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Old 17 Feb 2013, 09:31 (Ref:3206150)   #1501
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I said to Ken, let"s not rush this, take it slowly and we can look to finish it by December 2013. So with that in mind, it's off for its new roll cage next week. Dipped the week after, then panel work by April, so should be on the track by August!

Although I hope not because I have no time to race this year.
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 16:17 (Ref:3206241)   #1502
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Winter projects has been a bit quiet this year guy's.!!!!
We just about finnished moving Delta workshop at the start of Jan.Me and Martin been buisy getting cars and trucks prepped for the season but we left Josh to build another Delta, Plan was rolling road yesterday then Mallory this Wednesday but I had to pull the plug Thursday afternoon.Another couple of days and we would of been there. "ces't la vie".
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I'm worried Iain,not a tea mug in sight! Times must have changed.
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I said to Ken, let"s not rush this, take it slowly and we can look to finish it by December 2013. So with that in mind, it's off for its new roll cage next week. Dipped the week after, then panel work by April, so should be on the track by August!
Although I hope not because I have no time to race this year.
Was it a BL attempt at an ART car?
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 17:33 (Ref:3206270)   #1504
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I'm worried Iain,not a tea mug in sight! Times must have changed.
Just washed em up Tel.
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 18:16 (Ref:3206300)   #1505
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Although I hope not because I have no time to race this year.
This work stuff seems to be a bit disruptive Peter.

Are you absolutely sure you'r not using it as an excuse for avoiding doing something important?
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 18:17 (Ref:3206302)   #1506
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I'm worried Iain,not a tea mug in sight! Times must have changed.
It does look a bit sort of 'tidy' doesn't it? Lacks patina if you ask me (not that anyone has ...)
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I said to Ken, let"s not rush this, take it slowly and we can look to finish it by December 2013. So with that in mind, it's off for its new roll cage next week. Dipped the week after, then panel work by April, so should be on the track by August!

Although I hope not because I have no time to race this year.

Hmm. Nice project Peter.
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 18:20 (Ref:3206308)   #1508
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I'm worried Iain,not a tea mug in sight! Times must have changed.
Come to think of it, in respect of the thread, no Escort either.
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Winter projects has been a bit quiet this year guy's.!!!!
We just about finnished moving Delta workshop at the start of Jan.Me and Martin been buisy getting cars and trucks prepped for the season but we left Josh to build another Delta, Plan was rolling road yesterday then Mallory this Wednesday but I had to pull the plug Thursday afternoon.Another couple of days and we would of been there. "ces't la vie".
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Probably just as well Iain. Might not be able to make this (next) Wednesday.

The following week, however ....


(It's not that I'm self centred or anything but ...)
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Come to think of it, in respect of the thread, no Escort either.
She has been moved behind both the Trucks GP.Much too Martin's disgust.
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She has been moved behind both the Trucks GP.Much too Martin's disgust.
I see no trucks ...
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Main job this winter has been to get the car in thread number 1492 set up properly after a couple of none too successful outings at the end of last season. Built to genuine Appendix K spec with no trick bits at all (OK - I know it will be slow compared to U2TC cars) I've measured it up and the wheelbase on driver's side is 5mm longer than passenger side. There is slight negative camber on passenger side (which I would expect with the genuine Lotus TCAs using the correct crossmember mounting holes and top mounts) but slight positive camber on the driver's side !!
I got some uprated single leaf springs for the rear but we have to put a 2 inch lowering block on the left side spring hanger and nothing on the driver's side to get it to sit square !!
Guess the chassis must be a bit skewed - anybody know if there are still Churchill jigs about with Cortina Mk 1 settings?
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"She"????????????
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Main job this winter has been to get the car in thread number 1492 set up properly after a couple of none too successful outings at the end of last season. Built to genuine Appendix K spec with no trick bits at all (OK - I know it will be slow compared to U2TC cars) I've measured it up and the wheelbase on driver's side is 5mm longer than passenger side. There is slight negative camber on passenger side (which I would expect with the genuine Lotus TCAs using the correct crossmember mounting holes and top mounts) but slight positive camber on the driver's side !!
I got some uprated single leaf springs for the rear but we have to put a 2 inch lowering block on the left side spring hanger and nothing on the driver's side to get it to sit square !!
Guess the chassis must be a bit skewed - anybody know if there are still Churchill jigs about with Cortina Mk 1 settings?

Build tolerances were different "up north".

I recall a story about a regular road car - Mk 2 Cortina allegedly run as a repmobile by someone in Cumbria (as it is known recently) who thought the handling and tyre wear a tad odd.

Turned out, after 6 months of "investigation", that the tolerances were at max on both sides leaving the track 2 1/2 inches out of alignment from front to back. From memory the car hated roundabouts but was a gem on left handers. Might have been the other way around.

I had something similar with a VX Omega.

For circuit use I suppose one might make positive perfomance gain from such anomalies?
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