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Exeter 6/7 January 2012

Post by stevesims » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:38 pm

just got my entry number 125 and start time 21.50.
one of several ss1 entries



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Re: exeter trial

Post by Taggers » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:39 pm

When is it Steve?


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Re: exeter trial

Post by stevesims » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:42 pm

6th of january start near bodmin for me then join the rest at sparkwell, finish saturday( well the trial will however I might not)



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Re: exeter trial

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:44 pm

Well done, and best of luck for the event! :D


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Re: exeter trial

Post by Taggers » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:50 pm

Good luck!


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Re: exeter trial

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:47 pm

Steve just texted this link to me :-)


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Re: exeter trial

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:50 pm

how did the car feel Steve?


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Re: exeter trial

Post by Corky » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:01 pm

Cracking stuff, but the video title says Tr7 !


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Re: exeter trial

Post by stevesims » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:59 pm

over 30 hours of no sleep, 400+ miles of hard driving and we attempted all the sections except "slippery sam" only because we ran out of spare wheels.
The car didn't miss a beat although there is room for LOADS of improvement.
We modified the front valance en route and lost the driving lights also we discovered SS1's bounce of trees with suprising ease. :D
Next the Lands end trial in Easter.



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Re: exeter trial

Post by libidy54 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Did anyone take any photos ?
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Re: exeter trial

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:38 pm

I sold a front valance and wings to someone to modify for trialling - he needed better approach angles, so cut off the lower section of the valance and tapered the front wings to match. IIRC he also had an alloy diff guard at the back.


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Re: exeter trial

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:04 pm

Ask Dennis Greenslade for tips he campaigned an SS1 in trials. I can put you in touch if needed.


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Re: exeter trial

Post by alan.wells » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:00 pm

Welldone, Steve and navigator, I bet you left one or two skid marks then, these trials are endurance trials and the best has yet to come at Easter, the Lands End. We are not sure of applying for an entry yet, it all depends on the MG engine rebuild.
Congratulation on your first, they are addictive.
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Re: exeter trial

Post by stevesims » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:12 pm

See video four min 5 secs into video for our SS1 and then further on 19.25 for a red SS1 that gets to the top and 20.10 for SS1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_fbFY7rt-A



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Re: exeter trial

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:22 pm

I can't believe how many of them don't know how to reverse down a muddy hill!!!


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