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Old 26 Nov 2021, 09:40 (Ref:4085514)   #166
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Old 26 Nov 2021, 10:16 (Ref:4085519)   #167
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Old 28 Nov 2021, 09:51 (Ref:4085741)   #168
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Just out of my curiosity, what could be a good lap time for a compliant MG B and top speed too (dry track, Dunlops)?

I was thinking about 3'08"/ 3'10" and 184/170 kph. Am I right?
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Old 29 Nov 2021, 05:38 (Ref:4085833)   #169
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?Spot on Gerard. Pole, fastest lap and win. ?
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Old 29 Nov 2021, 06:48 (Ref:4085838)   #170
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Just a guess terence, tryin to find out what we could do with our Miatas next June. Cars are pretty much standard bar suspensions and road Avons are mandatory. Will you enter in the Summer Classic?
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It's looking like a possibility Gerard, as does the 1000klm here. Going to sell the Capri to help fund next efforts In something I have always wanted to race properly)
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Just out of my curiosity, what could be a good lap time for a compliant MG B and top speed too (dry track, Dunlops)?

I was thinking about 3'08"/ 3'10" and 184/170 kph. Am I right?
I'm no MGB expert but That would be an extremely quick lap time for a compliant MGB? , never considered them to be any quicker than my Cortina, and a 3:14 is as good as its got so far . . . maybe a gnats more to come with brand new boots. thats from 143 bhp/730kg . .If an MGB is 830kg and makes 170 BHP?? Its a long stroke engine so torquey, but no screamer ?
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Ha Ha, this old conversation again. Some years back I did a 3.12 in Brian Lambert's MGB. The only time I have ever been quicker than him. It was a good weekend as I also won the Dutch Monoposto race in my F3 car. Only down side was I did a Vettel and stood on front of car arms waived aloft but slipped and fell back into cockpit and smashed the screen. Another £350.00 later. Grrrrrr..
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Just a guess terence, tryin to find out what we could do with our Miatas next June. Cars are pretty much standard bar suspensions and road Avons are mandatory. Will you enter in the Summer Classic?
Gerard, if you are trying to find out the possible pace of your MX5s it may be worth trawling through the CSCC race results at the Spa summer classic over a few years as we may have had an MX5 or two race with us in the “Inter-series” race. Be careful though, I know one of them has ITBs and a programmable ecu for about 170bhp so best not consider their laps times as possible! Can’t remember the name but might have been a Paul Bailey or something similar.
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I'm no MGB expert but That would be an extremely quick lap time for a compliant MGB? , never considered them to be any quicker than my Cortina, and a 3:14 is as good as its got so far . . . maybe a gnats more to come with brand new boots. thats from 143 bhp/730kg . .If an MGB is 830kg and makes 170 BHP?? Its a long stroke engine so torquey, but no screamer ?
Yes, it was a good time, very pleased with it. BS-S was happy as well, got three trophies from him that day.Just for reference 19.09.1994.

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/ It may be worth trawling through the CSCC race results at the Spa summer classic over a few years as we may have had an MX5 or two race with us in the “Inter-series” race. Be careful though, I know one of them has ITBs and a programmable ecu for about 170bhp so best not consider their laps times as possible!
Spot on Andy, that's exactly what I'm lookin for.Thanks for the info and warning too!



Joe I'm with you, impossible for a compliant B to be as fast as your Cortina GT. I cant imagine a B pumping out 170 bhp on one carb tho. And a Miata is way much heavier than an MG, we're around 900 kilos dry. Not mentioning the disgrateful rops we use… May be 3'16" would be good with some drafting!
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Before we all get excited regarding Spa lap times don't forget that we used the "Bus Stop" up until 2002 that gave faster lap times
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Spot on Andy, that's exactly what I'm lookin for.Thanks for the info and warning too!



Joe I'm with you, impossible for a compliant B to be as fast as your Cortina GT. I cant imagine a B pumping out 170 bhp on one carb tho. And a Miata is way much heavier than an MG, we're around 900 kilos dry. Not mentioning the disgrateful rops we use… May be 3'16" would be good with some drafting!
Impossible?? It's there in black and white as for the GT, I'll dig out a picture I have in the old Bus Stop, Lotus Cortina faster than a GT? yes I would think so, MGB LC then the Motul Mazda. Sounds like I am being accused of cheating Joe?
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Before we all get excited regarding Spa lap times don't forget that we used the "Bus Stop" up until 2002 that gave faster lap times
So right! I do remember exciting the bus stop in the wet with a 911, the left was damn tricky and slippy too.



If Eau Rouge is changed, could the lap times be aletered terence? Using road tires on the Capri, I've never been able to keep the pedal to the metal in this part. May be a good driver could.
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