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> My slow-paced, mundane progress thread
RoadGlue
post Mar 16 2016, 05:23 PM
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Welcome to my scattered 1974 1.8 Chrome Yellow project thread.

I purchased the car back in '05'sh. One of the POs had converted it to a well sorted 2.0 D-Jet autocross/street car. It was complete but a bit ratty with a tired motor. Great Koni Sport suspension with a fat solid sway bar and adjustable drop links. Otherwise bone stock.

Built a fresh 2.0 with a 9550 Raby Cam and kept it D-Jet. Ran a DE Event at Thunderhill, a few auto-x's at the Sonoma County airport and otherwise used the car as my DD. During this time, around 2007, early 2008 I picked up a very clean Marathon Blue '74 2.0 from Doug Wright. I ended up putting the new motor from the yellow 914 in the Blue car in 2008 and it's sat in my garage since.

Here it was as of a few weekends ago:

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So what's happening?

My friend and machinist is currently building a 1911 from the ground up. Opened up 1.8 heads, rebuilt dual 40 IDFs (thanks George, @thepaintedman here on the World), Elgin cam, etc. I'll post motor specs in a different post.

Purchased Chris's SS tunnel fuel line replacement kit w/ pump. Need install that in the next few weeks.

Sourced a rear bumper from GMS and am currently repairing some issues it has and then move onto the front bumper and rocker panels.

I need to go through the brakes.

Should probably check the tank closely for rust issues.

Need to replace the heater pull cables.

Need Mark D's modified speedo drive with the extra o-ring, or source a nosecone that doesn't have a worn out drive hole.

Already purchased rain caps for the carb's as I also purchased Sergio's GT lid clone.

Need to strip and paint the Mahles unless I source different wheels.

I have a mostly complete 5-lug setup (including rear hubs and s-calipers), but I'm saving that project for later.

Still reading? I'm sorry.

Anyways, plenty of photos coming and I'll keep this thread updated as I make progress.

Cheers,
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RoadGlue   My slow-paced, mundane progress thread   Mar 16 2016, 05:23 PM
RoadGlue   Parts including the tank, HE's, Triad Exhaust,...   Mar 16 2016, 05:26 PM
RoadGlue   Already have the clip's from Mark @ 914 rubber...   Mar 16 2016, 05:27 PM
Coondog   Looks like a good plan....... :)   Mar 16 2016, 05:29 PM
RoadGlue   Looks like a good plan....... :) Now I just nee...   Mar 16 2016, 05:34 PM
RoadGlue   Here's the interior. I have a nearly perfect s...   Mar 16 2016, 05:31 PM
RoadGlue   Question: What color carpet would look good? I nev...   Mar 16 2016, 05:34 PM
RoadGlue   1911 as of a few days ago. My machinist got bronch...   Mar 16 2016, 05:44 PM
r_towle   so it has sat for 8 years? I dont feel as bad now....   Mar 16 2016, 05:47 PM
RoadGlue   so it has sat for 8 years? I dont feel as bad now...   Mar 16 2016, 05:49 PM
gms   so it has sat for 8 years? I dont feel as bad no...   Apr 4 2016, 04:07 PM
RoadGlue   Is that when we did the paint job in the engine c...   Apr 4 2016, 04:17 PM
RoadGlue   Rear bumper sourced from IL and it must have come ...   Mar 16 2016, 05:48 PM
r_towle   I am driving a 911 cab...that is what makes me do ...   Mar 16 2016, 05:53 PM
RoadGlue   I am driving a 911 cab...that is what makes me do...   Mar 16 2016, 05:58 PM
RoadGlue   One annoyance... I can't find the f'ing ig...   Mar 16 2016, 05:55 PM
RoadGlue   My friend and machinist is back from the dead afte...   Mar 22 2016, 02:40 PM
RoadGlue   One more:   Mar 22 2016, 02:50 PM
r_towle   there is a guy who shows up at Hershey and makes k...   Mar 22 2016, 02:57 PM
RoadGlue   there is a guy who shows up at Hershey and makes ...   Mar 22 2016, 04:16 PM
r_towle   If you have a dent puller you can insert a deep th...   Mar 22 2016, 04:21 PM
rhodyguy   Look into a mobile locksmith. They use softer meta...   Mar 23 2016, 07:32 AM
RoadGlue   Look into a mobile locksmith. They use softer met...   Mar 23 2016, 09:38 AM
Mueller   Hi Randy, great to see you working on the 914 agai...   Mar 23 2016, 08:12 AM
RoadGlue   Hi Randy, great to see you working on the 914 aga...   Mar 23 2016, 09:39 AM
RoadGlue   Listed two cams for sale in the classifieds this m...   Mar 23 2016, 09:41 AM
ThePaintedMan   :trophy: So happy for you Randy! This car is g...   Mar 23 2016, 09:56 AM
RoadGlue   Thanks George! Can't wait. It's been m...   Mar 23 2016, 09:57 AM
RoadGlue   Spent a portion of Easter Sunday in the garage cle...   Mar 28 2016, 12:27 PM
RoadGlue   Not pleased with the amount of rust I've found...   Mar 28 2016, 12:29 PM
McMark   Keep water out. Without moisture, the rust will s...   Mar 28 2016, 02:31 PM
RoadGlue   Keep water out. Without moisture, the rust will ...   Mar 28 2016, 03:03 PM
r_towle   go to Eastwood and get the rust conversion stuff, ...   Mar 28 2016, 02:39 PM
RoadGlue   go to Eastwood and get the rust conversion stuff,...   Mar 28 2016, 03:05 PM
RoadGlue   This looks like it might work for the center tunne...   Mar 28 2016, 03:41 PM
r_towle   Use a similar spray want to blow paint in there. ...   Mar 28 2016, 08:27 PM
RoadGlue   Use a similar spray want to blow paint in there. ...   Mar 29 2016, 09:39 AM
RoadGlue   It's here, and it's beautiful.   Mar 29 2016, 12:23 PM
RoadGlue   Question: What's a good inline fuel pressure ...   Apr 4 2016, 12:13 PM
rhodyguy   If you use Mar-Hyde to convert, no top coat requir...   Apr 4 2016, 01:21 PM
RoadGlue   If you use Mar-Hyde to convert, no top coat requi...   Apr 4 2016, 01:22 PM
RoadGlue   Selling my Triad exhaust or looking for a trade (p...   Apr 5 2016, 02:26 PM
RoadGlue   Just a quick update. Lots of blasting yesterday ...   Apr 8 2016, 01:19 PM
RoadGlue   Have zinc phosphate primer w/ silver wheel paint f...   Apr 8 2016, 01:20 PM
RoadGlue   Cleaned up and refinished the 4-Lug Mahles this we...   Apr 11 2016, 01:12 PM
ThePaintedMan   :trophy: Bless you Randy for stripping those whe...   Apr 11 2016, 06:41 PM
RoadGlue   :trophy: Bless you Randy for stripping those wh...   Apr 11 2016, 10:34 PM
r_towle   How does your back feel? Lots of stripping, nice j...   Apr 11 2016, 06:42 PM
RoadGlue   How does your back feel? Lots of stripping, nice ...   Apr 11 2016, 10:36 PM
Krieger   Looking good! :beer3:   Apr 11 2016, 07:51 PM
RoadGlue   Looking good! :beer3: Hey Andy! We ...   Apr 11 2016, 10:39 PM
RoadGlue   Shout out to Mark Whitesell (914rubber.com) for ma...   Apr 11 2016, 10:43 PM
RoadGlue   I'm going to have the taste of ground up rust ...   Apr 12 2016, 11:56 AM
RoadGlue   Just a bit more painting last night. Had blasted...   Apr 15 2016, 10:39 AM
RoadGlue   Starting this project back up again. Test fitted ...   Nov 3 2017, 10:27 AM
RoadGlue   It's going to look a whole lot better in a few...   Nov 3 2017, 10:30 AM
Krieger   Looking good Randy! Glad to see you back at i...   Nov 3 2017, 09:58 PM
RoadGlue   Looking good Randy! Glad to see you back at ...   Nov 3 2017, 11:48 PM
Krieger   Good luck brother! Let me know if I could hel...   Nov 4 2017, 07:16 AM
RoadGlue   Just sorting parts. Still waiting for my sheet met...   Nov 12 2017, 12:30 AM
Mueller   Just sorting parts. Still waiting for my sheet me...   Nov 13 2017, 04:57 PM
RoadGlue   Nice collection of parts...must feel great puttin...   Nov 13 2017, 05:01 PM
Mueller   Nice collection of parts...must feel great putti...   Nov 13 2017, 06:20 PM
RoadGlue   The wife has told me to put the 914 as priority n...   Nov 13 2017, 06:31 PM
McMark   :trophy:   Nov 12 2017, 07:35 AM
gms   Get that car finished so you can drive it down to ...   Nov 12 2017, 10:02 AM
RoadGlue   Get that car finished so you can drive it down to...   Nov 12 2017, 04:36 PM
gms   I am hoping to bring two IMSA 914s, going to be a ...   Nov 12 2017, 05:26 PM
ThePaintedMan   Really happy for you Randy! You've been at...   Nov 13 2017, 08:37 AM
RoadGlue   Really happy for you Randy! You've been a...   Nov 13 2017, 10:51 AM
RoadGlue   Did we ever determine is this is the correct retur...   Nov 13 2017, 02:48 PM
McMark   Did we ever determine is this is the correct retu...   Nov 13 2017, 04:18 PM
RoadGlue   Both versions of that spring (129 881 100 & 1...   Nov 13 2017, 04:23 PM
McMark   I would try McMaster 9271K131 and see if that migh...   Nov 13 2017, 04:22 PM
RoadGlue   I would try McMaster 9271K131 and see if that mig...   Nov 13 2017, 04:24 PM
RoadGlue   Ordered the pack of springs from McMaster-Carr. I...   Nov 13 2017, 04:29 PM
McMark   How'd you get a pack of 5? :confused:   Nov 13 2017, 04:47 PM
RoadGlue   This wording is weird, eh? I had planned on keepin...   Nov 13 2017, 04:54 PM
McMark   Check your part number, yo. :(   Nov 13 2017, 05:07 PM
RoadGlue   Check your part number, yo. :( Oh sheesh. Thank...   Nov 13 2017, 05:48 PM
RoadGlue   I immediately wrote McMaster-Carr after seeing you...   Nov 13 2017, 06:15 PM
RoadGlue   More progress. Should have the motor back in the c...   Nov 14 2017, 11:17 AM
RoadGlue   IIRC, the factory put thin foam gaskets between th...   Nov 14 2017, 11:20 AM
Mueller   Those powder coated parts came out great. Maybe I...   Nov 14 2017, 11:44 AM
RoadGlue   Those powder coated parts came out great. Maybe ...   Nov 14 2017, 11:57 AM
RoadGlue   Also looking at getting a wide band O2 AF gauge an...   Nov 14 2017, 03:31 PM
jd74914   I've been very impressed with everything I...   Nov 14 2017, 04:31 PM
RoadGlue   I've been very impressed with everything I...   Nov 14 2017, 05:36 PM
jd74914   Innovate is also pretty popular, though I've n...   Nov 14 2017, 08:35 PM
RoadGlue   Innovate is also pretty popular, though I've ...   Nov 15 2017, 01:05 AM
RoadGlue   More progress tonight - ...   Nov 15 2017, 01:10 AM
RoadGlue   A few more -   Nov 15 2017, 01:12 AM
falcor75   That looks great :)   Nov 15 2017, 01:59 AM
bbrock   This is looking fantastic! :thumbsup: Exactly...   Nov 15 2017, 01:21 PM
RoadGlue   Have a cold, so I didn't get a ton done this e...   Nov 16 2017, 12:10 AM
Mikedrevguy   Nice work!!!! Thanks for sharing. ...   Nov 16 2017, 08:13 AM
RoadGlue   Nice work!!!! Thanks for sharing....   Nov 16 2017, 11:22 AM
McMark   Also check with Gary at Sonoma Volkswagen (707) 9...   Nov 16 2017, 08:56 AM
RoadGlue   Also check with Gary at Sonoma Volkswagen (707) ...   Nov 16 2017, 11:22 AM
RoadGlue   Mark, I think the happy medium is somewhere in the...   Nov 16 2017, 11:42 AM
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