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by schomosport
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Old farts medical requirements changes
Replies: 0
Views: 1291

Old farts medical requirements changes

For the benefit of those who only found out at the last minute. I had just booked my race medical for 2020 when I looked at the smallprint in the MSA renewal pack and promptly cancelled it again. If you’re over 60, you only need a medical at 60, 65, 70, 72, 74 and annually over 74. So since I had to...
by schomosport
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Pads for Dallara F397 - Advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Pads for Dallara F397 - Advice needed

Advice appreciated on best source (lowest £££!) for pads for F397. Also recommendations on manufacturer and grade. I hae been using Ferodo as long as I can remember but they seem to have a tendency to crack and fall-apart when left on the car over winter. I take them out now along with the extinguis...
by schomosport
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Testing
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Testing

Come to think of it, could someone in Admin please move this to somewhere that doesn't auto delete after 60 days. Thanks.
by schomosport
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Testing
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Testing

Thanks Tony that's helpful. I have often been frustrated by not having anywhere to run and check short of a full blown test session.
by schomosport
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Mono 1000

Got 15kg lead in the Dallara
by schomosport
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Mono 1000

Interesting. Once I switched to radials I would never have got my RT30 to 560kg without spending silly money lightening components. I was 75kg then.
by schomosport
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: How dry should a dry sump be?
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

How dry should a dry sump be?

Spiess pumped XE Dallara. Single stage pressure pump, single stage scavenge back to the oil tank via the oil cooler. Oil tank breathes into catch tank which then breathes to atmosphere. Crankcase breathes to same catch tank from what would have been the dipstick hole in a standard car. There is a ba...
by schomosport
Sat May 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Oil pressure failure at hightemperature
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

Oil pressure failure at hightemperature

Took newly built Vauxhall XE to Snetterton yesterday to run-in and test and experienced a collapse in oil pressure after about 8 laps. I was only running about 5500 rpm but oil pressure fell rapidly from mid-50s psi to less than 10psi over half a lap before pitting. It was also accompanied by a sign...
by schomosport
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Medicals. Licence time
Replies: 5
Views: 5198

Re: Medicals. Licence time

Thanks for the tip Steve. Thinks "Can't remember date of last medical but got loads of time to sort it out!". Checked this evening (7th December) - last medical 5th December 2015. Doh.................. Still he's a good chap and only charges £40 or so, so if Milton Keynes isn't to far to g...
by schomosport
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Pirelli v Avons
Replies: 22
Views: 14987

Re: Pirelli v Avons

Just a couple of comments: Simply put, the gas you use DOES NOT MATTER, but water vapour content MIGHT. Don't take this absolutely literally and do something silly like use the oxygen out of your welding set. Oxygen can react explosively with things like oil and grease. Secondly, another thing to be...
by schomosport
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Entry fee inflation
Replies: 6
Views: 4940

Re: Entry fee inflation

Thanks for the comparison data Andrew. Noting that generally Mono has fielded generally large grids in recent years, and assuming the other clubs mentioned are no more intended as profit making enterprises than Mono and track time is whatever it is a minute, then it looks like Mono is relatively che...
by schomosport
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Entry fee inflation
Replies: 6
Views: 4940

Entry fee inflation

Entry fees have always the single biggest part of the self-prepared competitor. Looking at this year's entry fees, the average double header has clearly moved in recent years from "about £300" to "about "400" a pop. A couple of examples. Brands Hatch DH (2 days, 60 minutes t...
by schomosport
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Helmet / HANS combination
Replies: 0
Views: 2852

Helmet / HANS combination

Looking forward to my first outing at since 2014 at Brands and the scrutineering paranoia has kicked in good and early! After looking at the Startline advisory on helmets and HANS combinations I think all is good but if anyone could please confirm: Helmet - SNELL 2005 and FIA 8858-2002 anchorages la...
by schomosport
Thu May 26, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone format change
Replies: 7
Views: 4973

Re: Silverstone format change

50+ cars on the GP circuit is crowded enough especially when it is raining. The pro-rata cars per mile distance is going to be considerably less on the National. Good luck all.....not really bothered that I won't be there.
by schomosport
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 7847

Re: to those who use trailers

I have had a variety of 4-wheel trailers, open and covered, which I have always towed with whatever the family estate of the day was, usually big Audis. Note one downside of towing a box trailer with a car is poor rear visibility as your mirrors are not far enough a part to see close behind the trai...

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