Purchase May 31, 2016 from West Lafayette, Indiana

Overview:

  • 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 non matching motor
  • L-Jetronic fuel injection works great
  • VIN# 474 292 8559
  • Not running when purchased, no battery to test anything
  • Originally all wiring to headlights and tail lights not hooked up
  • Hard wire to fuel pump through back window
  • All but three fuses pulled from panelLast driven October, 2015
  • Local car bought in Indiana by previous owner but no history
  • Original color is Olympic Blue, paint code L51P
  • Accident damage to front driver corner, repaired ok, repainted metallic brown
  • Some dent repair to driver and passenger doors, filler can be seen through drill holes on inside
  • Dash is cracked, currently covered with plastic dash cap
  • Car is structurally sound with no rust in hell-hole (underneath battery) or in rockers/sills or floor seams
  • Doors open and close well

Work Completed:

  • Clean title in my name
  • 1974 authentic Michigan plates added
  • See Restoration Wednesday posts with ongoing updates on the project click here

Engine:

  • Trouble shot and rebuilt fuel injector wiring harness (thanks to Tim from 914 World) with patched wiring and new injector clips. Link here to the 914 World forum with the back and forth
  • Wired the fuel pump back to original specs, fuel pump working correctly, full pressure at rail
  • All fuel injectors tested and spray correctly
  • Replaced all vacuum lines
  • New spark plugs, NGK hotter plugs
  • New spark plug wires
  • Hot spark ignition replacing points
  • Adjusted exhaust and intake valves to .006″
  • Added gray powder coated valve covers
  • Moved ground from fan shroud to engine block
  • Pulled both heat exchangers, filed connection tips flat, added copper gaskets, reinstalled with new studs or nuts (4 of 8 were missing)
  • Replaced muffler with Bursch

Wiring:

  • Opened wiring harness from tail lights to fire wall and replaced ground wire, then wrapped up
  • New fuses in fuse panel
  • Missing relays replaced in panel
  • Rebuilt turn signals lights up front
  • Redid side marker lights added new gaskets from 914 Rubber
  • Rewired head lights and cleaned grounds
  • Headlights added and hooked up, added white used surrounds
  • Fixed burnt wiring in tail lights
  • Fixed cut wires and reconnected brake lights at pedal cluster and fuse panel
  • Added missing turn signal relay

Exterior:

  • Replaced targa top
  • Replaced front hood springs so hood stays up, added cad plated release, new front hood seal
  • Repaired rear trunk lid shocks so lid stays up
  • Adjusted trunk to shut tight, added cad plated catch
  • Adjusted rear deck lid and trunk lid so they don’t interfere with each other when opening and closing
  • Front bumper removed for chrome plating
  • All lower valances removed and painted satin black, the side rocker covers have body filler and bad on bottom
  • Replaced black plastic side mirror with correct OEM chrome one, passenger side has two big holes from old mirror
  • Replaced tail light assemblies with good ones
  • Added European tail light lens

Interior:

  • Added chrome door handles inside along with chrome window cranks
  • Added driver side door pocket and passenger side “pocket” under the arm rest
  • Cleaned all over spray off of door hardware
  • Secured bottom dash pad that was held in by two of seven screws
  • Replaced seats with used seats all black vinyl
  • Replaced door cards with black vinyl with no speaker holes
  • Added the one nut between the door metal and window regulator so the driver door pull would screw in place, this took almost 30 minutes to get that silly nut in place
  • Cleaned carpet and glued some pieces back in
  • Covered radio hole with new basket weave vinyl
  • Removed window tint on front windshield and side glass
  • Bought new horn ring rubber for steering wheel and correctly set the ring in the wheel
  • Freed up engine deck lid release cable
  • Restored three metal button gauges for pre-1974 914s. Swapped gauges for a old more classic look
  • Powder coated gauge surround satin black
  • Replaced pedal board with proper brake and clutch pedal stop rubber

Drive train:

  • Replaced stripped bolt on engine mount bar
  • Replaced o-ring and seal at speedometer angle drive
  • Changed the transmission fluid
  • Replaced engine firewall bushing, ball socket and transmission bushing for shift rod
  • New transmission side shifter cap with proper metal tie and rubber boot for shift rod
  • Rebushed the gas pedal, removed the pedal cluster and cleaned

Brakes and Wheels:

  • Bled the brakes
  • Upgraded wheels to Riviera Rims with new tires that had never been on the street, tires are from 2005