View Full Version : Any ideas on a 914 in IT ?

03-28-2003, 01:15 PM
Is anybody running a 914 in ITA or ITB ? Can it be competitive... any ideas

03-30-2003, 01:24 PM
There are a few - but not many; and I've never seen one prepped well. I would think the 1.8 would have a better chance in ITB than the 2.0 in ITA.

(From one who owns a GT-3/EP 914 2.0S, but trys to race a MR2 in ITA.)

03-30-2003, 04:10 PM
From my discussions with a 914 owner in IT, who is a good driver and has done a good prep job, the issue seems to be power. Keep in mind the power to weight ratio of the CRX and the 240sx.

ITB 914s have a better chance.

I would love to see more 914s in both classes, but just want you to have an idea of what you are getting into!

Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]

03-31-2003, 01:50 AM
I love the 914, and I have been very successful autocrossing one as well, once you learn the way to drive it, it can be fast, just not in IT. The 1.8 liter has more of a chance in ITB, than the 2.0 liter does in A, actually the 2.0 might be a decent B car, it certainly would not be a dominator. Remember the 1.8 came with like 85 hp stock? And those figures in the 70s were sort of overrated, meaning not SAE specs like most are now. I think you would struggle to get 100hp at the flywheel, and that just aint enough. no matter how good it handles. But the 1.8 liter should be in ITC and the 2.0 should be in ITB, but seeing how the 2.0 was originally in ITS, i seriously doubt you will ever get SCCA to put it in ITB, They have never seemed to like Porsches, atleast not until recently.


03-31-2003, 12:12 PM
Thanks guys.. still considering building a 1.8... and by the way i have requested the comp board consider a move for the 2.0 to B,.. just for laughs. Does anyone know of a tuner with old L Jetronic experience like the 1.8 had ?

03-31-2003, 11:15 PM
Fred.....in thinking this over, I might just hold station for a bit. Rumours abound about comp adjustments and reclassifications in IT. Your chances may just improve dramatically! (or go down the tubes! http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/frown.gif )

In any case, a great source of Porsche info is the Pelican Parts BBS.

Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]

04-01-2003, 11:28 AM
Well, Fred, you could always come play with us:

Where are you at?

Oh, sorry, never mind - checked the profile, see you're not anywhere near...

Well, good luck with the Comp Board if you choose to go IT! Who knows what the future will hold...

Vaughan Scott
'79 924 #77 ITA
Plymouth, MI
www.vaughanscott.com (http://www.vaughanscott.com)

[This message has been edited by 924Guy (edited April 01, 2003).]

04-07-2003, 07:44 PM

Why dont you buy my 924 for ITA. You dont have to build anything, just get in & drive. Its as competitive as any 924/914/944 in thier respective classes.

More info on 924.org in the race car classifieds, or I can send pics.

Make me an offer - John

ps - car is in Colorado, I could deliver for the right price

[This message has been edited by ita924 (edited April 07, 2003).]

Racer Chris
04-08-2003, 02:43 AM
Actually, the 1.7 had more power from the factory than the 1.8 (80hp vs. 76hp at the flywheel). The 2.0 had 96hp from the factory, with the possibility of reaching about 115 peak, legally maxxed out. It really isn't fair that nearly every other car in the class has much more power.

I drove my 1.7 in ITB for two years, before moving to Production, and had a lot of fun as a mid-pack car. There were still more things I could have done to be more competetive, but competition adjustments would be necessary to reach the front of the field.

The header I make is one of the things needed to improve the engine to it's legal limits.

Chris Foley
www.tangerineracing.com (http://www.tangerineracing.com)