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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:02 pm


Thanks Billy, I will take a look

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:25 pm

This could explain 104/105 db at Cadwell


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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:00 pm


The up side is that no one objected to my 2 smart catch tanks.
One for the engine breather
The other for the gearbox breather



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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:41 pm



I am looking for opinions on which type of fuel pump I should fit.

I have an 1800 Zetec on twin 40's
Fuel regulator fitted
Currently using a barrel shaped "red top" pump.

The current pump has started to 'Knock', even if the tank is full and filters clean.

Do I replace this with another "red top" or fit a solid state one from Facet?


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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by IAN51 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:57 pm

I remember being told years ago that the barrel red top pumps are more reliable than the square solid state. I would replace like for like

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Post by Jackracing on Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:52 pm


I have taken the bottom of it, cleaned the filter of little bits of metals and crud, re fitted it and the blasted thing still knocks.

Looks like piggy bank time.



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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:33 am

Hi John

What do you mean by "knocks"?

Is this the usual clicking sound they make, about once every 1 to 2 seconds when the engine isnt running (about 2 per second when priming the system), or is it a different sound?

If you do need to replace the pump compare the prices at LAS Aerospace to other prices you might find.

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:51 am


The pump is in an advanced stage of "ticking", sounds more like someone using a windy hammer to remove paint during a ships refit.

The awful racket does not appear to disrupt its operation.

But peace of mind and silence may well cost me £58 inc vat and P&P from Peter Lloyd Rallying

Or, £21 for a similar looking 'Albanian' version from ebay

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:18 pm

Following on from my photo of rather unpacked exhaust I have exchanged some beer tokens with Thermal Velocoty
http://www.thermalvelocity.co.uk/Silencer-Packing/Acousta-Fil%C2%AE-PTX----800%C2%BAC/p-117-425/

Can length 600mm
Internal diameter 150mm
Baffle diameter 50mm

Can packed with 600mm x 1900mm of Acousta-Fil

After its deafening performance and a very understanding noise tester at Cadwell, this can only improve things.



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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:46 am

Hi John

Finally got up into the loft last night to dig out the results sheets from the Various Kit Car championships. However, I must apologise as the results sheets I have (up to 2000) show Mike Topp was driving his Westfield, and not the LA Gold. Apparently he did not race the Gold till 2001, consequently the photo is of his Westfield and not the Gold Embarassed

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:05 pm


Thank Billy.
I have sent a revised article to the magazine for publishing

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:06 pm


I am entered for the 750mc weekend 1st and 2nd August at Snetterton 200

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:21 am

Hi John

Is this your car?

http://www.procomp.co.uk/newimages/media/procomp_lagold_magazinearticle.pdf

I had another look through my archive last night and it looks like the first race was Mallory Park on 7 June 2000. The championship was split into two groups, Class A (which I was in) and Class B, consequently I don't have results sheets for that race, but I do have the 2000 championship table, which shows that he was in that race and scored 10 points. He did not enter any other races that year (think he was setting up his new business). For what its worth, I can scan it and e-mail it to you?

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Post by Jackracing on Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:43 am


Thanks Billy,

thats the one.
Any info gratefully recieved.

I will be meeting up with Matt and Ivan of ProComp at Snetterton as they are supporting Adrian Cooper the current championship leader.
Will be good to have them look over the car.

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:04 pm

Hi John
Myself and the Mk2 have been accepted for the Sports Specials races at Snetterton on 1/2 August Very Happy
I will be submitting my entry form tomorrow.

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Post by Jackracing on Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:39 pm

Good news.

That is you, me, and some of the Tiger gang.
Paul Dudley
Mick Grant
Steve Quenby
Possibly Gary Davidson

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by numbnuts on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:48 pm

I'm seriously thinking about this now.........

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Post by numbnuts on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:51 pm

I'm seriously thinking about this now.........nothing like being the slowest Tiger on track, anyone got JD's number? LOL

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:30 am

If your interested Ed, closing date is this Friday 24/7/15. Entry fee is £245 plus a £25 non registered driver fee.

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by numbnuts on Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:25 am

Entered, 32 on the grid Very Happy

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Post by billy f on Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:30 am

Nice one Ed Cool

32 on the grid, just like the old days, should make for a good race Very Happy

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Post by Jackracing on Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:08 pm

looks like a good weekend in prospect cheers

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Morning all,

has anyone used Wilshires Garge Rolling Road?

I am thinking of taking my car there.




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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by frodo on Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Isn't that Peter Baldwin? Known for fast Minis...

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Post by Jackracing on Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:04 pm


Think so, need to know if he is any good really

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Post by numbnuts on Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:38 pm

If they are any good they will have a waiting list, doubt you will get it seen to next week. Good luck

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Post by IAN51 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:54 pm

He used to do the Triumphs that I used to drive for Jigsaw racing. They had nothing but praise for him

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Post by Jackracing on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:23 pm


Was that when you raced at Le Mans? not many people know that.............Smile

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Post by IAN51 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:29 pm

You know I didn't realise that I mentioned it I was going to save the story for one night when we are all huddled round the BBQ Laughing

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by billy f on Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:34 am

He's been running rolling roads for donkeys years (I used him in 1988 when he was operating out of the back of Marshalls garage in the centre of Cambridge). Not sure what his figures are like now, but they used to be about 20BHP optimistic, but he's got loads of experience with carbs, which is what you need.

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:30 am


Thanks Billy

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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:52 pm


looking at gauges for end of season fitting.
TIM gauges from Burton look ok.

I need;
Oil Temperature. TIM
Oil Pressure. TIM
Water Temperature. TIM
Rev Counter. RaceTech

When it comes to engine gauges what are peoples thoughts, mechanical or electrical?

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Post by billy f on Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:02 pm

Mechanical oil gauges don't need big sender units and don't suffer from voltage changes and the nylon oil line is quite easy to route to the gauge.

Mechanical temp gauges have a cumbersome line from the sensing bulb which can be difficult to route, but electrical ones can suffer from voltage changes.


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Re: ProComp LA Gold

Post by Jackracing on Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:35 pm


In an attempt to discover if my engine power is pants or I have a right foot constructed of feathers I removed the cam cover this afternoon.
Doing this told me nothing so went for a beer.
Came back and looked at the cams and the markings thereon.

After some digging on the internet, it appears I have a pair of Kent 'Sportcam''s as this is stamped on the cams

Now, they could be;
FZ1801K 1500-6500rpm 262 duration good for an extra 20 bhp
or
1802K 1500-6500 rpm duration good for an extra 14bhp

Unless I remove them I will never know, that is for the winter.

The odd thing is, there are no vernier pulleys fitted to dial these in.
I have variously been told that all uprated cams need verniers and also that unless they are wild cams the standard pulleys are good enough.
Dammed if I know.

Any information leading to a much more speedy engine or the removal of feathered foot replaced by lead gratefully received. Rolling Eyes

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