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Mark Henry
After ump-teen years my 914 3.0 six conversion runs!
Major milestone, just tripled the value with a turn of the key.
Sounds real healthy, can't beat that /6 sound!

Still lots of electrical gremlins to work through and it looks like my timing light took a crap half way through break-in. Oh well....that's somewhat expected.
Biggest issue is it looks like my alt/reg isn't charging. sad.gif
But I got to drive around the block. smile.gif

Who cares about the little things...... it's alive!!!! cheer.gif piratenanner.gif smilie_pokal.gif w00t.gif pray.gif piratenanner.gif
ValcoOscar
QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Oct 10 2017, 07:08 AM) *

After ump-teen years my 914 3.0 six conversion runs!
Major milestone, just tripled the value with a turn of the key.
Sounds real healthy, can't beat that /6 sound!

Still lots of electrical gremlins to work through and it looks like my timing light took a crap half way through break-in. Oh well....that's somewhat expected.
Biggest issue is it looks like my alt/reg isn't charging. sad.gif
But I got to drive around the block. smile.gif

Who cares about the little things...... it's alive!!!! cheer.gif piratenanner.gif smilie_pokal.gif w00t.gif pray.gif piratenanner.gif



Congrats...pictures please!!!!

driving.gif driving.gif

Oscar
kid914
I guess there is hope for me yet Mark.

Congrats. aktion035.gif piratenanner.gif

Marc
arne
I can only imagine how it feels to first fire a long term project like that. I felt pretty good firing my car after many years of slumber, but resurrecting a stock car isn’t the same as wrapping up a big conversion like this. Congrats!!
Eddie914
The sound and feel of a big six behind your back is FABULOUS!

CONGRATULATIONS!
shoguneagle
Congratulations!! Know the "feeling very well". Nothing like it. Keep going, "Tiger".
LowBridge
that's great news... congrats!
aharder
Congratulations !! beerchug.gif
BeatNavy
Yes, congratulations, Mark! beer.gif "Umpteen years?" Ok, good. I'm not behind schedule, then.

Please do post pics when you have a chance.
Mark Henry
This is the engine build smile.gif
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...;p=1993936&
wobbletop
Awesome!
mobymutt
Congrats! I hope you are offering rides!
Dr Evil
Right on man!
mbseto
Congratulations!
theer
Nice! I had a similar event earlier this year.

So, Mark, if umpteen is more than 30 years, I will gladly relinquish my self-awarded trophy for the longest completed resto project in the history of the World (although... they are never really done, are they?).

Well done.
Coondog
Congrats
wysri9
I am envious as hell - roll on my own start up in early 2018..........
JFG
Congratulations.

Had mine running but not driving recently after 18 months of restore work.
11tenths
Nice! I'm almost there myself...

Click to view attachment

beerchug.gif Cheers!

- Harry
Gatornapper
HUGE DOUBLE DITTO! piratenanner.gif

QUOTE(Eddie914 @ Oct 10 2017, 08:40 AM) *

The sound and feel of a big six behind your back is FABULOUS!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Mark Henry
QUOTE(theer @ Oct 10 2017, 01:45 PM) *

Nice! I had a similar event earlier this year.

So, Mark, if umpteen is more than 30 years, I will gladly relinquish my self-awarded trophy for the longest completed resto project in the history of the World (although... they are never really done, are they?).

Well done.

Umpteen is a British expression, I think it's eight years. No record, but too long.
Cairo94507
Congratulations Mark. That is a milestone day for sure. Hope you enjoyed that first ride and took photos to post so we can all vicariously enjoy it too. beerchug.gif
pete-stevers
Glad you got er going!!! piratenanner.gif
Luke M
Hi Mark,

Congrats on getting the 914 up and running.. I know you only drove it a short time but how did you like the gear ratios behind the 3.0?

Keep up the great work..
porschetub
QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Oct 11 2017, 03:08 AM) *

After ump-teen years my 914 3.0 six conversion runs!
Major milestone, just tripled the value with a turn of the key.
Sounds real healthy, can't beat that /6 sound!

Still lots of electrical gremlins to work through and it looks like my timing light took a crap half way through break-in. Oh well....that's somewhat expected.
Biggest issue is it looks like my alt/reg isn't charging. sad.gif
But I got to drive around the block. smile.gif

Who cares about the little things...... it's alive!!!! cheer.gif piratenanner.gif smilie_pokal.gif w00t.gif pray.gif piratenanner.gif


Excellent well done,seems there are a lot of six conversions on the go @ the moment....most I've seen for a while,nice to hear another up and running.
beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif .
Pics please.
Dave_Darling
QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Oct 10 2017, 01:08 PM) *

Umpteen is a British expression...


Wouldn't there be an extra 'u' in there if it were British? wink.gif

Congrats, man!

--DD
Mark Henry
We need a shit eating grin smiley biggrin.gif

Going to have to pull the alt...no charging. dry.gif Oh well, good thing I put a big hatch in. smile.gif




QUOTE(Luke M @ Oct 10 2017, 04:37 PM) *

Hi Mark,

Congrats on getting the 914 up and running.. I know you only drove it a short time but how did you like the gear ratios behind the 3.0?

Keep up the great work..



Just did 20km (12.5 miles), 5th is HA flipped 90mph = 3000rpm
Gearing seems OK, but I'd have to put more miles on before I can really say.
Gearing is A, F, O, X, HA (flipped).
Mueller
Congrats....so there is hope for me after all smile.gif It can be done!
flyer86d
So, what does that hot rod 3 liter feel like in a light car. I’ll bet it’s a rocket! Have fun.

Charlie

The fellow that I bought my 6 from had another one. It had a 2.9 (93 X 70.4) with 906 cams, 46 Weber’s, about 300 hp. I got a ride. Oh my Lord!
krazykonrad
Well done! beerchug.gif

Konrad
tomeric914
Awesome. Just remember, you don't own it, it owns you.
worn
Couldn't have happened to a better teener. Great news. Oh what a feeling! Wait, that doesn't sound German enough. piratenanner.gif
worn
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Just did 20km (12.5 miles), 5th is HA flipped 90mph = 3000rpm
Gearing seems OK, but I'd have to put more miles on before I can really say.
Gearing is A, F, O, X, HA (flipped).
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Much like mine. I got an HB and flipped that. Now longer a squirrel whine on the highway - more refined.
wndsrfr
QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Oct 10 2017, 03:09 PM) *

We need a shit eating grin smiley biggrin.gif

Going to have to pull the alt...no charging. dry.gif

I had to drop the engine AGAIN to deal with the alt that I fried by an instantaneous reverse polarity touch of the battery wires.....Hmmmm why that spark? Hope your hatch is big enough and your back has the stamina!
saigon71
Congrats on this project milestone Mark! beerchug.gif
Edward Blume
smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Congrats!
Mark Henry
Dropped the alt/reg and harness off at the auto electric shop, they said hopefully Friday.
1adam12
Congrats man! Can't wait to have this feeling myself lol...
Lucky9146
QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Oct 10 2017, 07:08 AM) *

After ump-teen years my 914 3.0 six conversion runs!
Major milestone, just tripled the value with a turn of the key.
Sounds real healthy, can't beat that /6 sound!

Still lots of electrical gremlins to work through and it looks like my timing light took a crap half way through break-in. Oh well....that's somewhat expected.
Biggest issue is it looks like my alt/reg isn't charging. sad.gif
But I got to drive around the block. smile.gif

Who cares about the little things...... it's alive!!!! cheer.gif piratenanner.gif smilie_pokal.gif w00t.gif pray.gif piratenanner.gif


Inspiration to those of us trudging through the process. Congrats!! beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif driving.gif Great to hear about success.
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bbrock
Being someone with a lowly 4 that has been in storage for 30 years and dragged across 5 states, I thought getting these engines running was just a perpetual dream like nuclear fusion or the Cubs winning the Series. But then THAT happened and now this. You give me hope sir beerchug.gif Congratulation.
Mark Henry
Pics from yesterday.
5 inches away from the engine made for a loud ride.
Coondog
Looks great, and that one big access hole...... idea.gif
Mark Henry
QUOTE(Coondog @ Oct 11 2017, 07:31 PM) *

Looks great, and that one big access hole...... idea.gif

Made pulling out the alt a very simple job. wink.gif
JOEPROPER
QUOTE(Coondog @ Oct 11 2017, 07:31 PM) *

Looks great, and that one big access hole...... idea.gif

You can adjust the timing at 30mph flag.gif
Mark Henry
QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Oct 12 2017, 09:05 AM) *

QUOTE(Coondog @ Oct 11 2017, 07:31 PM) *

Looks great, and that one big access hole...... idea.gif

You can adjust the timing at 30mph flag.gif


No, I'm not that good as I do have to stop...but I can adjust and set the timing with my seat belt on.
Did this the 2nd time out as I forgot to tighten the dizzy down.
tygaboy
I vote you make the access cover out of Lexan! laugh.gif

Congrats and a "Well done, sir!" to you!
Front yard mechanic
Nice car it runs on caffeine beer3.gif
whitetwinturbo
Driving with the access panel on could make earplugs popular evilgrin.gif
Mark Henry
I have my teen up on the hoist right now, not a single leak anywhere. aktion035.gif

I was really surprised how easy the big six was to start. I had trepidation that I may have wired my twinplug dizzy wrong and I couldn't static set my timing with the MSD. I gave the key a quick turn to see if the starter worked and it fired! 2nd turn it started right up! A quick timing check and I was right into the break-in running.
So far the full balance /6 is super smooth, totally different animal from a T4.

While waiting on my alt to come back from the rebuilders I'll be chasing the dreaded spongy brake.
pete-stevers
Mark ... that is a awful big motor for those small wheels... are you thinking of going bigger...maybe flares?
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