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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:25 am


Righto

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by billy f on Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:35 pm

The entry list for the Heritage race has now been released:

http://www.mgcc.co.uk/motorsport/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/11/Relay-Entry-List1.pdf

Looks like a really good entry

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:01 pm


Beemers are a bit chav

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:40 pm

Bloody go well though mate M- sport won it last year. Some of those V8 Morgan are bloody quick to. One that's is underestimated are the MGZR a few of those were pedalled very well last year

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:25 am


True................but those dice on the mirror must be annoying. afro

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:56 am

On a positive note I see (name removed to stop any MSA sexicsm nonsense ) Arse is there this year always a plus point IMHO Very Happy


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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:50 am


Fair enough..................she does appear to scrub up reasonably well Razz

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by billy f on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:55 am

You two had better keep your helmets on all day!

If she googles her name and see these comments, youll both get slapped chops Embarassed

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:02 pm

Well if that's the case I'm ditching the Nomex underwear and going straight into my leatherette posing pouch


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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:03 pm

Plus with forum names as complicated as ours she will never work out who we are Laughing

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:37 pm


Will have to chang my name to Mr Soo Do Nim, well know korean Lincolnshire chap.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by billy f on Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:19 am

Well not long to go now Very Happy

I think Ian still has to sort his leaking rear slave cylinders, and John still has his electric string all knotted up!

I removed the engine out of the Hornet yesterday to check out the clutch as it was giving some slight problems (dragging) when I test ran the engine after changing the pistons following the detonation suffered at Snetterton a couple of weeks ago.

Its a good job I checked as a large piece of the plate was making a bid for freedom.

Just need to adjust the throttle cable and the clutch cable (need Gilly to work the pedals for me) then airbox back on, test-run, oil & filter change, convert from road to race trim and all set for the race Cool  

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:30 am


I have had no joy with finding volunteers to get wet and cold standing on a pit wall.
I don't know what is wrong with these people.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:04 am

Affirmative  Billy rear cylinders still leaking
I will change them in the morning.

Well done getting the engine and box in and out in one day that's a fair old task

Would you mind giving me a hand tomorrow night setting the suspension geometry and ride height my fleshy mass needs to be in the car and I can't find another pair of hands to assist

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:15 am

Holly shit just looked at the picture of that clutch plate that's enough to give you nightmares. Have you considered steel leg guard under the Nomex.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by billy f on Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:19 am

No problems Ian, and I think John needs a hand wiring his tacho in.

Re support crew, we should be able to wing it pirat

The main thing is to allways have someone strapped in a car, ready for a planned change or in case of emergency. Next is to have someone on the pit wall looking for signals from the car on track and for when it is coming up the pit lane, and also to give signals to the car. This can be the third person for most of the race, but there will be periods when they will be prepping their car ready for its next stint. Consequently, Gilly has volunteered to put her book down for these periods and man (woman!) the pit wall Very Happy

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:24 am

No problem with the Tacho that's easily sorted. Just make sure you bring the extra pins they sent you with the Nodiz John as we need one of them for the tach signal wire

Appreciated Billy I will bring me trusty track rite and camber gauge

Big thanks to Gilly to its a hard time being on that pitwall

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:11 am


Sounds like a busy Saturday night/Sunday morning

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Sean Graham 72 on Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:11 am

Jackracing wrote:
I have had no joy with finding volunteers to get wet and cold standing on a pit wall.
I don't know what is wrong with these people.

Normally I would be up for the job, however, I'm still geographically separated from the UK by a few thousand miles. Maybe next year.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:07 am

I'm completely shafted this morning my arms ache and I have a lovely bruise on my back in the shape of an L were one of the chassis tubes was digging into my back around Coram

Fantastic day though still buzzing Very Happy

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Post by billy f on Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:20 am

Well that was an absolutely cracking effort, its just a shame the result doesn't reflect it Sad

In the end we were 10th overall and 2nd in class on scratch plus 12th overall and 3rd in class in the handicap.

Once again we were pushing it by only having three cars in the team, and once again the Mk2 failed (blown head gasket) just a few laps into its first session, for some reason it just does not want to play in this event Mad

It was perfect weather for the event, and Ian had gone very well in practice with a 1:28.982, though he was black flagged for his rear tyres smoking on the arches, and had to revert to the usual 185/60 tyres for the race. John was having trouble with his new seat and posted a 1:41.763, but was confident he could find his usual pace once the seat had been modified. The Mk 2 put in a 1:26.202, which related well to the handicap pace.

Ian started the race for us in 6th and was soon up to 5th and then settled into a comfortable 7th, gradually pulling awy from the rest of the field and posted a best of 1:25.982, but generally running low 1:27's which was just what we wanted in relation to the handicap. John was out next and had a best of 1:34.232 and generally running close to his handicap as well. I was out next and on my third lap did a 1:26.202 before blowing the head gasket just 5 minutes into the session Crying or Very sad leaving Ian and John to run the rest of the race between them.

Gilly did a great job on the pit wall and Hutch did a great job in the pit turning the cars round as quick as possible to keep us in the running. Right up to the last minute, on handicap we were only one lap behind the second in class team, and only 4 laps behind the winners. We had lost a lap when the Mk2 died, and we lost 90 minutes of Mk2 operation. Ian was lapping on a similar pace to the Mk2, so if we take into the difference between the LA and the Mk2 over the extra 30 laps that John had to do, then that was 3.5 laps. Add these together and we could have potentially won!

But, that's motor racing for you!

Again, a great effort by all involved, especially John and Ian for continuing to pound round the track in gradually worsening (oil) conditions.

Maybe next year Very Happy


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Post by IAN51 on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:28 am

Commiserations to you mate I know how much effort you put in to get the Hornet to the race it's always a massive kick in the knackers when it don't work out

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by billy f on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:55 am

Despite the Mk2 dying, I had a really enjoyable day and so did Gilly. Its just that today instead of having an boken body and lots of memories or racing round Snetterton, I only have a broken car.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by Jackracing on Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:20 am

A great weekend thoroughly enjoyed, I feel remarkably fit this morning all things considered.

Bad luck on the car Billy. I think you put more effort into getting ready for Snetterton than I do all year.
Still, as discussed, the way forward may be to follow some of Ian's ideas.

Big thanks to Gilly for her efforts, they were really appreciated.

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Re: HERITAGE 4 HR RELAY

Post by IAN51 on Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:31 am

I second that big thanks to Gilly and also Hutch who must wonder why he is daft enough to come along lol


Sorry I missed you Jack when I left I saw you hanging round the trusty freelander but by the time I had walked over you had gone

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