Thanks for the pics in the email. Looking very good!RocketRacing wrote: ↑Sat May 11, 2019 2:05 amIf you change your mind on the pump, you know where to find me. I will pm you my email about the hose. I love conversation pieces.MrMagura wrote: ↑Sat May 11, 2019 1:44 amSorry, but no intentions to make a pump production, I only entertained the idea of making a pump, as I needed a proper pump for my own use.
The hose looks real fancy, leaving it on your desk will make it a conversation piece.
You can bend it with a bit of force, but the torsional stiffness is 100%, so don't bother with using it for a pump.
As for your car, 80's Porsche is a wide term, as that's where they went from proper Porsche, to water cooled and full of electronic junk?
My porsche is an 84 911. First year of bosch motronics. Still air cooled. Like a horny mortocycle as a friend once said. They went to water in 96 or 97, at least for the 911. They did water for other models in the 80’s... but they are not real “porsches” in my mind, so i am foggy/uninterested in those details. Porsche = Air cooled, engine in the back! Mind you, the modern gt3 rs is pretty nice...
The first water cooled 911’s wer co-designed (watered down!!!) with... Toyota as advisors. Toyota was doing what you do as a job, but for porsche... and all advice was about cost savings and mass production. Porsche was in financial straits in the late 90’s, partly because the cars will still made by elderly german men/women by hand, and they could just not compete with the cost efficiencies of modernized mass production factories. So the water cooled, mass produced, visually diluted, 996 generation of 911 was born. Yawn...
As far as electric junk, in hot rodding my car, i also stripped it of about 500lbs of “junk” in persuit of simplicity and lightness/performance (while still preserving visual hotness to my taste, inside and out, and inproving balance). I live in canada, and the ac compressor system was in the heavy end of the car, and had no function in making my car lighter, more powerful, or faster... so i removed and sold it. Stereo, removed it. Rear seats, gone, etc.
It was a labour of love, and on the track it tears most modern new 911’s a new you-know-what. Very satisfying. It is a modern day stripped out gt3 rs, if they made a gt3 rs in the 80’s. Although it tries to kill me every time i drive it... it is an animal. It puts more hair on my chest every time i drive it.
The drivers seat is custom made to fit my skinny butt (i had a big part in the design, which was one off custom), and is fixed mounted... for my ideal position. It is also my baby. And it sits next to my bikes and pump (thus why i don’t like the idea of a metal pump hose. When tired, i can be clumsy)
One think caught my attention. Why did you not bend the tail pipes, in order to not have them in harms way on the track?
I would think they got damaged every time somebody as much as touches you?
Indeed that's the model to get. That's when the clutch got hydraulic as well, right? Air cooled, and not stuffed with electrical junk, fully galvanized, and proper brakes as standard equipment.
I'll get around to shipping the formula 1 brake hose to you tomorrow.