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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Jeroen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm

Duracel79 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:34 pm
...Biggest improvement would be to upgrade the squidgy bit attached to the steering wheel. :bag
People are always looking for faster engines and stiffer suspensions but yes, that is where your biggest improvements will be, for any of us. The nut holding the steering wheel! :mrgreen:


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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:21 pm

Had a good run out at Brands hatch over Easter weekend and then this weekend back at Snetterton again.

Car is now a bit lower and has a proper 6 plated motorsport LSD sideloader at the back.
I've tweaked the geometry as well to get the tyre to work evenly across the tread.

Results are I've knocked nearly 5 seconds off my previous best at Snetterton (2m 18.145s vs a 2m 22.921s)

Its nice to get some seat time so most of the improvement is in my confidence with what the car can do.

I'll post up some pics and video later.

Cheers

Ben
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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Jeroen » Thu May 09, 2019 1:44 pm

Yessss pics and videos please!
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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:48 pm

On board a very quick Holden Monaro V8 supercar (like the Aussie supercars):



and the two races from offboard:





I'll get my onboards uploaded at home tonight.

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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Race 1 onboard:
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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:52 pm

And race 2 onboard:

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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Jeroen » Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 pm

Clearly some other mad engined cars around as well!

So engine is going well again?
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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by uwbuurman » Thu May 09, 2019 11:51 pm

Cool!! Like the onboards!
It's the man next door!

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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by Duracel79 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:38 am

Jeroen wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Clearly some other mad engined cars around as well!
Yes lots of quick cars, the orange escort is running an AJP race TVR v8
The mini has a Saab 2.3 turbo engine.

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Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 pm
So engine is going well again?
Yes, the engine is the cars strong point at the moment.
Only 10mph off the Monaro at the end of the straights and he's got close to 700bhp :shock

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Thu May 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Cool!! Like the onboards!
Thanks, just looks slow compared to how it feels in the car.

Got 4 weeks to wait before Silverstone National on 1st 2nd of June.

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Re: Classic Thunder Build - Duracel79 - England

Post by uwbuurman » Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Yrah, those onboards always look slow, that's true. We also have that on the Eifel trip. You can't see the speed until we overtake a car that drives regular the speedlimit.
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