Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
2/7/00 7:46 p.m.
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Scheduled to appear in GRM late this year or early next year, our 2.0-liter Porsche 914 was bought in North Carolina, where it had been stored in a tobacco barn for ages. The Porsche changed hands for the princely sum of $1200. Deficiencies included a lack of clear title, which was quickly solved, and a bad exhaust leak.

Once the engine was removed and disassembled, it became clear what the problem was: the number-three cylinder had developed a head gasket leak which had gotten much worse, thus ruining the head. Fortunately, the engine is now in the very capable hands of Shine Racing Services (http://www.srsvw.com), where it will be completely rebuilt with the addition of a Web Cam, Euro pistons and some other neat tricks.

Our 914 also received some serious port enhancement. That's the old port on top--the reworked port is on the bottom.

The body on the car is virtually rust free--a major bonus. At this point we are stripping, prepping and painting the engine compartment. Next, we will tackle the suspension and brakes.

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