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by Talkiet
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Track days & Events
Topic: Hawkswood sealed sprint 9Nov19
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Hawkswood sealed sprint 9Nov19

Thanks! The road was a lot dirtier (loose gravel) than last year and times were a bit slower for most people (I was about 1.5-2 seconds slower than last year)... Here's a video of the quickest run for me this year and it was still chock full of mistakes due to changing road conditions. https://youtu...
by Talkiet
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Track days & Events
Topic: Hawkswood sealed sprint 9Nov19
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Hawkswood sealed sprint 9Nov19

I've just entered - so pending dry weather, I'll be there. It's definitely the least intimidating non track speed event you will find. Here's my video from last year.... Link in case the embed doesn't work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5exMuWTYaQ ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5exMuWTYaQ Chee...
by Talkiet
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars for Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone know the history of this Steelbros S4?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Anyone know the history of this Steelbros S4?

Many thanks - that's useful info. There's a big disconnect in mileage (kmage?) between various sources. My friend was going to fly up and have a look before committing anyway but I'll pass on your specific -

Cheers - N
by Talkiet
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Cars for Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone know the history of this Steelbros S4?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Anyone know the history of this Steelbros S4?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/lotus/auction-2150366119.htm?fbclid=IwAR1npTcGvRXpyH0lF7f_Dy-7oTH1qoXq65TokYZm1xPWXEOyGXkeDdMfa9o Friend of mine is looking at it as a fun investment type thing. It looks very original and excellent condition to me. Any car specific history lurking out ther...
by Talkiet
Mon May 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights

Les reported that he can't buy the outlaws anymore - The company is too hard to deal with for him. I haven't found a bolt on option yet. The B16s from Palmside might work but I'm unsure if they can be modified to fit the half inch solid discs.

Cheers - N
by Talkiet
Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)

Thanks. There's absolutely nothing to be lost by not trying these out and potentially something to be learned so I'll definitely give these a go. The only difference might be if they are genuine racing lines (with the implicit assumption that you may want to defend slightly into corners).. Because I...
by Talkiet
Sat May 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)

Unrelated: While looking at CPUs on EBAY a local machine came up for sale with DUAL 12 core Xeons (so 24 physical 2.7-3.5Ghz cores), 128GB, multiple SSDs etc. All for less than the price of buying bits off ebay and hoping not to be scammed so it's on the way to me from a seller in Akl I've dealt wit...
by Talkiet
Sat May 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)

That's really interesting... I've never been completely happy with my lines through the esses especially, but I do have some questions on that formula ford lap because some of the lines are so far different.. T1 - start wide but ultimate turn in not from as wide as I expected. great apex but no use ...
by Talkiet
Wed May 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Tyre pressures - Update, not an open question about what's best :-)

I've stuck at 21/22 cold... I have been getting quicker every time I hit the GP track for the last 3 events, Down to a very low 1:39 now (1:39.15 I think) and that was with a small mistake, so there's a 1:38 in the car and me right now. As long as I keep improving I will stick with the current temps...
by Talkiet
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights

I'm trying to source a set now but Les is busy and hard to get hold of... Hopefully I can talk to him this week. The Outlaws do sound like the way to go. I wouldn't be opposed to new vented discs if I had to but I'd prefer to stay with the current rotors since they are the lightest option.

Cheers - N