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 )

> Tom and Gary’s southwest PA 914 love fest, Coved night out
gereed75
post Jun 29 2020, 08:48 PM
Post #1


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 832
Joined: 19-March 13
From: Pittsburgh PA
Member No.: 15,674
Region Association: North East States



Have been trying to get together with Tom of Olympic914 fame to check out his car up close and in person. Tonight was the night!!

Attached Image

It was a gorgeous night in the southeast hills of the Burgh and Tom’s car is indeed a beauty, cosmetically and mechanically impeccable. I would say “tidy” is the best word.

The highlight of the evening was a car driver switch and a quick blast through some of Tom’s choice local driving roads. Me in his car following he in mine. Maybe a few comparison notes would be interesting:

Toms car is a 74 with a 2056 with 2 liter injection, well tuned to the motor. He has a J west shifter, Tangerine flares accomadating 225 x 16’s, a sweet Triad exhaust, sway bars front and rear and 914LtD stiffener kit

Mine is a 2.4 S built narrow body six with a Weltmiester short shift side shifter with Tangerine bushings and a two bearing shift console mod, 205 x 15 ‘s, 21 mm front sway and an un-reinforced flexi flyer chassis

To say Toms car feels extremely stiff in comparison is an understatement (even top off). I could feel his suspension working in isolation to manage road unevenness where mine feels like everything is transmitted into the chassis setting off a sort of secondary chain of reactions. Very interesting

His J West shifter is better gated with a more notchy feel, where I felt mine is a bit more “slick” feeling.

I have always loved the feel of the injected four and how it is perfectly matched to the trans and chassis, all in perfect balance. Tom’s injected 2056 delivers that balance in spades, everything in it’s place.

Sorry to get carried away, but it was just a fun night. Tom promised to chime in with an extra picture and hopefully impressions of his first drive in a six. I wish he were impressed by the power, but ain’t gonna happen. Tom’s other car is a 718 turbo S cayman.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 3rd July 2020 - 04:29 AM