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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:11 pm

Well done.
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Post by philhoward » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 am

scimjim wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Next is Castle Combe in July which doesn’t really suit the car (but we have to do at least one circuit amongst the hills, so this is closest).
I though there had to be at least one Hill and one Sprint - Curbs is a sprint last time I checked?


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Post by scimjim » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:42 pm

Third event this year last weekend - Castle Combe. The car isn’t really geared for this long circuit but it’s fairly local and having missed Gurston and Wiscombe doubles at the start of the year, I need to get the events in.

Times were okay at 79.58, 78.76, 79.38 and 78.61 (braked too soon for Tower on the final run as it should have been low or even sub 78 :evil: ) against a best of 81.07 last season - but I had a burning smell in the cabin after first practice that was quickly traced to the exhaust touching the floor after my previous repair when the downpipe came loose at Prescott.
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This is due to the zetec presumably being a little taller than the CVH as I’m using the same manifold with an adaptor plate. Despite the battery and the ECU being in the passenger footwell, I decided to crack on after lifting the carpet up to stop that smouldering.

So, a quick and dirty floor lift was called for:
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I don’t seem to have a photo of the finished article but rest assured, it’s function over form :D


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Post by Benc » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:48 pm

Be ok for heat in the winter... make it a hinged flap :D



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:58 am

:lol:


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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:27 pm

I’ve been lacking in the updates to this thread :shock:

Curborough, Harewood, Wiscombe and a Shelsley double followed Combe. No problems with the car but I wasn’t happy with my times at Curbs (couldn’t match my times from last year with the CVH!) and I couldn’t hook up Harewood as well as I previously had. Shelsley was interesting, my first time there and after a warm day on Saturday, the Sunday saw rain. Practice was good and first run was safe but I tried a bit hard on the second run and went into the bottom S sideways :D I thought I’d gone 4 wheels off but thinking about it afterwards, the video proved that the Big Bang was my right wheels hitting the drain on the left of the track - so I did post a time :D

So second in SSSC behind Nick Keyser was a great result and if I’d gone back to Combe in October I might have pipped Steve C to second in CM too, but third was a good result.

Off season plans are a little more power, tweaks to the suspension and maybe some paint :D
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:47 pm

I applaud lightening the vehicle, but your picture suggests you may have got carried away... :lol:


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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:35 pm

Just checking the 2020 Blue book to see if I actually need outer panels? :P :P :P


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Post by philhoward » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:58 am

If you can achieve the silhouette with a dust sheet lightly coated in resin, then job done..?


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Post by rkclodhopper » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 am

That's how the SS1 was clothed in the first place, someone threw a dust sheet over the rolling chassis to await Michelotti,s input and Reliant thought it was finished.



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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am

rkclodhopper wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 am
That's how the SS1 was clothed in the first place, someone threw a dust sheet over the rolling chassis to await Michelotti,s input and Reliant thought it was finished.
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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:03 pm

Ran it up to temp with the 2 litre cams fitted and dropped the oil. To replace the little BMW oil filter, I have to remove the modified engine mounting bracket, which luckily is a two minute job.
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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:26 pm

Too long since I played Zetecs, how much of a benefit are the 2L cams in your 1.8?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:42 pm

I’m hoping for an extra 15-20 BHP over the 120 I currently have.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:45 am

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