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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by swoakes » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:53 pm

Those that read the Loton Park thread will know that the car suffered a major failure on the NS trailing arm. This was welded by Craig at his house nearby mid event and the result was a car that we could contine to use and only 1 run missed :) ....thanks Craig :!:

Anyway a replacement NS arm was obtained from RR; thanks Phil and Josh has welded and banded it (photos below) as done previously be Craig and others I think to strengthen it ready for refitting. This will be done tomorrow.

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I spent today removing the OS arm so that Josh can weld it early next week so that it can be fitted before we head back to Ireland.

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Initially I thought the arm was Ok

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BUT then I found this crack and I''m sure josh will find more when its blasted

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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:55 pm

Looks like the other arm wasn't far behind..


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by swoakes » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:00 pm

philhoward wrote:Looks like the other arm wasn't far behind..
No I think a days testing at Curbs and the Sprint could have seen another wheel at a Jaunty angle or worse still bouncing through the in-field :shock:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by Corky » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:10 pm

Blimey! Well caught...

I'll be checking the Sabre tomorrow.


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:25 pm

Looks like the other arm wasn't far behind..

Was that a joke Phil ??


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by swoakes » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:41 pm

gtcse8 wrote:Was that a joke Phil ??
Nope :) RR=Reliant Reviver AKA Phil Andrew; he supplied the NS trailing arm replacement
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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:47 pm

Lost in Interpretation Ha Ha

Looks like the other arm wasn't far behind.. On the other side at the Rear.

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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:09 pm

A cheeky play on words ;)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by swoakes » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:13 pm

Ahhhhh.....Doh :oops: :lol:


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms

Post by swoakes » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:50 pm

Ok the replacement and reinforced NS arm is now fitted and everything back on; just the brakes to bleed and exhaust to refit (had to remove to withdraw long bolt :evil: )

This is the arm that failed at Loton; I'll post a section up in the SS1 section later too as its obviously important and I'll bring the arm to Curbs and leave in the tent for others to take a look at it

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The OS arm has now been reinforced and is being painted ready to refit later this week :)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms done :)

Post by swoakes » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:26 pm

Trailing arms fitted, drive shafts on, exhaust on and brakes bled; car back on 4 wheels ready for Curbs

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Changed the front wheels; thinkthe tyres got a bit hot at Loton on Sunday :)

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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms done :)

Post by philhoward » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:40 pm

I think you got your money's worth out of those ;)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms done :)

Post by Oaksey » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:46 pm

Feel free to do the pads and bleed the brakes on E90 seeing as you're done early then :)


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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms done :)

Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:32 pm

The cheek.

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Re: Swoakes SS1 DET Sprint car Trailing arms done :)

Post by Corky » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:46 pm

swoakes wrote:
Changed the front wheels; thinkthe tyres got a bit hot at Loton on Sunday :)

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I can't see tyres, all I can see is £260 :lol:


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