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Superhawk996
QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 25 2019, 05:27 PM) *

Packing for our move in 5 days, and still on restrictions, it all the tools in garage got packed yesterday, 10 guys showed up and packed my whole garage!!
So while I am not working on the 914, some work will be getting done this week, a friend of mine knows an upholstery guy and is taking my original back pad over tomorrow and he is going to put my new replacement vinyl kit from 914rubber on it! I have been holding on to my original for 10 years, vinyl was shot but the padding is very good condition, just had to fix one bracket,- anyway- once that comes back I might be able to say I actually worked on my car again


You sound like your on the mend. piratenanner.gif Glad to hear your feeling better and getting around. cheer.gif

Please post how the back pad turns out. I eventually need to redo mine.
euro911
I'm still waiting on the tan interior upholstery that I ordered from them last November mad.gif
sixnotfour
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 23 2019, 11:01 PM) *

This wayward orphan followed me home today, and I think Underdog was a little jealous of it getting all of the Porsche attention.......

If not for a wobbly gas pedal, I'd drive it to cars and coffee tomorrow.

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RickS
Got off the beaten path to a different beaten path with Harlee

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euro911
I had two back-to-back medical procedures today. It involved a couple of flexible cameras shades.gif ... and anesthesia yellowsleep[1].gif
euro911
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 23 2019, 10:01 PM) *
This wayward orphan followed me home today, and I think Underdog was a little jealous of it getting all of the Porsche attention.......

If not for a wobbly gas pedal, I'd drive it to cars and coffee tomorrow.

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Where's the BUG?
napasteve
QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 22 2019, 05:53 AM) *

QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Aug 22 2019, 03:33 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?


Julio Palmaz is that guy. He’s got the 917 that won Le Mans in 1970 sitting in a cave here in Napa. Along with a number of other P-cars.
914 Ranch
I am perty busy right now. DD is still down but getting close but Dorian is too. Got the boat ready and was finishing up the details on the fule tank in the truck, still can't drive the truck. Need to bleed the brakes. Now I need to get the house ready.
Cairo94507
Congratulations Lawrence. I am sure they will play well together. beerchug.gif
sb914
I’m tired!My hands are sore ! My back is killing me! lots of stone smoke.gif Click to view attachment
euro911
You do nice work, Eddy thumb3d.gif
JOEPROPER
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burton73
Nice Bass Jo.

That is living the life

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orthobiz
Bought the wrong Pertronix. Arrrgghh!

PAUL
KSCarrera
QUOTE(napasteve @ Aug 30 2019, 05:46 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 22 2019, 05:53 AM) *

QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Aug 22 2019, 03:33 AM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 18 2019, 10:32 PM) *

You guys be careful out there, do not ignore the symptoms or your genetics.

BTW, did you know the guy who invented the heart stent is a Porsche collector?


Julio Palmaz is that guy. He’s got the 917 that won Le Mans in 1970 sitting in a cave here in Napa. Along with a number of other P-cars.

Indeed:

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/62832...sure-trove.html
North Coast Jim
Worked on the refurbishment of PT Boat 728. Constructed a pattern for frame #4 at the bow. Can't wait to finish the pattern work so we can build in earnest. Why can't I rotate this pic Arghhhh!!!

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DRPHIL914
QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Aug 30 2019, 05:27 PM) *

Where did you catch this bass??

Nice catch BTW!
Larmo63
I moved the 914 out of the garage so I could work ALL EFFING DAY on my gas pedal/linkage issues on the newly arrived 912. Bruce Stone saved the day for me too!!!

(That was my vodka/tonic I knocked over last night while working on the car coming out from under the car, a huge waste of Ketel 1 confused24.gif )

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RickS
What a waste. The horror
Coondog
That 912 is so scared it pissed on the floor.... lol-2.gif lol-2.gif
ValcoOscar
Nothing...because I drove it for a change

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oldschool
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JOEPROPER
QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Aug 31 2019, 05:06 PM) *

QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Aug 30 2019, 05:27 PM) *

Where did you catch this bass??

Nice catch BTW!

Amawalk Reservoir. Somers NY
Tdskip
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Aug 31 2019, 08:07 PM) *

I moved the 914 out of the garage so I could work ALL EFFING DAY on my gas pedal/linkage issues on the newly arrived 912. Bruce Stone saved the day for me too!!!

(That was my vodka/tonic I knocked over last night while working on the car coming out from under the car, a huge waste of Ketel 1 confused24.gif )

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She looks good @Larmo63
Steve
Honey do chores.....
914 Ranch
I took the day off to relax just like Dorain (Dorian). He is cruising at 1mph and I was taking a nap. My truck got finished yesterday and I even took it for a test drive. Now I have to get ready for court on the 9th and 10th in Santa Ana. mad.gif
euro911
GLWTS cool_shades.gif
Larmo63
I sold the 912 today as I wasn't enamored with the rust I inherited. stromberg.gif

I made some good dough on the flip, onto bigger and better things.
Dion
Moved the F150 on & purchased a different kind of Targa...it’s fun!
Dion
Frt.
euro911
I spent time in the storage shed, sorted through a ton of Harley parts, took tons of pix and posted those parts for sale in several different venues.

Also, ordered another large blasting cabinet and a vacuum/reclaimer unit along with 50 lbs of soda, so I can clean a bunch of parts here in So. Cal (since my other blasting cabinet is in AZ).
RickS
Couldn’t work on it while I was driving it.

Gawd how I love how this 48 year old car performs. Acceleration is strong enough with the 3.0 and cornering ability is absolutely insane. It always puts a smile on my mug.
euro911
Had to focus my attention on a water-cooled VW that has a problem being a water-cooled VW screwy.gif

This thermostat housing was a pain to get off the motor dry.gif ...

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... and installing the new one - just as tough ... I didn't feel like removing the alternator to get this repair completed shades.gif

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Need to burp the system tomorrow.


OOPs ... I almost forgot ... I had to remove a thermal sensor in the cooling system's piping to start the burping process. It's held in place with a plastic U-shaped retainer clip. When I removed the clip, it disappeared to some God-forsaken place in the engine bay. I NEED that clip, as the pressure that builds up in the system will surely dislodge the thermal sensor in short order.

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I searched high and low for it, but to no avail. I guess I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get one from the local VW dealer (probably at some ridiculous price) dry.gif
mepstein
QUOTE(Dion @ Sep 2 2019, 09:19 PM) *

Frt.


I like it.
euro911
Yesterday, took the wife's water-cooled Beetle out front and washed it. Figured what the hell, lowered the Westy ('Eileen') off the lift, drove it out front for a wash job as well.

Also, took delivery of my new Harbor Freight blast cabinet, reclaimer/vacuum unit and a 50 lb. bag of soda. Need to assemble the cabinet and construct a dolly to move it around (like we did with my bead-blast cabinet) shades.gif

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Had an appointment with my spine surgeon this morning sawzall-smiley.gif Good news, it doesn't look like I need surgery (just yet), and being referred to a pain management specialist. Bad news, until i get to see him/her, the pinched sciatic nerve still hurts like a mo-fo after standing/walking for any length of time dry.gif

FedEx delivered another shipment from Harbor Freight today. Everything I ordered from them arrived yesterday, so I was at a loss as to what today's shipment could be confused24.gif

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I was even more confused after I opened the box ...

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tygaboy
Worked on getting the windshield in my buddy's Speedster.
Totally nerve-wracking working on a car like this that's just been painted...
914forme
building custom closet cabinets for my Son's new house. Found some of Dad's German wood working tools, it is so nice to work with some high quality wood tools. Made me raise my game.

headbang.gif I am actually enjoying working with wood headbang.gif I still prefer metal, but now I need a wood shop... av-943.gif

Not really
Mike Bellis
Because... Fuch you!
Superhawk996
QUOTE(tygaboy @ Sep 16 2019, 07:48 PM) *

Worked on getting the windshield in my buddy's Speedster.
Totally nerve-wracking working on a car like this that's just been painted...


@tygaboy
Amazing! Nice work! biggrin.gif
Superhawk996
QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Sep 2 2019, 08:19 PM) *

I sold the 912 today as I wasn't enamored with the rust I inherited. stromberg.gif

I made some good dough on the flip, onto bigger and better things.


@Larmo63
beerchug.gif If I was as smart as you, I'd be driving by now! lol-2.gif
jd74914
Too much heavy equipment work!

Pressed and welded in tapered inserts to fix the wallowed out tie rod end bores.

Repacked the stab cylinders on my backhoe (blew one out a few weeks ago). Of course the last guy who did the right cylinder stripped the packing gland threads and welded on the nut so I had to cut the nut welds, rebuild the thing, and then welded it back on. He also left out the o-ring...here I always wondered why it weeped. rolleyes.gif Not worth spending $400 on a new gland or the time to build it up and re-thread when a few tack welds will do the trick. Should the shaft have been re-chromed...probably...ehh

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And the happy backhoe...including loader lift cylinder with an internal leak. One more thing to fix. laugh.gif
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Superhawk996
Final (hopefully) skin graft surgery went down yesterday.

The main downside is that I traded one surgical site for two. Both the graft and the donor site are now vacuum bagged again. bs.gif

7 days with these contraptions again and I ought to be on the mend.

Looking forward to getting back to chassis work before snow flies. sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif


@JD74914
Nice boy toy. Nice fab & welding! My neighbor has an old worn out Ford 545 skid steer. Last time I used it the Kingpins were shot! I think he wants your number! Kidding of course, but, nice work keeping old iron working.
jd74914
@Superhawk996

This thing is one of those toys that you probably work on a day for every 4 days of working with it. laugh.gif But, way less expensive than renting. The field it's in there is about an acre and was heavily wooded with a lot of ledge. Cleared it all and now am finishing chipping out the ledge.

Biggest thing I'm trying to figure out now is how to replace some of the bushings and align bore without any of the correct equipment. The bucket has ~1/4" of slop in each bushing. Makes it tough to grade. screwy.gif

Those Ford's are nice machines-in some ways far better designed than these old Deere's. The Deere machines let you push them past their design point and break stuff while the Fords seem to just stop.
mbseto
My side hustle is indoor rock climbing. The wife and I opened a new location this month. It was nearly a 5 year effort, with plenty of drama along the way. I have been able to keep up a regular if slow pace on the car up until the last few months. We're open now and I hope to claw back some time of my own to keep restoring.

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euro911
What are your liability insurance premiums like? blink.gif



Yesterday, had my first visit with a new pain management doctor and got a cortisone shot in the arm. Helping a little, but next week, going in for an epidural between L4 & L5.


Still plugging away building the HF soda blasting cabinet. Making several modifications to it, which are supposed to improve the efficiency many fold. Some day, I should do these upgrades to the old bead blasting cabinet too.

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mbseto
QUOTE(euro911 @ Sep 18 2019, 02:23 PM) *

What are your liability insurance premiums like? blink.gif


Less than my family's health insurance, if you count my contribution + my employer's contribution!
tygaboy
My buddy had a minor incident at his last track day. Too hot into turn 11 at Sonoma Raceway, ran wide on the brakes, got into the marbles and glanced off the tire wall.
It was enough to crack his splitter.

So today was "Fun with Composites!"

I'm just getting started on it. Probably a few day effort, but that includes curing time.
euro911
Celebrating 35 years of marriage today. Have to keep my hands spotless, so no dirty work of any kind ... until this evening rolleyes.gif

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CHIZ 914
Worked on my home fuel storage unit. beer.gif
euro911
Continued with the soda blast cabinet build/modifications. Still waiting for an air pressure regulator/water trap unit and a media metering valve that should be here this week. Also need to construct a dolly to move it around ... then I can mount the vacuum/media reclaimer unit on it idea.gif

These mods are supposed to vastly improve the efficiency of these inexpensive Harbor Freight cabinets.

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