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Total Restoration Project

Within a couple months, I will begin a total restoration of my wife's 914.  I have limited overhead space (10 ft), and need some suggestions on lifting devices that will get the car up about 2 feet off the floor for a comfortable working height.  The cost of 2 or 4-post lifts are quite expensive, but would entertain pursching one if someone has experience of the best/safest mfgr.  Jack and block can be done, but I'm 71 years young, and want to find an "easier button".  Any positive advice would be appreciated.  -AL HEEP-

 

Looking for an independent mechanic in the Charlottesville, VA area

Just moved to Charlottesville from San Diego and am interested in finding an honest / knowledgeable indpendent mechanic to help me maintain my '73 914.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Replacement DOT VIN Door Sticker

Model: 914, Year:1974, Mileage:156000, Type of use:Street use only

VIN number

Model: 914, Year:1974, Mileage:65000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
The vehicle identification number plate on the inside of the front trunk is missing on my 74 2.0. Is that number imprinted anywhere else on the vehicle?

74 VIN Verification

Model: 914, Year:1974, Mileage:20000, Type of use:Street use only
Can someone assist in verifying and decosing a '74 914 VIN# please. VIN: 4742907695.

Odometer Verification

Model: 996, Year:99, Mileage:40000, Type of use:Street use only
I'm looking at a 914 and was wondering if someone could give me an idea on how to verify the odometer reading to make sure that it has not gone over its first 100K and on its way to its 2nd revolution towards 200K instead? ...any tell tale signs suggestions to look for that might help verify the mileage would also be appreciated. Slight rust marks under battery and under carriage (nothing extreme and no holes) hard to fix? Thanks.

fuel

Model: 914, Year:1975, Mileage:79,000, Type of use:Street use only
with the fuel having 10% ethanol, do i need an additive in my 914?

location of decals

Model: 914, Year:1975, Mileage:110000, Type of use:Street use only
I recently purchased decals or stickers that are to be placed on the 914 in such areas as trunk, hood & inside the doors. However, I am not certain where they go exactly so they are period correct. Can you help.

oem parts

Model: 914, Year:1975, Mileage:79,ooo, Type of use:Street use only
in the process of restoring my 914 and i get most of my parts from pelican parts. sometimes they don't have them and wanted to find another reliable parts company.

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