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by andrewcliffe
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Entry fee inflation
Replies: 6
Views: 4635

Re: Entry fee inflation

Comparison costs Mono: Championship Registration £ 135. Race entries £ 350 - £ 410. Tiedeman £ 299. Spa £ 615. F3 Cup costs: CR £ 295. Race entries range from £ 435 to £ 540 (Silverstone GP / Brands GP) with Spa at £ 735. Excluding Spa, race format is either 1Q and 2R at 20' each (60') or 1Q 15', 2R...
by andrewcliffe
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine Regulations
Replies: 51
Views: 27819

Re: Engine Regulations

The weight advantage is also worthy of thought. Ballasting them to iron block weights would require a lot of lead, and that's neither cheap nor easy to safely fit in many single seaters! Ballast the driver. Mono drivers + cake = problem solved. Towards the end of the 1990's car manufacturers looked...
by andrewcliffe
Wed May 25, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone format change
Replies: 7
Views: 4702

Re: Silverstone format change

For the record, I'm not in favour either.
by andrewcliffe
Tue May 24, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone format change
Replies: 7
Views: 4702

Silverstone format change

There is a format change to Silverstone National which is mentioned on the event page on the main Mono site and the Facebook feed. I thought mentioning it here would also give people advance warning as I know some are guilty of not reading all the final instructions and supplementary regulations. Sa...
by andrewcliffe
Wed May 11, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Terry Clarke Contact Details?
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Re: Terry Clarke Contact Details?

PM sent
by andrewcliffe
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 7415

Re: to those who use trailers

Our truck is a converted 7.5t lorry. In theory it takes two cars, one on the floor, another on parallel benches at waist height. In practice we find its best to put one car on the upper deck and all the accumulated stuff necessary for running a car underneath - rolling tool cabinets, boxes of spares...
by andrewcliffe
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: to those who use trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 7415

Re: to those who use trailers

Trailers - going forwards is easy. Reversing is harder, but that comes with practice - and its easier with a bigger trailer than a small garden trailer. Certainly here, you've got to be aware of total weights - car + trailer + race car + tools / stuff can exceed the amount permissible that the tow c...
by andrewcliffe
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Pirelli v Avons
Replies: 22
Views: 14219

Re: Pirelli v Avons

I think the majority simply have two or three sets of wheels - a set of wets, a primary set of race tyres and possibly an extra set of older tyres for transit or in case they receive a puncture or damage.

There are regs which can be imposed if people abuse tyre allocations.
by andrewcliffe
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Pirelli v Avons
Replies: 22
Views: 14219

Re: Pirelli v Avons

The argument against is that its kind of against the historical ethos of Monoposto. Currently many people run different tyres and get good results from each - Avon, Cooper, Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Hoosier, Yokohama are all seen, and there is no reason why people couldn't try Hankook or Kumho F3 t...
by andrewcliffe
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Pirelli v Avons
Replies: 22
Views: 14219

Re: Pirelli v Avons

Yes, they are cheaper than Avons, by approx £ 100 if memory serves. F3 Cup moved to Pirelli last season after several seasons of using a spec. Avon tyre and the tyres have proven to be faster and also more durable. Some Mono cars have used the softer Avon compound and the Pirellis are certainly more...
by andrewcliffe
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Lap records
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: Lap records

Forgot about Spa as it wasn't timed by TSL!

If you think you have a lap record, but its not shown, let me know.
by andrewcliffe
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Lap records
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: Lap records

I'll go through the list.
by andrewcliffe
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Help Required to move my car !
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Re: Help Required to move my car !

If you have no offers from people slightly closer, we could help.
by andrewcliffe
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22009

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

The Melectronics – F3-2009 appears to be a bright LED but not with a separate flashing function? Or is this a permanently flashing light with no static light function? This is what we have on our F3 Cup cars. It just has a flashing mode. This model is the wide but short type usually seen on the lat...
by andrewcliffe
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mounting for a GoPro Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: Mounting for a GoPro Camera

We used our 3D printer to make a mounting that fitted onto the roll hoop, from which the camera can be mounted. Depending on which version of GoPro you have, the polycarbonate case it the weak link - the lugs that connect to the next section of mount often break off. A secondary tether is a very goo...

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