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About Bustamif
Retired Professional Race driver, Race Engineer, Insurance Legal Liability & Motorsport Operations Consultant
Windsor 2756 NSW Australia
Driving, good food & wine, live music
Car(s) - Current:
R8G 1700, R10 Alconi 1.4, Race spec road registered Lotus 54 (Europa) 1800, !984 JWS GpC Sports Prototype - plus various others.


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R16 cabrio Yesterday 03:34 PM
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26th October 2014


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    Bustamif liked post by Fordman On thread : Conditional Motorsport
    In my experience - ADRs are not meant to cover the whole car (eg, holes in floor). They are Design Rules for manufacturers to standardise on safety requirements for particular areas of the vehicle,...
    Liked On: 14th November 2017, 01:06 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Sunroof On thread : Another R17 owner planning to upgrade
    No Shoji thats how it was. And still is in many Asian and third world countries. We've got too caught up with " work place health and safety" these days. Despite the extremes in "wphs" that are now...
    Liked On: 17th October 2017, 09:15 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by Simon On thread : R12 head
    The reason for the factory set specs is that they are the parameters within which the car will perform to its factory designed standards in terms of not pinging, emissions etc.. Going outside of...
    Liked On: 4th October 2017, 09:03 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by schlitzaugen On thread : Two new racecars in NZ
    Not that hard to see. Look at the rotating-bending diagram in the link posted by Col and you will see the same multiple origin points of the failure. Run this experiment. Take a soft steel rod and...
    Liked On: 27th September 2017, 10:02 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Frans On thread : Lynx to remake Sierra Crossover Manifolds?
    RTT, You are correct in theory with static calculations. The same as we calculate compression ratio in static format. ie air being sucked in is x amount of cc and compressed to y amount of cc....
    Liked On: 4th September 2017, 08:53 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by 59 Floride On thread : 'BARNIE' the Barn Find progressing slowly.
    Phil, try this.. 1st 2nd
    Liked On: 2nd September 2017, 11:39 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by schlitzaugen On thread : My R12 POS Arrived!
    Yeah, replace the front crank seal, and then replace it again and again, and again, until you realise it is the front c'shaft pulley that's the problem. Because by now it has a nice little groove...
    Liked On: 24th August 2017, 10:16 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by gerry freed On thread : CAR CLUBS and the FUTURE
    I found much the same situation in France. Some of the reasons include the changing nature of design and usage. A GM survey in the US showed a decline in adolescent interest in saving for their first...
    Liked On: 10th August 2017, 12:32 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by geckoeng On thread : 330 big box yoke build
    Manic , I am not sure of your Google skills, but you live on the boarder of one of the biggest Engineering industries in the world. Toronto and Detroit mass make some of the most intricate parts in...
    Liked On: 18th July 2017, 10:09 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by REN TIN TIN On thread : My R12 POS Arrived!
    Hello Bowie, Yeh, the black looks okay but the chrome looks better, and it's gotta be good for at least 5 extra horses. Easier to clean than matt black too. 97887 The dash pods don't look all...
    Liked On: 10th July 2017, 09:13 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by pgti6 On thread : Resource Limit revisited
    Isn't '508 Resource Limit Exceeded' the home page?
    Liked On: 27th April 2017, 10:10 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by bazzamac On thread : Cold Air intake R8
    95679 Here's a photo of the cold air box I installed in my Alpine A110. Two aluminium panels quarantine the right rear rear guard from the engine bay. Cold air is drawn in thru the flute on top of...
    Liked On: 23rd April 2017, 11:37 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by R8philSA On thread : R8 Barn Find (BARNIE) Headlight resto.
    Hi Guys. Thinking out of the square on two very old and rusty headlights I watched a demo on Wrapping a car the other day. With this in mind I thought why not wrap the rusted headlight Reflector...
    Liked On: 21st April 2017, 10:43 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Frans On thread : Another Renault R8 awakening in NZ.
    Hi All, Here is another R8 sticking its head out here in NZ. It is a 65 model and has had a respray. Photos is not that good as it was taken in bad light. It belongs to my Son in Law and has been...
    Liked On: 21st April 2017, 10:59 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by Simon On thread : R8 Gordini Engine
    It’s probably all academic really but, the ballpark is a very big place. 804 or 812? 1108, 1255, 1296, or other? Standard steel sump or alloy? Original carbies? (Solex for 804 or Weber for 812),...
    Liked On: 18th April 2017, 02:18 PM
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