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> 914 GT 3.6 Ferrari Build, - Mechanicals coming along, electronics soon!
tygaboy
post Apr 22 2022, 01:58 PM
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Hi 914 World -
A bit of an intro, if you'll indulge me.
I've always been a believer in fate and karma. A believer in serendipity. A believer that the universe presents thing to us for a reason. Sometimes good, sometimes not. Fortunately, the journey of adventure I'm about to begin is one of the good ones!

Maybe a year or so ago, @Krieger Andy calls and says he has a buddy looking to buy a rear valance for a 914 and do I have one I'd sell. I said that I do, give my contact info to your friend. A few days later, this guy calls and we arrange for him to come by the Red Barn and see if the valance meets his needs. He arrives and we start "the dance of the car guys"! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) He talks about his car experiences, I talk about mine. We talk 356s. We talk 911s. We talk 914s. Obviously, we have a ton in common, including a love for my LS build. He pours over my car, noticing not only the big stuff, but all the little things I've done, too. On this day, he buys the valance and we agree we'll stay in touch. And we do!
Over the course of the following months, he stops by pretty regularly, I visit his place and it's clear that beyond the car stuff, he's a good guy, we get along well and we're going to be friends.

So, one day, we're chatting about RacerBenz. my 2001 Mercedes CL500, Corvette suspension, mid engine, center seat track car build. Yes, I know, a horrific waste of time and money. But anyway, I say "What would be cool is to build "Benzo Ferrari! Find a Ferrari engine and trans and..." He interrupts and says "I have one! From a 360 Modena. And the trans, harnesses, ECUs, etc. I'd love to see it get used for something. Why don't you come get it?"

Wait, what? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

Fast forward to last week where I do just that. Here's what's in the Red Barn now: 3.6 liters, 400 hp and 275 lb/ft of Italian automotive porn.


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tygaboy   914 GT 3.6 Ferrari Build   Apr 22 2022, 01:58 PM
76-914   You need help. :evilgrin:   Apr 22 2022, 01:58 PM
Root_Werks   You need help. :evilgrin: :agree: :lol: ...   Apr 22 2022, 02:03 PM
tygaboy   You need help. :evilgrin: :agree: :lol: ...   Apr 22 2022, 02:07 PM
76-914   [quote name='Root_Werks' post='2996971' date='Apr...   Apr 22 2022, 02:24 PM
tygaboy   As those who've followed my LS build know, I...   Apr 22 2022, 02:02 PM
tygaboy   Hmmm, this looks more promising than I expected.   Apr 22 2022, 02:03 PM
tygaboy   Well, would you look at that! It fits. :headb...   Apr 22 2022, 02:06 PM
tygaboy   More   Apr 22 2022, 02:08 PM
tygaboy   But wait, it gets better! I forward these pics...   Apr 22 2022, 02:14 PM
tygaboy   more   Apr 22 2022, 02:16 PM
tygaboy   So. There it is: the next build. There is one majo...   Apr 22 2022, 02:22 PM
SirAndy   :blink:   Apr 22 2022, 02:38 PM
napasteve   :blink: Exactly (in a good way)   Apr 22 2022, 05:02 PM
markhoward   This is going to be amazing! Hope it stays th...   Apr 22 2022, 03:56 PM
tygaboy   This is going to be amazing! Hope it stays t...   Apr 22 2022, 04:31 PM
SirAndy   No specific color called out but the factory color...   Apr 22 2022, 08:00 PM
Andyrew   That’s some of the best valance work I’ve seen...   Apr 22 2022, 04:36 PM
Chris H.   That’s some of the best valance work I’ve see...   Apr 23 2022, 07:15 AM
mepstein   I would put a Porsche six in the flared 914 and bu...   Apr 22 2022, 05:40 PM
Krieger   It's all my fault! Two wild and crazy guy...   Apr 22 2022, 06:17 PM
tygaboy   It's all my fault! Two wild and crazy gu...   Apr 22 2022, 06:25 PM
siverson   That's awesome! Do it! -Steve   Apr 22 2022, 06:34 PM
Chris914n6   I'd totally paint it Rosso Red. To match t...   Apr 22 2022, 06:54 PM
rgalla9146   Are the output flanges in line with the hubs ? th...   Apr 22 2022, 07:53 PM
tygaboy   Are the output flanges in line with the hubs ? t...   Apr 23 2022, 09:43 AM
KELTY360   Beware of Ferrari fanatics named Guido. :shoot2ki...   Apr 22 2022, 08:04 PM
Cairo94507   @tygaboy - Man, that is a nice, straight, perfect...   Apr 23 2022, 06:52 AM
Superhawk996   Hope the engine checks out - this will be cool.   Apr 23 2022, 07:34 AM
tygaboy   I figured some of you might like this - thanks for...   Apr 23 2022, 08:40 AM
Shivers   Wow. I hope it is good, but the back up plan is ni...   Apr 23 2022, 08:58 AM
Chris H.   A pink 914 with a Ferrari engine...that would be s...   Apr 23 2022, 09:13 AM
rgalla9146   You'll have to have some hidden GoPros when yo...   Apr 23 2022, 10:54 AM
Gearup   If you decide against the flared body because the ...   Apr 23 2022, 11:40 AM
TRS63   What a cool project, looking forward to it ! ...   Apr 23 2022, 01:36 PM
tygaboy   Another typical Tygaboy post: virtually no 914 con...   Apr 24 2022, 12:30 PM
sixnotfour   Great Video..DrySump Tank built into trans,,crazy....   Apr 24 2022, 12:42 PM
Superhawk996   flat plane crank and 8500 rpm - audio porn. :lol...   Apr 24 2022, 03:18 PM
tygaboy   Because it was such a cool picture. I end up just ...   Apr 24 2022, 05:15 PM
sixnotfour   100% :first:   Apr 24 2022, 05:38 PM
Cairo94507   That 914 could be the ultimate "sleeper...   Apr 25 2022, 07:21 AM
tygaboy   The stars align again. I can't remember if I m...   Apr 26 2022, 09:13 AM
Mueller   The stars align again. I can't remember if I ...   May 3 2022, 05:03 PM
tygaboy   The stars align again. I can't remember if I...   May 3 2022, 05:22 PM
Cairo94507   That is great! I would love to be able to be ...   Apr 26 2022, 01:09 PM
tygaboy   That is great! I would love to be able to be...   Apr 26 2022, 02:28 PM
ClayPerrine   And I thought my flat fan and ITB conversion was m...   Apr 26 2022, 01:29 PM
tygaboy   And I thought my flat fan and ITB conversion was ...   Apr 26 2022, 02:48 PM
infraredcalvin   This is such an awesome project, I’m waiting for...   Apr 26 2022, 01:35 PM
ClayPerrine   This is such an awesome project, I’m waiting fo...   Apr 26 2022, 01:37 PM
tygaboy   This is such an awesome project, I’m waiting fo...   Apr 26 2022, 02:40 PM
Chris914n6   Moteena Mule = donkey + horse   Apr 26 2022, 02:56 PM
tygaboy   Moteena Mule = donkey + horse @Chris914n6 - O...   Apr 26 2022, 03:28 PM
mgp4591   [quote name='Chris914n6' post='2997938' date='Apr...   Apr 27 2022, 09:45 PM
eric9144   914NARF :cheer: Took me too long to dig this up...   Apr 26 2022, 02:58 PM
infraredcalvin   I like it! Could always go with the “PORRAR...   Apr 26 2022, 11:59 PM
tygaboy   Let's keep with the "it was meant to be...   Apr 27 2022, 05:31 PM
tygaboy   One other major decision has been made. I asked th...   Apr 27 2022, 05:37 PM
Shivers   One other major decision has been made. I asked t...   Apr 27 2022, 05:56 PM
Dion   This is fascinating. The fact the Italian & Ge...   Apr 27 2022, 06:36 PM
mepstein   Ferrari and Porsche did share the 914-6/308 rear c...   Apr 27 2022, 08:22 PM
JamesJ   Hey Chris, I was thinking 94dena or 914ena. Lookin...   Apr 28 2022, 04:38 PM
Andyrew   Big win on the axles!!!!   Apr 29 2022, 06:43 AM
tygaboy   Subtle badging   Apr 30 2022, 01:56 PM
tygaboy   We found a pic of the car from when the previous o...   May 2 2022, 09:29 AM
Retroracer   We found a pic of the car from when the previous ...   May 2 2022, 03:57 PM
ClayPerrine   So seeing that pic - and being the massive Rush ...   May 3 2022, 06:44 AM
Chris H.   Looks like they're in process of taking the ^*...   May 2 2022, 10:10 AM
Morph914   Chris, this is so cool! Nothing beats the musi...   May 2 2022, 12:32 PM
tygaboy   Chris, this is so cool! Nothing beats the mus...   May 2 2022, 01:34 PM
tygaboy   Milestone morning: The Ferrari SwapRod (as I'v...   May 4 2022, 11:30 AM
Cairo94507   :popcorn: :beer2:   May 4 2022, 12:08 PM
Mueller   I think you need a bigger barn now.   May 4 2022, 12:53 PM
tygaboy   And now, some pics of the chassis: Boy, I'm r...   May 4 2022, 01:28 PM
tygaboy   But it's up frunk where things get interesting...   May 4 2022, 01:31 PM
tygaboy   Were to begin? - louvered floor - custom base plat...   May 4 2022, 01:35 PM
tygaboy   The nose, bumper and front valance are prepped for...   May 4 2022, 01:36 PM
tygaboy   Another view.   May 4 2022, 01:39 PM
tygaboy   Really nice gaps. But yes, somewhere along the way...   May 4 2022, 01:41 PM
tygaboy   So there it is. Let the debate begin about how thi...   May 4 2022, 01:55 PM
tygaboy   The factory headers arrived today. Surprisingly li...   May 4 2022, 02:37 PM
tygaboy   And in place, they look the business. You can see ...   May 4 2022, 02:50 PM
FourBlades   Another amazing project! Can't wait to wa...   May 5 2022, 02:35 PM
tygaboy   The Milestone mornings just keep coming! Yest...   May 5 2022, 02:53 PM
Cairo94507   Congratulations. That is the way to start a proje...   May 5 2022, 03:09 PM
Andyrew   Awesome!!!! I am really glad to he...   May 5 2022, 09:58 PM
Shivers   @tygaboy Was there such a wide variation b...   May 5 2022, 10:45 PM
jcd914   [b]@[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.ph...   May 6 2022, 12:31 AM
tygaboy   @shivers - I'm a newbie to all things Ferrari...   May 6 2022, 08:54 AM
tygaboy   Drive train mounting: Initial planning I initially...   May 6 2022, 09:35 AM
ClayPerrine   Drive train mounting: Initial planning I initiall...   May 6 2022, 11:04 AM
tygaboy   Drive train mounting: Initial planning ... Why ...   May 6 2022, 12:26 PM
Chris914n6   My best guess for the 2 ECUs is 2 MAFs. Not a sign...   May 6 2022, 12:30 PM
racerbvd   Subscribed   May 6 2022, 12:45 PM
targa72e   Two ECU's is not just a Ferrari thing. The BMW...   May 6 2022, 05:00 PM
Andyrew   Or you could build removable mounting points from ...   May 7 2022, 06:48 PM
Retroracer   Chris - RE: Engine cradles and such: More food for...   May 8 2022, 10:22 AM
r_towle   Is it running yet?   May 8 2022, 09:49 PM
Superhawk996   Is it running yet? :lol4:   May 9 2022, 05:29 AM
Cairo94507   You would likely end up removing a lot of metal ...   May 9 2022, 06:37 AM
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