Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#61 Post by C J Murray » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Yes, Jean-Luc it is a real Devin D. The project has been moving slowly while I finished my Elva Courier but I think the Devin is about to see some real progress.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#62 Post by Jean-Luc CRIADO » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:11 pm

Thx for information CJ, but when i say....is it a real, my question was for the ad in CL at Cleveland.
I post a question for the VIN number of the DEVIN in Cleveland but the owner say "no number" ?????
Do you know the VIN listing of DEVIN sports cars ?
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#63 Post by C J Murray » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:20 pm

The guy that has that car is a 356 guy I think. Devin would not have issued a serial number for a bare body. The guy that put the body onto the VW chassis would have either retained the VW number on the chassis or gone to the state DMV and applied for a state issued Special Construction number plate. Only cars built completely at the Devin factory have Devin VIN/serial numbers.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#64 Post by C J Murray » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 pm

I must admit that the Devin project has moved slowly so far but today I picked up the screwed and glued frame/body assembly and I will move a bit quicker on the mechanical work that I am doing myself. It will be rolling around soon.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#65 Post by gregorycampbell » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:05 am

Looking good Cliff. Will you be ready for Rennsport?
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#66 Post by C J Murray » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 am

gregorycampbell wrote:Looking good Cliff. Will you be ready for Rennsport?
Thanks Greg. I wasn't planning on going due to the long distance tow. I also hear that there are a few guys that are really hooked up out West which does strike some fear in me! :P I don't see it being ready for Sebring in March but it should make a race or two in 2018. You should come to Watkins Glen in September. You wont regret it.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#67 Post by C J Murray » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:36 pm

A bit more progress. It's all custom fitting so it doesn't go quickly.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#68 Post by C J Murray » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 pm

The 1961 Norton Manx 500 stopped by for a visit. I was working out the engineering on the Devin front brake caliper mounts as well as the rear brake set-up today. I'm off to the machinist tomorrow.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#69 Post by ray nelson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:48 pm

Norton Manx!!
Now there's a manly motor bike! Great for harassing the constabulary of west Philly

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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#70 Post by C J Murray » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:06 pm

More progress...
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The car is 80% plumbed. The suspension is finished front and back. The steering is waiting for custom tie rods and the steering column needs to be welded together when the roll bar is installed. The brakes are finished other than waiting for custom front caliper mounts. The shift linkage is completed. The hydraulic clutch system is finished. None of this is "stock" exactly so the details need to be worked out and that is the fun stuff that I enjoy a lot. Pretty soon the car gets a roll bar and then the body man installs inner fender wells, other detail work, and paint. Then it comes back to me for electrics and final assembly. It's a simple car but it still takes lots of time.

The rear shock bolts are temporary until I add tow hooks.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#71 Post by M Penta » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:03 pm

Looks fantastic so far, beautiful parts through out.

Cool Elva too. I do not see it on your signiture, what other cars do you have that are not on there?

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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#72 Post by C J Murray » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:26 am

Does a 2009 Smart Car count? That goes in the race trailer behind the racer. I had a 235 horsepower Caterham 7 for 9 years but I sold it to finance other car projects. My wife and I owned a few Alfas in the '80s and early '90s as our daily drivers. Two of those gave 100k miles each reliably. A long time ago I had a '64 Pontiac Tempest convertible, homebuilt dune buggy, Karmann Ghia, Mercedes 220S, and a Datsun 2000, 510, and a 240Z, another Elva race car, Mustang, a GTI, Daimler SP250, Corvette Z06, then I returned to the 356 where I started as a teenager. The daily driver is a 2010 Mini base model. Your question got me thinking about the many different cars I have owned and restored. Frightening! After a while they each were sold to finance the next one until later in life when the kids were grown and educated and I could acquire a few good cars. Even then one must occasionally go to finance something else.

I have a few bikes also and this one is for sale to fund other projects...
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#73 Post by C J Murray » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:58 pm

The front brakes are completed. I installed an engine and some wheels and tires. It sort of looks like a car. The next stop is to the roll bar fabricator where it will also get a steering column Then off to the body shop for finishing. Then back to me for electrics, gauges, and the final details.
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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#74 Post by Steve Harrison » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 am

Are you going SVRA?
You mention that “none of this is ‘stock’ exactly...”
Will they allow all the upgrades,...coil overs, disc brakes, etc.?
Just wondering.

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Re: Devin D Porsche Race Car Project

#75 Post by C J Murray » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:23 pm

Hi Steve,
I have run the '55 Cab with HSR, SVRA, and Brian Redman. All 3 allow more modifications than VSCCA and Monterey(sort of but if you look at the Ron Goodman coupe it wouldn't pass SVRA tech). Mostly they allow updates to 1972 specs. For instance my '55 has C disc brakes and the later shock mounts and the engines are free except bore and stroke, period carbs, and distributor ignition. You can't use different suspension pick up points or spring and shock types. The Devin has coil over shocks from the factory and as long as you don't use remote reservoir shocks you are ok. Wheel size and tires are regulated. The Devin was factory built from 1958-1967? So Porsche disc brakes or VW disc brakes are ok but no Brembo exotic stuff.
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