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Old Oct 04, 2011, 03:23 PM
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hope to make Daytona in 2 weeks

i race a 08 cbr 600, i race in ccs, its great to get on these great tracks, anyone should consider ccs, its a great group and better then track days,the riders are better, and you have insurance, you dont have to be a top rider, just out for a lot of fun, my bike has a race body and tires and thats it bone stock
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 07:36 AM
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1970 Laser 917

I've wanted one of these ever since I was a 14 yr old kid and seeing the ads in Hot Rod Magazine back in the '70's. Found this one last year on Ebay of all places! It was resting unused in storage the previous ten years and didn't run when I bought it, but had all the parts.

The others bidding on it went way over what I wanted to pay so I never did place a bid. I did ask a lot of questions about it though prior to the bid end. Funny thing is, three weeks after auction end the owner emails me and asks if I still want to see it as the deal fell through. It was only 1 1/2 hrs away so ........

It's one of the infamous kit cars from that era. Designed as a Porsche 917 replica and built on a '69 VW chassis. IMHO this is the best looking VW kit they ever made.

It's currently running with the POS, worn out, stock single port 1.5L engine. On the engine stand right now I have a 1.7L T4 basically stock, only a cam change and a pair of Weber downdraft carbs w/header. I also have a 2.0L engine from a Porsche and hope to have that in in the next year. I'm also working on a Megasquirt 3 EFI unit to control fuel, ignition, and turbo boost on the newer engine.

Modifications I've completed are adding air suspension and an onboard air compressor to control ride height at the flick of a switch (getting into my driveway). Changed over from drum to disk brakes. Changed all the gauges to VDO Cockpit series and added a few for the upcoming engine (boost, cyl. head temp, oil temp), air suspension, and compressor tank pressure.

I'm having a real blast with this car. It makes me feel like I'm in a race just sitting, or should I say laying in the drivers seat. One thing that I didn't expect was all the attention this thing gets. Wish I could make $$$ from all the pictures taken every time it gets driven!

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Curb weight 1820 lbs
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:23 AM
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That's a lot of tire for such a itty bitty engine lol. What's the wet weight? Post up some more pics!
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Wow Greg, that's pretty dang cool. I bet it's a blast. That new engine will be a real kick. I once saw a turbo Karman Ghia get all four wheels off the ground at a drag strip. Literally launched into the air. Came down hard, almost hit the wall. Point being, these engines are capable of some serious horsepower.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 11:05 AM
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My Baby.
1984 944 .
A few years ago I took ' 3rd place,' in the P.C.A. concourse for 'zone one' (the entire north east, USA) with it ...Porsche Club of America...
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:08 PM
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1970 Laser 917
I'd rather have one of these...

http://www.race-car-replicas.com/rcr...oto_album.html
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 07:45 PM
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So what are we looking at there, $85,000?
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 10:25 AM
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I love that 3/4 front shot! What a stunning car.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 11:21 PM
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Thanks, it's my "Baby".
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Nice ride

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Thanks, it's my "Baby".
Thats what its all about. This is my baby.

Just installed all new german axles and bearings, new front rotors and calipers also german. Fun thread alot of interesting rides thanks to all for posting.

Happy autum,

Mike
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Thats what its all about. This is my baby.

Happy autum,

Mike
Haha I dont know about where you are mike but its snowing in L.I get your snowblowers and put away the muscle cars Happy winter more like it lol
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Nice rides, guys!

It's time for me to put the GN away for the season. I'm taking her out for one last fall cruise this afternoon to blow the cobwebs out of the turbo.

Joel
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 06:59 AM
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Thats what its all about. This is my baby.......
Talk about reeling in the years! I had a friend in high school (early '70's)with a bus exactly the same color!

He called it "The Gordo Bus" and we took that everywhere! Lot of parties with it loaded to the max with kids. We even took it hill climbing and "Cruising Main", at least before that got outlawed.

Thanks for the thread and the memories Mike, Happy Halloween!
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 08:40 PM
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1995 300zx twin turbo
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 09:20 PM
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nice!
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