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Basil
03-13-2006, 02:05 PM
Welcome to the "Racing" forum. Please read the rules post before posting here. Nials (aeronca65t) is the moderator of this race-focused forum,

Basil

Steve
03-13-2006, 02:18 PM
Excellent idea! This forum looks as if it will be well-used.

Nunyas
03-13-2006, 02:24 PM
agreed! I've noticed a lot of discussion of racing and setting up of cars for racing in the various forums ... this ought to help keep racing related stuff centralized... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

GB1
03-13-2006, 02:28 PM
I agree, this is a great idea

aeronca65t
03-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Thanks Basil, for a forum that many of us will enjoy.

Note: This forum is multi-marque (so it won't be all about Spridgets). /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

The idea is to discuss various subjects related to all types of motorsports, as it relates to Little British Cars.

I would guess that much of stuff here will touch on performance "mods" that might make a car faster at the track.

This forum will also relate to various different types of racing. These could include SCCA-type road-racing, autocross, track-days, time-trials, high performance driving schools, English-style trials, ralleys (off-road, TSD, gimmick, etc), and probably even land-speed racing and drag racing.
There's probably other motorsports events that relate to LBCs, but that's all I can think of right now.

And remember, play nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grouphug.gif or you'll get the Black Flag! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

MGAdams
03-13-2006, 04:13 PM
Nice idea, and hope I find the time to read and participate. At present I am racing to go racing this season, so much to do ... so little time.
Getting closer.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/pbd089154265f0b5ba8e5275be9684def/efd94859.jpg

Mike

DrEntropy
03-13-2006, 04:26 PM
A Most Excellent development!

Mike; I can ~almost~ make out the venturi locking spot on those Webers... Look like 40's, but can't see for sure if they've the 45 locking screws. Which are they?

...and how in the world did you get 'em so SHINY?!?

MGAdams
03-13-2006, 04:45 PM
They are 40+ year old, 42DCOE, and polishing is just a lot of time and rotary tools, brushes, and rouge compounds. Polishing the outside of a head takes longer than the inside.
... another one
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/pa37f77241145662d31092b83326ebeeb/efd9485b.jpg

Mike

kennypinkerton
03-13-2006, 05:24 PM
Hey, mike... I have an Alfa engine you can practice your polishing on - hehehehehe.

DrEntropy
03-13-2006, 05:33 PM
42's ?!?! I think I've only ever seen a set of 42 DCOE's ONCE in forty years and those on a Maser, a 101 series and they were "trips". HOW did you ever decide on 'em and THEN find a set?

I don't mean to be a PITA but I'm kinda curious about this. I know they're sort of "period" for the car, but the cross-flow head isn't (to my knowledge)... I'm perplexed, so to speak.

WhatsThatNoise
03-13-2006, 05:40 PM
[ QUOTE ]

And remember, play nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grouphug.gif or you'll get the Black Flag! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

[/ QUOTE ]
Do you have the 13/13 rule?

Or can we "rub" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DrEntropy
03-13-2006, 05:45 PM
All ya need is RACIN' ROOM! 'bout an eighth of an inch.

Bugeye58
03-13-2006, 06:09 PM
Four off twice and you're gone for the day!
Hopefully this forum will take off. I don't know how many of us race, but this should be fun.
Jeff

WhatsThatNoise
03-13-2006, 06:17 PM
I was talking to a lady at Nelson Ledges who rolled & continued.....

She said she was upset when they BF'ed her. (Just to shake her wheels)

They let her right back out after that "stop & go" for going "4 up". /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

MGAdams
03-13-2006, 06:18 PM
[ QUOTE ]
42's ?!?! I think I've only ever seen a set of 42 DCOE's ONCE in forty years and those on a Maser, a 101 series and they were "trips". HOW did you ever decide on 'em and THEN find a set?

I don't mean to be a PITA but I'm kinda curious about this. I know they're sort of "period" for the car, but the cross-flow head isn't (to my knowledge)... I'm perplexed, so to speak.

[/ QUOTE ]
They are period correct, and original for this particular car ... always been a race car since first landed in Canada in 1963. The pictures I have been posting are of the "mule" engine to get me to the track this year. In the future I will post some stuff about my primary engine.
The crossflow head is an HRG Derrington, not the modern MSX knockoff. I have attached an original track test done in 1964 of my car, and the original owner. (too big to include in message)

Mike

Nunyas
03-13-2006, 07:07 PM
neat! I enjoyed reading that article... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

kennypinkerton
03-13-2006, 08:55 PM
Great article.

DrEntropy
03-14-2006, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the reply and article. Enlightening. I'd no idea!

ummm... when ya get the "real" engine in there, I'll volunteer to "take care of" the mule! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

MGAdams
03-14-2006, 08:35 AM
This is what the car "once was"
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p03ab2e79c9dcb01a0b72e1f0a6f3638e/f024382a.jpg

and this is "as rescued"
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p68f166cadd90a0f447abb8d7f9b22970/efd72e9f.jpg

I am trying very hard not to "over-do" the restoration, leaving a few rippled panels, dents, and scars ... but I am not a painter so I sent it out for final paint ... he fixed the character marks. Oh well.
http://www.mgbexperience.com/journal/jpics/mgadams/2005-12-04/dec04_05_0018.jpg

Mike

DrEntropy
03-14-2006, 12:29 PM
That's kinda ironic. Usually a body shop will all but ignore things like that for the sake of expediency. I think you may have a treasure in that panel beater. A shame to lose the "historic' dings and dibbishes, but straight ain't bad either. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Quite a project. Nice. Will you put the original livery back on (as much as possible), too?

aeronca65t
03-14-2006, 01:01 PM
Ah yes...."character marks".
I have a few of those.
So does my car. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

MGAdams
03-14-2006, 01:17 PM
[ QUOTE ]
That's kinda ironic. Usually a body shop will all but ignore things like that for the sake of expediency. I think you may have a treasure in that panel beater. A shame to lose the "historic' dings and dibbishes, but straight ain't bad either. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Quite a project. Nice. Will you put the original livery back on (as much as possible), too?

[/ QUOTE ]

I waited for this painter for a year and he is good. I did the panel beating I thought was necessary. I can still see some of the original english wheel roller marks telegraphing through the glossy black, so he didn't get them all.
Yes, the original livery is being replicated. The original driver has provided me with lots of photos as well as the number templates and his original racing logo. I have most of the period decals recreated ... just a mock-up here;

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/pd405ea5682e22cd391c2a445b03d34ff/efd67916.jpg

Mike

Simon TR4a
03-15-2006, 12:43 PM
Beautiful, Mike!
I know of a Triumph gut, Frank Manning, who has a BRG TR4 with 42s. They are very rare as have been out of production for many years, so he told me.
I have seen that track test before in a collection, Brooklands I think, great to know the car is being rebuilt and cared for!
Simon.

Simon TR4a
03-15-2006, 12:43 PM
Sorry, typo for "guy", just too late on the edit key!