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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:03 pm

Straight through the bonnet I say - stovepipe special.

if it's good enough for a Tiv...
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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:50 pm

R-R, id rather not a bonnet bulge either, its a race car not Max Power :lol: but WG mounted lower below exh, is compromised flow to WG, otherbside of collector and theres IC and turbo outlet, and off the side is cage bar. If its close i can also move the vacuum tapping from top to side, and reduce mounting plate by a few mm too. Im sure there are lower profile WGs out there too. Untill engines back in and bodywork back on, im not going to worry though.
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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:53 pm

As for WG exit, will be akin to Batmobile, and exit to side of car.
That Tiv wouldnt be MSA legal, although ive seen a few bumper and wing exits that seem to pass scrutineering


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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:31 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:53 pm
As for WG exit, will be akin to Batmobile, and exit to side of car.
That Tiv wouldnt be MSA legal, although ive seen a few bumper and wing exits that seem to pass scrutineering
I think if there are any rules from drag racing (Not sure if it’s done RWYB or “road class” but it’s been up a strip a few times) they’re a completely different set.. :mrgreen:

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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:14 pm

I got pulled ref Batmobile WG, after 18 months, at Loton. A delegation of scrutes wanted to know what it was. Someone, probably a marshal had spotted the soot marks on the door, and asked them to investigate. There was/is a reg that said no exh shall exit before halfway point on car. A few minutes of haggling and they were happy enough. Whilst it is an exhaust technically, its only open at full boost and as i pointed out, turbos cant produce full boost without load so effectively it wasnt an exhaust other than on Cedar straight! so the danger o life and limb by a side exit exit 1.5" tibe running parallel to panels approx 10" in front of the huuuge real exhaust which also exits through the door, but at rights angles, shooting directly at peoples ankles :lol: Battys was neatly hidden in the arch flare, so couldnt be seen or touched.
Many turbo cars run similar, but exit within engine bay :shock: or under the car (can think of half a dozen well known cars off top of my head...) so scrutes were happy mine wasnt a problem :)
Never did show me the reg either...


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:19 pm

Its an SS1 not a 250 SWB, what difference does it make lol
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"R-R, id rather not a bonnet bulge either, its a race car not Max Power :lol:"


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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:43 pm

Silhouette...?

As anything, don’t do anything to annoy a scrutineer. Bit like an MoT tester on a yellow card from the ministry - have to find something they don’t like (Irrespective of whether there’s a reg against it or not). Had that argument with our favourite not-long-haired fellow at 3 Sisters over a lack of front number plate - the fact the strut was using the same screws was irrelevant..hence the jauntily placed sticky one it now wears.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm

Dcrosby13 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Its an SS1 not a 250 SWB, what difference does it make lol
Ah, you mean it would have to be a Carbon Yo! Bonnet bulge for extra paddock points? :lol:

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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:27 pm

Well the new alternator belt arrived, short as doenst need water pump pulley and its about 25mm too short :roll: arse biscuits!! Even bloody.measured it, what a knobber! :oops:


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:35 am

Been there, done that, got many “spares”.. :roll:


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Post by nickkeyser » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am

Haha, we did exactly the same. :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:06 pm

Act 1 scene 2, new belt arrived and its too long :roll: FFS!! 3rd time lucky eh?

Turbo is at Turbo Dynamics for new compressor wheels and a few other tweaks :mrgreen:

Spent weekend doing tip runs with garden trailer, cleared some old car tat, and lopped down a few tress and bushes
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:06 pm

Problem is i can barely see the Sabre :cry: :cry:
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:07 pm

Big tidy up amd a few more tip runs this coming weekend


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:11 pm

In other news, also wiped the nearside wing mirror off the BM in a hedge moment avoiding a lady ina VW toerag 4x4 who owned all the road :roll: another 500 quid!


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