It’s Pearl Harbor day

If you have never been to The Arizona Memorial I would highly recommend you make the trek, it is a real eye opener that makes one ask the question…why? What purpose to attack Pearl Harbor besides stirring up a “Hornet” nest (pun intended) But that was then… there is still oil leaking out of the hull of the Arizona into the clear waters of Pearl Harbor. So before I get to my Porsche project I just wish to offer my condolences to all of the families who have suffered the pangs of WAR and thank those who bravely fought and lived and to those who fought and died I salute you all.

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. This is the first post of the Porsche Blog and I think some background is in order. My name is Mark Bush and I am a nurse who is also very interested in electric transportation. I have built one electric car already and know the ins and outs of making these cars work. They work very well and they are a clean, inexpensive to operate, viable mode of transportation.

This 1973 Porsche 914 was purchased in 2009 along with 3 others of different years. I was really getting fed up with my inability to make the doors on my Bradley function properly and decided to change bodies on the chassis. While looking for a better solution (I eventually took the Bradley to Cars Etc because they know what they are doing)  I started looking at the 914 and asked my friend Greg Hawkins of Bugformance if he could keep his eyes open for one which I could buy at a reasonable price. He said he would.  I was at work when the call came that very afternoon. Greg told me he not only found one but  four 914’s to choose from. They were in a shop in Stockton for the last nine years. I asked him how much the guy wanted for one of them. Greg said;  “Uh that’s the only catch, you have to buy all four!” Like I said, I had been looking for one and the cheapest one I had found online was eighteen hundred dollars …”How much?” I inquired. “Twenty five hundred” he responded. I quickly thought I am not going to spend ten thousand dollars on broken 914’s. “for all four” he added. This new news was a game changer. Any way I wound up purchasing all four of them for twenty five hundred dollars and now I find myself converting one of them, the least rusty, and using the other three to barter with and have spare parts. Not a bad deal.