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by phuston
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: GRID SIZES
Replies: 68
Views: 34742

Re: GRID SIZES

Brief thoughts: for several years both 2000s and 1000/1400s have been numbered 0-50. The intention is that they race apart. The MRC exists to provide enjoyment to competitors not spectacle for spectators. Being the fastest race in CSCC's programme, we do provide the latter, but this is a secondary c...
by phuston
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: GRID SIZES
Replies: 68
Views: 34742

Re: GRID SIZES

I have been told that the 1800 entered in the 2000 race is intentional. The driver hopes to have two outings in the same car, and has paid for two entries. One suspects that at least one other 1800 driver will be happier to race on the 1000/1400/1600/1800 grid, rather than race with the Mono2000s, h...
by phuston
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: £25 Late Entry/cancellation Fee!
Replies: 18
Views: 14037

Re: £25 Late Entry/cancellation Fee!

This season Monoposto are doing their own race entry administration. Your entry is paid to MRC who have purchased the races from CSCC, and a.n.other. This means that the club has already purchased the Snetterton and Anglesey races. At the AGM, the Treasurer showed a graph that illustrated the effect...
by phuston
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Planning ahead for Anglesey...
Replies: 1
Views: 2185

Re: Planning ahead for Anglesey...

Once you get onto the A55 it is straightforward and you will be at your maximum cruise speed for about 60 miles, but for some speed limits in Llandudno, Colwyn Bay area, and twisty coastal roads near the circuit. This is always the fastest, easiest and most pleasant part of the trip. Congestion cont...
by phuston
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Need any work done on your car
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

Re: Need any work done on your car

I would support David's endorsement of Ewan's skills. Unsurprisingly, he also has experience of, and spares for Swifts.

Based in Doncaster, he can be contacted at www.avitmotorsport.co.uk.
by phuston
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Ian Addlesee RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 7035

Re: Ian Addlesee RIP

Very distressing news. Ian was an experienced, fast, Mono1600 driver when I started racing. He was always approachable and helpful. When we were racing together his driving was clean, fast and fair. After Ian sold his immaculate RF87, when we met, we discussed Monoposto and his ambitions with regard...
by phuston
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Balance bar adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 6991

Re: Balance bar adjustment

I am writing this so that those with greater skill in these matters can add their comments later. The balance bar should be adjusted so that the front wheels generate a greater braking force than the rears. This can be adjusted empirically by jacking the car so that all four wheels are off the groun...
by phuston
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Website additons
Replies: 17
Views: 12062

Re: Website additons

Sorry chaps I don't share your enthusiasm for this project. Viewed from the club perspective it will not be productive to have competitor's lists only composed out of those who are IT enthusiasts, remember that some competitors are not computer literate. The alternative is for someone (a director?) ...
by phuston
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: I know this probably gets asked alot, but....
Replies: 6
Views: 5140

Re: I know this probably gets asked alot, but....

It would be interesting to see a Revelation racing in Monoposto (some Leastones raced with us at Spa 2008). With a 750cc engine and on their standard FF1800 tyres I would not anticipate them being competitive with our Mono1000s and Mono1400s. I race a FF1800 and have had some car to car races with J...
by phuston
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: what to do with winter blues!
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Re: what to do with winter blues!

Just honing my skills for snow racing at snett!

I would have thought the RWD TVR more appropriate, especially with the hood down! :D
by phuston
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: I know this probably gets asked alot, but....
Replies: 6
Views: 5140

Re: I know this probably gets asked alot, but....

FRY8 Tristan, as usual writes good sense. Why does he not sent copy to Startline? You will find similar topics currently being discussed in the: Club Matters - Monoposto Newby, help required section of the Forum and there are informative sections of the Web Site. Towing Race cars on trailers are amo...
by phuston
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Monoposto newbie, help required
Replies: 18
Views: 13900

Re: Monoposto newbie, help required

Double declutching makes sense, and is necessary, on 'crash' gearboxes on vehicles with heavy flywheels, unresponsive engines,and widely spaced ratios Sounds like FF1800 to me 0-135mph on four speeds but, in my car, on my ratios, the suggested technique does work for me between third and fourth whe...
by phuston
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Monoposto newbie, help required
Replies: 18
Views: 13900

Re: Monoposto newbie, help required

Trev, Many start in single seaters, being more responsive (there is no substitute for lack af weight!)they are the best way to learn technique. The seat position in the cars is fixed and effectively each driver has a bespoke car. But, pedal positions are adjustable to the point of some cars having t...
by phuston
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Harness mounting points for 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5975

Re: Harness mounting points for 2009

Rupert, Good to see your post. I would contact the MSA and explain the situation to them, its their regulation. If they have got into work today they are probably looking for something to do. I don't see boring holes in a certified chassis as a good idea. If you do contact them please report your fi...
by phuston
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Monoposto newbie, help required
Replies: 18
Views: 13900

Re: Monoposto newbie, help required

Trev, Welcome. 1) What car to run and class should I look at. I am new to single seat racing I was thinking that something not too fast would be a good way to go. The sort of cars I’ve seen for sale are formula BMW, formula Renault and Van Dieman Rf’s. You have not given any details of experience. I...