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sb914
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76-914
I needed a day off because I drove it 1611 miles in the last 5 days. driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif
rhodyguy
Those tiles make for some intense sweaty grout work. Then the grout starts to take off. Then you're short and have to buy another bag.
Tdskip
Finally got this to a point where it was able to move under its own power for the first time in 20+ years. I’m in a thrash to get it as shaken down as possible before the Copperstate Overland event in early October,

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Chi-town
I didn't work on the 914 but it did get pushed back in the garage after I completed a 2.7 swap in a 99' Boxster.
Tdskip
QUOTE(Chi-town @ Sep 24 2019, 10:46 PM) *

I didn't work on the 914 but it did get pushed back in the garage after I completed a 2.7 swap in a 99' Boxster.


That is kind of 914 progress - and this off topic. evilgrin.gif
euro911
QUOTE(Tdskip @ Sep 24 2019, 07:46 PM) *
Finally got this to a point where it was able to move under its own power for the first time in 20+ years. I’m in a thrash to get it as shaken down as possible before the Copperstate Overland event in early October,

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Looks like a fun gig ... https://www.mensartscouncil.com/csol/
euro911
Received the new foot pedal and gun from Eastwood yesterday. Got around to plumbing everything today. Need to pick up a couple more hose clamps to secure the media hose connections to finish that off.

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Installed a new media metering valve too. It's supposed to work 100% better than the siphon tube that HF supplies with the cabinet.

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... and then, still need to build a cart/dolly for it welder.gif


Whilst showing my wife the almost completed project, she reminded me that I need to finish up the front porch project we started last year headbang.gif

... so once the blast cabinet is done, I need to cut and install the door & window trim so she can start staining the wood to match the trim in our living & dining rooms.

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I already have the 1x4 DF boards for the door and windows, just need to pick up some 1x6 Douglas Fir for the baseboards to start the job sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif

Just need to refocus and get my butt in gear - "Happy wife, happy life" rolleyes.gif
KSCarrera
Waiting for 914 to go into friend's workshop for some work, so dug out the Westfield...

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maf914
QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Sep 30 2019, 05:23 AM) *

Waiting for 914 to go into friend's workshop for some work, so dug out the Westfield...


KSCarrera,

Nice Westfield. What engine, transmission and rear axle does it have?

I visited the Westfield factory in Birmingham in the 80's and met Chris Smith. The shop was full of cars and projects. There were still a few Westfield Elevens (Lotus Eleven replicas) around which were a favorite of mine.
KSCarrera
QUOTE(maf914 @ Sep 30 2019, 02:44 PM) *

KSCarrera,

Nice Westfield. What engine, transmission and rear axle does it have?

I visited the Westfield factory in Birmingham in the 80's and met Chris Smith. The shop was full of cars and projects. There were still a few Westfield Elevens (Lotus Eleven replicas) around which were a favorite of mine.

Thanks - it's a late ’90s build, with 1600 Ford Crossflow (Anglia/Cortina/Escort) on dual 40DCOE Webers, cam, headers etc, hooked up to a five-speed Ford T9 trans from a Sierra. The rear end is Westfield's independent set-up using their own differential housing inside which is a Ford 'English' diff from an Escort. 125bhp doesn't seem a lot but in a car that weighs so little, it's fun without being too scary!

Love the Westfield Elevens – there are a couple of nice ones for sale at the moment and had I not got the 914 I'd be tempted...
maf914
KSCarrera,

Thanks for the description of your Westfield. I am always curious about the mechanical components in Lotus Seven style cars. Best of luck with your 914 and Westfield.
StratPlayer
Cause I was out driving it
euro911
QUOTE(StratPlayer @ Sep 30 2019, 04:16 PM) *
Cause I was out driving it
Well, that would fall under the category of doing something with it, Jim poke.gif

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euro911
Tuesdays are street sweeping day here, and with a recent influx of new drivers on our block, parking spaces are getting harder to find. I noticed my tenant drove his car to work (normally rides his Harley), so I snagged the back driveway space with my '96 Tacoma.

I've been wanting to change the original spark plugs & wires for some time, as it's just turned over 131k miles - so that's what I did yesterday. Also cleaned the MAF sensor and throttle body, snugged up the valve covers and started 'detailing' the engine compartment with Purple Power spray (great stuff).

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When my tenant got home, he asked if I could check out the charging system in his bike, as it didn't start in the morning. Battery read 12.9v at rest, but dropped to 10v and just clicked the solenoid when he attempted to start it. Stuck it on the charger for a few hours then started it up. Read 14.5 v, so the charging system appears to be fine. Maybe it's time for a new battery confused24.gif - even though it's not that old. The original battery in my '98 Dyna lasted 17 years. ('Battery Tenders' are great little maintenance chargers).
euro911
... also, saw some moisture build-up in the headlights, and they appeared to be kind of dim, so I decided to install some new Halogen lamps. Interestingly, the lenses separated from the bodies when I removed the retainer rings blink.gif Apparently the rubber seals failed, so it was probably only a matter of time until they stopped working completely sad.gif

While I had the grille assembly out, noticed some of the black paint had worn off over the past 23 years, so I cleaned it up, masked it off and repainted it ...

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I'm wondering if Mothers 'Back to Black' will restore the plastic valance to it's former glory confused24.gif
sb914
What’s up with your license plate? So one can read it in there rear view mirror! poke.gif
ValcoOscar
QUOTE(sb914 @ Oct 4 2019, 04:34 AM) *

What’s up with your license plate? So one can read it in there rear view mirror! poke.gif



He's preparing for an outback excursion in Australia.

euro911
Ukrainian license plate rolleyes.gif

I have an AZ plate on the rear (no front required), but I left the old CA plate on to help deflect road debris from hitting the AC condenser behind it ... just installed it backwards and upside down shades.gif
Mark Henry
QUOTE(euro911 @ Sep 30 2019, 10:37 PM) *

QUOTE(StratPlayer @ Sep 30 2019, 04:16 PM) *
Cause I was out driving it
Well, that would fall under the category of doing something with it, Jim poke.gif

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Same here! I drove my 914 up to the reserve for cheaper gas, then to town for some errands and coffee. Nice couple hour drive.

I've fuched up my back...hurt like hell getting in and out...but I still had a grin ear to ear.
Nothing like the sound of a /6. biggrin.gif
DRPHIL914
Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick
Jett
getting the 911S a new interior
mepstein
QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Oct 12 2019, 07:24 PM) *

Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick

My son and his friends go there sometimes. He took my wife and I for a tap room tour and we really liked being able to try an once or two at a time. It's walking distance from his apartment and dog friendly.

@DRPHIL914
GaroldShaffer
Cheered my son on as he ran his last cross country race as a Senior this morning. Came home and started removing the deck boards from the front porch (27" x 8") and started installing new composite boards.

Tomorrow's plan; finish deck boards and finish cleaning up the landscape / remove old shrubs.
914 Ranch
Busy making up parts for a windmill. Just practicing for the wing on Carerror.

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There are parts for 8 30" foils there.
DRPHIL914
QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 12 2019, 11:18 PM) *

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Oct 12 2019, 07:24 PM) *

Out of town for seminar, in Charlotte NC and afterward stopped in at a place called Pour tap room- 118 in all told, had to try this one called 10/w40- darn good too but pretty thick

My son and his friends go there sometimes. He took my wife and I for a tap room tour and we really liked being able to try an once or two at a time. It's walking distance from his apartment and dog friendly.

@DRPHIL914


Mark,
It’s a nice area, not far from down town, lots of cool little shops and restaurants. One of our favorites is Millwood Smokehouse! Great BBQ. This taproom as you know doesn’t serve food but parked right outside is a little food trailer that makes these awesome biscuits , we tried the honey glazed fried chicken, smoked pork chops and a grilled portobello mushroom with a purple cabbage slaw . And yes very dog friendly- we watched some football and ate while tasing some good brew- 118 flavors in all!
I like dark beer but enjoy the variety and creativity of the local craft brews. My son used to live not far up in NODA, but now has a house up closer to where he works at Wells-Fargo complex. Millwood is a neat area with lots of new apartments but also the home are craftsman style and also beautiful turn of the century homes than mostly now have been restored. I think if we move up here it is where we would look to live.
- we will have to get together next time you come to town- BTW there is a huge Cars and Coffee event every 3rd Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway now- not in October due to the race but will be in November.

@mepstein
Tdskip
Leaving this morning on a 4wd charity event with a very scruffy FJ40 I built. Fingers crossed!

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JOEPROPER
QUOTE(Tdskip @ Oct 13 2019, 09:21 AM) *

Leaving this morning on a 4wd charity event with a very scruffy FJ40 I built. Fingers crossed!

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Good luck. Love the FJ. I had a '72 for a few years. Wish I never sold it. flag.gif
Chi-town
Trying to button up the Boxster train wreck so I can get it registered.
914Sixer
Not supposed to lift over 10 lbs for another 10 days. The 12 ft roll up door on the shop might me a few pounds over that.
VG-914
Want to order parts for front sway bars and get them put back together, but not sure who’s it is. Weltmeister?? Thoughts?? headbang.gif IMG_0220.JPGClick to view attachment
Tdskip
Did a 650 mile off-road charity event in the FJ40 I built through AZ and UT.



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Minerva's 914
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Cairo94507
Very cool & great pictures. beerchug.gif
Front yard mechanic
QUOTE(Jett @ Oct 12 2019, 05:44 PM) *

getting the 911S a new interior

Why would you use old curtains for seat covers?
Jett
QUOTE(Front yard mechanic @ Oct 18 2019, 06:56 AM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Oct 12 2019, 05:44 PM) *

getting the 911S a new interior

Why would you use old curtains for seat covers?

lol, I like the look of the German curtains smile.gif
Chi-town
QUOTE(VG-914 @ Oct 15 2019, 10:06 AM) *

Want to order parts for front sway bars and get them put back together, but not sure who’s it is. Weltmeister?? Thoughts?? headbang.gif IMG_0220.JPGClick to view attachment


I have the same unit, it's not Weltmeister. As close as I could find was a long ago discounted H&R unit.
maf914
QUOTE(Chi-town @ Oct 18 2019, 07:57 PM) *

QUOTE(VG-914 @ Oct 15 2019, 10:06 AM) *

Want to order parts for front sway bars and get them put back together, but not sure who’s it is. Weltmeister?? Thoughts?? headbang.gif IMG_0220.JPG


I have the same unit, it's not Weltmeister. As close as I could find was a long ago discounted H&R unit.


I also think your sway bar may be an H&H. I have H&H front and rear bars, and the front photo you provided looks similar. The H&H bars are no longer available, don't know if you can still get spare parts. I purchased all new bushings from them in the mid-90's. Last address I have from the original installation instructions is:

H&H Specialties
20 Reid Road
Chelmsford, Mass 01824
508-256-9465

https://www.google.com/search?q=H%26H+speci...f=1571517997178

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911...-sway-bars.html

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911...waybar-h-h.html

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911...bar-squeek.html
Dion
Did some minor mods to my Jeep Gladiator and my sons 944 needed
a state inspection as well as the OPRV gaskets needed replacing.
My “normal” cars mechanic did the inspection and allowed me the use of his lift
to do some work as my 914 occupies the home lift.
DRPHIL914
well, this time it was because I was taking care of a leak on my wife's car('04 Jag) and oil change, and pulled right front tire to get at and replace the broken washer fluid tank.

got that done, tried to figure out where the very slow oil leak is coming from, I suspect its the front engine cover gasket, which will be quite a job if I do it myself..... but for now I think its not bad enough to do yet, . ... and I looked at the 914, contemplated trying to find some O-rings that will work for the MC....

after that is giving my wife a break from taking care of a sick kid with a fever.... all good reasons to let the 914 sit for now,
euro911
Moved my wife's Beetle from under my lift, to a neighbor's carport, and moved the Westy off the lift and out to the front driveway, so I could put the Ghia on the lift for some overdue underside maintenance.

First, cleaned off what appeared to be decades of crusty old dried-up grease from the transaxle (should have taken some pix, it was ugly) - then drained and refilled it with new juice.

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Also cleaned up some dried greasy crud from the front suspension components. Painted the entire underside of the floor pan and suspension components with black Rust Reformer paint.

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Also drained and refilled the engine crankcase with Castrol 20/50 Racing Oil ... so now it will go faster laugh.gif

Still need to check all the steering parts, the steering wheel has a little play I'd like to eliminate. I have all the new parts including a new dampener shock - those should tighten it up some.


Then off to the chiropractor to see if he could do anything to help fix my pinched sciatic nerve.
euro911
Well, the fluid change in the Ghia's old transaxle didn't help reduce the growl very much, so I decided to look for a rebuilt transaxle.

Found one on the Samba for $500., so we drove up to Pomona to pick it up this afternoon.

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I'll have to schedule a tech day in early 2020 and see iffin any locals want stop by to lend a hand dropping the drive train outta the Ghia confused24.gif

I'll probably have it out for little while ... I'd like to blast and paint some of the motor's sheet metal, then I can schedule another tech day to reinstall it idea.gif


After I return from dropping my trailer off in AZ, I'll have access to the cars in the driveway in CA, focus a little more attention on HOWARD - and hopefully get him off to the paint shop.
porschetub
Got pissed off working on the house yesterday,got a shitload done on my VW T4 2.5 TDI van,tricked up my ECU,extended the crazy short gear lever WTF.gif and custom built short shift,all 100% result,real happy with way more torque from engine.
Have fitted Oettinger 16'' wheels and lowered to people mover specs with H&R springs,Bilsteins all round,no more school bus handling biggrin.gif .
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Next day was time for some 914 love,pulled it out of storage primed the carbs and it started straight off,quickly decided it was time for a blast down the road,bought it home and topped up fuel (which it loves ) and wasn't disappointed it just got off its ass and flew for a baby six I'am pretty happy.
Second run ...why not?,got 5kms away and ran out of fuel,bit of a walk home and back dry.gif .
Plenty to do on the car but a fun day and got some exercise lol-2.gif ,besides just starting it isn't enough,I need to be driving.gif more often.
Tbrown4x4
My son’s Toyota truck had a cracked head (just bought it, CHEAP!). So I’m doing most of the work for him so he can pull in some overtime at his job.

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Superhawk996
QUOTE(Dion @ Oct 20 2019, 10:09 PM) *

Did some minor mods to my Jeep Gladiator and my sons 944 needed
a state inspection as well as the OPRV gaskets needed replacing.
My “normal” cars mechanic did the inspection and allowed me the use of his lift
to do some work as my 914 occupies the home lift.


confused24.gif Always curious why so many state residents tolerate state inspections.

https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/317...-really-safety/

euro911
Gotta love it. I called IPC (local VW parts house down the street from EMW) to get pricing and availability on new rubber mounts for the Ghia's 'new' transaxle.

They have a few pricing options, so I asked about the difference in quality vs the prices. Rather than steering me to the higher priced ones, the guy told me they've had better reviews from customers who purchased the less expensive ones.

The total difference is only $14. but it's like a breath of fresh air when retailers level with their customers and don't try to up-sell them to a more expensive product.

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