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> Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0, Almost There!
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post Oct 19 2020, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE(arne @ Oct 19 2020, 05:24 PM) *

Pretty amazing work, Jeffery. MUCH superior to what I did. Can't find a hat-tipping smilie, these will have to do. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clap56.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb3d.gif)

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Original Sales Receipt says "Saturn Yellow" ???
This is my original paint Saturn Yellow Car, but it does not look as bright as yours.

Saturn and Chrome are the same color. Name varied from year to year, and also depending on the market area.

In my experience, the original Saturn does tend to darken and mellow bit over the decades, which is probably why Jeffery's Bug doesn't seem as bright.

My 914 was pretty bright when done as well.

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Thanks for clarifying and appreciate the props. There was a long period of time where I never thought the car would get to this point especially not really grasping what it takes to get there. I've learned alot and be happy to share it with others, because I will never undertake a restoration again.........unless............... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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post Oct 19 2020, 06:51 PM
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@DannyMac @914_teener turns out I’m going to drive in Malibu with a friend tomorrow. You’re welcome to join, just looking to avoid crowds with Covid on the rise.

@914_7T3 didn't see this until this morning ! Hope you had a great drive, I keep looking at your car, I am in love with that color...


Thanks, drove with my son and @robarabian (mid-engine mafia). It was epic down Tuna Canyon (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)



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post Oct 20 2020, 01:16 PM
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Jeffery,
I must have told you this but your car is totally outstanding. Way to go. You got it done.

Now use it in good health.

Best Bob


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Nice job with a beautiful end result. Thanks for the window regulator adjustment tip.
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post Nov 15 2020, 11:05 PM
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Three things that I learned from the last few items on punch list in no particular order:

1-Settting the venting clearance on the calipers is a thing!

Not sure how, but this got overlooked during the reassembly. After several brake bleeds, I continued to progressively lose pedal firmness. Assumed it was a defective MC and got that swapped out, but made no difference. Turns out the restored calipers had no inner adjustment screws. Thanks to @Eric_Shea for working through this with me and getting them overnighted.


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2-Installing the RMS properly is a thing!

Had a small seep of Black Gold (20 W50 to be exact) coming out of the rear of the case. After the 350 mile round trip to Julian, had three drops hanging on underneath the car and some travel along the trans. At this point, it was necesary to drop the trans and put in a new RMS and now she is dry as a bone.


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3-The Targa Trim gods hate me! Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus and Targa Trim Gods too. Was unsuccessful in restoring not one but two horizontal targa trims. One was anodized black by mistake and the other came out looking worse after clear anodize. Sourced a really clean one for number three, but arrived bent in several places. Once I get that straightened out (literally), all of the targa trim can be installed.


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post Nov 15 2020, 11:07 PM
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Had a great drive today along the coast and now have 1,500 miles on the clock. Was very surprised by all of the positive reactions to the car. It was weird to see a guy in a McLaren do a touble take on the 914 on PCH and another guy in a brand new M5 lower his window to snap some pics. The 911 crowd was showing some love out there too!

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post Nov 16 2020, 07:05 AM
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Congratulations on being able to enjoy your beautiful car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Nov 16 2020, 07:16 AM
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Sweet, glad the oil leak and soft pedal got resolved.
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post Nov 16 2020, 11:59 AM
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It was weird to see a guy in a McLaren do a touble take on the 914 on PCH and another guy in a brand new M5 lower his window to snap some pics.


Yes, that is weird. I always had faith some day the 914 would gain some of the appreciation it deserved, but turning heads of McLaren and M5 owners is wild indeed. Thanks for sharing your post resto fun. It motivates me to keep going! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/MDB2.gif)
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post Nov 16 2020, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE(bbrock @ Nov 16 2020, 12:59 PM) *

QUOTE(914_7T3 @ Nov 15 2020, 11:07 PM) *
It was weird to see a guy in a McLaren do a touble take on the 914 on PCH and another guy in a brand new M5 lower his window to snap some pics.


Yes, that is weird. I always had faith some day the 914 would gain some of the appreciation it deserved, but turning heads of McLaren and M5 owners is wild indeed. Thanks for sharing your post resto fun. It motivates me to keep going! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/MDB2.gif)

I was parked next to a Ferrari California during parents weekend at my kids school. A girl walked by and shouted out “nice car”. Both the Ferrari dad and I turned around for the compliment but she was looking at my ‘71.
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At my age, I'll take any sort of shout out that I can get from a young (legal) girl. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif) Looking forward to seeing these types of favorable reactions to 914's. Even back in late 90's when I had my last 914 they always attracted their fair share of attention. Can only imagine that it has increased given how rarely I see a teener vs. what I used to see back then.
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Nov 21 2020, 11:09 AM) *

At my age, I'll take any sort of shout out that I can get from a young (legal) girl. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif) Looking forward to seeing these types of favorable reactions to 914's. Even back in late 90's when I had my last 914 they always attracted their fair share of attention. Can only imagine that it has increased given how rarely I see a teener vs. what I used to see back then.



+1, "At my age", you might restate that comment to include "any attractive female"

I most certainly would and I am over .... well old

BTW, great looking ride 7T3
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