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V8 On Track @Blackhawk
Good time had by all! Lots of cool cars and good folks. There was even
an Elan. :-o Enjoyed some tech talk w/ Scott J. and others, and
improving driving skills.
Brad's M3 sedan provided some excitement. He even spun it while giving
me a ride. Right back on after checking traffic, back in control.
Gives new meaning to "aggressive".
Hoppen's (Audi factory) brakes were _good_, although finally Sun.
afternoon they started to fade a bit. Most of the time, started braking
on the main straight at/after the last marker. By comparison, the M3
carried a couple mph more at the end of the straight, and braked at the
same point. Wonder what the Pagid blues would do (besides eat rotors)?
Jurids now F and R, and very little wear, esp. for Blackhawk.
Suspension was much better than I expected, laid into the turns nicely.
Some corner-exit understeer, esp. in turns 1 and 6 (can't really fault
the car for that). Still thinking about softening it, though.
The Other Brother (Susan) Anderson brought along a Schroth, and Chris
DeLadi helped install it. A big improvement! Worrying about keeping
your butt on the track is generally preferable to worrying about keeping
it from sliding off the Barcalounger.
Complaints were few. V8 ran a bit warm, and lack of torque at 3K. Time
for a chip? And of course the Servotronic steering forced smoothness in
the slalom-- felt like almost no assist!
Appreciated all the compliments on "the" V8 5-spd. I would also
appreciate any suggestions on further improvements (esp. engine). The
B4B on Abt's 300 hp upgrade (about $8K in parts) is just too low...
Thanks to Event Master Doherty, Chief Instructor Justusson, and the rest
of the crew for a job well done.
'91 V8 5-spd with pretty good brakes
'93 90 CS UnQ out of AoA warranty as of 7/1/97