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Post Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
I'll be competing at Goodwood on the 23rd Sept , my last event at the circuit this year . Then Debden sprint Oct 1st and Eelmoor after that on the 8th Oct .
Sadly the ACSMC changed the class regs for this season which allowed a BMW MINI Cooper supercharged into class A4 road going 2000cc max . Previously it would have been in A5 , due to the 40% added capacity rule for the charger ie. 2300cc not 1600cc. I would have stood half a chance of 1st in the ACSMC Champ'p otherwise but 2nd will be the best hope with this guy in our class.

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Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:53 am
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
I'm really annoyed I missed you at the Brighton and Hove sprint earlier. I'll definitely be coming to watch and have a chat this time.


Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:17 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Nile_RT wrote:
I'm really annoyed I missed you at the Brighton and Hove sprint earlier. I'll definitely be coming to watch and have a chat this time.

Actually , if you're not too far away from Goodwood , I could do with a little help on the day as my son isn't able to right now , over worked and not feeling great either . I'll be there unloading by 7-00am ish .

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 am
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Yeah I can come over and help. I'm about 20 mins away.


Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:12 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Nile_RT wrote:
Yeah I can come over and help. I'm about 20 mins away.


Many thanks :)

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:29 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Sounds like you'll be fitting a boosted 1600 in the future then!


Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:23 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
It was the KOP HILL CLIMB this weekend and my first run was great , a chance to sus out the very steep left right turns and sudden changes in gradient . On the second it was not as planned ie. I'd wanted to really nail it . Sadly after a great start from 1st , 2nd then 3rd at close to 7000rpm (rev cut is 7000) , there was a really loud massive multiple backfire then the engine died . Checked a few obvious things then came to the conclusion that the dizzy drive might be sheared , so got it home then tomorrow after getting number 1 to TDC , I'll remove the dizzy for a peep :shock:
SO -- if I can't sort it by Thursday/Friday then I can't compete at Goodwood which will negate any ambitions I had for a good championship result again . We'll see anyway , at the moment it's still in the drive sheeted over to deter thieves because I can't push it through past my house into the shed , via the lawn on my own. If I can't make it I'll post here again ok

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:20 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Dizzy drive isn't sheared , the clamping nut was loose , even with it's spring washer , so the dizzy wasn't properly engaged and one of the O rings had slid upto the top against the clamp so wasn't engaged by it's full 5mm's . So new O rings fitted with silicon gel , just waiting for the new rotor arm via CA in the morning .Hopefully that's the only problem and I'll be at Goodwood Saturday .

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:23 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Great news. I'll see you Saturday then.


Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:41 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Yep :P


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Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:45 am
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Two days now and no post from Classic Alfa with my new rotor arm :( Need to put it in the dizzy then get the engine timed up , to know whether timing was the only issue :roll:

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:49 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Classic Alfa just said they'll send me a duplicate order via DHL a few minutes ago :) -- just got to post the other order back if and when it arrives

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[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:14 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
You couldn't make this up ---- apparently our village road works with subsequent diversions confused the Post Office , hence yesterday's post delivered just now . All fitted and timed up , running sweetly now :P

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:00 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Oh so your bringing the Alfa not the Stylus?

Don't worry I'll still come over to help. :D


Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 pm
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Post Re: Tunbidge Wells motor club Goodwood sprint 23rd Sept
Haven't competed in the Stylus since April 2016 , due to even more bloody stupid safety regs changes . If I'd just built the Stylus and starting to compete the 1st or 2nd season , I'd just do the upgrade but you have to understand it cost me £16,000 to build , then continued to develop and upgrade the engine , also many upgrades and suspension redesign and build -- that now totals well over £40,000 inc the build .
When the MSA made changes in 2012 , 14 , then 16 , I simply couldn't keep throwing money at it , particularly in view of championship class changes that allowed Radicals and other beasts into sports libre . I'd been 1st in class 6 yrs on the trot in that class then suddenly was totally uncompetitive by 12 secs a lap :shock:
Hence buying the classic Alfa which I've also developed BUT it will likely pay me back one day , when I'm not capable of competing --- where as the Stylus can only ever lose me money . It's highly developed and bloody quick but would never pay me what it owes me . £20,000 would still be painful plus would only suit a competitor who wants to win out of the box , without the time or cash to develop the car.
So she's just sitting there , getting engine run twice a month and an occasional trackday , sad really :cry:

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[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


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