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Customer Cars: Ian Karr's Can Am 914

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:54 PM

We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.


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This months winner is Ian Karr. Ian is a long time friend and customer of ours who recently picked up a 914 Can Am car. He has just started a new YouTube video series and would love it if you could subscribe to his channel and follow the restoration process with him. Click this link to watch the first episode.



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Mark's Corner: Ken's 1974 2.0L 914

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:06 PM

As many of you know, I have a day job. The parts business is my passion project. I like to catch up with customers as I travel the country. Some have become good friends. It's always nice to see what they do with their cars and how they drive them.


An Afternoon with Ken in Hawaii



Ken is a recent customer who is currently working on his brakes. I mentioned that I would be on his Island in a week or so and that perhaps we could catch up. I knew I had found Ken's place because his 914 (74 2.0L with Carbs) was prominently parked in his driveway.


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I noted the car was in primer and asked him about his paint plans. Ken's quite happy with it as it is given that he drives the car routinely, so it's not a big deal if he gets a scratch - its got that rat rod look.


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The 5 lug Fuchs conversion and 2.0 L were what really made this car stand out for him. He also has 2 LED light strips mounted on the front bumper to use as running lights. Ken's currently finishing up the master cylinder and plans to upgrade the backlighting in the instrument gauge cluster to LEDs. Ken has added an extra pair of speakers directly to the longs as well as a sub-woofer in the front trunk. This helps hear the sound with the top off.


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The 914 has some company. It's cousin, the 911, is fun to drive also but he really enjoys the 914 the most. It's more of a street legal go-cart. He actually gets more looks in the 914 as there aren't many on the island.


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One of the most unique features of his growing Porsche stable is his security system. His attack tortoise fends of any would-be thieves. This is definitely a Hawaiian car.

Thanks for your hospitality Ken! Always nice to catch up with a fellow enthusiast. 

Customer Cars: Dan Whitlock's 914 Restoration

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:21 PM



We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.


 

This months winner is Dan Whitlock. His fuel injected 1.7 L was originally purchased new in Van Nuys, CA. The car then moved to Washington in the late 70's where it changed hands 2 times before Dan bought it off Craigslist in 2006. Six layers of paint and primer were sanded off the chassis and revealed only a minor spot of rust under the battery box. The car is currently being primed at Rillos Restoration in Kent, WA and the original engine is being rebuilt by Chris Goodwin Motorsports in Seattle, WA. It is shaping up to be a great restoration and we hope to see more. Thanks for the submission Dan!


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Customer Cars: Dave Green's 2 Resto Projects

Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:02 PM

We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.

This months winner is Dave Green. He has two restoration projects loaded with 914Rubber parts that he is currently working on. The first is a blue 914-6 conversion sporting a twin plug RS euro spec 2.7 L engine with the original Weber carbs.

    
 










The second car is a black outlaw 3.2 L 914-6 conversion. Dave picked up the 2.7 L car locally but flew out to Palm Springs to pick up the 3.2 L and drive it home on an epic 1600 mile road trip with his son!




You can follow the build thread for the blue car here and the black car here.Thanks for the submission Dave!


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Customer Cars: Jim Legge's Pride & Joy

Monday, June 7, 2021 12:56 PM

We love seeing what exciting projects our customers are currently working on. Every month we would like to showcase a couple of cars in whatever state they are in - on the road or on the rack.

 

 
This months winner is Jim Legge. He started this project three years ago and has had lots of fun working on his pride and joy. All work has been done in house - including the drivetrain, body, and paintwork! 

 

 
Jim just started installing his new parts on the car and is excited to see it all come together. He expects the car to be complete by midsummer and we can't wait to see it when its all buttoned up. Thanks for the excellent submission Jim!

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