Aintree 25 May 2013 - Track Day

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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:35 pm

swoakes wrote:Didn't think so :(
does have good exit traction then :shock: but without an LSD the power level you've got isn't as effective as it could be. defo on your wish list I reckon.
be interesting to see if the LSD makes the rear end more planted as it did seem a little wayward, centainly compared to Jim Kings (LSD fitted, viscous ford I assume?) and Phil A's Quaife equipped car.

What rear spring rates Steve? Phil As was stock (180 lb/in) not sure of Jims


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by swoakes » Mon May 27, 2013 12:40 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:What rear spring rates Steve? Phil As was stock (180 lb/in) not sure of Jims
Not sure Craig :oops: ; Mr Cork will know but he's sunning himself in Greece :roll:


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by scimjim » Mon May 27, 2013 12:45 pm

Yep - snotty has a Ford viscous LSD (ex CNH :-)) and boggo rear springs and dampers (on the list to be replaced along with fronts)


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:46 pm

makes a change from playing with an old reliant and being covered in grease :lol:


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:48 pm

ah, so that's where the diff went!

as for springs, both Phil As and snotty are on stock rear springs and were both pretty composed (Jims antics at the wheel notwithstanding :lol: )

ive always been a fan of controlling the front of the car and keeping the rear supple, be interesting to see what Steve C says the springs are to compare


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:37 pm

you have PM re trailer BTW


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by Nick » Mon May 27, 2013 2:50 pm

I reckon an LSD to be worth a second on a tight track (Prescott, Curbs) , not much at a fast one like Aintree.

I ran 250 lb rears, bur liked the car stiff, 200/225 might give better traction.


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon May 27, 2013 6:03 pm

How do, Steve. Nice to pop in today and see you. Forgot to tell you when talking about yer track day brakes, advice from the "wise tall ex-wedge pilot" what lives at Beoley Mansions, when yer brakes cook and yer lose 'em, park up without applying handbrake, move yer car 1/4 wheel rev every 2 mins or so to reduce the chance of warping yer discs. Worked for me. Regards, Crusty Snr.



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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by swoakes » Mon May 27, 2013 6:06 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:How do, Steve. Nice to pop in today and see you. Forgot to tell you when talking about yer track day brakes, advice from the "wise tall ex-wedge pilot" what lives at Beoley Mansions, when yer brakes cook and yer lose 'em, park up without applying handbrake, move yer car 1/4 wheel rev every 2 mins or so to reduce the chance of warping yer discs. Worked for me. Regards, Crusty Snr.
Yes remembered the handbrake but didn't move car :oops: MUST remember next time; and their will be a next time :roll:


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by Corky » Mon May 27, 2013 8:53 pm

swoakes wrote:
CNHSS1 wrote:What rear spring rates Steve? Phil As was stock (180 lb/in) not sure of Jims
Not sure Craig :oops: ; Mr Cork will know but he's sunning himself in Greece :roll:
I think they're 200lb Steve, or so the Ouzo says :lol:

BTW, thanks for the gearbox pics Craig, I'll have a closer look when I'm back home. I'm stuck with just seven inches to view on here........ Oooh err missus.


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by swoakes » Tue May 28, 2013 7:18 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
swoakes wrote:Didn't think so :(
does have good exit traction then :shock: but without an LSD the power level you've got isn't as effective as it could be. defo on your wish list I reckon.
be interesting to see if the LSD makes the rear end more planted as it did seem a little wayward, centainly compared to Jim Kings (LSD fitted, viscous ford I assume?) and Phil A's Quaife equipped car.

What rear spring rates Steve? Phil As was stock (180 lb/in) not sure of Jims
200lb according to Mr C. So looks like an LSD should be on the list for this coming winter. What are the options and has anyone got one lying around?


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 28, 2013 7:51 pm

Just a thought, but are you allowed an LSD in roadgoing?


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by scimjim » Tue May 28, 2013 7:54 pm

yep - gearbox and diff must be recognisable as original casing or words to that effect.


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by scimjim » Tue May 28, 2013 7:57 pm

trawl Locostbuilders and ebay etc - I've just picked a 3.62 for G97 :-)


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Re: Aintree Track Day

Post by swoakes » Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:Just a thought, but are you allowed an LSD in roadgoing?
I had wondered myself
scimjim wrote:trawl Locostbuilders and ebay etc - I've just picked a 3.62 for G97 :-)
What diffs off what cars have the same casing and are of the right size for a TI :?:


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