stewards68 Posted March 22, 2017 Report Share Posted March 22, 2017 Trying to find a pic on my work computer, will upload one later. Asking $3000, which I understand, is very high for a Chump, but when you get the parts description, you could send the thing to the crusher and still make out like a bandit. Spend a few hundred bucks and make this the fastest EC thing on the grid, or strip off all the expensive parts and make another Chump on the cheap. Really. This car has humongous potential, but mostly gave us misery. We aren't ChumpCar racing anymore, and this car isn't competitive in the other series. The expensive stuff got put on to try to stay competitive in the other series. Didn't work. It wore me out and I don't have the energy or time to strip it for parts. It's also one of the coolest looking cars on the grid. It's kinda PURTY! Started out life as a quite respectable 1987 Porsche 924S. For the non-Porschephiles, the 924S is basically a 944 with a smaller, lighter body. It is NOT a 924. I drove it to work for a month before stripping it and making it into a ChumpCar. Didn't have a scratch on it until it became a race car. And only got a few beauty marks doing that. It then proved to be a purebred Porsche and blew the freshly rebuilt motor 7 hours into the first race. We swapped in an iron-block LM7 (LS3) truck motor from a 2002 Chevy Suburban. Because 30 year-old Porsche motors + endurance racing = misery. For us anyway. Very cheap motor from a CCWS standpoint because of the iron block, and built like a bulletproof tank. 6-bolt mains, could probably use beach sand for oil and not burn it up. Surprisingly only 100 lbs more than the stock Porsche 4-cylinder boat-anchor, because, well, Porsche. Legal, tech-cleared cage in CCWS and 2 other series. $800 Kirkey Full-containment seat $300 Accusump system with remote filter Custom dash/guages which got an envious thumbs-up on every grid. Stage II SPEC Clutch Two 5-speed transaxles, one stock, one 944T with a $1400 Quaife LSD. That one is freshly rebuilt, not in the car. Legal pull-type fire system. Legal Fuelsafe 21 gallon Fuel cell High-strength custom racing axles, $1200. Ground Control Coilover suspension and caster/camber plates, $1400 2 sets of Boxster wheels Lexan rear hatch, aluminum rear spoiler/fuel quickfill All new bearings, tie rods, spares as well. Braided stainless fuel lines, oil lines. Rare manual 944 steering rack Manual brakes, Wilwood master cylinder (No offense intended to my racing sisters, but Porsche, manual brakes and steering...grrr...man-car.) Lots more stuff I can't remember at the moment. We spent lots of bucks on this thing, I'm know I could part it out for $6K but as I've mentioned, I'm done with it. The bad stuff. For some reason, after the first few races, we could never make the LS motor run very well. Poor power (for a V8 in a 2400lb car) and keeps throwing various emissions codes. Has the stock Suburban ECU with a cloned spare, OBDII port functions appropriately. Everything sensor-wise is new or replaced except for the harness. The wiring harness is original and has frayed wires, which I highly suspect is the gremlin issue, but I'm sick of it and don't want to screw with it any more. (Have I mentioned that before?) The long block has great compression and leakdown, I truly think it's bulletproof. I swiped the fuel surge tank for the new race car, but it has the stock Porsche fuel pump as well as a $500 in-tank FuelSafe pump as well. $50 on eBay on a surge tank and that's done. Either replace the harness, rebuild the harness or put a custom harness on it and I think it would solve all the weird electrical issues. We want to get rid of this thing, my wife is also sick of it in the driveway. I have a love/hate relationship with it and would love to see it on the grid again. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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