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Achman
post Jun 7 2017, 04:51 PM
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New member, coming from 914world.com, posting here on advice of another member

$21,500 taking offers
Up for reluctant sale is my one-of-a-kind 1972 Porsche 914 with a Subaru EZ30D flat-six swap, including Subaru transaxle. This swap effectively fixes the two problems with a 914--no power and horrible shifting. With 240 fuel-injected and water-cooled horsepower and a smooth-shifting Subaru 5 speed, this car can more than hold it's own against modern cars, with style that they just can't match.
The details:

--1972 914, dry, very minimal rust--Olympic Blue (originally Irish Green)

--240hp EZ30D flat-six cylinder water-cooled swap from SubaruLegacy Outback

--EZ30D is a twin-cam, VVT, all aluminum block and head, 3.0L with timing chains. Advanced engine, found in the Subaru Tribeca SUV. No leaks. ECU is a Megasquirt, can easily be hooked up to a computer for tuning. I have not touched it since I got it.

--Subaru 5sp transaxle also (very rare conversion, find another). The transmission is flipped around, and the rear output is blocked off, and the front wheel drive is used for the rear wheels of the 914. Pretty slick.

--16Ē genuine Fuchs, Hancook Ventus tires, Porsche 911 front brakes and suspension, Koni and upgraded springs on rear, chassis stiffening kit welded in

--Nice driver-quality interior, Scheel seats, genuine Momo Prototipo steering wheel, power windows even.

--No heat or A/C. I donít drive it in winter and I take the top off in summer (still fits in rear trunk) A/C could probably be fitted somehow but I never looked into it.

--Gauges work, lights and fog lights work, stereo works, power windows work. Top still fits in rear trunk.

​​--brand new Optima redtop​​​​ battery 6/03/17

Driver quality, definitely not a ďconcoursĒ car but looks great. Paint 7/10, interior 6.5/10, mechanically 9/10. Engine bay and trunk were painted when car was painted.

The Subaru 5sp transaxle transforms the car. If you've ever driven a 914, you know the shifting is just not the best. Iíve had three 914s, (stock 2.0, 331 V8, and this) and this is easily the best driver of the bunch by far.

Car is turn-key.

I've driven it an hour+ on the highway at a stretch with no issues. Local roads, Home Depot, taken it shopping, car shows, etc. In traffic at 90 degrees, no problem. Custom radiator and twin Spal fans, and the aluminum engine keep it cool.

The conversion was done by a guy who has done three of them, and two LSx conversions also.
Everything is done correctly. He put almost 7K miles on it, sorting it out and daily driving it for a year. Iíve put over 1000 miles on it without a single mechanical issue.

Doesn't stall, do weird stuff, etc. I start it after 2-3 weeks in the garage, it fires right up, idles fine. Does not "need a tune" or any of the typical stuff.

Watch the many videos!


Pulls very hard above 3K, it's at least as quick as a Cayman S, 0-60 in easily 5 seconds or less.

I don't beat on it, I take it to Cars and Coffee and nice drives.

I have literally not done anything mechanically to it since I got it but drive it. Nothing with the cooling system, tuning, etc.

What I have done:
--Replaced the windshield last month (took 6 months to get a real Sekurit one) for over $1200 (old one was cracked)
--Serviced it and did oil change etc.
--Added a genuine Porsche 914-6 badge in the correct place. Took 6 months to get that too.
--Rewired foglights correctly, they work now.
--Bolted in seat correctly.
--Fixed tach, was reading incorrectly.

It's pretty rust-free for a 914, the only rust I have found is in the back of the trunk where condensation forms,, as shown in the overview video. They now make a patch panel for that area, $200 at AutoAtlanta. I got an estimate to fix it at $500 but I never felt the need to. You canít see it and itís not structural. See the underside pics. I'm not hiding anything. Hell-hole was relocated to drivers-side because of cooling system, and is rust-free. Longs are good. Itís a very nice car.

If I was keeping it, I would probably have someone do a cross-over for the exhaust, it drones at certain RPM on highway. That's it.

Selling due to overwhelming garage renovation to house my other cars.


VIDEOS and underside pics:


Underside and additional pics:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByfzN_xiK...WGpTQWtsN
Xc1bTg


Intro Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdrSwlUh_4&t=2s

Overview Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046rvhy9ogY&t=1s

Cooling system:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IokEHG0mM&t=20s

Drive to Home Depot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHhCkk01FdY&t=403s

Drive from Home Depot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqgb0hKMZDQ&t=3s


Independent review from Glenn's Car Collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5vRp8XDeRg

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Achman
post Jul 28 2017, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE (Achman @ Jun 7 2017, 04:51 PM) *
New member, coming from 914world.com, posting here on advice of another member

$21,500 taking offers
Up for reluctant sale is my one-of-a-kind 1972 Porsche 914 with a Subaru EZ30D flat-six swap, including Subaru transaxle. This swap effectively fixes the two problems with a 914--no power and horrible shifting. With 240 fuel-injected and water-cooled horsepower and a smooth-shifting Subaru 5 speed, this car can more than hold it's own against modern cars, with style that they just can't match.
The details:

--1972 914, dry, very minimal rust--Olympic Blue (originally Irish Green)

--240hp EZ30D flat-six cylinder water-cooled swap from SubaruLegacy Outback

--EZ30D is a twin-cam, VVT, all aluminum block and head, 3.0L with timing chains. Advanced engine, found in the Subaru Tribeca SUV. No leaks. ECU is a Megasquirt, can easily be hooked up to a computer for tuning. I have not touched it since I got it.

--Subaru 5sp transaxle also (very rare conversion, find another). The transmission is flipped around, and the rear output is blocked off, and the front wheel drive is used for the rear wheels of the 914. Pretty slick.

--16Ē genuine Fuchs, Hancook Ventus tires, Porsche 911 front brakes and suspension, Koni and upgraded springs on rear, chassis stiffening kit welded in

--Nice driver-quality interior, Scheel seats, genuine Momo Prototipo steering wheel, power windows even.

--No heat or A/C. I donít drive it in winter and I take the top off in summer (still fits in rear trunk) A/C could probably be fitted somehow but I never looked into it.

--Gauges work, lights and fog lights work, stereo works, power windows work. Top still fits in rear trunk.

​​--brand new Optima redtop​​​​ battery 6/03/17

Driver quality, definitely not a ďconcoursĒ car but looks great. Paint 7/10, interior 6.5/10, mechanically 9/10. Engine bay and trunk were painted when car was painted.

The Subaru 5sp transaxle transforms the car. If you've ever driven a 914, you know the shifting is just not the best. Iíve had three 914s, (stock 2.0, 331 V8, and this) and this is easily the best driver of the bunch by far.

Car is turn-key.

I've driven it an hour+ on the highway at a stretch with no issues. Local roads, Home Depot, taken it shopping, car shows, etc. In traffic at 90 degrees, no problem. Custom radiator and twin Spal fans, and the aluminum engine keep it cool.

The conversion was done by a guy who has done three of them, and two LSx conversions also.
Everything is done correctly. He put almost 7K miles on it, sorting it out and daily driving it for a year. Iíve put over 1000 miles on it without a single mechanical issue.

Doesn't stall, do weird stuff, etc. I start it after 2-3 weeks in the garage, it fires right up, idles fine. Does not "need a tune" or any of the typical stuff.

Watch the many videos!


Pulls very hard above 3K, it's at least as quick as a Cayman S, 0-60 in easily 5 seconds or less.

I don't beat on it, I take it to Cars and Coffee and nice drives.

I have literally not done anything mechanically to it since I got it but drive it. Nothing with the cooling system, tuning, etc.

What I have done:
--Replaced the windshield last month (took 6 months to get a real Sekurit one) for over $1200 (old one was cracked)
--Serviced it and did oil change etc.
--Added a genuine Porsche 914-6 badge in the correct place. Took 6 months to get that too.
--Rewired foglights correctly, they work now.
--Bolted in seat correctly.
--Fixed tach, was reading incorrectly.

It's pretty rust-free for a 914, the only rust I have found is in the back of the trunk where condensation forms,, as shown in the overview video. They now make a patch panel for that area, $200 at AutoAtlanta. I got an estimate to fix it at $500 but I never felt the need to. You canít see it and itís not structural. See the underside pics. I'm not hiding anything. Hell-hole was relocated to drivers-side because of cooling system, and is rust-free. Longs are good. Itís a very nice car.

If I was keeping it, I would probably have someone do a cross-over for the exhaust, it drones at certain RPM on highway. That's it.

Selling due to overwhelming garage renovation to house my other cars.


VIDEOS and underside pics:


Underside and additional pics:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByfzN_xiK...WGpTQWtsN
Xc1bTg://https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B...GpTQWtsN
Xc1bTg


Intro Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdrSwlUh_4&t=2s

Overview Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046rvhy9ogY&t=1s

Cooling system:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IokEHG0mM&t=20s

Drive to Home Depot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHhCkk01FdY&t=403s

Drive from Home Depot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqgb0hKMZDQ&t=3s


Independent review from Glenn's Car Collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5vRp8XDeRg

Attached File  914_2.jpeg ( 315.31K ) Number of downloads: 14

Attached File  914_side.jpg ( 303.54K ) Number of downloads: 9

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Attached File  IMG_20170317_1415262.jpeg ( 238.5K ) Number of downloads: 16

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