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Old 11-09-2016, 12:12 PM
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Joe,

My racing background is jack squat. I have been PCA auto crossing for 20 years and have done the Porsche Advanced Driving School which was on a track but other than that, no track experience. I am hoping to race this in POC eventually once I get past all the training they give you before they let you go wheel to wheel.

I am no stranger to driving ridiculously fast cars.....ridiculously fast though !
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Nice job saving this one! A piece of 928 history for sure!
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...when I say competitive, I mean against a similarly classed GT1 911 based car. The 3.8s and even 4.0 engines in those cars can easily make 400+ horsepower, and they are usually much lighter than even a stripped down 928. An RSR is a hard car to beat with a 928, but I want to try, because I believe in the 928 and always have.

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Awesome thread! Awesome save! Keep us posted on the progress.

I too rescued a 928 track car a few years back and am having a ball with it, so I'm sure you will too. My biggest complaint so far is lack of power with my stock motor. Modern Caymans and Boxsters go whizzing by. I'm going to pull much more weight out of it this winter, but I fear I will have to go to bigger power one of these days.




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Nice pic Andrew!!! Great angle on that one. Definitely a keeper.
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928 Torque explained by Mark Anderson...

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928 Torque explained by Mark Anderson...

I forget, who builds those race engines?
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So after reading some threads, I found out my race car was the only one that didn't have a name, and all the kids at school were picking on me.

I don't normally name my cars, but then I heard about the "White Zombie" and a few other ones, and frankly, "The Devore Car" is getting a little old, since not many cars are named after a dead guy. Usually.

So I thought of the car's attributes:

- Stocky
- Ultra Wide
- Originally petrolblau metallic, but the respray by some PO came out green
- Intimidating, in a kind of **** way

Then it hit me, and the old girl now has a name that matches her personality and evokes a little chuckle. Meet "The Tank"


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Zombie says welcome back, Tank!

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Sweet!!!

I didn't realize you owned the White Zombie now! What do you do with it? What motor does it have? We need to get them together some time!

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I'm embarrassed to admit that it's been sitting for more than 2-1/2 years now, but I've been sidetracked with other 928 projects (ADD and OCD are a bad combination...) Am nearing the end of helping Greg build a new motor for it, the engine bits in my avatar are for the replacement motor. Looking forward to be the newbiest POC driver on the West Coast when it's done.
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Rob, I have you beat as the newbiest, I think.

What are the specs on your motor - what are your power goals, etc?
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It's a Nikasil'ed 104mm bore, GTS stroke 5.9L, with the Zombie's old heads, and some reground & welded GT cams, and one of Greg's intakes. I'd like to think it'll make 530-540 crank hp, but as they say it'll make whatever it makes- Greg's not all that interested in the numbers. We'll toss it on the engine dyno to play with it before it goes in the car.

The stuff that's relevant to this motor starts about post #400 in this (too) old thread:

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...rack-cars.html
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