Swoakes SS1 "In DE(b)T" Sprint Car a bit of progress

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Re: SS1 race car

Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Raz has just been online and it looks like a deal could be done - he'll contact Steve direct.


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:58 pm

Cheers Jim


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:01 pm

I love a happy ending. I'm filling up :cry: :cry:

i broke it to my beautiful wife i wanted to try to compete next year,

in the middle of offering to take her shopping (Truro doesn't have a massive choice so i was talking exeter)

she was so distracted / enamoured she said yes, mind you i only flashed a picture from slice 253 in front of her as we were waiting for green flag to take the 5a and us home

I'm sure she hasn't realised the thin end of the wedge has just been exposed...... :D :? :? :roll:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Raz987 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 pm

All,
I will be very sad to see the car go, we've been through a lot together and I've always had fun being involved with the SSSC and club in general. But life moves on and I don't have time or energy to commit to the SS1 anymore. I hope that Steve can make it into the missile it has the potential to become.

Thanks to everyone who's helped with advice, parts and banter over the years. I particularly want to thank Craig Hughes for getting me into the scene in the first place, for encouraging me, always being available on the end of a phone, and for generally being a good mate.

All the best,
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Re: SS1 race car

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:49 pm

Hey Raz,

Cheers for the kind words mate :-), twas always a pleasure, some great times 'Superman' lol

Dont worry re the car, i will guide Steve and ensure he makes it F-ing quick although im sure hell spoil it and make it shiny too... ;-)

Love to Emma and Sasha, catch up next year im sure

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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Well the deal is done and I will be ringing Raz tomorrow to sort out the details.

I was reading the 2 rebuild threads today and a lot of work has obviously gone into this project.

Looks like a steep learning curve for me to further develop this car next summer hopefully for the 2015 season.

Prepare yourselves for lots of questions chaps, particularly you Craig :wink: EDIT and Steve C

If you don't hear from me for a while it means telling SWMBO did not go too well :roll: :lol:
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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Corky » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:30 pm

That's great news. Well done, are you sure you'll be needing that bonnet ? :lol:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Scimher » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:00 pm

Well done, Steve O.....



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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:05 pm

Corky wrote:That's great news. Well done, are you sure you'll be needing that bonnet ? :lol:
On the basis that you want it Steve, probably yes :wink:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:26 am

hope you got health insurance ... and a box :shock:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:43 am

Coupe' Racing wrote:hope you got health insurance ... and a box :shock:
Is that for when I drive the car or when I tell the Mrs :lol:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:45 am

The LATTER !


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:47 am

Wish me luck then as I may inform her later today; I need to discuss details with Raz so probaly best sooner rather than later :w :lol:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by Corky » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:31 am

swoakes wrote:
Corky wrote:That's great news. Well done, are you sure you'll be needing that bonnet ? :lol:
On the basis that you want it Steve, probably yes :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Just read Raz's build thread, there's some tasty bits on that car :D It looks like a great project to finish, but will take some long hours in the garage. This is where Josh will earn his keep I think :mrgreen:


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Re: SS1 race car

Post by swoakes » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:37 am

Yes looks interesting; brakes have had a lot of work and are now apparently "missing" according to Jims first post. Not sure if that refers to fronts or backs too; not sure if Raz fitted discs to the rear too. I'm making contact with him later so will pick his brains a little more.

Anyway plan to break the "good news" to SWMBO on the nice walk into town this morning.... wish me luck :w
Corky wrote:This is where Josh will earn his keep I think :mrgreen:
True, afterall he will be driving it too so its only fair :wink:


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