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Phil and I have a new found respect for you Bruce after sitting in Geoff's car we could not believe how restricted the view was, the windscreen seems tiny, steering wheel huge and there is a large amount of car around you, must take some getting used to. Do not feel bad about not making it Ii have still really enjoyed the visit and am returning to Baskerville tomorrow to track down the Waggot conversion.

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It was really good to catch up with Phil and his wife and add a physical presence to the mental picture. The setting was great too Baskerville would have to be one of the best tracks in Australia for spectators, thankyou Bruce for being the inspirstion to come here. The variety of grey motor cars was exceptional !! Did you notice the pics of the Repco x flow head Bruce? I haveyet to find the Waggot ohc conversion.
Full marks to Phil too for someone without an I T background to do what he does for our Thursday server.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: AC News
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:18:10 AM »

Something for everyone...


Bold claim Wally. :o
I don't like any Ferrari........

(still gonna buy it though :P )
Not even the 330 P4  :'(

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Great video Wally, the driver doesn't look very busy, I am sure it is much harder using a simulator  ;D The Green Holden Torana XU1 comes flying past at the finish  :o

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Best wishes to Flattop
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:38:07 AM »
Looking forward to seeing you back on the virtual track again Bruce, and pulling off another inspired drive, like the one that got you your last win in the Alfa. If you could do that in the Corvette  even Phil could not catch you!! I am missing the teamspeak anecdotes  like what "Lotus" actually stands for, luckily I never had enough money to buy one , I always thought they were super reliable :-[

Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious 

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:21:58 AM »
is that a great big turbo ?
Yes Phil, it is rather large , we would be talking a lot of horsepower here ,probably close to Seanus's FX Special :o :o :o or maybe even the FX Sports !!!!

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
Highly modded is an understatement  :o :o :o

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »
Impressive list of entries for the Early Holden cars Bruce. I had completely forgotton about these two head modifications for the Grey Motor until I saw this today.

 Baskerville Historics 2017....Yes 2017....Early Holdens + Grey Eng Sports / Racing

    Early Holdens will be the feature make at this meeting Plus Grey Engined Sports and Racing Cars

    We are expecting 35-40 Early Sedans and 15-20 Grey Eng Racing and Sports

    Also expect a Waggott Twin Cam Grey Engined FX to compete along with some Repco X Flow Engined vehicles
    The Centaur Waggott 62 Australian Sports Car Championship car has also been asked.

There was a black FC in Canberra in the early 70's with the Repco X Flow Head. It was owned by Dave Wignall he was considered to be very well off to be able to afford it ;D. I don't think I have ever seen a Waggot Twin Cam conversion.

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Great van Bruce, I am amazed at your patience to overcome obstacles in pursuit of your dreams, mapping out a trip route with minimal inclines , incredible. I did not consider not being able to stop the car and van from rolling backwards, scary. From watching one of your other  videos is that the "Marauder" in the foreground and what car is it exactly? not having heard of one.

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Glad to hear you are on your way home Bruce.

You must have had some heart stopping moments when towing the van with the Humpy, if getting it off the line on the flat was a problem, a very smelly clutch on occasion I would imagine. One downside of a lumpy cam :( 

“We started our 60th anniversary year with the glorious throwback Sprint – aimed at the more discerning chap or lady driver,” Graham Macdonald, Caterham chief executive, said in the news release.
I guess this precludes me on both counts  ;D

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 16, 2017, 01:45:49 PM »
"s@#$ Bruce did this go this fast before!!!", So that made me happy

That would have given you a real buzz Bruce, when you are in the process of hotting up a motor, you are questioning yourself  the whole time " I wonder how much difference this change will make? " :) :) :)

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »
I have done some AI testing:
The FX Standard driven by an "Old Man" or "Old Woman" Seanus's choice of driver name not mine  ;D ;D ;D takes about 1m45s per lap.

The FX Special driven by Koos Larsen about 1m7s per lap.

The FX V10 Sports driven by a "Young Rocker" about 59 seconds per lap.

A brilliant job by Seanus (FX V10 is a beast to drive but very enjoyable with a great sound and looks to match) and we also have  built in handicapping and we all know which car Phil will be in  ;).
 
I love your sense of humour Seanus  :) :) :)

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After doing a lot of practice during the week, but none on Thursday, I was just not as comfortable in the car as I had been, on race night  :'(
I qualified 7th and came in 9th in race one. Sorry for the collision in race 1 Bacchulum but we were 3 wide and I was being very cautious as I had no idea what the other cars were going to do. I had fun holding up Robin for the rest of the race though  :)
I think I stuffed up Mael's second race too , I guess you were not expecting me to be going so slow in that part of the track. Thanks for addressing though , I had to wait for traffic to pass. The highlight of the second race was coming up the startline straight with Joe on the inside , me overtaking Joe and Seanus overtaking me on the inside heading towards turn 1, I knew it would not end well.
Looking forward to Mosport.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: 21-09-2017 Baskerville Historics Round
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:34:42 AM »
I will be away next Thursday as well Phil, going to Brisbane on Wednesday and fly to Tassie on Thursday.

Do you want to try Seanus's Humpy mod ?


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are we happy with a 8 lap race and a 20 lap race or prefer 2x 15 lap races ?
Ok with me.

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