Marching toward completion

Update by Tim Suddard to the Porsche 914 project car
Mar 4, 2002

Our Project 914 rolls steadily towards completion. At this point it has been largely reassembled. All four corners have been completly revitalized and reinstalled so that the car is now a roller. The completely rebuilt engine and transmission have been reinstalled. The shift linkage, steering system and clutch systems are all up and working. The front and rear bumpers and most of the trim have been reinstalled.

The front end has been upgraded with GPR’s BMW 320i brake upgrade kit with Magnum pads. A 19mm Porsche 911 master cylinder and Turbo tie rod ends have been fitted. Shocks are externally adjustable Koni at all four corners and the rear road springs have been upgraded with GPR 100 pound units. The wiper motor, heating system and fuel system have all been restored and reinstalled. The fuel pump has been moved to the front of the car following Porsche’s recommendation and Automobile Atlanta’s explicit instructions.

Presently, the glass is being reinstalled and we are sanding, buffing and clearcoating all the bright trim ourselves to keep the concours looking appearance of this restoration. Plans call for the interior and doors to be finished next. After some thorough sorting at our private test track we plan to publicly debut this car at the PCA school at Roebling Road the first weekend in May. From there, it is most likely on to the Import Carlisle show and then and local autocrosses.

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