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by samier
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 31
Views: 16818

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

Nat, I think you should relax and not get worked up by thoughts of pro teams, pro drivers, pro cars, pro trucks...chill and enjoy your life!! :mrgreen:
by samier
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Specials in Mono
Replies: 16
Views: 9596

Re: Specials in Mono

tristancliffe wrote:Graham Read is the closest I can think of. Or one of the Whitmores.
Lol you could be right!! :mrgreen:
by samier
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Specials in Mono
Replies: 16
Views: 9596

Re: Specials in Mono

We need to find a paddock hitler complete with the tache! Any volunteers?
by samier
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Specials in Mono
Replies: 16
Views: 9596

Re: Specials in Mono

As for allocated paddock space, we always seem to get mugged by the Mazda lot, just like at SIlverstone this year, we were forced to the far end of the extended paddock. It was not the first time either, I remember it happend last year at Donington also. Maybe a clup rep should arrive in time and ma...
by samier
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Snetterton 300 - two virtual laps of the new circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 5697

Re: Snetterton 300 - two virtual laps of the new circuit

Looks quite good, but coram and russell should be interesting not to take too much speed through the towards the end of coram to stay right for russell. When does the track open for testing?
by samier
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 31
Views: 16818

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

I guess as the Club F3 is the MSVR's flagship series, we will not have a chance in getting garages next season? Did Monoposto ever get allocated garages in the past? I dont mean an odd event here or there.
by samier
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 31
Views: 16818

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

Define "pro"! Is a team with a truck pro? Even if it's a worn out old truck converted/maintained/improved by an amateur in the home driveway? Is a team with two cars pro? Even if they are both prepared in the home workshop? Does the fact one might be a paid job count as being pro? Some "pro" teams ...
by samier
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 31
Views: 16818

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

I was surprised by the comments of the commentator who refered Monoposto drivers as "garden shed junk racers" at one of the races this year. You cannot stop progress, life goes on, we cant all live in the low tech historic times (If you want to, buy a historic and race in historic events), for examp...
by samier
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 22031

Re: Engine pre-heaters

I guess the other thing is as we dont go out of the pitlane and around thw whole lap to form on the grid, we lose 1 lap to put enough load into..so all the warming up is done on the actual green flag lap. Out of interest what grade oils are people using? Surely something like a 15w50 would take long...
by samier
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 22031

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Good point, but I have always run my cars for about 10 mins until the oil gets to normal operating temp, but also making sure the water does not boil over. I would switch it off at around 75 degrees water temp.
by samier
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 22031

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Pre heating the oil in the gearbox..........now that is worth doing. Good for a few horse power at the wheels, a particular advantage on the first lap. Or infact running the box without oil even better. Favourite F3/F Renault trick. I have been trying to figure this out, I have seen a few cars if o...
by samier
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Winter testing
Replies: 15
Views: 8851

Re: Winter testing

Times going too fast.. last month been out of action with 2 cases of different flu viruses..

March 19 is only about 11 weeks away!! :shock:
by samier
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Forum -> Facebook Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 4741

Re: Forum -> Facebook Groups

Facebook is a social menace and an evil! I agree the forum should not move there!
by samier
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Arty Cameron must be stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 4793

Re: Arty Cameron must be stopped

Use him as motivation to come back stronger in 2011!
by samier
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: stress ECGs for 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Re: stress ECGs for 2011

£100 for a ECG and a coronary bypass if needed really good deal!! :wink: