Porsche 930 Upgrades Continues Rennsport Kansas City
Widow Maker Part 3:
Made some decent progress on the 930 project this week in between everything else. First I started tackling the rear suspension, starting with the torsion bars and poly bronze spring plate bushings. The side skirts need to come off.
Disconnecting the spring plate from the rear trailing arms.
And the old torsion bar after the spring plate has been removed. A little persuasion and it comes right out……
Passing out the side of the body.
And the new larger torsion bars greased up and installed.
Then you must remove the old rubber bushings from the spring plates. A lot of heat is used.
JB welding the bushings to the spring plate.
And this is what we end up with. Once they are reinstalled in the car at the estimated angle, everything is hooked back up to the trailing arms and ride height is checked. If it is off, then the torsion bars must be reindexed until everything is right.
Then it was off to replacing the rear shocks. The driver side came out easy enough, but the passenger side I had to cut apart to get it out, The nut had seized itself to the threads and the little 5mm allen to counter that didn’t hold up well.
But eventually I had a new set of shocks in place.
Then it was off to mocking up the turbo and exhaust install. Hmmmm. With the B&B’s I usually use, I am use to having everything come as a kit, and it appears we are going to have to piece this thing together a bit to make it work. Not a big deal, just a few hoops to get through. Stay tuned. In the mean time, I’ll button up the rest of the suspension, etc. Which brings up another issue, our new tie rod length is so far off that I can’t dial the toe out of the front end. Need to make a call to Elephant Racing on Monday to sort that out.