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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Trust you to pipe up! :wink:
I'm going to start building another engine tomorrow, I highly doubt it will be ready in time however. If the next one breaks it will be getting a Redtop, Duratec, 4AGE or F20C.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:49 pm 
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Email has gone out with the groups and who is in them- it seems 'us lot' are all in together. Looking forward to it!!

I will be in the lovely black, white and rust dolomite ;) (be kind I focussed on the mechanical side)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:17 am 
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I am just worried that the new prop for my spitfire isn't here yet.
Ordered 2 1/2 weeks ago, apparently they had to get some flanges made! but it should be here today, fit tomorrow and test the new diff/shafts then MoT Monday, a service if I have time and stick some fuel in it. What could possibly go wrong?

Backup is the Toledo, but that has done only a few hundred miles with the "new" drivetrain, and the suspension is too high at the front by 2" (odd, as it was lower with the OHV engine, or maybe i was imagining that)

Back to the day, I see there is breakfast on offer. Any good?
Tea available during the day?
You can see what my priorities are!

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Driving Toledo fitted with slant 4, sprint OD box and axle. Needs fettling!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:03 am 
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Good luck with getting it all done Clive! if its any consolation I've still yet to change my rear shock for a new one, fit the exhaust and get it MOT'd!! :lol:

They usually have bacon sandwiches being handed out when you first get there which isn't half bad- they do breakfasts but never had one so can't comment. Tea however they definitely do!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:44 am 
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Thanks! I can rest easy. Well, once the spit is done.
Just regretting the way I fitted the rear callipers, all a faff and my eyesight has got worse since I originally did it...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Oil and filter changed - check!
New non leaking fuel pressure regulator - check!
Rear brake self adjusters reset - check!
New MoT with no advisories - check!

All I need now is some nice weather to apply some wax!

No nasty surprises is the free gift that comes with a car which is used frequently! (and has a Vauxhall engine)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:59 pm 
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Steve we all know how insane your Vauxhall engine is you dont need to remind us every year. :lol:

Hopefully i will get some track time in tomorrow at the Spring action day and see if mine blows up.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:07 pm 
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How did it go Dan? Hope you have better luck than last year.

I'll be near the back as I have done nothing to improve my suspension set up which has quite a bit of under steer. That's if I get through noise... . I am always nervous of pushing too hard as well.

Just hope to have some fun and get me and the car home in one piece.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:52 pm 
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Have a look on YouTube i uploaded a video.
Good overall minus a coolant leak from that damn bypass tube!! Got my track tyres ready for next week now too.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:21 pm 
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I've just got back from the MoT station and the Track Sprint flew through the Mot test. :D To be fair though I only had one outing to the Combe last year so probably hundred or so miles tops since the last MoT test. So after the engine rebuild about eight months ago, I fitted four new Yoko A 539s and put new brake pads on at the weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:32 pm 
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I was seriously considering those tyres Mart as i can get them cheap through work. It'll be interesting to see what they're like.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:44 am 
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Bit of a request about Tuesday....

I am taking my daughter (Molly) along. However, as I would consider myself a bit of a novice at trackday stuff, I am hoping that she may be able to get a session or two with other more experienced drivers.
I should add she is 18, small and handily light! Well housetrained too :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:09 am 
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I will have an empty passenger seat.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:10 am 
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Brilliant! I am sure she would enjoy a few laps with somebody who knows how to pedal....

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I will have an empty passenger seat.
As will I!

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Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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