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Originally posted by Ruff1
ok fine right me a check for $8000 us and pick up your new car.
Well, i would need to know a-wee bit more information about the car before i spend 8 grand. And why not put your location? Someone passing through the forum could be on the lookout for a '73 911!!!! But since you need to be secretive about your where-abouts, you shot yourself in the foot!

I'm not singling you out, honestly, because everyone at one point or another "thought" they could afford to own something, then down the line, realized that its not the "up-front" cost that gets you, rather the maintance. (Ferrari's are probably the worst of any auto.)

I would love a '73, but i have way to many projects as it is.

Trust the fallowing words...
-To convert that car to a bug, i cannot even begin to think of where to send you to get the flywheel, clutch disk, pressure plate, and throughout bearing for a 915 trans to work with the type 4 engine.
-Engine tin: Thats easy, take it from a '76 912E... but wait, they only imported about 5000 of those (if that), who knows how many are still on the market, and i do know for a fact that they are in demand. So the tin is going to cost you top $$$. You HAVE to have engine tin! You will burn up the motor without it.
-Exhaust: agian, '76 912E. Same rarity applies. Bursch doesn't even make an aftermarket header, but you can get the muffler.
-Engine mount: which you or a local machine shop can fabricate.

The cost once your into this, isn't going to be $500 to $1000... Its way more. But you can sell the 2.4 on ebay and get maybe $1500. You will easly dump that into the conversion parts, and then some.

Plus, now your paying insurance on a '73 911, and they don't care how weak the motor is...

If you want to have fun (and i'm assuming you also have a complete 914) drop the 911 engine, sell the 911 chassis (you'll probably get $7000, use that money for 914-6 conversion parts, buy Waynes 911 rebuild book, spend $3000 neccecity engine rebuild parts, and install that bad boy in your 914!

Good luck, Don.
Don Welch
'73 914ish ->6ish GTish 2.8 twin plug mfi... happy camper.
Old 01-25-2005, 08:42 AM
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