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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:48 am

I have spare delay units if needed.


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Post by swoakes » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:01 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:48 am
I have spare delay units if needed.
Cheers Jim

PM me with price for a known good one posted please (it can go in the spares box if not required :wink: )


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Post by swoakes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:27 pm

As previously mentioned myself and Josh will not be entering SSSC or CM next year.

Why :?:

Well Josh has won the SSSC 4 times in a row now and whilst I have scored reasonable points so far I'm never going to win anything so we basically fancy a change.

As regards Classic Marques...

Its a great championship, well run and well attended and we've had a few laughs with the CM guys. BUT.....

Whilst Josh did well this year finishing 6th overall and generally scoring 24 points + at most events our view is that a Scim cannot win CM; the car won't go fast enough to win on handicap when compared to the more modern machinery entered. The other issue with CM is that there are NO prizes for being quickest either on the day or annually because ALL prizes are handicap based.

So onto the plan....

The car is being lightened as we speak. Door glass has been removed and will have perspex fitted, door internals cut away. Boot lightened, hinges removed and now fitted with bonnet pins. Power will be boosted either via a custom ECU map, bleed valve or a combination of the two to run at 275 bhp+ and we plan to run on slicks next year.

You will certainly still see us trackside next year as we intend to enter favourite events on the SSSC/CM calendar such as Loton, Ty Croes, Harewood and of course Curbs.


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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi Steve

Look forward to seeing your ss1 going faster (in Josh’s hands)😀 next year.

Perhaps some lobbying with CM regarding handicap/ ftd bonus etc from Scimitar gang could see you back for 2020?



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Post by swoakes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 pm

Benc wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Hi Steve

Look forward to seeing your ss1 going faster (in Josh’s hands)😀 next year.

Perhaps some lobbying with CM regarding handicap/ ftd bonus etc from Scimitar gang could see you back for 2020?
Cheers Ben...I'm hoping I might go faster too but I know what you mean :roll: :lol:

as for 2020....never say never :wink:


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Post by Corky » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 pm

Under CM rules, you could enter one of the MSA classes at an event and go for the scratch time pots. You don’t have to be in the CM class if you don’t want to be. Maybe you could have the best of both Worlds?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:25 pm

And as if to prove my point on one of the other threads...handicapping stifles scratch time development!

Great news that you wish to move the car and performance on though 8) 8)

To be fair to you both, I think the extra grunt and grip will give you more interest, I found winning on a spreadsheet dull as hell, going for outright times gives a greater rush as does driving an over powered car! Good luck to you both, I'm sure it'll 're invigorate your interest 8)

Oh, don't use perspex by the way needs to be polycarbonate (brand names Lexan and Macrolon) perspex is brittle and can break easily, polycarb is the stuff riot shields and bullet proof windows is made of and all motorsport windows.

Not sure if littlescim (Dave ) still has the bonnet mould I sold him, if so I could layup some more bonnets if a few require them.
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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 pm

If you are doing various events, you will need to be an invited club member or championship member remember.


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Post by swoakes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Corky wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Under CM rules, you could enter one of the MSA classes at an event and go for the scratch time pots. You don’t have to be in the CM class if you don’t want to be. Maybe you could have the best of both Worlds?
Nope; don't want points issued by CM.


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Post by swoakes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:33 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 pm
If you are doing various events, you will need to be an invited club member or championship member remember.
Yep :wink:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:48 pm

Lol just pointing it out :roll:


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Post by swoakes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:58 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Lol just pointing it out :roll:
I know you were and I'm grateful for the advice Craig but as the wink indicated I already had it covered :D

Hagley is currently the favourite


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:21 pm

all the best for next year guys. I'm sure you'l l do well whatever it is


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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:41 pm

Ok so managed a few hours in the garage today. Photos below of its current state since Josh attacked, the doors, the boot and bonnet with an angle grinder to lighten. Door glass, frames and locks all removed.
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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 pm

So jobs to do

1. Fit polycarb into doors for side windows
2. Provide internal and external way to open doors
3. Brace bonnet now that it is a single skin to prevent too much flex (phase 1 photo below) & paint underside of bonnet to seal foam in.
4. Provide additional air supply in front nosecone to air filter location
5. Refit electronic boost valve
6. Change engine and gearbox oil and oil filter.
7. Check brakes
8. Paint doors where locks and mirrors removed.
9. Fit new polycarb mirrors
10. Get the car on the rolling road to test and to boost power to circa 275 bhp (custom map on ECU possibly depending on fuelling)
11. Fit passenger seat (removable) and relocate fire extinguisher/ battery (possibly not until later in the season due to time)
12. Fit slicks to weller wheels
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SS1 DET Sprint Car

Former cars
SS1 DET Turbo sprint Project
Sabre Ti
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1971 Yellow 5a
1985 SS1 1600
1978 Green/Silver 6a

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