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> Weapons grade versus more subtle 914/6 builds
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post Oct 6 2020, 05:05 PM
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I'm putting a 2.7 with CIS in my /6. I always said that in a stock-ish 914, 170-ish horsepower should make for a really fun car without being too fussy or costing a fortune.

Lengthy trips + Bose QC30 = works for me.
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post Oct 6 2020, 05:18 PM
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my first was a six...soooooooooooooo never really liked the clang bang rattle of the type 4 sale...
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post Oct 6 2020, 08:15 PM
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3.0 with Webbers conversion, front oil cooler, real six heat exchangers and oil fill plumbing, 6s and 7s, stiffening Kit, side shift with Rennshifter, combo gauge, Nurburgring seat, full Elephant suspension, rear fenders professionally flared, power windshield squirters and kept looking relatively as stock looking on purpose. No leaks, great compression and everything 100% functional. Paint needs 3 small spots remedied

So what are the best shots at value?

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post Oct 6 2020, 09:53 PM
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Ok, now that I've read the entire thread instead of just pieces...

I'm building mine for myself, on a realistic budget, to drive (if I ever get it finished). It didn't hurt that it's a real six that I purchased for $8500 nearly 20 years ago and drove it home from NorCal. Ultimately I want something closer to the original formula of the 914/6, rather than a "weapons grade" build. But that's just me. I can appreciate the "weapons grade" 914s on BAT. Beautiful cars. This one is currently doing it for me. Dig the gold. Kind of wish I'd painted mine that color.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-porsche-914-6-8/
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post Oct 6 2020, 10:29 PM
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My car is pretty similar to yours, although with a 2.7RS spec engine and not as clean.

I’ve been keeping an eye on sales for the past couple of years as I thought I might need to sell mine at one point, and depending on miles I’d say anywhere between $32K-$42K.



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3.0 with Webbers conversion, front oil cooler, real six heat exchangers and oil fill plumbing, 6s and 7s, stiffening Kit, side shift with Rennshifter, combo gauge, Nurburgring seat, full Elephant suspension, rear fenders professionally flared, power windshield squirters and kept looking relatively as stock looking on purpose. No leaks, great compression and everything 100% functional. Paint needs 3 small spots remedied

So what are the best shots at value?

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post Oct 7 2020, 07:36 AM
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It will be interesting to see some narrow body /6 conversions come up on BAT or trade here.

I'm thinking that based on the weapons grade sale prices there is a mad rush to build replicas of the big dollar builds.

Nice cars gentlemen!
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post Oct 7 2020, 09:13 AM
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I don’t think there will be a mad rush to build anything. Your usually underwater on any six conversion unless you buy someone’s project car.
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post Oct 7 2020, 09:16 AM
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Professionals know that, but there are a lot of arm chair want-to-be people that will learn the hard way.
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post Oct 7 2020, 10:27 AM
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I too have my weapons grade 3.6 hot rod, it was built by me beginning in 2005. I built my vision of what Porsche would built given what was available at the time, I am happy with the car... but its more than a decade on now and tastes change, now I do not drive it at anything over about 3/10's. In the last few years I have made concessions for comfort, something I would not have considered when building it. The car when built was loud and rowdy, a beast. Now I have taken the edge off that by adding one of Bens quiet mufflers and installed a fresh air fan in the cabin to cool off the driver. I love my car but I do have to drive it with ear plugs and at times she can be a bit cantankerous and as such I really hesitate to drive any distance.


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post Oct 7 2020, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE(john77 @ Oct 6 2020, 03:25 PM) *

Does the front valance have the cut out for the oil cooler? I was looking at the style on the PMS website but haven't seen one on a car.

@john77 Yes mine has the cut out but it's more like a modified LE valence--the one the currently sell is slightly different @Coondog has that one on his car (I believe it also has the cut out)

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post Oct 7 2020, 11:26 AM
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I was running this one for a while but I wasn’t getting enough airflow for cooling as I live in the desert. I replaced it with a Oscar bumper and a PMS spoiler
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post Oct 7 2020, 12:45 PM
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From track only car to street hotrod. I added an interior, full exterior refresh and repaint, muffler, and softened the spring rates. It's loud on full throttle and high rpm, but as reasonable short drive toy. No heater, no wipers, no radio, still has the fire system and the 3.4 makes probably 260 hp at the wheels with the muffler installed (dyno at 290 rwhp with open exhaust).
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post Oct 7 2020, 12:51 PM
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Nice builds gentlemen.

How much interior sound deadening are you all running?

What would you do differently next time?
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post Oct 7 2020, 01:02 PM
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Thanks @Coondog

Is the spoiler you're running now this one?

https://patrickmotorsports.com/collections/...od-914-gt-fswoc

My car already has a steel front bumper with the cut out, but it's a bit ratty and needs to be rechromed so I may switch to an FG with the cutout once the flares are welded on.
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post Oct 7 2020, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE(john77 @ Oct 7 2020, 12:02 PM) *

Thanks @Coondog

Is the spoiler you're running now this one?

https://patrickmotorsports.com/collections/...od-914-gt-fswoc

My car already has a steel front bumper with the cut out, but it's a bit ratty and needs to be rechromed so I may switch to an FG with the cutout once the flares are welded on.



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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Oct 7 2020, 11:51 AM) *

Nice builds gentlemen.

How much interior sound deadening are you all running?

What would you do differently next time?


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QUOTE(Coondog @ Oct 7 2020, 07:21 PM) *

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Oct 7 2020, 11:51 AM) *

Nice builds gentlemen.

How much interior sound deadening are you all running?

What would you do differently next time?


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Thanks @Coondog - will likely go that route.
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post Oct 7 2020, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE(Coondog @ Oct 7 2020, 05:21 PM) *

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Oowwww.... @Coondog Who did those seats?
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post Oct 7 2020, 08:25 PM
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Patrick Motor Sports.
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Stocking item or build to order?
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