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> Finishing A 914-6 GT Conversion Project, Great Start, But The Devil Is In The Details!
Lucky9146
post Apr 11 2018, 10:53 AM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ Apr 10 2018, 05:27 PM) *

Car looks great.... nice lift as well.


Thanks! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
If you or anyone is considering this lift PM me.
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post Apr 11 2018, 08:34 PM
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Wanted to take a minute to give the utmost credit to Paul at Performance Oriented for the fine work he did on the Weber carbs for me. Part of his service is he sets them up and runs them, dialing them in on his test engine, and he claims they are ready to run.

Well this is no joke and in fact they were ready to run and I have not even had to adjust them further yet. I can do some checks, and will soon, but to be honest they are set up so well this engine just fires right up and idles so smooth. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

This was one area I wanted to eliminate as a potential unknown on first start up and he did that for me. Paul really stands behind his work too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Apr 11 2018, 10:56 PM
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This is on my wish list...
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QUOTE(Lucky9146 @ Apr 11 2018, 07:34 PM) *

Wanted to take a minute to give the utmost credit to Paul at Performance Oriented for the fine work he did on the Weber carbs for me. Part of his service is he sets them up and runs them, dialing them in on his test engine, and he claims they are ready to run.

Well this is no joke and in fact they were ready to run and I have not even had to adjust them further yet. I can do some checks, and will soon, but to be honest they are set up so well this engine just fires right up and idles so smooth. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

This was one area I wanted to eliminate as a potential unknown on first start up and he did that for me. Paul really stands behind his work too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Hey Jim-

Rumor is Paul is retiring and thus NO longer taking on work.

Do you know anything about this?

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post Apr 12 2018, 09:26 AM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Apr 12 2018, 06:33 AM) *

QUOTE(Lucky9146 @ Apr 11 2018, 07:34 PM) *

Wanted to take a minute to give the utmost credit to Paul at Performance Oriented for the fine work he did on the Weber carbs for me. Part of his service is he sets them up and runs them, dialing them in on his test engine, and he claims they are ready to run.

Well this is no joke and in fact they were ready to run and I have not even had to adjust them further yet. I can do some checks, and will soon, but to be honest they are set up so well this engine just fires right up and idles so smooth. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

This was one area I wanted to eliminate as a potential unknown on first start up and he did that for me. Paul really stands behind his work too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Hey Jim-

Rumor is Paul is retiring and thus NO longer taking on work.

Do you know anything about this?

Oscar


Oscar.
I didn't know the answer so I went to the horses mouth to ask Paul about retiring and more jobs. I was surprised. Here is his reply of a few minutes ago. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif)
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Hi Jim,
Well yes & no. I am not taking on more work until all current customer obligations are completed and I have rebuilt my 35 sets of Webers for sale. By this time, I will have reached retirement age of 65 and will enjoy the benefits associated by that. Once all the above has been accomplished I will again take on customer projects as best I can. I expect this effort to extend through the better part of 2019 to achieve.

Cheers,

Paul Abbott
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1040 Luradel Ave S
Salem, Oregon 97302
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post Apr 12 2018, 09:48 AM
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QUOTE(Lucky9146 @ Apr 12 2018, 08:26 AM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Apr 12 2018, 06:33 AM) *

QUOTE(Lucky9146 @ Apr 11 2018, 07:34 PM) *

Wanted to take a minute to give the utmost credit to Paul at Performance Oriented for the fine work he did on the Weber carbs for me. Part of his service is he sets them up and runs them, dialing them in on his test engine, and he claims they are ready to run.

Well this is no joke and in fact they were ready to run and I have not even had to adjust them further yet. I can do some checks, and will soon, but to be honest they are set up so well this engine just fires right up and idles so smooth. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

This was one area I wanted to eliminate as a potential unknown on first start up and he did that for me. Paul really stands behind his work too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Hey Jim-

Rumor is Paul is retiring and thus NO longer taking on work.

Do you know anything about this?

Oscar


Oscar.
I didn't know the answer so I went to the horses mouth to ask Paul about retiring and more jobs. I was surprised. Here is his reply of a few minutes ago. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif)
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Hi Jim,
Well yes & no. I am not taking on more work until all current customer obligations are completed and I have rebuilt my 35 sets of Webers for sale. By this time, I will have reached retirement age of 65 and will enjoy the benefits associated by that. Once all the above has been accomplished I will again take on customer projects as best I can. I expect this effort to extend through the better part of 2019 to achieve.

Cheers,

Paul Abbott
Performance Oriented
1040 Luradel Ave S
Salem, Oregon 97302
530.520.5816
www.PerformanceOriented.com


That was quick.

Thanks for the update Jim. I have only heard good things about Paul of Performance Oriented.

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post Apr 15 2018, 09:59 PM
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Had a chance to go to the Peterson Museum today and Stop by and see Marty at MSDS working on his project.

If you have not been to the Porsche Effect Display at the Peterson, put it on your list of things to do....
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post Apr 15 2018, 10:05 PM
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There are some great cars at the Peterson and I won't ruin it for you with posting more pictures but they have an impressive display including race cars and a 917. Saw this cool poster and have to share it here.
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post Apr 15 2018, 10:17 PM
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As I said we, as in my wife and I, got a chance to see Marty's "project" today. I am guilty of not having checked out his thread but will keep an eye on it from now on!!! Cool car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

He is a pretty humble guy in my opinion and said he thought he posted so many pictures that people had seen enough well this site is about pictures of his project and I don't think you can post too many, so let Marty know you want to see more. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

Had a great time there today and he graciously took time to describe in detail what he and his son are working on. His car is going to be a beast!

PS My picture does not do that engine and trans justice, it is just beautiful in person! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Marty is going to do some rework to my Right header to solve my exhaust leak. The one flange is out of plane to the other and leaking and we can't explain why. He sold the headers to the PO like 7 years ago it is anybodies guess as to (IMG:style_emoticons/default/WTF.gif) may have occurred during that time.

The upshot here though is Marty is such a stand up guy, and as I mentioned before he offered to fix it, and really does stand behind his work. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

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I had tried a number of things to fix the leak, and had the muffler off and on a number of times, trying to figure out what the hell the problem was. I finally noticed the angles of the flanges looked different from the side Took a 18" X 24" square and stood it on the floor and the left flange looked like this.

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Then the right flange looked like this.
When Marty saw this he said send it up and he would fix it. He said there is no way gaskets and permatex would fix that! He is going to cut off the flange and weld on a new one. Thanks Marty!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(Lucky9146 @ Apr 15 2018, 08:17 PM) *

As I said we, as in my wife and I, got a chance to see Marty's "project" today. I am guilty of not having checked out his thread but will keep an eye on it from now on!!! Cool car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)


Sounds like a great day on all fronts.

I did not see that Marty had posted a thread on a new build, and could not find it on a search by his username. Do you happen to have the link Jim?
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[quote name='Lucky9146' date='Apr 16 2018, 04:48 PM' post='2599849']
Marty is going to do some rework to my Right header to solve my exhaust leak. The one flange is out of plane to the other and leaking and we can't explain why. He sold the headers to the PO like 7 years ago it is anybodies guess as to (IMG:style_emoticons/default/WTF.gif) may have occurred during that time.

The upshot here though is Marty is such a stand up guy, and as I mentioned before he offered to fix it, and really does stand behind his work. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Note soot Right Flange

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I had tried a number of things to fix the leak, and had the muffler off and on a number of times, trying to figure out what the hell the problem was. I finally noticed the angles of the flanges looked different from the side Took a 18" X 24" square and stood it on the floor and the left flange looked like this.

Had the same issue,but the custom built headers I purchased from the PO were fine ,his supplied 2 in one out had bent flanges and leaked ..a real hassle to sort but ok now.
Wow Marty moved in there to sort it,pleased for you.

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As I said we, as in my wife and I, got a chance to see Marty's "project" today. I am guilty of not having checked out his thread but will keep an eye on it from now on!!! Cool car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)


Sounds like a great day on all fronts.

I did not see that Marty had posted a thread on a new build, and could not find it on a search by his username. Do you happen to have the link Jim?


Marty's Project is "Porsche 914 - 8 GTT" under the handle MATTYLITE Check it out if you haven't already. Pretty cool build and all Porsche! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)
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My car came with a Momo steering wheel. Posting Pics of my stock steering wheel that I bought here off a member and had leather recovered. It is a 1973 dated wheel so correct later for my '74. Trying to figure out the bits I need to complete the horn with mepstein. Thanks Mark! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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Looks like you have all the right parts except the plastic horn ring that has a wire attached. I’ll look through my stash for a good one.


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You'll need one of these too Jim.

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Back a page to page 30 Post 596 I was showing my crumbling front sway bar drop link bushings.
I ordered what I was sure to be the correct ones, after being on the phone with what seemed to be a very thorough guy for about an hour, no exaggeration.

I received not the wrong ones but the wrong part entirely from a supplier I had never dealt with, they shall remain nameless and I will not flame them. What they sent was drop links instead of bushings, and not even MY drop link! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

When this happened I became concerned because this sway bar is well over 20 years old and I began to think un-obtainable. I have the Weltmeister front sway bar and the picture below shows the 4 "K" bushings I am trying to get.

I did however find them at Paragon in Corpus Christie TX. Turns out the guy has a 914! Great guy! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

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I decided to also replace the 2 sway bar bushings Part "S" that actually go in the bushing cups with bar running through the car. Trying to measure the driver side bar to figure out if I had a 19 mm or 22 mm bar, the bushing looked OK.

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When I looked at the passenger side I found this ugly sight. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif)
How I never noticed this before I do not know. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) It looks like it may never been installed right. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

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What I don't understand is what if anything actually holds the sway bar centered to keep this from ever happening again? Obviously the bar is longer by about 1 3/4 inches than the width of the installed bushing cup ends.

I have decided to post another specific topic thread and reach out to anyone else with this particular Weltmeister bar. http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=327883

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