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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 am

Not sure if this will work. Posting from my phone.



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Post by swoakes » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 am

It works Steve...loving the slow mo of the crash at the end :lol: Hope its easily sorted.

I can see why you look so smooth up the hill; hardly any gear changes compared to the DET :wink:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:43 am

Is the squealing a loss of traction?
Didn't look like a hard hit but I probably felt like it was .
Hope you get it fixed


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 am

The RS3s are pretty noisy tyres. I tried driving it without tyre squeal and it was much slower :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:28 am

Corky wrote:
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Glad you're ok Steve if you need any bits just shout up mate. Are you still coming to Scimfest with the S2000?
Thanks Darryl, yes I’ll probably do it in the S2000. Which is a shame as I’d like to try and get my name on that trophy for a 4th time :lol: . I’m going to check the car out this morning and put out an SOS for any bits I may need. I’ve been offered a chassis, if needed, so it will be revived somehow.
I was looking forward to battling with you for it.


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:31 am

Just come from underneath the car. The chassis is bent. It’s moved about 3-4mm and has turned the flat plate between the rails into a V shape. The sill is so bent that it’s moved the A pillar in at the bottom, kicking the door out at the top of the B post.

I need to have a good think about what to do with it. Re-chassis or break for parts. It’s a real shame as everything else perfect. Amazingly the wheels that took much of the hit measure up as perfectly true.

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Post by red rocket » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:03 am

Sorry to hear that Steve. Good luck whichever way you decide to go with it.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:17 am

im sure a bunch of us could come and spend the day pulling and swapping parts with you, have it back together in no time.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:29 am

Shucks, that is a shame Steve, you'd got that car to such a nice state.

My two penneth. Hand it to a crash repair specialist and have them pull it straight on a car-o-liner type jig. It's all thin tin and should go back to where it came from. So long as the crucial dimensions are back in line then a bit of a knock and wobble here and there should not be a worry.

This is what I wish I had done with the crashed Sabre I had. Once it came apart it did pull straight, but I then didn't find the enthusiasm to rebuild it! In hindsight it didn't need to be stripped right back to a bare chassis to be sorted out!
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:04 pm

If the suspension pickups fore and aft are ok (easy enough the measure) id be inclined to Porta Power the sill somewhere near to re align door posts as close as you can, or at worst, cut and shut the sill to allow the posts to go back near enough, and then realign the panels. It's now a racer. Over time or winter you can tinker replace the sill properly, but the car doesn't know how good or bad the aesthetics are so long as the wheels all point where they should. Speaking to a number of car prep firms over the years, a straight and true chassis is rare! They just make the wheels go where they should, the rest is a bonus! Knowing relaint the chassis tolerances were checked by eye anyway... :roll:

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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:05 pm

Have a porta Power ram kit you can borrow?
Job for the Paddock Massive Saturday at Curbs?? :wink:


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:13 pm

It may be fixable then....... :D :D :D :D :D

Thanks Craig and Phil, I'm sure you're right. A bit jigging or liberal use of hydraulics will get it sorted.

I've just done the spreadsheet, and if it can't be fixed WHAT A SWANSONG :hurrah:

Sorry Nick.......

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Andy K 15.84
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Nick K 23.89
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Nick K 24.98
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 pm

Well if you needed any encouragement Mr Cork , 2 x 25s is it!!! Having just watched your run on my phone, you were driving beautifully and even the tailout was pretty harmless, we've all done worse and got away with it, merely the track furniture got in your way. You were dreadfully unlucky to do as much damage as you did though as it was relatively low speed, but earth banks dont know that of course!

I do wonder whether the combo of the additipn of a front hoop and door bars (full cage) would've saved the chassis?


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:29 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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I do wonder whether the combo of the additipn of a front hoop and door bars (full cage) would've saved the chassis?
Probably, but the bars I welded under the seat certainly did. They haven't moved, whereas I think the factory seat supports would've.

Talking of safety, the HANS device certainly did it's job, so glad I was wearing it.

I did go airborne for a moment, glad I didn't flip it........................ or I could've torn the nice mohair hood :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:00 pm

Agreed, I've never understood the need to skimp on safety. HANS is a good idea, end of story. You are discussing car damage from your office desk, not a hospital bed, gotta be happy with that 8)

Yeah airborne is never nice...its that change in sound followed by a thump... :shock:


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