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> Sale Pending - My purchase of 9140431482, Just facts; no spin or opinion
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post Jan 19 2024, 03:07 PM
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This’s the advertisement for the 914/6 I bought in 2020:

QUOTE(mountainroads @ May 31 2020, 03:56 PM) *

Update: Car has been SOLD. Thanks.

VIN 9140431482. 126500 miles. Non-matching 2.7 liter engine. Original (AFAIK) transmission converted to side-shifter. Car appears mostly stock at first glance, hiding multiple subtle upgrades. Mildly flared fenders accommodate 7X15 Fuchs. Engine pulls strongly to redline and is an absolute blast to drive. Receives many compliments. Always garaged and never driven in rain during my ownership. Car is currently registered as a Collector Vehicle with a clear Washington State title.

I purchased this car in January 2012 with the intent to drive and enjoy it for a couple of years while I figured out exactly what I wanted to do, and then bring it up to a high end, driver-quality car. Local Washington State car its entire life, having originally been purchased new at Humphrey Porsche Audi VW in Everett. I believe I am the fourth owner with previous owner taking possession in 1993. Restored and maintained by best available local talent. Competing time demands and recent health issues cause me not to drive it as much as I hoped or should (~500 miles since I got the car back), so it’s time for someone else to have the pleasure. I’ve received a few word-of mouth nibbles but no follow-through, so offering publically here first, then PCA, then BAT. Detailed restoration documentation and maintenance invoices available. Asking price reflects our current economic reality. $59,500.

Body/Interior
Started no-expense spared restoration in 2014. Paint and body work done by Kirsten Rillos at Rillos Restoration, Kent Wa. Interior by Steve Shepp, Classic Interiors, Ballard Wa.

- Full repaint in original Tangerine (23)
- Only minor surface rust repair needed in a few spots (above left rear taillight, below windshield frame, etc.).
- No structural rust or other body damage.
- New battery tray - the only body part that warranted replacement. No damage to longitudinal, underneath.
- New Wurth underbody sealant.
- Patrick Motorsports rear chassis frame stiffening kit installed to accommodate increased engine HP. https://patrickmotorsports.com/products/bod-914-crk-pmp
- All chrome and bright parts re-plated.
- New windshield. (Original had scratch marks that wouldn’t come out. No cracks.)
- Original rear window defroster.
- All new rubber seals.
- New seat upholstery, back pad, carpeting.
- Original dash in excellent condition.
- New CocoMats.
- 911-E tachometer to better match engine redline. Original working tachometer comes with car.

Engine/Transmission
All engine, transmission, mechanical installation and maintenance work performed by Chris’s Geman Auto Service in Redmond Wa. and Aker’s Porsche, Seattle Wa.

- New Elgin 306/288-106 camshafts.
- New Carrera pressure-fed chain tensioners.
- New 1st gear transmission synchro. Rings, sleeves, bushings, and gaskets as needed.
- New Classic Retrofit CDI+ (6 Pin).
- Original Italian Weber carbs rejetted for 2.7 and new cams.
- Powder-coated original heat exchangers.
- Oil tank cleaned and hot-tanked.
- Fuel tank cleaned, boiled, and resealed.
- New Dansk muffler.
- New spark plugs, ignition wires, cap, and rotor.
- Replaced original plastic fuel line with braided steel line through the tunnel.
- New Optima yellow-top battery.
- All new fluids, etc.

Brakes/Wheels/Running Gear
- 7 X 15 Fuchs with RSR finish, restored by Harvey Weidman.
- Goodyear Eagle GT 205/60R-15 tires.
- 911-S aluminum front calipers.
- Genuine NOS 914-6 GT (not cut down 911) rear brake rotors.
- All brake calipers restored by PMB Performance. (Spacers installed in rears to fit the wider, ventilated GT rotors.)
- New 23mm ATE master cylinder.
- Powder-coated suspension components.
- Koni shocks.
- Tool kit and factory jack.

Additional parts, brand-new Covercraft car cover, factory service manuals come with the car.

Please PM me if seriously interested. I will do my best to respond on a daily basis, but I’m not in the profession of selling cars so please don’t expect an instant response. Apologies in advance for a few of the crappy cell phone pictures. They were the best I could manage at the time. Additional pictures and short running videos available upon request.

Thank you!

- MR

A couple of PRE-restoration and engine ready for re-install pictures, below.
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post Jan 19 2024, 03:22 PM
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Before deciding to purchase, I hired Jeff Gamroth to perform a PPI for $1000. Here’s his report:

“Exterior:
Initial walk around shows all body gaps excellent, with excellent paint.
No signs of major rust issues, found 1 10mm diameter bubble under paint below passenger side sail at leading edge of quarter panel.
Trunks both excellent.
Fuel tank and related plumbing excellent.
Undercoat heavily applied.
Top in excellent condition, latches very good.
Leading edge Targa top seal needs re-gluing to windshield frame.
Bumper chrome very good and aluminum trim very good.
Wheels are in excellent condition, lug nuts in fair condition.
Tires are dated 2011 and have flat spots from sitting.
All lights work, horns work, wipers work.
Rear fender flares very nicely done.
Interior:
In overall excellent condition, with some minor blemishes here and there. Dash is excellent, seats and carpet very good.
Has period Personal/Fittipaldi steering wheel.
Aftermarket speakers are loose.
All gauges work, gauges have varied patina.
Running Gear:
Engine base is 73’ 911T, 2.4L 7R crankcase.
Engine started good cold, with little smoke.
Engine has Carrera tensioners and Petronix ignition trigger.
Muffler is like new, heater boxes are in good condition, chrome tail pipe is missing. Slight seepage from pulley end of crankcase.
Leak down test: 4, 6, 5, 6, 6, 6%.
Oil tank and hoses are excellent.
Transmission type - 914/01 #7501494, no leaks detected.
Transmission shifts great, clutch cable needs adjustment.
Feels like stock gear ratios, no LSD.
Drive Test:
Engine performance - very good.
Driveability very good.
Rev limiter set at 6500 - should be raised to 7300.
Brake performance is poor due to crummy brake pads.
Car tracks straight, steering wheel very slightly off center (minor).
Has Bilstein front struts and Koni rear shocks.
Has H&H adjustable front sway bar with Tarett adjustable drop links.
911S Alloy front calipers.
E-brake works.
Has new battery.
CD unit mounted in left side of engine bay (should be mounted on bracket in front of battery).
Overall Impression:
This car was obviously restored and modified with quality and taste in mind. I would recommend purchasing.”
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post Jan 19 2024, 03:34 PM
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Based on Jeff’s report, I proceeded to purchase the car. After he picked the car up from the seller, and brought it to his shop, we discussed what work he would perform based on the inspection and my specific desires. This was documented in a couple of emails I wrote:

7/1/20:
“Hi Jeff - This is to document work items for the 914-6 ...

1) Add engine oil cooling under the rear trunk.
2) Clutch adjustment.
3) R&R brake pads.
4) Four wheel alignment, including re-centering the steering wheel
5) Make sure everything locks and unlocks ... both doors and trunks. (Paul mentioned he doesn't think the rear trunk lock works.)
6) Add a hidden kill switch.
7) Re-glue roof weather stripping along front edge.
8) Mount and balance new tires.
9) Repair heater. Paul reported it's stuck in the 'on' position, with aluminum foil blocking the ductwork.
10) Please retain the current air cleaner setup.

Feel free to reach out if anything comes up.”

And on 7/2/20:
“Good morning Jeff - A minor correction to the ‘hit list’ for ‘1482 ...

Paul found the front trunk lock to be troublesome; not the rear.

... Bob”
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post Jan 19 2024, 03:45 PM
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Here’s the resulting invoice I paid for Jeff’s work on the car between 7/1/20 and 10/19/20:


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post Jan 19 2024, 04:06 PM
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This car should be awesome…just the fact
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post Jan 19 2024, 04:09 PM
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we sure sold the previous owner a bunch of parts
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post Jan 19 2024, 04:37 PM
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Since taking delivery, I’ve driven the car 376 miles. It’s worth noting the PO had the car worked on by at least 2 shops specializing in Porsches and a restoration shop in the Seattle area.

Here’s a list of things I have fixed (or are still on my “to do” list) on the car since receiving it. I’ll add to it in the next day or so. I will also post photo or video documentation. These are ALL in “as received” condition. I recognize some of this, like the broken gas tank screen, tank debris / sediment and carb inlet screen are not reasonable to expect to be found in a PPI or servicing. But the car would not pass a basic safety inspection as received.

Headlights & high beams malfunctioning; metallic chunk of debris (solder?) lodged in column switch.
RF turn signal inoperative; bucket connector receptacle damaged / broken.
License plate lite inoperative; wiring connected wrong causing short.
Parking brake adjustment improper.
LR brake venting clearance off.
Shifting; worn rear firewall bushing.
Fuel vapors entering cabin & noticeable to both of wife’s 2 adult daughters in walking through the garage; rubber of SS braid hose quickly found to be leaking near shifter (from use of gas with ethanol?) w/$135 Rigid combustible gas “sniffer”.
Carbs: sediment / debris in floats, inlet filter torn causing unacceptable drivability.
Throttle linkage set to achieve WOT; but set incorrectly for idle to be on carb stops, or to avoid excessive side loading of throttle shafts at WOT.
Gas tank: sediment (paint flakes?) & rust inside, outlet sock filter broken. SS braid hose with 2 worm drive hose clamps on tank inlet pipe.
……

There have been other “disappointments” along the way, but since I don’t have documentation, shall be excluded from this thread.

This’s my most recent discovery earlier today:Attached Image


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post Jan 19 2024, 04:42 PM
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All sounds and looks great, until the last photo.

Looks like possible heavy rusting in the floor.
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post Jan 19 2024, 05:31 PM
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Headlight /high beam malfunction. Left headlight dim vs right. Switching to high beams and left almost goes out while right got bright:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4CieKfXcsMFZzxzPA

Photos showing RF turn signal continuously on flash mode, and of back side of broken RF turn signal connector showing missing tab for connection of 3rd wire:


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post Jan 19 2024, 05:42 PM
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That would make me check grounds first...

Look at bulbs too!

I've had broken filaments that crossed internally drive me bat shit crazy one time.

Might try discoing one side then the other to isolate.

I don't know enough about head light power supply on these yet...


Someone else, please chime in!
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post Jan 19 2024, 05:43 PM
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Regardless of a person's reputation, as a general rule, I would never let a person whom I am anticipating allowing to work on my car, do the PPI as well. There is already a baked in conflict of interest there. Not speaking to any parties involved in this particular situation, as I am not familiar. Hopefully the work that was performed was done to high level, so at least you have that.
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post Jan 19 2024, 06:10 PM
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Probably should have posted this first: As received shift cover hanging loose & 2x4 block stuck to 901 transmission:


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post Jan 19 2024, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE(technicalninja @ Jan 19 2024, 04:42 PM) *

That would make me check grounds first...

Look at bulbs too!

I've had broken filaments that crossed internally drive me bat shit crazy one time.

Might try discoing one side then the other to isolate.

I don't know enough about head light power supply on these yet...


Someone else, please chime in!


Thanks Technicalninja, but this was solved 1-2 yrs ago by removing the metallic chunk.

My purpose in this thread is to share facts from my experience dealing with people in buying this car. Except for the floorpan rust, I’m not seeking advice on these issues. After my floor pan rust discovery earlier today, I can’t hold my tongue any longer. I’m leaving it to everyone to draw their own conclusions
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Worn firewall shift bushing:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jwwjCStqgKKq9Jqt6
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post Jan 19 2024, 06:53 PM
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Haven’t figured out how to post videos. So here’s a series of stills taken one click of the parking brake lever at a time as rec’d. Left side moves 3 clicks before right side moves:


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QUOTE(Craigers17 @ Jan 19 2024, 04:43 PM) *

Hopefully the work that was performed was done to high level, so at least you have that.



Yep. Lesson learned re the conflict of interest.

Re Hopefully the work that was performed was done to a high level … and about the PPI and the work done before I took possession which should have caught things I’m dealing with or have dealt with??
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Venting clearance should be set to spec before installing & adjusting brake bias valve. LR outer as rec’d:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fPsqmy5DGVejjTyv9
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post Jan 19 2024, 08:03 PM
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SS braid hose attachment to gas tank inlet pipe, sediment flushed from gas tank:


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Ridgid combustible gas “sniffer” detecting fuel leak near shifter, and poor throttle geometry creating excessive throttle shaft side loading at WOT:
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Ridgid combustible gas “sniffer” detecting fuel leak near shifter, and poor throttle geometry creating excessive throttle shaft side loading at WOT:


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