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> DEAD ON ARRIVAL, DOA Don't Ordinarily Acquiesce
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post Nov 10 2017, 02:01 PM
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Uhoh...................

I was driving along headed to Lo Lo's Chicken and Waffles for a breakfast treat and LoLO and behold, the car died on me again - at about 50 mph / so there I was in the center lane without power steering, power brakes and without power...... Of course, I only had one of those three things to begin with.

I immediately feared another dead MSD box as it stopped firing instantly and yet when i rolled to a halt, the fuel pump was still working. Uhoh.....

So I did what every 914 owner has done more than a few times,.... I opened the hatch to view my dead engine and noticed the smell of electrical olfactory singisities imininating from the area of the coil. Indeed, the MSD "Power Tower" thingy that mates an MSD Coil wire to the MSD Blaster coil was laying on top of the coil but not connected and apparently the spark was arching between the top of the coil and coil wire to create that delicious smell. The good news is that it became a roadside fix and then an in-shop real-fix. Wheew!


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post Nov 10 2017, 02:28 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) Eat a few more of those type breakfast and your heart is going to die.
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post Nov 10 2017, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE(76-914 @ Nov 10 2017, 01:28 PM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) Eat a few more of those type breakfast and your heart is going to die.


He will be just fine as long as he defibrillates while hanging on to the coil wire. If the MSD goes out again he's DOA again.
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post Nov 10 2017, 07:55 PM
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Does MSD stand for Multi Situational Disfunction?

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post Nov 10 2017, 08:13 PM
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Forrest is not meant to die. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
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post Nov 10 2017, 08:18 PM
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None of us will die. It's only a transition. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smoke.gif)
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post Nov 10 2017, 08:24 PM
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Nice seeing you at the G&R Ellyut.

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post Nov 10 2017, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Nov 11 2017, 02:55 PM) *

Does MSD stand for Multi Situational Disfunction?

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post Nov 14 2017, 12:05 PM
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MSD M ine S imply D oesn't...........
MSD M ystery S uprise D aily
MSD M y S avings D wendels
MSD M e S usan D oused

I could go on......... but for ow I am back in tall cotton what with the machine running better than ever on a new MSD box / Which, BTW, confirmed that Perry's wiring harness was good to go all along / and I actually installed it correctly..........

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post Nov 14 2017, 03:15 PM
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There’s water in the desert?
Glad your car is running again. Hopefully that MSD issue is not the norm...
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post Nov 14 2017, 06:06 PM
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Ellyut gave me a 914 toy car at the G & R.

I thought that was real gentlemanly of him.
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post Nov 14 2017, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Nov 15 2017, 01:06 PM) *

Ellyut gave me a 914 toy car at the G & R.

I thought that was real gentlemanly of him.


Ok...you didn't get one of those nice watches ? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post Nov 25 2017, 07:23 PM
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Good to know it wasn't on me, whew!

Please tell me that's your boat! I love it!

BTW, when you sell your place I know a nice spot in TN where you can do pretty much whatever you like (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Nov 25 2017, 07:49 PM
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I’m not even into boats, but this one is beautiful. My next thought was “How did he get that photograph? From his wife’s helicopter?”

I’m looking forward to tips on how to repair the 914 power steering and power brakes. I haven’t seen my shop manual since I left it in the back seat.
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post Nov 25 2017, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE(98101 @ Nov 26 2017, 02:49 PM) *

I’m not even into boats, but this one is beautiful. My next thought was “How did he get that photograph? From his wife’s helicopter?”

I’m looking forward to tips on how to repair the 914 power steering and power brakes. I haven’t seen my shop manual since I left it in the back seat.


HHHmmm your car has no power steering or power brakes,you don't need them...truly.
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QUOTE(porschetub @ Nov 25 2017, 06:20 PM) *

HHHmmm your car has no power steering or power brakes,you don't need them...truly.

Ah. This might explain why I can’t find a damn thing in the back seat!

(Also not clear on where to buy brake drums.)
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post Nov 27 2017, 06:17 PM
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And Steve: Flat Water in the desert lakes and big water reservoirs... / verses the rollers on the Big Blue Pacific.......... The boat is a 33' Aquariva / Riva / Yanmar turbo Diesel / our Chris Craft 28' Corsair / twin Merc Mag 350 was like a 57 chevy compared to any Riva / handles like a Ferrari but worse yet, ... a boat-Ferrari........ Yikes!

I will stay with the 914 for now.........

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post Dec 16 2017, 05:02 PM
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And just as an update......... The newly replaced MSD "box" was a plug and play solution to the one that failed.

The 3.0 is running great since MSD promptly sent me a replacement and their Tech help is second to none in my only experience with that company.

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post Dec 16 2017, 09:45 PM
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Thats why we have a spare for the race car on hand.
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post Dec 17 2017, 07:57 AM
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I ran two MSDs; both wired to a switch so that either MSD could be selected. I still have the switch if you want to go this route...It was sold by MSD back in the day.
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