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    Exactly, 10 out of 10 Bowie.

    Exactly, 10 out of 10 Bowie.
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    [QUOTE=bowie;1602479] Given that ball joints are...

    [QUOTE=bowie;1602479] Given that ball joints are flexible

    Bowie, rubber bushes are flexible, however automotive ball joints are usually not, unless they are completely worn out. A ball joint is...
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    Bowie, the use of rose joints will be far simpler...

    Bowie, the use of rose joints will be far simpler for you than trying to design eccentric bushes, sleeves, and adding considerable unsprung weight with crude plates and compromises.

    May I...
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    Those adjusters on the R8/R10 are mostly for...

    Those adjusters on the R8/R10 are mostly for caster although you do get a very slight camber adjustment.

    Now that the Bowie car does not have the problem of rego compliance, the most effective...
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    Thanks guys, exactly what I was after and so fast...

    Thanks guys, exactly what I was after and so fast !
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    WTD Spigot Bearing 807/841 1600.

    I was about to fit the clutch and install the engine until I saw there is no bearing in the end of the crank.

    Anyone know a part number or have accurate dimensions so I can visit some bearing...
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    KB, I am sure there are heaps of youtube videos...

    KB, I am sure there are heaps of youtube videos on how to make stuff in fibreglass. I gave the same simple instructions to a friend's son who is an airline pilot, he has now made a few engine...
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    When I did the R10 Alconi I borrowed a set in...

    When I did the R10 Alconi I borrowed a set in perfect condition, polished the inside surface with wax, sprayed it with release agent, then black gelcoat, then fibreglass. I then popped out a set of...
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    For your own safety you need to know that...

    For your own safety you need to know that Araldite will only work for a short time until fuel seeps through the bond. The bond is quite temporary in that environment as a consequence of the...
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    The minimum service temp is -30 and I note that...

    The minimum service temp is -30 and I note that schlitzaugen has mentioned on here that he changed a windscreen at -40 in Sweden so maybe there is something available that has a better low temp...
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    I believe that airbags are what mainly keeps you...

    I believe that airbags are what mainly keeps you alive when you hit something travelling in a modern metal box. Takata found that metal can leave you really dead. A fibreglass composite box works...
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    But I believed that the smart suspension, modern...

    But I believed that the smart suspension, modern aero, current technology with driver aids compensated for driver ability :rolleyes:. Isn't that stuff supposed to make the new car, off the shelf,...
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    Not surprised by that result, the new ones don't...

    Not surprised by that result, the new ones don't do anything for me either. Based on that result, I expect your R8G race car and my 1600 R8G would be even further ahead up the road.
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    Bowie, good cars are even more fun after you...

    Bowie, good cars are even more fun after you learn a few things with a sh1t car.
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    The Alpine A310 appears in the results for Event...

    The Alpine A310 appears in the results for Event 7 yesterday, full 5 laps completed. It does not appear in any results for todays events so I assume it was a non starter. Its fastest lap was on...
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    It happens, even when the pistons are moving as...

    It happens, even when the pistons are moving as free as can be.
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    Bowie, I mentioned it in the Motorsport thread. ...

    Bowie, I mentioned it in the Motorsport thread. Do you know why did it only do one lap in qualifying. Hope you took some pics.
  18. Alpine A310 at Eastern Creek Race Meeting

    I see there is an A310 racing in Group S at Sydney Motor Sport Park in this weekends Historic Races.

    Driver is listed as Simon Crane, only did one lap in qualifying. Hope Bowie gets some pics.
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    Following up on Frans setup tips, on the car I...

    Following up on Frans setup tips, on the car I run with a locked diff I have a very soft front sway bar setting (I have made an adjustable length drop link to soften or stiffen without changing...
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    Hi Angelo, trial and error with setup directed by...

    Hi Angelo, trial and error with setup directed by a suspension guru who can suggest bump/rebound settings on dampers, maybe some expensive fully adjustable ones would be good, spring rates, sway bar...
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    Angelo, that feeling you describe is all about...

    Angelo, that feeling you describe is all about sway bars and damper control. An LSD would make that feeling more pronounced, not better.
    As far as breakages, a locked diff or solid spool with...
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    Agree with Frans comments on locked diff, good on...

    Agree with Frans comments on locked diff, good on the track but a handful and very annoying in city driving.
    Angelo, I can lay my hands on a local, as new, Hewland LSD for an R8G if you are...
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    Fade is not only when the fluid boils, fade can...

    Fade is not only when the fluid boils, fade can also present itself when the brakes get really hot, the pedal does not go spongy, it feels like you are pushing on a solid brick, not a brake pedal. ...
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    Great result Bertie, we all learnt something...

    Great result Bertie, we all learnt something about 2CV engineering and confirmed that brake ducts will reduce potential brake fade.
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    Don't miss the point that the brakes stopped...

    Don't miss the point that the brakes stopped working after a spirited drive and then came back when they cooled off. Based on that history and without further info, I stand by my original diagnosis.
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