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> Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0, Almost There!
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post Apr 21 2017, 01:28 PM
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I have been on 914 World for just a few weeks and with the knowledge and support of everyone was able to get up to speed quickly on values and things to look out for. when considering a vehicle to purchase.

I just acquired this matching numbers '73 Marathon Blue 2.0 up in NorCal on Wednesday. Straight car with a strong motor and minimal rust issues. Fuel lines and pump have already replaced and rear suspension and brakes were done about 5,000 miles ago back in 2012.

The required rust repairs of significance will entail a partial front trunk pan and minor hell hole repair so in the grand scheme of things a great starting point.

My plan is to get her tuned up, fix oils leaks and anything else of concern while I drive her over the summer. Once fall/winter hits I would like to do a full repaint down to the metal.

Special shout out to Arne as well as Craig from Camp 914 for the behind the scenes consults. Also shout out to John at Hayes European in Santa Cruz for the PPI!

Wish me luck!

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Calvinator2016   Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0   Apr 21 2017, 01:28 PM
mepstein   Congrats! :beer2:   Apr 21 2017, 01:29 PM
Calvinator2016   More Pics   Apr 21 2017, 01:29 PM
LowBridge   congrats, looks like a nice one... :wttc:   Apr 21 2017, 01:32 PM
Tom_T   Congratz! Marathon is a great color - hopef...   Apr 21 2017, 01:34 PM
Calvinator2016   Congratz! Marathon is a great color - hope...   Apr 21 2017, 10:43 PM
arne   Well, you leap-frogged me, Jeffery, by buying a ca...   Apr 21 2017, 01:53 PM
Calvinator2016   Well, you leap-frogged me, Jeffery, by buying a c...   Apr 21 2017, 10:56 PM
Cairo94507   Looks like a terrific car. :beer1:   Apr 21 2017, 01:57 PM
iwanta914-6   Must be rough living in the land where 914s are pl...   Apr 21 2017, 02:02 PM
JOEPROPER   Must be rough living in the land where 914s are p...   Apr 21 2017, 02:10 PM
iwanta914-6   Must be rough living in the land where 914s are ...   Apr 21 2017, 02:57 PM
Calvinator2016   [quote name='JOEPROPER' post='2478022' date='Apr ...   Apr 21 2017, 06:52 PM
infraredcalvin   Congrats... :wttc:   Apr 21 2017, 02:07 PM
JOEPROPER   Looks Great! Good Luck! :wttc:   Apr 21 2017, 02:11 PM
Coondog   Congrats, I would have a detailer look at your pai...   Apr 21 2017, 02:24 PM
Jett   Congrats and great color! Btw. You should boo...   Apr 21 2017, 07:44 PM
Calvinator2016   Congrats and great color! Btw. You should bo...   Apr 21 2017, 08:18 PM
Calvinator2016   Not all is perfect however. Here are pics of the ...   Apr 21 2017, 08:28 PM
RobW   Congratulations! :trophy:   Apr 21 2017, 09:16 PM
arne   You'd think a retired guy would have more time...   Apr 22 2017, 10:20 PM
Calvinator2016   You'd think a retired guy would have more tim...   Apr 23 2017, 12:29 AM
Calvinator2016   Finally got my '73 delivered today and after a...   Apr 26 2017, 06:32 PM
arne   Ok, so I did get mine running before you got yours...   Apr 26 2017, 07:17 PM
Calvinator2016   We all win in 914World!!! :trophy: ...   Apr 26 2017, 11:10 PM
Calvinator2016   I think we will be in good hands here at TRE Motor...   Apr 27 2017, 12:13 PM
ValcoOscar   Great color indeed.....here's mine. Enjoy...   Apr 27 2017, 12:27 PM
Calvinator2016   Probably going about this the wrong way, but I dec...   Apr 30 2017, 04:45 PM
Mitox   Very Nice - Congrats!   May 1 2017, 08:44 AM
forrestkhaag   My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was t...   May 1 2017, 11:25 AM
Calvinator2016   My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was ...   May 1 2017, 04:00 PM
914_teener   My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was...   May 3 2017, 11:10 PM
SHREK914   Did you buy this car in Santa Cruz, Ca?   May 1 2017, 07:54 PM
Calvinator2016   Did you buy this car in Santa Cruz, Ca? Yes it ...   May 1 2017, 08:15 PM
SHREK914   I thought it looked familiar, that car lived a few...   May 1 2017, 10:15 PM
Larmo63   Cool car, great color, but GET RID OF THOSE mirror...   May 1 2017, 10:38 PM
Calvinator2016   Cool car, great color, but GET RID OF THOSE mirro...   May 3 2017, 10:09 AM
Calvinator2016   Cool car, great color, but GET RID OF THOSE mirro...   Jul 19 2017, 05:03 PM
Calvinator2016   The full service up at TRE Motorsports has been go...   May 3 2017, 09:31 PM
914-300Hemi   Great color :Qarl: It will great to have anothe...   May 3 2017, 10:08 PM
Calvinator2016   Update: Sanded and Painted the Air Cleaner Cover ...   May 9 2017, 10:29 PM
Cairo94507   Great looking car - nice job getting her road wort...   May 9 2017, 10:45 PM
Calvinator2016   COA-Birth Certificate Arrived Today! Turns ...   May 20 2017, 05:07 PM
Calvinator2016   So After 3 months of ownership, it has become appa...   Jul 14 2017, 04:11 PM
mepstein   Do a leak down test first. Make sure you are not ...   Jul 14 2017, 04:36 PM
Calvinator2016   Do a leak down test first. Make sure you are not...   Jul 16 2017, 12:15 PM
Cairo94507   Assuming the problem is not as pointed out by Mark...   Jul 14 2017, 05:19 PM
Calvinator2016   Assuming the problem is not as pointed out by Mar...   Jul 16 2017, 12:27 PM
T H O M A S   COA Paint Code 89 :WTF: ,is it not L96M   Jul 16 2017, 09:05 AM
Calvinator2016   COA Paint Code 89 :WTF: ,is it not L96M As per...   Jul 16 2017, 12:10 PM
arne   Whether to do just the top end or the whole enchil...   Jul 16 2017, 07:38 PM
cuddyk   Whether to do just the top end or the whole enchi...   Jul 16 2017, 08:34 PM
Calvinator2016   Whether to do just the top end or the whole ench...   Jul 16 2017, 10:10 PM
Larmo63   If you have the money, do the whole motor to a 205...   Jul 16 2017, 07:43 PM
Calvinator2016   If you have the money, do the whole motor to a 20...   Jul 16 2017, 10:08 PM
914 7T3   I am now about three weeks out from engine rebuild...   Aug 9 2017, 10:37 AM
Larmo63   You seem to be on the right track, just grab your ...   Aug 9 2017, 11:17 PM
arne   Not sure why, but I am starting to freak out a lit...   Aug 10 2017, 09:04 AM
mepstein   You want the painter to use what they are comforta...   Aug 10 2017, 09:12 AM
arne   I hope you are keeping the stock mirrors on the ca...   Aug 10 2017, 09:34 AM
914 7T3   I hope you are keeping the stock mirrors on the c...   Aug 10 2017, 10:14 AM
914 7T3   HERE IS THE MONEY SHOT! :Qarl: Looks like ...   Aug 16 2017, 06:34 PM
arne   No road salt in Oregon, makes a difference.   Aug 16 2017, 10:49 PM
914 7T3   Got help from my friend and Neighbor, Carl in cutt...   Aug 21 2017, 08:22 PM
914 7T3   Sooooooooo, my body shop bailed on me on Tuesday a...   Aug 25 2017, 04:33 PM
914 7T3   Sooooooooo, my body shop bailed on me on Tuesday ...   Aug 26 2017, 04:39 PM
kahluver   Awesome and Congrats! Your car and my car cou...   Aug 25 2017, 04:55 PM
914 7T3   Awesome and Congrats! Your car and my car co...   Aug 25 2017, 05:06 PM
kahluver   Awesome and Congrats! Your car and my car c...   Aug 26 2017, 03:50 PM
ndfrigi   Awesome and Congrats! Your car and my car c...   Sep 13 2017, 09:54 PM
914 7T3   [quote name='914 7T3' post='2520814' date='Aug 25...   Sep 13 2017, 10:12 PM
ndfrigi   [quote name='914 7T3' post='2520814' date='Aug 2...   Sep 13 2017, 10:59 PM
914 7T3   Came across these pics on the Original Customs web...   Sep 13 2017, 09:21 PM
porschetub   Nice tidy car really like the colour,considering I...   Sep 14 2017, 08:55 PM
914 7T3   Nice tidy car really like the colour,considering ...   Sep 14 2017, 10:00 PM
914time   Great car and great updates! I've enjoyed...   Sep 15 2017, 02:33 PM
amfab   914 7T3, are you in the west valley? i saw a car t...   Sep 25 2017, 11:11 AM
914 7T3   914 7T3, are you in the west valley? i saw a car ...   Sep 25 2017, 11:41 AM
amfab   914 7T3, are you in the west valley? i saw a car...   Sep 28 2017, 02:56 PM
914 7T3   Finally have my resto plan sorted and has shifted ...   Sep 26 2017, 01:24 PM
arne   Your fun is about to begin, Jeffrey!   Sep 26 2017, 01:44 PM
914 7T3   Got so excited that I started removing some easy i...   Sep 26 2017, 09:05 PM
914 7T3   Got some new shiny parts in the mail today includi...   Sep 27 2017, 04:06 PM
ndfrigi   Good you drove the car to Temecular Jeffrey before...   Sep 27 2017, 04:18 PM
914 7T3   Good you drove the car to Temecular Jeffrey befor...   Sep 27 2017, 04:49 PM
ndfrigi   Good you drove the car to Temecular Jeffrey befo...   Sep 27 2017, 05:10 PM
914 7T3   [quote name='914 7T3' post='2531959' date='Sep 27...   Sep 28 2017, 03:13 PM
914 7T3   [quote name='914 7T3' post='2531959' date='Sep 2...   Oct 2 2017, 06:15 PM
drem914   Was the 914 a green one? If so, it's the owne...   Oct 6 2017, 11:02 PM
914 7T3   Today the awesome audio set-up was torn out. Car ...   Oct 2 2017, 06:23 PM
914 7T3   Engine, tranny, exhaust and gas tank removed. ...   Oct 6 2017, 10:20 PM
914 7T3   Interior stripped, off to paint! Thanks to Si...   Oct 7 2017, 01:47 PM
914 7T3   Arrived at Shop, things get underway first thing M...   Oct 7 2017, 10:29 PM
ValcoOscar   Jeffrey- It was fun hanging out Saturday. I know...   Oct 9 2017, 09:58 AM
914 7T3   Motor is up on the stand and getting torn down. ...   Oct 18 2017, 07:25 PM
914 7T3   Also more parts delivered including a full set of ...   Oct 18 2017, 07:28 PM
914 7T3   Also saw these numbers painted white on the motor ...   Oct 18 2017, 07:48 PM
914 7T3   Less Than Two Weeks Into It.....Now Ready For Body...   Oct 19 2017, 04:14 PM
914 7T3   RE: Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0   Oct 19 2017, 04:16 PM
914 7T3   RE: Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0   Oct 19 2017, 04:17 PM
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