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> 1974 with Raby 2270 Performer, Updated October 2019
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post Apr 8 2019, 08:09 AM
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Sale fell through, now listing for $12,500.

For sale 1974 model with a Raby turnkey 2270, Tangerine exhaust, full instrumentation, working A/C, rebuilt suspension and brakes, new seat upholstery with heated seats. All the right parts, done right, but needs some cosmetic work inside and out to make perfect. Located in Las Vegas but current registration in California.


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post Apr 8 2019, 09:11 AM
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As promised, a more thorough listing of the cars condition.

I purchased the car in 2008 as a bone-stock 1.8 liter with very little rust. The actual mileage was unknown. In the time I have owned it I put maybe 6,000 miles on the car while making the following modifications (although some modifications have less than a few hundred miles on them):
The good:
1. Raby 2270 Performer engine: Turnkey build from Jake; installed with Tangerine Racing 1-5/8” EVO exhaust, EVO II silencer, and heat exchanger kit; Derale Atomic Cool remote oil cooler with thermostat controlled fan, dual fuel filters, vacuum oil breather system, all SS hoses with AN fittings.
2. Raby rebuilt transmission, looked like all new parts
3. Front and rear suspension rebuild: Bilstein shocks, bushings, bearing, sway bars, ball joints, turbo tie-rod.
4. Rebuilt brakes, F&R: Set of four PMB rebuilt calipers, SS brake lines all around, rebuilt 19mm master cylinder, emergency brake works fine
5. Rebuilt axles from AutoAtlanta
6. Aftermarket air conditioning: Parts from Nostalgic Air, with front trunk condenser, engine mounted compressor and under dash evaporator. Spare tire mounts on top of condenser
7. Leather reupholstered seats with two-level electric heat inserts
8. AMCO aftermarket center console: CHT gauge (100-700); EGT gauge (700-1700); oil pressure gauge (0-80); oil temperature gauge (scaled to red); voltage gauge (8-16); and clock. Console has elbow height arm rest with small storage compartment, and controls for the A/C and heated seats.
9. New Hankook Performer 205/60x15 tires
10. Various OEM rubber seals replaced, including targa top/windshield seal.
11. Buyer can haul away all my spare 914 parts stash (about 6 boxes worth) which includes items such as new L&R side view mirrors, new F&R bumper tits, new OEM turn signal switch, OEM rubber for most of the rest of the car that I didn’t already replace, various powder coated body parts (L&R lower sill covers, rear valence, speedo/tach dashboard trim), various 914 books and repair manuals/binders.

The less-good:
1. Needs some visual body and paint repairs, although the only two known rust areas are some bubbles near the driver door handle and the beginnings of deterioration on the battery tray (does not intrude on the chassis or battery support)
2. Passenger compartment restoration about 60% complete. Needs back pad, door panel and dash front upholstery.
3. Under dash air conditioning unit interferes with passenger side foot well speaker. Speaker grill would have to be modified. Car comes with new L&R speaker grills for new owner to modify.
4. I installed struts the rear trunk lid which prohibit storage of the roof
5. Various mechanical and electrical idiosyncrasies such as electric rear trunk lock, driver side headlight randomly refuses to close then arbitrarily does, weak heating and ventilation
6. Raby rebuilt transmission, there’s a reason he is known for his engines! Kind of sticky shifting, may just need breaking in (has about 500 miles on it).

The LESS less-good:
1. The Raby engine came with a Mallory Unilite ignition system. After fighting for years with increasingly frequent blown ignition modules ($100 a pop), I replaced the entire setup with a stock 009 distributor and points setup. As a result the engine does not rev as quickly and power is probably down. Buyer gets all the original Mallory pieces, plus the extra coil, resistors and power filters I bought trying to clean up the power.
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post Apr 8 2019, 09:52 AM
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Some more exterior photos:

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post Apr 8 2019, 09:59 AM
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I am not in the market but wow. Wish I have that much spare $$ to purchase this car.
Sleeper car that sounds like a blast to drive.

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post Apr 8 2019, 10:19 AM
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Here are some current under-car photos:

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post Apr 8 2019, 11:40 AM
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Somebody buy this before I do....
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post Apr 8 2019, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE(MikeM @ Apr 8 2019, 10:40 AM) *

Somebody buy this before I do....



Your turn Mike.

Lots of very nice parts make a very nice car with a little work.

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post Apr 8 2019, 12:23 PM
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What a great car for the money! GLWTS!
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post Apr 8 2019, 12:30 PM
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Wow great deal that surely won’t take long before this ones putting a big smile on the new owners face.
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post Apr 8 2019, 01:20 PM
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From reading the 914 World Forum over the years I have noticed a lack of Raby turnkey customers so here are a few pictures I recorded for posterity.

Engine arrival and Jake's documentation. Jake's instruction manual is quite complete, and strict. The Raby ID# is 008067, I think he stamped 6067 and tried to correct it to an 8067.

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I planned the air conditioner from the beginning so my installer could make all the fabrications at the same time.

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All of the original Mallory ignition components come with the engine, along with other parts I threw at the short-lived-ignition-module problem. The 009 distributor is fine for how I drive it now. A little advertised problem converting to carburetors from fuel injection is figuring out the throttle cable. My installer custom fabricated this support. It isn't going anywhere.

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post Apr 8 2019, 01:48 PM
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Now for the things that aren't so pretty.

First and foremost are the bubbles near the driver door handle. They have been there since I got the car in 2008 and do not have appeared to have changed at all. I have always kept the car garaged and dry.

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A previous owner must have had different side view mirrors installed as there are some holes drilled on each door. A rubber washer seals each hole.

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Rush in the battery tray is a relatively new development, probably from the cars storage from 2011 to 2017. You can see the battery tray in an earlier picture that is was pristine. The corrosion is only limited to the tray bottom and has not affected the side weld or underneath support.

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Two normal areas of rust that are NOT affected are the side longitudinals and the hell hole. Sorry, I only have a photo of the right side longitudinal exposed, and no longer have a floor jack or stands (or gumption) to remove the left side panel. Also, that is fire extinguisher foam in the hell hole which will be explained in a future post.

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post Apr 8 2019, 02:24 PM
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About the engine fire - After the car sat from 2011 to 2017, I retired and moved to Las Vegas. The car went straight to Carl's Place in town to bring back to life. For reasons unknown (but suspected to be leftover residue in the rebuilt carbs causing the backfire) the passenger carburetor caught fire while I was out driving. I know there is a current thread about the use of powder fire extinguishers, but as you stand there and watch the fire building, your years-old halon extinguisher inoperable, when someone runs up with a foam extinguisher you use it. (Later you realize maybe the insurance payoff for letting it burn would have been better than getting the car repaired.)

Anyway, the car went back to Carl’s who replaced the carburetor; however, for some reason the engine would not turn over when they got the carburetor reinstalled. They ended up pulling the engine and replacing the cylinders and rings (in addition to the one carburetor and engine grill). They also rebuilt the original passenger side carb again, finding issues they suspect caused the fire in the driver side carb. As a result, the car runs much smoother than before the fire. It seems to be somewhat more cold-blooded, though, and requires more time to warm up.

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post Apr 8 2019, 02:40 PM
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I do have more pictures but no means to get the car up in the air or take things apart to get more (other than the side jack for changing tires). I also have all the records from my time of ownership, including the modification work done over the years. Feel free to ask any questions.

Finally, any shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer, and the car is being sold as-is with no warranty. Any smogging and licensing is the buyer's responsibility. Transferring title to someone in California, however, should be a piece of cake.
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post Apr 15 2019, 04:34 PM
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damn, saw the Merced Location on your profile and got excited. LV is a little out of the way
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post Apr 15 2019, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE(2mAn @ Apr 15 2019, 03:34 PM) *

damn, saw the Merced Location on your profile and got excited. LV is a little out of the way


Sorry about that. I didn't notice the full Profile Edit button after I moved, only the Signature Edit. Went back and looked harder.

But thanks for the bump!
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post Apr 26 2019, 02:50 PM
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Appears to be a lot of car for the money. I imagine price fails to cover the cost involved for just the power plant and trans.
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post Apr 26 2019, 04:28 PM
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post Apr 26 2019, 04:41 PM
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Nice swap package and flip the tub for $7k+.
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post May 5 2019, 09:51 PM
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Hey Steve, am interested in your car if you still have it. I emailed you a little while ago with my phone number, give me a call please. Joe
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post May 21 2019, 05:05 PM
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Sale pending . . .
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