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by schomosport
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

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: 1546

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
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FVL water pump
Replies: 0
Views: 63

FVL water pump

FVL water pump wanted with the oil pump drive pulley.

schomosport@hotmail.com
by schomosport
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: How dry should a dry sump be?
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

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: 1940

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: 4495

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: 13496

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: 4352

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: 4352

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: 2375

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: 4459

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: 7016

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...
by schomosport
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 21025

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

I would strongly recommend that MRC ensure that they obtain written agreement from MSA that the regulation for the use of rain lights as contained in the 2016 MRC regulations is consistent with MSA K5.1 and K5.2 if they have not already done so. Regulation is a synonym for requirement: much of my wo...
by schomosport
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Has anyone ever removed one of these from a Dallara tub?
Replies: 6
Views: 5081

Re: Has anyone ever removed one of these from a Dallara tub?

For those who may yet encounter similar misfortune here is how I finally removed the broken stud. I had some drill bushes made up so that they sat over the bush in the back of the tub and held them in place with a clamp plate and some spacers - there are a few useful threaded holes in the backof the...
by schomosport
Fri May 01, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Has anyone ever removed one of these from a Dallara tub?
Replies: 6
Views: 5081

Re: Has anyone ever removed one of these from a Dallara tub?

Coolio - Problem with stud removers is they don't take a lot of torque and if you break one then you have a hardened centre to your broken stud which you can't drill out. PM - have you got any scrap tubs I could come and have a practice on? Come to think of it your XE would probably do since no one ...

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