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Dick Steinkamp
10-17-2018, 10:31 AM
Just a plug for Jerry Forrester's chrome plating business in Douglasville, GA

As most of you know, Jerry is a regular poster on this forum and has built and owned many fine Studebakers.

Jerry has plated lots of Studebaker parts for me...steel and pot metal. He always does a show quality job, in the time frame he specifies up front, and at a very competitive cost.

He just completed the bumpers for my Porsche 914 V8 project along with an emblem for it that I had machined in aluminum...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1946/31511706658_801d9967b3_c.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/45336181682_69d01c8b86_c.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/31511704728_86dba51d97_c.jpg

I've heard lots of horror stories about chrome shops. It's not worth saving a few bucks on shipping to have to worry about lost parts, long delays, poor quality work.

I highly recommend Jerry.

sweetolbob
10-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Just a plug for Jerry Forrester's chrome plating business in Douglasville, GA

As most of you know, Jerry is a regular poster on this forum and has built and owned many fine Studebakers.

Jerry has plated lots of Studebaker parts for me...steel and pot metal. He always does a show quality job, in the time frame he specifies up front, and at a very competitive cost.

He just completed the bumpers for my Porsche 914 V8 project along with an emblem for it that I had machined in aluminum...

I've heard lots of horror stories about chrome shops. It's not worth saving a few bucks on shipping to have to worry about lost parts, long delays, poor quality work.

I highly recommend Jerry.


Aaaahem!!! Something is telling me we are missing some significant info and pictures about this topic.

Bob

Colgate Studebaker
10-17-2018, 12:21 PM
I see Dicks parts that look beautiful! I'll second his opinion on chroming and the work that Jerry does. Jerry has my recommendation any time from anywhere you want to send him your work. Bill

Dick Steinkamp
10-17-2018, 01:49 PM
I think you'd like this one, Bob.

'76 one owner (SoCal) rust free 914-4. Converted to earlier chrome bumpers and 5 lug hubs and rotors to be able to run the Fuchs. Otherwise stock body. '87 Firebird HO TPI roller cam 305 converted to a carb (the TPI wouldn't fit under the engine lid unfortunately). Comp Cams Thumpr. Was 220 HP stock, now probably a few more. Stock 914 transaxle (dog leg shift pattern). Supposedly good for 300 HP if you don't get carried away in 1st gear. It's sorted out mechanically and now's the time to tackle the body and paint.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/27587296747_b4f2579a2b_c.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/28584835218_5016458e18_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/38887806582_2f6c88b8e2_c.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/43116510672_fed32a3530_c.jpg

My aluminum 215 V8 powered MGB is quick. This one is scary fast :eek:

skyway
10-17-2018, 05:56 PM
They've always been one of my (as stock) faves & yours is looking good!

sweetolbob
10-17-2018, 06:43 PM
I think you'd like this one, Bob.

I do, I do!!! Well sorted and sneaky too. Did the handling change much with the 305 addition as I assume the Porsche engine was a bit lighter?

Really like your style on this one.

Bob

j.byrd
10-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Mr. Steinkamp...there are two of the little 914s with small blocks in them over here. The owner sold one of them, but still has the other one. His engines are decidedly not pure stock, as he took one to the Hilo dragstrip when he finished building it and ran a high 9 second time. They banned him of course, since he had no helmet or roll bars, ha ! He drove a couple of the old "kinda' famous" fuel altereds in his younger days in California.. The chrome job looks perfect too bye the way !

Dick Steinkamp
10-17-2018, 10:11 PM
I do, I do!!! Well sorted and sneaky too. Did the handling change much with the 305 addition as I assume the Porsche engine was a bit lighter?

Really like your style on this one.

Bob

Thanks, Bob. I don't know how much it changed the handling. It came to me without an engine so I don't have any experience with the air cooled 4, and I haven't pushed the cornering ability with the V8. Being a mid engined car, the extra weight in the engine and cooling system probably hasn't affected handling as much as if it was a front or rear engined car but I'm sure it hasn't helped. It feels quite neutral in brisk corners, but I will probably never be sampling the handling at the point that it starts breaking away.

These V8 914s can be built as awesome track cars with body kits so that you can get much bigger tires under the car, adjustable suspensions, chassis stiffening, transmissions from Boxsters or Panteras, aluminum LS motors, etc. etc. But my vision was for a stock appearing early 914 with a V8 rumble and enough power that it wouldn't be embarrassed. Tires that fit under the stock body work will greatly limit its cornering ability. It is very fun to drive...sort of like an overpowered roller skate...but I'm pretty sure a late model Honda Civic would take it in the twisties.

skyway
10-18-2018, 01:11 PM
Am thinking the weight difference between a 305, and a Porsche flat 6 (ie. 914/6) is not night and day?
...and placed mid-car to boot!

junior
10-31-2018, 09:01 AM
Ahh, the un-loved (besides the 928) Porsche of the 70's has finally been gaining steam in the 'acceptance' department in the last few years with resulting market value of the cars rising every year. I always thought they were slow and dorky looking until 1978 when a fellow student took me for a spin in her mom's yellow one. Opinion changed as soon as I plunked my butt in the passenger seat…man, felt like I was sitting on the ground! Those gauges, wow, so German…and just look at the size of the tach! The view of the road ahead, so cool and the handling was out of this world relative to other cars of the time, even my beloved 510. The brakes were awesome (oh ya, she wasn’t afraid to, and was perfectly capable of driving the car close to its limit). Even the weak-ass v-dub engine sounded fine with the roof top removed on that June day and pulled the car along at a much brisker pace than I thought 80 hp was capable of. Always remembered that ride…a few years ago came across a 914-4 stripped of its drivetrain, suspension, and interior at the local pick ‘n pull yard…toyed with the idea of dragging it home and building myself my own ride…common sense kicked in, walked away but still would love to have one.

Very cool toy Dick, and as always, built with the typical Steinkamp standard of subtle, clean, and detailed. Colour me green. Oh, and that exhaust system…what a work of art!

Cheers, Junior

showbizkid
10-31-2018, 10:17 AM
That is beautiful chrome work.

Dick, that underbody looks so clean you could eat from it :)

Dwain G.
10-31-2018, 03:48 PM
Dick, you would be a good candidate to own an MG ZT 260 V8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_ZT

Dick Steinkamp
10-31-2018, 06:18 PM
Dwain,
Love the ZT...especially the estate version. V8, stick shift, and with the Roush "upgrade" runs 225 at Bonneville! I'd have one for a DD in a minute but I don't think I'd be able to import one. We do get the new 9 second eCOPO Camaro, however...

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/30/9-second-ecopo-camaro-debuts-at-sema?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=18_October_31_HagertyNews

Jr,
The big tach front and center is a Porsche trademark. Here's my dash...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/42457561491_351a211514_z.jpg

Here's the 67 912 I owned...

http://californiaclassix.com/images3/c699-gauges-remote.jpg

Here's a 2018 911 Carrera...

https://c.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/porsche-911-2-680x383.jpg

I think enough Porsches are raced (well, at least tracked) to justify the tach size and position. Same with the dog leg 5 speed...

http://www.classicshop.porsche.com/medien/pcos/pictures/zoom/90142401400-schaltknopf-01.jpg

...Once rolling, you'd never see 1st gear again on the track so why not make the 4 you'd be using easy to get to.

t walgamuth
11-01-2018, 06:41 AM
The 914 v8 is lovely. Well done!

Here's my 65 Cobra 427 replica. It has no chrome on it at all. Aluminum monocoque chassis, aluminum 350 small block chevy let out to 427 CI, tremec 6 speed, aluminum winters rear end, weighs about 2050 with a half tank of fuel. I bought it built but have been busy all summer sorting it so I can drive it and autocross it. It currently has a Edelbrock 850 on the engine but we're going to put a Holley TB on it. It was built in Monterey CA by Herb Adams, finished in 2002. It'll get you puckered up!

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/140155-hi-11.html
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/141486-hi-2-a.html

Sorry the forum is not letting me post pictures now. Do I need to pay some dues to get that?

sweetolbob
11-01-2018, 08:00 AM
The 914 v8 is lovely. Well done!

Here's my 65 Cobra 427 replica. It has no chrome on it at all. Aluminum monocoque chassis, aluminum 350 small block chevy let out to 427 CI, tremec 6 speed, aluminum winters rear end, weighs about 2050 with a half tank of fuel. I bought it built but have been busy all summer sorting it so I can drive it and autocross it. It currently has a Edelbrock 850 on the engine but we're going to put a Holley TB on it. It was built in Monterey CA by Herb Adams, finished in 2002. It'll get you puckered up!

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/140155-hi-11.html
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/141486-hi-2-a.html

Sorry the forum is not letting me post pictures now. Do I need to pay some dues to get that?

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachments/all-cobra-talk/32294d1535248136-hi-dsc_7142.jpg

Yup! You need to send me $50 and I'll do more or you can go to the clubcobra website, right click on the picture, hit copy image address, and post here using the URL link in the add photo image in the header.

Otherwise you can post from any offsite photo location. Every picture I take is with my Pixel 2XL cellphone and the picture is automatically archived in the great Google storage in the sky. You can download directly from there using the copy image solution.

BTW, darn nice Cobra.

Bob