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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:04 pm

Thanks that's identical to the one I tried and it leaked like a sieve
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Do you have any pictures of the oil filter plate at the block end?
I'm running a remote oil filter with oil to air cooler, so nothing like standard.

Just using a take off plate like this (with cap as well):

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/mo ... bsp-m-sp-1


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Post by barry_bryan » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:51 pm

has anybody heard how Ben got on at thuxton, he usually lets us all know how he gets on. Baz


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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:52 pm

Blew the head gasket :(


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Post by barry_bryan » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:54 pm

thanks for that Jim


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:13 pm

barry_bryan wrote:
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has anybody heard how Ben got on at thuxton, he usually lets us all know how he gets on. Baz
See this thread, Barry


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Post by BigBobPilot » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:21 pm

Yeah, sorry. I thought I should do a separate race meeting thread, but yes, blown head gasket in qualifying. My woeful start with racing the SS1 continued...

The car is now tucked away in my garage, I won't be looking at it for a month or two, as I have other things that need doing.


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Post by barry_bryan » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:03 pm

thanks for the link Roger & sorry to hear of your troubles Ben hoping for a better season for you next year.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:23 pm

To be fair to old Go-Faster Gough (thats tough to write... :lol: ) the car and pilot did pretty good in qually, 11th was recorded from 26 starters iirc. He joked he started at the bottom of the time sheets when checking, and found himself a long way up! Probably 10+ of the cara in the race had in excess of 500hp so didnt do so bad ;-)

Its pretty much uncharted territory for a small scim to circuit race, not the well trodden path for spribts and hills, so i think hes done rather well!

Just dont tell him i said that... :lol:


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Post by barry_bryan » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:28 pm

and so say all of us


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