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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Nige, I'm not going to be at this sadly, as I've killed my turbo. I may still pop along for a bit if i keep it in as a day's holliday, but I won't be driving anything on track :(

I do have a possible person lined up to take my place, but if anyone is interested if doing this trackday at short notice please drop me an offer on PM.

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Sorry to hear that Russ...but you're not alone :!:
I have had to cancel my place at the (OC) Surrey RR day this Saturday.
It also looks extremely unlikely that I'll be at Brands as well. :(
Looks like I have the tell-tale signs (aluminium filings in the oil in the air intake) of ringland failure :cry:

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Russell you and Nigel make a pair then, he's got metal shards in his turbo intake! I have a freshly rebuilt Owens CT26 hybrid if you need one ;)

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Well I'm pleased to say that my trusty 205 survived Brands Hatch :D
...which is more than can be said for my trailer...The pivot bolt for the tilt action of the bed of the trailer sheered off :shock:
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Moved the whole bed of the trailer across by about 6 inches
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Anyway, cut a long story short...a HUGE thanks to Russ and is mate Matt who between the 3 of us, an L200, a trolley jack and a ratchet strap managed to pull it all back in shape and slot it back together.

I now have a tilt bed trailer with no tilt :(
...which proved extremely troublesome when trying to load the car at the end of the day.
AGAIN a HUGE thanks to Russ, Matt and the MSA sprint gang who managed, with some ingenuity, to rig up a fix using 2 massive blocks of wood, a trolley jack and 2 wheels. We managed to get sufficient tilt on the whole trailer to be able to load the car.
Luckily for me I have 2 thundering great big ramps at home (6' plant trailer ramps) so was able to unload with some ease when I got in tonight.

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Glad to hear your ST205 survived its track excursion. Will it be a simple job of replacing the pins on the tilt bed to fix the trailer or is it more complicated?

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Will it be a simple job of replacing the pins on the tilt bed to fix the trailer or is it more complicated?

Yes, it would normally be just a simple task of replacing the pins but I have this feeling that getting the old ones out may prove to be a right PITA.
Going to try and remove whats left with a drift bar and a BFH to start with but it looks well rusted in there.

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Sounds like the liberal application of heat using a gas-axe followed by BFH will be the way forward :twisted:

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I did manage to sell my slot, but at a knock down price. I went along anyway & had a good day.
I went out with Nigel for a 15-20 lap stint :mrgreen: & then out in a "Classic" Subaru for a 15-20 lap stint. So got some seat time, even if it wasn't the right seat :wink:

Was pleased that through our collective muscle & ingenuity we eventually got Nigel's car loaded.

I took some pictures & some video, I was using the camera on my 2 year old phone & it was about 4pm so the light was pretty low too, hence they are a bit crap, here they are anyway:

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One of many overtakes on an MX5

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gunning along the start finish straight.

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Going through surtees.

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Video through surtees

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I'll let you explain where this mud and grass came from Nigel :)

Thanks for taking me out for a spin Nigel, I was pleased to read that you had made it home safely. I'll have to have my car sorted next time!


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Mud and grass? must be some mishtake shurely :-/

Hope my C-One parts are still OK........;)

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yes everything intact :D
...was overtaking an MX-5 coming up to Surtees...
it indicated too let me through but it didn't slow down :roll:
was carrying far too much speed into the first part of surtees, 4-wheel drift (read nearly lost it) and decided to cut the corner on the grass as opposed to spinning out infront of the MX-5 I'd just passed.
Funny but that was the only bit of mud and grass on the car after the excursion...Russ wouldn't let me take it off until he had taken a pic :lol:

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Thanks for taking me out for a spin Nigel,

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I was pleased to read that you had made it home safely.

I was going to txt you once I was home but I realised I didn't have your number. :oops:
Please convey my thanks to all the guys...teas/coffees on me next time :wink:

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Links to professional pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 1637957122

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 2528443186

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 5737666402
Looks like Stig #1 in the passenger seat, so could well be me :)

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 9683756978

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 9696482178

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 9073520930

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 9035873458

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 3974140802

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 7502646018

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 3634235058

http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Phoeni ... 3996345586

Some good shots there :)


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Some good shots there :D

8)
Some of those pics actually show how well balanced my car is from a handling perspective :D

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Yes, your car looks very good through the corners with minimal roll. I assume you were pushing on and not driving in granny mode? :lol: Tempted to get my TEIN suspension fitted for some track days this summer. Mike must be keen as well!

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I believe that it is a combination of suspension mods working together.
    TEIN SS Suspension (front damping setting 4 clicks from max setting, rear damping setting 6 clicks from max setting)
    Springs levels/height equal all round
    2.5 degrees camber at the front and standard camber at the rear (0.5?).
    Parrellel toe
    C-ONE anti-roll bars front and rear
    Cusco underbody ladder (H) brace
    C-ONE 3-point front strut brace
    Standard rear strut brace

+ 17" Ultralite Battle wheels with 235/40/17 Toyo R888s (GG compound)

...and I wasn't hanging around was I Russ :twisted:

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