Some more work done over the weekend. Brock assassinated the windshield and we also popped out the quarter glass. The car also got turned around so work on the rear suspension can begin. The underside of the car is so full or rust and grime, it's like having a tetanus shower crawling around under there.
Our new brakes arrived. The old brakes were pretty rusty and single pistons calipers make it really hard to change pads quickly if the need arises. This caliper setup works with stock rotors and fits under stock 15" wheels. Unfortunately the Wilwood brakes are not legal in spec 944, so it would need a bit of a backdate for spec racing. Wilwood is now a sponsor for Chumpcar this season so the contingency may pay for a set of brake pads. For chumpcar, brakes are allowed to be upgraded at 2x cost of new factory parts... which in the case of the 944 are hilariously expensive. $426 USD from pelican parts http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/..._pg1.htm#item0
Today's box of parts: Front brake rotors (stock 944 size), steering rack boots, tie rod ends, steel open lug nuts, stock 944 engine mount. The steering rack boots were torn so it was time to put some new ones on. Funny thing about the boots is there is a rubber stopper that has to be plucked out of the old boots and jammed into the new ones. The tie rods are rusty where they are exposed to the atmosphere, but under the end everything was cool, so the new ones went on smoothly.
The rear suspension is still proving to be a real pain. The old bolts are seized or breaking. We spent time trying to drop the whole rear subframe, but one bolt just wouldn't budge. It's soaking in a variety of penetrating fluids now and we'll take another shot at it with some heat next time.