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Post by Martyn on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:00 am

This is me ^^. I have a bit of experience with motorsport and look forward to catching up with some old chums at the meetings!
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Post by billy f on Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:05 pm

Nice looking E-Type Cool

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Post by Martyn on Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks Billy. I have a cage for it but am reluctant to take it racing. The thought of a £100k shunt worries me a bit!
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Post by IAN51 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Understandable mate a lovley car that E type ! You will have to blow the dust off that MG Thing that you own thats assuming that it hasnt dissolved back into the ground yet !

In all seriousness mate it would be great to see you out in the B again
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Post by numbnuts on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:34 pm

I've never seen a Morris Minor on track yet, have you still got the old girl?
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Post by Martyn on Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:37 pm

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/98/14/87/image10.jpg

Is this what you are looking for? :0)
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Post by numbnuts on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:04 pm

That made me giggle! Showing some skills controlling all that power especially as you appear to be wearing a blindfold.
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Post by Martyn on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:09 pm



If you were going that fast you would not want to see where you are going either!


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Post by Martyn on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:24 pm

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Post by bill2b on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:45 pm

Look how that front left wheel is bending in lol
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Post by IAN51 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:31 pm

The kingpins are about shear off
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Post by billy f on Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:29 am

It's OK, the king pins only pop out of the brass trunnions at low speed!

When I was a teenager (long time ago), I was in my mates mums Moggie, and we raced a Dolomite Sprint from Chester to the Nags Head in Spital (about 11 miles), the Sprint took the dual carriageway and we took the most direct route cross-country on narrow roads at ridiculous speeds (well for a Moggie anyway), and we won!!!!!

Left the pub later that night and as we went round a corner at about 20mph, the nearside king pin popped out and we slewed across the road - dread to think what would have happened a few miles previous Shocked

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Post by Martyn on Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:25 am

I ma not too bothered because even if the kingpin falls off the number plate is still worth more than a three bedroom semi in Swansea!
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Post by billy f on Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:35 am

The damage was minimal. The local garage jacked it up, popped the king pin back in, then drove it slowly to the garage to replace the trunnion.

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Post by Martyn on Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:46 am

They are quite easy to replace, much like everything on a Minor. Trouble with modern cars is that once they break they really are broken!
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Post by Martyn on Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:47 am

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Just for you Ian, The MGB dissolving back into the ground..... at high speed on the Hughes Rally in Kent.
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