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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: +8Rich] #529946
25/08/18 09:12 PM
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Like you the era was hypnotising at the time, the GT40 being a firm favourite of mine but sophisticated it is not.

Then the 917 appears out of nowhere a highly sophisticated lightweight machine developing unheard of power for 24 hours at a stretch, it was a phenomena at the time it just blew us all away.
The poor pilots perched out the front with scant protection almost kamikaze like, they were very brave indeed.


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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: +8Rich] #529984
26/08/18 07:23 AM
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They were indeed. I would love a ride in a 917 at a sensible speed.

At the time though I would have got in with any of the greats such as Rodriguez or Siffert and thought nothing about it!!!


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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: madmax] #529987
26/08/18 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted By madmax
... what happened to that v12 engine since ?

Not V. Flat (just like the 6 and 4 cylinder motors)...

Full volume on the PC wasn't enough - going to have to connect it to the quad music system grin2


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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #529999
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By madmax
... what happened to that v12 engine since ?

Not V. Flat (just like the 6 and 4 cylinder motors)...

Full volume on the PC wasn't enough - going to have to connect it to the quad music system grin2


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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: +8Rich] #530018
26/08/18 09:43 AM
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It does have a unique sound. Not even like the flat sixes. More like a giant angry hornet.

It was basically two sixes with the fan take off in the middle.

Oh to have been an engineer at Stuttgart when all that was going on..............


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Re: One for 917 fans [Re: +8Rich] #530040
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Glorious sound and I’ve been lucky enough to see them at LMC.
Also, when you see them close up, the engineering detail is exquisite.

Other favourite sounds are the big LM Corvettes and the BDA Ford Escorts.



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