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Customer Cars: Mike Carter's Flared 1974 914 Modified 2.0L

Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:22 AM

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 winner is Mike Carter! This is his flared 1974 914 with a modified 2.0 L motor.


The car originally came out of Texas, but Mike bought this 1974 914 in Ohio in 2010 as a roller with motor and trans sitting outside the car on the ground. The old owner was going through a divorce and needed to sell. He had already finished the flares and was beginning to plan out the build on the engine but never got the chance to.


Mike built a strong 2056 cc 2.0 motor using Keith Black performance pistons/cylinders and a high performance Jake Raby cam, among other upgraded valve train components. The compression was set at 9.1 and he bought new DRD Racing L6 heads and installed a set of rejetted and tuned Weber 40 carbs.


The flywheel was lightened to 12lbs and an all new clutch assembly was added. He installed a 1974 Porsche 911 front suspension and brakes and upgraded to a 930 Turbo wheel package with 16x7 in the front and 16x9  in the rear.


All of the interior components and upholstery have been refurbished, and nearly every seal and rubber gasket over has been replaced as well. Mike reckons he has taken nearly every nut and bolt off the car at least once. This is certainly one of the more in depth builds we have seen so far and we hope it keeps bringing you joy for years to come. Thank you for the great submission Mike!

Please submit your image and a brief summary to [email protected]. If we select your photo for the newsletter you can win a $15 914Rubber gift card!

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