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sixaddict
My project is raging at snails pace….so much thread evaporated.
Seems parts acquisition only progress.
Latest stung a bit but that’s how it goes.
The set I sold for $850 a mere and distant memory. Opened box just to touch them.
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930cabman
Life gets in the way often. take it slow and steady, soon you will have her complete.
sixaddict
Progress report
Look what came back from machine shop. Of the three things sent out, it was last to go out and first back. I needed this for attitude improvement….
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pfreiburger
The calipers look great, I totally understand about needing to check them out from time to time. Getting the engine case back is major progress, congratulations! Is it a 2.7? Please keep the updates & pictures coming as your build progresses (I am a year or so behind you).
930cabman
Did Ollies do the machining? Don't feel alone, I was there two years ago and these days assembling small parts and tons of bits to get our /6 off the ground, or at least running.

Keep the faith and soon the prize will be in your lap
TMM914
Yup……..sounds like my time line.My car will have its second birthday at the body shop.
Thank god we have this site for our daily fix!!!!
gandalf_025
Thats not SLOW….

My car hasn’t been on the road since the
late 80’s….
sixaddict
Couple of answers….
Case was done by JB Racing…….reasonable turnaround time.
It will be a 2.0 but with S pistons…..Heads being “worked” elsewhere.
As an engine builder said recently…..I can make money disappear faster than David Copperfield. We can all relate! Preparing shopping list for build as getting close. And this car has been disassembled for about 30 years ……so low mileage………just not under my ownership.
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Gint
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Aug 23 2023, 12:18 PM) *
My project is raging at snails pace….so much thread evaporated.
Seems parts acquisition only progress.
Latest stung a bit but that’s how it goes.
The set I sold for $850 a mere and distant memory. Opened box just to touch them.

Mine's been waiting nearly 20 years to be put back together. Don't sweat it.
sixaddict
Update on restoration..
Heads just got back from rework…….
Rockers and modified timing chain idlers shipped from Supertec today.
Cams nearing completion.
Only unwrapped one head…..
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Dion
Keep us posted, looking forward to seeing this come together.
Perseverance! driving.gif
Literati914
QUOTE(Dion @ Oct 26 2023, 09:59 PM) *

Keep us posted, looking forward to seeing this come together.
Perseverance! driving.gif


agree.gif That’s gonna be soo worth it when done!


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sixaddict
Preparing engine build …cleaning parts
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rick 918-S
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mepstein
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Oct 30 2023, 10:42 PM) *

Preparing engine build …cleaning parts
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Sending the rods out? We usually have our machine shop fit the rods to the crank.
sixaddict
Hadn’t planned on it but saw your comment earlier. Seems I may need to. Engine build is quite the rabbit hole.
Today’s shipment from Supertec
Reconditioned rockers….and modification to idlers so I can go with pressure fed tensioners….Ka Ching!
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sixnotfour
QUOTE(Gint @ Sep 28 2023, 09:42 AM) *

QUOTE(sixaddict @ Aug 23 2023, 12:18 PM) *
My project is raging at snails pace….so much thread evaporated.
Seems parts acquisition only progress.
Latest stung a bit but that’s how it goes.
The set I sold for $850 a mere and distant memory. Opened box just to touch them.

Mine's been waiting nearly 20 years to be put back together. Don't sweat it.


Mines in a 911T somewhere in WA, state.
sixaddict
Another small step for this mankind……
Todays box of goodies from Tru-6.
Refinished alternator housing and fan (and misc goodies)from Shaun……plus a cool T-shirt.
Cerakote and yellow zinc. I know it’s not “correct” but magnesium just turns gray.
Also got a box of new stuff for engine build……bearings, timing chains, gaskets etc etc.
Moving the right way…..albeit at a crawl.
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sixaddict
Almost ready to start engine build….yesterday the new cams came in
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flyer86d
Nice looking heads! Big ports. What cams are you using? Looks like it will be a fun screamer.

Charlie
sixaddict
DC 30…
Trying to keep broad torque range. Hopefully better than Es nowhere near S. Fingers crossed.
Latest body progress……picture.
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sixaddict
On long term projects, you gotta celebrate small victories.
Todays delivery from CarBone….great vendor in my experience.
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Root_Werks
My Door Jam Sticker came from Car Bone. Very good quality.

Little details like that really make a restoration stand out.
sixaddict
Another small victory….it took a while to get right but just got this back today.
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Case went to engine builder yesterday.
Oh btw black is tape to hold fitting from scratching line.
rick 918-S
Geeze I want to order something from them just for the sticker! first.gif Kool
sixaddict
So still working my “Christmas “ shopping. Diversion while “others” do their magic”…..almost makes me feel like “I “ am making progress.
Yesterday just got PMB restored front calipers…….started with sale price but of course had adder for a problem…..legit just another bump in the road. …….building character??
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Nice work as always!
Rods being resized this week.
New rear rotors, restored front baking plate/shields.
Great help from EBS with thrust bearing which was made before quality went China.
Correct windshield washer “jets” ( careful over priced)
The list goes on…….but y’all know that.
Set back du jour …….heater tubes full of “residual” soda…….requiring replacement when longs did not. Oh what fun……..ca-Ching!
Stay tuned……..

TROJANMAN
If it makes you feel any better, I am only now starting to put my car back together. av-943.gif

I miss Ron.......... slits.gif

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930cabman
I had the boys at PMB rebuild my 914 calipers, worked perfect. So far as other details, they seem to never end, keep moving forward and soon you will be at the finish line. Great progress
sixaddict
Seems like this forum is like an AA meeting………
Glad to have others out on that limb.
Cairo94507
Right? I have been out on soooo many limbs with my car it has become my normal. Regardless, I would not have it any other way. beerchug.gif
T.Rick6
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Mar 25 2024, 04:09 PM) *

Another small victory….it took a while to get right but just got this back today.
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Case went to engine builder yesterday.
Oh btw black is tape to hold fitting from scratching line.


Love the oil line , I need that for my 6; is there any way I could get a copy? Who did the work ? How bad is the cost for this custom oil line? Any help would be greatly apricated.
beerchug.gif Todd
930cabman
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Apr 18 2024, 07:58 AM) *

Seems like this forum is like an AA meeting………
Glad to have others out on that limb.


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mb911
QUOTE(T.Rick6 @ Apr 18 2024, 06:52 AM) *

QUOTE(sixaddict @ Mar 25 2024, 04:09 PM) *

Another small victory….it took a while to get right but just got this back today.
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Case went to engine builder yesterday.
Oh btw black is tape to hold fitting from scratching line.


Love the oil line , I need that for my 6; is there any way I could get a copy? Who did the work ? How bad is the cost for this custom oil line? Any help would be greatly apricated.
beerchug.gif Todd



I tried to have them made years ago. Lost a ton of money on them as couldn’t get them to hug the case fitting like the original.
mepstein
I’m pretty sure aa has repos.
T.Rick6
Just double checked AA website, oil line 18 is NLA , I was going to ping Ben but he already chimed in so I’m still looking….
mepstein
QUOTE(T.Rick6 @ Apr 18 2024, 04:32 PM) *

Just double checked AA website, oil line 18 is NLA , I was going to ping Ben but he already chimed in so I’m still looking….

I would call them just to double check. Also check eBay.
sixaddict
Just to clarify, that is OEM part refinished…..Was able to piggyback on Tru-6 project.
Good luck but it could be long search.
Sadly I had a new OEM one that I sold a few years ago…….thinking I would NOT do a restoration……
rick 918-S
Steady in jerks. Your making progress. sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif welder.gif
sixaddict
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I was looking back at this thread and “we are ready to build engine” was in December….
but as we all know shut happens especially when youre not the actual builder.
He started a brother in law project and when rods were measured the big ends had to be resized……..Didn’t take long but went to back of the line.
The crank/rods were assembled and found we got one wrong IMS bearing and a missing roll pin. Since my number for Weber restoration isn’t until November I guess there is no urgency.i guess this is how months turn into years!
pfreiburger
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Apr 18 2024, 08:58 AM) *

Seems like this forum is like an AA meeting………
Glad to have others out on that limb.


"Like an AA meeting" - that says it all - Love it!
sixaddict
Next up
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sixaddict
Today made some real progress…..
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DennisV
QUOTE(sixaddict @ Jun 24 2024, 11:43 AM) *

Today made some real progress…..
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Nice! smilie_pokal.gif Enjoy the milestone.

We are both at the same stage on engine builds. Are you following a book or video series? I've been using a combination of Wayne Dempsey How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines and the Klassik How to Rebuild Air-Cooled Engine videos.
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