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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
September 18, 2013 10:43PM
" No live animals were harmed during the filming of this show"
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
September 19, 2013 06:03PM
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works on so many levels. More than you can imagine.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
September 24, 2013 08:28AM
So we got the car on the hoist after the RallyCross to check it. No leaks or damage to report smiling smiley. Due to the dry conditions it wasn't even dirty, just a bit of dust. We took the air cleaner out to see if any dust was getting through or past the filter. I'd say "no" though the outside of the filter itself was quite dusty.

While it was on the hoist we finished the blue vinyl on the rear bumpers. This meant taking off the rubber overriders. Man, they weigh 12lbs each! It hurt to put them back on but rules are rules. Next year they are coming off. Graphics are now complete with the exception of a few sponsor decals. Not that BFG sponsor us or anything. Car just needs a few more decals. Pictures at the Pontiac Silverdome Autocross that we didn't do.







Next, in preparation for the local track day at Waterford Hills we replaced the flexible brake lines and flushed the brake fluid. We used ATE BLUE because it's illegal but awesome. grinning smiley






Then we took the car to Auto Europe for a PCA inspection. "When was the brake fluid last changed sir?" "Er, 20 minutes ago." "That'll do nicely."





Trackday was fun, cool weather, no rain, lots of track time, no drama. Just what you'd want. No on track video or pictures unfortunately. Just these:






Oh, there was one momentus event; the car turned over 100,000 miles while on track. Neglected to get a picture of that till the paddock, eight miles later.





Opportunities to thrash the car are diminishing for the season. RallyCross continues through the winter and, if winter is winter there should be some ice racing too. Will be attending a few more car meets and shows through Fall to make up for the lack of racing though. If the car survives them it might free up some time to work on our Quattro this winter. It's been usurped by this wonderfully idiosyncratic beast lately.


smiling smiley



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
October 16, 2013 10:09AM
We took the car to the monthly Detroit RallyCross this time held at I96 Speedway in Lake Odessa. This has a clay based surface which, when wet is like ice but when dry is like tarmac, complete with tire squealing. To make life complicated the track owner insisted on watering the coarse between groups to keep the dust down as the local pig farmer is apt to complain. This made the first couple of runs quite interesting but once the coarse dried out the key was keeping up with the increasing amounts of grip.

Fortunately, despite a few cones (due to the water) we secured first and second places again so our 100% record is in tact.

Here are some pictures and videos mostly courtesy of one Brain Thorpe:













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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
October 17, 2013 08:45AM






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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 13, 2013 02:15PM
So the next RallyCross is looming and it's an afternoon and nighttime affair which means LIGHTS. We've had the light pod on and off for a few months but have never got the lights mounted in it properly because, well, it's complicated. Not really, just need the right hardware. Thanks to Will at Rallylights.com we sourced nut plates, screws, rivets and springs for mounting Hella 2000s to light pods. Will told us our lights are older than our car but we can still get parts and lamps for them. Even so we ordered 20% of everything just in case.

We had already cut the holes so just needed to figure out where to rivet the nut plates.






They stick out a little more than expected. Maybe we can recess them some later. At least so we can get the cover over them.




And done. Two spots in the middle and two driving lights either side.




Next we had to provide them some electrons. We used trailer wire harness because it comes as a flat ribbon and has flat plugs.




Then we wired two 20A relays to the battery and switched them off the main beam fuse for now. We'll wire in one or two switches later once we find a spot for them. We will also tidy up this wiring mess.




They look at home on the hood and period correct.







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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 13, 2013 03:00PM
Our 911 was recently featured on Winding Road Magazine's YouTube Channel. Enjoy.




1984 Porsche 911 Carrera - WINDING ROAD Sights & Sounds - YouTube




1984 Porsche 911 Carrera - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive - YouTube


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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 19, 2013 10:33AM
With the Prepared RWD class secured there was nothing holding us back from removing those big and heavy rear bumper over-riders from the car.




It's a bit rough looking with all the holes and we still need to illuminate the plate (later) but still, 17lbs saved and it looks "cleaner"?




Weight loss can be addictive and now we are into Modified Rear we can go nuts. So, another 11lbs saved:




and then another 14lbs:






and what does all this weight loss get you?




only by 8 seconds this time with a lot more competition. 2014 is going to be fun.








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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 20, 2013 06:12AM
Still waiting on a cage, grass and cones do this car no justice.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 20, 2013 08:12AM
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Still waiting on a cage, grass and cones do this car no justice.

It's on the wish list, if only for track day peace of mind. Have no plans to go stage rallying with it. Sorry.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 27, 2013 07:32AM
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photo by Steven Harrell


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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 27, 2013 06:59PM
Twelve months ago to the day we took delivery of this fine 84 Carrera with a view to turning into a Rothmans 911 SC/RS tribute and to RallyCross the wheels off it. Well, if you've been following this thread you'll know it's been an interesting year with a few ups and downs but we can now declare this project COMPLETE.



We still intend developing it further as a RallyCross monster but as far as the initial goals of the project go, we have reached them. The car has been a joy to both drive and work on and there has been some work to do. You may remember the torsion bar breaking after just a couple of miles of ownership. Then the alternator failed and there was that oil leak necessitating the removal of the engine. But the highs have more than made up for the lows and, to be honest, fixing these issues was part of the fun.

Just a week after replacing the torsion bars the car scored its first RallyCross victory in essentially stock form. It went on the win every RallyCross it ran in and the Detroit SCCA RallyCross Championship. A co-driver took it to second place in almost as many events and the championship as well. What a car! It's also showed its prowess in ice racing and autocross and has proven no end of fun on two or three track days as well. Last week it completed its first TSD rally without missing a beat.

Here's a little montage of its development throughout the year.

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Of course we will continue to improve the car especially as we will now be competing in Modified class. A class the car has already been successful in on two occasions by the way. Look out for further weight reduction and performance tweaks during 2014 and also maybe the cars replacement (or partner) winking smiley Stay tuned.


Thanks for all the help and advice from the forum members

Enjoy the holidays.


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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2013 07:00AM
We continued to take some weight out of the car this past week. It's kind of fun concentrating on these free mods. Feels like cheating though my wife did say I'd ruined another perfectly good car. She might have a point LOL.

Managed to remove the stubborn seat belt latch allowing removal of the seat bases and carpet.




This revealed water damage in the seat pans. Fortunately it's not too bad. Nothing a little POR15 can't handle.






Looks like another 30lbs gone.




This insulation residue will be fun to remove. NOT.




An angle grinder with wire brush reduced it to this.






Just need to remove the glue now but first RALLYCROSS smiling smiley





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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2013 04:47PM
Not exactly your typical suburban driveway but I guess not everyone has a RallyCross tomorrow.




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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 09, 2013 09:39PM
I finally beat my co-driver smiling smiley




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