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Y2K
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: My first 911 (C2 gen1) Reply with quote

edh wrote:
So was I Smile



I remember you bud! We had a nice chat. Smile Cool picture Thumb

(Sorry for hijack Olly)
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olly won't mind - I'm partly responsible for his purchase Very Happy

here's a slightly more disturbing pic from that day...



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think our cars were facing the wrong way Laughing

I’ve seen that picture; nasty turn 4 exit bump Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
I think our cars were facing the wrong way Laughing

I’ve seen that picture; nasty turn 4 exit bump Surprised


He lost it before the bump

Anyway it's almost back on topic as Olly drove the Boxster that day (although wasn't driving in that pic)
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind at all. As Ed says, he's partially to blame. And, I could look at that pic of his 944 and your GT3 any number of times!



Yes, driving it was interesting... The back is VERY stiff, the owner had done the shared/scary pic, and I know how much has been spent on building it and racing it to-date... It also had a naf short shift kit. Other than that it was quite a machine! The noise is pure evil and it pulled like a train. It rotates on gas/off gas and was less snappy than expected. On the banking bump it was scary and required a lot of commitment. Any lift and it starts rotating, too much gas the same.


If it were mine I'd go back to a stock shifter (the owner has gone CAE, which is even better) and soften off the back a bit. The owner is keen I get some exp and enduro race it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This months Porsche club magazine was accompanied by a "go racing" pamphlet, which caught my interest. The novice category is a choice of cars, one of which is the 2.7 litre Boxster - which you can buy for relative peanuts.

I was considering looking into it once we've got the engine/gearbox/ECU project over the major investment hump, as it sounds like fun.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought this for a banger rally from Cornwall to Pompei, if it
survives fancy stripping it out and doing some
track days just for fun. Off to BTCC next week
at Thruxton to get some tips! Hope there’s
a pamphlet for an old bloke with a Volvo!
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
This months Porsche club magazine was accompanied by a "go racing" pamphlet, which caught my interest. The novice category is a choice of cars, one of which is the 2.7 litre Boxster - which you can buy for relative peanuts.

I was considering looking into it once we've got the engine/gearbox/ECU project over the major investment hump, as it sounds like fun.


What series did they suggest? The 2.7 I drove was a peach that liked to rev. I'd like to end up racing something like a Boxster and Enduro-ing it. To get started and my Nat A, I've picked the C1s and KAs. They're about the cheapest way you can get seat-time and experience. They're also great fun.

Blogs here...
C1 Race 1: https://ollybrand.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/going-racing/
KA Race 2: https://ollybrand.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/second-race-first-fire-last-place/
Next Race: Oulton Park in the KA, Saturday 27th July - https://www.enduroka.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porkaholic wrote:
Just bought this for a banger rally from Cornwall to Pompei, if it survives fancy stripping it out and doing some track days just for fun.


DO IT! Thruxton is mega Very Happy.

A couple of laps driving a friend of Ed and mine's e46:
https://youtu.be/DjEyVycUa28?t=93

I was quicker in the Clio, even quicker again when we did it a year later with Circuit days and they didn't use MSE's random cone-ing!!! Thruxton my fav UK circuit (I've probably mentioned that before... Stuck record Very Happy)

Quicker again, despite a monsoon, in my friend's e46 m3 clubsport. That car is DIVINE! Indicated 150 down the back straight and no time to look at the speedo through church. This car is a beast!!!!!!



(Pics from Combe)
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cars look like great fun!
My last visit to Thruxton was a while back in
this car, a good day out and yes brilliant track
with epic back straight, I enjoyed it more here
than at Brands probably because I was in this
and not a Kart!
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fun!!!!!!! Any idea of top speed/lap times?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea how fast they were or lap times plus they were limited on the revs so was bouncing off the speed/rev limiter on the back straight but it felt quick and the handling/braking was great.
It seemed and felt like it was all over the back of the instructors in Mazda RX8s but ultimately ran out of puff on the straights to have enough for overtaking. Bloody good fun though and definitely flattered your own driving ability. Probably not as fast as that Clio!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Console delete turned up today! Going to try and find some time to get this installed, the stereo in and fix the climate display...

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slight delay in fitting the console delete kit, fixing the climate controls, and installing the new stereo... I'm off to the 'Ring for DN21 Very Happy. In a Swift rather than the 911 (boo). Wasn't planned or expected, a proper bonus Very Happy.
 
  
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