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Ed_Turbo

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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KELTY360
Nice project to start with. Be aware that it looks to be a '75, not a '74. Good luck.
tomh
Don't think that's a 74 with those bumpers!
Edward Blume
L.A. Raiders? Now there's a relic.

Good luck with the rebuild! aktion035.gif
Tom_T
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

Good Luck! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Ed_Turbo
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.
Ed_Turbo
QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jun 5 2017, 02:05 PM) *

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

Good Luck! beerchug.gif
Tom
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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.
sb914
welcome.png the red ones are the fastest!!
Ed_Turbo
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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porschetub
Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go barf.gif barf.gif ,truly the pits ...sorry.
Ed_Turbo
QUOTE(porschetub @ Jun 12 2017, 08:44 PM) *

Not trying to be a dick but otherwise mentioned ?,those wheels need to go barf.gif barf.gif ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them lol-2.gif
Ed_Turbo
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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Ed_Turbo
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! w00t.gif Early 70's vintage Craftsman drooley.gif

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maf914
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! w00t.gif Early 70's vintage Craftsman 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. 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.
Mike Bellis
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 barf.gif barf.gif ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them lol-2.gif

Those wheels are period correct for the 80's custom touches on that car. Keep it as is and drive it!
Ed_Turbo
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 barf.gif barf.gif ,truly the pits ...sorry.


Those are centerline wheels with custom porsche emblems in the middle. Guess you never heard of them 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.

Semper Fi brutha
rhodyguy
If the tank is still out, change the in tank screen and fiber washers for the fittings.
Ed_Turbo
Quick update. Fuel tank and lines are all hooked up. Polished all the hardware to give it a clean look.
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Ed_Turbo
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ndfrigi
QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Jul 23 2017, 11:15 AM) *


Looks like it is originally Copper Metallic color L99K.

Ed_Turbo
Cleaned the orignal bra cause the mice used it as toilet paper. Looks pretty beat up so might buy another at a future date.

So we did the very first crank and discovered new fun things to solve:

1) FPR does not look like it is working.

2) Right side blinkers not working in neither front or back.

So we were chatting it in the garage and looks like an electrical issue. We will be checking the fuses and all that good stuff.
Ed_Turbo
Tried to search the forums and Haynes and got some info. but still need some answers. I need some advice or some 1.8 l-jet owners or knowledgeable enthusiasts to look at my work before I place an order. Long story short several vacuum lines are routed wrong , there is no charcoal can, and cannot find spark plug wire order.

1) What are the negative effects of having a no charcoal can? Fuel consumption? I hear the l-jets are sensitive to hose leaks so can I plug those that are attached to the can?

2) Spark plug wire order. I want to double check if they are routed correctly.
Ed_Turbo
New routing diagram:
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ndfrigi
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Ed_Turbo
QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 9 2017, 09:36 PM) *


Yeah that is where I got my info. from clap.gif

Anyone know about charcoal canisters? Can someone check my spark plug wire order? I think #1 and #2 are wrong.
ndfrigi
QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Aug 9 2017, 10:29 PM) *

QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 9 2017, 09:36 PM) *


Yeah that is where I got my info. from clap.gif

Anyone know about charcoal canisters? Can someone check my spark plug wire order? I think #1 and #2 are wrong.


1. Charcoal canister is ok even without it. Does not affect the engine. It is just to lessen or remove fuel smell. That plastic (expansion tank) on top of your tank has a small diameter hose that connects to the charcoal canister (for 1975 it is at the engine bay). two larger rubber hose In and out of charcoal canister. In side goes go upper right of fan shroud (blows air going to charcoal canister and other side (out) goes to air filter.

2. Your engine picture with your number markings is correct. Assuming your TDC (#1) is in the right position.
Ed_Turbo
Great news! Got the bad boy running. Changed FPR and fixed vacuum lines. Also, I found the emblems for the grill. Check them out! drooley.gif
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Ed_Turbo
I will post a video. Google drive is acting like a 42 year old Fuel injection system blink.gif
ndfrigi
congratulation! now time to register for Temecula Fun Day on Sept 16.
Ed_Turbo
Video: 1975 1.8 914

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Ed_Turbo
QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 12 2017, 12:57 PM) *

congratulation! now time to register for Temecula Fun Day on Sept 16.


Easy there pal still have work to do wink.gif. I have it on my schedule though idea.gif
ndfrigi
QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Aug 12 2017, 01:39 PM) *

QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 12 2017, 12:57 PM) *

congratulation! now time to register for Temecula Fun Day on Sept 16.


Easy there pal still have work to do wink.gif. I have it on my schedule though idea.gif


Sir, even without driving ur 914 to Temecula Fun day, still you can join. Just sold my 75 1.8FI (but i have ugly 74 project though) and still going with my whole family.

And wow, looks a lot better now since the 1st pictures you shared.

Do you still have the original Heat exchanger for 75/76?
malcolm2
QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 10 2017, 12:51 AM) *

QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Aug 9 2017, 10:29 PM) *

QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 9 2017, 09:36 PM) *


Yeah that is where I got my info. from clap.gif

Anyone know about charcoal canisters? Can someone check my spark plug wire order? I think #1 and #2 are wrong.


1. Charcoal canister is ok even without it. Does not affect the engine. It is just to lessen or remove fuel smell. That plastic (expansion tank) on top of your tank has a small diameter hose that connects to the charcoal canister (for 1975 it is at the engine bay). two larger rubber hose In and out of charcoal canister. In side goes go upper right of fan shroud (blows air going to charcoal canister and other side (out) goes to air filter.

2. Your engine picture with your number markings is correct. Assuming your TDC (#1) is in the right position.


I also have a 75 1.8 ( now 1911cc) with Ljet FI. As things happen, I have removed parts of the FI. Never installed the charcoal filter. It is just too big. I do smell gas every now and then, but just don't care. The Decel Valve was also removed. One less place to look for a vacuum leak. Never installed the EGR valve either. Cleaned up the engine bay for sure.

Things are looking good for you. Keep up the good work.
Ed_Turbo
QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Aug 12 2017, 02:37 PM) *

QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 10 2017, 12:51 AM) *

QUOTE(Ed_Turbo @ Aug 9 2017, 10:29 PM) *

QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Aug 9 2017, 09:36 PM) *


Yeah that is where I got my info. from clap.gif

Anyone know about charcoal canisters? Can someone check my spark plug wire order? I think #1 and #2 are wrong.


1. Charcoal canister is ok even without it. Does not affect the engine. It is just to lessen or remove fuel smell. That plastic (expansion tank) on top of your tank has a small diameter hose that connects to the charcoal canister (for 1975 it is at the engine bay). two larger rubber hose In and out of charcoal canister. In side goes go upper right of fan shroud (blows air going to charcoal canister and other side (out) goes to air filter.

2. Your engine picture with your number markings is correct. Assuming your TDC (#1) is in the right position.


I also have a 75 1.8 ( now 1911cc) with Ljet FI. As things happen, I have removed parts of the FI. Never installed the charcoal filter. It is just too big. I do smell gas every now and then, but just don't care. The Decel Valve was also removed. One less place to look for a vacuum leak. Never installed the EGR valve either. Cleaned up the engine bay for sure.

Things are looking good for you. Keep up the good work.


Exhaust system is all stock. I am probably deleting the cat in the future.

Don't mind the gas smell. I work on my friends rides with carbs every now and then and is like car guy cologne.

Thanks for the compliments. Really fortunate this project is going smoothly without any major issues (yet). Only thing that was a PITA was the vacuum hose that goes underneath the manifold to the throttle body. Just tedious for a dumb little hose. The fun never stops!
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