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Eelmoor Sprint Oct 6th 2013 ----- just entered via the website today.
I've been contemplating using lighter 13in wheels for some time now but not in time for 2013 events . I'll lose a little top end mph but it'll get to the redline quicker , hopefully corner quicker too . So basically spend more time along the straights at it's 8000rpm max , albeit lower max BUT ultimately quicker lap time. We'll see !

At approximately 570 kgs rather than it's present 600 kgs , accelleration will be sharper once fitted with Carl Austin's ForceRacingWheels . They won't be the very lightest due to rim and offset requirements but should be close on 3.5 kgs a piece plus much lighter 55 profile Avon Tyres .

Maybe ready to test for 2014 :?:

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:30 pm
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MattD has just informed me that the Eelmoor course will be run in the reverse direction this year , apparently to avoid the several incidents that have occured over the last three years . (involving trees :P )
That means , of course , that PB's can't be compared with any previous times :wink:

So far the entries in my class are two METRO 6R4's , one with the usual V6 2.8lt engine , another with a V8 3.5lt engine :shock: -------------------- hope it stays dry or I'm up for being beaten :oops:

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:57 pm
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If anyone is planning a visit to EELMOOR , I'll be car number ''44 '' and arriving for 7-00am scrutineering ---- let's hope it stays dry on SUNDAY :!:

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Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:21 pm
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Good luck on sunday, have a great day! just watch out for those pesky trees :wink: :wink:

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Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:24 pm
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bluestu wrote:
Good luck on sunday, have a great day! just watch out for those pesky trees :wink: :wink:


I'll be looking out fpr those the moment I leave the startline seeing as it's being run in reverse direction this season :!: So the start is with the main forestry on your ' right ' (old finish) then a dogleg ' left - right ' onto what used to be the return straight . Then the ' right hand ' hairpin (old left hairpin) down to turn right into the crossover , a sharpe ' left ' onto the finish straight (old startline) ---- Oh the confusion :lol:

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Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:18 pm
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All the far end fast bits now have YOU the driver on the inside of the corner, so you'll have to remember to place the car properly :D

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:42 am
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MattD wrote:
All the far end fast bits now have YOU the driver on the inside of the corner, so you'll have to remember to place the car properly :D

Ah ha :!: ---------- but you don't want to copy ' my ' line into corners :lol:

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:50 am
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Why is this where you caught a tree ?


Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:08 pm
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alfablack wrote:
Why is this where you caught a tree ?


H'mmm -- the very same :oops:

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Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:19 pm
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Post Re: Eelmoor
try shutting one and squinting as you turn in, it might not see you this time


Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:36 pm
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Good luck tomorrow Rob. may the force be from behind you
bit to far for me to come down going Northampton instead pick up some bits for the car.
and that other thing don't worry "you can make it up to me" :lol: im sure I will need help


Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:43 pm
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The offending tree was at the end of a 3rd gear 8000rpm dash before braking to turn in BUT because the course has been reversed this year , I'll be in 1st gear on a feather approaching it :wink:

Make it up :shock: -- don't like the sound of that :)

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Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:52 pm
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The reverse direction EELMOOR course totally threw me , not quite getting what gear to be in nor any lift off/braking point spot on . Entering the top corner with an exit looking at a dozen 2ft wide fir trees , just when you should be absolutely on it , didn't inspire confidence . VERDICT --- didn't like it at all .
Result was not too bad but still behind my best ever 2005 time going the ' old ' route around the course . Actually 0.6sec off at todays best of 54.8sec's . The two METRO 6R4's were right on my pace from the start , although I learned later that the one that beat me by 0.47sec had changed his gearbox drop gear from 1.5 to 1.3 for this event ---- it certainly worked because I've beaten him over the past 10 years at this event.
Ended up 6th overall , 2nd in class and got the '' best FDMC member '' award which was nice , the third time I've had it since 2002 .
Still got a big problem of steering wheel shake under heavy braking -- tried many things but not found the cause yet.

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Last edited by stylussprinter on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
OVERALL position was 6th not 7th


Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:34 pm
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Since getting back from Eelmoor the Stylus doesn't want to start -- plenty of power to whiz it around , just doesn't attempt to fire . Anyway it's in the shed today after sitting on the lawn since Monday after pushing it off the trailer. I'll sort that later , meantime I decided to remove and strip the brake calipers but to start with just removed pads then pumped the brake pedal to check pistons being ' free ' to move . Two were good , one a bit slower and one not moving more than 1mm or so.
After extending them all right out using wood blocks to hold the easy moving ones , I cleaned the piston sides with brake cleaner then pushed them back in and extended again several times. Pads sand papered a little then all back together ---- hopefully this is the cause of the steering wheel judder under heavy braking . NOT being a road car there's no way to know until it gets on track again :roll:

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Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:25 pm
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Post Re: Eelmoor
Could be Rob, I had a motorbike with six piston calipers notorious for sticking pistons and boy that used to shake its head a bit when you grabbed a handful of brake. that's when you new a service was due. or new seal kits and that was a pain to do properly.
I have some fluid that we soaked the seals in for a few hours then put them in the calipers with rubber grease push the pistons in leaving of any outer seals then put them in a nice warm oven to bake the seals in place for can't remember now think it was 6 hours,
worked a treat till winter had done its thing


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