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Old October 19th 2003, 12:34
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your keeping better updates on my car than i am. i promised myself that i would be taking a bunch of pics and notes during this build up. i just didn't know i was going to cram it all into 8 weeks. so they are thin. i do have some pics though that i will post maybe later today. some over all pics (which i will take today when i pull it out to get all of the headliner glue off ), oil cooler crammed in, 944 m/c installed, interior, etc.

it is going to be tight, but assuming everything works, i may make it to this show sans the 944 brakes and suspension. still have to pray that a 944 m/c is going to work right on ghia disks and rear drums. testing in the neighborhood will tell. still waiting on feedback from my post here in the brake forum on it from the experts.

and the ALMS race was fun. nice change up in the car mix. 6 Ferraris (double of previous years), only 1 M3 , the usual bevy of 911's with the McKenna team kicking a$$. sadly i thought the LMP mix was poor. audi kicked but as usual, but not enough makes in the mix. i miss porsche, MB, Caddy, and the likes.

sorry for the long post. back to work on the car.
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Old October 20th 2003, 17:28
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I would like to see more marks in the mix too. I think the Audi's have skeered some away with there choke-hold. My hat is off to Panoz for hanging in there. The Audi's are amazing cars. Looks like the Vette's are going to have to do some work to keep up with the Ferrari's.
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Old December 13th 2003, 23:04
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new update

OK, it has been a while, but I have added an update on the car with some new pics for ya. check it out here...

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Old December 14th 2003, 08:50
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it definitely looks 1000% better then when I seen it at Taccoa
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Old December 14th 2003, 11:16
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very nice Zen. Also works to encourage the rest of us to get off our butts.
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LOOKING GOOD.
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Old December 19th 2003, 18:49
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Zen, very nice! I like the clean look you got with that roof.

Very sanitary.



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Old December 21st 2003, 15:46
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Zen,
The car looks great, you have made a lot of progress since I last saw it. Very cool indeed.
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Old December 23rd 2003, 13:02
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thanks guys. nigel, we need to hook up over the holidays. i am going to be here just about everyday. you need to come checkout out the new digs. we are right at Ronald Reagan and Five Forks now. maybe we can make it a day when Dave and Pillow can come hang too. either way let's plan on getting together.

btw, i haven't touched it since Bug Jam except for moving it to the new house. i am starting to dig out my tools this week and last and getting back to it. only two months to have it complete with the 944 suspension and brakes and all of the other things i haven't finished yet. doable.
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nice...

That's a very nice build. You have inspired me to spend more time on my two projects over the holidays.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Thanks for all the help this year.

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Zen,
That sounds like a good idea. I will try to call you in the next day or so...I would also like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season...I am looking forward to the next year as being a good one.
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THANKS ZEN

You really know how to make me feel bad because my Ghia isn't to that stage yet! I wish you would quit dangling that juicy carrot in my face like that!

But really, your car looks great and I'm sure we all will get to where we're talking about our adventures in our 'new' cars as opposed to what are plans are for them.

You've given some of us a renewed hope that it can be finished...even though the job, spouse, kids, world gets in the way sometimes.

Thanks for getting me excited again about what could be...if only I had 36 hours in the day:silly:
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Old December 24th 2003, 00:40
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yea, just ask how many times i have needed that inspiration. this has been an on-again off-again project for 8 years. car shows always get my blood flowing. as a matter of fact, i have been spending most of the week already thinking of the next project and remind myself i need to finish this one first...oh, and figure out how i am supposed to afford the next and convince the wife that it actually makes sense that we need another project car.

thinking:
GL bus or singlecab (due to the handiness of having something haul crap around)
speedster kit car (so i can bastardize it without guilt. just been looking at streetbeasts.com, not bad pricing)
914 with possibly the autoatlanta 9014 kit (good project pricing with the right donor...rusted body panels, but good underpimmings)

would like to keep the next project in the $10k range and have it spread out over 2-3 years. that may rule out the speedster. oh to dream.
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Old December 24th 2003, 08:08
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I know where there is a decent speedster for sale... check here

And heres a nice 914 too... Check Here
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don't tempt me. i would do an outlaw speedster though (flared fenders, etc). i do want a fiber boot though like that one. as for the 914, already thought of it, but hate to rip up a perfectly good body and can't do anything until i sell my other house anyway. i am a year away at least.
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