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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
« 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 or maybe even the FX Sports !!!!
« 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 . I don't think I have ever seen a Waggot Twin Cam conversion.
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:11:42 PM »
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.
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:31:31 PM »
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
« 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? "
« 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 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
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:58:47 AM »
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.
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
are we happy with a 8 lap race and a 20 lap race or prefer 2x 15 lap races ?Ok with me.
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:37:11 PM »
ahh, you too have picked your car already!lol
The funny part is, it only has a rear view mirror because Seanus has added it. I have always had a soft spot for the Panterra probably helped by the fact I used to quite often see one when I lived in Canberrra, it was owned by Chris Clearihan who won the Australian Sports Car Championship in 1982 and 85. I was at the track when in won the championship in 1985 with Bap Romano second. The sound of Bap Romano's car powered by a Cosworth 3.0ltr DFV V8 spinning at 9400 rpm is a sound I will never forget. A long time mechanic friend of mine also used to do some mechanical work on the Pantera, he reckoned it was a heap oh shit
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:28:51 PM »
once again sorry, not up to driving, I think the only short race I could do would be in the Robins!Sorry you can't make it tonight Bruce and looking forward to seeing your Corvette in my Pantera's rear view mirror