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> 1976 Porsche 914 / 914-6 Six Conversion 3.0L, $18,000
patssle
post Oct 18 2017, 01:12 PM
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March 2019 Update

Pulled engine for maintenance: replaced spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, oil/filter change, valve adjustment, checked all head studs (with socket), dash/interior/seals/bumpers wiped down with 303 aerospace protectant, carburetors cleaned, breather lines replaced.

Daily driving to work this week!


Car:

This is a 1976 Porsche 914 that has a 1981 Porsche 3.0L SC engine. Almost all work done to the car has been done by myself (except wrap, bodywork, and specialty rebuilt parts). I have owned the car since 2009. In 2010 I purchased a project 911 to swap the engine to my 914. After preparing the engine and collecting parts the swap was done in the summer of 2014. I have driven this car every fall and spring when there is nice weather. Mileage of engine and car is unknown. Annual driven estimates are 2-4 thousand miles. Engine pulls hard (stock is 180hp...with my tweaks is probably ~200) and is a true blast to drive in this tiny car. Previous owners gutted the car for autocross - this is a lightweight 914 with no radio, no A/C, no heat, no electronics, and no comforts. Interior is bed liner - no carpet. I do one or two autocrosses a year. No accidents under my ownership and never needed a tow truck. I also own a 2000 Boxster S that I work on myself as well. Houston disclaimer: car/house/neighborhood has never flooded.

$18,000

Issues:

Slight rust issues were fixed by my quality bodywork guy before being wrapped (paint underneath is faded red). Previous rust issues were already fixed before my purchase (battery hellhole). Racing seats need to be recovered or replaced - I have passenger seat but it is not in car. The oil tank oil filter mount was not drilled center so I am using a remote oil mount. This allows for extra oil temp sensors that are featured in the center console and for the remote fan. Engine leaks like any classic Porsche engine as does the oil tank through a fitting or mount (plans are to re-seal next time I pull engine for maintenance). Speedometer is not accurate - bounces around under 30 mph despite new cable. Wipers move slow but good enough for Texas inspection.

Extras:

I have the engine lid (2 of them - planning for GT lid), front and rear valence (not on car), spare w/ good tire mounted, 2 extra wheels, bin full of random parts, and the full factory service binder.

I do not need to sell and very much enjoy this car - I even daily it to work as it's reliable. If you are a certain distance from Houston I'd even drive the car to you upon sale.

Drive by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIIH5ZSfbTE

Complete engine swap photo album: http://imgur.com/a/k0Wtl

Oil cooler install (brace against muffler bracket was relocated to chassis): http://imgur.com/a/6u4ew

Rust that was fixed: https://imgur.com/a/oBksl

Random included parts: https://imgur.com/a/1BkPsiy

Specs:

1976 914 with a 1981 3.0L SC engine

1966 Weber 40IDA3C Carburetors (36mm main venturis; F26 emulsion tubes; 150 mains; 55 idles and 180 air corrections with 3 degree squirter nozzles)

MSDS 1-5/8 headers

DANSK Muffler Sport Polished Stainless Steel (84 mm Dual Tail Pipes)

901 Side Shift Transmission (Rebuilt by Mike Callas / Rennsport Sealy)

Patrick Motor Sports Engine Mount

Vellios Oil Tank w/ Filler Neck and Dip Stick w/ Gatorade Catch Can

Kennedy Engineering Flywheel & Stage II Clutch w/ TOB

MSD 6AL Ignition

Distributor rebuilt and recurved by Barry Hershon (23 crank degrees)

Alternator rebuilt by Houston Alternator

911 Starter

Mocal 25 Row, 235 Matrix Oil Cooler w/ Remote Thermostat

Engine oil cooler modified by Richard Johnson

Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil 20w50

Aeroquip Stainless Steel Braided Hose -16 AN Tank to Engine, -12 AN Everywhere Else

Tangerine Racing Tunnel Fuel Line

Gates LP (Low Permeation) Carb Fuel Line 5/16"

CB Performance Fuel Pump

3M 1080 Scotchprint Gloss Hot Rod Red Wrap installed by Undergroundgrfx

Turbo Tie-Rods

Bilsteins P36-0112-H0 Inserts

Mahle 5.5x15 Wheels

BFG G-Force Sport Comp 2 Tires

Front Sway Bar Installed (Rear available)

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Following pictures taken 10/25/17 at work - I do daily drive it occasionally: https://imgur.com/a/bvsZw

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patssle   1976 Porsche 914 / 914-6 Six Conversion 3.0L   Oct 18 2017, 01:12 PM
patssle   Added pictures and updated price.   Oct 25 2017, 11:43 AM
98101   The photo in front of the mural is especially nice...   Oct 28 2017, 02:33 AM
patssle   Still available!   Jan 13 2018, 06:01 PM
patssle   Monthly bump!   Feb 10 2018, 03:38 PM
patssle   Monthly bump!   Mar 8 2018, 08:06 PM
patssle   Still available. Did an autocross last month for t...   May 11 2018, 07:58 AM
2mAn   Great little car. I know this would be gone if it ...   May 14 2018, 03:02 PM
patssle   Great little car. I know this would be gone if it...   May 17 2018, 03:24 PM
patssle   Monthly bump!   Jun 11 2018, 09:30 AM
patssle   March 2019 Update Pulled engine for maintenance: ...   Mar 27 2019, 09:20 AM
JOEPROPER   I can't believe this car is STILL available......   Mar 27 2019, 02:28 PM
ValcoOscar   I can't believe this car is STILL available.....   Mar 27 2019, 03:24 PM
patssle   Engine Health Information: As previously mentione...   Apr 1 2019, 06:59 PM
patssle   If there are any mechanics that would be intereste...   Apr 8 2019, 07:28 PM
Beebo Kanelle   Where in Houston is this car? Where can it be see...   Apr 8 2019, 10:17 PM
patssle   OIL TEST I can't believe I forgot I ran an oi...   Apr 15 2019, 07:58 AM
patssle   Bump...still available. Still driving to work too...   Apr 28 2019, 08:01 AM
Beebo Kanelle   Guys! I looked at this car. Its a screamin...   Apr 28 2019, 10:45 AM
2mAn   I think its a wonderful deal also, but the leakdow...   Apr 28 2019, 09:51 PM
patssle   If there's anything you or anybody want to s...   Apr 29 2019, 08:59 AM
flat4guy   Any way to make this a 75? haha. Looks like a g...   May 13 2019, 09:23 PM
patssle   How much can I sell this car if it was a 75 or old...   May 14 2019, 07:41 AM
mtndawg   I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 bec...   May 14 2019, 07:56 AM
914_teener   I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 be...   May 15 2019, 09:00 AM
burton73   I live in California and would not buy a ‘76 b...   May 21 2019, 04:07 PM
mepstein   [quote name='914_teener' post='2714053' date='May...   May 21 2019, 04:13 PM
2mAn   How much can I sell this car if it was a 75 or ol...   May 14 2019, 09:18 AM
patssle   Here's a comment from a local guy who rode in ...   May 14 2019, 01:42 PM


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