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Old 04-08-2010, 09:52 PM
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This did the trick in my car. She's for sale.
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Roughed titanium impeller for the torque converter.
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I think I need to go sit down now robert. Stunning, as always.
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yes, stunning - nothing like the dull gleam of Ti
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:27 PM
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Now this side is fully machined and ready for polishing.
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Now this side is fully machined and ready for polishing.
How far from being ready to go back in the transmission?

How is the engine coming along?
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Probably 8 to 10 weeks as there are several more steps including assembly and electron beam welding and this is far from first on the list of priorities. As noted, the first engine was completely unsatisfactory due to certain third party supplied parts miserably failing to perform as promised/advertised. Now we are back to only Porsche parts and I hope the next test engine will go on the dyno sometime after May 11.

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Bob,

So is it still 4.0l? were you expecting more than 392bhp from the first engine, could I ask what area you were hoping to get to?

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:58 PM
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The first engine, 4.0 liter, which was built entirely from Porsche supplied parts, was approximately 392 HP. Then certain critical parts from another source were bought with the promise (and alleged dyno sheets backing up the promise) of in excess of 425 HP. In actuality, engine two achieved less than 360HP (also out of 4.0 liter), i.e., considerably less than engine one. Those parts, which, I might add, were of poor quality, were returned for a refund. Now engine three is being assembled with only Porsche supplied parts and the hope is to exceed 400 HP as well as to reduce moving mass.
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The titanium torque converter made quite a bit of progress this week.
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And more.
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Robert, what is the weight of the new part versus original? What was the weight saving #? Also, any improvements made in its design or it was made to replicate the original part?
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Approximately one third.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:01 AM
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was any other surface treatment besides polishing used?
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:20 PM
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Like many I've followed this cars for years and watched an endless stream of beautiful components being developed.

Perhaps when it's finished it should probably be considered a Linton 964 that has been fitted with a few components from Porsche!
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