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    Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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      Very cool view Roy!
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ID:	7272289 I tried to take a photo of David on the track. As a photographer I make a much better mechanic.

            A fine day was had, the starter motor gave issue but fun was had and a 2nd place for David and 3rd or 4th for me I reckon.

            I'm in love with my car today.
            Last edited by Roy928tt; 18-07-21, 07:27 PM.
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              Excellent......

              Those are the days you want. Easy to problems to solve if any, and a good result.

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                One of the AWD guys took a photo of the timing screen, he was interested in their times (pretty tight!) I found the first split time amusing, all that AWD power crippled by the weight.

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                  That's amazingly close between 2-6! Looks like there is some time to be found in second sector? Why are the 4WD cars relatively quicker there?

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                    I can see where you're coming from there, knowing what faster runs look like I'd like him to find some time in the last sector.

                    We are usually up to 6.4 for the first spilt, anything in the 19's is on target and circa 32 at the finish.

                    Really we are just there for shits and giggles, the thing is hilariously fast and delightfully crude, 2nd hand wets on the front and speedway tyres on the rear, Nissan Navara shockers it's a bloody miracle it works at all. The guys in AWD are getting serious, one of the WRX's left it's engine on the track! Which may explain a little delay in that sector . . .

                    I've not really tried to analyse my driving, the bloody thing is so fast and I/we've not got into a real rhythm of attending and scientifically approaching the running of the car since the pandemic started.

                    We really should be taking a much more scientific approach, recording all runs, splits, weather and conditions. We could confer on how best to approach each section of the track. As it was this weekend, it was hard enough to get David to be there when I needed him to start the car for me. It would take a bit of a paradigm shift for us to get our shit together and try harder but then we'd look like Dave Mahon who will not run in poor track conditions. We figure we've paid to be here we will take the drive despite the fact it will be slow and we are putting the car at risk of crash or blowup. Dave doesn't take that risk.

                    The weather is a gamble we all take, one of the series is called "the Winter Cup" of course the fastest times come on the dry warm track . . . some days it isn't there, other days it's there for a couple of hours, 2 or 3 runs? Being able to bring your A game to bear in that little window is a test in itself, trying to find the limit on that run when the last time you drove on the good warm track may have been months ago. It was much easier in the little green car, slower, less power.

                    Unsurprisingly David's fastest time came during the 3 day event that is the State Championships plenty of time to get familiar and get his eye in and work it out.

                    And I'm only up to page 3 of the race driver's excuse book!
                    Last edited by Roy928tt; 20-07-21, 08:24 PM.
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                      Yes at collingrove the runs are over so quick that it is hard to get a real feel for anything, and it isn't like you get 20 runs a day. That is also why I've only ever done one event there - I think I got all of 3 or 4 mins running for a day of effort.

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                        Originally posted by stb View Post
                        Yes at collingrove the runs are over so quick that it is hard to get a real feel for anything, and it isn't like you get 20 runs a day. That is also why I've only ever done one event there - I think I got all of 3 or 4 mins running for a day of effort.
                        True, I guess I'm in the position where I wanted to build a full sized proper racing car without necessarily going racing. So Collingrove was the default option. I don't think I ever gave any thought to the challenge of the track but it indeed is challenging.

                        David's little side project of covering the wheels of the little green car and going circuit sprinting at Mallala was interesting, I found it enlightening in the way the car performed and very pleasing in the way it consumed neither tyres nor brakes. If I were not so deep into the Cheap B.O.S.S. it would be something I'd pursue as a very cheap to build and run circuit toy that wouldn't be nearly as slow as the full weight donor vehicle.





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                          100hp / 375 kg Cheap to build and cheap to run. Fun!
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                            Why cover the wheels?
                            Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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                              It was a club level Circuit Sprint, open wheelers are not allowed, but with wheel covers no problem?
                              " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                                Fucking fibreglass what a pox.

                                Being locked down and having a day that looked like it would be ok, not terribly nice but ok, I thought I'd get stuck into adding some more fibreglass to this rear wing. Nup, it's just not my thing.

                                I persevered as long as I could, but my back was aching there was sticky resin everywhere and it was just horrible, my sense of humour deserted me so I decided to give up while I was ahead.

                                Who knows what the resultant mess will look like when cured but I'm just about over trying to work with the hideous stuff.
                                " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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