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Old 01-04-2019, 06:46 PM   #21
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Dyno'd the car today. Bone stock engine with 153k-ish miles......




Now the fun stuff can begin. Doing an intake and a/c + power steering delete tomorrow. (or at least starting.)
Also installed our short shifter today. DAMN it feels good. I've made my own shift knob for it, and if i have free time tomorrow i'll try and get it mounted.

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Old 01-05-2019, 02:56 AM   #22
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That’s a great result for that car on a Dyno Dynamics (a.k.a. Heartbreaker) dyno.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:27 AM   #23
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Yeah, we were both surprised and thrilled. We were expecting between 170-180 at the wheels. Best news is, we can finally get to the fun stuff! Got our intake engineered and manufactured, gonna do a few more things before we dyno it again and see if our shenanigans actually helped.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:28 AM   #24
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Instead of destroying the seat, you could have gotten a cheap racing seat and sold the original one. At least here in Sweden, an original second hand Porsche seat in worn condition sells for about the same as a second hand racing seat.

Edit: Alright, now I noticed the actual condition of your seats. Never mind, then...
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:21 AM   #25
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Hahaha, yeah. We kept most anything in condition worth selling, but both of the seats were WAAAYYY past that point.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:33 PM   #26
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Couple of things were accomplished recently. First, we got our NRG quick-release wheel in and on. You can't see it, but the release mechanism is pink, because why not. I happened to have a spare badge laying around, and we discovered that it fit perfectly where the horn button used to be!


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we made the intake:


3" all the way to the filter. Yes, that's flexible air ducting form Home Depot. For the MAF, we cut the section of the stock airbox off that it plugged into and grafted it directly in. Runs like a champ, and the sound it makes is MAGNIFICENT. Can't wait to dyno again and see if it actually helped, though I'm pretty sure it does. (I'm an engineer, trust me.)

EDIT: Oh yeah almost forgot! You can see in that image with the intake, we blocked off the small port the AOS feeds into the intake and sealed it, and ran a hose from the AOS into the trunk. Eventually, we'll put a catch can back there, but for now, it'll do. Kinda interested to see how it does, and once we know more, i'll do a bit more of an in-depth write up. I've had the damnest time getting real, solid info on the stupid thing and deleting/bypassing it. (And yes, the MAF and AOS are both sealed with FLEX SEAL. Holy ****************, that stuff is worth every penny.)

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Old 02-28-2019, 12:30 PM   #27
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Here's a short clip of a 2nd gear pull. Most of what you can hear is the intake, with just a touch of the muffler-less exhaust for spice. Without a helmet on, the intake noise is deafening, but oh my JEEZ it sounds amazing. The mic managed to capture the essence of it.

https://youtu.be/PmymbmIWhBc


With that, we're closing in on what I'm thinking of as v2 for this build. Once we get a proper seat in, i'm hoping to get back to Buttonwillow so we can compare times. Hoping for a 2:00, but realistically i'd be thrilled with a 2:10 (best of a 2:16 the first time we went, with learning the car and the track and etc.)

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Old 03-04-2019, 02:34 PM   #28
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You will love the seat upgrade, huge difference on the track. Do you mind posting what wheel and quick release you went with and what the cost was?
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:23 AM   #29
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Got the hardware from drivenrg.com. Shipped fast, went right on, fit well, feels good, and looks good.
NRG Short Hub for 85-04 Porsche Boxster - $129.99
NRG Quick Release Gen 2.0 (Pink Body w/ Titanium Chrome Ring) SRK-200PK - $129.99
NRG RST-012S-RS: 320mm Race Style Suede Steering Wheel with Red Stitch - $129.99

Though you can get any wheel and quick release you like, it's the short hub that goes from the steering shaft to the rest of it that is vehicle-specific.

And yeah, we're amped about the seat. Even with the 6 point snugged down, we both still slide a bit.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:33 AM   #30
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Been a while since the last update, but fear not! I have been busy. I'll just quickly list some of the new things:
-New Federal 595 tires, 255/45-18 rear, 225/40-18 fronts.
-New NRG 6-point harness compatible seat.
-New windscreen (OEM replacement)
-Painted rollbar
-More stickers
-A dozen other tiny tweaks and messing around, probably a few other things I've forgotten about.

Heading to the SCCA San Diego Match event in the morning. I fully intend on placing well.

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Old 06-15-2019, 07:03 AM   #31
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Way cool project! Keep us posted!
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:04 PM   #32
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https://youtu.be/R61-loEb9k8

While neither of us are particularly good at making videos, we do. It show's in slightly more detail what we've been up to.

Note: the first half or so of the video is older stuff that i've already shown pictures of here months ago.
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:26 AM   #33
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