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Old 03-12-2017, 10:02 PM
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Had a visit from one of the local Rambler lads and the car now has the X-factor, that should be worth at least a tenth:



Some people might remember the old roof mounted tacho:



Well it wasn't doing much good up there pointing at the passenger, but it's an old VDO unit and was still working, so I've moved it somewhere more useful and I now have one working gauge in the car:



Thought is was also time to step up the traction and loose another 48 lbs off the race weight in the process:

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Old 04-12-2017, 04:30 PM
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Looks good with the rims
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:37 PM
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No money for expensive race parts? $3.00 spun dollar aluminium water bottle from Red Dot and $3.50 strap from Bunnings (the strap was a little extravagant I know):



Significant upgrade over the old soft drink bottle:

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:22 PM
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3 bucks. Like your style.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:48 AM
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Loaded and ready for another trip to the Motorplex tonight:





Looking a little more serious this time, other than needing a panel beater.


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Old 06-12-2017, 04:21 PM
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If any one asks about the lack of rear bar and the damage tell them it was damaged last time you ran from a massive wheel stand
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:27 AM
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:08 AM
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No joy, have to look somewhere other than lack of traction. 60' times are still around 2.7, just doesn't launch off the line like it should with 4.10 rear gears.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:08 PM
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No joy, have to look somewhere other than lack of traction. 60' times are still around 2.7, just doesn't launch off the line like it should with 4.10 rear gears.
Reaction time?
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:15 PM
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Generally pretty ****, but that's pretty much irrelevant here.


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Old 19-12-2017, 08:29 PM
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While I'm waiting for the next run at the strip to try out some changes, I thought I'd tackle a little bit of bodywork. The car had a fair old crease in the front guard that was causing the tyre to scrape when cornering (otherwise it wouldn't need fixing):



Looks a little better after a bit of hammer work:



Some slightly more exciting upgrades are in the pipeline.
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Old 21-12-2017, 07:19 AM
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More aero front fender must have helped, plus a lot more timing, new best time:

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Old 21-12-2017, 11:12 AM
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A full second and 2MPH over your previous PB?
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Old 21-12-2017, 03:34 PM
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Yep, and all for just 10 degrees more advance in the timing.
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Old 22-12-2017, 01:03 AM
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Early Christmas present:

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