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06-23-2003, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By belz

Post Milt- You might want to re-read the Smith article...

Milt- You might want to re-read the Smith article again ... he explains why "sandpaper" doesn't work. <img border="0" alt="[nono]" title="" src="graemlins/nono.gif" />
05-14-2003, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By belz

Thumbs up @ $169.00 (new catalog price) they're almost...

@ $169.00 (new catalog price) they're almost disposable! Consider buying a new one. I've had no problems with mine ... you got a lemon. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
01-23-2003, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By belz

Thumbs up Here is my feedback on the Ecsta V700. ...

Here is my feedback on the Ecsta V700.
285/30/18 - 18x10 wheel on a 2750 lb. 951 race car. Camber:-3.25 front / -2.5 rear.
Observations: I'm basically a hoosier guy and I'm trying the Ecsta V700...
12-06-2002, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By belz

Question Alan C: A couple questions: 1) What are...

Alan C:

A couple questions:
1) What are your front camber settings? Do you happen to know what your maximum negative camber is with the 87 spindles and the camber plates?

2) Regarding running...
12-04-2002, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By belz

Question Sounds like I can use later spindles on my 86 951...

Sounds like I can use later spindles on my 86 951 without much of an issue. (I have camber plates as well)
My main concern was not having to replace my 3 sets of CCW Wheels.
ADDITIONAL QUESTION:...
12-04-2002, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By belz

Question Swap Spindles 86 vs. Later... What's Required?

Here's the Question:
Can I swap spindles from an 86 to a later version and not change the "offset"?
I want to replace the spindles on my 86 951 race car with the stronger 87 or later.
I have big...
11-23-2002, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By belz

Thumbs down IMHO Magnecor wires suck. In my personal...

IMHO Magnecor wires suck. In my personal experience ... the boots tear. Please realize that I had them on my race car and remove/install frequently. I have been using the 8mm wires from Paragon with...
11-22-2002, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By belz

Question Doug ... I race a 951 in a "team" with 5 other...

Doug ...
I race a 951 in a "team" with 5 other 951's and we can't get anywhere near -3 to -3.5 camber in the rear!
The shop that does our alignments is owned by the crew chief for Alex Job Racing...
11-21-2002, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By belz

Thumbs up For those who care ... Grassroots Motorsports...

For those who care ...
Grassroots Motorsports (magazine)tested Formula V awhile back and concluded it made a positive difference ... can't remember the issue ... it might be on their website.
11-16-2002, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By belz

Exclamation Andre- Remember the choice of a "transaxle"...

Andre-

Remember the choice of a "transaxle" fluid is different than a "tranny" fluid ... especially when limited slip is involved ...

I like Red Line products and use MT-90 in my 951 race car....
11-16-2002, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By belz

Post It is my understanding that the 87-89 spindles...

It is my understanding that the 87-89 spindles are the same.
The 86 spindles are slightly smaller as evidenced by the different wheel bearings ...
11-15-2002, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By belz

Post Dan- I like Red Line products and use MT-90 in...

Dan-
I like Red Line products and use MT-90 in my 951 race car. Attached is a response from Red Line you might find helpful:

I race a Porsche 944 Turbo with a stock 5 speed manual transaxle with...
11-14-2002, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By belz

Question Tim C- You mentioned that the weight difference...

Tim C-
You mentioned that the weight difference between glass and lexan is not worth the hassle.
Do you (or anyone) know what the approx. weight difference is? I'm about to make the decision and I...
11-14-2002, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By belz

Question Does anyone know approx weights of 951 glass...

Does anyone know approx weights of 951 glass windshield vs 1/4 in. Lexan? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
11-11-2002, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By belz

Talking Never had a "vibration" problem, or any problem...

Never had a "vibration" problem, or any problem for that matter .... I do tighten the wheels while off the ground and torque and re-torque.
Considering the substantial cost savings and the quality...
11-10-2002, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By belz

Post Yes .. I still have the factory comp. control...

Yes .. I still have the factory comp. control arms. One of the ball joints is worn and would need to be rebuilt. (I would hve them both rebuilt at the same time though) Interested?
11-10-2002, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By belz

Thumbs up Hubcentric:Not really ... just need to pay a...

Hubcentric:Not really ... just need to pay a little more attention to lugnut tourque upon installation.
11-10-2002, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By belz

Post Supposedly they're a different compound than a...

Supposedly they're a different compound than a standard hoosier (i.e. softer)and thet are ahnd grooved.
NOTE: NOT "DOT" approved. Check with your sanctioning organization to see if they're legal.
11-10-2002, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By belz

Post GaryK- I have a set of the "competition"...

GaryK-
I have a set of the "competition" control arms from my '86 951. They're pretty trick ... no rubber etc. They use the same ball joint.
I've gone to the charlie arms (dedicated race car)
I...
11-10-2002, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By belz

Post GaryK- I know the boys at GroundControl had a...

GaryK-
I know the boys at GroundControl had a prototype ... not sure if they ever made it available commercially ... I'm sure if you were serious they'd be happy to sell you a set up!
11-10-2002, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By belz

Thumbs up I have three sets of CCW for my race 951 and love...

I have three sets of CCW for my race 951 and love 'em. 18x10 at all four corners. Strong, relatively light weight and purposeful looking & built.
They are not hubcentric like factory wheels. From a...
08-26-2002, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By belz

Post 951 Racer: Your "less scientific" method...

951 Racer:

Your "less scientific" method seems to be pretty good!
Calculating your approximate wheel rates:
Front: ~585lbs.
Rear: ~309lbs.

You are at the "Karl @ Racers Edge" ~50% mark....
08-26-2002, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By belz

Post Great question! I've never thought of it that way...

Great question! I've never thought of it that way so I don't have an answer ...
The point I was trying to make regarding a helper spring / torsion bar set-up is that (IMO) at some point the two...
08-26-2002, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By belz

Post "You could get heavier springs and do away with...

"You could get heavier springs and do away with the torsion bars. In my case even with the new Motons I'm leaving the torsion bars in the car.
After talking with Dave Schardt of the Wheel Source...
08-25-2002, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By belz

Post "John has an E car running 700 lb springs in the...

"John has an E car running 700 lb springs in the front and 500 lb springs in the rear with 31 mm torsion bars. That's read STIFF."

IMHO that seem WAY oversprung in the rear.
Wheel Rates:
FRONT:...
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