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by swoakes
Thu May 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blyton Park 7/8 September 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Blyton Park 7/8 September 2019

Nick wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:54 pm
I plan to do both days. Any recommendations for accommodation?
We stayed at the Fox & Hounds Willingham last year. Room OK and pub with food next door.
by swoakes
Tue May 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Niki Lauda
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Niki Lauda

Very sad news. RIP
by swoakes
Sun May 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4827

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

Nick wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Did anyone get any results?
No we didn't but someone posted a link in the thread
by swoakes
Sun May 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Harewood 2 June 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Harewood 2 June 2019

scimjim wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 am
Dcrosby13 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:36 am
do both of these dates count towards classic marques?
2 June and 15 sept are CM events.
Second event is 25th August Jim not September
by swoakes
Fri May 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving test reality check
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Driving test reality check

Simple. Don't resist what you are being told and listen to your instructor, do that and you will pass your test. Whether you continue to drive to "test standard" is up to you. In response to your two examples. Feeding the wheel between your hands at the quarter to three position is the safest way o...
by swoakes
Fri May 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving test reality check
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Driving test reality check

I suspect most UK drivers who passed their test years ago would struggle to pass the test today because we have developed "bad habits" which are difficult to unlearn. The 2 things you mention above are prime examples. Neither are necessary when you are an experienced driver BUT you will fail the mod...
by swoakes
Thu May 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire
Replies: 832
Views: 76197

Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire

Update. Car went to the rolling road today and NO misfire :) Must have been that plug :roll: On the downside looking at the curves it looks like the oil leak from the rear crank seal has contaminated the clutch. So it will be engine out after Harewood and new clutch....paddle or uprated standard :?:...
by swoakes
Mon May 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire
Replies: 832
Views: 76197

Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire

Yup fingers crossed old plugs were the issue :) They were new pre event Craig but maybe it was damaged already and I didn't notice or we cracked it on Sunday when we removed the plugs after the car cut out on track (earth feed to ignition relay broken) *cough* clumsy bugger, should've gone to Spec ...
by swoakes
Mon May 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire
Replies: 832
Views: 76197

Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire

CNHSS1 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Yup fingers crossed old plugs were the issue :)
They were new pre event Craig but maybe it was damaged already and I didn't notice or we cracked it on Sunday when we removed the plugs after the car cut out on track (earth feed to ignition relay broken)
by swoakes
Mon May 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire
Replies: 832
Views: 76197

Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint Car misfire

I'm hoping I found the source of the misfire which occurred at Ty Croes on Sunday. Discovered a plug with cracks in the ceramics. Don't think it cracked when I removed it because the inside of the cracks are dirty. Plugs changed, fuel pump changed, fuel filter changed. Tank drained (again) and refil...
by swoakes
Thu May 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Tires...
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Tires...

Nick;If you run Kumho's from a handicap point of view (on your car) they will be classed as a B due to the age rule. I didn't know this until it was pointed out at some point last year.
by swoakes
Thu May 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: An eBay seller to avoid!
Replies: 8
Views: 526

An eBay seller to avoid!

Thanks guys. Yes, the main lesson is to buy from somewhere fairly local. Also, avoid obscure battery makes. I've bought a new Varta battery from the Battery Megastore as they're only 15 miles away. I'll pursue the eBay case as a matter of principle though. These dodgy sellers need to be made to fee...
by swoakes
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Tires...
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Tires...

turbster wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:26 pm
Just wondered if anyone’s had chance to compare the shaved RS3 with 1b’s yet? I need to get some for the Coupe but can’t decide...
Steve Cork will be able to help Paul. Ran B's last year and shaved RS3's this year
by swoakes
Wed May 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4827

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:47 am
I do hope that Brians GTE engine rebuild earlier this year was not on his race car, there is definitely smoke out of the exhausts in the rear picture. :shock:
Yes it was. Brian mentions this earler in this thread. He's hoping it's just the rings bedding in
by swoakes
Tue May 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4827

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

I've not mentioned here that I had a mis fueling issue in Friday. I stupidly but V power of the Diesel variety in the DET tank.... :hand: :doh: :hand: I nearly did that a little while ago, the labelling isn't very clear, and if you go in on autopilot looking for "V-Power" it's easy to come unstuck....

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