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  1. Well next up is the last event of the year for me it’s the Doune Hillclimb held on Saturday18th and Sunday the 19th Sept, organised as always by Lothian Car Club. As well as being a round of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship it is also a round of the British Championship which brings a good selection of cars up north from the British rounds. It is a sight that has to be seen watching the big single seaters coming round oak tree and up garden gate. The short trip up to Doune was fairly quiet and the weather wasn’t looking to bad, at least it was dry. I hadn’t touched the car since Golspie oth
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  2. Well about time I updated this not much going on today just sitting in the 25 deg sun with a cold beer . After Kames it was straight back out to Athens for pretty much the whole of August so again no time to do anything with the car other than park it up. I have not been at all happy with the way the car has handled all year. It has been lifting the inside wheel under entry and exit of corners which has been a real issue. On my return from Athens I decided to have a look at a few things and noticed that when turning the prop the rear wheels contra-rotated which they should not do as I though
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  3. Thanks Chris More power is always nice and a definate possibility there are also plenty other ideas to make the car quicker for the future. What is more pressing is to have a car that handles properly which has been a massive issue all year. I am Only now getting to the bottom of it, if the car handled properly I would have more confidence in it and the times would come down. I am using a Spec D 6 speed at the minute which although not ideal does work .
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  4. It isnt really, the times are often close but points wise its not close at all, I cant mathematically catch Jim for the Scottish Class so have already relinquished that, but cant see anyone catching me for 2nd. The lowlands isnt that close points wise either.
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  5. Almost up to date now Had a couple of days off after Alford and then back out to Athens for just short of a fortnight. I had managed to arrange a shorter trip so that I got back for the British round at Kames on the 31st July - 1st Aug. I arrived back home late on Thurs 29th July so only had one day to sort out my shift bar and get the car ready. I had ordered some long high tensile bolts while i was away and decided to bite the bullet and fix it properly once and for all. I used some fairly heavy duty alluminium plate which I cut and shaped to it on top of the tunnel to act as a level moun
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  6. After a few weeks out in Athens working hard and not lying by the pool at all just all work work work , it was home and the next event. Had a week at home before the Alford sprint so managed to resecure the shift bar on the transmission tunnel and thats about all I had time for. I spent most of my time catching up on everything I had missed while I was away. At this point being away so much was becoming an issue as i had virtually no time on the car between events and although I had tried some quick fixes I still hadn't had time to get to the bottom of my handling issues although Graeme fro
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  7. The events were coming in quick succession with Kames the weekend after Golspie. This was East Ayrshire's first event of the season. The event was just to close to the Golspie event to allow any changes to the car so it was just a case of going with what i had which was far from perfect in terms of handling. The new turbo set up was working well and the car was producing good power, trying to put the power down and stay on the track was becoming the challenge. The entry list for this event was again disappointing for our class with only myself, Jim Kelly and Jac entered. Again the weather was
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  8. Wow May 9th since my last write up Well after Ingliston the next event was Kames and The Machars Sprint on the 23rd May. This is always a very relaxed event and one I always look forward to. Having said that the entry list was pretty poor in our class with just myself, Jim Kelly in his EVO 5 RS and Tony Hume in his Peugeot 309. The weather was really good for a Kames event as it seems to have its own Micro climate which consists of cold and wet or cold and wet or if your really lucky just wet The day started well with not much between my self and Jim after the first practice but I knew J
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  9. Finally got a chance to sort out some pics of Ingliston. There are some more at the link below. Some excellent shots of the event all taken by Steve Wilkinson Photographic http://www.photoboxgallery.com/SRW-Sprintm...273400347.03803
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  10. Cool will be good to see it in action, The sidc event at kames on th 28th May would be a good place to try it out with no pressure on you or the car although it would prob be to small a track to open it up with that turbo
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  12. Thanks John sorry for not replying being lazing around in the sun kidding on i am working
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  13. Well thought it was time i updated the thread. The first event of the season was held on Sun 11th April at Kames and was the first round of the Scottish Sprint Championship and was hosted by The Scottish Sporting Car Club. There was also a club sprint run on the 10th April by East Ayrshire CC. Despite being away from home a lot I managed, just, to get the car ready and the Neetronics wired up and mounted. I did not have time to test it or set it up which wasnt the best scenrio. I didnt have time on the sat to play with it much as I hadnt even read the instructions other than the wiring diagra
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  14. Think you should have entered your car then Bob
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  15. Well had the car over at John at Progrip today after John kindly squeezed me in at the last minute. John had mentioned that he has the basis of his website up and running. It has a link to the Hunter site which has a few simple guides to various aspects of geometry settings. http://www.pro-grip.org.uk/ Everything at the front was still spot on but both nearside rear camber bolts had moved so it was a quick tweek and all sorted so fortunately nothing major wrong. Had a chance to have a good look around under side while it was on the ramp and other than cosmetic scrapes to the wheels and a few s
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  16. Thanks Bob the car is currently running a 2.5lt
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  17. Nah too boring and no competition Note to self THE CAR NO LONGER HAS A 20G
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  19. Well after a busy few days after returning from another stint in Athens the car is pretty much ready to go now apart form some cosmetic changes. Was over at Progrip on Fri getting John to dial in some new settings which all went well thanks again John for the help and advice Managed to get a couple of pics of the wastegate set up which Scott at Meercat spent ages on and made a cracking job of, really cant recommend the lads down there highly enough I had hoped to take some digital thermometer readings of the ceramic coating on the headers, uppipe and wastegate take off but didn't get h
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  20. To fast for the road conditions on Fri
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  21. Must admit I didnt notice, there is so much going on that you are concentrating on doing what Andy asks at the right time and also concentrating on the road as things happen very quickly Appreciate the comments
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  22. Been a really busy week on the car and at times exhausting including a 20 hours stint on Wed/Thurs morning but things are now starting to come together. I had a bit of an issue with an air lock in the coolant system which I originally thought may have been the thermostat but having removed it the problem remained so refitted it and filled the block via the top hose then filled the radiator from the top hose and then topped the system up via the "header" tank - problem solved. I have never had to fill it that way before but hey it all now works. Also had an idling issue which I traced to a sti
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  23. Lifting a rear wheel under corner that looks familiar.
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  24. Very difficult question as it will be down to roll bars, spring rates and dampers and getting them all working together.If your managing to pop the wheel off the ground in the wet it would be far far worse in the dry with grip when your cornering speeds woill be much higher.
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  25. Thanks guys appreciate that. Well got some parts already coming in for next years upgrades. If all goes to plan the car will be a different animal again next year Will have a few bits for sale in the coming months that may be of interest.
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  26. You should do away with the bar that you have bolted in to help you make gear changing easier. I think you are thinking to much about you gear change which is making it more of a issue with you. Just do the same as we all do, change gear normally and i am sure once you learn how to do it, it will benefit you in the long run.
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  27. I use a low current trickle charger on the RA to keep the battery topped up. Not a huge fan of higher current chargers as over heating and distortion of the plates along with boiling of the electrolyte is a possibility if it is used regularly. As an irregular useage or low current type they are fine.
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