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by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

This really wasn’t to plan at all! I thought I was being cautious, for the 1st time out my intent was just to finish. Obviously I can’t help being a little competitive, but I wasn’t being crazy. Instead of a post race check, I now have a bit more work to do. Back home, I now have more workshop decor...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

The weather had been dry most of the morning & I was due out at 12.05. Heavy rain was forecast for 1pm. I decided on slick tyres, as it was dry & even if there was light rain, the wet tyres would be no help. However, in the holding area waiting to go out, it started to rain, then stopped then drizzl...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

It was damp all morning & it started raining half an hour before qualifying, so I put the rain tyres on, Iain Daniels had popped up (his workshop is very close to Donnington) and gave me a most welcome helping hand. Craig Hughes also came over with his eldest son, despite the fact that I might not g...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

There are 3 race series I can enter with the SS1, and the way the calenders sit with each other, I’d entered races with all series through August. The 1st one is with the BARC “CNC Heads Sports/Saloons Championship” I was only going to be able to do one round at Donnington on 10th August. However, i...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

I chopped out the obstructions in the wheel arches 20190804_132751.jpg Then glassed in some new bits 20190805_185400.jpg Just some paint to slap on there before bolting the modified brackets to the chassis back on. The last lot of decals are now on, so it can cope with photos form both sides now. 20...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Loton Park 3/4 August 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 3671

Loton Park 3/4 August 2019

Steve, you knocked over the "Motorsport can be Dangerous" sign. How were the following compies going to know? At least the marshals didn't hace far to go either! Yep agree with the others, as long as the suspension mounts are in the right place, and the structure isn't compromised, then a little twe...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Loton Park 3/4 August 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 3671

Loton Park 3/4 August 2019

Spotted on the M40 by a friend of mine.
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The photo was sent to me with the the question, "Do you know this racer?"
by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 788
Views: 87770

551 A race oddity

Well, I’ve wrapped the last panel, so all the grey has finally been covered up. 20190801_004831.jpg What have I learned? If you don’t like painting (like me) and aren’t very good at it (like me) don’t think vinyl wrap is a quicker & easier solution. I had to do prep & primer anyway, so it wouldn’t h...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 front indicator & side light unit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

SS1 front indicator & side light unit

No the headlights don't need to look original. I'll try to make them as minimal as I can, maybe just an outline.

The side/indicator could be a decal too, but I want some lights for visibility (of my car to others) in wet conditions.
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 front indicator & side light unit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

SS1 front indicator & side light unit

Thanks for the offer, but I don't need new ones, I only want the lenses.

Phil,

I'll pm you. Thanks.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 front indicator & side light unit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

SS1 front indicator & side light unit

Ok, thanks for that. Does anyone have a pair of just the external lenses from the front lights going spare & available for me to purchase? I need to have original or facsimile lights in place for one of the series I plan to race in. I just want to put the guts of some LED DRL's behind the side light...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records

When were the chicanes put in at Combe? They have long and short laps too. Pre 2000s iirc Jim, I think it's on combes website. As for post 2000, the rssoc October event used to start from the start/finish line whereas in recent years its started from out lane exit, not sure which is considered fast...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records

59.25 at Curbs according to the record on Geoff’s sure? I'm not going to argue about 0.02 secs, I took the figure from the 2008 championship spreadsheet. I don't have the actual ticker tapes or results from Curbs 2008, so Geoff could be right? Liz & I did check each other on the results though. Cur...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records

Boscombe Down: 2003 C.Hughes 140.9 (SS1 Turbo)
Colern (short) 2003 G.Cox 71.3 (GTE SE5a)
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Scimitar Hill/Sprint Records

Curbrough Long: Craig Hughes 2008 59.23
Castle Coombe:Craig Hughes 2008 83.83

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