1973 Porsche 914

Tuning and Set Up Work on our 1973 Porsche 914

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on getting our 1973 Porsche 914 tuned and set up to run perfectly. The classic aircooled sports car was brought up to temperature by our technician Jon, to correctly set the timing of the car before taking the car out on road test.

On road test he noticed a positive improvement in the driveability of the car but the carburettors will require some adjustments made to them which the team will look into what the best combination is for this particular car.

Competition Cars Update

1989 Daimler Double Six:

Our 1989 Daimler Double Six has been worked on by our incredible technician Jon. He has been going through and doing a few repairs on the luxury V12 saloon before it is ready for its excited new owner. He had to look into why the horn had stopped working which Jon traced and fixed the issue. Then, Jon had to do a couple of repairs to some interior trims and fix one of the fog lights before moving onto replacing a faulty starter relay.

Porsche 914:

“Finish reassembly of dash and steering column. Refit steering wheel and secure and connect and fit horn push. Put wheel brace in boot. Refit roof and fit handle that had come loose. Tighten battery terminals. Fit new terminal to starter exciter wire. Secure fuel pipe and wiring in engine bay. Put 5ltrs fuel in and take outside to warm up. Set carbs and road test. Remove and straighten steering wheel upon return. Remove jets from carbs to check which ones are fitted against the recommended ones”

1979 Ferrari 400:

Our 1979 Ferrari 400 has been in the care of Jon in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ to be looked over and to collate his condition report.

Working on our 1973 Porsche 914

The team have started to work on the mechanical side of our 1973 Porsche 914. Our technician Jon put the mid-engined, air-cooled sports car up on the ramp to check it all over.

Here’s what Jon got up to: “Remove wheels and check brakes. Rub down brake pipes to each brake and pai t black. Paint all wheel bolts black also. Inflate tyres. Adjust both front wheel bearing. Secure wiring to reverse light. Refit wheels and torque up. Attend to boot release cable inside car. Remove rear trim behind seats. Cut and fit washers and nut and secure to trim. Refit trim and test, ok.”

“Fit grommet to passengers door where lock barrel would go. Remove drivers seatbelt lower fixing to sill and untwist belt. Resecure. Remove roof and give to Lydia to restick lining. Strip washer system. Inflatespare tyre and connect pressure pipe to washer bottle. Washers still not working. Strip dash and column. Remove switch and mechanical washer activation. Remove pipes and unblock popes. Reconnect and test. Working now. Reassemble”

Repainting our 1973 Porsche 914

Our paint and body team here at the Bridge Classic Cars HQ have been busy at work with our 1973 Porsche 914. Although the car looked good, the paintwork had become tired. So, the team have made the decision to revitalise this beautiful aircooled sports car. The team worked on getting the body in perfect condition before our technician Mauro took it into the booth to lay down several lays of the stunning light blue paint.

After the paint had completely cured, it could be taken out of the booth/oven for the team to go through the various stages of flattening the paint and the polishing the paint work to a mirror finish like you see it here.

Porsche 914 Paint Prep

Mauro has been prepping our 1973 Porsche 914 for paint. Once it was fully prepped and masked up, it was ready for colour to be applied.

Prepping A Porsche 914 For Paint

Our 1973 Porsche 914 has been in the Bridge Classic Cars Paint shop. While in there, Mauro has been stripping the car down and prepping it for prime. Once this was complete primer was applied.

New Arrival – 1973 Porsche 914

This week, we’ve welcomed a few new classics to our Suffolk HQ – the first being this beautiful 1973 Porsche 914.

Revered by many for its lightweight, low-slung simplicity, the 914 is the equivalent of the 1970’s Boxster and was a favourite amongst sports car fans of the time. So, it’s always a pleasure to have one arrive at our workshop for the team to take a look at.