DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/1/16 9:30 a.m.
DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/1/16 9:31 a.m.
DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/1/16 9:33 a.m.

The beast is back together and happy to be brapping away. I took the car to an autocross type event on Sunday in 90 degree heat - no issues with cooling whatsoever.

I was also putting the scare into a 600hp modified C6 Zo6. The suspension needs serious refinement and the rear hatch is just a test piece, but the car feels pretty good right now and I'm excited it's back on the track.

java230
java230 Dork
8/1/16 10:06 a.m.

Good to see it all back together!

dextervw
dextervw New Reader
8/1/16 3:47 p.m.

you scared the 700hp zo7 but not the 911 crowd huh ;-)

Looked awesome out there! can't wait to see it ripping up a hill, which of course means I actually have to go to one.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/2/16 7:53 a.m.
dextervw wrote: you scared the 700hp zo7 but not the 911 crowd huh ;-) Looked awesome out there! can't wait to see it ripping up a hill, which of course means I actually have to go to one.

The 911 crew was more confident in themselves haha

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/9/16 2:32 p.m.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/9/16 2:53 p.m.

Meanwhile, the LeMons RX7 is coming along nicely.

We certainly won't be winning races based on our looks....

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/9/16 2:54 p.m.

Last photos I promise. My shopmates E46 makes the RX7 look small. This is funny to me.

drivendaily
drivendaily New Reader
8/9/16 3:18 p.m.
DaveEstey wrote:

Am I the only one who sees it?

Flying Monkey

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
8/9/16 4:18 p.m.

Flying Monkey Racing.....

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/10/16 7:32 a.m.

Flying monkeys are more reliable haha

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel Dork
8/16/16 6:43 a.m.

I swear this thread never shows up for me anymore I had to google for it. then find you updated it 6 days ago.. (last I saw was nearly a year ago).

Pity all of the older pics dont show up for me. :(

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/16/16 1:20 p.m.

Hopefully I'll have some new build stuff to share next week. I'm taking a stay-cation. The RX7 will be competing for time with my new motorcycle though...

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
8/16/16 4:44 p.m.

Tease....

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/17/16 7:36 a.m.

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
8/17/16 3:24 p.m.

Mr. Vader - your motorcycle is ready. And your engine compartment is nearing completion.

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DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
8/18/16 9:53 a.m.

Needs fewer pistons and more rotors.

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
8/18/16 12:30 p.m.

Opinions vary. Daddy likes the low rpm torque, thanx very much.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
9/14/16 8:15 p.m.

Mt. Ascutney is this weekend, so I'm doing a little prep.

First off, I was kindly asked to "get a real door card before you come back". I guess my Racing Beat carboard door car was no longer welcome.

Enter - sheet aluminum. Also - thank god for the sheet metal brake.

A little cutting, a little bending and BOOM

And to keep up the tradition:

I also covered the rear air scoops with black vinyl to pretty them up, and then tossed on some go fast stickers I had collected over the years of building this thing. I didn't take any dedicated photos.

Took care of a few other odds and ends and then..... Discovered that the passenger side rear shock isn't dampening movement... No signs of being blown, but it definitely isn't doing anything. I'll run it as it is this weekend and source a replacement since I won't have time to get a new one beforehand and my only other option is my seriously bagged out Koni Yellows.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
9/19/16 3:12 p.m.
Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
9/19/16 3:24 p.m.

Glad you are able to post the video. Looked like a roll. What happened, and are you ok?

golfduke
golfduke Reader
9/19/16 3:31 p.m.

wow, in for details. Looked like something abrupt and sudden.

Glad you're okay though! That's scary.

Mezzanine
Mezzanine HalfDork
9/19/16 3:31 p.m.

Aww man! What's the butcher's bill?

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
9/19/16 3:54 p.m.

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