Porsche 914-6 (1973)

Ok.  This is a car to get into trouble with.  I got pulled over going the speed limit in this one.  And yes, this is not a real 914-6, it is a conversion.  Let's look at the stats:   2100 lbs, and 200 hp.  Yow.  It is flat out dangerous to drive in wet weather, which I only get caught in, when surprised.  Suspension and brakes were taken from a 911 Carrera.  I added a torsen differential to it, as it had a tendancy to spin suddenly. The suspension still needs some work, as it is more set up as a cruiser.   The wheels are American Racing wheels are 16x8.

So, what is it like to drive this beast?  Here's what's its like in an AutoX

 

(9-5-2005)

Well, at the last autox, the throttle stuck full on, and with the brakes locked, the car would not stop. Results?  Flat spotted tires all the way to the cord!  Well, I knew I needed to upgrade the brakes.  So, that said, I have crossdrilled rotors and Ferrodo pads.  I will let you know how these work out.   :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/4/2007

Update:  While autocrossing, Ifound that the car was understeeting.  Someone took some pictures of me, and I noticed that the rear of the car had much more lean than the ftont.  So, I got underneath the car, and the rear sway bar link had failed.  Wow.  Maybe that was why it was leaning so much!   :)

 

Calling GPR, I ordered a new adjustable swar bar and installed it.

 

See the next photos, and you can see how well planted the car is...  I also found I almost dropped a whole second off my autocross times,and I went from 5-6 place for TTOD to 2-3 place.  Nice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notice the amount of lean in the front.

porsche_914-6_autocross_6_17_2007_rear.jpg (204084 bytes)

And you can see for the same corner, I have much more lean in the rear.

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Now, the car is much more stable in the corners and well planted.

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heh.  Here I was trying my hand at drifting.  I would not have been able to do this with the understeer the car had before.  And, even with all the fun, I was having, I still managed a decent time, albeit slower than the correct lines.  :)

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