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> Toast's 914 Needs Some Help, in the Las Vegas Area
euro911
post Aug 12 2017, 02:53 PM
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Melba (Toast) has some issues with her car, and unfortunately with Ron's passing (SLITS), she no longer has a good mechanic to help her out.

Wondering if there's some World members in the Las Vegas area that could lend her a hand making some minor repairs to her '73 914?
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post Aug 12 2017, 06:46 PM
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Mark,

If there isn't a member or old school aircooled Porsche Independent that comes up, then there is Gaudin Porsche's "Classic Center" - which is one of the handful of Classic Centers around the country, & they should have someone for aircooleds there, I would think. Of course, it would be Porsche prices though.

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post Aug 13 2017, 06:52 AM
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I thought she works at "renegade" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Aug 13 2017, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(sb914 @ Aug 13 2017, 05:52 AM) *
I thought she works at "renegade" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

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post Aug 13 2017, 09:05 PM
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As long as she's worked there, I'm surprised they didn't put a v8 in it with spare parts.
Vegas racer lives there. Do we know what's wrong with it?
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post Aug 13 2017, 09:45 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) ... I was just trying to see if there was anyone closer to where lives that could lend her a hand.

I accidentally deleted the message she sent me, but I think the issue was electrical in nature. Her car has been sitting idle for about three years now, so it may need attention elsewhere as well. She really didn't go into a lot of detail (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Aug 14 2017, 08:44 PM
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I may be passing through Vegas mid-day Thursday for a couple hours...
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post Aug 14 2017, 11:06 PM
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Do you have her phone #?
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post Aug 15 2017, 12:32 AM
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QUOTE(7TPorsh @ Aug 14 2017, 07:44 PM) *

I may be passing through Vegas mid-day Thursday for a couple hours...

She should be at work but we can put it on jack stands for her (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post Aug 15 2017, 07:33 AM
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Too bad she can't get it to Red Rocks Classic in September. Some of the best 914 minds in the country will be gathered in one spot.

Maybe the next event needs to be in Las Vegas?
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I've got a better idea or so I think. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now. Since I thought of it I should be the first to volunteer. I'll need to wait until Vegas temps are reasonable. If she is still living in the same place there is room to toss a few sleeping bags. We can set a date if any locals there can advise me as to when Vegas drops back into the 80's. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Ron bailed my ass out of a few jams. I can damned sure make time for Melba's dilemma. I'll need a few other hands to join me. I can take one person with me as well. Who's up for the challenge? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Aug 15 2017, 08:52 AM
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Hmm... once temp fall a bit, I might go for that Kent. 914s can hold plenty of parts and tools...
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Thank you, Ethan. I'll probably take my truck so I can can load up with tools and parts. No sense working in 100F+. Everything takes 3 times as much effort. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Aug 15 2017, 09:30 AM
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I can meet you there if the timing works
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post Aug 15 2017, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 15 2017, 07:48 AM) *

I've got a better idea or so I think. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now. Since I thought of it I should be the first to volunteer. I'll need to wait until Vegas temps are reasonable. If she is still living in the same place there is room to toss a few sleeping bags. We can set a date if any locals there can advise me as to when Vegas drops back into the 80's. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Ron bailed my ass out of a few jams. I can damned sure make time for Melba's dilemma. I'll need a few other hands to join me. I can take one person with me as well. Who's up for the challenge? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

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Trying to pull a car out of Henderson....I may not go up and just have it shipped. I would do the rescue party thing.
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QUOTE(76-914 @ Aug 15 2017, 08:48 AM) *

Let's form a Rescue Party like we did a while back for the other lady whose brother had passed. Forgot her name now.

Mary Shortridge and Buttercup! Back in 2010...

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We could call the event the West Toast Ramble (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)

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I spoke with her about an hour ago ... something to do with the ignition switch and the starter wiring off the top of her head.

Again, with it sitting for an extended period of time, there's probably a few other issues that could have developed. '73 2.0L with F.I.

I asked her to make a list of all the known issues ...


I'm going through some of the same issues, she'll be facing ... mine has been sitting idle for 2.5 years (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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