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by Lost it
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: A bit of bad news for me...
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

A bit of bad news for me...

I had a quite major battle with bowel cancer in 2013. A large chunk of my gut was taken out, I was diagnosed Dukes Stage 3, not being one to give up I did everything I could to beat it, changed diet, got fitter, finally got back on my bike after a year. And all was going well, right until a month ag...
by Lost it
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: AUTO BOX ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2636

Re: AUTO BOX ?

Most of them had, but TBH I used to do fuid changes by topping up the box, taking the return feed off the oil cooler and running the motor on tickover and adding fluid untilit came out clean. Do the same with my X type as well.
by Lost it
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 95
Views: 22109

Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

I am so disappointed I couldn't get there, but circumstances overtook us unfortunately. A routine Dukes C blood test I had the week before this event came up with a few anomolies, I spent most of the day of Geoffs funeral at QA Hospital having blood taken and x rays performed, being poked and prodde...
by Lost it
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1600Ti Sprint Car
Replies: 929
Views: 77241

Re: SS1 1600Ti Sprint Car

I don't know why but the CVH never seemed to react well to tuning. I once pulled one of the 1.8 versions out of a Sierra for a play around and it simply didn't want to rev high enough to make any decent power. Gosh that was a long time ago..... My thinking was that the valve sizes and throat design ...
by Lost it
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time ago...
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Re: Long time ago...

I do often wish Bev had kept the GAA in BT. Now that was a proper engine...
by Lost it
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 95
Views: 22109

Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

I'd like to come, but a part of me wishes to remember Geoff as he was. How soon do you need to know?
by Lost it
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time ago...
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Re: Long time ago...

Isn't Geoff doing a Focus with some exotic engine next? Or was it a japanese car with an exotic Ford motor? I know he's always got some project up his sleeve. It will be the Dry sumping bit that will be the largest hurdle I guess, last time we looked at it the chassis leg was smack where the scaveng...
by Lost it
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time ago...
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Re: Long time ago...

No, sorry, they don't handle from my recollection. By handling I mean communicate what they are about to do. The "seat of the pants" feeling isn't there. I know this because I once did a Sprint meeting at Goodwood in the wet in one, Phil's SS1 "Rew Turbo" one IIRC and there were one or two places wh...
by Lost it
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Snotty Swan
Replies: 202
Views: 41473

Re: The Self Shifting Snotty Swan

I don't think "handling" and "SS1" were ever a thing were they? Yes they held the road after a fashion, but handling was ever so vague mainly because it used Austin Maxi rear wheel bearings in the front. Came with about 1mm of free axial play even when new. IIRC the front wishbones were a tad flimsy...
by Lost it
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Snotty Swan
Replies: 202
Views: 41473

Re: The Self Shifting Snotty Swan

dcw7095 wrote:On first glance at the first picture I thought...god that's ambitious - towing an Audi Q7 with an SS1 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Oh I dunno.

I recall a certain SS1 that we managed to shoe horn a Cologne 2.8 V6 into once. That was a reasonably nippy little thing.
by Lost it
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time ago...
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Long time ago...

I live on Hayling Island and used to run "Island Scimitars" until circa 1997. Completely screwed my knee welding an SS1 sill and finished up addicted to pain killers which cost me some good friends as it really exposed my dark side getting "un addicted". Needless to say my knee is still pretty usele...
by Lost it
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 95
Views: 22109

Re: Geoff Cooper

No! Not "Cooperman"! How long have I known Geoff? Longer than I care to admit? At least 25 years. I wondered why we didn't get a card this year. The stories I could tell. Last time I spoke face to face was about 2 or 3 years ago, I was recovering from my cancer op and went to visit Geoff. As usual h...

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