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Post by IAN51 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Well who are you thats a freudian question that would require lots of page space here. :-)

My name is Ian Smythe ive been club racing since 2005 originally in a Triumph Spitfire then followed by a fletcher Hornet of the mk2 variety.My current race car is Special Saloon Fiesta mk2 powered by a ford cosworth yb turbo I still have a massive soft spot for the Hornet and Triumphs.

Ive raced in in the Triumph Sports Six Club Championship , CSCC Swinging Sixties CSCC Future Classics CSCC Special K CSCC Special Saloons and Modsports and of course RAFMSA/AFRC. Ive also had the pleasure of going on a couple of ego trips to drive at the Le Mans Classic in 2010 & 2012

Ive had a go at Sprints and Hillclimbs but find them a bit like masturbation ! Enjoyable but not quite the same

Lookin forward to supporting the new forum and being able to speak with impunity !

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Post by billy f on Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:59 am

Just so you can recognise Ian's Fiesta in the paddock, heres a photo of it

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8168/7564092292_1ce943ce59_z.jpg

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Post by IAN51 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:50 am

Lol nice one but you missed the yellow paint it picked up on the NSF wing Twisted Evil
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Post by billy f on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:02 am

Fair comment Surprised

Here it is in action

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=18980756

(I hope this link has worked as I have just used the image library provided by the new forum)

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Post by IAN51 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Looking forward to resume the battle at Silverstone
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Post by billy f on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:57 pm

OK, I will strap a mattress to the back of the car tongue

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Post by IAN51 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:44 pm

I have dcieded to give the Fezza a wee rest to allow me to do some of the jobs that need doing in a proper manner (the car is full of bodges typical of a car that's being racing for twenty years) I shall be playing with this its in production spec so about 1050kg and 145bhp after years of ridiculing Longbridge products I know have to eat humble pie Embarassed  so this will be coming to a headgasket shop near me soon  Very Happy



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Post by billy f on Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:51 am

You say it has loads of badges!

Is there one on the back saying "No hairdressing products are left in this car overnight" Laughing

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Post by IAN51 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:59 am

Yes lol
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Post by Jackracing on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:41 pm


do you give hair cuts? Very Happy
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Post by billy f on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:20 am

No but he's very experienced with close shaves Wink

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Post by IAN51 on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:53 am

Behave gentleman I have no doubt you will be laping this 2 or more times I race. I can make sure its very wide
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Post by frodo on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:13 pm

How's the Fiesta and MGF coming along mate? I've been offered a little something to bring out racing while I fix or sell the Kitten - might be competitive with your hairdressers motor!
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Post by IAN51 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Hi mate

The MG is getting there its mainly service items ive just done the cambelt and water pump. The cooling system has had to be flushed out as there is a lot of sediment in the cooling pipes as it has been stood a couple of years just harness transponder and stickers really.

the fezza bless her is looking very sorry for itself its plastered in mud and grass due to my little off at the plum pudding. Its got a leaking brake master cylinder which has fetched all the paint off the footwell and needs a serious dose of heat management.

what you looking at then mate you thinking of buying custard back

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Post by IAN51 on Wed May 13, 2015 10:08 pm

Right the work with the Fiesta has started. I dropped the Sump on Sunday and was pretty pissed off TBH.I have always been proud of the fact that a lot of my engines have been clean internally. There was a lot of deposits in Fezzas oil and it was very murky and dirty I like to change the oil every hour of running time maximum due to the heat generated by the Turbo but cest le vie the oil itself seemed to be coping very well.

I decided to drop the Big End Caps and have a shufty as they have not been checked since 2011 when I bought the car. Sure enough they were showing wear. What has left me surprised is the fact I usually drop number 4 cap when inspecting as number 4 is usually last on the oil supply chain. In this case number 4 whilst showing wear was not to bad but I elected to change them anyway number 1 was showing the worse wear with the Copper just beginning to show through. The crank is all good though so I caught it just in time. The crankshaft specification in these Cosworth engines is pretty good for a car of its age.

Anyway all done I have know started on the Toe Correction kit. Im looking forward to seeing what a couple of mm TOE in will have on the rear.

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