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post #136 of 174 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 09:08 PM
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Very nice. Do you have any better pics of the exterior with new wheels/tires? Any more progress?

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post #137 of 174 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 10:42 AM
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Sweet.....! Keep it coming. Looks awesome.

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Minor progress. Installed a 350mm Momo Prototipo. We tried our hardest to keep the wood wheel, but it was too big with the style of seats we are installing, and a wood wheel on this car is borderline dangerous, so we had to swap it out. Very pleased with the way the new wheel turned out. Seats should be here soon, then we car dig into finishing the rest of the interior.

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post #139 of 174 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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The seats are finally finished and on the way. These have the provision for the 5 point belts, and were 100% custom made by GTS Classics to our upholstery design choices and materials. Once these get here we can finish the rest of the interior around these.

These really are a work of art...

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Very nice seats. I like them. How much did you pay for them?

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Very nice seats. I like them. How much did you pay for them?
Talk to gtsclassics.com and they will give you a quote depending on what you what. They are the go to seat manufacturer in the aircooled Porsche world, and make all of the seats to order.

This is the first time they have done this design like this.
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Working around the clock to button up all the loose ends and get the car ready to be dyno tuned 2 days from now, so we built the brackets and mounted the driver's seat tonight.



Once the car is back from the dyno we can really dig into the interior....
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We loaded up the car and towed it to the engine tuner yesterday. When the car returns, it will be a running, driving car after a year under the knife. We are going to tune it for both pump gas and e85 ethanol.

Interior, suspension bushings, shocks, rear end swap still need to go in, but it will be on the road shortly for some shakedown runs.
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Fantastic car, hope it runs great when it returns!

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Go,
Super excited to see the finished project when it hits the road. Although it might be so fast, I might not even seee it!!!
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Great project, but to be honest a 105 with over 300hpm will be a dog to drive on the limit!
Anyway, all to their own just make sure you're insured.....

PS. I hope you can give a truthful post mortum report of your project when running for future enthusiasts with big HPM dreams?

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Great project, but to be honest a 105 with over 300hpm will be a dog to drive on the limit!
Anyway, all to their own just make sure you're insured.....

PS. I hope you can give a truthful post mortum report of your project when running for future enthusiasts with big HPM dreams?
I'm not saying that this will be a turnkey swap for everyone, but this all stemmed from the dog that it was with a normally aspirated 1300cc motor at 5,000-10,000ft elevation. It struggled to keep up with traffic.

The reality is this is a one off build where power is in the 500hp range, and if it doesn't work now it will when we upgrade the weak links. What remains is a custom Italian hot rod, with a better power to weight ratio than a Ferrari 458. Every time I modify a vintage European car, I get the same response.

It's a car....4 wheels, suspension, transmission, motor, braking system and a chassis. No new concepts about any of the above. This car will be lapping the local track faster than a new 911 Porsche, look better doing it and for less than the cost of a new 911, handful or not

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GP, I get it since day one. My 'freak' was dropping a Motion Performance 327 into my 1975 Chevy Vega back in '76. Engine, trans, rear and etc, then we bumped that up to become a 9.36" street car that humbled everything when pink slips were the end results. Then when I got bored with that, we put a suspension on it for the back roads of the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Track car would have been its end result, but of friend of mine rolled it, around midnight, on the Blackhorse/Whitehorse Pike heading to Atlantic City. Avoided a deer, but he and his girlfriend rolled about 4-5 times before ending up in a hospital. Both walked out because of an amazing roll bar system. Ahhhhhhh😃😃😃, those were the days. Too old for that now🤕🤕🤕
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I can't recall, what's been done to the rear suspension?

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I can't recall, what's been done to the rear suspension?
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