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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We've all seen the pictures from the recent castle coombe track day, but where's all the info?????
Was the norris designs evo5 quick, did it blow it's turbo or clutch http://www.lancerregister.com/graphics/Wilk.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >
Were RC developments there with a bigger turbo?
Come on blade, how was the car running after the latest tweeks, did that bloody big wing make any difference?
etc......

There's no need to be shy guys, lets hear all the gossip :)
 
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Ha ha! The Norris guy was quick, but looked nothing like 580bhp quick. I never managed to get on track with him, apart from one time when I was quite far away - but was gaining on him. It then poured down, we went in - so who knows. It is a power track for sure. RC didn't bring their car, and it hasn't got the bigger turbo on it yet as people keep buying stuff they order for their car (like me!)

My car wasn't running right - we were getting compressor surge/stall problems - which we have now tracked down to the boost solenoid plumbing and dump valve. This meant juddering on corners, so we lost alot of corner speed - the huge bung I had to shove up the exhaust knocked a good 50bhp off, and the car needs more mapping (going on dyno soon) once we settle with a proper quiet exhaust - no point remapping it before then. So it probably had no more than 370 bhp on the day - that bung was REALLY restrictive and the car sounded wierd....

At the end of the day it is down to driver. I struggled keeping T27 (Kev) and DaveD6 off me as they are both maniacs, but if I concentrated hard enough the extra poke could keep them away. Certainly when Russ was driving that wasn't a problem, but you need tons of power to make a big difference on a track like combe. The Warrender car was quick, and we seemed to keep pace with each other. Of course timing is forbidden, but Kev and Dave were around 2 secs a lap quicker than me, and about 1 or 2 secs a lap slower than Russ in my car. The trick with Kev and Dave is they never brake as far as I can see. Why Dave wasted money on a set of APs I will never know! Still, give me time, I'll catch them - one day!
 
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What about that rear wing Blade, It looks pretty serious is it just for show or does it actually work? http://www.lancerregister.com/graphics/Wilk.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >
Did you get any video footage?, I haven't been taking up much company bandwidth recently!

Any one else at CC, or was Blade the only one with an evo there :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Wing SEEMS better, not really had a chance to play - too concerned with the other issues. I do have vids, will post sometime this weekend - as missus is away, I have time on my hands :(
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Hello Boy's

Agree with Tony , the Norris car was quick but nowhere near the fiqures talked about , my car only runs about 340 bhp and the Norris car was only pulling approximately 3 car lengths on me on the straight , so either high peak bhp with a poor torque curve or there's some bullsh*te going on some where ! I past it a number of times during the day and amp; left it for dead on each accasion. :D

The Warrander car had more or less the same straight line speed as my car as did Kev's now his Autronics ECU is set up with the added bonus of some flames ! and amp; a better power delivery I'm told :)

Overall a great day , just need to get out again on track soon........any one booked in anywhere?....................... Mr Blade ?

Tony I couldn't use the six pots much as they hadn't been bedded in properly , just crusing m8
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Dave, you make me sick... I wish I had your driving skills :D One day mate - just watch out!

Oulton Park, bookatrack 28th May - really empty at the mo, which means it is 95% likely to go open pit - infact, there is a day with easytrack there on the 29th too! Fancy a double header???

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
BTW - Dave - the one time I did overtake you, were you warming up the tyres or something?? You promptly reappeared up my arse a little while later and scared me into letting you past :D

Tried keeping up with you, but it is just too hard work!
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Dave - if Norris pulled 3 car lengths on you on the straight, then that probably equates to about 80bhp, possbily 100bhp (we need the very scientific Droid here to calculate this.... :D)

Far cry from 586bhp. My guess would be the car runs 500bhp, with the exhaust bung up it's jacksy probably around 430-440.

Would love to see it in the hands of someone who can really drive fast to see how quick it really is.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
dave,
if you have ap,s
you wont need more power !
just get barny to set it up !
cheers
stuart
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Tony.......it was halfway around my out lap you past me , I must say you were going quicker than at Cadwell plus the car looked more planted and amp; stable to me , how did it feel ?

I think your power estimates for the Norris car are about right , mind you I made it all up in the braking zone for quarry with time to spare for the odd scooby snack as well on the way .........He....He .......:D

I would really like to drive the Norris car , maybe it is a stormer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hard to say the way it was driven at Combe.

I will try and make Oulton Park on the 28 May as well , would be nice to have time for a run out in each others cars , don't no Oulton Park so you can show me the lines :D

Hope to see you on the 28th May

Dave
 
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Stuart.....I type so slow that your post wasn't up when I replied to Tony's...http://www.lancerregister.com/graphics/laugh1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

I will speak to Barny regarding some fine setting up |PLS| I want to disconnect the abs for trackday use as it was cutting in at over 100mph in the dry on slicks with the AP's at Combe .

I really need to sort out my wining rear diff , I would like to replace the AYC diff with the Cusco mechanical ltd slip unit , any comments or ideas ?

Glad to see you had some Major success last weekend with the bike racing , sounds like the works boys will be coming to you soon ! :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
changing the oil on the diff can work wonders,and i think,but ask him,that he can adjust the diff.
he has some good geometry settings......do you want to borrow my Ledas ?.....or buy them ?
i doubt i will have time to try them.

it would be worth getting the car serviced by him beforehand....
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Stuart

What are the Leda units you have , oil or gas shocks , are they remotes / adjustables ? plus what spring rates are they set up with and is the ride height adjustable ?

Sorry for all the questions but finally how much do you want for them , I wouldn't mind fitting them to play with the set up for a comparison against my std shocks with HKS super sport springs but wouldn't want to muck you about if I decided I didn't like them ??

Cheers
Dave
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Dave - bookatrack said it will almost definitely be open pit - if not I am paying more to run all day :D

It is a great track, you will love it. We can play with the 400bhp 355 challenge car that is going - give it a good spanking!

Thanks for the kind words - I was really not too well at Cadwell! That was only my second time at Combe, and I was just a beginner the first time - so I was quite pleased. Oulton I feel quite well acquainted with, and fingers crossed I should have all my issues sorted by then :D

If you give me your details, and promise not to crash it, I will get you covered on my car so you can actually try it (am I mad???)

Are you going up the night before, if so I know a good hotel about 20 mins away that is really nice.

Cheers

Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Perhaps we can entice Kev to come too? Are you going to do the double header, or just the 28th?
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
dave
height adjustable,gas,dunno what springs....they are with Barny.....i will find out
you are welcome to try them.....i gave £400 for them
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Stuart........I would like to try them thanks , can you mail me Barny's phone number or email address .

Tony ........I look forward to the 28th m8 , thanks for your generous offer!!!!!!!

Cheers
Dave :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Did you get any video footage?, I haven't been taking up much company bandwidth recently!

Not sure if Blade has but I managed a little.

Here's one of me being held up by a Lotus Esprit and Evo 7 (see if you can tell the point where I
got frustrated at the Esprit not moving over :D):

Castle Combe 01 (21Mb)

Here's a short one of Blade's colleague Martin in his P1 being nearly pushed off the track
by a blind Escort driver:

Castle Combe 02 (4Mb)

Enjoy my first experiment with a firewire card :D

Ian.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I must add too that the Norris Evo was on standard road tyres and standard brake calipers. Don't think he was getting enough traction to the ground all day. But still on the straight I agree that it didn't look anywhere near 586bhp! I have seen the JUN 580bhp Super Lemon Evo in action in Singapore against other modified Evos and the difference is HUGE. Should be giving the other cars like 10 car lengths on the straight with that kind of power.

Went for a ride in T27's car and he really impressed me with his driving! And his tyres had so much grip (Dunlop Formula-R I think), I couldn't believe the speed he was going round corners. Maybe it was 10mph faster than my car could ever do with its Michelin Pilot Sports. For a car with standard internals,turbo,cams, brakes and suspension ... he was getting almost everything out of it. Well done! :)
 
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