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Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-23-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
I got my bead blaster at Harbor Freight at under...

I got my bead blaster at Harbor Freight at under $100. Also picked up some glass beads and aluminum oxide medium there also.

It's small and light enough to move around the shop, but just barely...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-04-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
I also had a similar problem about two years ago....

I also had a similar problem about two years ago. After doing all that was recommended above and installing the hot start relay kit, it still occassionally refused to start. Eventually I traced it...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-11-2003, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Before you go through the effort of sanding off...

Before you go through the effort of sanding off the finish, try lacquer thinner. I used this to clean off my old top and the pebbled finish came right off with it. So I ended refinishing my top.
...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-20-2003, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
Mike, I just popped over to the the Shop...

Mike,

I just popped over to the the Shop Talk Forums. It looks like there might be a goodly amount of information there, if you could search for it. Seems that their search engine is down and...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-20-2003, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
What's the definitive word on synth oil and heat

I don't want to start an oil religious war here. I know that there are strong adherents on each side. I just have a problem to solve and changing the type of oil may provide a solution...
...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-15-2003, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,321
These kind of look like what I have. I'm going...

These kind of look like what I have. I'm going check this out.

Thanks
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-10-2003, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,321
I was afraid of that. I'll probably pull all off...

I was afraid of that. I'll probably pull all off and replace with something that matches all around.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-09-2003, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,321
Thanks for the decal suggestion. I just ran out...

Thanks for the decal suggestion. I just ran out to the garage to double check on what I have. I looked pretty close and they are not decals. It appars that there is a metal insert in the plastic...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-09-2003, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,321
Wheel caps with Porsche logo

Does anyone know where I can get another one of these wheelcaps with the Porsche logo on it?

http://home.houston.rr.com/rdupre/Wheelcap.jpg

I purchased these wheels from a fellow a few years...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-03-2002, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Thanks, it looks like I can't over medicate the...

Thanks, it looks like I can't over medicate the old gal. My concerns were baseless.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-03-2002, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Long term use of gas stabilizer

If I'm like a lot of the others on this forum, my car spends more time in 'work in progress' than actually driving. I tend to get mine on the road for a few weeks or a month, then attempt another...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-30-2002, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Yes, everything was intact. I discovered the...

Yes, everything was intact. I discovered the problem when I removed the cable clamp and slid back the plastic cover.

So it sounds like it should not happen again. I'm going to mark it up to the...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-30-2002, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Thanks for the reply. When I pushed the...

Thanks for the reply. When I pushed the connector back onto the circuit board, it seemedto be on there pretty tight. That is I couldn't pull it back off.

The PO had updated the engine from...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-30-2002, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
ECU connector falls off? - And thanks to this forum...

I'm curious to see if anyone else has experienced this...

My 74-2.0L mysteriously stopped starting while in the body shop recently. (The shop was unprepared to troubleshoot the problem so I had...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-23-2002, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
I too had the temp gauge dancing all over the...

I too had the temp gauge dancing all over the place. It turned out to be the same problem that 3D914 experienced. The wire was intermittently grounding out to the engine vibration.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-14-2002, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
I'm here in Houston around the Champions area. ...

I'm here in Houston around the Champions area. Occassionally I get my '74 working and out on the road. Then I decide to fix something else. A never ending cycle...

Bad thing about Houston is...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-09-2002, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
This may be blasphemy. Try AA. I had a slight...

This may be blasphemy. Try AA. I had a slight disagreement with them and they sent me a full color wiring diagram on six sheets.

I assembled them into two sheets, placed them back to back and...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-16-2002, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Years ago a Kirby vaccum cleaner salesman showed...

Years ago a Kirby vaccum cleaner salesman showed me something that might work for you. He took a cushion from my couch, put it in a garbage bag then used the Kirby to suck out all the air. It...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-21-2002, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
I think that color is of lessor importance to the...

I think that color is of lessor importance to the 914 buying equation than the electrical, mechanical, running gear, and lack of rust.

If such a car comes around in the color you want, then get...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-01-2002, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
I had the same problem with the Bosch wire set I...

I had the same problem with the Bosch wire set I got at my FLAPS. Box said it would work, but no amount of creative routing would make the wires fit. I ended up ordering a set from PP as I know...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-21-2002, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Joe Ricard, My cable also was just barely...

Joe Ricard,

My cable also was just barely able to reach. So I got a brake cable from the local bicycle shop, clipped off one end, took off the sleeve and had a replacement cable that was plenty...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-18-2002, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
SummerSledSix, Thanks for the suggestions. ...

SummerSledSix,

Thanks for the suggestions. I've already checked out most of them and have thought of upgrading the wiring gauge.

I've looked into changing out soleniods and it turns out...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-18-2002, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
I installed my release button on the driver's...

I installed my release button on the driver's side speaker enclosure. It near the front trunk release and up high enough to not be conspicuous to others.

Funny, as a previous poster mentioned,...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-14-2002, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,138
I put one of the overlays on my dash and am quite...

I put one of the overlays on my dash and am quite pleased with it. It is very difficult to tell it is there except for one place. That is in the area where the ashtray comes out. Sometimes the...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-12-2002, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,244
OK fine, be literal. I knew someone would take...

OK fine, be literal. I knew someone would take me to task:) I was relying on what I remember from high school science. And, that was a long time ago.

Whatever force it is, it will cause...
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