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911 Carrera RallyCross Project

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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 18, 2012 10:37PM
917? Really now?

Whatever happened with the guy who used to rallycross a '67 or '68 or somesuch?



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 19, 2012 07:33AM
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917? Really now?

Whatever happened with the guy who used to rallycross a '67 or '68 or somesuch?

Well, it was an easy switch from "911".

Do you mean the yellow rally prepped one? I tried to buy it but he never got back to me. Just sitting right now.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 19, 2012 08:48AM
Great article in 9Magazine by Bradley Brownell about our recent RallyCross exploits.

http://www.9magazine.com/sideways-through-a-field-a-carrera-tale.html



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 26, 2012 04:33PM
Not much action lately but the holidays have slowed down wheels sales, allowing us to get into the shop and take care of a few issues.

First off we added some bling with some number circles and decals. Car has to pay for it's keep after all.







Sorry the pictures are a bit naff. It was very cold and wet outside. Ths scheme is sort of temporary till we are ready to repaint the car.


Our car came with a missing windshield washer bottle. As a used replacement runs around $75 we rigged up this universal version. After blowing out the lines we now have a clean windshield smiling smiley





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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 26, 2012 04:38PM
We changed the studs in the rear to 72mm so we could run spacers. Fitment was a bit tight but after grinding a chamfer on the threaded end and an edge off the shoulder they slipped into place. We decided not to use brute force for once and selected an appropriate tool.

We are currently using a 12mm spacer which gives the 15x6.5 wheels the same effective offset as the OE 7" wheel but have enough thread left to go to 25mm if needed.

















Fronts next. Longer studs but no spaces planned for now.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 26, 2012 04:42PM
While the car was on the hoist we decided to clean the underside. A few days after the recent rallycross we took the car to the power wash station but it didn't get everything off. This is the pile of dirt we created after blowing out the nooks and crannies with an air hose.



Great Christmas present. Talk about throwing gasoline on the fire!





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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 26, 2012 08:42PM
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That's a fancy tool!!!! I always just use a hammer, washers, several sacrificial lug nuts and the chatter wrench turned up to 11.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 26, 2012 11:42PM
FWIW that tool is a tie-rod puller; IIRC I got one from JC Whitney a few years back for a car that was hard to perform the "remove cotter and nut, give the socket a whack on the side with a ball-peen" removal method. Seems to be well-made for an el-cheap-o tool (the one I have), performs acceptably well. Had not thought about using it for this purpose.

Teh Editz:

Here it is: http://www.jcwhitney.com/performance-tool-ball-joint-separator/p3040726.jcwx?filterid=c21420u0j1

And again, only in a "kit" of crap you probably don't need: http://www.jcwhitney.com/front-end-service-set-5-piece-set/p2004147.jcwx?filterid=c21420u0j1



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 12:16AM by Creech.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 27, 2012 10:03AM
I have that tool also, but the Hazet version. Never crossed my mind to use it for that.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 27, 2012 10:13AM
From Harbor Freight





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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 27, 2012 01:29PM
MAC sells an awesome stud installer tool. It's just a bearing set into a piece of steel with a taper to take a lug nut.

I use moly paste to keep the threads from galling (happened the 30th or so time I used it) and works like a charm. I wouldn't use it with Porsche lug nuts, though.

Wow, $42? I paid $25. And had it warrantied once already, which allegedly it's a non-warranty too.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 27, 2012 02:00PM
I don't remember how much mine cost (we're talkin' probably 15+ years ago), but I most certainly bought it on sale....



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 29, 2012 08:27AM
Took the car out for a "spin" yesterday.



It did surprisingly well; lots of traction from the Firestone Winterforce tires, not much understeer except at really low speeds. Very controllable oversteer at moderate speeds. I didn't get to fully open it up though so can't comment on high speed behavior.


During my play time I did get to weigh the car at a friend's shop with his very nice wireless setup:




Here's the result with me in the driver's seat, 1/2 tank of fuel and spare tire and tools removed. Race trim.



Or, if you prefer:




How does it look?



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 29, 2012 01:32PM
Looks about the same weight as my car. A little less nose heavy though.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 29, 2012 01:39PM
holy sheet, that's more than my 4x4 FIA caged Cossie..



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