This 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 was tucked away by me for four years in my friend’s building. I dug it out yesterday. While it’s a straight car, I have not had the time or inclination to fix it after an initial go-through in my garage. If it were all original I would be more motivated. But somewhere along the line, the 2.0 liter motor was swapped with a 1.8. That setup may have run with the 2.0 Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection system still on the car. A 1.8 liter motor was fed the Bosch L Jetronic setup which if you follow my blog, I spent many a months sorting and saving a 1.8 in Restoration Wednesday (episodes click here).
I really don’t know if the car ran with the D-Jet setup or not. I bought the car out of Ohio from a now friend who saved it from years sitting in a field. It smelled violently of mouse pee despite spraying and soaking areas of the car with vinegar and cleaning products. So what’s the goal now? I took it to our shop in Jackson, Michigan to be put in the queue. Tons of rust underneath and the rockers are toast but surprisingly enough, the front pan tow hook held and it doesn’t look bad on the outside. But you know what they say, a little rust goes a long way. Do they really say that? I feel I just made it up. But you know what they say, a little adlib keeps your noggin’ rockin’. Man. I know they don’t say that.