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Only if that stands for "Not Original Stuff".
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This has been a great write-up Bill. Well deserved recognition from Jazz!!
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Lots of other things going on, now that winter is ending, but I have made some progress on the 914.

Since my last update, I have been preparing the engine compartment so the engine can be reinstalled. So far, I have scraped out and replaced cracked seam sealer, treated more areas with rust converter, installed new seals around the engine tin opening and finished installing the stainless steel fuel lines.

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Can't wait to see & hear it running on the street!
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In today's episode of "Trying to work on the 914 while life gets in the way", I finished wiring up the third brake light. I wanted to make sure I could remove the engine lid without having to remove all the wiring, and also to connect it to the car without modifying the factory harness.

First step was installing a plug at the base of the engine lid, so I can unplug the wires if the lid has to come out. I bought a Deutsch connector kit and crimp tool on amazon, and was pleasantly surprised at how well the crimp tool works.
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For the wiring, I bought a roll of dual-conductor 16-ga wire in a black sheath, and ran it under the firewall padding and along the factory harness. Then, I used these piggyback connectors to tie into the left, rear brake light:
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I made sure to heatshrink some insulation over the piggybacks, just to help keep things from shorting.

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The trunk lid isn't closed, which is why it looks a little funky.
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It's been a while since I've posted an update, but I've gotten a number of little things done in preparation for the engine re-install.

First was to treat the rust in the pedal footwell and in the center console. There wasn't much, but now is the time to prevent big problems in the future. I wire-brushed the area and then painted it with the Loctite rust converter. Once it has another day to dry, I'll spray paint the area.
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Here's the rebuilt pedal cluster to be installed, after painting and running new cables:
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Then, I installed the rebuilt relay board I bought years ago, as well as the heater blower. This board must have come from a later model 914, because it doesn't have the embedded threaded brass insert for the retaining post.
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The tape on the top of the cover is because I did a meticulous job measuring and melting a hole in the cover for the retaining post with a soldering iron, using the old relay board as a model, which has the brass insert. Only too discover the new board didn't have it when I went to install the post, because I didn't bother looking first ( ). So, rather than throwing the cover out, I just put a piece of packing tape over the hole, figuring I could always remove the tape if I get a different relay board.

While I was under and inside the car, I installed a new speedometer cable. The old cable seemed like it was okay, but I had the new cable and this is the easiest time to install it, before all the other stuff goes back in. I started at the speedo and worked my way back for removal. I tied a string to the end of the old cable prior to pulling it out, so I could use it to pull the new cable into the right places.
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The clutch, accelerator and heater control cables will go inside the center tunnel after I paint -- no need to have them in the way while painting, and they shouldn't be painted anyway.

Then, I installed a new plastic shift-rod bushing in the firewall (not shown), and new brass bushings in the shift linkage.
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Final bit this weekend is a scent-removal treatment, since the rust treatment needs more time to dry before I can paint. The passenger compartment has always smelled a bit "funky" since I got the car. I've tried a number of things, including "pet odor" removers and other sprays -- there was some improvement, but not enough. Last year, I ran across an ad for something called "Dead Scent", which sounded interesting. So, now it's in the car, doing it's thing. I'll follow up with how well (or not) it performs.
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Old 05-19-2024, 04:08 PM
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As an aside, while working on the above, I also spent some time organizing parts in preparation for installation. And discovered that I really need a better way to organize parts purchases and keeping track of what I have vs what I need -- turns out that all those 914Rubber sales are great for getting multiples of things I already had. You know, the whole impromptu "while I'm buying, let's throw that in too, so I won't have to pay shipping in the future" thing.

Turns out I have multiple sets of exhaust gaskets, intake gaskets and runner hoses, clutch cable rollers and too many other things. I'll probably hold a clearance sale once the car's done, just to make some room in the house.
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