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Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 07-15-2001, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By scriabin
Post --Don't forget to have the throttle FULL OPEN...

--Don't forget to have the throttle FULL OPEN while testing. At least, it's something I've forgotten before, causing significantly lowered readings.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-09-2001, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By scriabin
Post By all means do it. (This is just the opinion of...

By all means do it. (This is just the opinion of someone who did not, and who regrets is with every squeek).

--John
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-07-2001, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By scriabin
Post Hey Brad, Can't help with finding one,...

Hey Brad,

Can't help with finding one, but can offer that I have never heard of problems encountered as a result of switching to the later 043 unit. My info. says Porsche switched in 73',...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-07-2001, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By scriabin
Post Hey Cliff, I've been running Dell 40's...

Hey Cliff,

I've been running Dell 40's for a few years with venturis ranging 34, 36, and 38, and though I have not experienced the problem you describe I wanted to ask how you first assessed...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 12-26-2000, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By scriabin
Just to add to the information pool . . . ...

Just to add to the information pool . . .

My set up is nearly identical to what Ian described above. More specifically, all German parts installed in a GE case (that's a late 70's 2.0L bus...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 12-22-2000, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By scriabin
Do a search on 'valve covers'. There's a-plenty...

Do a search on 'valve covers'. There's a-plenty o' discussion archived already concerning this item.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 12-15-2000, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By scriabin
I might be disagreeing with John here, but I'll...

I might be disagreeing with John here, but I'll note my observations, they're open to argument.
I run dual carbs, with a Bugpack breather box with three ports on it from the local V-dub shop. The...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 12-05-2000, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By scriabin
Oh--geesh! . . . I'm Sorry Rich, . . Ah, phew . ....

Oh--geesh! . . . I'm Sorry Rich, . . Ah, phew . . . *ouch*, maybe I'm just sick, but I just laughed my http://www.pelicanparts.com/ultimate/wink.gifss off on that one. Cause I can just see it too,...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 12-04-2000, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By scriabin
I second John's advice concerning the double-nut...

I second John's advice concerning the double-nut approach, for peace of mind, for when I first installed solid mounts I nearly lost both nuts within days. I found I had enough room on the stock 12mm...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 11-27-2000, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By scriabin
A note of caution: whatever regulator you...

A note of caution:

whatever regulator you install, old original or aftermarket, try to use the shortest two screws possible, SHORT IS GOOD. I once used slightly longer screws that were easy at...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 09-11-2000, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By scriabin
I'm satisfied with mine, they reputedly aid...

I'm satisfied with mine, they reputedly aid cooling somewhat also, due to the sturdy finned aluminum stock and increased surface area. But here are several warnings anyway.
Most important first:...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-23-2000, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By scriabin
To the left of the 'Your Reply:' field you type...

To the left of the 'Your Reply:' field you type your message in is the hypertext 'Smilies Legend' which entails the code text for emoticons. Open your eyes! ...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-22-2000, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By scriabin
I picked up a 'sheet' of the 16 amp fuses at a...

I picked up a 'sheet' of the 16 amp fuses at a local VW shop. They are each individually located in pill bubbles like cold medicine pills, two rows of 10. Should be enough, I'd hope!
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-21-2000, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By scriabin
The one small question remaining unaswered: to my...

The one small question remaining unaswered: to my knowledge, yes, the two springs on all the distributors I've peeked into have appeared slightly different from one another, with different spring...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-18-2000, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By scriabin
Well, problem solved. What a great Saturday...

Well, problem solved. What a great Saturday afternoon.
The error was having the BK/GR 'blinker power' wire and ground wire swapped at the front Rt. turn signal housing (only thing I had never...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-17-2000, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By scriabin
That sounds worth a try. I'll give it a shot,...

That sounds worth a try. I'll give it a shot, thanks. If it doesn't work, it will at least exclude concern regarding that area.

--john
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-17-2000, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By scriabin
914 turn signal problem

This is a 'help me' message copied as posted elsewhere.

Well, I've done all my homework, but failed the exam. Just can't seem to get my right turn signals to function. The left signals work...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-11-2000, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By scriabin
In response to the above post, Yes. I had to go...

In response to the above post, Yes. I had to go to a shop which could specifically weld stainless. I had the threaded bung welded to the top of the exchanger pipe for #1, so that the unit pointed...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-25-2000, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By scriabin
Well, sure enough, it was the CV. I was hearing...

Well, sure enough, it was the CV. I was hearing the outer housing spinning around the inner ball cage. I need this thing running now--so starts the in-town search for a bus joint that will fit...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-21-2000, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By scriabin
CV Joint Error

Now, I know this must have happened before to some out there, so fess up.

After a new engine install, I apparently did not torque down those CV bolts tight enough and the joint attached to the...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-12-2000, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By scriabin
I have carbs and still use the original power ...

I have carbs and still use the original power and ground leads, which come from the main wire loom which runs the firewall. And I do recall having to invent a jumper on my relay board to make it...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-10-2000, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By scriabin
Hmmm, don't know what sort of response this note...

Hmmm, don't know what sort of response this note will receive, but--the British had an approach that actually seems to work. My girl's Austin Healey Sprite has the 10"X 9.5"X 3.5" heater box with...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-18-2000, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By scriabin
Dave, what condition are your 96mm juggs in on...

Dave, what condition are your 96mm juggs in on that 1.8L? I ask as I've been looking to swap out my dished low compression 94mm's to try instead a set of flat top 96mm pistons/cylinders on my 2.0L,...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-08-2000, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By scriabin
Number one: spare key--BORING. No fun there. Of...

Number one: spare key--BORING. No fun there. Of course I had one in a box, two boxes in the course of time actually, but the magnetic box kept disappearing on me. One just fell off somehow,...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-08-2000, 01:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By scriabin
Not long after purchasing my 914 (in CA then,...

Not long after purchasing my 914 (in CA then, where car theft is rather more frequent than in most places), I studied my ignition and sought through the methods of hotwiring the car to discover the...
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