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    Sandown Hysterics

    So - finally back in my car after 2 and a bit years.

    Qualified P2 and finished all 3 races in P1 so pretty chuffed.

    Surprised at how much race-fitness I'd lost .... even by the end of Sunday I was still over-braking the car and re-accelerating up to the corner.

    Props to Rob Palermo (RP Motorsport Developments) for his work redesigning the front suspension to make it Bailey-proof

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    Great Pics Robin, what class are you racing in?
    Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars

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    Well done holding off Richard.

    Great event. Some awesome old cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post
    Great Pics Robin, what class are you racing in?
    Last weekend was MG and Invited British.

    I turned 65 last week and in the 2 years I have been out of the car I have lost at least a second or more.

    I found I was over braking - or over-thinking my brake markers by 50 metres and more and whilst I carved 2 seconds out of my quali-time from Saturday morning to Sunday arvo, there is at least another 15 tenths to come because I've turned into a bloody wuss ...

    By the same token, SWMBO was pretty clear about the consequences of an enfuckeration to the car or my person so I had the "domestic driver-coach" in the back of my mind for pretty much the whole weekend.

    There are some video's floating around as well, but I was so out of race-weekend prep that I forgot my Gopro .... so none from my car unfortunately.

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    Great looking car.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Sports Sedan

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    I remember seeing you battling it out with the McDowalls (spell check) 30 odd years ago when I used to go to all the race meets with my dad.

    Was around when you first debuted the car from memory
    Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post
    I remember seeing you battling it out with the McDowalls (spell check) 30 odd years ago when I used to go to all the race meets with my dad.

    Was around when you first debuted the car from memory
    Car debuted in early 1989. Big dose of steroids and diet in 1990 and that's when is really started to get expensive !!

    Yep, raced against Neil McDowell, Andy and Junior (Simon), as well as Paul Trevethan and later Dr Mort ..... in those days there was no breathalyzer on Sunday morning so some epic sessions on Sat nite ... not any more - just as well 'cos I'm now well over the hill in that department.

    Car is completely over developed but isn't that what you do !!

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    what engine in it - with that bulge on the bonnet and user name i'm guess a V8 -but what?
    Last edited by 9triton; 16-11-17 at 07:08 PM.

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    Rover V8 with TRS (TA Performance) heads and Jenvey downdraft injection, 14:1 on E85. Bulge on bonnet is a "mistake" - at least 75mm too high. Airbox top is 15mm above height at rear of bonnet and needs to be flat to front of air-box rather than 75mm above ....

    Have new bonnet ready to chop up and make nicer ............

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