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Offline StephenH

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« Reply #75 on: Sunday,May 08, 2016, 05:05:05 AM »
Getting the foot down for passenger sessions at Sandown racecourse.
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« Reply #76 on: Wednesday,May 11, 2016, 07:39:22 AM »
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« Reply #77 on: Monday,October 17, 2016, 03:51:45 PM »
1st run for me at one of the oldest (running more than 80years) hill climbs in Australia, limited to historic (pre-72) cars and bikes it follows the access road from the camping area at the bottom of Mt Tarrengower to the fire lookout at the top.
Met my targets of:
1. Drive home at the end of the day.
2. Time within 3sec of the class winner.
3. Get below 50sec.

Link to video here: https://youtu.be/Lp8MZR-ZxSU

There is time left in the car and shifting back to 3rd would have let the engine pull better even without more commitment half way up (where I was losing speed), but all those trees, rocks and armco look a bit close given the bumpy and undulating nature of the surface.


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Re: 54/1690
« Reply #78 on: Monday,October 17, 2016, 07:04:31 PM »
Brilliant Stephen.
Mt Tarrengower isn’t slow and there’s certainly no shame in remembering you're expecting to drive the car home after the event.
You make me want to be back in Melbourne now . . except for the weather. ;)

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« Reply #79 on: Sunday,June 04, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
A day of competition run by the Porsche club started with being banished to the 'other cars' part of the paddock away from the nice neat garages and run on the track among the unworthy (joking in both cases, Porsche club does a great job of making you feel welcome).

Track is actually a motorcycle track so not often available to cars but suits the Europa quite well.
I have run many laps here years ago on 2 wheels but this is the 1st time I have had 4 wheels and a roof.
Event was a Super Sprint, so running against the clock for 4-5 laps at a time with cars released with about 5 seconds separation.

Link to a lap on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/OaKlUpjq_AA
Bit messy and I need to do some work both on the vehicle throttle response as well as my throttle control.
Tends to be stall, fast ideal, fart, surge, full noise...... good old Webers :).

Great day in the winter sunshine, and by the end of the day starting to get my head around the lap.
Running in the non-members group I was 5th with a  997 Carrera S  being the only registered car in front of me (by about 3 seconds which I thought was OK).
Missed my sub-70sec target by about 1/2 second but I at least know where to look for that time.
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Re: 54/1690
« Reply #80 on: Sunday,June 04, 2017, 06:21:29 PM »
Nicely done, Stephen!  :trophy:


I know what you mean about Webers. For me, it almost doesn't matter what kind of carb, they are all a challenge! You might consider joining the sidedraft_central yahoo group. There's a lot of knowledgeable people there. I've learned a lot there.

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« Reply #81 on: Sunday,June 04, 2017, 07:06:25 PM »
It's more about finding the time to invest :)
Did run through a few changes and adjustments previously which improved the tractability considerably for road use, as well as shrinking the thirst for fuel so that a tank (I only run the L/H one) can actually take me somewhere useful.

Have a Weber guru ready to organise along with dyno time to take the next step (Weber and timing tweaks), just need to find a window that works.

Or I could just learn to driver better :)
Stephen
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