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Old 01-10-2018, 02:03 AM
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Engine started and brought up to temp. Initially it was idling rough and spit off some cyl 1,2,3 misfires. As the ecu adapted it smoothed out and started purring like a kitten.

Rebled the brakes and clutch. All bleeders firmly snugged and triple checked. Did I ever tell you about the time I didn't get a bleeder tight enough.....
Now that’s funny!
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:29 AM
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The car is officially all back together. Only the setup and final checks remain. With the initial challenges I had on. The cross bracing, I was a little concerned about what I was getting into. But the car was in great shape and well cared for. All of the bolts that mattered felt like they properly torqued and I didn't find any sloppy work.

The cross brace bolt hole that was cross threaded gave me a good excuse to break out the new tap set. It cleaned right up without issue.

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The rear suspension looks solid. Pun intended.

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And the 997S Airbox with the 3.8 badge is a nice upgrade and a nice touch.

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And I did get the IMS Solution rerouted without issue.

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Old 01-11-2018, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Slakker View Post
The car is officially all back together. Only the setup and final checks remain. With the initial challenges I had on. The cross bracing, I was a little concerned about what I was getting into. But the car was in great shape and well cared for. All of the bolts that mattered felt like they properly torqued and I didn't find any sloppy work.

The cross brace bolt hole that was cross threaded gave me a good excuse to break out the new tap set. It cleaned right up without issue.

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The rear suspension looks solid. Pun intended.

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And the 997S Airbox with the 3.8 badge is a nice upgrade and a nice touch.

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And I did get the IMS Solution rerouted without issue.

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Make sure that braided oil line isn't touching the coolant pipe below it - if you can't get it to stand off the coolant pipe stick a piece of rubber hose around it (or the coolant pipe). It looks like you did a great job!
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:40 PM
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Thanks dporto. Good call on the line.

Now for the setup. I won't say how much weight I'm adding for the driver just that it's all the weight in my garage.

Targets:
Height 4.25F 4.75R
Camber: -3.8F, -3.3R
Toe: 0mmF, 1mm In rear

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:52 PM
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I can't say enough about how good this laser is for leveling the pads and setting ride heights.

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Starting numbers. The left side is already at target heights and the right side is a little high. But, the right side is heavier and throwing off the cross weights. So I'll lower the left side aiming for our target height at roll center with a 50% cross weight.

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Ya know - 200(ish) pounds isn’t really that much when you’re 6’2” lol!!! I used to be much more - and I’m on my way back to 190.
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip
Ya know - 200(ish) pounds isn’t really that much when you’re 6’2” lol!!! I used to be much more - and I’m on my way back to 190.
Lol! I forgot to mention that it was because I still had the weights out here from when I put it on the scale the first time.

Jumanji! This doesn't usually happen first try. 50% cross weights at target heights.

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Ride heights ended up a hair under targets at roll center(average) which fine. Over would not be fine even though it's really tough to tell a 1/16ths difference when driving.

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Why is the left side of the car so much heavier? Also - was there any difference in weight of the car versus before we started?
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:39 PM
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200lbs of dumbbells in the driver's seat. Weight shows 3261 which is 13lbs lighter. Not sure how much of that is loss and how much is just scale variance.

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Old 01-12-2018, 03:58 PM
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Pictures of the washed finished product please! Id love to see how low the car sits with the new suspension.
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Pictures of the washed finished product please! Id love to see how low the car sits with the new suspension.
Its going to sit almost exactly the same height as before. The joyous wonders of adjustability!
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:18 AM
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The waiting game......

Car is done and waiting for transport. Should get picked up Friday and delivered back here Tuesday / Wednesday. Weather across the country is the current delay..... ugh.

That said, assuming it's back here next week some time, I have roughly 2 weeks to try to drive it - then it's off to the 'season opener' at Roebling Road for me to learn the 'new car' before things heat up at Sebring....

Initial driving impressions from Slakker "Holy chit - this is what a track car should feel like...... "

I'm not sure what that means - but I think I like it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:21 PM
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If this is your dedicated track car then it sounds like Slakker is telling you the 2018 season is going to rule. Cheers, this was a fun thread. Looking forward to your first posts with the car.
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