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Old 06-19-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default My Porsche 914 Track Car

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The car weighs in at 1400 lbs without an engine or transmission. It has Kinesis 17" wheels (17 x 12 rear and 17 x 10 front) with 315/35 and 285/40 rubber on them. So what has this to do with Subaru's? Well, I'm considering a subie powerplant for this track machine. Needless to say I believe the car will need some decent power to make full use of the rubber.
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Old 06-19-2003, 01:27 AM   #2
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I'm thinking the STi's EJ25T or TommyKaira's EJ20T (2.2L)





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Old 06-19-2003, 02:53 AM   #3
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Geezow! Looks amazing, why is the rear end so high up? Did you custom make that body?
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Old 06-19-2003, 03:06 AM   #4
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Geezow! Looks amazing, why is the rear end so high up? Did you custom make that body?
No engine yet. I'm in LOVE!

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Old 06-19-2003, 03:59 AM   #5
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whoa, 17 x 12!!!!!! do you have a straight back shot of the car?
nice track car
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:26 AM   #6
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One day, I will do that to my car... (IE track-i-fy it)
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:21 AM   #7
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I feel tight in the pants. About how much hp are you desiring to get?

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Old 06-19-2003, 08:46 PM   #8
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dubrexn: The car is a mid engine design and without an engine in it the springs have no weight pushing on them thus the body work gets raised. When I put an engine in it the body will come down to normal levels. The body work is from Sheridan Motorsports. I love their track car. My car is a combination of their normal body front end and wide body rear. Their website is here: Sheridan Motorsports

S-WRX: I will have to take some back end shots for people. The rubber is massive and makes me giggle everytime I get down and look at it. I believe the back end is over 70 inches wide. It's one fat little car....or PHAT little car...

PPower: I have a post in the Subaru Conversions area regarding the engine choices. I would like 350 rwhp out of the car. I believe that would keep me competitive on the road course and not exceed the limits of the driveline (Porsche 915 transmission and 911 axles)
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Old 06-19-2003, 11:44 PM   #9
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Man, that is just straight up sick. Drop in a n STI Type RA Spec C engine into that badboy.
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:48 AM   #10
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i dont know what your plans are, but im not sure if a turbocharged engine would be the correct choice for that car. You will have to watch when you boost so you dont go off the track around turns, or I guess you could tune it really well so the boost doesnt come on like a switch.
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Old 06-20-2003, 01:25 PM   #11
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I am not sure about the weight, but a USDM STI engine would be nice. No lag and easily moddable to 400hp at the crank.
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:57 PM   #12
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Totally Sick!!!!

Have you considered going the N/A route, maybe a 2.2L with some head work and maybe Cobb cams, Borla Header... You could easily pull 150-175 crank HP.

Considering how light the car is 175HP should be a perfect balance between driveability and balls out performance!
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Old 06-20-2003, 05:22 PM   #13
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Absolutely friggen BEAUTIFUL!! I owned a '74 1.8 914 that I bored out to 2.0. I am dying to buy another so I can make it a Solo II / Track car. They are the best, although I do love my wRex!

That would be a cool project; and EJ20 / 25 in a 914... I saw one once years ago w/ a small-block Chevy V8. Insane!

Why not just go for a 914-6 (911) motor?? BTW, what year is this?
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:28 PM   #14
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Turbobug: Turbo selection, if I decided to go that route, will be very important. I would probably stick with a smaller turbo for better boost response even though it might cost me on the top end.

Fuquad: The car was originally a 1973 although I'm not sure how much is left of that original car. I've read about quite a few Chevy V8's and am considering it but to be truthful I would prefer a flat six (mainly because Porsche uses them, have a lower center of gravity, weigh less and can make the power I desire. Oh yeah, they sound wicked too.)

The problem with the Porsche 6 is purely in economics and getting bang for your buck. Even if I found a cheap one to buy it would still cost a fortune to rebuild when the time came. I just spent $8000 rebuilding the engine in my 1989 944 Turbo and imagine that the Porsche 6 would cost at least as much.
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #15
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A decent Porsche flat six rebuild is at least $10k. I helped a friend of mine build his 914-6 GT5R track car ( I did some of the chassis welding and aero work.) It's a semi tubeframe car, has a 2.2L six in it, weighs under 1700 lbs. and makes around 220 hp. The 2.2 is the largest he can run in his class and usually either him or his racing partner wins the races they enter. He also has Sheridan bodywork. The main reason he went to the six is durability. If you want some photos just let me know and I'll email em' to you.

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Old 06-24-2003, 01:19 AM   #16
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As requested here are a few shots of the rear of the car:







That's a modified 944 Turbo intercooler under the car as well as C2 Calipers and a standard 1 litre oil jug. All were added to give some idea of the size of the rubber.
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Old 06-24-2003, 01:21 AM   #17
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As requested here are a few shots of the rear of the car:



That's a modified 944 Turbo intercooler under the car as well as C2 Calipers and a standard 1 litre oil jug. All were added to give some idea of the size of the rubber.
OMG, man! What part of the country are you in? I want a ride in that thing when it's done!!!
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Old 06-24-2003, 01:25 AM   #18
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Another picture:



Yes, I know they are both dirty....damn muddy roads and greasy hands.

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Old 06-24-2003, 09:27 AM   #19
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That looks sweet! Those are some serious meats. Have you boxed in the trailing arms yet? Doing that and tying the roll cage to into the front and rear suspension pickup points will make a huge difference in how the car handles (914's flex a lot around the central "tub".) If you then run a triangulated structure from the rear strut towers to the swaybar pickup points you can cut away the entire trunk floor- improves transmission/engine access, stiffens up the chassis and lightens it up quite a bit.

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Old 06-25-2003, 10:01 PM   #20
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I just got wood.
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