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by andrewcliffe
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: PIEDRAFITA
Replies: 13
Views: 12931

Re: PIEDRAFITA

With a 25mm restrictor rather than its 31mm restrictor, the engine will not reach the higher rpm where it develops its peak power., because it can't ingest enough air, and if the seals are intact no internal fiddling can take place.
by andrewcliffe
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: 2003 results sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 1946

2003 results sheets

Am going through old results to put on the website. Starting at 2003 - as thats the earliest TSL have information on. - Silverstone National - SUNBAC - despite my best googling, I've not found a PDF or results online. Anyone got them for both grids? - Silverstone International - PMC - ditto - Doning...
by andrewcliffe
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

Calling them Wombles is unfair to Wombles.

No-one likes the noise goblins.
by andrewcliffe
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Paddleshift
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Re: Paddleshift

Graham is using the bike's gearbox, so less load required than the original F3 gearbox. Most F3 cars have a flat shift device - i.e. keep go pedal buried to the floor, by having a momentary ignition cut - some by a paddle or button on the steering wheel, done in conjunction with the gear change, som...
by andrewcliffe
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Paddleshift
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Re: Paddleshift

We looked after a car for a while which had an FTR box with a paddle shift system. When it worked it was quite good - however: 1) needed a much bigger battery to power the solenoid and throttle blipper = extra weight 2) the solenoid itself was heavy = extra weight 3) it was very sensitive to adjustm...
by andrewcliffe
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

First port of call regarding the helmet query should be the helmet manufacturers.
by andrewcliffe
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

We await what the definition of 'historic' is by the MSA and whether the post 1/1/2000 date ruling will apply from 2016.
by andrewcliffe
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

Russ, unless you've got a new car coming out, technically you should be OK until 2016 as the 2015 ruling is for cars built from 1/1/2000 onwards. A 398 has a years grace, so buying the HANS device can be postponed.
by andrewcliffe
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

How many people in Mono will this affect - who has a yr2000+ car and doesn't have a HANS device? If there is a significant number, maybe a group purchase could be made ? Of course, you may need to buy a new helmet with HANS posts, or possibly a helmet manufacturer will fit and certify HANS posts to ...
by andrewcliffe
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17433

HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

According to the MSA magazine (page 14), it says: "Frontal Head Restraints will become a mandatory piece of safety equipment for drivers of post-2000 single seaters next year, and all circuit racers (except historic) from 2016 following a ruling from the Motor Sports Council." So, if you d...
by andrewcliffe
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Brands Hatch pit access
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Brands Hatch pit access

I was at Brands this weekend. The tunnel was manned (as you'd expect) but also my Msv media pass was scanned at the circuit entrance gate, as was Emma's ticket. This means they know whose pass has been used so you may not be able to use a pass that has been scanned in once to get other guests in wit...
by andrewcliffe
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Oulton Park results
Replies: 1
Views: 2063

Oulton Park results

For those interested, and because BRDC F4 were willing to pay for it, TSL put sectors in place so there is more information to peruse on the TSL results web site. Not sure all the information is accurate - citing Alistair Bell and Kevin Couling's qualifying 1st sector speed trap speeds as being exam...
by andrewcliffe
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Wanted: Willing guinea pig / victim at Oulton / Mallory
Replies: 3
Views: 3339

Wanted: Willing guinea pig / victim at Oulton / Mallory

I now have a pair of sunglasses with a built in high definition video camera on the bridge of the nose, that gives a true drivers eye viewpoint.

Ideally with someone who has or uses a clear helmet visor, and to be fairest, prefer someone who doesn't already have an onboard camera.
by andrewcliffe
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Brands Hatch pit access
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Brands Hatch pit access

He's had legal advice to appear sorry and to apologise, but a leopard won't change its spots. He's not sorry in the slightest, this stage is just an attempt to improve his chances when in front of a court.

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