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by Nick
Mon May 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7835

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

Cracking event, first time I have done the international circuit. Very impressed by Brian,s times in a roadgoing GTE. Got a few helpful tips from corky. Thanks to all for use of the garage. I hope both Steve ‘s problems are not too serious and solved before their next events. MR2 going ok. Easier no...
by Nick
Thu May 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7835

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

What's your garage no? I will find you late Fri PM.
by Nick
Thu May 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars & S2K
Replies: 2056
Views: 157212

Corky's Scimitars & S2K

Just been watching an S2000 round Ty Croes on u tube. Much like the Toyota.........until it hits 7000 and goes to 9000 :shock: Impresive.
by Nick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive Selection advice
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Overdrive Selection advice

There should be no need to pussy foot an overdrive provided you stick to 3rd and 4th gear . All the overdrive does is apply a brake to the outer ring gear to change to ratio. No need to de clutch. If anything I would have though de clutching would apply more shock load.
by Nick
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7835

Ty-Croes 4/5 May 2019

Not been for a while so would welcome some advice.

I plan to arrive Fri pm. Presumably I can get in and unload from my trailer? I gather you can sign on Fri eve.

Ideally I would leave the trailer there until at least Monday.
by Nick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Abingdon 8 June 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Abingdon 8 June 2019

Me, in the MR2. The carters did it last year as well

Good points, 2 tracks and at least 8 runs in the day, friendly and helpful. Airfield so plenty of run off.

Bad points, quite pricy for one event, and whilst one track is quite good, the other is a run down the airfield with a couple of chicanes.
by Nick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Should i burn in hell?
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Should i burn in hell?

I am minded to agree with Joe. Modern Euro 6 diesels are very complex. Older ones have emissions problems. LPG sounds good. My Coupe would do 30 mpg on a run, as will most Essex powered cars with a properly set up 38DGAS. Unless you do 10k miles plus p.a. I would stay with this. Do you have overdrive?
by Nick
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 4804

V6 essex timing gear

As an aside, it is interesting that many modern engines (my MR2 for example) have non interference valve gear, i.e. if the cam belt breaks valves do not meet pistons, whilst most old engines do! Progress I supose.
by Nick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 10701

Engine Rebuild Novice

Taken 2 engines out this way!
by Nick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 10701

Engine Rebuild Novice

I would add the heads and inlet manifold first. The 4 carb attachment studs on the inlet manifold are ideal to lift on, being well balanced.
by Nick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 4804

V6 essex timing gear

Yes, the larger fibre gear only needs to be replaced. Steel and alloy are available. I think the club may do a group buy. I had steel which can “sing” a bit when new. Major suppliers like burtons sell them. The fibre gear may fail drastically :oops:
by Nick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 10501

Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019

Thanks
by Nick
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 10501

Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019

Peter,

Any chance you can photo and post times please
by Nick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 10501

Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019

Yes, thanks peter and the rest of his helpers.

Good morning, a second quicker than last year so progress :D :D
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 10501

Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019

Peter,

Will be there by 9. need to be away for 1230

Rgds

Nick

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