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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by murran » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:53 pm

errrrr, have you tied a car down on a trailer using ratchet straps before? lol.
you need a set up like this.....
http://www.spansetonline.com/index.php? ... restraints
if youve already got ratchet straps then get a set of these.....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4x-Car-Recovery-l ... 2c537fd302

you shouldnt attach straps to the actual car. cus as you go over bumps the cars body moves on cars suspension possibly loosening the straps. the wheels dont move, so you tie the wheels down!


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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by e21-Mark » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:08 pm

No, I haven't. :oops:

I'll just have to do the best I can with the straps I have as there's nowhere I can get any more between now and 5.30am tomorrow,

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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by m3gaz » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:25 pm

Do the reg numbers match on the trailer and van? :nah
There's one out there with my name on it.

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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by e21-Mark » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:54 pm

What a twat. :wha The hire company are at fault there.

Thanks for the headsup Mr Murran. I did the straps again and let a bit of air out the tyres so they won't slip off.

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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by dannyboy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:13 pm

How did it go yesterday Mark... Fun? :launch
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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by e21-Mark » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:31 pm

It was great - till the nearside caliper dumped all the brake fluid anyway. :( I should have been more thorough in my prep but I'll have it sorted for Crystal Palace. I must admit, after being used to the Wilwoods the OE brakes are pretty poor. The engine is so sweet though and works really well with the dogleg gearbox. Being so light is absolutely flies and sounds awesome. Lots of popping and crackling on overrun. Love it. Best run was 79secs but I have no idea if that's good or bad?

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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by dannyboy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:04 pm

ouch... caliper should be a simple fix though? any video footage? 8)
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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by e21-Mark » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:48 pm

:lol: I had too much going on to remember the camera mate.

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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by murran » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:02 pm

awsome stuff mark! any action shots? hope the brake fluid thing happened near the end of the day?
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Re: North Weald Sprint

Post by drjim » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:17 pm

I had the same issue with brake fluid at Croft last year, bleed nipple came loose and dumped all the front circuit pressure going into Tower :shock

Very scary experience and I check the brake nipples now!
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