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Post by swoakes » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:33 pm

AndyM wrote:
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but does it need to be secured somewhere in the cockpit?
It will need to be secure if you fit one; this is one of the major checks the scrutineers undertake. Heavy metal objects moving around in the cabin is not good for obvious reasons.

There is space in front of the seats on the floor to fit one using this kind of bracket x2. Just need to think about the best place to mount should the worse happen and you need to act fast :!:

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Post by Nick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:10 pm

TBH I would not bother, remove yours before scrutineering. Marshalls are both trained and have proper gear


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Post by AndyM » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:28 pm

Trailer acquired! one more tick off the list.
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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:14 pm

Don’t leave the handbrake on too long - they stick for fun!


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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:03 am

Having done my B+E test recently however I am to understand that you should re-check the handbrake is on every time you are in the same postcode as it.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:30 am

reliant-reviver wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:03 am
Having done my B+E test recently however I am to understand that you should re-check the handbrake is on every time you are in the same postcode as it.

Hahaha had to do mine years ago, some of the “rules” seemed ridiculous...

Also my instructor had this god like belief that only the select few should be allowed to own a trailer... :roll:


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Post by AndyM » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 am

Its a good job I am old and passed my test before the rules all changed! :D



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Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:28 am

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Its a good job I am old and passed my test before the rules all changed! :D
Same here!

Mines also a BJT Clubman and has a sticker stating not to leave the handbrake on for long periods (I left it on when I first parked it up and it didn’t release easily after a few days - took some shuffling about before it released with a bit of a clunk). Having a wheel clamp, 2 hitch locks and wheel chocks mean it isn’t going anywhere without my knowledge.


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Post by AndyM » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:32 am

philhoward wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:28 am
AndyM wrote:
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Its a good job I am old and passed my test before the rules all changed! :D
Same here!

Mines also a BJT Clubman and has a sticker stating not to leave the handbrake on for long periods (I left it on when I first parked it up and it didn’t release easily after a few days - took some shuffling about before it released with a bit of a clunk). Having a wheel clamp, 2 hitch locks and wheel chocks mean it isn’t going anywhere without my knowledge.
It wont roll far where it is, so may leave the handbrake off as you have suggested. I don't want to be sorting it out the night before Curborough.



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Post by Nick » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm

Good piece of kit, I have one.

Check tyres (and spare!) carefully , can be quite old. Also electrics which don't like standing, like Scims!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Nick wrote:
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TBH I would not bother, remove yours before scrutineering. Marshalls are both trained and have proper gear
Marshals will be with you before the dusts settled and your heads stopped spinning, you're never more than 300yds from a trained marshal with all the gear, generally nearer half that on hills


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Post by AndyM » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:37 pm

Quick question on race kit.
I have a race suit.
Helmet and balaclava are being delivered tomorrow.
Am I ok in a cotton t-shirt, socks etc or will i need all the fireproof gear under my suit!
Also can I get away with trainers or will I need race boots? (I have done a track day in trainers with no issues).
I have looked in the MSA book but can’t find rules specific to sprints & climbs?
Finally is it worth getting a neck brace?



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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:58 pm

Only race suit, skidlid and gloves to dis spec are mandated, rest is optional

Leather trainers and a cotton t shirt are ideal. Avoid nylon


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Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 am

Much more feel in proper boots IMO. I can bring a neck brace for you to try on test day if you like?


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Post by AndyM » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:18 am

scimjim wrote:
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Much more feel in proper boots IMO. I can bring a neck brace for you to try on test day if you like?
That would be great thanks.



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