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Post by philhoward » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:16 pm

Ah - but does “weaker” still mean “enough to cope with an Essex”?


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Post by turbster » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:38 pm

That one looks really short to me??


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:52 pm

My T5 was 750 quid


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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:09 pm

Yes there are 2 types. The one on the link is an NWC. You can identify it from the front lay shaft bearing in the front photo as per this link:

http://www.moderndriveline.com/Technica ... istory.htm

The ad. also lists the part no. (1352 156) listed on the link below as "GMC 1986 V6 F Cars 2.8 V6 LB8" rated at 265 ft-lbs (against the WC World Class at 300 ft-lbs). I don't know what the 4 speed non-overdrive is rated at?

http://www.britishv8.org/articles/borg- ... d-tags.htm

Both links list out the differences between WC & NWC


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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:17 pm

turbster wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:38 pm
That one looks really short to me??
The photos are at very odd angles...


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Post by philhoward » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:21 am

In that case, it's not a great set of ratios in that cheaper NWC one.


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Post by philhoward » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 am

BigBobPilot wrote:
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I don't know what the 4 speed non-overdrive is rated at?
Possibly 200lb/ft - based on what it was bolted to. That's not to say it won't survive with a fair chunk more through it, but lifespan starts to reduce dramatically.

At a guess, BGH would know but I doubt you'll get an answer out of them unless you were asking "how much for a gearbox that will take 200 lb/ft?"


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Post by frodo_monkey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:16 pm

My season has started already - Oulton Park last weekend:
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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Were you out on sunny Saturday or sodden Sunday?

How did you get on?


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 am

I managed to kill the T5 in my Chimaera with only 280bhp so they are most definitely not bullet proof, we are currently fitting a 5 speed RX8 box to an Essex powered SE6, I can provide more information if anyone is interested.



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Post by frodo_monkey » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:31 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:
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Were you out on sunny Saturday or sodden Sunday?

How did you get on?
Sunny Saturday - felt very nice as we had a big BBQ in the paddock (from CarBQ; cooked on a BBQ made from an old Mini!). It was my first time at Oulton, enjoyed it very much - prefer Cadwell, but this is right up there. My car is quite short geared though so most/all of the track is 3rd-5th gear.

I got my times down to where I wanted, and was given a trophy for 2nd (our races are scored on average lap time vs fastest lap time due to the disparate field - so the quicker you get on and maintain your ultimate pace the higher up the rankings you come). Turns out there might have been a spreadsheet error so I might not be 2nd in the Championship, but we’ll see...

Next up is Silverstone in just over a fortnight. National circuit though which is pony...



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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:30 am

Sounds good! Other a good result too.

It seemed to take me a while to get to grips with Oulton, there's quite a lot going on there. Did you do the full circuit? It's quite a long lap, but is quite narrow in places, with odd off-camber sections.

Re. Silverstone National, I don't mind it. Maybe I'm just wierd? No reply srequired here!


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Post by frodo_monkey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:48 am

Understood!

Yes, we were on the International Circuit; you’re right about the camber, there’s about 3 places (1st corner Old Hall, last corner Lodge definitely!) where the camber washes away to become off-camber at the exit. Very off putting! Like the Shell hairpin though. Never managed to nail either the left hander at the bottom of the hill (Cascades) or the double apex right hander (Druids).



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