Curborough 24 May 2013 - test day

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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:52 am

yes...

with uprated clutches is it the clutch plate or pressure plate or both thats uprated :?:


Nice to see you both and look forward to august.
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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Oaksey » Sat May 25, 2013 11:54 am

You too. See you in August for the rematch :wink:


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by philhoward » Sat May 25, 2013 11:59 am

Lets be honest, Mikey - it's not had an easy life!

Could be one of a hundred reasons it failed (and how bad); guesswork can only really start when we see the pile of bits..

Looks on the bright side - the type 9 is a lot lighter than the original gearbox! Maybe drop a 4 speeder back in ready for sprinting at Curbs in August? :w Solves the issue of which class you can run in..


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by Corky » Sat May 25, 2013 12:48 pm

Oakesy wrote:It's not bad here at Aintree either :D
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Ahh yes, your Dad is getting some sneaky practice in :lol:

Looks like I'll be playing catch up come the sprint.
reliant-reviver wrote:The 1800ti has more potential, and ultimately will always be quicker. But there is also a larger scope to bugger it up with not so wise tweeks, and the resulting car can be extremely difficult to drive. The SS1 is an ickle car with a small wheelbase, whilst it does have some weekness' and design flaws from standard, it's not bad, but respect needs to be paid to how sensitive it is to being changed about.
I think Nick proved the point at Curbs last year with his super smooth lap and barely 100bhp from a smokey CVH. Just shows how important it is to get the handling right and not be too hung up on power (at certain tracks).
I'm not dismissing the CVH at all, it has been put to use in some cracking cars over the years. Unfortunately my 1989 escort 1.4L estate wasn't one of them :lol: If a half decent SS1 turns up last a good price, I'll give a go :wink:
philhoward wrote: Maybe drop a 4 speeder back in ready for sprinting at Curbs in August? :w Solves the issue of which class you can run in..
Good call. You need to be out competing Mikey, your style is too entertaining and needs to be shared with a bigger audience.


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Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by DavePoole » Sat May 25, 2013 12:49 pm

Had a super day yesterday, it was nice to watch people thoroughly enjoy themselves :D

I was so tempted to take my GTE around, but after just getting it back on the road, after virtualy a years rest, i decided not too...

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Brian Crouch:

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Jim King:

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Mikey Bikey:

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John Louch:

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Steve & Josh Oakes:

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Paul Andrews:

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Paul Meadows:

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Phil Andrews:

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I have lots and lots of higher resolution pics if you need any guys.

Such a shame that Phil Morley didn't attend in his V8 GTE, we were all looking forward to seeing that go around!! Hope everything is alright Phil :wink:

Cheers

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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat May 25, 2013 1:37 pm

Nice pics Dave :D
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Bloomin' eck' either that's being thrown round the corner or Craig's a heavy passenger :lol:

No wonder Nick Keyser goes so quick, he'd have blown away in yesterday's wind!


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 25, 2013 2:02 pm

its my big pair of bollox that make me heavy but quick Chaps ;-)


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 25, 2013 2:03 pm

oh and when anyone goes sub 59 seconds in a scim,i will diet lol


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by philhoward » Sat May 25, 2013 2:25 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:its my big pair of bollox that make me heavy but quick Chaps ;-)
By the looks of those pics, there was some serious tescticular tonnage out there! Mikey giving it some serious "large" as usual, testing the shear strength of the GTE wishbones?

The Oakes Sabre being tested to tipping point again..and Snotty looking very composed?


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 25, 2013 3:39 pm

Hi Dave

Great to see you yesterday, thanks for the photos. How can i contact you to have a look at some more.

Take the car out next time. The GTE's are tough as old boots, really. well out of my hands they are, anyway !


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by DARK STAR » Sat May 25, 2013 3:44 pm

Thanks Dave, super pics.

Wish it wasn't so far ...


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by scimjim » Sat May 25, 2013 5:07 pm

philhoward wrote:..and Snotty looking very composed?
ha ha - polite way of saying I wasn't trying hard enough :mrgreen:

you're right, I wasn't going for any records - the aim was to test the LSD (which will now go onto G97), the prototype cooling system (Polo rad - which will be copied onto G97) and the running gear in general (as a road car).

LSD was great and the cooling system had a small leak but is proved enough to warrant new hoses throughout (which will remove the joint that leaked). The running gear is good enough for a road car for now - poly and new springs/dampers in time but the brakes were the only problem area (I didn't have any - as in, pedal to the floor with minimal retardation :-)) the MC looked damp when I had a brief look this morning, so it could be at fault, or it could have just chucked a bit out of the cap? but they need looking at before I bang it in for an MOT.


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by scimjim » Sat May 25, 2013 5:08 pm

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Titanium skid plates required? :mrgreen:


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Re: Dave's Curborough Test Day Photos 24.05.13 - Pic Heavy

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat May 25, 2013 5:15 pm

It's pics like that which highlight why I won't take the exhaust under the rear ARB!

Dave, would love some more pics, how's best to go about an "exchange" ?


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Re: Curbs test day Friday 24 th May

Post by scimjim » Sat May 25, 2013 5:21 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:yes...

with uprated clutches is it the clutch plate or pressure plate or both thats uprated :?:


Nice to see you both and look forward to august.
I think the Essex clutch (pressure plate and friction plate) is the same one that's used right up to the 2.9i Sierra 4X4/XR4i - not sure what you'd need to upgrade apart perhaps from centre springs?


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