the 914 has been done, it has had some pretty good races with
its best finish being a win in the 2.5 Liter and under class
at the Rennsport Reunion. Unfortunately it has had some gearbox
trouble and two blown engines. Right now we are preparing
the car for the Daytona HSR race, which means rebuilding an
can see the old engine with a clear hole through the piston
where the valve traveled a little too far.
a better view of the piston.
tell which head is the damaged one?
half of the magnesium case. The arrows are pointing to the
windage tray. This screen keeps oil from sloshing on the crankshaft
and robbing the engine of horsepower.
rod on the left is the stock 911S rod. The rod on the right
is the one we will use in the engine. It is built by Pauter
out of Cro-Moly, and is lighter and stronger which equals
steel countershaft sprocket which is indicated by arrows will
be replaced with an aluminum counterpart. These, which you
can see sitting next to the countershaft, reduce spinning
mass and therefore let the engine rev faster equaling more
see the crank, with the rods attached getting put into the
case. The perch straps, highlighted by arrows, keep the rods
in place while putting the other half of the case on.
now awaits pistons and heads.
More next week!
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