914 Engine tin

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914 Engine tin

Postby JCooper » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi all!
Just started doing my research for a project my son and I are thinking about. We are just trying to figure out what brand of Spyder to go with and how far we want to take this.
One question came up last night and so far I haven't found anything backing it up. I know lots of people use the Type 4 block but has anyone used the 914 cooling tin? Seems like a good way to clean up engine compartment and use factory tin at the same time.
It looks like it would need a little modification but just wanted to see if it has been done, or am I way off the mark?
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Re: 914 Engine tin

Postby Aussiespyder » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:56 am

Hi

If you are opting for a Beck or any Spyder with torsion bar rear suspension ( as opposed to coil overs) the standard 914 fan will interfere with the chassis/torsion cross member. ie the engine won’t fit!

The engine needs to be converted to an “upright” fan either DTM by Raby or another supplier. I used a Sharpbuilt fan kit.

http://www.sharpbuilt.com.au/sharpbuilt1/page11.htm

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Re: 914 Engine tin

Postby JCooper » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm

We are looking most likely at Vintage, I like the coil-over and the perimeter style frame.
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Re: 914 Engine tin

Postby RBP » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:10 am

I run the type IV (914 Porsche) engine. Here is a pic of the Raby DTM on my engine.
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Re: 914 Engine tin

Postby JCooper » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:11 pm

The Raby DTM is most likely the way we will go. Been following Jake's Porsche work for quite some time and trust everything he comes up with. Expensive but the best:)
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