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Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 am
by Benc
Hi Dave thanks for replying all valid points I could also see that both door frames quarter lights are in different positions relative to screen/ each other so some adjustment shim could be needed.

I'd be happy if could get equal gaps on the window as drivers is touching without any seals.

More garage time :D

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:21 pm
by Benc
Decided to get on with preparing the hardtop for painting first check the rear window fits
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It does 😀
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Then sanding for primer
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Can't decide on Matt / gloss black or gold

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm
by BigBobPilot
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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 pm
by Benc
As car has a Matt black bonnet
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think will do HT in black similar. Think Steve C painted the bonnet in stone chip black, might do HT solid black then if get good results do bonnet to match😀
Cheers for the pics Ben👍

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:28 pm
by Corky
The paint was so rough on the bonnet vents, stone chip seemed like the way to go :lol: And black does sit very well against gold.

Other option was use the gold bonnet, but that had more blisters than a roll of bubble wrap.

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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:59 pm
by Benc
MOT passed 13 months of enjoyment RG Classic Marques here we go :D :D :D
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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:19 pm
by swoakes
Nice one Ben...see you at the test day :)

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:04 pm
by Benc
Cheers Steve I am a bit chuffed.
Hopefully see you at the rolling road day first. Can’t make my mind up to drive it or trailer.

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:14 pm
by swoakes
Ah yes forgot about the rolling road :roll:

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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:58 pm
by Corky
Well done Ben 8)

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:41 pm
by Benc
First event at Croft is only a month away I’ve got a couple of novice questions

1. Do I need roundals on the doors for numbers (if yes then probably prefer rectangular ones) do they need to be a certain size?
2. Staying with numbers how do you know your number for events? Do you keep the same number in CM or will it change per event
3. Does the Ti need an oil catch tank? Vent pipe goes back into turbo plumbing at present

Think that’s it for now

Cheers
Ben

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:04 pm
by Nick
You need numbers, advised with entry confirmation.Number will change with every event Self adhesive easiest, but will tend to remove paint over time which is why quite a few fit roundels. Demon Tweets catalogue/online easiest place to look.

You can check all this out on the test day.

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:06 pm
by efi_sprintgte
Benc wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:41 pm
First event at Croft is only a month away I’ve got a couple of novice questions

1. Do I need roundals on the doors for numbers (if yes then probably prefer rectangular ones) do they need to be a certain size?
2. Staying with numbers how do you know your number for events? Do you keep the same number in CM or will it change per event
3. Does the Ti need an oil catch tank? Vent pipe goes back into turbo plumbing at present

Think that’s it for now

Cheers
Ben

Roundals are not needed, numbers just need to be clear. Sometimes that means using white instead of black.


Your number will be allocated by the venue in the entry list, rarely the same twice.


If the oil vent is fully rebreathing back into the intake that’s fine, if vented to atmosphere it will need to be in a catch tank.

Cheers JC

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:19 pm
by AndyM
Hi Ben, sorry to hijack your post but I to have been debating the door numbers. My car is silver so I presume black numbers will show up ok for the events but was also concerned about removing paint. Could anyone tell me if the roundals are likely to pull off the paint off when they are taken off or is it the constant on/off of event numbers that causes the issues?

Hope that makes sense.

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:26 pm
by efi_sprintgte
Roundals are largely “fit and don’t remove..”

When I sprinted my road GTE I didn’t fancy roundals so I used the rear side windows with white stickers.

I’m 90% sure Nick H’s old silver SS1 ran black numbers straight on the doors fine.

As has been said taking numbers on and off the doors will damage the paint long term.