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by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

AndyM wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Thanks Steve, I really appreciate all the help.

There's a lot to think of first time out! This time next year should be easy....
No problem. It was just the same for me when I started :wink:
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

This is the eye. The bit that screws into the loop is M12 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/European-Model-Car-Auto-Trailer-Hook-Ring-Eye-Tow-Towing-Front-Rear-Aluminum-C/112774930720?var=413217669619&hash=item1a41e8e120:m:mXY_-szTPMFZTZ4B4ke6qaw This is the type of sling I used. Mine was 3 tonne but 1 wou...
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

The loop bit of the eye had an M12 thread into which I put a length of M12 bar. The other end of the bar goes through the diff hole with nuts and washers either side and all tightened up to secure it. Simply loop the lifting strap through the eye and run the other end to the corner of the bumper sec...
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

Could one of these also work at the back around a section of chassis? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorsport-Heavy-Duty-Wire-Towing-Eye-Strap-Loop-for-Racing-Rally-MSA-Approved/262837088600?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 The steelwork behind the rear bumper on an SS1 is p...
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

Benc wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Ok ignore my post then but thought they had to be a certain size?
Not that I am aware off Ben. Most cars have a front tow point that is readily accessible. It just needs marking so the Marshalls can find it quickly should they need to
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

The existing front tow point is fine just needs to be marked
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

Take a look here for the loop I used. Skip forward to page 30 for fitting photos

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=16823&p=210925&hil ... nt#p210925
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

You need a rear tow point. I used the unthreaded hole on the diff to mount an aluminium loop that you can buy off the shelf. I then used a nylon lifting sling strap from that loop to a point just below the rear bumper held at that point with a nylon strap. A picture paints a thousand words so I'll d...
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shelsley Walsh 15/16 September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Shelsley Walsh 15/16 September 2018

AndyM wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Yes, I plan on doing this one
Get your application in early. Always oversubscribed :wink:
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Croft 2 April 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Croft 2 April 2018

Benc wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Steve How did you get Ty Croes for £200 I'm sure I've just paid £250!
That's what I remembered. Not actually entered yet so probably my error :oops:

Still cheap at £125 a day though :)
by swoakes
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Croft 2 April 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Croft 2 April 2018

2 entries emailed in.

Damned expensive event £160 each for 1 day :shock: :shock:

It makes Ty Croes very cheap at £200 for the weekend :!: :!:
by swoakes
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

I think you can fit the soft top frame fitted and fit the hard top but I wouldn't do this on track
by swoakes
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

This is the hardtop fixing at B post. Large slotted bolt screws into the bracket. The bolt has a strange course thread from memory.
by swoakes
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 64
Views: 1632

Complete Novice

I’ve fitted a single skinned hardtop - better aero and lighter than the soft top & frame. I managed to pick up a hard top for mine last year but am not sure if I need fixings? I will take a look at how they fit at curborough on the 20th if others have theirs on. Fitted by 2 levers at the leading ed...
by swoakes
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Power Runs for CM
Replies: 32
Views: 888

Power Runs for CM

Anyone been before or know the area? Is there anywhere nearby to park and unload? Looking at Google maps Jim I think it could be a bit of a bun fight for parking :roll: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2273082,-0.9100523,3a,75y,156.67h,89.97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-s1C6hA93vbttgPCfrxJ3g!2e0!7i13312!...

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