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Club iD, Name State Year

GM engines:
1. 914GT, Guy AZ 74 Chrome Yellow 357 V8, Dedenbear w/p
2. LvSteveH, Steve, NV 73 V8 tube frame, Ron Davis
3. Boxstr, Craig OR 75 V8 305, destroked 327 Holley Proj FI
4. Bruce Hinds, Bruce WA 75 914 V8 since 1985
5. Wilhelm, Wilhelm OR 327 V8 930 trans Sheridan/959 body
6. JEM, Jerry OR 73 327 V8 , Hilborn EFI
7. LS6/914, Larry WA LS6 V8
8. vipergman, Gary WA 72 327 V8, 4 spd 901, Chalon kit
9. pffft, Patrick, CA 327 V8 930 trans, formerly Lapuwali
10. wallys914, Chris, CA 72 5.7L V8
11. kgb, UT (Blank for next V8 project to replace sold V8 914)
12. smrz914, Paul CA 72 5.8 V8
13. Kyan, Kyan CA 73 350 V8 Fast Burn ZZ4+
14. nocones, Michael CA 74 V8 ZZ3, 915 Quaiffe LSD, HPH flares, 911 susp
15. joefri187, Joe CA V8, Type II axles
16. nick mironov, Nick CA 75 283 V8 Renegade
17. MikeP, Mike CA V8 475hp Brodix, 930 trans, Fiske
18. ?, ?, ? 74 cage, A.I.R. body -formerly owned by ChrisJulian
19. Cali914, Harry CA 350 V8 500hp, Pantera ZF trans, cage, wide flares
20. Mar7ck, Mark CA 350 V8 , 915, Beachboys Racing SpeedsterME body
21. dkjens, CA 73 914 with a 283
22. Wgfp, Larry CA Renegade’s “Peal”. now black
23. RUDEPEST, Keith CA 73 V8 450hp
24. jridder, Jonathan CA V8 , Holley EFI
25. chunger, Pei CA 73 350 V8 , Holley MPFI, and 930 trans
26. seanf123, Sean CA 73 V8 350
27. sj914, Remil CA 74 V8, 915
28. Buelteman, Robert CA 71 V8, 930 trans
29. Jmmotorsports, Jerry, WA 73 914 V8
30. Dr. Roger, Roger CA 350 V8 400hp, Sheridan flares, 901 tall gear
31. Tesserra, George CA 74 V8 Renegade, 930, Holley Projection 2d
32. reedhmb, Mark CA 71 V8, Better Bodies Kit
33. cobra94563 Chris CA 74 V8 283
34. Andyrew, Andrew CA 350 V8, FI, HPH flares
35. scott914poor, Scott CA V8
36. bondo, Royce CA LT1 V8
37. jb 914, Joe CA 72 V8 327 PKRMONY
38. TC 914-8, Tony, WA 76 914 350 416hp V8 w/916, sunflower yellow, Rod simpson
39. andys, Andy CA V8 LS1 Getrag transmission, custom trailing arms
40. Skline, Scott CA 74 Chalon 5.0 283 V8
41. tyler, Tyler CA V8 Simpson, body kit
42. ewdysar, Eric CA 75 327 V8 Renegade
43. type47fan, Wayne CA 76 V8 , smog compliant
44. mrihop, Ian CA 74 V8 5.7
45. Sean V8 914, Sean CA V8, Rayco
46. aufaber, Aaron CA V8 Renegade
47. V6914, CA V8 302, looking for a 914
48. drive-ability, John CA V8 350 400hp Renegade 930 trans, FI
49. Terryst1, Terry CA V8 383 500hp, 930 trans, race wing, rollcage, big Willwood brakes
50. 914-8, Brian CA 74 350 V8, 915 trans, factory steel GT flares
51. lybones, Tom CA 73 GT-V8
52. itsav8, CA 914V8
53. avendlerdp, Alex CA V8 computers4kids
54. computers4kids, Mark CA 75 305 V8
56. byndbad914, Tim CO V8 350 525hp, flipped 930, tube frame, Sheridan body
57. ravidad, David CO 71 305 V8
58. germaneighter, OK 73 V8
55. wes42, Wes TX, V8 Red Dawg body, Inglese
59. dlee1967, David TX 72 350 V8
60. dlee1967, David TX 72 75 305
61. DougC, Doug TX 73 V8
62. dakotaewing, Thom TX DZ302 V8 , GT bodied
63. 914junkie, WA 73 Renegade 350 V8/901 Sheridan Body
64. Bigbohr, Johan TX 74 V8, LS1
65. turbo914v8, Paul CAN 1000hp Twin Turbo V8, Electromotive
66. ajracer, Allan CAN 74 LT1 V8 , Boxster 5 speed
67. GWN7, Bruce CAN 73 327 V8
68. riverman, Doug CAN 73 V8
69. 914gt40, Joe CAN V8
70. Dinobx, CAN V8
71. aircooledboy, Chris IL 73 V8 Renegade, previously John2kx’s
72. 914ltd Brad IL V8
73. PorschePony, Ed OH V8?
74. marks914, Mark MI 72 914 5.0L V8 tall gear 901, Desert Hybrids
75. Nickm1, Nick MI 75 305 V8 TPI, Dedenbear w/p
76. rich brennick, Rick MI 70 283 V8 , trophy winner
77. 1bad914, Randy MI 73 327-300 V8
78. elocke, Ed MA 74 283 V8
79. Jaiden PA V8 in progress
80. Mike T, Mike PA V8 autocross
81. efeinsmith, V8 Renegade
82. dwillouby, David KY 76 355 V8
83. BIGKAT_83, Bob GA V8
84. BIGKAT_83, Bob GA LS1 V8
85. Scottg914, Scott SC 76 350 V8 Rayco kit
86. hargrave, Daniel SC 71 350 V8 , LONG time to completion J
87. sandman, SC 72 V8
88. efeinsmith Eric AL V8 Renegade kit bought in 2000
89. John G, John AL V8
90. v82go, Bob FL 74 V8 Corvette
91. Pompano Beach 914V8, FL V8
92. Rider914, Jay FL 72 V8 Reddawg body kit
93. army dude, Ian FL V8
94. JZH, John UK 73 V8
95. MrPitbull, Sweden V8
96. nukepipe, Puerto Rico V8
97. porsha916, Bill WA 73 V8 215 aluminum
98. JRust, Bill OR 70 V8 215 aluminum
99. michaelt55, Michael OR 72 V8 215 aluminum
100. Phoenix-MN, Paul MN 71 GM 3.8L V6
101. Brent, Brent CA 74 GM 3.8L V6
102. dmenche, Dave CA GM 3.8L V6
103. jsarge, Jeff CA 75 GM 3.8L V6
104. Mamacita, Stacie AL 73 GM 3.8L V6, previously Ryan “notyers”
105. dbledsoe, Don ID 75 GM 3.8L V6
106. dbledsoe, Don ID 76 GM 4.1L V6
107. pjhaun, Phillip WA 74 GM 3.8L V6
108. SteveSr, Steve IN 71 GM 3.1L V6
109. A400Hurdler, Joel CA 73 GM 3.8L V6, Buick FI
110. tronporsche, Belton CA 73 GM 3.8L V6
111. Rascobo, OR 73 GM 4.3L V6 wide body
112. BMITCHELL, Bob CA GM V6, Chalon, H gear, 5 bolt, 911T front rascobo
Non-GM engines:
113. Sean_S, Sean OR Ford 5.0 V8, custom body
114. Brett W, Brett AL Lexus OHC V8
115. rick 918 – S, Rick MN 72 Porsche 928 4.7L V8 16 valve 300HP ’80 Euro spec "S"
116. Otmar, Otmar CA 74 two 8" Advanced DC motors, Zilla cntrllr
117. sgomes, Shannon CA 73 Electric 120Volts, a Zilla cntrllr
118. stwspoon, Stan CA 75 9" Advanced DC motor, 114V w/Curtis cntrllr
114. Fiid, Fiid CA 73 Subaru 2.2 Twin Turbo, Megasquirt
115. jon watts, Jon CA Subaru EJ20-TTw/901
116. Porscharu, Steve CA Subaru EJ25, SDS,
117. Carreraguy, Tom CA 74 Subaru Renegade
118. CrazyHippy BJ CA Subaru Renegade
119. 914helo, Kent CA 73 Subaru 3.3L SVX
120. scotty914, Scott MD Subaru 2.5L one of first running!
121. mongrel-gs, Evan MD Subaru 2.5L EJ25
122. firstknight, CT Subaru EJ20T turbo
123. Hydra, Nick 70 Subaru 2.0L
124. banksyinoz, AUS Subaru WRX, auto 4sp
125. jsteel22, CO Subaru EJ25, Suby trans
126. WRX914, Keith NV 73 Subaru WRX turbo, Renegade
127. plymouth37, Dana NV 73 Subaru 2.0L turbo WRX, Renegade, “Anklebiter”
128. guiltless, Chris CA Subaru 2.0L EJ20T
129. TonyAKAVW, Tony CA 74 Subaru EJ25 2.5L RS
130. d914, Greg GA 74 Subaru 2.0L turbo w/Sub tranny
131. jimkelly, Jim VA 72 GM V8 305
132. Amenson, Scott MI 73 Subaru STi 2.5L turbo “PorSTi”
133. 914forme, Stephen OH Subaru XT 1.8L turbo, tranny
134. mrdezyne, Curt, OK 73 Subaru EJ25
135. EJ20Tim, Tim FL Subaru EJ20T turbo, 901, MS
136. atsealevel914, Obi FL Subaru EJ33
137. nsyr, Andrew FL 72 Subaru 2.0L turbo w/Subu tranny, MS II v3
138. VOX James / Jlo914 Daniel, 74 Subaru EJ22
139. Zaney, Nate WA Silver 1974 Suby 2.5L & 5-speed
140. Porcharu, Steve, Subaru, custom axle adapters
141. DBCooper, Paul TX Subaru WRX
142. fat73 aka W9R1, Ed 73 custom body
143. Pankopp Pankopp GA 2.2 liter Subaru Legacy motor
144. TwinTurbo914, Donny CA Subaru EZ30R 3.0L Suby trans
145. ldscamaross, Andy UT Subaru
146. Strawman, Geoff CA 73 2.2L Suby 5 speed 1974 1.8
147. malaga_red75 Peter CA barely street legal N/A 2.5 subaru
148. Carlitos Way Carlitos CA EJ25 Renegade 72
149. BIGKAT_83, Bob soon to be 6cyl 3.3l subaru powered
150. thaddy George Germany Subaru 2.0L
151. Westgl Westgl OR Subaru 2.5L
152. budman5201, AZ 73 Subaru
153. Chris914n6, Chris NV 75 Nissan 3.0L V6
154. 9143.2vtec, Russel AZ 72 Honda 3.2 vtec, 901
155. Silverbullet, Jason CA Porsche 3.2L Boxster S, 6 speed
156. Darren, Darren CA Porsche 3.2L Boxster S, 5 speed
157. roadster fan, Jim CA 73 Porsche Boxster
158. okieflyr Kevin PA VW 1.8T I4/Passat trans
159. neo914-6, Felix CA 74 Audi 2.7L V6 twin turbo Boxster 5 speed
160. 914 1.8t, Sonu CA Audi 2.7L V6 twin turbo
161. Hydra., Omar Lebanon Audi 3.6L V8 w/016 trans
162. paroxysm, CAN VW G-60 lyshom 202hp
163. Bill D Bill NC 73 VW 1.9D
164. 72914S, Barry FL 72 Ford V6
165. cobra914, Colin CAN 74 Ford 3.0L V6 SHO 74-914 White -
166. 3d914, Gerard, AZ 74 914 White SHO 3.2 V6
167. RJMII, Jim, Wyoming, 76, 2.5l Mitsubishi V6, w/turbo, Ford EDIS-6, MS-II
168. 914turboford, Brian CA 73 Ford 2.3L turbo EFI, transverse mount
169. toddsporsche, Todd CA Ford 2.8L V6
170. EagleGT Clay TX Rotary, New Dino body, plans for Northstar
171. rotary ’14, Robert CA 74 13B 1.3L Rotary
172. porsche913b sp,Ted CA 74 13B Rotary
173. bret, Bret HA 13B Rotary
174. soloracer, CAN 73 Twin Turbo 3 Rotor Rotary
175. dbcorvairracer, Derrick CA 76 2.7L F6 Corvair

Non-OEM transaxles:
176. 914Timo, Tim FIN 71, Renault UN1 to 3.0 six
177. abc914, Alan NY 71, Boxster S to 3.2 six
iamchappy
Hoe did the alien make that list confused24.gif
nsyr
Mine doesn't have a porsche engine. then again it doesn't have an engine in it at all. wacko.gif
But it will biggrin.gif
914GT
Cool. And I'm even number one on the list! smile.gif
neo914-6
QUOTE
Hoe did the alien make that list  

It just Hoeppened laugh.gif
I should clarify "conversions the 914 was not originally designed to accept" (besides enlarging the bores i.e. 3.6 sixes or 4 to 6) usually involving sawzall-smiley.gif and smash.gif or welder.gif

Felix
redshift
Who owns the BB 427 hill-climber now?


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BIGKAT_83
Put me down for 2. I've got a running SBC car and I'm working on the LS1 car.

Bob
dakotaewing
Its been 4 years but I am still working on a SBC DZ302 GT bodied car...
-Thom
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skline
I am not sure if he is a club member or not, Sean914V8 is on the PP board, he has one also. He bought it out at D&G last spring. Ugly as hell but really strong and fast with modified gearbox and all.
Andyrew
It does my heart good to be on that list.

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sj914
Didn't someone do a Ford 4 cylinder before?
scotty914
hello... you forgot me, i know i just started posting not to long ago. and i might no even count but my suby 2.5 is in the car hanging on a rope but it is in the car
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Phoenix-MN
You can add me to the list;

Paul '71, Buick 3.8L V6
rick 918-S
I'm not sure where I fit.... I guess I'm in the conversion group alright... But not the non Porsche type. I'm glad to be anywhere I can fit in though.
neo914-6
QUOTE
Cool. And I'm even number one on the list!

914GT, No particular order, I just remember you first when I started hammering out the list.

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But not the non Porsche type.

Rick,
You and Jason are exceptions to the title of this post. smilie_pokal.gif It originally started as a V8 conversion list, then I wanted to include all the other interesting conversions.

KEEP THEM COMING! WHO HAS A 215 V8, ROTARY, OR THE LEXUS V8???
datapace
You can add me to the list, too:

'74 teener with 327 V8

-Bryan
rhodyguy
phil haun. buick 6?

kevin
Carlitos Way
I really like the idea of the (buick?) V6. Perhaps some day I will venture in the same direction. V8 seems like just... TOO MUCH, and I'm guessing the cutting would be minimal with the V6....

$.02

Carlos
914helo
I recently purchased a subaru 3.3L SVX engine to swap in. It will still be awhile though.
neo914-6
Updated, keep them coming...
JEM
73 914 327 with Hilborn injection converted to EFI. Almost finished.

Jerry
dlee1967
Add me.....
75 had a 13B Mazda now has a built 305 Chevy
72 with 350 Chevy (for the wife) just finished....

David Lee in Houston.....dlee1967
aircooledboy
43? ohmy.gif
43!!!!! smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif

That is amazing. clap56.gif
neo914-6
Currently 45! smilie_pokal.gif

QUOTE
75 had a 13B Mazda now has a built 305 Chevy

David,
Didn't you do a Subaru conversion before these?
Felix
ajracer
1974 Chev V8 LT1 in progress! a former Florida roller finds a new
home and some new Life in TORONTO, Canada. Add me to the list.

Allan Mayhew
neo914-6
ajracer, dlee1967, JEM, 914helo
How about some pics?
Felix
dlee1967
Felix, I have never done a Subaru, but a few V8s now. Although the Mazda rotary is now in a Karman Ghia, I will do another one in a 914 in the future. It was an excellent match for the stock gearing, but the chain saw noise was a bit hard to handle. There has to be a better way to quiet them down. That project can be viewed on my website here. I don't have many pictures of my cars, but here is a shot of my wifes engine bay. Never to be this clean again. DLee
sgomes
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chunger
Mine's '73 w/ SBC 350, Holley MPFI, and 930 trans.

Haven't touched it in 2 years due to house construction.

-'Chung headbang.gif headbang.gif
GWN7
GWN7 MB 73 327 (in progress) Red Vegas Roller
GWN7
Opps forgot pic
BIGKAT_83
Lets see some engine pictures. Heres mine.

Bob.
neo914-6
QUOTE
Haven't touched it in 2 years due to house construction

So what's your excuse now? laugh.gif
Buying another teener isn't going to help!
Felix biggrin.gif
Root_Werks
Wow, a lot of V8's 914's out there! ohmy.gif Sort of cool.

So why doesn't anyone do the aluminum block V8's (Not including Rick). wink.gif

Is there only the 215 (Buick?) and the later Vette engines? Seems like that would take care of any wieght issues?
914GT
Cost and availability are a couple reasons. Cast-iron SBCs are plentiful. Also, don't the Corvette engines require significantly more engine bay/firewall mods? The standard Chevy engine fits in easy.
stwspoon
Electric 914 #2

9" Advanced DC motor, 114V with (now dead) Curtis Controller. Anyone have a used "Zilla" controller they don't need? biggrin.gif
aircooledboy
Chunger, I just finished a big construction project doing 60% of the work myself, so I FEEL your pain. I know first hand the best way to deal with your problem. You simply must get the V8 out of mind. Here is what I am will to do for you, my 914 brother. I will take that pain in the ass with it's obnoxious 930 trans off your hands. I will pay to ship it all the way out to Illinois at my, thats right my expense. w00t.gif

Feel the love my friend. Let me help ease your troubled mind. monkeydance.gif laugh.gif chairfall.gif
BIGKAT_83
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif
turbo914v8
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.
Root_Werks
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throllte body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Can't you just toss a carb on it? If the block is basically the same as say a post 86' block, can't you just K.I.S.S. and slap on a decnt 650 carb, HEI Ign and go?

Sorry for the questions, but sure seems like the way to go to me.
BIGKAT_83
QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throllte body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Can't you just toss a carb on it? If the block is basically the same as say a post 86' block, can't you just K.I.S.S. and slap on a decnt 650 carb, HEI Ign and go?

Sorry for the questions, but sure seems like the way to go to me.

No way. The LSx engine is a completly new engine and shares no parts with the older gen1 and gen2 sbc engines. There is a aftermarket carb intake and ign. system for the LS series engines, but that would be a big step backward.

Bob smile.gif
andys
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Bob,

Couple of questions on the LS1 conversion: Did you use the stock LS1 crank pulley? Was the motor/trans moved back the standard amount per the RH trans mount? What mod's did you have to make to the motor mount bar/mounting points? Did you use the stock LS1 oil pan, or go with the shorter 'Vette pan and pick-up?

Thanks,

Andy
andys
QUOTE(turbo914v8 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.

Paul,

This is not too different than the LSx series motors. The cast iron 6.0L LQ4 truck block only weights 65lbs. more than the aluminum 5.7L LS1 block. Interesting that the LS1 bare blocks are less expensive than the LQ4.

Andy
Root_Werks
QUOTE(andys @ Nov 15 2004, 10:14 AM)
QUOTE(turbo914v8 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.

Paul,

This is not too different than the LSx series motors. The cast iron 6.0L LQ4 truck block only weights 65lbs. more than the aluminum 5.7L LS1 block. Interesting that the LS1 bare blocks are less expensive than the LQ4.

Andy

Wow, I didn't realize the wieght was so close.

Me thinks it would be best to grab a iron 350 with alum heads intake. Good enough.

Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8. The power behind it just sounds dam fun. driving.gif
BIGKAT_83
QUOTE(andys @ Nov 15 2004, 10:07 AM)
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

I'm using the stock F-body pan

Bob biggrin.gif

Bob,

Couple of questions on the LS1 conversion: Did you use the stock LS1 crank pulley? Was the motor/trans moved back the standard amount per the RH trans mount? What mod's did you have to make to the motor mount bar/mounting points? Did you use the stock LS1 oil pan, or go with the shorter 'Vette pan and pick-up?

Thanks,

Andy

Andy
I used a C5 vette pulley. these are shorter than the f-body pulley.

I think the only reason the transaxles are moved back the standard 1.25" is this is how the SBC mounts in the 914. If you center up the stock chevy engine mounts with the 914 engine body mounts it places the transaxle back 1.25"

The LS1 mounts are farther back on the engine. I've made 2 sets of mounts. The first one uses a crossbar mount system like a 914 SBC and moved the engine mounts farther forward on the block.
The other mounts bolt solid to the engine and use rubber mounts at the stock 914 body mounts
this makes a nicer mount with no bar haning under the car.
aircooledboy
QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 12:20 PM)
Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8. The power behind it just sounds dam fun. driving.gif

Dude,

I just got back from getting some lunch in mine. I feel like shit today icon8.gif , I can't even see my desk, and I feel too lousy to do anthing about it. But the fun of driving that car even for a few miles made me forget about all of it for 45 minutes. driving.gif
Root_Werks
QUOTE(aircooledboy @ Nov 15 2004, 10:31 AM)
QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 12:20 PM)
Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8.  The power behind it just sounds dam fun.   driving.gif

Dude,

I just got back from getting some lunch in mine. I feel like shit today icon8.gif , I can't even see my desk, and I feel too lousy to do anthing about it. But the fun of driving that car even for a few miles made me forget about all of it for 45 minutes. driving.gif

I followed your thread about your 914 when you first bought it. I liked that you drove it 900+ miles. Seemed to be relaible. I don't know if I will do a V8, but if I do, I know I will have plenty of advise! laugh.gif
soloracer
Add me to the list. I'm working on a 1973 914 Twin Turbo Three Rotor Rotary engine swap. I have accumulated most of the parts I need to get started (adapter plate, clutch, flywheel, radiator, motor mounts, etc.) I just bought a new place with a big shop and as soon as I get settled in I will start my own build thread.
chunger
Felix,

Nice. . . I conned myself into buying a running 914 smilie_pokal.gif Actually, the way I'm wired, if I'm driving one, I'll have double motivation to finish the V8. Another issue that motivated the purchase was price. . . and in the back of my mind, there was the fact that this car already had on it an ideal suspension for V8. . . and I have all the parts to do a quick conversion on a running car. But now that I have it, I feel it'd be nice to keep the car legal in it's class. . . .since I have an all new 5 lug suspension for the project already. And my scirocco is going to die. I need a reliable running car.

-'Chung
aircooledboy
QUOTE(chunger @ Nov 15 2004, 01:15 PM)
Actually, the way I'm wired, if I'm driving one, I'll have double motivation to finish the V8.

Doh!! headbang.gif
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