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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:30 pm
by scimjim
Hmmmmm - decimal paces probably don’t matter too much but I get 84 dead?

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:32 pm
by swoakes
scimjim wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Hmmmmm - decimal paces probably don’t matter too much but I get 84 dead?
Close enough Jim :wink: Not even sure if bhp is rounded up/down to the nearest whole number :?:

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 pm
by AndyM
Thanks Steve, car will be 863kg without me in it.

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 pm
by swoakes
AndyM wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Thanks Steve, car will be 863kg without me in it.
So for the SSSC your factor is approx 0.8529.

So to put that into context on the only track you have been on so far in your car namely Curborough we would have to be roughly 9.8 seconds quicker in our car to beat you on handicap :wink:

Edit

Your car weight seems a bit low to me :? I would have expected over 900kg for a pretty standard 1600 :?:

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:58 pm
by scimjim
Thats interesting - your car is totally bog standard (with a standard rollbar) at 863Kg.

If the six point rollcage weighs 42.5Kg that means I shaved around 60Kg off my car :D

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 pm
by AndyM
I need to shave some KGs off the driver to make mine quicker :D still corners better and flatter on right handers though with me behind the wheel! Left handers not so good!

The only mod on mine is the extra box sections below the drivers seat now it’s been lowered and the MGF seat itself.

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:33 am
by reliant-reviver
KN "Reliant" alloys are as light as you will get at 5.5kgs each. Soft top much lighter than hardtop. What's a standard roll hoop weigh, 8 kgs?

In my books 863kgs seems reasonable. Mine is over 900 but I've got a good idea of where much of that "extra" weight is.

Andy, you'll have to lean a bit more in corners then, active ballast!

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:37 pm
by Nick
Are you sure about the weights? I don't meant be personal, but this has you at over 20 stone. this may be correct.

PS

It is interesting how much less power older cars had than was claimed, as above. In theory the later Essex had 144 horses. Standard cars generally come out at about 110 to 120.

As said before ,moderns seem much more accurate. My standard MR2 showed 178 on Northampton Motor sports dyno compared with a factory figure of 173! We think this dyno is a little optimistic.

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:15 pm
by AndyM
Other than my race licence and entry details etc, do I need any other documentation for me or the car?

I will have my driving licence anyway, but do I need MOT, Insurance Certificate etc?? Im struggling to locate my V5 at the moment :cry:

many Thanks.

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm
by Benc
I took photocopies of all the paper work however MOT and TAX was the only ones looked at by the scrutineer. Think the regs state MOT, Tax proof and insurance.

See http://hillclimbandsprint.co.uk/allabout.asp#OD for handy information

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm
by AndyM
Benc wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm
I took photocopies of all the paper work however MOT and TAX was the only ones looked at by the scrutineer. Think the regs state MOT, Tax proof and insurance.

See http://hillclimbandsprint.co.uk/allabout.asp#OD for handy information
Thanks Ben.

Did you just do a DVLA screen print for the tax?

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:20 pm
by Corky
I just take a DVLA screen printout. Once when I forgot to take anything, I just got the details up in my phone from the DVLA website.

I’ve never been asked for a V5.

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:20 pm
by Benc
As Steve phone or paper will do, you can’t beat paper though it never needs a signal or battery. :D

As long as you remember it :!:

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:37 pm
by swoakes
I have an A5 folder that I keep all our docs in such as licence, logbook, V5 etc.

To that I add the docs of the event we are going to and its the first that gets packed :roll: :wink:

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Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 am
by AndyM
Gutted!! - despite a thick layer of wax, the race numbers have peeled some of the paint off the passenger door! :cry:

The only upside is that it was the same door that was blistered slightly further up and one of my tie down straps rubbed on the way back from Curborough.

I am sure getting a sliver door matched and sprayed wont be cheap! I may wait till the end of the season.