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> not so typical build
yellowporky
post Sep 9 2011, 11:39 PM
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It felt like christmas today. I recieved the caliper rebuild kits from Bob at Sunset imports in Beaverton Or. Great prices compared to my local dealer and no sales tax.
I also picked up the calipers from the powder coater and they look amazing. Now I need to remember where I put the Porshce decals for them.

Then when I got home I had an email from Marc Swanson at EFI Express that had the base programing for the ecu. Marc is a great guy and very helpfull.

Very excited for this week, maybe I will get to hear the car run.

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post Sep 10 2011, 12:01 AM
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It doesn't look like there is any room in the front for a spare. How will you power you windshield washers???


Yes, I am joking. Incredible build! Can't wait to see this unfold.
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post Sep 10 2011, 05:32 PM
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Looks like excellent engineering and workmanship. That engine/tranny install is a work of art. Did you replace any of the structure/stiffness lost with the removal of the trunk floor?

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post Sep 10 2011, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments. The 993 subframe adds stability to the rear end and the builder added lots of reinforcements to the chassis. You would need to see it in person to really appreciate the detail and engineering.
All of the weight of the engine and trans sit on the suspension now instead of the hanging from the frame. Look at where the motor and trans mounts are located in relation to the pick up points for the rear sub frame. No more trying to fold the rear of the car with the trailing arms.
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post Sep 13 2011, 10:51 AM
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I have allways wanted big red calipers on my 914.
One step closer to driving.


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post Sep 13 2011, 01:46 PM
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can't wait to see this monster on some NorCal roads (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Sep 13 2011, 01:50 PM
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QUOTE(Chris Scott @ Sep 3 2011, 10:55 PM) *

So now where does the top go?



Can you get heat resistant lexan to cover the rear? Why hide all that?
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post Sep 13 2011, 02:03 PM
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Most likely there will be some large ducts in the rear lid that you will be able to see in but primarily
so the car will not get sucked off of the road at over 130mph like a normal 914. My buddy who is building this in my garage is a pilot and general all around einstien so I feel confident he will make it stick even if we have to run a wing on the track when we test it.
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post Sep 14 2011, 08:06 PM
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Here are a couple shots of the front suspension all cleaned up and put back together


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post Sep 15 2011, 07:22 AM
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Dem big hairy a$$ rotors !!!!! Ruuufff !
As close as you are to Bonneville , it would be a hoot to see what you could get there !!!
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post Sep 15 2011, 08:51 PM
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As close as you are to Bonneville , it would be a hoot to see what you could get there !!!


I agree... bring it on over.

Thanks for the lead Chris.
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post Sep 15 2011, 09:39 PM
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Eric- They have great service at Sunset. I got everything in 3 days for $312 shipped.
Also got the calipers stripped and powder coated for $120 for the set.
It is so nice to find some good deals along the way.
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post Sep 15 2011, 10:24 PM
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This thing is nutzo. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Nice work.We want smokey burnout videos,(drifting a bit is fine too). (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post Sep 16 2011, 06:53 PM
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Oh no! I seem to have misplaced my trailing arms.
I like this shot with the turbo in the back ground.




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post Sep 29 2011, 11:39 PM
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We rolled the car out of the garage to do a good cleaning and took a few shots. Looks like someone besides me is very excited about the car.

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post Sep 30 2011, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE


Very cool build. Here's some inspiration/ food for thought in reagards to how to cover the drive train. It got me thinking about porsche number 1, how they re-did the rear lid in 2 pieces. It looks like the front piece lifts out.

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The old single piece lid
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Somehow it would be cooler to have it all in view unobstructed by the separation of the 2 lids back there. Maybe 1 piece hinged at the front.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smoke.gif)
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post Oct 1 2011, 01:40 PM
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Nathan,
We have been kicking around some different ideas about the rear lids, but because of the rollbar and the lack of structure at the rear of the car our choices are limited and will probably stay with the stock hinging. I think that with the rear lid up you will get to see everything anyways. Being able to see all of the goodies from the rear of the car will be the best angle so we ruled out the rear hinged lid.
This was a photo that got us thinking about the rear hinging.
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post Oct 23 2011, 05:53 AM
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Great looking build! Please continue to share the names of the shops you're working with. Especially for us locals, it seems like we could save time by going to the same source...

You mentioned flares - what are you planning on that front?
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post Oct 23 2011, 10:14 AM
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Smj- The car is being built in my garage by a friend of mine who is from Redding and comes down to work with me in construction so this is a side thing he is doing while down here. He does do fab work for other people. If anyone needs anything his name is Stacy and you can pm me for his number.
-The engine and transmission came from B&R autowrecking in Corvallis Oregon. Ask for Jeremy at 541-207-9014. They have 5 yards in Oregon and Washington. I have bought parts for this car, work truck and wifes car through him and the prices are very good.
-The suspension I bought 10 years ago on ebay
-I have been making lots of trips to Parts Heaven in Hayward and beating up Al and Spencer on prices for the little pieces. 510-782-0354
-Sunset Porsche for dealer only parts excellent prices and no tax 1-800-346-0182
-North Hollywood Speedometer for the gauges and sending units 818-761-5136
-Summit racing for the radiator and expansion tank.
-Vems for the ecu (not for the beginner but nice product)
That is about it so far.

As for the flares we will be using front and rear 930 flares. I did have a very badly installed set of sc flares installed 10 years ago by a local guy that we cut off after getting the new suspension on and having the tires stick out 1.5 inches.

We did get the car running last week and it sounds incredible. I will get a video posted up soon.

Thanks,
Chris
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post Oct 28 2011, 06:18 PM
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Just when I thought I had it all figured out we changed direction on the flares. Looks like I will be selling my set of 930 flares and buying a set of steel 914 gt flares. Let me know if anyone has a set they are not going to use and also if anyone wants to buy the 930 flares.
Thanks,
Chris


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