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Shaping the Body

The 914 has reached a really exciting phase. It’s starting to take the shape I’ve been daydreaming of. After a lot of trial and error, several failures, it finally dawned on me to form the shape of the car with industrial modeling clay. The same clay professional designers use to prototype and mock-up their own […]

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Deleting Pop-ups

I’ve read it somewhere that the Porsche 914’s pop-up headlights were added added as an afterthought to meet regulations for the US market. I don’t know how much truth there is to that story, but the 914’s pop-ups never really looked well suited to the car. Pop-ups in general have never held much appeal to […]

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Up, From Down Under

Mid-engine cars, awesome as they are, the engine sits behind a nearly impenetrable barricade of bodywork and suspension components. Otherwise simple maintenance tasks become an exercise in frustration. Even when sitting on jackstands, changing the little Porsche’s oil requires the crawling skill of a contortionist. Considering the engine requires a valve adjustment every 3000 miles, […]

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