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    #61
    Great read and pics, thanks for posting. Was in Adelaide briefly for work one weekend too late to catch the AMF. One day...

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      #62
      This thread is bloody awesome. The passion is real.

      Is it worth getting the brake fluid changed?
      2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
      2007 KTM 250 SX

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      I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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        #63
        Awesome to see it came together.

        My experience with running 2nd hand Porsche cup slicks on my old 240z is, yes the older they are very much the slower they are. Also the mismatched tyres wouldn't be helping.

        Please keep the updates coming so I can live vicariously through you whilst not having a track car to drive.



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          #64
          I missed this. What an epic toy. Congrats mate.
          I climbed Mt Druitt

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            #65
            Awesome mate

            It's a difficult choice to argue with - you get the awesomeness of a 3-pedal GT3 car (pure, thoroughbred, fast, engaging) along with the sensibility/practicality (is this the right term to describe a 911 race car?) of a 3-pedal GT3 car (no road-car tax, no worries about sequential 'boxes, etc).

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              #66
              Originally posted by BLO 767 View Post
              That is literally, the fucking best :D I can feel the adulation.

              Being a cold start lumpiness, does it have some sort of oil pressure or coolant temp trickery that won't let you get up it until those values are satisfied?
              :D. To my knowledge there isn't any of that stuff on the car (my lotus had it as part of the adaptronic). I started it last weekend, much to the disgust of my geriatric neighbour and the lumpy idle was nowhere to be found.

              Originally posted by 200MPH View Post
              Great read and pics, thanks for posting. Was in Adelaide briefly for work one weekend too late to catch the AMF. One day...
              Shame you missed it. I got talking to a bloke from WA who had incidentally been there for work and he was loving it. Next year!

              Originally posted by Greg Rust View Post
              This thread is bloody awesome. The passion is real.

              Is it worth getting the brake fluid changed?
              I forgot to mention, it has had a couple of fluid changes along the way, although admittedly the fluid leading up to this event was getting close to 6 months old, however it's SRF which usually has little moisture uptake compared to some of the other high temp fluids. The brakes were fine but had it been a high speed track with more heavy stops I would have done the fluid. Out of curiosity, why do you ask?

              Originally posted by PXL265 View Post
              Awesome to see it came together.

              My experience with running 2nd hand Porsche cup slicks on my old 240z is, yes the older they are very much the slower they are. Also the mismatched tyres wouldn't be helping.

              Please keep the updates coming so I can live vicariously through you whilst not having a track car to drive.
              The hankooks are one track day old, the pirellis god knows. Interestingly not a huge imbalance between front and rear. Hankooks are less than impressive. I reckon their overall grip when new is not too dissimilar to A050, yet they retain all the negative features of slicks such as time taken to come on and lack of progressive brake away. But, 2K a set v 3K for pirelli. I have considered running A050 and softening off the set up more than a few times, but the idea feels a bit sacrilegious and can't get A050 in the big tyre for the rear.

              Originally posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
              I missed this. What an epic toy. Congrats mate.
              Thanks mate

              Originally posted by tremolo View Post
              Awesome mate

              It's a difficult choice to argue with - you get the awesomeness of a 3-pedal GT3 car (pure, thoroughbred, fast, engaging) along with the sensibility/practicality (is this the right term to describe a 911 race car?) of a 3-pedal GT3 car (no road-car tax, no worries about sequential 'boxes, etc).
              Thanks mate. Those reasons you mentioned were very much along the lines of my thinking, and you're correct to question...there is no sensibility, nor practicality to *any* race car :O

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                #67
                I wish to disagree, for practicality and speed, it just has to be a racecar.

                A track car that is also a road car, that is what is not practical.
                " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                  #68
                  re brake fluid: my line of thinking was being stored for 10years and unknown fluid absorbing moisture but you've allayed my fears.
                  2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
                  2007 KTM 250 SX

                  Originally posted by Monza
                  I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Roy928tt View Post
                    I wish to disagree, for practicality and speed, it just has to be a racecar.

                    A track car that is also a road car, that is what is not practical.
                    Wrong, you just need to choose carefully!

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by 200MPH View Post
                      Wrong, you just need to choose carefully!
                      I am with this guy. Something satisfying in driving to the track, towelling up dedicated race cars and driving home sipping a traveller

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                        #71
                        On one hand, there is nothing quite like driving home from a track day after flogging the pants off the car. My previous GT3 always seemed to feel better, like it had loosened up a bit. Probably just me feeling relieved it was all still in one piece. On the other hand, a trailer is nice when shit breaks :p.

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                          #72
                          ^^^ Hearing you. When its metro, I often drive just cause i can. When its the track 2 hours south, its car on the trailer and cruise down in the towrag in air conditioned comfort and tunes. A metro tow, or trip home to grab the trailer isn't a big deal. A 4 hour round trip would suck a bag full of dicks.

                          All that aside. A cup car i still a stellar idea. Have investigated rally reg for one, just cause driving things on the road that shouldn't be is fun, but apparently it cant be done. Something about the special VIN and import approval of cup cars? You could always bolt all the cup car parts onto a road reg GT3 but these days, this isn't economic sense.

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                            #73
                            Yep I copped one country tow on a Sunday and that was enough . I believe thatís correct re: rally reg. There are a few guys that have converted cup cars to rally in the UK, most notably, Tuthill with their 997s but evidently our regulations suck balls and it cannot be done. Would be a fun multi purpose thing with minimal mods - tyres, fans, street friendly clutch and probably a more widely tunable suspension set up to cater for tyre change. Realistically I know the guys in the UK spend big $$ doing it but I reckon you could do it for under 15K if keeping it in the realm of a simple targa set up. Not sure the non-vario cam would be all that suitable for targa though. Have thought about pizza run in mine as is a number of times haha.

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by 200MPH View Post
                              Wrong, you just need to choose carefully!
                              Pray tell, what have I missed?

                              As soon as it has A/C, ICE, it has things I neither need nor want in my track car, but make a road car livable...
                              " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                                #75
                                Yeah, a tow home from a country event can hurt. Only happened to me once when I cracked the block on my RX-7 and was at Collie. Luckily another competitor drove home and let me use his tug/trailer. I'm also a fan of the drive to metro events but trailer the away games. Except when I drove to Albany and back in the GT40. That was amusing and something to try at least once in your life. Actually, was perfectly OK, or would have been if not so as hot outside.

                                928tt - where to start? Going from your signature, the obvious answer is a clubman of some type. No doors you see... And no compromise on track. Or for other, more 'livable' ideas, what about the cars owned/previously owned in this thread? 911 (older, lighter simpler versions of course), Lotus (Elise, Exige). Or build your own road car, cunningly disguised as a race car, as I did for my previous effort. Again, zero racetrack compromise. Lesser budget? Get an early MX-5. So many choices, one for every budget and the only common theme for great road/race car is lightness. Or, go with the pack and run an EMO 7, 8 or 9. Not for me, but plenty fast enough 90% of the time to take out 90% of other competitors. And then is a boring shopping trolley of a car on the road. Happy shopping!

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