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  1. I have seen the No 1 Brock Ford with signature in a chook shed in QLD.
  2. Hugh, that's what I like about you - enjoying the drive ! and now somebody else can. I will join you on your next project SMT !
  3. I suggest by increasing size both front and rear with the same driving style through corners you will still get understeer.
  4. Must have been the same one that chatted to us down there. Was still setting up as we crested the rise, only to catch up with us as we had stopped for coffee. A warning about not scaring locals (who drive at 90 and won't let you pass) then a conversation about local real estate. "Enjoy the rest of a safe drive".
  5. My sentiments exactly Hugh. At least I got to tick the Bucket list, entering there in 2015 when it came back again.
  6. He is doing top GT3 times in a 944 !!!! Go Sean. Can you reveal suspension type ?
  7. Great to meet you at Dak Dak and talk Fitzy. I knew him back in 1978 in his early days of racing Porsche's and he really knows how to set them up and drive them from 944 Turbo's to the latest GT cars. When the Porsche Museum lets you drive one of their 356's in the Tassie Targa you know you have respect ! Enjoy the drive of a piece of his history.
  8. Yes he is getting old ! (unless Kate got it wrong) - program shows SUNDAY 12/05/19 4pm.
  9. Another thought is if your car is garaged parked just fit a cutout switch at the battery terminal.
  10. 9fan

    Over Charging !

    SUBJECT: FWD: FW: INTERESTING TAKE ON ELECTRIC CARS> Independent Business Owner: PAT>> Interesting Take on Electric Cars>> From an American engineer...........>> AS AN ENGINEER, I LOVE THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY. HOWEVER, I> HAVE BEEN TROUBLED FOR A LONG TIME BY THE FACT THAT THE ELECTRICAL> ENERGY TO KEEP THE BATTERIES CHARGED HAS TO COME FROM THE GRID AND> THAT MEANS MORE POWER GENERATION AND A HUGE INCREASE IN THE> DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE. WHETHER GENERATED FROM COAL, GAS, OIL,> WIND OR SUN, INSTALLED GENERATION CAPACITY IS LIMITED. A FRIEND SENT> ME THE FOLLOWING THAT SAYS IT VERY WELL. YOU SHOULD ALL TAKE A LOOK> AT THIS SHORT ARTICLE.>> IN CASE YOU WERE THINKING OF BUYING A HYBRID OR AN ELECTRIC CAR:>> Ever since the advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile of> those things has never been discussed. All you ever heard was the mpg> in terms of gasoline, with NARY A MENTION OF THE COST OF ELECTRICITY> TO RUN IT . This is the first article I've ever seen and tells the> story pretty much as I expected it to.>> Electricity has to be one of the least efficient ways to power things> yet they're being shoved down our throats. Glad somebody finally put> ENGINEERING AND MATH to paper.>> At a neighborhood BBQ, I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro> executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed,> then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he> pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For example, a home> charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp services. The average> house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street> (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be> unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla, each. For> even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be> wildly over-loaded.>> This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our> residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. So as our genius> elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged> to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems> with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but WE WILL ALSO HAVE> TO RENOVATE OUR ENTIRE DELIVERY SYSTEM! This latter "investment" will> not be revealed until we're so far down this dead-end road that it> will be presented with an 'OOPS...!' and a shrug.>> If you want to argue with a green person over cars that are> eco-friendly, just read the following. Note: If you ARE a green> person, read it anyway. It's enlightening.>> Eric test drove the CHEVY VOLT at the invitation of General Motors and> he writes, "For four days in a row, the FULLY CHARGED BATTERY LASTED> ONLY 25 MILES BEFORE THE VOLT SWITCHED TO THE RESERVE GASOLINE> ENGINE." Eric calculated the car got 30 MPG including the 25 miles> it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank> and the 16 kwh batteries, is approximately 270 miles.>> It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10> HOURS TO CHARGE THE BATTERY and you have a total trip time of 14.5> hours. In a typical road trip, your average speed (including charging> time) would be 20 mph. According to General Motors, the Volt battery> holds 16 kWh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a> drained battery.>> THE COST FOR THE ELECTRICITY TO CHARGE THE VOLT IS NEVER MENTIONED, so> I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies> with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kWh.>> 16 kWh x $1.16 per kWh = $18.56 TO CHARGE THE BATTERY .>> $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 PER MILE TO OPERATE THE> VOLT USING THE BATTERY. Compare this to a similar size car with a> gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32> mpg = $0.10 PER MILE .>> The gasoline-powered car costs about $20,000 while the Volt costs> $46,000-plus. So the American Government wants loyal Americans not to> do the math, but simply pay three times as much for a car, that COSTS> MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES AS MUCH TO RUN, and takes three times longer to> drive across the country.>> HANS HERMANN ENGINEERING>> 3510 [1] Bahia Blanca W 3g [1]>> Laguna Woods [1]>> CA 92637 [1] Think I'll keep my 968 for a bit longer.
  11. Hey Nick, great to see you out and about again. Looks like the great weather we had a few years ago in Tassie and included a Symmons Plains track day ! The trip before was when we got together with you and other Tassie brethren total 26 cars.
  12. Just watched the TV coverage on 7mate , looking the goods Hugh ! Wished I was there.
  13. Hi mate, I personally know of one standard M030 Turbo S that I used to compete against and he didn't beat my times, so that is one day of the week ! 😁 Just sayin ....
  14. $40k are 944S2 numbers - I would add at least $10K for standard 968.

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