Meet the Vice

Aloha, my name is Robert Wall and I am the Vice President and Safety Chair for our awesome Porsche Club here on the Big Island of Hawaii. I have been a member of the Porsche Club of America since 2016 along with my wife Dale and have been loving the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful family of Porsche owners and enthusiasts.
I was born on the island of Oahu and moved to the Big Island about 17 years ago. I am almost 50 years old but feel like a kid again every time I drive one of my Porsches or any other of my crazy car creations. I currently own and am restoring a 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 which I found as a basket case project from a local seller. Working on Porsches is my passion, but I love all kinds of cars but generally stick to European models.

I am currently driving an Audi R8 beast of a machine as my daily until I get the 914 back on the road. Other than working on cars with my free time I am a Fire Equipment Operator with the Hawaii County Fire Department. I have been a firefighter for almost 17 years and love my job.
My earliest string from Porsche bug happened when I was very young at summer camp when my car-crazy dad picked my brother and me from camp with a brand new 1978 VW Bus Champagne Edition. I was not impressed by the bus ( although now I would be) but I was impressed by the sound. Unknowingly I found out later that day from my upset mother that dad had bought the bus brand new and immediately dropped a Porsche 911 motor in it! There began the “Slippery Slope” of Porsche infatuation. I have been through quite a few cars, but my favorite has always been a Porsche. I will try my best to find the unwanted project s and bring them back to the road where they belong.

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  1. Aloha,

    I’m Morgan and I have a 1974 914 Porsche. Lately I’ve had a recurring problem where it will die out, like its not getting gas through. THey changed all fuel lines , moved the fuel pump to under the gas tank, but it’s still having the same problem. I think I noticed this happens mainly when my tank is close to 1/4 full. I know theres gas in it because it was running before when it was close to the reserve line. The shop can’t seem to figure out what the problem is since theyve done all they could the 3 times its been there for this problem. Do you know of a good 914 mechanic in honolulu that could really fix this problem. I’d appreciate any advise. Thank you.

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    • Aloha Morgan, sorry but I don’t know any mechanics in the Honolulu area, are you still running the EFI? Or has it been converted to carbs? Dirty tank? Dirty tank pick up screen? They rust out a lot and block flow. Fuel pump change to a higher psi? Just a few things to check. Good luck

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