1978 930 Turbo - Group B RS / RSR Race car

This 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) was originally prepared for street use, but has now been converted for export to Europe for racing use in the United Kingdom in a resurrection of the famed Groupe B FIA class.
The project features extensive engine tuning. We changed out cams, light head work, valve relief piston tops, huge intercooler, stainless headers, KKK turbo, and a few other little tricks to get a super efficient power band.
We race prepped the transaxle with close ratio gears, Quaife differential, and trans. cooling system. We cut the roof to lose the weight & build the FIA spec. safety cage system, the roof got re-skinned in FRG, and we added the RSR type front & rear bumpers to save some weight & and allow us to run the dual front oil cooler system. 
The car is fitted with a FUELSAFE 27gal. SA101 fuel cell. The suspension has been set up for track, see the photos of us running it at the PCA Zone 8 SpeedFest April 2008.

Francis front oil cooler

PICTURED HERE IS THE SETRAB FRONT OIL COOLER, "500 COMPETITION" SETRAB NOSE MOUNT OIL COOLER. IT WEIGHTS 7 LBS. AND O.A.L. IS 23.5" THE COOLING CORE AREA IS 20" X 5.25" X 2.75" WE USE THIS COOLER ON ALL OUR HIGH PERFORMANCE & FULL RACE 914, 911, & 930 TURBO PROJECTS. THE SETRAB OIL COOLERS ARE ONE OF THE FINEST MADE, THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND THIS MEANS THEY COOL BETTER! THEY DISSIPATE OIL TEMPERATURE BETTER THAN MOST COMMON OIL COOLERS. THIS COOLER IS SET UP WITH 3/4" NPT FITTINGS 2) ON EACH END, THE FITTINGS SHOWN ARE NOT INCLUDED. WE ARE ALSO A FULL LINE GOODRIDGE DISTRIBUTOR, ASK FOR THE PLUMBING HARDWARE FOR YOUR APPLICATION AND SEE IT IN USE ON MANY CARS IN THE "PROJECT" SECTION ON OUR SITE.ADDING AN EXTRA OIL COOLER TO YOUR PORSCHE WILL INCREASE PROFORMANCE AND LENGTHEN THE SERVICE LIFE OF YOUR ENGINE. THIS IS A SMALL INVESTMENT FOR HUGH PIECE OF MIND. PLEASE CALL FOR QUOTES ON ALL OUR OTHER SYSTEMS. PATRICK MOTORSPORTS EXCLUSIVE.WE ARE A FULL LINE SETRAB DISTRIBUTOR.
PART NUMBER PMP500-15NPT3/4

Francis front oil cooler shroud

THIS PICTURE SHOWS THE SHROUD NEEDED BEHIND THE FRONT OIL COOLER, BECAUSE OF THE FUEL TANK LOCATION THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM LEFT FOR THE FRONT OIL COOLER THAT IS THE REASON IT IS MOUNTED BETWEEN THE BODY AND BUMPER WE USE THE SETRAB, "500 COMPETITION" NOSE MOUNT OIL COOLER, IT WEIGHTS 7 LBS. AND O.A.L. IS 23.5" THE COOLING CORE AREA IS 20" X 5.25" X 2.75" WE USE THIS COOLER ON ALL OUR HIGH PERFORMANCE & FULL RACE 914, 911, & 930 TURBO PROJECTS, THE SETRAB OIL COOLERS ARE ONE OF THE FINEST MADE, THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND THIS MEANS THEY COOL BETTER! THEY DISSIPATE OIL TEMPERATURE BETTER THAN MOST COMMON OIL COOLERS, AND WE ARE A FULL LINE SETRAB DISTRIBUTOR, THIS COOLER IS SET UP WITH 3/4" NPT FITTINGS 2) ON EACH END, THE FITTINGS SHOWN ARE NOT INCLUDED, BUT WE ARE ALSO A FULL LINE GOODRIDGE DISTRIBUTOR, ASK FOR THE PLUMBING HARDWARE FOR YOUR APPLICATION AND SEE IT IN USE ON MANY CARS IN THE "PROJECT" SECTION ON OUR SITE.ADDING AN EXTRA OIL COOLER TO YOUR PORSCHE WILL INCREASE PROFORMANCE AND LENGTHEN THE SERVICE LIFE OF YOUR ENGINE. THIS IS A SMALL INVESTMENT FOR HUGH PIECE OF MIND. PLEASE CALL FOR QUOTES ON ALL OUR OTHER SYSTEMS. PATRICK MOTORSPORTS EXCLUSIVE

PMP500-15NPT3/4

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This picture shows the light weight composite top skin installed on our project. As you can see when installed properly you cannot tell this has been replaced.
With the top skin removed it is much easier to install and properly weld the roll bar assembly.

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You can also see the WEVO short shifter has been installed in this car also. This will reduce the lever travel by 30%. It also has lateral springs to aid in up shifting and help make accidental down shift less likely to happen. This unit is a direct replacement for the stock shifter. Part number TRA WEVO-G50 SHIFTER.
Also we have a few needed extras in place of the radio. To the left is the switch to activate the SAFECRAFT fire system. This car has the 10 lb aluminum fire bottle mounted in the rear seat area. This comes with the cable pull three nozzles and aluminum tubing for the spray nozzles. 
Part number SAF LT10AAA
Next to that is a transmission oil temperature gauge to monitor the fluid temps. In the Trans. The last gauge is the intercooler temperature efficiency gauge. This is a great tool to help you understand & monitor your intercooler. See when it’s cooling and when its heat soaked. We stock them in Fahrenheit but can be ordered in Celsius. This gauge indicates inlet charge air temperatures along with outlet temperatures, then calculates the temp split for you and shows the cooling efficiency.
When the split is high turn up the boost, when it is low it’s time to ease up and save your motor.
This kit includes the gauge, two thermo couples and wiring harness. Part number ELE DAV 1017-308FD


ALL PARTS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP WORLD WIDE TODAY

Francis-intercooler-gauge

As you can see we have added a few needed extras in place of the radio. To the left is the switch to activate the SAFECRAFT fire system. This car has the 10 lb aluminum fire bottle mounted in the rear seat area. This comes with the cable pull three nozzles and aluminum tubing for the spray nozzles. 
Part number SAF LT10AAA

Next to that is a transmission oil temperature gauge to monitor the fluid temps in the trans. The last gauge is the intercooler temperature efficiency gauge. This is a great tool to help you understand & monitor your intercooler. See when it’s cooling and when it's heat soaked.

We stock them in Fahrenheit but can be ordered in Celsius. This gauge indicates inlet charge air temperatures along with outlet temperatures, then calculates the temp split for you and shows the cooling efficiency.
When the split is high turn up the boost, when it is low it’s time to ease up and save your motor.
This kit includes the gauge, two thermo couples and wiring harness. part number ELE DAV 1017-308FD

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With the top skin removed it is much easier to install and properly weld the roll bar assembly.

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Our customer in Greece running a hill climb event !

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04-2008 PCA Event: California Speed Festival in Fontana. This 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo project was just completed and in need of a test flight shakedown! The engine was just rebuilt and the boost was set at the modest 1.05 bar. The G50 Short Bell Housing transaxle was also just prepared for RSR use. Piloting is James Patrick with our good customer and friend Francis Stafilopatis co-pilot. As you can see the car is well balanced for track use and will ultimately be shipped back to the United Kingdom for FIA racing circuits.

Francis - 09 - Rear Intercooler

 

Francis - 01 - Cage Work

THE ROLL BAR IS OUR STAND ALONE WITH HARNESS BAR / SPORT WELD IN - PORSCHE 911 '69-'89 - NON SUNROOF MODEL THE MAIN HOOP IS .120 WALL 1.75" DOM / REAR AND CROSS BARS ARE .095 WALL 1.50" DOM - BARE CR .120 BASE PLATES - TIG WELDED CONSTRUCTION - BARE METAL FINISH. TO FINISH OUT THE FULL ROLL CAGE OUR FAB SHOP ADDED THE DOOR BARS, ROOF SUPPORTS, AND KNEE BAR. ALL OF OUR ROLL BARS EXCEDE RACING SPECIFICATIONS

THESE ARE BUILT IN HOUSE FOR A MORE EXACT FIT AND ARE MUCH STRONGER THAN ANYTHING ON THE MARKET. WITH OUR ROLL BARS YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY IF THE WORST HAPPENS!

**PLEASE CHECK SPECIFICATION CHANGES WITH YOUR CLUB RACING RULES AND REGULATIONS MANUALS BEFORE ORDERING

THE ROOF WAS REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A LIGHTER WEIGHT COMPOSITE TYPE IN OUR BODY SHOP FACILITY. PART NUMBER BOD911CGRS

Francis - 06 - Engine Trans Install

This picture shows the Porsche G50 Transaxle converted to Short Bell Housing Configuration - RSR Spec with our Exclusive Billet Side Cover for the G50 type trans axles found in the PORSCHE 911 '87-'98 manufactured from T 6061 BILLET ALUMINUM includes new case stud set.

This part reduces ring gear deflection and adds rigidity to the case. Recommended for all applications and rebuilds. Must do for limited slip or torque biasing differential applications. The stock side cover was never designed to handle the increased horse power and torque we are all looking for from todays engines this is the weak link.

- PATRICK MOTORSPORTS EXCLUSIVE-part number PMP G50 BSC

With a Quaife ATB Differential.The Quaife is great for street driving or racing. Racers don't have to put up with locking mechanisms or spools that created unwanted understeer under power, or in the case of front-drive cars, even tear the steering wheel out of their hands when cornering. Because it behaves like an open differential during ordinary driving, street drivers will have trouble telling it's there until pushing the car's limits.
The Quaife has been proven in everything from SCCA Rally to Formula 1. It provides autocrossers with such an advantage, it has become "required" equipment for a winning effort.
part number TRA40.309.160 

Exhaust and header system is B&B exhaust headers for Porsche 911 TURBO '79-'89 with heat exchangers made from T-304 stainless steel.The primary tube size is 1 5/8" (1.625") O.D. 
part number EXH FPOR-0110 with the B&B muffler for Porsche 911 Turbo '75-'89 this has a single outlet right side exit and includes a waistegate outlet tip. With 3.0 inch oval tips - T-304 STAINLESS STEEL part number EXH FPOR-0216

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PICTURED HERE IS THE FIRE SYSTEM WITH 10 LBS. ALUMINUM FIRE BOTTLE FILLED WITH HALON 1301. THIS COMES WITH A PULL CABLE KIT & 3 NOZZLES WITH THE ALUMINUM TUBING KIT. THIS IS DOT APPROVED AND MEETS SCCA / NASA REQUIREMENTS - NON SFI CERTIFIED - SAFECRAFT PART NUMBER SAF LT10AAA

ALSO THE RECARO SEATS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR SAFETY AND DRIVING COMFORT.

Francis - 05 - Engine Clutch Install

We use the Centerforce DF255255 clutch package for both street and club race cars. They hold up very well to motorsports abuse while offering easy and smooth engagement.

Exhaust and header system is B&B exhaust headers for Porsche 911 TURBO '79-'89 with heat exchangers made from T-304 stainless steel. The primary tube size is 1 5/8" (1.625") O.D. 
part number EXH FPOR-0110 with the B&B muffler for Porsche 911 Turbo '75-'89 this has a single outlet right side exit and includes a wastegate outlet tip. With 3.0 inch oval tips - T-304 STAINLESS STEEL 

ALL PARTS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP WORLD WIDE TODAY

Francis - 08 - Trans Install Close up

This shot shows our Porsche G50 Transaxle converted to Short Bell Housing Configuration - RSR Spec with our Exclusive Billet Side Cover for Porsche 911 '87-'98 machined from T 6061 BILLET ALUMINUM - INCLUDES NEW CASE STUD SET - PATRICK MS EXCLUSIVE - SUPER DUTY **This part reduces ring gear deflection and adds rigidity to the case. Recommended for all applications and rebuilds. Must do for limited slip or torque biasing differential applications. This part reduces ring gear deflection and adds rigidity to the case. Recommended for all applications and rebuilds. Must do for limited slip or torque biasing differential applications. The stock side cover was never designed to handle the increased horse power and torque we are all looking for from todays engines this is the weak link.
- PATRICK MOTORSPORTS EXCLUSIVE-part number PMP G50 BSC ----------

With a Quaife ATB Differential.The Quaife is great for street driving or racing. Racers don't have to put up with locking mechanisms or spools that created unwanted understeer under power, or in the case of front-drive cars, even tear the steering wheel out of their hands when cornering. Because it behaves like an open differential during ordinary driving, street drivers will have trouble telling it's there until pushing the car's limits.
The Quaife has been proven in everything from SCCA Rally to Formula 1. It provides autocrossers with such an advantage, it has become "required" equipment for a winning effort. 
part number TRA40.309.160 

Exhaust and header system is B&B exhaust headers for Porsche 911 TURBO '79-'89 with heat exchangers made from T-304 stainless steel.The primary tube size is 1 5/8" (1.625") O.D. 
part number EXH FPOR-0110 with the B&B muffler for Porsche 911 Turbo '75-'89 this has a single outlet right side exit and includes a wastegate outlet tip. With 3.0 inch oval tips - T-304 STAINLESS STEEL part number EXH FPOR-0216

Rear anti sway bar system for Porsche 912 / 911 / 930 '78-'89 - 25 MM hollow light weight they have the stiffness of the solid bars 22 MM bars. They are heat treated 4130 CHROME MOLY and includes fully adjustable 6061-T6 aluminum bearings, drop links and arms with zinc plated steel hardware
part number -SUSRSBA22E-


The trans also features our oil cooler package incorporating a high quality Setrab Oil Cooler. With Goodridge stainless steel hoses, aluminum fittings and covered with 1200 degree fire sleeve.

Francis - 04 - Fuel System Installed

The Fuel Safe cell was used with the remote style fill plate. This enables filling from the original location. - PORSCHE 911 / 930 - Pro cell 27 gallon (100 LTR.) - .063" tig welded aluminum case that is black powdercoated and also includes a belly pan tray. Fitting and sender utilize the OE hook up locations. It includes the standard 6 X 10 OE hook up remote style filler plate with fittings and hardware included. *NOTE: THIS UNIT IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITH THE STANDARD SCREW ON FILLER NECK 
part number FUE SA101

When a fuel cell is wanted or required there is no finer choice than a fuel safe fuel cell. They are used and approved by all sanctioning bodies in every racing application from off road to Indy. If you are looking for a fuel cell, Fuel Safe should be your first and only choice!

Also pictured is our strut brace for the front on the Porsche 911 / 912 / 930 - ZINC PLATED STEEL
part number SUS CM1000

The battery has been relocated to the "smugglers box" and our master disconnect switch has been added to the left of the fuel safe fuel cell part number ELERCX11862

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Francis - 03 - Suspension Front

We used the original type torsion style set up for the front and rear. The torsion bar sizes were updated to 22mm front, and 29mm rear. We also used 25mm hollow anti-sway bars which are fully adjustable. Also installed is our anti bump steer kit for the 911, 930, and 914. this is a direct replacement for the stock tie rod ends and is a must if your car is lowered. This restores the steering geometry to correct the bump steering shimmy that occurs when the car is lowered. 
- SOLD AS LEFT AND RIGHT part number SETSUSBUMPKIT

Also used is our front control set - Porsche 911 / 914 - converted to early anti-sway bar type mounts with d-links removed and u-tabs installed - CERTIFIED USED SET RECONDITIONED, modified and powder coated black with 911 splines and also includes reconditioned carrier brackets - SOLD AS A SET

- EXCHANGE PRICE TO INCLUDE CORE COST OF $200.00-

Steering rack and pinion kit 2.5 - quick ratio Quaife for Porsche 911 '74-'89 and 914 - UPGRADE TO ORIGINAL RACK - 2.5 TURNS LOCK TO LOCK part number SUS 40 435 001


ALL PARTS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP WORLDWIDE TODAY

Francis - G-50 detail

Our Porsche G50 Transaxle converted to Short Bell Housing Configuration - RSR Spec with our Exclusive Billet Side Cover for Porsche 911 '87-'98 machined from T 6061 BILLET ALUMINUM - INCLUDES NEW CASE STUD SET - PATRICK MS EXCLUSIVE - SUPER DUTY 
**This part reduces ring gear deflection and adds rigidity to the case. Recommended for all applications and rebuilds. Must do for limited slip or torque biasing differential applications. The stock side cover was never designed to handle the increased horse power and torque, this is the weak link!
- PATRICK MOTORSPORTS EXCLUSIVE-part number PMP G50 BSC ----------

With a Quaife ATB Differential. The Quaife is great for street driving or racing. Racers don't have to put up with locking mechanisms or spools that created unwanted understeer under power, or in the case of front-drive cars, even tear the steering wheel out of their hands when cornering. Because it behaves like an open differential during ordinary driving, street drivers will have trouble telling it's there until pushing the car's limits.
The Quaife has been proven in everything from SCCA Rally to Formula 1. It provides autocrossers with such an advantage, it has become "required" equipment for a winning effort.
part number TRA40.309.160 

Exhaust and header system is B&B exhaust headers for Porsche 911 TURBO '79-'89 with heat exchangers made from T-304 stainless steel.The primary tube size is 1 5/8" (1.625") O.D. 
part number EXH FPOR-0110 with the B&B muffler for Porsche 911 Turbo '75-'89 this has a single outlet right side exit and includes a waistegate outlet tip. With 3.0 inch oval tips - T-304 STAINLESS STEEL part number EXH FPOR-0216

ALL PARTS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP WORLDWIDE TODAY

Francis - 10 - Done