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> Just arrived in the garage: 1971 914-4 1.7
raynekat
post Feb 11 2015, 07:22 PM
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Bought a 71 1.7 liter today.

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Car is in relatively good shape as far as I can tell.
Likely some hell hole and rear portion of the back trunk rust repair needed, but appears to be minor.
Time will tell.

My current plans are to get the fuel system and FI sorted out (me).
It cranks over, but doesn't start.
Then go through the brakes from stem to stern (PMB).
After that....drive it.

The original color is light ivory, but has had a repaint in pearl white years ago.
Will get the body work done and do a proper respray.
I've already got a set of 15x6.5" Minilites to install.
The suspension will get a good going over....likely Elephant Racing setup.
Re-do the interior with a more supportive driver's seat.
Refreshed gauges (Hollywood Speedo) in 356 fashion.
Double wrapped RS steering wheel.
GT lightwt door panels.

Eventually, a bigger four will power the car.
Would like to keep it all 4 cylinder for the time being.
I've already got a 911 sitting in the garage that tics all the 911 boxes off.

I'll keep a log of the progress here with pics.
This is a big, big project.....no doubt.
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Big Len
post Feb 11 2015, 07:25 PM
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I like the pearl!! Best of luck with it.

Post more pics when you can (I love pics).
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post Feb 11 2015, 09:16 PM
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Beautiful car, man! Congrats!!
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post Feb 11 2015, 09:45 PM
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Congratulations and it seems like you have a nice plan.
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post Feb 11 2015, 09:54 PM
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Nice car!

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post Feb 11 2015, 09:55 PM
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post Feb 11 2015, 10:44 PM
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Back in the game...trying to keep this one stockish!
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Nice...the Panasports are going to look great!
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post Feb 11 2015, 10:45 PM
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post Feb 11 2015, 11:14 PM
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Where'd you find the car? Looks good from here
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post Feb 11 2015, 11:37 PM
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Good looking 914! For what you plan being a big big project, seems like a very good start. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

...And from the looks of it, you might have been infected by with our disease... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/assimilate.gif)

As you probably know, plenty of good support on this forum. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

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post Feb 12 2015, 10:10 PM
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Well....starting looking at what I have a little closer today.
Very solid car for a '71.
But I think it spent most of its life in California....so I'm hoping very little rust.

I do see a new rear floor in the rear trunk.
Right now it's all painted black, so I'm sure there's rust issues there.
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Also see the corners of the front windshield will need a little work as I see rust stains in the front trunk up under the dash. Nothing horrible, but it will definitely need to be addressed.

I've been told by the previous owner that the hell looks good except for a small quarter size hole that's already been repaired. I'll improve upon it.


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post Feb 12 2015, 10:12 PM
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You're seeing some of the Euro lens that came on the car.
Front and rear nice.



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post Feb 12 2015, 10:14 PM
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So far all the rubber is like Kryptonite....or maybe granite is a better descriptor.
I'll be getting all new rubber for the car obviously.

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post Feb 12 2015, 10:22 PM
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Some more pics of the exterior.







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post Feb 12 2015, 10:26 PM
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Or interior....

Wow....it's difficult to add pics to this thread.

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post Feb 12 2015, 10:28 PM
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My plans are to do these instruments....

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Ala 356 style.
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post Feb 12 2015, 10:31 PM
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And these kind of seats...

Probably go identical driver/passenger later style 914.
GT type.
With the cool green tartan plaid.
And just carpet the rear firewall....cause my firewall upholstery is kind of old and mucked up.

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hey....I'm getting better at adding these pics into the thread. Nice....
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post Feb 12 2015, 10:36 PM
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I'll do a set of the cool fiberglass/balsa wood front and rear deck lids from Aase just to keep the car light weight.

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Along with the two toned front bumper.

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post Feb 12 2015, 10:41 PM
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So I'm thinking about a narrow body GT that is still all 914-4.

Later will come a nice 901 with limited slip and some good gear ratios.

And a nice big block 4 cylinder....something in the range of 2.5-2.8 that is either carbed or FI'd with a good header going thru a Phase 9 muffler.

Engine will be done by either Jake Raby or Fat Performance (any thoughts in either way?) looking at around 175hp.



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post Feb 12 2015, 10:43 PM
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I love this car....


How close I get to it remains to be seen.
It's pretty radical.
I'd like a nice fun street driver.

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