Freitag, 19. Oktober 2012

Stopping power

I have already adressed the braking trouble I had on the track so I'm happy to say that I will be able to solve that problem over the coming winter months. I shot a set of ap Racing calipers from a nascar truck team on ebay. 12.19 inch wilwood discs are the biggest I will be able to squeeze in the 15 inch wheels, that should take care of the front. I might upgrade the rear brakes to discs as well for easier adjustability and more consistent brake performance.

Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2012

Eye candy

My friend Martin did some magic with his camera a couple of weeks ago. Carmen dressed to the occasion and these stunning pics are the rusult. Enjoy....

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Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2012

More pics

Some more random pics from the Red Bull Circuit. A beautifully prepared '68 Camaro. This car repllicates the cars Roger Penske entered in the popular Trans Am series  in the late sixties and early seventies.

Doc Stinger took to the track in his plum crazy 1970 Dodge Coronet. A fivespeed manual backs a healty 440 and allows him to plow through a field of Porsches.

This Roadrunner is based in Vienna and is campaigned regularly in the Austiran historic road racing championship Histocup.


After a little pause here at the blog, I'm back with more news of the 'Cuda. Restoration is virtually finished, although I have a long list of plans for future technical improvements. Since most of those will consume loads of money, I will seek to have fun with the car as it is between the upgrades. The last opportunity approached me last weekend.  I had a great saturday at the Red Bull Circuit in Styria.

Many 911s at the starting grid...

 The 'Cuda is running fine by virtue of a new demon carb and took on the field of vintage Porsches and an assortement of quick historic cars.
 Brakes are the major limitation at the track for the heavy car.The front pads needed replacing after two stints, here Doc Stinger himself is checking the driverside pads. Even with new pads, brake performance stayed mediocre - An upgrade is in store over the winter....

 A bout with a '68 Barracuda with a stoked smallblock and a Tremec fivespeed left me in front after about five laps...

The 'Cuda handles exeptionally well, has good stance and power and is loads of fun on the track.