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by Andrew.b
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ron Simons' week in Athens.
Replies: 88
Views: 27301

ok...ok...ok....


So what the deal on dates here???

I better not miss this one :wink:
by Andrew.b
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 3 liter, 24 valve engine project
Replies: 405
Views: 143324

Mmm. Looks familiar barry.

the second/spare engine from a well known red Alfa 75 racecar here in the UK wink:
by Andrew.b
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Touring Car Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 27067

kevin wrote:Just finished the upper control arms. Gives great clearance on the coil over. Nightmare to machine at the correct angle for the press fit sealed bearing.
Mmmm. that looks very familiar Kevin :wink:

Have you road tested it yet?
by Andrew.b
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Braking
Topic: Received a prototype front brake kit from WHOA
Replies: 22
Views: 11525

Sorry Jim, you don't know how to drive. You should be able to gain 1 sec with solid 250mm front rotors and stock pads. :lol: Serioulsy, you nailed it Jim. My car is slightly lighter than yours and on SOME turns after a couple of laps, you just wonder what happened to the brakes. My current setup is...
by Andrew.b
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: MAP-ECU
Replies: 43
Views: 18768

at one stage i was motivated and had a few plug in looms to suit the gtv6, but ye. it all depends where you are and what is available to you, in Australia we have just about everything aftermarket. Its said Australia leads the world in this area. a full plug in kit, custom made involves allot of wo...
by Andrew.b
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: MAP-ECU
Replies: 43
Views: 18768

the main computers we use come in 2 models both running the same hardware, one is basic one is advanced. the point is the basic one does just about everything the advanced one does but it is a unit best used to "piggyback" on a factory computer, by doing this you tap into the stock system sharing s...
by Andrew.b
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: 75 + Track Day = 14/15/16 or 17 inches???
Replies: 35
Views: 15813

Good! This is turning out like most opinion sessions, everybody confusing everybody else!! :? I will add to it: like Zamani, I'm out for track-day tires (DOT) and for 15 and 16" both. I have a choice of A048,AO32,Toyo888,BS540S. I presently run BS540S which are good but not as good as the A038 (yes...
by Andrew.b
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: 75 + Track Day = 14/15/16 or 17 inches???
Replies: 35
Views: 15813

I´m going for a set of Continental Sport contact. Not the best choice but it´s what I have laying around in my garage :lol: I also have some 195/50 Yokohama A520 but I think 195 will look too skinny on the big-ass 75 :wink: Errr. are they ROAD tyres??? Hardly track or race......... try some proper ...
by Andrew.b
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Watchout for SPAMMERS
Replies: 58
Views: 18291

OH NO U DIDN'T !! :evil: i know you have good intentions z, but suggesting the "modification" of this site is suggesting its death !!! making "mods" out of people is a great way to kill a site, creating classes of people. My probelms with the suggestion: 1) This forum isn't that big to require bere...
by Andrew.b
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Front coil-overs only - no torsion bars
Replies: 37
Views: 21224

Andrew, you're a bit wrong about Ron winning from the IMSA's. I like Ron a lot and admire his driving skills, but as I recollect, since the TRUE Imsa from Bob vd Sluis entered the dutch trofeo he has won because Bobs car let him down or in the rain. Yeah, but winning is winning:) :wink: But when tw...
by Andrew.b
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Front coil-overs only - no torsion bars
Replies: 37
Views: 21224

In the past I 've estimated/calculated the springrate of the torsion bar at the position of the coilover and it was ~30 N/mm when I remember correctly. On the TS I run 104 N/mm (600 lbf/in) coil-over spring and the origional torsion bars. And a huge 32mm hollow anti roll bar. I like the balance the...
by Andrew.b
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Front coil-overs only - no torsion bars
Replies: 37
Views: 21224

The shock length and valving has to be the same whatever the springs are made of. It only cares of the total travel and overall stifnness. Torsion bars, coils or a combination doesn't matter. Micke, I was refering to the shock length and valving because the RS kits are valved for 125kg springs, plu...
by Andrew.b
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Front coil-overs only - no torsion bars
Replies: 37
Views: 21224

Hi Jes Whoa......! Why re-invent the wheel??? Ron Simons uses this exact kit with adjustable dampers/heavier springs, on his Gp.1 3.5 GTV6, AND WINS against the IMSA 75's Shock mounts are not designed for this as Mats correcty pointed out. The piston rod travel in the damper is too short to go coilo...
by Andrew.b
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 1.8 Turbo - 380hp
Replies: 42
Views: 21553

Yeah good point MD, but this thread was started before the track and race car heading.....?? how can we move the whole thing so as not to disjoint the thread??

Michael??

Anyone??
by Andrew.b
Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 1.8 Turbo - 380hp
Replies: 42
Views: 21553

Confused in a comical way Jim :lol: :lol: "Basically build a hot N/A engine and add a turbo. " was Mats idea from an earlier post :wink: Most of the tracks in S.A that I plan to drive it at would suit a turbo - i'll be up against some 3.7v6 gtv6, 3.7 156's and V8 fords, and porsche 911, so 4 cly tur...