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Dr S

4,696 posts

190 months

Wednesday 10th February
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Jeweller70 said:
So what colour

Bahama Yellow
Forest Green Metallic
Etna Blue
Etna for me wink

RiccardoG

1,307 posts

236 months

Thursday 11th February
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Jeweller70 said:
On the suspension, most of the multi link parts will be replaced. On the coffin arms we may, but its not really necessary. All new bushes and ball joints.
If you get a minute I'd be interested to know why yes to the links but not the coffin arms. Also what you're replacing with.

I'd struggle with choosing a new colour!

shalmaneser

4,683 posts

159 months

Thursday 11th February
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Cool project! I would be very tempted to get rid of the PSE though, it's super heavy and easy to lose some weight going with decent aftermarket boxes. Switchable systems available too.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 11th February
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Corners back on with the original mutlilinks but new Dampers and Top Mounts. RSS bits delayed, will change next week. All components lose re bushing has been easy.

Re bushing with Powerflex as we go

Have a problem with the front Bumper as wanted to use a Cup Car Front. These need the hockey stick and wider fender and we cant make it look good easily so will chose a different front end now, anybody who knows where I can get a 997.1 GT3 style?




Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 11th February
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Doh, I meant to say REAR!

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 11th February
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On the PSE, I may change but nothing sounds very good, I might get one made

MDL111

5,271 posts

141 months

Thursday 11th February
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Sounds brilliant, thanks for sharing

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 11th February
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Some Exhaust porn, this is still 100 DB with all this, in Europe we run it straight piped and its loud.............

Simpson exhausts are amazing, may get one for the 997 build.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 11th February
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With Pic

GregorFuk

548 posts

164 months

Friday 12th February
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Jeweller70 said:
Its only oil, will look like my RSR bits when cleaned smile

Yes. Isn't vapour blasting wonderful!

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Friday 12th February
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Wheel Advice

Got these that I like a lot, question on colour, tempted to change the centre to Aurum Gold?

Wanted a dished wheel




Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Friday 12th February
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Refurbed Caliper


Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Friday 12th February
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Giro Discs

Making a lot of progress, looking at paint spray outs next week. Engine pics next week




Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Colour chosen. Engine delayed a week as fitting liners needs some more complex maching.

Wheels going Aurum to match my GT3.


braddo

7,492 posts

152 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Should look great!

Green and gold - similar combo to the Snakebite car from RPM Technik thumbup

nunpuncher

2,043 posts

89 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Wish I could make this sort of fast progress on my projects.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I know its similar to the RPM car colour, was not my intent.

Going to some testing on set up at Bicester Heritage. We should be done in 5 weeks.

We are hoping to get the sound right, larger TB and Plenum, will do the Helmholtz hack on standard air box and welded valves open on exhaust. We have some options to tune the induction noise. We want engine noise not exhaust noise.

Left the sound insulation in as without you get lots of tyre noise.

Doing some clever hacks to the front bumper and we have had a splitter made so front will a one off.

We got lucky on the base car, the rads, condenser, water unions were all spot on and cleaned up like new. The car came apart like a dream and a lot of the bushings were still perfectly ok, but I have changed them all anyway.





IMI A

8,409 posts

165 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Who's doing the colour change and is it very costly? Been wanting to change mine too. Getting bored....

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Its someone who did a bumper paint for me before. One man band, but I like his work. Based in Bucks

Happy to share when done!

IMI A

8,409 posts

165 months

Thursday 18th February
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Please do I'm thinking of putting a new suit on mine like this in signal or mint.