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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:59 pm

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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:53 pm

Next step is to fashion my bumper mounted canard something like this XP Mazda .

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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby Randal » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:15 am

That looks like an air dam, which is a great idea. A canard is something like this, right?

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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:48 am

Whatever you want to call it appears to be solution to splitter rule as few national Xp podium cars use same approach with no issue. Originally was going to trim sides of my splitter to make fully compliant to xp rules but by creating boxed in dive plane that extends to fender flare appears to pass scrunitineers on splitter rule. It's a fabricated bumper plane that eliminates splitter from sticking outside. of bumper.
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:56 am

Next phase starting now. Lexan windshield. Upgraded my garage with compressor, grinding tools plasma torch. Muhahahah!
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:16 am

Operation Skunkworks has been initiated. Trailer and car dropped off at Laguna Seca for trip to covert operations facility this week. :bandit:
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby Randal » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:59 pm

Don't forget a sturdy workbench covered in sheet metal, a BIG vice and several wheel carts to hold tools. And probably the best tool is a mechanism to lift up the car 3-4 feet (or more) that is portable. :)

Working on the DSR with it up high enough where you don't have to bend over all the time makes a difference.
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:34 am

Thanks Randal. I'm doing vise for sure. I use Brian's lift up the street when I need to get under car. I have a wood top on my large rolling tool chest . I guess I could cover it with sheet metal .
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby Randal » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:36 am

FYI St. Simons (on Grant) has a post summer school sale coming up soon. They always have those heavy duty rolling racks (restaurant) for sale. Perfect for adding a 3/4" or 1" plywood top that just about anything can be bolted to and the cool thing is they roll around so can be put out of the way. Only issue is a discipline one; trying to keep all your tools in their proper places as opposed to on the cart! :)
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Re: 9A1 Cayman SCCA Solo FP car

Postby grant » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:49 pm

TPMS boxes pulled, hoods pinned, AC compressor and lines out, race pulleys going in, New ERP suspension and Tarret long arm endlinks installed. Total weight pulled 50 lbs so far. . Im in 2150 lb range. Skunk-works team couldn't believe how light car is. This car should move nicely - sort of like a wide body 2100 lb 914/6 with real suspension, ABS and a 350 hp motor. Hoping to get it back for this weekend at Alameda. Now Im wondering if I can make sub 2000 lb Cayman without chopping up the chassis. ...there is still some weight reduction opportunity in Front hood, fuel tank, still have more heat shielding to remove, lighter seat, maybe a sequential trans or a 5 speed tranny,

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