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by Nick
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Pitted piston
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Pitted piston

What engine? Looks well knackered to me.
by Nick
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Racy Red Bakery Truck.
Replies: 95
Views: 11855

The Racy Red Bakery Truck.

Might be worth getting an endoscope to have a look. Mine was £10 ish on e bay, and connects to my phone
by Nick
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car
Replies: 240
Views: 18112

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Agreed, the manifold to head is the key.

When putting together carefully check all studs, use quality nuts and gaskets all round.
by Nick
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Too old to drive?.......
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Too old to drive?.......

I am coming up to 70, so will be doing the licence renawal bit. touch wood ,todate no problems. Still doing some sprinting ,and pleased to note can still beat some of the youngsters :D Experience still counts. I think we may have to question continued "self certification" to drive, as some are less ...
by Nick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 633

R888

The rear needs to be at least 225, again, a 225/45/15 would be good, but would I get the 1b handicap back? That’s the issue
by Nick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 633

R888

Standard tires are 195/55/15 front and 225/50/15 rear. Currently TiR Proxes. OK tyre, not much good at Blyton in the wet! 6 in front, 7 in rear, slightly wider might be better Best I have found todate is 205/45/16 and 225/40/16 which lowers gearing about 3% . Have not seen a 225/45/15 which would be...
by Nick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 633

R888

Given the weight and power of the car it is likely I will stay on Ia's ,just a case of exploring options. Ideally I would like lower profile tyres to lower the gearing, but 15 in wheels are the smallest that will fit. Likely outcome will be to go to 16 in wheels with low profile tyres.
by Nick
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 633

R888

Thanks,

Will probably not decide until early next year, but nice to know it is an option. What,s the view on the time gain from 1bs .?

Usual problem of limited tyre choice in 15’s.
by Nick
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: NEC Classic Car Show - 9/11th November
Replies: 41
Views: 1851

NEC Classic Car Show - 9/11th November

You will also have the joy of paying for parking. £8 now?
by Nick
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 633

R888

I plan to continue to run my MR2 in Classic Marques next year. In road going again.

Although I will probably stay with list 1A s the Blue Book says I can run list 1B, R888 seem to be on this list not !c but need to be E marked, can others confirm? I know I will need to check next year's Blue Book.
by Nick
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 10989

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Ben,

As I assume you realise the bottom rad hose is non standard with the ally rad.

I always felt the car handled very well, better than my old white one. Even with the extra roll bar felt pretty balanced.
by Nick
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Overdrive query
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Overdrive query

Overdrive should not need use of the clutch. If it does not free up check the level and condition of the oil, and the filters if necessary.
by Nick
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 552
Views: 21223

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Arguably most gearboxes are easier. You don't have the setting up with pre-loads, clearances etc. Overdrives are a bit different, never done one of those.
by Nick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SSSC Specific 2018 Results
Replies: 48
Views: 3437

SSSC Specific 2018 Results

A quick check suggest the spreadsheet has always been set to 50. Classic Marques I think is 50.Not sure how the anomaly got in. It is up to you guys, but I would change the regs to 50 for next year.
by Nick
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 129
Views: 6092

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

As the axle goes up and down in a live axle car I fail to see the problem. You may change the ride height at the back as well

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