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> Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?, or, What the Fuchs is Keeping You From Working on it?
euro911
post May 6 2019, 09:00 PM
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Everybody posts what they've accomplished in the 'What Have You Done to Your 914 Today?' thread ... well, this is a special thread for us enthusiasts to post why we haven't worked on our car(s) and precisely why they're still on jack stands, and/or buried somewhere under mounds of shit in the garage, etc. ... some of them, for decades (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)


Since I'm one of 'those guys', I guess I'll start (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

As some of youse guys may already know, in an effort to gain additional parking and work space, I've been prepping an area in my back yard to accommodate said space. I need more elbow room, because the cars are currently parked back-to-back in the narrow driveway, and that simply doesn't allow me to easily work on any of them. Having close access to the garage will also be a big plus.


Gravel & the rebar was installed today, need to put down some dobie blocks and the concrete is scheduled to get pumped in and troweled tomorrow ... weather permitting. The form running the length is spacing for bricks to line the edges between the new slab and the existing walkway, giving it a little more 'wife pleasing' appearance (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)

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The design retains some grass that the wife was adamant about, and a sweeping curve, which will allow any of vehicles parked there an unobstructed path through the bottleneck to the driveway. The curved portion will also receive brick edging, creating an eye appealing appearance, but retaining a more utilitarian purpose. At least, that's how I sold my wife on the whole idea (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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I should be able to utilize the new-found pavement in a few weeks if all goes as planned ...

Polishing my tools as we speak. Wait ... that didn't sound right (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post May 6 2019, 09:06 PM
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Nice work.

For me I am 5000mi from mine for work. Hi and staying in Waikiki so I really cannot complain!
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post May 6 2019, 09:25 PM
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Every once and a while I have to do work for my actual job (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 6 2019, 09:45 PM
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Because a car guy was talked into buying a house without a garage (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post May 6 2019, 10:04 PM
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Because my car is 50 miles away, across the Salish Sea, at 914Werke getting the head pulled and exhaust stud hole welded, tapped and threaded. Having moved to a much smaller car space I have to procrastinate from long distance. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

The good news is I may actually be driving it in a couple of weeks! Woohoo!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post May 6 2019, 10:09 PM
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I had to shovel and rake about 3 yards of mulch (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

I hope to have nicer weather this week, and plan to driver her to work.
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post May 6 2019, 10:31 PM
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post May 7 2019, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE(Literati914 @ May 7 2019, 04:45 AM) *

Because a car guy was talked into buying a house without a garage (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

I feel your pain. Before my marriage breakdown 16 years ago, I lived in a converted water mill which had a four-car garage and a separate 16x16 workshop attached. Now I have a tiny house with no garage, so have to rent two single-car lock-up garages in town. Took me several years to find those. People with garages (and power!) don't know how lucky they are! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

So that's why I don't always get to work on my car(s) as much as I'd like... Sigh. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post May 7 2019, 04:22 AM
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Work, rain.

Work, rain.

Work, rain.


There’s a pattern here somewhere (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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post May 7 2019, 04:28 AM
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Quick answer is “Sometimes it is just easier
to ignore them”. Or, I haven’t gotten that far down the
Priority list in a while....
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post May 7 2019, 06:13 AM
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Simple answer...

Kidney stones and high power pain meds (not a good mix with power tools).
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post May 7 2019, 06:23 AM
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I had to pick up the rent. If i get a chance today, I will braze my clutch and accelerator tubes in place.
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post May 7 2019, 06:27 AM
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I’m fuching lazy !
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post May 7 2019, 06:38 AM
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Too busy building 996/997.1 engines.

Just got a 997 job last weekend, I have to rebuild the engine, turn it into a full pop 4.0, full suspension rebuild (mods), new exhaust (mods), brakes and more mods. Ballparking prices I was up to $50K when the dude looked at me and said "I want it to be a brand new car, built the way I want it and I know it will be big budget". All righty then...I stopped ballparking and just listened. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
Took him for spin in a 4.0 996 C4S I just built and I think he jizzed his pants.

Guys like this is why I've been mostly doing the newer Porsches lately. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

But the downside is I haven't had much time to work on the wifes or my 914 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post May 7 2019, 10:33 AM
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Building what started out to be a storage shed. In typical fashion, it got a little out of control and turned into a really cool "sleeping room".
Who wants to come for a visit? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Then my wife said "Well, we should add a little fence."

This is what happens when you say that to a guy who has a welder but no wood working tools...


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post May 7 2019, 11:34 AM
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That looks GR8. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

I have carpentry skills, but just got my first MIG welder. I'm sure there will be a learning curve involved with that (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)
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post May 7 2019, 11:46 AM
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Well got a hot Boxster a few years ago, and now the 914 is just waiting to go for a cruz.
can't beat AC and speed! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 7 2019, 12:06 PM
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I've been working on someone else's 914.... and a 39 line item to do list on a 2005 VW Beetle flip (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

My 914 just needs oil and a filter and a prayer that all the hiccups are finally gone.

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post May 7 2019, 12:09 PM
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Because its done....until I get the parts for a six swap.
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post May 7 2019, 12:11 PM
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Working on the window regulator for the passenger door of the 911.


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