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Ratrod87
post Sep 9 2019, 08:35 PM
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Hello everyone my name is Jerry also known to some as (newbie hoser scammer ) I recently within the past few days purchased our first 914 . I immediately fell in love with the car at first sight along with my two sons age 9 and 18. I was very nervous about purchasing a car that I knew nothing about, with that said the car arrived today and I had already prepared myself for disappointment because in the past every time I bought a project car it turns out to be way worse than I thought. I'm pleased to say this car did not disappoint me. I immediately started looking the car over expecting to find rotted floors and rockers , quarters or something. I pulled the trunk carpets out and no visible rust. I poked around with a screw driver and nothing. I scraped under coating off in the wheel well and corners thinking I'll definitely find rust there but nothing. I haven't pulled the rocker covers off yet so there is still a chance. The only place with rust was below the battery which didn't even look that bad, the dreaded hell hole was the only spot I could find so far and didn't look as bad as I thought.

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post Sep 9 2019, 08:39 PM
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I removed the carpets in the trunk to check condition of the floor and corners and everything is solid and no sign of previous repair or collision , the car came with a brand-new carpet kit so I think I'll clean the trunk up and install new carpet.


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post Sep 9 2019, 08:43 PM
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I removed most of the stuff in the forward trunk and again to my surprise no rust!!!!!!
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post Sep 9 2019, 08:45 PM
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I'm trying to figure out how to post more pictures but it says they are to big or reached my limit. Sorry
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post Sep 9 2019, 08:50 PM
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I'm still trying to learn how this stuff works
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post Sep 9 2019, 08:53 PM
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So far look very GOOD. Let's see some pics of the hell hole.

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post Sep 9 2019, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE(Minerva's 914 @ Sep 9 2019, 08:53 PM) *

So far look very GOOD. Let's see some pics of the hell hole.

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I'm trying to figure out how to post more pictures. I'm not very good with computers and electronics
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post Sep 9 2019, 09:18 PM
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Nice looking car... Nice purchase.
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post Sep 9 2019, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(jagalyn @ Sep 9 2019, 09:18 PM) *

Nice looking car... Nice purchase.

Thank you, I'm very proud of it. I'm trying to figure out how to post more pictures
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post Sep 9 2019, 09:48 PM
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Here is the spot under the battery


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post Sep 9 2019, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE(Ratrod87 @ Sep 9 2019, 08:21 PM) *
I'm trying to figure out how to post more pictures

It's in the FAQ, nailed thread:

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post Sep 9 2019, 09:52 PM
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This is on the very bottom of car directly beneath the battery. The worst spot on the entire car that I have found so far. Question is it safe to pick up with my two post lift.


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post Sep 9 2019, 09:52 PM
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Bingo...... jackpot!
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post Sep 9 2019, 09:55 PM
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I believe this would be a side shift transmission. The car is stuck in third gear, the shifter moves freely. I tried to lay under car and shift it but the shaft coming out moves with hardly any effort. This has me worried


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post Sep 9 2019, 09:57 PM
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The forward trunk appears to be rust free. I poked around with a screw driver and everything is solid even in all the corners


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post Sep 9 2019, 09:59 PM
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Looks like it has a small oil leak. But everything is surprisingly pretty clean


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post Sep 9 2019, 10:07 PM
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The previous owner had this 2.0 bus motor built and said it has a slightly larger cam. Not sure how to confirm that. So the down side no fuel injection . I would like to make this a good example of a original 914. "Question" should I try to put it back to original fuel injection and motor or should I leave it alone , or upgrade to dual carbs. What would be best for this car? I feel like putting it back to fuel injection is going to be a huge challenge, I'm not even sure where to start.


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post Sep 9 2019, 10:10 PM
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Every project I had ever built has had some form of suspension upgrade. Is there anything available for this car that would improve handling without compromising the car or is leaving it stock the best option.


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post Sep 9 2019, 10:15 PM
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The car came with a pile of Haynes manuals and several books on the car, also detailed electrical schematics and order catalogue. Also included was a new in box clutch and pressure plate, four new brake rotors and pads , original tach, carpets kit. New tires, two spare matching wheels, no telling what else is in the boxes


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post Sep 9 2019, 10:18 PM
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The rubber bumper pads are starting to crack a little along with some or the rubber gaskets and seals for Windows and trunks. Are these still available new?


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