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> goose, cooked, need engine assembler
r3dplanet
post May 28 2018, 06:26 PM
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Gentlefolk,

As some of you know I've been sparring with cancer and renal failure for quite some time. Thirteen years now. I've had some less-than-ideal news recently that forces some very big changes, and one of those changes is selling or donating almost everything I own. Especially my cars and projects because those are my real assets.

That includes my 914.

I've been working on a 3.0 liter Corvair engine build and swap but I haven't touched it in months. I'll get a friend to help finish the work and sell the complete engine separately. Once the Corvair engine is assembled, maybe someone can give a go at installing it in some other 914.

In order to sell the car I need to put it all back together. I have the '73 engine all torn apart and all of the machine work done - line bored, head work, new pistons and cylinders, rebuilt Dellortos, etc. Everything as far as I remember is ready for assembly.

I need an engine assembler who can put it together because I physically can't do it. I have it all prepped as a 1911cc conversion, but I suppose it could go together as a 2056 with a different crankshaft or whatever else that would need.

Does anyone know if anyone in Oregon or Washington or Northern California that can do this work in the next month or two? Basically anywhere within a day's drive of Portland. I can drive but not lift. I spoke with a couple of builders already who were either six months out or are only doing race engines now. Portland Engine Rebuilders moved and isn't doing air-cooled stuff anyway. One of my other go-to guys is retired and just curses at air-cooled everything.

I'll also be selling all my tools, extra 914 parts, and whatnot - reserving all the 914 stuff for sale here at 914world. For example, I have a complete D-Jet system just sitting a box collecting dust. That needs to move but I want to test it first.

Anyway, that's the news. I'm sorry for publicly dumping out my purse like this but I need to move quickly on repairs and selling. So I'm relaying all of this because shame and pride aren't a problem for me any more and speed is necessary. I welcome any helpful input.

Cheers,
Marcus
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r3dplanet   goose, cooked   May 28 2018, 06:26 PM
Jeff Bowlsby   Take care of yourself first Marcus. Nothing else ...   May 28 2018, 06:37 PM
Porschef   Jeezus, Marcus... :(   May 28 2018, 07:04 PM
r3dplanet   Thanks guys. I promise that I'm not shedding a...   May 28 2018, 07:17 PM
cuddy_k   Sending good vibes, Marcus. I’m sure this amazin...   May 28 2018, 07:18 PM
Beebo Kanelle   Our thoughts & prayers are with you, my friend...   May 28 2018, 07:29 PM
Mike Bellis   I'm sad to read this... :(   May 28 2018, 08:03 PM
phillstek   Oh man, that's so f'ed up. Don't know ...   May 28 2018, 08:06 PM
Coondog   So sorry my friend, too much of this going around....   May 28 2018, 08:22 PM
914-300Hemi   Sorry to hear the sad news. Wish I was knowledgeab...   May 28 2018, 10:40 PM
Boomingbeetle   Damn dude, sorry to hear that. I’ve been followi...   May 28 2018, 11:01 PM
white1975   must be somebody near Portland that can put that m...   May 28 2018, 11:53 PM
porschetub   Shit shit and double that,man that's hard,don...   May 29 2018, 12:09 AM
rick 918-S   :bump: someone will post soon. Stay positive it d...   May 29 2018, 02:15 AM
Mark Henry   :( Best of luck. I wish I could help, but differ...   May 29 2018, 06:38 AM
Cairo94507   :( Oh my God. My prayers for you and your girlfr...   May 29 2018, 06:43 AM
Edward Blume   God be with you. Can someone pallet the parts? I...   May 29 2018, 06:52 AM
rhodyguy   A&P in Portland?   May 29 2018, 07:47 AM
r3dplanet   Good idea, but bad chemistry. Last time I spoke wi...   May 29 2018, 02:00 PM
PanelBilly   If you can get the engine to the point where the h...   May 29 2018, 07:58 AM
RoadGlue   I have a great engine builder here in Santa Rosa, ...   May 29 2018, 11:37 AM
rhodyguy   If that one worked you might be able to get it hau...   May 29 2018, 11:50 AM
r3dplanet   That's an idea. I totally forgot about WCR, de...   May 29 2018, 02:02 PM
burton73   Marcus, Very sorry to hear of your health trouble...   May 29 2018, 05:59 PM
mepstein   Marcus, Very sorry to hear of your health troubl...   May 29 2018, 06:49 PM
Mikey914   Marcus, I’d spot you a tow bar, and if you want ...   May 29 2018, 07:31 PM
cary   I've thought about 3 different folks here in P...   May 31 2018, 06:22 PM
r3dplanet   Hey there. Some good news - I found a local guy w...   May 31 2018, 09:40 PM
mepstein   Hey there. Some good news - I found a local guy ...   Jun 1 2018, 06:22 AM
cary   :D   Jun 1 2018, 07:13 AM
whitetwinturbo   :unsure: ..........the next time I feel down I...   Jun 12 2018, 10:03 AM
76-914   :unsure: ..........the next time I feel down I...   Jun 12 2018, 04:17 PM
r3dplanet   Also, thank you gentle 914ers. You guys are the be...   Jun 12 2018, 04:55 PM
Dr Evil   Also, thank you gentle 914ers. You guys are the b...   Jun 13 2018, 09:35 AM
914_teener   Also, thank you gentle 914ers. You guys are the b...   Jun 13 2018, 10:47 AM
gandalf_025   I hope I have the style and grace to face this As ...   Jun 13 2018, 09:50 AM
Tdskip   Come to the pending 1911 build tech weekend in SoC...   Jun 13 2018, 10:24 AM


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