Geppetto (Jack, AKA Super In Law) hard at work creating the wooden buck for the severely damaged / worn out front valence on Doug's car. NLA
This is for Steve. Two blips at 5 3/4 on .024 Millermatic. Old factory weld on the bottom. Epoxy primer in the hole.
This new Millermatic 141 is amazing.
Probably could have done it with one blip just a smidgen longer.
Spent the afternoon shooting and documenting the install of the #914rubber front and rear fender liners. Flex fit using the rocker panel and rear valence hardware. No new holes. IMO every 914 in the world should have them.
Doing an inspection of the detached sheet metal prior to our return to the epoxy primer paint booth.
Everything seems to need a little something. Rear valence needs the most.
Lots of splits and tears. Engine lid. One cross member is bent. Rockers need a little hammer and dolly work.
87 years old and working like a 45 year old. Building some custom shelving for our bulk bins. Racks too close to the wall to remove.
For those not inside my inner circle my father in law Jack is going to have open heart surgery a week from next Tuesday.
Old school, evasive type. Anuerism too close to the kidney for a stint. Hopefully he'll bounce back quick.
It would break his heart not to be working on these old rusty cars. I honestly believe this has lengthened his life.
Time to get organized. Bulk hardware both bright and yellow zinc. Smalls in numerous totes and drawers, all in one go to place. Doesn't do any good if you have the parts, but can't find them.
Version 3.0 is ready. MFI fuel filterv in the 916 location. Filtering a @Rothsport_Racing 2.7 RS. We're going to add a vibration brace between the bolts before it's installed. Just in case.
Here's the first shot at the new mount.
Good start. But I'm thinking we'll bend some metal and also weld it to the top of the long.
Jack went off to work on a new filter mount.
I set out to do some later model updates on Doug's 71 chassis. Cut out the 74-75 fuel pump mount location. Allows you to remove the pump without removing the fuel tank.
Then drilled the holes for the engine air defelectors.
First project of the day. Figuring out the mounting location of the MFI fuel filter.
From a couple pictures we received from George at Auto Atlanta it looked like they used the D-Jet MPS mount. Not going to work, too low and wrong angle.
Handed it off to Jack for a re-design.
Can't find any close ups of the mount on the web. 😕
Right side fender patch welded in. 😁
The cowl replacement is all but completed on Doug's car. All that remains is cold galvanizing the right fender patch. 47 degrees inside the shop when I left.
Great Day ...
For those following along. Jeff let me sneak away after lunch to finish up Doug's fender patches. Put another 90 minutes on the right and sealed it up with cold galvanizing. 1st shot is a test fit of the piping strip.
Onto to the right.
Took Saturday off to attend a Portland Trailblazers game with my son and daughter in law. Had a great time and they won. Must have agreed with me. I slept past 7am. LOL #MiddleMotors#914world#porsche914
A continuation of the loose 914 clutch cable tube issues. If all of a sudden you need a modest clutch adjustment. Chances are you've torn the front attachment from the tunnel. 😂
Don't put this off too long. Next thing to rip is the firewall tube. 😑 Proper repair, car on lift, open up a flap or square. Make repair and weld the floor pan back up. Be very very careful as you can see quite a few of the tubes lay right on the pan floor.
One down and one to go .... No room for butt weld clamps. Or any clamps for that matter. Free handed with a machinists straight edge and a small screwdriver. The goal, little or no filler.
This is Rembranting at the highest level.
Love my new Millermatic 141
Finishing up the final pieces of the cowl/ fender repairs on Doug's project.
Lots of Rembrandting. Seam has to be the right size and fit, front to back. Fender patch has to have the perfect shape.
Just about there.
Forgot to shoot a couple shots of our temporary firewall repair for the clutch cable tube on Friday.
This not the PROPER repair. But it will get you back on the road. If we have enough interest we might have a kit made up and have it sold thru 914 Rubber.
Just a word to the wise. Once you see this, one or both of the other attachment points on the clutch tube are probably cracked or detached. 😣
Interesting stop on Saturday's drive a West Coast Rally 2017
Sir Andy's car at West Coast Rally at Mammoth Mountain 2017
Inner fender support welded into place.
U-Pol copper weld thru primer for future protection. I'm moving to the right side. We're re making new fender skin patches. Butt weld not tight enough on version 1.
#MiddleMotors#914world#Porsche914#U -Pol #Millerwelds
I haven't been a big proponent of pressure bleeding. 2 man pump bleed has given me a firmer pedal. But I couldn't get the leak to show itself with pumping the pedal. 😕
So out came my dusty Motive bleeder and 10#s and 10 minutes later the weak link showed itself.
Interesting PO creation didn't take to well to the master cylinder R & R.
A record day at #MiddleMotors . 13 914's inside the building at closing time. 1 For Sale car outside. Who'd a thought.
Car 13 is some engineering mock up work on some new parts for #914Rubber .
It should get wrapped up tomorrow.
Only 5 of the 13 are mine.
Test fitting the outer layer of the left fender to cowl patch. Right side patch on the fab bench about ready to go. After fittings are to my liking they'll come out and I'll rebuild the inner fender support.
Not for the faint of heart or impatient. Gap has to be perfect for the seal to bite.