Well it's time to sell my baby. Circumstances (i.e. another race car) force me to let my 911 go to another home. If you've driven a well set up early 911, you know there's nothing like it. And if you haven't, just be aware there is a bit of apprenticeship. But when you are done you can truly call yourself a driver.
No ABS, no power steering, no driving aids at all. It's all up to you, the driver. But in place of all that modern junk you get something special in return: Light Weight! And combine that light car with a sweet hot torquey motor built by one of the best in the Porsche business and you have a high-octane experience. This car weights 2365 and that includes 50 lbs of removable ballast required for PCA club racing. The rear weight bias of the 911 combined with light weight as compared to today's bloated 911's means a nimble car and a delight to drive hard and fast on the track.
This car is set up to go play on the racetrack and comes with a long racing history. When I bought the car it had competed in PCA club racing and the Jefferson 500 for many years. Since then, the 911 has seen racetracks on the east coast from Mosport to Sebring and everything in between. I've done over 50 races with it. It's currently licensed for PCA and NASA with the appropriate log books. The last race completed was HyperFest with GTS Challenge at Summit Point in July where I came in 3rd. But if you want my competitive history with this car, I point you to my racing adventures on my website.
Remember, while its a racecar, it's also fully street legal and can be driven on the street. You don't have to have a race license just to own this. It has a full interior, SSI heat exchangers, so you have heat and defrosting. Most of the decals have been removed. A street exhaust is included.
Since I bought the car I have had the motor rebuilt twice. The last time due to a bone-headed missed shift by the bone-headed driver (me). Both times the motor was built by Harry Hall of ECI Motorsports. Harry was the former chief national scrutineer for PCA Club Racing for 10 years - i.e. the top techy. Harry has forgotten way more about 911's than I have ever learned. But what he hasn't forgotten is how to build kick-ass, 100% legal motors. Just like Gary Fairbanks is the guy everybody calls about transmissions, Harry is the guy all the others call when it comes to 911 motors. So I've never had any complaints about being down on power. The first rebuild was from the bottom up. The second time we just did the top end to replace the bent valves. I had the heavy-duty value springs and guides installed by Dave Coleman's shop in Summit Point. The Motor is strong and happy with a redline of 7200 rpm (governed by a rev limited rotor). When the motor rolls onto the fat part of the S cams at about 4K, you're in for a sweet ride.
The car's interior is close to how I got the car. The former owner had a nice conversion done from the original 1971 911S to RS specs. I added safety updates, replacing the soft foam on the roll cage with the hard FIA padding, new belts as of last year, new window net and replacing the stock mirror with a 5 panel WINK. A new MOMO steering wheel was added last year to set the driver position back 2 inches from the NARDI wheel that came with the car. I'm small and have short legs and didn't like being so close to the dash when racing. A carbon fiber/Kevlar OMP Seat replaced the original race seat. An adjustable Brey-Krause seat back brace is bolted to the cage. The cage was custom built by OG Racing and is PCA and NASA legal. A Hot-Lap timer system is in the car with the ability to move the receiver from side to side depending on where the beacon is placed on the track. A Robic stopwatch is mounted on the steering wheel for when a Hot-Lap beacon isn't available. The window net is attached to the cage with a quick-release buckle and can be easily stowed out of sight when participating in drivers education where they are not allowed to be in place. Weight plates are bolted to the passenger floor to make weight for PCA racing. They can be easily removed in 2 minutes for Drivers Education. A multi-port 12 volt power panel is in place on the rear tunnel to provide power for items such as video cameras, cool suits, etc. A Safecraft Racing Halon extinguisher is mounted to the rear bulkhead behind the seats. Another important piece of safety gear is the FuelSafe fuel cell replacing the gas tank. Full carpeting, headliner, and RS door panels and a working AM/FM cassette radio complete the deal, it is a stock class car after all.
Externally, the car has steel RS flares in the rear. A fiberglass RS front spoiler houses the large oil cooler. In the rear, a fiberglass duck tail completes the RS look. Front and rear tow hooks are provided for those off-track examinations of gravel traps. An electrical kill switch is mounted on the front cowl driver's side. The car's exterior was fully stripped and repainted 18 months prior. Aside from the usual small chips on the front from racing 3 feet off somebody's bumper at 100mph (it's a racecar not a garage queen), the car looks fantastic. A brilliant Porsche Guards Red, accented with white Carrera RS decals shows off the car to great advantage.
I could go on and on about this car, and with a little encouragement I might just do that, but for now, let's go on to the pictures ....
Fiberglass front bumper
Fiberglass ducktail spoiler
H4 headlight conversion with Lexan lenses
Electrical cutoff switch
Front & rear tow hooks
car recently fully repainted Porsche Guards Red
RS Carrera decals on side
Race decals have been removed
re-valved Bilsteins shocks
Weltmeister sways 22 front, 22 rear
Weltmeister torsion bars 27 front, 31 rear
Rear Adjustable spring plates
Front Monoball Spherical bearings
corner balanced and lowered
Full Lightweight interior
SSI heat exchangers, so still has heat and defrost
OMP carbon fiber/kevlar driver race seat
Sparco Pro 2000 passenger seat
new 5 pt camlock belts
new window net, mounted to cage
OG Racing cage
Brey-Krase seat back brace
Hot Lap timing system
Wink 5 panel mirror
MOMO steering wheel
Safecraft Halon fire extinguisher
Sony AM/FM/Cassette with removal faceplate (for those double-yellow periods)
setup for passenger weight ballast
2.7 Harry Hall built RS motor
Redline 7300 (limited to 7200 by rotor)
Bore: 88.9mm Stroke: 71.1mm
"S" profile cams
Compression Ration: 8.5:1 - can run regular gas around town
est 210 hp @ crank
leakdown done with 0% leakdown in all cylinders
Rebuilt Weber carbs with rain shields (dual 3 barrel IDA)
FuelSafe 17 gal fuel cell
Factory Limited Slip
new Permatune CDI
Hi-Flow custom fabricated mufflers
WEVO shift kit
large capacity front mounted oil cooler
recently rebuilt 915 transmission with updated transmission case
Cool Brake kit with Smart Products hub inserts
Stainless steel brake lines
Wheels (2 sets)
7 x 15 front Fuchs
8 x 15 rear Fuchs
Misc Spare parts included:
rear axles, rotors, spare CDI box, distributors, CV joint boots, gaskets, megaphone exhaust, street exhaust, etc
Docs & service records
recent service, valves adjusted and oil changed, new clutch throwout bearing Aug 2005