Notices

New to Cup forum, 997.1 Cup project

 
Old 05-14-2019, 07:55 PM
  #1  
JR944
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
JR944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CO
Posts: 597
Default New to Cup forum, 997.1 Cup project

Hello,
Happy to be here finally as an owner! Been a RL member since it was an email list and have lusted for a Cup since first seeing 996 in 1999. I may have done something very financially imprudent and just bought Doug Bielefeld's (TX PCA guy) 2006 Cup. It's over-due for a fuel cell and I'll have the computer read this week to see how many hours are on the engine. Fun connection.... I got this car for a local (Denver) coaching client in 2010. That client never bonded with the car, because it had 50% too many pedals. Sold to Doug, who did very well with it, but last raced 2016. Will have Travis Smith (Pinnacle Motorsports, Colorado Springs), and Joe Donkel (Cervelli Technical Services, Denver) helping me get the car operational! Will try to document the process as we go! It's REALLY dirty and not coming out of the trailer, so, for now just a photo I took in 2010!

Any suggestions/experiences to share with replacing fuel cell/bladder would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!

Joe

JR944 is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 01:25 AM
  #2  
stujelly
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
stujelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 2,493
Default

welcome to the world of crazy awesomeness, bragging rights and financial despair

This week I needed an exhaust clamp for my new super cup exhaust, 151.00 for a hose clamp. Oh well its a cup....

This forum has been so good to me and helped me save money on my cup cars

have fun and keep us posted
stujelly is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 09:18 AM
  #3  
uscarrera
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
uscarrera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sebring, Florida
Posts: 2,337
Default

Joe welcome on board you will not be bored get the pun
Enjoy the car your first race in it will be a life long memory.
Rich
uscarrera is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 09:53 AM
  #4  
93 FireHawk 968
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
93 FireHawk 968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Jersey & Florida
Posts: 2,730
Default

Congratulations on the purchase and you're going to luv it. The 2 shops you noted will be more than able to assist with acquiring the updated fuel cell, not an inexpensive item but what is on these cars.
93 FireHawk 968 is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 04:12 PM
  #5  
analogmike
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
analogmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Posts: 3,722
Default

I would put in a stock fuel tank, many cup shops have them sitting around after putting in cells. Cheap to put in and MUCH cheaper to keep going (lasts about forever).
analogmike is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 06:06 PM
  #6  
JR944
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
JR944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CO
Posts: 597
Default

Hey Mike!!! Great to see you're still around here!!! I was told (by someone who SHOULD know) that the 997 Cup came from the factory with a fuel cell. I know the 996's came with plastic tank. Are they wrong? Can I put the plastic tank from 996 Cup in it? Thanks! And thanks, guys, for the welcome!!! Goes to Travis tomorrow!
JR944 is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 06:11 PM
  #7  
uscarrera
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
uscarrera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sebring, Florida
Posts: 2,337
Default

Hey if 996 Cup fuel tanks are just “sitting around” I want one have tried to locate one for two years with no luck
Rich
uscarrera is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 03:41 PM
  #8  
Dan Jacobs
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 508
Default

997 cups came with plastic gas tanks, Good luck finding one
Dan Jacobs is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 11:18 AM
  #9  
JR944
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
JR944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CO
Posts: 597
Default

Car saw the light of day today! Probably first time since 2016. Started and ran. Fuel pressure on reserve pump super low, main pump, just too low. Limped it into the shop. Paint is pretty tired. 2 rubs on driver side I can’t imagine how. Rear window installation is horrible! Travis literally JUST replaced his laptop and didn’t have software loaded yet to read from the car.

good news: Racekeeper with 2 cameras, radio still in place.

More soon!



JR944 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
  #10  
dogger15
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
dogger15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 257
Default

Carĺs been sitting for three years with fuel in the tank? In addition to the fuel going bad due to age, the fuel tank has foam baffles. I wouldnĺt be surprised if those baffles have broken down and pieces are clogging the tank pumps pick ups. You have to replace the tank anyway, so it will be a good time to clean and check the pumps and lines. Also, Porsche has released new foam baffles that are more resistant to the current fuels.

As far as the rub spots, just spot repair them and get the car wrapped. That will be a heck of a lot cheaper than a re-spray.

As you go over the car, youĺre bound to find other items that need to be addressed. When I bought my car, I knew from the PPI that there were some expired or soon to expire items that would need replacement. My shop went over the car top to bottom and corrected any other problems found. Having an experienced shop inspect the car is the only way to go, IMO.
dogger15 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:36 PM
  #11  
JR944
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
JR944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CO
Posts: 597
Default

Thanks dogger! You’re 100% correct! I have great local guys who are also friends. Very fortunate here in CO to have super experienced, good shops! Everything will likely be new in the fuel cell! The rubs are no big deal; just disappointing to see. I had an image in my head of the car as it WAS!
JR944 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: