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post Feb 5 2023, 07:15 PM
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If you are new to aircooled you might also benefit from some VW books on the type 4.
Also, “how to keep your vw alive” is sort of mandatory old school reading, humor added.

If you have a six, lean on the /6 aircooled books on pelican parts.

Also, fir your adventure there are many vendors in the member-vendors forum.
You can buy almost 85% of the parts you need from these vendors.
The rest of the things you might need is why we all have at least two 914s
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post Feb 5 2023, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE(Drex @ Feb 5 2023, 03:48 PM) *

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

Drex


ya don't do it. The cam is designed for FI. Unless you split the case and change out the cam you will be challenged attempting to run lean enough at idle and low RPM's and rich enough at Rev to keep from dropping valve seats from combustion heat. This is not a Beetle designed to run on a single flush of the toilet. Some have had limited success but I would advise against it.
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post Feb 6 2023, 04:02 PM
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I'd like to leave original i.e FI
are parts readily available if i went this route?
Drex
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post Feb 6 2023, 07:30 PM
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If the car will need extensive work, think about making a hot rod. There are so many options. Suby power or LS with Boxster trans. If it’s never going to be a perfect show car again, then open your mind to make it your own creation.
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post Feb 10 2023, 03:03 PM
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thanks for the book titles

if it comes with FI
I'll probably leave it so
and hope it works okay

have been busy reading
all the technical articles

here's a picture of my 911 with my dad circa

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QUOTE(Drex @ Feb 6 2023, 02:02 PM) *

I'd like to leave original i.e FI
are parts readily available if i went this route?
Drex


Yes. Everything is available.
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post Feb 23 2023, 11:28 AM
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Good News!
(Not sure my wife thinks so)
but the judge approved my offer!

Plan to pick up the 914 this coming Sunday
We received 1/4" of ice last night
and the temperature was about 5 F this am
but Sunday is supposed to be 51 F and nice.

Will have to make 2 trips as a parts car
come with it.

I've read the threads on endoscopes
to inspect the cylinders.
Seems the consensus is to buy
a cheap unit that attaches to one's cell phone.
But this wouldn't be able to see the valves, or would it?

Thanks for all your help
Will post pictures I.N.F.

Drex
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Congrats Dave- will be watching the progress.

Shoulda kept the 911!!!
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post Feb 27 2023, 05:37 AM
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Picked up 914 yesterday
Made it home okay

Serial Number 4712902617

Serial Number of parts car is 4712915293

More pics later

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In garage
the rear end sits very low to the ground
is this due to deflated shocks?

Drex

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post Feb 27 2023, 06:04 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) Did I mention that car is Willow. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)
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Sagging rear end pretty common- weak rear springs. Easily fixed- add it to the list!
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Don't buy KYB shocks!
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Love the color! Keep us posted on the progress.
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post Feb 28 2023, 05:44 PM
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Leave tomorrow morning
to pickup the parts car

Plan to completely tear it apart for parts
and sell the ones I don't need

Here is a picture of it
Other than the engine
what are the major things
worth saving?

Again, appreciate all your expertise

Drex

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Might be able to save the gas tank and some of the suspension pieces, and the wheels/tires to use at some point to help move the chassis if re-doing the wheels you're going to actually use.
Doubt much more as that looks like it is about to fold in half...
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post Mar 1 2023, 07:49 AM
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QUOTE(Drex @ Feb 28 2023, 06:44 PM) *

Leave tomorrow morning
to pickup the parts car

Plan to completely tear it apart for parts
and sell the ones I don't need

Here is a picture of it
Other than the engine
what are the major things
worth saving?

Again, appreciate all your expertise

Drex

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lots of stuff to take out, the rear glass and the front windshield, suspension parts,
brake calipers a-arms and rear control arms usually worth saving can be cleaned up and re-powder coated and made new, interior if the back pad foam is in good condition it can be recovered, they dont make that foam anymore. maybe the headlight buckets, rear trunk lid hood lid, dash frame interior , gauge cluster, etc etc

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Ran into a little glitch this morning...
My F350 broke down heading down to the car!!

Had to leave my truck and trailer at a Ford Dealership
and bring a loner car home!

F350 symptoms
Sudden loss of power
Check engine light on
Idle terrible
Sounds like it is running on 2 or 3 cylinders

If I shut engine off
It restarts fine and runs fine for a few seconds

Any ideas?

Any rate
Hopefully they will fix my truck
and i'll drive back, pickup truck n trailer
and then pickup car

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Well
an exhaust temperature sensor
replacement did no good to fix my F350

Now their replacing the electronics
that attach to the valve cover gasket!

Supposed to be done Monday afternoon
so am planning to pick up parts car
Wednesday

Drex
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QUOTE(Drex @ Mar 3 2023, 07:21 PM) *

Well
an exhaust temperature sensor
replacement did no good to fix my F350

Now their replacing the electronics
that attach to the valve cover gasket!

Supposed to be done Monday afternoon
so am planning to pick up parts car
Wednesday

Drex


It doesn't stop, being in the world of 914's adds to the confusion, but it's often fun
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