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by BigBobPilot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

It's all back together. 20190919_210751.jpg I've addressed all the issues I had at Brands Hatch: Turbo rebuilt Coolant header tank replaced to get a higher head of water with some revised plumbing Due to blowing a pipe off, I've changed one of the silicone hoses from the intercooler to the inlet man...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 133

CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept

scim_rebel wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Is the event open to the public? Tickets on the gate?

Looks like a good day out... :D
Yes, it's open to all with tickets on the gate.

I've just looked up the ticket prices on the Thruxton website (link below): £13 for adults, under 15's free.

https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/cscc
by BigBobPilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 133

CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept

On Saturday 21st September, the CSCC have a race meeting at Thruxton. In the Special Saloons & Modsports Ben Gough is racing an SS1 turbo In the Swingting 60's, Phil Otley is racing his SE5a & John Devlin is racing his Sabre 6 Here are the entries for Special Saloons & Modsport: Modsports.JPG Here a...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

Well a box arrived today, it wasn't much of a struggle to guess where it was from: 20190917_222449-cropped.jpg I bought the T28 turbo on an engine with some other bits as well, including the ECU & engine wiring loom which are currently on my SS1. I was told the turbo was reconditioned, but it had no...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: small sports chassis weight
Replies: 99
Views: 18244

small sports chassis weight

Cool, thanks Jim.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

I said I'd weigh the rear section of damaged chassis that I had to cut off, it was 3kg 20190827_172636.jpg What I put back in was virtually the same, so no real weight saving, just a bit of simplification of the rear tow eyes. What does save a bit of weight is this: 20190827_175452.jpg I hacked up m...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

When I took my turbo off, there was more play evident in the bearing when checking it on the exhaust side, so I sent it away to Turbo Technics for some overhaul. I didn’t do it quite as quickly as I should have done, so I was getting a little concerned when I’d see it back again (I’m racing this com...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 449
Views: 36637

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Rest maybe, but certainly no pressure. Having a small gap means the bearing is not constantly spinning at engine speed.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 449
Views: 36637

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Should the thrust bearing be touching the fingers whilst the clutch is not engaged.


No
by BigBobPilot
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 449
Views: 36637

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Check that the release bearing is not putting any pressure on the clutch pressure plate finger springs. If it is, the the pressure plate won't be exerting the full load on the friction plate.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: small sports chassis weight
Replies: 99
Views: 18244

small sports chassis weight

Thanks Steve. I realised I'd been slightly number dyslexic, my post below says 9.8 kg, but I had meant 8.9kg. Either way, the screen is lighter than I thought. I'll show my hand now too, the 4mm thick polycarbonate screen I cut out a while ago is 3.4kg, so it still represents a 4.8kg weight save if/...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 180
Views: 24135

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

That's a hell of a vacuum hose!
by BigBobPilot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

barry_bryan wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:04 pm
I see you have made the pages of Autosport now as well , it seems your pursuits have no bounds.
I better check that out...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 821
Views: 91803

551 A race oddity

It seems the second interview at Brands Hatch was used too, along with a photo. This time in the CSCC's own write-up. My bit is on page 12.

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/838e83_c ... 484440.pdf
by BigBobPilot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: small sports chassis weight
Replies: 99
Views: 18244

small sports chassis weight

It's all on topic!

Jim has a screen surround metal work hanging up in his workshop. I hefted it in my hand, but I don't know the weight of it.

If you get a chance Jim, would you be able to weigh it?

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