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Old 08-02-2018, 11:57 AM
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When I purchased the 928 from Tim, it did have all the parts as DR mentions, but it was a long way from being a full track car with most of its interior, AC systems and other systems still inside, besides it being an automatic.

From there I stripped, cleaned and lightened the car, painted the interior, installed an Accusump system, tweaked all the suspension bits to work more optimally together, designed a new single 3" pipe exhaust, made a carbon fiber insert for the sunroof, replaced the side mirrors with lighter ones, reconfigured the front of the roll cage to be safer and installed a fire system. After testing new Black Sea R&D products in it for a few years, I converted it to a 5-speed and had Mark Anderson come to Sebring to race it in a PCA event in March 2007. Before the event it was given the Coca-Cola livery. It was also featured in Excellence magazine in Februaury 2005 under the title "Caged Shark."

After the engine blew up in the 2007 PCA event, the car was purchased by Abbey Short who replaced the engine and refined it even further as he enjoyed the car at different events in the SE.

After him it was purchased by a PCA member who had some fun with it before smashing it at a DE event. Thankfully Andrew Olson came to its rescue and has brought it to another level.

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Old 08-02-2018, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by FredR View Post
Fascinating! Had no idea Tim's car went to Constantine and now Andrew but I do remember the Kinesis wheels and how much I liked the look of them.

It is kind of strange thinking back some 19 years and remembering the various characters who have been and gone, some sadly no longer with us. Without such folks I would probably have lost interest in the 928 many years ago. The shared knowledge has retained my interest, saved me a bundle and kept the thing running. Now I try to help pass on the knowledge whilst still learning. Not too keen on being flat on my back under jack stands in 40C heat so try to do my maintenance and project work in the cooler season.

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Hi Fred,

Yes, we have lost too many over the years, some way too soon that still hurt today.

OK, well it is your turn on "Back to the Beginning" LOL! First off, yes you have ALWAYS freely shared your knowledge and more importantly adding value to the threads with your questions and musings. It has been interesting to watch over 18 years as your knowledge has increased and increased, like some many others of us. Never forget, you are one of the folks you also made 928 Ownership better and easier over the years too!

Here is a blast from the past for you, almost exactly 18 years ago (with in ONE week) you placed your 1st order with me for one of my Stainless RMBs, plus set of Eibach and Bilsteins (yummy). Your support and friendship is long reaching and very much appreciated!

Cheers to you and Happy Thursday,

Dave

PS,, sorry Andrew for the thread hijack.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
When I purchased the 928 from Tim, it did have all the parts as DR mentions, but it was a long way from being a full track car with most of its interior, AC systems and other systems still inside, besides it being an automatic.

From there I stripped and lightened the car and tweaked all the systems present to work more optimally together, as well as designing a new single pipe exhaust, carbon fiber insert for the sunroof, replaced the side mirrors with lighter ones, reconfigured the front of the roll cage to be safer, installed a fire system and went through it giving it a much needed cleaning. I finally converted it to a 5-speed, had Mark A. come to Sebring to race it in a PCA event where it was initially given the Coca-Cola livery. It was also featured in Excellence magazine.

After the engine blew up in that PCA event, the car was purchased by Abbey Short who replaced the engine and refined it even further as he enjoyed the car at different events in the SE.

After him it was purchased by a PCA member who had some fun with it before smashing it at a DE event. Thankfully AO came to its rescue and has brought it to another level.

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Hi Constantine,

Yes Tim struggled with making it a "track 928" while trying desperately to keep it as nice as a street 928 inside, so yes not a full blown track, but that made it even more fun to sort out. The 5-speed was the biggest improvement IMHO, but as Tim said having the auto in the beginning made him a better driver starting out. I saw the same thing with Tom F. as he started with an Auto and progressed to a manual...and Jeannie and I both can attest to the RAPID learning curve Tom was on, just an amazing driver today!

Our best to you and Dianne,

Dave

PS, forgot about Abby, we need him in here to add to the Historical discussion.
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Originally Posted by DR View Post

Here is a blast from the past for you, almost exactly 18 years ago (with in ONE week) you placed your 1st order with me for one of my Stainless RMBs, plus set of Eibach and Bilsteins (yummy). Your support and friendship is long reaching and very much appreciated!
It never ceases to amaze me how often interesting threads like this one of Andrew's by chance stimulate some "side discussions". Had you not dropped the word "Tim" into the discussion I would probably never have known the provenance of Andrew's Coke car - I trust Tim is doing well wherever he may be.

Scary to think of the kit you mention being 18 years old! The RMB is still going strong as are the Eibachs and the [rear] Bilsteins. The front struts were destroyed when I lost the red 90S4 some 13 years ago.. I also developed a good dialogue with Constantine whilst he was designing his superb clamp for the automatic models that came about after my drive shaft snapped. Indeed it was Tim's car [as an automatic] that inspired me to work on upgrading the handling of my S4 and then my current 928. I still owe a lot to the likes of yourself, Wally, Louie, Kim and many others of that era who contributed their knowledge not to forget those still doing so today. Indeed we have a remarkable [global] community.
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PS,, sorry Andrew for the thread hijack.
No apology needed. This is great stuff!

(BTW, I still have the "S5" wing in my garage.)
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Originally Posted by AO View Post
No apology needed. This is great stuff!

(BTW, I still have the "S5" wing in my garage.)
Thank you sir!

BTW, you should try to hang on to that if you can, kind of a neat part of the history.

Happy Thursday to you ole pal,

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