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    Hi Keith,

    That is a hard to answer question. Driving Miss Daisy will wet her skirt, Evil Knievel would want to do 400Kmh.

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    Luckily it was a very hot wind still day. So all I can say is my knuckles were whiter at Hampton Downs doing 170 in head-on winds. So in short, it wasn't that loose and I could check my gauges going down the straight.

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    Thanks for expanding your comments, Frans.
    Glad it was a still day.
    You got enough power out of hot air to make 205 kph!! You are hereby awarded a Gold Medal for engine building and tuning. Utmost respect.Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith mcelroy View Post
    Absolutely brilliant! As an engineer and driver.

    Please expand on " slightly uncomfortable" driving it at over 200 kph. I have had my Alpine kitted R8G rally car flat stick on the Nullarbor. But not that quick. Just how floaty was it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Some of us remember bags of cement in R8 boots, regarding "floaty".....
    Always carried a heavy toolbox as far forward as possible in the 10S. I think 10s were worse than 8s because air pressure centre was further forward of centre of mass. Cross winds at high speed were never fun. SA in 1970 had no open road limit, but at least top wack was only a bit over 150 kph.
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    I remember taking my R10 "off the clock" way back in the day, and that was scary. I was definitely wide eyed and white knuckled. It was wandering a fair bit but I think it would have been worse without the Hermes aerofoil under the front. I was on a very long downhill and I guess I would have been doing about 160 kph.

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