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Thread: Groundhog Day ... Yep, another 911

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    Need more DMC in this thread!


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    Time for some expensiveness in here, the joys of owning an old Lamborghini . . . great.



    Dropped the Lambo off to have a new Ti exhaust fabricated and while my buddy was checking the car over he found some metal dust and tracked it down to this bearing showing its guts.





    No biggie, it's a cheap bearing, right? Why yes it is. But it's a driveshaft bearing, which runs through the engine block, and the proper way to remove the driveshaft is to remove the engine/trans, separate the two and pull the driveshaft out. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Quickie reminder of what an engine out looks like



    Also this



    Ah, what about removing the rear diff and pulling the driveshaft out the back ... *flips through service manual* annd zero info if it can come out the back. We look at it a bit and it looks like it might be able to come out the back. At this point I decide that it's worth the effort to remove the rear diff (which includes most of the accessories) and attempt to pull it out the back and if that fails, then motor out.



    Turns out that was a good idea, driveshaft came out.





    So how bad was that bearing exactly?






    New parts in from Italy just arrived so it can be put back together. Then onto that Ti exhaust.
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    awesome to see lambo torn apart, fascinating

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    New parts in from Italy just arrived...
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    Your parts come from Italy.

    Mine come from a warehouse in a town in Texas I've never heard of.


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    read 29 pages last night.... so much want

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    Came for the 911. Stayed for the DMC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post

    New parts in from Italy...
    And I just order parts from the USA because I can't find anything here, what a coincidence!

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    Headers are off Lambo and had some titanium bits made




    After one drive




    Oh, and Delorean parts finally showed up from KW . . .

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    Lovely choice on both vehicles. Poor pic quantity though. Can't wait to see those KWs installed.
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    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

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    We need to hear that lambo!

    And I didn't know KW makes a Delorean coilovers... or is a special order?

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    Today was install day. This could have been the biggest pain in the ass coilover install I've ever done, but decided to use a cut off wheel instead of a spring compressor and that made quick work of the job. Fun fact, the Delorean didn't meet US crash regulations, so DMC added some height to the US cars and called it a day. This makes for some interesting suspension geometry and install/removal. The rear springs really want to kill someone.




    Front:








    Rear:






    Onto the car . . .

    Before




    After






    The roofline is only 40" tall.





    There is a lot of work to do to get this set up to work, but this is a good start. It ended up getting over 4" of drop when KW advertises a 1.3" drop.
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    Sooooo you bought expensive coilovers advertised for 1.3" drop, for a car that had 6ft wheel gap, not knowing if they would go lower?
    I see you like to live dangerously, sir

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    this. is. freaking. amazing. Are you sticking with those wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Sooooo you bought expensive coilovers advertised for 1.3" drop, for a car that had 6ft wheel gap, not knowing if they would go lower?
    I see you like to live dangerously, sir
    Exactly. We assumed that we could find a spring to get the drop we wanted based of the images of the coilover bodies.

    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    this. is. freaking. amazing. Are you sticking with those wheels?
    Yeah, the fronts are new (to this car). Running a square set up with rear wheels.
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    The way I see it, you are doing this car a favor. If it had to be raised to meet crash regulations, what you did basically was bring it back to the initial spec and intended ride height.
    Good job, it looks amazing now. I bet it handles like a dream compared to stock
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    Forgot to add, rocking my McFly's

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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    Forgot to add, rocking my McFly's

    You're the man!

    I never would have said it, but those wheels are perfect. Good job.

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    I read your update slowly. I savored it. Right when I scrolled from the Before pic to the After, I literally muttered "like a boss...." under my breath at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    The way I see it, you are doing this car a favor. If it had to be raised to meet crash regulations, what you did basically was bring it back to the initial spec and intended ride height.
    Good job, it looks amazing now. I bet it handles like a dream compared to stock
    That's the idea, but then we kept going lower with it. Aside from the cars on air, this has to be one of the lowest overall, especially with the smaller diameter tires (.5" front & 2" rear).

    With the coils, change in suspension geometry, 2.2" wider front tire (on each side) and r-compound tires, the handling characteristics should be dramatically improved. The new suspension set up will greatly assist the Ferrari/AP brakes in stopping the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    You're the man!

    I never would have said it, but those wheels are perfect. Good job.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    I read your update slowly. I savored it. Right when I scrolled from the Before pic to the After, I literally muttered "like a boss...." under my breath at work.




    Onto more DMC updates. . .

    My fabricator just so happens to be a suspension engineer. He took a quick look at the front of the car and noted that the front wheels should be moved rearward to provide adequate clearance and based on the design of the front suspension, the sway bar doubles as a torsion bar, he added some spacers to it and the wheels/tires now clear the fender. Much easier to gain clearance than what we were expecting.

    before:


    after:


    He also raised it a bit:



    He went ahead and rolled all the fenders for extra clearance.





    The front has basically zero adjustment, so he is going to make some brackets to allow 1-2 degrees of camber on the front. Will obviously help with handling, but also will help give even more clearance for the front tire.
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    sorry if off topic, but how many of these does it typically take to wash the car?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    sorry if off topic, but how many of these does it typically take to wash the car?

    Dying at work, laughed so hard lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    sorry if off topic, but how many of these does it typically take to wash the car?



    Also, about 4 cans.
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    rolling fenders on exposed brushed metal requires the patience of the gods..

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    Onto the DMC. When lowering the car to this level, the front tires end up with 1 degree of negative camber. By modifying the upper control arm, we were able to get 3.5 degrees of negative camber at this level (can go with less camber) and sill able to service the joints. For reference the rear is at 3 degree of negative camber without any adjustment. If the car was higher, the degree of negative camber would be decreased.





    before/after:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    rolling fenders on exposed brushed metal requires the patience of the gods..
    Well, at least he can't crack the paint...

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