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by Tailgate
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mental Capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 6298

Re: Mental Capacity

Patrick,

Pilots are never lost ! but sometimes we're temporarily unsure of our position... :wink:
by Tailgate
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21692

Re: Engine pre-heaters

I'm in the Dermot camp...mostly production engines with more forgiving tolerances...I'm not saying it shouldn't be warmed up but a good fast idle for as long as the cooling system can stand it then shut it down to let it heat soak, I would have thought doing this 30 mins before heading off to the as...
by Tailgate
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Forum -> Facebook Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 4686

Re: Forum -> Facebook Groups

I'm not a big fan of facebook, I like the current forum format, I do realise it requires effort from the admistrators to keep it up and running...its much appreciated.

My vote is no to Facebook.
by Tailgate
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Winter testing
Replies: 15
Views: 8698

Re: Winter testing

Lots of good pointer's and suggestions...thanks. The circuit I did my ARDS on is local, cheap and will be ok to give the car and me some runs, I can at least check engine, brakes, gear box etc, it isn't the best surface so will be more Acropolis than Donnington but should be ok for the basics. I've ...
by Tailgate
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Winter testing
Replies: 15
Views: 8698

Re: Winter testing

I can imagine when testing it would be very easy just to circulate and not achieve a great deal unless you set some aims. However, as 'samier' says, in my case I need to get comfortable in the car without the pressure of a meeting and its timetables etc, maybe then progressing to playing with adjust...
by Tailgate
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Winter testing
Replies: 15
Views: 8698

Winter testing

Well, I managed to source a car for the 1800 class, needs some work but hopefully I'll get it sorted well before the 2011 season kicks off, hopefully get some testing in myself so come my first race I don't make a complete fool of myself !! I was curious to know how much testing the "regulars" do du...
by Tailgate
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Saying hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

Re: Saying hello

Hi Lee,
I would have loved to be at Croft this weekend, only 15mins from my home but unfortunately I'm overseas at the moment............I'm not a happy chappy knowing I'll miss a good opportunity to chat to folk and watch some motor racing !!
Thanks all the same, Dave.
by Tailgate
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Saying hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

Re: Saying hello

Thanks Patrick, Whilst there are lots of interesting options, getting to grips (no pun intended) with slicks and adjustable suspension will be enough of a challenge without adding wings to the equation. Initially I did look towards a Kent engined car but hear they can be fragile and I guess if I get...
by Tailgate
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Saying hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

Saying hello

Hi All, I'm not sure if folk usually make an introduction but I am so here goes.....I'm a newbie hoping to make a foray into single seater racing next year, currently going through the prelims of gaining a licence. It's looking like Mono1800 with a Zetec will be a good route for me to start, I inten...