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Thought I'd share a memory from roughly a thousand years ago when, one Saturday morning my mother got into a temper and used a tirade of abuse and foul language. 'Twas yuletide and I was at home resting from my studies. Father and I were in the kitchen discussing motor racing, ad infinitum.

Mother could stand no more and shouted: "If I have to listen to anything more about bl**dy Porsches, I'll scream."

We carried on discussing Porsches. Mother went to the kitchen sink, filled the bowl with cold water and chucked the lot over the pair of us. Most unreasonable, I thought... View attachment 289039 View attachment 289040 View attachment 289041 View attachment 289043
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Ah! So motor racing and Porsche comes from father? I always have thought that the joy and love for motor racing comes by family or suddenly by a strange event in the childhood of any kid(this last my case), btw my wife has switched off the tv and yelled at Jr and me when we talk in excess about cars, F1, Wec, slot cars and slot racing competition, in those (not so rare) events we use to follow dogs advice and become invisible… or switch to Masterchef😅👩🏼‍🍳
 

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Thank you so very much for your kind comments Chappyman and Daniel. Greatly appreciated. A huge 906 would be nice, Chappyman.

Funny how motor sport gets into the blood, eh? My very much younger sister, Lottie, is just as bad. She could recite the entire history of ERA, with chassis numbers, before she was four. She once spent an entire day in conversation with Jenks about old cars. The poor old boy's head was reeling at the end of it. Unlikely but true. LOL. Nostalgia, eh!
 

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As I said in my Post #667, today had an endurance Race, unfortunately the P908s that we raced did not delivered, but at least identified the errors in the set up, as the cars were too fast but lacked stability, we will return… stronger.

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Nevertheless Jr seized P6 out of nine drivers, being the closest finished with the P7, in the las seconds of the last hit!!!
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P1 was won by another Nsr 908, so it’s true, Porsche always win😀.
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Please let us know about modifications to the set-up of the 908. I knew a chap a few years ago who loved NSR's cars, but frequently complained that they were difficult to get right for club racing. Everyone seems to have a different view about tuning.

Always interested to read a different opinion.
 

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Please let us know about modifications to the set-up of the 908. I knew a chap a few years ago who loved NSR's cars, but frequently complained that they were difficult to get right for club racing. Everyone seems to have a different view about tuning.

Always interested to read a different opinion.
Indeed, Nsr are hard to set up, although they are almost RTR, I’d say they are not definitely for novice hands.
These 908s are fitted with Shark 22 motors, they deliver quite more power than the new stock motors(21.5k Evo) and even more than the old stock motors (20k), the power in straight line is awesome, we could easily recover distance lost in curves and made sweat the old veterans (platinum drivers) at the Northern Club 😅

They have zero grips in the front wheels and width is to the maximum allowed by body(2mm spacers), the rear wheels are fitted with Scaleauto Sc4734 for maximum grip, gearing is 13/30 which is good for the long straights in the Noethern club and it has one big Nsr lead weight in the center of the motor mount(about 3gr guess), weight will be relocated to the guide as the car still did some wheelies hehehe.

Hope you find this useful Laurence, 😉
 

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Yes, indeed. My grateful thanks for taking so much trouble to post the above info. I always had a little bother with my NSR 917s on big club tracks. Some days they worked so well, and at other times, they were just awful. Still learning or, at least, trying to. My thanks to you again.
 

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A peaceful and quiet morning and a landscape blanketed in damp, still fog. Too quiet but, Mrs Grumpy will return from Lard-Ar*e Club shortly and tranquility will be shattered once again.

There are, in my view, better ways of destroying the peace of a bucolic landscape but, of course, I'm heavily biased and saturated with prejudice.
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An interesting comparison today between two very different Porsches. Both have 20k motors; the longtail has an inline set-up, while the short-tail is a sidewinder. They have very different handling characteristics, and the longtail fairly leaps ahead along the straights, but lap times (if it matters) are very roughly equal.

Nice cars, great fun.
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