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Old 23 Feb 2021, 09:44 (Ref:4036385)   #1066
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Formula Atlantic

And it is not only young guys like Iain who likes Formula Atlantic. I recently bought one as well, although the chances are slim that I will bring it over to the UK in these post-Brexit Days. Will be content with racing it here in Sweden (once I figure out where the water in the oil is coming from...)
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 11:30 (Ref:4036408)   #1067
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Once I figure out where the water in the oil is coming from...
Check the coil its worth I've been told here!
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"J'vais le renvoyer tout droit à la maison mère, le gugusse de Montauban, au terminus des prétentieux! Moi quand on m'en fait trop, j'correctionne plus, j'dynamite, j'disperse et j'ventile." M. Audiard.
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 15:45 (Ref:4036450)   #1068
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Ha yes, can you speak a little bit LOUDER, please…

Bonjour, Madame Claire Smith. L'histoire des coques neuves pour Escort Mk2 a dû commencer il y a dix ans, en Irlande je crois.
Now its for real but as you'll notice the prices have been "slightly" increasing. More expensive than a body shell from BMH.
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 17:53 (Ref:4036472)   #1069
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Did they break any eggs?

The Renault 5's from the mid '70s were similar in "stance" and attitude.

Probably about the same power I would guess, for the celebrity race versions.
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 18:07 (Ref:4036474)   #1070
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And it is not only young guys like Iain who likes Formula Atlantic. I recently bought one as well, although the chances are slim that I will bring it over to the UK in these post-Brexit Days. Will be content with racing it here in Sweden (once I figure out where the water in the oil is coming from...)
HFF2000 multiple winner Andrew Park has also acquired a 79B all the way from the U S of A, very pretty looking car. The Atlantics are certainly great to watch, really hoping the series grows, the limited number in the Aurora races at Anglesey looked and sounded superb.
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 18:08 (Ref:4036475)   #1071
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Grant, please, the egg thingy is about 2CV, not Dyane. Many froggy cars had an umbrella shaft going through the dash instead of a normal gear knob. They are so slow that you never know what the weather will be on arrival…
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 18:11 (Ref:4036477)   #1072
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They probably didn’t have enough room for eggs. But yeah the 2cvs and the R5s did have quite an amount of lean angle when cornering. Certainly made for a fun spectacle when racing!
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 18:16 (Ref:4036478)   #1073
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I've got some wonderful photos somewhere of a nose-to-tail line of Renault 5's lurching through Russell at Snetterton, all at slightly different angles, in the very early days of R5 racing.

The trick in those days was to get close enough to the car in front to pop the rear hatch open, thus giving your competitor a very effective air brake!
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 18:41 (Ref:4036486)   #1074
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I remember in the late 70's shopping for a sensible car to replace my ex-Police Consul GT (with uprated 3.1 V6 courtesy of Specialised Engines of Grays)....which was a bit thirsty. Amongst the cars I test drove was a R5 (GTL IIRC). I also had a look at the new Fiat which was so new it was still badged "Ritmo", although to become the Strada, of course. Awfully glad I chose an Alfasud
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Grant, please, the egg thingy is about 2CV, not Dyane. Many froggy cars had an umbrella shaft going through the dash instead of a normal gear knob. They are so slow that you never know what the weather will be on arrival…
Yes I know about 2CV rather than Dyane but realistically they should both be able to protect a box of eggs ...

For a short time I had the use of a Renault 6 as a "company" car so I became quite used to the joys of the umbrella shaft gear change concept and quite adept at the art of a "speed refit" when the linkage fell apart. That was a frequent event for all of its drivers but if one was tempted to hustle the thing along a bit it could be a bit more of a regular requirement - often several times a week. Sometimes more than once a day.

Other than that it was actually almost quite an interesting method for travelling from one point to another.
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I've got some wonderful photos somewhere of a nose-to-tail line of Renault 5's lurching through Russell at Snetterton, all at slightly different angles, in the very early days of R5 racing.

The trick in those days was to get close enough to the car in front to pop the rear hatch open, thus giving your competitor a very effective air brake!
Also the choice of tyres.

Well worn if one assumed it would stay dry. Hardly worn at all if wet.

Make the wrong choice potential competitiveness disappeared.
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Didnt do many one make races, I hate that. On this page https://talbotsamba.forumpro.fr/t72p50-coupe-samba go to post Lun 20 janvier 2014 21:09. Assuming you do know the driver #6, tell me the track?
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And it is not only young guys like Iain who likes Formula Atlantic. I recently bought one as well, although the chances are slim that I will bring it over to the UK in these post-Brexit Days. Will be content with racing it here in Sweden (once I figure out where the water in the oil is coming from...)
Good to hear from you Lars. I hope you can sort out the BDA.
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I do wish I could get these pictures the right way. Sorry. Over to you Gordon,Pete, JT.?
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