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      The cars end up looking like: ...

      The cars end up looking like:

      https://farm1.staticflickr.com/663/21777258238_d4b7edae42_z.jpg
      Power Racing Series by Pete Prodoehl, on Flickr
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      I'm building a car for Power Racing Series (...

      I'm building a car for Power Racing Series ( http://www.powerracingseries.org ) which basically starts as a power wheels that gets hopped up for adult racing.

      I also have a 2 year old boy - so I...
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      Closest I could get to the original angle. Car...

      Closest I could get to the original angle. Car is dirty, and wheels are pretty worn.

      https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/21497704518_9a48fb66c0_c.jpg
      Porsche 944 - Fixed wheels by John Abella, on...
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      Funny you should mention.... I got a set of...

      Funny you should mention.... I got a set of spacers and longer studs before we worked out the wheel issue. Last night after we got these on the car, my father was like 'so, when do we put on the...
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      Here we go! Finally got around to swapping the...

      Here we go! Finally got around to swapping the wrong wheels for the right ones. These will need to be painted, but I had to get it done now so I could clear out a set of wheels + tires....

      Just...
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      So mine's not an S2 - but it was also really,...

      So mine's not an S2 - but it was also really, really cheap.

      I've got less than 3k into it total and it's been a lot of fun. It's got a bad ground that I need to track down, but otherwise it runs...
    7. My advice: get your car seat now, and take it to...

      My advice: get your car seat now, and take it to dealers. I don't think a rear-facing seat fits into the Focus or Civic back seat without really pushing the passenger seat up FAR. And don't just...
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      Check vxb.com - that's where I get all my my...

      Check vxb.com - that's where I get all my my bearings from that are oddly sized.
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      Barry - what's this color called?

      Barry - what's this color called?
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      Yes! That was the Glen Mills Father's Day car...

      Yes! That was the Glen Mills Father's Day car show - and I have been to the C&C over there a handful of times.

      Once I straighten out the wheel situation, I'll definitely bring the car over...
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      Ok - picked up a set of early offset, 15x7 phone...

      Ok - picked up a set of early offset, 15x7 phone dials tonight - and the guy is on vortex! (thanks zach...)

      https://farm1.staticflickr.com/272/19544199478_5650dedd2c_c.jpg
      Porsche 944 early...
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      Well - for everyone who thought the wheels were...

      Well - for everyone who thought the wheels were too tucked? You were right!

      It's got late offset wheels on it, instead of early. I never checked - and all four are wrong.

      Hoping I can trade...
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      I wasn't sure how the front active aero looked, I...

      I wasn't sure how the front active aero looked, I had to look it up:


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJLb1s2NNw
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      Wasn't one of the 'high-tech' tricks about this...

      Wasn't one of the 'high-tech' tricks about this car the rear spoiler that changed angle of attack depending on speed? I know my friend had one in green with the moving wing.

      The white one in the...
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      3035 Sunroof bag (NOS) came in, I strapped it...

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      Sunroof bag (NOS) came in, I strapped it into the hatch for now.

      Spacers (thanks ww) en route, 66mm studs shipped as well.


      Might try to work out the horn issue next, and get he...
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      I'm looking for the 21mm rear spacers - I know it...

      I'm looking for the 21mm rear spacers - I know it came with some years, but not others.


      RE: voltage - went out and checked battery without car running: 12.20 volts. Started car: 13.7 volts -...
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      Won an auction on a NOS sunroof storage bag, and...

      Won an auction on a NOS sunroof storage bag, and lost an auction for a set of wheel spacers.

      Took car out for a ride last night and I worry that it may not be charging correctly - gauge never gets...
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      It's single stage. Thanks - I got some 2000...

      It's single stage. Thanks - I got some 2000 sandpaper and some new softer sanding blocks to get started....
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      And I've already got a set of the 21mm rear...

      And I've already got a set of the 21mm rear spacers on my eBay watch list now... Those and some 66mm studs and I've got another project to do.

      Still planning to wet sand and polish, not sure when...
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      The 'correct' one is $40-$600 on eBay, because of...

      The 'correct' one is $40-$600 on eBay, because of people trying to make 'original' cars.

      I am certain I can find something of the right vintage that'll fit in better than what I've got, just not...
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