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Old 05-25-2017, 08:05 PM
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It's been nearly two months since our last update so no wonder those upstart safari cars ^ thought they could sneak in. OK, back to our car.

In Aprilhe car was invited to the motoring club car show at Oakland University and displayed next to the FSAE car we sponsor.

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During April and early May, as time permitted we did a few minor mods:

We replaced the cone seat steel lug inserts with ball seat so all our Porsche wheels can now use the same lug nuts.

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and then some hood pins, front only for now. Rear looks more involved.

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and finally a period rally computer.

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Last week we dragged it down to Ohio to display it and spectate at the Southern Ohio Forest Rally

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We still want to drop the engine soon and refurbish the intake tract but first we need to get our 85 quattro running right so it can take over the Carrera RX's duties. Bloody CIS injection woes!
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Our 85 UR quattro is running sufficiently well enough to tackle solo classic car duty at events so we decided to drop the engine in the 911 Carrera RX.

Before we got carried away and disconnected everything we had the presence of mind to do a compression test. We think it went well.

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Plugs look OK too

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We have a five week window before we need the car again so we got a wiggle on:


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and 1 minute and 40 seconds later it was out.

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Ok it took a bit longer than that. About four hours over three days I think. Now we start in on refurbishing the top. Here's what we are thinking:


New Heater ducts
New Shifter coupling
Intake manifold gaskets
Clean Injectors
refurb air flappy door thing
replace Rubber hoses
replace Fuel lines
Adjust clutch
Replace Plugs
Replace Leads
Replace Distributor cap
Replace Engine mounts
Replace Engine crossbar
Replace Left camshaft oil line
Valve clearances
Replace Air filter
Replace 02 sensor
Fix oil Leaks
Rear Hood pins
Refurb tinware

money and time permitting of course.

Car is running a bit rough and making some popping noises. Also doesn't like part throttle but idles well and pulls strong. Would like to dress up the engine bay a little too. Maybe some steel braided lines instead of OE replacements. Can you think of anything else we can do?
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:39 PM
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Bypass the heater blower
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:22 PM
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Tear down is nearly complete so we took the car off the lift and pushed it back into the showroom. Looks odd so high in the rear.

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It didn't take long before we found our first issue. This might need cleaninig.

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We soon had the intake manifold off the engine.

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and found some more, not unexpected problems.

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A bit more wrench wiggling and we had the shroud off too.

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A few more things to address.

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Generally speaking there were no surprises so we think we'll push on with our original plan. There was one little wrinkle: a morning spent googling "Individual throttle bodies Porsche 3.2" !! Maybe next time eh?
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Bypass the heater blower
This is Michigan , Gramps.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:55 PM
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The 911ĺs engine is back together. First we painted the valve covers red because racecar.

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Then our cleaned and tested fuel injectors arrived from Cruzin Performance.

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We repainted all the tinware

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Then replaced the intake manifold connector with a silicone one from Vibrant.

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We took advantage of the open engine bay to install some Sparco hood pins

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Then our new intake gaskets arrived for TRE Motorsports

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And a new engine cross member from Rennline

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Munks Motors rebuilt all our fuel lines with Aeroquipe hoses

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And Wevo sent us some performance engine mounts.

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Finally we slapped the engine back in and took it for a drive but not before replacing the rear anti roll bar drop links.

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The result of all this effort? The engine starts easily now and goes straight to fast idle then settles down to a smooth 850 rpm. No popping and bucking anymore and it pulls a lot smoother too.


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Old 09-11-2017, 07:29 PM
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We are pleased to report that the Carrera RX is now running very well indeed and we have been enjoying the car a lot visiting several cars and coffee events including an impromtu dash 200 miles up north to vist our 83 UR Quattro build at Cherry Classic Cars after our van blew a turbo hose.

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We also attended the Woodward Dream Cruise and the Detroit Car week with the car.

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Meantime we fabbed up a gauge pod to house the AFR gauge connected to the wide band o2 sensor we had installed while the engine was out.

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This week we are dragging the car up to Empire, Michigan where it will once again be functioning as the course opening car. Maybe see you up there?
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:19 PM
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It's been a busy few weeks fro the CarreraRX. A couple of car shows, pace car duties and even a race!




First up was pace car duty at the Empire Hill Climb in Northern Michigan. Normally we get to run a few parade laps up the hill but due to time constraints caused by the number of entries fun was restricted to escorting the cars from down town to the base of the hill. This is necessary as most of the cars are not street legal but need to use public roads from staging to the start. There were plenty of interesting cars on display too:









The following weekend was our (now seemingly) once a year RallyCross event with the Detroit region SCCA. As these were only a few days apart we let the CarreraRX sleepin the trailer.




Made some new friends and got the car nice and dirty.







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Last weekend's adventure was to the car show held as part of the Speed Ring festival at M1 Concourse. At just over a mile from our shop we really couldn't miss this one. The event was primarily a Time Attack weekend but we did come away with two awards for looking pretty while stationary.




The car is resting for a couple of weeks in preparation for posing about at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where it will get to meet non-other then Hannu Mikola! Should be fun.

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Old 10-27-2017, 06:19 PM
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RALLY LEGEND MEETS RALLY LEGEND


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No, the guy on the left met the CarreraRX.



Last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to the Lake Superior Performance Rally to hang out with our Group B rally car mates only this year there was a special treat laid on my the Guys from Dirtfish Rally School in the form of one Hannu Mikkola. Hannu was one of the first works Audi Quattro drivers and a true motorsport legend. Dirtfish also brought with them a replica of the MK2 Escort Hannu drove in Europe and a pristine Audi Sport Quattro. Hannu drove the Audi with us on Thursday up and back down the Keweenaw Peninsula then drove the Escort during shakedow, a couple of stages as course opener and then, again with us in the super special last stage in downtown Houghton.

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Can't believe it's been so long since our last update. So much has gone by, like: it's another year now! So what have we been upto since we got back from LSPR? Well:

We replaced the door seals then took out the rear window and resealed it with a new gasket.




No rust, thankfully.




Then we added a map light for an upcoming TSD rally.




Replaced the voltage regulator on the altenator and the fan belt.




Then had fun doing the TSD rally which really didn't go very as we set our clock 17 minutes off so were consistently 17 minutes early at every control. We did set fastest time of day though LOL. Our spot lights also packed up as soon as we turned them on. Still, we had fun!




We also did a RallyCross. That's two in one year! It didn't produce any great pictures (or results) but some in car video.


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What's next for the car? Well, we are definately taking it up to Sno*Drift rally again at the end of the month and, due to the rather frigid weather we've been having here lately, there might be one or two ice races on the cards. We've got a door rattle to chase doen and a rain leak from the front end to diagnose. We also just received our heater blower backdate parts but that might wait for warmer temperatures just in case it sucks. Stay tuned (subscribe).
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:26 AM
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Let me know when you fix that driver's seat, so I can fit in it again.

Shot out the back door of my new shop...




You may want to remove that wiper if you plan to try and film through it...
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:05 AM
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The end of January saw our annual pilgrimage to the Sno*Drift Rally about 4 hours north of us in Atlanta, Michigan. Despite the name This particular Atlanta normally offers frigid temperatures and lots of snow but this more resembled its warmer namesake to the south. Much of the snow had melted and refrozen during the preceeding week making the roads an giant, elongated ice rink. Still, as we were only displaying our wares and the 911 it was not of much consequence to us, the warmer temperatures making it that much less uncomfortable standing around.

Here are some pictures from our weekend.

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