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post Dec 31 2022, 05:23 PM
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there is no "edit'
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but it is on my later posts?

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post Dec 31 2022, 05:30 PM
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post Dec 31 2022, 05:55 PM
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Very nice early '60's bug.
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post Dec 31 2022, 06:38 PM
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Drex, I sure hope you can get this car and bring it back to its glory, obviously from your pics of your prior resto's you have the skills to do it.
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post Dec 31 2022, 08:08 PM
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Don't let these people scare you away. In my 30 years of mucking with old cars I have never met a group of eyores as bad as the 914 folk. But don't worry, as soon as you start tearing it apart they will all be on your side willing to help in any way they can and rooting you on.
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post Jan 2 2023, 07:12 AM
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i'm neither worried or deterred

if it works out, i'm ready to go
if not, i'll restore another 1941 wwii slat grill jeep

you all were right about 914 costs
i took a look parts prices...WOW

my goal would be a nice looking
running 914

we'll see what this new year brings

thanks again for all your help

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post Jan 2 2023, 08:43 PM
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You can do it! Looking forward to seeing your journey.

I'm back to central Iowa quite a bit. In the spring I'll get my buddy and we'll come over in his 914 and visit!

Shop around for parts, as prices on some bits vary quite a bit. Lots of used/like new parts out there in the forums. Lots of awesome vendors.
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post Jan 2 2023, 09:22 PM
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Based on what I saw on you Bug, Buy the car, It needs your help to put it back right!
This place will be tons of help !!


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post Jan 2 2023, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE(vintagethunder @ Jan 2 2023, 07:43 PM) *

You can do it! Looking forward to seeing your journey.

I'm back to central Iowa quite a bit. In the spring I'll get my buddy and we'll come over in his 914 and visit!

Shop around for parts, as prices on some bits vary quite a bit. Lots of used/like new parts out there in the forums. Lots of awesome vendors.


Take Tom up on his offer. If I was still back in IA I'd tag along with he and Ted (the mutual friend who now has a 914 back in his garage in Des Moines after many years) and check out your project, assuming the judge doesn't throw a wrench in the works... I know from experience there are some good 914 roads around Guthrie Center.

(as an aside, I'll never forget actually working at the Guthrie County Hospital the morning of 9/11 and watching the planes hit the towers...)
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post Jan 3 2023, 06:42 PM
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my son bought me the 914-4 Haynes Repair Manual for Christmas
been looking through it

is there a single best reference book on 914 restorations?

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post Jan 4 2023, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE(Drex @ Jan 3 2023, 07:42 PM) *

my son bought me the 914-4 Haynes Repair Manual for Christmas
been looking through it

is there a single best reference book on 914 restorations?

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several, here is one: Restorers guide to authenticity

https://www.amazon.com/914-6-Porsche-Restor...y/dp/0929758293

Good Luck! -
also a former Iowa resident, born and raised in southern Mn spent a lot of time growing up around Clear Lake and Okaboji, spent 4 years in Davenport in grad school and lived in Red Oak for 3 years before moving to SC 30 years ago. I miss the hunting and fishing but not the snow/cold!.
Looking forward to seeing you get this project and return it to the road.

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post Jan 4 2023, 11:04 AM
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Always good to get a 914 back on the road!

And nice to see some decent ones (and some not so decent) on BAT lately... fun to follow them and listen to some of the comments, though nothing beats 914world!
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post Jan 4 2023, 02:50 PM
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I will be trailering it back
Will probably just use regular tie down straps

What is the best way to attach these to the 914

Thanks

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post Jan 8 2023, 03:22 PM
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Hello

Figured out how to add an avatar

It is a smaller version of this picture
of me by my two WW II jeeps

Haven't heard about the 914 yet
hope to in the near future

Will keep you updated

Drex

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post Jan 9 2023, 08:54 PM
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Well, well Drex. PM sent.

We actually know each other from "way" back. Hope you can get the car. I'm sure you can bring it back to life!
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post Feb 5 2023, 03:48 PM
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We're making progress in buying the 914!
Judge to make decision in the near future.

BTW
Is there a good article or You Tube video
on converting a FI to Carb?

Thanks

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post Feb 5 2023, 04:23 PM
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Oh boy Dave, you opened up a can of worms there!! I have Webers on both my 914's though there is a WIDE difference of opinion here about FI and carbs.

Do a search here and you should find many threads on the subject.

If I was doing it over I'd consider one of the new kits that does FI with throttle bodies that give the look of carbs with the advantage of FI...

Good luck!!!
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