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> Irish Green '71 "Resto", Some new photos.
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post Jan 29 2021, 04:47 PM
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No problem @mb911 . ( @Mayne too)

I would warn you my carbs are hanging a bit (jetting?) and the idle is off, don't want that to be a reflection of the sound of your exhaust.

I ran out and took some videos.

Video 1 - Start up and Idle.

Video 2 - Revving 1911.

I hope these are helpful to someone. When its warmer I will get back out and adjust my Dellortos for the 4003rd time and it should be running and sounding great.


Rear view: (I think this exhaust is really complementary of the many horizontal lines of the 914.)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1611960440.1.jpg)

My favorite angle:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1611960440.2.jpg)


The vinyl wrap for the trunk came in as well. It will soon be green and properly aligned. Easy to be critical of your own car!
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post Jan 31 2021, 08:17 PM
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Hey fellas,

Getting snowed in here today so I made myself usefeul.

The vinyl wrap for the trunk came in a few days ago (after sitting in a Michigan post office since November.
I am wrapping the trunk now as a "quick fix" to color match the car. If you recall a few pages - er... months - ago I laid out a few options for wrapping the car.

I decided on Avery Dark Green Gloss. It was surprisingly similar to Irish green. Enough that the average Joe wouldn't notice. I will likely do the entire car this winter.
I think it will clean it up nice. Getting paint on this car is just not in the cards right now.


Started with this:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145844.1.jpg)

An hour later:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145844.2.jpg)

I did a decent job for my first time. It's difficult and I have a few pinches. But I am happy with the result. Much easier with an extra set of hands.

After mounting, here is a comparison to the rear panel:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145844.3.jpg)


I ended up scowling here, but I really am happy with the results.
My girlfriend likes to document the big steps with my projects. Maybe we'll get a scrap book together.... but that's what this thread is for!

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145970.1.jpg)

You can see that the actual paint is a bit more blue. But this is the first time I have seen the car with a green trunk mounted it actually looks complete!


(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145844.5.jpg)


The rear end looks pretty tough. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)


(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612145844.6.jpg)






Man I love 914s!



Other news, one of my oldest friends came over to see the new house. He's always kept up with progress on this project with this.
Continually dogging me for my cheap tools (it's either tools or floor pans...)

He is a Milwaukee tool (must be nice) kind of guy. (and a bit of a snob at that.). When he arrived, he said he had second hand embarrassment for about my corded harbor freight tools...
Totally understandable, but they got me this far.


Anyways, he brought me these for a "starter kit" as a house warming gift. Totally blown away and really fortunate to have the friends that I do.

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1612146014.1.jpg)
I picked up the 3/8 Ratchet this morning to complete the set. I've never used tools so nice and time saving. I am eager to get into the next rust bucket and use these.
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)


Cheers.
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post Jan 31 2021, 08:24 PM
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I am a huge m18 fan. Bought the vacuum, light, 1/2" impact, 1/4" impact, drills and might buy the string trimmer next to get rid of my sthil .. oh also bought the saw.. love the wrap.. might do some of that in the future on some of my projectsAttached Image
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post Jan 31 2021, 08:39 PM
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I'm just waiting until I finish my workshop to get some M18's
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post Jan 31 2021, 10:38 PM
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Wow! Just wow! Great job on the wrap and that is one helluva good friend!
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post Mar 10 2021, 06:34 PM
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Hi guys,

Been way too long! I was used to the update every 3 days, now it's been a month!

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1615422875.1.jpg)


All good over here, lots of home projects that havn't allowed a lot of time for the 914, also its been really cold.


Today was beautiful. I had been waiting on some Dellorto parts from CBPerf, Held up in the mail and finally arrived today.
I popped in some smaller venturis that were graciously sent my way. Car runs much better, still a little funky. But we're getting there.


SOOOOO I took the car out for an evening drive, best it has ever ran...

UNFORTUNATELY, I was coming up to a stop sign, tried to find second (hello, tail shift...) and shifted into Reverse going about 5 mph. normal grind sound, didn't think much of it.

After the drive, I go to back into the drive way, I don't have reverse... Just makes a *Whir* sound as the motor revs. I put the 914 in R and let it roll down to driveway... It rolls freely, greeeeat.

I suppose I stripped the gear from this maneuver. Any ideas? It happened effortlessly.
I do have a spare trans to pull parts from (or just swap to).



Other stuff on the car:
I did a cool modification i found here on the forums... Since I don't run a back pad, I chopped up the ashtray a bit and fixed my little Hella light to the bottom.

Poor photo, but looks something like this:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1615422876.2.jpg)

I currently have this wired to Key On position, giving it a constant ambient light, (great for the shifter in the dark)
Its faint, but nice. I can provide more photos if anyone would like to see.


A couple more photos from this evening:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1615422876.3.jpg)


(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1615422876.4.jpg)



All I have for today... I so desperately wanted to finally drive this thing to work this week. Always something.

I love this car and it always bites back.


(P.S. Not that I need it, but I looked at a rusty project that should be coming home with me soon. Total dream. I think you guys will love it.)
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post Apr 6 2021, 09:49 AM
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Hey all,

Long time no update. Not a lot of 914 stuff going on here. 10,000 other projects.

One of which, I am picking up this weekend - I think you guys will enjoy it.
Hint: its older and rustier than this 914 was.
Other hint: it's a '69 912 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)

Here's my car last weekend: (I put about 10 miles on it.. not much, but it's a start)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724162.1.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.2.jpg)


The weather has been great and I've spent some time tidying up loose ends. I cut a few corners while building this car - rushing
so I could at least drive it to the new house - some of these have come back to bite me.

Mainly:
-Shifting (tail shift) is a nightmare, gets me stuck at stoplights a lot...
-Throttle pedal is wonky and short,
-Carb linkage likes to jam itself and stick open.

Total chore to drive.

I did attack the throttle this weekend. I totally forgot I previously made a POS cable bracket out of scrap, just to get the car to move.
When I gave it some gas the bracket would tilt forward, making my pedal travel poor.

I spent a few minutes and bent up a new bracket, MUCH better.

Compare here:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.3.jpg)

I also added a return spring, per a recommendation here, which helps bring the revs down faster.

Hopefully this will help, for now, before I order different carb linkage.

Bracket fits like a glove:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.4.jpg)


I have a busy month, but I will be looking into the transmission more, I've swapped to a different tail shift.
Feels great when its up in the air, on in the yard... Once you hit a public road, all the gears are a crapshoot. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)


(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.5.jpg)


I have been enjoying the 944 a lot recently, sans a minor tire explosion.

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.6.jpg)

Perfect weather for it!


Cheers everyone, hope to see you guys at Hershey in a few weekends.

Jared
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post Apr 6 2021, 11:45 AM
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QUOTE(jaredmcginness @ Apr 6 2021, 11:49 AM) *

Hey all,

Long time no update. Not a lot of 914 stuff going on here. 10,000 other projects.

One of which, I am picking up this weekend - I think you guys will enjoy it.
Hint: its older and rustier than this 914 was.
Other hint: it's a '69 912 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)

Here's my car last weekend: (I put about 10 miles on it.. not much, but it's a start)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724162.1.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.2.jpg)


The weather has been great and I've spent some time tidying up loose ends. I cut a few corners while building this car - rushing
so I could at least drive it to the new house - some of these have come back to bite me.

Mainly:
-Shifting (tail shift) is a nightmare, gets me stuck at stoplights a lot...
-Throttle pedal is wonky and short,
-Carb linkage likes to jam itself and stick open.

Total chore to drive.

I did attack the throttle this weekend. I totally forgot I previously made a POS cable bracket out of scrap, just to get the car to move.
When I gave it some gas the bracket would tilt forward, making my pedal travel poor.

I spent a few minutes and bent up a new bracket, MUCH better.

Compare here:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.3.jpg)

I also added a return spring, per a recommendation here, which helps bring the revs down faster.

Hopefully this will help, for now, before I order different carb linkage.

Bracket fits like a glove:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.4.jpg)


I have a busy month, but I will be looking into the transmission more, I've swapped to a different tail shift.
Feels great when its up in the air, on in the yard... Once you hit a public road, all the gears are a crapshoot. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)


(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.5.jpg)


I have been enjoying the 944 a lot recently, sans a minor tire explosion.

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1617724163.6.jpg)

Perfect weather for it!


Cheers everyone, hope to see you guys at Hershey in a few weekends.

Jared


Looks great! Hope to see you at Cars & Coffee sometime this summer in Annapolis. How difficult was it to wrap the trunk lid? I was thinking of sanding mine down and doing a quick paint job, but would consider wrapping as well.
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Looks great! Hope to see you at Cars & Coffee sometime this summer in Annapolis. How difficult was it to wrap the trunk lid? I was thinking of sanding mine down and doing a quick paint job, but would consider wrapping as well.


Hope to see you there as well. I know they are moving it at some point because Dock St. is getting renovated (or something along those lines)

As for the lid, it took about an hour with 2 of us wrapping it. Little at a time and don't stretch/heat it too much.
It didn't come out perfect, but that is OK. At least its green.... I am planning on doing the rest of the car, my passenger side is like 7 different greens, so I would like to have it at least matching.

$320 of vinyl suits my 29 year old budget much better than $X,XXX.XX paint. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)
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QUOTE(jaredmcginness @ Apr 6 2021, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(sjhenry1075 @ Apr 6 2021, 01:45 PM) *


Looks great! Hope to see you at Cars & Coffee sometime this summer in Annapolis. How difficult was it to wrap the trunk lid? I was thinking of sanding mine down and doing a quick paint job, but would consider wrapping as well.


Hope to see you there as well. I know they are moving it at some point because Dock St. is getting renovated (or something along those lines)

As for the lid, it took about an hour with 2 of us wrapping it. Little at a time and don't stretch/heat it too much.
It didn't come out perfect, but that is OK. At least its green.... I am planning on doing the rest of the car, my passenger side is like 7 different greens, so I would like to have it at least matching.

$320 of vinyl suits my 29 year old budget much better than $X,XXX.XX paint. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)


$320 for the whole car or just the trunk lid? Lastly, what muffler do you have on your car?
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$320 for the whole car or just the trunk lid? Lastly, what muffler do you have on your car?


That's all the amount left it would take me to do the entire car. @sjhenry1075 The trunk lid itself was like ~$34 of vinyl. I bought vinyl from Metrorestyling (I think its called) and did get something like 10% off.

As for the muffler, I bought this beautiful handmade dual outlet from @mb911 . He has several different options for different motors.

Mine is stainless, 1.7 fit. The previous page has a soundclip and some more info on these. Hit him up! You wont find a nice muffler.
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Jared, that bracket looks great. And your hands look like mine. But like my dad told me many years ago, "skin grows back".
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QUOTE(bkrantz @ Apr 7 2021, 06:56 PM) *

Jared, that bracket looks great. And your hands look like mine. But like my dad told me many years ago, "skin grows back".


Was thinking exactly the same thing but now I'm thinking - 29 years old and already has 3 Porsches. That kinda pisses me off (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Well done sir. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(jaredmcginness @ Apr 6 2021, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(sjhenry1075 @ Apr 6 2021, 01:45 PM) *


Looks great! Hope to see you at Cars & Coffee sometime this summer in Annapolis. How difficult was it to wrap the trunk lid? I was thinking of sanding mine down and doing a quick paint job, but would consider wrapping as well.


Hope to see you there as well. I know they are moving it at some point because Dock St. is getting renovated (or something along those lines)

As for the lid, it took about an hour with 2 of us wrapping it. Little at a time and don't stretch/heat it too much.
It didn't come out perfect, but that is OK. At least its green.... I am planning on doing the rest of the car, my passenger side is like 7 different greens, so I would like to have it at least matching.

$320 of vinyl suits my 29 year old budget much better than $X,XXX.XX paint. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Make sure to view the wrap institute videos on you tube. Lots of good tips and tricks.
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QUOTE(bkrantz @ Apr 7 2021, 09:56 PM) *

Jared, that bracket looks great. And your hands look like mine. But like my dad told me many years ago, "skin grows back".


Thank you! Working in a fabrication shop, yep, pretty typical. Very used to the sliced up hands, I just wont run off squeezing any fresh limes anytime soon. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


QUOTE(bbrock @ Apr 7 2021, 10:06 PM) *

Was thinking exactly the same thing but now I'm thinking - 29 years old and already has 3 Porsches. That kinda pisses me off (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Well done sir. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


Haha! @bbrock . Well. My priorities are obviously in all the right places (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bs.gif)
But I am enjoying myself and fortunate that I now, mostly have the space to do this stuff.
As we all know these cars are never getting cheaper or manufactured again... I don't want to hit 50 and regret not trying to live out my dream, while I could!
Doesn't come without sacrifices, though.


P.S: Worth noting that the 944 is technically my girlfriend's car (we split the cost - 2k!).
P.P.S: I try to be crafty, squeezing by on an hourly wage. The total buy in for all three of these cars was just about $5500. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)


Cheers!

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QUOTE(jaredmcginness @ Apr 8 2021, 04:55 AM) *

QUOTE(bkrantz @ Apr 7 2021, 09:56 PM) *

Jared, that bracket looks great. And your hands look like mine. But like my dad told me many years ago, "skin grows back".


Thank you! Working in a fabrication shop, yep, pretty typical. Very used to the sliced up hands, I just wont run off squeezing any fresh limes anytime soon. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


QUOTE(bbrock @ Apr 7 2021, 10:06 PM) *

Was thinking exactly the same thing but now I'm thinking - 29 years old and already has 3 Porsches. That kinda pisses me off (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Well done sir. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


Haha! @bbrock . Well. My priorities are obviously in all the right places (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bs.gif)
But I am enjoying myself and fortunate that I now, mostly have the space to do this stuff.
As we all know these cars are never getting cheaper or manufactured again... I don't want to hit 50 and regret not trying to live out my dream, while I could!
Doesn't come without sacrifices, though.


P.S: Worth noting that the 944 is technically my girlfriend's car (we split the cost - 2k!).
P.P.S: I try to be crafty, squeezing by on an hourly wage. The total buy in for all three of these cars was just about $5500. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)


Cheers!


Nice! Full disclosure, when I was in my mid-twenties, I also had 3 Porsches. All were 914s and technically, one was my girlfriend's and now wife. We were living on poverty wages so all were cheap transportation by any standard. I paid a whopping $500 for the one that I still have. My biggest regret was that I had a Prof who offered to sell me his 356 at a really good price. Being on poverty wages and living in an apartment with no covered parking, it just wasn't possible. If only... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Enjoy the rides my friend. You deserve it.
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