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03 2011

Another 3.2L

01 2011

Seal Grey transformation complete

As the engine had found it’s way back in the car it is time to complete all the cosmetics of the overhaul. I really love the color we ended up with. It changes a lot with the light and it goes so well with chrome!

A few more

Next, seals, chrome, lights interior and all the details [...]

14  02 2010

The 3.2L Carrera has been detailed

The state of the engine was great with no leaks or signs of weekness. The reason we took it out in the first place was to be able to repair that nasty cut through the firewall made by the previous owner of the car.
However, given how nice the engine bay would turn out, it would [...]

17  01 2010

Completing the color change

When having an interest in classic cars, it is a frequent experience to see color changes that were not finalized. To me, there is nothing worse than opening a trunk or to an engine compartment only to be met with the previous and often tired color of the vehicle.
Since I had already decided I did [...]

26  12 2009

Type-4 2.0L details – and a service run

The time leading up to the holidays provided a chance to run my completed 2.0L 4-cyl engine. Originally, this engine came about as the future power plant for my 1971 4-cyl car which remains un-restored to date.
The engine had been sitting for a while and per advice of several of my 914 mentors it was [...]

16  12 2009

More on brake calipers for the 5-lug setup

When I purchased Silver, some rather large Brembo calipers used on the Porsche 911 993-model were installed in the front. They can be seen through the wheel in the below image:

This is surely a great brake setup. The caliper mounts to the 914-6 strut with the aid of an aluminum adapter. The rotor also needs [...]

12 2009

New motor mount and engine bay clean-up

I am not looking to create a show car – I want to create a 914-6 which is sorted and easy to use, with very respectable performance and with no higher maintenance needs than, say, a 911 Carrera 3.2L from the eighties.
As such, we will not go into underside painting but rather invest in a [...]

12 2009

Coming apart

Well – I took the plunge. Silver is coming apart for a respray. it started with a desire to redo the engine compartment, not least to fix the firewall which had been cut by the PO. As part of that work, the engine came out for some detalling work and some upgrades.

Some piece of machinery! [...]

15  01 2009

5-lug conversion – what’s that?

If you’ve ever fancied the looks of early 911 wheels you are probably aware they are called Fuchs wheels. Fuchs is a German metalware company that stems back as early as 1910. Fuchs has been supplying parts to several car companies, including Porsche. Visit Fuchs here
Now, all 914 4-cylinder cars use a bolt pattern for [...]

10  07 2008

Firewall cuts

Prior to purchasing the car, it was determined that after the conversion was completed by the PO an alternater failure had occured. Instead of dropping the engine to replace it the firewall was cut from the inside after removing the backbad, allowing the change. It was not something I cared for but you take the [...]

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