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Tech Talk: Race Car Building

April 3 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This is the first in a series of “tech talk” events. Tech Talk events was one of the events that the Member Survey indicated folks would like to see Yosemite Region put on.

Topic / Restoration of a vintage SCCA – EP Production Porsche 914.   By Dave Boyd, (VP Yosemite Region) 

Location / Dave Boyd’s Shop / 10621 Gibbs Drive Oakdale, Ca 95361 / Coffee and donuts will be onsite ☺

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The talk will include the following discussion points and fabrication demos.
  • The story of the lost race car. 
  • Race history of the IO Port sponsored EP Production Porsche 914. 
  • Unibody construction and how they are built.  
  • Streetcar to race car.  What’s involved?
  • Repairing a damaged unibody.  How much time is involved to do it correctly?  
  • Roll cage design and how the engineering is important to handling. 
  • Types of steel tubing, bending, fish mouthing and fitting. 
  • Different types of welding and demo of MIG and TIG methods. 
  • Fitting of a fabricated tube into the roll cage structure. 
  • Seat and fire safety systems. 
  • Patrick Motorsport rear control arm and mount stiffening kit installation.  
  • Tarett Engineering front and rear control arm bushing technology.  The old and the 2021 design and how this can improve the handling of the modern P-Car. 
  • Engine, transmission, brakes and fuel system overview. 
  • What’s next and the estimated first track session? 
  • Other question and answer session, plus more bench racing!! 


April 3
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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