Porsche SP3 951 Winter Maintenance RennsportKC

With the race/DE season quickly approaching, it was time to pull the gray SP3 turbo out of storage and get it ready for the season. We aren’t anticipating anything too terribly large this year as we did most of the big build last year, but a season of track time was good for feedback on our next steps to take with the car. We got feedback that a removable steering wheel for ingress/egress and better pedals for heel/toe shifting would be a big help, so I made a few phone calls and got parts coming!

First thing to do was to install the custom quick release hub. We use a hub that is a quick attach and go system, no rotating the wheel to try and find the lock, no messing around with dual triggers, no getting the steering wheel a few degrees off. It only goes on one way, and quickly! The hub adapter mounted. We use this same quick release system on all our builds, it is the best on the market.

And the backside of the wheel.

And in place.

Next up was the pedal assemblies. We chose to go with a fully height and width adjustable velocitator to make absolutely sure we could dial in the pedals exactly where he wanted them to aid in heel toe.

A bunch of Lego pieces to put together.

The old velocitator removed and the new velocitator in place. The red portion can be extended to the left, closer to the brake pedal, and the silver/red assemblies can either go lower away from the driver, or closer to the driver. Really a slick deal.

And the deceleratrix (have you picked up on the TV quote yet?…..“No! I thought, uh, I thought I’d chauffeur myself this evening. Yes, that’s what I thought. How difficult could it be? I’m sure the manual will indicate which lever is the velocitator and which the deceleratrix, hmm?) and clutch pedals installed!”
Next we move on to flushing fluids, changing oil, and addressing a slight steering issue we have. Stay tuned!

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Carl Sonksen

April 1, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Excellent Smithers!

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