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      12-17-2011 01:40 AM #26
      This should be as good as the Diablo or SX4 threads!
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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      12-17-2011 01:45 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      This should be as good as the Diablo or SX4 threads!
      Well, you know I hate to disappoint....

      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      OK, last time I'll campaign for this, then I shall shut the feck up. I just love these engines so much....similar power levels to the 2.7L six minus 100lbs. over the rear axle. Utterly indestructable too. Slobber.....
      Which is why I bring you this... my answer to what ought to go under the bonnet:







      ..as you can tell from the SX4 thread, I'm going through an Orange phase right now
      (my version of) Signal Orange!



      It's the last and best of the air-cooled engines. The 993 series. The pinnacle of Porsche's air-cooled technology. With a simple ECU reflash and a nice exhaust, this lump will make a solid 300 peak hp at the crank on regular gas, and more bottom end torque than a 3.8 (because Vario Ram manifold)! Dead-solid reliable. Almost bulletproof!
      Last edited by freedomperiod; 01-02-2012 at 11:55 PM.

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      12-17-2011 01:49 AM #28
      I love where this is going.

      Oh and:

      I spy with my little eye... A red E30 M3. /thread jack
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      12-17-2011 01:51 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Roboter View Post
      I love where this is going.

      Oh and:

      I spy with my little eye... A red E30 M3. /thread jack
      Indeed! That's my other favorite car in the shop!

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      12-17-2011 01:56 AM #30
      This is awesome... I'm so jealous of you.

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      12-17-2011 01:57 AM #31
      A guy who runs the yacht shop next to my building drives a pearl white one... I drool every time I park my car.
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      12-17-2011 02:15 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post



      It's the last and best of the air-cooled engines. The 993 series. The pinnacle of Porsche's air-cooled technology. With a simple ECU reflash and a nice exhaust, this lump will make a solid 300 peak hp at the crank on regular gas, and more bottom end torque than a 3.8 (because Vrio Ram manifold)!


      OK yes, M64/23 deliciousness. Like a big slice of chocolate cake, it's impossible to argue against.

      Proceed.

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      12-17-2011 02:25 AM #33
      Now at this point, you might be thinking G50 gearbox.

      Remember, we're on a diet.

      The old 915 gearbox is 50 lbs lighter.

      Sure, the G50 is better, stronger, etc, but I've mentioned in other threads that I've personally seen turbocharged 911's making upwards of 350-400 hp use the old 915 gearbox. Guys who go to the track love mating the 915 to newer, more powerful cars and they run with no issue whatsoever.

      There's no doubt the 915 can handle the power of a NA 993 motor, but mating it up with a clutch and flywheel requires some skill. ProtoSport is fantastic with custom fab. They're my go to guys for Porsche, and their workmanship is outstanding. They're part of the company Protomotive, who's claim to fame is their ability to get their aftermarket TT sytems to work with the factory Bosche Motronic system. They were one of the first.. if not THE first. They've been in the game for a long time and build some mean-ass twin turbo Porsches. They are by far, the fastest Porsches I have ever been in or driven.

      http://www.protosportinc.com/services.htm

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      12-17-2011 02:28 AM #34
      Now enter the "real" tranny of the thread:


      This is no ordinary 915 gearbox. These are harder to come by over here in the states. This is a Euro-spec 915 gearbox. What makes it different? The LSD!

      915 gearboxes over here did not come equipped with limited slip diff, as far as I know.

      Additionally, the gearing is a little different, with 5th being an extra tall gear compared to gears 1-4.

      If there are any P-car trans experts, please shed some light on this for me. Thanks.

      Here's a vid of the LSD in action... sort of :

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      12-17-2011 03:11 AM #35
      So it all adds up, you see!?? ...or rather subtracts down ...

      ...the weight. 50 lbs here with the trans, 80+ lbs there with the absense of a sunroof, lots of composite body parts, etc...

      You might be wondering then, what's holding me back?

      These:




      Porsche Boxster brakes (front). Plenty of stopping power for what this car will weigh.

      Much, much, much, much, much lighter than what was on there, and immensely more powerful.

      So, how light is light???





      The diet.. it's working.
      Last edited by freedomperiod; 01-02-2012 at 11:58 PM.

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      12-17-2011 05:02 AM #36
      Pardon me, I thought I was in OT.

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      12-17-2011 06:40 AM #37
      You know, as much as I want a 912E, and prefer it over the 911...

      I can't hate this. Excellent work.

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      12-17-2011 07:04 AM #38
      OMG OMG OMG

      This guy is living out my dreams! Yet another awesome project, I really want to do a backdate project one day

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      12-17-2011 08:03 AM #39
      So fantastic. In for more!
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      12-17-2011 08:20 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post
      Sure, the G50 is better, stronger, etc, but I've mentioned in other threads that I've personally seen turbocharged 911's making upwards of 350-400 hp use the old 915 gearbox. Guys who go to the track love mating the 915 to newer, more powerful cars and they run with no issue whatsoever.
      Are you updating the trans at all for the extra torque or just hoping for the best?
      Do you want to ride to 60 in three seconds or drive there in five?

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      12-17-2011 08:35 AM #41
      Love your threads

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      12-17-2011 08:41 AM #42
      This sounds lame, but these threads (Diablo, SX4, 912/911) are inspiring. They make me want to achieve some kind of success so I can have such fun. Until that happens, I am happy to read about your automotive endeavors.

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      12-17-2011 09:20 AM #43
      I really enjoy watching you spend money like you print it yourself.
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      12-17-2011 09:27 AM #44
      subscribed...waiting for more awesomeness. i must admit the thread title had me for a few seconds.
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    20. 12-17-2011 10:00 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post
      Well, you know I hate to disappoint....



      Which is why I bring you this... my answer to what ought to go under the bonnet:







      ..as you can tell from the SX4 thread, I'm going through an Orange phase right now
      (my version of) Signal Orange!



      It's the last and best of the air-cooled engines. The 993 series. The pinnacle of Porsche's air-cooled technology. With a simple ECU reflash and a nice exhaust, this lump will make a solid 300 peak hp at the crank on regular gas, and more bottom end torque than a 3.8 (because Vrio Ram manifold)! Dead-solid reliable. Almost bulletproof!

      I'm really just here for the pancakes.
      I'm Sorry Hachi... I love you.

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      12-17-2011 10:14 AM #46
      ^^

      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Are you updating the trans at all for the extra torque or just hoping for the best?
      Hoping for the best. It ought to be totally fine. 915's can handle way more than 300 hp reliably. The Euro-spec one is even tougher I think, but not 100 % sure.

      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      This sounds lame, but these threads (Diablo, SX4, 912/911) are inspiring. They make me want to achieve some kind of success so I can have such fun. Until that happens, I am happy to read about your automotive endeavors.
      It probably sounds lame because I'm guessing you haven't ever experienced a very lightweight car. You see, I used to be from the church of horsepower. Then I got my ass beat a bunch of times at the track by a lighter car. While I pulled away from lighter Porsches in my 600 hp twin turbo, the very same lightweights would shoot past me when I would brake hard before turns.

      You can dive into turns, and brake much, much later than other cars. Also, there's a certain feeling you get from a lightweight 911, that no other car can deliver. It's part of the reason that even though the new Nissan GTR can outperform a GT3 RS in most departments, real driviers often prefer the GT3RS to the Nissan GTR.

      Let me put this in perspective for you... This car will weigh an estimated 2000 lbs and make 300 hp (and believe me, that's a conservative #, because the engine reflash and exhaust could give this car up to 320 hp). That gives it a power to weight ratio of 6.7

      A dodge Viper SRT10 with 510 hp has the same ratio. A 2011 Corvette Z06 has a p/w ratio of 6.4, If my car would have 320 hp (which is quite easy to do), it would have a better p/w ratio than the vette.

      It's not anymore lame than these cars:


    22. 12-17-2011 10:17 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post
      ^^



      Hoping for the best. It ought to be totally fine. 915's can handle way more than 300 hp reliably. The Euro-spec one is even tougher I think, but not 100 % sure.



      It probably sounds lame because I'm guessing you haven't ever experienced a very lightweight car. You see, I used to be from the church of horsepower. Then I got my ass beat a bunch of times at the track by a lighter car. While I pulled away from lighter Porsches in my 600 hp twin turbo, the very same lightweights would shoot past me when I would brake hard before turns.

      You can dive into turns, and brake much, much later than other cars. Also, there's a certain feeling you get from a lightweight 911, that no other car can deliver. It's part of the reason that even though the new Nissan GTR can outperform a GT3 RS in most departments, real driviers often prefer the GT3RS to the Nissan GTR.

      Let me put this in perspective for you... This car will weigh an estimated 2000 lbs and make 300 hp (and believe me, that's a conservative #, because the engine reflash and exhaust could give this car up to 320 hp). That gives it a power to weight ratio of 6.7

      A dodge Viper SRT10 with 510 hp has the same ratio. A 2011 Corvette Z06 has a p/w ratio of 6.4, If my car would have 320 hp (which is quite easy to do), it would have a better p/w ratio than the vette.

      It's not anymore lame than these cars:

      I think he was saying it sounds lame that he's verbally sitting on your lap and wants to be able to have a collection like yours.
      I'm really just here for the pancakes.
      I'm Sorry Hachi... I love you.

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      12-17-2011 10:21 AM #48
      Yet another awesome build!

      But I think you grossly misunderstood the "lame" post. He wasn't calling your car lame - he was saying it may sound lame that he finds you inspiring. I would call that praise!
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      No, the real enthusiast vehicle would be the RX8. It combines V12 Lamborghini gas mileage with Hyundai Genesis 4cyl. performance.

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      12-17-2011 10:22 AM #49
      Edit: Beaten by the two posters above me. But I will leave my post intact.

      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post

      It probably sounds lame because I'm guessing you haven't ever experienced a very lightweight car. You see, I used to be from the church of horsepower. Then I got my ass beat a bunch of times at the track by a lighter car. While I pulled away from lighter Porsches in my 600 hp twin turbo, the very same lightweights would shoot past me when I would brake hard before turns.
      I think you misunderstood me, probably because I wasn't clear. I don't think the project sounds lame in any way shape or form! I meant that my over-sentimentality towards your threads was lame.

      I completely understand the lightness thing. I'm all about lightness instead of brute force. I've had more fun tossing a 70hp (+/-) MGBGT through the hills of S. California than I have in my former 400hp Camaro ever.

      I'm smitten with all your projects....especially this one. That is what I was getting at. Inspiring to a guy who has to get his automotive kicks while in grad school by flogging a 10 year old Honda Civic.
      I hope all this education will pay off so I can build up my perfect lightweight 993 911 I have been dreaming about for the better part of a decade.

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      12-17-2011 10:28 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      Edit: Beaten by the two posters above me. But I will leave my post intact.



      I think you misunderstood me, probably because I wasn't clear. I don't think the project sounds lame in any way shape or form! I meant that my over-sentimentality towards your threads was lame.

      I completely understand the lightness thing. I'm all about lightness instead of brute force. I've had more fun tossing a 70hp (+/-) MGBGT through the hills of S. California than I have in my former 400hp Camaro ever.

      I'm smitten with all your projects....especially this one. That is what I was getting at. Inspiring to a guy who has to get his automotive kicks while in grad school by flogging a 10 year old Honda Civic.
      I hope all this education will pay off so I can build up my perfect lightweight 993 911 I have been dreaming about for the better part of a decade.
      Aaaaahh!! I see.

      Thanks for tuning in!

      So...

      ..how about a little walk thru!

      Last edited by freedomperiod; 12-17-2011 at 10:31 AM.

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