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Old 09-18-2012, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Olli Snellman View Post
Nice progress Tony.
How about control arm length compared to original 951 one? Would be quite simple to develop a kit for 951's using 996 parts, which are available for a good price.
It's about the same width depending on the shims used.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 95ONE View Post
That pic still shows a bit of bump steer correction is needed. From that angle anyway. I see they welded in the old mounting hole and made a new one higher up. Looks pretty nice. I can't wait.
It looks like it from that angle. The other thing that's not quite apparent is that the control arm bends up at the upright. So you parallel line is to the upright attachment point at the upright, not at the general angle of the control arm (since it's not straight like the 951 arm is).

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff951NJ View Post
WOW I love it!! What are you going to use for a front sway bar and how are you going to mount it?
I don't know. I think they are going to build up a custom version of the Kokeln sway bars they use to produce. I was told concerning the sway bar and drop links... "Don't worry about that. We'll build you a custom sway bar and drop links".

That's when I shut up and said OK.


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Old 09-18-2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Prack View Post
Very cool Tony. I know Joe and am really happy to see the car going back together. Good luck the rest of the way. Can't wait to see the final product.
Hey.... thanks.

I don't know Joe. But I know of him and we have a few common friends.

I do know he recently purchased the last Vision 951 race car built (the Gulf car). Never seen it but I'm sure it's nice.

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:09 AM
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9.18.2012

more progress...

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:12 AM
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So what are you going to enter this car as? What do you write down on the entry sheets?
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It is my understanding based on my conversations with Dwayne that one of the key reasons for the installation of the 996 front end is because under heavy braking loads with slicks, the elevated grip will force the stock setup to flex/spread, causing brake cavitation. All of the other benefits are icing on the cake, bearings, geometry, part availability etc. Pretty tasty icing.

The installation of this front end, therefore provides a great value to those of us racing these cars at a high horsepower/grip level (with a healthy budget).
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by disasterman View Post
It is my understanding based on my conversations with Dwayne that one of the key reasons for the installation of the 996 front end is because under heavy braking loads with slicks, the elevated grip will force the stock setup to flex/spread, causing brake cavitation. All of the other benefits are icing on the cake, bearings, geometry, part availability etc. Pretty tasty icing.

The installation of this front end, therefore provides a great value to those of us racing these cars at a high horsepower/grip level (with a healthy budget).
It's the setup you go to if you are serious about winning races. Otherwise there's no point. Stay with the stock setup.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 333pg333 View Post
So what are you going to enter this car as? What do you write down on the entry sheets?
It goes into the ST class in NASA and the GT class in POC. Both are power-to-weight ratio based classes. What the car has on it or the modifications it has or does not have are irrelevant.

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Thanks for documenting the progress Tony. It's very helpful for the rest of us.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
I don't know. I think they are going to build up a custom version of the Kokeln sway bars they use to produce. I was told concerning the sway bar and drop links... "Don't worry about that. We'll build you a custom sway bar and drop links".

That's when I shut up and said OK.


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Run a blade type bar. LOTS of adjustment and the bar itself can be cut to fit your set up. You can also have it adjustable in car if the rules allow.
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Originally Posted by 333pg333 View Post
They're all Cup or custom. What parts do you have Mikey?
Out of respect for Tony I won't talk about my new setup here. But here are some photos of the spindle I was going to use: 997 341 658 05

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Beautiful casting, much nicer than the 996 stuff :-)

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:39 PM
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The GT3 rear is coming along.... mu ha ha


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Much jealousy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
The GT3 rear is coming along.... mu ha ha


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I think you should install a second engine back there.
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