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  • Birthday 6September

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    Beaumaris Victoria
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    1977 3.0. 1997 993 C4S. 914 /6

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  1. Hi Fella's I'm looking for some suggestions in regards to the plumbing for my 914 project. To re-cap,we're fitting a 964,3.6 into the car and replacing all the existing rubber (non genuine) oil lines. I have a 935 Oil Catch Can that I'd like to fit in the front boot space,as that's where a large oil cooler is situated and run oil lines the traditional way,thru the now passengers side scuttle. (car is now RHD) I'm no mechanic,so I hope that makes sense? We're going to fit a series of louvres,or purchase a front boot floor section from Patrick Motorsports, that's already done to help dissipate the heat that will come with the conversion. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Regards Ken.
  2. There's been a couple of changes since the last post.Owing to my Panel Beater's medical situation,the car was moved to Vintique in Cheltenham about 3 weeks ago and we've seen some fantastic progress. Supplied by Patrick Motorsports in the US,the missing cross member has been fitted and all the seat fittings,from Auto Atlanta, have been welded in as well, allowing the seats to be fitted. The firewall has previously been badly damaged in the fitting of a roll cage and luckily Aporschapart had one,so that will be installed soon.We removed the rear window and that's now had a real good cleanup. I sat in the car for the first time since purchase and that was a real buzz too! Max,the owner of Vintique,is a metal fabricator extroidinaire!! and is invested in the project as well, which is very gratifying. I have ordered a chassis reinforcement stiffening kit,again form Patrick Motorsports,which should be here about Wednesday,so more progress coming up. I'll post some photo's soon as well.
  3. Ken

    914/6 in Oz

    There was a beaut Black 914/4 (lefty) for sale at Shannons late last year. It was passed in,so a call to them may be worthwhile? Early $30's as I remember. Good Luck. Ken.
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    Hi Fellow Porschaphiles I'm hoping like hell someone out there in 914 land has a photo/ photos, or can direct me to somewhere that shows just where all the seat mounting brackets that attach to the floor are positioned? Those,as well as the seat rake bracket. I've just received a delivery of the parts required from Auto Atlanta,but I need to know the next step. I've already googled and there is only one video from Restoration Design,which to me as a clean skin,is confusing. "I'll tell you,it's just as well I don't build bridges"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards Ken.
  5. A little bit of movement again with the engine cover having been sandblasted. I'm not sure whether to powder coat it,because of the work involved in disassembly and the availability of the rubber grommets etc that make up the construction. I think I have found the small rubber bumpers that are part of it, at 914 Rubber in the USA. They sell a set of two,however I am awaiting an email re availability. The new heat exchanger/header set from Patrick Motorsports in the USA are on their way,as is the clutch cable adaptor bracket,so we should see those soon? We're getting there.
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    Thanks Craig.much appreciated. Cheers Ken.
  7. Hi Guys Does anyone know what the sticker/metal decal was/is on the 914 petrol expansion tank and where to source one? Is there any known source, to purchase a 916 badge? Petrol tank went to A class powder coating this afternoon and due for pickup Friday.
  8. After consideration,the 930 Turbo seats were removed,as I felt they were a touch big for the cabin. Of course the fact that I'm 6'1"and found it difficult getting into the car, helped with the decision making process. I was able to swap the seats back to the previous owner,for the original seats,which are in ripper condition. The seat carriers were showing their age,so I had them sand blasted and powder coated at A Class Powder Coating,of 39 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin. They did a great job, at a very reasonable price. As the interior will be re trimmed,ratty seat carriers sitting on new carpet really doesn't work for me. I found a couple of photo's of the WEVO shifter kit fitted to the gearbox, so I thought i'd post those as well.
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    Hi Craig just a few minor things,fillin tow hook access, couple dings in bonnet, fit fuel filler in bonnet. cheers.
  10. Back after a delay and a few issues as well. We had an issue with the WEVO side shift kit,which Louie has done a fabulous job of sorting out,so thanks Lou for your expertise. We have decided to fit a Patrick Motorsports header/heat exchanger kit to the car, to allow for a better airflow,both thru the exhaust as well as heating/demisting for the interior in Winter. We also require a clutch cable adaptor bracket,but both of these items are currently out of stock,so we are awaiting notification that they are available and we'll continue on with the project. The body is at the Panel Beaters,but unfortunately he is not well at present,so there has been no start on it yet. I did not get around to posting any photos initially,so i'll give it a try now and hope i'm successful. Three of the car with the advertising stickers and four with them removed. (using my thumbnail) Also included are two photo's of the engine as it stands now. Look a lot better when the new headers arrive. Cheers all. Ken.
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    Hi Zugfuhrer Yesterday saw the removal of the 930 seats,them being swapped back for the originals. As there are no plans for this car to travel any long distance,I've decided that original is best. The engine & gearbox are out and split and upon examination,all is good. The WEVO side shift kit is standing by ready to be attached. The advertising stickers have been removed and the body is now at the panel shop for a real good tidy up. As Xmas is upon us,there won't be any movement for 3/4 weeks. Does anyone out there have a 914 manual that they have finished with,that shows the total car. In fact does one of these actually exist? As soon as I can coerce the Chief to do it,I will post photo's taken so far. There will be photo's of the entire job until completion.
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    Well,a bit more to report on the 914/6 GT Clone,that arrived on Saturday morning. Some misunderstanding of information has seen the engine being a 964,3.6,not 993 RS. No matter to me,the power will be more than sufficient. The 930 Turbo seats are electric not manual, and as we won't be connecting the drivers seat to a power source, there is no adjustment backwards/forwards, so we are going manual. i'm looking for ideas as to the type of Porsche seats that will fit into the space properly. I'm 6'1",so need the seat fully extended which was not the case with the previous owner. I'd really appreciate any ideas that the group may have. Am I better off going original? I've heard that original's aren't so comfy?? Cheers Ken.
  13. According to my original price list for 1976/77 ,it was $27,500. There were 114 cars imported.
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    Hi Airhead You have me at a disadvantage,as I don't know where you may have seen it,or whether it's the same car? More info please. Cheers Ken.

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