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> Mission: 914, Rebuilding a 1975 Porsche 914 1.8
Ed_Turbo
post Jun 5 2017, 12:40 PM
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Hi everyone! So I started an account here to help my father rebuild his '75 914 1.8. Basically I am working on this car as a summer project in the weekends and maybe a weekday here and there if I have the time.

This 914 has been garage kept for 20 years (1997) and as a 20 year anniversary it would be nice to resurrect this little guy.

Here are some photos of the first day taking it out followed by washing, vacuuming, removing some exterior and flushing the fluids:

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post Jun 5 2017, 12:50 PM
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Nice project to start with. Be aware that it looks to be a '75, not a '74. Good luck.
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post Jun 5 2017, 12:52 PM
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Don't think that's a 74 with those bumpers!
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post Jun 5 2017, 02:16 PM
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L.A. Raiders? Now there's a relic.

Good luck with the rebuild! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post Jun 5 2017, 03:05 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) ... to both you & your Dad!

As others have said - it's probably a 1975 built in 74 (the model years overlap calendar years Aug to July).

Look at your VIN sticker &/or plates & if the VIN starts with 475... then it's a 1975 MY, 474... = 74 MY, 476... = 76, etc.

Make sure to check & change all soft lines as needed before any driving it.

Here's a goal for you & your Dad to shoot for together - LA Porsche Club has a Show at the Santa Monica Airport Museum of Flying on 9/10, where you can park in the Porsche display "Corral" out front of the museum for free & check out coll "Porsches & Planes"!

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/pca-la...-angeles-932761

There are a bunch of other SoCal events & drives all year long, if you two want other Father-Son Fun alternatives & activities at the calendar link below. You can both join PCA for $46/yr & get a great Panorama magazine + the local LA one to boot - worth the price alone - aside from all the events.

http://www.zone8.org/calendar.php

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post Jun 5 2017, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(KELTY360 @ Jun 5 2017, 11:50 AM) *

Nice project to start with. Be aware that it looks to be a '75, not a '74. Good luck.


You are right. He told me it was a '74 and I asked if he could double check it and yes it is a '75. That is what happens when you are at that age of retirement. Glad I am here I knew people know their 914's.
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post Jun 5 2017, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jun 5 2017, 02:05 PM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) ... to both you & your Dad!

As others have said - it's probably a 1975 built in 74 (the model years overlap calendar years Aug to July).

Look at your VIN sticker &/or plates & if the VIN starts with 475... then it's a 1975 MY, 474... = 74 MY, 476... = 76, etc.

Make sure to check & change all soft lines as needed before any driving it.

Here's a goal for you & your Dad to shoot for together - LA Porsche Club has a Show at the Santa Monica Airport Museum of Flying on 9/10, where you can park in the Porsche display "Corral" out front of the museum for free & check out coll "Porsches & Planes"!

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/pca-la...-angeles-932761

There are a bunch of other SoCal events & drives all year long, if you two want other Father-Son Fun alternatives & activities at the calendar link below. You can both join PCA for $46/yr & get a great Panorama magazine + the local LA one to boot - worth the price alone - aside from all the events.

http://www.zone8.org/calendar.php

Have

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Thanks for the resources, I will check it out! I am mainly here for parts, getting some knowledge, etc. Personally, I love cars and work on them as a hobby (performance, rebuild, restore). This is my first time digging in an aircooled fuel injected motor so it is a bit of a learning curve.
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post Jun 5 2017, 07:33 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) the red ones are the fastest!!
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post Jun 12 2017, 08:46 PM
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Some quick updates. Removed all the fluids and the tranny has plenty of shavings. We will see how it holds out...
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Removed all the fuel lines ready to change them soon. Tank looks pretty good sitting for 20 years, luckily the gas was flushed out before going to sleep:
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post Jun 12 2017, 09:44 PM
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Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ,truly the pits ...sorry.
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post Jun 13 2017, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE(porschetub @ Jun 12 2017, 08:44 PM) *

Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post Jul 4 2017, 01:07 PM
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Quickie update. Got the fluids in and now the fuel tank needs a quick removal of some surface rust and a fresh coat of paint:. If you want to buy a cheap pump for tranny oil changes go with the new red fluid pump at China freight.

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post Jul 4 2017, 01:22 PM
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One more thing, for all you garage dwellers and DIY'ers, check out my new tool chest. The top was originally my grandpas that he passed on to me. I decided to complete it and bought the rest on Craigslist. Check out the surface condition. Don't you wish your chassis was in that good condition! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif) Early 70's vintage Craftsman (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)

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post Jul 4 2017, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Jul 4 2017, 11:22 AM) *

One more thing, for all you garage dwellers and DIY'ers, check out my new tool chest. The top was originally my grandpas that he passed on to me. I decided to complete it and bought the rest on Craigslist. Check out the surface condition. Don't you wish your chassis was in that good condition! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif) Early 70's vintage Craftsman (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)


The tool chests are interesting. I had never seen that version of the Craftsman chests before; gray cabinets with red drawers. I inherited a large Craftsman portable tool box from my father that is similar in style; the box and top hinged cover are gray with two red drawers on the bottom. I would guess 60's vintage. Unfortunately, the box must have spent a good bit of time on a damp floor because the bottom is rusting out. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

I have a set of Craftsman tool chests on casters that began as a Christmas gift from my sister in the 90's (Thanks Sister!) and were added to with Black Friday sales. These are all in the contemporary Craftsman red and black.
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post Jul 4 2017, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Jun 13 2017, 01:02 PM) *

QUOTE(porschetub @ Jun 12 2017, 08:44 PM) *

Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)

Those wheels are period correct for the 80's custom touches on that car. Keep it as is and drive it!
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post Jul 6 2017, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Jul 4 2017, 05:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Jun 13 2017, 01:02 PM) *

QUOTE(porschetub @ Jun 12 2017, 08:44 PM) *

Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)

Those wheels are period correct for the 80's custom touches on that car. Keep it as is and drive it!


Haha thanks. Yeah I think you are right when my dad customized this car it was in the late 80's early 90's when you can get these wheels off the shelf. Love it or hate it these are hard to find. Hopefully I can get this bad boy running soon.

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post Jul 6 2017, 01:08 PM
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If the tank is still out, change the in tank screen and fiber washers for the fittings.
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post Jul 23 2017, 12:14 PM
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Quick update. Fuel tank and lines are all hooked up. Polished all the hardware to give it a clean look.
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Looks like it is originally Copper Metallic color L99K.

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