Blog posts for street car to track toy conversion

More Sparkle :)

I was lucky enough to find that “The Racer’s Group” had just posted a set of the later model tail lights on their website. Something they had taken off a 996 shell for conversion into one of their full on race cars no doubt. It gives the rear of the car a nice updated look.…

Track Day #2 (w/ video)

Monday, Project 996 was back on track as ACS owner Bill Sulouff was instructing at the BeaverRun Motorsport complex. The corner weighting, pressure adjustments and the ride height adjustments which were carried out last week all made a positive improvement on the 996’s handling. The cars seems to be handling about right now for a…

Track Prep 101

Monday is another track day at BeaveRun where Bill will be instructing so we spent a little time on the 996 this weekend attending to some things that were still not optimal. First off the brake pads that had been on the car for the first track day proved to be insufficient, fading after only…

B&M Short Shifter Installed

You think the shifting of your 996 is already as good as sports cars get? Think again! We just installed a B&M shifter into ACS Project 996 and wow, what a difference. The shifting has gone from excellent to ‘PERFECT’.The shifter is supplied with everything needed to install plus the included B&M instruction manual which…

BMC Panel Filter

We had a BMC panel filter laying around unused so we popped it in this weekend. This filter has a very nice soft silicone type seal all around the edge. This filter appears to be very similar to the excellent “Green” Brand filters we recommend. Great fit, quality materials, recommended. Later we will be installing…

New Wheels

Never been a big fan of the “Twist” wheels found on the early 996 cars like ours. They are relatively heavy and also narrower than some of the other wheel options. We’d love to put a set of BBS LM wheels on the car but at $1000 each that’s not going to happen soon. We…

First track day

Somewhere I read “All Porsches are Race Cars” Well I dont know about the new Cayenne but for sure the Porsche 911 has won more circuit races than any other model of car I can think of. How would our’s fair on it’s maiden voyage to BeaverRun? Since I was instructing I did not bring…

H&R Suspension

Since the ACS ‘Club Sport’ 996 was scheduled to hit the track just days after taking delivery we pretty much had to “run what you brung”. Fortunately we were able to “bring” the H&R Adjustable Coil Over suspension that the previous owner had so kindly installed for us! But we wouldn’t track a car without…