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  • Dueling Carrera 124 9I7’s

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    Buddy and I did some spirited driving with new 917’s today. Put down some laps on stock rubber. Took a break and installed Paul Gage Urethanes. Trued the wheels, did not glue the tires, trued the tires, first dry with a coarse grit, then wet with coarse, and finally a fine wet polish.
    Huge difference in handling. Knocked a second off the ten second previous best.
    Then it turned into a jousting match. Discovered the tail pipes of one align perfectly with front intakes of another..... Evidence was pretty ****ing as to the driver at fault. Can't pull it out with your fingers! Sure wish that tailpipe wasn't from a new car with 75 laps on it.....


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    The 917's are my favorite. Pipes are usually the first to go. Next will be the diagonal braces of the rear detail. Guaranteed...
    I am determined to figure out a better way to make stronger or flexible braces. So far no luck
    Randy

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    • #3
      Obviously we don't intentionally want our cars damaged but ya gotta admit that's pretty funny how we find those things out. I think I only have 1 or 2 that still have their pipes. Now that whole engine setup should have been an available replacement part back when they were making parts available to the public.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Yeah, I would have bought a 1/2 dozen myself.
        Randy

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        • #5
          Team Porsche preparing to have Ferrari for lunch!

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          • #6
            917 #35 being virgin out of the box got up armored before any runs. Being the sole unblemished example in the running I fabricated some tailpipe/ rear protection. Copper plated steel TIG filler rod was used for a rear cage. Formed eyeloops drop into the rear body mount screw locations. Brace runs to the chassis. Hot glue secures to the ledge in the chassis. I think this will prove effective. Copper wire wrap on the solder joints.

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            • #7
              Looks like it should work. You need Randy and I over for some testing. We always seem to find the weak spots in cars..
              Dave

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dw5555 View Post
                Looks like it should work. You need Randy and I over for some testing. We always seem to find the weak spots in cars..
                Dave
                Boy ain't that the truth

                Rokon, let us know how that holds up and also if the cars hitting it sustain any damage.
                Randy

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                • #9
                  I really like the custom nerf bars you made. One solution I came up with a few years ago was to hot glue little foam bumpers on my cars. I had posted pictures on this site a long time ago, but they went away with the switch over.

                  The advantage to using hot glue is they remove easily and don't leave any marks on the paint or bodywork. They offer excellent crash protection and cost close to nothing. The foam I used was from some cutup floor mats, the kind you get at Harbor Freight. Just my .2cents...

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                  • #10
                    I don't remember those Carlos. What else is new.. Didn't it look kinda, I don't know........tacky?

                    Dave

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                    • #11
                      Rokon, did you glue the broken pipe back on? They are beautiful models, what an odd co-incidence about the sizing and that the pipe and inlet vent met in that way!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slotspeed View Post
                        Rokon, did you glue the broken pipe back on? They are beautiful models, what an odd co-incidence about the sizing and that the pipe and inlet vent met in that way!
                        No, the pipe is still jammed in the #11. Left it so I can continue ribbing my buddy on his flagrant foul. #35 with the new rear cage is fresh out of its crystal box. #10 only had about 50 laps on it when it lost its tailpipe. We'll see how it all works out over the long holiday weekend.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rokon View Post
                          Left it so I can continue ribbing my buddy on his flagrant foul.
                          No Foul, that's Racin!!!

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            Maybe.....but I was sitting at the pit exit and there was another pit exit before me and I verbally told him where I was at!

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