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Old 09-02-2009, 03:17 PM
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Nice job. That's what I call a "brave" colour for the street. It will no doubt attract a great deal of attention. But I lke the colour- especially for a track car.

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Did you stick with the stock 964 oil pump?
Why didn't you use a 993 m/c with that brake set up?

I also wonder why you used a basically pretty good 964 as a donor car but I'm sure you had your reasons. Look forward to more photos as the car progresses.
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YES. I love the color as well! Those are some nice looking wheels as well. Can't wait to see the final product of your labor.
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My wife is not a fan of the color, but I am. I wonder how my cab would look punkin orange.
I don't get this... Women just don't like the color! The first time my girlfriend sees the car in the garage, she goes "It's so... orange..." . Way to deflate the balloon sweetheart... ha ha ha!
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Originally Posted by Ritter v3.8 View Post
Couple of comments:
Did you stick with the stock 964 oil pump?
Why didn't you use a 993 m/c with that brake set up?

I also wonder why you used a basically pretty good 964 as a donor car but I'm sure you had your reasons. Look forward to more photos as the car progresses.
- Yes, OEM 964 oil pump. Need to check, but if I recall correctly, we went this route because the 3.8 RS came with the same pump from the factory

- It'll come later, I'm already 1 size up from the 964 C2 MC with the C4's MC, but the 993 CRS MC is the goal... buying that requires more moolah. Also, I had thought about upgrading the entire system to 993 spec, but that introduces ABD into the mix. This will end up somewhat of a hybrid between a 964 C2 (ABS brain), 964 C4 (hydraulic system), 944T (ABS wiring harness) and 993 CRS (MC).

- Because of Singapore's car ownership regime, it's very difficult to 1) find a 964 (I looked for 5 years), and 2) I wanted an accident free starting point
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by roadsleeper View Post
I don't get this... Women just don't like the color! The first time my girlfriend sees the car in the garage, she goes "It's so... orange..." . Way to deflate the balloon sweetheart... ha ha ha!
WEll, my wife doesn't drive the 964 anyway, so the only thing that would matter is what color the cup holders are
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:40 AM
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This weekend's installment... The engine is really one of the showpiece parts of this car, and it gets my blood pumping faster every time I see it:


The "operating room"


Various parts which the Brown Van Man brought...


Closer shots of the various parts...


JE Piston and Carillo connecting rod


CMW Motorsports heads (billet)


Crankcase with Turbo studs


Crankshaft going in (original OEM 964 part)...


Oil pump / filter going in...


Connecting rods going in...


Starting to look like an engine...
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:42 AM
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Some more...


Gratuitous close-up shot...


Shiny, good...


Even shinier!


Checking tolerances...


More parts to be added on...


Individual throttle bodies and fan shroud get thrown on...


Just missing some lines and pumps... and a car!


Clutch goes on... the monster engine is close to completion...


The monster engine goes inside the rebuilt shell...
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WOW!!
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Oh...My...God!!

Flat out gorgeous.


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Amazing. That's a dream. Good luck with it!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by roadsleeper View Post
Because of Singapore's car ownership regime, it's very difficult to 1) find a 964 (I looked for 5 years), and 2) I wanted an accident free starting point
New Zealanders like me are very thankful for your regime, as we ended up with many of your cars
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:49 PM
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Thanks guys

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New Zealanders like me are very thankful for your regime, as we ended up with many of your cars
Ha ha, is that 965 in your avatar an ex-Singapore car? That's a fantastic color.
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Early week installment...

Weight loss and minimal bends was the theme behind my exhaust choice. That and the fact that Fabspeed was a having a GB on their full exhaust system made it a difficult to turn down choice.

Here is the custom exhaust I used to have on the car:


Relatively straight forward, we'll have to do some dyno tests on this when I get around to it...


Ugly, but definitely a subscriber of the KISS philosophy...

Here is the new one (I am having the tips off the old one welded on to the street set up:


Street set up...


Track set up...


Mounted...


Too bad it's not going to stay this clean for long...
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:42 PM
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what a fantastic job...! my best congratulations!!!

I love those Weltmeister rear spring plates! And that orange.....
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by roadsleeper View Post
Ha ha, is that 965 in your avatar an ex-Singapore car? That's a fantastic color.
Sure is. Karma has hit me though. Posted to Jakarta where Porsches are rarer than Ferraris.
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