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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:01 am 
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What engine are you planning for it, Adam?

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Still planning on that. Right now I have a rolled over C Coupe that I plan to skin and use the chassis. Then I'm going to chop a 914 at the fire wall and use the engine/gearbox and rear suspension.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:50 pm 
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Adam Wright wrote:
Charles H Jacobus wrote:
What engine are you planning for it, Adam?

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Still planning on that. Right now I have a rolled over C Coupe that I plan to skin and use the chassis. Then I'm going to chop a 914 at the fire wall and use the engine/gearbox and rear suspension.


Curious why you are going that route instead of using a 356 drivetrain.

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Dan Epperly wrote:
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Charles H Jacobus wrote:
What engine are you planning for it, Adam?

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Still planning on that. Right now I have a rolled over C Coupe that I plan to skin and use the chassis. Then I'm going to chop a 914 at the fire wall and use the engine/gearbox and rear suspension.


Curious why you are going that route instead of using a 356 drivetrain.


In order to fit under the bodywork it has to be transverse mounted, like the 550 was, as is the 914. Not to mention I will have the benefit of a 901 gearbox and a much more powerful 914 motor, which I can make into a monster later. If there is anything doing autocross has taught me, it's that the extra power the 914 has makes autocross a lot funner, than in the 356.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:43 pm 
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This brings me back to when I was 12 years old and built a 2 speed go-cart with an aluminum body. The chassis was fun to design and build, but the satisfaction of shaping the body far surpassed that, so I really appreciate and am envious of what you are doing. When you get this project done I may have to come visit and experience a real builder's tools, expertise and results.

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Charles H Jacobus wrote:
This brings me back to when I was 12 years old and built a 2 speed go-cart with an aluminum body. The chassis was fun to design and build, but the satisfaction of shaping the body far surpassed that, so I really appreciate and am envious of what you are doing. When you get this project done I may have to come visit and experience a real builder's tools, expertise and results.

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If you want the real deal experience, Wray does classes once a month, it's a great 4 days, you get to shape metal and learn the tools, while being surrounded with Jags and Ferrari's, it's pretty cool.

http://www.proshaper.com/coachbuilding-classes/

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Adam Wright wrote:
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... Then I'm going to chop a 914 at the fire wall and use the engine/gearbox and rear suspension.
Curious why you are going that route instead of using a 356 drivetrain.

In order to fit under the bodywork it has to be transverse mounted, like the 550 was, as is the 914. Not to mention...

Adam, the 550 and 914 Porsches did not have transverse mounted engines or transmissions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverse_engine

Here is a transverse mounted engine in a Lamborghini Miura chassis.


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Jon Bunin wrote:
Adam Wright wrote:
Dan Epperly wrote:
Adam Wright wrote:
... Then I'm going to chop a 914 at the fire wall and use the engine/gearbox and rear suspension.
Curious why you are going that route instead of using a 356 drivetrain.

In order to fit under the bodywork it has to be transverse mounted, like the 550 was, as is the 914. Not to mention...

Adam, the 550 and 914 Porsches did not have transverse mounted engines or transmissions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverse_engine

Here is a transverse mounted engine in a Lamborghini Miura chassis.


Okay, it has to be reverse mounted to how it is normally in a 356. You get the idea, a rear mounted gearbox.

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The sheet metal for the rear is done, at least the outer skin. I will have the tail on display at the open house. Very exciting.


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Looks great. I hope you don't plan on painting it when it's done. Would be a shame to hide that hand-worked surface.

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Emil Wojcik wrote:
Looks great. I hope you don't plan on painting it when it's done. Would be a shame to hide that hand-worked surface.

I think I'm going to paint the outside and leave the inner in bare metal.

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Looks great. I hope you don't plan on painting it when it's done. Would be a shame to hide that hand-worked surface.

I think I'm going to paint the outside and leave the inner in bare metal.


I guess that's a good compromise and it is your car after all. I'm sure it will look great painted too.

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