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Post by Corky » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:39 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Never spend more than you’re prepared to lose on the first corner when it goes wrong.
I wish you’d have reminded me of that before I built this SS1. I could’ve bought a younger Boxster for less :w


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:55 am

I'd buy an E46 M3, it's the same engine and cheaper


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Post by Rattling » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:56 am

philhoward wrote:
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Never spend more than you’re prepared to lose on the first corner when it goes wrong.
That's an excellent maxim :D :D


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 am

Dcrosby13 wrote:
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I'd buy an E46 M3, it's the same engine and cheaper

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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:55 am

philhoward wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:11 pm
Never spend more than you’re prepared to lose on the first corner when it goes wrong.
Wise man once told me (Pete Brown😎) that you will never get outvthe money you out in, BUT the way to value them is "Grins per quid" .
Spend 3k and love it is better than 30k and worry about binning it, was his theory.

I've often looked at Exiges, Elises etc but they are fun on track but like any road car, so compromised, so I'd end up lopping bits off and adding power making them near unusable on the road, so what's the point :|


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:00 am

Coupe Racing wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 am
Dcrosby13 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:55 am
I'd buy an E46 M3, it's the same engine and cheaper

Beginning to rust now
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I had one last year, more nice ones around than you think and corrosion did not seem to be that much of an issue.


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:15 am

If I do buy something, it’d have to be eligible for CM as I am really enjoying the championship. So 4 seater beemers are out of the equation. Most likely outcome is that I run the SS1 again next year with a couple of handicap reducing tweeks. But if something non-Reliant comes up that really floats my boat, I may give it a whirl for a season.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:21 am

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Agreed, I'm the same, once the Sabres back out and working as I want it, I may be tempted with a stalemate, but would be Clubmans or single seater so no good for CM, which would be a shame given some of their calendar would really suit that's sort of car


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:26 am

Looking back at the results from this year, my huge mistake (from a CM point of view) was to swap to 1B tyres. At a couple of events there would have been a scratch time advantage on 1As and at others there was no scratch advantage from 1Bs. There were no events where there was a handicap advantage from running 1Bs.

Dig deeper and do the maths and there was potential to beat Josh on CM handicap, if I’d have stuck with 1A. The results were different for SSSC as we don’t count driver weight and have different handicapping for ABC tyres.

So I have two choices. Run 1A next year and keep power at around 160bhp or aim for over 200bhp and stick with 1Bs.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:37 am

Cmon stick with 1B's and get some more power, you know it will be more fun! likely quicker than the BMW too.


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 am

It’d be a no brainer if the CM handicap for Bs was the same as ours, but at 2.5% it’d be marginal even with 200bhp.

Jim made the right call for CM. If you look at our scratch times and handicap times (CM and SSSC) for Curbs, you’ll see that he pipped me on CM scoring.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:15 am

To be fair, this time last year we all agreed to review whether we keep the SSSC scoring or use the CM scoring, not sure which suits most, but would make tyre choice easier I guess


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:26 pm

I've got to say, I was always looking for more of everything. More grip (sticker tyres), more power, more lightness (to stick with the more theme). I wanted to get the car working and balanced & progress, but thwen I generally had my eye on scratch times then handicaps as a seconadary. However, if you get the car working, then it's working. You said you cam change has just added torque which is noticable, if it's not increased the power much, that is already an advantage without affecting the power to weight figure...


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:10 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:15 am
To be fair, this time last year we all agreed to review whether we keep the SSSC scoring or use the CM scoring, not sure which suits most, but would make tyre choice easier I guess
Last time this was discussed I was firmly in the "keep ours at it is" camp, as my belief was that we're right and they're wrong :lol: , however I now think we should fall in line with whatever CM are doing. I still believe we're right and that B's do not give enough of an advantage (on our RG cars) to make up 2.5%, but as I've now found, tyre choice is such a headache. You have to ask which championship you want to do well in and make a choice. That's not a good position to be in.
2018 has been a real learning experience outside of the relatively sheltered world of the SSSC. I can't wait to sign up for next years CM :D
BigBobPilot wrote:
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You said you cam change has just added torque which is noticable, if it's not increased the power much, that is already an advantage without affecting the power to weight figure...
The cam is definitely an improvement for handicapping purposes. It'll be interesting see what figures it's putting out on the rollers.


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Post by Rattling » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:10 pm

Forgive me if this is a stupid question,but wouldn't two sets of different tyres and wheels solve the problem.


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