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by drmike
Mon May 09, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 10612

Re: to those who use trailers

thanks guys some good food for thought. appreciate the advice looking into the trailer license here its 12hrs of lessons and around 3600 GBP...... trailers are considered `cars` and have a two yearly MOT and annual insurance/road tax etc etc, circa 3000 GBP per year..... (i suspect they really dont ...
by drmike
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 10612

Re: to those who use trailers

thats a nice set up wingnut,

btw how do you get the car on and off the truck?
by drmike
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 10612

Re: to those who use trailers

thanks mark, one consideration is ..i dont have an estate car - i have space for parking a truck, or a trailer but not a new estate car and a trailer. now if i could use my old pick up as a tow vehicle that could swing things... but im not sure my old pick up would make a good tow vehicle. not reall...
by drmike
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 10612

Re: to those who use trailers

Thanks guys Over here in japan you can drive a 5000kg GVW truck on normal license so theres no issue with weight. i was looking at buying a flatbed truck with a 4.5m bed and adding ramps, maybe a hoist. something like this... Im not sure i fancy towing a trailer..... i dont have any experience with ...
by drmike
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 10612

to those who use trailers

hi guys i need to sort out a transporter for my race cars. my options are limited to getting a truck that i can crane the cars on an off or getting a trailer. trailer price and old truck price would be similar here, but truck would take up a little more space and have much higher running costs. ive ...
by drmike
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mounting for a GoPro Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 5629

Re: Mounting for a GoPro Camera

i found attaching it via the the casing foot always causes the case to break due to vibration no matter how the foot is mounted to the car. i think every car at our club has a broken case.... in the end after breaking two cases i found a good solution by attaching the rear door to a flat ally plate ...
by drmike
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: advice needed - what connects to this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2689

Re: advice needed - what connects to this?

thanks guys, what was making me wonder is the fact there is a rubber hose attached to the air pressure sensor that goes all the way up to the engine. it has a loop in the end of the hose but isnt connected to anything. perhaps its so it can measure the atmospheric pressure at the engine rather than ...
by drmike
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: what oil for f3 engine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Re: what oil for f3 engine?

engine is stock F3.

ADDED: Got a reply from Spiess

Hello Michael,

the recommended engine oil is Castrol 10W60.

Best regards
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
by drmike
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: extinguishers
Replies: 1
Views: 2011

extinguishers

hi guys, sorting out an extinguisher for my f393. i presume i cant get the original refilled by anyone (japan) so need to replace with new. can any old AFFF extinguisher be used? i noticed the domestic ones have `use upright` printed on them...do the `fia approved` ones or ones sold for motorsporst ...
by drmike
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: what oil for f3 engine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

what oil for f3 engine?

Hi guys, can anyone advise what is the recommended engine oil for vauxhaul opel f393?

cheers
mike
by drmike
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: advice needed - what connects to this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2689

advice needed - what connects to this?

Hi guys, possibly a silly question but i dont want to mess up on my c20xe engined F393 I have this thingy on the end of the fuel rail (I guess its a pressure regulator?) there is an outlet/inlet pipe coming from it with nothing attached. (see lower pic) from what ive read normally pressure regulator...
by drmike
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: My First Race
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

Re: My First Race

With all the little issues sorted, it is time to head to Brands for my first race. The trailer is packed, thanks to everyone who suggested items to weigh it down with. After putting in pretty much everything that was suggested, the poor trailer was packed to the gunnel's and rather overweight so iv...