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Forum: Your Build 06-26-2017, 05:13 PM
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Brake lights and paint

This weekend we installed some additional brake lights and cleaned the lenses on the factory brakes. Tires were rotated, but still seem to have plenty of tread on all 4 corners which seem to be...
Forum: Your Build 04-26-2017, 04:03 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Pre season update

Car is essentially ready to go. The Chinese radiator is in and not leaking any more. We did have to trim some of the brackets to get it to fit, but it's in there now and not going to leak like the...
Forum: Your Build 01-04-2017, 04:55 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Some problems that we came across at the end of...

Some problems that we came across at the end of last season included: mistimed balance shaft, broken throttle return spring, leaky 500,000km radiator, understeer mid corner and corner exit. Thus the...
Forum: Your Build 10-18-2016, 08:47 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Pre 2017 season winter work

The final track day with the car was cut short and abruptly with an exciting slide off the back of the west course just before turn 7. Coming out of 6 the secondary throttle return spring must have...
Forum: Your Build 09-14-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
We fixed the exhaust from the Chumpcar race and...

We fixed the exhaust from the Chumpcar race and decided to go side exit with it. It's sort of muffled with a long Thrush muffler before turning towards the driver side and exiting just behind the...
Forum: Your Build 08-02-2016, 06:20 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
More photos

Some more build photos that didn't make it in before the race and some race day repair pics:
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Forum: Your Build 08-02-2016, 04:21 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Race weekend pictures

Our weekend in photos:

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Forum: Your Build 08-02-2016, 04:10 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Race report

Friday:
Made it through tech with flying colours. Our internet digging and binder of documents kept the brakes within the 2x rule. We did have to take some points for the caliper adapters. We also...
Forum: Your Build 07-27-2016, 11:41 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Polishing old paint

It really made the red come back to life.

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Forum: Your Build 07-27-2016, 03:47 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Basically ready

All the must do stuff is now done. Next step is submitting the car to tech inspection and hoping we didn't forget anything stupid.
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Forum: Your Build 07-26-2016, 03:46 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Final race prep

Packing taped the lights, got started on the kill switch mounting and wiring. Seat brace is also complete and installed. Other little things slowly getting taken care of too like protecting all the...
Forum: Your Build 07-25-2016, 07:51 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
More wrenching at race pace

Post shakedown teardown and analysis. First major problem was the exhaust breaking. If fractured in 2 places around the resonator. New pipe was welded in place and the resonator is now gone. Brock...
Forum: Your Build 07-23-2016, 04:52 AM
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Posted By 944Crew
Shakedown complete

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8bOLdxnfVQ

A good testing day revealed a few weak spots that we will address before next weeks race. The exhaust broke at the resonator and turn in is not as...
Forum: Your Build 07-22-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Ready for a shakedown

We are exhausted today after yet another late night of wrenching. We got done the following:
Safety wire the transmission linkage bolt
Plugged 02 sensor hole
Install passenger side mirror
Torqued...
Forum: Your Build 07-21-2016, 03:50 PM
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Posted By 944Crew
Almost there

Last night we did some pretty bad problem solving and wasted time chasing an exhaust leak that turned out to be the oxygen sensor hole. That involved an hour of extra work for no reason. We also...
Forum: Your Build 07-20-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
It RUNS!

We plugged up the idle stabilizer valve ports, routed some fuel lines and gave it the business. The first few cranks to build oil pressure were done with no fuel pressure as we had left the fuel...
Forum: Your Build 07-19-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Electrical

We were a bit worried when we first attached the battery terminals and nothing happened. Turns out it was just a dead battery. The instruments now light up and we have some working tail and...
Forum: Your Build 07-18-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Transmission and more

951 oil to air cooler installed that replaces the stock oil to water cooler was installed. It needs some ducting in the fog light to be cut open, but it fits quite nicely. Rear bumper installed....
Forum: Your Build 07-17-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Closer still

Distributor cap and rotor installed (stolen from JustinL's 951S). Brakes checked for leaks, bled and filled with liquid gold, clutch bled and working perfectly, doors installed, ride height corrected...
Forum: Your Build 07-16-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Windshield installed

Looking more and more like a car again.

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Forum: Your Build 07-15-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Thursday night work

First job was to seal up the cooling system by blocking the heater outlet on the water pump. For this job we used a 7/8" rubber chair tip and a hose clamp. That completed the sealing of the cooling...
Forum: Your Build 07-14-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,147
Posted By 944Crew
Wednesday night work

Last night we installed: Clutch slave, hood struts, intake, strut bar, and some more roll bar padding. We also found a leak from the stub shaft in the transmission. We'll have to install a spare...
Forum: Your Build 07-11-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By 944Crew
Another big weekend

The front of the engine was completed by adding the belt guard/guide bar on the water pump that prevents the teeth from intermingling if there is any belt slap that happens. After that some cleaned...
Forum: Your Build 07-08-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,147
Posted By 944Crew
Haha! It will be aimed out the driver side...

Haha! It will be aimed out the driver side unfortunately. Fuel and brake lines run to the passenger side. It will also be more consistent with the 944 race cars of the past.
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Forum: Your Build 07-08-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,147
Posted By 944Crew
Most likely we'll have the stock muffler which is...

Most likely we'll have the stock muffler which is pretty quiet. Eventually we're going to do a side exit exhaust like that neon.
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