Trouble in 914-land

Update by Tim Suddard to the Porsche 914 project car
Jan 26, 2003

Project 914 continues to plague us with driveability problems. Yes, even the so-called experts struggle with a car occasionally. Most of the problems are related to the electrical system and the fuel injection. Trying to restore a 30 year old Bosch D-Jet fuel injection system has proven to be very challenging.

Thinking we had everything finished and on our way to the chassis dyno for some testing, our Project 914 died on us. Surprisingly, the newly remanufactured alternator failed after less than 100 miles. Such is the problems with old cars. We shall overcome, and we really need to, because the little bit we have been able to drive the car, it has already become apparent that this 914 handles and rides beautifully. These cars really are under-appreciated. Look for a story on suspension and brake upgrades in an upcoming issue of GRM.

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