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Old 05-23-2004, 18:13   #1 (permalink)
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Sandown wrap up - Team GT

Hi guys
just thought I'd give you an update on the results of Sandown and the launch of the new GT.
Have a look at the website for the full run-down.
Hope to see as many of you as possible at Winton!!
(Refer the Regional Events "Vic" thread - PROCAR round at Winton...with *special* care!)

http://www.teamgt.com.au/html/sandown__04.html

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Old 05-24-2004, 02:19   #2 (permalink)
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The look good guys. What has been done to the GT's in terms of gaining more power? Or what are you allowed to do?
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Those BA's look sensational !!!!
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:28   #4 (permalink)
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Well done to all the team, a fantastic result and it could have been better but for Falkie's drive-through penalty. Can't wait to see what he can do in the new car at Winton!
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The look good guys. What has been done to the GT's in terms of gaining more power? Or what are you allowed to do?
In short, the list is not long, but the key is preparation of the chassis.

We start with a road car, which is quickly and unceremoniously stripped completely to the body shell and put it back together very carefully from there.

There has been some trimming of the fuel map in the standard ECU (not something you would do in a road car), a free flow exhaust, shocks, springs, locked differential, revised gearing for rear axle and fifth gear, gearbox and differential coolers, 18x9 wheels, a lightweight bladder fuel cell and fuel pickup assembly, that sort of thing and VERY GOOD brake pads. It is not always about how fast you can go, but how well you can stop 1700 odd kgs!

The car is lighter than stock following the removal of interior trim, a lot of the interior panels have been replace with carbon fibre and it looks pretty trick, but the roll cage takes a fair amount of that weight back.

The pit is always open to the public. If you can, come to Winton for the next round in June (18th to the 20th) and have a look. We are always keen to show off our toys!!!!

Ticket prices will be quite reasonable for the weekend as well.
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The pit is always open to the public. If you can, come to Winton for the next round in June (18th to the 20th) and have a look. We are always keen to show off our toys!!!!

Ticket prices will be quite reasonable for the weekend as well.
Just to add to Howie's explanation and invitation, there is one more thing we should also let you know, our engines are blueprinted and balanced by one of the country's best engine builders, Sport Engines.

We'd like to get you to have a really close look at the cars, so the first person to post the correct address and phone number for Sport Engines will win a hot lap in one of the awesome GTs at Winton on the Friday afternoon of our meeting there in June!!

Hope to see you there and if you have any questions about the build we'll be glad to answer them.

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Sport Engines at Unit 3
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bugger but also congratulations to you the mighty xe!!!
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Sport Engines at Unit 3
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Congratulations!! I've sent you an email, so just get in touch and we'll look forward to seeing you!!

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Awesome!

Talk about logging onto the pits at the right time!

Thanks Team GT! Can't wait!!!
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