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July 01, 2018, 08:35:02 pm

Patrick

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AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:35:02 pm »
Bought an adaptor kit from KEP to hook the engine to the transmission. Everything is apart right now. Should start putting the car back together this week. Next big hurdle is a front engine mount. For those not familiar with the Porsche 914 it uses a 901 transmission same as a bus, flipped so that the engine is ahead of the back axle. Longitudinal engine. Existing engine is pretty much a type four bus engine, boxer 4 air cooled. Mounts on a crossbar from side to side of the car with 2 rubber mounts in the middle. Gong to re use the cast cross bar.
Anyone have much experience with a front mount for a longitudinal engine? First thought is to use a mark 2 jetta mount on the back side of the engine, but wondering if there's strong enough bolt holes on the front of the block to work from there instead. also contemplating using the big holes cast in the block at the front of the engine beside the oil pan...  Going to think about it overnight. Should have the engine bolted to the transmission tomorrow.



Reply #1July 04, 2018, 06:59:04 am

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 06:59:04 am »

Reply #2July 04, 2018, 07:00:23 am

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 07:00:23 am »
Anyone got an easy way to hook a 4 cyl gas tach to a W terminal ? I know I've seen something in here somewhere....

Reply #3July 05, 2018, 08:36:06 am

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 08:36:06 am »
You have to rewire the tach to accept the signal from the W terminal

Reply #4July 05, 2018, 01:01:50 pm

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 01:01:50 pm »
Found a built adaptor. Dakota Digital. Rewiring the existing Porsche tach is over my head. for 69 bucks problem solved.

Reply #5July 07, 2018, 02:03:15 pm

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 02:03:15 pm »
Next problem.... Somewhere in the past I saw a reference to a VW part number for a stand alone glow plug relay socket and wiring, not part of the fuse panel. Can't find it. Ringing any bells for anyone?  If I remember right it had something to do with vans... maybe South African? I can buckshee something together but a nice socket for the relay would be a better way to go.

Reply #6July 07, 2018, 10:36:10 pm

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 10:36:10 pm »
My 1981's, Rabbit and Caddy have the relay mounted on its own socket free and clear of the fuse box.  Might try a salvage yard for one like it.  I think the 1980's also had it freely wired.
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Reply #7July 08, 2018, 10:41:39 am

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 10:41:39 am »
Thanks, under the hood or under the dash? I've got one older mark 2 parts car here, the others are all new mark 2 or one mark 3. Won't find anything that old in a wrecking yard here, all crushed. that's why I keep a few of my own... that and I'm a pack rat.

Reply #8July 08, 2018, 03:09:34 pm

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Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 03:09:34 pm »
Mine are under the dash.  Left side, on the MK1.
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