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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/03/11 20:48:07 (permalink)
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/03/12 10:22:01 (permalink)
Yes Racing is super time and money sapping, but if you want to compete and do well you need both to be in with a good chance!
 
If your lads Civic is also out on April 22nd is this at Donington also? and what series is he doing
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/03/12 22:00:56 (permalink)
Sam’s doing the Castle Coomb  Race Club Hot Hatch Challenge Series Class B. He’s had to replace the turbo engine with a newly built NA B18c , which was dyno’d at 222bhp last week , so should be very competitive.
its his first season of competition, so a learning curve for sure after 3 years of track-days
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/03/13 10:35:41 (permalink)
Ok, So he's now got a normally aspirated screamer ! 
He'll learn so much more Racing, my car felt pretty good on track days but at the 1st Race it became very quickly apparent to even keep
up with the madding crowd the car needed to be significantly stiffer as it was rolling around like a 3 legged cow in a sandpit!   
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Talking of Civic's and hot hatches, there's plenty in my series to play with.......
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/03/13 23:26:04 (permalink)
Yep, the CCRC Hot Hatch series does not allow Turbo or Supercharged engines so he had to change engines. The B18C he’s got was originally built by a friend of his at Ti Motorsport.He’s Done a few mods to the oil and cooling systems as well as an uprated gearbox internals and LSD. Corner balanced and 4 wheel alignment and seriously expensive adjustable coil overs from Yellowspeed.
Big change from trackdays as you say, but he’s a very good driver..according to himself ..and the ARDS tester.
He‘s really looking forward to his first season , and who knows you may come across himself in the 750 MC series as a few of his friends compete in various classes already.
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/04/03 15:47:32 (permalink)
Good Day at a Hot Donington Park last Friday, the first time we've been able to spend a good chunk of time testing
various damper / tyre pressures and different Wheel and Tyres sets etc..
 
Big chunks of time were found by increasing the chassis stiffness at the rear and softening the front, Tyre pressures also taking a beating
starting at 18psi cold and rising to 30psi!
 
The Aerodynamic package is working very well (Rear wing / Front Splitter) with gives great stability over 70mph
and this gives great confidence to tackle the Craner Curves at 100mph.
 
Pushing the car Harder than ever before has increased the temps! Brake and Engine, some more cooling is needed and new discs and pads..
+ other work needed to be ready for the first race (22nd April @ Donny) like we need to fit a refuelling dry break valve for dumping 25 litres under 10 seconds........ 
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/05/31 23:18:31 (permalink)

Hi Roger, how’s the racing going? See you had a dnf last time out. 
Sams doing pretty well , 3 races so far, 1st, 3rd, and 2nd in class. Bloody attritional on the car though. gearbox mainly, had it out twice to replace synchro hubs and upgrade 3rd and 4th ratios.
 

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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/06/01 10:17:26 (permalink)
Yes Racing, especially when you get nearer the front and quicker just gets so much harder on the car and we had a good
Quali Session at Donny 5th from 18 in class but the Alternator died just at the end of the session, so we had a pannick to find another or bodge what we had for to get out for the race.
 
Once we'd taken it off and seen what had happened (A resistor had melted) we got round this and refitted it, but we were not 100% sure it would last the 2 hours!
 
In the quali and then the race the Engine was getting too hot, so much than my friend pulled in not wanting to kill it so we decided to call it a day, further investigation revealed we had some air in the water system and we also have come to the conclusion that now the engine is being used harder than ever that we'll fit a Big Oil Cooler... 
 
So it's at the engine shop being sorted and we're hoping to test end of July and get back Racing in August...

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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/06/10 19:48:02 (permalink)
Certainly right there. The stress that racing competitively places on a car is massive, far more than you will get on either the road or even a trackdays.We‘re doing a 15 min quali plus either one or two 20 min races. I imagine enduro is far far worse . Sure is an interesting learning curve.
The other thing that is refreshing is the help and encouragement you get from fellow competitors.
Its much more sociable that we thought.Brake upgrades for next race, 4 pots and bigger front discs should be worth a couple of secs per lap. 
Hope your engine is sorted for the next race. Couple of guys I’ve seen using Evans waterless coolant. 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/06/11 15:12:01 (permalink)
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Hope your engine is sorted for the next race. Couple of guys I’ve seen using Evans waterless coolant. 
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Yes it's all in progress, new Radiator, & Oil Cooler here ready to fit.......
 
We're also servicing the brakes (NEw Seals) Flexy lines and fluid, trying a different front ARB and possibly stiffer rear springs!
 
Hopefully will be done for Testing late July..........
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/07/01 11:46:30 (permalink)
More changes being made to the Cooling, Suspension and Tyres
 
- Remove the OE Water / Oil Exchanger and Fit an External Large (25 Row) Oil Cooler
- Remove the front cross member and badge / lower bonnet catch panel & Relocate the Radiator to allow more airflow to hit the full core area (As the cross member covers 30% of it)
- Use Evans Waterless Coolant (180 degree Boiling point)
 
- Change all 4 Coil Springs to balance the handling (Less understeer softer front coils / More oversteer stiffer rears)
- Reduce the front anti-Roll bar size from 26.8 to 24mm (softer front)
 
- Fit Dunlop Direzza Dz03G Semi slick racing tyres (Previously Toyo R888's)
 
Hopefully to get some testing done once complete and then another 2 hour Race at Oulton Park in September
 
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Before the Angle grinder was fired up............
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/07/01 11:47:57 (permalink)
And after hacking out the X Member and top panel... 
 
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/07/12 15:23:38 (permalink)
Wow that is some serious surgery there for sure. Will certainly accommodate some cooling upgrades and some. We did a double header last weekend, seriously hot but some great racing including a couple of rounds of the Classic Touring Cars which was great to see. Sam did a new PB lap time and importantly maintaining consistent lap times picking up a 4th and 5th overall, and a class win and a class second, so quite pleased. got some brake upgrades in the pipeline for the next race in late August.
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Re: Project 924srr27l goes Racing for 2018 2019/07/12 15:49:44 (permalink)
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Wow that is some serious surgery there for sure. Will certainly accommodate some cooling upgrades and some. We did a double header last weekend, seriously hot but some great racing including a couple of rounds of the Classic Touring Cars which was great to see. Sam did a new PB lap time and importantly maintaining consistent lap times picking up a 4th and 5th overall, and a class win and a class second, so quite pleased. got some brake upgrades in the pipeline for the next race in late August.
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Ok, sounds like he's pushing hard then! and the car's also getting a hard time. 
We're hoping to get out again this year! but it seems to be accelerating fast! Work is relentlessly flat out just when I need time on the car! and
since the car is in bits having many things done to it, many more seem also appear & crop up which is then a case of we may as well sort them all out
taking even longer to sort and with a possibility of not racing again this year!
 
That's Racing for you, races are won in the workshop as the Yanks say... 

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