The Turbo Store sale!
Cleaning out the inventory, pick up 9 oil filters for $85 shipped with 9 free drain plug washers. You can choose to include an oil drain plug for your 944/951/968 for only $6 more.
Continue to protect your precious wheels from scratches and scuffs with the HAZET plastic sleeved heavy duty impact socket in 19mm (fits all 924S/944/951/968/911/Cayenne, etc).
Oil Filters (OC142) Batch of 9, 9 free washers! Free shipping! Optional oil drain plug.
$85.00 - $91.00
Limited time offer -- 9 oil changes for $85
Nine (9) x OC142 MAHLE oil filters
Nine (9) x Drain plug washers
PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING
USPS PRIORITY MAIL LARGE FLAT RATE BOX
Optional Add-on items:
One (1) OEM Oil drain plug - $6, free shipping (total price, $91)
Hazet 17mm or 19mm Plastic Sleeved Lug Nut Impact Socket - Free shipping!
PRICE SLASHED -- $32 shipped!!
NOTE: Pictured is the 19mm socket. The 19mm fits most Porsches, including the 944, 944 Turbo, 968, 911, Cayenne, Boxster, etc.
Please check the size you need before ordering. The 17mm socket has a blue sleeve, while the 19mm (pictured) has a yellow sleeve.
As purchased, my Cup replica had a 3" exhaust (straight pipe as it is a track-only car). It is LOUD. Very. Loud. Had to take it down a notch...
One of my goals is to move it back to the street, and that will take some pulling it back from the edge of full-race mode. Eventually, a high-flow catalytic converter, lightweight carpet, among a massive laundry list of items will help bring this back to be (somewhat) comfortable on the street. Think more GT3... think 944 Turbo Cup "reimagined".
I am already around very loud noises all day, every day. To tone her down a bit, I researched, researched, and researched mufflers for the Cup which would not completely kill the deep sound or end up sounding like a Civic. I reached back to my college days, where one of my close friends built his LT1 Camaro into a monster, and opted for Spintech. I have watched Spintech over the years grow into quite a successful exhaust company (subsidiary of a larger metalworks company). I decided to finally (after first finding them in 2003, FOURTEEN YEARS AGO) go with Spintech!
I just received my new Sportsman 3000XL in the mail. I had to remove about 3 inches of the exhaust pipe towards the rear, but other than that the install was pretty easy. The exhaust was fitted together with heavy torque clamps. but I still managed to break one lose. One replacement on the way.
Here is a video of the Spintech Sportsman 3000XL on the 2.5L 944 Turbo Cup. As always, cell phone video sound is not the best representation of actual sound, but it's pretty good.
Bimarco FIA Seats for the Cup car
After much deliberation, I decided to give the comparatively inexpensive Bimarco FIA racing seats a shot for the Cup car. I am still waiting on my seat brackets and possibly sliders from Wedge Brackets, however, I wanted to post a picture of the seat. I went with one seat for now, to check the quality/build/comfort/value of the seat before purchasing the passenger seat.
For around $400 shipped, they even put the Porsche crest on the headrest. Of note, it looks a bit lop-sided, however, that is imply because the picture was offset. It is straight!
K29 Refinishing complete!
I'm all done refinishing these wheels. They look great, and I have them listed for sale. If you are interested, comment below.
THESE WHEELS ARE USED, and have been used on the track. As such, they were imperfect with several scratches. I have sanded and polished the outer lips to a "brushed" or "anodized" look finish. NOTE: During that process, I removed the inners, and painted in flat-black. I did NOT separate the rims, and the silicon seal is completely intact. I was able to clean up a lot of the imperfections, but they are still not show quality.
If you purchase, please check all bolts are torqued to 16 ft/#s -- I did this during the rebuild, however, it is highly suggested to re-check all torque settings after a few miles of driving on them. Since they do not have tires, I cannot re-check these for you. Buyer beware -- check and re-check the 16 ft/# M6 Kinesis recommended torque setting for all bolts!
I'm asking $2,200 or best offer, plus actual shipping charges. If purchasing via PayPal, add $60 for Paypal's 3% fee.
18" Kinesis K29 refinishing
When I purchased the Cup car, it came with the Kinesis K29s that were on it, and an extra set that had some old Falken slicks. I took them down to the local tire shop and had the tires removed and disposed of ($30).
I have been brainstorming refinishing ideas for these wheels, as they are incredible wheels -- both in looks and performance/quality. They are super-lightweight aluminum wheels which would cost over $4,000 new. I decided to refinish them in the "look" of the classic Fuch wheels (my personal favorite Porsche wheel), with a satin black center and an anodized outer lip. Depending upon my resources in the area, I may or may not be able to get them anodized. Regardless, I took them apart to be able to clean and refinish them properly.
I "borrowed" my wife's oven to cue the wheels. After baking them at 170F for about 20 mins, they seemed well on their way to cured.
NOTE: After reading up on oven-baking to cue paint, there are many different opinions and techniques for this. Depending upon what paint you purchase, oven-curing may not be necessary and in some cases may be detrimental to the paint you just applied.
Here are a few before/after shots...
As soon as I get home from this extended business trip I find myself on, I plan on starting work restoring my Turbo Cup replica back closer to how the factory would have intended it. I plan on documenting everything here.
One of the first things I'm going to do is strip it down and paint it, and I am like my wife picking out tile for the bathroom -- I can't decide on a damn color.
I keep coming back to the color of the 911 Sport Classic. I want something retro, a nod to the '70s and '80s.
Not sure what the color code is, but it's gorgeous.
I'd probably keep the subtle racing stripes down the middle.
Then I saw this the other day. A little "wild" but a great looking color...
So first thing is paint. Next thing will be the RS style carpet, a little lightweight sound deadening, but also with some bare interior for a nice offset of color.
End goal? A trackable street car vice the full up race car it is now. Mechanically, the previous owner built a 944 Turbo Cup to stock specs, down to the magnesium intake manifold. I am not going to modify the engine at all, the only thing I will do is tone-down the exhaust (completely open).
Would love color inputs! Comment below!
944 Fest South 2016 - June 4-5
A shout out to Travis and Rennbay.com and all the sponsors of this year's 944 Fest South at Road Atlanta. The event is taking place over the 4-5th of June. If you own a 944 and haven't been to a 944 Fest, you're wrong. It's an awesome time with awesome people and Travis puts his heart and soul into hosting an awesome event.
Head over to 944Fest.com and get signed up. The cost is minimal!
See ya at the 'Fest!
No movement on the Cup car
Staying pretty busy, no real movement on the Cup car project. However, I found this picture in my album and though it was worthy of a blog post. Even though it is not a 951, it is worthy...
Decided to drop the price another 10 bucks to move some filters out of the garage.
So, 9 filters is now only $75. Limited time. Stock up for your next 9 oil changes today.
Just a quick post to let you all know I now have Hazet Plastic Sleeved Lug Nut Sockets ready to ship! This a super-cheap item consider what it will protect. Whether you have original Fuchs, Clubsports, or you have newer Sport Classic or Champion wheels, you no doubt want to protect them.
Get one today!
Shipping included (anywhere CONUS) in the intro price of $36
I am a husband, father, and Porsche fan. I spent my childhood in Germany and became fond of Porsche at a young age.