Curborough 24 May 2013 - test day

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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by dcw7095 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Oakesy wrote:I'm blaming you for the off :wink: It was the lap just after I went out with you and you were talking about taking it with little lift off. I forgot that I had about 60-70 more BHP and thought I could do similar :lol:
Hard luck Josh (or should that be Steve :wink: ) - looks like you were having fun up until that point. There will always be another day...


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:15 pm

hi Chaps,
many thanks to Nick, Paul A and Dave 'The photo' Poole for a well run day. sorry i couldnt stay all day and a shame the 20yr old timing gear finally cried enough :-(

great camaraderie as always and some good times and huge grins all round.

my hihhlights of the day in no particular order :-

the mega sound and grunt of the yellow lpg GTE of mikeybikey- loadsa power and handled well despite comedy tyres. Sound as a passenger was fantastic, Essex rumble but with added crackle.

Simon ( other half of the Dangerous Twins with Mikey) and his designer helmet name tag...

John the glass god Louch running out of motion lotion--tee hee

Phil As CVH parts bin special was a joy to drive, beutifully balanced and surprisingly powerful, a car many should look to emulate. The new exhaust helping power for sure

passengered Steve Oakes in the swift sabre, good brakes and turn in, slightly oversteery rear end but worked well and plenty of gee-gees. Passenger seating position wasnt ideal for m current rscing physique lol

Josh Oakes and Phil A both impressed, two quick drivers for sure, not just a coupl of 10ths ahead either :-)
If/when these boys come out to compete in the SSSC they will both be aforce to be reckoned with.

Jims snotty swan for being much quicker and sweeter haning than the 'Puss Yellow' piant suggests lol

thanks all for a fun day :-)


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:16 pm

oh, and forgot bikey Paul spinning on his very first lap- top commitment lol


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by scimjim » Fri May 24, 2013 10:33 pm

cheers Craig - I couldn't see any evidence of nail marks in the dash that I was expecting after we exited the molehill on hooooooge opposite lock :-)


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Oaksey » Fri May 24, 2013 10:37 pm

CNHSS1 wrote: my hihhlights of the day in no particular order :-

the mega sound and grunt of the yellow lpg GTE of mikeybikey- loadsa power and handled well despite comedy tyres. Sound as a passenger was fantastic, Essex rumble but with added crackle.
Can this be stickied for future referance? :wink: :lol:


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by nickkeyser » Fri May 24, 2013 10:59 pm

Sounds like a great day! Shame we couldn't make it,

Glad a CVH came out on top. People taking note yet?


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 25, 2013 7:09 am

Oakesy wrote:
CNHSS1 wrote: my hihhlights of the day in no particular order :-

the mega sound and grunt of the yellow lpg GTE of mikeybikey- loadsa power and handled well despite comedy tyres. Sound as a passenger was fantastic, Essex rumble but with added crackle.
Can this be stickied for future referance? :wink: :lol:
Can i second this. I don't believe it. craig actually admitting a GTE might have a use in life

:lol: :lol: :lol:

actually i will also admit the reverse. those pointy things actually look like they go quite well.. :w :w :w (cripes a right can of worms i've opened. We'll all be agreeing and in harmony.. I'd better go and get some scrumpy :shock:


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 25, 2013 7:43 am

scimjim wrote:cheers Craig - I couldn't see any evidence of nail marks in the dash that I was expecting after we exited the molehill on hooooooge opposite lock :-)
oh yeah, forgot about that huuuuuggge spin, as i said at the time, im damn sure i couldnt have caught it!!!

good work fella-must be all those years driving poor handling GTEs thats honed your skills ;-)

(just for Mikey-to restore balance to the scim scene, cant hav us all agreeing now can we lol)


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Corky » Sat May 25, 2013 9:03 am

nickkeyser wrote:Sounds like a great day! Shame we couldn't make it,

Glad a CVH came out on top. People taking note yet?
From a far flung corner of Greece, yes...... ish.... nah not really. Can't get much more fun than huge turbo :lol:

This year's Curbs Sprint is going to be Uber competitive for the small pointies. I'm getting butterflies thinking about it. Can't wait.

Looks like it was a great day, I'd much rather have been there than stuck on a bloody plane, but the blue skies and 28 degrees are beginning to compensate.


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Oaksey » Sat May 25, 2013 9:08 am

It's not bad here at Aintree either :D
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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat May 25, 2013 10:02 am

The 1800ti has more potential, and ultimately will always be quicker. But there is also a larger scope to bugger it up with not so wise tweeks, and the resulting car can be extremely difficult to drive. The SS1 is an ickle car with a small wheelbase, whilst it does have some weekness' and design flaws from standard, it's not bad, but respect needs to be paid to how sensitive it is to being changed about.
scimjim wrote:that 1900 has got some grunt with the exhaust and the suspension's set up really well too.
Why thakyou sir but it's no trickery -

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Gives for a soft and relatively forgiving ride. Not sure what the engine puts out, but coupled with the 14x5.5 wheels and plain road tyres, the whole car seems to be at a fairly matched level.

Craigs single lap out in the car did remind me just how hard you can push things. I think given a few more goes he could have easily taken it round in under 70. Which ain't bad for a fully dressed road car, with leather seats, a big sound system a sunroofed hardtop and all it's jacking equpiment / spare wheel etc.

I'm eager to see the Keyser's out on track with their cars as they are a lot lighter, lower and stiffer. So power allowing, I think they will do well. Jim stop mucking about with that lurid Ti of Sarah's and get G97 built :!:


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:14 am

well just got back to falmouth.

650 mile round trip and the clutch gave out 1 mile from home . (That was a new clutch last year)

managed to get it 50 yds from the house and now the plates broken up !! (well it could be the gearbox i suppose. ) so got her on the drive using the starter motor.

what a great car. See's me home before saying i've had enough :)


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Oaksey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:24 am

Is it a standard clutch?


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:35 am

yes. NOS bought off ebay last year


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Oaksey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:38 am

Perhaps buy an uprated one this time then, given your engine is modified :)


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