber. They are a _itch to put on. Have to work up some patience. And finally, I got new longer wheel studs as I didn’t think the open nuts had enough thread showing. So, all the hubs will be coming off soon.

Posted by: raynekat Mar 23 2020, 12:05 PM

Putting up a cedar fence to block out the neighboring farmer's eyesore of a yard. Should have done this years ago.
Better late than never, eh?

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Posted by: johnhora Mar 23 2020, 12:40 PM

raynekat
that's a nice really fence
I need you to come to my house and build one of those for me.
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Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Mar 23 2020, 12:56 PM

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 23 2020, 04:28 AM) *

QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Mar 22 2020, 10:04 PM) *

I've been breaking in my new log splitter, then it's on to re-doing the woodpile for better air circulation.


That is a lot of firewood!

I burn a lot, if you look at the green area, that's how much I've burned this year, and I'm burning today.


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Posted by: oldschool Mar 23 2020, 01:04 PM

Yup yard work front and back, moved the gazebo so the new Grape vines have something to climb on.
sorry no pictures.....Almost forgot help the son in-law work on his new gear table.

Posted by: Andyrew Mar 23 2020, 01:34 PM

QUOTE(Mueller @ Mar 23 2020, 09:17 AM) *

Finally installed new wheels on my bandsaw.
I didn't have to purchase anything new, all this stuff was just sitting around.

For the rear, I took some all thread rod and made some delrin bushings to go into the steel tubing. (Bushings not shown)

For the front I wanted the wheels to turn. Since the tool is lighter on that end the smaller casters are just fine.

I made some aluminum parts to allow the casters to bolt over the .75" square tube. I made a different type of delrin spacers to firmly locate the square tubing.



Pretty sure I would have just welded the casters on the existing tube blink.gif

Posted by: Mueller Mar 23 2020, 02:01 PM

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Pretty sure I would have just welded the casters on the existing tube blink.gif


No gas for my MIG or TIG welder and my oxy/acet rig is out on loan.


Posted by: billh1963 Mar 23 2020, 02:04 PM

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 22 2020, 09:55 PM) *

I got a car for me and the boy wrench on.

It is hilarious to drive and somehow a ton of fun to run around in.


Awesome! Neighbors had one back in the late ‘70’s. Always enjoyed it when we got to ride in the car with the top down.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 23 2020, 02:27 PM

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Putting up a cedar fence to block out the neighboring farmer's eyesore of a yard. Should have done this years ago.
Better late than never, eh?

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Nice Doug-

Wife and I spent some time in the garage this weekend being creative.
Check your mail in the next few days.... idea.gif popcorn[1].gif

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Oscar

Posted by: Andyrew Mar 23 2020, 02:41 PM

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Pretty sure I would have just welded the casters on the existing tube blink.gif


No gas for my MIG or TIG welder and my oxy/acet rig is out on loan.


Got it, Makes more sense smile.gif

Certainly is a very cool solution smile.gif

Posted by: Mueller Mar 23 2020, 03:28 PM

That fence looks great. I built a fence with my next door neighbor, had all tools yet we still ended up with a fence that is uneven and not straight.

Posted by: raynekat Mar 23 2020, 04:59 PM

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That fence looks great. I built a fence with my next door neighbor, had all tools yet we still ended up with a fence that is uneven and not straight.


I know, I know.
I put out a nice string with my stakes for each post a straight as an arrow.
Affect digging the holes and setting the posts in cement, I wasn't so straight anymore.
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It's about as straight as a snake on speed I guess.
But it looks fine from our side which is all that really matters...and it will last a long, long time.

Thanks for all the atta-boys everyone.
Will keep my eyes pealed Oscar. shades.gif

The local fence company quoted me an eye popping price.
I did it for about 1/3 the price.
Took me a total of one week for 120' of 6' cedar.

The finishing touch was the stain/sealer that I applied in 2 coats.
Supposedly will last looking like this for 5-6 years, then another coat will be needed.

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Posted by: mbseto Mar 23 2020, 05:39 PM

Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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Posted by: AmjadY Mar 23 2020, 07:42 PM

On lockdown here in Michigan so I figured I have been staring at the original 1.8 from my car for four years now (upgraded to 2.0 a few years back)....time to do something with it...

now that I got it apart I don't know what to do with it....

stock? 1911? or get crazy....


stay healthy...


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Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 23 2020, 09:18 PM

My nephew was in the hunt for some American Iron, so I helped him PPI this '64 T-Bird ...and it's in his ownership now. Built at the Wixom, Ohio plant, shipped to L.A. and lived its life in SoCal. 390 c.i. and just about everything has been kept up/ and works. It sat in a Condo parking structure covered in 1/4" of dust...but detailed out real nice.
He can now go cruising down the hood in his 64... in a big red Bird biggrin.gif

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Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 23 2020, 11:56 PM

My wish list...

Oscar


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Posted by: djway Mar 24 2020, 03:02 AM

Decided I need to get all the projects in condition to allow for sale if the V should get me.
The engine that was supposed to go in the 75, now going LS, fell into this little project.
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63 Notchback sunroof
This was a rough mockup to see of the L Jet could be managed.
Should be setting deck height tomorrow.
AC, hopefully high amp alternator
Almost finished sewing the full custom interior

Posted by: Flightpath Mar 24 2020, 06:18 AM

catio


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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Mar 24 2020, 06:44 AM

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Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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I have a few gun cleaning projects to do as well, wish our range was open!, and I spy that Buffalo trace and a Blanton's!! so far I only have 4 of the Blanton tops, not available here in SC I have to grab those when I go to NC to see my son or up to Cincy to see the nephew and their kids. in fact just to get a Buffalo trace I had to get on a list during holiday and they got an allocated shipment and they called me to pick up my bottle! crazy how different availability of bourbon differs from state to state!!;- so enjoy and have a shot for me.

I know you are in Cincy, as is my nephew, so you guys have way better access for that and other Buffalo trace and Stitzle-Weller products! My fav is the Weller Antique 107, but I did have some Pappy this past Weekend!!!!! - heard it kills viruses if the proof is over 120 biggrin.gif

for my non-914 project, we just installed 2 new sink bases and tops in our master bath, fully repainted master bath suite etc ., next up, some garage re arranging.
btw I am at work due to being considered mission essential here at Parris Island, the training must go on as does healthcare, lots of screening, will work unless they completely close the clinic!!
stay safe and clean Ya'all !!


Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 24 2020, 08:54 AM

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My wish list...

Oscar


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Where did you get that? I want one badly! Betty wants me to have one!

Posted by: mepstein Mar 24 2020, 08:59 AM

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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Mar 24 2020, 12:56 AM) *

My wish list...

Oscar


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Where did you get that? I want one badly! Betty wants me to have one!


I'm sure Oscar made it. Put me on the buy list for one too. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 24 2020, 09:07 AM

Love seeing all these projects - let’s keep this going.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 24 2020, 09:27 AM

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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Mar 24 2020, 12:56 AM) *

My wish list...

Oscar


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Where did you get that? I want one badly! Betty wants me to have one!



Clay- @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1143

Yes, I made these. I was bored. confused24.gif

Provide shirt size, then PayPal me $1.00 (Admin Special) with your mailing address.

ovalerio23@gmail.com

That easy...I can do more later once things calm down.

Oscar

Posted by: Bleyseng Mar 24 2020, 10:08 AM

Putting in a apartment in the half of the basement. Sucking up all my "Shelter in Place" time. I'll put in some quality 914 time later today, like waxing the car.


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Posted by: Jonathan Livesay Mar 24 2020, 10:19 AM

No pictures but just got done replacing the circulation pump and motor on our Kenmore dishwasher which gave up the ghost on day 5. Not super exciting but there you go!

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My wish list...

Oscar


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Got one Oscar

Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 24 2020, 12:13 PM

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My wish list...

Oscar


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Got one Oscar


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Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 24 2020, 12:35 PM

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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Mar 24 2020, 07:54 AM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Mar 24 2020, 12:56 AM) *

My wish list...

Oscar


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Where did you get that? I want one badly! Betty wants me to have one!



Clay- @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1143

Yes, I made these. I was bored. confused24.gif

Provide shirt size, then PayPal me $1.00 (Admin Special) with your mailing address.

ovalerio23@gmail.com

That easy...I can do more later once things calm down.

Oscar


Just sent $20.00 and shirt size. Admins pay full price so you can keep making cool stromberg.gif like this.



Posted by: Bruce Edge Mar 24 2020, 12:41 PM

Good time to get this tractor going, need it badly to drag P cars around yard.


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Posted by: Tdskip Mar 24 2020, 12:49 PM

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Decided I need to get all the projects in condition to allow for sale if the V should get me.
The engine that was supposed to go in the 75, now going LS, fell into this little project.
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63 Notchback sunroof
This was a rough mockup to see of the L Jet could be managed.
Should be setting deck height tomorrow.
AC, hopefully high amp alternator
Almost finished sewing the full custom interior


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19266 Cool project, please keep us posted.

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 24 2020, 12:49 PM

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No pictures but just got done replacing the circulation pump and motor on our Kenmore dishwasher which gave up the ghost on day 5. Not super exciting but there you go!


Now you can use it to wash car parts in, grin.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 24 2020, 01:19 PM

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Good time to get this tractor going, need it badly to drag P cars around yard.



Do the headlights make tractor beams? lol-2.gif laugh.gif av-943.gif

Posted by: euro911 Mar 24 2020, 01:23 PM

Cool T-shirt(s), Oscar aktion035.gif

Looks like everybody's keeping busy and tackling some of those 'one of these days' or 'around to it' projects ... popcorn[1].gif


Our annual Mojave Desert camping trip was cancelled, so I unloaded the food stuffs from 'Eileen' (the Westfalia). Noticed one of the water jugs must have developed a small pinhole and leaked some of it's content onto the carpet sad.gif I pulled the carpet up and removed the wet wood plank flooring that I had just recently installed, since there was a thin layer of original carpet below it. Thankfully, no water leaked through the planks and the carpet was dry mueba.gif


Scrubbed the Cayman's removable floor mat/carpets. Seems like someone spilled some sort of red punch in the passenger side (one of PO's grand kids). Used a solution of hot water & Purple Power, then rinsed with a high pressure hose, then spun dry in the washing machine and finish dried in the clothes dryer. 'Caymout' looking much better rolleyes.gif

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Can't go to AZ to register the new car right now, so being careful not to draw attention from the local PD while sneaking it out every now & then driving.gif

If it doesn't rain today, I might tackle removing the vinyl stripes on the front bumper/valance idea.gif

Posted by: djway Mar 24 2020, 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(oldschool @ Mar 24 2020, 10:46 AM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Mar 23 2020, 10:56 PM) *

My wish list...

Oscar


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Got one Oscar


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Can others purchase one of these?

Posted by: bobboinski Mar 24 2020, 02:39 PM

I would be in for an XL. stirthepot.gif

Posted by: Jonathan Livesay Mar 24 2020, 03:23 PM

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 24 2020, 11:49 AM) *

QUOTE(Jonathan Livesay @ Mar 24 2020, 11:19 AM) *

No pictures but just got done replacing the circulation pump and motor on our Kenmore dishwasher which gave up the ghost on day 5. Not super exciting but there you go!


Now you can use it to wash car parts in, grin.

The GF wanted a new one, I told her I could fix it for about 20% of a new one and then if she still wanted new in a couple years I would "move" this one (to my shop).

Posted by: flyer86d Mar 24 2020, 03:44 PM

Assembling the engine for the 68 911. It’s going faster than spending an hour a day after work. No pictures yet.

Charlie

Posted by: jd74914 Mar 24 2020, 03:48 PM

Replaced my well pump yesterday. Fun job to pull it. wacko.gif

Posted by: euro911 Mar 24 2020, 03:51 PM

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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 24 2020, 11:49 AM) *
QUOTE(Jonathan Livesay @ Mar 24 2020, 11:19 AM) *
No pictures but just got done replacing the circulation pump and motor on our Kenmore dishwasher which gave up the ghost on day 5. Not super exciting but there you go!
Now you can use it to wash car parts in, grin.
The GF wanted a new one, I told her I could fix it for about 20% of a new one and then if she still wanted new in a couple years I would "move" this one (to my shop).
Our old Frigidaire® portable started leaking (again) a few months ago. I replaced a seal in the bottom of the tub 20 years ago and it worked fine. Looks like I need to replace it again, although I'm not looking forward to it. We've just been hand washing stuff ever since it broke. There's only the two of us and we don't use a lot of dishes (we use paper plates), so it's mostly a couple of glasses & eating utensils to do FERG.gif

Posted by: mb911 Mar 24 2020, 04:39 PM

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Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 24 2020, 06:04 PM

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An inspiration to modernize my 1929 basement ; your's is coming along nicely !

Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 24 2020, 06:13 PM

thumbnail sketching Cayenne pepper themes for an upcoming livery smile.gif
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Posted by: oldschool Mar 24 2020, 06:28 PM

well since we have all this time on our hands, Ive been doing some honey does also...fix kitchen cabinets etc... opened up my garage so my son in-law could refinish a table top for all his music gear.

Posted by: rbzymek Mar 24 2020, 07:04 PM

Renovating our cottage in Charleviox, Michigan. Upper cabinets go in next then on to the family room. Here is the kitchen before and after.

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Posted by: AmjadY Mar 24 2020, 07:08 PM

Nice Job! Kitchen looks great. Heading up to gaylord after work tomorrow.

stay well

Posted by: Olympic 914 Mar 24 2020, 07:55 PM

scraping off the wallpaper in a small bathroom. its been up for over 20 years. only coming off a few square inches at a time. headbang.gif

Good thing the GF is helping.... it was HER idea.

I have a small steamer I will dig out tomorrow. see what that does.

It does pass the time though.

Posted by: 90quattrocoupe Mar 24 2020, 09:40 PM

New oil cooler.

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Posted by: hndyhrr Mar 24 2020, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Olympic 914 @ Mar 24 2020, 06:55 PM) *

scraping off the wallpaper in a small bathroom. its been up for over 20 years. only coming off a few square inches at a time. headbang.gif

Good thing the GF is helping.... it was HER idea.

I have a small steamer I will dig out tomorrow. see what that does.

It does pass the time though.


use liquid fabric softner, let it soak in comes off easier. adk me how i know.

Posted by: siverson Mar 24 2020, 10:12 PM

I have had this kit for a while now and almost entirely built now.

-Steve



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Posted by: Tdskip Mar 25 2020, 06:08 AM

QUOTE(Olympic 914 @ Mar 24 2020, 08:55 PM) *

scraping off the wallpaper in a small bathroom. its been up for over 20 years. only coming off a few square inches at a time. headbang.gif

Good thing the GF is helping.... it was HER idea.

I have a small steamer I will dig out tomorrow. see what that does.

It does pass the time though.


Steamer will likely help big time.

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 25 2020, 06:09 AM

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Renovating our cottage in Charleviox, Michigan. Upper cabinets go in next then on to the family room. Here is the kitchen before and after.

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Are you available for hire? evilgrin.gif

Nice work!

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 25 2020, 06:10 AM

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New oil cooler.

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@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20561

What car is that in?

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 25 2020, 06:11 AM

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I have had this kit for a while now and almost entirely built now.

-Steve



@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=654 - Gabe, who is a member here, has been building these with his sons recently. The engineering on the kits is surprisingly good - and they FAST!

Posted by: 90quattrocoupe Mar 25 2020, 12:55 PM

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What car is that in?


1990 Audi Quattro Coupe with a few mods.

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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 25 2020, 01:30 PM

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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Mar 25 2020, 05:10 AM) *


What car is that in?


1990 Audi Quattro Coupe with a few mods.

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My wife and I had matching '87 5000 Turbo Quattros, Pearl White
sedan and wagon. Both had Pearl White OEM Fuchs forged alloys.
Very cool cars.
100mph all day no sweat.
She called me Hans, I called her Michelle.

Posted by: jcambo7 Mar 25 2020, 04:01 PM

Pulled transmission to figure out why every time I loosened my clutch cable to get it properly adjusted I would hear metal on metal rubbing noise. Talked to Dr Evil and he said the ball it mounts on is the wrong one which pushed the fork too close to the pressure plate housing and it should be recessed in.
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Since I am waiting on the transmission part to come in I did this. Created a pulley system in my garage to load this roof top tent on my car without assistance since my wife is unable to help (she is 5 foot 1).
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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 25 2020, 04:22 PM

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Assembling the engine for the 68 911. It’s going faster than spending an hour a day after work. No pictures yet.

Charlie



Details on engine please.
Alum or Mag case ? etc.etc. racy ?

Posted by: raynekat Mar 25 2020, 04:39 PM

Outstanding work on that kitchen there....

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Renovating our cottage in Charleviox, Michigan. Upper cabinets go in next then on to the family room. Here is the kitchen before and after.

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Posted by: raynekat Mar 25 2020, 04:40 PM

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I have had this kit for a while now and almost entirely built now.

-Steve


What's this kit for???
Looks great.

Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 25 2020, 04:45 PM

It's "National little red Wagon Day"...I think they meant Radio Flyer !
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Posted by: Maltese Falcon Mar 25 2020, 04:46 PM

Hauler too
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Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Mar 25 2020, 04:50 PM

It finally stopped snowing and warmed up outside so my son Max and I installed the 5 point belts in his go-kart, and he did his first solo run. It was a good day.


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Posted by: euro911 Mar 25 2020, 05:41 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=23013 ... Your kitchen looks much brighter and in essence, larger. Nice job - looking for the finished pix popcorn[1].gif


Just tidying up a few items in the 'new' Cayman. Some of the items that I ordered started showing up today ... the car cover, Bosch windshield wipers, a short UHF/VHF radio antenna for when I get a chance to install the HAM radio in it, and a new factory owner's manual smile.gif

Doing a little more investigation, I ran the VIN and found out it isn't a base model, it's an 'S' with the 3.4L mueba.gif

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It's "National little red Wagon Day"...I think they meant Radio Flyer !
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Posted by: rbzymek Mar 25 2020, 06:31 PM

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Outstanding work on that kitchen there....

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Renovating our cottage in Charleviox, Michigan. Upper cabinets go in next then on to the family room. Here is the kitchen before and after.

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Thank you.

Posted by: Dion Mar 25 2020, 06:46 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=9867 how do you like that RTT thinking of getting one for my Gladiator after I decide on which bed rack I want.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=23013 Kitchen looks great, what a transformation.

Cheers all.

Posted by: jcambo7 Mar 25 2020, 08:04 PM

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@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=9867 how do you like that RTT thinking of getting one for my Gladiator after I decide on which bed rack I want.

Cheers all.


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2766 I just bought it a couple months ago and we haven’t been able to test it out yet. It should be perfect for us with only camping a few times.

Posted by: Porschef Mar 25 2020, 08:20 PM

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catio



Is that an Ocelot?

Posted by: preach Mar 25 2020, 08:34 PM

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Doing a little more investigation, I ran the VIN and found out it isn't a base model, it's an 'S' with the 3.2L mueba.gif


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300

3.4 for the Cayman. 3.2s were in the Boxter S for a bit but unless I am mistaken you have a 3.4. beerchug.gif

Posted by: r_towle Mar 25 2020, 08:59 PM

My couch keeps trying to get away so I am holding it down as part of my lockdown duties.

Posted by: djway Mar 25 2020, 10:25 PM

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It's "National little red Wagon Day"...I think they meant Radio Flyer !
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You can still buy that kit

Posted by: Gint Mar 25 2020, 10:32 PM

A year long project wrapped last weekend. Worked 14 hour days Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday last week. Never left the house. I am sick and tired of working and never leaving the house to do it.

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Doing a little more investigation, I ran the VIN and found out it isn't a base model, it's an 'S' with the 3.2L mueba.gif
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=7300
3.4 for the Cayman. 3.2s were in the Boxter S for a bit but unless I am mistaken you have a 3.4. beerchug.gif
Ah ha ... noted and corrected.

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Posted by: Unpretentious Mar 26 2020, 08:27 AM

Heard a Dr. on TV saying in this time of Coronavirus staying at home we should focus on inner peace.

To achieve this we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives.

I looked through my house to find things I’d started and hadn't finished, so I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz.

Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to thuzl who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two hash yer wands, stafe day avrybobby!!!

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 26 2020, 08:30 AM

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My couch keeps trying to get away so I am holding it down as part of my lockdown duties.


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=124 - well done, the last thing we need right now is a bunch of couches running around in the wild. Thanks for doing your part.

Grin

Posted by: dcheek Mar 26 2020, 09:52 AM

I recently purchased a 1981 Rabbit Diesel Pickup with 14,500 original miles. Shipped from Idaho using Intercity (great company). I've had to go over the entire vehicle to lube and check everything since it's been sitting for so long. My '82 succumbed to the rust worm and it would cost $15000 just to make it "safe"! I'm almost ready to put into service. All I need now is a new battery and install a bed liner.

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Dave

Posted by: Andyrew Mar 26 2020, 10:03 AM

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I recently purchased a 1981 Rabbit Diesel Pickup with 14,500 original miles. Shipped from Idaho using Intercity (great company). I've had to go over the entire vehicle to lube and check everything since it's been sitting for so long. My '82 succumbed to the rust worm and it would cost $15000 just to make it "safe"! I'm almost ready to put into service. All I need now is a new battery and install a bed liner.

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Dave

WOW that is clean!!! blink.gif

I had a friend with one of these, Possibly one of the slowest vehicles Id ever driven laugh.gif

Posted by: Root_Werks Mar 26 2020, 10:12 AM

We're building our house, I've been Mandatory WFH until further notice. Been taking full advantage of it. Got my electrical panel finaled! LnI Inspector was really cool about it, we did a Face Time and he had me show him things.




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Posted by: flyer86d Mar 26 2020, 10:38 AM

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Assembling the engine for the 68 911. It’s going faster than spending an hour a day after work. No pictures yet.

Charlie



Details on engine please.
Alum or Mag case ? etc.etc. racy ?


It’s a 75 2.7S that I bought from Fred about 35 years ago. It had a broken exhaust valve on #4 but did not have a boat load of miles. I rebuilt it with Mahle 2.7RS P&C which I bought 30 years ago, 68 911 (911L) cams, 40 Weber’s. Should be fun in a light car.

The car is all steel except the rear bumper, plastic rear and rear side windows, RS carpets with no sound deadening, old plastic Speedster seats, 911R style dash. Just the basics.

Charlie

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 26 2020, 11:19 AM

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I recently purchased a 1981 Rabbit Diesel Pickup with 14,500 original miles. Shipped from Idaho using Intercity (great company). I've had to go over the entire vehicle to lube and check everything since it's been sitting for so long. My '82 succumbed to the rust worm and it would cost $15000 just to make it "safe"! I'm almost ready to put into service. All I need now is a new battery and install a bed liner.

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Dave


Dave,
Do you want an AC evaporator for it? I have the complete unit, minus the controls just sitting on a shelf in my garage. I have never owned a VW Rabbit, but my father worked at the Fort Worth plant that built the AC units. He actually designed that evaporator. They hung the first one down the line on the wall as a display. When the plant closed, they took it down and gave it to him. I got it a few years back when he was cleaning out his garage. I have no use for it. It's yours for the cost of shipping.

Clay

Posted by: dcheek Mar 26 2020, 11:38 AM

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QUOTE(dcheek @ Mar 26 2020, 10:52 AM) *

I recently purchased a 1981 Rabbit Diesel Pickup with 14,500 original miles. Shipped from Idaho using Intercity (great company). I've had to go over the entire vehicle to lube and check everything since it's been sitting for so long. My '82 succumbed to the rust worm and it would cost $15000 just to make it "safe"! I'm almost ready to put into service. All I need now is a new battery and install a bed liner.

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Dave,
Do you want an AC evaporator for it? I have the complete unit, minus the controls just sitting on a shelf in my garage. I have never owned a VW Rabbit, but my father worked at the Fort Worth plant that built the AC units. He actually designed that evaporator. They hung the first one down the line on the wall as a display. When the plant closed, they took it down and gave it to him. I got it a few years back when he was cleaning out his garage. I have no use for it. It's yours for the cost of shipping.

Clay


PM sent

Posted by: 914Toy Mar 26 2020, 01:01 PM

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Heard a Dr. on TV saying in this time of Coronavirus staying at home we should focus on inner peace.

To achieve this we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives.

I looked through my house to find things I’d started and hadn't finished, so I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz.

Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to thuzl who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two hash yer wands, stafe day avrybobby!!!


Thanks for a great laugh beerchug.gif

Posted by: Unpretentious Mar 26 2020, 05:23 PM

Thanks for a great laugh beerchug.gif
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Keith,

Glad you enjoyed it. Humor is good for the heart!

We’re facing unexpected challenges; a good time for personal and eternal reflection.

Blessings,
Jerry

Posted by: RickS Mar 26 2020, 06:52 PM

Thinking of building a kitchen/yard waste compost bin out of scrap lumber. Have a few 2x4s and some chicken wire looking for a job.

Posted by: buck toenges Mar 26 2020, 07:01 PM

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Not as fantastic as your project Rory,..but I found an old storage bin of my grandfather’s. A lick of paint and a label maker later. It passed the time today.



Now that is a picture of beauty!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 27 2020, 08:39 AM

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Now that is a picture of beauty!


I just realized that your signature lists a Fokker D7. That is really cool. And I have to say "Can we get pictures of that Fokker!" lol-2.gif

Posted by: Tdskip Mar 27 2020, 08:55 AM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=6103 - score, she looks great.

Posted by: Larmo63 Mar 27 2020, 02:08 PM

I'm doing a complete suspension rebuild on my 911; all bushings, new ball joints & turbo tie rods, rebuilding the steering box, alloy front calipers, new rotors, new pads, hard and soft lines, bearings, seals, tumbling everything to look pretty, powder coating, plating bolts. Basically, better than new. I also recently moved, so now I park in my "Batcave."

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Posted by: markhoward Mar 27 2020, 03:36 PM

Bought this in 2003 as a project. Off the road since the 70's and a complete mess. Drove it for the first time today..

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Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 27 2020, 03:39 PM

Nice Mark...

Where are the huge bumpers I rechromed for this beast? idea.gif

What a cruiser!!!!

Oscar

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Nice Mark...

Where are the huge bumpers I rechromed for this beast? idea.gif

What a cruiser!!!!

Oscar


Got em in the rafters but will be installing in the next week or so. Has a long way to go but at least it moves under its own power. I've been pushing this thing around for years!

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 27 2020, 03:46 PM

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Bought this in 2003 as a project. Off the road since the 70's and a complete mess. Drove it for the first time today..

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What a coincidence ! I saw a beautiful black convertible today, roof down, nicely lowered with tasteful modern rims.
It was outstanding.
Maiden voyage, here's to you ! beerchug.gif

Posted by: markhoward Mar 27 2020, 03:50 PM

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QUOTE(markhoward @ Mar 27 2020, 05:36 PM) *

Bought this in 2003 as a project. Off the road since the 70's and a complete mess. Drove it for the first time today..


What a coincidence ! I saw a beautiful black convertible today, roof down, nicely lowered with tasteful modern rims.
It was outstanding.
Maiden voyage, here's to you ! beerchug.gif


Thanks, nothing like the first drive! Long time coming and lots of potholes along the way..

Posted by: dlee6204 Mar 27 2020, 04:58 PM

Been putting the finishing touches on my teardrop trailer. I just have some headliner material to install on the interior and then it’ll be ready. I built everything from scratch. Aluminum trailer and the body is all foam. The entire thing weighs 200-300 lbs. I built it to tow behind anything.

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Posted by: euro911 Mar 27 2020, 05:08 PM

Nice Targa, 'Goob' ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17068 ) ... pix of the Bat Cave? popcorn[1].gif

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 ... the front end should lower itself fine after you install the hood, grille & bumper assemblies laugh.gif

Cool little teardrop, Doug ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=5956 )


Keep them projects coming ...

Posted by: 9one4tay Mar 27 2020, 05:18 PM

Getting this 74' 2.0 going after a 27 year hibernation:

New gas tank
New clutch kit/flywheel
New engine/trans mounts
New fuel pump relocated up frunk
New shift bushings
New vacuum lines
Rebuilt distributor/electronic ignition
Tangerine Racing ss fuel lines
and lots of other small bits


Looking to buy a 2.0 ECU mounting Bracket if anyone has one

Travis


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Posted by: Betty Mar 27 2020, 09:13 PM

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Been putting the finishing touches on my teardrop trailer. I just have some headliner material to install on the interior and then it’ll be ready. I built everything from scratch. Aluminum trailer and the body is all foam. The entire thing weighs 200-300 lbs. I built it to tow behind anything.

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More pictures? Interior too? smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: markhoward Mar 27 2020, 09:39 PM

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Nice Targa, 'Goob' ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17068 ) ... pix of the Bat Cave? popcorn[1].gif

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 ... the front end should lower itself fine after you install the hood, grille & bumper assemblies laugh.gif

Cool little teardrop, Doug ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=5956 )


Keep them projects coming ...


It did settle some but the few hunid pounds off the front is definitely showing. @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=5956 , looking forward to those interior shots..

Posted by: djway Mar 28 2020, 12:28 AM

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Heard a Dr. on TV saying in this time of Coronavirus staying at home we should focus on inner peace.

To achieve this we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives.

I looked through my house to find things I’d started and hadn't finished, so I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz.

Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to thuzl who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two hash yer wands, stafe day avrybobby!!!

The Dude Abides

Posted by: porschetub Mar 28 2020, 04:33 PM

Finishing some odd jobs on my house which is now on the market,one reason for selling is it is very isolated ,however that is sadly an advantage now as we are locked down.
Any work is limited as I can't buy materials except online which is a real PITA.
Repaired my old faithful Bosch 5" angle grinder as I'am fitting a towbar to my VW T4 Tranporter van,for some reason the towbar was missing except for the bolt on chassis plates but all the wiring was tucked up under the bumper so at least I don't have to do that biggrin.gif .
Will see how I go but may move the 914 home from storage and do outstanding overdue jobs.
Keen to do more work but my head space is wrong,anyway got to pass the time somehow,we have 1 month I strongly suspect it may be extended sad.gif .

Posted by: 914forme Mar 28 2020, 07:22 PM

Since the Virus does not like heat or UV-3, I figured what would make me the safest guy on the planet.

Some welding, so out came the TIG and MIG, and we started to weld, and weld, and weld some more.

First thing I did was weld up a gantry crane, we had one at the farm shop for years I forgot how handy they are for everyday tasks. IT is still not ready for prime time pictures but I pressed it into service today, lifting some gas cylinders, righting a tool box I had on its side wot weld up a ZTFab welding cart.

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Of course I could not leave well enough alone, and decided to change the mounts for the axles so they have a bit more meat to hold them true. And then I don't like safe chains as my main way of keeping a bootle on the cart, so I took some bottle wall mounts, and fabricated a mount so they work on the cart. I got them from my welding supplier they were 17, and 22 respectfully, less than the cost for me to fabricate them. Bottles going no where.

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Everything loaded up on the US General tool cabinet. I used to have all of this on two craftsmen boxes. They will be repurposed for a bench I am building.

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Next I picked up a quick jack right before our governor tossed us into lock down. Paid $500 for the 7000 lbs version. Issue is it is not easy to move. So I saw an idea on the internet, and I decided it was to complicated. I had these from an outfield stand, and well they never out feed correctly, and two I am using them to support long picks of tube and steel so I can fixture on the welding bench. So I had a bunch of them.

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Mounted them to the lift arms, so that when it comes down the weight of the lift is a fulcrum and the wheels will lift the bottom of the lift up about 1/4"

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Now it is easy to move around the shop.

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Thats all for today, hopefully get back out tomorrow go through stuff and cleanup a bit. Need to get lawn equipment in for service, and winter tires off the 7 series. piratenanner.gif Means I can driving.gif like I like to.


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Posted by: euro911 Mar 29 2020, 01:53 PM

I guess I could have posted this in either the 'shelter me' or 'not working on the 914' threads unsure.gif

The Ghia died a few months ago and had it 'AAA'd' home for diagnosis. After testing different components, found the root cause to be a worn out ignition switch. Digging through the rat's nest of wiring behind the dash made it apparent that this was not it's first rodeo (due to all the butt connectors found). Not only had the electrical portion of the switch fail, but the tumbler assembly would not stay in the barrel and came out with the key at times, so I purchased both new components last month.

Yesterday, I replaced the switch components and wired into the harness, and made some minor repairs to the instrument cluster in the speedo (the lower lamp assembly wouldn't stay in it's socket, so I secured it in place with liquid tape) ... and re-inserted the other lamp sockets that had become dislodged during my poking around in there dry.gif

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Reinstalled the new turn signal switch (that I replaced a couple months ago) and the steering wheel just before nightfall. In any event, everything worked out OK ... and if the battery still has enough oomph, I'll see if it'll start up today popcorn[1].gif

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Posted by: Daryl32 Mar 29 2020, 03:29 PM

I have a garage full of 1/24th and 1/10th scale projects to keep me busy.

Just not sure where to start. They all need cleaning the playing with! piratenanner.gif

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Posted by: tygaboy Mar 29 2020, 03:56 PM

I made not quite matching "his & hers" computer stands for use with our smart trainers.
Nice to be able to find a use for a few roll cage left overs!


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Posted by: mepstein Mar 29 2020, 04:33 PM

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I made not quite matching "his & hers" computer stands for use with our smart trainers.
Nice to be able to find a use for a few roll cage left overs!


OK, now I'm jealous. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 29 2020, 06:22 PM

I spent Saturday and Sunday replacing the exhaust manifold on my Jeep Comanche.

I replaced the exhaust manifold with the broken stud with a header. They moved the O2 sensor bung to the other side of the truck, so I had to strip the harness and move the wires for the O2 sensor to run down the right side of the bell housing. The pictures are me sitting in the engine compartment removing the electrical tape from the harness.

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Turns out the EGR tube twisted off the threads on the fitting for the mainfold side of the tube. I braved the outside world, and bought some steel rod. I used it to make 2 pipe plugs (Nothing is available in M22x1.5 at our local Ace hardware). I own a M22x1.5 die, so I threaded the rod, then cut it off and ground a 13mm section on the end so it had square flats on it. I screwed them into the EGR connection on the bottom of the mainfold, and into the header's EGR port. This will have to do until I can get the right fitting to replace on the end of the old EGR tube.

I put everything back together. In the process I found out the header now blocks one bolt that holds both the header and the intake manifold to the head. I dropped that ^$%@%$^%@ bold 28 times (Yes, I was counting) before I finally got it started. I had to tighten it from the bottom with an open end wrench. Dropped the wrench a few times, one right smack in the center of my forehead. blink.gif

I am tired, bloody and battered. But the exhaust leak I had is now fixed. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: mepstein Mar 29 2020, 07:10 PM

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Hi Rory I restored a rare early 914-6 drivers seat adjuster.

These are the straight arm style with different knob and brass adjustment finger.

I’m saving my HO train build for retirement

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I had forgotten there was an early version. I'll have to check my '70 four that I'm parting out.

Ok. Found one. I might have more but that would require more digging.
It’s not as pretty as yours.


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Posted by: mbseto Mar 30 2020, 11:14 AM

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Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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I have a few gun cleaning projects to do as well, wish our range was open!, and I spy that Buffalo trace and a Blanton's!! so far I only have 4 of the Blanton tops, not available here in SC I have to grab those when I go to NC to see my son or up to Cincy to see the nephew and their kids. in fact just to get a Buffalo trace I had to get on a list during holiday and they got an allocated shipment and they called me to pick up my bottle! crazy how different availability of bourbon differs from state to state!!;- so enjoy and have a shot for me.

I know you are in Cincy, as is my nephew, so you guys have way better access for that and other Buffalo trace and Stitzle-Weller products! My fav is the Weller Antique 107, but I did have some Pappy this past Weekend!!!!! - heard it kills viruses if the proof is over 120 biggrin.gif


Good eye, @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11106 . Buffalo Trace has been tricky to find here since their little warehouse scandal. Not sure if that was the cause. But my kid has been going to school down near Nashville, so when I go to visit I must drive a good portion of the bourbon trail. Just trying to be a good dad. South of Louisville they are never out of anything and the prices are about 15-20% better than here, so I make sure to stock up. I'll drink to your health!

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Hi Rory I restored a rare early 914-6 drivers seat adjuster.

These are the straight arm style with different knob and brass adjustment finger.

I’m saving my HO train build for retirement

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I had forgotten there was an early version. I'll have to check my '70 four that I'm parting out.

Ok. Found one. I might have more but that would require more digging.
It’s not as pretty as yours.


I have one, too from an early (1970) parts car. Mine is more like Mark's in terms of condition.

Posted by: euro911 Mar 30 2020, 01:59 PM

The remodel looks great, Ben. What did your basement look like before?

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The remodel looks great, Ben. What did your basement look like before?



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Posted by: North Coast Jim Mar 30 2020, 04:15 PM

Went to Home "Projects" again today. I'm surprised at the amount of paint flying off the shelves. The couples buying it have the female with a big smile and the male partner with a frown on his face. I buy nothing but guaranteed "10 year" paint. No color changed allowed during that period. Ha Ha

Posted by: 913B Mar 30 2020, 10:08 PM

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Since the Virus does not like heat or UV-3, I figured what would make me the safest guy on the planet.

Some welding, so out came the TIG and MIG, and we started to weld, and weld, and weld some more.

First thing I did was weld up a gantry crane, we had one at the farm shop for years I forgot how handy they are for everyday tasks. IT is still not ready for prime time pictures but I pressed it into service today, lifting some gas cylinders, righting a tool box I had on its side wot weld up a ZTFab welding cart.

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Of course I could not leave well enough alone, and decided to change the mounts for the axles so they have a bit more meat to hold them true. And then I don't like safe chains as my main way of keeping a bootle on the cart, so I took some bottle wall mounts, and fabricated a mount so they work on the cart. I got them from my welding supplier they were 17, and 22 respectfully, less than the cost for me to fabricate them. Bottles going no where.

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Everything loaded up on the US General tool cabinet. I used to have all of this on two craftsmen boxes. They will be repurposed for a bench I am building.

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Next I picked up a quick jack right before our governor tossed us into lock down. Paid $500 for the 7000 lbs version. Issue is it is not easy to move. So I saw an idea on the internet, and I decided it was to complicated. I had these from an outfield stand, and well they never out feed correctly, and two I am using them to support long picks of tube and steel so I can fixture on the welding bench. So I had a bunch of them.

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Mounted them to the lift arms, so that when it comes down the weight of the lift is a fulcrum and the wheels will lift the bottom of the lift up about 1/4"

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Thats all for today, hopefully get back out tomorrow go through stuff and cleanup a bit. Need to get lawn equipment in for service, and winter tires off the 7 series. piratenanner.gif Means I can driving.gif like I like to.


I like your roller bearing hack on the QJ. Can I ask you a few questions if you don't mind? Approximately how far from the hole did you install the bearing? Also is there a nut holding the screw inside the QJ rail, probably not I am thinking. Did you use a self-tapping screw or maybe you made some threads in the bar to screw it in.
Sorry for all the questions. I found an inexpensive equivalent from harbor freight and thought this would make moving the QJ around easier.

Thank you for your input.
Ted

Posted by: euro911 Mar 31 2020, 02:21 AM

... and how much weight can those rollers handle? confused24.gif

Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Mar 31 2020, 09:20 AM

Gotta keep busy, right? We've been running the kart so much that it started to stall and run like crap. I suspected the plug was probably pretty fouled so Max got his first taste of small engine maintenance. Clean plug, it runs good.


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Posted by: euro911 Mar 31 2020, 02:11 PM

It's good to teach him some of those 'roadside' fixes at an early age, but surely you have a soda blast cabinet, no? laugh.gif ... poke.gif

I had a go-kart at that age and had tons of fun with it. Even though we lived in a large metropolis, I still drove it on some of the twistie streets in our neighborhood. Only got stopped by the Sheriff once busted_cop.gif ... When we got a minibikes, it was easier to dart into a neighbor's back yard to avoid getting caught happy11.gif


(3) 5-quart Mobil-1 0-40W oil jugs were delivered yesterday ... now, just waiting for the HAZET 2169 filter wrench so I can change the oil in the Cayman. USPS says it's out for delivery today mueba.gif

Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Mar 31 2020, 02:37 PM

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It's good to teach him some of those 'roadside' fixes at an early age, but surely you have a soda blast cabinet, no? laugh.gif ... poke.gif


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At the shop yes, at home no, just elbow grease, it's cheap.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 31 2020, 05:34 PM

QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Mar 31 2020, 11:20 AM) *

Gotta keep busy, right? We've been running the kart so much that it started to stall and run like crap. I suspected the plug was probably pretty fouled so Max got his first taste of small engine maintenance. Clean plug, it runs good.


That shouldn't happen with normal use.
Make sure the choke is fully open.
Adjust the mixture.
Good lessons for kids.
My first experience with an engine was a 2 cycle single made by Hirth.
The company is probably stiil making engine parts for Porsche.

Posted by: euro911 Apr 1 2020, 12:48 AM

Finished tidying up a few loose ends on the Ghia, drove it it out from under the lift and made a few runs around the block, then parked it on the street. It had been parked under the lift for a few months waiting to get fixed, so I was happy that the battery still had enough charge to start the motor smile.gif

I need to change the oil and do a cursory undercarriage inspection on the Cayman, so I'll get it moved onto the lift tomorrow. The HAZET oil filter wrench was delivered today √ ... Mobil-1 oil was delivered yesterday √ ... and already had a couple of K&N oil filters on hand √ ... so I should be good to go unsure.gif

Film at 11 ... maybe ... popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: Dion Apr 1 2020, 10:18 AM

Just for fun... 914 “Flunder” hood.

908/02 Livery, just some garage art to hang on the walls.


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Posted by: 914junkie Apr 1 2020, 11:06 AM

Finished the bodywork and paint on the Arena Red 986S and rebuilding the front suspension on the Cayenne Turbo along with other "while you're in there" maintenance items. That CTT is the most complicated vehicle I've ever worked on. Both are really fun though. I would never have believed there would be a time I could buy both of those for less than a decent 914. The Boxster S is no 914 but I love driving it and fills the void for now. Still always searching for that elusive smoking deal on another teener. For now I have to live vicariously through you guys. Stay healthy and safe everyone ~ Cheers
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I decided to swap a 2zz JDM engine into the car and have a Rotrex supercharger installed on a custom bracket and WTA intercooling.

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Posted by: davehg Apr 1 2020, 11:56 AM

Since the 914s are getting love at the restorer's shop, I turned my attention to some Jeep projects I had lingering.

Installed a set of side steps/sliders

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Powdercoated, painted, and installed new differential covers and diff skid plates.

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Finished off some CB and GMRS install details.

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Posted by: Jamie Apr 1 2020, 12:32 PM

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Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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I have a few gun cleaning projects to do as well, wish our range was open!, and I spy that Buffalo trace and a Blanton's!! so far I only have 4 of the Blanton tops, not available here in SC I have to grab those when I go to NC to see my son or up to Cincy to see the nephew and their kids. in fact just to get a Buffalo trace I had to get on a list during holiday and they got an allocated shipment and they called me to pick up my bottle! crazy how different availability of bourbon differs from state to state!!;- so enjoy and have a shot for me.

I know you are in Cincy, as is my nephew, so you guys have way better access for that and other Buffalo trace and Stitzle-Weller products! My fav is the Weller Antique 107, but I did have some Pappy this past Weekend!!!!! - heard it kills viruses if the proof is over 120 biggrin.gif


Good eye, @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11106 . Buffalo Trace has been tricky to find here since their little warehouse scandal. Not sure if that was the cause. But my kid has been going to school down near Nashville, so when I go to visit I must drive a good portion of the bourbon trail. Just trying to be a good dad. South of Louisville they are never out of anything and the prices are about 15-20% better than here, so I make sure to stock up. I'll drink to your health!

If you guys get desperate I live 12 mi. from Buffalo Trace distillery and can probably find what you need. aktion035.gif

Posted by: euro911 Apr 1 2020, 01:18 PM

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Since the 914s are getting love at the restorer's shop, I turned my attention to some Jeep projects I had lingering.
... Finished off some CB and GMRS install details ...

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I see the CB antenna ... what antenna did you install for the GMRS radio?

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QUOTE(mbseto @ Mar 23 2020, 07:39 PM) *

Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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I have a few gun cleaning projects to do as well, wish our range was open!, and I spy that Buffalo trace and a Blanton's!! so far I only have 4 of the Blanton tops, not available here in SC I have to grab those when I go to NC to see my son or up to Cincy to see the nephew and their kids. in fact just to get a Buffalo trace I had to get on a list during holiday and they got an allocated shipment and they called me to pick up my bottle! crazy how different availability of bourbon differs from state to state!!;- so enjoy and have a shot for me.

I know you are in Cincy, as is my nephew, so you guys have way better access for that and other Buffalo trace and Stitzle-Weller products! My fav is the Weller Antique 107, but I did have some Pappy this past Weekend!!!!! - heard it kills viruses if the proof is over 120 biggrin.gif


Good eye, @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11106 . Buffalo Trace has been tricky to find here since their little warehouse scandal. Not sure if that was the cause. But my kid has been going to school down near Nashville, so when I go to visit I must drive a good portion of the bourbon trail. Just trying to be a good dad. South of Louisville they are never out of anything and the prices are about 15-20% better than here, so I make sure to stock up. I'll drink to your health!

If you guys get desperate I live 12 mi. from Buffalo Trace distillery and can probably find what you need. aktion035.gif

i bet you can literally smell it can’t you!!!
well, i would never turn down a bottle of Blanton’s or Weller Special Reserve or Antique 107, any Weller for that matter! i am sure that we could work out some type of 914 parts trade for Bourbon!! can’t get Weller or Blanton’s here in SC at all. if you need any parts i have some stuff here ......

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[I see the CB antenna ... what antenna did you install for the GMRS radio?


Used a Comet antenna and NMO hood mount (held on via tension bolts), and fed the wire into the spare grommet for what would've been the clutch pedal if I had a 6 spd instead of the auto.

Great range.

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Posted by: tygaboy Apr 1 2020, 02:48 PM

Working on another gate for a local school...
Lots of fun TIG welding EVERY ONE of those connections from the perforated panel to the frame, on BOTH sides! welder.gif welder.gif


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Posted by: 914forme Apr 1 2020, 06:06 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3983 Lets see if I can answer the questions posed:

Self tapping screws, did not feel like getting all pretty at this time. Some times down and dirty is the proper application. Yes I could have drilled out the tube, mounted a few weld nut plates and done it all, fancy. But why in the end, not like I am getting paid to make it work, just eliminating a very frustrating operational issue. In that you can't move with a small push of a finger. Now I can, maybe not a finger, but certainly not a heavy hand.

I have a jig I made that I clamped to the tube with the lift in the upright position. Top hole is 4.5 inches away from the floor.

As far as weight, I am not worried, 101 pounds is a single frame, with my extension lets call it 150. Divided by 4, and we are seeing 37.5 pounds per corner. It is a steel ball bearing, it will not be crushed by the load. And the backer that ball rides on, is backed by the tube it is screwed to. For the amount of movement it will have on my shop floor, I doubt I will wear it out. If I do lessons will be learned and fix will be applied. And testing will begin again.

Maybe the next iteration will have a solid steel tooled /hardened bearing surface. Doubt I will see the day. And I have a complete set of replacement units off another out feed setup.

Posted by: bigkensteele Apr 1 2020, 08:04 PM

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Re-stocking a 30's era Mauser.

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QUOTE(euro911 @ Apr 1 2020, 12:18 PM) *
[I see the CB antenna ... what antenna did you install for the GMRS radio?
Used a Comet antenna and NMO hood mount (held on via tension bolts), and fed the wire into the spare grommet for what would've been the clutch pedal if I had a 6 spd instead of the auto.

Great range.

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Good choice. A lot of my HAM radio associates run the '2x4'. I typically run Comet or Diamond U/V mobile antennas, but only recently picked up a '2x4' for myself.

I'm getting ready to install a Kenwood TM-V71A U/V radio in the Cayman with a small hatchback mount and a short U/V antenna. The 2x4 will be going on my Tundra in the near future.

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A friend is supposed to stop by tomorrow afternoon to look at a partial remodel/roof rebuild on our laundry room. We're gonna toss around a few ideas and decide which route we'll take ... either re-sheath & re-shingle the flat roof, or build up a gable roof like we did on the adjacent den roof confused24.gif

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Posted by: djway Apr 2 2020, 02:13 AM

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I have a garage full of 1/24th and 1/10th scale projects to keep me busy.

Just not sure where to start. They all need cleaning the playing with! piratenanner.gif


Nice to see another scale modeler. My old club put on some nice contest in Riverside CA. I have had a few cars featured on magazine covers and I was even on Hot Rod TV. Here are a few I have some pictures of
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Posted by: rgalla9146 Apr 2 2020, 06:35 AM

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We couldn't find a small bakers rack for the kitchen.
Plenty of time on our hands.....
What to do ?
Needed to fit in a corner.
Off to the garage. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" angle iron 96 " tall
Results in place.
Shelf material and small details to be determined.


Update;
After a delay of weeks due to the the virus I found suitable wide boards
right in my own shed.
I whittled them up a few days ago.
My wife did the rest.
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Posted by: euro911 Apr 2 2020, 07:08 PM

Nice Rack ... lol

Well, I decided to take my time and let every drop of oil drain from the Cayman. Whilst under there, hit the motor with degreaser and a brush, then finished it off with brake cleaner. The old oil didn't look or feel bad, but I wanted peace of mind.

When it was time to think about adding the new, I realized I didn't have a new crush washer for the drain plug. Well, I drove down to where the local Porsche dealer was - and found it really 'WAS'. Apparently they moved 12 miles away! mad.gif To make matters worse, the dealership is temporarily closed to the public, so there went that option.

Thinking idea.gif ... I called call me.gif Andy at Callas Rennsport, which is only about a mile away. Drove over there just before closing time, did an elbow bump and Andy handed me the much needed washer aktion035.gif Thanks again @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10742 beerchug.gif

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Posted by: Jett Apr 2 2020, 08:34 PM

The car is two miles away... but we did get updated pics today.


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Posted by: kahluver Apr 3 2020, 08:48 AM

I'm finally getting around to my other non-Porsche projects - this is why I haven't been on this site in a while. Finished sorting my '55 TBird and getting it ready for BringaTrailer. I spent the last year putting EFI, electric power steering and general clean up and sorting.

I think I'm going to hold off on selling it and just drive it around now that we're social distancing.

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Posted by: kahluver Apr 3 2020, 08:53 AM

This is what I'm focused on for the coming weeks.... It's nice to have more time to wrench on stupid stuff. Sorry, more non-914 stuff.

This started as a free '66 MGB rolling shell which I'm about 1/2 way through. I got the 5.0 V8 and T5 trans mounted. I just finished rebuilding and lifting the stock front end 3 inches for my tractor tires. I'm finishing up narrowing a toyota pickup rear end w/ LSD and 3" lift for the rear.

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Posted by: Rleog Apr 3 2020, 09:02 AM

Just ordered a set of Spoke’s LED fog light arrays for my 911.

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QUOTE(kahluver @ Apr 3 2020, 07:53 AM) *

This is what I'm focused on for the coming weeks.... It's nice to have more time to wrench on stupid stuff. Sorry, more non-914 stuff.

This started as a free '66 MGB rolling shell which I'm about 1/2 way through. I got the 5.0 V8 and T5 trans mounted. I just finished rebuilding and lifting the stock front end 3 inches for my tractor tires. I'm finishing up narrowing a toyota pickup rear end w/ LSD and 3" lift for the rear.





Gabe-

I like what you've done with that little bird and now the MG.
My bro has over 25 birds from the 50's and 60's, plus a warehouse of parts.

I'd like to see more of your V8 MGB build. popcorn[1].gif popcorn[1].gif popcorn[1].gif

Hope to see ya soon.

Oscar

Posted by: Driver174 Apr 3 2020, 09:53 AM

Time for bodywork & paint!

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I'm finally getting around to my other non-Porsche projects - this is why I haven't been on this site in a while. Finished sorting my '55 TBird and getting it ready for BringaTrailer. I spent the last year putting EFI, electric power steering and general clean up and sorting.

I think I'm going to hold off on selling it and just drive it around now that we're social distancing.

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That's a beautiful T-bird. Looks just right.

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Posted by: Spoke Apr 3 2020, 08:48 PM

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Just ordered a set of Spoke’s LED fog light arrays for my 911.


I'm working on your boards now Bob. Thanks! Besides yours, I can only do 2 more 911 sets before I run out of heatsinks. The company I buy them from in Michigan (HeatsinkUSA) are shut down for civilian orders and are only taking orders for the military.

Posted by: 913B Apr 4 2020, 11:52 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Apr 1 2020, 07:06 PM) *

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3983 Lets see if I can answer the questions posed:

Self tapping screws, did not feel like getting all pretty at this time. Some times down and dirty is the proper application. Yes I could have drilled out the tube, mounted a few weld nut plates and done it all, fancy. But why in the end, not like I am getting paid to make it work, just eliminating a very frustrating operational issue. In that you can't move with a small push of a finger. Now I can, maybe not a finger, but certainly not a heavy hand.

I have a jig I made that I clamped to the tube with the lift in the upright position. Top hole is 4.5 inches away from the floor.

As far as weight, I am not worried, 101 pounds is a single frame, with my extension lets call it 150. Divided by 4, and we are seeing 37.5 pounds per corner. It is a steel ball bearing, it will not be crushed by the load. And the backer that ball rides on, is backed by the tube it is screwed to. For the amount of movement it will have on my shop floor, I doubt I will wear it out. If I do lessons will be learned and fix will be applied. And testing will begin again.

Maybe the next iteration will have a solid steel tooled /hardened bearing surface. Doubt I will see the day. And I have a complete set of replacement units off another out feed setup.


So did you install 4 roller bearings per rack or just 2 on the other end of the plastic rollers for each rack?

Thank you Stephen.

Posted by: StarBear Apr 5 2020, 10:49 AM

What I've been doing with my "staycation" time: The new JWest shifter works wonderfully. Since the base column was too large for the console bottom hole, I didn't like the look of the bare metal column base, I prefer to keep things looking as near original as possible and JWest offers no boot adapter for a center console car ... I made a new, extended shifter boot! Photos show progress. 1.Starting point 2.Used current boot as top and made a new column base skirt. 3.Enlarged console base hole. 4.Fabricated larger boot retaining ring. 5.Stitched current conical boot to new cylindrical skirt (the transition and hand-stitching took hours). 6.Attached new retaining ring. 7.Assembled through the underside of console bottom. 8.Reconnected the instruments and heater light, then installed console bottom and instrument cluster panel.

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My wife & I did a quick wash & dry on the Ghia, then took a little drive around town, then donned our N95 masks & HF gloves and picked some groceries.

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Got a little carried away with a wax job on the Cayman ...

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Posted by: StarBear Apr 5 2020, 02:27 PM

Beautiful T-bird. Sure it will go for big $$$.

Posted by: porschetub Apr 5 2020, 02:28 PM

Got my car out of storage which is only down the road,added fresh fuel and did usual prime and pump it it fired straight up.
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I will need to reset my Tachadaptor as my replacement tach works on a different voltage than the old one,I have the jumper to put back in when I find it,real bugger as I have all my parts packed away for when I move but have forgotten where they are headbang.gif .
Wipers stopped working recently but after removing the lower dash trim piece I found the plug had come off the switch sorted that as its a loose fit, yet to test.
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Posted by: dan10101 Apr 5 2020, 02:32 PM

I had fun tying the 914 to a tree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7KAW_YlgJk

I also spent the last several weeks getting the Barn Find 944 running.

The rest of the time has been spent making the videos. stirthepot.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_82x2k7z_MI&t=4s

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Posted by: FlacaProductions Apr 5 2020, 03:29 PM

Started assembly on another 914...thinking about starting a build thread...


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Have you built this kit before? Not one of the better fitting kits out there. ENTEX had a kit but the detail was even worse. I think it was 10th scale.

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Lots of fun that day. Didn't think about the virus.
I like this one with the smoke coming from every orifice.

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Posted by: Unobtanium-inc Apr 5 2020, 04:52 PM

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I had fun tying the 914 to a tree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7KAW_YlgJk

I also spent the last several weeks getting the Barn Find 944 running.

The rest of the time has been spent making the videos. stirthepot.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_82x2k7z_MI&t=4s

Back in the day we used to use the GA Shadetree method for getting wrecked cars back in shape. Tie to a tree, put it in reverse and hold on tight, a bootleg frame straightner!

Posted by: FlacaProductions Apr 5 2020, 04:52 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19266 - I have not built this one before and I'm not looking for anything spectacular - just fun. I'll build it up as much like mine as I can when it comes to cosmetics, anyway. Olympic blue, black bumpers, etc....I'll check out the entex offering, too....

Posted by: euro911 Apr 5 2020, 05:17 PM

Since the recovery from back surgery is going well and has renewed the spirit level of my mechanical ego, I need to start cleaning up my garage, as there's tools and boxes full of new car parts that have built up over the past year. It's supposed to rain next week, so I'll attempt to start consolidating and organizing a bit while stuck inside.

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I'd like to make my way to the back to work on my old Harley. The front rotor got warped the last time I rode her in 2018, (long story), and I ordered a new rotor & brake pads and a front brake lever (which was the root cause). Hopefully we won't be on lock-down when summer rolls around, and I can take her out again (?)

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Posted by: draganc Apr 5 2020, 06:30 PM

Building my new CNC plasma cutting table....

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Posted by: Olympic 914 Apr 5 2020, 06:38 PM

Started working on the old Rigid Chopper.

Little tapping and I can't remember how long its been since I did lifters in it.

So I ordered new solid lifters and lifter blocks. Then took a close look at the cam and found a spot on it. Now I ordered an Andrews #7 cam for it. It has an OLD .475 Sifton cam in it now and is a screamer. The Andrews cam is as close in specs as I can find. Little more lift, but I have room on the S&S heads.

Its an 88 incher, 4 1/4 stroke and 3 5/8 bore, up fro the stock 74 inches.

So now I'm thinking maybe doing a cleanup bore and new S&S pistons. I do vaguely remember doing a hone and rings at least twice.

The paint on the cases and trans is looking pretty bad also. Along with the chrome on the rocker boxes and kicker cover.

I'm really afraid where this will end up...

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Posted by: mepstein Apr 5 2020, 07:40 PM

I traded money to my builder for pics of the engine for bike #2


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Posted by: dan10101 Apr 5 2020, 08:21 PM

QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Apr 5 2020, 03:52 PM) *

Back in the day we used to use the GA Shadetree method for getting wrecked cars back in shape. Tie to a tree, put it in reverse and hold on tight, a bootleg frame straightner!



We did that a couple weeks ago on a friends Jeep with a bent tie rod bar. we used a bolt drilled into the concrete from the frame job on my 914, I told him, go easy! We replaced it the next week. icon_bump.gif LOL

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