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by Nick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 149
Views: 25861

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Ben,

Glad you are continuing to enjoy the car. I still miss it but it needed more commitment than I could really provide. Interesting re tyres, I was having the same debate and was thinking CF2

Hopefully see it again sometime in the future,
by Nick
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coil set up part 2
Replies: 24
Views: 791

Coil set up part 2

I know this is old ground, but hey, we all have time. The ballast system is quite a good idea for the day. Essentially the car runs 9 volt coil, with a resistor in series to reduce the normal 12 volts to 9. When the starter is turning the resistor is bypassed so the coil sees the full system voltage...
by Nick
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Race engine building book...
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Race engine building book...

I agree with Craig , Miles Wilkins Lotus twin cam engine book is also excellent
by Nick
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex
Replies: 15
Views: 705

full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 SE5a

Clearances and tolerances are very different on an Essex and a modern. ! agree re Millers Classic oil. With the Nissan it is more modern and with the turbo go for Mobil 1
by Nick
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Castle Combe R17 18 July 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Castle Combe R17 18 July 2020

Arguably better as now 2 weeks before Loton
by Nick
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1336

Project BEAST build

Looks more soot than oil, so a good run and then check the mixture/colour of plugs.

These are pretty tough engines provided they have oil and water in them, so don't fear the worst yet.
by Nick
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1336

Project BEAST build

The old advice is to replace mechanical with electrical

Fan, Ignition and fuel pump.

If you have the rocker covers off you can check cam lift and possibly duration, also presumably it has a steel/alloy cam gear?
by Nick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: CM 2020 what events are folk doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

CM 2020 what events are folk doing?

Crouchie, coming out? Would be good to see you
by Nick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: CM 2020 what events are folk doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

CM 2020 what events are folk doing?

Entered ty croes. Just say you are Classic marques. Tracks. Castle Combe is fast and fun, although the July track is short . Abingdon gives a lot of mileage being 2 tracks and is well run, but, one track is just up and down the runway, and pricy for one day. Agree should do wiscombe at least once, i...
by Nick
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Help from new owners & Sprint wannabies please
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Help from new owners & Sprint wannabies please

Just to add to what Craig said. I did an article some years ago "so you want to go sprinting". Should still be on here in comp section, whilst slightly dated still valid. Regs on safety gear have changed slightly. When do you want to start? You will need competition licences and a suitable club (RSS...
by Nick
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Essex V6 tuning

Frankly if you get the basics right ( tappets,ignition) I doubt if would justify the rolling road costs. The 38dgas is a decent piece of kit, yours is obviously in good condition. Worth checking what main jets you have, plenty of information on this web site. A size up from standard might be justified
by Nick
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Essex V6 tuning

What carb are you running.? standard valves? Cam?
by Nick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: 2020 MSA regs
Replies: 0
Views: 310

2020 MSA regs

Had a quick look at the above. Quite a few changes.

Has anyone analysed these yet? It looks as if the standard for overalls on Standard and Roadgoing cars has been lowered, and gloves may be optional?
by Nick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test Friday 20th March, 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1963

Curborough Pre Season Test Friday 20th March, 2020

Can I have a morning session please

Nick
by Nick
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 676
Views: 63978

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I also blame Craig for the compie bug. Seing him Being pulled out of the pond at loton. What’s not to like :shock:

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