Slipstream - July 2002

maverickpca

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

May Tech Session at Park Place

By Doug Molny

The service and parts department at Park Place Porsche

made this event very special. We arrived around 8:30

AM Saturday May 11th to donuts, orange juice, and

coffee. Once the parts department opened they handed out

GT-2 T-Shirts, Porsche hats and key chains, This was an unexpected

treat.

About 7 Maverick members show up and we immediately

proceeded to install 2 Corbeau racing seats in my 1979 911SC.

We determined that new holes had to be drilled into the seat

mounts to accommodate larger bolts to hold down the seat

brackets. This worked just fine thanks to Jimmy Hayes’ suggestions.

Upon completion I placed my helmet on my head and

sat down only to find my head sticking out of the sunroof! It

was obvious that the seat pads were too thick and had to be cut

down. We decided to wait to do that on the following Monday.

We then moved on to installing the Pagid Orange brake

pads which only took a few minutes. There were several of us

who have never done this before and wanted to learn how. We

were amazed how easy it is.

Photo by Doug Molny

The alignment machine.

minutes. My front and rear end are displayed in the pictures

shown in this article. We learned that in just 6-months

my alignment had changed significantly enough that these

adjustments will be crucial to the cars ability to handle and

corner correctly.

. . . only to find my head sticking out

of the sunroof . .

Photo by Doug Molny

The race seats waiting to be installed.

Also available were corner weight scales which are placed

under each wheel to check the load each wheel carries. The

result is the ability to adjust the weight each wheel carries to

the ground which effects the car diagonally as one wheel may

be lighter and would effect the corner entry, exit and braking.

This adjustment is available to everyone and I would suggest

this at least twice a year. Thanks again to Park Place Porsche

for hosting this tech session we look forward to the next one.

We then moved into another building for the Hunter

Alignment Machine which is had digital cameras and targets

for precise alignment. This is a computerized piece of equipment

that measures the cross camber, caster and toe-in for the

front and rear suspension, it produces measurements in a

digital format down to minutes which 1 degree would equal 60

Photo by Doug Molny

Photo by Doug Molny

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