Electric Porsche 914
It’s slow going, but we’ve made some progress. I’m now confident that this vehicle will at the least be drivable by Thanksgiving! “Cream puff will come later”, the engineer just who built my controller stated yesterday. Ain’t that the truth?
I'd like to show you some photos and tips.
I’ve installed the brand new shocks with 180 lb. springs. To boost the height regarding the automobile, we included a “spacer”, in fact a plumbing breast, as recommended by Tim K. I disassembled the old bumps myself to get to the recycled components, but performedn’t trust my puny springtime compressor regarding 180’s, so I took it to a shop for set up. We liberally greased the reduced installation bolts because if I need remove the shocks again to modify the level, We don’t wish to feel the same difficulty whenever I eliminated the originals. Here’s a photo for the bumps before set up:
The engine, transmission and shift linkage have also been put together and installed. Shifting was more like an art form with this car, therefore I bought a kit and replaced the linkage bushings. The firewall bushing had been slightly hard to put in, (somethingn’t in a 914?) but a cup of hot-water to soften up the synthetic bushing did the trick. Picture below programs a bad/worn bushing.
I may have pointed out this currently, but I also bought an innovative new pilot bearing the flywheel, and also thought and crush washers. Inexpensive things, but well worth changing while they’re all taken apart. Kudos to Pelican components for technical records that even we, a newcomer, could follow.
Motor/transmission mating was done on an extended furniture mover which facilitated their set up into the vehicle. No hoists, chain, or heavy-lifting involved. An assistant and a few jacks were all I needed.
Amazing clutch is finally put in. I'd to expand the pilot holes making use of a drill hit, a 5 moment task. That’s after wrestling with all the cover installation for around 30 minutes looking to get them in properly, and cutting my thumb in the process. Those springtime “fingers” have actually razor-sharp edges!