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JayG60
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Jay, heres my first tip to you , read fully this thread from ELA as he got very serious about dropping wieght on his 996 , he's been a bit quiet recently due to starting a new job. but theres a huge amount of info and tips for you in the thread.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=106137

hope you find the read interesting mate. Thumb Thumb


Thanks Phil will have a read.
 
  
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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstandingly clean garage that, and that g60 looks amazing. Good luck with the project.
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JayG60
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rabbitstew wrote:
Outstandingly clean garage that, and that g60 looks amazing. Good luck with the project.


It was a lot cleaner before the Porsche arrived 😀
 



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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a cracking project, can't wait to see the updates.

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MaxA
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
MaxA wrote:
So if I distill that out, it's an extreme daily, well presented, classic colour schemed, gentleman's racer.

I'm thinking full leather vented buckets, maybe some houndstooth interior fabrics, integrated leather-wrapped roll cage, quiet exterior colour scheme in a nice 70s pastel, no stickers, stripes or contrast panels (too Outlaw), Öhlins, some derivative of the Fuchs alloys (1552s?), black painted Brembos and Cup2 tyres. Or some such. Sounds good.

And if it's even half as well presented as that Corrado, it'll be a thing of joy to behold.


Oh my goodness Max, have you been stalking me or something?!? That is exactly my plan, almost to the letter!!!
Pressure is on now to actually make it real I guess 😀


Erm, nooo. Just threw a few thoughts around. There's got to be a line between what Singer and Theon have done (i.e. with lots of fabrication, extreme exterior mods, big/bigger budgets, massive skills) and an enthusiast can do if he wants to build a successful project with a really decent interior, a great paint job, and a decent set up underneath, and one tenth of the resources.

Sadly I have a hard enough time just doing some basic mods and maintenance. It just took me ages to fit a Sparco Evo II into my other car - a supposed "straight bolt on" (ha-effing-ha) with the floor mount and side mounts from Sparco ....
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JayG60
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is exactly my thinking and you seem to be on the same wavelength.
Admittedly I have previous with this kind of approach but it’s very do able if the focus is there and the facilities.
There is no way I could do what I did with the Corrado 15 years ago to the Porsche now, what with work, kids, house demands if I had not built the garage I now have.
Fingers crossed progress is reasonable and I know having a build thread always pushes things along 😀
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and looks like a great thread.
Thanks for sharing.
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay, have you seen that someone is selling an unused OE Tequipment half cage in the 'parts for sale' sub-forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
This is exactly my thinking and you seem to be on the same wavelength.
Admittedly I have previous with this kind of approach but it’s very do able if the focus is there and the facilities.
There is no way I could do what I did with the Corrado 15 years ago to the Porsche now, what with work, kids, house demands if I had not built the garage I now have.
Fingers crossed progress is reasonable and I know having a build thread always pushes things along 😀


There are some amazing build threads (have you seen the DDK forum?) with some guys going a very long way down some rabbit holes (I simply don't have the patience), but you do need the skills, the attitude, a decent garage and a vision (and by the way your garage is very cool and very necessary). And a good feel for what you can get approved at the MOT.

I was planning to rebuild our garage (it's rotten), but the plans have gone awry. I think we've missed this summer's window, and a new scaled down plan (one workshop/store, one garage, with a double car port) will likely only happen next year. It's always a challenge to balance the needs of work/travel/family/friends/car/house/boat....

Anyway, throw some thoughts down, we'll see where it goes.
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JayG60
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if I can target 300bhp/tonne that would be a good aim.

Focus is going to have to seriously be on engine work first, no roll cages until much later Smile

Jay
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the engine plans?

MC
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
I think if I can target 300bhp/tonne that would be a good aim.

Focus is going to have to seriously be on engine work first, no roll cages until much later Smile

Jay


300 bhp/tone is going some, 997 GT3 RS is only circa 298. - Be interested to here what your thinking, I am hoping to get circa 280 out of my 996.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this would be Jay Renshaw when I saw the username, takes me back!

Looking forward to this! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering an LS3 swap.
Discuss.....

Jay
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
Considering an LS3 swap.
Discuss.....

Jay


Jay, pm Member drjimbone hes just started an LS3 project on his blown cayman , he will be able to give you some pros and if any cons and whos best in the UK he's spent 6 months planning it , hes sussed which engine is best for these cars and being able to still drive them, what or how to get everything on the Porsche working alongside the LS lump. , think he found 480bhp was the right engine but best chat to him about it. Thumb your bound to hear the dont do it etc from the purists. but the modderd will approve Thumb
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ColinC
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it - I had a HSV E Series Clubsport R8 Tourer when in Oz, 6.2 litres of supercharged pure grunt........wouldn't be me off course!
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JayG60
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Phil. I will pm him.

I completely get the purists will not appreciate this conversion, but given the engine already has a massive hole in the side of it, the LS conversion just makes so much sense.
I am not looking to sell this car on, ever, to be honest, but instead set out on a development programme and I like the idea of the LS engine as a base.
It lighter than the flat 6 which surprised me and works for my plan.
I would also immediately be over 300bhp/tonne with very little weight reduction.
Its also a hell of a lot cheaper than sourcing a replacement M97, rebuilding it and then upgrading it.
This car is going to be a fast road/track car and will not be a purists car so I am keen....
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to wet your appitite

https://www.facebook.com/138404812885710/videos/296512767810221/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome stuff! Saw this on copart a few weeks ago and the mot history came through on the plate at the time!

Nice project I'll keep an eye out on this one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
your bound to hear the dont do it etc from GMG. but the modderd will approve Thumb


Grin
 
  
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