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by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Felicity Crouch
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

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: 937

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: 937

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: 937

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: 5470
Views: 366290

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: 715
Views: 81693

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: 19400

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: 715
Views: 81693

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: 19400

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...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bonnet woes
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Bonnet woes

Why not do some servicing and replace the bonnet release cable with a new part, before it breaks...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars & S2K
Replies: 2003
Views: 152249

Corky's Scimitars & S2K

At the risk of hijacking your thread Corky, no handicapping system is perfect. As ever, cars need to be chosen & built to the regs. Re. old tech v's new, you'd get similar comments in a chat to the guys running V6 Scims against SS1 turbos with the boost wound up. That's running virtually the same ha...
by BigBobPilot
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 715
Views: 81693

551 A race oddity

There’s not too much to report, the main thing done was to modify the front frame with some features to hold the rear edge of the splitter to the frame, keeping everything aligned underneath. It needed to work to allow the nose to be removed easily for service & loading on to the trailer. I had a te...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1149
Views: 87361

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:57 pm
...but also due to being inspired by Ben's circuit racer SS1 project...
Presumably being inspired by how long it's taking me to build!
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: EFI’s fleet
Replies: 48
Views: 5456

EFI’s fleet

It's nice that the power plot on the graph starts way above the original max power.

Are you happy with the changes from the single turbo?
by BigBobPilot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5470
Views: 366290

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

I know it's supposed to be non Scimitar, but here's a Scimitar
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A Lamborghini too
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A couple of GRP specials too
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