Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:11 pm

The damage spot is pretty evident from the picture...but glad you found it! Did this happen before or after you'd had a play with the rear suspension droop per chance? Have you introduced or cured the damage point?

Sounds like good customer service - one to note for when it's time for the prop for the Flying Broomstick.

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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by lozzzzzz » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:48 pm

Thanks Phil :)

I'm not sure when it happened to be honest, but I think I can remember the vibration as long as the car has been on the road, so I imagine it happened pretty soon after I got it MOT'd


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by DarrylWebb » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:26 pm

Good idea with the cage. I'm planning something very similar, and bolt-in as you've done.


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:22 am

Lozzzzzz

Sounds great mate. Really good and well done. Just let the nerves turn into adrenalin , the fog into red mist and and don't forget what that marshall bloke said,

"May the Force be with you" (or was that Yoda)

well thats what i do

oh, and go for a poo beforehand (less weight) :wink:


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by philhoward » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:08 am

MikeyBikey wrote: oh, and go for a poo beforehand (less weight) :wink:
Or is that to reduce an accidental one in the case of a bit of impromptu grass cutting? :mrgreen:



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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by lozzzzzz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:09 am

Oh there will be much pooing don't you worry :) :)


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by lozzzzzz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:33 pm

Well then, a much needed update folks.

The trackday at Bedford went really really well, in fact I can't believe how well it went. It got me there with no hassle, did a full track and got me 2 and a half hours home too.

It managed 118mph but we subsequently limited ourselves to 110mph as there was a fair bit of vibration near 120mph.
It burnt its way through £125 of fuel on the track alone
It covered 250 miles on track alone
And I'm confident in saying it was the single most used car of the day.

My two brothers and I drove the car, it came into the pits, was left running while we swapped drivers and went out again, non stop until lunch then again afterwards with a fairly early finish at 4 ish.

The engine behaved perfectly, the cooling system is up to the job, the brakes didn't overheat or fade or boil.
The handling was awesome, this was a worry of mine as I've done all the calculations but never pushed it. It was so predictable, full of feedback, and really well balanced, I'm over the moon with the handling.

And it performed really well, there were some serious cars there and I think the Scim and the three drivers were about a third of the way up the field, with plenty of vx220s, lotus', a GTR lots of BMWs etc being pretty dam fast. The Scim showed up lots of hot hatches, the odd elise, a 944, an E36 M3 (although I'm sure that's more about the driver). Suffice to say I'm really really pleased with how it went.

There were a few points to work on. The rebalanced propshaft has meant that the vibration at 80mph has gone, but there is still a vibration at 120mph (this will be a little harder to sort out on the road).

The front discs have cracked too. I'll go on about this a bit more in another post, but I won't be buying cheap drilled discs again. And that's about it really! :)
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Anyway enough of that. Here are a few snaps of the car on track, firstly my younger brother pushing on just a little too much :)
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Next the car is off the road for a couple of months until funds allow. In the mean time, an inspection of the important bits, new discs all round, road seats back in, and try to locate the vibration problem.

More to come


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:23 pm

Lozzzzz


Its look bl**dy great, so pleased for you, a testament to the hard work and sound preparation. Well done.

PS What tyres are you running


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by 747PETE » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:36 pm

Hi Loz,
going back a few lines,regards your weather proofing the damper,its just a thought....
We use a very high viscocity grease for weather proofing 747 undercarriage trunnions and 777 leading edge flap tracks,thats a really hostile environment.Its made by Castrol and called Braycote,its easy and very messy to apply and has even got Lanolin in it.I use it on many exposed surfaces on my daily driver,the MOT guy hates it....almost refused to put his hands near it :-)
It can get runny when really hot though and can be removed with a strong degreaser/solvent.I can get a very small tin of it if you like and you can try it out.It will pick up grit though but when you want to adjust them,just wipe it off first.Now is it going to be sunny this week..............................
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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Looks really good mate, body roll looks under control. Great job fella!!


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by lozzzzzz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:09 pm

They are Toyo Proxies T1-R tyres Mike. They get pretty sticky when warm. We pushed fairly hard and they lost about 1/3 of their tread depth. Very impressed with the them.

Pete, that is a very kind offer. I'd love a pot of the stuff. I think I'll keep an eye on them for a bit longer through some wet weather and see how I get on with the covers. Then take you up on the offer if the covers turn out to be a bad idea or even for the bottom end to use with the covers. It sounds like serious stuff.


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by lozzzzzz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:11 pm

Thanks efi_sprintgte :)


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:22 pm

Looks great - I knew it would perform well though :-)


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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by 747PETE » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:24 pm

No problem Loz,just let me know.
p.m. would be best and the car looks the business :D :D
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Re: Lozzzzzzz's Omega LPG powered SE6a with added balljoints

Post by MikeT » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:58 am

Excellent stuff - pleased the day went so well, but with all the thought and effort that's gone into it I'm not surprised.

Well done matey.

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