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Motosan
post Dec 2 2022, 11:10 PM
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Getting ready to start phase one of the build.
1974 2.0l
Parts are all ready to go.
1.New rebuilt transaxle, tangerine racing shift linkage kit, and shift rod bearing.

2. Front and rear bilstein struts, camber plate bushings, ball joints, polybronze control arm bearings, low friction control arm bearings, bump steer kit, drop link bushings, polybronze trail arm bearings, and turbo tie rods.

3. Rebuilt front/rear calipers, pads, calipers, brake lines, tangerine racing master cylinder brace, and a 19mm master cylinder.

4. 914 rubber - door panels, full rubber/seal package, rs door handles, visor package, and h4 lens/led lights.

5. Refurbished dash, knee pad, font/rear targa pads, refurbished seats/center console pad, carpet kit, threshold trim, windshield, mono Indy steering wheel, and a retro manufacturing bluetooth radio.

6. Tangerine racing Evo exhaust and heat exchangers.

Looking forward to giving this car a new life!
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post Dec 3 2022, 06:56 AM
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Great start!
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post Dec 3 2022, 07:31 AM
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Looking forward to seeing pictures of the build!
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post Dec 4 2022, 08:51 AM
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Looks like fun Motosan, enjoy the ride and post pics as you go. Mark
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post Dec 4 2022, 09:34 AM
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Nice plan Motosan. I may have missed it, is this a new acquisition for you? I see you have spec'd poly-bronze bushings for part of your suspension. What is the intended use for your car? Street driven or tracked?

I had poly-bronze type bushings in past 914-6 cars I street drove and found them to be a bit jarring. I went with Elephant Racing rubber in my current 914-6 and am very happy. By the way, Chuck Moreland at Elephant Racing is a terrific resource to talk about suspension. One of my good friends installed the poly-bronze in his 914-6 during restoration and he said as soon as he drove my car he regretted going poly-bronze in his.

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post Dec 4 2022, 10:05 AM
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I have all the "no rubber" Elephant suspension parts in my car: Polybronze in the rear, sphericals in the front, no rubber at the tops of any of the shocks.
It's harsh on bumpy roads and sharp-edged bumps. Absolutely awesome when things are smooth(er).
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post Dec 4 2022, 10:57 AM
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Great project, keep us posted with your progress. What are you using for a power plant?
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post Dec 5 2022, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Dec 4 2022, 07:34 AM) *

Nice plan Motosan. I may have missed it, is this a new acquisition for you? I see you have spec'd poly-bronze bushings for part of your suspension. What is the intended use for your car? Street driven or tracked?

I had poly-bronze type bushings in past 914-6 cars I street drove and found them to be a bit jarring. I went with Elephant Racing rubber in my current 914-6 and am very happy. By the way, Chuck Moreland at Elephant Racing is a terrific resource to talk about suspension. One of my good friends installed the poly-bronze in his 914-6 during restoration and he said as soon as he drove my car he regretted going poly-bronze in his.

Just food for thought. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

It’s just a weekend car for me, as yes it is a new acquisition. Lots of canyons out my door, so that was my thought for the bushings. I went back and forth on that one! Hope it works but looking forward to testing.
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post Dec 5 2022, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ Dec 4 2022, 08:57 AM) *

Great project, keep us posted with your progress. What are you using for a power plant?

I have a stock 2.0 for now. I have a friend with 2.7 that I might consider down the road.
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post Dec 5 2022, 10:29 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Dec 4 2022, 08:05 AM) *

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I have all the "no rubber" Elephant suspension parts in my car: Polybronze in the rear, sphericals in the front, no rubber at the tops of any of the shocks.
It's harsh on bumpy roads and sharp-edged bumps. Absolutely awesome when things are smooth(er).

That’s good to hear! I’m not going to be using the car for much beyond a couple rallies a year and slow canyon drives.
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post Dec 21 2022, 01:56 AM
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Good news is I now have a working radio. Bad news is it seems half the screws I have come across are stripped and rusted. Going to have to invest in an impact screw driver. Any kits out there that you all have used for replacement hardware??
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post Jan 18 2023, 12:04 PM
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Finally getting some work done. Trans is rebuilt and going in, a few tangerine racing/jwest parts going in, and some interior pieces getting removed.


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post Jan 18 2023, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Dec 4 2022, 10:05 AM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)
I have all the "no rubber" Elephant suspension parts in my car: Polybronze in the rear, sphericals in the front, no rubber at the tops of any of the shocks.
It's harsh on bumpy roads and sharp-edged bumps. Absolutely awesome when things are smooth(er).

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)

I have had delrin and needle bearings in the suspension on my six conversion car over the years. I found the ride to be harsh for street use. I went back to the Elephant rubber replacement bushings years ago and I have been happy with it.

For a pure race car, I would use the needle bearing setup. It moves smooth and does not flex.

Just my $.02

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post Jan 18 2023, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jan 18 2023, 10:13 AM) *

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Dec 4 2022, 10:05 AM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)
I have all the "no rubber" Elephant suspension parts in my car: Polybronze in the rear, sphericals in the front, no rubber at the tops of any of the shocks.
It's harsh on bumpy roads and sharp-edged bumps. Absolutely awesome when things are smooth(er).

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)

I have had delrin and needle bearings in the suspension on my six conversion car over the years. I found the ride to be harsh for street use. I went back to the Elephant rubber replacement bushings years ago and I have been happy with it.

For a pure race car, I would use the needle bearing setup. It moves smooth and does not flex.

Just my $.02

Clay

Thanks for the info!

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post Jan 18 2023, 11:37 PM
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Have the center console out for the shifter install and trying to decide why I would put it back in. Anyone regret not having put it back? Seems like a very big box that holds a couple gauges. Looks like I can replace all the gauges and consolidate them into one dash unit.
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post Jan 19 2023, 03:10 AM
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Re: "Any kits out there that you all have used for replacement hardware??"

Here you go for the hardware you might need, see post #8. I'm not saying you should buy the whole list, but it looks like a good reference. Also AA has a kit and Mark at 914RUBBER stated he might be putting area specific kits together.

Good luck with the project.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...=Nuts,and,bolts
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post Jan 19 2023, 06:36 AM
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Nice list of parts! You are going to love how the car shifts with the Tangerine linkage and Renn shifter. If you are not running a rear sway bar, I would add a set of 140 lb rear springs. Good luck with the build.
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post Jan 21 2023, 10:17 PM
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Torsion bars were very stuck but turbo tie rods and a arms went on according to plan.


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post Jan 25 2023, 11:16 PM
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Front end almost done, rear end started, and a very rusty/dented exhaust blasted/primed.
Couple of small bumps in the road but making progress!


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post Jan 26 2023, 05:16 AM
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Great job. Did mine four years ago. It was so much fun I wish I could help. Best, Mark
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