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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:53 pm

Thanks Simon, You just have to get yours done now and I think next year at Prescott there are going to be a good turnout, just go accepted to do the shire Hillclime in September.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby mettersl » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 pm

Stuart, have you modified the suspension too, I assumed the wider and heavier wheels would make it less refined?
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:58 am

The wheels where my biggest worry and l think i changed the spec 4 times re the offsets on the rear but luckily l have come out with the right result, and the ride quality hasn’t changed which is amazing considering I have gone from 225/55 to 265/40. The front has a standard off the shelf wheel but I didn’t have them machined back to the right offset, as I thought if it didn’t work I could then have cut them back and again the ride is only fractionally harder but I have only gone from 195s to 205, but the tyre missed the back of the wheel arch by a fag paper, and I trimmed the wheel arch right back when I put the extensions in.
The frunt wheels are virtually the same Wt as the originals about 2kg difference including tyres which is amazing, the rear wheel rims also not that much difference in Wt over standard just the extra tyre Wt which is not that different ether.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby mettersl » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:39 pm

Sounds like it works well....I guess the Le Mans spec must work with the original angles or Renault would have to have to have provided some more adjustments like rear camber.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:07 pm

Custard wrote:Thanks Simon, You just have to get yours done now and I think next year at Prescott there are going to be a good turnout, just go accepted to do the shire Hillclime in September.


Stuart, I have been accepted for Shere too. But now the TR is only firing on 6 cylinders, so have an electrical fault to fix, which looks like a couple of wires burned out on the fuse panel.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:43 pm

So have you been accepted in the Tr or Alpine, if you want a hand with getting the engine done on the alpine so you can compete let me no. Just found out that it’s my old mates 50th berthday the day before :Douh
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:33 pm

The car did sustain Macon rally damage, just put it up on the ramp to try and find out why the rad fans stopped working, removed the lower panel and found the fan had snapped of its rad mountings and span up all the wires and pulled the terminals out, luckily no damage to the rad.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:34 pm

curved blades are normally a lot quieter that straight radial blades.... if that helps you choose a replacement.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:11 am

Thanks Simon the one that snapped of I think is the original fan so it hasn’t done bad but all plastic goes hard over time.
I fitted a curved blade one next to it a wile back, but Jersey Jhon told me that the wiring and sw are only designed for one fan, so I will see if it keeps it cool with one this weather will be the test.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:20 am

Well one fan seems to keep it cool. The wife and I whent out for a Sunday breakfast at one of our favourite places, and the car seemed to enjoy the good weather as well as it seemed to have a sparkle in its eye.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:22 am

Custard wrote:a sparkle in its eye.


Next you will be writing a poem :)
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:51 am

There was a chap called Si who’s engine had a tear in its eye.
Poor Si, couldn’t drive his car very far , as the temperature was too high.
Up hills, on the flat the steam and smoke could have choked a cat.
No Prescott or Macon or the Isle of Wight.
Let’s hope he can fix it right ! That poor old chap called Si.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:13 pm

Mate, your talents cease to amaze. lol.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby BIG_MVS » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:34 am

Custard wrote:There was a chap called Si who’s engine had a tear in its eye.
Poor Si, couldn’t drive his car very far , as the temperature was too high.
Up hills, on the flat the steam and smoke could have choked a cat.
No Prescott or Macon or the Isle of Wight.
Let’s hope he can fix it right ! That poor old chap called Si.



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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby clee » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:37 pm

I think he's given up 4 wheels and combustion engines and gone MAMIL ......
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