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Another new member

Bought my 914 about a year ago. I searched for nearly a year for a 73/74 but "settled" for a beautiful, rustfree sunflower yellow 75 2.0 FI with 89K miles, console, swaybars, and yellow/black tartan seat inserts which are still in like new condition. I bought the car from the original owner who was a PCA member and judge. I had a new 72 model when I was in college and I always said one day I would own another one. I have recently purchased parts cables, seals, bulbs, etc from PP and found their products and service great even when ordering cross-country here in NC. Have learned a lot by reading the various threads on this BB and the tech articles on PPs website.


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Old 01-16-2003, 10:18 AM
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Congrats...I'm diggin' the seat inserts
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:29 AM
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Welcome to the fold! Enjoy the forum, don't take us too seriously when we harrass relentlessly, and feel free to ask stupid questions.
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:35 AM
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Welcome Randy,
That is a beautiful car! I see it has Oregon license plates. Did you drive it back to North Carolina?
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No, I had it shipped back via covered carrier rather than risk driving. It is much too nice to risk an accident etc on a cross-country trip. It still has the original windshield with the VW emblem in the lower left corner and I didnt want the possibility of cracking that with a rock.
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Yipee! Another North Carolina 914 owner! Welcome to the group.
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How many of us (914 owners) are there in NC?
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Welcome! Nice clean car.
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Welcome to the group!
Nice to know another NC 914 owner.
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Thumbs up

I really dig those plaid seats.
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well ....... i'm not in n.c. now ........ but i grew up in new bern!!

hey randy ... welcome, great bunch'a guys here and a wealth of knowledge!! great looking car, congratulations!! back when your 72 was new ..... did you ever drive it down to atlantic beach?? do you know any of the old surfers from rocky mount?? randy hall, wayne whitly (sp), richard bird?!?

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Doug,
I sure did drive it to AB in fact I grew up in Rocky Mount and I went to school with Randy Hall and the other names are familiar also. I drove this car to AB this past summer!
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Looks nice Welcome
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Man, not very many around like that! Under 90,000 miles? Sweet. Welcome to the group.
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hey randy ....... somewhere around '72 or '73 .... at atlantic beach ... i rode in either a dark green or maybe red (i think) 914, (the '70s are a little fuzzy) .... it was the 1st 914 i had ever seen ....... the guy that owned the 914 was one of randy's friends from rocky mount. we drove down east for some reason .... i just remember riding in the center seat and the curvie roads!! at that time the guys from r.m. were living down by the triple S fishing peir.

randy hall owns a surf shop now in rodanthe, i haven't seen him in a long time.

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Doug,
My 72 was yellow and I was living in Wilson going to college at ACC. I always wondered what happened to some of the old RM guys. Didnt know Randy H was in the surf shop business. I get to the outer banks every now and then, I may look him up on my next visit. By the way I just sold a mobile home I owned at Triple S! The pier is still there. Not much has changed over the years. Do you ever get back to NewBern? Where is Indiatlantic?
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Very nice looking car! I'm another NC 914 junkie. If in Burlington, look me up.

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David,
Glad to hear from you. Any knowledgable 914 mechanics in the burlington/greensboro or any area east of there?
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randy, i sent you an email.

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I used to live in Raleigh, and the only place that knew what a 914 was was in Cary. I can't remember the name though. I have bought some parts from a guy in Fayetteville who runs a business called BugHaven. Specializes in bugs but he ows a 914 with a hopped up 2.4 L, IIRC.

Since moving back to Burlington, I'm pretty much the only one who has touched this car. I have repaired rusted out areas, rebuilt the top end to a 2056, adjusted the FI to compensate for the few extra cc's, and pretty much everything else that needed to be done. Sometimes right and sometimes wrong.

I wish I had some names to give you, but I don't.

Good luck to you. This site is by far the best place to get info. and ask questions. I would have gotten rid of my 914 many years ago if not for the great info. and help I've gotten from these guys.

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