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40 minutes ago, cj1 said:

The class generally depends on the event we enter. It's either up to 1400cc or 1001cc-1400cc generally!

Do you mean like there's not many modifications to the appearance of the car? 

yeah. they need to look almost stock. have a read of the rules online.... basically a vdub factory class.

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Competed in The Cetus Stages at Three Sisters on Sunday. 

On Saturday we were changing the front discs & pads and noticed a lot of water dripping out the back of the engine somewhere. Turns out the plastic pipe that  goes across the back of the block from the thermostat housing was dripping from the bottom fitting. Took it to bits and noticed the O ring had completely perished and the plastic was broken on both ends of the pipe. At 7pm everywhere but b&q was closed so we went to their plumbing section and made a makeshift seal with two o rings and lots of ptfe tape. 

Re-assembled and bottom fitting wasn’t leaking, but the one on the thermostat housing was, had to cut up a spare bigger ring and make a smaller one. Still leaked but got us through the day. 

Finished 2nd in class out of 16 and 21st overall out of 51! 

 

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race pics?

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? SMJ Photography / A. Shepherd

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Since May there have been some significant changes to the car. 

Polybushed the front bottom arms (The plates are a bit of a PITA to fit at the same time as pushing the arm in!). 

Gone back to the standard 18mm arb, the 22mm one seemed too stiff, improved turn in by reverting back. 

Been overheating slightly but think this may have been fan related. Caused us to retire from one event. 

Still going well! 

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Can you describe in more detail the changes you felt/observed with the different ARBs?

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I've just had a realisation. 

Earlier this year I had the coolant cap off and noticed that the rubber ring gasket was cracked, so just took it off.

Thinking about it now, I'd be willing to bet this is related to the overheating. Works out perfectly timing wise, and would explain why pressure testing through the expansion bottle was always fine...

I so hope the new one I've ordered fixes it! 

(I'll write more about the ARB soon :)

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Geometry finally done. Camber and toe sorted :)

prior to adjustment, one wheel was on +1,5 and the other   -1.5... Knew hitting a kerb would have moved it! 

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we competed in the Adgespeed stages on Sunday, glad to say the coolant cap solved the overheating issue.  however we now have another issue.

Drivers side driveshaft inner joint failed, not under power either. Either it was worn, or was pulled out. The cage with the balls in was fine too, no cracks. will post some pictures of this later but at the minute I'm stumped.

Could adjusting the camber to -1.5 deg make the driveshaft too short by moving the hub outwards? Hmmm. 

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Did it cause much damage as it spun round? Nightmare.

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On ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 11:35 AM, cj1 said:

30 mins later... It's on! 

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Hi mate, where did you get your guard from?

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