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    That'll be competitive ... fwd and no handbrake on the rear .... Hey they'll be comfortable though I wonder why they didn't drive a turbo one



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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    fwd and no handbrake on the rear ....
    There's always left for braking

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I wonder why they didn't drive a turbo one
    have you seen how often one has to get ones wife out on a cold night for a rescue when you own one
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    That'll be competitive ... fwd and no handbrake on the rear .... Hey they'll be comfortable though I wonder why they didn't drive a turbo one

    All of Citroen's success with the CX rally cars was with the earlier Series 1 2400s. They use twin Weber 45DCNF carbies. No fuel injection, no turbos. (Senegal Rally, Mille Pistes)

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    It's older cousin the SM doesn't quite handle the corners too good - maybe the driver is a motoring journalist who's trying to write something about the DIRAVI being too sensitive. If you want harder steering, just drive faster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post


    It's older cousin the SM doesn't quite handle the corners too good - maybe the driver is a motoring journalist who's trying to write something about the DIRAVI being too sensitive. If you want harder steering, just drive faster!
    looks to be doing really well to me .... nice lines through the corners too. It's just waaaayyyy to big for that little track.
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    The first SM is well controlled but the 'BreadVan' Special SM is way out of shape! Not good on the tight winding stuff at all!
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    Looks more like a gokart track


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    Throw in a couple of hundred K's of wild terrain and watch the ball game change. I remember reading in the 68 London to Sydney Marathon Bianchi doing an 800 mile section of the nullabor (rough pot holed gravel) and flogged everyone else with an average of 92MPH, in my calcs he would have to be cruising at between 160 and 180 KPH
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    Quote Originally Posted by d coupe View Post
    Throw in a couple of hundred K's of wild terrain and watch the ball game change. I remember reading in the 68 London to Sydney Marathon Bianchi doing an 800 mile section of the nullabor (rough pot holed gravel) and flogged everyone else with an average of 92MPH, in my calcs he would have to be cruising at between 160 and 180 KPH
    I understand that that record has not been broken, even though it is no all bitumen. With the number of dead kangaroos with large wedgetail eagles sitting on their carcases, it would be a brave person to drive at those speeds these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I understand that that record has not been broken, even though it is no all bitumen. With the number of dead kangaroos with large wedgetail eagles sitting on their carcases, it would be a brave person to drive at those speeds these days.

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    Back in about 1970 my old man went from Fremantle to my Aunties house in Adelaide in twenty three and a half hours, not bad when you consider the amount of gravel. Did it in his ID19 80 mph on the gravel and 100 mph on the bitumen (according to the speedo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    looks to be doing really well to me .... nice lines through the corners too. It's just waaaayyyy to big for that little track.
    Reminds me of Dick Johnson's description of Winton raceway in the V8's. It's like running a marathon around your clothesline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d coupe View Post
    Back in about 1970 my old man went from Fremantle to my Aunties house in Adelaide in twenty three and a half hours, not bad when you consider the amount of gravel. Did it in his ID19 80 mph on the gravel and 100 mph on the bitumen (according to the speedo).
    When my old R12Gordini was driven back from Perth to Melbourne in 1972 to log book had the time, speedo reading and fuel used and Perth to Adelaide worked out an average speed of 100 mph. I think most of it was still gravel back then.
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