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Post by turbster » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:17 am

Reading this has made me realise I've lost my lucky race socks I've used since 2004 (they've been washed)... :roll: :lol:


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Post by Nick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:01 am

Not orange by any chance?


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Post by turbster » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:13 am

No grey because they looked like nomex ones.. I'm genuinely concerned!! :lol:


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Post by Nick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 am

Oh dear, I suppose they started off white :oops:


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Post by AndyM » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:54 pm

New floor is in, just the Seat and MOT ready for the test day Tuesday!
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Post by AndyM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:44 pm

Well that's the rolling road done!

It appears that 22 horses have escaped over the years?

73.1hp

does that sound disastrous?



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Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:04 pm

To be fair, I don’t think any of them had the supposed 96bhp when new..I have a feeling that anything over 80bhp would be a “good ‘un”.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:11 pm

ED: Beaten to it by PH!

Unfortunately that is none too surprising. It's been mentioned by many people (and excessively hammered on about by myself) that the CVH engine as installed in the SS1 makes no where near the book figure that it "should"

The XR3 was stated to produce 96BHP at the flywheel. Probably a good example, on a good day, not long after it left the factory. The reality with the SS1 is that the exhaust system leaves a lot to be desired and is by no means performance orientated. Add to this that there are also greater transmission losses in a RWD than a FWD, it's understandable why the SS1 didn't really excite the press at the time.
For an XR3 / hemi engined SS1 1600, 75-80 BHP would be my rough guide of "normal". MadMax on here had his 80k mile stock SS1 1600 on the rollers at 78bhp. So you are in the right realms, if a little short.

If it's any consolation, my SS1 1300 when in completely standard form only squeezed out a meager 52bhp. Logical tuning and upgrades had that up to 92BHP which made for a competitive sprint car.

You would be well placed to leave the car as it is and enjoy the season ahead with the figures obtained. However if you do want to go in search of extra power, there's plenty of advice available.

What's the current spec and history of the car? Bog stock early 1600 with many miles on the clock?


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Post by AndyM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Thanks for that, I feel far less alarmed now!

It's had nothing done to it so bog standard 1985 with 87k on the clock. Even the air filter is a standard CVH.

I think I will do as you say, run it as it is and enjoy my first season. Providing I don't break it I can then look at a few upgrades over the winter months.
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Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:24 pm

Your biggest gain in your first year will be seat time.


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Post by AndyM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:28 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Your biggest gain in your first year will be seat time.
I agree, as a novice experience in the seat learning corners an making smooth runs will knock more off my time than a few extra bhp!



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Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm

Just think of your handicap figure as well ;)


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Post by swoakes » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Just think of your handicap figure as well ;)
Yes a very low number :!: :)

What's your weight Andy and I'll work out your handicap factor :wink:


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Post by AndyM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:06 pm

weight with me in today was 992kg



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Post by swoakes » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:16 pm

So based on 73.1 bhp and 992kg running A tyres I get your handicap factor for CM to be 0.8414. (I need weight of car only to work out for SSSC :wink: )

So whatever your best time is multiply it by 0.8414 and that's your handicap time.


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