FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:27 pm

32wildbilly wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:51 am How do you like the LEDs? Pretty bright with super white light right?
Yes, definitely. I am so glad I had them on Wednesday night when I had to drive cross town at night at the last second to get my COVID vaccine. I plan to buy another set for my X1/9. Cheap and easy upgrade that adds a significant safety improvement.
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2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
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1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
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1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:54 pm

Throttle cable snapped today. Ordered a new one from Pelican - $29 including shipping.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:15 pm

This morning, I had the 914 towed to the mechanic next to the auto museum as he said he’s very familiar with air cooled VWs. So, he’s going to install the throttle cable, change the oil, look for exhaust leaks, adjust the carbs and adjust the valves,
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by Cuda911 » Sun May 09, 2021 10:46 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:15 pm This morning, I had the 914 towed....
Get used to it, no matter what you do to the car.
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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Mon May 10, 2021 8:26 am

Cuda911 wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 10:46 pm
FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:15 pm This morning, I had the 914 towed....
Get used to it, no matter what you do to the car.
Oh, I know - remember that the hooptie fleet includes an X1/9 and a 928.

I thought about tackling the throttle cable myself and then driving it over to the shop for the other stuff. But, it was like $90 to have it towed, so I said "screw it." Sometimes my laziness overpowers my cheapness (generally after an epic internal battle of the psyche).

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www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by Cuda911 » Tue May 11, 2021 10:13 pm

This looks like a good deal.
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'68 Ford Custom 500; '70 Plymouth Cuda; '71 Ford Econoline; 73 Porsche 914 1.7, '74 Porsche 914 1.8; '74 Suzuki TC185; '86 Suzuki GS450L; '88 Subaru GL104WD Turbo Ltd Edn;; '88 Subaru XT; '91 Lexus ES250; '93 Jeep Wrangler, '99 Porsche Boxster, '03 Turbo VW Beetle; '03 Porsche Boxster; '03 Porsche Carrera C2; '07 Porsche Cayman, '11 BMW 328i, '12 Porsche 991 S, '14 Porsche Cayman, & a mishmash of other vehicles.

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed May 12, 2021 3:59 pm

Cuda911 wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 10:13 pm This looks like a good deal.
If that's Ravenna Green peeking out from behind that front bumper - I'm all in!!!
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed May 19, 2021 3:39 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:15 pm This morning, I had the 914 towed to the mechanic next to the auto museum as he said he’s very familiar with air cooled VWs. So, he’s going to install the throttle cable, change the oil, look for exhaust leaks, adjust the carbs and adjust the valves,
Hmm, still waiting on my car. I stopped by a couple of weeks ago and they said "just waiting on an open lift to get 'er done."

Today I called. Assigned mechanic says the throttle cable is too short. I say "That's the only throttle cable they made for all years of the 914."

He says, "Yeah, I know. I checked. But it's still too short. Shorter than the one I took out. I'm gonna have to fabricate some sort of new mounting bracket."

Me thinking that the money spent towing it to the mechanic was money well spent.


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www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by gnat » Wed May 19, 2021 5:13 pm

Or could you have already had it done as you would have found that the cable fit just fine???

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Re: FRUNKenstein’s ‘75 914 2.0

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed May 19, 2021 7:44 pm

gnat wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 5:13 pm Or could you have already had it done as you would have found that the cable fit just fine???
Well, it’s got dual Webers on it, so the engine end of the cable probably needed some modifications.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4, Guards Red
1987 951, Guards Red

1975 914 2.0, Laguna Blue
2006 955S, Lapis Blue
Other toys:
1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet, Alpin Weiss
1987 Bertone X1/9, Verde Chiaro
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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