Finally got it out for a wash and a drive after 6 months of upgrades.
Only a couple of crappy phone pictures for now sorry
Michael is going to take a series of images with his high end DLSR gear over the weekend if we can tee up a time to get together so I'll post some better exposed ones of the interior work as well but most of his mastery done to it is under the skin.
About 12k into it here so far with a long way to go until I'm happy.
Last edited by Al Walker; 06-29-2012 at 08:27 AM.
A few of the changes / upgrades, I'm sure to miss a lot of them but I'll try and drag out the invoices at some stage.
- All the silver anodised Rennline parts powder coated black, I'll try and get photos of each one (I hate bling)
- Custom made drivers side perforated floor board behind the pedals
- Tilton pedal box fully adjustable bias (still to choose mounting point for adjuster) and also custom fabricated mounting plate by Michael with multiple mounting position forward and back for the pedals (I'm a short arse and hated sitting so close to the wheel to get full travel on the stock pedals but didn't want to affect the sitting position of any of my friends who might drive it with me on track days and the like. It is a quick and easy job to adjust the location of the pedals for the perfect seating position for any driver)
- Clutch changed from cable operated to hydraulically operated. Done as part of the pedal upgrade. All the lines for brake and clutch are braided Kevlar from the pedals to master cylinder.
- Removal of vacuum brake booster done as part of the pedal box upgrade. the pedal feel is so good now and the pedal is so firm. You can really modulate the braking now and this is one of my favourite upgrades.
- Roll bar removed and completely re-fabricated re-welded and then powder coated. The cross bar was on the wrong side, the whole roll bar was forward of the B pillar so Michael reconfigured it to match the angle of the B pillar and moved the cross bar to the correct side for RHD car. All beautifully tig welded before powder coating and refitting.
- Brake lines all replaced and upgraded to full braided
- Wheels sent to Classic Road and Track in Melbourne for refinishing in RSR style. This took 6 months of work and they have polished lips and are Anodised on the outer rings. The silver petals and black centres are painted with the silver petals in the rough RSR finish to match the anodising. We were going to fully Anodise them but they are two piece wheels and the centres are a slightly different material so the best solution was to paint the centres.
- Full interior re-trim in OEM Porsche silver-knit carpet in Porsche RSR style. Carpet sourced from Germany and supplied by Classic and British in Sydney. All the patterns for the carpet were custom made and the full custom install with the roll bar in situ was done by F&H trimmers in Coorparoo. Steve is from the old school of doing things and is pedantic in making sure it was as close to the factory style as possible
- A general overall service of the engine, gearbox and drive train was undertaken by Michael at Promotive, things like pads, oils, rotors, plugs, leads, globes, tyres anything and everything was replaced with new.
Michael also oversaw the whole of the project from start to finish for me and I can't recommend him more highly. He is pedantic about everything being done to the highest standard possible and his fabrication and engineering skills are second to none and I am very grateful to have him looking after my car. In his spare time he builds competition full carbon monocoque planes and put a jet engine in his two seater petrol powered chopper for the fun of it so looking after my car is a dawdle for him
I'm sure there is a lot I have missed and I'll keep updating the thread in the coming months as we get pictures of everything and move onto the next stage which will now be a full respray with the new IROC front and rear bumpers including new headers and dual rear exhaust like the IROC cars had and relocating the oil cooler to the front bumper area
Last edited by Al Walker; 06-29-2012 at 09:29 AM. Reason: typos, typos everywhere!!!!!!!
I like that if you just glance in the car walking past nothing jumps out at you, sure it looks nice and well put together....but..... if you take the time to really look or something catches your eye like the pedal box and you start investigating you see the quality of the work, attention to detail and commitment to performance.
In the end if I can come close to emulating the build and performance of Chris Harris's Green ****ter (Kermit) then we will have achieved exactly what Michael and I are trying to with the car.
The car looks amazing!!!
I had a little knowing smile when I saw you had removed the vacuum brake booster and converted it. After all the dramas with the R32 brakes I bet you are happy that it is just you and brake pedal with no boosters or computers in between
I look forward to seeing the car at some stage in the future