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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: 131

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: 131

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: 328

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: 458

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: 458

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: 458

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: 458

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: 328

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
by Talkiet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Parts for Sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights

Thanks for the confirmation. Not sure I'll even bother getting the vented discs - might just stick with current solid rotors. Not sure I'll even get enough heat into them to justify it. I have heard that on a really light car it's possible to have issues with the brakes not being able to get warm en...
by Talkiet
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: WTB: Light good brakes for cortina uprights

Well, they do look ideal don't they... I have flicked Les an email...

Thanks for the pointer...

Cheers -N