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> Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0, New Updates!
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post Apr 22 2017, 10:20 PM
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You'd think a retired guy would have more time, but I seem to be busier than ever now. In any case, I've got a new goal now - to get mine running and driving before you get yours trucked home! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)
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post Apr 23 2017, 12:29 AM
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QUOTE(arne @ Apr 22 2017, 09:20 PM) *

You'd think a retired guy would have more time, but I seem to be busier than ever now. In any case, I've got a new goal now - to get mine running and driving before you get yours trucked home! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)



That would be Wednesday. I will schedule an afternoon delivery just to be fair.

Back to work for you if yours is going to look anything like this (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)




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post Apr 26 2017, 06:32 PM
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Finally got my '73 delivered today and after a quick wash was amazed at how well she cleaned up. I was surprised to see a nice car under the grime. All gauges are working except the clock and interior is in better shape than I originally thought.

Off to TRE Motorsports in the morning for a more thorough once over, but she is already running great. Shifting is just a little crunchy getting into first sometimes however.

I will get her detailed and a new set of tires and start enjoying the ownership experience while I sort out the rest.

Even better, I got Porsche to verbally confirm my original matching numbers motor this morning while awaiting the COA.

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post Apr 26 2017, 07:17 PM
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Ok, so I did get mine running before you got yours home, but while I have moved it around under its own power some, I can't truly say that it is drivable yet. So you win!
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post Apr 26 2017, 11:10 PM
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We all win in 914World!!!

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post Apr 27 2017, 12:13 PM
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I think we will be in good hands here at TRE Motorsports for a Major Service!



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post Apr 27 2017, 12:27 PM
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Great color indeed.....here's mine.

Enjoy!!!!



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post Apr 30 2017, 04:45 PM
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Probably going about this the wrong way, but I decided to spring the Car from the mechanic for the weekend to get the new tires installed. Decided on the 195/65 Altimax RT 43s for handling on dry roads and ride comfort.

Also took it in for a quick detail and was able to get the exterior cleaned up and waxed. Looks like a different car altogether, but still a 10 footer.

Once the mechanics are complete, this will be a respectable driver until the repaint gets underway at some point next year.


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post May 1 2017, 08:44 AM
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Very Nice - Congrats!
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post May 1 2017, 11:25 AM
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My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was that color. Many a chick fell in love...with the car.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Nice score. Your car......... Not the 74chicks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)


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post May 1 2017, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ May 1 2017, 10:25 AM) *

My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was that color. Many a chick fell in love...with the car.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Nice score. Your car......... Not the 74chicks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)



Sweet Pics! As for the Chicks, it really depends on what they looked like.

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Curious to know if "Tranche" is in reference to the french translation for slice.
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post May 1 2017, 07:54 PM
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Did you buy this car in Santa Cruz, Ca?
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post May 1 2017, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE(SHREK914 @ May 1 2017, 06:54 PM) *

Did you buy this car in Santa Cruz, Ca?


Yes it was listed here on 914 World in December and again in March, however I first saw it on Craigslist.
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post May 1 2017, 10:15 PM
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I thought it looked familiar, that car lived a few blocks away from me.
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post May 1 2017, 10:38 PM
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Cool car, great color, but GET RID OF THOSE mirrors.

That's all.
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post May 3 2017, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ May 1 2017, 09:38 PM) *

Cool car, great color, but GET RID OF THOSE mirrors.

That's all.



Ok then! The question is, "Do I feel lucky"

"Go ahead, Make my Day!"

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post May 3 2017, 09:31 PM
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The full service up at TRE Motorsports has been going very well overall. So far dealing with a lot of minor issues,

valve adjust
filters
new plugs
clean fuses and headlight relay
replace headlights with a new set of H4s
clutch adjust
fuel line & pump, suspension and brakes all found to be in good condition

A large oil leak has been found under the plastic cover of the side shifter. The seal most likely has been leaking for a while as the cup is full of oil.

Needless to say, seals will be replaced in the morning and shift bushings and linkage will also be verified.

If all goes well, she will be good to go by the end of the day.

Overall, more mechanically sound than I anticipated. Hopefully there will be no surprises before they finish.



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post May 3 2017, 10:08 PM
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Great color (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

It will great to have another Marathon Blue in the neighborhood.
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post May 3 2017, 11:10 PM
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QUOTE(Calvinator2016 @ May 1 2017, 03:00 PM) *

QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ May 1 2017, 10:25 AM) *

My first 914 1.7 back in the early seventies was that color. Many a chick fell in love...with the car.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Nice score. Your car......... Not the 74chicks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)



Sweet Pics! As for the Chicks, it really depends on what they looked like.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

Curious to know if "Tranche" is in reference to the french translation for slice.



Yes....slice of a mortgage pie.

It is a financial term. AAA bonds with shit value is what got us the Great Recession.

Your thread, your question so no Hijack. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)

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post May 9 2017, 10:29 PM
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Update:

Sanded and Painted the Air Cleaner Cover that I bought from Mark S. with 2 coats of semi-gloss. Thanks Mark!

Had the cover installed when I picked up the Car from TRE MotorSports earlier today.

All mechanical work has been completed and the car is running great! Can't say enough good things about how great this shop is and the knowledge of their techs in getting everything sorted out.

Major Service Complete; valve adjust, plugs, points, belts, filters, fluids etc...

Oil leaks fixed, new shift bushings, wheel bearing replacement, new Hella H4s & chasing down some electrical/lighting issues with contacts, grounds & switches relays.

Now after three weeks from purchase she is home and settling in with the '72 VW Room mate.

Finally ready to be to be Driven!!!!

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