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euro911
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jul 21 2019, 09:30 AM) *
I was busy watching this documentary on Jack Brabham. Awesome man, awesome driver. Some Porsche content too.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/07/21/en...ree/?refer=news
Cool video.

Moss suffered quite a few Porsche gearbox failures ... hmmm idea.gif

I built a Brabahm BT44B 1/12 scale model many years ago ... I think it's boxed up somewhere in the attic with a bunch of other models from the 60's & 70's.

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dlee6204
My wife and I just had our second child on 7/18. A sweet little girl. Goodbye 914 garage time. bye1.gif

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76-914
Now that is a legitimate excuse for not working on your car. Congratulations beerchug.gif
914-300Hemi
Congrats and say goodbye to sleep.
914forme
Well mine has 914 content just not working on the car. headbang.gif

I spent the weekend in 105 degree cleaning out my father's addict at his old house. My wife and I moved 150 12ft long Walnut boards racing for 4 to 16" wide all cut from the family farm in 1955, and given to my parents as a wedding present.

Then I moved down some old school wood working stuff from the 50, 60, and 70s, stuff is heavy and built to last. Old dealt and Rockwell / Delta stuff.

Last thing I did was clean out the entire stash of Porsche parts he had, that came from a Parts car he got in 1977, ~13,000, and then a bunch of later parts that are from latter models. I remember he took a bunch of stuff to a Tweaks Swapmeet for me, when I was parting out mid west rust buckets, and he must have stored it up there also.

It was a truck and trailer full, and have another run todo to get the next truck load home.

Oh and I got home to find, a shelf had collapsed, tossing a very nice 911 muffler at the 914-6. dry.gif I had a Mom service cover on the back of the -6 no scratch, nothing, that I found. And it did not bust the NOS Hella euro on the back. cheer.gif

I am off to purchase my lottery ticket, and it could have been so much worse.

So what will keep me from working on the car this week. Building shelves that are worth of being in my garage, and then unboxing al the 914 stuff from Dad's, cataloging it, and putting up Ads for the stuff not needed in my -6 build.
914forme
Congratulations, now you need to find a 718 Spyder and store it away for her first car, which you will have to convert over to run off algae bio fuel, but hey it is the thought that counts.
TravisNeff
Finished up hot rodding the suspension and brakes on the goat and escaped today in the 911
RickS
Spent the weekend hiking in the mountains with the new dog. But did drive a Cayenne to get there.
ClayPerrine
QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Jul 8 2019, 12:16 PM) *

Viral conjunctivitis on the back of gastric flu... Guess I pushed myself a little too hard on my European trip. icon8.gif

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Been there done that. Hated being quarantined for 8 weeks, and really hated having to pry my eyelids open in the morning.

Worst thing was the optical surgeon peeling the insides of my eye lids. :shudder:



914 Ranch
Been working on my truck, brakes went out on it. I had the boat in the shop for a tune up and when they called and told me it was done I went down to pick her up and when I backed up to her the brakes went out. Best possible spot for it to happen at. Got the truck towed home and picked up the boat the next day. The leak in the break line was behind the fuel tank inside the frame rail. Had to drain 25 gal of fuel drop the tank and move it out of the way. The leak was hidding behind part of the wire loom covered in that corrugated shielding. That plastic shit rubbed a hole in the steel brake line.

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WTF
Superhawk996
QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 21 2019, 11:14 PM) *



Worst thing was the optical surgeon peeling the insides of my eye lids. :shudder:


Holy cow - you make me feel better. Wear Sunscreen Bitches!

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If I'm lucky - they will only remove what's inside the circle!
euro911
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914_teener
This......


Larmo63
I've been SUP stand up paddling/surfing.

I drove the 914 today too, so there's that.
euro911
Pushed out the nose dent [that my wife caused] on the Ghia ...

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... just needs a little hammer & dolly work to get it back to normal smash.gif
euro911
Also, removed the unsecured Subaru seats (that were sitting in it when I purchased it) and installed the correct seat tracks ...

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... and a pair of correct seats that I re-upholstered last year.

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It's up for sale now ...
Superhawk996
QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Jul 25 2019, 04:46 PM) *


If I'm lucky - they will only remove what's inside the circle!


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Nope! Not lucky - they expanded the butchery on Wednesday. I won't post picture because in the process of cutting more, it caused some stitches to pop and there wasn't much to sew back to. Medical equivalent to blowing a hole welding welder.gif pretty gory now with open wounds.

Skin graft still to be scheduled ! Hopefully next week.
Superhawk996
QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 3 2019, 04:23 AM) *

Pushed out the nose dent [that my wife caused] on the Ghia ...



... just needs a little hammer & dolly work to get it back to normal smash.gif


Sure looks pretty good and only minor paint cracking and chipping! Nice!
Cairo94507
Superhawk996 - I am hoping for the best for you. Skin cancer is a bitcX.

I go yearly for a full body screening and every year they cut and burn stuff off. The hard part was I was never really a go lay out in the sun kind of person. Sure, occasionally I would go lay out and relax but it was few and far between as I was always working or going to school. Not like some people who go bake everyday and look like leather. But I did spend about 5 years riding a motorcycle daily as part of my career and my face and arms got a lot of sun. I never thought of sun block back then. blink.gif
euro911
QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Aug 3 2019, 03:12 AM) *

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Nope! Not lucky - they expanded the butchery on Wednesday. I won't post picture because in the process of cutting more, it caused some stitches to pop and there wasn't much to sew back to. Medical equivalent to blowing a hole welding welder.gif pretty gory now with open wounds.

Skin graft still to be scheduled ! Hopefully next week.
Hope everything turns out OK ... popcorn[1].gif
Superhawk996
QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Aug 3 2019, 10:29 AM) *

Superhawk996 - I am hoping for the best for you. Skin cancer is a bitcX.

I was never really a go lay out in the sun kind of person.



Thanks guys! I wasn't either . . . though I might have gotten drunk on the beach a few times when stationed along the Gulf Coast and woke up later with sunburn when I was 18. drunk.gif Who would have thought the things I did back when I was 18-20 would have consequences in my 50's! barf.gif

I'll be fine - not stage 4 or anything like that but no fun none the less!

Do get checked out if there is any thing that is new or suspicious.

In my case, my main Dermatologist missed it for 2 years - it was atypical and just seemed like a minor rash that would come and go. When they did the biopsy - lo and behold Melanoma and it has turned out to be bigger than any of the last 3 specialists thought it was just based on appearances.

Just keeping busy with minor engine work that doesn't require cutting / grinding / or laying on my shoulder or back. happy11.gif


Larmo63
I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Superhawk996
Sweet picture! smile.gif
Dion
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 3 2019, 11:46 AM) *

I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Very Cool!
Dion
Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
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ssuperflyoldguy
QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif


Too f’n hot. And I need help to push it from behind a fence on gravel to a shaded concrete pad.
Spoke
Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?
Superhawk996
QUOTE(Spoke @ Aug 4 2019, 08:05 AM) *

Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?


Mini electric chairs?

JOEPROPER
Met with the Pastor to get my kids baptized. 914 takes a back seat to this one.
Superhawk996
Glad to see that I'm not the only one with electronics diversions too!

Yesterday one of my stereo amps quit working after doing a demo for my buddy at about 600W per channel. To steal the title of a great music documentary. IT MIGHT GET LOUD!

Fortunately, it was only an internal 10A mains fuse since these particular amps are notorious for catastrophic, cascading failures when the output section goes. I run two of these amps as in a bridged mono setup. Usually, I'll just blow the 20A fuse panel for the house which is easy to reset!

Check out these power supply capacitors. There are four of them at 47,000 uF. 7oz mini Mountain Dew for relative size comparison.

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Spoke - You're killing me what is it???



euro911
I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif

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ValcoOscar
QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 4 2019, 12:22 PM) *

I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif

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Dang Mark..I can see you're a part time Dentist.

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Oscar
Superhawk996
QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 4 2019, 03:22 PM) *

I feel your pain when it come to letting smoke escape ... laugh.gif



Nice bench! Resolution a bit low but looks suspiciously like HAM radio gear.

I wonder how many folks we have on here that live in both electronic/electrical worlds and the mechanical side? I've made a career of being the Mechanical Engineer that could understand and work with the Electrical Engineers. dry.gif Especially so now as everything is electro-mechanical.

Someone once said the 19th century was improved by ME's, the 20th by the EE's, and now 21st is going to dominated by the Software Engineers. Seems right so far. I'm just a man from a bygone time. biggrin.gif

914Sixer
103 Degrees today
Superhawk996
QUOTE(914Sixer @ Aug 4 2019, 03:48 PM) *

103 Degrees today


That a valid excuse!

Last winter I insulated my metal garage doors. It's now paying dividends - window A/C now keeps up with the summer heat!
euro911
Every mechanic worth his/her salt should have a good assortment of dental picks, Oscar ... but I do also have a nice assortment of pliers (and pain meds) too poke.gif

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Yep, I still tinker with old tube and early transistor radio communications gear every now and then. The new surface mount stuff is for the kids with good eyes and steady hands shades.gif

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My AZ main garage door is shaded from the front deck so it doesn't get too warm in the summer, but it DID get real cold in the winter. I also installed those 1" foil-sided foam boards and it made a huge difference in the winter.

My RV garage gets full sun all day long, but I had the house painted last summer and went with a light tan color on the garage doors. It's helped to keep the heat down, but winter's a different story. It's a roll-up door so I don't think it can be insulated (?). I may have to install a roll-up curtain or something confused24.gif

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euro911
More Ghia work. Installed a 70's circa JetSounds AM/FM/Cassette deck in the dash. It was originally in my '71 914 when I bought it. I also replaced the deteriorated cardboard glove box insert with a new one made from ABS. The trunk release lever is mounted in the glove box, and it had broken loose ripping the cardboard to shreds, and making somewhat of a trick to open the trunk. The toughest part of this task was making sure to drill the (7) holes to mount the entire mechanism in the exact spot it needed to be in, plus cutting a slot in the bottom for the release cable to exit. It was originally installed with rivets, but I used #8 screws, flat washers and nutz to reinstall it (just in case I fuched-up my measurements). Thankfully, it all worked out just fine mueba.gif

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Found a bag with all the front 3-point seat belts parts, so those got installed too. Also found and installed the little spring that flips the gas filler door open. No more reaching in to pull the handle under the dash with the left hand while stretching to pry the door open with the finger nails on the other hand aktion035.gif

Then I decided to wash it. A prospective buyer is coming to check it out on Wednesday, so it'll look nice and pretty cheer.gif

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... Then I drove it around the neighborhood to make sure any water I missed while wiping it dry got blown off driving.gif
Spoke
QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Aug 4 2019, 01:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Spoke @ Aug 4 2019, 08:05 AM) *

Had to design and print this. Any guesses to what this is?


Mini electric chairs?



Close. This will be a test fixture for a CPU PCB and a sensor PCB. The printed plate they are on will be a PCB. The "electric chairs" are clamps to hold the PCBs in place. There will be spring loaded probe pins on the test PCB to make all the connections to the CPU and sensor PCBs.
falcor75
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlU5BStIb1s

Because the wifes daily decided it was too good for boost. biggrin.gif
AZBanks
Because I am in Orlando and it is in Phoenix.
76-914
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 3 2019, 12:46 PM) *

I did a solo drive out, up, and over the Ortega Highway. My car is in good nick and there was open road both ways!

Beautiful morning.

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Stopped there many a time. It reeks of Piss smell if the wind is out of the east. sunglasses.gif
Ferg
Lots of two wheel action this summer.

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76-914
QUOTE(euro911 @ Aug 6 2019, 03:25 AM) *

More Ghia work. Installed a 70's circa JetSounds AM/FM/Cassette deck in the dash. It was originally in my '71 914 when I bought it. I also replaced the deteriorated cardboard glove box insert with a new one made from ABS. The trunk release lever is mounted in the glove box, and it had broken loose ripping the cardboard to shreds, and making somewhat of a trick to open the trunk. The toughest part of this task was making sure to drill the (7) holes to mount the entire mechanism in the exact spot it needed to be in, plus cutting a slot in the bottom for the release cable to exit. It was originally installed with rivets, but I used #8 screws, flat washers and nutz to reinstall it (just in case I fuched-up my measurements). Thankfully, it all worked out just fine mueba.gif

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Found a bag with all the front 3-point seat belts parts, so those got installed too. Also found and installed the little spring that flips the gas filler door open. No more reaching in to pull the handle under the dash with the left hand while stretching to pry the door open with the finger nails on the other hand aktion035.gif

Then I decided to wash it. A prospective buyer is coming to check it out on Wednesday, so it'll look nice and pretty cheer.gif

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... Then I drove it around the neighborhood to make sure any water I missed while wiping it dry got blown off driving.gif

I know lots of KG's have those bumper deletes but they look out of place. Like the represent speed. On a KG? av-943.gif IMHO, KG's look beautiful when dressed out with the proper bumpers and overriders. FWIW, the nose on mine was virgin which is rare. It sold quickly because of the unmolested nose cone. GLWS Mark. beerchug.gif
Mikey914
QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif

Love it !
Maybe we should just sell a tool chest fully loaded like this idea.gif
ValcoOscar
QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif


Dion-

@Dion

I like your parts organization.
Great use of old flat file cabinets too.
I threw away about five of them a few years ago headbang.gif

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Oscar
Dion
QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Aug 6 2019, 08:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif


Dion-

@Dion

I like your parts organization.
Great use of old flat file cabinets too.
I threw away about five of them a few years ago headbang.gif

beer3.gif

Oscar


Thanks Oscar! A shop was closing down a few years back so Dave & I ran over there and
snagged 4 of them. beerchug.gif
Dion
QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Aug 6 2019, 08:46 AM) *

QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 3 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Nothing exciting....catalogued and sorted inventory so I can put my car
back together idea.gif

Love it !
Maybe we should just sell a tool chest fully loaded like this idea.gif


I like it, Buy in bulk! I would have gone for it Mark!
jd74914
QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Aug 4 2019, 12:37 PM) *

Check out these power supply capacitors. There are four of them at 47,000 uF. 7oz mini Mountain Dew for relative size comparison.

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You should see the ones I changed on our laser...$1300 ea and the size of a gallon paint thinner can; 75 uF @ 2.5kV. Making sure they were discharged correctly was just a little scary-the official instructions actually said to use a screwdriver. blink.gif
Gatornapper
Not 103, but still too hot to work in garage until the sun goes down......

GN

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Aug 4 2019, 01:48 PM) *

103 Degrees today

914-300Hemi
Car is in So. Cal and I’m in Maui.
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