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Cool Thanks for all the research, RS Project Complete

Thank You!!!!!

I purchased this 72T almost two years ago from a guy who moved from California to Iowa. NO, I have no idea why. The car had very limited rust with the original 2.4 engine that was in poor running condition. I remove the engine had the body bead blasted and began building an RS clone with many upgrades and modifications. It has a 3.2 engine, 930 turbo brakes, RSR coil over suspension, Fiske wheels and well the list goes on.

Anyway, I canít believe how much information is contained on Pelican; I researched every conceivable part of the build/restoration process. You guys are an amazing group with an incredible wealth of knowledge.

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you tease... you can't just show the finished (awesome) car... where's the buildup?

or at the very least, some more pics.....
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Looks great! More pics and details please.
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flippin sweet

That is a really beautiful job! Did you do all the work yourself?
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Beautiful car, nice job.
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I think we need before pics, during pics, and about 45 more after pics. Glad I could help.
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very nice, verrrry nice!
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Wow those are some nice bits. Now that you are done I think you should sell it to me to start a new project :-))

Oh the Fikses are Beautiful but (IMHO) you will need some fuchs to really get the RS look thing going on. Maybe Track wheels?
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Wow - just like that you have a sweet RSR clone - I need to get one of those - one day you have a poor running 2.4 - next thing you know you have a 3.2 - sounds pretty simple to me!
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That is a beautiful car. I agree that more pictures are in order.

The modern wheels give it a little bit of character -- you don't see them all that often on the older cars. I personally prefer the look of Fuchs, but like I say, it gives the car its own unique look.

Lots of very impressive details in what we can see.
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Thanks for all the VERY NICE comments.

To answer a couple of the questions; I did as much of the work as time allowed, I didn't do any of the painting "I have problems with spray guns" and help with the install of the engine. Fuchs VS Fiske ? I guess I wanted it to look different, maybe Fuchs wheels for the track.

Here's a couple more photographs.

Thanks Again!
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How about some details on the suspension and powertain?
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damn, that is nice!!!!! you RSR guys are killing me.

but arent you worried darth vader is gonna want his car back? damn, that would make a good vanity plate for your car, "VADERS"
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"How about some details on the suspension and powertrain?"


The engine is a 3.2 from an 89 with 50,000 miles; the guy got hit, front right "nasty". The engine is stock except for the exhaust which was modified due to limited clearance between the engine and bumper. Cut out most of the catalytic converter (just after the oxygen sensor) and fit a performance muffler in the wheel well. Research suggested a front oil cooler, which has worked extremely well, although it hasn't gotten very warm here in Minnesota "no global warming going on here". The transmission is from the last owner, itís a 915 with a Wevo shifter. The whole setup is pretty fast and smooth with a fair bit of torque.

For the suspension I use Bilstein RSR coil over struts and shock kit with aluminum trailing arms with momoball mounts. Very happy with this setup, except for the rear shocks squeak, WHATS WITH THAT????

I plan to modify the engine a bit next winter.
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BenM,
Great ride. I have the same suspension set up on my 911S from previous owner upgrade by Racer's Group in the Bay Area--glad I am not alone in the squeaky rear end with the Coil overs.
Anybody out there have similar experience or know how to lube or reduce the squeaks--is it the spings themselves or the chassis flexing a bit more since they are so firm (1000# springs on mine)?
Thanks!
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That is so so nice and here I have been having withdrawals for teh last few weeks I log on and see that Wow

enjoy

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