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Old 06-20-2013, 01:44 AM
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Update #2

I'm getting pressure to take the plunge and go full Penske shock with the factory Penske engineer track side to set the shock up.

Only another $7k additional over the JRZ + $750/day for the engineer.

I'm like a hemophiliac.....

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
Update #2

I'm getting pressure to take the plunge and go full Penske shock with the factory Penske engineer track side to set the shock up.

Only another $7k additional over the JRZ + $750/day for the engineer.

I'm like a hemophiliac.....

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What the heck... don't clot now, let it bleed
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:39 AM
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I would have thought to qualify as a hemophiliac you'd still need to actually have some blood left to bleed!!!
Would be a great opportunity to get it setup really well, but you could pay someone less to setup the JRZ's or whatever and how much difference a lap would that cost you? Have you got shock pots?
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Glad to see you went with the Shorai battery and IQ3 like I did. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:45 PM
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Glad to see you went with the Shorai battery and IQ3 like I did. You won't be disappointed.
That's nice to know.

Did you go with a Smartwire to control your car?

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:24 AM
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A couple of updates.... (more tomorrow).

The fuel cell plumbing is completed.

And the new front uprights are here. We had a problem with the previous setup due to the 996RS uprights not using a standard mount. After evaluating out options, we decided to upgrade the suspension to full 2012 997 Cup with center locks.

Here are the new front uprights being delivered to Vision tomorrow.... They are a thing of beauty.

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All that cool stuff and no air jacks? .
just trying to keep you blood donor status current!
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Impressive.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
A couple of updates.... (more tomorrow).

The fuel cell plumbing is completed.

And the new front uprights are here. We had a problem with the previous setup due to the 996RS uprights not using a standard mount. After evaluating out options, we decided to upgrade the suspension to full 2012 997 Cup with center locks.

Here are the new front uprights being delivered to Vision tomorrow.... They are a thing of beauty.

TonyG

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Holy snapping duck****, Batman - those are awesome!

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:31 PM
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And today's update.....

Then new uprights are not in yet as we are waiting for the new shocks. But you can see quite a bit of the small stuff is installed.

The fuel system is done, the dash is done with the Racepak dash and twin analog fuel gauges (more lights and switches to be installed at a later date, the brake balance adjuster is mounted on the center column dash, the shifter is getting modified, the new front sway bar is installed and the bump steer is getting sorted out.

Notice the dash is two pieces. That's because the fire bottle, the Smartwire, the PCM, the Battery, etc... are all mounted down low in front of the main fuel cell. To access it you have to either squeeze by the shifter or take off the removable piece of dash and access from the top.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Ha Ha.... Don't worry... the air jacks are coming....

And I'm pale white from the blood lose these days... big time.

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All that cool stuff and no air jacks? .
just trying to keep you blood donor status current!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:43 PM
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Really quite nicely done, Tony. I know you can't wait to drive it in anger--I feel exactly the same way about my own long term build!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Looks fantastic. How did you sort out the front suspension issues? Is that bladed bar custom or could it be made to fit a more 'normal' 951?
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Here's a little youtube video from today on the front of the car.

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Very nice!!
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