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Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:28 am

Sadly I’m cursed with “mechanical sympathy”.

Unless I’m annoyed - then I do things like change down to first to go round Hall at Loton.

Had the desired effect though - didn’t bog down..


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Post by Nick » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:54 am

If you need first at Hall, you are not going fast enough :shock: ( it does depend on car and gearing)


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Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:31 pm

Nick wrote:
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If you need first at Hall, you are not going fast enough :shock: ( it does depend on car and gearing)
3.62 diff, 1600 CVH but due to fuelling issues wouldn't pull cleanly below about 4k (at the time) which meant couldn't carry 2nd gear. 1st at 6.5 to 7k coming round the corner sorted that.. :mrgreen:


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Post by Nick » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:43 pm

I understand. My heavy MR2 has a rather tall 2nd. I tried 1st at Hall and some others, but it was quicker overall to lose some revs in second and avoid the gear changes.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:45 pm

2nd bogged in sabre at Hall, clutch kicked to keep engine spooled 8)
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Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:51 pm

Was only the third time I'd been round the corner ever (1st timed), so don't know it well enough yet..

Racers excuse book volume 1, page 17 in case you were wondering.. :mrgreen:


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:31 pm

Ah, never mind. When the "little" engines have aged they'll have torque as well, just like the grown up classy ones.😎😁



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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:34 pm

I wasnt suggesting you were going too slow Phil, that was Too Tall Hall :lol:

I was almost walking pace my first few events at Loton, think you did a grand job (didnt crash!) At one of the hardest venues to learn


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Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:45 pm

I know I was slow..looking to trying it in a car which will behave.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:22 pm

Dont think so at all Phil! We all started somewhere, my first event at Loton i was 78s and got down to 71s iirc


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Post by Nick » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:08 pm

Deffo my favourite hill. Missing it this year :cry:

PS Have been off there at least 3 times :shock:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Museum is my favourite OFF
Especially as my first run after my accident


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Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:37 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
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Museum is my favourite OFF
Especially as my first run after my accident
Corky’s too :mrgreen:


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Post by Corky » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:01 pm

Ahemmmm :lol:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:28 pm

Wiscombe for me. It’s a bit more dark and scary, like those fairy tales in the woods. Both epic venues though.


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