Curborough Test/track day June 10th

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by chris » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:49 pm

i really enjoyed the first half :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

waiting for pictures...................

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by gnatman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:00 pm

OMG What happened to the second half dude ? Got a couple of 'boxes here cheap :wink:
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:24 pm

Many thanks to Pat and Dad for a great day...and a special thanks to Pats Dad who gently pointed out that I was starting in the wrong lane making the first bend much harder that it should be! :oops: Definitely would do it again and I'll try to get out on track more than twice next time!

My only regret is that I didn't get to give Chris a ride in the Clan after he "turbo'd his gearbox. Will do next time...but I'm sure Chris will have his own (turbo'ed) Clan by then.

Talking about turbos! Eric's 875 Clan looked and sounded (and was) much faster than the very professional looking 3 litre Jag jobbie...eric certainly knows what he's doing! 8)

The new engine was loosening up nicely during the 160 mile trip home. The mayo in the filler neck had disappeared completely after 30 miles so must have been due to doing the oil change in a damp-ish paddock...and maybe the Halfords Classic Oil is a bit crape and damp too!

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by pimpdriver » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:53 pm

Good day out at the Curborough, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and Tim (White Imp) and Chris (yellow clan) fighting for maximum track time.
I had fun in the turbo clan, tried new fangled electronic boost control and basically got no control, wastgate not even bothering to open so back to the drawing board. Worth a try, but back to the good old manual boost control, a bleed valve with a ball and spring.

Pity about Chris's gearbox, unfortunately turbos are good at breaking them.

Great to catch up with old , and new friends, thanks to Pat and Dad.

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by super66 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:08 am

As has been said by all above a gd day out, just wish i had my imp there to have a go! Decided to not take my mum's car round lol.
Well i was there with the camera so managed to get pics of all cars which was gd!

White imp, tidy car amd went well! you know how to drive that car and you were doing really well!
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Chris, well what can we say, God penny moves but just a gutting shame it didn't last long :(
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Chris B, well controlled driving seens as you had to get it home, cars a credit to you!
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Speedemon, gd looking car, good to see you were getting hang of it by the afternoon, just shame about the rings!
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Ibbo, well god your car get's round that course well! good driving aswell, you can get the power down well out the corners!
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lotus-e-clan was very impressed with your car, looked great and to think that was a newly built 1040!
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Eric, wow even when you say it's not running well, god it flies, sounds like amplified thunder off the limiter :twisted:
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I think we do have to hold our hands up though to the best looking car of the day! shame the throttle jammed open!
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I have lots of pics of all the cars so if you want them just PM me your email address and i'll send them over to you!

Again great day so cheers to pat and pats dad!
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by chris » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:18 am

Yey pictures lol, nice one Noel look forward to recieving more in my email! Will add them to my post then too.

.......Bring on the next track day I say (after its fixed and improved please :oops: haha)
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Swimpster » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:05 pm

Great photos super66

I really enjoyed the day and The Gimp (white Imp) behaved really well. Had loads of track time, but it wasn't until I went out in Tony's car with him that I realised how it should really be done!!! He was amazing. It was great meeting everybody and I really enjoyed your company. Thanks to Tony and Pat for organising such a great day.

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Ditto Great photos super66! 8)

I had a serious knee wobble that lasted at least 15 mins after my backend shimmied as I suddenly powered off and changed down to 2nd too early for "the molehill". :shock:

Thing is ...i think I enjoyed the knee wobble a little too much.... :?

Swimpster wrote:
but it wasn't until I went out in Tony's car with him that I realised how it should really be done!!! He was amazing.

Cheers

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Hmmm......

:idea: We need the next National to be based around Curborough! :D
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by super66 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:44 pm

To though's of you that have PM'd me I will sort it out and get the photo's to you. Just far too busy getting my car sorted. I'll let you guys know what I'm doing once it's done :)
Cheers for the nice comments about the photo's! I would load them all but I took over 300 shots haha!
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by gnatman » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:49 pm

Some nice pics Noel...
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Pat_imp_man » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:50 pm

Hi all,

Glad you all enjoyed your day. I will get my car/life sorted and then arrange another day as i want to play too. The tired scimitar didnt really cut it.

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by ibbo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:13 pm

pat you should have said something would have let you have a drive of the davrian
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Pat_imp_man » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:28 am

Thanks Mark and Chris Benoy (offered me a drive on the day) but I don't like to drive other peoples cars if I am not in a position to be able to fix them if I break them :roll: which may well happen :lol:

We should be arranging another day in the not too distant future as my dad and bill are currently sorting out the rebuild of both their single seaters so as soon as one or both are up and running again they want to do some testing. I will also get my Imp there one way or another as it needs driving :twisted: I will let you all know the date as soon as we know.

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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by chris » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:53 am

make it after national though pal! :oops:
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by GeForce Junky » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:11 am

I'm well up for doing one later this summer :D The one we did years ago was great and my Imp is now back on the road :D
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Re: Curborough Test/track day June 10th

Post by Pat_imp_man » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:33 pm

Check my new thread :D
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