My 1883cc Porsche 356 912 Blog

Chronology of a hot-rod street Porsche 356/912 1600 to 1883cc conversion based on LN Engineering's Nickies big bore kit.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

912 on eBay

eBay now with BIN of $15,000 with lower reserve. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

914 Club Fall Foliage Classic, Columbus IN

For those who missed it, the fourth annual Fall Foliage Classic put on by the guys over at in Columbus, IN, was a success. The weather held out for us and we had our 60+ mile "fun run" around Brown County, ending up at their county park, which is gorgeous this time of the year. We finished with a Poker run inside the park and prize raffle, put on by the event sponsors, myself included. The 914club is one of the largest Porsche communities, devoted to the 914, and we're proud to be a sponsor of the FFC and club alike. Keep up the good work!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

We're bogged!

My 912 made it to Autoblog's RR of the Day.

Thanks guys!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Oil testing

I've finally gotten around to entering in the results of all the oil samples I had Staveley Services look at for me. The results are quite revealing... If you haven't been following along, most recently oil manufacturers have been reducing the anti-wear additive ZDDP because of longer factory emissions warranties - ZDDP causes damage to catalytic converters. For our purpose, we wanted to see which oils had the target .12-.14% (1200-1400 ppm) of Zn and P. Results are about half way down the page.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Well, the car has had a Hyfire ignition box installed on it for about two weeks. Idle is very smooth and steady and the car also starts easier. I also decided to add in a relay and modern fuse panel in back for all the added electronics along with heavier gauge wire up to the battery. 

The only problem I have now is that the tach signal generated by the Hyfire is incompatible with the orignal tach, so i'm researching solutions to that problem.