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> 1975 New Owner Intro. First 914.
post Jan 25 2023, 08:37 AM
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Just closed a deal on a 1975 1.8 914 and now waiting on delivery. My search criteria was to not buy a "project" and I wanted a 914 still using the original fuel injection, no rust, and in my budget of around $20k, a tall order I know. I quickly found that finding one of these cars that had not been converted to Webers or Solex carbs was not easy. I would rather sort out any issues with the factory fuel injection than fiddling with carbs.

The car I find was enthusiast owned and appeared to be well cared for. I wouldn't be surprised if he was even a 914-world member. Still has FI, repainted, thought admittedly not a a concours re-paint, from out West so no rust. Interior is clean, suspension has been lowered slightly with Koni components, and overall, the car is in great condition and within my budget.

This is my first 914 but have owned a 1985 944 and 2017 Cayman S in the past. Other cars in my collection are older Jaguars, Mercedes, a Triumph TR6, and a Landrover Discovery 2, so brands that will test your patience.

Plans for the car are to enjoy it on sunny weather and maintain it as required. Depending on how the paint looks in person a total strip and repaint may be in the future. I do like the look and functionality of the appearance group center console, so that may be a future addition.

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post Feb 2 2023, 09:29 PM
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PS @MSGGrunt .

other data you can get off the engines you have is.

1) the emission sticker. white label with red writing. stuck on the top of the cast fan shroud housing. may or may not still be there. be either EPA conforming (49),
or California conforming.

2). the sump plate lid on the underside of the engine. this is not the lid with the drain bolt but the other lid closer to the fan shroud.

if either of the engines you have are original enough.
the 920 should have a sump lid with a temp sensor inbuilt?
the 919 should have a "flatish" lid? it has got a bump in it, but a temp sensor does not stick out.
thats if my theory is right based on limited data to date. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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MSGGrunt   1975 New Owner Intro. First 914.   Jan 25 2023, 08:37 AM
shredtherad   Very cool car and welcome! I am a new 914 own...   Jan 25 2023, 08:42 AM
campbellcj   :wttc: Congrats and welcome! Looks like you ...   Jan 25 2023, 08:48 AM
TheCabinetmaker   Welcome to the world! Nice looking car. I sugg...   Jan 25 2023, 08:53 AM
rgolia   Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June in...   Jan 25 2023, 09:00 AM
StarBear   Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June i...   Jan 25 2023, 10:41 AM
BeatNavy   Now you have to come to the NE Gathering. June ...   Jan 25 2023, 11:15 AM
OrangeBones   [quote name='StarBear' post='3053455' date='Jan 2...   Feb 10 2023, 02:40 PM
jhynesrockmtn   Looks great! Welcome to the madness!   Jan 25 2023, 09:06 AM
rfinegan   Welcome to the World ...Nice looking car. I love m...   Jan 25 2023, 10:26 AM
MSGGrunt   And attending Porsche Day this summer at the Larz ...   Jan 25 2023, 10:26 AM
sb914   :wttc: that car looks familiar! Definitely a ...   Jan 25 2023, 10:36 AM
Root_Werks   :wttc: Nice score on a 914! You did good to...   Jan 25 2023, 11:06 AM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   Looks like a good car with a lot of potential, may...   Jan 25 2023, 11:18 AM
MSGGrunt   Just waiting to hear from the shipping broker that...   Jan 25 2023, 11:24 AM
SirAndy   .. no rust ... from out West so no rust ... Ther...   Jan 25 2023, 11:32 AM
Van B   .. no rust ... from out West so no rust ... The...   Feb 1 2023, 07:20 PM
930cabman   :wttc: Soon the fun will begin, these are fun ca...   Jan 25 2023, 11:37 AM
rjames   Nice car, and welcome to the fray. The blacked out...   Jan 25 2023, 12:09 PM
Puebloswatcop   Your illness has just begun....congratulations. a...   Jan 25 2023, 12:10 PM
MSGGrunt   Just like no such thing as a rust free 1980's ...   Jan 25 2023, 12:21 PM
krazykonrad   :wttc:   Jan 25 2023, 12:22 PM
TRS63   Welcome, looks like you got yourself a good 914...   Jan 25 2023, 12:25 PM
MSGGrunt   I have always liked the lines of the 914 and the f...   Jan 25 2023, 12:31 PM
MSGGrunt   The car is now in Massachusetts. She needs a good ...   Feb 1 2023, 07:06 PM
Mikey914   Thanks for the Props, we have another round of the...   Feb 1 2023, 07:19 PM
MSGGrunt   Nice to discover all the body numbers match. Now I...   Feb 1 2023, 07:26 PM
Mikey914   Excellent plan, Don’t strip it until you have ha...   Feb 1 2023, 08:12 PM
Van B   Engine number is underneath the manifold plenum on...   Feb 1 2023, 08:19 PM
emerygt350   Looks great. There are some little things going o...   Feb 1 2023, 08:20 PM
emerygt350   Oh, and never ever leave a loose rag in the engine...   Feb 1 2023, 08:22 PM
wonkipop   Oh, and never ever leave a loose rag in the engin...   Feb 2 2023, 02:31 AM
Costa05   Nice purchase. Noticed you are running Yokohama Ad...   Feb 1 2023, 08:29 PM
MSGGrunt   Tires are 195/50R15   Feb 1 2023, 08:37 PM
bkrantz   Nice looking car--congrats. A few things to consi...   Feb 1 2023, 08:48 PM
MSGGrunt   I did find the engine number. It was easy to loca...   Feb 1 2023, 08:49 PM
infraredcalvin   Nice car, looks like you got a pretty good one...   Feb 1 2023, 10:47 PM
wonkipop   @MSGGrunt welcome to the wonderful world of L je...   Feb 2 2023, 02:28 AM
Geezer914   Nice find, enjoy the car! Welcome to 914 Worl...   Feb 2 2023, 06:07 AM
BillJ   I used to.own a silver 75 and have to say even tho...   Feb 2 2023, 06:35 AM
930cabman   I used to.own a silver 75 and have to say even th...   Feb 2 2023, 05:17 PM
bludden   What part of Western MA? I'm originally from C...   Feb 2 2023, 05:37 PM
Cairo94507   :wttc: Congratulations on your purchase; looks lik...   Feb 2 2023, 06:05 PM
MSGGrunt   I am in Athol. No making fun... I worked on Westo...   Feb 2 2023, 06:45 PM
MSGGrunt   On the red car the driver's side number is 919...   Feb 2 2023, 07:08 PM
wonkipop   On the red car the driver's side number is 91...   Feb 2 2023, 09:15 PM
MSGGrunt   The '75 donor motor is serial number EC040741 ...   Feb 2 2023, 07:48 PM
wonkipop   PS @MSGGrunt . other data you can get off the en...   Feb 2 2023, 09:29 PM
wonkipop   @MSGGrunt went back and looked at your photos an...   Feb 2 2023, 10:39 PM
MSGGrunt   Thanks for all of the info and glad I could help f...   Feb 3 2023, 07:40 AM
wonkipop   @MSGGrunt sometimes owners retain paperwork with...   Feb 3 2023, 02:26 PM
MSGGrunt   Sticker on spare motor is the same minus the Calif...   Feb 3 2023, 05:28 PM
wonkipop   Sticker on spare motor is the same minus the Cali...   Feb 3 2023, 07:28 PM
MSGGrunt   And these are the EGR parts that were included, bu...   Feb 3 2023, 05:30 PM
wonkipop   And these are the EGR parts that were included, b...   Feb 3 2023, 07:20 PM
MSGGrunt   All good info. I kind of do like the center consol...   Feb 3 2023, 08:26 PM
MSGGrunt   Further evidence. Dash has EGR and CAT warning lig...   Feb 4 2023, 08:26 AM
MSGGrunt   Pictures of the exhaust. The muffler does not have...   Feb 4 2023, 08:30 AM
rhodyguy   The plastic charcoal canisters are easy to refresh...   Feb 4 2023, 01:41 PM
wonkipop   @MSGGrunt you still have stock 1975 heat exchang...   Feb 4 2023, 04:02 PM
Van B   Yeah get the big carbon pellets from the pet store...   Feb 4 2023, 06:16 PM
Van B   Duplicate post.   Feb 4 2023, 06:17 PM
MSGGrunt   Charcoal canister all apart and cleaned. Ordered C...   Feb 8 2023, 05:51 PM
Craigers17   Charcoal canister all apart and cleaned. Ordered ...   Feb 8 2023, 06:03 PM
wonkipop   if you can't get them from 914 rubber then - ...   Feb 8 2023, 07:11 PM
wonkipop   this mob in canada look like they have a fair bit ...   Feb 8 2023, 07:32 PM
MSGGrunt   This looks pretty complete. http://www.autoatlan...   Feb 9 2023, 02:23 PM

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