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Oct 9-10 at Button Willow. Who's going?


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Includes a 3 hour day into night enduro! I don't want to be the only 944 out there in the enduro you guys..........Besides, I need some help knocking Tom Paule further down the points standings.

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More TOYO TIRES bucks to win!

 

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Besides, I need some help knocking Tom Paule further down the points standings.

 

Oiy! Damn your 944's excellent balance and huge gas tank!

 

Interestingly, we're probably about to start allowing Infiniti G20's in the SE-R Cup for next year. They share the same drivetrain as the SE-R, but have better front suspension; for which they will carry a weight penalty.

 

The good news for SE-R enduro guys: it has a 15.9 gallon gas tank!

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TIMMAY!

 

I'm gonna unplug the battery on your wheel chair if you don't behave!

 

As well matched for speed on the track the SE-Rs and 944s are, your fuel tank gives you a great advantage. I remember that 3 hour you made 1 stop and only spashed 5 gallons on board, where we had to stop twice for fuel. It makes for a lot of fun running with you guys though

 

Hey, are the 944s really considered Porsches anyway? I heard the engine is in the wrong end and doesn't have enough cylinders...

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Tom, you made me laugh, man! With that TIMMAY! thing.

I thought we agreed that the SE-R's were a little faster than the 944's? That's how it seemed to me.

Anyway, at Button Willow, I took on 7.5 gallons, which doesn't seem like that much more than 5 gallons, but it represents a second jug being handled. More time.

Did you run till near empty? Because while the 944's hold more fuel, I'll bet my 2.5 liter engine uses more fuel than the SE-R's. Sound accurate?

It's funny how different your fuel economy can be at different tracks. I used up my fuel load at Fontana (tons of extended full throttle!) way quicker than Button Willow.

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Anyway, at Button Willow, I took on 7.5 gallons, which doesn't seem like that much more than 5 gallons, but it represents a second jug being handled.

 

Right, but don't you have a 20 gallon tank? So you consumed 27 or so gallons of gas. That's two stops with two jugs for an SE-R with an 11 gallon tank. And the SE-Rs run rich, getting slightly less fuel economy which doesn't help things.

 

But the difference in stops and laptimes does make for some interesting enduro'ing!

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I get like 10mpg when I race, maybe 12 during an enduro. The car usually needs to come in at an hour and a half or running.

 

The SE-R starts to sputter below 10 gallons (with 3 gallons in the tank). Pull off and the tank reads almost 1/4 tank! A fuel cell would do wonders for us I think.

 

Since we are so even maybe next year we can have an SE-R/944 Series?

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Jim, I guess that's where the PORSCHE engineering comes in. Check out the shape of our gas tank sometime. Inverted pyramid.

My owners manual for the black and white car (1987 924S) says 17.4 gallons. The manual for my (1987 944) red enduro car says 21.1 gallons, which is why I use it for enduros.

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They say every PORSCHE ever made is a race car.

 

Cayenne?

 

I'm not putting my pink slip (from the 944) up against a Cayenne. Have you driven one? They gots some get up and be gones!

 

p.s. Sorry guys, but I'm in forced retirement until I get a few things ... well, sorted. Neck grief, medication blues and financial woes. I need to make myself healthy again (in all the above areas) as I feel it's draining my abilities. It's certainly draining my bank account! Kidding, it's pretty cheap running this series if you want to race. I just feel too beat up during the days of the events, it's not fun anymore in that respect. I need to make myself (neck) stronger. So watch out for my come back!

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Yeah, Tom, you're right. It's a Porsche.....and it's a good Porsche. The real question is.......SHOULD IT BE A PORSCHE?

My answer is still, NO.

Porsche builds sports and racing cars, not trucks. Booo on SUV's!

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p.s. Sorry guys, but I'm in forced retirement until I get a few things ... well, sorted. Neck grief, medication blues and financial woes. I need to make myself healthy again (in all the above areas) as I feel it's draining my abilities. It's certainly draining my bank account! Kidding, it's pretty cheap running this series if you want to race. I just feel too beat up during the days of the events, it's not fun anymore in that respect. I need to make myself (neck) stronger. So watch out for my come back!

 

Dilly... Taking time off is probably right. Just plan to get started again in the Spring. I took time off for my wedding, 2 friends weddings, some car maintence, and now house moving. Well it has been 7 months since my last race and I am getting a little edgy I am sure you have heard of withdrawl!

 

I yearn to return... unfortuanlty other commitments prevent from doing so for 2 more months . I know one thing.... I will be READY for it when that day comes

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Cheers Joe.

 

If and when I do come back, I'll be a bigger, badder, mutha of a force to be reckoned with. Your right, I'll get some maintenance done on the car, oil leaks etc. I'll work on the performance mods now that it appears to be running without issue, knock on wood. Remeber those mechanic problems, sorry, I meant mechanical didn't I? I will work on the car, the body and mind.

 

Cheers,

P.Dilly.

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Just ribbing my mate!! Dylan knows I'll show him the love. Besides he's in Paris with his wife!! What can he do from there? He is a PC guru! Maybe I should log off before he realocates my portfolio!!

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Yep. He's just the kind of "Down Under" guy to do some under-handed stuff.

Stinker!............

I've been keeping my eye on him.

Eric, your dyno power curve shows pretty well on Joe Paluch's website!

I was talking with Dwain Dement the other day about exhaust systems and such and how many dyno pulls he had done. Sorry you've had some difficulties lately. I'm sure the reliability will return. So now that your power hunger has been sated, what will be your new excuse?

And with Dylan, Jason, sitting on the sidelines........a podium is in the cards for YOU at the next race. Nobody else has the experience that you do at Button Willow.......

It's counter-clockwise, config # 1. My favorite!

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Sorry guys I would LOVE to be there but I can't. With the new power of my car I feel it'll be more competitive. I may still lose but it won't be for lack of power. Mark if you pass me again you will not just walk away!! You're really going to have to earn it! Don't forget I got 30mm and had the car lowered and realigned. HUGE DIFFERENCE!! It feels comfortable sliding through the corners now!! Predictable you may even say. It never felt like that before!! Joe P was right the push is nearly gone. I can even induce power on oversteer now!! Another new one for me!!

Dang now I really wish I could join you!!

 

Mark you time will come!!

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