Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

29 Pages V « < 26 27 28 29 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?, or, What the Fuch is Keeping You From Working on it?
Chris914n6
post Sep 9 2020, 04:22 PM
Post #541


Jackstands are my life.
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,618
Joined: 14-March 03
From: Las Vegas, NV
Member No.: 431
Region Association: Southwest Region



QUOTE(914e @ Sep 6 2020, 07:17 PM) *

We have had close to two+ months over 110F this summer. Two weeks of over 115F. No rain to speak of, we normally have thunderstorms most of August. Last summer broke heat records, this summer almost doubled those records. After 55 47 years it might be time to move.

^^ What he said (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) almost +10F over average for the whole summer. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon8.gif)

Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
euro911
post Sep 10 2020, 01:29 AM
Post #542


Retired & living the dream. God help me if I wake up!
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,463
Joined: 2-December 06
From: So.Cal. & No.AZ (USA)
Member No.: 7,300
Region Association: Southern California



Pulled a muscle or knocked a vertebrae in my lower back out of place yesterday (Wed.), so went to see my chiropractor. Made a couple of adjustments and stuck me on the roller table with an ice pack under my back for about 20 minutes (holiday on ice (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) ) - feeling much better now, but not ready to do anything too strenuous just yet - let it heal up a bit more (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

So, what to do with the down time? ... performed a set-up session on the new Jaguar (not the car) ... plays well (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) ... it has totally different sound than any of my other axes.

Woke up to find that the local fires dropped a ton (well, a half-ton) of ash on everything. With the nightly marine layer and the ash, it fuched-up all the recently washed vehicles sitting outside (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) ... oh well, at least the daytime temperatures came down a little.

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ValcoOscar
post Sep 20 2020, 05:28 AM
Post #543


Garage Rat
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,809
Joined: 19-November 13
From: SoCal: North OC
Member No.: 16,669
Region Association: Southern California



QUOTE(euro911 @ Sep 10 2020, 12:29 AM) *

Pulled a muscle or knocked a vertebrae in my lower back out of place yesterday (Wed.), so went to see my chiropractor. Made a couple of adjustments and stuck me on the roller table with an ice pack under my back for about 20 minutes (holiday on ice (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) ) - feeling much better now, but not ready to do anything too strenuous just yet - let it heal up a bit more (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

So, what to do with the down time? ... performed a set-up session on the new Jaguar (not the car) ... plays well (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) ... it has totally different sound than any of my other axes.

Woke up to find that the local fires dropped a ton (well, a half-ton) of ash on everything. With the nightly marine layer and the ash, it fuched-up all the recently washed vehicles sitting outside (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) ... oh well, at least the daytime temperatures came down a little.

___________________________

Mark

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

I spent my Saturday repairing RSR front spoiler damage.
Guys...don't fight with parking lot bumpers, they usually win (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)


Oscar
Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mueller
post Sep 20 2020, 03:57 PM
Post #544


914 Freak!
***************

Group: Members
Posts: 17,006
Joined: 4-January 03
From: Antioch, CA
Member No.: 87
Region Association: None



Car looks great Oscar.

Installed new coil springs in our '10 LR4 Land Rover. Originally it had air bags which worked fine until last week the truck wouldn't go up from it's lowest position. Luckily just a few blocks away from home so I was able to drive it.

I could have fixed the air system, however with the age and mileage it is going to be one issue after another unless I replace everything at once.

Rides good with the coil springs, everything works except that I cannot lower it to make getting in to or out easier or raise it up higher for added ground clearance which I don't do any kind of rock crawling it, it has plenty of clearance at normal ride height.

The little box is to trick the electronics into thinking the system is working correctly.

Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ValcoOscar
post Sep 28 2020, 09:39 AM
Post #545


Garage Rat
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,809
Joined: 19-November 13
From: SoCal: North OC
Member No.: 16,669
Region Association: Southern California



No work on Chucky this weekend. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
Spent 9 hrs in bumper to bumper traffic returning from Vegas last night (work related) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)



Oscar


Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jett
post Sep 28 2020, 10:22 AM
Post #546


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 803
Joined: 27-July 14
From: Seattle
Member No.: 17,686
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



Took the dash out of our 79 928 for the fourth time, and North Hollywood finally got it right... everything works now, although the cruise control kicks in at 28 mph, which is 3 mph late (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bob164
post Sep 28 2020, 11:18 AM
Post #547


Newbie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 43
Joined: 10-February 18
From: SoCal
Member No.: 21,877
Region Association: Southern California



[quote name='ValcoOscar' date='Sep 28 2020, 08:39 AM' post='2854983']
No work on Chucky this weekend. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
Spent 9 hrs in bumper to bumper traffic returning from Vegas last night (work related) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)

Oscar

Had a similar situation a few year's ago, peeled off I-15 and took the long way home through Death Valley, Trona, Ridgecrestand Palmdale down to I-5 then home. Beat others in our group who stuck to I-15 by 30 minutes. Ended up seeing a beautiful sunset in Death Valley and had a stress free drive.

Bob
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
euro911
post Sep 30 2020, 04:12 AM
Post #548


Retired & living the dream. God help me if I wake up!
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,463
Joined: 2-December 06
From: So.Cal. & No.AZ (USA)
Member No.: 7,300
Region Association: Southern California



Thanks, Oscar.

Been feeling much better, but have one more chiro visit later today (Wed), just to make sure I'm back on track.

After I replaced the steering box and tidied-up & painted front the suspension/brake components on the Ghia last month, decided to move to the rear and do likewise there.

Here's the driver's side (the passenger side look just as good now too) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Attached Image


... and of course, the job wouldn't be complete unless I wire-wheeled & painted the lug bolts.

Attached Image


Also, disconnected & labeled all the motor wiring, cables & hoses in prep for dropping the drive train. Going to replace the howling transaxle & will be refurbishing the CV joints soon.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
euro911
post Sep 30 2020, 05:31 AM
Post #549


Retired & living the dream. God help me if I wake up!
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,463
Joined: 2-December 06
From: So.Cal. & No.AZ (USA)
Member No.: 7,300
Region Association: Southern California



Also ... this neat device was delivered on Tuesday afternoon (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mueba.gif)

Attached Image


It's going to make moving trailers a whole lot easier. I think if I can fabricate an extension with some additional wheels to keep it on an even plane, I can use it to move cars too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
championgt1
post Oct 8 2020, 11:39 AM
Post #550


Don't embarrass me Filmore!
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,666
Joined: 3-January 07
From: Tacoma, Washington
Member No.: 7,420
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



On a much needed vacation.

Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
VegasRacer
post Oct 18 2020, 07:36 AM
Post #551


ELVIRA
*****

Group: Benefactors
Posts: 7,505
Joined: 27-March 03
From: Between Scylla and Charybdis
Member No.: 481
Region Association: None



Called in to work and went on a Route 66, Oatman, Topock drive with some buddies.

Attached Image

Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jett
post Oct 18 2020, 08:29 AM
Post #552


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 803
Joined: 27-July 14
From: Seattle
Member No.: 17,686
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



QUOTE(championgt1 @ Oct 8 2020, 10:39 AM) *

On a much needed vacation.

Attached Image

looks like Four Seasons.
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
championgt1
post Oct 18 2020, 10:45 AM
Post #553


Don't embarrass me Filmore!
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,666
Joined: 3-January 07
From: Tacoma, Washington
Member No.: 7,420
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



Hyatt Ziva. Los Cabos.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
euro911
post Nov 1 2020, 05:57 PM
Post #554


Retired & living the dream. God help me if I wake up!
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,463
Joined: 2-December 06
From: So.Cal. & No.AZ (USA)
Member No.: 7,300
Region Association: Southern California



I started trimming the overgrown magnolia tree in the front yard - so the freshly developing seed pods wouldn't be falling onto the little trick-or-treaters' noggins. Realized it was a bigger job than I anticipated, so called a professional arborist to tackle the remainder. It had been at least three (3) years since the last trimming (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)

Attached Image


All done in time for Halloween, but possibly due to the lingering C-19 virus, we only had four (4) people even show up on Halloween night (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

Fortunately, we didn't spend a lot of calories decorating the whole yard this year (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Attached Image



Also, finally came up with movable a solution for the soda-blasting cabinet. Cut & primed (oil-base) a plywood deck and bolted it to an HF cart, then secured all 4 legs to the deck with some 'L' brackets. Now I can move the behemoth to a safer space (and closer to the compressor) before winter weather sets in (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Attached Image

Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cairo94507
post Nov 2 2020, 07:32 AM
Post #555


Michael
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 7,279
Joined: 1-November 08
From: San Ramon Valley, CA
Member No.: 9,712
Region Association: Northern California



@euro911 Mark -They did a beautiful job on your tree. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
billium01
post Nov 11 2020, 10:12 PM
Post #556


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 136
Joined: 12-April 13
Member No.: 15,764
Region Association: None



Trying to get my shop in order. The hacks who built this in the 70's decided to put the gable end truss hanging way off the edge of the wall. Sheathing the whole thing to keep the bugs and mice out too. Man door is gonna have to wait till spring. Gonna add 6 inches of exterior insulation to this structure too eventually.


Attached Image Attached ImageAttached ImageAttached Image[attachmentid=768
550]Attached Image Attached Image


Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Nojoah
post Nov 13 2020, 05:01 PM
Post #557


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 119
Joined: 6-May 20
From: Ontario
Member No.: 24,234
Region Association: Canada



Lots has been done over the past few weeks. New garage is basically complete and my father and I just finished setting up the lift. Hopefully we can get more finished before permanent snow sets in and access is cut off but the cars are tucked away for the winter. The olympic will be getting rebuilt next and cabinets and shelves will have to go up soon. Still have more benches to take out of storage along with the welder and various other fun toys. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Lots to do still.... excuse the mess (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)


Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image Attached Image Attached Image Attached Image Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cairo94507
post Nov 13 2020, 06:31 PM
Post #558


Michael
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 7,279
Joined: 1-November 08
From: San Ramon Valley, CA
Member No.: 9,712
Region Association: Northern California



Wow. That is a real nice garage. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Frankvw
post Nov 15 2020, 06:04 AM
Post #559


working on my first 914 !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 646
Joined: 13-April 16
From: Holland, the Netherlands
Member No.: 19,896
Region Association: Europe



so, a new life for oildrums. Some paint, holes in the bottom, wheels under it so they can move around in the garden....fill with claybeeds and fresh soil and in went the bamboo....
(it was an idea of the wife, but I liked the 'garage theme' so came together fast)
Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jett
post Nov 15 2020, 10:13 AM
Post #560


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 803
Joined: 27-July 14
From: Seattle
Member No.: 17,686
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



Future new 914 home, after two years of permitting (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Attached image(s)
Attached Image
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

29 Pages V « < 26 27 28 29 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
3 User(s) are reading this topic (3 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th January 2021 - 12:07 AM