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Whoops - Wayne spins the 959 at Willow...

Jack Olsen was riding with me - we're not quite sure what happened, but one thing is certain - this car is way too fast for this particular track. I'm having to hold it back almost everywhere, and the gear ratios are a bit too high. Still, it's running very fast.

The spin happened at the end of the 2nd straightaway - the car at full boost runs almost too fast into the chicane. I think that the car stalled out when I came off of the throttle, and then that affected the power assist steering, which caused problems because the steering input changed. It's been stalling intermitantly since I got what I think was a tank of bad gas the other day. Could the idle control valve too. Luckily, it uses the same one as the 1984-89 Carreras, so perhaps I will just replace that when I get back on Wednesday.

No damage to the car, and we took it right back out again. I have to make sure the car is still running for the Thursday fun run! Pics coming soon!

-Wayne

PS It's nice to have a day off from work!
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:21 AM
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My heart skipped a beat when I read the title.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:26 AM
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Good to hear you are handling the legacy the way Ferdinand applauded. Spirited driving. Relieved you, Jack and the car are still all in one piece.
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Woah, I too had a small heart attack when reading the title! Glad everyone/thing is ok. Imagine if we lost Wayne, Jack AND a 959 all at once! The Porsche world as we know it would come to a halt!
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Wayne, besides owning a 959, not many people can say they spun out in a 959. I'm glad everyone and the 959 is okay.

Keep up the good work.
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No biggie. Spins just make sure you shake loose all the spare change lodged under your seats.
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this car is way too fast for this particular track
Huh?
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I'm guessing you were at Streets?

I'm impressed that you're willing to use the car as it was intended rather than keep it as a garage queen.
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Get some 110 octane and turn up the boost!!!
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Pics coming soon!
Looking forward to that- did you get any video?

Cheers,

Paul.
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Great shot. Looking forward to seeing it on Thurs.
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damnyou damnyou damnyou, all you California Pelicans! We are suppossed to get snow tonight, so the turbo is safely sitting under the cover.

I soooo need to drive it out to CA for one of your fun track days.

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Did Jack get some extensions and highlights? I knew he was pretty hot looking but damn...
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Was that Jack O by your side?????

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Oddly enough, I have good Verizon wireless connectivity here at the track. I can share:

I've never met that famous Jack O but he sure looks cute by your side. It's been cold and wet in the Mid-Atlantic region today.

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damnyou damnyou damnyou, all you California Pelicans! We are suppossed to get snow tonight, so the turbo is safely sitting under the cover.

I soooo need to drive it out to CA for one of your fun track days.

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Hey 70, sunny, and no humidity gets pretty old sometimes. Guess I'll have to drive up to Tahoe...
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Scared me.

Good thing you and the car are fine.

No plans to up the boost?
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Oddly enough, I have good Verizon wireless connectivity here at the track. I can share:

Interesting pic. I'm sure Wayne will tell, but that's not his wife unless she traded in her black hair and the glasses look suspiciously like Jack's or perhaps Ray Crawford. Maybe some guys got lucky and got a slow (no helmet) lap. BTW, Ray's GF does have blond hair, IIRC

That seems to be Jack's car on the right and the singer Rob Dickinson (SP?) with the stripe.

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