This will save some weight and increase acceleration

Karyadi posted:

Save some weight by deleting the metal badge and using the sticker, just like Porsche racing team. I am sure it will increase the acceleration of my coupe 

That looks awesome. I bought one of their cool 356 shirts. I wanted to ask if you use one of those spring door poppers on your hood, since the handle was removed.

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Karyadi posted:

I am not sure how the real 356 hood mechanism is, mine is just like a normal car, you pull the hood release, it pops a bit, then unlatched the hood latch and I open the hood. I put a gas strut on my hood.

So you added weight. Rookie mistake.

Robert's correct- more than negates the saving of the sticker. Mind you, since the front end is where a little more weight is always beneficial, I think we're just being faked out. Devilishly clever, Mr. @Karyadi!

 

@Karyadi , you're still not thinking like a racer.

With a silver car, you could cut out the white parts of the sticker and let the silver paint show through in those areas for about a 47.3 per cent weight savings.

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And besides cutting weight, that would also lower CG.

Any racing graphics house will laser cut your decal for about $400. Carbon fiber ink is a little bit more.

Also consider burnishing the leading edge of the decal for less aerodynamic drag.

 

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Karyadi posted:

I guess if I use 0W oil that will be much lighter than the 40W oil that I am currently using?

While that may be true (I'll be the first to admit I've never actually weighed oil), and it would be taking weight out of the right end of the car, there is the 1 little detail of being able to lubricate and keep surfaces away from each other at  operating temps. If you're really convinced it's the way to go...

Mitch's laser-out the sticker and burnish the edge advice is some next-level ****. And, theoretically, it would lighten your wallet enough to take another 10th off your lap times. Powerful competitor.

But RacerX's Sharpie-powered solution seems like the low-tech way to get a similar result. It's like the old (apocryphal) story of NASA spending millions to make a pen that would work in zero gravity, and the Russians just using a pencil. 

This is gonna be a great race folks . . . .

Perhaps you should wear the old Crocs rubber shoes.....they have lightening holes in them you know. Also punch additional holes in your belt.....you already have a few.

Then you could make certain your pants zipper is aluminum rather than steel.

Marty's contribution is the knuckle holes on the back of his driving gloves.

I have some socks that already have holes, so there's that.

Dozens of creative ideas for lightening the car and the load!

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