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Old 05-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Cool Hello from the Nürburgring!

Hi guys,

Can't believe I've only just found this forum.

I've got a 1989 Euno Roadster as my everyday track car here at the 'ring - you can see more of it here:


Onboard 8m20s lap and more spec on my blog.

It's turbo'd using the horrible chinese kit off eBay, and I need to swap the crappy 'cracks every five minutes' manifold for a cast version. I guess I should go start a thread somewhere to find out more?

Anyways... HELLOS
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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Jealous..........

I'll make it out to the ring one day
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Welcome to the forum, that spot is on my bucket list, as I'm sure is the same with almost everyone on here. On that same train of thought, lets make sure it stays available:

http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheRing

"Like" this and sign the petition people.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #4
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Umm... seriously, I live here and make my business here. You can't just go telling me what to do...

I will not be signing that stupid petition and I will not be telling other people to. You should probably understand a little bit more about the subject before you start the online petition evangelism too.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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Pull the sick out of your *** and get off your high horse
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #6
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Pull the sick out of your *** and get off your high horse
LOL me for not doing what he told me to do? Or him for telling me what to do?
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Umm... seriously, I live here and make my business here. You can't just go telling me what to do...

I will not be signing that stupid petition and I will not be telling other people to. You should probably understand a little bit more about the subject before you start the online petition evangelism too.
Stupid petition to keep the 'ring open? Please elaborate...
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It's a total misconception that the track is going to close. It was state-owned and operated since it opened in 1927, and while it never really made a profit on paper, the actual state grew a whole industry around and tax income was much healthier than before (i.e. when the Eifel was just trees and sheep).

Unfortunately the modern ages caught up with the track after the ridiculous efforts to 'modernise' the circuit with Euro-Disney-style 'enhancements'.

With no consultation and no warning, the state signed the whole thing over to two entrepreneurs for five years.

It sucks. It blows. Whatever you want to say. BUT... at this point it can't be changed, only managed and controlled. 'Save The 'Ring' wants this contract nullified and management returned to the state.

MY 2˘:
It was already breaking under state management, albeit slowly. I don't like the new private leasers either (they have moved everything in-house, they're anti-competitive and they're killing local businesses like mine). But there's a solution to be found and turning back the clock isn't it.
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Politics aside, willkommen!

Last time I was at the 'Ring they were having competitive races and BMWs w/ Martini livery were cornering on three wheels.

To quote the Great Gonzo, "I'm going to go back there someday..."
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You guys are missing the important part.

8 minute 20 second lap in a car that you can purchase and build for ~$5k. That'll be useful next time you're bench racing.
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Welcome! Vid looks great, tires sound horrible hahaha (but hey, you still did really good out there)...I am pretty sure ARTech or Absurdflow can design u a nice replacement manifold and I dont think shipping is too bad with these new "flat-rate boxes"

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You guys are missing the important part.

8 minute 20 second lap in a car that you can purchase and build for ~$5k. That'll be useful next time you're bench racing.
Imagine that time with good tires
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That speedo is definitely not in kph...
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The dial is KPH, the red numbers are MPH
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It's a total misconception that the track is going to close. It was state-owned and operated since it opened in 1927, and while it never really made a profit on paper, the actual state grew a whole industry around and tax income was much healthier than before (i.e. when the Eifel was just trees and sheep).

Unfortunately the modern ages caught up with the track after the ridiculous efforts to 'modernise' the circuit with Euro-Disney-style 'enhancements'.

With no consultation and no warning, the state signed the whole thing over to two entrepreneurs for five years.

It sucks. It blows. Whatever you want to say. BUT... at this point it can't be changed, only managed and controlled. 'Save The 'Ring' wants this contract nullified and management returned to the state.

MY 2˘:
It was already breaking under state management, albeit slowly. I don't like the new private leasers either (they have moved everything in-house, they're anti-competitive and they're killing local businesses like mine). But there's a solution to be found and turning back the clock isn't it.
"Get the stick out of your *** and get off your high horse" Haha, yeah right. You had every right to be offended. You posted a fairly well edited video from your blog which is completely about the Nürburgring and he just assumes you're entirely ignorant of the situation there then proceeds to instruct you to "like" some idiotic Facebook online petition that, aside from trying to return the track to the ineffective state management, would never work. Gah, people and their fantastical illusions of democracy...

If you want to spend the money the ARTech manifold is a very well fabricated piece and will also flower better than a cast manifold. I'm sure you could find a used cast manifold around here for pretty cheap though. I looked at the specs you listed for your car and I'm assuming you're still on stock exhaust? If so, you'll definitely want to upgrade to a full 3" setup.
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