So, my next event in Classic Marques is the Brighton & Hove MC sprint this coming weekend 11th May.
Goodwood & I have some unfinished business after I crunched the mighty5 at Madgewick last autumn & need to banish some demons. It’s a proper fast track & get deep into 5th gear so I need to get my sh1t together. Pretty sure it’s free to get in, so come say hi if you’re wandering around the paddock- I’m 122.
That went pretty well. The rain stayed away & was able to push pretty hard with only a few mistakes...
P1 was yet another voyage of discovery as I really struggle to get this place in my head but never mind, I was 2nd by 2 seconds behind my arch rival in his TVR & ahead of the 14 others in class. There were some really interesting competition cars in the paddock- Mclaren 720S, 1960s Ford Falcon (or Galaxy maybe) & the most amazing Mk2 Cortina with a 660hp V8 in it.
The timed runs started & it was time to try a bit harder- Madgewick I found a bit slippery on the entry but once through the first part I was able to keep the throttle pinned thru the 2nd apex. The rest of the lap went pretty well with not too much sliding until I came to woodcote where I was carrying too much speed to tighten the turn & made full use of the rumble strips.... T2 after lunch was better as it was a clean lap & T3 was a little lairy thru the chicane making use of the rumble strip....
JamesMk3: Rear left wheel bearing replaced. What a saga. Can now hear noise coming from front right, and alignment is completely knackered. FML.
Jan 14, 2020 15:04:32 GMT
wannabe: I've had both front bearings replaced on the missus' car over the past few months and it's STILL making a droning noise... lol. Need to check if the mechanic actually replaced the correct one the second time I took it in!!
Jan 15, 2020 11:10:07 GMT
FFS Corders: Are the wheels straight? Buckles can cause a drone
Jan 15, 2020 11:41:07 GMT
wannabe: Hmmm... That's an interesting idea... no wheel wobble on the missus' car, which I would have thought was a strong indicator of being out-of-round, but I guess they could be bent side-to-side..??
Jan 15, 2020 14:34:13 GMT
wannabe: Ooooh, interesting - thanks, Howard. I'll have to get the tyres swapped round to see if it makes a difference! I will be most annoyed if it is tyres, seeing as they are only a few months old...
Jan 17, 2020 1:08:22 GMT
howardb66: If it is the tyres, don’t chuck them away, try getting them shaved.
Jan 17, 2020 12:04:28 GMT
wannabe: That sounds pervy haha.
Jan 18, 2020 18:27:11 GMT
fizbne: More build thread updating wow.
Jan 22, 2020 14:24:03 GMT
V6: I had an education in dampers today. I like expensive ones. Floaty, not bouncy for the win.
Feb 1, 2020 22:03:45 GMT
Zed.: that all depends on what you call 'expensive'
Feb 2, 2020 19:42:58 GMT