Porsche Slipstream, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 1970 Page: 4 of 4
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by Roger Chaney
I had a chance to see one at Bob Brennand Porsche-Audi on March 30.
It was dark blue with the shipping grease still attached and a window
price of $5999 (No Chance!), plus heated rear window, leather covered
steering 'heel and 911S type road wheels for a total take of $6500+.
It looks pretty much the same as a 914-4 until you take note of the
engine. As suspected, many items are impossible for access (oil cooler,
timing chain tensioners, distributor) unless you pull the engine or
work with mirrors. The carburetors are right out in the open and have
better access than in the 911 (surprise!). For 70, all Porsche models
have an electric starting primer system which squirts fuel into the
intake box of the air cleaner housing when the temperature is low. This
looks like a good item to disconnect because I hear they have not been
reliable at all. For tune-ups, the 914-6 could really use an access
panel behind the seats.
The 914-6 performs with great spirit with the six cyclinder engine
although, like the T, it could use a front stabilizer bar. Der Porsche
Werke appears to be getting a little smarter in that there is now a
shield to prevent the clutch cable from jumping the directional change
pulley. Pulley jumping has been experienced on the 914-4.
Here is your new performance Porsche, short people. My 6'2" frame
does not fit too well in a 914.
Old Issues of Road and Track Magazine; 1962 through 1969; fifty cents per
copy or five skins per annum; will forward third class or you pick up;
Contact: Frank Hand, Fort Worth, Texas (281-0202)
1967 911 Coupe, 5 speed, 18,500 miles, no smog pump, it goes, purchased new
Dec. '67, Semperit STT's on 5K-15 Porsche alloy wheels (904 type)
Sydmur, Blapunct AMFM,SW , Polo red, black interior with cord seat
inserts, coco-mats, Bursch or stock exhaust, 2-speed ventilating
blower. In last year has placed 3rd, 2nd, and 1st in three concours
events. $5000. Contact: James Shoemaker, , Kansas
City, Missouri, 64110 (Phone: 816/ 842-2933 days, 561-9562 nights)
1961 356B, 1600S Coupe, Chassis Noc 113848, Engine No. P 73562. Car
painted 1970 Plymouth Rally Red Acrylic Lacquer in Dec. 1969. Entire
car stripped, sanded, primed prior to color application. No rust.
Complete overhaul on engine including new main and rod bearings,
Isky 107 cam, Mahle 912 pistons/barrels, Deves rings, new exhaust
valves and springs, new clutch disc. Engine balanced and assembled
by-the-book. 1000 miles on engine as of March 300, 1970. Red interior
with new black carpets, four Goodyear Grand Prix radials (fair) and one
Dunlop spare (fair to good) on chrome rims, Blaupunkt AM/SW radio.
$2300, Contact: W.L0 Johnston, Llano Estacado Region PCA,
, Canyon, Texas 79015 (Phone: 806-655-4270)
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Porsche Club of America. Maverick Region. Porsche Slipstream, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 1970, periodical, April 1970; Southlake, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth848939/m1/4/: accessed March 30, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Maverick Region Porsche Club of America.