I should do one also, the number of PMs I get about what I've done to make my car work on Nutz is riduclous, in fact I could paste all my response to PMs and that would probably be build thread done LOL
So, a quick review of the test day last Sunday at Gurston:
I arrived with too much fuel in the tank (1/2) so was carrying roughly 10kg too much but it was a practice day so no big disaster. Scruteneering went well with no issues & was able to help out a couple of guys get thru theirs. Was trialing my new HANS & to be honest it was nowhere near as uncomfortable as people say.
So down to the runs- as per normal all my starts were rubbish. I just cannot get it right & it’s so frustrating!!! I had it cracked in the TVR & Mk1 but have yet to master the technique in the SC Mk2.5. The start at Gurston is crucial to getting decent speed through the 1st speed trap & getting the car set up for the long fast left to karusel. Thanks to watching apextwins video, I was able to carry a lot more speed by late changing down for the 2nd apex. Through the twisty bits the new suspension worked well with the rain sports, proved on the time sheet beating some quite exotic machinery in the humble MX5 (both apextwin & I were quicker than a 911 GT3 Cup racer thru the bends). Then through the slippery left at ashes followed by a flat out uphill sprint to the line.
Time wise, previously had done a 41.9 in the MK1 so was hoping to improve on that with an extra 45hp & managed to get a 1.7 sec improvement.
Ah yes, the "how much do i put in the tank on the way there" conundrum! Good to hear the karusel technique is working for you... you'd think it would feel rushed to snatch 2nd there, but it actually seems to give you more time than attempting to fit it in the 'braking zone'. Sure the time will tumble once the track improves later in the year!
Fitted the Supermiata coolant reroute. Had to do a bit of jiggery-pokery with various pipes & the EGR is a pain in the rear canoe but it’s all done now. Also replaced the heater pipes & did the ride height AGAIN. images.mighty5s.com/gallery/1fskkm9tqk.jpg
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
Crumpets: That's not a problem for me as the car isn't driven in winter hahaha For now i'm going to run without a cooler but always looking towards the next step
Apr 12, 2019 7:28:00 GMT
FFS Corders: It's been done a couple of times, can't think of one off the top of my head mind
Apr 12, 2019 17:55:33 GMT
JamesMk3: Is anyone on here doing JDM Combe this year?
Apr 15, 2019 8:29:56 GMT
FFS Corders: Jackyboy usually does, with the South West lot
Apr 19, 2019 19:28:54 GMT
Crumpets: I'm hoping to have my 5 ready by then
Apr 23, 2019 15:32:10 GMT
ecksjay: gonna try and go as i havent done a combe trackday in about 10 years, so kind of miss it
Apr 24, 2019 12:32:52 GMT
JamesMk3: I'll probably just go in public parking (for the first time in about 4 years!). At least then I can bail if the weather is crap. Not too sure o work commitments yet either. V. busy for the foreseeable future.
Apr 25, 2019 17:01:04 GMT
wannabe: Mission: Accomplished. Head now off and in for refurbishment
Apr 26, 2019 23:15:14 GMT
Zed.: today I bought an 'import' sized rear numberplate, naturally its too tall for the Eunos rear panel
May 9, 2019 15:05:09 GMT
Zed.: so i've got to cut it........
May 9, 2019 15:05:25 GMT
wannabe: haha If it's a faff and/or you fail, try Fancyplates - can order various sizes, or even specify legal minimum border around the letters!
May 9, 2019 18:23:36 GMT
Zed.: Ha. sorted now, had to trim ~10mm off the bottom! anyway. dropping car off for mot, expecting a fail as I've not looked at it properly.............. will wait to see how much extra work I've got to do next
May 10, 2019 8:01:05 GMT
Zed.: MOT passed & RFL paid, legal 5'ing now
May 13, 2019 14:55:45 GMT