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#21 User is offline   cartledge 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

Im doing a gurston in june, its too expensive there for me to do too many there. I may come watch the nationals though

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

Werrington hill climb, Saturday went well. Although its very much a power hill, I really pushed the car and managed to place in class beating a lot of more expensive machineary.

Sunday happened I was going well on the runs but competition was really tight and I knew I had to really push the car on the first timed run. Instead of staying in second for a corner, I carried a bit more speed and tried third. Took too much speed in and ran wide on the exit. I was straight for the timing gear, so tried to pull away which meant I just clipped the protective tyres, span me round and bounced off a stone wal. oops!

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:34 AM

Oh heck, that was great for Saturday but :-( for Sunday. Hope you are alright though and the damage looks worse than it is, at least a replacement puma could be a little as 200 and swap bits over. Shame. Hope it won't set your season back too much.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

Unfortunately the next 5 events are within 5/6 weeks so realistically the season is over.

It just means I can concentrate on the rebuild.

I will probably go and play at some of the events in my spare fun car, although its a cinquecento so not quite as quick.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

video of the crash

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:27 AM

So, Major update time.

After I got it home

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A bit bent under there

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I had to cut the engine out and stripped the reat of the usable parts, then scrapped it

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the replacement

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So I managed to get the exhaust wheels and front suspension fitted for the last event of the year (this is oct 2014)

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:35 AM

Then, my first child was born in October, and the house needed some major work, which basically put a halt to 2015 season before it started. however over the early months of the little one I managed to finish the reshell and add a few additions.



prep for roll cage

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A bad photo, but the cage is in

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And as i'm running in road going and need the car for autosolo's, the interior went back in. This was a big issue around the cage with the cards. I still need to smooth off some fibreglass round the door cards and spray them, but its enough to run in class at the moment.

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And how it currently stands with the road wheels on (0.5kg a heel heavier than the other ones)

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So far this year, I've managed 2 autosolos. And won my class in both :twisted:


can someone confirm the photos's work? I just had to go back through and change the links/hosting.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 04:07 PM

And a couple from inside.

You can see where the door cars need fibreglassing over the sections I had to cut to fit them

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:55 PM

Great to see and that your back to the hills, nearly! Could I ask where did you get the rollcage from and is it welded in or bolted?

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:20 AM

The roll cage is a safety devices with all the options, I bought it direct from them.

It is bolted in, so hopefully I can remove it after my next crash

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:28 AM

Just signed up for Gurston Down Hill Climb school with my FRP.
May be two FRP's on the hills Dave ;)
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:33 PM

That sounds great. Although an frp is an expensive car to have a prang in.

At least you may not suffer from my issue of being underpowered

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:51 AM

True the FRP is a bit expensive to bend but is great fun on the hills. Surprisingly it doesn't have much of an advantage over the Puma as its additional weight negates the additional power advantage.
Be good to see you having a go Graham it would make three FRP's as my friend Rod Wheat pedals a stripped out FRP every season.

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:44 AM

Hopefully I'll be back out on the hills next year for a few. I'd love a puma battle. Perhaps a timed puma forum sprint/hill would work

I have an autosolo booked for this Sunday, a class of 8 and 4 of them are puma's! Seeing a lot more at club level Motorsport now

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:31 PM

Autosolo looks fun. Hope you get a great day out.

Graham can you remove the NOS AFAIK it is not permitted for MSA events. Though have not read any regs for a few years.
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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:41 PM

NOS was allowed in autosolo's and autotest a few years ago. But your right, for everything else it's banned

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 09:58 AM

I'm only doing a school for now.
May even take the Stiletto, depending on the day and how I feel.
They would never let me up the hill in competition in that :lol:

I have two Puma's as well, Scrappy 1.7 has joined the fleet.
Currently running ST170 brake and FRP suspension on the back, soon to be front too.
Thats the car if its wet ;)

As its only a school and not a event, if the FRP goes I will do a few runs standard and at least one with NOS just to compare.
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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:25 AM

So, autosolo yesterday. 8 in my class, 4 of them puma's!

I ended up winning my class, with puma's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I think over recent years they are coming back as Motorsport cars. I think that could be my lot of events for the year now. I may squeeze in another but we will see.

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:07 AM

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The top 3 puma's. 1st on left, 2nd on right, 3rd in the back

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:00 AM

Brilliant :-)
How do you find the clutch stands up?
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