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Yidwann

1,264 posts

174 months

Thursday 18th February
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Jeweller70 said:
Refurbed Caliper

This is great Jeweller, really inspiring me to decide this is the way I want to go. I am probably a little way off starting! But its ideas heaven!

Leftfootwonder

928 posts

22 months

Thursday 18th February
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Nice work so far! Thanks for taking the time to write up.

Watching with interest.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 18th February
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TB and new APR Head bolts

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 18th February
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Heads, cleaned and ready to inpsect with new stem seals as a mimimum


Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 18th February
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Off to paint


braddo

7,492 posts

152 months

Thursday 18th February
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Jeweller70 said:
I know its similar to the RPM car colour, was not my intent.
Yes I was just meaning it as a coincidence (of good taste smile ) rather than implying any copying etc.

Is the speed of the project benefiting from there being no racing going on? The project is certainly moving along at racing speed.

olv

162 posts

179 months

Thursday 18th February
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Loving the relentless pace of this! Like the sound of how it'll end up.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 18th February
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Race Team found time in between jobs. They got another build now so thinking of charging them comisson.

They reshelled my 991 cup car in 8 days.

The little details will take time like final trimming and set up.

Will be done in 4 to 6 weeks

They have the set up now to run the engines on the in house engine dyno.

There is talk of a boxster next, that could be fun.



Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Monday 22nd February
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Will be a bit quiet for next 2 weeks as car is painted

We have figured the best engine breathing combination and will be interesting to see HP and Torque figures

Torque is what we are after and hope for a good increase and flatter curve.

Using 200 Cell Cats with X pipe and standard manifolds and PSE. Will map on our Frau Engine Dyno and then check on rolling road to see losses and load impact. Larger TB and Plenum as said will be the intake work

Trimming is progressing with lower dash, glove box, hand brake, gear gator and centre cubby in Charcol Alcantara.

RiccardoG

1,307 posts

236 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Nice, really looking forward to next installments, particularly that interior.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Friday 26th February
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Material arrived, I thought about Pasha, but went with the classic


Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Friday 26th February
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Will be going back to bare metal on a lot of the car


richterswil

784 posts

155 months

Friday 26th February
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Enjoying following your build - impressive momentum!!

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Paint is cracking on, car is primed. Body was good except bonnet

Hint on the interior with the seat, wanted lightest possible.


rival38

400 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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May I ask : what is the specific seat model? it looks great / as does the whole project.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 4th March
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It’s the EVO RB, custom made with Pepita.


kingroon

90 posts

90 months

Thursday 4th March
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Jeweller70 said:
Paint is cracking on, car is primed. Body was good except bonnet
Amazing progress.. Very interesting Project smile

What was wrong with the Bonnet..? Dent repaired & filled etc.?

scottos

765 posts

88 months

Thursday 4th March
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Like the way this is heading, no one seems to take these engines apart much unless for repair. Are there no upgraded camshafts to fit 'whilst you're in there' laugh are you upping compression with pistons or anything or pretty much a standard rebuild in the end?

It'll be interesting to see the results on the plenum/ larger TB too, the fella that mapped my old bmw specialises in Porsches too and categorically says they dont work as marketed and he can do better with the original. He did a big post on his Facebook page a couple of years back with a lot of backlash from people that had bought them.

Love the colour combo and those seats, it'll look cracking.

Jeweller70

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202 posts

80 months

Thursday 4th March
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Don’t want to change the drive ability so leaving Cams. Key with any breathing is to do intake and exhaust. TB and Plenum paired with 200 Cell Cats will improve breathing. Will soon see by how much.


ATM

12,590 posts

183 months

Friday 5th March
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Have you seen the x51 carbon airbox. You'll need some tissues handy before you do.