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by stevengriffin
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone race time
Replies: 17
Views: 11786

Re: Silverstone race time

I haven't overtaken 82 cars in my whole racing career.... Well done. Perhaps we should put you at the back of the grid for all the races? I did have a good time at Silverstone, it's always nice to be there and the social side of the weekend was great but however you dress it up we didn't actually ge...
by stevengriffin
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone race time
Replies: 17
Views: 11786

Re: Silverstone race time

Kevin the winner was given a race time of 9 minutes 3 seconds, to my shame I finished a minute and 10 seconds behind him after four laps of racing :oops: . I waited all night and all morning for 10 minutes 13 seconds of racing! I don't want to detract from a fun weekend but I had guests that came to...
by stevengriffin
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone race time
Replies: 17
Views: 11786

Silverstone race time

I wonder if others feel a little short-changed from our second race at Silverstone? I fully appreciate that it was one of us Mono guys who dribbled a load of oil around most of the track but a nine minute race? Silverstone took quite a lot of our money for the event and I had a very enjoyable weeken...
by stevengriffin
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Selling a car overseas
Replies: 8
Views: 5600

Re: Selling a car overseas

Watch out for Euro 500 notes, even if they are genuine, and they usually are, nobody wants them. I would suggest keeping a member of the buyer's family as ransom until money has cleared, a small child will normally suffice. I have bought and sold boats abroad and it was full of grief, all was well i...
by stevengriffin
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Spa This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 4999

Re: Spa This Weekend

Not too worried about the timing. We all had a brilliant time, well perhaps not one of our number who had his car almost torn in half in an incident with another competitor. No bones broken just a very sorry looking racing car. Simon ran a tight and happy ship, the Belgian organisers were officious ...
by stevengriffin
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Fuel Tank puzzle
Replies: 18
Views: 11072

Re: Fuel Tank puzzle

Option 3 was the one I used. Low pressure Facet pump from bottom of main tank to swirl pot, high pressure pump from swirl pot to rail with a bit of a spaghetti piping to run overflow fuel back to the swirl pot or main tank. Simples :D
Option 4 is of course available to anyone. :(
by stevengriffin
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Fuel Tank puzzle
Replies: 18
Views: 11072

Re: Fuel Tank puzzle

It doesn't have to be inside. In the side pod would do.
by stevengriffin
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Fuel Tank puzzle
Replies: 18
Views: 11072

Re: Fuel Tank puzzle

I had the same trouble with my Cosworth Sierra, every time I turned left when the tank was half full or less it stuttered and coughed. The fitting of a small swirl pot for the fuel has solved the problem.
by stevengriffin
Sat May 18, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Where can I get my Zetec Head Skimmed?
Replies: 13
Views: 9493

Re: Where can I get my Zetec Head Skimmed?

Before you part with too much cash, Roger bought a complete engine from Raceline for £500.
by stevengriffin
Sat May 18, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Where can I get my Zetec Head Skimmed?
Replies: 13
Views: 9493

Re: Where can I get my Zetec Head Skimmed?

My friend Roger DOnnan has a brand new Zetec head unused. He bought a new engine from Raceline but only wanted the bottom half as he has some special Carlos Fandango head on his motor . He is looking to sell it for a reasonable (cheap) offer. Pm me and I'll put you in touch if you want.
by stevengriffin
Wed May 15, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Re: Dubai

Yes you're right the poor old deceased are rubbish at retaliation. I was thinking more of the authorities and their inclination towards and enthusiasm for upper limb dismemberment. I'm informed that the local feudal royalty in UAE are rather more on the reasonable side than the barbarians that run B...
by stevengriffin
Mon May 13, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Re: Dubai

Spa next meeting for me then Oulton. Thanks for the info. I'll see what happens re working there. There is more to life than money. I may have to get Ewen to show me how to drive a Radical SR3, they look wicked and they have a series for them in Dubai. Mind you if any of my patients die they will pr...
by stevengriffin
Sat May 11, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Dubai

I'm thinking about possibly taking a job in Dubai. I'm going through the usual plus and minus things. The positives are the predictable ones of course. One question is what to do at the weekends, I like fettling and generally messing about with race cars. In fact I very much like my life right here ...
by stevengriffin
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Bahrain
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

Re: Bahrain

Yep I think we should go back to whinging about the size of the air restrictor on Formula Renaults. Mind you having just put on a Zetec legal restrictor on my car I'm feeling sorry for it. Such a little hole to breath through it will only rev to 7,200 now poor thing. Anyway at least I have a new exc...
by stevengriffin
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Bahrain
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

Re: Bahrain

I was feeling very self righteous not watching but I did turn on my BBC news web site to see who had won. Pity about Schumacher minor winning again... It does say something that so many teams are beholden to these guys with beards who no doubt seems very affable on a personal basis having been educa...