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Post by Jackracing on Fri May 15, 2015 9:35 pm


Off on a car shopping trip tomorrow.

First stop is Worksop followed by Sheffield.

Very Happy
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Re: Car Shopping

Post by numbnuts on Sat May 16, 2015 8:54 pm

A successful day ???????
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Post by Jackracing on Sat May 16, 2015 10:41 pm


Yes thanks

Both can enter with 750mc
One has slicks and no roof
The other has no roof and is not on slicks
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Re: Car Shopping

Post by IAN51 on Sun May 17, 2015 11:23 pm

Would one have been a Procomp la Gold ?
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Re: Car Shopping

Post by Jackracing on Mon May 18, 2015 1:00 am

Possibly, or a Darvi 92J

Decisions Decisions Smile
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Post by Sean Graham 72 on Tue May 19, 2015 8:44 am

Darvi 92J. Now that takes me back.

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Re: Car Shopping

Post by Jackracing on Sat May 23, 2015 8:07 pm


Decision made and collection complete Very Happy
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Post by IAN51 on Sun May 24, 2015 12:27 am

Pray please tell Jack ! I note that the Pro Comp la gold has finished on ebay does it now reside at the Walton residence?
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Re: Car Shopping

Post by Jackracing on Sun May 24, 2015 11:51 am


Indeed it it does.

Much as advertised really.

New belts needed
Fire extinguisher to service
Seat to make, but the current one will do for now.

It is also 'possibly' road registered under the pre SVA old style rules sort of thingy.

I have had a short conversation with ProComp re the cars antecedents.
Time for a much longer one on Monday.

A considerably longer conversation will be needed with SPA

The car is set up with a very funky SPA Micro Dash 2.
It has sensors in places that I did not know there were spaces for.
A thoroughly marvellous piece of very expensive kit.

Problem is, I cant get it to power up.

Has anyone on here got experience of using this sort of kit?

Should be fun
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Re: Car Shopping

Post by billy f on Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:24 am

Hi John

When I saw this for sale, it looked like the ex Mike Topp car that used to be very successful in Kit Car racing and was powered by a CVH engine. Is it this car?

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Post by Jackracing on Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:31 am


Indeed it is.

I talked with Mike last week to get a bit of history.

The car now sports a Stanwood Engines 1800 Zetec
Mega squirt ignition. I have not used this box of tricks before

I now have the SPA Dash powered up.
It took a complete day to identify the wiring issue the repeatedly blew fuses.

If the data on the Dash is correct, Mike implies that it is, then the car has covered less than 800 miles.
The powder coating is in very good condition.

Considering that the car has a narrower track than the Avon the width of the seating area is very generous.
16" on the drivers side and 17" on the passenger side.

The SPA Microdash 2 is the Development model, Trialed by Mike.
I am not sure it is for me though.
All the information on one screen and one fuse can blank all the info out.
Currently wired for:
Speed
RPM
Oil
Water
Lap Times
Front brake pressure
Rear brake pressure
Accelerometer


Current issue is a 28 pin DIN plug (female) which has a loose connection.
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Post by billy f on Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:48 am

That was a very successful car, I will see if I have some photos of it, then scan and send them to you. I saw from the advert photos that the car is looking a bit tatty now (still has the hole for the downdraught carb in the bonnet), but its nothing you cant fettle and sort out to make it into a nice car again.

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Post by billy f on Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:39 am

Just had another look at the adverts, it wasn't the hole for the carb I was thinking about, it was the box on top of the bonnet to clear the Zetec cam belt.

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Post by IAN51 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:52 am

Box in the bonnet to clear Zetec. Reminds me of Krytons head I had on the Hornet
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Post by IAN51 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:57 am

this fisher fury one that you raced with Billy ? Im very tempted very easy conversion to zetec

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/201348618290?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20140908153005%2526meid%253Dce450fa2263b49eba578da02953ed723%2526pid%253D100107%2526rk%253D2%2526rkt%253D25%2526mehot%253Dpp%2526sd%253D331535710603&_trksid=p2056116.c100107.m2460
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Post by billy f on Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:07 pm

Don't remember that one? With a CVH in it, its probably from the time I raced in Kit Cars, though it may have been repainted. It has an unusual front spoiler on it.

Would be interesting to see how much you could get it for as the CVH is not that popular an engine.

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Post by IAN51 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:53 pm

Interesting front spoiler. Its horrid I cant make out whether its the bonnets shape or its had that bit glassed on
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Post by billy f on Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:03 pm

It looks like a flat bit of something has been bent round the front of the nose, and because the sides would be double-curvature it would kink, so it has probably had the sides cut away to stop it kinking. it looks really weird! The front also looks a bit high as well.

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