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    Porsche 956/962

    I found a nice site for those of us who love the iconic 956/962.

    Enjoy!  Smiley

    www.gurneyflap.com/porsche956part1.html

     

     

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    Hey,

    There's my old car!  I found it in "Part III".

    Thanks so much for the link Smiley
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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: Porsche 956/962

    Thanks for the link  


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    W8MM:

    Hey,

    There's my old car!  I found it in "Part III".

    Thanks so much for the link Smiley
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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    I'm just happy that others enjoyed it too.

    As a child of the 80's the 956/962 was my absolute favorite racing car. I could even school my father on his 911 SC/ turbo and he had no chance when it came to the track cars.

    Did you actually have the pleasure of owning this car?

    I have this in my living room

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    917962:

    Did you actually have the pleasure of owning this car?

    I have this in my living room

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    Yes, I owned the car (actually 962-102) and leased it to Bob Akin Racing. After the 1987 season was over, I got the car back as chassis 962-113 after a crash repair caused replacement of the tub.  I only drove it on a track once.  It takes two men and a boy to make it go.   After it sat in my garage for many years, I sold it.

    I have a few copies of the same print.

    Did you know it won that race on only three wheels?

    There were some problems with the dowel drive pins projecting from the center-lock wheel hubs.  They were press-fit into the hubs and if they got just a little bit loose, the wheel would work back and forth under intermittent braking loads.  The back and forth slippage of the wheel to hub fit would cause the wheel nut to work loose after some number of laps.  This, of course, would cause the locking nut to unwind and fall off the spindle.  The next turn where the offending wheel was on the inside of the corner would see the wheel shoot off into the weeds. 

    This happened twice during the 1986 Sebring win.  The first time it was relpaced during a pit stop.  The second time was so close to the finish of the race that it was decided to stay out on the course since the car would finish the race at a slower lap time earlier than stopping to fix it would do.  The car's roll stiffness was so great that the unprotected brake disk would not touch the track even when cornering at a reasonable (not quite race) pace.

    Fun, no?


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


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    What a small world!

    I had never heard about it finishing on three wheels and appreciate your sharing this with me. I'm sure the victory was that much sweeter given the problems . I can only imagine the stories you must have. 

    With your history in these glorious cars I was wondering if you had heard anything about Al Holbert and his  pressing on Porsche to modify or replace the 962 before his unfortunate death? 

     

     


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    Wow, great story


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    Re: Porsche 956/962

    Interesting stories and great to hear them from you personally, Mike!

    Interesting article from AMS back in `86, albeit only in German or Spanish.


     
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