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Old 01-25-2016, 02:42 PM
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Completed assembling of control arms and front suspension. It's starting to look a bit like a car again with the wheels on it.







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Old 02-01-2016, 02:48 PM
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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.









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I joined to watch the build. So we will see you at the ChumpCar race at Castrol?
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:09 AM
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That is the goal Hopefully we will have it out to some Track junky events before hand to shake it down and get some time in it.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:49 AM
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Feel free to ask if you have any questions, I have been a Chump since Calgary 2011 and 18 races to date.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:15 AM
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:38 PM
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Enjoying this thread. It's both inspiring and depressing though - I like how much progress you're making but it makes me ashamed of my own stalled 944 project. Good stuff, keep it up!
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:38 PM
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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



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Old 02-12-2016, 02:39 PM
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Build thread cleaned up and rules discussion moved to its own thread here:

http://straightpipe.ca/forums/showth...3019#post33019
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Old 02-13-2016, 11:33 PM
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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.









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