[Es2] eS2 Sedan Rally Car
seiche at shadetreesoftware.com
Thu Feb 5 11:41:42 EST 2004
While it sounds seriously aggressive, I believe that it will be done.
It doesn't hurt that he has access to a fully equipped shop, has lots of
access to parts and is single, so he can work until 3 AM if he wants.
FWIW, 99% of the work was done by Brendan and Brooks (Brendan's
roommate) and while others donate time and parts to the cause, these two
mechanical engineers have done almost everything. As for money, I
really don't think that it is costing much, as most of the stuff is
fabricated or has been "donated" like the manifolds, intercooler, etc.
The biggest part is the labor, which even at the $.50/hr labor rate for
working on your own car is still very high.
The suspension was originally put on the car 7-8 years ago when it was
still a street car. It is a custom modified Ground Control setup. It
has two piece struts in front and one piece struts in the rear.
The toughest part of the upcoming work will be the brakes. No
combination of standard Audi brakes will fit the car. It has 5kt hubs
in the back, and modified ur S4 hubs in the front. They are going to
make custom brackets to mount the calipers, and probably custom aluminum
hats for the front and maybe rear as well.
Jimmy Pribble wrote:
> Great information guys, thanks. I'll try to follow this project
> closely. I have all the same things left to do, but my completion
> date is "Summer"; his is "Sunday." Ha, ha. That is seriously
> agressive. I wish I had the money/manpower to do that. Oh well.
> Hey Steve, any knowledge of his suspension? He obviously has C/O, but
> do you know where he sourced them? 2B? Ground Control? Home made?
> Thanks again for the info.
> Jimmy "just a bit of healthy racecar envy" Pribble
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