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Oh My! A 917-10 Replica!

You have to take your hat off to this guy, the creative problem solving to building this on a budget and fabrication effort is pretty incredible!





I really wish I had the ability to do something like this for a 906 replica.
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This should be interesting to see come together... excellent fabrication skills, wonder what he does full time?
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I really wish I had the ability to do something like this for a 906 replica.
A few years ago somebody built a 910 from scratch. Its really not that hard to build a race car, and with all the new computerized CNC making parts like the uprights and spindles is not the trick it used to be.
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Corvette suspension and brakes? Two Subaru engines bolted together? Its an interesting thing he's created, but I certainly wouldn't call it a 917 replica.
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Certainly a lot of hard work, clean work, and ingenuity involved. But I'm a little less fond of guys who point out their own craftsmanship.


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To each his own. For him, I guess it's the journey, not the end product.
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If he had not pointed some stuff out i would have missed it..
It is interisting.
However I find the projected HP on the anemic side..12 cyl !?Ought to be way up there
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If it stays together by then. check out those bugger welds! thats a shame
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I'm not one to normally knock aguy when he has invested this much time into something but that's a textbook example of what not to do when building a space frame. Odd, given that there's so much information available on how to do it right and he could always have simply copied the original design, if he didn't want to design something from scratch.

The rebar was a nice touch.

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If he had not pointed some stuff out i would have missed it..
It is interisting.
However I find the projected HP on the anemic side..12 cyl !?Ought to be way up there
the original 917 only had just over 400hp and that was a factory race motor. This guy is just grafting two motors out of a street car.
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Bravo! this guy is showing some real ingenuity. I think you can get well over 300 hp per
Subie reliably, when the turbos are set= just about where the original turbo panzers started in Can Am.
He is smart in mocking things up with pvc, cardboard tubing, etc , so he can see how it will all work together
The rebar is used to set ride heights, before installing the coil overs. I hope he keeps at this project and gets it all dialed in. Its going to be quite a ride

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If it stays together by then. check out those bugger welds! thats a shame
yeah, the rest of it isn't terrible, but those welds are nasty and kind of drag the rest of it down.
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Bravo! this guy is showing some real ingenuity. I think you can get well over 300 hp per
Subie reliably, when the turbos are set= just about where the original turbo panzers started in Can Am.
He is smart in mocking things up with pvc, cardboard tubing, etc , so he can see how it will all work together
The rebar is used to set ride heights, before installing the coil overs. I hope he keeps at this project and gets it all dialed in. Its going to be quite a ride

Good luck

At least you can see the forest in spite of the trees. I think some people are being over critical of this guy's work. He actually has some good ideas like the Corvette suspension and twin subi motors, which is pretty close to what factory did originally.
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the original 917 only had just over 400hp .
No... quite a bit more than that. The 4.5 liter motors made 520 and the larger ones made more.

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I think some people are being over critical of this guy's work. He actually has some good ideas like the Corvette suspension
Yeah? Have a look how he attached the rear suspension to the frame.

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It looks better then my 917 LOL
To be truth full "pipe" or "tube" is tricky to weld at 1st till you get used to it...as long as they are not "cold welds" he will be fine....Most the time those are ground dwn to look pretty..maybe he will get to it.
I say we give him a "A"
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No matter how you look at it that guy did some nice work.
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