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> Just arrived in the garage: 1971 914-4 1.7
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post Oct 14 2019, 12:57 AM
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Nice Package,, (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
the seats are Nice,,,,
George Follmer..horn button (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)


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post Oct 14 2019, 01:57 PM
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Nice horn button.
Here are 3 more that caught my eye....

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post Oct 22 2019, 05:10 PM
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She's home finally.
Had a false start last week.
Half way home, the engine started to cut out and wouldn't run at any kind of throttle.
Trailered back to Rothsport, and they tracked it down to a fault in the fuel shutoff solenoid for the MFI system.

Beautiful day in Portland, so I went back out and fetched the car.

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Safe at home in the garage.

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Sharing space with its stablemate.

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Lots of little projects to take care of besides driving it as much as possible in the next week or two while the weather is nice.
Typical Portland winter monsoon season is coming soon.

Need to lower the mirror on the windshield so I can behind me better.
Lubricate both the steering wheel and gear shift....squeak, squeak.
Purchase and install a small steering wheel. The current 380mm factory wheel is just too big for my long legs. Looking at a 350mm aftermarket of some type.
Need to purchase a new micro switch for the MFI fuel cutoff circuit. Mine is obviously dodgy. The one that is failing was new when I purchased it. Bad QC I think.
Repair and repaint right corner of the front valence. Tow company jacked that up with their tow straps getting me to the shop initially.
Nice set of Coco floor mats to match what I have in the trunk.
Copy of the prop rod that some of the 914-6 GT's used. Kelly Moss will make me one this winter. Then I can ditch the long fiberglass rod.
Purchase the heater box barrel nuts so I can finish the heat/defrost install in front of the engine.
My parking brake light just stays on, so I think the little switch down by the parking brake handle is no good. Again some bad QC on some of these parts.

Long term projects for next year include:
-possibly softening up the suspension by going with 19mm T-bars (current 21mm) and 125# rear springs (current 150#). Just drive and we'll see for now.
-gearing is very short. Great for auto-x, rallying, etc. Long drives on the highway, maybe not so much. Again it's not an immediate issue. But might look at changing out 5th and possibly 4th gears.
-refinish and repaint the roof. Looks fine, but if you're a perfectionist, it might need some attention. Ha

That's all for now.

I'll get some more close up pics of various parts of the car up here in the coming weeks just for fun.

Car is running cool so far. Just 90C after everything is all warmed up. We'll take a wait and see approach to adding the aux oil cooler. Likely need an auto-x on a very warm day or a track event to get the temps up there. Or some 105F weather as we sometimes get here in the summer.

Green car's nickname is Kermie.
914 will be Snoopy....black & white with an attitude.
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post Oct 22 2019, 06:09 PM
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The handle on the wagon is making me cringe.
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post Oct 22 2019, 06:54 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 22 2019, 05:09 PM) *

The handle on the wagon is making me cringe.


It's actually wrapped in harness tape....but you're right.....have to move that. Ha
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post Oct 22 2019, 07:10 PM
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Nice toy box Doug. The teener turned out really nice.

I kind of like the leather horn buttons that that guy on EarlyS is producing that fit the momo wheel.
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post Oct 24 2019, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE(raynekat @ Oct 22 2019, 07:10 PM) *

She's home finally.
Had a false start last week.
Half way home, the engine started to cut out and wouldn't run at any kind of throttle.
Trailered back to Rothsport, and they tracked it down to a fault in the fuel shutoff solenoid for the MFI system.

Beautiful day in Portland, so I went back out and fetched the car.

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Safe at home in the garage.

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Sharing space with its stablemate.

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Lots of little projects to take care of besides driving it as much as possible in the next week or two while the weather is nice.
Typical Portland winter monsoon season is coming soon.

Need to lower the mirror on the windshield so I can behind me better.
Lubricate both the steering wheel and gear shift....squeak, squeak.
Purchase and install a small steering wheel. The current 380mm factory wheel is just too big for my long legs. Looking at a 350mm aftermarket of some type.
Need to purchase a new micro switch for the MFI fuel cutoff circuit. Mine is obviously dodgy. The one that is failing was new when I purchased it. Bad QC I think.
Repair and repaint right corner of the front valence. Tow company jacked that up with their tow straps getting me to the shop initially.
Nice set of Coco floor mats to match what I have in the trunk.
Copy of the prop rod that some of the 914-6 GT's used. Kelly Moss will make me one this winter. Then I can ditch the long fiberglass rod.
Purchase the heater box barrel nuts so I can finish the heat/defrost install in front of the engine.
My parking brake light just stays on, so I think the little switch down by the parking brake handle is no good. Again some bad QC on some of these parts.

Long term projects for next year include:
-possibly softening up the suspension by going with 19mm T-bars (current 21mm) and 125# rear springs (current 150#). Just drive and we'll see for now.
-gearing is very short. Great for auto-x, rallying, etc. Long drives on the highway, maybe not so much. Again it's not an immediate issue. But might look at changing out 5th and possibly 4th gears.
-refinish and repaint the roof. Looks fine, but if you're a perfectionist, it might need some attention. Ha

That's all for now.

I'll get some more close up pics of various parts of the car up here in the coming weeks just for fun.

Car is running cool so far. Just 90C after everything is all warmed up. We'll take a wait and see approach to adding the aux oil cooler. Likely need an auto-x on a very warm day or a track event to get the temps up there. Or some 105F weather as we sometimes get here in the summer.

Green car's nickname is Kermie.
914 will be Snoopy....black & white with an attitude.


nice to see it finally on the road, and that stable-mate is sweet! I have been having thoughts of selling my Maserati for a A/C equipped 911 as a DD work commuter slash second toy and "investment", just don't know hwere to start when looking for this. has to be less than $25k- , anyway enjoy the 914 now, well worth the work and wait!

-- and I am with Mark, move that wagon and wrap it in bubble wrap!
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post Oct 29 2019, 12:46 PM
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Moved the mirror down about 1-1/2" and that seemed to do the trick about actually using it to see behind myself. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
Kind of a bonehead move mounting it so high.
Luckily a guitar string was able to get the mirror off the windshield easily.
A new mirror sticky patch and I was good to go.

Also working on other "user friendly" mods.
Changed out the big wood gearshift knob for a smaller factory example.
There's a guy on Ebay that's refinishing some bakelite knobs for the 901 so it's got the correct shift pattern.
Now the knob doesn't hit my leg as much with the 1st gear (or reverse) gate.

Momo Prototipo "Heritage" 350mm wheel has been ordered.
It comes with distressed leather giving it more of a patina look.
The necessary Momo hub (8000) is MIA but there's another company that supposed makes the necessary part.
It's been ordered.
Settled on a horn button from Car-Bone.
When it arrives, I'll post a pic.
The smaller OD (350 vs factory 380mm) should give me some more leg room.

Been working my way through the faulty fuel cutoff circuit on my MFI engine.
This thing put me on the side of the road 1st time I picked it up from the shop.
It's supposed to cut off the fuel on off throttle situations saving you fuel and preventing backfiring.
Mine was hooked up incorrectly.
I've rectified the wiring issue, sourced a new micro switch which works great and am now waiting for a new RPM Transducer (speed switch) from the UK.
The old ones were transistor based and had a lot of issues with the legs of the transistors (there's 5 of them) braking off.
I believe the new one is solid state so should be much more reliable.
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post Oct 30 2019, 07:23 PM
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Finally got the heat/defrost hooked up today. Not much to do but get the barrel nuts in there and see if everything fit.
Driver side cable was too close to the heater valve if that makes any sense.
I ended up shortening the heater valve actuating arm by 1/4" and that made all the difference.
Not much fun crawling under a low car to do this work with just the jack and jack stand.
It would have been much easier for the shop to do this.

Initially, the flapper wouldn't flap.
That turned out to be the stub from the heat exchanger being long enough that it went too far into the heater valve and jammed up the flapper.
So I just pulled the valve off the HE stub about 1/4" and that did the trick.
The flapper would finally flap.

Passenger side was a bit easier as I didn't need to shorten the heater valve arm.
Lessons learned on the driver side were applied to the passenger side, and the job was complete.

Only thing left to do was start up the engine, let it warm up a bit and see if I had either heat or defrost...hopefully both.
Bingo!
It was all operational, so I'll be warm and toasty on any dry winter night that I venture out and about.

"Heritage Prototipo" showed up today.
Man, it's a great wheel.
The weathered leather is a nice touch.
Just waiting for the hub which will be here any day.
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post Nov 5 2019, 06:20 PM
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Just ordered a couple of 3" 18-Ga copper discs.
Will attempt to make a custom sized horn contact disc as my factory contact disc is not compatible with the Luisi steering wheel hub contact pin location.

Just need to put a 1.5" hole in the center of the disc and drill some mounting holes in the disc.
I think this will work.

I like everything about the Liusi hub...the shape, how it fits on the steering shaft, how the Momo steering wheel mounts to it, etc.
Only the location of the horn contact pin is a problem.
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post Nov 5 2019, 06:22 PM
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Some back story.
The "Momo compatible" hub showed up the other day.
It was a Luisi hub model S5904 supposedly for Porsche 914 1969-71.
Everything fit well except that the location for the spring loaded horn contact pin was not in the correct location for the stock 71 914 horn contact ring.

Either I send the Luisi back and keep looking for the super rare Momo 8000 hub or come up some shade tree engineering.
The above 3" disc is my attempted work around.
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post Nov 13 2019, 11:32 PM
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Got the car out for an appraisal this week.
Avant Garde Collection doing this took some nice pics of the car.
They have an incredible photographer you may have seen on BAT once or twice.
These are big, but I'll not shrink 'em down as the details get lost.

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post Nov 13 2019, 11:32 PM
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Couple of more...

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And....

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Finally.....



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The details of these pics opened up on my large Apple Mac are just incredible.
Sorry I can't share that bit of it.

So what's new?

Usually teething issues I think.
Might have a 914-6 engine relay board issue.
Charging system is currently not working.
Both the alternator and voltage regulator have tested individually as good.
Kind of leaves only the wiring (doubtful) or the relay board as the issue.
I did have some issues with the relay board previously, but thought they had all been addressed.
Possibly not....

Ditching the accordion parking brake handle and will go with a later style.
The mechanism on the folding handle I have is just not working correctly.
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Absolutely stunning car. Congratulations and enjoy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Home Sweet Home ...................
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Updates....

I pulled both bumpers off in order to remove both valances.
They both needed work.
The front got mashed by the flatbed guy and his straps.....argh.
The rear needed some tweaking as it had been hit and we didn't quite get some parts of it straight enough.
So both are in getting another round of bodywork and "hotrod" black applied.

At the same time, I'm getting the fuel vapor recovery tank "fancied" up.
My rattle can paint job just wasn't getting it.

Just got in the new Coco mats for the cabin that match the one I already had for the rear trunk.
They are beauties.
Also just installed my new "Heritage" Momo Prototipo steering wheel complete with rare Momo 8000 hub/adapter.
The correct hub/adapter was definitely a challenge to find.
Ended up scoring one over on the Early 911 S Registry.
With the thicker seat pad in my sport seats, I'm sitting up a bit higher and the tops of my legs were barely interfering with the factory wheel.
Going from a 380mm OD down to a 350mm OD helped in that regard.
I'll try to get pics of both of these up in the next day or two.

I'm still working on the fuel cutoff circuit on the MFI injection on my engine.
Slowly troubleshooting the system.
Also I'm experiencing charging issues as well.
Freshly rebuilt alternator and new voltage regulator and new battery.
Currently troubleshooting this as well.
Hoping it's not the alternator, because we all know what that means in a 914-6....
Double argh.
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Looking good, Doug.
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