Interesting modified 911's

Interesting modified 911's

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Glaston

53 posts

136 months

Thursday 26th June 2014
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I have to declare an interest as this one! It's mine.

RUF suspension, 18" Wheels, aero pack, tail pipe, chip.
RS flywheel and clutch, rear bumper, cup mirrors, brake ducts
Strut brace, 9m cat bypass, cartgraphics cup-pipe
Full engine rebuild in 2013 complete with Viper Green Fan - because I could :-)

It's only taken me 11 years to get it this far.

Next step 4 pots for the rear and then possibly a Duck Tail and a new lightweight interior

charge

508 posts

182 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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I know it has been around on the forums, but for anyone who has not seen it, my 964 flatnose turbo is interestingly modified!
The previous owner, James Elson (Ultra Violent) spent a small fortune converting a 1991 3.3 turbo to the car above which now has a de-guttered turbo S flatnose body (with bigger side inlets to feed each turbo) and an engine built and developed by Richard Chamberlin of CTR Developments to produce just under 700bhp at 8,000rpm running 1.4 bar boost.
This was all done to crack 200mph at Bruntingthorpe.
The upshot was an official 206 mph, with 212 mph apparently managed during a private session using GPS measuring equipment.
The engine spec is beyond anything you can find on any shelf, with the barrels being threaded at the tops to actually screw into the bespoke heads at 800NM after being triple coated with silver to form a pressure tight seal, with cooling fins then clamped onto the barrels. Motorsport rockers, individual throttle bodies, an Inconel exhaust, and pair of K27 turbos are part of the makeup, along with Marston intercooler and oil coolers with a Motec M800 handling the running.
Brakes from 993 turbo, suspension is a bespoke KW Clubsport setup, currently running Bilstein for road use.
Noise is unbelievable, as obviously is the power and the flame between gear changes and lift off after some power is enough to light up the road fully behind the car at night (difficult for someone to photograph from behind, we have tried, it is just a bag ball of light)

Build thread makes interesting reading, with an unfortunately sad ending. http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/964-turbo-fo...

m33ufo

4,924 posts

177 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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Fantastic. Incredible build.

aceparts

3,724 posts

187 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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That 965 looks amazing. I don't usually like the flat nose look but that suits it for some reason. Sad, but great purchase if you get my drift.

Edited by aceparts on Sunday 29th June 19:20

charge

508 posts

182 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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aceparts said:
That 930 looks amazing. .
Maybe because it is a 964? But thanks for the kind comment!
As the lights and wing tops are 968, it sort of looks original. It was how the factory converted a few of these cars in period back in '94.
I think only three factory cars came to the UK. One went to Hong Kong I was told so maybe only two left?
I was aghast when James told me he was flat nosing the car at the time, but when I saw the car in the flesh, it looked bang on. He was as much interested in reducing drag as anything else, but nice he really wanted to get the conversion factory correct and not an out and out speed freak at the expense of aesthetics.
I have never found the bill for the body work with the thin roof with gutters removed, the side intake fabrication and the flat nose but bearing in mind the body shop spent two weeks on the side vents alone, I am glad I never picked up the tab!



mollytherocker

14,348 posts

155 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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I hated flatnose 964's. I now see I may be mistaken.

One point of order. They are not 965's. That was the internal number for the prototype.

aceparts

3,724 posts

187 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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930 / 964 or even 965, it's the fking blue car in the foreground. Funny, I had a 964 some 18 years ago and never really fancied the turbo look then, much preferring the 993 but I have to say, it looks pretty desirable to me now! Cannot fault the amount of work that's gone in to that. Must be one incredible drive.

That reminds me. Where did I put my 993tt? Oh yes, it's still in the paint shop where it's been for the last 6 months getting a very methodical make over....

Wozy68

4,785 posts

116 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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aceparts said:
That reminds me. Where did I put my 993tt? Oh yes, it's still in the paint shop where it's been for the last 6 months getting a very methodical make over....
6 months? Blimey, methodical you say? hehe

aceparts

3,724 posts

187 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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Wozy68 said:
6 months? Blimey, methodical you say? hehe
It went in for a tiny spec of rust on the rear arch formed after a stone chip and front end tidy up..... New bumper, glass, badges, sill covers, rubbers and on and on the list goes. Incredible that it was in such immaculate condition despite it's near 80K miles and driven in all conditions life it's had, on the road and track. People really do worry about these cars too much!

mollytherocker

14,348 posts

155 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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Why the chuff is it taking 6 months?

aceparts

3,724 posts

187 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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mollytherocker said:
Why the chuff is it taking 6 months?
Ahh, I took it in around January and told them not to rush! Then they went all busy etc. Should be picking it up next week with some luck. Progress looks amazing. Pictures will be posted.

FWIW, it's got pss9's, GT front uprights (no bump steer), RS tuning 475 kit with hybrid turbos etc. 11 year love affair! Factory non sunroof, probably makes it worth £1million at least!

Edited by aceparts on Sunday 29th June 22:45

Isysman

319 posts

82 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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charge said:
I know it has been around on the forums, but for anyone who has not seen it, my 964 flatnose turbo is interestingly modified!
The previous owner, James Elson (Ultra Violent) spent a small fortune converting a 1991 3.3 turbo to the car above which now has a de-guttered turbo S flatnose body (with bigger side inlets to feed each turbo) and an engine built and developed by Richard Chamberlin of CTR Developments to produce just under 700bhp at 8,000rpm running 1.4 bar boost.
This was all done to crack 200mph at Bruntingthorpe.
The upshot was an official 206 mph, with 212 mph apparently managed during a private session using GPS measuring equipment.
The engine spec is beyond anything you can find on any shelf, with the barrels being threaded at the tops to actually screw into the bespoke heads at 800NM after being triple coated with silver to form a pressure tight seal, with cooling fins then clamped onto the barrels. Motorsport rockers, individual throttle bodies, an Inconel exhaust, and pair of K27 turbos are part of the makeup, along with Marston intercooler and oil coolers with a Motec M800 handling the running.
Brakes from 993 turbo, suspension is a bespoke KW Clubsport setup, currently running Bilstein for road use.
Noise is unbelievable, as obviously is the power and the flame between gear changes and lift off after some power is enough to light up the road fully behind the car at night (difficult for someone to photograph from behind, we have tried, it is just a bag ball of light)

Build thread makes interesting reading, with an unfortunately sad ending. http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/964-turbo-fo...
Wow what an epic thread. I've just spent the last few hours reading it. How sad the ending is after all that work. I'm glad he got to see it completed and drove it.

aceparts

3,724 posts

187 months

Sunday 29th June 2014
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Isysman said:
Wow what an epic thread. I've just spent the last few hours reading it. How sad the ending is after all that work. I'm glad he got to see it completed and drove it.
Same here. Life's short and, much like our cars we're all just consumables.

Glaston

53 posts

136 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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Great car, but I am still coming to terms with the fact that 968 wings will fit a 964!! Does that mean that a 964 wings would fit a 968.

Not that would be interesting.


charge

508 posts

182 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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Glaston said:
Great car, but I am still coming to terms with the fact that 968 wings will fit a 964!! Does that mean that a 964 wings would fit a 968.

Not that would be interesting.
It is not a bolt on job, just the wing tops get grafted on. Check out the pics on the first page of the build thread.
You are right though, it would be interesting with 911 lights on a 968! It would confuse the hell out of me.

Du1point8

21,064 posts

138 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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charge said:
Glaston said:
Great car, but I am still coming to terms with the fact that 968 wings will fit a 964!! Does that mean that a 964 wings would fit a 968.

Not that would be interesting.
It is not a bolt on job, just the wing tops get grafted on. Check out the pics on the first page of the build thread.
You are right though, it would be interesting with 911 lights on a 968! It would confuse the hell out of me.
Something like this?








CobraPaul

60 posts

97 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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A gratuitous shot, enjoying my first summer in my 1985 3.2 Carrera beer

g7jhp

Original Poster:

6,013 posts

184 months

Err Indoors

909 posts

133 months

Thursday 30th October 2014
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g7jhp

Original Poster:

6,013 posts

184 months

Thursday 30th October 2014
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Err Indoors said:
That's mental money......
Agree it's mental money (discussed here) but it's still an interesting modified 911.