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by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

I’ve only spent a couple of hours on the car this weekend, after my Donnington test run. Easy things first, I noticed from the in-car video that the cage foam on the roof diagonal was backwards, so wasn’t going to stop me clunking my crash helmet on the bar. I notched the end of the foam at the driv...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

I assume you could see a little more than the Go Pro. Yes, a little bit. Along with the water leak & the wet race suit I did no wet weather prep on the screen inside (fairy liquid) or out (rain-X). I had both with me, but I was hoping the rain would stay away. I need a new wiper blade too. Thanks J...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

It's not the spark plugs, I had the same issue with 2 sets of plugs & with plugs swapped between 1 & 2. I've not looked through the wiring yet to find the cause though.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

philhoward wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:22 am
Not the self-failing Nissan loom syndrome again?
Another "known issue" then! That's nice...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

Here's some photos from Thursday as an update to the previous ones, where it was a bit more multi-coloured
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by BigBobPilot
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

Sorry, this a long one... I’ve been working through a list of jobs, not really worth posting, which is surprising considering some of the things I have posted on this threaad! I’ve entered some races in August, I await to see what I get entries for, but in the mean-time, I thought a track test was i...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Felicity Crouch
Replies: 33
Views: 1892

Felicity Crouch

My Condolences to all the Crouch family at a difficult time.

I will happily donate to the Marie Curie nurses.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

New EU Design rules

Thinking about it, pedestrians step out in front of push bikes too (not just EV's). So spokey-dokes could be mandated for all bicycles too.

Or as Corky said, get folks to remember the green cross code...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

New EU Design rules

Or, all EV's to be fitted with wire wheels, then spokey-dokes can be fitted, giving the genuine noise of a child bike of the 70's 80's (i.e a stick being dragged down metal railings / lolly stick in spokes). At higher speed, the centripital force will stop them sliding back down the spokes, hey pres...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

New EU Design rules

Yep, just elecric cars, they have to sound like this (maybe)!

https://youtu.be/k85mRPqvMbE
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5477
Views: 367276

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Two cars I'd never seen or heard of before: Piper (two of them). I spoke to the owner of the yellow one, there were 90 made from 1968 (or 9) to 1974, with 14 on the road. They are the usual formula of Triumph front suspension, Ford rear axle. The yellow one had a Lotus twin cam, the red one a Ford c...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

There’s a bonnet under there somewhere... 20190705_221917.jpg Ah, there it is! 20190706_202550.jpg More little jobs done, more to do, but the list is getting shorter. The split rims I bought for the wet tyres won't fit the front, due to caliper clearance, so I bought some alternatives, here's the re...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 128
Views: 19482

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Hope it all goes back together for Silverstone?! Hopefully all will be well, I've done about 50 miles this evening. I need to use it a bit check its ok, then a couple of bits to tidy up. I'd bought a new Bosch coil & as I'd converted the rev counter to RVI, I've wired it all in with new wiring. Whi...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 730
Views: 82362

551 A race oddity

Should have gone to Spec Savers Sunday (or dredge up things you’ve previously read on this forum) Well, I spent most of Sunday, removing the gear lever assembly from the gearbox, whilst it’s in the car, this is really awkward & time consuming. However, it was going to be worthwhile, to fit the quic...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 128
Views: 19482

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

I’ve only done little bits & bobs at any one time on this, not really any concerted effort. I’ve cleaned up & re-painted the heater box, then sealed it all up at the joins & gaps. I bought a new heater matrix from QRG, along with some silicone heater pipes that have a 90 degree elbow in them. 201906...

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