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Old 07-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #61
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they're making them entirely in-house?
Yep my car is the original test car for the molds....
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:20 PM   #62
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So fresh and so clean clean.......

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This pic above actually captures the true color of the car.

.....and we have the first owner-induced budget bust! Absolute, complete and utter overkill, but I was wavering back and forth and got a good deal on these (996 GT3 6 piston in the front, 997 GT3 4 piston in the rear). 997 rears have front knuckles with special adapters.

I'm going to be running this car very heavy for a couple years and couldn't shake brake fade paranoia. Plus, there's no guarantee we'll be able to restrict the engine enough for me to make the POC GT4 class, and if I'm stuck in GT3 running 9.01:1, I want the brakes for our high speed tracks

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #63
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Looks great!
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #64
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Thanks for sharing! Not to be ungrateful, but I miss the big photos you were posting earlier.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #65
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Getting close. Hoping to have it on it's feet this week and electrical started next week.....goal is our POC Autoclub event Aug 23-24, but will need to be shaken down prior to. It will be close.

Photos of the rear decklid (cup replica) below; I'm really happy with the way this piece turned out:

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Front Lexan In. Will not be running a dash in the car (weight savings). All instruments will be handled through an IQ3 fed by a custom wiring harness.

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Old 07-23-2013, 03:50 PM   #66
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thought about adding a knee bar to your cage?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #67
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thought about adding a knee bar to your cage?
Not as of now. This is a 997.1 cup cage (spec), and if it's good enough for Motorsports it's good enough for me. I'm not an engineer so I know very little about this kind of thing, but the fact that the cage is tied into the front suspension pick-ups may negate the need??

If those smarter than me have a strong opinion I'd love to hear it (yes I understand the underlying construction of the 997 and 996 tubs are different).
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #68
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looking awesome jack....the crew at HRG are everso slightly ahead on my GT4 build and looks like we'll be at ACS with you. Love to compare notes, and times , trackside. You definitely need to move up to GT3

here's pics of some final progress on mine....will post a separate, more complete thread later.
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Wondering how this is going?
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Beautiful build!

If you're not wedded to the IQ3, the new AiM Sportline GT wheel with an EVO4 logger would be a great alternative. See: http://www.aim-sportline.com/eng/pro...heel/index.htm

Just sold my first two, one to a nice P-car shop in CT!
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Wondering how this is going?
Nothing new to report; car is sitting on all four corners and is at the electronics shop. Hope to get it back by Monday, set the suspension (aside from corner balancing) and get it off to the dyno.

The goal is to move a projected 310bhp engine down to around 250bhp. This can hopefully be completed with different plenums/throttle restriction in an effort to maximize torque. This monster 3.6L may end up with the plenum off of a little sally 2.7L boxster!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #72
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Really nice build. Looking forward to seeing it in person. I'm also planning to join the fun in GT4 but I won't be ready for Fontana ... maybe Miller. I'm building a light weight Cayman.

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I would advise against the IQ3 as I and others much more skilled tried to get it to work to its potential and failed. If you still have a choice, of the two, AIM is a much more intuitive and drover friendly system

The bigger brakes will take some getting used to and the risk especially if you de-tune to 250hp, will be of overslowing the car. At 250 HP its a semi-momentum car. My car was about 295 (now after much wear 270) and the stock brakes were locking up as we kept dropping weight.
Eventually we put 7Cup brakes that fell off a truck so to speak and my times went up not down as I was overbraking and couldn't modulate the pedal like before (no booster to help). We revalued to give more pedal travel and that definitely helped- no more standing on brick- and my times came back down. As I learned, and you may as well, bigger better brakes made for stopping a GT3 or Cup with +100-150hp more takes some driver adjustment.
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Eventually we put 7Cup brakes that fell off a truck so to speak
I didn't realize you used Gambino Brothers Racing
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Almost. They were a set of spares from a GTC team that my mechanic secured (he worked for Level 5 last year). The price including near new rotors, calipers, a proportioning valve and hardware and pricelwise was a no brainer- and I am uniquely qualified for that type of deal. Put it this way- when he told me the cost I assumed it was per corner and was still considering it. But was for all 4. Helps to offset all the money I've overspent on the car over the years.

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