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    Default Gordini race car maintenance.

    Sometimes I thank my lucky star that I notice the unnoticeable.

    On Saturday we had some dry time and fiddling around I started the race car for a change and had it running a while to get to normal temperature. Then fiddling a bit more I decided to increase the throttle return spring tension a little. I don't know why because it has been ok for 4 years now.

    In doing that I noticed some wear in the spring holder that I made and bolted to one of the lower carburator mounting bolts. I decided to remove and check it. Just as well, I am sure that it wouldn't have lasted the next weekend. The Webers do have a built in return spring but with the cable drag I don't think it would have closed completely and quick enough. This could have been another disaster.





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    Young enough to do it anyway.

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    I had the same problem the spring wore through one lever. But I had dual levers and springs so at least I got some return back to the stop.

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    well Frans,many happy returns.
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    you could say the fault was spung !
    LIFES TOO SHORT TO DRIVE BORING CARS!

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    might have improved your laptimes!
    I remember a story from Evan Green in the landcrab Austin 1800 from one of the trans-continental rallies (1970 world cup maybe(?)) where they were among the top 5 in a rather long downhill mountainous section. He attributed his position to the partial loss of brakes halfway down the hill!
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