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Post by Jasper53 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 pm

Hi, think I’m in the right bit? If we ever find a transistor unit for our 1.8ti SS1, considering doing a sprint and climb or two. Want to be in the road car class as we have been with our old 924. What mods are available, suspension etc., for the cars. Read a bit about the poor brakes and ideas on that front. Assume any road legal tyre is ok? We used Yoko Ao32 on the Porsche and found them fine in the soft compound. Leaving the motor standard I think. Car has a rear cage in, will probably make a seat belt bar and fit some kind of full harness belts. We have a tube bender and usually make our own cages. Might fit a huggier seat!
Any ideas will be gratefully received. We aren’t far from Croft circuit or Harewood so these would be the preferred venues for now.



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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:47 pm

Welcome :-)
Have a look at the Hot Hatch Hunter articles, they are a sticky on here.
Scimitar sprint and hills competitors were at harewood last Sunday, there again later in the year.

As for transistor, do a.search on here, theres an alternative available, maybe posters either Corky, Peter Freeman or GTEse8


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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:06 pm

Harewood last weekend :D

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Next weekend is Abingdon, then 3 sisters the weekend after.

No need to do many mods in roadgoing class, suspension wise - stiffer springs and adjustable dampers with good bushes all round. LSD is a big advantage. Standard brakes are okay for hillclimbs, vented discs and spaced calipers are the simplest/cheapest mod, willwoods or home brew next. Rear cage is minimum requirement in roadgoing for the Scimitar Championship.

If you want to join us in the Classic Marques Championship (with the Scimitar Championship running alongside), it’s a power to weight handicap system with a penalty for list 1b tyres (R888 etc) or slicks.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:47 am

If you’re over that way, there's also Blyton Park which could be close too?


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Post by Jasper53 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:39 am

Thanks, we went to Blyton year before last with a friend. He was sprinting his Lotus Exige. Quite a long run that one, good value for money. Probably give it a go if we get the car sorted.



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Post by Nick » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:06 am

Hi,

My old article on this page is largely relevant if a bit dated. I would start with a track/test day, the club one at curbs is good.

Blyton is a pretty good venue with plenty of run off and different layouts.


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Post by Jasper53 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 pm

We used to go all over when we were sprinting and climbing with our Imp engined classic sidecar. Oliver’s mount is good if a little scary, airfield circuit is sadly now closed at Elvington. Did the three sisters at Wigan once, that place is slippery even if the sun is shining! The closed road climb at Saltburn by the sea is now not a speed event sadly. Did one st Caldwell. All good fun, getting older now so need a seat to strap in to and a bit of metal over my nog. Looking forward to getting out again though with multiple projects on the go, doubt it will be next year. All things being equal will try to get to Harewood to watch the next one.



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Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:58 pm

We are out at Three Sisters on the 15th June..


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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 am

Funnily enough I was at Saltburn by the sea a few weekends ago and couldn't help but think that road down to the sea front would make a cracking hill climb, never knew it was used for such!

Regarding prep. Reliability first, upgrades after. The car is perfectly capable in stock form as had been proved by several including Josh Oakes recently with his near stock roadie 1800ti standing in for their sprint car to good effect.

Think you transistor enquiry has been answered with alternative. Otherwise I think they are available as a direct fit for about 150 quid, expensive but cheaper than a non working car. I ended up supplying a S/H one last year to someone who was desperate but don't think I have another.


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Post by Jasper53 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:03 pm

Pulled this snap off our web site. Sorry about the quality. Saltburn speed hillclimb.
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