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Chris Scott
post Dec 29 2017, 07:24 PM
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Finally decided on the next ecu and placed the order last night. Went with the Haltech elite 2000
Hopefully 2018 will be the year of the 914 for me.
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post Dec 30 2017, 11:23 AM
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Wow! Interesting build and TONS of work completed. It should be a lot a fun when done.

Can you show more detail on the upper shock mount in the rear? Are there gussets below that are supporting the attachment point?

Did you have to narrow the track in the front or rear to fit the 993 suspension onto the 914 tub?
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post Dec 30 2017, 01:43 PM
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Mark,
It sure better be fun after this long of a process
The entire rear of the car was rebuilt to receive the stock 993 suspension so any repair parts are off the shelf. So no the track was not adjusted.
There are gussets under the shock mounting plate but we are going to add a skirt to the perimeter so it does not look flimsy.
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post Dec 30 2017, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE(Chris Scott @ Dec 29 2017, 06:24 PM) *

Finally decided on the next ecu and placed the order last night. Went with the Haltech elite 2000
Hopefully 2018 will be the year of the 914 for me.



Why did you switch ecu's?
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post Dec 31 2017, 12:17 AM
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because the first product could not run the engine properly
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post Jan 7 2018, 02:18 PM
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Its moving day. I am bringing my stock 73 home to work on and taking this car to my friends shop to get things rolling again.
When we got the car on the trailer we realized the front tires are too large. Oops, hopefully there will not be many more going backwards items.
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post Jan 7 2018, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE(Chris Scott @ Jan 7 2018, 12:18 PM) *

Its moving day. I am bringing my stock 73 home to work on and taking this car to my friends shop to get things rolling again.
When we got the car on the trailer we realized the front tires are too large. Oops, hopefully there will not be many more going backwards items.



Couldn't make complete lock to lock turns?


How many 914s are there in Martinez? We went to dinner last week and saw a nice yellow 914 with Panasports on Alhambra I think. If you have 2 914's that makes for 4 in that little town that I know of.
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post Jan 7 2018, 04:23 PM
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It can make lock to lock turns but it looks like an awd car. Too much rubber up front. Visually not so nice. I put 275/35/18 on but it looks like should have went smaller at 265/30/18.
I have seen about 6 different 914's in martinez besides mine but not sure if they reside here.
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post Jan 13 2018, 02:43 PM
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That rear suspension is really nice.
Must have been a tough moment with the sawmill when you made the first major cut to remove the unibody, but I love it..
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post Apr 22 2018, 09:01 AM
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Chris, I really like the wheels and tires. What brand and sizes are the wheels and tires?

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post Apr 22 2018, 11:35 AM
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The wheels are the fikse fm5s 18x10 and 18x12. They are a 3 piece wheel and i had them powder coated satin black. The anodized black that is an option on them turns purple over time.
The tires are nitto in the rear Nt550r drag radials dot compliant 335/30/18 and fronts are 275/35/18 NT555
The front tires are the same diameter as the rear but look funny so i will be changing them to get a shorter side wall.
Ebay seller directlinewheels had a great price on the tires.
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