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914World.com _ FS/WANTED: 914 Cars and Rollers _ 1976 Porsche 914 / 914-6 Six Conversion 3.0L

Posted by: patssle Oct 18 2017, 01:12 PM

March 2019 Update

Pulled engine for maintenance: replaced spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, oil/filter change, valve adjustment, checked all head studs (with socket), dash/interior/seals/bumpers wiped down with 303 aerospace protectant, carburetors cleaned, breather lines replaced.

Daily driving to work this week!


Car:

This is a 1976 Porsche 914 that has a 1981 Porsche 3.0L SC engine. Almost all work done to the car has been done by myself (except wrap, bodywork, and specialty rebuilt parts). I have owned the car since 2009. In 2010 I purchased a project 911 to swap the engine to my 914. After preparing the engine and collecting parts the swap was done in the summer of 2014. I have driven this car every fall and spring when there is nice weather. Mileage of engine and car is unknown. Annual driven estimates are 2-4 thousand miles. Engine pulls hard (stock is 180hp...with my tweaks is probably ~200) and is a true blast to drive in this tiny car. Previous owners gutted the car for autocross - this is a lightweight 914 with no radio, no A/C, no heat, no electronics, and no comforts. Interior is bed liner - no carpet. I do one or two autocrosses a year. No accidents under my ownership and never needed a tow truck. I also own a 2000 Boxster S that I work on myself as well. Houston disclaimer: car/house/neighborhood has never flooded.

$18,000

Issues:

Slight rust issues were fixed by my quality bodywork guy before being wrapped (paint underneath is faded red). Previous rust issues were already fixed before my purchase (battery hellhole). Racing seats need to be recovered or replaced - I have passenger seat but it is not in car. The oil tank oil filter mount was not drilled center so I am using a remote oil mount. This allows for extra oil temp sensors that are featured in the center console and for the remote fan. Engine leaks like any classic Porsche engine as does the oil tank through a fitting or mount (plans are to re-seal next time I pull engine for maintenance). Speedometer is not accurate - bounces around under 30 mph despite new cable. Wipers move slow but good enough for Texas inspection.

Extras:

I have the engine lid (2 of them - planning for GT lid), front and rear valence (not on car), spare w/ good tire mounted, 2 extra wheels, bin full of random parts, and the full factory service binder.

I do not need to sell and very much enjoy this car - I even daily it to work as it's reliable. If you are a certain distance from Houston I'd even drive the car to you upon sale.

Drive by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIIH5ZSfbTE

Complete engine swap photo album: http://imgur.com/a/k0Wtl

Oil cooler install (brace against muffler bracket was relocated to chassis): http://imgur.com/a/6u4ew

Rust that was fixed: https://imgur.com/a/oBksl

Random included parts: https://imgur.com/a/1BkPsiy

Specs:

1976 914 with a 1981 3.0L SC engine

1966 Weber 40IDA3C Carburetors (36mm main venturis; F26 emulsion tubes; 150 mains; 55 idles and 180 air corrections with 3 degree squirter nozzles)

MSDS 1-5/8 headers

DANSK Muffler Sport Polished Stainless Steel (84 mm Dual Tail Pipes)

901 Side Shift Transmission (Rebuilt by Mike Callas / Rennsport Sealy)

Patrick Motor Sports Engine Mount

Vellios Oil Tank w/ Filler Neck and Dip Stick w/ Gatorade Catch Can

Kennedy Engineering Flywheel & Stage II Clutch w/ TOB

MSD 6AL Ignition

Distributor rebuilt and recurved by Barry Hershon (23 crank degrees)

Alternator rebuilt by Houston Alternator

911 Starter

Mocal 25 Row, 235 Matrix Oil Cooler w/ Remote Thermostat

Engine oil cooler modified by Richard Johnson

Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil 20w50

Aeroquip Stainless Steel Braided Hose -16 AN Tank to Engine, -12 AN Everywhere Else

Tangerine Racing Tunnel Fuel Line

Gates LP (Low Permeation) Carb Fuel Line 5/16"

CB Performance Fuel Pump

3M 1080 Scotchprint Gloss Hot Rod Red Wrap installed by Undergroundgrfx

Turbo Tie-Rods

Bilsteins P36-0112-H0 Inserts

Mahle 5.5x15 Wheels

BFG G-Force Sport Comp 2 Tires

Front Sway Bar Installed (Rear available)

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Following pictures taken 10/25/17 at work - I do daily drive it occasionally: https://imgur.com/a/bvsZw

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Posted by: patssle Oct 25 2017, 11:43 AM

Added pictures and updated price.

Posted by: 98101 Oct 28 2017, 02:33 AM

The photo in front of the mural is especially nice.

Posted by: patssle Jan 13 2018, 06:01 PM

Still available!

Posted by: patssle Feb 10 2018, 03:38 PM

Monthly bump!

Posted by: patssle Mar 8 2018, 08:06 PM

Monthly bump!

Posted by: patssle May 11 2018, 07:58 AM

Still available. Did an autocross last month for the first time in a couple years - car was great!

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Posted by: 2mAn May 14 2018, 03:02 PM

Great little car. I know this would be gone if it were a 75 or older, but Im still considering it. Any idea where the oil leak is coming from? What else does the car need?

Posted by: patssle May 17 2018, 03:24 PM

QUOTE(2mAn @ May 14 2018, 01:02 PM) *

Great little car. I know this would be gone if it were a 75 or older, but Im still considering it. Any idea where the oil leak is coming from? What else does the car need?


It has drip spots in several areas but they aren't gushers as a week parked at work might see one or two drops. I'd have to get under it to look to be specific. Definitely around the oil pan/plug area. And the oil tank itself which can be a bit random and sometimes does nothing and other times leaves several drops in one day- either the return or feed line needs to be resealed.

Definitely needs new or recovered seats. Engine lid installed and front/rear valences if desired. Eventually the shaft bearings on the carbs should be replaced.

Oh and I just installed a new battery.

Posted by: patssle Jun 11 2018, 09:30 AM

Monthly bump!

Posted by: patssle Mar 27 2019, 09:20 AM

March 2019 Update

Pulled engine for maintenance: replaced spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, oil/filter change, valve adjustment, checked all head studs (with socket), dash/interior/seals/bumpers wiped down with 303 aerospace protectant, carburetors cleaned, breather lines replaced.

Daily driving to work this week!


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Posted by: JOEPROPER Mar 27 2019, 02:28 PM

I can't believe this car is STILL available... seems to be a great deal for little investment.
GLWS. If only I had to room. w00t.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 27 2019, 03:24 PM

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I can't believe this car is STILL available... seems to be a great deal for little investment.
GLWS. If only I had to room. w00t.gif


FREE BUMP!!!

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idea.gif idea.gif But I'd be homeless and divorced if I bought this one.

plus broke!!!

Good luck!



Posted by: patssle Apr 1 2019, 06:59 PM

Engine Health Information:

As previously mentioned - I have no idea on the mileage of the engine. Despite the car driving great for 10 years with it being a /6 for 5 years - I've ran some engine tests. Even with 2 questionable cylinders this car pulls hard and runs great.

2 compression tests done warm at different times

Cylinder #1: 157, 155
Cylinder #2: 155, 140
Cylinder #3: 190, 188
Cylinder #4: 170, 160
Cylinder #5: 167, 158
Cylinder #6: 171. 165

Leak down test done cold @ 100 psi

Cylinders 4-6: Less than 10% leak down all 3
Cylinder 3: 3% leak down
Cylinder 2: 40% leak down
Cylinder 1: 30% leak down

However - the leak down test was done after the car sat in storage for 6 months and without driving it. I'm not sure to the accuracy of the numbers but am still sharing them. I cannot solidly say where the air was escaping but I believe it was through the rings. Head studs are snug.

Spark plugs with 150 miles of run time do show some fouling on those 2 cylinders.

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Posted by: patssle Apr 8 2019, 07:28 PM

If there are any mechanics that would be interested in seeing the extra parts that I can include - let me know and I can send a link to a video documenting most of it. There is a bin of 911 engine parts along with other stuff that might be worth something to the right person.

Posted by: Beebo Kanelle Apr 8 2019, 10:17 PM

Where in Houston is this car?

Where can it be seen?

Posted by: patssle Apr 15 2019, 07:58 AM

OIL TEST

I can't believe I forgot I ran an oil test on this car! Here are the results from Blackstone - did the test when I pulled the engine for maintenance.

Mileage was a very rough estimate given my speedo is not accurate. Could be off by a bit. They made a note that the silicone is high and the cause could be sealer - this is likely an accurate statement as I did use a fair amount of sealer on the bolts for the oil tank (they pass through to the inside) and the return line into the tank.

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Posted by: patssle Apr 28 2019, 08:01 AM

Bump...still available. Still driving to work too!

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Posted by: Beebo Kanelle Apr 28 2019, 10:45 AM

Guys! I looked at this car.

Its a screaming deal.

If I weren't restoring 3 cars already, I would have bought it on the spot.

And, I still may... if I get permission.

Posted by: 2mAn Apr 28 2019, 09:51 PM

I think its a wonderful deal also, but the leakdown scares me and being that I wouldnt see the car until after its paid for and delivered makes me nervous... that and the lack of garage space. That said, I probably think about this car almost daily. Cant make any car decisions until the current anchor project in the garage is up and running...

Im still watching this space

Posted by: patssle Apr 29 2019, 08:59 AM

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being that I wouldnt see the car until after its paid for and delivered makes me nervous


If there's anything you or anybody want to see let me know!

https://imgur.com/a/TL8aEvA

I really should do another leak down test. As I mentioned that one was done cold and after sitting all summer.

Posted by: flat4guy May 13 2019, 09:23 PM

Any way to make this a 75? haha. Looks like a great deal, just that Calif does not like 76 and newer cars, ugh. GLWS

Posted by: patssle May 14 2019, 07:41 AM

How much can I sell this car if it was a 75 or older? Maybe I should do another engine swap into an older car. biggrin.gif

Posted by: mtndawg May 14 2019, 07:56 AM

I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 because the state requires smog. If you’re not getting interest from people in Ca, this may be the reason.

Posted by: 2mAn May 14 2019, 09:18 AM

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How much can I sell this car if it was a 75 or older? Maybe I should do another engine swap into an older car. biggrin.gif


I think updated leakdown and compression numbers will be a better use of your time than dealing with swapping all of this into another car.

Posted by: patssle May 14 2019, 01:42 PM

Here's a comment from a local guy who rode in my car at an autocross a year or two ago. He's part of the autocross committee for Lone Star PCA and is one of the top drivers.

"It was a very well put together car. Feels the way a 914-6 should feel. All the sensation of a factory car with the drivability and benefit of some modern upgrades. I’ve driven a few and the ones like yours with a few minor tweaks drive great."

Posted by: 914_teener May 15 2019, 09:00 AM

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I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 because the state requires smog. If you’re not getting interest from people in Ca, this may be the reason.



If it were a 74 or 75 I.d buy it.

Somebody in the Lone Star state has a helluva deal.

Glws

Posted by: burton73 May 21 2019, 04:07 PM

QUOTE(914_teener @ May 15 2019, 08:00 AM) *

QUOTE(mtndawg @ May 14 2019, 06:56 AM) *

I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 because the state requires smog. If you’re not getting interest from people in Ca, this may be the reason.



If it were a 74 or 75 I.d buy it.

Somebody in the Lone Star state has a helluva deal.

Glws



If it had been a 75 it would have been sold a very long time ago.

CA and the smog man is No Bueno

Bob B

Posted by: mepstein May 21 2019, 04:13 PM

QUOTE(burton73 @ May 21 2019, 06:07 PM) *

QUOTE(914_teener @ May 15 2019, 08:00 AM) *

QUOTE(mtndawg @ May 14 2019, 06:56 AM) *

I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 because the state requires smog. If you’re not getting interest from people in Ca, this may be the reason.



If it were a 74 or 75 I.d buy it.

Somebody in the Lone Star state has a helluva deal.

Glws



If it had been a 75 it would have been sold a very long time ago.

CA and the smog man is No Bueno

Bob B

49 other states. biggrin.gif

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