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Customer Cars: Bob Munao's 1974 Cremesicle

Friday, August 25, 2023 5:25 PM

Customer Cars: Bob Munao's 1974 Cremesicle

Bob Munao tells us about his 1974 Cremesicle.

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Customer Cars: Gary Engdahl's 1971 914

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 5:14 PM

Customer Cars: Gary Engdahl's 1971 914

Gary Engdahl talks about his 1971 Porsche 914.

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Customer Cars: David Algie's 1975 Porsche 914 2.0L

David Algie talks about his 914 that he got from his brother.

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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 month’s Customer Car Story comes from Kristin Attaway and her 1974 matching numbers 914. 




The car came with all the original paperwork and owner’s manual. Originally ordered with Light Ivory paint, this 914 was purchased by the Air Monitor Corp. Company from Felton Porsche/ Audi on August 9th, 1974.




 At some point after that it changed hands in San Jose before briefly ending up in Oregon where it was used to tow a small boat.






The car then made its way back down south and in 2018 Kristin acquired the car in Pasadena, California. Since then, she has been slowly rebuilding the car with some help from her friend, and 914 expert, Bruce Stone. 




In 2020, the car was repainted Zambezi Green and it has helped breathe new life into the car. Kristin is anticipating completing the car by June of this year and can’t wait to drive it all over California and beyond! It’s great to see so much of the original documentation survived the tides of time and we are thrilled to see another 914 hit the road with a proud owner behind the wheel. Thank you for the great submission, Kristin!




Please submit your image and a brief summary to blake@914rubber.com. If we select your photo for the newsletter you will win a $25 914Rubber gift card!
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 month's customer car story comes from Matt Hasara. Matt is an Assistant Professor who is sharing the Utah Valley University racing team's student-built 914.

 
 
The team is made up of college students from the automotive and engineering departments of the university. For almost 5 years, the team drove a Miata in endurance races and then decided to start a new project during the Covid-19 restrictions. This led them to acquire a 914 as the program's new endurance race car. The car has a GT chassis reinforcement kit welded in along with a full roll cage and a removable petty bar. It has also been completely stripped out to reduce as much weight as possible.

 


Brembo brakes have been added up front along with a set of 993 brake cooling deflectors and M-calipers have been installed in the rear. A full GT oil cooler has been set up in the front and a transmission cooler has been installed in the rear. The team plans to run a 2.7-liter 911 S engine with a 901 transmission that has been modified with shortened gears. if everything goes well they are hoping to get the car on track this spring for testing and preparation for a race in August.

 


The racing team students learn  many different types of skills - from engine building, to suspension setup, trackside prep, and even some driving skills. This also gives them the opportunity to develop team leadership skills as they work with their peers. Plus, they learn to work with social media promoting their efforts and successes. It's been a very rewarding project for everyone.



Thank you for sharing this awesome story about dedication and teamwork, Matt! We look forward to hearing more about this car when it's ready to take on the track and bring home the gold!


Please submit your image and a brief summary to blake@914rubber.com. If we select your photo for the newsletter you will win a $25 914Rubber gift card!