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#16 geoff-d

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:43 PM

Can't wait to get out on track again. Racing my daughter who has just moved up to prodA from the juniors.

God help us


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Cracking day of racing yesterday.

Hot and grippy, so full chat racing.

Shame I got towed off in the final with what sounds like pretty terminal engine failure.

Snapped crank perhaps? Only 1 way to find out, so better crack on one evening and get the engine out and stripped.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:04 PM

Happy to report it wasn't the crank but 4 out of 6 of the bolts holding the clutch cover onto the flywheel had snapped!

All fixed and ready for Sunday. Bring it on.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Did they break because of all the power



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

Did they break because of all the power


I understand that is the case.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

Blimey, been 6 weeks or so since last raced, as missed the last meeting due to IMM, but will be back on it on Monday.

 

Just the small matter of finishing building a trailer to do before Sunday evening.

 

Bring it on!



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

Great day racing again.

Shame you have to fix another engine.

But a 2nd place cost you the engine again


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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

yeah, did a cracking 2nd race, getting fast off the start, overtaking 2 cars and gradually reeling in the leader before I ran out of laps, and the usual pesky Nova's never got close.

 

Possibly my finest race all year, followed by a nasty knocking noise from the engine on returning to the pits.

 

A bitter sweet moment :-)



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:14 AM

And why does an engine go like stink just before it gives up?

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:42 AM

Best engine is a loose engine..... but loose engines don't last long.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:09 AM

so what is a loose engine? play in mains/big ends?

 

Haven't split the engine yet, but quick diagnisis at the track is cylinder 3 big ends are shot.



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 05:27 PM

Ready to go next race day then.



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

Yep. Replaced big ends on 3 and 4, back in car and running sweet.

Just need to replace fuel filter and strap down fuel tank, but not out next weekend as off to get some laps in at the Nurburgring.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

Oil filter



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:32 PM

Oil filter


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