Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Glorious Sound of Power

2.8 liter twin-plug high butterfly MFI motor through a factory rallye exhaust. I could listen to it all day.Thats Raj's RSR and Aaron Burnham whacking the loud pedal.

Absolutely on Rails!

Saw this on one of my favorite blogs -

No story, but I thought it was a great image.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Texas BBQ Round Up

Wen to East TX this past weekend to visit family. While there I made arrangements with my buddy and fellow RGruppe member Bob Aines to cruise to Dallas and meet up with some of the Texas Gruppe for lunch. We met up at Jack Griffin's pad to see some of his toys which include a 914-6, Outlaw 356 sunroof coupe, '69 912 and a super low mileage 3.2 Carrera.

What was supposed to be a quick meet & greet ended up turning into a serious bench racing session while standing around in the garage.
Ed Mayo "Did I say something wrong?"
Anyone know a good barber?


Eventually, someone's stomach reminded us that we were supposed to be going to lunch, so we headed out. I seized the opportunity to jump into Mark Hanna's '69 911S RaceCa....errrr "Street Car". This is one angry and cantankerous little car. Light, loud and was a blast to ride in. Suburban Dallas didnt know what to think of this noisy little furrin car! Thanks Mark!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Poetry in Motion

Latest Porsche marketing video from Rennsport. It impresses me that they have released so many great videos of the event. One has to think that the powers that be must have been very impressed with the event...which bodes well for seeing Rennsport again in the future.

As as side note. I stopped in to the shop that maintains the Cherry/Grant 910 this week and was told to go look at the rear tires. While not exactly worn to the carcass, the "new for Rennsport tires" were completely wiped out. I think that the clip approx 56 seconds in might explain.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Silly Fast!

My Buddies Kris and Jason at VW Paradise ran thier first SEVEN second pass in their turbocharged VW sedan last week.  7.99 @ 177mph.  More impressive is that the sixty foot time was a full tenth slower than normal (track was not hooking-you can see the soft launch) and they were 6 mph off thier best of 183. No doubt that there is a lot more to be had.
And yes, that is an aircooled flat-four VW motor in there.

So, that begs the question, "how much horsepower does it take to do that?"  How about the wheels!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Really? More Rennsport Photos?

Ok, so I know that for the past several weeks, Rennsport photos have been everywhere...including plenty right here. But there was just so much to see, I can help but throw out just a few more images.

It was cool to see the Aase GTU car back at
Laguna Seca after so many years. The car was
recently restored by Ron Thomas from Columbus
Ohio. Lumped in with 934's and 935's, Ron was
pleased to have been one of the highest finishers
with a normally aspirated engine. The little 2.5 did

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This SWB 911 has long been one of my favorites.
It was nice to see it on track. Shame about the
updates required to make it more competitive...
especially the polished Fuchs wheels. I miss the
magnesium American Racing wheels.

Brian Redman can still tear it up in a 908!

For Sale - 2.7 RS #1288

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Porsche RS #1288 started life in Stuttgart as a touring (M472) model. Meticulously restored with as many new old stock (NOS) factory parts as possible, an example of this quality is rarely seen - let alone offered for sale. As one of three right-hand drive (RHD) ‘73 Carreras produced in black, #9113601288 is even rarer because it was ordered with a sunroof. “One of a kind” may be a description that’s casually used these
days, but in this case it easily applies.

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RS Touring #9113601288 left the Porsche factory in 1973 with the following specification:
Black Paint (1010)
Black Leatherette Interior (Std)
England Equipment – RHD (C16)
Porsche (Carrera) Lettering on doors, left and right
Outside Mirror – Driver’s Side (423)
Stereo Loudspeaker with Electric Antenna (450/451)
Electric Sliding Sunroof (650)
Power Windows (651)

In addition, it also had the following items as 
indicated in Konradsheim's “Carrera RS” book:
Limited-Slip Differential (220)
Head Restraints (258)
Sport Seats, left and right (409)
Retractable Seat Belts, left and right (419)

Every fastener and componant that could not be returned to as new condition was replaced with a correct NOS Porsche part. Several original RS's were referenced during restoration. It was only in this way that the car could be assured of being accurately returned to original specification. Deviations from original are the use of pepita seat inserts in black, white and red, which exactly match the factory fabric, a vintage rear seat delete, and the addition of through-the-grill fog lights. All changes are easily reversed if the new owner wishes.

Since the original 2.7L MFI engine case was lost in the past, a correct 7R replacement case was sourced. All parts used in the engine construction came from an original RS or were new  factory pieces. The RS spec MFI is tuned perfectly, the car pulls hard and clean, and the motor doesn’t drop a speck of oil. The full 210 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 188 ft lb of torque at 5,100 rpm are on tap. The original gearbox has the limited slip differential and external oil pump as specified on the car’s COA.

The suspension was completely intact when restoration was begun in 2004. Included were the unique trailing arms specific to this vintage RS. Any worn suspension items were replaced with period-correct NOS parts. All others were given the appropriate refurbishing and refinishing to appear as they left the factory in 1973.

 A genuine 1973 Carrera fiberglass and steel ducktail was sourced along with genuine front fenders, RS rear quarter panels, bumper ends and front bumper. Thousands of hours were spent preparing the finish and NOS trim pieces that would bring it back to like new condition.  The Glasurit paint was applied at the well-known Kundensport in Camarillo, CA.



All parts installed to the interior are period-correct NOS 
for a ’73 RS, from the RHD dash to the seats, to the harness.
Vintage Pirelli CN36 Cinturato tires of the correct size adorn
the appropriate 7 and 8x15 Fuchs wheels painted India Red
to match the Carrera stripes.
NOS trim installed includes all deco, rubber, seals and
Bosch Euro turn signal lenses. Correct engine compartment
decals and foil stickers are present and accounted for.
The appropriate window decal was even applied to the
passenger side rear quarter window,
just as the factory did when the car was new.

 RS #1288 represents a truly unique specimen of the most famous 911 Porsche ever produced. Restored to original condition without compromise- RHD, black and sporting a sunroof and electric windows as ordered, this is a car that can take pride of place in the most discriminating of automotive collections.

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Note: A blank replacement 7R 2.7 engine case is also available for purchase, as is a complete lightweight RS interior,  lightweight RS glass, and genuine lightweight rear bumper.