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View Poll Results: Will He make it????
Not a chance! 1000 miles straight on a $2500 porshe!? 3 7.32%
Sure, if you have enough time and money. 7 17.07%
As long as you like a little roadside "maintenance" 17 41.46%
No problem. You will make it without as much as a hiccup. 16 39.02%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Exclamation Do you think I will make it?

Well, after much searching and false alarms, I have finally found my 914. It is a 1970 with a 1973 2.0 installed, with 2.0 transaxle. It looks to be in excellent shape, and has little rust, with a fresh paint job 5 years ago. I talked with the mechanic that services the car, and he says it is in good shape, and has had regular service.

The catch? It is in Santa Cruz, and I am in Spokane, Wa. So what do you think will I make it over 1000 miles without a major problem? I will post an update when I get back next tuesday, I will be leaving on a plane on saturday, and take a few stops on the way home. Oh, and I am having the mechanic take a thourough check on the car, as I will not have acess to all my tools!!

Wish me luck!!

P.S. I only paid 2500 plus the mechanic checkup bill!
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congradulations...and if it's had regular maintenance I think you'll be good to go!
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he said it has, and the motor was rebuilt 10000 miles ago, and the clutch and tires are only 1000 miles old.
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carbs or D-jet?
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I just voted C. Just my own personal D-jet demons.
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I have heard alot of people swear by d-jet, and alot of others swear at it!
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You should make a D-jet or carb pole. Let's see how many votes that one gets.
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oooh boy...thats tough.
I was gonna say at least bring "a couple tools", y'know the obvious.
But with a d-jet IF (big IF) something breaks you'll need your best friend with who happens to be an electrical engineer AND a porsche mechanic.
Hmm..I've done worse, I bought a 1960 356 Coupe, it was in a barn, I put carpet in it and tuned it up and drove from Wenatchee to Disneyland and back. 2150 miles, or something- On bias play tires...we didnt have room for the spare so we left it at home.
No worries -I have NO doubt you'll make it. I wish I was going with you!!
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I am going to be on my own with mechanical fixes (if any), I wanted to bring my dad, but my wife insisits upon going, something about our anniversary being this weekend or something... blah, blah.
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Hell, 1K is nothing - Bring it on BAJA III - we'll show you how to put 100K on in 0.5K of driving. Strap your butt in the seat and

GO FOR IT

don't let those wussies who never take their car outta the garage talk you out of a "lifetime adventure". Just carry pliers, bailing wire, duct tape, cell phone, Triple A card and.........,

Most of all

HAVE FUN



BTW - your wife is gonna LOVE it..........trust me........
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Holy ***** .. you just jinxed it.
If you're wife's going then its gonna blow.
The thing'll hear it the first time she says something like "my back hurts" or "why's the engine so loud?!" .
It'll hear her and it'll lock clean up or spit out an injector. Just like a Stephen king book.
How do I change my vote?!?!
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Amen - Mr Ghost!!!!!!! If she had a 100 mile bladder in a normal car, it'll be a 10 miler in a 14.
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Actually she is pretty cool about "tough" cars, When we were dating I had a 240z with a 400ci small block, circle track seats, a fuel cell in the hatch, and a 5 point roll cage with 5 point harnesses. LOL!
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Make that a 6 point cage, sorry...
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Even so, silver, it'll be "What's that smell? What's that noise?" for 1000 miles! The teener doesn't support whinning well.

I also gave you a "no hiccup" rating...how can I change it?

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Yeah, sorry our comments probably aren't so much a reflection on your wife as OURS!!!
Now I'm sad.. ..
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take terry cables, check everything before you leave, and have a good cell phone... other than that, don't get in a hurry and it should make it.
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I voted "no problem". Then I remembered the Siskyou Pass on I-5 south of Ashland, OR. Check highway conditions before you leave Redding. They often require chains this time of year. Travel during daylight. Should be late afternoon coming from Santa Cruz which is good. Also, if you are going to take highway 97 rather than I-5 from Weed, you won't have as much of a climb but could see a lot of snow going north if you're unlucky. Be careful.
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WEED, did I hear someone say weed? Uhhh - Oh wrong board, wrong thread
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