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Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-18-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom W
Thanks for the clarification Matt. I wasn't...

Thanks for the clarification Matt. I wasn't aware that was a possibility on a 915. I've always had a G50.
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-17-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom W
Well, even if you have a spring (and even a G50),...

Well, even if you have a spring (and even a G50), **** happens. If the shifter linkage comes a bit loose, the spring means nothing. And in the middle of a very close race, it can happen, even if...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-15-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom W
Mine peaks at ~6400 at 318 hp and then at 7200...

Mine peaks at ~6400 at 318 hp and then at 7200 it's 280 (also 280 on the upslope at ~5600 rpm). The flapper opens up at 6700 (when it really starting to lose power) and power increases again to 7200...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom W
I can't speak to what Porsche has done, but Jerry...

I can't speak to what Porsche has done, but Jerry Woods designed and built my engine components so the rockers would break before the valve springs would allow the valves to float and hit the piston....
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 07-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tom W
Setting your rev limiter lower than redline will...

Setting your rev limiter lower than redline will do nothing to help a missed shift if it's a big enough miss.

My engine's built so the rockers are the weak link. When I miss a shift and hit 8400...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 03-27-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom W
Damn, I wish I had one of those. Or the DRS...

Damn, I wish I had one of those. Or the DRS button. :)

The Turtle is built to comply with PRC's GTL Class rules. It's quick but there are certainly a lot of faster cars out there (all the car...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 03-25-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom W
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/Dash14904...

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/Dash1490484747.jpg

:) Not too much stock in mine. I think the searing column and the tub are original and nothing else.
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 10-11-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Tom W
Don't worry about the pick up. It will come off...

Don't worry about the pick up. It will come off once you get the tires hot at the next event. Even if there is so much it makes the tires out of balance, it will simply wear off quickly once you...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 06-30-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Tom W
Regarding the parachute comment... People...

Regarding the parachute comment...

People have strongly held opinions, just not always based on facts. I've been told the rear bumper cover acts as a parachute too. And if I was to remove it, the...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 06-28-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Tom W
It looks like your car is still driven on there...

It looks like your car is still driven on there street and not a track only car.
From the "been there, done that" experience, I'd suggest you simply have the existing bumper cover repainted and be...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 04-14-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tom W
Here's video from a race at Fontana last weekend:...

Here's video from a race at Fontana last weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVjceDgO6rc
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-14-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,698
Posted By Tom W
Been there done that. The OP asks what good is...

Been there done that. The OP asks what good is it to catch up in the turns and KT's answer is that's where you pass. I agree. At Road American the damn high HP cars are a PITA to get past. I've...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 06-01-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Tom W
... if you over-drive the car.

... if you over-drive the car.
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 04-25-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Tom W
I have Phase 9's that get me to ~97 db. My...

I have Phase 9's that get me to ~97 db. My engine was tuned that way and with it (a 3.6) there was no real benefit to going to something less restrictive (our class has a specified maximum for...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 03-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Tom W
The Hero 3+ battery life stinks. I never got...

The Hero 3+ battery life stinks. I never got more than 2 hours out of a newly charged battery. I bought the piggy back battery pack and also extra batteries, but the only real solution was to get...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-15-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Tom W
Rules change with time, but when I autox'd my 993...

Rules change with time, but when I autox'd my 993 cabriolet with GGR, Redwood or Monterey PCA no roll bar was needed and no arm-restraints were needed. All you needed was your car and a helmet. DE...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-03-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,604
Posted By Tom W
We run the R75A compound in our spec class. We...

We run the R75A compound in our spec class. We race with temperatures as low as ~15 C in the spring and ~40 C (or more) in the summer. They work fine across the range. I have no difficulty...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,539
Posted By Tom W
Jack: The change from the 3.8 tail to the...

Jack: The change from the 3.8 tail to the ducktail happened after I made a mistake in turn 8a at Sears Point and ended up inverted after hitting the wall. I needed all new fiberglass. The ducktail...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,539
Posted By Tom W
I tried the 3.8 tail and wing and switched to a...

I tried the 3.8 tail and wing and switched to a duck tail with wing. With the ducktail, the shop worked out a way to transfer the downforce to the chassis and not simply the fiberglass decklid as in...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 02-02-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,604
Posted By Tom W
My car is very similar to Scott's (we race in the...

My car is very similar to Scott's (we race in the same class) and I'd echo what he has said.

I used the GY bias slicks for 3-4 years. When they stopped making them, I switched to the Hoosier...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 12-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,733
Posted By Tom W
You should read the liability waiver you sign for...

You should read the liability waiver you sign for both the track and the club. Both say you pay for any damage to your car (and you may have to pay for damage to the track) and you waive the right...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 12-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,855
Posted By Tom W
I see nothing in PCA's rules about suit...

I see nothing in PCA's rules about suit dating/expiry.

I used my original suit for 6 years before I retired it and got a new one because it was starting to wear. How long it lasts depends upon...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 09-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By Tom W
Coolers do get plugged. With my car (dual...

Coolers do get plugged. With my car (dual coolers) I know that if the temps start to get higher than normal they either need to be cleaned or replaced. They seem to last ~6 years (a lot shorter...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 09-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,094
Posted By Tom W
Some other passes and passes attempted and not...

Some other passes and passes attempted and not completed from last weeks racing at Road America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VVGyl7Cgw4

The red cayman (also a GT3 car) got past me the...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 09-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Tom W
I know of no slick that is DOT approved. They...

I know of no slick that is DOT approved. They are also terrible for puncture resistance. You don't say where you are located - any rain, even a little mist, will make it like you are driving on...
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