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> 914-6 conversion/ rustoration, Rust repair is all done, engine is 95% now working fron oil cooler and off rotisserie..
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post Nov 18 2015, 07:11 AM
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Just a quick introduction. I am picking up a 74 1.8 this weekend to do a 6 conversion on. I built one about 15 years ago but then sold it and had a 964 and a 911 turbo in its absence. I have since sold everything and have not had a porsche in about 3 years.

Technology has changed since my absence and was looking for a quick list of must do's when doing a conversion..

Thanks
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post Nov 18 2015, 07:17 AM
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Welcome back to the madness and (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)

There is a ton of information on this club site regarding conversions. Spend some time and all will be revealed. But, first and most importantly, we need to see pictures of the car and the usual rust spots. Welcome aboard.
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post Nov 18 2015, 07:20 AM
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post Nov 18 2015, 08:16 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 18 2015, 05:20 AM) *

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lots of great conversion threads
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I actually am buying the car from a current member and will post pictures when I get it back..

Just a little more information about myself. When I did my conversion I had CNC'd a bunch of intermediate plates and also made a bunch of engine mounts along with rear sway bar mounts.. I then built 914-6 headers for my car and then a muffler and all the sudden mkexhaust.com was born. I sold M&K about 3 years ago after growing the business to a point that it was time to sell. I plan to make some more parts for the 914 market but to a much lower level then M&K was.

I am really looking forward to this experience again. My first project will be 5 bolt conversion then I will be hand making steel flares off of paterns I have. Then on to oil tanks and engine mounts and possible engine sheet metal.
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post Nov 18 2015, 08:22 AM
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...and you're asking everyone here for advice? Is your real name "Dr. 914"? LOL

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post Nov 18 2015, 08:39 AM
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...and you're asking everyone here for advice? Is your real name "Dr. 914"? LOL

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Ha ha no not hardly.. I have just been away from 914's so long I need to relearn them. The reason why I chose this car is because of all the Porsches I have owned my 6 was the most fun car I had. The turbo was wicked fast but was dangerous at the same time to a point I said enough.. The 914 is just a much more forgiving car and its the only car that should be a "targa"

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post Nov 18 2015, 09:36 AM
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post Nov 18 2015, 09:53 AM
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Just a quick introduction. I am picking up a 74 1.8 this weekend to do a 6 conversion on. I built one about 15 years ago but then sold it and had a 964 and a 911 turbo in its absence. I have since sold everything and have not had a porsche in about 3 years.

Technology has changed since my absence and was looking for a quick list of must do's when doing a conversion..

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huh?

Only thing that has changed is fuel management and you had the some of the newer stuff in the 964 and possibly the turbo depending on the year.

The cost has gone up a lot, other than that nothing else is really different.


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post Nov 18 2015, 10:21 AM
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Is this Ben?



Yup
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post Nov 18 2015, 10:30 AM
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Yup

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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Nov 19 2015, 02:17 AM) *

Welcome back to the madness and (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)

There is a ton of information on this club site regarding conversions. Spend some time and all will be revealed. But, first and most importantly, we need to see pictures of the car and the usual rust spots. Welcome aboard.


Good points,yea there is a lot info on a lot of sites but there is also lots of incorrect info out there ,my experience is the best info is on here and Pelican.
These conversions IMO have gone from being straight forward to more difficult in recent years due to original parts supply and cost,if you are doing a less than original conversion the aftermart stuff is easy enough to source but due to the limited market the parts really aren't cheap.
Judging by the amount of Subaru and V8 conversions being done many are finding -6 conversion is just too expensive,prices for good running donor motors for example have risen steeply in recent times so we are seeing more later 3.2 and 3.6 engines being used.
Buying a core motor and overhauling it can better option as you know what you have from the start.
If you have the $$ up front there are converted cars for sale for way less than the cost of doing a build,some I have recently seen can be real bargains considering the outlay of time and money by the sellers.
It is really hard to put an accurate cost on conversions unless you have a really clean car as a starting point,I feel I'am very lucky in that respect.
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post Nov 18 2015, 11:58 AM
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If I were starting another /6 conversion, I'd map out the whole thing on paper so I'm happy with the results.

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post Nov 18 2015, 12:21 PM
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The basics really haven't changed. The availability of some parts has, but several vendors have stepped up and are making parts. Check 914rubber, for example.

The engines still mostly bolt up to the transmissions, though some particular flywheel/clutch combinations may need to be used. (For instance, a 3.0 or later motor needs a special "conversion flywheel" to mate with the 914's 901-based gearbox. Kennedy sells those.) Going with a 915-based box means you work out the mounting, shifting, and clutch linkage issues yourself, or pay someone like Wevo a bunch of money for a setup that's pretty well sorted.

Welcome back to the 914 fold. The li'l buggers really are hard to walk away from, aren't they?

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post Nov 18 2015, 02:18 PM
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Hey welcome and let us know when you fab
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Holy Crap! One of the most revered 'blasts from the past' in the 911 world (MK Exhaust) takes a sabbatical and lands back in our 'World!

That has to be one of the most ringing endorsements for our little cars yet!

Welcome aboard Ben!

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QUOTE(mb911 @ Nov 18 2015, 06:16 AM) *

...I then built 914-6 headers for my car and then a muffler and all the sudden mkexhaust.com was born. I sold M&K about 3 years ago after growing the business to a point that it was time to sell. I plan to make some more parts for the 914 market but to a much lower level then M&K was.

I am really looking forward to this experience again. My first project will be 5 bolt conversion then I will be hand making steel flares off of patterns I have. Then on to oil tanks and engine mounts and possible engine sheet metal.

Now we're talking!!!

BTW I have an old M&K to put on my 914/6 conversion...to whom should I send it if I want to modify it? Looking to do the rally-style 3rd pipe, in the stock location, put on my 2-pipe sport style.
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post Nov 18 2015, 04:24 PM
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lots of great conversion threads
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I actually am buying the car from a current member and will post pictures when I get it back..

Just a little more information about myself. When I did my conversion I had CNC'd a bunch of intermediate plates and also made a bunch of engine mounts along with rear sway bar mounts.. I then built 914-6 headers for my car and then a muffler and all the sudden mkexhaust.com was born. I sold M&K about 3 years ago after growing the business to a point that it was time to sell. I plan to make some more parts for the 914 market but to a much lower level then M&K was.

I am really looking forward to this experience again. My first project will be 5 bolt conversion then I will be hand making steel flares off of paterns I have. Then on to oil tanks and engine mounts and possible engine sheet metal.


Now kinda feel like an a-hole with my response (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif)

Looking foward to seeing your build....especially the flares.
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Nov 18 2015, 06:16 AM) *

...I then built 914-6 headers for my car and then a muffler and all the sudden mkexhaust.com was born. I sold M&K about 3 years ago after growing the business to a point that it was time to sell. I plan to make some more parts for the 914 market but to a much lower level then M&K was.

I am really looking forward to this experience again. My first project will be 5 bolt conversion then I will be hand making steel flares off of patterns I have. Then on to oil tanks and engine mounts and possible engine sheet metal.

Now we're talking!!!

BTW I have an old M&K to put on my 914/6 conversion...to whom should I send it if I want to modify it? Looking to do the rally-style 3rd pipe, in the stock location, put on my 2-pipe sport style.

I can do the mods. The new owner still has me do all of his mods anyhow for the m&k stuff anyhow..
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