Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by Corky » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:21 pm

Great pics Roger.


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks, there'll be more, just as soon as I've got them sorted out - I should have some of everyone :D


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:06 am

Time to consider anti roll bars perhaps


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by nickkeyser » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:02 am

I can't believe how close the sills are too the floor yet not touching.

Great pictures Roger!


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:30 pm

Before you change spring rates, I think you need to look at ride heights. The rear looks way too low, the car is pointing skywards. At static, the rear should be higher than the front. Under acceleration it wants no lower than the front.

On the front, did you ensure the lower wishbone inner pivot is higher than the outer by a little bit (3-5mm ish). If the outer pivot is higher, it will give you all sorts of nasty camber changes.

Both the above are going to affect the roll characteristics.


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:53 am

Curbs 16

set of Thursday from Falmouth to somerset to stay at Simon's (my twin bro) who was going to be pit crew and general race consultant

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setting off friday morning on what should have been a four hour drive max

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Arrived 8+ hours later (4.45) so missed my afternoon slot. Still got there in one piece which wasn't the same for a some other motorway cars & drivers and I'd picked up new protech front suspension on the way

We even resorted to I spy...




We fitted the new suspension in the premier inn car park friday evening...

sat / sun was great


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:57 am

Pit Crew

After sleeping in my hotel room for two nights , farting and snoring all night, making sure they had a full english and joining me at the track later, the only job my pit crew did was to put air in the tyres on the way back.

only this was a struggle. They lost the caps...

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should have used a reliable one :)


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 am

Looks like Simons chundering over the wall in one pic :lol:

Surely some T shirts saying "Mikeys Pit B*tches" are in order?? ;-)
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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by fightingtorque » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:04 am

Hi Mikey,
What wheel / tyre sizes do you have?
Looks a good fit.

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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:19 pm

Hi gav. 205 /50/15 toyo t1r. However it transpires the suspension is too low so I am working at raising it with the adjustable coil overs which unfortunantly will cessate the slammed look but will stop the back end trying to steer as well !


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by fightingtorque » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:06 am

I see. Its not easy getting these cars to look low and still work!



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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:19 pm

Its hard to describe the highs and lows but boy do they exist, really make this sport, and the common understanding, fantastic.

It is soo much effort to prep a car to get there, then to actually get decent weather and then to actually do a run well and to have some reliability and hopefully you can repeat it.

So at 830 am at wiscombe when it is raining cats and dogs and the gazebo is just trying to keep you dry but the wind is undoing all its good work and your feet are wet and you are so tired you can feel a headache coming on because you haven't slept and you think, why do I put myself through it.

And then the clouds clear and hope sets in

And then boy it actually nearly dries out and your fully committed over bunnies leap praying the car doesn't go back end light and go into a tail spin but it doesn't and you enter the off camber blind greasy esses in the woods and the back end is waving to the crown but you know you can't lift off otherwise you'll be in real trouble and you enter the sawbench hairpin with tragic understeer looking at the bank but somehow you get round then its bloody flat out up the 400yd straight,with 200 year old pine trees flashing by, then its how late do i brake for the 120 degree uphill hairpin because there is actually a wall with spectators facing you so no run off. You brake very hard, realise it might be a bit late so change down as quickly as humanely possible, stamp on the accelerator and steer left as hard as you can praying the back end will kick round and it sort of does and you cross the line at a wierd angle and come to a stop, get out and your hands are shaking and your knees trembling and you, the marshalls and the spectators are grinning and you know it was a good run...


And that's why you do it....


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:38 pm

Amen to that 8)


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by philhoward » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:28 am

MikeyBikey wrote:Its hard to describe the highs and lows but boy do they exist, really make this sport, and the common understanding, fantastic.

It is soo much effort to prep a car to get there, then to actually get decent weather and then to actually do a run well and to have some reliability and hopefully you can repeat it.

So at 830 am at wiscombe when it is raining cats and dogs and the gazebo is just trying to keep you dry but the wind is undoing all its good work and your feet are wet and you are so tired you can feel a headache coming on because you haven't slept and you think, why do I put myself through it.

And then the clouds clear and hope sets in

And then boy it actually nearly dries out and your fully committed over bunnies leap praying the car doesn't go back end light and go into a tail spin but it doesn't and you enter the off camber blind greasy esses in the woods and the back end is waving to the crown but you know you can't lift off otherwise you'll be in real trouble and you enter the sawbench hairpin with tragic understeer looking at the bank but somehow you get round then its bloody flat out up the 400yd straight,with 200 year old pine trees flashing by, then its how late do i brake for the 120 degree uphill hairpin because there is actually a wall with spectators facing you so no run off. You brake very hard, realise it might be a bit late so change down as quickly as humanely possible, stamp on the accelerator and steer left as hard as you can praying the back end will kick round and it sort of does and you cross the line at a wierd angle and come to a stop, get out and your hands are shaking and your knees trembling and you, the marshalls and the spectators are grinning and you know it was a good run...


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Re: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:43 am

Agreed, I expect Terry would be interested in it, for Slice? :D


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