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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:55 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Bleyseng wrote:All back together again and a picture to prove it!
When do I get to drive it?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:42 pm

Show up in Seattle and you're on. Oh, I see you are in Renton in June so I can come drive down there to meet up.
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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:56 pm

Bleyseng wrote:Show up in Seattle and you're on. Oh, I see you are in Renton in June so I can come drive down there to meet up.
A) Ronin10 still has to be talking with me.
B) Ronin10 still has to want me out there
C) Ronin10 still needs to have his engine squared away he's a "problem child".
D) I might recommend a breakfast appointment just out of the way of the I-5 beehive on the 30th somewhere convenient to the both of us on my way down to Portland.
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(914 tires properly inflated, wheel lugs torqued, correct oil level)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:48 pm

You want me put on the sticky tires for some real fun? Where along the I5 as its pretty solid city from Everett to Olympia? I can look for a fun stretch of road with lots of curves along there. Breakfast is fine, do you have a shirt and shoes? (Just kidding :blackeye: )
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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:07 am

Bleyseng wrote:You want me put on the sticky tires for some real fun? Where along the I5 as its pretty solid city from Everett to Olympia? I can look for a fun stretch of road with lots of curves along there. Breakfast is fine, do you have a shirt and shoes? (Just kidding :blackeye: )
I see that you did not even bother to ask about pants or shorts, and that is a good thing, because I no longer have either.
Colin
( I do not need "sticky tires for some real fun", just a well-maintained safe car. Public roads are entirely too untrustworthy for real fun. I want only to exercise the smooth precision of top-drawer driving at 7/10s)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Sun May 03, 2015 6:16 pm

Pulled out the 914 and washed it finally!!!!
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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 04, 2015 5:27 pm

Bleyseng wrote:Pulled out the 914 and washed it finally!!!!
Pretty car. What is the lettering blasting across the windshield?
I can read "High Performance Ho"
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Tue May 05, 2015 5:44 am

"High Performance House" A friend's shop in Redwood City that repairs/restores 914's and used to race them.
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Re: Finally!

Post by Ronin10 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:37 am

Amskeptic wrote:C) Ronin10 still needs to have his engine squared away he's a "problem child".
Hey! :angryfire:

Only my mom gets to call me that! :bootyshake:
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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:14 am

Ronin10 wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:C) Ronin10 still needs to have his engine squared away he's a "problem child".
Hey! :angryfire:

Only my mom gets to call me that! :bootyshake:
A little late there, sonny, where have you been? Hmmmmm?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Sat May 05, 2018 7:22 am

Well this last summer the 914 was acting up after warming up when driving it. Tried re-tuning it and couldn't figure it out so on the way to put it away for the winter it died with a banging noise. Only a few turns when starting it up but it wasn't a good noise. Finally had time this week to pull the engine and take it apart to find #3 intake valve seat in pieces inside the head. Ordered a set of knockoff Chinese 914 2.0L casting heads from Len at HAM that will get the full treatment including 44x38 valves, coating the combustion chambers and exhaust ports. Len says this really makes a huge difference in these weak heads from dropped valve seat by stopping heat soak and letting the hot exhaust out better.
In the pic note the intake valve is completely inside without any seat! These heads were rebuilt by a local guy in 2000 and only have 15k on them. The valve seats are staked in and obviously don't hold up. So all my efforts to tune the car were in vain as the seat was dropping killing any efforts to get it to run right. Valves adjustments are checked once a year with the oil change so this happened quickly as I don't drive the car that much putting 15k miles on it in 23 years of owning it.
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76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
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Re: Finally!

Post by wcfvw69 » Sat May 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Ouch!

That's amazing what happened there with so few miles on the heads. If I ran a type 4 engine, I'd only run Len's heads on them. His work looks simply amazing.

Make sure you post some pictures of the heads when you get them for us to drool over. :)
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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Sat May 05, 2018 6:32 pm

There weren't any Len Heads available when I first put this engine together
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70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 07, 2018 10:58 am

Man, I would love to do some CSI Air-Cooled on some of these tragic fails.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 81,366 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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