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Rasta Monsta  



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Careful with those Mookeh bits, Dave. They gonna break.
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Ian89C4  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maiden Voyage!!!!!!

Pics of the ride height at the front of the video. I would still like her a little lower, but I think that i can get another .5 inch out of the eccentric bolts on the back, and the fronts are easy.....I don't feel like messing with the torsion bars again....getting the torsion bar carrier out and in is one of the biggest PIA that i have ever had to deal with Ride height is not too bad though.

Tires on her right now are Toyo 205/55's, so they don't really fill up the arches (width wise) and I have 5mm spacers on the rear and 2.5 on the front. I have a pair of 225/45's waiting.

I had to turn the sound off on the video because she vibrates quite a bit at lower RPM's and the gen 1 GoPro pics up all vibrations that it possibly can.

Still need to adjust the clutch....engagements was almost all the way at the bulkhead.

All the stutters were for checking the brakes.

Enjoy!

click on picture to see video

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Ian89C4  



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The day I picked her up:



The day she went to the shop to have the suspension tuned in...and the final tune on the engine:




Yes the front needs to come down a bit....soon to be rectified



First track day: March 22nd
Location: Roebling Road
My mental status....Extremely nervous
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Grenadiers  



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Good luck in March!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really nice build thread
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Luck in March at RR !! No matter what, it will be too much fun !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice!

2 dumb questions:
Is there a rear tow point?

What is the dangly yellow bit at pass rear bumper corner?
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Ian89C4  



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys....should be a blast in a race prepped car! I have driven the track before in the 911, but I don't think that this will be the same...in a good way


FJ40Jim:

Not silly questions...as the first one troubled me for a while. There is no rear tow point placed on the car from the factory, so what to do...and that is where the yellow thing comes in. It is a rear tow eye that is bolted to the frame via the bolt holes for the rear bumper mounting points. I just have it tied up with twine so that it is easy for crews to pull it down but keeps it from dangling while driving.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mechanic working on setting the suspension tune...thought it was a good shot...

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting to get her back....


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Grenadiers  



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What brand cage did you buy? I'm thinking of a Hanksville for my car, and having someone in Phoenix weld it in.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grenadiers -

I used Roll Cage components. Jim was extremely easy to work with, and the extremely reasonably priced. He primarily does stuff for 24 hours of lemons, but can easily make them for any racing series. I am going to have a local fabrication shop weld it in for me....best to leave this stuff to the professionals. PM me if you want to pricing info on the cage. I will post pics once it is in.

Cheers,
Ian
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I would do if I were you is to start at the back of the field when you go on the track. In this way you stay out of the way of the others and concentrate on driving and getting the feel of the car.
No use going over your head dicing with a newly set up car. Check tire pressures often and adjust as needed. Have friends watch from different
corners for your progress.

Have fun and don't scare the crap out of yourself. If you are out with novices stay away from them until you feel safe. Remember you are sorting out the car behavior.

Good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,
Before you have the cage put in, read the SCCA General Competition Rules which has pictures or cage requirments (materials, diameters, thickness, pads, bracing, and mounting). Give that to your welder to ensure that mods won't have to be made later.
Enjoy,
Chuck
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ponz -

That is my plan. The march date is an open track day with around 4 hours of total track time. I did not want to take the car out to a race / TT / or anything like that prior to figuring her out. All of my previous experience has been in a 911, so I will have to figure the 924 out and how to best drive her. The biggest thing that i believe will be a sticking point is the braking...no where near as big of calipers as the 964, and no ABS....I am using lightly used R Comps for the first go around as I am sure that I will flat spot them a few times before i figure her out.

fifty50plus -

Yup, I have a copy of the GCR next to me as I type this. The cage is 1.5 x .120 DOM (up to 2700 lbs - playing it safe - ). It has the X in the main hoop and crossing door bars. The company that i had build it supplied enough gussets for every joint. I also have the GCR section printed out for the guys I am going to have weld it in so that they do the appropriate type of welds and my anchor plates are not over 144 square inches...although I don't think I could even fit that much on the weld points for the car.

Thanks guys for the common sense checks and advice!!! Keep it coming...I am the proverbial sponge
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