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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wheels look good but is it wrong of me to want Centre caps on them. Dont know


More importantly, you have parking lines in your garage Question


Had exactly the same thought so fitted the centre caps yesterday...



The "garage" is underground parking. It's a modern townhouse afgair with half of the footprint of the house in the basement a double garage space and half storage and utility room.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pictures but today was a good day...

Bought Ohlins shocks and booked the car in for fitting and a full suspension refresh. At the same time steering wheel, dash top, door tops will be retrimmed in black leather. Wavetrac LSD also being fitted whilst it's in. Work being done at RPM Technik.

Then...

Booked in today for Top End rebuild, gas flowed heads and more aggressive cams at CTR Developments. Confirming final spec with Richard this week and will share. Once done there its going to their local exhaust guy for full custom exhaust Inc manifolds. Goal is 330-340bhp.

Very excited that this is all now really happening and will be on the road with a the above done end of March/early April.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Nick. Thumb

Apparently, our engines don't always reach the quoted compression ratio, so hitting that number is an easy way to more power in addition to your other mods. I like the sound of the retrim for the interior too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice one Nick. Thumb

Apparently, our engines don't always reach the quoted compression ratio, so hitting that number is an easy way to more power in addition to your other mods. I like the sound of the retrim for the interior too.


Thanks for that. First step at CTR will be a full check over and leak down test. I'd imagine the build might then vary a wee bit from plan depending on findings.

Not able to think about much else at the moment Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds superb!!!!

I have a little bit of regret not getting Ohlins for mine instead of refurbishing the PS9s. Looking forward to the updates thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds superb!!!!

I have a little bit of regret not getting Ohlins for mine instead of refurbishing the PS9s. Looking forward to the updates thumbsup


Thanks. Will get as much of it as possible up on here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
No pictures but today was a good day...

Bought Ohlins shocks and booked the car in for fitting and a full suspension refresh. At the same time steering wheel, dash top, door tops will be retrimmed in black leather. Wavetrac LSD also being fitted whilst it's in. Work being done at RPM Technik.

Then...

Booked in today for Top End rebuild, gas flower heads and more aggressive cams at CTR Developments. Confirming final spec with Richard this week and will share. Once done there its going to their local exhaust guy for full custom exhaust Inc manifolds. Goal is 330-340bhp.

Very excited that this is all now really happening and will be on the road with a the above done end of March/early April.


Sounds awesome. Bandit

It might be a good time for an upgrade to Big Reds to stop that extra oomph. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nickjonesn4 wrote:
No pictures but today was a good day...

Bought Ohlins shocks and booked the car in for fitting and a full suspension refresh. At the same time steering wheel, dash top, door tops will be retrimmed in black leather. Wavetrac LSD also being fitted whilst it's in. Work being done at RPM Technik.

Then...

Booked in today for Top End rebuild, gas flower heads and more aggressive cams at CTR Developments. Confirming final spec with Richard this week and will share. Once done there its going to their local exhaust guy for full custom exhaust Inc manifolds. Goal is 330-340bhp.

Very excited that this is all now really happening and will be on the road with a the above done end of March/early April.


Sounds awesome. Bandit

It might be a good time for an upgrade to Big Reds to stop that extra oomph. Wink

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Been thinking that Carl...

I need to get out more Floor
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally driving the car down to RPM Technik tomorrow after multiple delays due to weather, work and parts availability.

Will post pics up of the work as they will be documenting and sending me pics. Should all be done by end of month then to the trimmer and then to CTR for the engine work.

Few other minor additions to the planned work with a strut brace and new engine mounts added.

Exciting time and a nice 400 mile drive tomorrow to look forward to.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pleasant blast down the A1 this morning. Had forgotten what a good motorway car the 993 is. 3 hours to go til drop off.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remarkably easy drive down from Scotland. Car dropped off safely with the guys at RPM. Good people and some lovely cars there for sale plus maybe 15 project cars being worked on. A good sign. The Ohlins shocks look amazing.




Also crested the 80k miles mark today
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also crested the 80k miles mark today


Worthless now, I will give you 25 bags for her so you don't lose any more money on her Floor

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them Ohlins look yummy... Will be good to read your thoughts when fitted and setup.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Them Ohlins look yummy... Will be good to read your thoughts when fitted and setup.

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Yep the Ohlins were making me feel a bit giddy, the integrated top mounts are a thing of beauty and overall quality and finish is worship

Car probably gone for 3 weeks as interior and diff being done at same time but will report back. Will miss her


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Them Ohlins look yummy... Will be good to read your thoughts when fitted and setup.

C.


Yep the Ohlins were making me feel a bit giddy, the integrated top mounts are a thing of beauty and overall quality and finish is worship

Car probably gone for 3 weeks as interior and diff being done at same time but will report back. Will miss her



Those Ohlins dampers look awesome. What’s wrong with the diff?
 
  
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Them Ohlins look yummy... Will be good to read your thoughts when fitted and setup.

C.


Yep the Ohlins were making me feel a bit giddy, the integrated top mounts are a thing of beauty and overall quality and finish is worship

Car probably gone for 3 weeks as interior and diff being done at same time but will report back. Will miss her



Those Ohlins dampers look awesome. What’s wrong with the diff?


The car wasn't specced with a diff. With the weather in Scotland and adding more power imminently this seemed essential to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A diff makes a big difference to how the car feels. It does help put power down, but the biggest benefit to me was the rear end stability under very heavy braking. Be aware that a diff will increase understeer which can be dialled out via suspension tweaks.
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A diff makes a big difference to how the car feels. It does help put power down, but the biggest benefit to me was the rear end stability under very heavy braking. Be aware that a diff will increase understeer which can be dialled out via suspension tweaks.


Yep. It's a route I've been down with other RWD cars before although have always used Quaife so this is partially new ground. Most notably in my 650bhp E55k Wagon which was something of a handful pre-diff! It's also the reasons I went with RPM so I could get the diff installed at the same time as the suspension work to make sure the set up was done at the same time and handling sorted. They tend to fit these Gripper diffs to their CSR cars and having driven one I was super impressed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Nick! It looks like your plan is coming along.

I've only had experience of plate diffs rather than atbs like the Quaife. I'd be interested in your feedback about the Gripper as my diff is worn so I'm looking for a replacement.
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Nice one Nick! It looks like your plan is coming along.

I've only had experience of plate diffs rather than atbs like the Quaife. I'd be interested in your feedback about the Gripper as my diff is worn so I'm looking for a replacement.


The theory is that the gripper is serviceable and able to be personalized depending on use, so if I decided I wanted a more aggressive set up in future I could. Also once it's worn it can be serviced rather than replaced. I've opted for the 80% road/20% track set up. Will report back next month.
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